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week of june 6

Hello All,

***School is closed for students on Thursday June 9th***

Reminders:
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. 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.
5. If you send in money for fundraisers, book fair, trips, etc. please send it in an envelope with your child’s name.
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 BConti2@schools.nyc.gov

Homework for the Week of June 6,2016
***Please refer to Homework Notebook for any changes***

HOMEWORK-

NONE, reading may be assigned nightly.

Reading
Students will continue reading “Life As We Knew It”.
Writing
Students will think about how the main character handles her situation in “Life As We Knew It”. They will write about how to remain hopeful during a tough situation or another topic of their choice. Math
We are going to continue working on 5th grade math. We are going to work on decimal place value.

Upcoming Events:

June 9- No school for students
Sunday June 12- Kite Festival
June 14- NO school for students***please note this was previously listed as a half day, however it is a full day of no school for the students. June 28- Last day of school

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Week of May 31

Hello All,

***TADA/Choice performance June 7th!***

Reminders:
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. 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.
5. If you send in money for fundraisers, book fair, trips, etc. please send it in an envelope with your child’s name.
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 BConti2@schools.nyc.gov

Homework for the Week of May 31,2016
***Please refer to Homework Notebook for any changes***

HOMEWORK-

Reading response due on Friday. Students should use Life As We Knew It to answer the question. Reading will be assigned nightly.
Math sheet due on Friday.

Reading
Students will continue reading “Life As We Knew It”.
Writing
Students will think about how the main character handles her situation in “Life As We Knew It”. They will write about how to remain hopeful during a tough situation or another topic of their choice. Math
We are going to continue working on 5th grade math. We are going to work on decimal place value. Science
We are learning about sources of energy. This is helping the students prepare for the state science exam. The performance took place last week. The written part is June 6.

Upcoming Events:

Sunday June 5- Kite Festival
June 9- No school for students
June 14- Half day for students
June 28- Last day of school

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week of May 23

Hello All,

***The performance part of the science exam will begin on Wednesday!***

Reminders:
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. 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.
5. If you send in money for fundraisers, book fair, trips, etc. please send it in an envelope with your child’s name.
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 BConti2@schools.nyc.gov

Homework for the Week of May 23,2016
***Please refer to Homework Notebook for any changes***

HOMEWORK-
Reading questions due tomorrow.
Reading response due on Friday. Students should use Life As We Knew It to answer the question. Reading will be assigned nightly.

Reading
Students will continue reading “Life As We Knew It”.
Writing
Students will think about how the main character handles her situation in “Life As We Knew It”. They will write about how to remain hopeful during a tough situation or another topic of their choice. Math
We are going to continue working on 5th grade math. We are going to work on decimal place value. Science
We are learning about sources of energy. This is helping the students prepare for the state science exam. The performance part of the exam will take place May 25-June 3. The written part is June 6.

Upcoming Events:

May 30- Memorial Day School Closed
Sunday June 5- Kite Festival
June 9- No school for students
June 14- Half day for students
June 28- Last day of school

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Week of May 16

Hello All,

Reminders:
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. 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.
5. If you send in money for fundraisers, book fair, trips, etc. please send it in an envelope with your child’s name.
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 BConti2@schools.nyc.gov

Homework for the Week of May 16,2016
***Please refer to Homework Notebook for any changes***

HOMEWORK-
Reading response due on Friday. Students should use Life As We Knew It to answer the question. Reading will be assigned nightly.
Math sheet due Friday

Reading
Students have started reading “Life As We Knew It”.
Writing
Students will think about how the main character handles her situation in “Life As We Knew It”. They will then write about how to remain hopeful during a tough situation. Math
We have started working on the first unit of 5th grade. We are working on estimating and rounding. Science
We are learning about sources of energy. This is helping the students prepare for the state science exam. The performance part of the exam will take place May 25-June 3. The written part is June 6.

Upcoming Events:

May 30- Memorial Day School Closed
Sunday June 5- Kite Festival
June 9- No school for students
June 14- Half day for students
June 28- Last day of school

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Week of May 9

Hello All,

Reminders:
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. 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.
5. If you send in money for fundraisers, book fair, trips, etc. please send it in an envelope with your child’s name.
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 BConti2@schools.nyc.gov

Homework for the Week of May 9,2016
***Please refer to Homework Notebook for any changes***

HOMEWORK-
Please check homework notebook daily as nightly reading may be assigned.

Reading
Students have started reading “Life As We Knew It”.
Writing
Students will think about how the main character handles her situation in “Life As We Knew It”. They will then write about how to remain hopeful during a tough situation. Math
We have started working on the first unit of 5th grade. We are working on place value to the 100,000. This is pretty simple for many students, however it leads into rounding which is more difficult. Many students in our class have difficulty rounding. Science
We are working on electricity and magnetism. This is helping the students prepare for the state science exam. The performance part of the exam will take place May 25-June 3. The written part is June 6.

