The Smith Siren
Miss Smith-Room 102
What's happening in 5th Grade...
Tara Smith 919 556-5250 ext. 271 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Don't forget to sign up for Bloomz...email me at email@example.com if you haven't done that yet!
- Progress reports go home every Thursday. Please return them by the following Monday of each week (or sooner!).
*Please make sure your child is reading nightly for 20-30 minutes. This can be in the form of…
- an independent chapter or nonfiction book of their choice
- Achieve 3000-informational articles (https://login.achieve3000.com/index)
- RAZ kids (www.raz-kids.com)
- Weekly Scholastic News Magazine (https://digital.scholastic.com) Smith/Murphy password: homemoon8
Grammar Homework: Goes daily with the mentor sentence of the week
Tuesday: parts of speech
Wednesday: type of sentence
Thursday: prefixes, suffixes, homonyms
I would also like for students to read their independent book at home each night. Magazines and online/e-readers are perfectly acceptable too! As of now, there's no reading log or set amount of time/pages to be read. Typically, 20-30 minutes a night is appropriate for 5th grade. Right now our focus is to build stamina with independent reading, choosing the right books, and reading for enjoyment.
Why should students read for at least 20 minutes every night?
What we're working on in class...
- Read Aloud: Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?
- Social Studies: Events leading up to the American Revolution
- Literature: Informational Text--Nonfiction Text Structures (RI.5.5); Citing Evidence (RI.5.1); Using Context Clues (L.4.a)
- Writing: Research 3 events leading up to the American Revolution
The syllabus page shows a table-oriented view of the course schedule, and the basics of course grading. You can add any other comments, notes, or thoughts you have about the course structure, course policies or anything else.
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