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  • City of Ember Week 1

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 2/21/2017

    Smith/Rouser’s Monday Memos 2/21/17

    Notes:  Thank you for the Valentines, words of love, and gifts you gave Mrs. Rouser and I last week. You make us feel so loved!

    Get your costumes ready! Read Across America Day is March 2nd. Students are asked to dress up like their favorite book character!

     

    Reading: This week we are reading chapters 1-5 of an exciting book, The City of Ember.  We only have one class set of this book. If you are able to purchase a copy for your child, that would be a huge help!

    Science: Make Up of the Earth-  Students will learn about the useful natural resources our Earth produces and how people can conserve those resources.

     

    Social Studies: MS History: Students will learn about the importance of cotton to our state in the 1800s, the role MS played in the Civil War, and the changes that took place after the War Between the States. Scholastic News will be read to learn about current events.

     

    Math: Lines and Angles-  Students will identify, measure, also add and subtract angles.

     

    Homework:

    Tuesday:  Read City of Ember Chapters 1-2, Answer ch 1-2 questions in study guide, Math workbook P 16-1 and P 16-2

    Wednesday/Thursday:  Read Chapters 3-5 & Answer questions in study guide, Study vocab & Spelling, Math workbook P 16-6

     

    Quizzes and Tests: 

    Thursday- Smith Homeroom only- Ch 5 MS History Test (Study MS History Study guide)

     

    Friday- Science test (The Make Up of the Earth), Spelling Test, City of Ember Vocabulary & Comprehension tests Chapters 1-5

    City of Ember Vocabulary Week 1

     

    City of Ember Spelling and Vocabulary Week 1

    Chapter 1

    1. Endeavor-Something that takes effort over time
    2. Successor-Someone who comes AFTER someone else
    3. Vital-very important
    4. Labyrinth-a maze
    5. Wretched-An unhappy state
    6. Prosper-To be successful

     

    Chapter 2:

    1. Immensely-Extremely
    2. Shortage-a situation in which someone cannot get something

         they need

    1. Plummeting-To fall straight down at high speed
    2. Diminished-Made smaller or less
    3. Disreputable-Not considered to be respectable
    4. Muttered -(Review) to say in a low voice

    Chapter 3

    1. Raucous-Making a loud noise
    2. Clamor-a group of people talking and shouting
    3. Chasm-A deep crevice or hole in the Earth
    4. Scurried- (Review) To move quickly with short steps
    5. Turbulent- Not controlled or calm

     

    Chapters 4 & 5:

    1. Pungent-Having a strong taste or smell
    2. Gruff-a no nonsense or blunt approach
    3. Lurch- an uncontrolled or staggering movement
    4. Flailed- to wave or swing wildly
    5. Defiant- (Review) showing resistance
    6. Incoherently- rambling, without logic

     

     

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  • My Side of the Mountain Week 2

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 1/30/2017

    Smith/Rousers Newsletter 1-31-17

    Dates to Remember:

    January 30- Feb. 3 - School Counselor’s Week

    January 31- World’s Finest Chocolate Pep Rally

    February 1- Bank Day

    Homework:

    Monday- Math worksheet, read 50-68 and discuss/answer questions attached

    Tuesday- Math worksheet, Read 68-85 & discuss/answer questions

    Wednesday- Study Vocabulary and Spelling

    Thursday – Math workbook P 13-1, Read 86-101 & discuss/answer questions.

     

    Quizzes and Tests: 

    Tuesday- Math chapter 12 test (part 2)

    Thursday- Spelling Test

    Friday- Reading & Vocabulary Test on pages 51-101, figurative language test

     

    What we are learning this week:

     

    Writing:  We are working on researching birds, animals, and plants native to the Catskills during writing workshop. We are revising, editing, and publishing material to make a class book for all to enjoy.

     

    Science: Make Up of the Earth-Students will learn how volcanos and earthquakes change the surface of the Earth. We will review the different types of landforms on Earth’s surface.

     

    Social Studies: MS History: Students will learn how MS went from being a territory to becoming a state. Scholastic News magazine will be read to learn about current events.

     

    Math: Fractions-Students will review adding and subtracting mixed numbers. They will multiply fractions by whole numbers.

     

    Reading:  My Side of the Mountain pgs 50-101 this week.

