Ms. Wejman

June 7th, 2010

Homework – Week of June 7th

June 8, 2010

This week for homework, read Trapped by the Ice! By Michael McCurdy. By Friday, you should complete three tic-tac-toe activities in your homework notebook. At the top of each page, you should write the date and title of the story.

As you are reading, ask three questions. Please be sure to also answer the question. Also write the page number where you found the answer.

Illustrate your favorite part of the story. Write a caption underneath the illustration.

Preview three text features from this selection. From each preview, make a prediction. Then enhance your prediction by summarizing the text.

Find the words: endurance, ration, voyage, terrain, and explorer in the story. Use each word in your own sentence. If you do not know what the word means, look up the word in the glossary. Each sentence must have eight words.

Complete the two Focus Questions on page 522. Answers should be written in complete sentences.

Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this non-fiction text. Your letter must have at least five sentences.

Answer the Within the Selection questions found on page 539. Please answer in complete sentences.

Which date was the most interesting to you? Why was it the most interesting to you?

Answer the bullet points found in the Across Selections on page 539. You must answer the bullet point in two sentences.

June 7th, 2010

Peek at the Week – Week of June 7th

Room 301

Peek at the Week

Week of June 7th-11th

Reader’s Workshop

As the end of the year is upon us, the fifth graders are finishing up end of the quarter work. This week, the fifth graders will be responsible for responding to their final reader’s response letter of the year and completing a book recommendation. In addition to their independent work, they will also be finishing guided reading work and reading assessments. All work is due on Friday, June 11th. Work received after Tuesday, June 15th will not be accepted as grades are due on that day.

Writer’s Workshop

Fiction stories are due on Friday, June 11th. This week’s mini-lessons have to do with proofreading writing as the writers of fifth grade are working to publish their fiction writing. On Friday, they will have the opportunity to share their writing with their classmates.

Social Studies

After the students have been working so diligently with their groups on researching a battle, they will now learn about the end of the Civil War. To do this, they will be illustrating the events of the Civil War from The Gettysburg Address to Lincoln’s Assassination. All of the students have the opportunity to earn extra credit in social studies by memorizing the Gettysburg Address.