Thursday, August 27, 2015

8.27.15 - Day EIGHT

iiiiit's Friiiiday eve, everyone!  Can I get an Hallelujah?!?
Here's our sweet birthday girl!  We sang, "Happy Birthday" to her at exactly 1:02PM, the EXACT moment she was born :)
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PARENT MEETING: TONIGHT at 6:30.  I asked you to download the app AURASMA on your tablet or compatible device, but I am concerned about you having guest access to the wireless on our network here at SMA in a hurry this evening.  Thus, could you download it on your PHONE instead?  iPhones or Androids or other app compatible phone devices will work perfect with this little surprise we have for you!  If you do not come with it downloaded, no worries, you can use my iPad :)
HERE is the website for a little background.

I forgot to post the flashbacks from yesterday morning, so here are yesterday's and today's as well!  Please have them completed and yes you may use resources (i.e., GOOGLE, parents, a neighbor, friend, your own memory, etc.)

On Thursdays, our schedule is different because of Mass.  Upon returning, we start with Math and Religion classes and have all Language Arts and Science/ Social Studies blocks in the afternoons since our schedule is condensed.  Thus, we began our day with Math and Religion.

LEARNING TARGET: I CAN read and write decimals through thousandths in word and standard forms.
Students began the lesson we completed yesterday with Math #2 which was working on the concept of DECIMALS.  Last year in 4th grade, they took decimals out to the hundredths place.  This year, we will be working out to the thousandths place.  We discussed how decimals are the only time that you are allowed to use the word "and" in a number or else the number being read is wrong and people often mistakenly add it when conversing with others.  We also discussed the many places that decimals can be found, specifically with money and how we can always go back to money to help us with equating the value of decimals; i.e., it takes ten tenths to equal 1 whole so a tenth is like a dime, it takes 100 hundredths to equal 1 whole so a hundredth is like a penny, and 1 whole is like 1 whole dollar since each of these comprise monetary amounts to get to them.  Next, it was time to study a thousandth which is the next place-value step beyond a hundredth. This a bit more difficult for students to master because there is no monetary value to equate it to, so we just made one up: we called it: a JIMMY!  It takes one thousand JIMMIES to equal 1 whole dollar and to get from each place-value to the next, you must multiply by ten.  The students practiced going forward and backwards with this and then writing decimals in standard, word, and fraction form as well as equivalent forms.
HOMEWORK: NONE because we did NOT complete this lesson and I did not feel students were ready for independent practice just yet.  They will be completing this tomorrow in class.  Simple Solutions #s 7 & 8 due tomorrow (Friday 8.28.15)

LEARNING TARGET: I CAN read, write, and represent decimals greater than one in word, standard, fraction, and base-ten form.
Students had an independent formative practice over the concepts they learned and had homework over yesterday.

HOMEWORK: common core worksheet (front and back); Simple Solutions 7 & 8 due tomorrow (Fri. 8.28.15)
FRONT of homework

BACK of homework

LEARNING TARGET: I CAN explore acceptable responses and questions when sharing with a partner and whole group.
We again discussed appropriate questioning strategies and tied it into our book, Loser.  Mrs. Schleg's and my class worked with partners and in small groups to come up with questions over pages 51-100 for the opposite class.  They presented these questions, we decided on the best ones, and then we created a sheet for them to answer.
HOMEWORK: answer LOSER Post-it questions from opposite class (If you're in 5T, answer questions from 5S, if you're in 5S, answer questions from 5T).  DUE BY MONDAY!!!

Questions that Mrs. Schleg's (5S) Class Made up for MY (5T) class are shown FIRST below:
Questions MY class (5T) made up for Mrs. Schleg's (5S) class are shown below:

Students devoted this time to Social Studies

Students worked on guided notes on ancient Americans and had a short quiz over what they read last night.
HOMEWORK: quiz tomorrow over vocabulary

Students worked on the Old Testament
HOMEWORK: study notebook (pop quiz is possible any time)

Check out PAPARAZZI pics for today HERE

Molly M. was our Guest Blogger today. Check out her post by clicking HERE

Can't wait to see you tonight at Parent Night!  The students are excited for you to see our room and your surprise!  Download the FREE Aurasma App on your phone if you can (I also included a link to join my Aurasma group in the email, be sure to click it and join).  
Mrs. Thomas

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