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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 9 April 2018

posted Apr 10, 2018, 10:31 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,

We hope that you had a relaxing and fun spring break and that you are ready for the final term of 5th grade. It’s hard to believe that so much time has passed.


Soiree is Friday, April 20th. We need all donated books provided to Mme Carlson no later than this Friday, so that she will have time to do an activity with the students and their donated book, plus decorate the bookshelf on Monday.


This means that the 5th grade promotion ceremony will soon be upon us. If you are interested in chairing this committee, please, contact Mme Grabowski.


In the communications folder you should find the following: some corrected homework and information about the new science unit.


The students have studied lots of grammar this year and will now put it to good use by studying social studies. To make room in our weekly schedule for this, the students will study science two days per week and not three as it has been. This means that they will not study everything mentioned in the science letter mentioned above.


The homework responsibility report for French class sent home last week was the last for winter term, so everyone started anew with a clean slate last week. This new term will go up until nearly the end of the school year. Students have until Friday, April 13th, to turn in missing work from this last report. Please, take the time to reflect with your child on the homework responsibility grade for the second term and to set new goals: 1) to maintain current effort and 90% or better; or 2) to improve time management skills and responsibility to achieve 90% or better. The latter will require more parent supervision. Please, keep in mind that 1) homework is due everyday on the French side; and 2) that by looking at the planner, you can tell if your child is keeping up with French work and/or re-submitting unsatisfactory/ incomplete work. If your child’s planner is missing stamps, your child has missing or unsatisfactory/incomplete work to (re)submit. Students would do well to 1) take notes in class when teachers explain homework; 2) ask questions before leaving class if something is unclear; and 3) complete homework carefully by using notes and strategies practiced in class and by following the instructions.


On the English side this week students will:

  • Reading -  Independent Novel Study

    • Reading Comprehension reflection

    • Connecting the novel to: the world, self or another novel


  • NonFiction Writing Unit - we will begin choosing our research options

    • Students are at different processes in writing

    • As of now, students should be finished with their body paragraphs (or soon to be), soon writing their intro and conclusions.


  • Identifying 2D Geometric Shapes and their Attributes

    • Objects have geometric properties that allow us to create categories of objects. Specifically with Quadrilaterals and Triangles

    • Attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional shapes also belong to all subcategories of that category.

    • Because figures may belong to categories and subcategories, we can classify figures in a hierarchy based on properties.


On the French side this week students will:

  • Continue comparing and contrasting passé composé and imparfait--two past tenses.

  • Revise and edit their composition about spring break written in class last week.  

  • Continue a new science unit called Living Systems. This week’s essential question will be “Is planet Earth a system?”

  • Begin studying social studies by reviewing maps. The essential questions will be: 1) What are the 5 themes of geography?; 2) What are basic map elements?; 3) What is the purpose of different kinds of maps--political, physical, elevation, special purpose, current events, historical; 4) What are the major regions of the U.S.?

  • Time permitting, they will study lines in art.


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.


Have a great week,

Mme. Carlson and Mme. Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily                    French or math assignment, and read 20 minutes

Friday, April 13th             Reading Homework Due

Monday, April 16             Math Homework Due

Wednesday, April 18th        Written verb quiz over the flashcards students made last

week plus ir verbs from the 2nd group and er verbs, avoir,

être, faire, aller. The quiz will cover the following tenses--

                    présent, passé composé, imparfait.
























Week of 12 March 2018

posted Mar 12, 2018, 2:58 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,

In the communications folder you should find the following: corrected sentences about the weekend and the most recent homework responsibility report to be signed and returned tomorrow.


On the English side this week students will:

  • Reading -  Finishing A Wrinkle In Time

    • Final Test is on Tuesday (3/13/18)

    • Ongoing Novel Project was Due Friday (3/9/18) - setting, characters, conflict etc. (students can choose from creating a comic strip, newsletter or rap/song etc. that represents a certain passage/section of the book)

    • At Home Final Project is Due Wednesday (3/21/18)


  • NonFiction Writing Unit - we will begin choosing our research options

    • On Research has begun

    • We will begin with creating specific topic related questions and then learn how to craft research queries with these questions

    • Students are using both books and websites to find resources that support their research topic - we are also learning how to References these resources properly

    • Rubrics and Research Packet will also be passed out this week


  • Multiplying Fractions

    • The Corrected test will go home sometime this week - with an explanation of the upcoming unit!

