Friday, March 24, 2017

Have a great spring break!

I can't wait to hear about all of your adventures when you return!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Homework for Friday, March 24th

1) Read for 30 minutes

Friday is an Early Release (1pm) and a "B" (afternoon) schedule, so we WILL be having P.E.

BINGO NIGHT! (A message from our PTO)

Bingo Night will be the first Friday back from spring break! (April 7th) 

The school-wide Bingo night fundraiser is a fun event with music and dancing, Bingo prizes, food and a great community feel. To make it run smoothly, here's what the organizers still need:

1) BAKE SALE and CAKE WALK-- We need bakers! Bake a cake for the Cake Walk or bake individually packaged items for the bake sale--peanut free and, if possible, gluten-free.

2) CONCESSION SALES--Spend 20-30 minutes selling pizza and bake sale items. 

Here's the SIGNUP GENIUS Link. Thanks!

BINGO Night! April 7

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Homework for Thursday, March 23rd

  1. Read for 30 minutes
  2. Practice your West Region Script if you haven't filmed yet
  3. Start thinking about your Oregon Trail project! (Due ~April 13th) 
    1. Create your character.
    2. Play an "official" Oregon Trail game, taking notes about big events that happen along the way.
    3. Create a journal with at least 5 entries from the perspective of your character based on their experience on the trail west! 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Homework for Wednesday, March 22nd

1) Read for 30 minutes
2) Finish Iditarod posters (most students have completed this)
3) For those students who DID their homework Monday night, please make the suggested edits to your script, and start practicing your script for filming. For students who DID NOT do Monday's homework or did not bring it in, make sure to bring in your paper with edits tomorrow.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Homework for Tuesday, March 21st

1) Read for 30 minutes
2) Read and edit your West Region script on the printed paper. This is an assignment to see how many of your errors you can spot on your own. I suggest reading your script out loud as many times we recognize our errors when we "scan" our work. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

No Homework for Monday, March 20th

* Kid Kreation forms due on Monday
* We have 2 field trips on the first week back from spring break (permission slips went home today)
Wednesday, April 5th:  Field trip to Ravinia.  112’s Education Foundation in partnership with Ravinia Festival’s Reach*Teach*Play Program are hosting a concert experience for our 4th and 5th Grade students. 
Friday, April 7th:  Underwriters' Laboratory in Northbrook. This is a fantastic field trip where we get to see scientists and engineers in action, testing products to make sure they "fail properly".

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Homework for Friday, March 17th

1) Finish spelling work and study for your spelling quiz
2) Study for West Region quiz (Capitals are extra credit)

* Kid Kreation forms due Monday if you would like to order.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Homework for Thursday, March 16th

1) Read for 30 minutes
2) Complete first draft of West Region Location Report
3) Study for West Region Quiz (on Friday)

Parents, please check to see if you ordered a 2016-17 yearbook on the PTO website.  You can check your orders under your account.  The deadline to order yearbooks is Monday, April 3rd (The first Monday back from Spring Break).  No late orders will be accepted.

West Region song!

Remember: We count Arizona and New Mexico as being part of the Southwest Region, and thus they will not be on the quiz this Friday.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Homework for Wednesday, March 15th

1) Read for 30 minutes
2) Research facts about your West Region Location
3) Complete your creative short story about a grumpy elephant at Disneyland.  There should be a beginning (Once upon a time...), a complication (But then something happens...), and reaction (So the grumpy elephant has to...)

Monday, March 13, 2017

Homework for Tuesday, March 14th

1) Read for 30 minutes
2) Complete Monday spelling work
3) Study for Friday's West Region Quiz
4) We are going to select cities/attractions tomorrow for our West Region Tourist Location project. Think of some places that you might want to select for your location. (Even better, do some research!)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Homework for Friday, March 10th

1) Read for 30 minutes
2) Finish spelling work and study for the quiz
3) Have an idea for how to arrange the room? Create your own floor plan using paper or Slides (via Google Classroom)

In studying the West Region, we will be using the computer simulation game, The Oregon Trail, to gain perspective on what it was like to brave the frontier and head west to start a new life (and maybe strike it rich). This educational technology classic is just as good today as it was in the 90s. Click the tab above and see if you have what it takes!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Homework for Thursday, March 9th

1) Read for 30 minutes
2) Complete all Wednesday spelling work
3) If you did not film your Book Review today, we will be filming the rest tomorrow and Friday, so practice!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Homework for Wednesday, March 8th

1) Read for 30 minutes
2) Finish spelling work for Monday and Tuesday

Today we had a great author visit from Amy Ephron! Ask your student about it!

Monday, March 6, 2017

1) Read for 30 minutes
2) Enter Book Review edits

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Homework for Friday, March 3rd

1) Read for 30 minutes
2) Finish all spelling work and study for the quiz
3) We will share our book reviews tomorrow in class for peer feedback. Look over your review to make sure it is ready to go. (We will still be making edits so it doesn't have to be perfect, but it should be getting close!)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Homework for Thursday, March 2nd

  1. Read for 30 minutes
  2. Complete all spelling work through Wednesday
  3. Complete first round of edits on your book review
    1. Make sure your review is in paragraph form, with indents
    2. Each paragraph should have 3 or more sentences
    3. Check your grammar and punctuation (Reading it out loud will help identify mistakes)
    4. Make sure the title of your book is underlined 
    5. Look at your word choice. Are you repeating some words? Did you use 'good' when you could have used a much more descriptive word? 
This weekend is the official start of the Iditarod! We will be following along with the race as part of our study of the West Region. Here is the official website for the race. Give it a look! 

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