12.10 to 12.14: A Glimpse at Our Week…

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Here is what is happening in Mrs. O’Donnell’s class this week…

Math: Students will continue to learn how to multiple and divide decimals this week  (Chapter 6). We will have out Chapter 6 test on Friday. This week, we will learn how to divide decimals by whole numbers, divide decimals by decimals, divide decimals by powers of ten, and spend a day reviewing.  

ELA: We will continue our comparing and contrast focus skill this week and finish reading “Wading into Marine Biology”. We will be completing a Venn Diagram on the similarities and differences between the different tidal zones within the story. We will also begin a project which focuses on comparing and contrasting animals that live in the ocean. Students will choose an ocean animal and research two different species of that animal. We will be completing a writing activity with the research we conducted.   We will work on vocab posters this week and take our Lesson 12 vocab/comprehension/focus skill test on Friday. 

Social Studies: Students will go to Mrs. Purzycki’s class to complete their Science Unit for MP 2 starting on Monday of this week. 

Spelling: Lesson 13 spelling test will  be this Friday.  Packets are due on the the 14th as well. Go to  https://www.spellingcity.com/users/mrsodonnell007 to practice spelling words from lesson 13. These words are starting to get CHALLENGING! Be sure to encourage your children to study their words every night!

Grammar: We will identify and use commas within sentences this week.  

Writing: We will complete a TDA using a short reading passage this week. 

READING FAIR PROJECTS: These projects were introduced to your children last week. Their assignment includes reading a book (fictional) of their choice and creating a tri-fold with specific information included. These projects will be due after Christmas Break and the hope (along with the other 5th grade classes) is to present them to the school in a “Reading Fair” in mid January. We will have minimal time (some) to work on these during the school day. The majority of the project should be done at home. 

Reminders*- Friday Folders are due every Wednesday

December Happenings:

11-Discover Co-Hort Grades 3-4

3- Discover Co-Hort Grades 5-6


21- Shine Time- Holiday School Sing-a-Long- 10:30 AM

21- Early Dismissal 1:30 PM- PM KDG in session

24-1- Holiday Break

12.3 to 12.7: A Glimpse at Our Week…

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December Character Education Theme:
USING OUR MANNERS!

Here is what is happening in Mrs. O’Donnell’s class this week…

Math: Students will continue to learn how to multiple and divide decimals this week  (Chapter 6). We will multiply decimals by decimals, have a “Check my Progress” quiz on Tuesday, learn how to multiply decimals by the power of tens, use the properties of multiplication to multiply decimals mentally, divide decimals by whole numbers, and end our week (Friday) with another “Check my Progress” quiz.  Busy week in math! 

ELA: We will continue our comparing and contrast focus skill this week and read “Sailing Home” for the second time on Monday. We will compare our lives to the main character’s life. We will have our Lesson 11 assessment on Wednesday of this week. We will begin Lesson 12 on Thursday- “Wading into Marine Biology” with a new list of vocab words. 

Social Studies:We will have our Revolutionary War Test on Tuesday! The rest of the week during this time we will focus on writing our next TDA. Science will begin next Monday (December 10th) for my students. 

Spelling: Lesson 12 spelling test will  be this Friday.  Packets are due on the the 7th as well. Go to  https://www.spellingcity.com/users/mrsodonnell007 to practice spelling words from lesson 12. These words are starting to get CHALLENGING! Be sure to encourage your children to study their words every night!

Grammar: We will identify appositives within sentences this week and we will learn how to format titles.    

Writing: We will use E/I time this week to begin and finish persuasive essays. 

Reminders*- Friday Folders are due every Wednesday

We will have our Holiday Concert on Tuesday at 2:00 pm this week!

11.27 to 11.30: A Glimpse at our Week…

I hope everyone had a relaxing few days off spent with your families and loved ones!

Here is what is happening in Mrs. O’Donnell’s class this week….

Math: Students will review for their Chapter 5 test on Tuesday and we will take our assessment on Wednesday. Students will be introduced to our next Chapter: Multiplying and Dividing Decimals later in the week. We will learn how to estimate products of whole numbers and decimals and we will multiply whole numbers by decimals.    

ELA: We will start a new focus skill this week: Comparing and Contrasting! We will also read our Lesson 11 story, working on comprehension of the text. We will have our Lesson 10 vocab assessment on Wednesday and be introduced to a new list later in the week. 

