• Week 37

    Posted by Becky Gracey on 6/7/2024 4:00:00 PM

    There will not be any new lessons next week. Students will present their Social Studies projects and we will have a lot of special events!

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  • Week 36

    Posted by Becky Gracey on 5/31/2024 4:00:00 PM

    Here is what we will focus on next week:

    ELA

    We will continue our Reading unit, "Interpretive and Analytic Reading." Students will study poetry, thinking about how to intrepret themes and we will reflect and goal set.

    We will work on improving our 3 writing units from this school year.

    Math

    We will continue our end-of-the-year review and assessment.

    Social Studies

    We will continue projects regarding Ann Arbor's Bicentennial or a persuasive essay about a current issue and how it is related to the constitution.

    Science

    There will be no Science lessons this week.

    Health
     
    There will be no Health lessons this week.
     
    Our Character Effect lessons will focus on the character strength Humility.
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  • Week 35

    Posted by Becky Gracey on 5/24/2024 4:00:00 PM

    Here is what we will focus on next week:

    ELA

    We will continue our Reading unit, "Interpretive and Analytic Reading." Students will study poetry, thinking about how to think metaphorically, identify symbolism, read fluently, and summarize analysis.

    We will continue our word study program, "Morpheme Magic." Students will study the affix de-.

    We will continue to write, read, and work on reading strategies and skills in small groups and complete Lexia.

    Math

    We will continue the unit, "Multiplication of Mixed Numbers; Geometry; Graphs." The review will be on Tuesday (5-28) and the assessment will be on Wednesday (5-29) and Thursday (5-30). On Friday, we will start our end-of-the-year review.

    Social Studies

    We will begin a project regarding Ann Arbor's Bicentennial. Students may also choose to work on a persuasive essay about a current issue and how it is related to the constitution.

    Science

    We will continue Project Lead the Way with Mr. Tomsik.

    Health
     
    There will be no Health lessons this week.
     
    Our Character Effect lessons will focus on the character strength Appreciation of Beauty.
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  • Week 34

    Posted by Becky Gracey on 5/17/2024 4:00:00 PM

    Here is what we will focus on next week:

    ELA

    We will continue our Reading unit, "Interpretive and Analytic Reading." Students will think about titles as symbols, how details provide greater meaning, and the point of view of the narrator.

    We will continue our word study program, "Morpheme Magic." Students will study the affix de-.

    We will continue to write, read, and work on reading strategies and skills in small groups and complete Lexia.

    Math

    We will continue the unit, "Multiplication of Mixed Numbers; Geometry; Graphs." Students will learn how to identify and visualize patterns and how to use rules, tables, and graphs.

    Social Studies

    There will not be any Social Studies this week.

    Science

    We will continue Project Lead the Way with Mr. Tomsik.

    Health
     
    We will continue our unit, "Safety." Students will learn about good touch and bad touch.
     
    We will begin our unit, "Reproductive Health."
     
    Our Character Effect lessons will focus on the character strength sense of meaning.
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  • Week 33

    Posted by Becky Gracey on 5/10/2024 4:00:00 PM

    Here is what we will focus on next week:

    ELA

    We will continue our Reading unit, "Interpretive and Analytic Reading." Students will compare themselves to their character, make theories, share analysis, and discuss repeated objects and their meaning.

    We will continue our word study program, "Morpheme Magic." Students will study the affixes fore- and de-.

    We will continue to write, read, and work on reading strategies and skills in small groups and complete Lexia.

    Math

    We will continue the unit, "Multiplication of Mixed Numbers; Geometry; Graphs." Students will learn about the hierarchy of quadrilaterals and polygons and collect and use fractional data.

    Social Studies

    There will not be any Social Studies this week.

    Science

    We will continue Project Lead the Way with Mr. Tomsik.

    Health
     
    There will be no Health lessons this week.
     
    Our Character Effect lessons will focus on the character strength, perspective.
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  • Week 32

    Posted by Becky Gracey on 5/3/2024 4:00:00 PM

    Here is what we will focus on next week:

    ELA

    We will continue our Reading unit, "Interpretive and Analytic Reading." Students will discuss themes.

    We will continue our word study program, "Morpheme Magic." Students will study the affix inter-.

    We will continue to write, read, and work on reading strategies and skills in small groups and complete Lexia.

    Math

    We will continue the unit, "Multiplication of Mixed Numbers; Geometry; Graphs." Students will learn about the hierarchy of triangles and quadrilaterals.

    Social Studies

    There will not be any Social Studies this week.

