October 28 - November 1

Monday:

Science: Students will continue to explore the Scientific Method.
Homework = No homework

Language Arts: 5th period will be library time Students will preview President Cleveland Where Are You?
Homework = No homework

Tuesday:

Science: Students will continue to explore the Scientific Method
Homework = No homework

Language Arts: Students will read President Cleveland Where Are You? and will write answer questions to the story.
Homework = Finish questions using the part of the question in the answer. Spelling test tomorrow.

Wednesday:

Science: Lab on How Many Drops Fit on a Penny? using the Scientific Method.
Homework = No homework

Language Arts: Students will take a spelling test, rule 2 on punctuating a paragraph, and give the next 10 spelling words.
Homework = Write sentences using the spelling words in complete sentences that reflect the meaning of the word.

Thursday:

Scientific: Do pretest on Water Cycle
Homework = No homework

Language Arts: Students will look at character traits and how people change in the story's meaning and plot. SSR 6th period
Homework = Worksheet on how people change, and Character Trait Map

Friday:

Science: Students will do a lab on condensation.
Homework = No homework

Language: Students will Spin-A-Web identifying a character's trait and use details from the story.
Homework = Rewrite the sheet details into a paragraph

October 21 - 25

SPECIAL NOTES FOR THE WEEK:
FRIDAY IS A 1:15p.m. DISMISSAL
FANNIE MAY CANDY SALES BEGIN MONDAY, OCTOBER 21!

Monday:

Science: Students will continue to look at the Scientific Method
Homework = No homework

Language Arts: Ta Na E Ka Review internal and external conflicts Discuss thinking questions. Character Traits
Homework = Finish Character Map due Tuesday

Tuesday:

Science:
Homework =

Language Arts: Review the conflicts that Mary, Roger, or Grandfather had and write about it.
Homework = Writing assignment about which conflict chosen is due tomorrow

Wednesday:

Science:
Homework =

Language Arts: Writer's Workshop 4 Types of sentences Spelling Words
Homework = Sentences using the 10 spelling words showing the meaning of the word using one of the four types of sentences.

Thursday:

Science:
Homework =

Language Arts: TEST on Ta Na E Ka (open book) Written response will be done independently. 6th period will be SSR
Homework = No homework

Friday:

Science:
Homework =

Language Arts: Return tests and go over it.
Homework = No homework

October 14 - 18

Monday: No School Fall Holiday

Tuesday:

Science: Ecology Bingo - Prepare for the vocabulary test on Thursday
Homework= TEST ON THURSDAY!

Language Arts: Begin short story unit. In class do scavenger hunt using " What Good Readers Do" strategies.
VOCABULARY PACKET IS DUE TOMORROW!
Homework = No homework

Wednesday:

Science: Jeopardy over Ecology unit.
Homework = TEST ON THURSDAY!

Language Arts: Read the story "Ta Na E Ka" aloud in class. Discuss the internal and external conflicts. VOCABULARY PACKET IS DUE TODAY!
Homework =

Thursday:

Science: TEST TODAY ON ECOLOGY VOCABULARY
Homework = No homework

Language Arts: Creative Writing activity for "Ta Na E Ka"
Homework = Finish Creative Writing activity

Friday:

Science: MythBusters
Homework = No homework

Language Arts: 5th period will be library time. 6th period will be SSR.
Homework = No homework

Sept. 30 - Oct. 4

Monday:

Science: Students will work on Nutrient Cycle Posters and written explanation.
Homework = Nutrient Cycle poster and written explanation due Tuesday

Language Arts: Students will have library day. Students will finish notes and view science fiction video.
Homework = No homework

Tuesday:

Science: Students will review the new procedures for a fire drill. Students will view the directions and ask clarifying questions.
Students will begin vocabulary related to Symbiotic Relationships.
Homework = No homework

Language Arts: Students will review for Genre quiz that will be tomorrow.
Homework = Quiz on genre terms and examples.

Wednesday:

Science: Students will view video that explains symbiotic relationships. Students will also take notes.
Homework = No homework

Language Arts: Students will take the Genre test.
Homework = Students can discuss with parent/guardians the different genres that we studied preparing for a written genre quiz.

Thursday:

Science: Students will review vocabulary and read an article on interactions among living things.
Homewwork = Finish worksheet that goes with the reading.

