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To contact us:
Mme Carrie Grabowski, grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu, Room 11
Mme Adrienne Carlson, carlson_a@4j.lane.edu, Room 9






Week of 16 October 2017

posted Oct 17, 2017, 12:37 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


It’s that time of year. We are wondering who our classroom representatives are. Please, send us an email if you represent, or would like to represent, one of the classes. We have a task that we’d like help with.


Also, when you send us an email, could you, please, include your name at the end? We have not yet memorized all the names of parents. Thanks in advance.


In the communications folder you should find the following: the French spelling/vocabulary quiz to be signed and returned Tuesday.


Students will be bringing home their first English spelling test, please check in with them and see how they did. Many admitted to not looking up the definitions in the dictionary to write their 3 spelling sentences. Please help encourage your child to do so this week for their test next Tuesday (10/24), as I will begin grading the spelling sentences more rigorously. The lense I look through for sentences is: does this sentence prove to me your student knows the definition of the word they chose.


On Thursday, October 12th, students made flashcards in French class of the words  below. There will be a test over the spelling and definitions of these words on Thursday, October 26th. Students should learn the spelling, the gender of nouns, and the definitions. When possible, they have the choice of using a drawing for the definition or writing out the definition. To prepare for this, students should study the words daily by starting with a few and then adding more over the two-week period. Studying is an active pursuit in which students quiz themselves by writing information or saying it aloud: Flipping silently through flashcards does not involve enough engagement and is not a good study strategy.


Some students have been sent home with a Handwriting Booklet (yellow) and/or Multiplication Practice Booklet (green). If your child has one of these booklet, please support them in practicing the extra work at home for 10-15 minutes NIGHTLY. If your child did not receive one of these and they would like to have some extra cursive or multiplication facts practice, have them talk to Mme Carlson.


On the English side this week students will:

  • Writing Unit - Our final drafts are almost done, bound and ready to be shared. Your students have worked so hard on these first pieces, you all should be proud!

  • Reading - A Dog Newspaper, Literature Analysis of a short story book and interactive notebook focusing on Facts vs Opinions

    • Essential Question - How do facts and opinions influence a story? How can you tell the difference between a fact vs an opinion?

  • Unit 2: Multiplication Strategies and Division Strategies

    • Mastering Standard Algorithm, fluency practice and games

    • Partial Quotient, Area Model, Multiplication Arrays in division and Standard Algorithm

  • Growth mindset, math practices and artwork


On the French side this week students will:

  • Finish reviewing how to use a bilingual dictionary.

  • Finish the oral quiz over avoir, être, faire, aller in the present tense. Students should be ready to recite the four verbs and/or re-write the verbs.

  • Continue the science unit, Earth and Sun. They will discuss and correct a quiz taken last Tuesday. They will begin an investigation called “Planetary Systems”. The essential questions are: 1) How would you describe the size of and distance between the Earth, the Moon, and the Sun?; and 2) How does the shape of the Moon change over four weeks?

  • Review reading strategies and read a short story about a conversation between a novel and a dictionary.

  • Continue reviewing “er” verbs in the present tense.

  • Time permitting, they will begin a nutrition unit. Students will track their food consumption the week of October 23rd.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free email Mme. Grabowski at grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning French and/or science; and Mme. Adrienne at carlson_a@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning English Language Arts or math.


Bonne semaine,

Mme. Carlson and Mme. Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily French or math assignment, and read 20 minutes,

moon phase observation

October 16-20 Students recite avoir, être, faire, aller and/or re-take

written quiz

October 18 Students turn in moon observations

October 23-30 Students track food consumption

Oct 24 English (A Dog Newspaper) Spelling Test

October 26 French spelling/vocabulary quiz



VOCABULAIRE:

croissant décroissant la/une constellation la pleine Lune

la nouvelle lune la/une planète l’/une étoile la/une gravitation

gazeux/euse rocheux/euse


BONUS:

l’/un astéroïde la/une comète












Week of 9 October 2017

posted Oct 9, 2017, 9:57 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


It’s that time of year. We are wondering who are classroom representatives. Please, send us an email if you represent, or would like to represent, one of the classes. We have a task that we’d like help with.


