December 11th Weekly Overview

Students, Families, and Friends,

 

Room 312 Notes and Reminders:

    • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
    • STEM Night: 12/12. Come join us for a fun night of Science Technology Engineering and Math on Tuesday, December 12th from 5:00 – 6:30 PM.  There will activities for all ages.
    • PLEASE sign up for ClassDojo if you haven’t already done so. You can either sign up on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.  ClassDojo is how I send updates and  announcements throughout the week. At this moment room 312 has 74% of our families connected.
    • December Incentive- It the class maintains an 85% of positive points for the month of December (right now they have 94%), they will receive a Movie/Holiday Celebration!  All students will be invited, unless they received a write-up during the month of December.
    • Winter Spirit Days!
      • Monday- Crazy Day
      • Tuesday- Pajama Day
      • Wednesday- Education T-Shirt Day
      • Thursday- Ugly/Beautiful Winter Sweater Contest Day
      • Friday- Twin or Jean Day

 

 

5th Grade- Reading and Math

This week in Reader’s Workshop students will complete their Daily 5 tasks, and focus on integrating ideas from different characters’ points of views as they read. In addition, we will continue reading the class novel, Wonder, and think about how other people’s’ perspectives play a role in the story. Students will respond to readings through the week, and use evidence from the text to support their responses.

In Math we will continue working on Unit 3. This week students will identify problem solving strategies and solve a variety of fraction number stories.  Students will also begin to solve fractions-of problems to build readiness for multiplying fractions.  We will review all concepts studied throughout the unit, and take a summative assessment on Friday, 12/15.

5th Grade Homework

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 3.12 Home Link 3.13 Home Link 3.14 Unit 3 Review
Reading Read at least 30 Minutes. Read at least 30 Minutes. Read at least 30 Minutes. Read at least 30 Minutes. Read at least 30 Minutes.

Reading Log DUE Monday 12/18

 

6th Grade- ELA

Room 306/310 Notes and Reminders:

  • Please check grade-book weekly for updated information, and contact me with any comments/concerns.
  • Students receiving lower than a 70% will have a progress report sent home each week. Parents/Guardians should sign the progress report, and students need to return it to school the next day.
  • Please remind 6th graders to come to class prepared everyday (i.e. with pencils/pens, and all other necessary materials).

This week in ELA students will finish publishing their second personal narratives. All final drafts will be due by Monday, 12/18. Students will also begin researching a country of choice  for their next writing assignment.  Students will write an informative essay about the country following a specific outline.

The class will continue reading the novel, Hatchet,and identify the main ideas of the text. The class will also read a fictional story about one boy makes an incredible discovery on a place far away from the planet Earth. The text is paired with an informational text about today’s search for extraterrestrial life. The class will use the texts to answer a series of close reading questions. Students will continue to support their responses with evidence from the text, and begin quoting accurately from the text.

6th Grade Homework: All students should read a minimum of 30 minutes/night. ELA Weekly Reading Activities are due Monday, December 18.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns don’t hesitate to contact me at etlemberis@cps.edu. Have a great rest of the week!

Sincerely yours,

Ms. Lemberis

December 11th, 2017

December 4th Weekly Overview

Students, Families, and Friends,

 

Room 312 Notes and Reminders:

    • STEM Night: 12/12. Come join us for a fun night of Science Technology Engineering and Math on Tuesday, December 12th from 5:00 – 6:30 PM.  There will activities for all ages.
      Our school Science Fair judging will be taking place in the cafeteria.
    • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
    • PLEASE sign up for ClassDojo if you haven’t already done so. You can either sign up on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.  ClassDojo is how I send updates and  announcements throughout the week. At this moment room 312 has 74% of our families connected.
    • Field Trip- Friday (12/08). We will be going to the Hyde Park School of Dance to watch their performance of the Nutcracker! Forms are due Wednesday (12/06).

5th Grade- Reading and Math

This week in Reader’s Workshop students will complete their Daily 5 tasks, and focus on identifying the theme of what they are reading. We will read the class novel, Wonder, and think about how other people’s’ perspectives play a role in the story. Students will respond to readings through the week, and use evidence from the text to support their responses.

