Genesee STEM Academy

Genesee County's First S.T.E.M Certified School

Mrs. Smiley

 

This month we will begin M-Step testing.   5th Grade will begin testing the week of April 16th.  They will be taking ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies.  6th grade’s testing will follow. 

Students can practice https://wbte.drcedirect.com/MI/portals/mi/ott1?index=1&adminId=523877&displayOTT=M-STEP+-+OTTS&display=M-STEP

 

We will be setting new goals for our final session of NWEA testing in May.  We will also engage in M-Step practice sessions.

Daily Assignments

We are starting ConnectED Unit 4 Week 1.  (Unit will last 3 full weeks) Students have assignments in each of the online resources below.   They should complete assignments in class as well as at home.   They are given their choice of assignments to work on as long as they have all been completed by the due date.   The due date is April 27, 2018.

In class routines and do now assignments are given credit per day and students also earn participation points.  These points can not be made up if missed.  (Excused absences are not counted against the student.)

 

Objectives:

  • Read grade-level text with purpose.
  • Use reading strategies and improve skills to better understand.
  • Use grade appropriate vocabulary.
  • Demonstrate Standard English grammar use in writing and speaking.
  • Summarize, retell, and explain reading.  (orally and written in various forms)

Skills:

  • Comprehension Skill – Point of View
  • Comprehension Strategy – Visualize
  • Genre – Tall Tale
  • Grammar – Pronouns and Antecedents
  • Vocabulary – Word Relationships: Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Writing Traits – Voice: Style and Tone
5th grade ELA Unit 4 Week 1
Spelling List Vocabulary List
slogan       woolen
listen         heron
frighten    lengthen
captain     mountain
sandal      signal
global       bushel
marvel     barrel
practical  pretzel
fable         chuckle
angle        nozzle
commenced
deeds
heroic
exaggeration
impressed
sauntered
wring
posed
6th grade ELA Unit 4 Week 1
Spelling List Vocabulary List
admit               explain
include            divide
omit                admission
explanation   inclusion
division          omission
permit            exclaim
explode          decide
collide            permission
exclamation  explosion
decision        collision
alignment
prolonged
calamity
tenacity
generated
eclipse
periodic
inconvenience
5th grade Science
Vocabulary List
sun
moon
Earth
orbit
axis
north pole
south pole

 

Each of the sites below have assignments.   

I will be happy to teach you how to access assignments and websites.  Contact me to schedule a time.

 
 

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