    Science

    We will continue Project Lead the Way with Mr. Tomsik.

    Health
     
    There will be no Health lessons this week.
     
    Our Character Effect lessons will focus on the character strength, zest.
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  • Week 31

    Posted by Becky Gracey on 4/26/2024 4:00:00 PM

    Here is what we will focus on next week:

    ELA

    We will continue our Reading unit, "Interpretive and Analytic Reading." Students will discuss lessons taught in stories, complex ideas in text, and themes and revise initial ideas.

    We will continue our word study program, "Morpheme Magic." Students will study the affixes sub- and pre-.

    We will continue to write, read, and work on reading strategies and skills in small groups and complete Lexia.

    Math

    We will continue the unit, "Multiplication of Mixed Numbers; Geometry; Graphs." Students will practice multiplying mixed numbers and using common denominators for fraction division.

    Social Studies

    There will not be any Social Studies this week.

    Science

    We will continue Project Lead the Way with Mr. Tomsik.

    Health
     
    We will continue the unit, "Safety." Students will learn about how to stay safe in public.
     
    Our Character Effect lessons will focus on the character strength, forgiveness.
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  • Week 30

    Posted by Becky Gracey on 4/19/2024 4:00:00 PM

    Here is what we will focus on next week:

    ELA

    We will continue our Writing unit, "Persuasive Essays." Students will revise their endings, edit, reflect and goal set, and celebrate.

    We will also begin our next Reading unit, "Interpretive and Analytic Reading." Students will study mentor texts.

    We will continue our word study program, "Morpheme Magic." Students will study the affix mis-.

    We will continue to write, read, and work on reading strategies and skills in small groups and complete Lexia.

    Math

    We will continue the unit, "Investigations in Measurement; Decimal Multiplication and Division." The review will be on Monday and the assessment will be on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

    We will also begin the next unit, "Multiplication of Mixed Numbers; Geometry; Graphs." Students will practice the multiplication of mixed numbers.

    Social Studies

    There will not be any Social Studies this week.

    Science

    We will continue Project Lead the Way with Mr. Tomsik.

    Health
     
    We will continue the unit, "Safety." Students will learn about how to stay safe when home alone.
     
    Our Character Effect lessons will focus on the character strength, fairness.
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  • Week 29

    Posted by Becky Gracey on 4/12/2024 4:00:00 PM

    Here is what we will focus on next week:

    ELA

    We will continue our Writing unit, "Persuasive Essays." Students will revise their leads, transition words, and endings.

    We will continue our word study program, "Morpheme Magic." Students will study the affixes im-, in-, il-, ir-, and over-.

    We will continue to write, read, and work on reading strategies and skills in small groups and complete Lexia.

    Math

    We will continue the unit, "Investigations in Measurement; Decimal Multiplication and Division." Students will learn how to divide decimals by decimals and plot and represent fractional data on line plots.

    Social Studies

    We will continue the unit, "A New Nation." Students will discuss the founding fathers and a research project based on a current issue and the constitution.

    Science

    We will continue Project Lead the Way with Mr. Tomsik.

    Health
     
    We will begin the unit, "Safety." Students will learn about how to have fun and stay safe in situations involving sun, water, and ice.
     
    Our Character Effect lessons will focus on the character strength, bravery.
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  • Week 28

    Posted by Becky Gracey on 4/5/2024 4:00:00 PM

    Here is what we will focus on next week:

    ELA

    We will continue our Writing unit, "Persuasive Essays." Students will plan by writing a micro-story and building their evidence; draft; and revise by using their Writing Checklist and thinking about their word choice.

    We will continue our word study program, "Morpheme Magic." Students will study the affix non-.

    We will continue to write, read, and work on reading strategies and skills in small groups and complete Lexia.

    Math

    There will not be any Math lessons this week, but students will have time to do Dreambox.

    Social Studies

    We will continue the unit, "The American Revolution." Students will participate in debates on Monday (4-8) from 10:15-11:00. Parents are welcome attend! If you'd like to come, please be sure to get here early enough to sign in at the office (you will need your ID).

    We will also begin the unit, "A New Nation." Students will discuss the Articles of Confederation, and the topics of representation, slavery, and individual rights regarding the writing of the U.S. Constitution.

    Science

    We will begin Project Lead the Way with Mr. Tomsik.

    Health
     
    We will continue the unit, "Physical Health and Wellness." Students will take the assessment on Wednesday (4-10).
     
    Our Character Effect lessons will focus on the character strength, prudence.
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