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Daily Practice/Homework/Homeroom Updates

Most independent work is started in class and can be finished during class; however, added practice is also required for students to meet their reading goals, complete independent projects, or review terms/notes for upcoming assessments/quizzes.
Week#25: 2/26-3/1
 
Homeroom:
Book Fair is during Library at CBS! 
Rad Across America starts Friday, 3/1.
Coin wars!!
Canned goods!!
 
Reading Homework:
Read 25-30+ pages each day M-F (125 pages a week minimum).
Log#23 will be given on 2/26 and due 3/4
In class, students are still expected to be reading 25+ pages independently each day to build stamina and help with fluency. They are also reading NF texts for their research on the Revolutionary War.
*ReadWorks NF practices- two a week in honor of Black History
 
Writing Homework:
sc#9 chapter 3 of Information Piece due typed by 2/28
Final draft of Information piece is due 3/6
 
Social Studies: 
Rev. War Comic book due to present 3/1
Week#24: 2/19-2/23
 
Homeroom:
No school Friday 2/16, and Monday, 2/19
*Thank you to all the parents that dropped off Valentine's Day treats!! Kids loved them.
Reading Homework:
Read 25-30+ pages each day M-F (125 pages a week minimum).
Log#22 will be given on 2/20 and due 2/26
In class, students are still expected to be reading 25+ pages independently each day to build stamina and help with fluency. They are also reading NF texts for their research on the Revolutionary War.
*ReadWorks NF practices- two a week in honor of Black History Month and Rev. War
 
* 5 Reading Passages: short practices for nonfiction and fiction reading strategies due 2/23
 
Writing Homework:
sc#8- Chapter 2 of Information Piece due typed by 2/21
No spelling this week.
 
Social Studies: 
None
Week#23: 2/12-2/16
 
Homeroom:
No school Friday 2/16, and Monday, 2/19
Valentine's Day 2/14 (Not a party- just a drop off of treats); students received class lists to do cards-optional.
*Thank you to all the parents that dropped off treats!! Kids loved them.
Reading Homework:
Read 25-30+ pages each day M-F (125 pages a week minimum).
Log#21 will be given on 2/12 and due 2/20
In class, students are still expected to be reading 25+ pages independently each day to build stamina and help with fluency. They are also reading NF texts for their research on the Revolutionary War.
*ReadWorks NF practices- two a week in honor of Black History Month 
* 5 Reading Passages: short practices for nonfiction and fiction reading strategies due 2/23
 
Writing Homework:
sc#8- Chapter 2 of Information Piece due typed by 2/21
No spelling this week.
 
Social Studies: 
None
Week#22: 2/5-2/9
 
Homeroom:
Progress reports are due to be signed and returned. Check red folder and Google Classrooms for work.
Pretzels moved to Friday, 2/9
 
Reading Homework:
Read 25-30+ pages each day M-F (125 pages a week minimum).
Log#20 will be given on 2/5 and due 2/12
In class, students are still expected to be reading 25+ pages independently each day to build stamina and help with fluency. They are also reading NF texts for their research on the Revolutionary War.
 
 
Writing Homework:
Spelling  IE (4 box rules) continues
*Word Work: practice rules and spelling misspelled words 3-5 times Second test- 2/6
sc#7- Write off of notes on "causes of the Rev. War" due 2/7
 
Social Studies: 
None
Week#21: 1/29-2/2
 
Homeroom:
Progress reports go home Wednesday, 1/31. Check red folder and Google Classrooms for work.
 
Reading Homework:
Read 25-30+ pages each day M-F (125 pages a week minimum).
Log#19 will be given on 1/29 and due 2/5
In class, students are still expected to be reading 25+ pages independently each day to build stamina and help with fluency. They are also reading NF texts for their research on the Revolutionary War.
 
 
Writing Homework:
Spelling  IE (4 box rules) continues
*Word Work: practice rules and spelling misspelled words 3-5 times 
SC#6- Choose a topic you are an expert about and write two full pages to share your knowledge by Friday, 2/2
 
Social Studies: 
None
Week#20: 1/22-1/26
 
Homeroom:
Disney Day Friday, 1/26
Progress reports go home next week. Check red folder and Google Classrooms for work.
 
Reading Homework:
Read 25-30+ pages each day M-F (125 pages a week minimum).
Log#18 will be given on 1/22 and due 1/29 
In class, students have begun a mini-historical fiction unit related to the Rev. War. Students are reading Toliver's Secret and Fighting Ground. It is expected that all students are reading 25+ pages independently a day to build stamina and help with fluency. 
*Check ReadWorks for any scores below 75% that were sent back to be corrected.
 
