Reminder:  1/2 day for students on Monday, March 7th.  

 

3/4/16 

 

I wanted to share some information about reading fluency this week.  Many students with language based learning issues struggle with reading pace.  Often times, with effective phonics instruction, their ability to decode words improves, but they still struggle to read at a pace that is efficient. Moreover, their pace tends to impact reading comprehension.  Research tells us that we need to do the following things in order to improve fluency for these children: 1. Model fluent reading  2.  Engage students in repeated readings  3.  Monitor progress.  

 

Reading to your child is a fabulous way to spend time with them and get them interested in reading. I know all of you do this with your children, but don't limit yourself to just reading novels. You can certainly read current events or non-fiction articles together, too. You'll be surprised by all of the great conversations that you generate together.  

 

In addition to reading aloud to your child, try to pick one passage each week and use it as "repeated reading" material.  The passage should be at a level that your child can read independently.  As a general rule of thumb, they shouldn't have trouble reading any more than 5 words.  The website www.readworks.com is a terrific resource for finding reading passages at your child's level.  You can read the passage together a few times until your child is comfortable, and then ask them to read it aloud without you.  When you read it together, model a nice fluent pace.  Even if your child misses a couple of the words in each sentence, they should read along to the best of their ability.  This gives them the opportunity to practice a faster pace.  Spend time reading this passage across a few days or even an entire week.  Remember to remind them that they are working on fluency, not comprehension. 

 

Finally, as appropriate, work with your child to monitor their progress.  You can use your repeated reading material to do this.  See how many words correct per minute your child can read the first time that they read the passage.  Then, engage in your repeated readings throughout the week and time your child again.  You can even put the results into a bar graph and have your child color it in.  It will be super motivating for them to see their progress in a visual display.  

 

Please let me know if you have any questions about fluency.  I'm here to help!

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Mrs. Ayres 

 

 

Orton Gillingham concepts covered this week: 

 

  • Spelling long a: /eigh/ as in "neighbor" 
  • Generalizing common suffixes within several different words 
  • Counting the words we can read in one minute and challenging ourselves (if appropriate) to read at faster pace
  • Practicing the 3 great rules when adding suffixes to words (doubling rule, silent e rule, and changing y to i rule)  

 

5th Grade:  

 

Ask me.......

  • If I can tell you about the 3 great rules 
  • How to calculate the volume of a space 
  • What density is 
  • If I can explain what happens when liquids of different densities are put into one container 
  • How you go about calculating volume when there are more than 4 faces on a rectangluar prism 
  • What if I can tell you about Mars 1  

 

4th Grade:  

 

Ask me.......

  • What I'm writing my speech about  
  • If I can tell you about the structure of my speech (e.g. how will I present it)  
  • How I'm learning about force and motion  
  • If I can tell you how to add fractions with like denominators 
  • How you change a mixed number to an improper fraction 
  • What CER stands for  

 

2/19/16 

 

Spring here we come!  

 

Every March I'm excited to watch all of my students' hard work beginning to pay off.  This year is no exception and it's not even March yet!  Their ability to be self directed is improving, and we're able to accomplish more during our time together.  One example of this is the work they put in learning their red words each week.  Since about 15% of the English language is non-phonetic, it's important that students work to memorize the spellings of certain words.  Memorizing such extensive lists can pose a significant challenge for students with language based learning difficulties.  However, I'm happy to report that through the use of multi-sensory techniques, my students' are learning and generalizing the spellings of these words with an astounding degree of accuracy.  So exciting!  In order to keep the ball rolling I would like to provide them with a way to independently continue to practice these words at home.  Because the lists are getting longer, it's harder for me to get in enough review time during the school day.  In the column to the left I've listed 3 new links: Red Words #1, Red Words #2 and Red Words #3.  If you click on the links, it will take you to a quizlet website and your child will have an opportunity to practice spelling these words.  They have done it in the classroom with me so they should know exactly what to do.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  I'm happy to help!  

 

Orton Gillingham concepts covered this week: 

 

  • Learning how to use quizlet to practice spelling red words 
  • Fluency practice through repeated oral readings of the same text 
  • Visual and auditory drills for common suffixes 
  • Practicing visual drills with the Orton Gillingham card deck application (see link to the left) 
  • Answering multiple choice questions after reading a passage 

 

 

5th Grade:  

 

Ask me.......

