Friday, October 31, 2014

Big Ideas and Tests November 3-7

CoGAT testing everyday from 8:30 to 10/ 10:30

ELA - SPELLING test - Friday, November 7th -  kn’: knotted, knitting, knocked    wr’: wringing, wronged    wh’: whipped, whine   qu’: quitting, quacked   Tricky Word: all   Finish Published Writing "When I Grow Up"

Math - Every afternoon during small group  - our focus will be on Chapter 4 - Bar Models - How to read a word problem and determine whether we know two parts and are adding to solve for the whole OR  a whole and a part and will subtract to find the other part.  Chapter Review Quiz and/ or Bar Model Test Friday, November 7th

Listening and Learning - Ancient Greek Civilization - Athens- olive trees and democracy. Marathon, students will compare two Greek gods, OR Athens and Sparta, OR Ancient Greece with Greece today.  

Social Studies - Unit 6 Government - vocabulary includes: government, capital, taxes, rights versus responsibilities, citizen, law, vote, election, and ballot.  He will learn to read pictographs and resolve conflicts.  Campaign Project Due November 17th.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Big Ideas and Tests October 27-31

ELA - spelling words- page, germ, digit, gray, space, face, cell, center, and carpet SPELLING TEST will be Friday, October 31st.  We will talk about the different ways to spell the /oe/ sound.  Students will learn about nouns.  We are reading and answering comprehension questions using a non-fiction reader “Kids Excel.”

Math- students will solve addition and subtraction word problems using bar models.  Students will compare sets using bar models.

Listening and Learning - Ancient Greek Civilizations - Key words in this domain include: Conquest, messenger, invader, debated, democracy, marathon, philosopher, tribute, architecture, assembly, channel, independently, marvelous, permanently, tame.
This week we will read about The Ancient Greeks, Mount Olympus, The Olympic Games, and All for Sparta. 

Science - Habitat Test- Chapter 3 - Thursday, October 30th.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Big Ideas and Tests October 13-17

ELA- Spelling Test - Friday, October 17th - sister, letter, expert, born, sports, short, mark, started, backyard, some.  Dictation assessment and words correct per minute assessment (fluency test) Monday, October 13th.  Reading Comprehension test Tuesday, October 14th.  Students will begin reading non-fiction words and discovering different spellings for the same /a/ sound.

Math- Students will begin to use bar models to solve addition and subtraction words problems.  Students will use bar models to compare sets.  Fantastic Five #3 Quiz Thursday, October 16th.

Listening and Learning - Students will talk about the Chinese New Year.  Students must be able to label a simple map of Early Asia.  Domain Assessment for Early Asian Civilizations is Wednesday, October 15th.  Students must know the meaning of the following words:  fertile, Hinduism, Buddhism, Indus Rive, sacred, Pious, Diwali, conquer, Yellow River, Yangtze river, defense, source, represents, unjust, durable, and eager.

Science- Chapter 3 - habitats - Students will learn about rain forest, woodland forest, hot deserts, cold deserts (arctic tundra), oceans, and ponds.  Students will be give a quiz on Ch 3 Lesson 1 Tuesday, October 14th, and a quiz on Ch 3 Lesson 2 Thursday, October 16th.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Smokey the Bear - Fire Prevention Month

The fire department came and told the story of Smokey the Bear.

Every student was able to come up and give Smokey a hug.  Each student also received a comic book about Smokey.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Big Ideas and Tests October 6-10

Big Ideas and Tests - October 6-10

FIELD TRIP TO THE GREENVILLE ZOO - Thursday, October 9th from 9:15 am - 1 pm

ELA- Spelling Test Friday, October 10th:  Contractions- it is=it's, that is=that's, she is=she's, is not =isnt', are not=aren't, was not=wasn't, I will =I'll, you will =you'll, she will- she'll, and their.  This week we will focus on the bossy "r" - or, er, ur, ar words.  Students will write a book report and continue to follow the writing process.  Antonyms and quotation marks will be reviewed.  Students will continue to work on reading fluency and comprehension.

Math- Subtraction with and without regrouping TEST will be Friday- October 10th.  Students will continue to practice subtracting 3 digit numbers. This week we will discuss regrouping across the zeros.  

Listening and Learning- We will continue to study Early Asian Civilizations.  This week we will read about the Importance of Silk, The Great Wall of China, Confucius, and The Magic Paintbrush.  Students must be able to label a map of Early Asia (an example will come home tomorrow.)  Please review the meaning of the following words:  fertile, Indus River, Hinduism, sacred, pious, Diwali, Buddhism, conquer, Yellow and Yangtze Rivers, defense, source, represents, unjust, durable, and eager.  

Science- Chapter 2 - Looking at Habitats - How habitats change - drought, extinction, endangered,  and fossils.  Students will have a Quiz on Lesson 1 Tuesday,  Lesson 2 Wednesday, and a chapter review quiz Friday.