Saturday, April 30, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

Adjectives Poster

Homework pages from Inference package are:
7A & 7B
Read page 8. Answer questions on 8B

Feel free to work on your LOST/Wanted posters if you choose. Use the link below:

You can use to capture any images that you decide to draw

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Bill of Rights Game

Addition to H/W sheet - (due :Thur)
Use these links below to practice what we discussed in class today.
For the Bill of Rights game - select 'secondary' level

Comparatives practice

no need to  print out anything. Honor code that you did the exercises. Besides, they are great practice for the test next week on adjectives.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A New Nation

Use this link to look at the different powers of the three branches of government. Win a TQ if you place all the leaves correctly.

This is a more advanced form of Use it to ask questions about today's classes just by clicking anywhere.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Introducing a brand new search engine for your research

This takes 'search' to a whole new level!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Answer Garden - Question

What have you enjoyed the most about 5th grade?... at

The most popular answers will be the biggest! (More cloud computing!)It takes a 3-5mins for your answer to show.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tag Cloud

Follow the link below and copy your finished piece of writing into the box. See your word frequency usage. The biggest words are the ones used the most. What should NOT be big in your cloud?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Verbs Test & American Revolution Paper

Don't forget to use this link to help you find lots of perefect 'showing not telling' phrases for your magazine article

Background reading  and further information on the American Revolution
(thanks to Adit for finding this link)

More questions and practice on Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

Make notes on any questions that were wrong and ask me tomorrow if you don't know why.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Homework Week 7

Watch this video to learn about how to use Letterpop
TQ  to Mimi for making a start on hers...

Feel free to access the site and begin selecting and designing your template
log on:
password: sophiag1

Make sure you save your template under your first/last name. You will not have likely begin typing yet, but you may want to find and upload pictures. I will talk you through how to use this on Monday, so it is only for students who want to get a head start on their homework for next week.

Don't forget to practice the verb exercises for Tuesday's test.

Look at the post lower down to view the Magazine cover page software. Your final cover page will be decided as a team, so don't work  on it yet. You may want to just experiment wit hthe software.

H/W sheet is below. (For next two weeks). Don't forget to print.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Revolutionary War


Begin investigating these sites below. You will use them next week to create your Magazine front page and article for the your writing activity.
You will use this site to create the cover page for your magazine
use this site to create your article

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Patrick Henry

Ddon't forget to use this site with to help with your Patrick Henry vocabulary

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Homework Week 6

Typo - On Wednesday of the H/W sheet it says, Fakebook page due next Tuesday (that was from last week). Fakebook pages will be due THIS Tuesday.

Ubuntu Project Reflections

The two pieces of work below truly reflected on the KIPP experience. Can you tell why these were added to the blog? Win a TQ for adding your comments to the voicethread if you are able.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Charlotte Doyle - Test Practice 16-22

Print out this sheet to help you practice for Friday's test.

Remember study smart
e.g. Attach a color to the vocabulary and discuss with a family member
e.g. Attach a number (integer) or fraction or symbol to a vocabulary word and discuss with a family member

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fakebook - Examples

Voki updated: Tue - 5:45pm

Look in the yellow box below to see how this clever educational tool is used in schools to harness the power of social media in an educational setting.
The above is a link to today's example shared in class.

Use this link to practice creating your 'educational fakebook' page. Come to school tomorrow with ideas of how you will create your fakebook page for your 'Verbs Project'

REMEMBER: Make sure you are very cautious when saving your work. Write down your password in multiple places and save the URL in multiple places. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RETRIVE YOUR PAGE IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THIS INFORMATION!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Homework - Week 5

Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

Changes to H/W sheet -
  • Work on p.37.p.38. Verb Infinitives, p.48. and the last page with date at the bottom 3/3/2010 titled Transitives and Intransitives. (Due: Fri)
  • KIPP reflection Writing Assignment is now due: Monday (This extension is given for you to have more time to perfect your piece. This still means to work on it a little tonight. It unfortuntaley means some work our the weekend for some of you!)
  • Spelling test is tomorrow!

BELOW is further review of Transitive and Intransitive Verbs - Make sure you review this material to help you with your worksheet H/W

This is our last topic on verbs: Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
Why bother learning this topic?

Knowing the difference?
If you can answer the 'what' of the sentence - it is transitive
If you can answer the 'where, why, when' of the sentence - it is intransitive

Transitive verbs must be followed by a noun or pronoun

For further help on transistive and intransitive verbs ...go to play games here...
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