Mr. Samuels ** Class 503 ** 2013-2014 **** Ability + Effort = Achievement

Spring Break-April 14th through 22nd

School will end on Friday, April 11th and resume on Wednesday, April 23rd. The state math exams will be from April 30th through May 2nd.

Study Island Math Review


The state math test is from April 30th until May 2nd. Because of Spring break, we only have one week after this week to prepare for the test. I will be conducting Saturday school on April 5th and April 12th. For students needing or wanting extra lessons and practice, I have set up two sets of lessons:
  • Independent Math has lessons on topics we have not covered yet that may be on the test; and
  • Math Test Review has lessons on topics that we have covered.
  • Students can also do Real World problems as well.
​I urge all students with home internet access to take advantage of Study Island.


 

Senior End of Year Events

(*)Save these Dates!

5th Grade Awards Ceremony: June 20th at 3:00 pm
5th Grade Dance/Pizza Party-June 20th 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Graduation: June 23rd at 9:00 am. 3 tickets per student.

(cap and gown + Senior  T shirt cost $25. Money Due May 25th

Senior Trips (for students who have earned the privilege )
  1. Medieval Times June 25th. Cost $68(includes show ,meal, transportation)
  2. Six Flags new England- June 24th Cost $91

Deposit of $10 holds the spot, balance due by June 16th


The 5th grade will be holding bakse sales every Friday to offset costs of senior trips. If we raise enough money, families will get rebates of part of the cost of the trips. Please support the bake sales by sending in goods. Th8-|ank you.

 

State Math Exams

The state math exam is from April 30 th through May 2nd.
 

 

Computer Science-Coding

Thanks to Ms. King and our own Senor Science, Mr. Taveras , some class 503 students will be able to learn coding during Monday and Tuesday afternoon extended day lessons. Computer coding is involved in a myriad of items we use daily: apps on our smart phones, websites, robotics, automobile engines to name a few. The field of software engineering is one of the great growth areas of opportunity and we are pleased to be able to provide our students with an introduction and foundation in this great field.


Sample Student Documents

For students who want to see an example to help them write an essay, our website has documents and powerpoints. You can use our class computer,or if you have Microsoft office, your own computer. The samples are located below the homework section. See Mr. Samuels if you need help finding them.

 

Khan Academy

 

Khan Academy is a free website that provides video lessons,mostly in mathematics. It also has lessons is a variety of science subjects,including computer coding. It is easy to use, if you have internet access on a computer or tablet. Just put the subject in the search box (like partial quotients division) and you will find a group of lessons and practice problems.
http://khanacademy.org


Scholars' Trip at Year's End

At the end of 5th grade, we celebrate graduation with a series of events including the scholar's trip. Going on the scholar's trip is a privilege that must be earned through consistent effort in academics and behavior. Each week students get a grade of 1 through 4 for academic/behavioral effort. To qualify for the trip, a student must maintain a 3 average for the year.

 

  Parents' Questions or Concerns


If you have any questions or concerns about items here or anything regarding your child's education,please email me at
samuels.class503@gmail.com   I regard parents as my partners in helping out students achieve and appreciate the great support I received last year. 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                      

Class 503

The state math test is from April 30th until May 2nd. Because of Spring break, we only have one week after this week to prepare for the test. I will be conducting Saturday school on April 5th and April 12th. For students needing or wanting extra lessons and practice, I have set up two sets of lessons:
  • Independent Math has lessons on topics we have not covered yet that may be on the test; and
  • Math Test Review has lessons on topics that we have covered.
  • Students can also do Real World problems as well.
​I urge all students with home internet access to take advantage of Study Island.
 

Virtual Bulletin Board Class 503 Student Work

All 5th graders read two articles about homework and then wrote an essay giving their opinions on the topic
Great persuasive essay
Prompt: Were the lives of African Americans better or Worse during Reconstruction
Did the lives of slaves change during Reconstruction?
In this section students posted the conclusions to their information essays, what were some of the causes of the Holocaust.
Jeremie (37.31 KB)
Gustavo (50.79 KB)
Kailey (43.19 KB)
Daizah (29.51 KB)
Cheickne (5.19 KB)
Jeinab (5.16 KB)
Jerry (26.86 KB)

Sample Student Documents Rubrics and Instructions

Use this as a guide. Notice reason, explanation, evidence,analyze conclusion
This explains Answer,Reason,Evidence,Explain,Conclude
Use this to help you quote from a text. You must have Microsoft powerpoint to open this
Night of the Spadefoot Toads-Theme: Home is Where you make it. Need you MS powerpoint to open this
Use this outline plus your homework instructions to help you write a complete essay

Rubrics

This document has rubrics for opinion, information, and narrative writing aligned to the CCCS.
This is how your response to literature will be graded. Use it to revise

parent documents

General Downloads

Ready Gen 1A (4.09 MB)
Teacher's guide
ReadyGen1B (4.05 MB)
Teacher guide Mod 1B
This will help you write a response to literature
Chap 1 (60.47 KB)
Read the questions before you do your homework reading.
Remember to look at questions before you read
Read the questions before you do your nightly reading
Read the questions before you read the chapters
Chapters 10 &11 (102.45 KB)
12 to 14 (57.87 KB)
Chap 18 &19 (72.58 KB)
Chapters 20 -22 (62.25 KB)
Chapters 23-25 (44.86 KB)
Chapters 28 -28 (54.41 KB)
Chapters 29-31 (44.85 KB)

Sample Student Documents Rubrics and Instructions

Use this as a guide when you write CRA's at home.
Use this essay as a model when you write yours.
Use this expository essay as a model and guide to write yours.
These are sentences to start your reader's journal entriies

parent documents

Contact information in case we have to get in touch with parents during school day.