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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 29 May 2018

posted May 30, 2018, 8:56 AM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


Thank you to Julia, Anya’s mom, who has offered to chair the 5th grade promotion ceremony committee. If you can help her out, please, contact her at sun.kiley@hotmail.de.


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


Does anyone have any mallow foliage? If yes, could you have your child bring some to school so that we can put it in our butterfly cage?


Students from the Yearbook Club are proud to present the 2017-2018 Yearbook. We are selling it for $13.00 or $6.50 for families on the Free and Reduced lunch plan. Please fill out a separate sheet for each child that you would like purchase a yearbook for so that we can deliver the yearbook to your child’s classroom on Yearbook Delivery Day. Also, please consider donating the cost of a yearbook to a child who cannot afford one. Look for the order form coming home this week. Please turn in orders to the Fox Box located outside of Mme Bernadette's office.


On the English side this week students will:

  • SBAC TESTING IN MAY

    • May 14-16: SBAC - this week,  ELA Computerized Assessment Test

      • May 22-25: they will Work on the ELA Performance Task and the Math CAT

      • May 29-31: Math CAT (finish up) and Math PT

      • June 5-8: District Math Test and Finish up all incomplete tests

  • EasyCBM - reading fluency, end of May


  • Reproductive Health Unit

    • May 29th - reproductive growth, puberty and changes in our bodies

    • May 30th - reproductive organs

    • May 31st - HIV/AIDS and STDS, taking care of ourselves in adolescence

      • Students will have the opportunity to ask anonymous questions and these questions are answered the following health session. Next week we will also have a split lunch with Mme Carlson OR Mr Scott -  where any student interested in learning more about their own biological changes can attend. This gives students the opportunity to ask questions about feminine products, changes in our bodies or other questions that have not yet been asked (and perhaps don’t want to be asked due to the large group setting).

  • Independent Novel Studies

    • While students finish up testing they will be given the opportunity to work on an independent novel study. They will read their book of choice and work on a project that corresponds to the novel


On the French side this week students will:

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

  • Perhaps study relative pronouns (qui et que for the grammar fans).

  • Continue the science unit called Living Systems. This week’s essential question will be “How are nutrients transported to cells in a plant?” and perhaps “How do humans transport nutrients to all their cells?” We will continue to observe the butterfly life cycle.

  • Continue a social studies unit about exploration. This week students will learn about the Columbian exchange and take a test over explorers.

  • Time permitting, they will study value and contrast in art.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to 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       

Week of May 29th            Social studies test and science test

May 14th - June 8th             Intermittent SBAC & EasyCBM Testing for ELA & M    ATH  

May 29th, 30th & 31st         Reproductive Health Unit

Thursday, May 31st            Last day to turn in homework to Mme Grabowski

Friday, June 1st            Jog-a-thon and lesson on being safe when home alone

Monday, June 4th            Lesson on staying safe in public

Week of June 4th            Oral verb quiz over the flashcards students made

                    several weeks ago. The quiz will cover the following

tenses--présent, passé composé, imparfait.

Friday, June 8th            No school--grading day

Tuesday, June 12th            5th grade promotion ceremony in the gym

Friday, June 15th            Last day of school



If you received an email from Mme Grabowski regarding French reading fluency, the previous lessons are below. There will be no more.


Week of April 23rd


Week of April 30th


Week of May 14th


Week of May 21st  


Week of 14 May 2018

posted May 14, 2018, 9:18 AM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson


Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


Thank you to Julia, Anya’s mom, who has offered to chair the 5th grade promotion ceremony committee. If you can help her out, please, contact her at sun.kiley@hotmail.de.


In the communications folder you should find the following: a homework responsibility report to be signed and returned, perhaps a verb quiz to be signed and returned if your child re-took it, and corrected sentences from last week to be signed and returned.


