December 21

Winter Break Activities!!

Students will have a writing calendar that they will be working on throughout the break.

December 2017/ January 2018

Monday

  

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

       

  Thursday

      

        Friday

 Saturday     Sunday

23

Writing: Describe your favorite thing to do in winter.

 

24

Writing: Write a letter to your favorite author. I’ll mail it for you!

  

25

Free write-pick any topic of your choice.

26

Writing: If you were president for a day, what would you do?

27

Write your opinion: Should students be allowed to chew gum in class?

28

Personal Narrative:

If I became a superhero….

29

   

   Free Day

30

   Free Day

31

Writing : Set 2 goals for 2018! Explain why these are important to you?

Jan. 01

Writing: Write about a family vacation.

02

Free write: pick any topic of your choice.

03

Personal Narrative: If I lived one hundred years ago….

04

Write your opinion: Should 5th graders be allowed to hold jobs?

05

   Free Day

06

   Free Day

07

Free write -pick any topic of your choice.

5th Grade Winter Break Activities

 

  • The writing prompts must be at least 2 paragraphs and must be written in the writing journals we created in class.
  • Students must be reading at least 30 minutes a day.
  • Students should also be working on the Winter Break Math Practice

 

Student will have a 3D solar system project that is posted on google classroom.

Science Solar System Project

Due 01-08-2018

 

For this project you need to build a model of the solar system.  Your model may be constructed out of paper, clay, yarn, Styrofoam, toothpicks, etc.  Use your imagination!  You must accurately represent the following celestial bodies, taking note of color, size and distinguishing characteristics:

  • The sun
  • All 8 planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune)
  • Earth’s moon

You may represent the following:

  • Asteroids, comets, meteors, etc.

All celestial bodies must be labeled.  Your model needs to be an accurate representation of the solar system.  For example, the sun is the largest body in our solar system, so it should be the biggest celestial body in your model.  Jupiter is the largest planet, so it should be represented that way on your model.

Grading:  

  • 1~ model has the same characteristics of a “2” model but is EXTREMELY creative and accurate.
  • 2~ model is an accurate representation of the solar system.  You have labeled everything and created a neat and interesting model.
  • 3~ model has some incorrect information, it may be messy, or you have forgotten to label things.
  • 4~ model is inaccurate, not understandable and/or has obviously been thrown together without much creativity or thought.
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November 20

Homework

  • Students will complete the “Native American Homes” article and annotate the first 2 questions and answer in complete sentences.  It is due tomorrow.
  • For the Thanksgiving break, students have a Myon project due by the time they come back to school next week.
  • Students must also log onto MobyMax and work on math for 20 minutes a day.
  • Reading logs are due next Monday!
  • Have a wonderful and safe break!
November 15

Quick reminders!!!

  • Your child needs to be at grade level in their Reading and math skills.
  • Therefore, they need to be on Mobymax and Myon everyday or every other day to help them with their skills.
  • If you do not have a computer or tablet at home, your child is welcome to stay after school Mondays-Thursdays to work in the community center.
  • I am able to see what they are doing online on these websites.
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November 15

Quick Important Reminders!

We need to work together to help our students excel!  Please make sure that your child:

  • reads at least 20 minutes a day ( Myon or a book) and writes a summary for their reading log which will be collected every two weeks.
  • logs onto splashmath.com at least 3 times a week and completes their work
  • check their planners to review what they have worked on in class.
  • completes their homework and submits them on time and neat.
  • If they have a redo, they must redo it and submit it the next day.
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October 24

Reading log

Students were given reading logs to fill in showing that they are reading everyday.  Make sure they are reading everyday and that you are signing them reading log.

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October 18

Myon and MobyMax

  • Students need to complete the project on Myon comparing and contrasting state and federal governments.
  • Students need to have their math unit 2 test signed and redone if needed.
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October 13

DEARBORN BIG READ

Do you have a family recipe or an immigrant story to share? Or a story about
your name or family tree? Send it to us and it will be considered for
publication in a community anthology.
For details, visit bigreaddearborn.org/call-for-entries
The deadline to submit recipes or stories is Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
This is part of our Big Read celebration of Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake.

 

#BigReadDearborn
Call for Entries
16301 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, Michigan  313.943.2330  www.dearbornlibrary.org
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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