    Skill:  We are identifying figurative language found in our story. Please review the following terms and help your child identify figurative language found on each page. Test Friday

     

    Similes  -comparisons using the words “like” or “as”.   

    Metaphors -is a phrase of words that makes a comparison between two unlike objects without using the words “like” or “as.”

    Personification- A figure of speech in which human characteristics are given to an animal or an object. 

    Onomatopoeia - use of a word to describe/imitate a natural sound or the sound made by an object/action

    Idioms -An expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its separate words but that has a separate meaning of its own.  Idioms say one thing and mean another & are not meant to be taken literally. 

    Hyperbole -An exaggeration that is so dramatic that no one would believe the statement is true. (EX:Tall tales)

     

     My Side of the Mountain Week 2 Spelling & Vocabulary (pgs 51-101)

    Chapters 9-14 Test Thursday

    Berate (p. 51)- scold or criticize

    Niche (p. 53)- a small suitable place

    Residue (p. p. 53)- the remainder of something

    Poaching (p. 56)- illegally hunting or fishing on another’s property

    Harassing (p. 57)- giving aggressive pressure

    Provoke (p. 55)- to cause one to act, to annoy

    Hysterics (p. 64)- fit of uncontrollable laughter or crying

    Lure (p. 67)- something appealing, bait

    Peculiar (p. 70) odd, different

    Botanical (p. 72)- having to do with plants

    Talons (p. 72)- sharp claws on birds of prey

    Ventilate (p. 93) to cause fresh air to circulate

    Scheme (p. 94) a plan or strategy

    Awkward-clumsy, unbalanced

    Vague- not clear

    Cascade-rushing down in large amounts

    Emphatic- forceful, insisting

    Cavity- an empty space within a solid object

    Latin/Greek Roots:     hypno- sleep      phone-sound

     

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  • First week of 2017

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 1/3/2017

    Smith/Rouser’s First Newsletter of 2017!!!

     

    Just a few Notes:  Welcome back and Happy New Year! We missed your children’s beautiful faces and are excited to start the New Year!

     

    Reading Fair Reminder: The Reading fair is MANDATORY for all students at MAUE. Projects are due January 9th for classroom presentations. School-wide winners will be selected from each class based on the rubric on Mrs. Berry’s website or state dept. website. Be sure to use the non-fiction rubric if your book is non-fiction and the fiction rubric for fiction projects. Please allow your student to shine and show creativity but PLEASE check the project for errors in spelling, punctuation, and content. Last minute projects teach a child to procrastinate rather than plan effectively. Props, costumes, and art are encouraged to demonstrate knowledge!

     

    Reading: Books about dreams, goals, leadership, and how we treat others will be read in class.

     NO READING OR LANGUAGE TESTS THIS WEEK! WORK ON BOOK FAIR PROJECT

     

    Spelling test NEXT Thurs, Vocabulary test NEXT Friday (Words on back)

     

    Writing: Point of View Narrative writing

     

    Social Studies:    Explorers and Settlers-MS History:  Students will learn about the first European explorers and settlers that came to our state. Current events in the Scholastic News magazine will be read and discussed.

     

    Science: Measuring Weather-Students will learn how the angle of sunlight on different surfaces of the Earth affects our temperature.

     

    Math: Fractions

    Students will compare and order fractions having like and unlike denominators.

     

    HOMEWORK 

     

    ALL WEEK: FINISH  BOOK FAIR PROJECT & make it AMAZING!

     

    Tuesday- Math workbook P 11-4

     

    Thursday – Math workbook P 11-6

     

     

     

    MY BROTHER MARTIN

     

     

    NEXT WEEK’S Spelling Words: injustice, numerous, segregation, nourishing, captured, dream, encounters, preferred, recall, example, weakness, movement, truthful, beautiful, clumsiness, peaceful, speechless, statement (Test NEXT Thursday)

     

    Vocabulary Words: (Test NEXT Friday)

     

    Dream-a hope for the future

     

    Example-a model of what something should look like, or how someone should act

     

    Segregation-keeping two groups of people apart because they are different races

     

    Numerous-many, lots of something

     

    Captured-caught in an exciting way

     

    Encounters-meeting up with someone or something

     

    Recall-remember something and tell people about it

     

    Injustice-unfairness of laws, or how they are carried out

     

    Preferred-liked one thing more than other things

     

    Nourishing-good food for your body to grow

     

     

    New Greek and Latin Roots:

     

    post-after

     

    stell-star

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  • Number the Stars We 4

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 12/6/2016

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    Smith NEWS 12-06-16     

    We will have a school Field trip next Thursday to see Moana. $12 and permission slip must be turned in tomorrow. Mrs. Hurst has said kids will NOT be allowed to call home on Thursday for money.  +

    Reading:  We are reading the remainder of Number the Stars this week. We have loved reading this exciting story and learning about this important time in history!