Also, when you send us an email, could you, please, include your name at the end? We have not yet memorized all the names of parents. Thanks in advance.


In the communications folder you should find the following: a homework responsibility report to be signed and returned Tuesday and a written French quiz to be signed and returned Tuesday.


Students should also be working on Correcting their Volume test for Mme Carlson. Please make sure that the test and corrects get sent back on Wednesday when corrections are due.


On Friday, September 29th, students made flashcards in French class of the words  below. There will be a test over the spelling and definitions of these words on Thursday, October 12th. Students should learn the spelling, the gender of nouns, and the definitions. When possible, they have the choice of using a drawing for the definition or writing out the definition. To prepare for this, students should study the words daily by starting with a few and then adding more over the two-week period. Studying is an active pursuit in which students quiz themselves by writing information or saying it aloud: Flipping silently through flashcards does not involve enough engagement and is not a good study strategy.


Some students have been sent home with a Handwriting Booklet (yellow) and/or Multiplication Practice Booklet (green). If your child has one of these booklet, please support them in practicing the extra work at home for 10-15 minutes NIGHTLY. If your child did not receive one of these and they would like to have some extra cursive or multiplication facts practice, have them talk to Mme Carlson.


On the English side this week students will:

  • Writing Unit - We are finishing up our second drafts and will be moving towards creating our bound final drafts. Check in with your child and ask them what they have been writing about.

  • Reading - Lafff

    • Essential Question - What inventions, robots or technologies, do you think need to be invented and why? What problems would this item or these items solve?

    • Story Structure - why and how are stories structured.  

  • Unit 2: Multiplication Strategies and more

    • Mastering Standard Algorithm, fluency practice and games

  • Growth mindset, math practices and artwork


On the French side this week students will:

  • Continue reviewing how to use a bilingual dictionary.

  • Finish the oral quiz over avoir, être, faire, aller in the present tense. Students should be ready to recite the four verbs.

  • Continue the science unit, Earth and Sun. They will finish up the first investigation about shadows, day and night, and take a quiz on Tuesday.

  • Review reading strategies and read a short story about a conversation between a novel and a dictionary (time permitting).

  • Perhaps review “er” verbs in the present tense.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free email Mme. Grabowski at grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning French and/or science; and Mme. Adrienne at carlson_a@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning English Language Arts or math.


Bonne semaine,

Mme. Carlson and Mme. Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily                    French or math assignment, and read 20 minutes,

                    moon phase observation

October 9-12                Students recite avoir, être, faire, aller

October 12                French spelling/vocabulary quiz

October 13                No school--In-service Day


VOCABULAIRE

l’/une orbite        le/un jour        jouer            le/un coucher du soleil

l’/une ombre        l’un axe        la/une rotation    la/une révolution

l’/une orbite        le/un lever du soleil











Week of 2 October 2017

posted Oct 2, 2017, 7:10 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


In the communications folder you should find the following: completed French work from last week.


Because Donna Wynn, our music teacher, retired last week, we will have a new music teacher and a different schedule. All 5th graders will have PE for 30 minutes on Mondays and Wednesdays. Music will be for 30 minutes on Fridays.


Last Friday students made flashcards in French class of the words below. There will be a test over the spelling and definitions of these words on Thursday, October 12th. Students should learn the spelling, the gender of nouns, and the definitions. When possible, they have the choice of using a drawing for the definition or writing out the definition. To prepare for this, students should study the words daily by starting with a few and then adding more over the two-week period. Studying is an active pursuit in which students quiz themselves by writing information or saying it aloud: Flipping silently through flashcards does not involve enough engagement and is not a good study strategy.


Some students have been sent home with a Handwriting Booklet (yellow) and/or Multiplication Practice Booklet (green). If your child has one of these booklets, please support them in practicing the extra work at home. If your child did not recieve one of these and they would like to have some extra cursive or multiplication facts practice, have them talk to Mme Carlson.


On the English side this week students will:

  • Writing Unit - We are now deep into our editing stage of our first compositions. Students will be handwriting their final drafts after finishing their last revisions later this week.

