Wednesday, February 25, 2015

2.25.15 DAY ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY


Good evening 5th grade! I have a little break in between conferences so I wanted to write up a quick blog for you for the long weekend :) We worked super hard today with our tests and I will be grading the Math test over our long weekend! Mrs. Schleg changed the Social Studies Test date so make sure and pay attention to that below. I will also only be counting for Monday-Wednesday (90 minutes) for the reading logs this week...make sure to get those hours in online :) 

You can access Cayman's blog post by clicking HERE!


LANGUAGE ARTS: I CAN...find inferences in text. I CAN... write a memior. Today we focused on more reading assessment passages. We also did a fun activity with inferring :) 
HOMEWORK: Read for 30 minutes :) Reading logs due by Friday mornings.

SCIENCE:
HOMEWORK: 


SOCIAL STUDIES:
HOMEWORK: Test MOVED to next Wednesday, March 4!


MATH: I CAN...review Chapter 4. Today we took our Ch.4 Test on Fractions.
HOMEWORK: I will be collecting the Simple Solutions 5 & 6 on Monday when we get back. The pg. 161-162 was a review for YOU to help you prepare for the test today.


RELIGION:
HOMEWORK:


**Reminders:
  • Fish Fry's are on Friday's during Lent :)
  • Make sure you sign up for PTS Conferences via Sycamore with your HOMEROOM teacher (Conferences are today from 3:00-8:00 p.m. and tomorrow, Feb. 26th, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. There will be no school on Thursday or Friday.)
  • Due to the number of snow days, we will be pushing back the end of the trimester to March 6th. Report cards will be available via Sycamore on Monday, March 9th.
  • Science Field Trip is Tuesday, March 3...we will be back to school in time for lunch this day (students may wear P.E. clothes).
  • Terra Nova Testing begins the week of March 9

I hope you all have a FABULOUS long weekend! I look forward to seeing you and your families at conferences tonight and tomorrow :) Get well to all those sick kiddos out there!! Have a great evening!
XO- Ms. Ray

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

2.24.15 DAY ONE HUNDRED AND NINETEEN



Happy shinny Tuesday afternoon kiddos! I hope you all had an EXCELLENT resource day today :) Not a lot of news to report for today...but there are a few reminders of what's going on for the rest of the week below. Don't forget to sign up for PTS Conferences with your homeroom teachers on Sycamore. They start tomorrow after school and carry onto Thursday morning. There will be NO SCHOOL Thursday or Friday :) 



LANGUAGE ARTS: I CAN...find inferences in text. I CAN... write a memior. Today weturned in the rest of our Snow Day Assignments.
HOMEWORK: Read for 30 minutes :) Reading logs due by Friday mornings.

SCIENCE:
HOMEWORK: 


SOCIAL STUDIES:
HOMEWORK: Test March 2 & Mississippi Projects due Wednesday.


MATH: I CAN...review Chapter 4. Today we turned in the rest of our Snow Day Assignments.
HOMEWORK: Test Reviews questions in textbook p.161-162 (all problems). Test Wednesday. Simple Solutions 5 & 6 due Wednesday.

**More Math practice for the test can be accessed by clicking on the following links**
PRIME NUMBER VIDEO
PRIME FACTORIZATION VIDEO
LCM & GCF VIDEO
FACTORS & MULTIPLES JEOPARDY GAME 
GCF GAME
GCF FRUIT SHOOT GAME
FRACTION PIZZA CAFE GAME

RELIGION:
HOMEWORK: Test Wednesday & all snow day assignments due Wednesday.


**Reminders:

  • Fish Fry's are on Friday's during Lent :)
  • Make sure you sign up for PTS Conferences via Sycamore with your HOMEROOM teacher (Conferences are next Wednesday, Feb. 25th, from 3:00-8:00 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 26th, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. There will be no school on Thursday or Friday.)
  • Due to the number of snow days, we will be pushing back the end of the trimester to March 6th. Report cards will be available via Sycamore on Monday, March 9th.
  • Science Field Trip is Tuesday, March 3...we will be back to school in time for lunch this day (students may wear P.E. clothes).
  • Terra Nova Testing begins the week of March 9



Enjoy your evenings and study hard for your tests tomorrow :) Let's come to school ready to work hard tomorrow! I will see you in the morning guys and gals!
XO- Ms. Ray

Monday, February 23, 2015

2.23.15 ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN


Good afternoon 5th grade! I hope you all enjoyed your weekends...it sounds like you all did! Today was another crazy packed day full of learning! We still managed to get everything in today even with a delayed schedule :) Cayman DesRuisseaux is our blogger for this week and you can see her first blog by clicking HERE! Some Math practice for the test is under the Math section. Below you can see what we were up to today & what will be due this week...


