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  • Escaping the Giant Wave week 4

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 9/29/2014

    Smith/Rouser Monday Memos 9/29/14

    Mrs. Smith’s motto: “Anything worth doing is worth doing well.” Please help your child check his/her work for errors. Thank you for reinforcing good writing habits with your child.

    Important Dates: Fall Fundraiser was due last Friday!

    · My book signing is NEXT Monday October 6th 3:30-5:30 at Madison Public Library. Hope you can all come!

    Homecoming Week! Show your Jag Spirit!

    Tuesday September 30th -ESPN Day wear your favorite sports themed outfit

    Wednesday October 1st-Character day - Come dressed as your favorite TV character

    Thursday October 2nd-"Nickelodeon Day" Celebrate any Nickelodeon series

    Friday October 3rd -Spirit Day - wear your Orange and Blue or MAUE T-shirt

    Reading: We are finishing our Escaping the Giant Wave Book! What an awesome story! Skills this week include cause/effect, character analysis, summarizing, & facts and opinions.

    Writing: Writing a fictional personal narrative story. (I survived)

    Spelling & Vocabulary (On back) Greek roots- vid/vis-see, audi-hear

    Math: Math: Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers/ Multiplying by 1-digit Numbers Topics or Chapters 4 & 5 In chapter 4, students will review estimating sums and differences, adding and subtracting whole numbers, subtracting across zeros, and writing equations from word problems and pictures. In chapter 5, students will create arrays and multiply by 10s and 100s. Wednesday- Chapter 4 math test

    Science: Oceans - Students will finish presenting weather reports as young meteorologists. Students will learn how scientists map the ocean floor and how they explore oceans’ depths.

    *A shoe box lid and a set of Play-Doh will be needed for a science activity this week. Please bring the material by Wednesday.

    Social Studies: “The Geography of MS “ MS History

    We will read about the Mighty Mississippi River and our state’s climate. Current events in Scholastic News magazine will be discussed. Friday- Social studies test (Offense only)

    Homework:

    Ongoing- Review math facts. Read at least 15 minutes each day.

    Monday-Math workbook pages P4-3 Odd problems and P4-6 All problems, Read chapter 10 of Escaping the Giant Wave & Discuss, Take practice spelling test.

    Tuesday- Math skill sheet, Read chapter 11 of Escaping the Giant Wave & Discuss, study spelling words missed. Study vocabulary.

    Wednesday- Signed paper corrections in complete sentences, Read chapter 12 of Escaping the Giant Wave & Discuss, study spelling words, Study vocabulary.

    Thursday- Math workbook 5-1 and a skill page, Review chapters 10-12 of Escaping the Giant Wave & Discuss, Study vocabulary.

    Week 4 ESCAPING THE GIANT WAVE Vocabulary Spelling Only: fault, amount

    1. Premonition p. 113-a strong feeling that something is about to happen

    2. Shield p. 116-protect (someone or something) from a danger, risk, or unpleasant experience

    3. Pathetic p. 118-arousing pity through vulnerability or sadness

    4. Debris p. 127 pieces of something wrecked or destroyed

    5. Haphazard p. 118-careless, without organization

    6. Resistance p. 122-a force that stops motion

    7. Coward p. 125-without courage, excessively afraid of danger

    8. Survivor p. 135-a person remaining alive after an event in which others have died

    9. Droned p. 135-make a continuous low humming sound

    10. Lope p. 133-run or move with a long bounding stride

    11. Optimistic p. 130-hopeful and confident about the future

    12. Remorse p. 124-feeling deep guilt and regret

    13. Fret p. 123-to worry or be anxious

    14. Souvenirs p. 132-a reminder of a person, place, or event

    15. Familiar p. 137-well known

    16. Controversy p. 150-heavy disagreement

    Greek Root Words: vid/vis-see, audi-hear

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  • Escaping THe Giant Wave Week 3 Chapters 7-9

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 9/22/2014

    Smith/Rouser Monday Memos Week of 9-22-14

    Reading: We are regulating our reading pace and practicing fluency. Our skills include analyzing characters, sequencing events, cause/effect, reviewing figurative language, and picturing details in a descriptive text.

    Writing: We are writing a descriptive story about a disaster. We are learning to use descriptive words and learning to choose our words carefully for greatest impact.

    Math: Mrs. Rouser is working on getting the math textbook available for students to access at home. She spoke to a representative on Friday.

