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Teacher Biography 

 

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do…

but how much love we put in that action”

Mother Teresa

 

  Mr. Matamoros 

  

 

 

 

Hello! My name is Mr. Charles Matamoros

I was born in the United States but raised in Ecuador. I moved to the United States and settled in New Jersey. I attended Ramapo College of New Jersey and majored in Business Administration with a minor in Spanish (ESL). I am currently pursuing my 2nd degree in the field of education - Secondary Education (7-12).

I look forward to an excellent year filled with learning, growth and fun. If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me at school 215-424-5045, or you can e-mail me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Thank you and let the learning begin!

 

Some of my favorite things…

Favorite Types of Movies: Comedy-Drama

Favorite Movie: Family Man

Favorite Music: 80’s

Favorite Band: Depeche Mode

Favorite Sport(s): Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball

Favorite Teams(s): FC Barcelona (Spain), Manchester United (UK), 76ers

Favorite Food: Pizza, Empanadas

Favorite Color: Yellow

 

I am blessed to have my wife Sandra and my 8 children: Pierre, Daniella, Clara, Jacob, Santiago, Sarah, Esteban, and Lucia.

 

 


 

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5th Grade Homeroom News 

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General Announcements

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Friday, Jan.19th

ELA - New Lesson# 9 - "Storm Warriors"

Vocabulary. Write 1 sentence for each word (10) and 1 synonym.

Religion: Study definitions on the copybook on Characteristics of God.

***Test on Wednesday 1.24.18***

Thursday, Jan.18th

ELA - Reading: complete worksheet

Religion: Study definitions on "Characteristics of God" Part 1.

Wednesday, Jan.17th

ELA - Review Journey Workbook pages# 91, 93.

***Grammar Test - Tomorrow: And, Or, But and Subordinating Conjunctions***

Tuesday, Jan.16th

ELA - Complete Spelling worksheet / Lesson: Everglades Forever

***TEST tomorrow***

 

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Friday, Jan.19th

ELA - New Lesson# 9 - "Kensuke's Kingdom"

Vocabulary. Write 1 sentence for each word (10) and 1 synonym.

Wednesday, Jan.17th

ELA - Review Conjunctions rules on Workbook pages# 91, 92 and 93.

***Grammar Test - Tomorrow***

Tuesday, Jan.16th

ELA - Complete Spelling worksheet

Lesson: Science Friction Page#90 ***TEST tomorrow***

 

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Homework information from 1/8-1/11

***5th****

Wednesday, Jan.10th

ELA - Review Spelling words

Tuesday, Jan.9th

ELA - Complete worksheet on your COPYBOOK

***Quiz Tomorrow: Lesson #8 Prefixes and Vocabulary

Monday, Jan.8th

ELA Journey Workbook - Pages# 87 and 95

***Quiz: Lesson #8 Prefixes and Vocabulary on Jan.10th

Homework information from 1/8-1/11

***6th****

Wednesday, Jan.10th

ELA - Review Spelling words

Soc.Stud - Study 5 key terms. ***Quiz tomorrow Jan.11th

Tuesday, Jan.9th

ELA - Conjunction worksheet to be completed on your COPYBOOK

***Test tomorrow Lesson#8 Vocabulary on Jan.10th

Soc.Stud - Study 5 key terms. ***Quiz on Thursday Jan.11th

Monday, Jan.8th

ELA Journey Workbook - Pages# 94 and 95

***Test on Lesson#8 Vocabulary on Jan.10th

 

Homework information from 12/21-1/5/18

***5th****

***Please note that during the Christmas break each student will need to complete the Reading Package (there are 7 stories).

This is due on January 4th the day we resume classes. Each student will receive a grade for this work.****

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Wednesday, December 20th

ELA Journey Workbook - Spelling page 90 and Grammar page 94

Tuesday, December 19th

ELA Journey Workbook - Spelling page 89 and Grammar page 93

Monday, December 18th

ELA Journey Workbook - Spelling page # 88

 Homework information from 12/21-1/5/18

***6th****

***Please note that during the Christmas break each student will need to finish the Reading Package (there are 7 stories for 6th Grade).