In Math we will continue working on Unit 3. This week students will explore strategies and tools for adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers.  They will use fraction circle pieces to generate equivalent fractions, and add fractions and mixed numbers.  

 

5th Grade Homework

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 3.9 Home Link 3.10 Home Link 3.11 Fraction Review
Reading Read at least 30 Minutes. Read at least 30 Minutes. Read at least 30 Minutes. Read at least 30 Minutes. Read at least 30 Minutes.

Reading Log DUE Monday 12/11

 

6th Grade- ELA

Room 306/310 Notes and Reminders:

  • Please check grade-book weekly for updated information, and contact me with any comments/concerns.
  • Students receiving lower than a 70% will have a progress report sent home each week. Parents/Guardians should sign the progress report, and students need to return it to school the next day.
  • Please remind 6th graders to come to class prepared everyday (i.e. with pencils/pens, and all other necessary materials).

This week in ELA students will publish their second personal narratives. They will also begin researching a country of choice  for their next writing assignment.  Students will write an informative essay about the country following a specific outline. Students will continue reading the novel, Hatchet, and take a quiz on chapters 11-13. The class will also read a delightfully creepy play based on the classic horror story by W.W. Jacobs. It is  paired with an informational text about how to make wishes come true. The class will use the texts to answer a series of close reading questions. Students will continue to support their responses with evidence from the text, and begin quoting accurately from the text.

6th Grade Homework: All students should read a minimum of 30 minutes/night. ELA Weekly Reading Activities are due Monday, December 11.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns don’t hesitate to contact me at etlemberis@cps.edu. Have a great rest of the week!

Sincerely yours,

Ms. Lemberis

 

December 4th, 2017

November 27th Weekly Overview

Students, Families, and Friends,

Welcome back! I hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing Thanksgiving Break.

Room 312 Notes and Reminders:

    • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
    • PLEASE sign up for ClassDojo if you haven’t already done so. You can either sign up on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.  ClassDojo is how I send updates and  announcements throughout the week. At this moment room 312 has 74% of our families connected.
    • Make-Up Picture Day- Tuesday (11/28).
    • Field Trip- Friday (12/08). We will be going to the Hyde Park School of Dance to watch their performance of the Nutcracker! Information and forms will be sent home this week.

 

 

5th Grade- Reading and Math

This week in Reader’s Workshop students will complete their Daily 5 tasks, and focus on synthesizing information to identify the main idea and supporting details of what they are reading. We will read the class novel, Wonder, and think about how other people’s’ perspectives play a role in the story. Students will respond to readings through the week, and use evidence from the text to support their responses.

In Math we will continue working on Unit 3. This week students will develop and discuss strategies when finding the largest possible fraction. We will also use estimation and estimation with benchmarks on a number line to add and subtract fractions.

 

5th Grade Homework

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 3.5 Home Link 3.6 Home Link 3.7 Home Link 3.8
Reading Read at least 30 Minutes. Read at least 30 Minutes. Read at least 30 Minutes. Read at least 30 Minutes.

Read at least 30 Minutes.

Reading Log DUE Monday 12/4

 

6th Grade- ELA

Room 306/310 Notes and Reminders:

  • Please check grade-book weekly for updated information, and contact me with any comments/concerns.
  • Students receiving lower than a 70% will have a progress report sent home each week. Parents/Guardians should sign the progress report, and students need to return it to school the next day.
  • Please remind 6th graders to come to class prepared everyday (i.e. with pencils/pens, and all other necessary materials).

This week in ELA students will revise and begin publishing their second personal narratives. All essays should be a minimum of 5 paragraphs, and students will focus on including descriptive language in their writing.  Students will continue reading the novel, Hatchet, and analyze the main character-Brian. The class will also read a nonfiction article about the totally gross, totally fascinating history of dentistry, which is paired with a timeline and a short editorial on the problem of “dental deserts” in America. The class will use the texts to answer a series of close reading questions. Students will continue to support their responses with evidence from the text, and begin quoting accurately from the text.

6th Grade Homework: All students should read a minimum of 30 minutes/night. ELA Weekly Reading Activities are due Monday, December 4.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns don’t hesitate to contact me at etlemberis@cps.edu. Have a great rest of the week!

Sincerely yours,

Ms. Lemberis

November 27th, 2017

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