LANGUAGE ARTS: I CAN...find inferences in text. I CAN... write a memior. Today weturned in the rest of our Snow Day Assignments. For reading we took a Reading Assessment Quiz where the students read a passage and answered some questions along with it.
HOMEWORK: Read for 30 
minutes :) Reading logs due by Friday mornings.

SCIENCE: Today we turned in the rest of our Snow Day Assignments. 
HOMEWORK: 


SOCIAL STUDIES: Today we turned in all Snow Day Assignments besides the Mississippi Projects that are due Wednesday.
HOMEWORK: Test March 2 & Mississippi Projects due Wednesday.


MATH: I CAN...review Chapter 4. Today we turned in the rest of our Snow Day Assignments. Today we reviewed more fractions problems in our textbooks to prepare for the test that is Wednesday.
HOMEWORK: Test Reviews questions in textbook p.161-162 (all problems). Test Wednesday. Simple Solutions 5 & 6 due Wednesday.

**More Math practice for the test can be accessed by clicking on the following links**
PRIME NUMBER VIDEO
PRIME FACTORIZATION VIDEO
LCM & GCF VIDEO
FACTORS & MULTIPLES JEOPARDY GAME 
GCF GAME
GCF FRUIT SHOOT GAME
FRACTION PIZZA CAFE GAME

RELIGION:
HOMEWORK: Test Wednesday & all snow day assignments due Wednesday.


**Reminders:

  • Fish Fry's are on Friday's during Lent :)
  • Make sure you sign up for PTS Conferences via Sycamore with your HOMEROOM teacher (Conferences are next Wednesday, Feb. 25th, from 3:00-8:00 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 26th, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. There will be no school on Thursday or Friday.)
  • Due to the number of snow days, we will be pushing back the end of the trimester to March 6th. Report cards will be available via Sycamore on Monday, March 9th.
  • Science Field Trip is Tuesday, March 3...we will be back to school in time for lunch this day (students may wear P.E. clothes).
  • Terra Nova Testing begins the week of March 9



I hope you all stay warm this evening and I will see you in the morning! Study hard :) 

XO- Ms. Ray

Friday, February 20, 2015

2.20.15 DAY ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN


Good afternoon 5th grade families! I hope you all are doing well & got home safe and sound this afternoon :) I was so happy to see all of your smiling faces today...I've missed you all! It was a little but of a wacky schedule today...but we did get to fit all subjects in which is always a plus! We spent some time today in each subject making sure all of you understood & had copies of the Snow Day Assignments...so I hope we got all of your questions answered! Anything you did not turn in today will need to be turned in by Monday. Below you can see what we were up to today & what will be going on for next week...



LANGUAGE ARTS: I CAN...find inferences in text. I CAN... write a memior. Today we took the time to ask/ answer any questions with the Snow Day Assignments that are due Monday. For writing today we worked on jotting down details that we would include in our memiors. Focusing on who, what, when, where, & why.
HOMEWORK: Read for 30 
minutes :) Reading logs due by Friday mornings.

SCIENCE: 
HOMEWORK: All snow work assignments due Monday.


SOCIAL STUDIES:
HOMEWORK: Test moved to March 2! All snow day assignments due Monday. Mississippi Projects due Wednesday!


MATH: I CAN...round mix numbers to the nearest whole numbers. Today we took the time to ask/ answer any questions with the Snow Day Assignments that are due Monday. We have a test next week...so we completed a review page over what we have learned so far with fractions.
HOMEWORK: Test Wednesday.


RELIGION:
HOMEWORK: Test moved to Wednesday! All snow day assignments due Wednesday.


**Reminders:

  • Fish Fry's begin TONIGHT :)
  • Make sure you sign up for PTS Conferences via Sycamore with your HOMEROOM teacher (Conferences are next Wednesday, Feb. 25th, from 3:00-8:00 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 26th, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. There will be no school on Thursday or Friday.)
  • Due to the number of snow days, we will be pushing back the end of the trimester to March 6th. Report cards will be available via Sycamore on Monday, March 9th.
  • Science Field Trip is Tuesday, March 3...we will be back to school in time for lunch this day (students may wear P.E. clothes).
  • Terra Nova Testing begins the week of March 9

I hope you all have a great weekend!! Please stay warm & safe as more yucky weather is upon us! See you next week :)
XO- Ms. Ray

Thursday, February 19, 2015

2.19.15 Delayed school for Friday (tomorrow)


Well...it looks like I'll be seeing you all tomorrow! We are on a delayed schedule, which means the school doors will open at 9:20 AM and school will begin at 10:00 AM. The roads are all pretty clear so it should be pretty safe getting into school tomorrow! But it will be SUPER cold…so PRETTY PLEASE dress warm!! (Girls- wear leggings…no exception, it's way too cold for bare legs). 