    Homework:  Use bookmark questions with a parent to analyze the story each night after reading. Monday night- Chapter 14, Tuesday night- chapters 15 & 16 Wednesday/Thursday-Read Chapters 17 & Afterword. Review entire book for final test.

     

    Friday: LAST Spelling, Greek Roots, Vocabulary, & Reading Comprehension Tests of 2016

     

    Greek Roots: Review for Test Friday

    meter-measure   phob-fear            graph-write                   biblio-book          sub-under

    mania-crazy        mar-sea               pre-before           vid/vis-see          audi-hear

    pater-father         mater-mother      chrono-time               auto-self                     geo-earth

     ology-study

     

    Latin Roots: Review for Test Friday

    scribe-write                   dict-say               terr-land               port-carry    struct-build

    flora-flower          sol-sun              pop-people                  spect-see                    trans-though

    bell-war                       aqua-water

     


     

     

    Last Spelling and Vocabulary for 2016 !

     

     

    Spelling Words:  exasperated, contempt, visible, saliva, warily, concealed, courageous, anthem, executed, deprivation, heroine, permeated,, salvage, judge, package, practice, baggage, message Latin roots:  bell-war, aqua-water

     

     

     

     Number the stars week 4 vocabulary

    1.exasperated pg.115- anger, annoyed, irritated

    2.contempt pg.116-despise, intense hate

    3.visible pg. 113- easy to be seen

    4.saliva pg.116- fluid in mouth used for breakdown of food

    5.warily pg.120- very cautious, be on guard

    6.concealed pg.124- hidden

    7.courageous pg.127- being brave, doing something even when scared.

    8.anthem pg.128-a song of praise or gladness

    9.executed pg.129- killed by an authority

    10.deprivation pg.133- to take something away, or not allowed to have

    11.heroine pg.135- a female hero

    12.permeated pg.136-to pass through something that has openings, to spread throughout222

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  • Mississippi My Home Week

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 11/14/2016

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    • Smith/Rouser Monday Memos 11-14-16

    Just a few notes:  This is our last week before Thanksgiving! As we count our many blessings, we are so thankful to have such smart, kind, students who make learning fun! Thank you all for your kindness and support this year as well. We wish you a wonderful, safe, Thanksgiving filled with family and love.

     

    November 16- Reading Fair information goes home. 

    November 16 & 17- Play practice at MCHS. A sack lunch and drink will be needed for both days.

    November 17- Fourth Grade ‘MS My Home’ play (MCHS 6:00 p.m.- Students in seats by 5:45)

    November 21-25 - Thanksgiving holiday

     

    MISSISSIPPI MY HOME INFORMATION:

      1. Our program is Thursday, Nov. 17th at Madison Central Auditorium @ 6:00.
      2. Students must be DRESSED and in their seats NO LATER than 5:45. Leave early-traffic WILL be backed up.
      3. Dress for those without a costume: MAUE Program t-shirt (tucked in), jeans, and tennis shoes (No holes in jeans, please)
      4. Program t-shirts will be sent home Monday or Tuesday. Everyone gets the t-shirt (even if they are wearing a costume)

    Seating

      1. Please do not sit in the upper level. Most of our students have an assigned seat in this area. Once our students are onstage, you may sit in the upper level. Please stress this to any guests you may have coming with you.
      2. Please do not sit in the front 2 rows. The front 2 rows are reserved for the music department, as well as assistant directors, Mrs. Hurst, and others.
      3. Please do not sit in the 2 rows under the upper level. These are reserved for our Southern Belles and Miss America’s. You may sit here once they take the stage.    Thank you!

     

    Reading:  Instead of reading in class this week, we will be working hard on our play performance. NO HOMEWORK!

     

    Science: Human Body: Respiratory System- Students will learn about the respiratory system. We will review the roles of the trachea and lungs. Students will also review for the test (The study guide has been completed for students to study.)

