Welcome to Ms. Robinson's
4th & 5th Grade 
ESOL Website!

I would like to wish all of my students a healthy, happy, and fun-filled summer. This was a school year like no other. Teachers are the happiest when they can teach and see the smiling faces of their students. I am looking forward to the next school year and all of the learning we will do together. Please do not hesitate to contact me, if you have any questions or need a little extra help. Scroll down for helpful links and activities.

Message from Ms. Robinson:

I want each and everyone of my students to know, how much I miss seeing their smiling faces. However, even if we cannot see each other in person, I am here for you and I will continue to support your learning in any way that I can. So, please do not hesitate to contact me.
As we switch from our classroom learning to online and virtual learning, please don't forget to scroll down my page for anchor charts and useful links for online learning.

June 8th - June 12th, 2020

We have reached the end of our school year and we only have one more choice board before summer officially begins. This week we will look at all types of summer activities we can do, have fun, and learn something at the same time. Have fun with the summer choice board. As always, this work is optional and ungraded, but I would love to see your projects, so feel free to email me any questions you may have: robinseb@pwcs.edu.

 Summer 4-5 June 8- 12, 2020 Download PDF

Choice Board Summer Grades 4 and 5


June 1st - June 5th, 2020

Reading is such an amazing way to spend your free time. Reading can take you to far away places, a different time in history, or even to space. Authors use their imagination to create stories that help us travel to far away places without leaving the comfort of our couch or bed. This week we will explore authors and their stories. As always, this work is optional and ungraded, but I would love to see your projects, so feel free to email me any questions you may have: robinseb@pwcs.edu.



Author Study 4-5 June 1 - 5, 2020 Download PDF

Author Study Choice Board Grades 4-5


May 26th - May 29th, 2020

Travel 4 - 5 May 26 - 29, 2020 Download PDF

Travel Choice Board Grades 4-5


May 18th - May 22nd, 2020

Sports gets us moving and excited. We can watch sports on TV or at the stadium, rooting for our favorite team. Sometimes athletes show us that it takes hard work and determination to become good at what you do. This week, we will explore all types of sports and activities. As always, this work is optional and ungraded, but I would love to see your projects, so feel free to email me any questions you may have: robinseb@pwcs.edu.


Sports 4-5 May 18 - 22 Downloadable PDF

Fun with food Grades 4 & 5 Choice Board

May 11th - May 15th, 2020

We need food to stay healthy and grow. However, food is so much more than just nourishment for our bodies. Preparing the foods we eat can be a time to learn how to measure ingredients and understand why fractions are so important even outside the classroom. Eating the foods we prepared is a time to connect with family and friends and catch up on everything that is important to us. This week we will have fun with food and explore everything food. As always, this work is optional and ungraded, but I would love to see your projects, so feel free to email me any questions you may have: robinseb@pwcs.edu.

Fun With Food 4-5 May 11 - 15, 2020 Download PDF Link

Fun With Food Choice Board 4th and 5th Grade


May 4th-May 8th, 2020

Everyone at some point in their life wanted to possess a superpower, just like their superheroes from comics. However, this week's choice board will show you that we have superheroes living among us and that we can even find superpowers in our natural environment. As always, this work is optional and ungraded, but I would love to see your projects, so feel free to email me any questions you may have: robinseb@pwcs.edu.

Superheroes 4-5 May 4 - 8, 2020 

Superheroes Choice Board

April 27th-May 1st, 2020


Kids are amazing and have the power to change the world. Greta Thunberg is only 17 years old, but she has managed to capture a global audience in her fight to draw attention to climate change. Just like Greta, every kid has the ability to make a difference, even if it is on a smaller scale. This week our Choice Board will give every Panther Cub the opportunity to show how amazing Panther Cubs are.As always, this work is optional and ungraded, but I would love to see your projects, so feel free to email me any questions you may have: robinseb@pwcs.edu.

  Kids Can 4-5 April 27 - May 1, 2020 Download PDF

Kids Can 4-5 Choice Board

April 20th-April 24th, 2020

Welcome back to another week of virtual learning. Below you will find a link and picture to this week's virtual learning activities. This week's Learning Theme is "GAMES". Pick as many activities as you like. Please remember that all of this work is optional and ungraded review work, covering learning objectives that we have already covered and learned in the classroom. If you need any help, please email me robinseb@pwcs.edu. I am always here to assist you. 

MWES Virtual Schedule

Games 4-5 April 20 - 24, 2020.pdf

Story Board Comic Strip Graphic Organizer (OPTIONAL)

Games 4-5 April 20 - 24, 2020


April 14th-April 17th, 2020

Welcome back everyone. I hope that all of my students are doing well and everyone is ready for the week ahead. A quick reminder, if any of my students require additional help, please feel free to email me anytime: robinseb@pwcs.edu

This week, we will work on affixes (prefixes and suffixes). As we have learned, affixes change the meaning of a word when they are added either to the beginning or the end of a word. 
Affixes

Please click on this choice board to practice your affixes:

Affixes Choice Board

Most common prefixes and suffixes

  1. I was hopeful that I would pass the test, since I had studied very hard.

Root Word

Suffix

Suffix Meaning

New Word

 hope

 ful

 full of something/having

having hope, being full of hope



March 27th-April 3rd, 2020

This activity is optional and not required to be completed and will not be graded!