  • What powers my superhero villian possesses 
  • If I'm working with a partner for the superhero villain project 
  • What the campfire program is 
  • When apostrophes are used in the English language 
  • What the root "auto" means 
  • If I want to tell you or ask you anything with regard to the family life classes I had this week  

 

 

4th Grade:  

 

Ask me.......

  • How to find equivalent fractions
  • About the method for reducing fractions to their simplest form
  • If I can tell you about the circulatory game 
  • How I find a least common denominator  
  • What topics I'm considering writing my speech about 
  • If I can tell you about the speech we listened to online this week (TED talk)  

 

 

2/12/16 

 

Happy Valentines Weekend!  

 

It's no secret that I love the Orton Gillingham approach.  Students involved with the program, benefit from multi-sensory instruction that is cumulative, sequential, diagnostic and prescriptive.  As I introduce new concepts each week, I'm always keeping in mind the cumulative nature of the program.  I don't want students to lose concepts that they have mastered.  Because of this, I need to consistently review concepts that we have covered.  Now that we have passed the half way point of the year, the concepts that need to be consistently reviewed can be extensive.  In order to make sure that my students get time to keep all of these concepts at the mastery level, I'm inviting families to help out at home by downloading the application in the link listed on the left hand side of this page entitled: "Orton Gillingham Card Deck Application".  It's a free application that allows students to practice the Orton Gillingham card deck.  Essentially, the card deck represents the phonetic code. If your child was in school this week on Thursday and Friday they had an opportunity to practice using the application.  In the settings portion of the application (press on the 3 little lines in the upper left hand corner of the main page), they should have all of the concepts turned on (i.e. consonants, single vowels, consonant digraphs, vowel teams, vowel +r, short vowels signals, vowel consonant -e, suffixes).  Please let me know if you have any questions.  I'm here to help!    -Mrs. Ayres 

 

 

 

 

 

Orton Gillingham concepts covered the past two weeks: 

 

  • Adding suffixes to the end of words that end in "y".  
  • Knowing when to double the final consonants in words when adding suffixes     
  • Reading passages and answering multiple choice questions 
  • Beginning instruction in answering short answer questions
  • Picked new independent reading books 
  • Reviewed and practiced the red words covered up to this point
  • Learned how to use the Orton Gillingham card deck application  

 

 

5th Grade:  

 

Ask me.......

  • How fractions are used in multiplication and division word problems  
  • What I learned at Fidelity Bank 
  • To name the element I chose for my super hero / villain  
  • What properties the element that I chose has  
  • What diffusion and osmosis are  
  • Why we study Greek and Latin roots  
  • What the meanings of the following roots are:  Ant / Anti   &  Aster / Astor   
  • If I remember what my topic sentence is for my compare and contrast essay  
  • To give you a summary of what is happening in the book I'm reading   

 

 

4th Grade:  

 

Ask me.......

  • How I divide when the divisor is a double digit  
  • About habits of the mind with regard to engineering 
  • If I can tell you something about the different parts of the digestive system  
  • Why we used skittles in our experiment this week 
  • To tell you about my oral storytelling presentation
  • To talk to you about the book I'm reading  
  • Who I'm sitting next to now that we've changed our seating arrangement  
  • How I enjoyed the "Love of Reading" Valentine's Day  celebration 

 

 

1/29/16 

 

Greetings!  

 

It has been a great week at Bear Tavern Elementary.  We were treated to a wonderful assembly on Thursday when Reverend Caldwell, a leader in the civil rights movement visited our school to discuss his relationship with Dr. King, share stories of his life, and make us all smile.  Please ask your child about it!  

 

Below is an article I wanted to share with you.  It discusses the importance of learning to spell and how the knowledge acquired from spelling instruction helps students become better readers and writers.  It also provides information related to the basic sequence of instruction for word study throughout the elementary and middle school years.  

 

http://www.aft.org/sites/default/files/periodicals/Moats.pdf

 

Please see below for information that will help to initiate a conversation with your child about what they have been doing in school. 

 

Enjoy your weekend,

 

Mrs. Ayres 

 

 

Concepts cover this week: 

 

 

 

Orton Gillingham concepts covered this week: 

 

  • /ew/ and /ue/   
  • Reviewed adding suffixes that start with vowels to the end of one syllable words (e.g. running, dusted)  
  • Reviewed adding suffixes that start with a vowel to words that end with  silent e  
  • Worked on adding another 5 new red words to our individual lists 
  • Read passages at our individual reading levels and practiced answering multiple choice and open ended questions 
  • Practiced identifying consonant -le syllable types  
  • Continued to learn the sounds, meanings and spellings of common suffixes 

 

 

 

5th Grade:  

 

Ask me.......

