Saturday, December 19, 2015

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Home work for December 14-18
Continue to read Among the Imposters and summarize. This book should be finished by Thursday night and the summary packet is due on Friday. Also, a small project when home: make a courageous lion award to go with the writing assignment we did in class. Pictures of last years projects are posted below.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Courageous Lion projects

Here are some examples from last year for you to get ideas from,

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Homework 12/7-12/10

Continue reading Among the Imposters using the packet as a guide. On Monday we will be starting chapter 12.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Home work November 30 through December 3

A new book will go home this week. Please read two chapters a night and summarize.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Homework November 16-19

Saving Shiloh should be finished on Monday night the 16th. The book Discovery of the Americas will go home on Tuesday with a study guide. A test on this book will be given the following week on November 24. Also, a map of all of the explorers routes went home last Friday. That is due on November 24. We will start a new book after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Monday, November 9, 2015

HW November 8-11

Continue reading Saving Shiloh 2 chapters per night and summarize.
Mon: 13 & 14, Tues: 15 & 16, no homework on Wednesday, Thursday chapters 17& 18.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Sunday, November 1, 2015

HW November 2-5

Saving Shiloh: Monday chapters 7-8, Wednesday 9-10, Thursday 11-12 with a nightly summary.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Homework October 26-29

On Monday night the children should finish reading Shiloh Season. On Tuesday a new packet will go home for the next book, Saving Shiloh. They will continue to read two chapters tonight and summarize.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Homework Oct 19-22

On Monday we will be reading chapters 7 and eight  Tuesday chapters 9 and 10,Wednesday chapters 11 and 12, and Thursday chapters 13 and 14. Please summarize  nightly.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Homework Oct 13-15

Read and summarize two chapters a night of Shiloh Season. A packet will go home.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Homework for October 5-8

If your child only received half credit for the continents map please have them complete it by Wed. My computer in school is available during recess if they need it.
Monday: a compass project will be going home. It is quick and easy and is due on Tuesday.
Tues-Thurs: A report on Harriet Tubman will be assigned. It is the same format as the reports they did last year. It is due on Friday.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Homework September 21-24

Tonight a map of the continents will go home. Your child will need to complete it and send it in by Friday. Also, there will be a test on Thursday on the seven continents and the four oceans ....spelling and capitalization does count.
To find directions for the map please go to: and click on our maps. Then click world maps. You can download the full map key in color.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Please send in your forms for Nature's Classroom as soon as possible. Also, today I sent home a permission slip for Student Council. If you are interested in having your child participate please sign and return it. If you plan to buy books from Scholastic the money and order form is due tomorrow. Next Tuesday is Open House (6:30-8).

Monday, September 14, 2015

Homework September 14-17

No homework on Monday from Mrs. Kennedy. Tuesday through Thursday the fifth graders will be finishing their summer writing (favorite day) . It is due on Friday.

First day excitement!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Homework update

Grades 4 and 5 will not be assigned homework during the MCAS testing weeks.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Homework 4-27-4/30

Grade 4 will complete a map worksheet nightly.
Grade 5 will continue to study for the S.S. Test on Friday 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Homework April 13-16

Grade 4: finish Hank Ziptzer story and write a summary 
Grade 5: read the Paul Revere book and produce a time line of his life in the folder that went home

Friday, April 10, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Homework April 6-10

Grade 4: cont. to read your Hank Ziptzer book. The book should be finished by next Friday so that we will not be reading it after vacation. The books are all different and have varied amounts of chapters. Please have your child  read for 20 minutes each night this week and write ONE summary to pass in on Friday. Next week we will finish the book and just write one more summary for the final chapters.
Grade 5: project on the Watson's book is due this Friday.
Rafflepalooza to benefit grade 5 is next Friday. 
Please ask your child about the Handel and Haydon program whe had today at school.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Homework March 29-April 2