This week, we will listen to a read aloud book called: "Listening with my Heart"


You should listen to this story at least 2 times to make sure that you understand all story details. After you have carefully listened to the story, complete following questions:

Day 1: Who are the characters in this story? What is the setting of this story?
Day 2: What is the problem in this story? Which events in this story cause the problem(s)?
Day 3: What is the solution in the story? 
Day 4: Retell the story in your own words. Make sure you use details and events from the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
Day 5: What is the theme of this story? What is the author trying to teach us?

I am attaching these graphic organizers to help you and to organize your thoughts:

us2-e-196-story-retelling-activity-sheet-english.pdf

us2-e-174-whats-the-theme-activity-sheet-english_ver_1.pdf

I would love to read your answers, so if your parents will allow you, email your answers to me and let me know, if you enjoyed this book. 

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November, 2019

For our 3rd Unit in LA we will review Affixes, Root/Base Words, Homophones, Synonyms, and Antonyms.


  1. I was hopeful that I would pass the test, since I had studied very hard.

 

Root Word

Suffix

Suffix Meaning

New Word

 hope

 

 

 

 ful

 full of something/having

having hope, being full of hope




Language Arts 01 March - 31 March, 2019


As we get closer to the SOL testing window, starting 01 May, 2019, we will revisit and review many of the SOL strands we had previously learned. During the month of March, we will focus on Main Idea, Inferencing, Cause & Effect, Context Clues, and Author's Purpose. Please review the anchor charts I had posted in previous months to refresh your knowledge about these skills. 

As always, the best way to practice and to prepare your student for the SOLs is to make sure they read leveled chapter books, which are appropriate for your student's reading level. After each reading session, follow up with questions to check for understanding:

1. What was the story about?
2. Can you tell me something about the characters?
3. Who are the characters in the story?
4. What is the author trying to tell/teach you?
5. Retell the last chapter you read in your own words.
6. What do you think will happen next in the story?



Language Arts 01 February - 28 February, 2019

For the month of February, we will learn how to use reference materials such as Thesaurus, Dictionary, Almanac, Encyclopedia, Online Resources, and Atlas.

Here is a link to an introductory video about reference materials for elementary students:

Reference Materials

We will also revisit finding the Main Idea in stories and in passages, along with identifying the supporting details.

Main Idea and Supporting Details

-Main idea is what the book, story, or passage is mostly about. It can be supported by more than one detail.

-Supporting details help explain the main idea.



Language Arts 01 December - 20th December, 2018

For the month of December, we will learn how to compare and contrast different aspects of literature. Students will compare and contrast characters, settings, relationships, and factual information from non-fiction text. Students will use graphic organizers, such as Venn-Diagrams to explore differences and features that are alike. 

Venn Diagrams for GCF.docx

We will also continue to review Affixes, Root/Base Words, Homophones, Synonyms, and Antonyms.

  1. I was hopeful that I would pass the test, since I had studied very hard.

 

Root Word

Suffix

Suffix Meaning

New Word

 hope

 

 

 

 ful

 full of something/having

having hope, being full of hope



Language Arts 19th Nov. - 30th Nov. 2018


Cause and Effect in fiction as well as non-fiction remains our focus as we near the Thanksgiving break. We are also continuing our book discussions, concentrating on characters, story elements, sequencing, inferencing, author's purpose, and the theme of the story. As we read our book, we also make sure that we learn how to discuss what we have read in an appropriate manner, paying attention to the tone of our voice and respecting rules established within the reading group.

My War with Grandpa      Cause & EffectCause & Effect Key Words


Please continue to encourage your student to read at least 20 to 30 minutes every day, even on weekends and breaks. After reading, parents can participate in the reading activity by asking questions like:

1. What was the story about?
2. Can you tell me something about the characters?
3. Who are the characters in the story?
4. What is the author trying to tell/teach you?
5. Retell the last chapter you read in your own words.
6. What do you think will happen next in the story?


Important to know: It doesn't matter if these questions are asked in the home language or in English. Text/story comprehension can be tested in any language. The only important point is to talk about what was read to see if your student understands what he/she is reading.

Preguntas En Espanol.docx

 

Some Helpful Links For Online Learning:

Games, Books, and Videos for Kids in Grade 4

Games, Books, and Videos for Kids in Grade 5

Khan Academy (Math/Science)

Activities for ESL Students

English Grammar Quizzes - Easy