HOMEWORK!

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This page should only be used as a backup. All students need to keep track of their own homework. Note: this page only contains homework given by Mr. DiFiore and not any other teachers. Retakes are not listed as they are individual.

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Parents:

  • Please check and make sure your child doesn’t procrastinate on their independent reading. Students may check out books digitally using their Sora app!
  • We are blogging on 100WC! This is a blogging challenge in which we write creatively using 100 words. We receive comments from all over the world! Please have your child show you their blog at Kidblog – 100WC.
  • Our private class photo page: https://gethomeroom.com/c/VgPhrt0ORGs Sign up and we will all be able to share photos of our class. Please feel free to add student photos!
  • Our private class video page:  https://mrdclass.com/class-video-page/.  Password required. Coming soon!

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Important dates:

10-14 – Both book reviews due

10-15 – Math facts deadline

10-22, 10-23 – Conferences 1/2 day for students at school

10-27 – Picture retakes

11-23 – 11-27 – Fall Break

Week of October 19

Monday –

Writing – 100WC # 7 prompt due Wednesday: 5 words that can be in any order.

CONCRETE   FLUFFY   SCOOTER   RED   DANCED

Spelling –  long I words test Thursday

Reading – Independent reading, Codex project – write notes

Science –

S.S. – Study Geography notes, test Wednesday

Math – Mult. facts 0 – 12 , Lesson 13  homework

Catch-ups? –

Spanish – I have recorded lessons for each grade inside the grade level Spanish Canvas Page. If students click on their Spanish Class and then select “La Leccion/The Lesson” they will find the link to the lesson, access to videos, and then a GoogleSlide of the lesson if they want to review. Then, they have an assignment, which is to work on their Spanish Comic. To access that assignment, they need to click on the “Actividades” button on the home page. They will find instructions and an example of a completed comic.

Music – Hi 5th Graders! If you go to the 5th grade music page on canvas, you will find violin music you can download, and videos of me playing everything to help you practice. A good goal would be to practice 20 minutes every school day!

Media: Students can view this anytime this week and try checking out a digital book from home.

Tuesday –

Writing – 100WC #7 due tomorrow- prompt: 5 words that can be in any order.

CONCRETE   FLUFFY   SCOOTER   RED   DANCED

Spelling –  long i words test Thursday

Reading – Independent reading, Codex project

Science –

S.S. – Study Geography notes, test tomorrow

Math – Mult. facts 0 -12,  Lesson 14 homework

Catch-ups? –

Spanish – I have recorded lessons for each grade inside the grade level Spanish Canvas Page. If students click on their Spanish Class and then select “La Leccion/The Lesson” they will find the link to the lesson, access to videos, and then a GoogleSlide of the lesson if they want to review. Then, they have an assignment, which is to work on their Spanish Comic. To access that assignment, they need to click on the “Actividades” button on the home page. They will find instructions and an example of a completed comic.

Music – Hi 5th Graders! If you go to the 5th grade music page on canvas, you will find violin music you can download, and videos of me playing everything to help you practice. A good goal would be to practice 20 minutes every school day!

Media: Students can view this anytime this week and try checking out a digital book from home.

Wednesday –

Writing – 100WC # 7 due today -prompt: 5 words that can be in any order.

CONCRETE   FLUFFY   SCOOTER   RED   DANCED

Spelling – Long i words test tomorrow

Reading – Independent reading, Codex project

Science –

S.S. –Geography test

Math – Mult. facts 0 – 12,  Lesson 15 homework

Catch-ups? –

Spanish – I have recorded lessons for each grade inside the grade level Spanish Canvas Page. If students click on their Spanish Class and then select “La Leccion/The Lesson” they will find the link to the lesson, access to videos, and then a GoogleSlide of the lesson if they want to review. Then, they have an assignment, which is to work on their Spanish Comic. To access that assignment, they need to click on the “Actividades” button on the home page. They will find instructions and an example of a completed comic.

Music – Hi 5th Graders! If you go to the 5th grade music page on canvas, you will find violin music you can download, and videos of me playing everything to help you practice. A good goal would be to practice 20 minutes every school day!

