Thursday, January 29, 2015

service learning project

Tonight you'll get the opportunity to answer these questions with a guardian.

Service Learning Project - we're to do a simple, low-key SLP for our class. We brainstormed some ideas on Tuesday. I'd like to continue to this discussion.

HOW CAN WE HELP OUR LOCAL HUMANE SOCIETY FOR OUR SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT?

SLP Requirements

  • What Academic content will be involved?
  • 1 time or ongoing project?
  • What will be the active participation for all students?
  • How will it promote civic responsibility?
  • What type of reflection would take place after the project?



Wednesday, January 28, 2015

JII student starters converstation

I am really excited for JII! I already have costume ideas and and am practicing acting! I wish I could do everything!!! I think this play is going to be great, I will enjoy the experiance, seeing my hard work paying off, and learning other peoples styles.

  • What do you agree with?
  •  What do you disagree with?
  •  What do you want to add to this?
  • What are you excited about...


Student conversation starter... Dancer

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Book Clubs and Animal Introduction

Tonight you'll get an opportunity to work on Book Club and Animal Presentation.

Directions: Read the questions carefully. Answer with great precision, detail, and writing energy.

BOOK TALK
1. During book group discussion, what might a great talk amongst your group look like? Be specific.
2. What are some specific things you might here within the great conversation. PLEASE USE QUOTES TO SUGGEST SOMEONE IS SPEAKING.

3. What's the title of your book?
4. What page are you on?
5. Find 2 vocabulary words that you like. Write down the word, part of speech, syllables, and root or prefix.
6. I'm excited to read on because...?
7. My main character has changed since the beginning by...?
8. Can you find any new metaphors, similes, personification, or hyperbole? What page number did you find the figurative language?

ANIMAL PRESENTATION
1. List any sources where you've obtained information on your animal.
2. Write an engaging Introduction for your presentation. 4-6 sentences.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Comp. Book and Animal Presentation

Tonight you'll get an opportunity to show your comp book and answer a few questions about your selected animal.

Comp Book Questions

1. Share your comp. book with a guardian
2. Discuss the talking points below with a guardian
3. Get a guardian to sign your book

  • Neatness
  • Organization
  • Consistency
Evaluate each skill based on this simple rubric. 
5 = Excellent
4 = Very Good
3= Good
2 =Okay, but could use some improvement
1= Needs a lot more work

4. WRITE DOWN A FEW REFLECTIONS YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE ABOUT YOUR COMP. BOOK WORK. 

Animal Presentation Questions
1. What do you want to learn about your selected zoo animal?
2. Why is this specific zoo animal important to you?
3. How will you find information on your animal?
4. Write a 3-4 sentence grabber introduction. 


Saturday, January 24, 2015

NEWS ON THE MARCH

HEADLINES

Unbelievable how fast this week went. I enjoyed the public speaking deliveries. The students have improved their ps skills such as eye-contact, pacing, organization, and fluency. We still have more work to do, but we're making good progress. 



NATIONAL GEEKS!


Secret Valentine's Exchange 
Each student is to create or buy a gift for their SV. The dollar amount shouldn't exceed $10. Keep it simple and thoughtful. The exchange will be held on Feb. 12th.  

Reading Comp. Books
Please take a look at your child's comp. book Monday night as it contains work that we're doing in reading and writing workshop. You should see comprehension skills such as making inferences, predictions, characterization, setting, conflict, etc. Place a parent signature on the last page where your child left off with their work. Pay close attention to the work they're doing for our read aloud book, Blood on the River. Look at the following criteria to help guide your observations. 
Criteria
  • Organization
  • Neatness
  • Conventions: spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Date and Title on top of each page

Book Clubs 
Students will continue to read aloud and quietly within their groups. Students are filling out graphic organizers with loads of comp. questions. I enjoy watching the Fireballs socialize while staying engaged to the reading. 

Camp W
Summer Session Dates:
Session 1 - July 6 -16
Session 2 - July 20 -30
Sign ups are now. Visit campw.weebly.com for more information. 

Reading Literature: Craft and Structure
Students should be able to read a wide variety of texts in order to differentiate between the various text features. Understand and explain the relationships among structural elements such as flashbacks, foreshadowing


Language: Conventions
Students should be able to identify preposition, interjection, and conjunction in a sentence. Identifying whether a verb is in the past, present, or future tense. We'll look at correlative conjunctions (both/and; either/or; neither/nor)



UNIT 4
  • 1. What influenced where Europeans settled?
    2. Who founded the colonies and why?
    3. How did religion affect the founding of the colonies?
    4. How did the First Great Awakening affect the colonies?
    5. What systems developed in the colonies?
    6. What was the role of slavery in colonial America?