  • Reading - Lunch Money

    • Essential Question - In what ways can illustrations enhance a reader’s experience?

  • Unit 2: Multiplication Strategies and more

    - ask your child the difference between Partial Product and Area Model
  • Growth mindset, math practices and artwork


On the French side this week students will:

  • Review how to use a bilingual dictionary and review the parts of speech

  • Have two quizzes over avoir, être, faire, aller in the present tense. For one the students will write the four verbs, and for the other the students will recite the four verbs.  

  • Continue a discussion about intelligence, neurons, and growth mindset

  • Continue the science unit, Earth and Sun. Luckily the sun shone last week, so the students were able to make sundials. This week they will use flashlights and their sundials to gain a better understanding as to why the length of the shadows changes, analyze their sundials by making a graph, and study the causes of day and night. The focus questions will be: 1) What can one learn by studying the direction and length of shadows?; and 2) What causes day and night?

  • Review reading strategies and finish reading a short story about clothespins.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free email Mme. Grabowski at grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning French and/or science; and Mme. Adrienne at carlson_a@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning English Language Arts or math.


Bonne semaine,

Mme. Carlson and Mme. Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily French or math assignment, and read 20 minutes,

moon phase observation

October 2-6 Students recite avoir, être, faire, aller


October 4 First English Spelling Test - students should be memorizing their words AND 3 sentences for 3 words that shows they know the definition of the words they chose.


October 12 French spelling/vocabulary quiz

October 13 No school--In-service Day


VOCABULAIRE

l’/une orbite le/un jour jouer le/un coucher du soleil

l’/une ombre l’un axe la/une rotation la/une révolution

l’/une orbite le/un lever du soleil










Week of 25 September 2017

posted Sep 25, 2017, 12:23 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


Thanks to everyone who made it to Curriculum Night. We enjoyed seeing you and appreciated that you took time out of your busy schedule to attend.


In the communications folder you should find the following: completed French work from last week, perhaps an overdue notice from the library, information about school pictures, and the first homework responsibility report. After you and your child sign it, your child should return it to school on Tuesday.


Last Monday Mme Grabowski sent out a test email to parents. If you received it, no action is necessary. If you did not receive it, please, 1) have your child submit the (pink or white) forms that were handed out the first week of school; or 2) send Mme Grabowski an email if you already submitted the forms and ask her to add you to the group email list. Be sure to include your child’s name if your last name is different. Your name was not included in the group mail because of penmanship issues or because Mme Grabowski made a typo when entering the emails.


On the English side this week students will:

  • Begin our Writing and Reading Unit - Beginning to revise and edit a writing piece to take to final draft

  • Reading - Double Dutch Short Story - reading comprehension

    • Essential Question to ask your children about - How can being active in sports improve someone’s attitude?

  • Volume Unit is coming to an end - Quiz on Thursday Sept. 28th 

  • Growth mindset, math practices and artwork


On the French side this week students will:

  • Review how to use a bilingual dictionary

  • Have two quizzes over avoir, être, faire, aller in the present tense. For one the students will write the four verbs, and for the other the students will recite the four verbs.  

  • Continue a discussion about intelligence, neurons, and growth mindset

  • Finish up a short, 6-day graphing unit. There will be a short quiz on Wednesday.

  • Begin the science, Earth and Sun (time and weather permitting--sunshine necessary)

  • Finish reading a short story about clothespins.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free email Mme. Grabowski at grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning French and/or Science; and Mme. Adrienne at carlson_a@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning English Language Arts or math.


Bonne semaine,

Mme. Carlson and Mme. Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily                    French or math assignment, and read 20 minutes,

                    moon phase observation

September 19-30            Easy CBM (district testing) in reading and math and

French oral reading fluency

September 25-28            Students recite avoir, être, faire, aller

September 27th            Quiz over graphing

September 28th             Unit 1 - Volume Quiz









Week of 18 September 2017

posted Sep 19, 2017, 11:01 AM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson



Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


We hope that you and your child had a successful first week back at school and a wonderful week at Canoe Island. Please, bookmark the website below. Starting this week, this newsletter and all subsequent newsletters can be found on our blog: https://sites.google.com/site/charlemagne5thgrade/.


