Welcome to Mrs. Faucher and Mrs. Simoes' 5th Grade Classroom!

Homework

October 9, 2007

• Science:  Finish Conclusion/Reflection (refer to the last page in the notebook to help with writing the conclusion and reflection) for Lesson 3 (due 10-10-07)

October 10, 2007

• Math: page 19 (quiz grade) and page 10 (bonus)--refer back to your notebook for examples of factor pairs and clusters
• Complete Building Survey--refer back to your construction notebook for help
• Book report: main problem due tomorrow

October 11, 2007

• Math:  Close to 1,000 game
• Book repot: why this book is a winner (and pages 7 & 8 for extra credit)
• Book Serial:  Keep Your Eyes on Amanda-chapters 1 & 2 activity (please pick one for each chapter) (due 10/17/07)

October 12, 2007

• Book Report:  Final copies due on Tuesday
• Testing is over!!!!  Relax, enjoy the weekend!!! :)

October 15, 2007

• Finishing touches on your book report-due tomorrow
• Math sheet 14 and 15
• Spelling:  ABC order in your notebook

October 16, 2007

• Math: test on Friday-review your notes in your notebook  (make sure you know the following:  factor pairs, factors, sum, square numbers, cluster, multiples, and how to explain your thinking)
• Book Seriel:  Keep Your Eyes on Amanda (choose one activity from each chapter (1 & 2))-due tomorrow
• Spelling:  3 times each
• Reading Groups:  varies for each group-assignment that was assigned

October 17, 2007

• Math: test on Friday-review your notes in your notebook  (make sure you know the following:  factor pairs, factors, sum, square numbers, cluster, multiples, and how to explain your thinking) (some of even have pre-test to refer to...please use it!)
• Math:  page 16 and 17 worksheet
• Spelling:  10 sentences (and word sort if you haven't finished it yet)
• Social Studies:  American Revolution research project information goes home...share with parents (sign and return)
• *** (If you have NOT completed it) Book Seriel:  Keep Your Eyes on Amanda (choose one activity from each chapter (1 & 2))-due tomorrow

*Sorry I didn't have anything for last Thursday or Friday--didn't have access to the internet (we did get word that we should have access by the end of the month, let's cross our fingers!)

October 22, 2007

• Spelling-cut out words and sort (does not need to be written in notebook) and write each word 2x's each
• Math-page 23 in Today's Math workbook (aren't they nice!)
• Guided Reading assignments (students should know what they are responsible for)
• Keep Your Eye on Amanda- chapters 3-6 need to read for tomorrow (students need to keep track of interesting words they find in each chapter-this needs to be kept in a safe place)

October 24, 2007

• Math:  page 25 in math workbook
• Keep Your Eye on Amanda- chapters 3-6 assignment (students need to keep track of interesting words they find in each chapter-this needs to be kept in a safe place).  In addition, students were given a worksheet where they need to pick 1 assignment out of 4.  This needs to be completed for Friday.
• Science:  complete journal entry
• Spelling:  Blind sort

October 26, 2007

• Remember to bring your favorite treasure to school on Tuesday to share with the class and write about.  Make sure your treasure is a memory that you are willing to share and write about in class.

October 29, 2007

• Remember to bring your favorite treasure to school on Tuesday to share with the class and write about.  Make sure your treasure is a memory that you are willing to share and write about in class.
• Math: 15 minutes of games (This is a Mon-Fri. assignment-students are asked to keep the folders home and only bring in their math log on Fridays in order to receive credit)
• Spelling:  sort

October 30, 2007

• Spelling:  Sentences
• Math:  15 minutes of games
• You all did a fantastic job with the writing lesson today!!!   I saw some excellent writing taking place and we will continue with them tomorrow (hopefully we can squeeze in some sharing).

October 31, 2007

• Happy Halloween!!!  No Homework....just be safe :)

November 1, 2007

• Math:  Page 27 in Today's Math and 15 min. math games
• Spelling:  Study
• Reading:  20 minutes and any assignment that needs to be completed

November 2, 2007

• Sign and Return Assignment Progress Report (also some of you received a Weekly Progress Report)

November 5, 2007

• Math:  Guess my Rule game
• Spelling:  Sort
• Reading:  Keep Your Eyes on Amanda-chapter 8 (Why was Philip unable to tell the truth to Hubert?  What does Hubert say that makes Philip change his mind?) due 11-6-07
• Social Studies:  Rough drafts due on Friday (make sure you use your organizers to help you).  Also, posters were sent home today for you to start working on.
November 6 & 7, 2007
• Math:  Guess my Rule game
• Spelling:  Speed Sort and Blind Sort
• Reading: Any assignment you need to have completed for guided reading
• Social Studies:  Rough drafts due on Friday (make sure you use your organizers to help you).  Also, posters were sent home yesterday for you to start working on.
November 8, 2007
• Math: Today's Math workbook pages 28-29 & Math games (log due tomorrow)
• Science: Quiz on lesson 1-8 (students can use notebooks, but should study)
• Spelling: Study test tomorrow