     

    Social Studies: MS History: Adventures in Time and Place  Students will learn about the natural resources found in our state. Scholastic News magazine will be read to learn about current events. (The study guide has been completed for students to study.)

     

    Math: Division having One-digit and Two-digit Quotients with and without Remainders-Students will divide two-digit and three-digit dividends by one-digit divisors resulting in quotients with remainders.

    This Week’s Homework

     

    Monday- Review basic addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts.

    Math workbook P 10-3

     

    Tuesday- Review basic addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts.

    Math workbook P 10-4

     

    Wednesday- Review basic addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts.

     

    Thursday – Review basic addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts.   

     

     

    TEST Schedule

     

    Tuesday- Science Human Body test

     

    Thursday-Social Studies Chapter 2 test (Rouser)

     

    Friday- Social Studies Test Chapter 2 (Smith)

     

     

     

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  • Number the Stars Week 2

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 11/7/2016
    • Smith/Rouser Monday Memos 11-7-16

    Just a few notes:  Please let me know tomorrow if you are going to be able to attend the AG Museum Field Trip THIS Thursday November 10th.  I need time to group the children. Chaperones will meet us by the Sports Hall of Fame about 8:45. Try to go ahead and pay at the AG Museum while you are waiting for us so that the children will not have to wait on you.

    Nightly Homework: Read assigned chapter EVERY night with an adult! Study over spelling/vocabulary words every single night until you know them all.  Practice your multiplication facts nightly.

     

    Monday- Read Chapter 5 pages 39-49 & answer oral & written questions with a parent, Daily Common Core Review (DCCR) and Math workbook R 10-1, study multiplication facts, spelling, & vocabulary words

     

    Tuesday: Chapter 6 pages 50-59 & answer oral & written questions with a parent, Math workbook P 10-2, study multiplication facts, spelling, & vocabulary words

     

    Wednesday & Thursday: Chapter 7 pages 60-66 & Chapter 8 pages 67-73 & answer oral & written questions with a parent, study multiplication facts, spelling, & vocabulary words

     

    Reading:  We will read Number the Stars chapters 5-8 this week. (pages 39-73) We will practice sequencing and analyzing events, inferencing, cause & effect, and analyzing characters motives. We will research Denmark, World War II, Germany, and additional related topics. Comprehension & Vocabulary Test Friday

     

    Spelling:  pose, tentative, exasperation, shoreline, hazy, relocate, military, imprinted, specter, hobbies, countries, laziest, families, spied, happiest, friendlier, prettiest, noisier, healthier, butterflies  Test Friday

    Language: Drop y to add ies

    Math:  Division with Two-digit Quotients and Remainders

    Students will divide two-digit numbers by one-digit divisors resulting in quotients with remainders. Students will also use words and models to represent division problems.

     

    Science:   Human Body-Nervous System Students will learn about the nervous system. They will discover the role of nerve endings in the skin, find out how your eyes work, and learn how your tongue and nose gather information.

     

    Social Studies:  Students will learn about the natural resources found in our state.  Scholastic News magazine will be read to learn about current events.

     

     

    NUMBER THE STARS Chapters 5-8 Pages 39-73

    SPELLING:  pose, tentative, exasperation, shoreline, hazy, relocate, military arrest, imprinted, specter, hobbies, countries, laziest, families, happiest, friendlier, prettiest, noisier, healthier

     

    Latin/Greek Roots Pop-people   spec- see

     

    Vocabulary Week 2-NUMBER THE STARS

    1. Star of David pg.41- A symbol for the Jewish people. The Nazis made the Jews wear them on their clothes.
    2.  pose46-to pretend to be something one is not.
    3. tentatively pg.50-hesitant, uncertain
    4. exasperation pg.57-annoyed, irritated
    5. shoreline pg.62- the line where the ocean meets the land.
    6. hazy pg.62-vague, partially hidden by mist or fog
    7. relocate pg.69- to move to a different location
    8. military arrest pg.69- forcefully arrested by military instead of local police.
    9. imprinted pg.49- to mark by applying pressure
    10. specter pg. 69- something that bothers the mind like a ghost. 