    • We are now beginning a mini unit on Interpreting Multiplying Fractions as Scaling

      • Quiz on this unit will be next week


On the French side this week students will:

  • Read informational texts, science books, to improve reading comprehension skills by using contextual cues, cognates, and a dictionary. Students will also work on responding to questions in complete sentences.

  • Work on the imperfect tense, a past tense. By next Monday, March 19th, students will need two pictures of themselves--a baby photo and a recent photo. The students have two options: They can bring in hard copies which will be returned at the end of the school year, or they can put the two digital photos onto a thumb drive which they bring to school. These photos are due by Monday, March 19th.

  • Time permitting, they will study lines in art.


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.


Have a great week,

Mme. Carlson and Mme. Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily                    French or math assignment, and read 20 minutes

Tuesday (3/13/18)            Final Test on A Wrinkle In TIme (open notes)

Monday, March 19th            A baby photo and recent photo (hard copies or on thumb

drive)

Wednesday (3/21/18)            At Home Final Project for a Wrinkle In time Due (we will present the projects on Thursday)





















Week of 5 March 2018

posted Mar 2, 2018, 3:49 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


In the communications folder you should find the following: the test over negative expressions to be signed and returned tomorrow, and other satisfactorily completed, “ir” verb homework.


On the English side this week students will:

  • Reading -  Finishing A Wrinkle In Time

    • We should be finished with the novels on Monday (which includes being finished with the comprehension packet as well)

    • Ongoing Novel Project will be Due Friday (3/9/18) - setting, characters, conflict etc. (students can choose from creating a comic strip, newsletter or rap/song etc. that represents a certain passage/section of the book)

    • Review of Novel and Final Project explanations will be sent out sometime next week.


  • NonFiction Writing Unit - we will begin choosing our research options

    • Students will be bringing home a description of the different research project options that are available. Parents, I ask that you support your child in choosing a interest option that fits your child’s learning the best.

    • We will visit the library to check out books about our individual topics

    • We will begin with creating specific topic related questions and then learn how to craft research queries with these questions

    • Rubrics and Research Packet will also be passed out late next week or early the week following


  • Multiplying Fractions

    • We are coming to an end of our introductory unit on multiplying fractions by fractions

    • Quiz will be on Wednesday (3/7/2018) - students will have review homework on Monday and Tuesday to prepare for Wednesday’s Test.


On the French side this week students will:

  • Complete the science unit, Mixtures and Solutions. This week’s essential question will be: 1) What happens when you mix substances with water in a bag? They will also take a final test over the unit.

  • Finish typing and/or editing their ending to Le stylo magique.

  • Read and analyze a birthday letter. They will identify the verb tenses, some negative expressions, and simple and complex sentences. They will imitate Lewis Carroll’s style and write an equally outrageous letter.

  • Time permitting, they will begin studying the imperfect 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.


Have a great week,

Mme. Carlson and Mme. Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily                    French or math assignment, and read 20 minutes

Wednesday (3/7/2018)        Multiplying Fractions Quiz

Friday (3/9/2018)            Ongoing Novel Project Due




















Week of 19 February 2018

posted Feb 20, 2018, 3:37 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


We hope that you all enjoyed your long weekend. It is hard to believe that spring break is only about a month away. This year is flying by!


Students will no longer go to the library every other week on Fridays but rather every week on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:00 and from 12:35 to 13:00. On Fridays Mme Jana and Mme Grabowski will do cross grade-level work with the 4th and 5th graders for an hour with each group. In addition, on Fridays Mme Carlson will also be running several STEM groups for enrichment math learning.


In the communications folder you should find the following: some corrected homework from last week if it was satisfactorily completed.


On the English side this week students will:

  • Reading -  A Wrinkle In Time

    • We will be focusing on Chapters 7-10* (*depending on Pacing) - this will include vocabulary analysis, reading comprehension questions and literary/textual analysis

    • Ongoing Novel Project - setting, characters, conflict etc. (students can choose from creating a comic strip, newsletter or rap/song etc. that represents a certain passage/section of the book)

    • Gallery Walk of Themes in the novel - theme posters and discussion

    • NonFiction Writing Unit - we will begin a new unit all about informational writing

      • We will begin by brainstorming what we are all curious about and how to create questions to guide our research


  • Multiplying Fractions

    • In this unit, students extend their understanding of multiplication of a fraction by a whole number to include multiplication of a fraction by a fraction.

