Thank you all for such a wonderful year! I am so honored to have taught you all for my first year teaching. I couldn't have asked for a better class! Have a great summer!
Aloha students and families! We have made it to our last week! I know it's been a strange year having two different teachers but you all have excelled so much and are ready for fifth grade!
Thank you all for working so hard on your essays. They are all spectacular and now I really can't wait to see your builds! Please read this entire post carefully to find out the schedule for our last week.
First, we will work on our Dear Mr. Henshaw scripts. Find your name and partners and use the Doc I've made for you below. Reread the pages you are assigned and write a one-page script about the most important part in your group's section. Think about how Leigh and the other characters would act in the scene. Leigh may or may not need to write a letter in your scene but you do not have to just have him sitting there writing. See my example HERE and read all the comments. You can have a narrator but don't need one. This is a very free assignment. Write the parts but don't worry about the actors; you will act out your part during Exhibitions and can use more actors if needed. You may also want to make small props to add to our performance! We will practice tomorrow. I am available through email if you need help! I also left short notes on your Docs to help you get started.
Then, practice your Spelling Bee Words.
Finally, try to memorize Lava and Happy. We will sing these songs at Exhibitions and it will look much better without papers! Last, in your journal, write a couple sentences about what you are happy about learning or doing this past year. We will say these before we sing!
Tomorrow the builds are due! Please finish them today and bring them tomorrow! I am so excited to see them! Also, if you didn't get a chance to make a droodle on Friday, please do that today. Try to use only one color, a marker, and write in pencil what you thought it was. Be creative and even a little vague! If you want to make another one, you can do so.
Historic Site Builds due! Also bring in any parts to your biomes games and book reports! Please make sure to return the DMH books and check that you have your Brain Wars graph to display. We will also have a fun Spelling Bee.
Exhibitions practice. Learn those songs!
Exhibitions! Students should arrive by 9:00 to prepare. Parents are welcome at 10:00 and exhibitions will end at 11:00. Students will be bringing home any projects and art after so expect a short cleanup after 11:00.
We will have a beach day at Maui Sunset (Waipuilani) Park, just a block north of St. Theresa's. Please drop off your student there at 9:00. Students do not need to wear a swimsuit but should wear their school shirt, sun protection, and bring a water and snack. You may stay and help with the games if you want. Pick up will be at the park at 11:00. DO NOT take your student to St. Theresa's. I will have more info at Exhibitions!
Today you will practice writing your essay for your HSB. First, check out the following link to see the rubric and tips that I will give you on Friday. This will tell you exactly what I am looking for in your essay. Then, go to your own HSB doc and start a new section and title it “Essay practice.” Practice writing your three body paragraphs. Remember that you will be handwriting your essay in class on Friday!
With any remaining time, work on building your project!
On Tuesday, we will have a fun Spelling Bee. Here is the list of 55 words we will use for it! Study them; they are all words from this year!
Homework this week: please complete 90 minutes of iReady READING and don’t forget to read a book!
Tomorrow will be our last spelling test! Please first make a Silly Spelling Story using all 21 words from Week 31. Write this using your best handwriting in your journal.
Then, go to this link that has all the words we spelled this year! Pick the hardest word for you from each week through week 31 and write it once in your journal in any fun, artistic, creative style. Just write the word in a fun way! This is to help you study because we will be having a fun Spelling Bee next Tuesday!
After, go to your HSB doc and decide what THREE topics you will want to write about for your Historic Site on the top of your Doc. Write them down and try to find a few notes about your topic. For example, I am doing Kalaupapa, so I will write about (1) leprosy, (2) the building and beginning of Kalaupapa Leprosy Colony, and (3) Kalaupapa today. Some good ideas for you to focus on are:
We will write our essays in class on Friday as a final. You will be able to use any notes and I will have computers for you to us your doc so write as many notes as you need to write a 5-paragraph essay!
With the rest of your time, build your historic site! Spend a lot of time making something you are proud of! These will be due next Tuesday, May 24th so that we can show them for exhibitions on May 26th!
Last regular Spelling Test! Let’s all get 21/21!
We will go to the library to take notes and get direct quotations for our historic sites. Bring your library card but you will not need to check out books.
We will write in-class essays about our historic sites.
Today is the Talent Show! It will start at 10:30 and finish at 12:30. We will have a snack (or bring lunch if you're really hungry) after and then class until 2:35.
You may do today's virtual assignment after school.
Please complete lessons U.9 and U.10 on IXL.
Then, start gathering your supplies for your Historic Site Build. Please make a detailed plan before you begin to build so that it will turn out nicely and be your best work! We will bring these in to class on the Tuesday before exhibitions, May 24th. We will go to the library on Wednesday and start our essays next week. I'm very excited to see how you will build your sites!
DON'T FORGET TO STUDY YOUR SPELLING WORDS AND READ A BOOK!
