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    3/16/20 - Today and tomorrow we will be completing one of the last few pages in the Stone Fox  Novel Study. After Finishing the Story: Character Traits: Identify and describe two (or more) character traits of Little Willy.  Use evidence from the text to support your answer.  Circle your character trait and underline your evidence from the story. Think about our discussion about Willy's character traits in class. Below is a list of character traits that may be helpful! I have also added a link which tells all about the story. Use the lined paper in your packet.

    3/17/20 - Use today to edit/finish the assignment from yesterday and read aloud to someone. Please email me to let me know how you felt about your writing and one character trait you picked for Little Willy. : )
    3/18/20 - Use today to edit/finish the assignment from yesterday and read aloud to someone. Please email me to let me know how you felt about your writing and one character trait you picked for Little Willy. : )
    3/19 - Did you finish writing? I am hoping to see an email from you?Today, begin reading, How a Comic Book is Made: A graphic text (look at pictures carefully and read speech bubbles and thought bubbles). Read at least up to pg 9, The Writing.Tell: What does it take to make a comic book.

    3/20 -  Continue reading, How a Comic Book is Made: Read Step Two, The Writing. What does the script tell us?

    3/23 - Continue reading, How a Comic Book is Made: Step 3: Drawing. Who is the penciller? (pencil-er). What is her job?  *Please use the blank lined paper in your packet to begin to write and underline each step of making a comic book and what happens during that step. On the top of the page, write the story title: How a Comic is Made.  Keep the paper in your packet to add each step as you read. It is a cool story!

    By the way: What is the genre of this story?  Are you learning something?  : ) (Nonfiction)

    3/24 - Continue reading, How a Comic Book is Made: Continue writng the steps from yesterday's assignment. Read Step 4: Ink and Color. Make sure to write what the Inker and Colorist do! : )

    3/25 - Continue reading, How a Comic Book is Made: Continue writng the steps from yesterday's assignment. Read Steps 5: Lettering and also Step 6: Printing and Shipping, if you can. This will ne the end of the writing assignment.

    Today: 3/26 - Continue reading, How a Comic Book is Made: Complete reading the story: pg 30, Try It! Make Your Own Comic! Share this book with someone else! Tell them what it was about.

    3/27 - Follow pg. 30's directions and Make your own comic! Follow the steps from 1-5. I can't wait to see your character, script and drawings! When we come back to school, I will copy it for you and your friends!!

    Have fun with it! Be creative! I can't wait to see your comics! : ))))))

    3/30 - Take today to finish and edit your own comic! Remember CUPS: Capitalization, Understanding (does it make sense), Punctuation and Spelling.

    3/31 - I can not wait to see your comics!  Did you notice my error, yesterday? My mistake? I spelled "make" wrong! I corrected it but it was a typo! This is why proofreading and editing are so important! : )))))))

    3/31 -You may start the second packet, (The second envelope)! Please begin reading, Knocked Out. It is from the series of books called, Sports Action Series! (Chosen just for my 5th grade sports fans!)The main character's name is Jack but everyone calls him, "Brick". Why do you think this is? Begin reading to find out why and what else happened to Jack. Begin by reading the back cover.  Read up to page 11 if you can. Make a prediction about what is going on?

    4/1 - Today finish the rest of the books in the packet! ; ) What day is it today? April Fool!! : ))))))))))))))*4/2 Continue reading:  Knocked Out.  What happened to Jack? Read the inside of the back cover for more info about soccer. Then continue reading the story. Read as far as you can. Then share what the story is about to someone else!

    *4/2 - 4/3 Did you finish reading, Knocked Out?  Did you think it ended up being a funny story?  What is the genre of the story? 

    Correct, Fiction, Fantasy for sure! Begin writing about the story by telling about the main character, Jack or Brick as he is called. What kind of person is he? Explain some of his character traits and how you know this. (evidence from the text)  Remember to start with...     ( A hook or question to draw the reader in  or  based on what I read... ) Or use your own creative idea!  There is a list of some character traits below if you need any help.

    4/3 - If you have finished, try this online Mad Lib before Spring Break!  We often did a Mad Lib together before a holiday!  https://www.glowwordbooks.com/blog/category/kids-online-mad-libs/

    Welcome Back!!  I hope you had a nice Spring Break with family!

    4/13 - You may have a learning Game day! Did you have a chance to try a Mad Lib? If not give it a try! If you did choose another one of the Mad libs to create.

     Then you may also choose a syllabication game: https://www.education.com/game/floyd-danger-syllable-adventure/  It is alittle tricky but keep trying!  You will get it!

     Tomorrow we will strart our new story, The Mystery of Yawning. Ha ha, yes a story about Yawning! Guess:  What is the genre of this story? From the "How Our Bodies Work" series. Read the back cover and the glossary for new vocabulary! Then begin reading. Read at least chapters 1 - 4. (short sections)

    4/14 - Begin reading, The Mystery of Yawning. It sounds funny! Why do you think we yawn?  This story is from the "How Our Bodies Work" series. Read the back cover and the glossary for new vocabulary! Then begin reading. Read at least chapters 1 - 4. (short sections)           What is the genre? Correct, nonfiction.  Then tell someone else about this story! You may also play the game above. : )

     4/15 - Continue reading The Mystery of Yawning. Sections 6-12 if you can.  What did you learn? Does yawning give us more oxygen?  Does it wake us up? Share what you have learned with someone else!