    • Group Work and individual work

    • Challenge work throughout the week and STEM projects on Friday


On the French side this week students will:

  • Continue the science unit, Mixtures and Solutions. This week’s essential questions will be: 1) What is the effect of mixing two substances with water?; and 2) How can we identify the products from the baking soda and calcium chloride reaction?

  • Continue their study of negative expressions and have a quiz over negative expressions on Thursday, February 22nd. See the words below. Students will be expected to spell the expressions and to use them properly.

  • Finish typing and/or editing their ending to Le stylo magique.

  • Time permitting, they will review the conjugation of “ir” verbs (second verb group for you French verb enthusiasts) in the present (studied last year with Mme Jana) and passé composé.


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.


Have a great week,

Mme. Carlson and Mme. Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily                    French or math assignment, and read 20 minutes

Wednesday, February 21st        Spelling Test (10 words, 2-5 extra credit words and 5 sentences)

Thursday, February 22nd        French spelling/vocabulary quiz

Thursday, February 22nd        Open Book Reading Quiz - A Wrinkle in Time


FRENCH VOCABULARY

Ne...pas/point        ne...rien    ne...jamais        ne...aucun(e)        ne...guère

Ne...que        ne...ni...ni    ne...plus        ne...personne   
















Week of 12 February 2018

posted Feb 14, 2018, 8:47 AM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,

Last reminder about our new schedule. :) When students are with Mme Grabowski, they will have music from 1:35 to 2:05 on Mondays, and on Wednesdays they will have music from 8:20 to 8:50 and PE from 8:55 to 9:25. When students are with Mme Carlson, they will have music from 2:10 to 2:40 on Mondays, and on Wednesdays they will have PE from 8:20 to 8:50 and music from 8:55 to 9:25.

Students will no longer go to the library every other week on Fridays but rather every week on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:00 and from 12:35 to 13:00. On Fridays Mme Jana and Mme Grabowski will do cross grade-level work with the 4th and 5th graders for an hour with each group. In addition, on Fridays Mme Carlson will also be running several STEM groups for enrichment math learning.


As you know, M Chappell has moved from 2nd French to music. Here is the address to his music website: https://sites.google.com/site/chappellmusique/


In the communications folder you should find the following: two things to be signed and returned Tuesday--the most recent homework responsibility report and the report card envelope so that we may re-use it in June.


On the English side this week students will:

  • Reading -  A Wrinkle In Time

    • We will be focusing on Chapters 7-10* (*depending on Pacing) - this will include vocabulary analysis, reading comprehension questions and literary/textual analysis

    • Ongoing Novel Project - setting, characters, conflict etc. (students can choose from creating a comic strip, newsletter or rap/song etc. that represents a certain passage/section of the book)

    • Valentine Bookmarks for our 2nd grade buddies

    • NonFiction Writing Unit - we will begin a new unit all about informational writing

      • We will begin by brainstorming what we are all curious about and how to create questions to guide our research


  • Multiplying Fractions

    • In this unit, students extend their understanding of multiplication of a fraction by a whole number to include multiplication of a fraction by a fraction.

    • Group Work and individual work

    • Challenge work throughout the week and STEM projects on Friday


On the French side this week students will:

  • Continue the science unit, Mixtures and Solutions. This week’s essential questions will be: 1) What is the mystery substance?; and 2) What is the effect of mixing two substances with water? The students will also review saturation and solubility.

  • Continue with Le stylo magique and negative expressions.

  • Have a quiz over negative expressions on Thursday, February 22nd. See the words below.


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.


Have a great week,

Mme. Carlson and Mme. Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily                    French or math assignment, and read 20 minutes

Wednesday, February 21st        Spelling Test (10 words, 2-5 extra credit words and 5 sentences)

Thursday, February 22nd        French spelling/vocabulary quiz


FRENCH VOCABULARY

Ne...pas/point        ne...rien    ne...jamais        ne...aucun(e)        ne...guère

Ne...que        ne...ni...ni    ne...plus        ne...personne   





















Week of 5 February 2018

posted Feb 6, 2018, 10:56 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


We have a new schedule starting this week. When students are with Mme Grabowski, they will have music from 1:35 to 2:05 on Mondays, and on Wednesdays they will have music from 8:20 to 8:50 and PE from 8:55 to 9:25. When students are with Mme Carlson, they will have music from 2:10 to 2:40 on Mondays, and on Wednesdays they will have PE from 8:20 to 8:50 and music from 8:55 to 9:25.

