Ms. Lauren Toscano
5th Grade Teacher
Resources to keep practicing learning
Happy June 1st !!
On Friday, June 5, please come to MBTA to pick up your child's belonging from their desk and locker. The time for Second Grade is 9:30 - 10:30 AM. Pick up will be in the parking lot outside the cafeteria. More information on the MBTA website, and also on Facebook.
Pre-K, K, 1: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
2, 3, 4: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
5, 6L, 6V: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
7A, 7B, 8: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Also 8th Grade Cap and Gown Pick-up)
Meals will continue to be distributed at Cristo Rey in June and perhaps into July, Timing is Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 - 12:30. Please note the time change.
Monday May 25, 2020
Happy Memorial Day!! I hope everyone had a good weekend and got to enjoy some of the warmer weather. This is our last week of E-Learning. Nothing new this week. Zoom meetings on Tuesday and Thursday. Continue working on your essays and 8th grade project. Remember to drop off all work this Wednesday or Friday at Cristo Rey.
Friday May 22, 2020
Here is something fun to do with your family this weekend. Mayor Lori Lightfoot is doing a virtual tour of the Museum of Science and Industry.
Field Trip with Lori Lightfoot Explore MSI online with Mayor Lori Lightfoot! Discover the science behind our indoor tornado, tour a mini city in The Great Train Story and see what we’re creating in the Wanger Family Fab Lab. Catch it all on the city's new video series "Stay Home. Hit Play." https://www.hitplaychicago.org/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Lori%20Lightfoot%20takes%20us%20on%20a%20virtual%20field%20trip&utm_campaign=Email-General-May-21-2020 ______ Tour Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle You’re invited on a tiny house tour with our Curator Margaret Schlesinger. Learn about the unique artifacts and history behind this miniature exhibit. https://m.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10157226228802882&set=ms.c.eJwzNDA0NTcyMjMysrAwMLKwMNIzhItYGhqbo4mYWILUAAAfnQq1.bps.a.10157226228552882&utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Lori+Lightfoot+takes+us+on+a+virtual+field+trip&utm_campaign=Email-General-May-21-2020 ______ The Great Train Story in 360 Ride the rails with a 360 view aboard a model train. Senior Exhibit Designer John Llewellyn is your guide for the sights along the way on a round-trip between Seattle and Chicago. https://m.youtube.com/watch?utm_campaign=Email-General-May-21-2020&utm_medium=email&v=oil1bl72ADw&utm_content=Lori+Lightfoot+takes+us+on+a+virtual+field+trip&utm_source=ActiveCampaign&feature=youtu.be _________ Periodic Table: Hot Sauce Spice up your next meal with a hot sauce created by chef Carlos Cruz from The Promontory in Hyde Park. This easy recipe is packed with heat and can be added to tasty Micheladas. https://www.msichicago.org/science-at-home/content/periodic-table-hot-sauce/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Lori+Lightfoot+takes+us+on+a+virtual+field+trip&utm_campaign=Email-General-May-21-2020 ________ Create a Stomp Glider Get outside and explore the physics of flight! Harness the power of compression and launch a rocket into the sky. https://m.youtube.com/watch?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Lori+Lightfoot+takes+us+on+a+virtual+field+trip&feature=youtu.be&utm_campaign=Email-General-May-21-2020&v=9oZSBSYB1_o ________ GET WEEKLY EMAILS Subscribe to a round-up of new Science at Home activities, fun links and more. SIGN ME UP - https://www.msichicago.org/science-at-home/subscribe/success/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Lori+Lightfoot+takes+us+on+a+virtual+field+trip&utm_campaign=Email-General-May-21-2020 Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago 5700 S Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60637 United States © 2020 Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. The Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the citizens of Chicago
Sunday May 17,2020
Happy Sunday! I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend! This week I want you to focus on the math assignments that were in your packet. Please work on the Religion packet as well. Remember our focus is on Mary. Continue to work on the 8th grade project. Please start to work on your Watson's Essay that is in your packet and we talked about it on our zoom meeting. Northeast states and capitals test will be on Wednesday. Have a great week!
Monday May 11, 2020
Happy Monday! I sent you the Watson test this morning. Test will be due on Thursday! I also sent you some science video clips and questions to answer. Another state and capitals test will be on Thursday. The focus will be the west. Packet pick up is Wednesday at Cristo Rey
Sunday May 10, 2020
Happy Mother's Day!! I hope everyone enjoys their weekend. Remember we will have our zoom meetings on Monday and Thursday this week. Monday the meeting will be at 11:30 and Thursday will be at regular time. I will send out the Watson test tomorrow and you will have until Thursday to finish it. Remember your last packet will be available on Wednesday at Cristo Rey.