Media: Students can view this anytime this week and try checking out a digital book from home.

Thursday – 1/2 day, Conferences in afternoon

Writing –

Spelling – Long i words test

Reading – Independent reading

Science –

S.S. –

Math – Mult. facts 0 – 12

Catch-ups? –

Spanish – I have recorded lessons for each grade inside the grade level Spanish Canvas Page. If students click on their Spanish Class and then select “La Leccion/The Lesson” they will find the link to the lesson, access to videos, and then a GoogleSlide of the lesson if they want to review. Then, they have an assignment, which is to work on their Spanish Comic. To access that assignment, they need to click on the “Actividades” button on the home page. They will find instructions and an example of a completed comic.

Music – Hi 5th Graders! If you go to the 5th grade music page on canvas, you will find violin music you can download, and videos of me playing everything to help you practice. A good goal would be to practice 20 minutes every school day!

Media: Students can view this anytime this week and try checking out a digital book from home.

Friday – No school, Conferences

Writing –

Spelling – Study long o words –

Reading – Independent reading

Science –

S.S. –

Math – Mult. facts 0 – 12

Catch-ups? –

Spanish – I have recorded lessons for each grade inside the grade level Spanish Canvas Page. If students click on their Spanish Class and then select “La Leccion/The Lesson” they will find the link to the lesson, access to videos, and then a GoogleSlide of the lesson if they want to review. Then, they have an assignment, which is to work on their Spanish Comic. To access that assignment, they need to click on the “Actividades” button on the home page. They will find instructions and an example of a completed comic.

Music – Hi 5th Graders! If you go to the 5th grade music page on canvas, you will find violin music you can download, and videos of me playing everything to help you practice. A good goal would be to practice 20 minutes every school day!

Media: Students can view this anytime this week and try checking out a digital book from home.

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At Home – Sept. 30, October 1, 2  Cohort 1 – Jaguars

DON’T FORGET TO LOG IN TO CANVAS!

Do catch-ups, if you have any!

  1. Independent reading – We are past the halfway point!

All students are required each quarter to read at least two independent reading books. Students will write a book review after completing each book. Both book reviews are due by October 14.

Steps: Read a minimum of 40 minutes each day.

  1. Math – Practice memorizing multiplication facts 1 through 10.

In order for students to be successful in math, it is essential that you memorize your multiplication facts. We talk about the many different ways to study the facts including games, flashcards, and the good old-fashioned way of writing them many times over. You should be able to say your facts within three claps, or three seconds. Then we know you really have them in your long-term memory. I have given you a multiplication answer grid to use for your practice.

Steps:

  1. Have parent/guardian sign sheet
  2. Practice with the flash cards each day
  3. Complete the three game sheets
  4. Practice in any other way you want

Decimals – Rounding practice – Complete the practice pages. This is what we learned and practiced in class.

Math R.A.C.E. problem solving: Complete the back side in the proper R.A.C.E. format!

Writing – Read and complete two ReadWorks articles, “Escape from the Mountains” and “Focus: What’s Inside” on your iPad or computer. Go to our Reading Canvas page, click on the ReadWorks link. The CODE is: EFM6YP. Enter your usual username and password.  Be sure to answer the written answers in R.A.C.E. format for both articles!

  1. 100WC – Write your creative writing 100WC in Kidblog 100WC. Scroll down in our Canvas Home page under Kidblog Links to Kidblog-100WC. Use your usual username and password. The prompt: …VIOLIN BRUISED   WALKED   GREEN   PRICKLY…
  1. Spelling – Research shows us that spelling is foundational for reading. Our spelling program focuses on patterns. Our brains are constantly looking for patterns, such as when we add an “e” to the end of a word, it makes the middle vowel long (hop ->hope). We work in class by finding patterns, studying sight words, and other word work. We will have a spelling quiz on the words every two weeks. Students will be responsible for knowing how to spell the word, and the meaning of the words so they can write them in a sentence. Student will be at different levels of spelling, all of which can be found on our Spelling web page of Canvas.