Students will no longer go to the library every other week on Fridays but rather every week on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:00 and from 12:35 to 13:00. On Fridays Mme Jana and Mme Grabowski will do cross grade-level work with the 4th and 5th graders for an hour with each group. In addition, on Fridays Mme Carlson will also be running several STEM groups for enrichment math learning.


As you know, M Chappell has moved from 2nd French to music. Here is the address to his music website: https://sites.google.com/site/chappellmusique/


In the communications folder you should find the following: corrected French homework with the past tense and two assignments to be signed and returned Tuesday--the health/hygiene test and water safety advice.


On Friday, you will also find a letter home about the new math unit, along with your child's unit 5 notebook and their unit 5 quiz to correct.


On the English side, homework is due on a more weekly basis. In addition to the weekly homework, students should be reading at home for at least 20+ minutes an evening, as well as working on an online math program. Please support your child by making sure they are on top of work from both classrooms. It has come to Mme Carlson's attention that the 5th grade Math scope and sequence page is not properly linked, thus please feel free to see the hyperlink below (until it is fixed):

https://sites.google.com/site/charlemagne5thgrade/math/5th-grade-math-concepts-1



On the English side this week students will:

  • Reading -  A Wrinkle In Time

    • We will be focusing on Chapters 5-8* (*depending on Pacing) - this will include vocabulary analysis, reading comprehension questions and literary/textual analysis

    • Spelling Test - Wednesday (this includes spelling all 10 words, plus writing 5 sentences proving that the student knows the definition of each word they are writing a sentence for)

    • Ongoing Novel Project - setting, characters, conflict etc. (students can choose from creating a comic strip, newsletter or rap/song etc. that represents a certain passage/section of the book)


  • Multiplying Fractions

    • Understanding of the use of parentheses in math

    • In this unit, students extend their understanding of multiplication of a fraction by a whole number to include multiplication of a fraction by a fraction.


On the French side this week students will:

  • Continue the science unit, Mixtures and Solutions. This week’s essential questions will be: 1) Is there a limit to the amount of salt that will dissolve in 50 mL of water?; and perhaps 2) Does it always take the same amount of solid materials to saturate 50 mL of water? The students will also have a quiz over concepts studied so far--concentration, density, dissolution.

  • Read a story about a seemingly magic pen and study negative expressions.

  • Perhaps make new flash cards by the week’s end. If yes, they will be included in next week’s letter.


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.


Happy New Year,

Mme. Carlson and Mme. Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily                    French or math assignment, and read 20 minutes

Wednesday (2/7/18)            Spelling Test


















Week of 29 January 2018

posted Jan 26, 2018, 12:00 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,

In the communications folder you should find the following: the most recent homework responsibility report to be signed and returned Tuesday and corrected French homework with the past tense.

Last Friday, you should have found a letter discussing the math progressions of the year up to this point, as well as what is to come in the upcoming weeks. Please check in with your student if you did not receive this, as it was part of their homework to take it home.

On the English side, homework is due on a more weekly basis. In addition to the weekly homework, students should be reading at home for at least 20+ minutes an evening, as well as working on an online math program. Please support your child by making sure they are on top of work from both classrooms.



On the English side this week students will:

- Reading and Writing: Non-fiction Unit and Novel Study

- Last week we began a new Novel Unit: Wrinkle in Time. We will be focusing on Chapters 2-4* (*depending on Pacing) - this will include vocabulary analysis, reading comprehension questions and literary/textual analysis

- Grammar Practice - in and out of class

Comparing and Rounding Decimals

- Students will be analyzing the values of different decimals

- Students will be learning to use different methods/techniques to help them compare decimals

- Students will be practicing the rounding of decimals and what specifically influences the rounding of a decimal (either up or down)


On the French side this week students will:


- Continue the science unit, Mixtures and Solutions. This week’s essential questions will be: 1) How can you determine which salt solution is more concentrated?; 2) How can you determine the relative concentrations of three mystery solutions?; and perhaps 3) What is the relationship between salt-solution concentration and density?

