5-Ms. Dorsel's Class Message

From: "5-Ms. Dorsel's Class" <mariadorsel@msdlt.k12.in.us>
Subject: 5-Ms. Dorsel's Class Message
Date: December 11th 2017

Hello Parents, 

The end of the quarter is coming quickly.  We need a room parent or two  to help with our Winter Celebration on December 21st around noon.  Please email me if you can assist.  I will send a sign up genie with items to donate after the room parent and I discuss what we want to do.  Ideas are welcome.  


Thank you so much for attending our “Most Influential Person” Award Night.  The students were so excited as they honored you with their heartfelt words and handmade plaques. I am so proud of them.  I hope that it was as memorable of a night to you as it was to me.  I truly appreciate each of you and thank you again for coming out on a cold winter’s night.



Author’s Claim - What is the author’s claim on a subject? What evidence does the author give to support his or her claim? Do you agree? Why or why not?  These are some of the questions we will be answering in this week’s lessons.  Students will think critically as they analyze what the author of a text says.



Reading and writing are linked this week as students will be making their own claim and then writing an article that states their claim with reasons and evidence. They will learn critical research skills (reading standard) along the way, such as the rule of 3 (comparing 3 websites and the information presented to be sure that the information is accurate) as well as learning ways to do a “smart search” and find information quickly.  



We continue our study of inequalities and move into dependent and independent variables and Make tables of equivalent ratios relating quantities with whole-number measurements, find missing values in the tables, and plot the pairs of values on the coordinate plane


Social Studies:

We continue our work with colonies. This week we will study the middle colonies, their reasons for settlement and who their leaders were.


A Note about AR Goals and Reading Grades :

Your child should be finishing their AR goal by the end of the nine weeks.  If they are not finished, I had a conference with them today and there is a note in their assignment notebook. If they exceeded their goal, they will receive extra credit in reading.  The AR goals count in the gradebook: one for comprehension and one for % of goal.  So if they earn 75% of their goal they will get a grade of 75% in the gradebook for the AR assignment.  



M - Monday Review, Read 30 minutes,

     Finish Pro/con Reading Reflection if not finished in class

T- Math Skill Review - Read 30 minutes

W- Math Skill Review, Read 30 minutes

Th - Math Skill Review, Read 30 minutes

Begin to study the information on the 13 colonies.

Goals: Finish AR goal, Finish Lexia by the end of the 9 weeks.

No vocabulary this week.

Please let me know if you have questions and please email me if you can be our classroom parent for the Winter Celebration on December 21st. 
Thank you
Maria Drosel

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