We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow, September 19th, at Curriculum night from 6-8pm.


6:00-6:45pm K,1,2   /   6:45-7:15pm PTO in cafeteria  /    7:15-8pm 3, 4, 5


Please be sure to attend as we will be giving an overview of the year, talking about classroom procedures and expectations, and answering any questions you might have.  


Classes will start with their homeroom teachers this week, coinciding with rest of the school schedule.


In the communications folder you should find the following: completed French work from the first week of school, the last hard copy of the weekly letter, and a student profile to be corrected if necessary and returned to school.


Monday morning Mme Grabowski sent out a test email to parents. If you received it, no action is necessary. If you did not receive it, please, 1) have your child submit the (pink or white) forms that were handed out the first week of school; or 2) send Mme Grabowski an email if you already submitted the forms and ask her to add you to the group email list. Be sure to include your child’s name if your last name is different. Your name was not included in the group mail because of penmanship issues or because Mme Grabowski made a typo when entering the emails.


Fifth graders will go to the library every other week at 12:00 on Friday afternoons starting this Friday, September 22nd. That means that the red class will go to the library this week. Thanks in advance to Lisa Ghandour and Karol Herbert who have volunteered to help out.


Starting today, 5th graders will begin observing the moon for the next month. There is a sheet to fill out, and it should remain in the pocket divider called “devoirs” which means homework. Students are asked to include the time, the place, and whether or not they saw the moon and why not. If you live in a wooded area, please, take the time to walk to a safe spot with your child. Please, remember that the moon is not visible just at night. If you are out driving around or attending an outdoor game or practice, remind your child to observe the daytime sky as well. Thanks in advance for your help!


On the English side this week students will:

  • Begin our Writing and Reading Unit - Ideas for retelling Fairy Tales  

  • Begin our first Math unit on Volume and Practice Math Facts

  • EasyCBM testing - reading fluency

  • Growth mindset and math practices


On the French side this week students will:

  • Review how to use a bilingual dictionary

  • Review avoir, être, faire, aller  in the present tense

  • Take oral reading fluency tests (and perhaps the reading comprehension if time permits)

  • Discuss intelligence, neurons, and growth mindset

  • Continue a short, 6-day graphing unit before starting our first science unit, Earth and Sun, next week.

  • Time permitting, they will read a short story about clothespins.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free email Mme. Grabowski at grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning French, Math and/or Science; and Mme. Adrienne at carlson_a@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning English Language Arts, Social Studies and/or health.


Bonne semaine,

Mme. Carlson and Mme. Grabowski



IMPORTANT DATES

Daily                    French or math assignment, and read 20 minutes,

                    moon phase observation

September 19-30            Easy CBM (district testing) in reading and math and

French oral reading fluency








Week of 29 May 2017

posted May 31, 2017, 3:13 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

 Bonjour Parents and Guardians,

 

Reproductive health is just around the corner. Planned Parenthood will be teaching the unit on June 12th, 13th, and 14th. Parents are welcome to preview the materials and talk to the instructor on Tuesday, June 6th, from 5:30 to 6:30 in Mme Grabowski’s room.

 

We are doing a quick survey to see how many parents are reading our blog. Please click the following link to complete the two question survey:  

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QD9VN5S

 

In the communications folder you should find the following on Tuesday, May 29th: the most recent homework responsibility report.

 

Though it has been several months since the students studied personal hygiene, some could benefit from a gentle reminder about the importance of bathing and brushing teeth regularly.

 

English Language Arts:

  • SBAC testing

 

  • Writing - 2 week Poetry Unit

  • Math - Dividing Fractions and more

  • Business Expo - Thursday June 1st

 

On the French side this week students will:

  • Study evaporation. The focus question will be “How does water vapor get into the air?”

  • Take a reading fluency test in French.

  • Finish their stop-motion video.

  • Receive their parts for a play based on short stories in Le petit Nicolas.

