Dear Parents/Guardians: We are off and running for another jammed packed academic year. Below you will find a few reminders for my class. We are starting a new reading series called Wit and Wisdom. Wit and Wisdom is composed of 4 modules and other resources to enhance the 5th grade academic school year. The last module is called "We Are the Ship." It focuses on civil rights and how Blacks became a part of major league sports. Students will use figurative language, idioms, adages, homophones, homographs, verbs and verb tenses, and prefixes and suffixes for comprehension. If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday 9/5 -Homework-define terms to prepare for ELA benchmark test Wednesday 9/6 -Homework-define terms to prepare for Math benchmark test Thursday 9/7 -Revise writing assignment- Friday 9/8 -Summer Projects Due Monday -Parents please help students to edit their writing assignment, My Summer Vacation-Due Monday Monday 9/11 -Summer project presentations -Summer Vacation writing assignments due -Informational text homework packets Friday -5th Grade Spelling words, test on Friday Tuesday 9/12 -Summer project presentations continues Wednesday 9/13 -Benchmark Testing Thursday 9/14 -Beginning the Reading series-Module 0/lesson1 Friday 9/15 -Homework packets Due -Lesson 2 Module 0 -Spelling Test Monday 9/18 (Benchmark testing, Climate Control Presentations extended spelling test and lesson2) -Informational text homework packet Due Friday -Spelling test -Lesson 2 Module 0 "Thank you, Mr. Faulker." Tuesday 9/19 -Lesson 3 Module 0 -New spelling words -Wednesday 9/20 -Lesson 4 module 0 Thursday 9/21 -Lesson 5 module 0 Friday 9/22 -Informational text packets due -Spelling test Lesson 6 module 0 Monday 9/25 -Informational text homework sheet -Spelling words test Friday -PIE NFL teams-enrichment -Lesson 5 module 0 Tuesday 9/26 -PIE NFL teams-enrichment -Lesson 6 Wednesday 9/27 -PIE NFL teams-enrichment Quiz-informational/explanatory essay Thursday 9/28 -PIE NFL teams-enrichment -Module 1 Thunder Rolling in the Mountains lesson 1 Friday 9/29 -PIE NFL teams -enrichment -Spelling test 3 -Thunder Rolling in the Mountains lesson 2 Trip to The New Jersey Museum is 10/13, $8.00/child please pay on PowerSchool. 10/2 to 10/6 Monday 10/2 -PIE NFL Teams-enrichment -Check Homework from module 1 workbooks -Lesson 2 -Vocabulary words test Thursday 10/5 Tuesday 10/3 -PIE NFL teams -Benchmark Test 1 Wednesday 10/4 -PIE NFL Teams-enrichment -Lesson 3 Thursday 10/5 -PIE NFL Teams-enrichment -Spelling test -Lesson 4 Friday 10/6 Staff Professional development-NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS *Please pay for the trip to the New Jersey Museum on PowerSchool. Week of 10/9 to 10/13 Monday 10/9-No School Tuesday 10/10 -Writing assignment -Next 10 spelling words from Module 1 workbooks Wednesday 10/11 -Trip to the Kimmel Center or Reading of Chapter 1 from the novel Thursday 10/12 -Chapter 1-2 from the novel -Spelling test Friday 10/13 -Trip to the New Jersey Museum Week of 10/16 to 10/20 Monday 10/16 -Spelling words and definitions -Finish Lesson 5 -suffixes/prefixes Tuesday 10/17 -Lesson 6-handouts 6A-6E -Writing assignment-Write about where you live (5 paragraphs) rough draft -Homework edit/final draft Wednesday 10/18 -Continue with lesson 6-handouts 6F-6I Thursday 10/19 -Final drafts -Lesson 7 Friday 10/20 -Continue with lesson 7 -spelling test
*Please note: Lessons are subject to change
