Ms.Rand




Welcome!


Welcome to 5th grade English Language Arts (ELA)! I am so excited to get to know you all and share my love of reading and writing with you. We will use Reader's Workshop, Writer's Workshop, Daily 5 activities, and Touchpebbles to build on skills you have and work hard to learn more about the world. 5th grade is a big year full of further responsibilities, so we'll focus on getting you ready for middle school next year.

Theme

Our theme for this year will be CIRCLE the globe! This means that we will use the school's values to focus on a variety of cultures, people, and worlds in our books and our own writing.

Values

Our community will live by four values, both in our classroom and outside of it. The four values are:

Independence
Community
Kindness
Hard Work

Parents & Guardians

Your child is important and you will want to stay informed with your child's progress and activities. While most of our assignments will be on Google Classroom, you can use this site for photos of activities we do, links to sites that offer games and extra ELA exercises, and contact information to get in touch with me. I will do my best to share with you what we work on and address any issues that arise quickly and effectively. I encourage all parents to check their student's progress regularly. My goal is for you to have a year as exciting and stress-free as possible, so let me know how I can help!

Thanks,
Catherine Rand

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Daily Homework Calendar


June:
A Long Walk to Water
Projects and Presentations
Due Friday, June 16th

May:

5.31.17-6.2.17

Wednesday:
LWTW Ch. 14-15 Questions
Due Thursday on Google Classroom


5.22.17-5.25.17

Monday:
LWTW Ch. 10-11 Questions
Due Tuesday on Google Classroom
 
5.15.17-5.19.17

Friday:
LWTW Ch. 8-9 Questions
Due Monday on Google Classroom

Thursday:
LWTW Ch. 6-7 Questions
Due Friday on Google Classroom

Wednesday:
LWTW Ch. 4-5 Questions
Due Thursday on Google Classroom

Tuesday:
Long Walk to Water Ch. 2-3

Questions Due Wednesday
on Google Classroom

Monday:
Long Walk to Water Chapter 1
Questions Due Tuesday
on Google Classroom


5.1.17-5.5.17
Thursday:
Finish Titanic Ch. 14 Questions


April:
*April Reading Logs Due
  Friday, April 28th


4.17.17-4.21/17
Thursday:
Read Titanic Chapter 12
Complete Ch. 12 Questions
Due Friday in Google Classroom

Wednesday:
Titanic Chapter 11 Questions
Due Thursday in Google Classroom

Tuesday:
Read Titanic Ch. 10
Titanic Chapter 10 Questions
Due Wednesday in Google Classroom

Monday:
Titanic Chapter 9 Questions
Due Wednesday in Google Classroom

4.3.17-4.9.17


Wednesday:
Titanic Chapter 8 Questions
Due Thursday in Google Classroom

Tuesday:
Titanic Chapter 6-7 Questions
Due Wednesday in Google Classroom

Monday:
Titanic Chapter 5 Questions
Due Tuesday in Google Classroom

March:
*March Reading Logs Due
  Friday, March 31st

3.27.17-3.31.17

Wednesday:
1. Read Titanic Chapter 4
2. Titanic Chapter 3 AND 4 Questions
Due Thursday in Google Classroom

Tuesday:
1. Titanic Chapter 3 Questions
Due Wednesday in Google Classroom

3.20.17-3.24.17

Tuesday:
1. Titanic Chapter 1 Questions
Due Wednesday in Google Classroom
2. Finish Opinion 5-Square
Due Wednesday in Google Classroom


Monday:
1. Titanic Foreword Questions
Due Tuesday in Google Classroom
2. Finish Opinion 5-Square
Due Tuesday in Google Classroom


Tuesday, 3.7.17
Final Edits/Revisions for
"Where I Live" 5-Paragraph Essay
Submit on Google Classroom
Due Wed. 3/8/17

February:
*February Reading Logs Due
  Wednesday, March 1st

*Extra Credit Assignment
"You are the Lyric Writer"
Due Monday, February 13th

January:

*January Reading Logs Due
   Wednesday, Feb. 1st


*Loser Novel Study Projects
  Due Monday, Jan. 23rd

1.17.17-1.20.17

Wednesday:
Read Ch. 28-30
Answer Ch 28-30 Questions
AND Vocabulary
Due: Thurs. 1/19