Social Studies:We will continue our unit on the Revolutionary War this week. We will use google maps to “pin” significant locations we have learned about so far and learn about how we defeated the British in the final battles (with the help from France!) We will begin reviewing for our test. Students will be receiving their study guides on Wednesday which will give them plenty of time to study! Our test will be next Tuesday (December 4th) 

Spelling: Lesson 11 spelling test will  be this Friday.   Packets are due on the 30th as well. Go to  https://www.spellingcity.com/users/mrsodonnell007 to practice spelling words from lesson 11. These words are starting to get CHALLENGING! Be sure to encourage your children to study their words every night!

Grammar: We will identify irregular nouns this week. 

Reminders*- Friday Folders are due every Wednesday

Our NEW character education theme for DECEMBER is Manners!

11.12 to 11.16: A Glimpse at Our Week…

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Here is what is happening in Mrs. O’Donnell’s class this week….

Math: Students will begin Chapter 5 this week. This week, we will learn how to round decimals to different place values, round sums and differences of decimal problems, and learn how to add and subtract decimals. We will also learn about the Associative, Identify, and Commutative  Properties of Additions.   

ELA: We will continue to learn about sequence this week. We will work on our Lesson 9 vocab words and read “Leonardo’s Horse”, which is our Lesson 9 story this week. We will finish our timeline projects and begin a research/interview project on Leonardo Di Vinci. We will take our Lesson 9 assessment at the end of the week. 

Social Studies:We will continue our unit on the Revolutionary War this week. We will learn about the battle of Lexington and Concord, the Battle at Bunker Hill, and we will learn about the Second Continental Congress. We will have a quiz at the end of the week (Friday) on what we have learned so far in this unit. 

Spelling: Lesson 10 spelling test will  be this Friday.   Packets are due the 16th as well. Go to  https://www.spellingcity.com/users/mrsodonnell007 to practice spelling words from lesson 10 This packet is a review. The last page of the packet is EXTRA CREDIT. These words are starting to get CHALLENGING! Be sure to encourage your children to study their words every night!

Grammar: We will identify fragments and run ons this week. We will also learn about plural and singular nouns.  

Reminders*- Friday Folders are due every Wednesday

We will have a RESPECT lesson on Tuesday to support out Character Theme for this month!

Laptop permissions slips will go home on MONDAY. In order for your child to take their laptops home start MONDAY NOVEMBER 19TH, this form NEEDS to be signed. NO EXCEPTIONS! Please email me with questions!

November Happenings:

12- PTO Meeting- 6:30 PM Library

13- Fall Picture Re-take Day

19- Patriotic Shine Time- Veterans Visit- 9:05 Wear Red-White-Blue

21- 1:30 Early Dismissal

22-26- No School- Thanksgiving Vacation

11.5 to 11.9: A Glimpse at Our Week… (W, TH, F – half days)

It is conference week! I am looking forward to meeting with you all this week 🙂 

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A new month means a new Character Education Theme: In November we will be learning all about RESPECT!! 

Here is what is happening in Mrs. O’Donnell’s class this week:

Math: Students will finish Chapter 4 this week (it was a short one!) On Monday, we will practice dividing dividends in the thousands by 2 digit divisors. We will work through division word problems on Tuesday and review for our test on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday (shortened periods due to the half days) will be devoted to taking our Chapter 4 test. 

ELA: We will continue to learn about sequence this week. We will begin a timeline project and take our Lesson 8 assessment (vocab, focus skill, comprehension) on Tuesday. New vocab will be introduced for Lesson 9 at the end of the week. 

Writing:  We will complete our Lesson 8 TDA this week. 

Spelling: Lesson 9 spelling test will  be this Friday.   Packets are due the 9th as well. Go to  https://www.spellingcity.com/users/mrsodonnell007 to practice spelling words from lesson 9. These words are starting to get CHALLENGING! Be sure to encourage your children to study their words every night!

Grammar: We will identify fragments and run ons this week. 