Writing Homework:
Finish typing conclusion paragraph in class 1/22 
3 new spelling practices due 1/24 in their reader's notebook
Spelling Test- (4 box rules) on Friday, 1/26
*Word Work- IE rules 
* Argument writing quiz- study guide given 1/22 ( Quiz is on 1/25)
Social Studies: 
2024 Project DOI with response was due 1/17 by the end of class.
 
Week#19: 1/15-1/19
 
Homeroom:
No school 1/15 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. 
No school 1/16- Snow Event.
2 hour delay 1/17
 
 
Reading Homework:
Read 25-30+ pages each day M-F (125 pages a week minimum).
Log#17 will be given on 1/17 and due 1/22 (100 pages logged by 1/21)
In class, students have begun a mini-historical fiction unit related to the Rev. War. Students are reading Toliver's Secret and Fighting Ground. It is expected that all students are reading 25+ pages independently a day to build stamina and help with fluency. 
*Check ReadWorks for any scores below 75% that were sent back to be corrected.
 
Writing Homework:
Finish "best" body paragraph and conclusion due 1/19
3 spelling practices due 1/19 in their reader's notebook
 
*Word Work- IE rules 
 
Social Studies: 
2024 Project DOI with response is due 1/17 by the end of class.
 
Week#18: 1/8-1/12
 
Homeroom:
No school 1/15 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
At some point, expect work to be signed in their red folder.
 
Reading Homework:
Read 25-30+ pages each day M-F (125 pages a week minimum).
A combined Log#16 will be given on 1/8 and due Tuesday, 1/16.
In class, students have begun a mini-historical fiction unit related to the Rev. War. Students are reading Toliver's Secret and Fighting Ground...some students are still finishing the book that was given on 12/12/23. It is expected that all students are reading 25+ pages independently a day to build stamina and help with fluency. 
 
Writing Homework:
Introduction due end of class 1/8
sc#3= (body#1) reason 1 of thesis for new research argument topic due typed or handwritten by Tues. 1/9 end of class
sc#4= (body#2) reason 2 of thesis for new research argument topic due typed or handwritten by Wednesday.1/10 end of class
sc#5= (body#3) reason 3 of thesis for new research argument topic due typed or handwritten by Thursday.1/11 end of class
SC#3-5 can be worked on Friday as well if they are behind. Class time is given each day.
*Word Work- IE rules may start this week.
 
Social Studies: 
None
Week#17: 1/2-1/5
 
Homeroom:
No school Monday, 1/1 Happy New Year!
At some point, expect work sent home to be signed in their red folder.
 
Reading Homework:
Read 25-30+ pages each day M-F (125 pages a week minimum).
A combined Log#15 will be given on 1/2 after break and due1/8.
All students received a new independent book on 12/12 that was not a graphic novel and was expected to be finished after winter break. Reading for enjoyment and stamina!!
 
Writing Homework:
Final draft of Chocolate Milk Argument Essay was pushed to 1/3. This is a research paper.
*Students are typing this and it will be due by the end of class Wednesday.
 
SC#2- complete the choice topic for independent research from T-Chart list and debatable topics packet. Find two articles to support your research. T-chart with thesis due Friday by the end of class. List of articles and titles should also be part of the t-chart. ( sc#2 is both in writer's notebook and an document online)
 
Social Studies: 
None
Week#16: 12/18-12/22
 
Homeroom:
BRHS Winter Concert Wednesday!
Half-day 12/22 and Winter Party! 
 
Reading Homework:
Read 25-30+ pages each day M-F (125 pages a week minimum).
A combined Log#13 & extra credit 14 will be given on 12/18 due 1/2 after break
All students received a new independent book on 12/12 that is not a graphic novel and is expected to be finished after winter break. Reading for enjoyment and stamina!!
 
Writing Homework:
Final draft of Chocolate Milk Argument Essay due 12/21. This is a research paper.
*Students are typing this in class.
 
Social Studies: 
None- students are present historical figures
 
 
Week#15: 12/11-12/15
 
Homeroom:
We didn't get to do our reflection for November work, so we are hoping to get there this week as the trimester slowly ends. Work went home to be signed on 12/11 and was due 12/15.
Reading Homework:
Read 25-30+ pages each day M-F (125 pages a week minimum).
Log#12 will be given on 12/11 due 12/18. 
*Independent Reading Response is due 12/11 at the end of class.
 
Word Work: only if students did not finish 5 sentences on Friday or Snowflake Spelling on Friday with sub- due 12/11. New sentences-5 more words from chocolate milk list are due in the back of their reader's notebook by 12/13.
 