Language Arts: Students will take the "Name that Genre" quiz. 6th period will be SSR (Silent Sustained Reading)
Homework = No homework

Friday:

Science: Students will watch a video related to ecosystems and the interactions among living things.
Homework = No homework

Language Arts: Students will finish watching the science fiction video.
Homework = No homework

Sept. 23 - 27

Monday:

Science: Population Growth and vocabulary
Homework = No homework

Language Arts: Study Autobiography and Biography genre
Homework = No homework

Tuesday:

Science: Deer population and the carrying capacity of a specific area
Homework = No homework

Language Arts: Explore the genres Myths, Folktales, and Fables.
Homework = No homework


Wednesday:

Science: Discussed Deer population activity
Homework = No Homework

Language Arts: Finish Myths, Folktales, Fables, and Fairytales genres
Homework = Finish Fairytale worksheet

Thursday:

Science: Nutrient Cycle Poster and explanation
Homework = Poster and explanation are due Monday.

Language Arts: Study the genre Drama
Homework =

Friday:

Science: Assessment and study vocabulary for quiz on Monday.
Homework = Quiz on vocabulary on Monday

Language Arts: Review genre definitions
Homework =

Download file "sept 23 - 27.pdf"

Sept. 16 - 20

Monday:

Science: Ecology vocabulary words in the science notebook.
Homework = No homework

Language Arts: Library Day 5th period. Study genres Historical Fiction
Homework = Genre booklet pages 13, 14, 15

Tuesday:

Science: Finish Ecology vocabulary. Internet Food Web activity
Homework = No homework

Language Arts: Study genres Mystery and Fantasy.
Homework = Genre booklet pages 4, 10, 11. You may choose either to do page 6 or 12

Wednesday:

Science: Bill Nye Video on Biodiversity
Homework = No homework

Language Arts: Study genres Action/Adventure and Biography.
Homework = Genre booklet pages 24, 25, 19, and 21. Write up interview as a biography.

Thursday:

Science: Bill Nye video
Homework = No homework

Language Arts: Checked genre booklets for completed pages.
Homework = Finish writing interview into biography

Friday:

Science: Assessment on Scientific Method
Homework = No homework

Language Arts: Watched science fiction video.
Homework = No homework

Sept. 9 - 13

Monday:

Science: Students will finish Recycling and begin Ecology.
Homework = No homework

Language Arts: Students will compare and contrast Fiction and Nonfiction text.
Homework = No homework

Tuesday:

Science: Students will record notes on the O2/CO2 Exchange and Abiotic and Biotic Factors.
Homework = No homework

Language Arts: Students will finish Fiction vs Nonfiction text.
Homework = No homework

Wednesday:

Science: Students will discuss how living and nonliving facors interact in an ecosystem
Homework = No homework

Language Arts: Students watched a genre video and a clip showing the genre science fiction. We discussed the elements of science fiction.
Homework = Beyond the Ordinary (p. 7) and Organimitrate Osmygrator (p.8) in their genre booklet

Thursday:

Science: Students finished up vocabulary and discussion on interaction in an ecosystem.
Homework = No homework

Language Arts: Student discussed and wrote elements found in the genre HORROR.
Homework = Write a starter paragraph for a scary story including the setting and the characters.

Friday:

Science: Students


Language Arts: Students will share their opening paragraphs and do a round robin writing activity at their table.
Homework = Edit and write the ending for their scary story.




Sept. 3-6

Monday: No school

Tuesday:

Science: Looking at different categories of trash.
Homework: "What's in the Trash" worksheet.

Language Arts: Students will have DEA testing 6th period. A quiz on identifying the principles of Write Traits.
Homework: No homework

Wednesday:

Science: Students will look at recycling in Urbana and in their own homes.
Homework: Students will observe and record how their family recycles, reduces, and reuses everyday items

Language Arts: Students will begin genres and explore why books are different.
Homework: No homework

Thursday:

Science: Students will learn how worms work to recycle plant waste into nutrients in the soil.
Homework: No homework

Language Arts: Students will continue to explore genres by watching a video. Students will differentiate between fiction and nonfiction.
Homework: No homework

Friday:

Science: Students will present ways that they recycle, reduce, and reuse items.
Homework: No homework

Language Arts: Students will explore the elements of science fiction.
Homework: Beyond the Ordinary worksheet if not completed in class.