    Math Concepts: Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers Topic or Chapter 4

    In chapter 4, the skills to be practiced are estimating sums and differences, adding and subtracting whole numbers, subtracting across zeros, and writing equations from word problems and pictures. Test Schedule: Speed drill Tuesday

    Science: Weather/Oceans

    Students will present weather reports as young meteorologists.

    After weather presentations, students will learn how scientists map the ocean floor.

    Social Studies: “The Geography of MS “ MS History

    In chapter one, we will review the MS Landscape and read about the Mighty Mississippi River. Current events in Scholastic News magazine will be discussed.

    Homework; Read and discuss chapters 7-9 this week. Study math facts nightly.

    Monday- Math workbook pageP4-2, Read chapter 7 & discuss, complete ch 7 study sheet, take practice spelling test

    Monday and Tuesday, students will create weather maps; they will make short presentations on Wednesday and Thursday. We will use the internet to aid in recording current weather conditions.

    Tuesday- Math workbook page P4-1, Read chapter 8 & discuss, complete ch 8 study sheet, & study words missed in practice spelling test.

    Wednesday- Read ch 9 & discuss. Take a Sp. Practice test until make 100.

    Thursday- Math workbook P4-5, study vocabulary , review chapters 7-9

    Spelling &Vocabulary: trudge, incline, barrier, nervous, disaster, emergency, motto, capsize, interrupt, unfortunate, plunge, cocky, vulnerable, monitor,

    Spelling only: premonition, remorse, optimistic, fretted

    Greek Roots: Mar-Sea, pre-before, (REVIEW)meter-measure, phob-fear, graph-write, biblio-book, sub-under, mania-crazy

    Escaping the Giant Wave Chapters 7-9 Vocabulary

    1. Trudge (p. 73) walk slowly and with heavy steps, typically because of exhaustion or harsh conditions

    2. Incline (p. 74 ) ramped surface or plane; a slope

    3. Barrier (p. 74) a fence, roadblock, or other obstacle that prevents movement or access

    4. Nervous (p.75) easily agitated;tending to be anxious; highly strung

    5. Disaster (p. 75) a sudden event, such as an accident or a natural catastrophe, that causes great damage or loss of life.

    6. Emergency (p. 77) a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action

    7. Motto (p. 80) a saying or expression that summarizes ones beliefs

    8. Capsize (p. 81) overturn in the water.

    9. Interrupt (p. 83) stop the progress of (an activity or process).

    10.Unfortunate (p. 101) unlucky

    11.Plunge (p. 104) jump, push, or dive quickly and energetically

    12.Cocky (p. 104) conceited or arrogant, being too sure of oneself in a rude way

    13.Vulnerable (p. 108) susceptible to physical or emotional attack or harm

    14.Monitor (p. 108) to watch or observe for a special purpose

    Spelling only: premonition, remorse, optimistic, fretted

    New Greek Roots: Mar-sea pre-before

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  • Escaping the Giant Wave Week 2

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 9/15/2014

    Smith/Rouser Memos 9/15/2014

    Friendly Reminders:

    * SELL SELL SELL ! Chocolate money is due 9/26. We NEED new computers! Please help!

    * Check your child’s work to be sure quality fourth grade sentences are being written. These need to include characters’ names, descriptive words, detailed sentences with 6-8 words, and correct punctuation. (PARENTS PLEASE carefully check signed paper corrections!)

    What we are learning this week:

    Reading: Escaping the Giant Wave: Cause/effect, sequence events, analyzing characters motives, Making reading resolutions -Test Friday

    Writing: Developing believable characters, common writing mistakes- Test Friday

    Spelling & Vocabulary (underlined): evacuate, throb, guffaw, panic, ignite, sue, horizon, logic, hysterical, foolhardy, consume, theory, skirted, reassure, argue, truth, crew, amuse, rude, rescue Test Schedule: Thursday (Spelling) Friday (Vocabulary)

    Math: Generate and Analyze Patterns In chapter 3, students will practice rounding whole numbers and problem solving. After completing the chapter 3 test, adding and subtracting whole numbers will be introduced. QUIZ TUESDAY One-minute multiplication quiz (Math Sprint)

    Science: Students will discuss review skills to prepare for the Weather test. Students will present weather reports as young meteorologists. Weather test on Wednesday

    Social Studies: “The Geography of MS “ MS History: Landscapes

    Homework

    Monday

    Reading: Read Ch 4 Escaping the Giant Wave, share/prove using text evidence

    Spelling: Study new words & give practice test on words tonight

    Math workbook pages R3-4 and P3-4; Monday and Tuesday, view a meteorologist’s report at home to get an idea of how to present a weather report. Be prepared on Thursday to create a weather map and make a short presentation. We will use the internet to aid in recording current weather conditions.

