Homework and Happenings

Class News:

  • My email is habhabn@dearbornschools.org.
  • Please look over your child’s math quiz and sign it and return it with your child tomorrow.
  •  Half day of school tomorrow, Friday, October 11th. Dismissal is at 11:45 a.m.
  • Also, there is a parent meeting at 9 a.m. in the cafeteria on Friday, October 11th.
  • Please join the PTA! Only $10 for membership. We have 4 parents who joined so far. It would be great if we can get 100% PTA membership!
  • Happy October Birthdays to Mohamad Ali, Walied, Ihsan, Moheisen, and Angelina!
  • WRITING: We are completing our opinion writing piece.
  • MATH: In math, we started lesson 11 on multiplying decimal numbers. Students should be doing Zearn, Exact Path, and Khan Academy every night for at least 10 minutes each.
  • READING: In reading, we put up 15 strategies on our CAFE board that we have worked on since last week. We built our reading stamina to 20+ minutes and we created our Read to Self anchor chart, where to sit during Daily 5, and 3 ways to read a book. Also, we created our work on writing and I PICK anchor chart. Our writing stamina is up to 20 minutes. We added read to someone last week and we have been practicing how to do it correctly.  We also created our listen to reading anchor chart.
  • SOCIAL STUDIES: In social studies, we are learning about our government. We are learning all about the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
  • SCIENCE: We are learning about properties of matter.
    • Below is our specials schedule for 2019-2020. 
    MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
    MUSIC

    1:30-2:15

    Library Checkout

    10-10:20

    SCIENCE

    ENRICHMENT

    10:05-10:50

    MUSIC

    9:15-10:00

    GYM

    2:20-3:05

    GYM

    10:55-11:40

     ART

    2:20-3:05

       
    LUNCH

    12:25-1:03

    LUNCH

    12:25-1:03

    LUNCH

    12:25-1:03

    LUNCH

    12:25-1:03

    LUNCH

    12:25-1:03

    Monday

    10/7

    #Kindness Is Cooler

    Tuesday

    10/8

    #Kindness Is Cooler

    Wednesday

    10/9

    #Kindness Is Cooler

    Thursday

    10/10

    #Kindness Is Cooler

    Friday

    10/11

    #Kindness Is Cooler

    Ecology Club@ 8 a.m.

Homework:

Writing: Narrative Text Organizer

Math Homework: Zearn.org(10 minutes), Exact Path Math( 10 minutes) and do Math-a-thon practice on iLearn(10 minutes) 3 times-What’s your highest score?

Reading Homework: read for a total of 30 minutes your library books(1 fiction/1 non-fiction), books in book bag, www.epic.com (paid subscription after 5 p.m.), Exact Path Reading(10 minutes) and Exact Path Language(10 minutes), iLearn(Benchmark Universe), and google classroom.

  • Epic.com: https://www.getepic.com
  • Benchmark Universe on iLearn: Coming Soon! https://moodle.dearbornschools.org/login/index.php
  • Exact Path Reading and Language:  https://f2.app.edmentum.com/exactpath/
  • Spelling List for the week of 10-07-19: 
  • photosynthesis
  • emphasis
  • abolish
  • graphic
  • southern
  • hyphen
  • chosen
  • establish
  • although
  • challenge
  • shatter
  • charity
  • approach
  • throughout
  • swishes
  • homophones
  • whether
  • whatever
  • whimper
  • awhile
  • Vocabulary Notebook: Write the definition of 3 words from your word collector. Our goal is to learn 7-10 new words each day and use them in our speaking and writing vocabulary.
  • Social Studies: Identify the 50 states using your map and go on google classroom to read the social studies text there.
  • Science: Google classroom article a day through Newsela and Readworks.
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Ms. Habhab’s 40 Book Challenge

Why Read 20 Minutes at Home?

Student A Reads

Student B Reads

Student C Reads

 20 minutes per day

 5 minutes per day

 1 minute per day

 3,600 minutes per school year

 900 minutes per school year

180 minutes per school year

1,800,000 words per year

 282,000 words per year

 8,000 words per year

Scores in the 90th percentile on standardized tests.

Scores in the 50th percentile on standardized tests.

Scores in the 10th percentile on standardized tests.

If they start reading for 20 minutes per night in Kindergarten, by the end of 6th grade, Student A will have read for the equivalent of 60 school days, Student B will have read for 12 school days, and Student C will have read for 3. (Nagy and Herman, 1987.)

Want to be a better reader? Simply, read!

Why read for 20 min.?

  • All 5th graders in Ms. Habhab’s class will be expected to read at least 40 books this year during independent reading at home.
  • You will be reading 40 (or more) books this year (beginning 9/7/18) and keeping track of the titles and genres on your Reading List sheet.
  • You will be reading from a variety of genres in order to explore books you might not ordinarily read, and to develop an understanding of literary elements, text features, and text structures.
  • Books that have been read (or will be read) in class cannot count, even if the student re-reads the book.
  • Students may ask the teacher, librarian, classmates, or their families for recommendations, but there are no specific title requirements
  • Any book with more than 200 pages will count as 2 books.
  • All books are selected by the student.
  • Select good fit books at your reading level. Use your DRA book graph as your guide and NWEA reading RIT score.
  • Use your Reading notebook to respond to your reading.
  • Each quarter you will be asked to present a “book talk” in front of the class for a grade.
  • Each week I will ask you about what you are reading, which books you have added to your list, which books you abandoned, and which ones you plan to read next.
  • Every Friday, you will turn in a completed Reading List.

Grade 5 Vocabulary for M-Step

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/M-STEP_ELA-Construct-Relevant-Vocabulary_526868_7.pdf

affix

antonym

appropriate information

article

audience (as in writer’s audience)

author
author’s message author’s point of view blog capitals/capitalization cause/effect
central idea
characters
character’s actions characters’ relationships chart/graph/diagram/table clear language
comma(s) compare/contrast conclude/conclusion/

concluding statement conclusion drawn/drawing a conclusion

concrete details conflict

connect ideas – (transitions in writing)

convince
create definition(s)

describe/description/descriptive details/ realistic details

determine

develop ideas (evidence/ elaboration)

dialogue dictionary entry draft

edit effect

effective beginning /ending elaborate/elaboration of ideas errors
essay

event

evidence

example

explain

first paragraph

flashback

focus

grammar usage

headings

imaginary

infer/inference(s)/ inference(s) made

inform

informational paper/informational article

Internet

introduction

key detail(s)

key events

key point

main idea

main problem

meaning

mental picture (writing)

narrative

narrator notes

opinion(s)/agree/disagree

opposite

organize(d)/organization of ideas

paragraph passage phrase plot

point of view/view (point) pre-write

presentation

punctuation/punctuated purpose (e.g., author’s or speaker’s purpose)

purpose for writing (informative, opinion, narrative writing)

quotations/direct quotations/ quoting directly/quotation marks

reasons relationship report
research research question research report revise

root word

sensory details/language

setting

similar

skim

source(s)

speaker

specific/exact word(s)/ word choice(s)/information

spelling errors stanza

statement/sentence/set of sentences/pair of sentences/line

summary/summarize(s) supporting evidence/reasons synonym
theme

thesaurus
timeline
title
topic
transition words/phrases trustworthy source(s) verbs/verb tense/shifts webpage/website

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