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Week 16!

This will be our final (short) week before our holiday break.  We have full days Monday – Wednesday. On Monday, December 18, 2017, we will have a quiz on 5.6a – adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers with unlike … Continue reading

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Week 15

This week we will continue with SOL 5.6 in math with adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers.  We will add in working with mixed numbers and fractions in word problems, using the eight steps model drawing method. In reading … Continue reading

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Week 14

This week we will continue working with fractions – SOL 5.6a.  We will add and subtract fractions (with unlike denominators) and mixed numbers.  We will also go back and review/reteach converting fractions to decimals and decimal and fraction ordering from … Continue reading

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Week 13

I hope everyone had a restful Thanksgiving and enjoyed this long weekend as much as I did! This week we will begin to compare fractions and decimals (SOL 5.2b) in math. Students will have a quiz on 5.2a and b on … Continue reading

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Week 12!

              This will be a short week as we have a half day on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.  Dismissal will be at 1:20 p.m. In math, we will begin learning about SOL 5.2a Fractions. … Continue reading

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Week 11

This week you will have homework in all subjects.  All of this homework is due on Friday, November 13, 2017.  You can find copies above under the appropriate tabs. This week we will continue with character and plot in reading … Continue reading

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Week 10

This will be a short, but busy week!  Monday, November 6, 2017, is the last day of the first nine weeks.  We will be sending home sign-ups for Parent Teacher Conferences that will be held on our half day on … Continue reading

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 Week This will be a busy last week of the first nine weeks.  Tomorrow morning (Monday, 10/30/17) you will need to take a look at the Missing Work list in class.  Next Monday, November 6, 2017, is the last day of … Continue reading

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Week Eight

This week we will take the first reading benchmark, on Thursday, October 26, 2017.  We will review the skills of main idea and inferencing Monday with a creepy story after students complete a Google Classroom assignment based on a picture … Continue reading

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    Week Seven! This week we will take our first Benchmark in math on Thursday, October 19, 2017.  Skills covered will be SOL 5.1 Place Value and Rounding, SOL 5.4 Single and multi-step word problems, SOL 5.5 Decimal addition, … Continue reading

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Week 6

This week in math we will begin working on SOL 5.5 – adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals.  We are inching closer to our first math benchmark, which is scheduled for next Thursday, October 19, 2017. In Language Arts this … Continue reading

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8-Step Model Drawing

Below you will find a pdf file of examples for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems (with teacher notes) using the 8-Step Model Drawing method we have been working on in school.  Your student should have the 8 Steps in … Continue reading

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Week 5

This week we will work on analyzing characters and will continue to hone the skill of making inferences (5.5i) using a selection from October’s StoryWorks. In math,  we will finish with 5.4 Word problems (using the 8 Step Strategy) and will … Continue reading

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        Friday, ALMOST all of us completed the NWEA MAP reading assessment, despite huge technical difficulties on Wednesday.  This week we will complete the NWEA MAP math diagnostic assessment on Wednesday. In reading, we will be working … Continue reading

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Week 3!

This week in math we will work on solving single and multi-step word problems in math (SOL 5.4) after working on long division. In reading, we will work on making inferences and conclusions (SOL 5.5i, 5.6g), as well as summarizing … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing homework example and this week’s notes

Here is an example of what your student’s reading and writing homework should look like after the answers have been located/noted in the passage (there will be two each week) along with an example of the written response and the … Continue reading

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