November 13

Week of November 13, 2017

Vocabulary Words- Vocabulary Workshop Unit 7

Bananas- Purple Book

Carrots, Dragon Fruit, & Eggplants- Blue Book

Spelling Words-

  1. Apples group–  Sh pattern- wish, fish, wash, brush, fresh, smash, make, take, went, will, but.  
  2. Bananas, Carrots, Dragon Fruit, & Eggplants-demonstrate, vanishing, prevent, defending, protest, devoted, define, bonus, moment, punishment (Week 10: Multisyllabic words – v/cv patterns)

Important Dates

November 15, 2017 Late Start

November 22–26, 2017 No School

November 27, 2017 School resumes

 Important Reminders

Please send a healthy snack with your child every day we have a late lunch.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at anytime (chamsef@dearbornschools.org).

Thank you,

Fatima Chamseddine

 

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November 6

Week of November 6, 2017

Vocabulary Words- Vocabulary Workshop Unit 6

Bananas- Purple Book

Carrots, Dragon Fruit, & Eggplants- Blue Book

Spelling Words-

  1. Apples group–  Vowel pairs ai, ay (wait, way)main       waitsail         tailjay          train

    stay        hay

    may        pay

  2. Bananas, Carrots, Dragon Fruit, & Eggplants- advancement, intersection, excessive, obvious, distance, argument, understanding, reproduce, disgusting, determination, puritan, pilgrim, colony, Quakers

Important Dates

 

November 7, 2017 No School

November 15, 2017 Late Start

 Important Reminders

Please send a healthy snack with your child every day we have a late lunch.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at anytime (chamsef@dearbornschools.org).

Thank you,

Fatima Chamseddine

 

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October 30

Week of October 30, 2017

Vocabulary Words- Vocabulary Workshop Unit 5

Bananas- Green book

Carrots, Dragon Fruit, & Eggplants- Blue Book

Spelling Words-

  1. Apples group–  slide                  spinskin                   slipskip                skid

    step             stone

    spell                  stand  

  2. Bananas, Carrots, Dragon Fruit, & Eggplants- interpret, compartment, temperature, warrior, separate, splendor, perspire, partnership, factoring, miniature, declaration, admiration, terribly, particular, gorgeous, journey, volunteer, preparation, tornado, purpose (/r/ syllables)

Important Dates

October 31, 2017 Halloween Party and come dressed in your costume

November 3, 2017 Half Day and End of card marking 1

November 7, 2017 No School

 Important Reminders

Please send a healthy snack with your child every day we have a late lunch.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at anytime (chamsef@dearbornschools.org).

Thank you,

Fatima Chamseddine

October 23

Week of October 23, 2017

 

Here are your spelling words for the week  our focus is homophones.  Definitions and sentences are due on Thursday.  You are able to do examples of each word for extra practice.

This is the C.E.R anchor chart. Make sure you answer all short constructed response questions in your reading packet using C.E.R.

Reminder- Bring in $1 for pumpkin and Halloween 🎃 basket raffles

 

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October 14

Matter Fun

We conducted an experiment this week called oobleck.  Students investigated what would happen when they mix two or more substances together.  They mixed corn starch (solid) and water(liquid) and investigated if they created a new substance.  Please ask your children what they learned from this experiment.

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October 14

Week of October 16, 2017

This week in 5th grade we will be learning…

Language Arts: This week students will learning about informational/expository writing. While, they are reading each student will focus on a specific reading strategy (main idea, story elements, sequence of events, and parts of speech).  During Daily 5 students will continue practicing Daily 5 procedures and focus on learning about various strategies that will help make them better readers.  We will be focusing on parts of speech and various reading strategies to help them answer comprehension questions.  In writing we will be focusing on writing an opinion piece about a specific issue.  Students will have to read an informational article set to their level on Frontrowed.com (same login and password as the math) with guided reading questions everyday.

Vocabulary Words- geography, region, culture, human/environment interaction, confederation, text features, exploration, navigation

Apples- Red book 

Bananas- Green book

Carrots, Dragon Fruit, & Eggplants- Blue Book

Spelling Words-

  1. Apples group–  cut, cute, tube, jump, cub, nut, rude, bump, fume, cube, matter, best, upon, these (-cvc-long and short u)
  2. Bananas, Carrots, Dragon Fruit, & Eggplants- photosynthesis, emphasis, abolish, graphic, southern, hyphen, chosen, establish, although, challenge, shatter, homophones, whether, whatever (consonant diagraphs ch, th, sh, ph, wh)

Math: This week we will be learning about Unit 2 placevaue.  Ever day students should go on frontrowed.com for extra math practice.  They log in using their first name and their last name.  The class code is chams5.

