Friday, May 30

SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER!!

See you in August for the start of 2014-2015 school year!

Current Subject Wrap-up for 2013-2014

  1. Spanish finished 5 units in Latin American Mango Spanish.
  2. Capital Geography Intensive
  3. Art Exploration
  4. Music Exploration
  5. P.E.
  6. Latin
  7. Composition
  8. Grammar
  9. Ancient History
  10. Ancient History workbook
  11. Biology
  12. Literature
  13. Math

Thursday, May 29

School day 8AM - 4PM

Note: LAST DAY of SCHOOL!!!!!  I’m so excited.  We will do an intensive summer reading program.  I have assigned a list of books to be completed in the next two months.  There will be several camps, including a poetry camp I’m devising.

Current Subject Wrap-up for 2013-2014

  1. Spanish finished 5 units in Latin American Mango Spanish.
  2. Capital Geography Intensive
  3. Art Exploration
  4. Music Exploration
  5. P.E.
  6. Latin
  7. Composition
  8. Grammar
  9. Ancient History
  10. Ancient History workbook
  11. Biology
  12. Literature

Subject - Math

Program - IXL Math

  • Solve Equations 2
  • Volume of regular figure
  • Volume of irregular figures
  • Volume of cubes/rectangles/prisms
  • Add mixed numbers w/unlike denominators
  • Add mixed number word problems
  • Complete addition/subtraction sentences
  • Inequalities w/add & subtract fractions
  • Add/sub/mul/div decimals
  • Add/sub/mul/div word problems
  • Add/sub/mul/div fractions
  • ad/sub/mul/div mixed number word prob
  • Surface Area
  • Guess & Check

Summer Reading List

  • Bridge to Terabithia  by Katherine Paterson
  • Maniac Magee  by Jerry Spinelli
  • Number of the Stars by Lois Lowry
  • Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan 
  • The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate  by Jacqueline Kelly
  • The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg 
  • The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder 
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare 
  • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech 
  • Stargirl (Stargirl, #1) by Jerry Spinelli
  • My Side of the Mountain (Mountain, #1) by Jean Craighead George 
  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi 
  • Through My Eyes (Hardcover) by Ruby Bridges 
  • The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare 
  • The Old Willis Place (Hardcover) by Mary Downing Hahn
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin 
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor 
  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg 
  • Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
  • Wildwood (Wildwood Chronicles, #1) by Colin Meloy 

Wednesday, May 28

School day 8AM - 4PM

Note: 90%!!!!!  This is getting old to write about, but doing math none stop is even older.  My students finished Literature for the school year, always nice!

Current Subject Wrap-up for 2013-2014

  1. Spanish finished 5 units in Latin American Mango Spanish.
  2. Capital Geography Intensive
  3. Art Exploration
  4. Music Exploration
  5. P.E.
  6. Latin
  7. Composition
  8. Grammar
  9. Ancient History
  10. Ancient History workbook
  11. Biology
  12. Literature

Subject - Math

Program - IXL Math

  • Solve Equations 2
  • Divide fractions & mixed numbers
  • Complete division sequence
  • Divide fractions/mixed word problems
  • recipe with fractions
  • convert mixed customary
  • add & subtract mixed customary
  • convert metric
  • reasonable temperature
  • Find unknown angle
  • surface area
  • volume of cubes/prisms

Tuesday, May 27

School day 8AM - 4PM

Note: Woot, woot, we’re up to 85% done on Math.  Normally my kids want to do some dance on their workbooks when they are done.  This time I wish I could, but need the computer to work.  Oh well:(

Current Subject Wrap-up for 2013-2014

  1. Spanish finished 5 units in Latin American Mango Spanish.
  2. Capital Geography Intensive
  3. Art Exploration
  4. Music Exploration
  5. P.E.
  6. Latin
  7. Composition
  8. Grammar
  9. Ancient History
  10. Ancient History workbook
  11. Biology

Subject - Math

Program - IXL Math

  • Linear Functions
  • Graph Linear functions
  • Convert Customary units involving fractions
  • Combinations
  • Probability of compound events
  • Divide whole numbers by fractions
  • Divide two fractions
  • Area between two rectangles
  • Area & perimeter of irregular shapes
  • Evaluate Functions
  • multiply exponents
  • evaluate exponents
  • complete exponent

Subject - Literature

Fun Book:  The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddel

Book Club:  Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Monday, May 26

School day 8AM - 4PM

Note: IXL is really presenting some very complicated math for 5th grade.  I’m impressed, but wondering if it would be frustrating to other students.  It would be interesting to compare to others who are using IXL.