Steps:

– Study your list of long E words in whichever method works for you: writing them repeatedly, have a spelling partner ask them, etc. (later, we can use the Spelling City App and the SpellBoard app.) We will have a spelling test on Friday, October 16.

  1. Violin – Remember, the way to get better with your violin is regular practice. Set up a regular schedule for yourself to get that practice in!
  1. Social Studies – Study our geography notes (paper notes or in Notability). You need to memorize all seven continents and five oceans, and more! We will have a test on this Friday, October 9.

At Home – September 28, 29, 30   Cohort 2 – Panthers

PROGRESS REPORT – Get parent/guardian signed!

DON’T FORGET TO LOG IN TO CANVAS!

  1. Independent reading – We are past the halfway point!

All students are required each quarter to read at least two independent reading books. Students will write a book review after completing each book. Both book reviews are due by October 14.

Steps: Read a minimum of 40 minutes each day.

  1. Math – Practice memorizing multiplication facts 1 through 10.

In order for students to be successful in math, it is essential that you memorize your multiplication facts. We talk about the many different ways to study the facts including games, flashcards, and the good old-fashioned way of writing them many times over. You should be able to say your facts within three claps, or three seconds. Then we know you really have them in your long-term memory. I have given you a multiplication answer grid to use for your practice.

Steps:

  1. Have parent/guardian sign sheet
  2. Practice with the flash cards each day
  3. Complete the three game sheets
  4. Practice in any other way you want

Decimals –Comparing decimal numbers practice – Complete the 5 practice pages. This is what we learned and practiced in class.

Math R.A.C.E. problem solving: Complete the back side in the proper R.A.C.E. format!

 

Writing – Read and complete two ReadWorks articles, “Escape from the Mountains” and “Focus: What’s Inside” on your iPad or computer. Go to our Reading Canvas page, click on the ReadWorks link. The CODE is: EFM6YP. Enter your usual username and password.  Be sure to answer the written answers in R.A.C.E. format for both articles!

  1. 100WC – Write your creative writing 100WC in Kidblog 100WC. Scroll down in our Canvas Home page under Kidblog Links to Kidblog-100WC. Use your usual username and password. Week #5 – This week we have 5 words that all have to be in your writing but they can be in any order. They are:…VIOLIN   BRUISED   WALKED   GREEN   PRICKLY…
  1. Spelling – Research shows us that spelling is foundational for reading. Our spelling program focuses on patterns. Our brains are constantly looking for patterns, such as when we add an “e” to the end of a word, it makes the middle vowel long (hop ->hope). We work in class by finding patterns, studying sight words, and other word work. We will have a spelling quiz on the words every two weeks. Students will be responsible for knowing how to spell the word, and the meaning of the words so they can write them in a sentence. Student will be at different levels of spelling, all of which can be found on our Spelling web page of Canvas.

Steps:

– Study your list of long E words in whichever method works for you: writing them repeatedly, have a spelling partner ask them, etc. (later, we can use the Spelling City App and the SpellBoard app.) We will have a spelling test on Friday, October 2.

  1. Violin – Remember, the way to get better with your violin is regular practice. Set up a regular schedule for yourself to get that practice in!
  1. Social Studies – Study our geography notes (paper notes and in Notability). You need to memorize all seven continents and five oceans! We will have a test on this later. Finish creating your flash cards. (See how to do this in the Announcements page in Canvas).

At Home – September 21, 22, 23   Cohort 2 – Panthers

DON’T FORGET TO LOG IN TO CANVAS!

  1. Independent reading –

All students are required each quarter to read at least two independent reading books. Students will write a book review after completing each book. Both book reviews are due October 14.

Steps: Read a minimum of 40 minutes each day.

  1. Math – Practice memorizing multiplication facts 1 through 10.

In order for students to be successful in math, it is essential that you memorize your multiplication facts. We talk about the many different ways to study the facts including games, flashcards, and the good old fashioned way of writing them many times over. You should be able to say your facts within three claps, or three seconds. Then we know you really have them in your long-term memory. I have given you a multiplication answer grid to use for your practice.