November 9, 2007

• Math:  Math games

November 13, 2007

• Reading:  20 minutes and guided reading assignments and Keep Your Eye on Amanda chapter 9 due tomorrow
• Math:  Today's Math pages 30-31 and Math Games- at least 15 minutes
• Spelling:  Regular sort and speed sort
• Social Studies:  Your final research poster is due on Friday-that means that you must have all of the information from your rough draft on the poster board, in addition you need to include the map and bibliography**add detail and color to your poster--you worked hard on your research, show it off!!!

November 14, 2007

• Spelling:  Blind sort
• Social Studies:  Your final research poster is due on Friday-that means that you must have all of the information from your rough draft on the poster board, in addition you need to include the map and bibliography**add detail and color to your poster--you worked hard on your research, show it off!!!

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Long Term Assignments

Book Report:  We currently have a long term book report assigned to the students.  It is based on a Newbery Book of their choice.  This particular book report was broken down into more manageable parts and as a result there are numerous due dates.  Students are expected to turn in each section of the book report on the date in which it is due.  Please refer to the packet that was sent home for more information regarding what is expected of your child for this particular book report.  Below your will find the dates in which each section is due.*

*Note-Your child is required to use a number of templates to complete this book report, these can be found on the writing center int he classroom.  In addition, students are not allowed to write and/or draw beyond the circle, as they will be cutting these out to make a book.  In addition, when your child does hand in portions of the report on the specific due dates, they are reviewed and if any changes have been requested their report is handed back to them, in order for them to makes those necessary changes.

• October 3- book most be completely read and 10 new words
• October 5- summary and favorite scene
• October 9- main character and important scene
• October 11- main problem
• October 12- why this book is a winner (and pages 7 & 8 for extra credit)
• October 16- final copy of report due (this also includes self assessment)

Research Report:  Your child has been assigned a research report.  This report will research one cause of the American Revolution.  Your child has been assigned a specific cause from the list.  Students will have the opportunity in class to do much of the research.  However, your child may have to bring it home to avoid getting behind and they are responsible for bringing all research information and materials to schoool everyday.  There are several resources students can use to complete this report; encyclopedias, textbooks, non-fiction books, and reliable information from the internet (a copy of this rep0rt is on file at the Cumberland Public Library).  The report consist of the following:  rough draft (they must revise and edit before completing final project), outline, graphic organizers (additional organizers will be available to them), final poster.

The final poster must include the following information (all information must be completed in complete sentences and a minimum of 1 paragraph for each section is expected) (in parentheses you will find dates-this will help break it down into more managable chunks):

1. What was the act/cause you researched? (Nov. 22)
2. Why did the British do it? (Nov 25)
3. When did it occur? (Nov29)
4. Where did it occur/which colony was most affected? (Nov 1)
5. Who was involved-british and colonist? (Nov 5)
6. What was the colonist reaction? (Nov 8)
7. Map:  The map must have a title, scale, compass rose, colony most affected by the specific act. (work on as you go)
8. Bibliography (work on as you go)

Important Dates to Remember

• Report Assigned:  Oct 17
• Parent Signature Due:  Oct 19
• Research Completed:  Nov 2
• Rough Draft Completed:  Nov 9
• Final Poster and all components: Nov 16

Important Information

Unfinished Work Crate:

• The main purpose of this crate is simply an organization system.  This system helps students from having papers that have yet to be complete or even started get lost in thier desk.  It also helps the teacher keep track of what work is being completed and what still needs to be finished.
• How does it work:  1.  Students are asked to put work in the crate if they have not completed or started the assignment in the time allowed.  2.  Students are given several opportunities throughout the day to go into their crate to complete work (i.e. morning work, transition periods, while they are waiting for the bus, and they can also take it home).  3.  Students are made aware that this work must be completed by the end of the week or it will have to go home over the weekend (students who are pulled for services will not be penalized, but the work does have to be completed within a resonable time).  4.  On Friday I sit with each student and go over the work that was left in their unfinished work crate.  At that time we go over any questions they might have and they sign the Unfinished Work Contract (this contract simply states that I (Mrs. Simoes) went over the work with them, they understand their expectation to have the work completed over the weekend, they know that they are to share this information with their parents, and lastly they are aware of the consequences if the work in not completed).  5.  If the work is not completed over the weekend their will be penalites to their grade and the assignment is still due.