  • Students will practice using good eye contact 
  • Students will practice using varied expression
  • Each delivery will be a minimum of 2 minutes
  • Each student will deliver a mid-year public speaking final using no notes except for slide notes

  • Students will review key vocabulary words from Lesson 11
  • contraction, protractor, retract, traction
  • Students will try to incorporate the words into their daily writing
  • Students will continue to learn the proper parts of speech for each word





Song to Learn and Sing


  • "In this Heart" - Sinead O' Connor
  • "Gimmie Love" - Sleater-Kinney
  • I'll Tell Me Ma - Sinead O' Connor
  • "Vanderlye Crybaby Geeks" -The National










"For success, attitude is equally as important as ability." - Harry F. Banks

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Family Blogger Night - Book Club and Historical Fiction

A student created this blogger for tonight. Enjoy!

Guardian to Student
1. What is the main conflict in your story?

2. Which character would you say is your favorite in terms of attitude, or actions, ect.? Describe s/he. 

3. Pick your favorite piece of dialogue from your book. Why is it your favorite?

4. Is there a vocabulary word you don't know, and if so, create your definition of it, and then the real one.  

Student to Guardian
1. Name a historical fiction book that you've read.

2. Describe the book. Summarize some main events. 

3. What did you like or dislike about it?

4. Would you recommend it? Why or why? 

5. Who was your favorite character?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

It's all mixed up

Tonight you'll have the opportunity to work on the following...

Classical Roots

  • Take each word below and put them into your own sentence
  • construction, contraction, destructive, extract
  • You should have a total of 4 sentences
Book Club
  • In 5-6 sentences please summarize your book thus far
  • What have you learned about your character thus far
  • Pick 1 of your favorite passages. Type up word for word that passage. DON'T MAKE IT TOO LONG
  • Find one simile and metaphor in your book. What is it? What page #
JII
  • What do you think is going to happen at the end of the play
  • What are you looking forward to about the performance

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hodgepodge

Tonight you'll have the opportunity to work on some Reading comp., Social Studies, and Grammar.

Reading
1a. After reading some of your book club book, what is important about the scene you just read?
1b. How does it contribute to the story as a whole?
2a. What are words to describe your main character's attitude?

Social Studies
1. How did proprietors use indentured servants in the Southern Colonies?
2. Explain the effects of resources and location of the development of the MIDDLE COLONIES?
3. If you were moving to a new place, what types of resources would you need to survive?

Grammar
1. Pretend that it is the distant future and you're a scientist. You dig up a toy from today. Write a 4-6 paragraph about your discovery. Use a preposition in each sentence. Try to use as many prepositions as possible. Indicate your preposition by typing it IN ALL CAPS.

2. Can you write the verb below in a sentence using the correct tense? Come up with your own sentences please.

verb: watch

a. past tense
b. present
c. future
d. past perfect
e. present perfect
f. future perfect

Off you write!

Monday, January 19, 2015

NEWS ON THE MARCH

HEADLINES

Unbelievable how fast this week went. I enjoyed the public speaking deliveries. The students have improve their ps skills such as eye-contact, pacing, organization, and fluency. We still have more work to do difficult skill. I like the progress. 

Lots of Geeks in Harmony

Secret Valentine's Exchange 
Each student is to create or buy a gift for their SV. The dollar amount shouldn't exceed $10. Keep it simple and thoughtful. The exchange will be held on Feb. 12th.  

Reading Comp. Books
Please take a look at your child's comp. book Monday night as it contains work that we're doing in reading and writing workshop. You should see comprehension skills such as making inferences, predictions, characterization, setting, conflict, etc. Place a parent signature on the last page where your child left off with their work. Pay close attention to the work they're doing for our read aloud book, Blood on the River. Look at the following criteria to help guide your observations. 
Criteria
  • Organization
  • Neatness
  • Conventions: spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Date and Title on top of each page

Book Clubs 
Students will continue to read aloud and quietly within their groups. Students are filling out graphic organizers with loads of comp. questions. I enjoy watching the Fireballs socialize while staying engaged to the reading. 

Camp W
Summer Session Dates:
Session 1 - July 6 -16
Session 2 - July 20 -30
Sign ups are now. Visit campw.weebly.com for more information. 