- Practice using reflexive verbs.

- Edit and type a composition about winter break.

- Read a story about a seemingly magic pen and study negative expressions.

- Perhaps make new flash cards by the week’s end. If yes, they will be included in next week’s letter.


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.


Merci
, Mme. Carlson and Mme. Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily French or math assignment, and read 20 minutes

Wednesday, Jan. 31st EasyCBM fluency testing

Feb. 1st Decimals Quiz

February 2nd No school--Grading Day















Week of 16 January 2018

posted Jan 15, 2018, 6:41 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson   [ updated Jan 17, 2018, 3:09 PM ]

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


In the communications folder you should find the following: the most recent homework responsibility report to be signed and returned on Wednesday.

On Friday, you will also find a letter discussing the math progressions of the year up to this point, as well as what is to come in the upcoming weeks.


Keep in mind that this is the first homework responsibility report for Mme Grabowski of winter term. That means that there are few assignments, so they carry more weight.


M. Eric has asked us to remind parents to send their kids to school with the proper jackets since students will have recess outside unless there are extreme conditions.


Mme Dale, the school counselor, asked us to remind that Ophelia’s Place will give an internet safety presentation this Tuesday, Jan. 16th.


On the English side, homework is due on a more weekly basis. In addition to the weekly homework, students should be reading at home for at least 20+ minutes an evening, as well as working on an online math program. Please support your child by making sure they are on top of work from both classrooms.


We have a student teacher who will be joining us for the remainder of our winter term. Her name is Megan Micallef and she is from UOTeach. Please make sure you have sent back the YELLOW permission slip, granting Megan the opportunity to videotape a couple of her lessons so that she can reflect on her own teaching style and techniques.

Math Madness packets are due this week. Below is a link to the correction sheet and it has been sent out via email for all parents to access as well.



On the English side this week students will:


Reading - Non-fiction Unit

Students will be analyzing non-fiction texts

Focusing on the reading strategies related to non-fiction texts (ie. fact vs. opinion, text structure, text features etc.

Grammar Practice - in and out of class


MATH - Equivalency used to add fractions with unlike denominators

We will review equivalent fractions and move onto fractions with unlike denominators next week - test is on THURSDAY, Jan. 18th

Adding and Subtracting mixed numbers

MATH MADNESS PACKET - Due THIS Week



On the French side this week students will:

Continue the science unit, Mixtures and Solutions. This week’s essential questions will be: Where does the solid material go when a solution is made?

Take a quiz over health and hygiene.

Practice using reflexive verbs.

Perhaps begin editing a composition that they wrote last week about winter break.

Perhaps make new flash cards by the week’s end. If yes, they will be included in next week’s letter.


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.


Happy New Year,

Mme. Carlson and Mme. Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily French or math assignment, and read 20 minutes

Jan 12th Part 2 of State and Capital Project Due

Week of Jan 16th - Math Madness Packets Due

Week of Jan 16th -  ELA and MATH easyCBM

January 15th No school--MLK Day

January 18th - Adding and Subtracting Fractions Unit Quiz

February 2nd No school--Grading Day














Week of 9 January 2018

posted Jan 8, 2018, 10:04 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson   [ updated Jan 8, 2018, 10:29 PM ]


Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


Though we have two thirds of the school year before us, Roosevelt Middle School is starting to plan for the 2018-19 year and wondering how many French immersion students there will be. If you know that your child will not continue in the French immersion program, please, let Bernadette know.


In the communications folder (info. to go home) you should find the following: information about the new science unit, Mixtures and Solutions.


On the English side, Homework is due on a more weekly basis, with the expectation that students write down the due date that is both written on the HW assignment and in their agendas. In addition to the weekly homework, students should be reading at home for at least 20+ minutes an evening, as well as working on an online math program. Please support your child by making sure they are on top of work from both classrooms.


We have a student teacher who will be joining us for the remainder of our winter term. Her name is Megan Micallef and she is from UOTeach. Please welcome her to our 5th grade team, we are very excited to have her learning how to teach specifically in English Language Arts.


Also this week is Math Madness. YAHOO! The math packet were sent home today. There are some guidelines both on the envelopes and on the packet. Please encourage your students to work on the packets, even if they do not collect donations as the Math Madness Packets are Math homework for Mme Carlson this week. The Answer Key will be posted here on the Blog on Friday, so come back for the update! Students are also invited to have lunch with Mme Carlson on Friday to work on their Math Madness Packets if they are interested. Please always encourage them to come speak to me if they get stuck on a problem, I'm always thrilled to help!