Week of 10/23 to 10/27 Monday 10/23 -Use Thunder Rolling in the Mountains Blue workbooks -Spelling words-Test Friday Tuesday 10/24 -Blue workbooks -Venn diagrams to organize compare/contrast information Wednesday 10/25 -Write a 5 paragraph essay using the information form the venn diagram comparing and contrasting 2 stories from the Nez Perce culture. Thursday 10/26 -Continue working on developing well-written essay. Students can type essays at home using a computer to assist with spelling and grammar. Friday 10/27 -Essays are due -Spelling test -Reading Chapter 1 in the novel. WEEK OF 10/30 to 11/3 Monday 10/30 -Capitalization/punctuation homework packets-due Friday -Spelling words -Novel -Module 1 workbooks Tuesday 10/31 -Novel -Module 1 workbooks -Essays-graphic organizers Wednesday 11/1 -Compare/contrast essays -Editing/writing Thursday 11/2 -Essays due -Novel Friday 11/3 -Spelling test -Collect homework packets -Figurative language-simile and metaphors WEEK OF 11/6 to 11/10 Monday 11/6 -Final draft for essays are due -Homework packets-due Friday -Module 1 workbooks -Spelling words -Read novel Tuesday 11/7 NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS Wednesday 11/8 -Novel -Module 1 workbooks Thursday 11/9 -Novel -Module 1 workbooks Friday 11/10 -Spelling test -Quiz -Novel -Workbooks WEEK OF 11/13 TO 11/17 Monday 11/13 -Spelling words-spelling test Friday -Blue Module 1 workbooks -Homework packets-commas-Workbooks pages 18B and 18D -Novel Tuesday 11/14 -Start rough drafts on Chief Joseph's beliefs and values -Novels -Workbooks Wednesday 11/15 -Second marking period project discussion-Route of the Nez Perce Tribe students will construct a model of the landscaped route the Nez Perce Tribe traveled from their homeland to Oklahoma. All materials are due by December 1st. -Novel -Workbooks Thursday 11/16 -Essay's are due -Novel -Workbooks Friday 11/17 -Spelling test -Homework packets due -Quiz assessment 18 WEEK OF 11/20 TO 11/24 Monday 11/20 -Trip to Millennium Skating Rink-Math Tuesday 11/21 -Compare and Contrast Essay rough draft-Due 11/27 Wednesday 11/22 to 11/24- Thanksgiving recess WEEK OF 11/27 to 12/1 Monday 11/27 -Spelling words -Novel -Comparison/contrast rough draft due -Capitalization homework sheet due Friday 12/1 Tuesday 11/28 -Novel -Module 1 workbooks Wednesday 11/29 -Final drafts due -Novel -Workbooks Thursday 11/30 -Novel Module 1 workbooks Friday 12/1 -Project materials due -Novel -Module 1 workbooks -Spelling test 11 -Homework due WEEK OF 12/4 to 12/8 Monday 12/4 -Project construction (2nd Marking period projects) -Spelling words -Homework sheet -Use IPads for essays Tuesday 12/5 -Project construction -Use IPads for essays Wednesday 12/6 -Project construction -Use Ipads for essays Thursday 12/7 -Last day for project construction -Last day for Ipads for essays Friday 12/8 -Spelling test -Homework sheet due -Project presentations WEEK OF 12/11 to 12/15 Monday 12/11 -Spelling words -Homework sheets homophones, homographs, idioms, synonyms Tuesday 12/12 -Wordplay workbooks Wednesday 12/13 -Wordplay workbooks Thursday 12/14 -Spelling test -Homework sheets due -Writing assignment-descriptive essay -Wordplay workbooks Friday 12/15 Trip to Walnut Street Theater WEEK OF 12/18 to 12/22 Monday 12/18 -Homework sheet due Friday-Conjunctions -Novel-Phantom Tollbooth -Wordplay workbooks -Vocabulary words Tuesday 12/19 -Novel -Workbooks Wednesday 12/20 -Novel -Writing Assignment-descriptive essay-Due Thursday Thursday 12/21 -Descriptive essay continue Friday 12/22 -Fun Friday -Holiday packets due 1/2 WEEK OF 1/2 to 1/6 Monday-New Year's Day Tuesday 1/2 -Vocabulary words -Homework packets -Holiday packets due -Module 2 workbooks -Novels Wednesday 1/3 -Novel -Workbooks Thursday 1/4 -Novel -Workbooks -Essays on Officer Short Shrifts No School Snow Day!!!!!!