Reminders*- Friday Folders are due every Wednesday

November Happenings:

5-9- Fall Book Fair

6- Book Fair Event Dudes and Donuts 7:30-8:30 AM

7- 1:30 Early Dismissal- No KDG

8- 1:30 Early Dismissal- AM in session

9- 1:30 Early Dismissal- PM in session

12- PTO Meeting- 6:30 PM Library

13- Fall Picture Re-take Day

19- Patriotic Shine Time- Veterans Visit- 9:05 Wear Red-White-Blue

21- 1:30 Early Dismissal

22-26- No School- Thanksgiving Vacation

10.29 to 11.1 (In Service on 11.2) A Glimpse at our Week…

Here is what is happening in Mrs. O’Donnell’s class this week:

Math: Students will begin Chapter 4 this week. This chapter is a short one! This week we are learning how to estimate division problems with 2 digit divisors and we are learning how to solve with 2 digit divisors. We will have a quiz towards the end of the week. 

ELA: We are learning a new focus skill this week. Our next two stories will be focused on sequence. We will read “When Washing Crossed the Delaware” and begin a sequence writing assignment this week. We will learn new robust vocab words as well. 

Writing:  We will write “One Good Paragraph” on our holiday traditions. 

Spelling: Lesson 9 spelling test will NOT be tested this Friday. This test will be next Friday November 9th.  Packets are due the 9th as well. Go to  https://www.spellingcity.com/users/mrsodonnell007 to practice spelling words from lesson 9. These words are starting to get CHALLENGING! Be sure to encourage your children to study their words every night!

Grammar: We will identify compound subjects in sentences this week.

Reminders*- Friday Folders are due every Wednesday

October Happenings:

30- Shine Time- 2:30 PM

31- End of 1st Marking Period

It’s Spirit Week! 10.22 to 10.26: A Glimpse at Our Week…

This week we are celebrating TEAMWORK in so many awesome ways! Not only will we have a Teamwork Assembly on Tuesday- everyday there is a theme – I hope your children will participate in on the fun! 

Monday: 10/22           Favorite Penn Manor Shirt/jersey – or wear blue/gold 
(district teamwork)

Tuesday: 10/23           “Scrabble” – Attach a letter to your shirt.  Can you find other students and make some robust vocabulary? (Literacy teamwork)

Wednesday:  10/24    PJ Day – Teamwork Makes the DREAM work! (school-wide teamwork)

Thursday:  10/25       Favorite sports jersey (sports teamwork)

Friday:  10/26            Penn Manor DISTRICT WIDE “PINK OUT!” (district teamwork)

Here is what is happening in Mrs. O’Donnell’s class this week:

Math: Students will finish Chapter 3 this week. We will take our Ch.1-3 Benchmark on Wednesday and take our Chapter 3 Assessment on Friday. On Monday and Tuesday we will learn how to place a zero in a quotient and how to interpret the remainder to wrap up the chapter. 

ELA: Students will continue to identify theme this week. We will take our Lesson 7 vocab assessment on Wednesday and read “When the Circus Came to Town”. We will begin our Google Site Children Books this week! 

Writing:  Lesson 6 TDAs are due on Wednesday. 

Spelling: Lesson 8 spelling test will be on Friday (last grade for MP 1). Packets are due Friday as well. Go to  https://www.spellingcity.com/users/mrsodonnell007 to practice spelling words from lesson 8. These words are starting to get CHALLENGING! Be sure to encourage your children to study their words every night!

Grammar: We will identify compound subjects in sentences this week.

Reminders*- Friday Folders are due every Wednesday

October Happenings:

22-26- Bus Driver Appreciation Week

23- Joe Romano- Reading Assembly

26- District Pink Out

28- PTO Designer Bag Bingo- Manor Church

30- Shine Time- 2:30 PM

31- End of 1st Marking Period

10.15 to 10.19: A Glimpse at our Week…

Remember- Friday 10/19 is an early dismissal day. (1:30 pm)

Here is what is happening in Mrs. O’Donnell’s class this week:

Math: Students will continue with our division chapter this week. We will learn how to use compatible numbers to estimate quotients, learn how to solve division problems using the distributive property and partial quotients, divide 4 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers, understand how to place the first digit in a division problem, and solve division problems that result in quotients that have zeros. This week, we will also start a new math fluency program called Spring Math. I am excited to get started with this to work on class wide interventions. 

ELA: Students will continue to identify theme this week. We will take our Lesson 6 comprehension/vocab assessment on Tuesday. We will develop themes by using Google Slides to create digital children’s books. 

Writing: We will be working on 2 column notes and how to use them to complete a text dependent analysis. We will begin our first graded TDA this week. 