     

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  • Number the Stars Week 1

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 10/31/2016

    Smith/Rouser Monday Memos 10/31/16

    Dates to Remember:

    November 2- Bank Day

    November 3  Order March of Dimes Milk Shake $4 or $6 . (Fill out pink form.)

    November 3- Trip to see “The Little Mermaid”    A sack lunch and drink are needed.

    November 4- March of Dimes Milk Shake Day

    November 7-11 - Scholastic Book Fair

    November 9 – Veteran’s Day program

    November 10- Field trip to Ag and Forestry Museum

    November 11 – Thanksgiving feast at MAUE (in cafeteria)

    November 14- Reading Fair information goes home

    November 16 & 17- Fourth grade students have play practice at MCHS. A sack lunch and drink will be needed for both days.

    November 17- Fourth Grade ‘MS My Home’ play (MCHS 6:00 p.m.)

     

    Just a few notes:  Our School field trip to see The Little Mermaid is this Thursday. Please wear an MAUE shirt and remember to send a sack lunch!

    Our field trip to the Agriculture Museum is next Thursday. Parents are encouraged to join us for the AG Museum. ! Please let me know if you can join us/ lead a group! We need lots of help!

    This Week’s Homework 

    Monday- Review multiplication facts.

    Tuesday- Read chapters 1 & 2 discuss using bookmark questions, Math worksheet 222-223

    Wednesday- Read Chapter 3 & discuss using bookmark, Review multiplication facts.

    Thursday – Read Chapter 4 & discuss using bookmark, Math wb pages P 9-5 and P 9-6

     

    Quizzes and Tests: 

    Thursday- Spelling Test

    Friday- Two- digit by two-digit multiplication and division with remainders Quiz, Chapters 1-4 Number the Stars Comprehension & Vocabulary Tests

    Reading:  We will begin Number the Stars chapters 1-4 this week.  This is a wonderful story about a young girl’s bravery and a country’s courage during World War II.  We will practice sequencing and analyzing events, inferencing, cause & effect, and analyzing characters motives. We will research Denmark, World War II, Germany, and additional related topics.

    Language/Writing:  We are Editing our stories of survival and beginning our informative non-fiction research. This will be used to create non-fiction publications.

    Math:  Division with Remainders/Multiplication and Division Stories

    Students will review multiplying two-digit by two-digit numbers. They will divide whole numbers by 1-digit divisors resulting in quotients with remainders. Students will also use words and models to represent multiplication and division problems.

     

    Science:  Human Body: Circulatory System

    Students will name the parts of blood and what they do. They will learn about the three kinds of blood vessels and determine the blood’s path through the heart.

     

    Social Studies:  Holocaust, World War II, Mississippi History, & Scholastic News, Students will learn about the first people of Mississippi (Native Americans). Scholastic News will be used to learn about current events.

     

     

    Number the Stars Week 1 Spelling & Vocabulary Definitions

    Lanky  p.  1-  ungracefully thin or tall

    Civilized  p.  1- to an advanced stage of social, cultural, and moral development

    Hesitate p. 1- To be slow to act, speak, or decide

    Halte p. 2 -is an order a soldier gives you which means stop, (halt)

    Nazi p. 6 - a member of the National Socialist German Workers' Party.

    Occupation p. 6-  being occupied by military force

    Resistance p. 8 refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument

    Sabotage p. 8- deliberately destroy, damage, or obstruct something.

    Intricate p. 14- very complicated or detailed

    Rationed p.  18- allow each person to have only a fixed amount of

    Kroner p. 20- the basic monetary units of Denmark and Norway

    Swastika p. 21- an ancient symbol in the form of an equal-armed cross with each arm continued at a clockwise right angle, used as the emblem of the German Nazi Party

    Disdainfully p. 29- feeling strong dislike or disapproval for something or someone you think does not deserve respect

    Submerged p. 32- cause to be under water

    Synagogue p. 33- the building where a Jewish congregation meets for religious worship and instruction

    Rabbi  p. 35- a Jewish scholar,  teacher, or leader who teaches Jewish law.

     

     

    Spelling only:  starry, melody, chimney, injury

     

    Greek root: geo-earth    Latin root:  sol-sun

     

     

     

     

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  • Charlie Week 4

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 10/24/2016

    Smith/Rouser’s Monday Memos 10/24/16

     

    Red Ribbon Week This Week!   October 24- 28

    Monday- Wear silly socks.   