Steps:

  1. Have parent/guardian sign sheet
  2. Practice with the flash cards each day
  3. Complete the three game sheets
  4. Practice in any other way you want

Decimals –Converting millimeters, centimeters, meters practice – Complete the 4 practice pages. This is what we learned and practiced in class on Friday.

Writing – Read and complete two ReadWorks articles, “Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans – The Mayans” and “Protecting the Platypus” on your iPad. Go to our Reading Canvas page, click on the ReadWorks link. The CODE is: EFM6YP. Enter your usual username and password.  Be sure to answer the written answers in R.A.C.E. format for both articles!

  • 100WC – Write your creative writing 100WC in Kidblog 100WC. Scroll down in our Canvas Home page under Kidblog Links to Kidblog-100WC. Use your usual username and password. The prompt always comes out on Sundays and Mr. D will be post it here in Canvas.
  1. Spelling – Research shows us that spelling is foundational for reading. Our spelling program focuses on patterns. Our brains are constantly looking for patterns, such as when we add an “e” to the end of a word, it makes the middle vowel long (hop ->hope). We work in class by finding patterns, studying sight words, and other word work. We will have a spelling quiz on the words every two weeks. Students will be responsible for knowing how to spell the word, and the meaning of the words so they can write them in a sentence. Student will be at different levels of spelling, all of which can be found on our Spelling web page of Canvas.

Steps:

– Study your list of long E words in whichever method works for you: writing them repeatedly, have a spelling partner ask them, etc. (later, we can use the Spelling City App and the SpellBoard app.) We will have a spelling test on October 2.

  1. Violin – Remember, the way to get better with your violin is regular practice. Set up a regular schedule for yourself to get that practice in!
  1. Science – Study the definitions of the scientific method. There will be a quiz on these on Friday, September 25.

At Home – September 14, 15, 16   Cohort 2 – Panthers

DON’T FORGET TO LOG IN TO CANVAS!

  1. Independent reading –

All students are required each quarter to read at least two independent reading books. Students will write a book review after completing each book. Both book reviews are due October 14.

Steps: Read a minimum of 40 minutes each day.

  1. Math – Practice memorizing multiplication facts 1 through 10.

In order for students to be successful in math, it is essential that you memorize your multiplication facts. We talk about the many different ways to study the facts including games, flashcards, and the good old fashioned way of writing them many times over. You should be able to say your facts within three claps, or three seconds. Then we know you really have them in your long-term memory. I have given you a multiplication answer grid to use for your practice.

Steps:

  1. Have parent/guardian sign sheet
  2. Practice with the flash cards each day
  3. Complete the three game sheets
  4. Practice in any other way you want

Exponents of decimals practice – Complete the 4 practice pages. This is what we learned and practiced in class on Friday.

Note: There will be a quiz on Friday on everything we have covered in Zearn Math about decimals so far!

  1. Writing – Read and complete the ReadWorks article, “Mysteries of the Maya” on your iPad. Go to our Reading Canvas page, click on the ReadWorks link. The CODE is: EFM6YP. Enter your usual username and password. Be sure to answer the written answers in R.A.C.E. format!
  • 100WC – Write your creative writing 100WC in Kidblog 100WC. Scroll down in our Canvas Home page under Kidblog Links to Kidblog-100WC. Use your usual username and password. The prompt:

  1. Spelling – Research shows us that spelling is foundational for reading. Our spelling program focuses on patterns. Our brains are constantly looking for patterns, such as when we add an “e” to the end of a word, it makes the middle vowel long (hop ->hope). We work in class by finding patterns, studying sight words, and other word work. We will have a spelling quiz on the words every two weeks. Students will be responsible for knowing how to spell the word, and the meaning of the words so they can write them in a sentence. Student will be at different levels of spelling, all of which can be found on our Spelling web page of Canvas.

