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Monday, January 10, 2011

Week of January 10th

1/13/11 Thursday Homework -

Sr. MaryJane asked for anyone who has pictures from the Christmas concert to please bring them in.

Read for 20 minutes.

Math – study for test. Multiplication properties (p. 126) and how to multiply with 1, 2 or 3 numbers on top and one on the bottom.


1) From Granny Torrelli Makes Soup

 Choose to be either Rosie or Bailey. Write a letter to the other person explaining how you feel.

If you are being Rosie, explain to Bailey how you felt when he got mad at you for reading Braille. You will want to include your thoughts about why you learned to read Braille, how you expected him to react, etc.
If you are being Bailey, you will want to explain to Rosie why it upset you that she learned Braille, what it meant to have something all your own, etc.

2)  From Award-winning books project

a)  Think (and write) about  what kinds of books you think are the best books. This will help you begin to develop the criteria for your award. What are some of the best books you have read?

b) Make a plan for what books you are going to read for this project. Are you going to focus on Newbery and Caldecott books? Do you want to read all the books from this year? Do you want to read Winning and Honor books from a certain year (as well as other books published that year) to see if you agree with the award? Think (and write) about what your plan will be.

1/12/11 - Just in case anyone is wondering, school IS open for Thursday 1/13/11.

1/11/11  -  OFFICIAL - School will be closed on Wednesday, January 12th because of the snow storm.

Tuesday Homework -

Read for 20 minutes.
Do Snowman Cookie sheet.
Word Study - Test Thursday.
ELA - Capitalization page 9 and 10. Do in your notebook the way I showed you.
Math - page 43

Here's a copy of the snowman sheet in case anyone wants to bake the cookies tomorrow! Just click the picture to enlarge it.

Today we watched a live webcast of the 2010 NewberyAwards. Some of you requested a full listing of all the books that won awards. You can see that here - ALA Announces Youth Media Award Winners.

The Newbery Award went to

Monday Homework -

Read for 20 minutes.
Religion - page 90 and sheet
Word Study 5E if you haven't finished it. Test Thursday.
ELA - Capitalization sheet (both sides)
Math - page 40 (2 - 20 even only and all word problems)
page 42 (1 - 23 odd only and all word problems)

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