On the English side this week students will:

  • SBAC TESTING IN MAY

    • May 14-16: SBAC - this week,  ELA Computerized Assessment Test

      • May 22-25: they will Work on the ELA Performance Task and the Math CAT

      • May 29-31: Math CAT (finish up) and Math PT

      • June 5-8: Finish up all incomplete tests

  • EasyCBM - ELA reading comprehension and vocabulary test will be on May 17th. Math will be later in the month (date still undecided).


  • Multiplying Decimals:

    • Strategies for Concrete, Representational and Abstract operations- Rectangular arrays, area model and compensation method

    • Classwork, group work and individual work

    • SumDog

    • Reviewing previous operations to review for the SBAC test next week


  • Independent Novel Studies
    • While students finish up testing they will be given the opportunity to work on an independent novel study. They will read their book of choice and work on a project that corresponds to the novel


On the French side this week students will:

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

  • Perhaps study relative pronouns (qui et que for the grammar fans).

  • Take STAMP, a French language assessment which covers reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

  • Continue the science unit called Living Systems. This week’s essential questions will be “How do plants get the food they need?” and perhaps “How do animals get the nutrients they need?” (if the butterfly larvae arrive in time) or “How are nutrients transported to cells in a plant?” (if the butterfly do not arrive in time).

  • Continue a social studies unit about exploration. Over the next several weeks students will consider what drives people to explore, analyze the impact of innovations on exploration, learn about several explorers, and study timelines. On Wednesday, they might sniff and try to identify spices that the Europeans were getting from India and they might get to try some hardtack, a food that sailors ate. It’s made from flour, water, and some salt.

  • Go to the library for the last time this school year on Wednesday, May 18th. Students will still be able to check out books, but they should plan on returning them to the box in the classroom or to the library by the end of the month.

  • Time permitting, they will study geometric forms.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to 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, May 1st            Spelling Test - Dangerous Crossing

Week of May 14th            STAMP, a French language assessment

Week of May 21st            Oral reading fluency and reading comprehension

                    tests in French

May 14th - June 8th             Intermittent SBAC & EasyCBM Testing for ELA & M    ATH  

May 29th, 30th & 31st         Reproductive Health Unit

(letter will be sent home this week with details)

No date set                Oral verb quiz over the flashcards students made

                    several weeks ago. The quiz will cover the following

tenses--présent, passé composé, imparfait.

Tuesday, June 12th            5th grade promotion ceremony in the gym



If you received an email from Mme Grabowski regarding French reading fluency, here are the links for your child to access the lessons:


Week of April 23rd


Week of April 30th


Week of May 14th

The students worked on this in class last week but should practice at home this week.




























Week of 7 May 2018

posted May 7, 2018, 10:07 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,

Thank you to Julia, Anya’s mom, who has offered to chair the 5th grade promotion ceremony committee. If you can help her out, please, contact her at sun.kiley@hotmail.de.


In the communications folder you should find the following: nothing.


On the English side this week students will:

  • Reading - Chief Joseph and the Hero in Me, and Journeys

    • Essential Question: What can individuals do to help shape a new government?

    • Grammar/Spelling Practice

    • Reading Comprehension

    • Singing and music

    • OPINION WRITING - mini performance task practice/unit


  • Multiplying Decimals:

    • Strategies for Concrete, Representational and Abstract operations- Rectangular arrays, area model and compensation method

    • Classwork, group work and individual work

    • SumDog


  • SBAC - practice test and CAT English Language Arts test will begin later this week or beginning of next week


On the French side this week students will:

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

  • Continue studying direct objects and direct object pronouns.

  • Perhaps study relative pronouns (qui et que for the grammar fans).

  • Practice STAMP, a French language assessment which covers reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

  • Continue the science unit called Living Systems. This week’s essential questions will be “What does yeast need to break its dormancy?”; and perhaps “How do plants get the food they need?”

  • Continue a social studies unit about exploration. Over the next several weeks students will consider what drives people to explore, analyze the impact of innovations on exploration, learn about several explorers, and study timelines.

  • Time permitting, they will continue studying geometric forms.