Monday May 4, 2020
I hope everyone enjoyed the nice weather outside over the weekend. I have emailed you a few things for this week. I will be emailing you more things on Tuesday to work on. Look out for a email with the 8th grade project as well.
Have a great day! Proud of all of you! Miss you!
Friday May 1, 2020
Good Morning and Happy Friday and Happy May!
Please use today to catch up on any work that you have not done for this week. I am so proud of each and everyone of you.
May is the month of Mary and we celebrate and crown Mary this month. Starting Monday you will be receiving some Religion work that has to do with Mary and who she was.
Congratulations to Alondra for winning this weeks Vocabulary Challenge!
Have a great weekend!
Monday April 27, 2020
Good Morning! Happy Monday! I hope you had a good weekend and were able to enjoy the nice weather yesterday! Assignments for this week...
Monday: Chapter 9 in Watsons and questions
Work on a region of the map
Writing: start putting essay together
Religion: Work on the next sacrament
Math: I will be sending out math work
Tuesday: Chapter 10 and questions
Work on Region
Wednesday: Chapter 11 and Questions
Paper due Thursday
2 regions due this week
continue working on math
Thursday: Chapters 9-11 reading quiz
paper due today!
2 regions due today!
COntinue on Khan Academy and Freckle as well
Thursday April 23, 2020
Good Morning! Hope everyone is doing well. You guys are doing an awesome job getting the work turned in. The Earth Day assignments look Greta! Keep up the Great work!
Sunday April 19, 2020
I hope you all had a great weekend! Because we will not be returning to school this year please make sure if you have not been on a zoom meeting you start getting onto them. I am so proud of each of you for doing the work!! I miss you all so much! Zoom meeting on Tuesday and Thursday!
This week Agenda:
Monday: Chapter 7 of Novel, novel questions, you should start one of the regions of social studies and start putting your map together. Please also start the main idea supporting detail sheet i gave you about earth day... Earth day is Wednesday April 22nd so it will be due on Wednesday April 22nd. You may take pictures of your assignment and send me the pictures . I can grade it that way.
Tuesday- Chapter 8 of novel and questions. Continue on your region map. Have this finished by Thursday April 23rd.
Wednesday- Read Chapter 9 of novel and questions. Please make sure to turn in main idea supporting detail activity today! I will be giving you a writing assignment today to start if you have any questions please bring them to our zoom meeting on Thursday!
Thursday: Quiz on our novel, 1 region of the map due. Take a picture and send it to me and I will grade it that way. Continue on your writing assignment.
Religion assignment: Link is below please work on one sacrament a week start with Baptism.
Writing assignment follow all guidelines.... I will share this with you in email and then all you have to do is make a copy of it and type in your answers for the planning part on the document. which is what I want done this week is the planning portion. Next week you will start writing.
Tuesday April 14, 2020
Good Morning! Please be sure to check in with me every morning for attendance. If I do here from you it will be considered absent. Send me a email saying Good Morning so that way you are counted for the day. Please remember to pick up the new packets on Wednesday April 15th at Cristo Rey from 11:00am until 1:00pm.
This week's vocabulary challenge is the word- Endurance (noun).
You can use the verb form too (Endure).
Please put the word into your well thought, most creative sentence.
The McDonald's gift card is worth $10 each week.
The gift card will be mailed to your house or if there is a pick up time closer in time we can do it then.
Your initials and grade will be posted on the website.
Please submit all entries to: email@example.com - BY FRIDAY 10:00 AM
This week in our novel I want you to focus on chapters 4-6. Today you will be reading chapter 4.
1. Why did some kids call Kenny and Joetta the “Weird Watsons?”
2. Why was Momma so concerned about her children getting a cold?
3. The other kids only called Kenny and Joetta the “Weird Watsons” when Byron was not around. Why?
4. Why did Byron tell Kenny and Joetta the story about the garbage truck that picked up the frozen bodies?
5. When Kenny complains about having to help Joetta with her clothes, Byron says “Who you think took all that stuff off your little behind all these years? What goes around goes around.” What does Byron mean by this?
6. Why does Kenny pretend to lose a pair of gloves?
7. Other than to be a bully, what reason would Larry have to steal Kenny’s gloves?
Using Evidence from the Text:
8. Rufus figures out that Larry Dunn stole Kenny’s gloves. What evidence does he have to prove it?
9. How does Kenny react when he realizes he only has one glove?
10. In this chapter we learn that Larry Dunn is poor. What evidence supports this inference?
Monday April 13, 2020
Make sure to go to Cristo Rey On Wednesday to pick up another packet that is ready for you. This has all your Novel work printed out for you along with math practice , social studies work, and Text structure practice. There are some activities where you will need to cut and glue follow directions. Construction paper was given to you. Zoom Meeting will be on Tuesday Make sure I have your email so you can join.
