Thursday, November 20, 2014
We have been working on characterization this month. Talk about what characterization is and how the author of the book you chose made your favorite character come to life. Make sure you put first name only and proof read your work. Nothing will be posted if there are a lot of mistakes. You have worked very hard on these responses, so you should want to pass in your very best work. I can't wait to read all of your responses!
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
1. Eloise has given each child a bird that migrates to research.
2. Draw picture of the bird and color it. (no computer prints)
3. Write a 2-paragraph essay about the bird. (5-10 sentences per paragraph)
*a description of the size
*where they live (habitat)
*where they go in winter
*what they eat
*their mating habits---Do they mate for life, etc.?
4. Neatness and creativity will count.
5. We will present our projects to the class.
Monday, April 28, 2014
I hope everyone enjoyed their April vacation! I heard that some of you went to Florida and had an awesome time! Now that the nice weather is here, I would like for you to tell me what you enjoy doing outside. Please be specific and don't just create a list. Tell me an activity and why you enjoy doing it. What makes it so special? Please make sure you type 5th grade sentences. I will not post any responses that have a lot of grammatical mistakes or is not 5th grade work. Please do your best work. I can't wait to read everyone's favorite outdoor activities. Have fun!
Monday, March 31, 2014
We have just finished Screen Free Week, and a lot of you told me that you actually chose to read a book before you went to bed! That is GREAT!! The focus of our reading challenge is non-fiction. I would like for you to choose one non-fiction book that you have read this year, and tell me all about it. Remember the new format that you will be graded on. Please remember to type your response on a Word Document before you post it. Remember, I will not post your response if it is does not have at least five 5th grade sentences. You are almost in sixth grade, so you need to make sure you are checking over your spelling, grammar, and making sure your sentences make sense. Have fun with this, and make sure you give me a lot of detail about your book.
Monday, March 10, 2014
You just learned about how to solve Order of Operations, but your friend was sick today. I would like for you to explain to them how to solve this math problem. 22 - 3 x 5 + 2 = ? Teach your friend the proper steps on how to solve this problem. I encourage you to use your notes that we took today in class. Explain what PEMDAS is and any other rules that we discussed in class. Make sure you have at least five 5th grade sentences. Check over your spelling and grammar as well. If there are a lot of mistakes or you didn't do a very good job of explaining the proper steps, I will not post the your response. Have fun and make sure you save your response before you post it.
Monday, February 24, 2014
The Winter Olympics have just finished in Sochi, Russia, and it was great to watch. Out of all of the events, hockey and curling were my two favorite. If you could do only one event in the Winter Olympics, what would it be? I would like for you to tell me if you watched any of the Olympics and what event you would participate in and why. Make sure you write 5th grade sentences and you check over ALL of your work. If there are a lot of grammatical mistakes and it does not have at least five sentences, I will not post it. Remember to type it in a word document first, that way you can print it and hand it in if it doesn't post to the blog. If you didn't watch any of the Olympics and you don't know what the events are, please come see me and I will help you. Have fun with this and make sure you do your best work. I can't wait to read about what event you would try to get the gold medal in!
Monday, January 27, 2014
When I was young, I always knew that I wanted to be a teacher. I worked really hard in school and look where it got me. I am doing what I have always dreamed of doing. I would like for you to tell me what you would like to be when you grow up. Some of you might not really know, so tell me a few things that you might want to be. Please go into detail and tell me why you want to be whatever you want to be. I want five to eight 5th grade sentences. Anything less then that, will not be posted on the blog. Make sure you type it into a word document first, so you can see your mistakes and correct them before you post it. Have fun with this and do your best work.
Monday, January 13, 2014
We have just finished our unit on fractions, and now we are moving onto fractions, decimals, and percentages. We haven't really learned about how all three of these concepts are linked together, but we will. I want to know how you think they are all related? I would like for you to do some research. You can look it up on the internet or even just ask an adult. Sorry, Mrs. Ronning and myself don't count :) I would like for you to respond with 5-8 sentences on how fractions, decimals, and percentages are the same or even different. I am not grading you on whether or not you actually understand it or not, but more of you thinking between the two. Do your best and don't get frustrated. If you are having trouble with this, just tell me how fractions, decimals, and percentages are used in our daily lives. Always do your best work and remember that I will not post anything that has a lot of grammatical mistakes and does not have at least five 5th grade sentences. Good luck and have fun!