1.9.17-1.13.17

Thursday:

Loser Ch 19-24 Test!
Read Ch. 25-27
Answer Ch 25-27 Questions
AND 2 Causes and Effects
DUE: Tues. 1/17


Tuesday:

Read Loser Ch. 23-24
Answer Ch 22-24 Questions
Paraphrase Chapter 23
Due Wed. 1/11

1.3.17-1.6.17

Friday:
1. 5-1 ONLY:
 Read Loser Ch 20-21
Answer Ch. 19-21 Questions
Make Text-to-Self Connections
Due Mon. 1/9

2. Final Draft Personal Narratives
1 Color and 1 Black and White Version
Due Mon. 1/9

3. Loser Chapter 20-21 Character Sheet
Due Tues. 1/10


Wednesday:
1. Read Loser Ch 20-21
Answer Ch. 19-21 Questions
Make Text-to-Self Connections
Due Fri. 1/6

2. Finish Editing Personal
Narrative Due Fri. 1/6




December:

12.19.16-12.23.16
Daily Reading Log - 20 minutes per night (3 nights)
Due Thursday, December 22nd

Monday:
Loser Chapters 17-18 Questions
Due Wed. 12/21

Wednesday:
Loser Chapters 13-18 Test

12.12.16-12.18.16
Daily Reading Log - 20 minutes per night (3 nights)
Due December 22nd

Monday:
Loser Chapters 13-14 Vocab and Questions
Due Wed. 12/14



12.5.16-12.11.16
Daily Reading Log - 20 minutes per night (3 nights)
Due December 22nd

Wednesday:
Loser Chapters 11-12 Vocab and Questions
Due Fri. 12/9

***Loser Chapters 7-12 Test
      on Friday 12/9



12.1.16-12.4.16
Daily Reading Log - 20 minutes per night (3 nights)
Due December 22nd

Friday:
Loser Chapters 9-10 Vocab and Questions
Due Mon. 12/5


November:
11.28.16-12.4.16
Daily Reading Log - 20 minutes per night (3 nights)
Due December 1st

NO READING CHOICE BOARD

Monday - Finish Inference W.S.
Loser Chapter 6 Inference Sheet
Due Wed. 11/30

Wednesday
Loser Chapters 7-8 Questions
Loser Chapters 7-8 Vocabulary 
Due Friday 12/2


11.21.16-11.27.16
Daily Reading Log - 20 minutes per night (3 nights)
Due December 1st

NO READING CHOICE BOARD

Monday - Loser Chapter 4 WS
Due Tuesday, 11/22

Loser Chapters 1-6 Quiz on Monday, 11/28


11.7.16-11.13.16
Daily Reading Log - 20 minutes per night (5 nights)
Reading Choice Board 6 Due Mon. 11/14

11.1.16-11.6/16
Daily Reading Log - 20 minutes per night (5 nights)
Reading Choice Board Due Mon. 11/7


October:

10.24.16 - 10.30.16
Daily Reading Log - 20 minutes per night (5 nights)
Reading Choice Board Due Mon. 10/31


10.17.16 - 10.23.16
Daily Reading Log - 20 minutes per night (5 nights)
Reading Choice Board Due Mon. 10/24


10.12.16 - 10.15.16

Daily Reading Log - 20 minutes per night
Reading Choice Board Due Mon. 10/17
Art Field Trip on Mon. 10/17


10.3.16 - Wordly Wise pg. 35-38
Daily Reading Log - 20 minutes per night
Reading Choice Board Due Wed. 10/12
Art Permission Slip Signed by Fri. 10/7

10.4.16 - Wordly Wise pg. 39-40
Daily Reading Log - 20 minutes per night
Reading Choice Board Due Wed. 10/12
Art Permission Slip Signed by Fri. 10/7

10.5.16 Wordly Wise pg. 41
Daily Reading Log - 20 minutes per night
Reading Choice Board Due Wed. 10/12
Art Permission Slip Signed by Fri. 10/7


September:


09.26.16 
- Wordly Wise pg. 23-26

09.27.16 - Wordly Wise pg. 27-28
Class Dojo Sign up
(Parents and students)

09.28.16 - Wordly Wise pg. 29-30
               (Only 3D)

09.29.16 - Wordly Wise pg. 30-33

09.26.16 - Enjoy your weekend!