Current Subject Wrap-up for 2013-2014

  1. Spanish finished 5 units in Latin American Mango Spanish.
  2. Capital Geography Intensive
  3. Art Exploration
  4. Music Exploration
  5. P.E.
  6. Latin
  7. Composition
  8. Grammar
  9. Ancient History
  10. Ancient History workbook

Subject - Biology

  • Brainpop:  Reptiles & insects
  • Final Quizes

Subject - Math

Program - IXL Math

  • Function Tables
  • Convert Graphs to input/output table
  • Compare Customary Units
  • Schedule & Time Lines
  • Time Patterns
  • Divide fractions by whole numbers
  • Divide fraction by whole numbers word problems
  • Area of Compound Figures
  • Teach Dividing Fractions

Subject - Literature

Fun Book:  The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddel

Book Club:  Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Sunday, May 25

School day 8AM - 8PM

Note: It is never fun working over a weekend, but my students really crunched through their work.  Those last three books are all I’m required for school year Literature.  I have a whole summer reading plan that I will post later.  My older students will be required to write two papers.

Current Subject Wrap-up for 2013-2014

  1. Spanish finished 5 units in Latin American Mango Spanish.
  2. Capital Geography Intensive
  3. Art Exploration
  4. Music Exploration
  5. P.E.
  6. Latin
  7. Composition
  8. Grammar
  9. Ancient History
  10. Ancient History workbook

Subject - Math

Program - IXL Math

  • Write variable expressions
  • Evaluate variable expressions
  • write expressions to solve word problems
  • solve equations 1
  • Multiplication of Mixed numbers word problems
  • Multiplication Sentence

Subject - Literature

Fun Book:  The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddel

Book Club:  Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Saturday, May 24

School day 8AM - 4PM

Note: Working through the weekend isn’t fun, but necessary.  I love IXL, it is fairly advanced.  I’m very impressed that it is teaching complicated Geometry problems and early Algebra.  I also like that it really goes over a topic.  It is annoying in that we need to get it done, but I can really say that my students are retaining the mathematical concepts.

Current Subject Wrap-up for 2013-2014

  1. Spanish finished 5 units in Latin American Mango Spanish.
  2. Capital Geography Intensive
  3. Art Exploration
  4. Music Exploration
  5. P.E.
  6. Latin
  7. Composition
  8. Grammar
  9. Ancient History
  10. Ancient History workbook
Subject - Math

Program - IXL Math

  • Lines of Symmetry
  • rotational Symmetry
  • lines, line segments & rays
  • radius, diameter, area & circumference
  • Find start/end time word problems
  • Multiply 3 or more mixed, fractions
  • Calculate prob.
  • Make predictions

Subject - Literature

Fun Book: Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Fun Book:  The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddel

Book Club:  Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Friday, May 23

School day 8AM - 4PM

Note: My poor sick feeling student.  It was a classic case of soldiering through yesterday.  We had a lot of homework in math, but we were able to take a rest period and listen to a book on tape.

Current Subject Wrap-up for 2013-2014

  1. Spanish finished 5 units in Latin American Mango Spanish.
  2. Capital Geography Intensive
  3. Art Exploration
  4. Music Exploration
  5. P.E.
  6. Latin
  7. Composition
  8. Grammar

Subject - Ancient History

  • Final Rome Test
  • Geography Maps of Rome

Subject - Math

Program - IXL Math

  • Area of parallelograms
  • Estimate sums and difference mixed numbers
  • Multiply mixed number w/fraction
  • Multiply two mixed numbers
  • Partial Find start/end time word problems
  • Mean/median/mode/range find missing number

Subject - Literature

Fun Book: Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Fun Book:  The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddel

Book Club:  Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Thursday, May 22

School day 8AM - 4PM

Note: I consider 5th grade part of Middle School.  Most programs have four  year rotations.  This allows for a consistent 4 year plan.  We will be able to complete all 4 years of Story of the World.  I’m going to use all the “activities” listed in the beginning for my elementary students. 

Current Subject Wrap-up for 2013-2014

  1. Spanish finished 5 units in Latin American Mango Spanish.
  2. Capital Geography Intensive
  3. Art Exploration
  4. P.E.
  5. Latin
  6. Composition

Subject - Grammar/Creative Writing

Grammar - IXL

  • Identify meaning of idioms & adages

Subject - Math

Program - IXL Math

  • Simplify expressions using order of operations
  • inequalities with add/subtract fractions
  • Multiply mixed number w/fraction
  • Compare percentages
  • Calculate Mead, Median, Mode
  • Area of squares/rectangles
  • Area of triangles

Subject - Literature

Fun Book: Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Fun Book:  The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddel

Book Club:  Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Fun Book:  Corydon & the Island of Monsters by Tobias Druitt