Steps:

– Study your list of long A words in whichever method works for you: writing them repeatedly, have a spelling partner ask them, etc. (later, we can use the Spelling City App and the SpellBoard app.) We will have a spelling test on September 18.

  1. Violin – Remember, the way to get better with your violin is regular practice. Set up a regular schedule for yourself to get that practice in!
  1. Science – Study the definitions of the scientific method. There will be a quiz on these September 25.

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At Home – Week of September 7   Cohort 1 – Jaguars

  1. Independent reading –

All students are required each quarter to read at least two independent reading books. Students will write a book review after completing each book. Both book reviews are due October 14.

Steps: Read a minimum of 40 minutes each day.

  1. Math – Practice memorizing multiplication facts 1 through 10.

In order for students to be successful in math, it is essential that you memorize your multiplication facts. We talk about the many different ways to study the facts including games, flashcards, and the good old fashioned way of writing them many times over. You should be able to say your facts within three claps, or three seconds. Then we know you really have them in your long-term memory. I have given you a multiplication answer grid to use for your practice.

Steps:

  1. Have parent/guardian sign sheet
  2. Practice with the flash cards each day
  3. Complete the three game sheets
  4. Practice in any other way you want

Place value of decimals practice – Complete the 4 practice pages. This is what we learned and practiced in class.

  1. Writing – Read and complete the two ReadWorks articles. Be sure to answer in R.A.C.E. format. I have included a R.A.C.E. instructions booklet, please keep safe at home and don’t lose it!
  1. Spelling – Research shows us that spelling is foundational for reading. Our spelling program focuses on patterns. Our brains are constantly looking for patterns, such as when we add an “e” to the end of a word, it makes the middle vowel long (hop ->hope). We work in class by finding patterns, studying sight words, and other word work. We will have a spelling quiz on the words every two weeks. Students will be responsible for knowing how to spell the word, and the meaning of the words so they can write them in a sentence. Student will be at different levels of spelling, all of which can be found on our Spelling web page of Canvas.

Steps:

– Study your list of long A words in whichever method works for you: writing them repeatedly, have a spelling partner ask them, etc. (later, we can use the Spelling City App and the SpellBoard app.) We will have a spelling test on September 15.

  1. Violin – Remember, the way to get better with your violin is regular practice. Set up a regular schedule for yourself to get that practice in!
  1. Science – Study the definitions of the scientific method. There will be a quiz on these!

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Week of 8-31 to 9-4

  1. Independent reading –

All students are required each quarter to read at least two independent reading books. Students will write a book review after completing each book. Both book reviews are due October 14.

Steps: Read a minimum of 40 minutes each day.

  1. Math – Practice memorizing multiplication facts 1 through 10.

In order for students to be successful in math, it is essential that you memorize your multiplication facts. We talk about the many different ways to study the facts including games, flashcards, and the good old fashioned way of writing them many times over. You should be able to say your facts within three claps, or three seconds. Then we know you really have them in your long-term memory. I have given you a multiplication answer grid to use for your practice.

Steps:

  1. Have parent/guardian sign sheet
  2. Practice with the flash cards each day
  3. Complete the three game sheets
  4. Practice in any other way you want
  1. Writing – Complete all three growth mindset writing assignments. Carefully read the prompts and respond by writing in PARAGRAPH form. Your writing should be at least a page long for each one.
  1. Spelling – Research shows us that spelling is foundational for reading. Our spelling program focuses on patterns. Our brains are constantly looking for patterns, such as when we add an “e” to the end of a word, it makes the middle vowel long (hop ->hope). We work in class by finding patterns, studying sight words, and other word work. We will have a spelling quiz on the words every two weeks. Students will be responsible for knowing how to spell the word, and the meaning of the words so they can write them in a sentence. Student will be at different levels of spelling, all of which can be found on our Spelling web page of Canvas.

Steps:

– Study whichever method works for you: writing them repeatedly, have a spelling partner ask them, etc. (later, we can use the Spelling City App and the SpellBoard app.)

  1. Parent/Guardian Approval – Get parent/guardian to go to Pizza Hut BOOK IT! approval site and approve participation in the reading rewards.