Tuesday you will start Chapter 4 and do the vocab for Chapter 4.
Wednesday April 8, 2020
Happy Wednesday! I hope you all took some time out of your day yesterday and enjoyed the nice weather. Today I will post the questions for chapter 3. I will not post any questions tomorrow. As I want you to only read up to chapter 3 this week and work on the vocabulary and the math. Tomorrow your focus will be on main idea and theme. We will be having a zoom meeting tomorrow at 10:00am, you will be receiving the invite for that meeting today.
Chapter 3 – pages 32-46
Journal Entry: Have you ever been made fun of for something like Kenny? What was it? How did you handle it? Write a complete paragraph.
Write in complete sentences, restating the question.
1. What is the difference between the squirrel in the story and a squirrel that lives in Arkansas?
2. Is L.J. Jones a good playmate? Why or why not?
3. Why does Rufus stop sitting next to Kenny on the bus and eating lunch with him?
Tuesday April 7, 2020
Good Morning! We will have our first zoom meeting today! I look forward to seeing you and seeing how things are going! We started our novel yesterday I hope you are enjoying it already some of you already sent me your homework for chapter 1. I will upload chapter 2 for today. Remember as you come across a new character to write down character traits about that character as you will do something with that later on. Continue to work on your vocab and Khan Academy! If you didn't finish the Religion assignment from yesterday continue that as well.
Journal Entry: The Watson’s are very cold. What are some things you do in the winter to stay warm? Do you think the Watson’s house is warmer or colder than your house in the winter?
1. How does being Byron’s brother help Kenny?
2. What is wrong with Kenny’s eye?
3. What do the other kids do when the two boys get on the bus?
Monday April 6, 2020
Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! This week we will be starting our novel unit: The Watson's Go To Birmingham! I have downloaded the whole book for you. There will be vocab to do as well as journaling and chapter questions. All you need to do is open a word document copy the question and paste it to your word document and type your answers under the question and then submit me your document. We will start our zoom meetings we will be meeting every Tuesday and Thursday at 10: 15 a.m. We will discuss the book and anything else that you have questions about. Please continue working on Khan Academy last week you should of completed three lessons this week I want you to do at least 2 lessons. If you did not do so already please do the Lenten scavenger hunt that I attached last week and I will reattach it.
Lenten Scavenger Hunt Link
Novel Study Link
Vocabulary for chapters 1-3
Chapter 1 – pages 1-19
Journal Entry: What do you know about the 1960’s? If you don’t know anything, what can you guess were things that happened in the 1960’s? Write a complete paragraph.
Write in complete sentences, restating the question.
1. Who is the narrator of this story?
2.What is the brown bomber?
3. How does Dad react when he sees Byron stuck to the car mirror?
Holy Week Web Quest
Part 1: Watch the Holy Week in Two Minutes video to answer the questions or fill in the blanks below. Here's the Link https://bustedhalo.com/video/holy-week-in-two-minutes
1. Holy week is the last week of __________________.
2. During Holy Week what are Catholics preparing themselves for? _____________
3. True or False : Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. _____________ 4. On Palm Sunday, what do Catholics do?
5. True or False : Palm branches represent death and resurrection. _______________ 6. On Palm Sunday The Passion is read. What is this gospel a narrative of?
7. True or False : On Holy Thursday we read about the apostles washing Jesus’ feet. __________ 8. On Holy Thursday Catholics commemorate the institution of the ______________________
and the institution of the ______________________.
9. True or False : Good Friday is the only day of the year when mass is not celebrated by Catholics. _______________
10.On Good Friday Catholics gather to
a. Recall Jesus’ Passion
b. Pray for the World
c. Venerate the Cross
d. All of the Above
11.Veneration of the cross can be done by approaching the cross and ___________________,
______________________, or ______________________ the cross out of respect.
12.True or False : On Holy Saturday we recognize that Christ is in the tomb. _______________ 13.On what night of Holy Week is the Easter vigil celebrated? ________________________
Friday April 3, 2020
Happy Friday 5th Grade! You made it to Friday! Please make sure you email me your vocab today. Also try and finish 3 lessons on Khan Academy some of you are well beyond that and that is great! Today is MBTA Spirit Wear Day, send me pictures of you in your spirit wear t-shirt. Today is Friday you would have music so take some time out of your day to sing and dance. Monday we will start a novel I downloaded the whole novel and will upload it on this site. We will start zoom meetings next week! Have a great weekend and stay healthy!
Thursday April 2, 2020
Happy Thursday! Awesome work to those of you on Khan Academy you are moving right along. If you have any questions please feel free to email me and ask. Don't forget Vocabulary is due Friday April 3, some of you have already turned that in which is awesome! Keep Checking Freckle for added assignments.
