Sunday, September 23, 2018

Scholastic Book Orders

I would like to send in the first Scholastic Book Order this Friday, September 28th.  Several different flyers have gone home this month.  If you send in an oder, please include a check rather than cash.

If you prefer, you can always order online at: https://clubs.scholastic.com

If you choose this method, which is fabulous because then we get free shipping, please use the following SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB CLASSROOM CODE: M8XGH

Remember, the more we order, the more free books the classroom is able to get with Scholastic points.

Thank you in advance for supporting this program :)

Homework for week of September 24th

Homework for week of September 24th


  • "ornate" W.O.W. due Thursday, September 27th.
  • Read 30 minutes daily
  • Two reading responses are due by October 15th.  I do not suggest waiting until the 15th to turn them in.  At least one should be completed this week to keep on schedule.
  • Point of view quiz on Friday, September 28th-students must be able to identify five different points of view given short passages: first person, second person, third person objective, third person limited and third person omniscient. They will also need to complete a picture scenario from varied points of view.  Students have a model and we have practiced this in class with three different pictures.
  • Please see below post regarding field trip information/due dates.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Field Trips!!!!!!

We have two upcoming field trips.  Our first field trip will be to the Mashantucket Pequot Museum on Friday, October 26th.  We need several parent chaperones, that already have current BCI checks on file, for this trip to keep the groups small. 

Cost for students: $24 
Cost for chaperones: $15

Money and permission slip are due by Friday, October 19th.


Our second trip will be to Trinity Repertory Company on Wednesday, November 28th.  Only three parent chaperones are needed for this trip, and they will be chosen randomly if more than three seek to go.

Cost for student: $26.00
Cost for chaperone: $28.00

Money and permission slip, for this trip, are due by Friday, October 12th.  PLEASE pay with a separate check if you wish to chaperone, as some may be returned after the lottery.

**Also, if at all possible, please make out separate check for the Pequot Museum & Trinity.  It makes our book keeping much easier.

Thank you :)


Monday, September 17, 2018

Picture Day

Just as a reminder...picture day is this Thursday, September 20th.

Below Grade Level Book Series

FYI-The following book series are below level for grade five:

-Dogman
-Big Nate
-Judy Moody
-Magic Treehouse Series
-Goosebumps

Saturday, September 15, 2018

This Week's Homework


  • Read 30 minutes per night
  • Pilfer=to steal WOW due Thursday, September 20th
  • There will be a short grammar quiz on Wednesday on the following material: when to use mom vs Mom, conjunctions,  and identifying simple, complex, run-on or fragment
  • Two reading responses are due by October 15th
  • "A Christmas Carol" permission slips and money are due by October 12th


Reading Response Due Dates by Trimester


By October 15th, two responses are due for the mid trimester point. (My suggestion would be to complete a fiction one and either a non-fiction OR biography...I would NOT attempt the Journal Prompts assignment YET until the students have more curriculum under their belts.)

Trimester One: (4 total reading responses due)
Monday, October 15th-TWO responses are due by this date
Friday, November 30th- the remaining two responses are due by this date

Trimester Two: (4 total reading responses due)
Friday, January 23rd-TWO responses are due by this date
Friday, March 14th-the remaining two responses are due by this date

Trimester Three: (4 total reading responses due)
Wednesday, May 1st- TWO responses are due by this date
Monday, June 10th- the final two responses are due by this date