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Week of : 8-17-20 to 8-21-20

For this first week, both cohort groups need to complete the following:

1. Go over the manila envelope paperwork contents with a parent/guardian.

2. Complete the Welcome Back to Class paper packet. The packet has several items in it. For example, it has an application to fifth grade (much like a job application). It has a handwriting sample (fill in the blanks and re-write paragraph), some surveys, etc. Please answer everything you can, no worries if you do not know something!

3. Complete the Here’s What I Think About Math survey.

4. Complete the Super Student survey. Read the back for some organizing tips.

5. Complete the handwriting letter sample. The object is to see which print letters you know how to turn into cursive letters. A typical fifth grader misses many letters at the beginning of the year, so just fill in the ones you know, and leave the others blank. (This helps your teacher know which letters to focus on for teaching.) Remember: It is okay even if you don’t know a lot of them!

6. Bio-Poem project- It is a tradition for our class to create autobiographical poems and post them in our hall for everyone to read. We get lots of compliments on these! The object is to follow the pattern shown in the instructions. Please be sure to keep looking at Michael’s example at the bottom to be sure you are formatting your poem correctly. (For example, notice three lines begin the the word “Who”.) Type these on your iPad in Pages and we will print them out at school.

7. Vanity plate – Another fun tradition is to create a personal Colorado vanity plate to put on your desk at school. Our vanity plates must be a maximum of eight symbols using capital letters and numbers. For example, Mr. D’s is: EDUC8TR. Some more examples can be found at: https://www.maine.gov/sos/kids/games/vpgame (Links to an external site.). Be creative and describe yourself or something you are passionate about! Write it down and we will print it out at school.

8. Genius Hour – A fun activity we do all year is Genius Hour. Read all about it on our Genius Hour page. Brainstorm and write down a couple of things you would feel passionate about and would like to research and do a project on. We will do a proposal blog in school. (This is a project that will take many weeks.)

9. Independent reading – All students are required each quarter to read at least two independent reading books.  These books, typically novels, must be at your current reading level.  That means the book level needs to be checked before reading.  Student and parents can view all the books in our class library (over a thousand!) by going to https://classroom.booksource.com/Choose-Location.aspx (Links to an external site.). For books not in our classroom library, there are also two book level finder websites posted in the Our Links! section of this website.  It’s not an exact science and the levels do not always match, so if there is a question, please ask me. After reading the book, the you will bring home an Independent Reading slip for parents/guardians to sign and then you post a book review in the Book Review (Links to an external site.) page of our website.

10. Practice memorizing multiplication facts 1 through 10. In order for students to be successful in math, it is essential that you memorize your multiplication facts. We talk about the many different ways to study the facts including games, flashcards, and the good old fashioned way of writing them many times over. You should be able to say your facts within three claps, or three seconds. Then we know you really have them in your long-term memory. I have given you a multiplication answer grid to use for your practice. You can make flash cards, write each fact many times, or use the apps that are in your math folder of your ipad. Use the method that works for you!

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Flashcards Deluxe Basic Instructions

  1. Tap + in upper right corner
  2. Tap Empty Deck
  3. Type in Deck Name, tap Save in upper right corner
  4. Tap Create Deck
  5. Tap + to create first card
  6. Tap first blank line (which is the front side of card), type side one
  7. Tap Next
  8. Type side two
  9. Tap Done
  10. Repeat for more cards!

Play:

  1. Go back to card list (the one with Introduction)
  2. Tap to flip
  3. Swipe left if you were correct, swipe down if you were incorrect
  4. Last card will show your score!

Add more cards:

1. Go back to the card list (the one with the Introduction)

2. Tap edit and then the deck you’re adding to

3. Tap edit cards

4 Tap + in upper right corner and start creating cards

Here is a copy of the Homework Notice

Here is a copy of the Retake Form


Email Mr. D the answer and win a prize! Please don’t tell anyone about this puzzle, let them find it themselves.

How many F’s are in the following sentence?

Finished files are the result of years of scientific study combined with the experience of years.

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