June 6, 2016
1. Please send your child to school on time every single day. School starts at 8:10 a.m. Lateness is a disruption to instruction.
2. Please remember to check your child’s folder daily.
3. Please send your child to school with 5 sharpened #2 pencils daily.
4. All tests must be signed and returned back to school.
5. Please complete all daily homework assignments on the day in which it is assigned so that the students can master the concepts that they have learned at school that day.
6. If you have any questions or comments or concerns, feel free to send a note with your child or email me at your convenience. My email address is jmasullo.
7. I will be giving the students an unannounced Reading Comprehension Exam every other week. (Hint, Hint)
8. Please make sure that your child studies their weekly spelling words every night.
9. Reading Response questions will be given four times a week.
10. If you need to make an appointment to see me, please use the following times:
Tuesday-7:40 a.m.-8:10 a.m., 2:30 p.m.-3:10 p.m.
Monday through Friday-9:50 a.m.-Unless Schedule Changes
11. Please send in $5.00 for your child’s Time for Kids subscription if you have not done so already.
12. Please send back your child’s progress report.
13. If you have not met with me regarding your child’s report card, please make an appointment to meet with me.
14. Please return your child’s report card.
***Please refer to Homework Notebook for any changes***
**Word of the Week-** precipitation
Spelling Words for the Week of June 6, 2016
Homework for the Week of June 6, 2016
NYS Science Exam & TADA Performance at 11!
|Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log /Response||Activity # 1-ABC Order||Word Problems|
Attendance Picnic at Forest Park!
|Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response||Activity #2-
Write 10 sentences using ten of your spelling words.
|Wed.||Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response||Activity # 3-
Write 12 sentences using twelve of your spelling words.
No School for Students!
|Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response||Activity #4-
Write each word 3 x each/
|Friday||Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log||Test Signed & Corrected 3x each||Study Notes|
***New Reading Response Question Prompts are in your child’s folder***
***Guidelines for Fun Friday:*** Students may bring in board games and craft making activities and Students are responsible for anything that they bring to school!
During the month of June, we will continue reading a realistic fiction novel titled, “How to Steal a Dog,” by Barbara O’Connor. Georgina Hayes is the main character and she is desperate. Ever since her father left and they were evicted from their apartment, her family has been living in their car. With her mama juggling two jobs and trying to make enough money to find a place to live, Georgina is stuck looking after her younger brother, Toby. She has her heart set on improving their situation. When Georgina spots a missing-dog poster with a reward of five hundred dollars, the solution to all her problems suddenly seems within reach. All she has to do is "borrow" the right dog and its owners are sure to offer a reward. What happens next is the last thing she expected. With unmistakable sympathy, Barbara O’Connor tells the story of a young girl struggling to see what’s right when everything else seems wrong. The students will be having daily discussions about poverty and making moral decisions.
During the month of June, the students will continue writing “How To” writing pieces. During this writing, the students will be clearly expressing their ideas about a topic. They will be teaching someone step by step and guide them through a procedure. The person reading the student’s writing piece can learn from the writer since they are an expert on their topic.
During the month of June, the students will be learning about “Simple Machines.” We will identify simple machines and how they work. We will also discuss how these simple machines make people’s lives easier.
During the month of June, we are going to work on a chapter titled “Getting Ready for Fifth Grade.” We will be rounding decimals, dividing by multiples of ten and one hundred and adding and subtracting dollars and cents.
During the month of June, the students will be learning about “The United States in the Early 1800’s. We will learn about the Industrial Revolution as well as the struggle for equal rights. We will also study the Civil War and identify the causes and effects that it had on our nation.
ü June 6th-NYS Science Written Exam & TADA Performance at 11:00 a.m.
ü June 7th-Attendance Picnic at Forest Park
ü June 9th-No School for Students
ü June 14th-No School for Students
ü June 17th-Attendance Breakfast
ü June 28th-Last Day of School
June Reading Log
|Date||Title of Book||Author of Book||Pages Read||Parent’s Initials||Teacher’s Signature|