-No Essays Friday 1/5 -Vocabulary quiz -Homework packets due -Finish workbooks WEEK of 1/8 to 1/12 Monday 1/8 -Novels -Workbooks -Homework sheets-due 1/11 -Prepare for essays -Vocabulary words-test 1/11 Tuesday 1/9 -Novels -workbooks -Start essays Wednesday 1/10 -Novels -Workbooks -Continue with essays Thursday 1/11 -Vocabulary test -Homework worksheet due -Novels -Workbooks -Essays are due Friday 1/12 Professional Development for staff-No school for students WEEK OF 1/15 TO 1/19 Monday 1/15-No School Tuesday 1/16 -Vocabulary -Homework sheet -Novel -Workbooks Wednesday 1/17 -What are adages? -Quiz reading assessment -Online dictionaries -Novel -P/T conferences-1/2 day for students Thursday 1/18 -Vocabulary Quiz -Homework sheets due -Focus question essays Friday 1/19 -Trip to the Arden Theatre WEEK of 1/22 to 1/26 Monday 1/22 -Homework sheets-Due Thursday 1/25 -Novel -Module 2 workbooks Tuesday 1/23 -Novel -Module 2 workbooks -Quiz-New Read assessment Wednesday 1/24 -Novel -Module 2 workbooks Thursday 1/25 -STAR testing for 501 -Vocabulary quiz from last week's words -Homework sheets due Friday 1/26 -PSSA Test preparation WEEK of 1/29 to 2/2 Monday to Friday PSSA Preparation-Coach Performance Assessment WEEK of 2/5 to 2/9 Monday 2/5 -PSSA Preparation Tuesday 2/6 -Vocabulary words -Homework sheets -Novel Module 2 workbooks Wednesday 2/7 -Novel Module 2 workbooks Thursday 2/8-******No School Eagles Celebration -Quiz-New Read Assessment 2 -Novel -Module 2 workbooks Friday 2/9**********Trip -Vocabulary quiz -Homework sheets due -PSSA Preparation WEEK OF 2/12 TO 2/16 Monday 2/12 -Vocabulary Quiz -PSSA Prep -Novel -Module 2 workbooks -Homework sheet-Due Thursday -Narrative Structure Tuesday 2/13 -Vocabulary words -Quiz-New Read Assessment 2 -PSSA Prep -Novel -Module 2 workbooks -Narrative prewrite-graphic organizer Wednesday 2/14 -PSSA Prep -Novel -Module 2 workbooks -Narrative rough draft essays Thursday 2/15 -PSSA Prep -Novel -Module 2 Workbooks -Homework sheets due -Narrative essays continue Friday 2/16 -No School-Staff PD WEEK OF 2/19 TO 2/23 -Monday 2/19 No School Tuesday 2/20 -Vocabulary Quiz -New read Assessment -Homework sheet -workbooks -Narrative stories due -New vacabulary Wednesday 2/21 -Read novel -Wookbooks Thursday 2/22 -Read novel -Project for 3rd marking period-discuss-Parents look for information! Friday 2/23 -Read Novel -Projects-(writing part) -Black History Program WEEK OF 2/26 to 3/2 Monday 2/26 -Vocabulary Quiz -New vocabulary words-Test Friday 3/2 -Module 2 workbooks -Homework sheets -Rubrics for projects -Read novels 3rd marking period projects-Students will choose a chapter from the novel and perform that chapter with 4-5 students. A Drama rubric will be sent home for parental review. Tuesday 2/27 -Read novel -practice skits Wednesday 2/28 -Read novel -parctice skits Thursday 3/1 -perform skits Friday 3/2 -PSSA test Preparation -Spelling test -Homework due WEEK OF 3/5 to 3/9 Monday 3/5 -New vocabulary words -Module 3 workbooks -Movie of the Civil War -Homework sheet-Due Friday 3/9 -PSSA test prep Tuesday 3/6 -Read Chapter 1 of New Novel-The Boys' War -Module 3 Workbook books Wednesday 3/7 -Listen to audio presentation -Read chapter 2 of novel -Module 3 workbooks Thursday 3/8 -Vocabulary Quiz -Explain factors that led to the Civil War-graphic organizer -Module 3 workbooks Friday 3/9 -Collect homework Trip to see the "Black Panther" WEEK OF 3/12 to 3/16 Monday 3/12 -Vocabulary words-Test on Friday 3/16 -Homework sheets-evidence-based comprehension 2 -Module 3 workbooks -Read novel -Explain factors of the Civil War-rough drafts Tuesday 3/13 -Read novel -Module 3 workbooks -Continue rough drafts Wednesday 3/14 -Read novel -Final drafts Thursday 3/15 -PSSA prep Friday 3/16 -Collect homework -Vocabulary Test -PSSA prep WEEK OF 