    Tuesday- Wear red, white, and blue.

    Wednesday- Wear sunglasses. 

    Thursday- Wear camouflage.

    Friday- Wear Jag colors.

     

    Please send a bag of your child’s favorite chocolate or candy, we are going to have a tasting party this Friday! (No Tree Nuts due to allergies)

     

    Dates to Remember:

    October 27- Mystery Night

    November 3- School field Trip to MCHS to view The Little Mermaid play-Send Sack Lunch

    November 7-11 Scholastic Book Fair

    November 9- Veteran’s Day program

    November 11- Thanksgiving feast

    November 21-25 Thanksgiving break

     

    Nightly Homework- Review multiplication facts. Read/discuss Charlie using bookmark questions

     

    Monday- Math workbook P 8-5 and multiplication sheet, Read Charlie chapters 22-24 pages 102-117 & discuss in detail using bookmark questions

     

    Tuesday- Math worksheet 200-201, Read & discuss Charlie chapters 25-27 pages 117-141. Focus on comprehension skills by using bookmark questions with a parent.

     

    Wednesday- Read & discuss chapters 28-30 pages 142-155 using bookmark. Review important details throughout story such as overall problem/solution, theme, cause/effect, etc…Review basic multiplication facts.

     

    Thursday – Review basic multiplication facts. Come to Mystery night at 5:25

     

    Quizzes and Tests: 

    Wednesday- Chapter 7/8 math test

    Thursday- Spelling Test

    Friday- Comprehension & Vocabulary Tests

     

     

     

                           

    Reading: This week we are reading chapters 22- 30 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  We are excited to complete our literature journey with Charlie & the Chocolate Factory this week! Next week, we will begin Number the Stars.

     

    Writing:  We will be writing descriptive writing pieces including fiction and non-fiction. We will be analyzing our writing and look for ways to improve our writing and make it more descriptive.

     

    Science: Human Body: Digestive System

    Students will learn what the digestive system does and identify the steps in digestion.

     

    Social Studies: MS History: Adventures in Time and Place  

    Students will learn about the five regions of the U.S. and the ten regions of MS.

    Scholastic News magazine will be read to learn about current events.

     

    Math: Multiplying by Two-digit and Two-digit Numbers/Division

    Students will review multiplying two-digit by two-digit numbers. They will use mental math to divide and estimate quotients.

     

    Spelling/Vocabulary

    intently- showing great determination or attention      

    tantrum-an outburst of bad temper                                   

    staggered- to move unsteadily

    petrified- to frighten or scare

    hovering- to hang fluttering in the air

    hollow- having space inside                         

    violently- showing very strong force

    disturb- to interfere with                                  

    rubbish- trash

    gallantly- brave, spirited, or noble-minded

     

    Spelling only-  deceive, grieving, pierce, seize, either, weight, chiefly, belief

     

    Latin/Greek Roots 

     

    carn-flesh, meat

    max-greatest

     

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  • Charlie Week 3

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 10/17/2016

    Smith/Rouser’s Monday Memos 10-17-16

    Important Dates:

    October 18- Guest author Trenton Lee Stewart                    November 7-11 Scholastic Book Fair

    October 24- 28 - Red Ribbon week                                     November 3- The Little Mermaid play at MCHS

    October 27- Mystery Night                                                 November 9- Veteran’s Day program

    November 2- Bank day                                                      November 11- Thanksgiving feast

                                                                                           November 21-25 Thanksgiving break

    Quizzes and Tests: 

    Thursday- Chapter 1 History test (Rouser), Spelling Test (All) 

    Friday- Skeletal System Quiz (All), Ch 1 History test (Smith), Reading & Vocab test (All) 

     

    Homework: Read assigned chapters (even if read aloud in class, Study Math Facts Nightly

     

    Monday- Math workbook P 7-3, Read & Discuss chapters 15-16 using bookmark questions or complete individual assignments, Practice spelling test

    Tuesday- Math workbook P 8-, Read & Discuss chapters 17-18 using bookmark questions or complete individual assignments, Make Vocabulary flash cards

    Wednesday- Math workbook P 8-2

    Thursday- Math workbook P 8-4, Read & Discuss chapters 19-21 using bookmark questions or complete individual assignments

     

    Reading/Language Arts: This week we are reading chapters 15-21 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. We are writing personal narratives this week. Ask your child about his/her story!