Reading Literature: Craft and Structure
Students should be able to read a wide variety of texts in order to differentiate between the various text features. Understand and explain the relationships among structural elements such as flashbacks, foreshadowing


Language: Conventions
Students should be able to identify preposition, interjection, and conjunction in a sentence. Identifying whether a verb is in the past, present, or future tense. We'll look at correlative conjunctions (both/and; either/or; neither/nor)



UNIT 4
  • 1. What influenced where Europeans settled?
    2. Who founded the colonies and why?
    3. How did religion affect the founding of the colonies?
    4. How did the First Great Awakening affect the colonies?
    5. What systems developed in the colonies?
    6. What was the role of slavery in colonial America?









  • Students will practice using good eye contact 
  • Students will practice using varied expression
  • Each delivery will be a minimum of 2 minutes
  • Each student will deliver a mid-year public speaking final using no notes except for slide notes

  • Students will review key vocabulary words from Lesson 11
  • contraction, protractor, retract, traction
  • Students will try to incorporate the words into their daily writing
  • Students will continue to learn the proper parts of speech for each word





Song to Learn and Sing

  • "In this Heart" - Sinead O' Connor
  • "Gimmie Love" - Sleater-Kinney
  • I'll Tell Me Ma - Sinead O' Connor
  • "Vanderlye Crybaby Geeks" -The National










"For success, attitude is equally as important as ability." - Harry F. Banks

Thursday, January 15, 2015

FAMILY NIGHT BLOGGER

Tonight you and a guardian will have a chance to work on your public speaking.

Directions

Public Speaking

  • Students, talk about the topic you're interested in for 60 seconds. Warm up. Look at your list from public speaking tab if you need a reminder 
  • Guardians, ask questions about the topic your child is interested in. Discuss
  • Students, type up 3 different introductions to your topic. The Blogger community should see all three of them
  • Each introduction should be 3-4 sentences long. Practice what you worked on in class today.
  • Check for spelling, grammar, and spelling 
Off you write!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Historical Fiction Book

Tonight you'll have a chance to talk about your book.

Directions-answer these questions below. Please don't copy each other.

1. Use details from the book that describes the setting.
2. How is the main character described in the book?
3. What is the conflict of the book so far?
4. Give a 3-4 summary of the book. Talk about main events up to the point where you stopped reading.
5. What's the name of the book you're reading?
6. Who's the author?
7. What are some strong vocabulary words that you've discovered along the way?
8. Can you identify any figurative language? What page?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Who's Rose Blanche? What is the Keeping Quilt? WTR?

Tonight you'll get an opportunity to learn how historical fiction can draw you back to that time and make you feel as if you too, lived in these far away places. I want you to get swept away into another time and place.

Directions

A. Click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&hl=en&client=mv-google&v=cQVgniMcuoE&nomobile=1  Pay attention to the setting.
  • What do you notice about the setting in the audio story?
  • What kind of place is this?
  • What does it feel like?
  • Who is the protagonist?
  • Who or What is the antagonist?
  • How do you know that trouble is coming? Cite from the story. 
  • How does the setting change?  Use specific words from the story. 
  • What is the theme of the story?

  • What do you notice about the setting in the audio story?
  • What kind of place is this?
  • What does it feel like?
  • Who is the protagonist?
  • Who or What is the antagonist?
  • What does the quilt truly represent?
  • Is there a turning point in the story?  Cite from the story. 
  • What is the theme of the story?
C. Walk Through Revolution
  • What did you think about today's experience?
  • What were some highs and lows?

Monday, January 12, 2015

KWL Chart and WTR

Tonight you'll get the opportunity to work on your public speaking topic and WTR

Directions:

  • Pick one of the questions from the list
  • Answer the following questions
  1. What do you already know about the topic?
  2. What do you want find out?
  3. Besides the Internet, how else could you research your question?

Walk Through Revolution 
  • What are you looking forward to tomorrow?
  • How can you be a supportive teammate during the program?
  • Tell us a little about one of your cards. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

NEWS ON THE MARCH

HEADLINES

Felt nice to be back with the Fireballs, Mrs. Perlow, and Miss Donna.  We worked hard this week on Editing sentences, Vocabulary, Blood on the River, and writing up character ed. proposals. 

