Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Reading Strategies: Making Predictions

What is the most important thing that we learned about making predictions today?

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Homework - Week 2

Click the title above to see your homework for next  week. You can simply view your H/W online or download and print out a hardcopy.

Thank you for all your enthusiasm and energy in our first week. I have really enjoyed our sessions so far.  

Now...let's get down to some work :-)

Don't forget...those people who still need to hand in their poem on Monday.

Phrase of the Week
To move a mountain you must begin by taking away small stones

Vocabulary Word of the Week

Friday, August 27, 2010

Where I'm From - Poetry

Can you be precise and specific in your 'Where I'm From' poems? Look at some examples below. How will you make your poem unique?

“I’m From the Woods….” by Nick

I’m from the woods and the creek behind my fence
From the gray wooden backyard deck.
I’m from the honeysuckles,
The pear trees by the neighbor’s garden

From the creek when I swing over it.
I’m from the yellow walls of Grandma’s kitchen
From the Yorkshire pup, the coolest thing in my family.
I’m from macaroni pictures of the Ark

From “I just can’t snap my fingers and make it happen”
and from David the Gnome in summers long ago.
I’m from my mom’s side of the family,

From roasting turkeys for each holiday,
From when Papaw yelled at his boss and got fired
From the family pictures in the big wooden cabinet and
From the family gathering when we drag them out.

I am from those moments.
A root that no one sees, but walks all over
An important part of the tree.”
I'm from all the places that makes me, me.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I can tell that we are gonna be friends

Enjoy the song again from today's class!

Tonight's H/W - Due Thur

Write a reflection of your  1st day of school using the notes you collected  in your daybook. Don't just write about what happened; write about how  you FEEL about what happened.
approx. length -1-11/2 pages of daybook

Thank you to you all for making such a positive first impression!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

5th Grade Orientation

Welcome to Orientation. This blog will be an excellent resource to help you stay organized. For example, every week there will be a link on the blog that allows you to download the weekly homework sheet.

See below

Aternatively, you can recap material/worksheets covered in lessons by downloading them directly from the blog.
see below

You must check the blog daily for updates, additional resources and even examples of your own work.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Mr. Buxton's 5th Grade 2010.11

Welcome to Mr. Buxton's blog. This is an excellent resource to assist you with your 5th grade school work and H/W this year. There will be website links to exercises, videos of lesson explanations and even examples of your own work posted from time to time. You will be able to download w/sheets and powerpoint lessons that we do in class if you are absent or if you just want to look over the material again. There is even a ping pong game that you can play 'after' you finish your H/W!

I would just like to welcome you to the blog by introducing my family. I am holding baby Lucy (2 years old) and Mrs. Buxton is holding Sophia (almost 5).  Lucy will be in the Latin's NEST daycare program this year and Sophia will attend TK.

You should bookmark this blog and visit it regluarly. Feel free to look at some of the older posts to see how last year's fifth graders used the blog. You will probably have many questions about the blog. PLEASE WAIT until we meet at Orientation, and I will answer all of them at that time. Watch this video  below to gain a basic explanation about blogs if you would like.

See you next Tuesday!

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