This is due on January 4th the day we resume classes. Each student will receive a grade for this work.****

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Monday, December 18th

ELA Journey Workbook:

Spelling page # 88 and Grammar page #92

Homework information from 12/11 - 12/15

***5th****

Thursday, December 14th

ELA: Grammar page #92

Soc.Studies: Study all 10 key terms ****Tomorrow Quiz***

Wednesday, December 13th

ELA: Grammar page #91

Soc.Studies: Study all 10 key terms ****Quiz on Friday Dec.15th****

Tuesday, December 12th

ELA: New Lesson Vocabulary (definitions and write 1 sentence and 1 synonym for each word)

Soc.Studies: Study all 10 key terms ****Quiz on Friday Dec.15th****

Monday, December 11th

Soc.Studies: Study all 10 key terms ****Quiz on Friday Dec.15th****

Religion: Test tomorrow Tues. Dec.12th -- Unit 2 Vocab

Homework information from 12/11 - 12/15

***6th****

Thursday, December 14th

ELA: Grammar Journey page #91

Wednesday, December 13th

ELA: New Lesson Vocabulary (definitions and write 1 sentence and 1 synonym for each word) 

Soc.Studies: Review key terms

Monday, December 11th

ELA - Complete Idioms worksheet... pages # 19 & 25

<<<TEST tomorrow Tues 12/12 on Spelling words>>>

 

Homework information from 12/4 - 12/8

***5th****

Thursday, December 7th

ELA - Complete spelling worksheet (all pages).

Wednesday, December 6th

ELA (Grammar) Complete worksheet (Compound Direct Object) on your COPYBOOK and Journey Book page#75

Read St. Nicholas worksheet and highlight important information.

Tuesday, December 5th

ELA (Grammar) Complete worksheet on your COPYBOOK.

<<<TEST on ELA (Grammar, Spelling, Vocab, Reading) will be on Monday, December 11th>>>>

Religion - Review Vocabulary. <<<TEST will be on Tuesday, Dec.12th>>>

Soc.Studies: History of the United States... NEW Key Terms - Review all 5

Monday, December 4th

ELA (Grammar) Journey WB Page #82

Soc.Studies: History of the United States... NEW Key Terms - Review all 5

Homework information from 12/4 - 12/8

***6th**** 

Thursday, December 7th

ELA - Complete spelling worksheet (all pages)

Wednesday, December 6th

ELA (Grammar) Journey Book pages# 82 and 83

Tuesday, December 5th

ELA (Grammar) Transitive and Intransitive worksheet... do the work on your COPYBOOK.

<<<TEST on ELA (Grammar, Spelling, Vocab, Reading) will be on Monday, December 11th>>>>

Monday, December 4th

ELA (Reading/ Writing) Journey WB Page #81

Homework information from 11/27 - 12/1

***5th****

Wednesday, November 28th

ELA (Reading/ Writing) Journey WB page 77.

Soc.Studies: Review key terms.

Religion: Unit 2 - write 6 NEW key terms on your copybook and study them.

Tuesday, November 28th

ELA (Reading/ Writing) Complete grammar worksheet on your copybook.

Soc.Studies: Review key terms.

Monday, November 27th

ELA (Reading/ Writing) Journey WB Page #80

Soc.Studies: The United States Key Terms - Review all 5

 Homework information from 11/27 - 12/1

***6th****

Wednesday, November 29th

ELA (Reading/ Writing) Journey WB page 78

Tuesday, November 28th

ELA: Spelling words 3x each + challenge words and complete Journey WB page#76

Grammar: complete worksheet on your copybook.

Monday, November 27th

ELA (Reading/ Writing) Journey WB Page #80

 

Homework information from 11/13 - 11/17

***5th****

Thursday, November 16th

ELA (Reading/ Writing)

- Journey WB page #79

Social Studies - Review study guide ****TEST - next week Tuesday 11/21****

Wednesday, November 15th

ELA (Reading/ Writing)

- New Vocabulary: write 1 sentence and 1 synonym for each word

Social Studies - Review key terms ****TEST - next week Tuesday 11/21****

Monday, November 13th

ELA (Reading/ Writing) ***Test tomorrow Tuesday Nov. 14th***

- Review Study guide

- Study Vocabulary

- Spelling

- Complete Grammar worksheet

Social Studies - Review key terms

Homework information from 11/13 - 11/17

***6th****

Thursday, November 16th

Social Studies - Review study guide ****TEST - next week Tuesday 11/21****

Wednesday, November 15th

ELA (Reading/ Writing)

- New Vocabulary: write 1 sentence and 1 synonym for each word

Social Studies - Review NEW key terms

 ****TEST - next week Tuesday 11/21****

Monday, November 13th

ELA (Reading/ Writing) ***Test tomorrow Tuesday Nov. 14th***

- Review Study guide with questions, Vocabulary, Complete "Helping Verb" worksheet.