3/19 TO 3/23 Monday 3/19 -Vocabulary words-Test/quiz on Friday 3/23 -Homework sheet-evidence-based comprehension-Due Friday 3/23 -PSSA Test prep Tuesday 3/20 -PSSA test prep Wednesday 3/21 -PSSA test prep Thursday 3/22 -PSSA test prep Friday 3/23 -Vocabulary test -Homework sheet due -PSSA test prep WEEK of 3/26 to 3/30 Monday 3/26 -PSSA prep Tuesday 3/27 -PSSA prep Wednesday 3/28 -PSSA Prep -Holiday packets-due 4/10/18 -Parent conferences-3rd marking period Thursday 3/29 -Trip to Relish Restaurant Friday 3/30 -Good Friday no school WEEK OF 4/9 to 4/13 -PSSA TESTING WEEK FOR LANGUAGE ARTS WEEK OF 4/16 to 4/20 -PSSA TESTING WEEK FOR MATH WEEK OF 4/23 to 4/27 Monday 4/23 -Vocabulary words -Informational text homework pkt-Due Friday 4/27 -Module 3 workbooks -Read Novel -Discussion about differences between the North and South-Civil War Tuesday 4/24 -Read novel -Module 3 workbooks -Opinion graphic organizer for essay Wednesday 4/25 -Read Novel -Use graphic organizer for rough draft opinion essay -Complete rough draft for homework Thursday 4/26 -Complete final draft opinion essay about the differences between the North and South Friday 4/27 -Vocabulary Quiz -Collect Homework pkt -Read novel -Module 3 workbooks WEEK OF 4/30 to 5/4 Monday 4/30 -Vocabulary words-test Friday 5/4 -Homework packet informational text-Attack of the Locust-Due 5/4 -Read Novel -Module 3 workbooks ****4th Marking Projects Students will construct a model of one of the Civil War battles, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, or on the Generals of the Civil War. A 5 paragraph essay expressing what happened is also required. A flyer was sent home on Friday 4/27/18 with the grading rubric and possible ideas. Materials are due by 5/7/18. Tuesday 5/1 -Read Novel -Module 3 workbooks Wednesday 5/2 (Picnic) -Read Novel -Module 3 workbooks Thursday 5/3 -Read Novel -Module 3 workbooks Friday 5/4 -Finish Novel -Finish Module 3 workbook WEEK of 5/7 to 5/11 Monday 5/7-4th Marking period Projects -Construction of Model and 5 paragraph essay Tuesday 5/8 -Construction of model and essay Wednesday 5/9 -Construction of model and essay Thursday 5/10 -Trip to Ball Park Friday 5/11 -Project presentations ***Please note-students in 503 are not finished with Module 3 and their maybe an extention on projects for that section. WEEK OF 5/14 to5/18 Monday 5/14 -End of Module 3 Test -Vocabulary words for module 4 -Informational text Homework packet-"Witness to History" due Friday 5/18 -Module 4 workbooks Tuesday 5/15 -Module 4 workbooks Wednesday 5/16 -Read story in Module 4 Module 4 workbooks Thursday 5/17 -Finish Story Module 4 workbooks Friday 5/18 -Vocabulary Quiz -Collect Homework Complete writing prompt FQT WEEK OF 5/21 to 5/25-Trip to Canada Monday 5/21 -Review Homophones and homographs Tuesday 5/22 -Review commas Wednesday 5/23 -Review conjunctions Thursday 5/24 -Prefixes and suffixes Friday 5/25 -Review Antonyms, Homonyms WEEK OF 5/28 to 6/1 Monday 5/28 -No School-Memorial Day Tuesday 5/29 -Novel -Module 4 workbooks -Cursive Handwriting Wednesday 5/30 -Novel -Module 4 workbook -Cursive Handwriting Thursday 5/31 -Novel -Module 4 workbooks -Cursive Handwriting Friday 6/1 -Novel -Module 4 workbooks -Cursive Handwriting ***Please note-All missing work is due by 6/4. WEEK OF 6/4 to 6/8 Monday 6/4 -Finalize all grades -Novel -Module 4 Workbook Tuesday 6/5 -Novel -Module 4 Workbook Wednesday 6/6 -Novel -Module 4 workbook Thursday 6/7 -Novel -Module 4 Workbook Friday 6/8 ***Friday Fun Day Reading the novel and using the workbook for the remaining days of school (6/11 to 6/22). Report Card Distribution 6/20 from 1:30p to 4:30p. Last Day for Students 6/22 per the school calendar.