I want to start having some zoom meetings so that way we can see each other and have conversations. Please send me a email if you are interested so that way I have your email to invite you to the meeting.
Don't forget Friday April 3rd is Spirit Day wear your MBTA T-shirt and take a picture and send it to me.
Also take pictures of yourself doing your work!
Today is Thursday and you typically have music so take some time out of your day to sing or dance for a few minutes.
Keep up the great work and stay healthy!
Vocabulary Challenge Submit answers by Friday!
Tuesday March 31, 2020
Good Morning and Happy Tuesday! I know a bunch of you picked of your packets yesterday. Some of you got on Khan Academy already and have been working on Multiplying Fractions. That is Great! Remember if you are not understanding something please ask. Please don't forget to do the vocab for the week and that will be due on Friday April 3rd. Please keep checking freckle as I will continue to post reading assignments and word study assignments. Don't forget to send me pictures of you working .
Don't forget Friday is MBTA Spirit Wear Day! Wear your spirit wear shirt and take a picture and send it to me.
Today is Tuesday and that is typically your art day. Take some time out of your day and draw a picture or two.
I would like to try and do a zoom meeting with as many of you as possible to check in and see how things are doing. Please let me know if you are interested and I will set one up.
Monday March 30, 2020
Happy Monday! We are back to E-learning this week. Packets are ready for you to pick up Monday March 30 and Wednesday April 1 at Cristo Rey/St.Martin from 11:00am -1:00pm. I will be uploading assignments on here for you to do. I have added a few assignments on Freckle for you to do some are reading assignments and some are word study assignments. We will also begin our new math unit which I emailed your parents with your log in information. If you did not receive it please let me know and I will email it to you immediately. We are going to be using Khan Academy for our math unit for right now. This will be very helpful for you as it has videos of step by step directions on how to do the problems. There will be lessons and then quizzes and then a end of the unit test. You can work at your own pace. My suggestion is to do a lesson a day.
The start of the week means Vocabulary words for the week to work on. I want you to do the same thing that we do in class. Define the word, tell me the part of speech, give me two synonyms and two antonyms, and the use the word in a sentence. Please do all this on a word document and send it to me by email. firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Abolish 6. Patient
2. Access 7. Pedestrian
3. Erupt 8. Evident
4. Establish 9. Accomplish
5. Expand 10. Population
Here is the Link for Khan Academy Please use the login information that I emailed to you. https://www.khanacademy.org/join/VB5UYRAM
Please remember to take pictures of you working and send them to me so I can post them to our page. Also Friday April 3 will be MBTA SPIRIT DAY! Please wear your spirit shirt and take a picture of you in it and email it you me to show your school spirit.
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Good Morning and Happy Sunday!
A few announcements for this week learning packets for Pre-k to 5th grade will be available at Cristo Rey/ St. Martin on Monday March 30 from 10:30am until 1:00pm. World's Finest chocolate will be available for pick-up at Cristo Rey/ St. Martin on Wednesday April 1st from 11:00am-1:00pm. Lunches will be available for pick up at Cristo Rey/St.Martin on Monday March 30, Wednesday April 1, and Friday April 3 from 11:00am -1:00pm
As we begin week 2 of e-learning few things to remember.. Please remember to read everyday for at least 30 minutes. Please continue to work on your biography projects if you have any questions please let me know. In your that you will receive I added some work to continue working on text structure in reading as well as I will up load articles and vocab work on Freckle for you to do. Please watch out for a reading assessment that I will post on Freckle for you to do as well. Math I added a few review sheets on adding and subtracting fractions. We are going to start multiplying fractions and we will be using Khan Academy for your lessons and homework. Khan Academy has a tutorial for you that walks you through step by step directions on how to solve the problem. Parents I will be emailing you your child's log-in information for Khan Academy. Language arts and Writing you will have a few sheets on correcting paragraphs and rewriting them correctly. Social studies keep working on those states and capitals all of you have come really far on that so please keep practicing.
Here is a link to a Lenten Scavenger Hunt.. You will have to read the Definition and find the picture that matches the definition. Match the letter to the Number. Submit your answers to me through email.
Please take pictures of you doing your work/ reading a book in your favorite area or even if you are outside doing some exercises. Please email them to me . If you have any questions please feel free to email me with any questions.
I miss all of you and hope you are staying healthy!
Thursday, March 19, 2020
I am thinking about each and everyone of you and hoping that everyone is doing well. I miss you all so much and think about you daily. Please continue to work on your packet if you have questions please feel free to contact me by email. You may also continue to work on Freckle I have been checking that daily to see who has been putting some practice in. You may also use khan academy if you want for math practice it is completely up to you. The Scholastic website has a lot of learning tools on there for you to use as well.
Stay healthy and remember Ms. Toscano misses and loves all of you!