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, May 9th            Written verb quiz over the flashcards students made

                    several weeks ago if they got a 1 or 2. The quiz will cover

the following tenses--présent, passé composé, imparfait.

There will also be an oral quiz for all students. No date has

been set for the round 2 of the written test or for the oral

test.

Tuesday, May 1st            Spelling Test - Dangerous Crossing

Week of May 14th            STAMP, a French language assessment


If you received an email from Mme Grabowski regarding French reading fluency, here are the links for your child to access the lessons:


Week of April 23rd


Week of April 30th


Week of May 7th

This file has not been recorded and, therefore, not yet available.



























Week of 30 April 2018

posted Apr 30, 2018, 10:02 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson   [ updated Apr 30, 2018, 10:04 PM ]

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


The 5th grade promotion ceremony will soon be upon us. If you are interested in chairing this committee, please, contact Mme Grabowski. No one has yet contacted Mme Grabowski.


In the communications folder you should find the following: some corrected homework and two papers to be signed and returned tomorrow--the most recent homework responsibility report and a verb quiz.


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.


On the English side this week students will:

  • Reading - Chief Joseph and the Hero in Me, and Journeys

    • Essential Question: What can individuals do to help shape a new government?

    • Grammar/Spelling Practice

    • Reading Comprehension

    • Singing and music


  • Dividing Fractions and Decimals:

    • Number Talks

    • Reviewing division strategies

    • Applying dividing fractions by a whole number to the concept of dividing factions by fractions

    • Strategies for dividing decimals


On the French side this week students will:

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

  • Study direct objects and direct object pronouns.

  • Take the OAKS science test.

  • Perhaps continue the science unit called Living Systems. This week’s essential question might be “What does yeast need to break its dormancy?”

  • Continue a social studies unit about exploration. Over the next several weeks students will consider what drives people to explore, analyze the impact of innovations on exploration, learn about several explorers, and study timelines.

  • Time permitting, they will continue studying 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

Wednesday, April 25th Written verb quiz over the flashcards students made

several weeks ago if they got a 1 or 2. The quiz will cover

the following tenses--présent, passé composé, imparfait.

There will also be an oral quiz for all students. No date has

been set for the round 2 of the written test or for the oral

test.

Tuesday, May 1st Dividing Fractions Quiz

 Wednesday, May 2nd             Spelling Test - Dangerous Crossing

Week of April 30th OAKS science test

Week of May 14th STAMP, a French language assessment


If you received an email from Mme Grabowski regarding French reading fluency, here are the links for your child to access the lessons:


Week of April 23rd


Week of April 30th





Week of 23 April 2018

posted Apr 23, 2018, 2:32 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,

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.


On the English side this week students will:

  • Reading -  Dangerous Crossing

    • Essential Question: What can individuals do to help shape a new government?

    • Grammar/Spelling Practice

    • Reading Comprehension


  • Dividing Fractions:

    • Number Talks

    • Reviewing division strategies

    • Applying dividing fractions by a whole number to the concept of dividing factions by fractions


On the French side this week students will:

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

  • Continue practicing the conjugation of the verbs below in preparation for the quiz that was postponed until the 25th.

  • Finish revising and editing their composition about spring break written in class.  

  • Review for the OAKS science test.

  • Perhaps continue the science unit called Living Systems. This week’s essential question might be “What does yeast need to break its dormancy?”

  • Begin a social studies unit about exploration. Over the next several weeks students will consider what drives people to explore, analyze the impact of innovations on exploration, learn about several explorers, and study timelines.

  • Time permitting, they will continue studying 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           

Wednesday, April 25th        Written verb quiz over the flashcards students made two

weeks ago plus ir verbs from the 2nd group, er and re

verbs, avoir, être, faire, aller. The quiz will cover the following tenses--présent, passé composé, imparfait.

Tuesday, May 1st            Spelling Test - Dangerous Crossing

Week of April 30th            OAKS science test

Week of May 14th            STAMP, a French language assessment


If you received an email from Mme Grabowski regarding French reading fluency, here is the link for your child to access the lesson.


























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   





















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