Writing Homework:
SC#1- Choose 2 bingo boxes (one full page each) to complete by Friday, 12/15 New trimester.
*owed work?
Social Studies: 
None- any owed work will be extended  upon Mrs. Scott's return
 
Week#14: 12/4-12/8
 
Homeroom:
We didn't get to do our reflection for November last week, so we are hoping to get there this week. The trimester is slowly coming to an end.
12/4- Band Concert rehearsal in the morning at BRHS and concert at night (6:30PM) wear white shirt and black bottoms. ( Instruments and music sheets must be in school in order to go to high school in the AM)
12/6- Chorus Concert rehearsal in the morning BRHS and concert at night (6:30PM) wear attire that Miss Mattingly suggested (no jeans).
Holiday Shopping- Mr. Oliver's Homeroom- 12/6 and Mrs. Scott's Homeroom- 12/7
 
Reading Homework:
Read 25-30+ pages each day M-F (125 pages a week minimum).
Log#11 will be given on 12/4 due 12/11 They will do their reading in school Monday and Wednesday because of concerts
*Independent Reading Response will be given in class on Friday with Sub. It is due 12/11 at the end of class.
 
Word Work: only if students do not finish 5 sentences on Friday or Snowflake Spelling on Friday with sub.
 
Writing Homework:
None- finish ad if not done in class
 
Social Studies: 
None- any owed work will be extended to Monday upon Mrs. Scott's return
 
Week#13: 11/27-12/1
 
Homeroom:
At some point next week, please check for work sent home to be signed and returned. We didn't get to do our reflection for November this week. 
12/4- Band Concert rehearsal in the morning at BRHS and concert at night (6:30PM) wear white shirt and black bottoms. 
12/6- Chorus Concert rehearsal in the morning BRHS and concert at night (6:30PM) wear attire that Miss Mattingly suggested (no jeans).
 
 
Reading Homework:
Read 25-30+ pages each day M-F (125 pages a week minimum).
Log#10 will be given on 11/27 and due 12/4. 
 
Word Work: New spelling this week. Three practices- Double sided worksheet and two practices in their notebook due 12/1, 
Spelling test 12/1.
 
Writing Homework:
No writing this week.
 
Social Studies: 
None
 
Week#11 &12: 11/13-11/22
 
Homeroom:
Half days 11/16-11/22
No school 11/23, 11/24
 
PARENTS-- Conferences are 11/16 and 11/20. Mr. Oliver sent our conference email with a link for sign-up genius on 10/27; please sign up for a slot. All the information is in the sign-up genius link. Parents will meet with Mr. Oliver, Mrs. Scott, and Mrs. Seybert during that time slot. 
 
Independent Book Project: FEAST of Characters is being worked on in class and a poster is provided.
Questions 1-3 were due 11/8- Google Reading classroom
Questions 4-7 are due 11/15-Google Reading classroom
Questions 8-10+ are due 11/21-Google Reading classroom
Poster and Questions are due by the end of class 11/21.
Presenting as character on 11/22.
 
Reading Homework:
Read 25-30+ pages each day M-F (125 pages a week minimum- log#9 should be 150+).
Log#9 will be given on 11/13 and due 11/22. 
An optional extra credit log#8 was given on 11/7 and due 11/13.
 
Word Work: No spelling this week.
ReadWorks assignments are usually done in ELA or Social Studies class. Several reading passages will be assigned this week.
 
Writing Homework:
On Monday, 11/13, students are brainstorming a list of reasons why someone should read either their book club book, the book they chose for FOC,  or Home of the Brave. They are to choose one of those to write their review. Students will examine book reviews and write their own book review. 
SC#4- Book review should follow the format given in class and will be due 11/20.
Students will type this in the ELA Writing Classroom.
 
Social Studies: 
None
 
 Week#9/10: 10/30-11/8
 
Homeroom:
Half day 10/31- Halloween   NO HOMEWORK ON HALLOWEEN!
PARENTS-- Conferences are 11/16 and 11/20. Mr. Oliver sent our conference email with a link for sign-up genius on 10/27; please sign up for a slot. All the information is in the sign-up genius link. 
 
* At some point this week, please check your child's red folder for their October Reflection for ELA and SS. See planner for the date it goes home ( tentatively Wednesday, 11/3). Due signed and returned by 11/8. Any questions or concerns, please reach out or jot a note on the October reflection.
 