On the English side this week students will:

Reading - Non-fiction Unit

- Students will be analyzing non-fiction texts

- Focusing on the reading strategies related to non-fiction texts (ie. fact vs. opinion, text structure, text features etc.

- Grammar Practice - in and out of class


Math
Equivalency used to add fractions with unlike denominators

 - We will review equivalent fractions and move onto fractions with unlike denominators next week

 - Adding and Subtracting mixed numbers

 - MATH MADNESS PACKETS - Homework for this week (Due next week)


On the French side this week students will:

Begin a new science unit called Mixtures and Solutions. This week’s essential questions will be: How can a mixture be separated?

They will begin a short hygiene unit about problem areas (skin, nails, hair, body odor, and teeth) and possible solutions.

Perhaps begin editing a composition that they wrote last week about winter break.

Perhaps make new flash cards by the week’s end. If yes, they will be included in next week’s letter.


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.


Happy New Year,

Mme. Carlson and Mme. Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily French or math assignment, and read 20 minutes

Jan 12th Part 2 of State and Capital Project Due

Week of Jan 16th Math Madness Packets Due

January 15th No school--MLK Day

February 2nd No school--Grading Day












Week of 2 January 2018

posted Jan 2, 2018, 3:33 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson   [ updated Jan 2, 2018, 3:38 PM ]

Week of 2 January 2018

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,

Welcome back! We hope that you had a relaxing and joyous winter break and that you were able to spend quality time with family and friends.

In the communications folder you should find the following: two papers to sign and return on Wednesday, January 3rd (the final homework responsibility report for fall term and a test over the passé composé) and sentences about the weekend of the 10th and 11th of December.

The above-mentioned, homework responsibility report for French class is the last for fall term, so everyone starts anew with a clean slate as of today. This new term will go up until spring break. Students have until Friday, January 12th to turn in missing work from this last report. Please, take the time to reflect with your child on the homework responsibility grade for first term and to set new goals: 1) to maintain current effort and 90% or better; or 2) to improve time management skills and responsibility to achieve 90% or better. The latter will require more parent supervision. Please, keep in mind that 1) homework is due everyday on the French side; and 2) that by looking at the planner, you can tell if your child is keeping up with French work and/or re-submitting unsatisfactory/ incomplete work.
If your child’s planner is missing stamps, your child has missing or unsatisfactory/incomplete work to (re)submit. Students would do well to 1) take notes in class when teachers explain homework; 2) ask questions before leaving class if something is unclear; and 3) complete homework carefully by using notes and strategies practiced in class and by following the instructions.

On the English side, Homework is due on a more weekly basis, with the expectation that students write down the due date that is both written on the HW assignment and in their agendas. In addition to the weekly homework, students should be reading at home for at least 20+ minutes an evening as well as working on an online math program. Please support your child by making sure they are on top of work from both classrooms.

We have a student teacher who will be joining us for the remainder of our winter term. Her name is Megan Micallef and she is from UOTeach. Please welcome her to our 5th grade team, we are very excited to have her learning how to teach specifically in English Language Arts.

Also next week we will kick of Math Madness. We will send out more information about this later this week!! :-) The math packet that students will be working on this year will be around logic, so you are welcome to help them but please encourage their productive struggle.


On the English side this week students will:

Reading - Non-fiction Unit

-Students will be analyzing non-fiction texts

-Focusing on the reading strategies related to non-fiction texts (ie. fact vs. opinion, text structure, text features etc.

Equivalency used to add fractions with unlike denominators

-We will review equivalent fractions and move onto fractions with unlike denominators next week

-Adding and Subtracting mixed numbers


On the French side over this week students will:


-Write a composition about winter break.

-Take a reading fluency and reading comprehension test in French.

-Take a pre-test about the new science unit, Mixtures and Solutions.

-They will continue a nutrition unit. Time permitting, students will analyze their favorite meal.

-Not make new flash cards, but they will next week.


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.



Happy New Year,

Mme. Carlson and Mme. Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

- Daily French or math assignment, and read 20 minutes

Week of January 2nd French oral reading fluency test, reading comprehension test, and science pre-test

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