After a lengthy discussion about upcoming curriculum, the 5th team feels the "Discovery: A Simulation of Early American Colonization" covers a broader range of required standards than the Colonial Fair. The students will encounter problems very typical of 17th-Century America and try to ensure the success of their settlements. For these reasons Colonial Fair is cancelled. More information to follow.

Secret Valentine's Exchange - each student will receive a recipient's name on Monday.  Each student is to create or buy a gift for their SV. The dollar amount shouldn't exceed $10. Keep it simple and thoughtful. The exchange will be held on Feb. 12th.  



All students will begin their Historical Fiction book for their book club. I've arranged for groups to start their club on Monday. Groups are based on appropriate reading levels. The students are responsible for reading at home and school. S/he must keep up with their group. The unit will allow students to really experience the power of socialization and deep comprehension. 

CAMP W - This is the last week for sign ups. Come be a part of Frederick's Follies history. 









  • to the Fireballs for writing up their proposal for their trip
  • to Double G for becoming the class captain. 







Curriculum menu for week 20

HISTORICAL FICTION BOOK CLUBS









  • Collaborating to comprehend challenging texts
  • synthesizing story elements
  • Story jumping back and forth
GRAMMAR
  • Figurative Language: Idiom, Metaphors, Similes
  • Idiom for the week: Dog-eat-dog world
  • Correcting Sentences



UNIT 4
  • 1. What influenced where Europeans settled?
    2. Who founded the colonies and why?
    3. How did religion affect the founding of the colonies?
    4. How did the First Great Awakening affect the colonies?
    5. What systems developed in the colonies?
    6. What was the role of slavery in colonial America?







  • Students will practice using good eye contact 
  • Students will practice using varied expression
  • Each delivery will be a minimum of 90 seconds
  • Each student will deliver a mid-year public speaking final using no notes except for slide notes

  • Students will review key vocabulary words from Lesson 9
  • symmetrical, thermometer, thermostat, thermal
  • Students will try to incorporate the words into their daily writing
  • Students will continue to learn the proper parts of speech for each word





Song to Learn and Sing
  • Sweet Beaulah Land - Faith, Family, and Friends
  • Twisterella - Ride
  • Other side of You - Mighty Lemon Drops










"For success, attitude is equally as important as ability." - Harry F. Banks

Thursday, January 8, 2015

How much do you really know?

Tonight you'll have the opportunity to work with a guardian.

TEACH YOUR READER ABOUT THE TOPIC



Students, tonight you'll get the opportunity to ask important questions and draft. Please type up your work so the Blogger community can read your ideas. Thanks.

DIRECTIONS
1. Find a quiet room.
2. Use a recording device, optional, to help remember answers.
3. Ask these specific questions down below. Type up answers to each question.
4. The child should also write up a quick paragraph on their topic.

QUESTIONS

1. Student to Guardian Questions
  • Name a topic you know a lot about. 
  • Do you really know a lot of facts about this topic? How do you know?
  • Can you teach someone else about this topic? Explain. 
  • Can you spend a lot of time writing about facts on this topic?
  • List 1-2 facts about your topic.
  • List 1-2 opinions about your topic.
2. Guardian to Student Questions
  • Name a topic you know a lot about.
  • Do you really know a lot of facts about this topic? How do you know?
  • Can you teach someone else about this topic? Explain.
  • Can you spend a lot of time writing about facts on this topic?
3. WRITE UP
  • Students, write up a short paragraph on your topic. Include a topic sentence and facts. Please print out a copy if you can. Bring it to class. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Field trip proposal

Character Ed. Field Trip Proposal
Mr. Frederick
1/7/15

Tonight you'll have the opportunity to finish your proposal. MAKE SURE ALL OF YOUR INFORMATION IS FILLED OUT. THANKS.

Please fill out the following information with a partner or by yourself.

Precise Destination:
Date of Trip:
Who will be participating?   
# of students:   
# of teachers:       
# of other adults:  
School departure time:     
Planned time of return to school:   

What is the Round trip mileage?
Will students have lunch off campus?  

Mode of transportation:
If arrival back at school is past normal dismissal time, what arrangements will be made for transportation to student homes?

What is the educational value of the trip? Describe 2-3 activities that the class will be involved in during the trip. Identify the common core standard for each activity. Focus on at least 3 CCS.


Grade 5 » 2 » b

  1. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.

1b.   What is the assignment/Activity?



Total Cost of the trip including(meals, lodging, etc.)

Total Cost to each student:
What are some easy and simple ways to raise $$$ for the trip?