    Tuesday Homework

    Reading: Read Ch 5 Escaping the Giant Wave, share/prove using text evidence

    Math workbook page P3-5

    Spelling: Study words missed on last night’s practice test

    Wednesday Homework: Signed Paper Corrections Due Friday, Give another practice test & STUDY until you know how to spell all words.

    Thursday Homework:

    Math Skill worksheet

    Reading- Read chapter 6, Review chapters 4-6, Study Vocabulary

    Vocabulary/Spelling/Greek-Latin Roots

    Greek Roots

    meter-measure

    phob-fear

    graph-write

    biblio-book

    sub-under

    mania-crazy

    Latin Roots

    scribe-write

    dict-say

    Spelling-Escaping the Giant Wave-Week 2

    Spelling & Vocabulary: evacuate, throb, guffaw, panic, ignite, sue, horizon, logic, hysterical, foolhardy, consume, theory, skirted, reassure

    Spelling ONLY argue, truth, amuse, rescue

    Vocabulary-Escaping the Giant Wave-Week 2 Chapters 4-6

    Skirted-to go around an issue or object

    Logic-careful, reasonable way of thinking

    Throb-to beat rapidly or strongly

    Foolhardy-recklessly irresponsible, foolishly daring

    Guffaw-a loud burst of laugher

    Theory-a group of ideas used to explain how or why something happens

    Ignite-to set or catch on fire

    Sue-to legally ask a court of law to solve a problem

    Evacuate-to move people from a place of danger

    Panic-of great terror or frightened, often affecting many people at once

    Horizon-a line where the earth or sea seem to meet the sky

    Hysterical-the person laughs or cries a lot because he or she is excited, frightened or angry

    Consume-to destroy, as if by fire/to use up quickly

    Reassure- to give fresh confidence to be free from fear

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  • Frindle Week 4

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 9/2/2014

    Smith/Rouser News 9/2/14

    We hope you had a wonderful, restful, Labor Day weekend. Let’s have a great 4 day week full of learning!

    What we are learning this week:

    Reading: We are excited to be finishing the book Frindle this week. Frindle was a fun, easy book to start the year! Comprehension test on the book will be Friday. Next week, we will begin a fabulous story, Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret.

    Language: Using prepositions in our writing, writing narratives

    Spelling & vocabulary- A List of 6 new words and all review words was given Friday. Each student highlighted words they had missed on previous tests so they would know which words to focus on studying. The words will be online if your child has misplaced the list. A cumulative test will be given for spelling and vocabulary this Friday.

    Math: Generate & Analyze Patterns In chapter 2, students will write rules for situations, identify geometric patterns, and use reasoning to make conclusions.

    Science: Weather- Students will discuss identify different weather tools and the importance of each; identify different types of clouds and four kinds precipitation; explain how clouds and precipitation form in the water cycle; and learn about weather tracking and the importance of weather predictions. They will use range, median, and mode to record data.

    Social Studies: Globes & Maps will be used to locate places on Earth. Different types of maps will be discussed- climate, landform, transportation, physical, political, and historical.

    Homework;

    Ongoing- Review math facts. Read at least 15 minutes each day.(Not optional!)

    Tuesday- Math workbook P2-4, Read Frindle chapter 13 & discuss

    Wednesday- Read chapter 14-15 of Frindle and discuss.

    Thursday- Math workbook page P2-5 and P2-6, Review story for test, review spelling and vocabulary words for cumulative test.
     

    This week is a mixture of 6 new words and definitions and previous Frindle words. We should do our best to retain our spelling and vocabulary for more than just “The test” to maximize learning. We should also strive to spell correctly all of the words we have learned in our daily writing.