Social Studies - Review key terms

Homework information from 11/06 - 11/10

***5th****

Friday, November 10th

Religion - Study Guide... study for Monday's TEST 11/13

Social Studies - Review key terms.

  • Thanksgiving Drive begins on Nov.13th until Nov.22nd ****** 5th Grade is in charge to bring boxed, containers or bags of RICE******

Wednesday, November 8th

ELA (Reading/ Writing) complete page 70

Social Studies - Review key terms.

Tuesday, November 7th

ELA (Reading/ Writing) complete page 69 and "helping verbs" worksheet.

Social Studies - Review key terms.

Monday, November 6th

ELA (Reading/ Writing) Complete worksheet "helping verbs"

Social Studies - Review: new key terms (chapter 3.3), questions and water cycle.

Homework information from 11/06 - 11/10

***6th****

Friday, November 10th

ELA (Reading/ Writing) Study Guide questions. TEST on Tuesday 11/14

Social Studies - Review key terms

Wednesday, November 8th

Social Studies - Review key terms

Tuesday, November 7th

ELA (Reading/ Writing) complete page 66 and 69.

Social Studies - Review new key terms "Water Cycle"

Monday, November 6th

ELA (Reading/ Writing) pages 65 & 68

Social Studies - Review key terms 

 

Homework information from 10/30 - 11/03

***5th****

Thursday, November 2nd

ELA (Reading/ Writing) pages 65, 67

Social Studies - Review Key terms 

 Wednesday, November 1st ....Happy All Saint's Day!!!!

ELA (Spelling) Write 3x each word and complete page# 64

Social Studies - Review Key terms 

Tuesday, October 31st

Social Studies - Lesson# 3.2 New Key terms (Complete writing definitions and answer 2 questions)

Monday, October 30th

ELA (Reading/Writing) 

New Vocab - Write 1 sentence and 1 synonym for each word.

Social Studies - Lesson# 3 New Key terms (Complete writing definition and answer 2 questions)

Homework information from 10/30 - 11/03

***6th****

Thursday, November 2nd

ELA (Reading/ Writing) pages 64, 67

Social Studies - Lesson# 3.1 New Key terms (Complete writing definitions and answer 2 questions)

Wednesday, November 1st ....Happy All Saint's Day!!!!

Postcard Book Report: Instructions and rubric information was given to the students today. Report is due November 15th.

Monday, October 30th

ELA (Reading/Writing) 

New Vocab - Write 1 sentence and 1 synonym for each word.

Review Spelling words

 

 

Homework information from 10/23 - 10/27

***5th****

Wednesday, October 25th

ELA (Reading/Writing) Test tomorrow Lesson#5 

Soc.Studies - Test tomorrow on Ch.2

***NOTE: No school on Friday, October 27th****

Tuesday, October 24th

ELA (Reading/Writing) Complete ALL pages of the worksheet

***Test will be on Thursday 10/26 on Lesson#5 ****

Soc.Studies - Review Study Guide along with key terms

***Test will be on Thursday 10/26 on Ch.2***

Monday, October 23rd

ELA (Reading/Writing) Complete page 2

Study Grammar rules on page 1

***Test will be on Thursday 10/26 on Lesson#5 ****

Soc.Studies - Review Study Guide along with key terms

***Test will be on Thursday 10/26 on Ch.2***

 

Homework information from 10/23 - 10/27

***6th****

Wednesday, October 25th

ELA (Reading/Writing) Test tomorrow Lesson#5 

Spelling, Grammar (Possessive, Singular & Plural Nouns), Vocab

***NOTE: No school on Friday, October 27th****

Tuesday, October 24th

ELA (Reading/Writing) Complete worksheet (all pages) + worksheet 5.2 (Fact and Opinion)

***Test this week Thursday 10/26 on Lesson#5 ****

Soc.Studies - Review key terms on Ch.2 ***Test tomorrow 10/25***

Monday, October 23rd

ELA (Reading/Writing) Complete page#2 and review Grammar Rules

***Test this week Thursday 10/26 on Lesson#5 ****

Soc.Studies - Review key terms on Ch.2 ***Test this week on 10/25***

 