Monday, December 9, 2013
The first real snowfall of the year has finally come. I love the month of December! My dad and I would always go outside after Thanksgiving and set up all of our decorations. We had the whole outside of our house covered with lights, blow-up figures, plastic figures, and even an a HUGE hot air balloon that Santa was riding in. We would always have hot chocolate when we were working on everything. When we were all done, I would go inside and help my mom set up our Christmas tree. We would have new decorations every year. I would like for you to tell me all about your December. What are some of the things that you do? Remember to give detail and watch your spelling and punctuation. Like always, I would like for you to please have at least five sentences. Do your best work and spend some time on this. Read over your work because if it does not have five sentences or has a lot of grammatical mistakes, I will not post it. I can't wait to hear about what all of you like to do in December. Happy 1st day of snowfall!
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
November is the month where you hear people say what they are thankful for. I am thankful for a wonderful family, all of the soldiers who fight for our freedom everyday, my job, and so much more. I want to hear what you are thankful for. Please don't just create a list. I would like for you to spend some time and explain why you are thankful for the one or two things that you chose. Please make sure you type 5th grade sentences! That means that you should check over your spelling, grammar, punctuation, and make sure your sentences flow nicely. Don't have your thoughts all over the place. Remember to type at least five sentences. Anything less will not be posted. Do your best work and I can't wait to read what everyone is thankful for.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Here is your chance to be the teacher. I would like for you to pretend that you are teaching a 5th grade student how to divide. The method that you are teaching them is with the multiplication menu. The problem that you are teaching the student is 374 divided by 17. I would like for you explain how to solve this problem and walk us through it step by step. You might want to take your math notebook home, so you can look at other examples to help you. Please make sure you are doing 5th grade work! This must be at least five sentences. Anything less than that, will not be posted. Please look over your work to make sure there is not a lot of spelling or grammatical mistakes. Have fun being the teacher!
Monday, October 14, 2013
I love the fall season! There is always so much to do. One of my favorite traditions that I do every year is carving pumpkins, drinking hot apple cider, and watching Hocus Pocus. I would like to know what your favorite part of the fall season is. Please make sure you write 5th grade sentences. That means that you should have capitals, periods, commas, and structured sentences. I would like for you to type five to eight sentences. Anything less than five will not be posted. Please read your writing over to make sure that it makes sense. Please do your best work and have fun with this assignment. I can't wait to see what everyone likes to do during the fall season.
Monday, September 16, 2013
I know a lot of you love to read. I give you some time every morning to choose a book and read quietly for twenty minutes. I am currently reading a book called Coraline by Neil Gaiman. It is a really spooky story. They even made it into a movie! I would like for you to tell me about a book that you are currently reading. You should tell me the main character and what the story is about. Tell me what the main problem of the story is as well. You must have five to eight sentences. Remember to do 5th grade work! That means you should check for spelling, grammar, and punctuation. This is your professional work, so make sure you do your best. I will not post your response if there are a lot of errors or if it was poorly done. Have fun and I can't wait to hear about all of the exciting books that you are reading!
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
All of you made it through the first week of 5th grade! After hearing about what the year is going to be like, what are you nervous about? Please do your best work. You must write at least five sentences, but no more than eight. If there are a lot of spelling mistakes, I will not post your comment. Remember to do 5th grade work and try your best. I recommend that you type it in a word document first and then copy and paste it into this document. Remember to put your initials at the end, so I know who's response I am reading. This will be due on September 6, by the start of school. Have fun!
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
I hope all of you are enjoying your summer so far! I know all of you would rather be back in 5th grade with Mrs. Ronning and myself though. I would like to hear about your summer. If you want to post on the blog to tell me of a fun activity that you did or an awesome trip that you went on, then please do it. I will try to update, respond, and post all of your comments as much as I can over the summer. So far, I have been playing a lot of basketball, planning my wedding, and teaching Willow all kinds of new tricks. I hope all of you have a great summer and don't forget to keep checking in on the blog.