  •  How fractions can be multipled 
  •  Why the product gets smaller when factors are multipled 
  • How a recipe can be altered to serve more people or less people 
  • Which "juice combo" I designed 
  • How I tested my "juice combo" design 
  • How my compare and contrast essay is coming along 
  • What affixes are  

 

 

4th Grade:  

 

Ask me.......

  •  How I'm doing with the traditional method of division 
  •  If I can tell you what tool I used to measure angles (a protractor) 
  • What types of transition words or phrases I added to my pourquoi tale 
  • Why didn't use "said" in our pourquoi tales 
  • What final ankle brace improvments my group made this week  

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/22/16

 

Happy Friday!  

 

I don't know about you, but I'm always looking for ways to make my daily life a little bit easier.  Finding time to read and learn more about language based learning disabilities is a priorty for me, but there are only so many hours in a day.  One way that I keep up with articles, advancements, and general news is by following facebook pages devoted to this subject.  I have found countless resources in this way and I wanted to take a second to share some of the better pages I have found. On facebook, you just need to visit the page and check off the "like" button.  After this is done, the posts from these pages should start showing up in your news feeds.  Please reach out to me if you have any trouble.  Below is my suggested list.  

 

I have also included a new link in the toolbar to the left: "Dyslexia Daily". It's a wonderful resource for articles, blog entries, and helpful tips and tricks.  

 

Stay safe in the snow! 

 

- Mrs. Ayres  

 

Suggested Facebook Pages:

1.  Decoding Dyslexia - NJ 

2.  Ignite Dyslexia Awareness 

3.  Dyslexia Daily 

4.  Dyslexia Reading Well 

 

 

Concepts cover this week: 

 

Orton Gillingham concepts covered this week: 

  • Definition of Affix  
  • The study of the common prefixes and suffixes continued 
  • When to double the final consonant in a single syllable word 
  • Applying our knowledge of prefixes and suffixes when we work to decode and spell longer words 
  • Vocabulary study of the word "bound".  Ask your child if they can tell you one of the four meanings of the word.  If they have trouble, ask them to think about the pictures that they created.  

 

5th Grade:  

Ask me.......

  • How do you borrow when subracting mixed fractions  
  • What are cell organelles and what are their functions  
  • If I can tell you what I saw under the microscope this week 
  • About my claims, evidence and reasoning project 
  • What I am writing my compare and contrast essay on 
  • When I double the final consonant in a one syllable word 

 

 

4th Grade:  

Ask me.......

  • How I use division to solve a word problem 
  • To tell you about the ankle brace design that my group is working on 
  • What types of materials my group is using to design a brace 
  • To tell you the pros and cons of working with a group on a project   
  • When I double the final consonant in a one syllable word 
  • To orally tell you about the pourquoi tale I'm writing 

 

 

 

 

Who remembers School House Rock videos?  I sure do!  I think one of the reasons I remember them so vividly is because it was so easy for me to learn concepts that were taught in the videos.  At the time, I didn't understand why, but now I know that the videos taught me things in a multi-sensory way.  I would be singing, listening and often times dancing along to the music.  All the while, the information being presented was finding visual, auditory and kinesthetic ways to get into my head.  This is exactly the premise of the multi-sensory teaching I try to use everyday.  Go ahead and check out the link above for a trip down memory lane.  Additionally, have a look at the concepts in the videos and see if your child might benefit from watching.  

 

Have a great weekend!

 

Mrs. Ayres 

 

Weeks of:  January 4th and January 11th 

 

Orton Gillingham concepts covered this week and last week: 

  •  au, aw, & a  (the sound you make when you see a cute baby)  
  • oi & oy (the sound you make when something annoys you)  
  • Suffixes: y, ly, ic, ment, ition, ing, er, or, ful, ation, y, ly
  • Vocabulary word study within our reading  
  • Syllable Types 

 

5th Grade:  

Ask me.......