Spelling: Lesson 7 spelling test will be on Friday. Packets are due Friday as well. Go to  https://www.spellingcity.com/users/mrsodonnell007 to practice spelling words from lesson 7. These words are starting to get CHALLENGING! Be sure to encourage your children to study their words every night!

Grammar: We will identify subjects in imperative sentences this week. 

TWO SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK! 1.) On Wednesday, PPL will be coming in to do a lesson on how we can help conserve energy. A letter should have gone home with your child a few weeks ago. Your child will be bringing home a “Think Energy” Kit with some pretty neat stuff inside! 2.) On Thursday, we will meet with our Buddy class (Mrs. DeLong’s 2nd graders.) We will be doing a fun fall activity with our younger friends! 

Reminders*- Friday Folders are due every Wednesday

October Happenings:

15- PTO Meeting in Library 6:30pm

18- Great American “Shake Out”- Earthquake Drill- 10:20 AM

19- K-12 Early Dismissal 1:30 PM- PM KDG in session

22-26- Bus Driver Appreciation Week

23- Joe Romano- Reading Assembly

26- District Pink Out

28- PTO Designer Bag Bingo- Manor Church

30- Shine Time- 2:30 PM

31- End of 1st Marking Period

10.9 to 10.12: A Glimpse at our Week…

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My son, Jack had a great time picking out his pumpkins on our 3 day weekend 🙂 

Here is what is happening in Mrs. O’Donnell’s class this week:

Math: Students will be working within Chapter 3 this week: Division! We will learn how multiplication and division are related, and how to divide with and without remainders this week. We are going to focus on Concrete, Representational, and Abstract (CRA) ways to divide. As always, spiral review will be given out for homework every night and Thursday’s homework will count as a quiz grade.  

ELA: Students will finish up Lesson 5 with a vocab quiz on Wednesday. We will begin Lesson 6 in Story town with a new focus skill. We will learn all about Theme for the next two lessons! This week, we will read “Night at San Juan” this week. 

Writing: We will be working on 2 column notes and how to use them to complete a text dependent analysis. 

Spelling: Lesson 6 spelling test will be on Friday. Packets are due Friday as well. Go to  https://www.spellingcity.com/users/mrsodonnell007 to practice spelling words from lesson 6. These words are starting to get CHALLENGING! Be sure to encourage your children to study their words every night!

Reminders*- Friday Folders are due every Wednesday

October Happenings:

13- Millersville Parade

15- PTO Meeting in Library 6:30pm

18- Great American “Shake Out”- Earthquake Drill- 10:20 AM

19- K-12 Early Dismissal 1:30 PM- PM KDG in session

22-26- Bus Driver Appreciation Week

23- Joe Romano- Reading Assembly

26- District Pink Out

28- PTO Designer Bag Bingo- Manor Church

30- Shine Time- 2:30 PM

31- End of 1st Marking Period

10.1 to 10.5: A Glimpse at Our Week…

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A new month means a new character education theme! This Month, students will be learning about TEAMWORK!

Here is what is happening in Mrs. O’Donnell’s class this week:

Math: Students will be finishing Chapter 2 this week and will have their assessment on Wednesday. We will begin Chapter 3: Division on Thursday.  

ELA: Students will finish up Lesson 3 this week with a webquest on Nellie Bly and a comprehension/vocab assessment on Wednesday.  Character Motive focus skill assessment will be on Thursday. We will be working on a new vocab list for Lesson 5 and practicing our fluency and expression when we read our Reader’s Theater on Friday. 

Writing: We will be working on 2 column notes and how to use them to complete a text dependent analysis. 

Grammar: We will have a verb phrase quiz on Tuesday. We will identify simple subjects, simple predicates, and subjects in imperative sentences as well this week. 

Social Studies: My students will be going to Mrs. Purzycki’s class starting Monday to begin their Science Unit on Plant and Animal cells. 

Spelling: Lesson 5 spelling test will be on Friday. Packets are due Friday as well. Go to  https://www.spellingcity.com/users/mrsodonnell007 to practice spelling words from lesson 5. This is a review lesson (lessons 1-4). There is an extra worksheet in their packets this week that will be counted as extra credit if completed. 

Reminders*- Friday Folders are due every Wednesday

Book Orders due Friday October 5th! 

Book it Packets Due by Wednesday October 3rd (optional)