Ms. Lauren Toscano
5th Grade Teacher
Resources to keep practicing learning
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. email@example.com.
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!