    4/16: Continue reading The Mystery of Yawning. Complete the story. Was the mystery of yawning ever solved?  Is yawning catching? Experiment: Read the inside of the back cover, Catching a Yawn. See if you can make someone in your family yawn! Ha ha!  You can write down what happened and save it in the packet to share when we come back!

     *4/17: Friday Game Day!

     

     4/20:  We will start a new story about a possible endangered spicies. This means an animal (or insect that could become extinct or die out) The story is: The Mystery of the Disappearing Honeybees! Why would bee be disappearing? Mabe you can solve the mystery? Look through the book and the photos first. You will see the Beekeeper who takes care of the bees. You may begin reading today to at least pg 7. But first you may like to watch on of these videos. Watch one today and one tomorrow:

     

    4/12 -4/22: Continue reading, The Mystery of the Disappearing Honeybees!  How did the beekeeper know something was wrong? 

    Read as much as you can or at least to pg 13. What plants/crops do honeybees help? 

    Take out sticky notes or a note pad. Jot down all of the clues that are given. On the last note make a prediction about why you think the bees are disappearing! Keep the notes inside your book.  How did you feel when reading about the bees disappearing?  It made me sad. How about you?  Maybe we can figure out a way to help...

    Bee videos :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NhW-c3EVGs or  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFf0fSXvlVQ

     4/23 - Continue reading The Mystery of the Disappearing Honeybees: Solving the Mystery: Read up to at least pg 19 if you can.  What are the four suspects? ("suspects" means "causes" in this text) Do you feel you made a correct prediction about why the bees are disappearing? Page 19 may give a clue!  Think ahead:  Is there is any way we can help the bees?  We shall see! 

     Friday 4/24 - Take today to continue reading The Mystery of the Disappearing Honeybees. If you finished reading the story, think about: what are some ways that we can help the bees?  Were you surprised to learn about not pulling up dandelions?  *Think about it: How does the story seem to fit in with Earth Day?

     5/4 - Today is Special's Day!  Dr Gibson wants students to focus on the Special teacher's sites today.  No Reading Plans today!  

      5/5 - I look forward to meeting with some of you tomorrow at 11:00 @Google meet!  We will be completing a mad Lib together!  http://www.redkid.net/cgi-bin/madlibs/ourschool.pl  Please have your packets nearby so we can vote on a book to explore together. (The Disappearing Honeybees or How a Comic Book is Made or Knocked Out)

    Friday 5/6 - 5/8: Enjoy reading the Raz Kids stoy posted at youw own pace until Friday! Check out the vocabulary. Then answer the questions. I bet you will do an awesome job! A Trip to a Prehistoric Cave!  https://www.raz-plus.com/books/leveled-books/book/?id=1221&langId=1 

    You may click on the option to listen as long as you read along.  : )

    5/11 - Today is Special's Day!  Go to your special teachers Sites! ( Art, Music, Gym and Library)  No assignment today!

     5/12 - Grade 5 Reading will have a catch up day today!  Finish Prehistoric Cave from Friday < Or >  Choose your favorite story that we have read during

     Remote Learning. Write about that story and tell why it is your favorite. Summarize and include some facts! Add a drawing if you like! Make it fun and interesting! : )

    5/13 - 5/15  For the rest of the week, plase read, We're in Business: https://www.raz-plus.com/books/leveled-books/book/?id=858&langId=1

    The story is about a group of kids who are in a leadership club that tries to help or do nice things for the community! Go to the yellow bar that

    says Digital Previews. You may click on read or listen. If you choose to listen be sure to follow the words as they are read. Then click on the story.

    Try to read 2 chapters a day.

    At the end, create your own business! What type of business would you like to have? Answer the questions on the last page to get your ideas rolling!  : )

     5/18 - Today is Special's Day!  Go to your special teachers Sites! ( Art, Music, Gym and Library)  No assignment today!

     5/19 - Today we will be reading the Mystery of the Missing Bees in our group at 11:00. See you then!

    5/20 - 5/21 - Please continue reading The Mystery of the Missing Honeybees! Read The clues on pgs 10 -14. On Thursday, read the suspects. Then try to solve the mystery and decide what you think is causing the bees to disappear! We will discuss the ending and what things we can do to help in our next meet up!

    Here is the link to the story:  https://www.heinemann.com/shared/companionresources/onlinebooks/fp/aws-viewer.aspx?b=LLI_Red_LB_Les147_P_TheMysteryofDisapp_OLR.pdf5/26 I look forward to our Google Meet Reading today at 11am to finish The Mystery of the Missing Bees! we will review the clues and discuss the suspects!