     

    Vocabulary & Spelling: 

     

    Abide  p.  63- Endure                                                            intense-p.84-having very strong feelings

    Astonish-p.83- to strike with sudden wonder or surprise          rumble-p.92-a low, heavy rolling sound   

    Mist-p. 81- particles of water floating in the air as fine rain         shriek-p. 108- to utter a sharp shrill cry

    Furious-p.85- very angry                                                    journey-p. 81- traveling from one place to another   

    Yacht-p. 81- pleasure ship used for cruising or racing               basin-p.92-a wide shallow round dish or bowl that

    Mass- p.  81-a large quantity or number                                               holds liquid

     

    Spelling Only:  daughter, sprawled, brawl, yawning, autograph, automatic, lawyer

     

    Latin/Greek Roots:  ject-throw        brev-short

     

    Math: Multiplying by Two-digit and Two-digit Numbers

    Students will review multiplying four-digit numbers by a one-digit number. Students will use arrays, area models, and expanded algorithm to multiply two-digit by two-digit numbers.

    Science:  Human Body: Skeletal System-Students will identify and locate the major bones in the human body.

    Social Studies:  MS History: Adventures in Time and Place- Students will learn about our state’s climate. Scholastic News magazine will be read to learn about current events.

     

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  • Charlie Week 2

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 10/11/2016

    Smith/Rouser’s Weekly News

    Dates to Remember:

     October 11- The Food for Families Challenge- Send Cans  

    Geography Bee permission form & The Little Mermaid permission form have been sent home (Please send $6 w/form by this Friday if possible)

    October 13- Report cards go home.

    October 18- Guest author Trenton Lee Stewart

    October 24- 28 - Red Ribbon week

    October 27- Mystery Night

    November 2- Bank day

    November 3- School Wide Field Trip MCHS to the Little Mermaid

    *Students should have information coming home in the near future concerning our Fourth Grade field trip to the Ag Museum.

     

    Reading/Language Arts: This week we are reading chapters 8-14 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. We are analyzing characters, discussing important events in the story, and reading examples of descriptive writing. We are writing personal narrative fictional stories.

    Science: Animal Structure and Function

    Students will learn about ecosystems, habitats, food chains, and food webs.

     

    Social Studies: MS History: Adventures in Time and Place  

    Students will learn how waterways are important to Mississippi. Scholastic News magazine will be read to learn about current events.

     

    Math: Multiplying by One-digit and Two-digit Numbers

    Students will multiply four-digit numbers by a one-digit number. Arrays and mental math will be used to multiply by two-digit numbers.

     

    HOMEWORK:   Read assigned chapters & discuss using question prompts on the bookmark (even if read aloud in class) Memorize math facts.

    Tuesday – Math worksheet page 160/161, Read & discuss Chapters 8-11 of Charlie using bookmark, Take practice spelling test, look over vocabulary words and definitions, make flash cards with the definitions for vocabulary words you do not know.

    Wednesday/Thursday – Math worksheet page 163, Read & discuss Chapters 12-14 of Charlie using bookmark. Study spelling.  Read and discuss chapters & review flashcards for Friday’s test.

     

    Test Schedule 

    Wednesday- Animal Structure and Function test ( Rouser’s Homeroom)

    Thursday- Math chapters 5-6 test (ALL) , Animal Structure &  Function test( Smith’s Homeroom)

    Friday-   Spelling, Vocabulary, and Comprehension Tests 

     

    Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Week 2

    Vocabulary & Spelling List

    (Both Spelling and Vocabulary)

    ferociously p. 31-fierce                                  

    pandemonium p. 53- wild uproar

    criticize p. 31- to find fault with                     

    peculiar p 45-strange/different                 

    despicable p. 32- deserving to be despised           

    procession p. 50- continuous forward movement

    stilettos p. 34- a slender pointed dagger       

    clustered p. 44- grouped closely together

    precious p. 44- very valuable                     

    envious p. 45- feeling jealous, showing envy

    sensation p 45 an indefinite bodily feeling

    corridor p. 60-a passage or hallway into which rooms open

    clatter- to make a loud, rattling sound or to cause something to make a rattling sound

    [pppiLatin/Greek Rootsalti-height, junc-join

     

    SPELLING only- celebrity, recipe, bounce, juice, advice, bicycle

     

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