Reading Homework:
Read 25-30+ pages each day M-F (125 pages a week minimum). Log#7 will be given on 10/30 and due 11/7. Students will be finishing their book club books this week and reading their book club book at home in order to finish. There will be boxes and a response for the end of the novel that counts as a quiz grade, and all of their book club work is due on 11/7.
 
An extra credit log will be given on 11/7 and due 11/13.
 
Word Work: Week#2 words were introduced on Friday 10/27. Scrabble spelling will be due 10/31. Double-sided worksheet is due 11/7 and will be given on Monday, 11/6.
Spelling test- 11/8 for week #2 words. 
 
Writing Homework:
TD- On Monday, 11/6, students are drafting a poem in honor of Veterans due 11/8.
 
Final draft of Spooky Story was due by Friday, 11/3.  We shared Tuesday, 10/31. Guidelines were given about what a spooky story should be: no violence, no gore, nothing inappropriate for school or fifth grade. I have shared samples and discussed these expectations. 
 
Social Studies: 
Students are working on their News Teams in class. Presenting 11/8.
 
Week#8: 10/23-10/27
 
Homeroom:
Progress reports go home 10/24
Reading Homework:
Read 25-30+ pages each day M-F (125 pages a week minimum of IB). Double # of pages if IB is a graphic novel. Log#6 will be given on 10/23 and due 10/30. No boxes this week for IB, but students will be doing reading work in book clubs and jotting for both Home of the Brave and their book club books.
 
Word Work: There will be 4 more practices for this week's list: scrabble spelling for half of the words due 10/24, 5 compound or complex sentences for words they misspelled in pretest due 10/25, and a double-sided worksheet used for word work- due 10/26 
 
Spelling Test on this list- 10/27
 
Writing Homework:
Story map for SC#4 -Spooky story due 10/24
Tuesday, 10/24 - students are typing this in class all week. It is due by the end of class Monday, 10/30.
 
Social Studies: 
None
 
Week#7: 10/16-10/20
 
Homeroom:
Spooktacular 10/21
Reading Homework:
Read 25-30+ pages each day M-F (125 pages a week minimum of IB). Double # of pages if IB is a graphic novel. Log#5 will be given on 10/16 and due 10/23. No boxes this week for IB, but students will be doing reading work in book clubs and jotting for both Home of the Brave and their book club books. 
 
Word Work will start again this week. There will be 4 practices for this week's list. #1-pyramid spelling for half of the words, #2-fraction spelling for the other half of the words, and (#3, #4)  a double-sided worksheet used for word work- due 10/20 
Spelling Test on this list- 10/27
 
Writing Homework:
No SC this week. Students will be doing TDs related to story writing and preparing them for next week's spooky, suspenseful narratives to finish up our narrative unit at the end of October. 
 
Social Studies: 
None
 
Week#6: 10/9-10/13
 
Homeroom: No school Monday, 10/9
THURSDAY, 10/5- Get ELA reflection and work signed for Friday, 10/6. Some students owe this. Check planners.
Picture Day- 10/10
Book Fair is library day Scott- 10/10  Oliver 10/11 (MIS- Book Fair and Fun Night 10/13)
Coin Wars Ended Friday! Thank you for all the donations!! We did really well.
 
 
Reading Homework:
Read 25-30+ pages each day M-F (125 pages a week minimum of IB). Double # of pages if IB is a graphic novel. Log#4 will be given on 10/10. No boxes this week for IB. Students will be doing reading work in book clubs. 
 
Wednesday- Word Work will start again next week. 10/18
 
Writing Homework:
Students will finish revising and editing their personal narratives this week- final draft due 10/13. 
SC#3 is a choice story or two boxes from October's Bingo board ( 2 full pages of writing needed) due 10/13. 
 
Social Studies: 
If students scored below a 9 on the Google form- "Regions video questions" or if their RACE response is in need of revision or completion they have until 10/13. They must seek this out for themselves as they were reminded last week.
 
Week#5: 10/2-10/6
 
Homeroom: No school Monday, 10/9
Pretzels are this Friday! Money needs to be sent in before Friday for pretzel sales.
Picture Day- 10/10
Book Fair 10/10
Coin Wars End Friday! Thank you for all the donations so far!!
 
 
Reading Homework:
Read 25-30+ pages each day M-F (125 pages a week minimum of IB). Double # of pages if IB is a graphic novel. 
Log#3 will be given on 10/2 and due 10/10 TOTAL PAGES AND MINUTES. No boxes this week for IB. Students will be starting book clubs and doing work for that in class.
 
Wednesday- Word Work will continue with our No Excuse List. Practices began in their reader's notebook, but  stapled practices are worked on in class. Kahoot review game is on the writing classroom.
Quiz#1 on these 10 words will be Tuesday, 10/3.
THURSDAY, 10/5- Get reflection and work signed for Friday, 10/6. 
 