  • How fractions are converted into decimals 
  • What a lowest common denominator is (How do you find one?)  
  • What model I created for the cell project 
  • What part of the cell project I'm doing in the 3D printer  
  • What a Venn Diagram is 
  • How Iranians celebrate the new year (Nowruz)
  • What organelle my group is designing on Tinkercad
  • About the function of the organelle my group is working on 
  • To tell you the two things that Mr. Richtmyer talked about in his biomedical research projects
  • To tell you about the jump rope assembly 

 

 

4th Grade:  

Ask me.......

  • How to multiple using partial products   
  • About the materials I used on my model of the foot / ankle (What materials were available?)   
  • What the lattice method is 
  • If I will use the 3D printer on my design  
  • What a pourquoi tale is  
  • Which natural phenomenon I'm writing my pourquoi tale about 
  • About the setting and characters in my pourquoi tale  
  • To tell you about the jump rope assembly 
  • If I can tell you what I'm designing on Tinkercad (Ask me what Tinkercad is!) 
  • To tell you the two things that Mr. Richtmyer talked about in his biomedical research projects  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's a wonderful time of year!  I'm throughly enjoying the little moments this season and not taking anything for granted.  How lucky am I to come to work everyday and spend time with your children?  I'll answer that...amazingly lucky! They're working so hard and making such great gains. It's such a pleasure to spend time with them each day. Their excitement for the upcoming break is contagious, but their devotion to our time together is admirable.  I haven't loosened my expectations at all and they have hung in there with me this far. Only 3 more days to go until they get a much deserved break. 

 

Happy Holidays!  

 

 -Mrs. Ayres 

 

 

Orton Gillingham concepts covered this week: 

  • The two ways to spell the sound you make when you hurt yourself:  ow and ou
  • Decoding multi-syllable words 
  • Red Word Review Lists 

 

5th Grade:  

Ask me.......

  • Whats going on in book 3 of the Spiderwick Chronicles 
  • What  a phooka looks like 
  • Why the Grace children can't just give the guide to the Goblins in order to rid themselves of their problems 
  • What I have been writing about during free writing time  
  • What is a line plot?  
  • What is a line graph?  
  • How I designed my membrane or why I selected the materials I used 
  • To explain the results of my membrane design experiment and what I would do to improve it 

 

4th Grade:  

Ask me.......

  • What is "hour of code"  
  • What extended facts are
  • How muscles work   
  • If I can explain what math wrestling is 
  • How I'm setting up my non-fiction writing piece (what do I need to include?)  
  • What it means to have "sources" for your non-fiction writing piece
  • If I can explain what it means to paraphrase something 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a terrific weekend!  

 

Week of December 7th  

 

Orton Gillingham concepts covered this week: 

  •  Controlling r combinations: ar, or  
  •  Prefixes "mis", "un", "dis", and "fore"  
  •  Practice with the 4 syllable division patterns and 7 syllable types 

 

Below are the weekly questions to help connect home to school:  

 

5th Grade:

Ask me.....

  • What Gamestar Mechanic is 
  • If I can explain the difference between top down and platform perspective 
  • To tell you the difference between scrolling space and bounded space 
  • What the 5 elements of game design are 
  • What a diphthong is and how it is different from a digraph 
  • How you change fractions from mixed to improper (and reverse)  
  • How you make equivalent fractions 
  • Why a frogs skin needs to stay moist 
  • How membranes work 
  • To explain the result of the raisin experiment 

 

4th Grade: 

Ask me......

  • What categories I have for my research topic in writing class 
  • What it means to paraphrase something 
  • How to read multi-syllable words that (at first) appear difficult to decode
  • What biomedical engineering is 
  • How I convert a number from 1 metric unit to another 
  • What ideas the class came up with for an improved leg brace for Ally 
  • How we will test our leg brace design ideas 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy December All!

 

I know this month can be especially busy for parents, but if you get a free moment and want to check out a fantastic blog site..... here you go:  www.blog.dyslexia.com.  There will always be a link to this blog on my website menu to the left.  I really like the display screen on the main page of this blog.  There are a multitude of different articles and it's displayed in a visually pleasing way that allows you to quickly select a title and begin reading.  Also, it's typically an up to date, informative, and easy read.  Certainly something we need this time of year.  Let me know if you find anything good!  

 

 

-Mrs. Ayres  

 

 

 

  • Week of November 30th  

 

Orton Gillingham concepts covered this week: 

  • Controlling r combinations: er, ir, ur  *Ask your child which combination is the most common 
  • The prefix "re"  

 

Below are the weekly questions to help connect home to school: 

 

5th Grade: 

Ask me....... 