1. actress _____________ ______________
2. theatre _____________ ______________
3. solve _____________ ______________
4. appear _____________ ______________
5. metal _____________ ______________
6. dramatic _____________ ______________
7. either _____________ ______________
8. neither _____________ ______________
9. goose _____________ ______________
10. village _____________ ______________
11. aloof _____________ ______________
12. moody _____________ ______________
13. raccoon _____________ ______________
14. askew _____________ ______________
15. jewel _____________ ______________
16. moose _____________ ______________
17. ounce _____________ ______________
18. professional _____________ ______________
19. millimeter _____________ ______________
20. centimeter _____________ ______________
21. kilometer _____________ ______________
Homework this week: please complete 90 minutes of iReady MATH
Great job everyone on your Teach Us Time lessons! They were all spectacular. You are all such great public speakers!
Today you will start your Historic Site Building project!
First, start your own doc titled "Your Name HSB." Share it with me as soon as you create it!!
HERE is my sample doc. Please try to copy my doc's style. So have a sections for Websites, Notes, Pictures, and Supplies.
AFTER you've finished creating your doc and drawing design plans, complete IXL lesson V3.
With any remaining time, please read and do iReady. Remember, we will be checking our reading logs and celebrating our reading accomplishments so bring those in on Tuesday! Study your SPELLING WORDS! Let's all do better than last time.
Also, if you want to perform or do an activity at the Senior Living Center on Tuesday, please send me music today. You can practice Happy and Lava here (just X all the ads)! The best way to memorize is to write the lyrics down!
We will be going to Kalama Heights Senior Living Center to perform and interact with the residents there. This will be a very rewarding and unique experience so please look and act your best! EDIT: Kalama Heights may be providing us with lemonade and cookies so please check with your parents to make sure it is ok for you to eat them/
We will be going to the library to find books about our sites. You most likely will not need to borrow a book (we will take notes at the library) but bring your library card just in case!
Talent show today from 11 to 12! If you are performing or want to watch the entire show, please come to school around 10:50!
We will do PE so dress accordingly.
Great job learning about our weight (not mass) and how far we can jump on other planets! Remember to keep your paper in your backpack because we will discuss it in class again. Today, you you find your age on other planets. Go to this website and find your age (in years) on each planet and write it down in your journal. Read "What is Going On?" on that page. You can also check out your weight too on the link at the end!
Next, go to this Wikipedia page and check out all the historical sites in Hawaii. These are places, natural or manmade, that have some historical importance in Hawaii! Go to this doc and write the name of the place that you might like to research and build. You can write two for now if you can't decide and you don't need to pick from only this list. You can google "historical sites on Maui" etc to find somewhere else. This is for our final project, Building a Historical Site. This will be an at-home building project with a research essay. Students will need a platform to build on (like poster board or cardboard) and can build their site out of any material (like sugar cubes, popsicle or other sticks, paper, clay, lego, anything!). We will talk more about this on Friday and more info will be posted on Monday, just spend today choosing a site!
If you have not emailed me your talent, please do that today. Also tell me if you want to perform your talent or TUT lesson at Kalama Heights Senior Living on Tuesday!
Today is the last day for our Reading Logs! Remember to read today and bring them in tomorrow!
Last, two of today's lessons will be Ripstik and Hoverboard. If you want to try either one, please check with your parents. You will need your parent's permission to try them. Parents, if you do NOT want your child to ride, please email me. EDIT: I have decided no one will be riding the boards, as it could be a safety issue. We will watch our "teachers" show off their skills!
WEEK 30, SPELLING (Don't forget to study!!!)
1. represent _____________ ______________
2. reply _____________ ______________
3. whether _____________ ______________
4. clothes _____________ ______________
5. flowers _____________ ______________
6. scan _____________ ______________
7. delete _____________ ______________
8. address _____________ ______________
9. describe _____________ ______________
10. stern _____________ ______________
11. mature _____________ ______________
12. obscure _____________ ______________
13. surely _____________ ______________
14. assure _____________ ______________
15. manure _____________ ______________
16. dirty _____________ ______________
17. curb _____________ ______________
18. radius _____________ ______________
19. diameter _____________ ______________
20. circumference _____________ ______________
21. parallelogram _____________ ______________
Homework this week: Please complete 90 minutes of iReady READING and read everyday so that we can celebrate finishing our reading logs on Friday! If you didn't finish every single entry, it's ok, but please try to read everyday this week!
Last day for Talent Show sign-ups is this Friday! Please email me if you want to perform!
Today, you will finish your TUT projects.
Then, complete lessons U.8 and V.2 on IXL.
With any remaining time, read and do your iReady homework.
MM, KL, ES, AS, EM Teach Us Time lessons. Bring a rubik's cube if you have one and you can wear shoes that will "tap" on the floor. Wear comfortable clothes for sports lessons.
Wednesday, 8:55-1:30, PE day, dress accordingly
Students who have not finished testing will go with Ms. Ciccarelli to the middle school to finish, pick up there at 2:30. Please email me if you know you did not finish.
All other students, pick up at 1:30 at the elementary school.
SP,TB, JY, EE, RH, KH, LWal Teach Us Time lessons. Wear comfortable clothes for sports lessons.
JF, HS, RM, NM, ED, TG, LWei Teach Us Time lessons.
Scholastic Code: NKLKL