  • Have a French spelling/vocabulary test on Thursday, June 1st, over the words below. Students made flashcards in class on Monday and should learn the article, the spelling, and the definition. Studying should be an active pursuit in which students self-quiz daily by writing or speaking. Students should not wait until a day or two before the test to begin studying. This will be the last French spelling/vocabulary test of the year.

  • Perhaps continue reading an article about the history of our fascination with outer space.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Mme Grabowski at grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning French or Science; and Mme Carlson at carlson_a@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning English Language Arts or  Math.

 

Bonne semaine,

Mme Carlson and Mme Grabowski

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Daily French assignment, math practice and read daily

NEXT WEEK SBAC ELA testing will be occurring (Tuesday through

Thursday)

Monday, May 29th No school--Memorial Day

Thursday, June 1st Last French spelling/vocabulary test

BUSINESS EXPO

Friday, June 2nd Jog-a-thon

Tuesday, June 6th Preview of reproductive health lessons in evening

for parents from 5:30 to 6:30

Thursday, June 8th 5th graders visit RMS

June 12th-14th Reproductive health lessons

Friday, June 16th No school--grading day

Monday, June 19th Promotion Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in gym

 

 

VOCABULAIRE:

avoir envie de avoir l’air se mettre à perdre

mordre croire depuis la/une rosée

le/un glacier le/un givre

 

BONUS: l’/un orage

 

 

 

 

 


Week of 22 May 2017

posted May 19, 2017, 5:45 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


We are doing a quick survey to see how many parents are reading our blog. Please click the following link to complete the two question survey:  


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QD9VN5S


In the communications folder you should find the following on Monday, May 22nd: nothing. The students will, however, bring home a French verb quiz on Tuesday to have parents sign so that students can return it Wednesday, the 24th.


PHOTOS NEEDED: IF you haven't emailed Connie with your child's baby and now photos, PLEASE make sure to do so ASAP!!!


The library will close for the academic year on Friday, May 26th. That means that Wednesday, May 24th, will be the last day for the blue class.


Though it has been several months since the students studied personal hygiene, some could benefit from a gentle reminder about the importance of bathing and brushing teeth regularly.


On the English side this week students will:

  • Math: We will continue working in decimal land! Students are jumping into dividing decimals. The strategies we are using are:

    • Rectangular Arrays

    • Compensation model - where they are using standard algorithm (plus moving the decimal according to the problem)

  • Math games using decimals

  • Real life word problems that help us tangibly approach multiplying and dividing decimals


English Language Arts:

  • Practicing Reading strategies

  • SBAC testing


  • Writing - 2 week Poetry Unit


  • Art and Math - outdoor observational data collection and art of our school surroundings so that we can practice graphing using X and Y axises


  • Mini Unit on using a Critical Eye with the advertisement we see daily.

    • Creating our own Businesses as Entrepreneurs

    • Focusing on our slogans, businesses, flyers etc.

    THANK YOU Sabrina for coming in to present to our students about being an entrepreneur. The students really enjoyed listening to you share you ideas!


On the French side this week students will:

  • Finish analyzing data collected last week about a model of a solar water heater, and then they will study condensation. The focus question will be “What causes condensation to form?”

  • Work on decoding French by reviewing phonemes.

  • Students will film their stop-motion video because they finished writing and editing their fairytale last week.

  • Review homonyms with Alix and perhaps begin reading a short story called Rex in a book called Le petit Nicolas.

  • Perhaps continue reading an article about the history of our fascination with outer space.

  • Study positive and negative space reversal in art (time permitting).

  • Have a French spelling/vocabulary test on Thursday, June 1st, over the verbs below. Students made flashcards in class on Monday and should learn the article, the spelling, and the definition. Studying should be an active pursuit in which students self-quiz daily by writing or speaking. Students should not wait until a day or two before the test to begin studying.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Mme Grabowski at grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning French or Science; and Mme Carlson at carlson_a@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning English Language Arts or  Math.