  • What company or organization I hope will sponsor me with my mock expedition idea 
  • Why I think my chosen company or organization will want to sponsor my expedition 
  • What I learned about Antarctica after listening to our guest speaker this week 
  • When I should use ck or tch in a word 
  • If I can tell you the difference between an open and a closed syllable 
  • What is biomimicry 
  • What I learned from Dr. Sepahpour
  • What problems I'm going to solve using biomimicry 
  • If I can tell you what a fraction is 
  • Which number is the numerator and which number is the denominator 
  • How a whole fraction is written 
  • What a mixed fraction is  

 

4th Grade: 

Ask me.......

  • If I found any misconceptions in my thinking as I spent time researching my topic during writers workshop 
  • What my purpose will be as a writer with regard to my individual topic.  
  • What categories I will continue to research and eventually write about 
  • How are decimals used when designing an engineering project 
  • What is biomedical engineering 
  • How do you add decimals 
  • What are deposits 
  • What are withdrawals  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

  •  Week of November 23rd

 

Orton Gillingham concepts covered this week:  

  • Practiced close reading with signposts
  • Participated in word study sessions with our classes 

 

 

Below are the weekly questions to help connect home to school:  

 

5th Grade STEM

Ask me......

  • What a word walk, word sort, or word hunt is 
  • To tell you about some of the characters from "The Spiderwick Chronicles" 
  • How I like listening to books on Learning Ally 
  • How I think I did on my division / light test 
  • To name the parts of the eye 
  • What the properties of light are 

 

4th Grade STEM 

Ask me....

  • What topic I chose to research during reading and writing workshop periods
  • If anything is surprising me about my topic
  • How you compare decimals
  • To describe my house and how it is built to withstand the weather  
  • What I chose to read during our "read in"  
  • About what I learned from the guest speaker who spoke in our class this week 

 

 

 

 

 

This video will be stored on my youtube page in the "Orton Gillingham" playlist.  I think it's a great summary of the best practices for student who benefit from a multi-sensory approach.  

 

Have a great weekend!  -Mrs. Ayres  

 

  •  Week of November 9th 

 

Orton Gillingham concepts covered this week:  

  • When to use "dge" or "ge" at the end of a word 
  • Logging signposts on our digital reading log
  • Red word instruction 
  • Reinforcing / Practicing concepts previously learned 

 

Below are the weekly questions to help connect home to school:  

 

5th Grade STEM

Ask me......

  • If I liked how the book Maniac Magee ended
  • What it means to be a good digital citizen 
  • To tell you about making connections between early explorers (e.g. Columbus) and explorers in todays world 
  • If I can tell you about the different parts of a cows eye  
  • To share some strategies for solving word problems 
  • How claims, evidence and reasoning is used to convey results of a lab experiment in a write up 

 

4th Grade STEM 

Ask me....

  • If I enjoyed the process of writing historical fiction 
  • Which signposts I included in my historical fiction story 
  • What it means to find text evidence or text clues for signposts  
  • To show you what a google drawing document is
  • The meaning of maximum, minimum and range
  • To explain the difference between weather and climate
  • What region my group was assigned to
  • What the weather is like for the city that my group chose  

 

 

  • Week of November 2nd  

 

 

Orton Gillingham concepts covered this week:  

  • Soft G (ge, gi, gy)  
  • Notice and Note Signposts 
  • Beginning our new book: "The Spiderwick Chronicles" by Tony DiTerlizzi 

 

 

Below are weekly questions to help connect home to school: 

 

 

5th Grade STEM 

Ask me…..

  • What I learned from completing an imovie trailer about my fall book 
  • If I would use imovie again for another project 
  • To tell you some of the signposts we noticed in "Maniac Magee" this week 
  • What we do on the "Tween Tribune" website  
  • If I can tell you what reflection, refraction, absortion and transmission are 
  • What a tesselation is  
  • How I used a beaker of water, a flashlight, and a mirror to create all the colors of visible light
  • Ask me how I think I did on the geometry test that I had on Wednesday 

 

 

4th Grade STEM

Ask me…..