As far as all of your online work for Mrs. Schleg and I, we have discussed and think it is fair to give you all until Monday (2.23.15) to turn that work in. Since there were some issues with links and such. That way we can also answer any questions you guys have about the work tomorrow in class too. We will also determine test dates for next week as well :)


It looks like the Fish Fry is still on for tomorrow night as well to kick off the Lent season!

I can't wait to see you all tomorrow…I've missed you this week!! Stay warm, get plenty of rest, enjoy sleeping in, and I'll see you in the morning :)

XOXO-Ms. Ray

Monday, February 16, 2015

2.16.15 ALL THIS SNOW…NOW WHAT?!


Oh my goodness gracious…I can't believe all this snow!! I did NOT expect this much coming at us at all! I'm sure you all are enjoying it though…especially being off school (2 DAYS IN A ROW!)! So I know a lot of you are probably wondering…no school, now what?! Wellllll…beginning tomorrow at 10:00 AM we are going to have our VERY 1ST ONLINE SCHOOL DAY @ HOME! I talked about this a few blogs ago, so most of you should know what's going on. I know Mrs. Zettel also sent home a newsletter about it a few weeks ago as well. 

So let's get to the basics…
I know tomorrow would have usually been a resource day for you all. So the resource teachers are sending me (as well as Mrs. Schleg) their plans for you to complete at home. You will also have reading and math work from me to do as well at home. All work with directions will be sent via e-mail to your parents' email by 10:00 AM tomorrow (Tuesday, February 17, 2015). Then I (Ms. Ray) will be available to answer any questions for you through MRS. THOMAS' SCHOOL E-MAIL until 3:00 PM tomorrow (Tuesday, February 17, 2015). You can contact me through that if you have any questions @ all :)

So in the mean time…stay warm, have fun in the snow, and be looking for an e-mail from Mrs. Thomas' e-mail by 10:00 AM tomorrow! 

XOXO- Ms. Ray

Friday, February 13, 2015

2.13.15 DAY ONE HUNDRED AND TWELVE


Good afternoon & HAPPY FRIDAY the 13th!!! I hope you guys had a great week! Our Valentine's party was super sweet today...and an even better surprise that MRS. THOMAS came to visit us!! What a awesome treat before Valentine's Day :) It was so much fun catching up with her and baby Harry! Boy did he live up to his name or what?! HA! I know you all enjoyed seeing her and the babe just as much as I did! Thanks to all the parents who made our party so special!! Pictures from our party are below...



 Passing out Valentine's
 MMMMM....
 XO- Ms. Ray
 Valentine Floats!
 Twizzlers as straws?!
 Fun crafts...







LANGUAGE ARTS: I CAN...find inferences in text. I CAN... write a memior. In reading we went over the correct answers of a quiz we took. For writing we were introduced to the beginning of writing memiors. Today we worked on making just a 6 word title that could sum up our memior ideas.
HOMEWORK: Read for 30 
minutes :)

SCIENCE: Today we had a visitor come in and we made circuit boards in groups.
HOMEWORK:


SOCIAL STUDIES:
HOMEWORK: Test Wednesday.


MATH: I CAN...round mix numbers to the nearest whole numbers. Today we checked our homework & worked on a Improper Fraction Worksheet together.
HOMEWORK: Test Thursday.


RELIGION: Today we worked on vocab.
HOMEWORK: Finish Vocab. paper.


***Reminders:
  • Ash Wednesday is February 18 (Mass this day and NOT Thursday)
  • Trimester 2 ends February 19
  • Fish Frys begin February 20

Stay warm this weekend...it's suppose to get super chilly! Stay healthy this weekend...lots of kiddos sick this past week! Good luck to all the teams playing this weekend!! I hope you ALL have a very sweet Valentine's Day tomorrow and enjoy the ones you love :) I will see you all very soon!!

EXTRA XOXO- Ms. Ray

Thursday, February 12, 2015

2.12.15 DAY ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN


Hey guys and gals...HAPPY THURSDAY! I hope you all are staying warm today out there! Today we had a very nice Liturgy & afterwards had the Monarch Awards. Congrats to Keeli Langford on receiving the award for this trimester!! (pictures below) Also a BIG happy birthday to Laura and Emma today!! I also announced the Young Author's runner up's that came in 2nd place which were...Alyssa's story, Riley's story, and Mary's story. Good job girls & to EVERYONE on doing such a great job on these. I will be rereading everyone's final drafts over the weekend and having a Language Arts grade for them by next week for you all :) 



LANGUAGE ARTS: I CAN...find inferences in text. I CAN... write a memior. Today we worked on visualizing and inferring from a historical fiction piece. We also continued with our reading groups. For writing we were introduced to the beginning of writing memiors. We shared our items that we brought in with a partner and discussed with each other what that item represented.
HOMEWORK: Read for 30 
minutes & log your hours online (by tonight!).