    Then we will vote on the next story to read together! Lets choose a great book to read until the end of the School year!
    5/27 -5/29 - Thank you for completing the reading of The Mystery of the Disappearing Honeybees.  As you finished reading the story,  What were some ways that we can help the bees?  Were you surprised to learn about not pulling up dandelions? Have fun completing the assignments over the next three days. 1. Write your prediction about why the bees are didsappearing using the Clues and the suspects and tell why. 2. Create your commercial for saving the bees as we discussed! First educate the audience as to what is happening and then what we can do to help!  Have fun making your commercial!
     6/1 -  Today is Special's day!  Go on to your special teachers' sites! Enjoy!
     6/2 - Today, I will see you in our group at 11:00 am. Please bring The Mystery of the Missing Bees if you have it and we will complete the unit!
     
     6/3 - 6/5 Here are the stories of Sports Heros as you have requested! American Sports Legends:  Featuring Jackie Robinson and Jesse Owens!  https://www.raz-plus.com/book.php?id=896&langId=1  Go to the yellow bar that says Digital Preview. You may click either read or listen. This story is a higher level so listening is one choice. Make sure you follow along with the words. Read the Focus question and vocabulary.  When you finish, you may complete the connection! We may need to continue this story next week as well! Enjoy!
    These heros faced many obsticals but never let their problems stop them. What obstacles did they face?
     
     
     

    *6/15 -  Today is Monday, Special Teachers day! Go to your special teachers' pages. Enjoy!

     

    6/16 - This is the last week of school with a special event on Wednesday (Klockner Drive Through) and a half day tomorrow.

    There will be no further Title 1 assignments!  Happy Summer!  <3

     
     
     
    6/8 - Today is Monday, Special Teachers day. Please visit your special teachers' pages. Enjoy!
     
     
    6/9 - 6/12 Continue reading the stories of Sports Heros as you had requested! American Sports Legends:  Featuring Jackie Robinson and Jesse Owens!  https://www.raz-plus.com/book.php?id=896&langId=1  Remember go to the yellow bar that says Digital Preview. You may again click either read or listen. This story is a higher level so listening is one choice. Make sure you follow along with the words. Did you read the Focus question and vocabulary.  Now, when you finish reading:
     
    Pretend you are interviewing one of the Sports Legends to write an article.  
    You might choose, Baseball's Most Daring Player, Jackie Robbinson on Pg 14  or The Fastest Man, Jesse Owens, pg 20 or another sports legend.
    Write about the obsticals these sports players met up with and how did they overcome them. We can share our thoughts and the questions below in our group meeting this week.
     
    These heros faced many obsticals  but never let their problems stop them! What obstacles have you faced? How did you overcome them?  What can we learn from this?!  ; )
     

     Also scroll down to the end to find a few games to play!!

     

     

    If you finish, here are games to try out:

    Choose a game to play:  https://www.education.com/game/floyd-danger-sentences/  Do you know what makes a good complete sentence? When we write only part of a sentence, it is called a sentence fragment. See the game! It is exciting!

     *Then you may also choose the syllabication game: https://www.education.com/game/floyd-danger-syllable-adventure/  It is alittle tricky but keep trying!  You will get it!

     

     

     

    Monday: 4/27- 5/1: This week we will work on two projects:  You may email me with your ideas or questions until we have our meeting. kruch@hamilton.k12.nj.us

    One is to tell in writing why you think the bees are disappearing using the clues given (evidence from the text).  

    Number Two is to make a commercial : ) letting people know about the disappearing bees and how we can save the bees! You can make a drawing. You may make a poster on construction paper or make a commercial video/or skit of yourself explaining/acting it out. (Family members may help) Lastly, you can write a song (a jingle or a pop song) explaining it or a poem!  Most important: Have fun with it!  Maybe we can share it with Mr Radice and show all of Klockner School!  Maybe we could even send it to Dr. Rocco!

    I will be contacting your parents today to set up a zoom session with our group.

     

     

     

     

    Choose a game to play:  https://www.education.com/game/floyd-danger-sentences/  Do you know what makes a good complete sentence? When we write only part of a sentence, it is called a sentence fragment. See the game! It is exciting!

     *Then you may also choose the syllabication game: https://www.education.com/game/floyd-danger-syllable-adventure/  It is alittle tricky but keep trying!  You will get it!

     

    Here is another video to check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NhW-c3EVGs

    If you finish, here are games to try out:

    *Later, you can spend some time with your lending library book!

    Happy Reading, : )

    Mrs. Ruch

     

    Dedicated

    Determined
    Easygoing
    Educated
    Enthusiastic
    Ethical
    Exciting
    Extraordinary
    Fair
    Firm
    Focused
    Forgiving
    Friendly
    Generous
    Gentle
    Good-natured
    Grateful
    Happy
    Hardworking
    Helpful
    Heroic
    Honest
    Hopeful
    Humble
    Innocent
    Intelligent
    Inventive
    Joyful

    Kind
    Lively
    Loving
    Loyal
    Neat
    Nice
    Optimistic
    Organized
    Passionate
    Patient
    Peaceful
    Playful
    Polite
    Principled
    Reliable
    Respectful
    Responsible
    Self-disciplined
    Selfless
    Sincere
    Skillful
    Strong
    Sweet
    Thoughtful
    Trustworthy
    Understanding
    Unselfish
    Wise

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/817982.Stone_Fox