Science: We will be learning about Physical Science focusing on structure and properties of matter mixtures and the scientific method.  Research with your child about matter and find out these questions…

  1. What is matter?
  2. What has matter?
  3. What is the scienctific method?
  4. Why do scientists use the scientific method?

Social Studies: We will begin learning about Three Worlds Meeting.  Research with your child about the Solar system and find out these questions…

  1. Who are the Native Americans?
  2. Where did the first Americans come from?

Important Dates

October 18 Late Start

 Important Reminders

Please send a healthy snack with your child every day we have a late lunch.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at anytime (chamsef@dearbornschools.org).

Thank you,

Fatima Chamseddine

October 9

Week of October 9, 2017

This week in 5th grade we will be learning…

Language Arts: This week students will learning about informational/expository writing. While, they are reading each student will focus on a specific reading strategy (main idea, story elements, sequence of events, and parts of speech).  During Daily 5 students will continue practicing Daily 5 procedures and focus on learning about various strategies that will help make them better readers.  We will be focusing on parts of speech and various reading strategies to help them answer comprehension questions.  In writing we will be focusing on writing an opinion piece about a specific issue.  Students will have to read an informational article set to their level on Frontrowed.com (same login and password as the math) with guided reading questions everyday.

Vocabulary Words- vocabularyworkshop.com Unit 4

Apples- Red book 

Bananas- Green book

Carrots, Dragon Fruit, & Eggplants- Blue Book

Spelling Words-

  1. Apples group-fox, lock, poke, hope, hop, pop, cone, joke, fast, pull, found, because (-cvc-long and short o)
  2. Bananas, Carrots, Dragon Fruit, & Eggplants-punish, until, human, useful, disgust, reluctant, costume, education, justify, substance, valuable, subtraction (cvc-short and long u)

Math: This week we will be learning about Unit 2 placevaue.  Ever day students should go on frontrowed.com for extra math practice.  They log in using their first name and their last name.  The class code is chams5.

Science: We will be learning about Physical Science focusing on structure and properties of matter mixtures and the scientific method.  Research with your child about the Solar system and find out these questions…

  1. What is matter?
  2. What has matter?
  3. What is the scienctific method?
  4. Why do scientists use the scientific method?

Social Studies: We will begin learning about Three Worlds Meeting.  Research with your child about the Solar system and find out these questions…

  1. Who are the Native Americans?
  2. Where did the first Americans come from?

Important Dates

October 13 Half day

October 18 Late Start

 Important Reminders

Please send a healthy snack with your child every day we have a late lunch.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at anytime (chamsef@dearbornschools.org).

Thank you,

Fatima Chamseddine

October 2

Week of October 2, 2017

This week in 5th grade we will be learning…

Language Arts: This week students will learning about informational/expository writing. While, they are reading each student will focus on a specific reading strategy (main idea, story elements, sequence of events, and parts of speech).  During Daily 5 students will continue practicing Daily 5 procedures and focus on learning about various strategies that will help make them better readers.  We will be focusing on QAR strategies to help them answer comprehension questions.  In writing we will be focusing on writing an informational piece about their personal goals.  Students will have to read an informational article set to their level on Frontrowed.com (same login and password as the math) with guided reading questions everyday.

Vocabulary Words- vocabularyworkshop.com Unit 4

Apples- Red book 

Bananas- Green book

Carrots, Dragon Fruit, & Eggplants- Blue Book

Spelling Words-

  1. Apples group-did, ripe, fin, fine, pipe, pick, mix, rip, goes, always, gave, those (-cvc-long and short i)
  2. Bananas group-each, met, meet, tell, rest, seem, teach, well, goes, always, gave, those (cvc-short and long e)
  3. Carrots, Dragon Fruit, & Eggplants-blossom, totally, compact, frozen, object, poster, program, comedy, problematic, photograph, introduction, pocket (cvc-short and long o)

Math: This week we will be learning about Unit 1 Reviewing basic math facts.  Everday students should go on frontrowed.com for extra math practice.  They log in using their first name and their last name.  The class code is chams5.

Science: We will be learning about Physical Science focusing on structure and properties of matter mixtures and the scientific method.  Research with your child about the Solar system and find out these questions…

  1. What is matter?
  2. What has matter?
  3. What is the scienctific method?
  4. Why do scientists use the scientific method?

Social Studies: We will begin learning about our country’s government.  Research with your child about the Solar system and find out these questions…

  1. What is a Constitution?
  2. Why do countries have governments?

Important Dates

October 13 Half day

October 18 Late Start

 Important Reminders

Please send a healthy snack with your child every day we have a late lunch.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at anytime (chamsef@dearbornschools.org).

Thank you,

Fatima Chamseddine

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