SCIENCE:
HOMEWORK: FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIPS DUE FRIDAY! Project proposal for Science Fair and parent signature form due Friday.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Today we checked our homework and wrote down facts about all 13 colonies.
HOMEWORK: Test Wednesday.


MATH: I CAN...list common multiples and find the Least Common Denominator (LCD) of a set of fractions. Today we checked over our homework and were introduced to improper fractions by a Smart Board game. The link for the fraction pizza game is HERE! Another helpful video is HERE!
HOMEWORK: Workbook pg. 47. Simple Solutions lessons 3 & 4 are due by Friday morning. Test next Thursday.


RELIGION: Today the Master Gardener came in and the students dissected a worm!
HOMEWORK: Finish worm diagram in notebook.


***Reminders:
  • Friday, February 13 Valentine's Parties @ 1:45
  • Ash Wednesday is February 18 (Mass this day and NOT Thursday)
  • Trimester 2 ends February 19
  • Fish Frys begin February 20

I'm so excited to celebrate Valentine's Day with you all tomorrow :) Our party at the end of the day should be really fun...but only if we work hard and do our best tomorrow! I love each of you and will see you in the morning!
XO- Ms. Ray

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

2.11.15 DAY ONE HUNDRED AND TEN


Hey there & happy Wednesday to you! I hope you all have had a nice day so far. We had a busy day of learning here in the 5th grade today :) I was very impressed with you all today in class...keep up the great work guys! I am getting excited about our Valentine's Day parties Friday...don't forget to bring in some kind of box or bag to put all your valentines in on Friday. Also...make sure you only do valentines for YOUR homeroom, we won't have time to exchange with each homerooms on Friday. Also...make SURE if you haven't turned in your permission slip & money for the field trip you need to turn that in by FRIDAY if not sooner :)



LANGUAGE ARTS: I CAN...find inferences in text. I CAN... write a memior. Today we worked on visualizing and inferring from a historical fiction piece. We also continued with our reading groups. For writing we were introduced to the beginning of writing memiors. We read an example of a memior together.
HOMEWORK: Read for 30 
minutes & log your hours online. Bring in an item that represents something that really changed your life. It has to represent something over time; not just one medal from a game.

SCIENCE: Watched a video on cells and worked on a worksheet.
HOMEWORK: FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIPS DUE FRIDAY! Project proposal for Science Fair and parent signature form due Friday.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Worked on Guided Notes for Chapter 5.
HOMEWORK: Finish Chapter 5:Lesson 3 review questions. Test Wednesday.


MATH: I CAN...list common multiples and find the Least Common Multiple (LCM) of a set of numbers. Today we checked over our homework and took a quiz on greatest common factors and least common multiples.
HOMEWORK: Least common multiple worksheet. Simple Solutions lessons 3 & 4 are due by Friday morning.


RELIGION: Checked our homework & did vocab.
HOMEWORK: 


***Reminders:
  • This Thursday after Liturgy the Monarch Awards will be announced!
  • Friday, February 13 Valentine's Parties @ 1:45
  • Ash Wednesday is February 18
  • Trimester 2 ends February 19
  • Fish Frys begin February 20


I hope you all have an amazing evening and enjoy this nice afternoon weather! It's starting to get cold again starting tomorrow so buddle up in the morning! See you then :)
XO-Ms. Ray

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

2.10.15 DAY ONE HUNDRED AND NINE


Hey there kiddos! I hope you all had a great resource day today!It's so good to see what Mrs. Thomas has been up to...thanks for the updates Mrs. T we love them :) It looks like you and the boys are doing great on your maternity leave! I know we all miss you here at SMA!

Check out Keeli's first blog post by clicking HERE!

LANGUAGE ARTS: I CAN...find inferences in text.
HOMEWORK: Read for 30 
minutes Monday night and 30 minuets Tuesday night & log your hours online :)

SCIENCE:
HOMEWORK: Project proposal for Science Fair and parent signature form due Friday.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
HOMEWORK: Read Lessons 2 & 3 in Ch. 5 by Wednesday. 


MATH: I CAN...list common multiples and find the Least Common Multiple (LCM) of a set of numbers.
HOMEWORK: Workbook pg. 46 1-37 (due Wednesday). Simple Solutions lessons 3 & 4 are due by Friday morning.


RELIGION:
HOMEWORK: Finish Family Life pg. 23 and answer questions on Sycamore by Wednesday.


***Reminders:
  • This Thursday after Liturgy the Monarch Awards will be announced!
  • Friday, February 13 Valentine's Parties @ 1:45