Grade 4: the only homework assigned for this week is to read through the writing folder with an adult. The writing test is on Thursday, so please review the writing on Wednesday night. 
Grade 5: continue reading the Watson's go to Birmingham 20 minutes per night. The writing assignment is due April 10.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Homework March 23-26

Grades 5 and 4: due to MCAS testing regular reading homework is suspended for both grades. However, I would like your child to review the ELA notebook with you the night before the test.
Grade 5 tests on Tuesday and Thursday. Grade 4 tests on Wednesday. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Homework March 16-19

Grade 4: continue to read the Hank Z. book and summarize nightly.
Grade 5: Cont. to read the Watson's book 20 minutes per night. The project will be due April 10th. The directions are posted in a previous blog post and your child has a copy in the binder.

No HW next week for both grades 4 and 5 in ELA due to MCAS.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

HW March9-12

Grade 4: Cont. reading the Hank Zipzer book a chapter a night and summarize.. Chapter 5 Monday-chapter 8 Thursday.
Grade 5: The Watsons Go To Birmingham will be going home this week. Please have your child read the book 20 minutes per night Monday through Thursday. A project will go home with more details about when the novel should be finished by.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Homework March 2-5

Grade 4: A new Hank Ziptzer book went home today. Please have your child read and summarize a chapter a night. Monday chapter1 through Thursday chapter 4. This homework will continue next week.
Grade 5: Please finish reading The One And Only Ivan. The project is due on Friday. Each child should pick one of the following:
  • Write a one page paper changing the point of view to that of another character in the book.
  • Answer all 10 questions in the back of the book and write 5 more questions.
We will be having a book discussion in class on March 12th using the questions in the back of the book.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

HW February 13-26

Grade 4: a map will be given each night.
Grade 5: read The One and only Ivan and work on the project. Due March 6. Also decorate suitcase cover at home by Wednesday.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Homework for grades 4 and 5 and pictures of our new basketball shirts

Wednesday and Thursday grade four will rewrite the snow day paper and make it a beautiful final copy. Due Friday. 
Grade five will study flash cards for test on roots and practice for the spelling bee on Friday.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Valentine's Day assignments 

Homework Feb 4-5

Grade 4: Read another Pollacco book and complete the worksheet. Due Friday.
Grade 5: Finish the third Shiloh book and summarize...Summaries can be combined into two chapters. A spelling bee will take place next Thursday. Please study the words sent home. About half of the words I use on the day of the bee come from that list .                                                            Misc info for both grades:
  • Valentine candy gram $ is due this Friday.
  • American Heart Association fundraiser is through next week. To earn the necklace and duck your child needs to raise at least $5.
  • Book Fair continues tomorrow
  • Open House is cancelled until further notice.
  • The 5th grade Valentine party will be next Friday (time to be determined). A valentine list will go home tomorrow. Please make sure your child has a valentine for everyone on the list. A party assignment list will be posted soon.
  • Progress reports went home today. Please sign and return them by Friday.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Homework January 26-29

Grade 4: I have sent home lots of work for the storm. Students should copy over rough draft of Canobie story onto yellow paper. Please help them improve the final copy. The writing folder  went home with them for you to look over. Also, I sent home another Polacco book with a worksheet and a map to study. Test on the map is Friday. Brain Pop is also due Friday.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Homework January 20-22

Grade 4: read a story written by Patricia Polacco and complete worksheet. S.S. Project due Friday.
Grade 5: continue to read Shiloh 3 and summarize. Chapter 9 starting on Tuesday. Map is due The end of the week.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Indentured servants vs. slaves

Homework Jan 12-15

Grade 4: read another Dahl book and complete a summary to pass in on Friday. Social Studies pizza box project is due Jan 23.
Grade 5: cont. to read Shiloh #3 chapter 5 will be assigned for Monday. Social Studies map project is due on Jan 22.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Homework Jan 5-8

Grade 4: Read a Dahl book of your choice and do a summary of that book due on Friday.
Grade 5: start the third Shiloh book: chapter 1 on Monday, 2 on Tues, 3 on Wed and 4 on Thurs.