    13-15 Frindle Vocabulary definitions

    1. Down- feeling sad or depressed

    2. Consumers- someone who buys and uses a product or service

    3. Leafed- to turn pages and glance at them

    4. Legally- lawful or allowed by law

    5. Imported- to bring into a place or country from somewhere else

    6. Commotion- a lot of noisy, excited activity

    Cumulative Review

    Week 1 Chapters 1-3

    Crimson p. 4- deep red in color

    hesitate p. 15- to pause

    procedure p. 13- a method of doing something

    essential p.11- necessary or fundamental

    acquire p. 11- to gain or get as one’s own

    delight p. 2- to be highly pleased, rejoice

    liven p. 3- cheer

    jumble p.- mix of jump & tumble, to mix in a confused heap

    frantically p. 12-wild with excitement

    Glance p. 3, 15 – to take a quick look

    profound - deeply felt

    complex - two or more parts, complicated

    innocently (back)- knowing no evil, not guilty

    properly p11- in the appropriate or correct manner

    unfortunate p. 15- unlucky

    monopoly. 6- exclusive control

    acquainted p. 13-to make familiar

    promptly p 4- punctual, on time

    Week 2 Chapters 4-8 Vocabulary Frindle

    Abrupt p 47- sudden

    Absorb p 35 - to take in or hold

    Badge p. 43 - a mark or sign to show that a person belongs to a group

    Blurt p. 39- to say suddenly without thinking

    Clatter p. 35-to make or cause a rattling sound

    Concentration p25, 33- to focus thoughts and attention on something

    Crumple p 23 - to crush out of shape

    disrupt p. 44-to cause disorder or confusion, disturb

    embodies p. 27- brings together to form a body or system

    emphasize p. 40 -to stress as being important

    furious p. 43- very angry

    gulp p. 40- large swallow

    harsh p. 22- causing discomfort, severe

    imaginative p. 27- creative

    maximum p. 22- highest amount, most

    oath p. 38- a solemn promise

    Quill p. 45- a stout feather

    stoop p. 35- to bend over

    Frindle Vocabulary 9-12

    Champion p. 67- winner

    Controversial p. 76- causes arguments

    Encourage p. 51- to cause one to feel hope of spirit

    Fad p. 61- the “in” thing, temporarily popular

    Investment p. 71- money used to create a source of income or profit

    Local p. 70- relating to a certain community

    Mastermind p. 68- an intelligent person who is a natural planner and leader

    Phony p. 59- not genuine or real, fake

    Preliminary p. 72- coming before the main part

    Rebellion p. 51- open opposition to authority

    Rowdy p. 57- rough or loud behavior

    Trademark p. 71- a symbol put on a product to show who made it

    Subscribe p 73-to enter one’s name for a publication or service

    Particular p 67-a very small detail; careful attention to detail

    Embarrassed p 52 -to cause to feel confused or distressed

    Advertisement p 57-a public notice

    Standards p 53-something set up by authority or by general consent as a rule for measuring or as a model

    Committee p 49-a group of persons appointed or elected to consider or to take action on some matter

    Occasional p 57-happening, appearing or met with now and then

    Latin Roots: Dict-say Scribe-write

    Greek Roots graph- write biblio- book sub-under mania-crazy

     
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  • Frindle Week 2

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 8/15/2014

    Smith News 8/18/14

              Remember to join us for Parent Open House night next Monday night August 25th. Every parent MUST attend. We will review all important information about our class and our year together. Homework passes will be given to each child who has a parent attend!

              We are reviewing how to write complete answer sentences. For example: “How are Nick and Griffin alike?” would be answered… “Nick and Griffin are alike because both of them like to make plans.” Notice that I used a capital letter to begin the sentence and wrote both of the characters names in my answer instead of “They.” Please also notice that the underlined portion of the question is used in the answer to make in complete and detailed. Please review this orally with your child by asking questions aloud and having him/her answer in complete answer sentences.

    Reading/Language Homework:  Please study nightly by reading each chapter assigned, “Catching & throwing reading ideas” from the story, and using vocabulary words in context nightly. Study spelling & vocabulary until you can’t get them wrong!

    Monday:  Student survey & complete questions, Read, & catch and throw ideas.                      (discuss) Study vocab & spelling

    Tuesday:  Read, & catch and throw ideas. (discuss) Study vocab & spelling

    Wednesday:  Read, & catch and throw ideas. (discuss), Study vocab & spelling,                                   correct signed papers in complete sentences.

    Thursday:  Read, & catch and throw ideas. (discuss) Study vocab, finish correcting signed               papers

    Spelling tests are always on Thursdays Vocabulary and comprehension tests are on Friday each week.

    Chapters 4-8 Vocabulary Frindle

    1. Abrupt p 47- sudden

    2. Absorb p 35 - to take in or hold

    3. Badge p. 43 - a mark or sign to show that a person belongs to a group

    4. Blurt p. 39- to say suddenly without thinking

    5. Clatter p. 35-to make or cause a rattling sound

    6. Concentration p25, 33- to focus thoughts and attention on something

    7. Crumple p 23 - to crush out of shape

    8. disrupt p. 44-to cause disorder or confusion, disturb

    9..embodies p. 27- brings together to form a body or system

    10.emphasize p. 40 -to stress as being important

    11.furious p. 43- very angry

    12.gulp p. 40- large swallow

    13.harsh p. 22- causing discomfort, severe

    14.imaginative p. 27- creative

    15.maximum p. 22- highest amount, most

    16.oath p. 38- a solemn promise

    17.Quill p. 45- a stout feather

    18.stoop p. 35- to bend over

    Latin Roots:

    Dict-say

    Scribe-write

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  • First Week of Fourth Grade!

