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Monday, January 28, 2013

Week of January 28th!

Thursday -

No homework tonight in honor of  Student Appreciation Day tomorrow.

Students have a free dress down tomorrow.

I sent home a new reading log to be used for February.

Wednesday Homework -

Read for 30 minutes in Tale of Despereaux.  Continue to makenotes on post-its of references to light and dark.
Finish the 2 pages on Cause and Effect.

Math - sheet. Follow directions!!!  You are only supposed to do 4 of the problems. Be sure to follow step by step from the Partial Quotients sheet.  Check your work by multiplying at the end.

Wordly Wise - page 66  and review new words.

Tuesday Homework -

Read for 30 minutes in Tale of Despereaux.  Continue to makenotes on post-its of references to light and dark.

Math - we have been practicing making story (word) problems that show the inverse operations of multiplication and division.
Create 2 pairs of problems. Each pair should have a multiplication version and a division version.
Write the equations, first using a variable, then with the answer.For example:
Karen wanted to go fishing with her brother and grandfather. Grandfather had 15 colorful lures. How many could each of them use. 15 ÷ by 3 =  f      15  ÷ 3 = 5

Karen, her brother and her grandfather each use 5 fishing lures. How many are used in all?
3 X 5 = f
3 X 5 = 15

Science - sheet (both sides). You do not need the text book. All information is on the sheet.

Thank you to all of the parents/friends who were able to visit with us today. We enjoyed having you.

For anyone who is curious - One and Only Ivan won the Newbery.


A complete list of all winners in all categories is available here.

Monday homework -

Read for 30 minutes in Tale of Despereaux. Basically that means read as far as you get in 30 minutes (but don't go past Book 1).
*  While you are reading, use post-its to take notes of any mentions of light or dark
*  Continue to fill in your graphic organizer. You don't need to finish it, but work on it.

Wordly Wise - finish exercise E.  Remember test tomorrow.

Math - make up two word problems using multiplication. Do on loose leaf.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Weekend Update

REMINDER - Sunday is the beginning of Catholic Schools Week. We will be celebrating the 10:oo AM Mass with Bishop Caggiano.  All students are asked to attend in uniform.  Thank you.


1.  If you did not finish your essay in class, finish it over the weekend. Reminder - look at the guidelines under Thursday homework.

2.  Math - new Measurement review book - pages 16 - 30. This is a review of measurement we have been doing all year in Science.)

3. RALLY Reading - Unit 4, Passage 1.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Week of January 22nd



Free Dress Down tomorrow as a thank you from Mrs. Bartone for all the Get Well wishes.
SS brochures due tomorrow.
Catholic Schools Week Family papers due tomorrow.

Because the students were working so hard on ELA and Math today, I agreed to postpone the Wordly Wise test until Tuesday.

The only homework for tonight is to write a 4-5 paragraph essay using all the information we have been gathering in class.

The topic is to Explain how Suds changed from the beginning of the story to the end.

We outlined the steps:

1) Suds didn't want to be a 4th grade rat.
CHANGE - Suds decided to attempt to be a rat because he wanted Judy Billings to like him.
2) Joey trained Suds as a rat, but Suds failed at everything and Joey said he was a failure as a rat
CHANGE - Judy embarrassed him in the lunchroom and the bully pulled his chair out and dumped him on the floor. Everyone laughed at Suds.
3) Suds snapped and went on a rampage. He became a real rat.
CHANGE - Judy abandons Suds in a tree. He has time to think.
4) Suds decides that a rat isn't who he really is.

Students are to do a rough draft in their RRJ.

Wednesday Homework - 
Progress reports went home. Please sign and return. Feel free to email if you have any questions.

Also - Catholic Schools Week Family Day papers went home yesterday. Please return as soon as possible but no later than Friday.

Read for 30 minutes.
In RRJ continue to list examples of evidence from the story that show how Suds changed in the story. You should have separate pages for:
When Suds wanted to be an angel.
Suds attempting to learn to be a rat (in order to win Judy Billings)
Suds becoming a rat for real (after being embarrassed by Judy and Gerald Willis).
Suds deciding that he is not meant to be a rat.

Math - Rally prep pages 15 - 25 on looseleaf. Answers only.
Wordly Wise C and D

Tuesday Homework -

Read for 30 minutes and log.
Math - sheet. (1 - 5 only)  Remember to draw the problem on looseleaf and on the answer sheet write the division sentence and the multiplication sentence that shows the inverse operation.

ELA - In your RRJ write the confession you think Suds will make to his mom. You pretend to be Suds and, using evidence from the story, write what you would say.
WW - 8 A & B (Test Friday)

SS - brochure due Friday  See handout for ideas.