Writing Homework:
Students are revising their narratives in class. 
SC#2 is a choice story or two boxes from October's Bingo board ( 2 full pages of writing needed) due 10/6. 
 
 
Social Studies: 
None
Week#4: 9/25-9/29
 
Homeroom:
No school Monday, 9/25
Be on the lookout for PTO information (pretzel sales), the technology use and insurance forms from office, book fair, and picture forms!
 
Reading Homework:
Read 25-30+ pages (minimum) each day M-F. Double # of pages if IB is a graphic novel. 
Log#2 will be given on Tuesday, 9/26. Students will not have jots this week. Instead, they will do a reading response question in class this Friday related to their current IB= independent book or our class novel.
 
Wednesday- Word Work will continue with our No Excuse List. Practices began in their reader's notebook, but a stapled practice was worked on in class on Friday, 9/22 and a new packet will be given 9/27.
Quiz on these 10 words will be Tuesday, 10/3.
 
Writing Homework:
Students are to working on a narrative in class so no SC this week. 
Hook Your Reader- creating better leads worksheet  (show vs. tell) due Friday, 9/29.
 
Social Studies: 
None
 
Week#3: 9/18-9/22
 
Homeroom:
No school Monday, 9/25
Be on the lookout for PTO information (pretzel sales), the technology use and insurance forms from office, and picture forms!
 
Reading Homework:
Read 25-30+ pages (minimum) each day M-F and jot (Write about their reading). Double # of pages if IB is a graphic novel. Complete this week's "Jot with a Purpose " (4 boxes must contain 3 complete sentences/thoughts) by 9/26. Total Log#1 on Monday, 9/25. A new log will be given on Tuesday, 9/26. 
IB= independent book
Wednesday- Word Work will begin with our No Excuse List. Practices begin in their reader's notebook, but a stapled practice will be worked on in class and due on Friday, 9/22.
 
Writing Homework:
Students are to complete TD#1 which is a heart map for Tuesday, 9/19, and they will be writing off one of their ideas from their map or territories for SC#1- due Tuesday, 9/26 in their writer's notebook, but some students will more than likely finish their two full-pages by Friday, 9/22.
 
Social Studies: 
None
Week#2: 9/11-9/15
 
Homeroom:
BTSN is tonight, 9/14  from 6:30-8PM starts in gym. Parents/Guardians, please go directly to homeroom teacher (Mrs. Scott third floor 302, and Mr. Oliver 308). Thank you! 
Supplies should be in class and ready to use as Monday, 9/11- see supply list 
Be on the lookout for PTO information (pretzel sales), the technology use forms from office, and picture forms!
 
Reading and Writing Homework:
This week, students chose an independent book (IB) - a fictional novel that is "Within Reach" on 9/13 and began using the practice log and Doodle page to jot (6 boxes for the jot are due 9/18).
They must read 25-30 pages (minimum) daily and jot. Double those pages if it is a graphic novel.
See planner for specifics. Total the practice log Sunday night to turn in for Monday, 9/18.
 
Social Studies: 
NONE
 
Week#1: 9/6-9/8
Snack for Half Days!!!
Homeroom: 
Supplies should be in class ready to use on Monday, 9/11- see supply list 
Be on the lookout for PTO information, the technology use forms from office, and picture forms!
 
Reading and Writing Homework:
Supplies: 2 -composition books, pencils, pens, post-it notes, and a folder
Decorate your writer's notebook by 9/14
 
Social Studies: 
None
Homework Explained:
 
Reading and Writing Homework:
Read 25-30 pages a day minimum of their independent book, log pages and minutes, and jot (This will be taught prior to assigning. If students have an opportunity to meet 25 pages in school, then they should still read a little more at home.)
 
Writing about reading (goes in their reader's notebook or on sheets provided) and adding to their SC/TD goes in their writer's notebook (This will be taught prior to assigning.) Students get class time to work on these but should also spend time doing this at home to finish for Friday's share.
 
Practicing spelling/vocabulary/word study ( Word Study- Reading Notebook- marble notebook is preferred). They should do three practices a week. A menu will be in their notebook to have a choice of practices, but their first set of spelling words requires practices that are assigned and not by choice.
 
Social Studies is usually completed during class as classwork; there will be times be some chapter/vocabulary review and an occasional project becomes homework.
*Enrichment: encouraging the practice of cursive, daily reading/writing/spelling skills, independent passion-projects, review and finish up writing, reading, and social studies