  • If I was able to add any signposts into my historical fiction story 
  • What happened in chapters 1-3 in "The Spiderwick Chronicles" 
  • To tell you 5 ways to write the /j/ sound
  • What a hygrometer is 
  • How well my multiplication tool worked 
  • What improvements I would make to my multiplication tool 
  • If I can tell you what rain gauges, barometers, and anenometers are used for 
  • What precipitation and condensation is 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following video clips were shared with your child during reading class this week.  The clips will always be stored under "Notice and Note" on my youtube page.  The link is listed on the left side of this page.  

 

The clips explain a strategy for helping students to examine fiction texts more closely.  

 

We will be using 6 different "signposts" as we read.  

     1.  Contrast and Contradictions 

     2.  Aha Moment

     3.  Tough Questions 

     4.  Memory Moment

     5.  Again and Again 

     6.  Words of the Wiser 

 

   *Ask your child to explain them to you.                                                                                                             

                                                                                          

                                                                                                                 

 

  • Week of October 26th 

 

 

Orton Gillingham concepts covered this week:  

  • Soft C (ce, ci, cy)  
  • Notice and Note Signposts *See video clips above 
  • Breaking multi-syllable words apart and spelling them one syllable at a time 
  • When deciding when to use:  sion, tion,  or cian   

 

 

Below are weekly questions to help connect home to school: 

 

 

5th Grade STEM 

Ask me…..

  • When my i-movie trailer project is due (Tuesday)  
  • How many more days I have in class to work on my i movie trailer (one more on Monday)  
  • What sound c makes when it comes before y, e, or i  
  • Why we made a "center city cyclone" this week   
  • What the different types of triangles are  
  • Which type of triangle is the strongest  
  • How my class tested the strength of triangles 
  • The characteristics of a polygon  
  • If I can tell you the different types of quadrilaterals  

 

 

4th Grade STEM

Ask me…..

  • What "words of the wiser" means 
  • If I can tell you what an "aha moment" is 
  • To explain the story arc I wrote this week   
  • What genre I'm writing in 
  • What sound c makes when it comes before y, e, or i  
  • Why we made a "center city cyclone" this week 
  • If my water filtration device worked and if I had to make any changes 
  • If I can tell you what inequalities are
  • What a number sentence is     

 

  

 

  

 

Lucy Calkins, the founding director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College, Columbia University talks about things all good writers do.   Her message about establishing a strong classroom community through daily writing resonated with me and I wanted to share her thoughts with you.   Have a great weekend!  

 

 

  • Week of October 19th 

 

 

Orton Gillingham concepts covered this week:  

  • Reading in the genre of historical fiction and jotting down notes or questions we had about the setting and characters as we read  
  • Syllabication 
  • The suffix endings "tion" and "sion"  

 

*Students were assessed using the Gallistel Ellis Test of Coding Skills this week as well.  The data collected will be used to develop a clearer picture of individual student needs with relation to decoding words, spelling words, and pronunciation of sounds

 

 

Below are weekly questions to help connect home to school: 

 

 

5th Grade STEM 

Ask me…..

  • How my movie trailer is going   
  • About the persuasive essay we wrote after the (pretend) disturbing letter we received from the school board  
  • What the signature project was about
  • What happens to an image if it is looked at from a distance using a magnifying glass
  • What a mirror reflects 
  • If I can tell you what refraction is  
  • About the angles of refraction

 

 

4th Grade STEM

Ask me…..

  • To list some of the issues that the people of Copenhagen, Denmark struggled with during WW2
  • Tell you why setting is so important in the genre of historical fiction 
  • What time period my historical fiction story takes place in 
  • If I can list some internal and external traits of the main character I'm developing for my historical fiction story 
  • What is the "design a new tool?" project 
  • What are the 3 branches of government in NJ 
  • How a bill become a law  
  • What the signature project was about
  • What materials I'm using in my filtration design
  • How multiplication.com works  
  • What tool I'm designing for practicing multiplication facts  

 

 

 

  • Week of October 12th 

 

Orton Gillingham concepts covered this week:  

  • Worked on the vowel teams "ee" and "ea" 
  • Continued to work with our red word booklets 
  • Identifying learned concepts in text that we are reading 

 

Below are weekly questions to help connect home to school: 

 

5th Grade STEM 

Ask me…..

  • Why Maniac Magee is running again.  What happened to Grayson? 
  • What the acyromn RASP means (Respond, Answer, Support, Personalize)  
  • How to use voice typing on a google document