Homework information from 10/16 - 10/20

***5th****

Thursday, October 19th

ELA (Reading/Writing) Journey workbook pages 49,50,57

***Test next week Thursday 10/26 on Lesson#5 ****

Soc.Studies - Review NEW key terms (Ch.2.4 and 2.5) ***Test next week Thursday 10/26 on Ch.2***

Wednesday, October 18th

ELA (Reading/Writing)

Spell: page 54

Grammar: page 56

Complete Journey workbook pg#51 (6-10)

Soc.Studies - Review key terms (Ch.2.2 and 2.3)

Tuesday, October 17th

ELA (Reading/Writing)

Spell: page 52

Grammar: page 55

Soc.Studies - Review new vocabulary words Chapters 2.2 and 2.3

Monday, October 16th

ELA (Reading/Writing)--- New Vocabulary: Write 1 sentence and 1 synonym for each word.

Soc.Studies - Review new vocabulary words Chapters 2.2 and 2.3

 Homework information from 10/16 - 10/20

***6th****

Thursday, October 19th

ELA (Reading/Writing) Journey workbook pages 57,58,59

***Test next week Thursday 10/26 on Lesson#5 ****

Soc.Studies - Review key terms on Ch.2 ***Test next week 10/25***

Wednesday, October 18th

ELA (Reading/Writing):

Spelling: Journey workbook pg.54

Grammar: Journey workbook pg.56

Complete worksheet 5.7

Social Studies: Review NEW Key Terms ***Test on Ch.2 will be next week Wednesday, 10/25/17***

Tuesday, October 17th

ELA (Reading/Writing):

Spelling: Journey workbook pg.53

Grammar: Journey workbook pg.55

Convert singular nouns to plural on your copybook.

Monday, October 16th

ELA (Reading/Writing)--- New Vocabulary: Write 1 sentence and 1 synonym for each word.

Spelling: Journey workbook pg.52

 

 

Homework information from 10/9 - 10/13

***5th****

Thursday, October 12th

ELA (Reading/Writing)--- Test tomorrow Friday 10/13

***Go over study guide***

Pretzel money due tomorrow....

Wednesday, October 11th

Grammar: Complete study guide handout.

ELA (Reading/Writing)--- Test Friday 10/13

Religion: Review definitions from copybook -- Test tomorrow Thurs.10/12

Soc.Studies - Review vocabulary words

Tuesday, October 10th

Grammar: Complete 2 worksheets

ELA (Reading/Writing)--- Test Friday 10/13

Religion: Review definitions from copybook

Soc.Studies - Review vocabulary words

Monday, October 9th

Grammar: Journey workbook pg. 46 & 47

ELA (Reading/Writing)--- Test will be on Friday 10/13

Religion: Review definitions from copybook (Test will be on Thursday 10/12)

Soc.Studies - Review vocabulary words

Homework information from 10/9 - 10/13

***6th****

Thursday, October 12th

ELA (Reading/Writing)--- Test tomorrow Friday 10/13

***Go over study guide***

Wednesday, October 11th

Grammar: Complete study guide handout.

ELA (Reading/Writing)--- Test Friday 10/13

Soc.Studies - Review vocabulary words

Tuesday, October 10th

Grammar: Complete reading the story "The ACES Phone" (Lesson# 4)

Go to "Think Central" https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do

and access to your personal login and password.

Spell: Journey workbook pg. 41, 42

Soc.Studies - Review vocabulary words

Monday, October 9th

Grammar: Journey workbook pg. 44

Spell: Journey workbook pg. 40

Soc.Studies - Review vocabulary words

 

Homework information from 10/2 - 10/6

***5th****

Thursday, October 5th

Grammar: Journey workbook pg. 45

Spell: Journey workbook pg. 42

***ELA TEST: Next Monday, October 9th***

Pretzel money due tomorrow....

Soc.Studies - Review new vocabulary words

Wednesday, October 4th

Grammar: Journey workbook pg. 44

Spell: Journey workbook pg. 41

Tuesday, October 3rd

Grammar: Journey workbook pg. 43

Spell: Journey workbook pg. 40

Monday, October 2nd

*** ELA - New Story "Double Dutch"

Vocab: Write 1 sentence and 1 synonym for each word.