Bonne semaine,

Mme Carlson and Mme Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily French assignment, math practice and read daily

NEXT WEEK SBAC ELA testing will be occurring (Tuesday through Thursday)


Thursday, June 1st Last French spelling/vocabulary test

Thursday, June 1st                  Business Expo and mini walking field-trip to share our research projects with the elderly at Emerald Valley Assisted Living


Monday, May 29th No school--Memorial Day

Friday, June 16th No school--grading day

Friday, June 15th                    Footprint Collages will be due for promotion (more to come on this later)

Monday, June 19th Promotion Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in gym with potluck          following








Week of 8 May 2017

posted May 8, 2017, 5:24 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson



Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness last week for Teacher Appreciation. We appreciated the flowers, chocolates, treats, luncheon, and notes.


In the communications folder you should find the following on Monday, May 8th: two papers to be signed and returned Tuesday (the most recent French spelling/vocabulary test and Safety in Public), and corrected sentences about last weekend.


This is the last week of safety lessons. Students will cover personal safety and boundaries and safety at school.



On the English side this week students will:

  • Math: We will continue working in decimal land! Students will be learning 3 different strategies for multiplying fractions:

    • Rectangular Arrays (where they are able to demonstrate how many hundredth boxes are included in the entire multiplication equation)

    • Area model (where they are decomposing the numbers so that they can solve the equation more simply)

    • Compensation model - where they are using standard algorithm (plus moving the decimal according to the problem)

  • Math games using decimals

  • Real life word problems that help us tangibly approach multiplying decimals


English Language Arts:

  • Reading strategies

  • Generalizations and conclusions

  • Summarizing

  • Reading fluency practice and reading comprehension activities


  • Writing - Expository Nonfiction

    • Revising and editing our work

    • Completing our final draft



  • Mini Unit on using a Critical Eye with the advertisement we see daily

    • Creating our own Businesses as Entrepreneurs

    • Researching about Entrepreneurs

    • Focusing on our slogans, businesses etc.


On the French side this week students will:

  • Take the OAKS science assessment on Wednesday, May 10th.

  • Work on decoding French by reviewing phonemes.

  • Continue a writing/technology project that will last several weeks. Students will collaborate to write an original fairytale in order to practice the two past tenses that they have studied--le passé composé and l’imparfait. They will then work in groups to make a stop motion video of their fairytale.

  • Perhaps read an article about the history of our fascination with outer space.

  • Study positive and negative space reversal in art (time permitting).

  • Have a French verb test on Thursday, May 18th, over the verbs below. Students will make flashcards in class to help them study. The test will cover le présent, le passé composé, et l’imparfait. Studying should be an active pursuit in which students write and practice the conjugations over the next week and a half--not waiting until a day or two before the test to begin studying. Students can study with a friend who can ask a specific conjugation.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Mme Grabowski at grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning French or Science; and Mme Carlson at carlson_a@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning English Language Arts or  Math.


Bonne semaine,

Mme Carlson and Mme Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily French assignment, math practice and read daily

Wednesday, May 10th OAKS science

Thursday, May 18th French verb test



VERBES:

vouloir pouvoir devoir avoir être faire

alller prendre mettre les verbes en ir & er







Week of 1 May 2017

posted May 3, 2017, 5:16 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


In the communications folder you should find the following on Monday, May 1st: a homework responsibility report to be signed and returned tomorrow.


Over the next couple of weeks students will continue a series of safety lessons. They will cover 1) safety in public; 2) personal safety and boundaries, and 3) safety at school.


On the English side this week students will:

  • Math: Multiplying and Dividing Decimals

    • Rectangular Array

    • Area model

    • Compensation model


English Language Arts:

    • Reading strategies

    • Generalizations and conclusions

    • Summarizing

    • Reading fluency practice and reading comprehension activities



  • Writing - Expository Nonfiction

    • Typing final drafts

    • Editing and revising final drafts


  • Mini Unit on using a Critical Eye with the advertisement we see daily

    • Creating our own Businesses as Entrepreneurs

    • Researching about Entrepreneurs

    • Focusing on our slogans, businesses etc.



On the French side this week students will:

  • Continue a science unit called Earth and Sun. They will study conduction.

  • Work on decoding French by reviewing phonemes.

