Wednesday, December 17, 2014

big Ideas and Tests Dec 15-19


MAP for Math - Monday - December 15th at 11:30

Big Ideas and Tests
ELA - Spelling Test Thursday, December 18th - car, bar, store, chore, nerve, serve, stir, shirt, girl, bird, fur, hurt, turn, purse, all.  We will review singular and plural nouns, action verbs, nouns, the /ow/ sound and the sounds the y makes.  We will continue to work on reading fluency and comprehension.  

Math - Multiply by 2's, 5's, and 10's - Review Quiz on Monday, December 15th.  Test on Tuesday, December 16th.  The rest of the week we will work on a Benchmark assessment of what we have learned the first semester of school.  

Listening and Learning - The Human Body - Cells, Tissues, Organs, the Digestive System, and the Excretory System.  

Science - Chapter 6 - Lesson 1 Quiz on Wednesday - Physical Change versus Chemical Change.  

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Big Ideas and Tests December 8th- 12th

MAP test on reading - Monday - December 8th -11:30 am
  (MAP test on math will be Monday, December 15th and 11:30)

ELA:  Spelling Test Friday - December 12th- moon, yawn, hawk, spoiled, spool, oil, destroy, crawl, cartoon, causes, enjoy, vault, cowboy, coin, haunted.  We will work on printing neatly (Handwriting without Tears.)  This week we will review verbs, proper and common nouns, plural nouns, and the /er/ sound.  We will start a new reader and continue to work on comprehension and fluency.  

Math- Fantastic Five Quiz - Wednesday - December 10th  - Students will continue to practice multiplying by 2's, 5's, and 10's and will take a review quiz on Friday, December 12th.

Listening and Learning - Greek Myths - We will finish reading our stories and have a Domain Assessment on Thursday - December 11th -
Key words in this domain include: resist, skilled, features, aimlessly, proof, Mount Olympus, labyrinth, flattering, unraveled, arachnids, retrieve, amusing, spectators, sanctuary, myths, insisted, guidance, Demeter, Persephone, Zeus, Athena, Prometheus, Pandora, Hercules, Arachne, Icarus  Study using Quizlet

Science- Test on Tuesday, December 9th - Looking at Matter Chapter 5 
Properties of matter
Balance, ruler
Solid, Liquid, Gas

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Big Ideas and Tests December 1-5

Big Ideas for this week:

ELA - We are wrapping up Unit 3.  On Friday, December 5th -students will have a reading comprehension assessment, a dictation assessment (they have to circle the word that is called out), and a grammar assessment (identify verbs, proper nouns, common nouns - change singular nouns into plural nouns.)    Students will also write a personal narrative.

Math - Chapter 6 - Multiplying by 2's and 5's.  Practice skip counting by 2's and 5's.  

Listening and Learning - Greek Myths - Arachne the Weaver, Daedalus and Icarus, Theseus and the Minotaur, Hercules, and a day to pause and review.  Students will have to put the story of Demeter and Persephone in sequential order for a grade  

Science- Chapter 5 - Solids, Liquids, and Gases - Quiz on Solids Tuesday, December 3rd (just 4 questions) Quiz on liquids and gases on Thursday, December 4th. (just 4 questions)