 

Homework information from 10/2 - 10/6

***6th****

Thursday, October 5th

Grammar: Journey workbook pg. 43

New Vocabulary: Write 1 sentence and 1 synonyms for each word

Soc.Studies - Review new vocabulary words

Wednesday, October 4th

Social Stud: Review key terms

Tuesday, October 3rd

ELA - ***Test tomorrow***

Review vocabulary, Grammar, Reading and Spelling

Monday, October 2nd

ELA - worksheet subject and predicates

 

 

Homework information from 9/25-9/29

***5th****

Thursday, Sept.28th 

Grammar: Journey workbook pg.33 + review worksheet on spelling words.

Test tomorrow on Vocabulary, Spelling, Grammar (Compound Sentences) and Reading.

Pretzel money due tomorrow $2.50

Wednesday, Sept.27th 

Grammar: Journey workbook pg.32

Spell: Workbook page#30

Tuesday, Sept.26th 

Grammar: Journey workbook pg.31

Spell: Workbook page#29

Monday, Sept.25th

*** ELA - New Story "Off and Running"

Vocab: Write 1 sentence and 1 synonym for each word.

Spell: Workbook page#28

 

Homework information from 9/25-9/29

***6th****

Thursday, Sept.28th 

Grammar: Journey workbook pg.33 + review worksheet on spelling words.

Test tomorrow on Vocabulary, Spelling, Grammar (Compound Subject and Compound Predicates)

Reading test will take place on Monday October 2nd.

Wednesday, Sept.27th 

Grammar: Journey workbook pg.32

Spell: Workbook page#30

Tuesday, Sept.26th 

Grammar: Journey workbook pg.31

Spell: Workbook page#29

Monday, Sept.25th

*** ELA - New Story "The Fruit Bowl Project"

Vocab: Write 1 sentence and 1 synonym for each word.

Spell: Workbook page#28

 

 

Homework information from 9/18-9/22

***5th****

Wednesday, Sept.20th

Grammar: Journey workbook pg.20

Spell: Workbook page#18

Religion: Quiz tomorrow - daily prayers

Soc.Stud: Map key terms vocabulary

Tuesday, Sept.19th

Grammar: Journey workbook pg.19

Spell: Workbook page#17

Monday, Sept.18th

*** ELA - New Story "Blasting Off to Space Academy"

Vocab: Write 1 sentence and 1 synonym for each word.

Spell: Workbook page#16

*** Religion: Review daily prayers.... ****Note: Quiz on Thursday Sept.21

*** Soc.Stud: "Create your own map project" grading rubric and steps on how to do it was given to the students. ***Due date is October 4th.

Note: Test on Thursday 9/21 - Map key terms vocabulary

 

Homework information from 9/18-9/22

***6th****

Wednesday, Sept.20th

Grammar: Journey workbook pg.20

Spell: Workbook page#18

Tuesday, Sept.19th

Grammar: Journey workbook pg.19

Spell: Workbook page#17

Monday, Sept.18th

*** ELA - New Story "Knots in My Yo-Yo String"

Vocab: Write 1 sentence and 1 synonym for each word.

Spell: Copy spelling words in your copybook

Workbook page#16

*** Soc.Stud: "Create your own map project" grading rubric and steps on how to do it was given to the students. ***Due date is October 5th.

Note: Test on Tuesday 9/26 - Map key terms vocabulary

 

 

Homework information from 9/11-9/15

****5th****

Thursday, Sept.14th

*** ELA - Study for tomorrow's test. "A Package for Mrs. Jewls", Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary words***

Pretzel money due tomorrow $2.50

Wednesday, Sept.13th

ELA: Journey Workbook pages 1 & 2

***Review story "A Package for Mrs. Jewls", Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary words for Friday's 9/15 Test***

Tuesday, Sept.12th

ELA: Workbook pages 5 & 11 (#4,5,6,7,8)

Monday, Sept.11th

ELA: Workbook (WB) pages 9, 10

Religion: Workbook (WB) pages 11,12,13,14

 

Homework information from 9/11-9/15

****6th****

Thursday, Sept.14th

*** ELA - Study for tomorrow's test "The School Story", Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary words***

Wednesday, Sept.13th

ELA: Journey Workbook pages 1 & 2

***Review story "The School Story", Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary words for Friday's 9/15 Test***

Tuesday, Sept.12th 

ELA: Workbook pages 5 & 11 (#4,5,6)

Monday, Sept.11th

ELA: Workbook (WB) pages 9, 10

 


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