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 8/6/2014

    We are so excited to begin a new year together. We enjoyed meeting each of you and cannot wait to see you on Open House night on August 25th.

    Reminder! Summer reading Swindle test THIS Friday! If you are NEW to MAUE, we will give the test 8/29 ONLY.

    OOPS! We were told AFTER Meet the Teacher Night that our supply fee has changed to $35 instead of $30. Please send $5 cash/check in a labeled envelope with your child. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Frindle Spelling & Vocabulary

    We will have a spelling test on the below words on Thursday August 14th. Our vocabulary test on these words will be on Friday August 15th.

    Week 1 Chapters 1-3

    1. Crimson p. 4- deep red in color

    2. hesitate p. 15- to pause

    3. procedure p. 13- a method of doing something

    4. essential p.11- necessary or fundamental

    5. acquire p. 11- to gain or get as one’s own

    6. delight p. 2- to be highly pleased, rejoice

    7. liven p. 3- cheer

    8. jumble p.- mix of jump & tumble, to mix in a confused heap

    9. frantically p. 12-wild with excitement

    10. Glance p. 3, 15 – to take a quick look

    11. profound - deeply felt

    12. complex - two or more parts, complicated

    13. innocently (back)- knowing no evil, not guilty

    14. properly p11- in the appropriate or correct manner

    15. unfortunate p. 15- unlucky

    16. monopoly. 6- exclusive control

    17. acquainted p. 13-to make familiar

    18. promptly p 4- punctual, on time

    Greek Roots

    19. graph- write

    20. biblio- book

     

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  • Welcome to Fourth Grade!

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 8/1/2014
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    Welcome to Fourth Grade!

        I am so excited to begin a new school year at MAUE!

     Mrs. Rouser and I will be team teaching to help your child have the best year EVER!

        If I have your child first block, I will teach reading, spelling, writing, and grammar until 10:30 each day. Then we will switch classes and go to recess and lunch together.

        If your child is in block two, I will teach reading, spelling, writing, grammar, & social studies, in addition to taking your child to lunch, recess, and all specials.

    I am so excited to meet each one of you. I look forward to loving you this year! 
     

    Mrs. Rouser and I are looking forward to working with each of you to make this year a success!

    Friendly Reminders:

    ·Please pay $30 supply fee on Meet the teacher night

    ·Please be sure your child has read the summer reading book Swindle by Gordon Korman. A test on Swindle will be given the first Friday when school begins.

    ·Please bring ALL supplies on Meet the Teacher night August 5th from 4-6. If you can, go ahead and put lined paper in each of the folders. 

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  • Homer week 4 & 5

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 4/14/2014
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    Smith/Lanford’s Monday Memos 4/14/14- 4/25/14
     
    Notes: Because we are having two four day weeks, spelling and vocabulary words given today will not be tested on until NEXT Thursday. This gives you two weeks to study!

     

    Reading/Language Arts:This week and next we are reading the remaining chapters ofThe Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg.

    Homework: Read assigned chapters (even if read aloud in class) THIS WEEK-Monday night- chapters 28-29,Tuesdaynight –Ch 30-31, Wednesday chapter 32-33. (out for Good Friday)

    NEXT WEEK 4/22- 4/25 (Out for Easter Monday) Tuesday night –Ch 34-35 , Wednesday chapter 36, Civil War Facts, & After Words. It is important to read this book aloud with your child because it has vocabulary and dialect we do not use in today’s society. Discuss each chapter as you enjoy the book together. Comp. & Vocab. Test for both weeks is NEXT Thursday (A Day Early!)

    Spelling & Vocabulary Words- Spelling only: explosion, conclusion, invasion. Occasion, partition

    Chapters 28-end pages 155-end

    Addle- confuse(ch 28)                                 Carnage- the brutal deaths of a great number of people, as in a battle

    Staunch- loyal or steadfast (ch 28)           Pommel- a knob at the front top of a saddle

    Advocate- supporter ( ch 28)                     Confined- imprisoned, locked in an area or room

    Rakish- dashing                                                            Keen- extremely sensitive

    Burly- large in body size (ch 33)      Sham- a fraud or a hoax

    Spindly- tall or thin (ch 35)                          Intercepted- stopped someone from reading their intended destination

    Barnacles- shelled marine animals that attach themselves to rocks, the bottoms of ships, etc.