Upcoming Events:

May 12- Parent Conferences 4:30-7:30
May 30- Memorial Day School Closed
Sunday June 5- Kite Festival
June 9- No school for students
June 14- Half day for students
June 28- Last day of school

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week of april 18

Hello All,

Reminders:
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. 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.
5. If you send in money for fundraisers, book fair, trips, etc. please send it in an envelope with your child’s name.
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 BConti2@schools.nyc.gov

Homework for the Week of April 18, 2016
***Please refer to Homework Notebook for any changes***

HOMEWORK- due Friday
Write the definition for the following science words:
Static electricity, current electricity, series circuit, parallel circuit, conductor, insulator Math sheet due Friday
Reading response due Friday-Tell about two events in the story that the author used to portray the main character’s personality. What did you learn about the character from these parts of the book? Bring in signed sheet about the reading book by tomorrow

Reading
Students are finishing “An Inconvenient Truth” by Al Gore. Students will continue to read current articles about Global Warming. Writing
Students will use the information learned from “An Inconvenient Truth” and the articles to write a persuasive piece about Global Warming. Math
We are learning about tessellations.

Upcoming Events:

April 25th-29th Spring Recess- School Closed

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week of April 4

Hello All,

Reminders:
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. 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.
5. If you send in money for fundraisers, book fair, trips, etc. please send it in an envelope with your child’s name.
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 BConti2@schools.nyc.gov

Homework for the Week of March 28, 2016
***Please refer to Homework Notebook for any changes***

There is NO written homework this week. Students should have healthy dinners and breakfasts. It is important that students relax and get plenty of sleep each night!

All information below depends on how long we spend on the state ELA test each day.

Reading
Students are finishing “An Inconvenient Truth” by Al Gore. Students will continue to read current articles about Global Warming. Writing
Students will use the information learned from “An Inconvenient Truth” and the articles to write a persuasive piece about Global Warming. Math
We will review for the state test next week.

Upcoming Events:

April 5th, 6th and 7th- ELA Exam
April 13th, 14th and 15th- Math State Exam
April 25th-29th Spring Recess- School Closed

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week of March 28

Hello All,

Reminders:
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. 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.
5. If you send in money for fundraisers, book fair, trips, etc. please send it in an envelope with your child’s name.
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 BConti2@schools.nyc.gov

Homework for the Week of March 28, 2016
***Please refer to Homework Notebook for any changes***

Math test on Thursday.

Math homework due Friday.

Reading response due Friday.

Reading
Students are finishing “An Inconvenient Truth” by Al Gore. Students will continue to read current articles about Global Warming. Writing
Students will use the information learned from “An Inconvenient Truth” and the articles to write a persuasive piece about Global Warming. Math
We are learning about geometry and symmetry. We are also reviewing math skills we covered earlier in the year. Students will take a math test on Thursday. It will cover angles, quadrilaterals, symmetry, parallel, perpendicular and intersecting lines. Science
We are still working on “Life Cycles”.
Social Studies
We are still working on Unit 3- The Revolution in New York

Upcoming Events:
April 1- Spring Gala
April 5th, 6th and 7th- ELA Exam
April 13th, 14th and 15th- Math State Exam
April 25th-29th Spring Recess- School Closed

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Week of March 14

Hello All,

I am very excited to announce that our class will participate in “The Great Mail Race”. Last week I received a letter from a school in New Jersey. Included was a note from an individual student and a questionnaire. Each student in our class will be assigned an elementary school in another state. They will write to that class and send them the materials to continue “The Great Mail Race”. Hopefully we will learn a lot about kids in other states.

Reminders:
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. 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.
5. If you send in money for fundraisers, book fair, trips, etc. please send it in an envelope with your child’s name.
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 BConti2@schools.nyc.gov

Homework for the Week of March 14, 2016
***Please refer to Homework Notebook for any changes***

Math homework due Friday.

Reading response due Friday.

Reading
Students are reading “An Inconvenient Truth” by Al Gore. Students will also read more current articles about Global Warming. Writing
Students will use the information learned from “An Inconvenient Truth” and the articles to write a persuasive piece about Global Warming. Math
We are going to continue learning about angles. Students will practice measuring with protractors. We will also begin studying two dimensional figures (triangles, quadrilaterals, perpendicular and parallel lines, lines of symmetry). Students will be tested on this material at the end of next week. Science
We are still working on “Life Cycles”.
Social Studies
We are still working on Unit 3- The Revolution in New York

Upcoming Events:
March 21-24 March Madness Week (more info to come)
March 25- Good Friday- School Closed
April 1- Spring Gala
April 5th, 6th and 7th- ELA Exam
April 13th, 14th and 15th- Math State Exam
April 25th-29th Spring Recess- School Closed

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Week of March 7

Hello All,

Reminders:
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. 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.
5. If you send in money for fundraisers, book fair, trips, etc. please send it in an envelope with your child’s name.
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 BConti2@schools.nyc.gov

Homework for the Week of March 7, 2016
***Please refer to Homework Notebook for any changes***

Math task due Friday.

Reading response due Friday.

Reading
Students are reading “An Inconvenient Truth” by Al Gore. Students will also read more current articles about Global Warming. Writing
Students will use the information learned from “An Inconvenient Truth” and the articles to write a persuasive piece about Global Warming. Math
We are going to begin a unit angles. Students will practice measuring with protractors. Science
We are still working on “Life Cycles”.
Social Studies
We are still working on Unit 3- The Revolution in New York

Upcoming Events:
March 21-24 March Madness Week (more info to come)
March 25- Good Friday- School Closed
April 1- Spring Gala
April 5th, 6th and 7th- ELA Exam
April 13th, 14th and 15th- Math State Exam
April 25th-29th Spring Recess- School Closed