Genesee STEM Academy

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

Mrs. Smiley

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Happy New Year! 

Welcome back!  

As we embrace the new year; It’s now time to get ready for our winter round of NWEA testing.     I am so excited to use our new NWEA skills locator and practice.   This program allows students to practice testing and will tell which skills they need more work on.   You can find the link on the bottom of this webpage.  I have already assigned some skills missions and students will receive their login information on Monday.   Contact me for your child’s username and password.

Daily Assignments

Below is an overview of what we will be working on the next 2 weeks.   There is a list of vocabulary words and a list of spelling words included.    You will find links for curriculum resource sites at the bottom of this webpage.   Each link has several assignments that will be due by January 19th.   Students are given time to work in class, however,  I have encouraged them to complete assignments at home as well.  Each of the sites gives me alerts and reports on their progress and I enter their percentages into the gradebook.   Students know their usernames and passwords.  Contact me if you need your child’s username and password information.

 

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:

  • Reread
  • Problem and solution
  • Context Clues
  • Common and proper nouns
  • Ideas in writing
5th grade ELA Unit 2 Week 1
Spelling List Vocabulary List
joint               foul
coil                  hoist
mouthful       counter
brought          bawl
fountain         sprawls
douse               clause
sprouts            cautious
turmoil            scrawny
foundation      turquoise
committees
convention
debate
proposal
representatives
resolve
situation
union
6th grade ELA Unit 2 Week 1
Spelling List Vocabulary List
echoes            photos
data                scarves
volcanoes      shelves
media            bacteria
wolves           dominoes
solos              thieves
wives             cuffs
staffs             buffaloes
sheriffs         tornadoes
sopranos      loaves
artifact
communal
derived
inscription
millennium
stationery
utilize
yields
5th grade Science
Vocabulary List
organism
ecosystem
producer
consumer
decomposer
predator
prey

 

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.

 
 

Let’s work together for the success of our children!!!  Keep up with updates and student activity on class dojo.

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