  • Continue a writing/technology project that will last several weeks. Students will finish reading a fairytale in class and compare and contrast it to a typical fairytale. They will collaborate to write a familiar fairytale in order to practice the two past tenses that they have studied--le passé composé and l’imparfait. They will then work in pairs to make a stop motion video of their sentences and will eventually put them all together to make one video of the fairytale.

  • Perhaps read an article about the history of our fascination with outer space.

  • Study positive and negative space reversal in art (time permitting).

  • Have a French spelling/vocabulary test on Thursday, May 4th. The students made flashcards in class last Thursday. They should learn the spelling, gender, and the definition by studying the flashcards daily over the next week and a half (not just the night before). Students will be responsible for writing the words, the articles, and the definitions for this test. Studying should be an active pursuit in which students write or speak the spelling and definition of the words.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Mme Grabowski at grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning French or Science; and Mme Carlson at carlson_a@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning English Language Arts or  Math.


Bonne semaine,

Mme Carlson and Mme Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily                    French assignment, math practice and read daily

Thursday, May 4th            French spelling/vocabulary test



VOCABULAIRE:

absorber        la/une conduction        se contracter        la/une convection

le/un rayon        réfléchir            la/une radiation    se dilater






Week of 17 April 2017

posted Apr 17, 2017, 3:23 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


In the communications folder you should find the following on Monday, April 17th: the first homework responsibility report for spring term and corrected sentences in French about last weekend.


Over the next month students will do a series of safety lessons. They will cover 1) having fun and safety issues; 2) staying safe at home; 3) staying safe in public; and 4) learning about personal safety and boundaries.


Mme Carlson is sending home a reading log again this week. Students will also be asked to engage more deeply with a text of choice at home. They can either read for 20 minutes 5 times a week, or reading consecutively for 100 minutes whenever they have the time (or something inbetween). The main purpose is to have students continue interacting with a text at home by asking questions that will deepen their understanding.


On the English side this week students will:

  • Math: Identifying two dimensional objects and their attributes

  • Using Polygons in real life

  • Practicing drawing and identifying attributes of polygons


English Language Arts:

    • Reading strategies

    • Generalizations and conclusions

    • Summarizing

    • Reading fluency practice and reading comprehension activities



  • Writing - Expository Nonfiction

    • Researching for our Expository paper

    • Organizing our writing

    • Begin writing our papers - focusing on structure, organization, voice, grammar etc.


  • Mini Unit on using a Critical Eye with the advertisement we see daily

    • Defining consumerism, commercialism, and Pop Culture

    • Dissecting why these systems are so prevalent in our society today

    • Discussing the history of our culture and why consumerism became so integrated into the world we know today

    • Discussing why being a historian and having a critical eye is important as we become young members of our society


On the French side this week students will:

  • Continue a science unit called Earth and Sun. They will finish studying the atmosphere and weather and then look at how the Earth is heated.

  • Work on decoding French by reviewing phonemes.

  • Begin a non-fiction reading unit (time permitting) about science topics ranging from mammals to ecosystems, to electricity.

  • Finish editing a composition about spring break in class.

  • Perhaps read an article about the history of our fascination with outer space.

  • Have a French spelling/vocabulary test on Thursday, April 20th. The students made flashcards in class last Thursday. They should learn the spelling, gender, and the definition by studying the flashcards daily over the next week and a half (not just the night before). Students will be responsible for writing the words, the articles, and the definitions for this test. Studying should be an active pursuit in which students write or speak the spelling and definition of the words.

  • Make new flash cards on Thursday, April 20th.

  • Study complementary colors in art (time permitting).


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Mme Grabowski at grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning French or Science; and Mme Carlson at carlson_a@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning English Language Arts or  Math.


Bonne semaine,

Mme Carlson and Mme Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily                    French assignment, math practice and read daily

Tuesday, April 11th            The deadline to sign up for child care at the Silent

                    Auction (see below)

Thursday, April 20th            French spelling/vocabulary test

Friday, April 21st            The silent auction


VOCABULAIRE:

l/’un air        la/une pression        comprimer        la/une matière

le/un vent        l’/une atmosphère        la/une girouette    la/une météo

le/un baromètre


BONUS:

La météorologie




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