    Chicory- A plant, the root was roasted and used in place of coffee during times of coffee shortage (ch 28)

    Correspondent- a journalist whose job is to gather information and write articles

     

    Math:  Chapter 16- measuring and converting: metric length, capacity, and weight; elapsed time; measuring temperature

    HomeworkApril 14- Workbook pg. 107-109 (selected problems); April 15- Workbook pg. 110; April 22-23- Metric Review Handout  Test: Metric Unit test NEXT Thursday, April 24, 2014

     

    Science: Chapter 7- human body systems

    HomeworkNo HomeworkTest: No Test

     

    Social Studies:Chapter 6- students will be working on a Civil War packet for the next several weeks  

    Homework: Weekly Reader (Students are given every morning from 7:30-8:00 to complete their weekly reader. Please check over them at home.) Test: Civil War  

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  • homer week 3

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 4/7/2014
     

    Smith/Lanford’s Monday Memos 4/7/14

    Notes: Jag Store for 4thgraders is THIS WEDNESDAY! Please send money with your child. Mrs. Hurst will not allow the children to call home for money.

    o  Please send your Super Kids permission slip ASAP.

    o  Let us know if you can help proctor during MCT testing.

     

    Reading/Language Arts:This week we are reading chapters 19-27 ofThe Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg.

    Homework: Read assigned chapters (even if read aloud in class)Mondaynight- chapters 19-21,Tuesdaynight –Ch 22-24,Wednesday& Thursdaynight chapters 25-27. It is important to read this book aloud with your child because it has vocabulary and dialect we do not use in today’s society. Discuss each chapter as you enjoy the book together.Comp. & Vocab. TestFriday

    Spelling & Vocabulary Words         Chapters 19-27 pages 104-154

    Doffs-to tip a hat (Ch 19)                                                          Grudgingly-unwillingly, reluctantly (Ch 20)

    Proximity-nearness in location, nearness in place (Ch 20)     Endeavor-to make an effort; to strive (Ch 20)

    Pungent-unpleasantly strong in smell (Ch 20)                        Exudes-radiates; obviously projects (Ch 20)

    Abide-put up with, endure (Ch 21)                                          Odiferous-strong smelling (Ch 22)

    Parasols-a lightweight umbrella used for sunshade (Ch 22)     Aeronautics-the science of flight (Ch 27)                      

    Dandified-excessively concerned about appearance (Ch27)   Suffice-enough (Ch 26)

    Indignity-disgraceful condition or action (Ch24)                    Tethered-to fasten or confine (Ch27)

    Emanations-feelings that are sent forth from a person (Ch 24)Dexterity-skill (Ch 24)

    Forbade-to command a person not to do something (Ch 25)   Fetid–stinky, bad smelling, stinking (Ch24)

    Trundles-moves in a wheeled vehicle such as a cart or wagon (Ch26)

    skeptics-people who doubt something or do not believe in it (Ch24)

    Discretion-careful in behavior, in a way that is not showy (Ch 23)

     

     

     

    Math:  Chapter 16- measuring and converting: customary length, capacity, and weight 

    Homework:Workbook pages: Monday-Wednesday: Review handout

    Test: Customary Units Test Thursday, April 10, 2014

     

    Science: Chapter 3- reviewing electricity and magnetism

    Homework:Monday-Tuesday: Study chapter 3 study guide

    Test: Chapter 3 Test Wednesday, April 9, 2014

     

    Social Studies:Chapter 6- students will be working on a Civil War packet for the next 3 weeks  

    Homework: Weekly Reader (Students are given every morning from 7:30-8:00 to complete their weekly reader. Please check over them at home for an easy 100!)Test: Civil War Packet due May 5, 2014 


    Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.-Abraham Lincoln

     

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  • Homer P. Figg Week 2

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 3/31/2014
     

    Smith/Lanford’s Monday Memos 3/31/14

     

    Notes: Reminder! We need everyone to each send a box of pencils to help make it through testing and the end of the year! Thank you to those who have sent a box or two of pencils. Mrs. Smith’s room also needs a playground ball and a football if either class could donate!

     Jubulee Jam is this Saturday from 9:30-11:30. Please send your two bottles of two-lioter drinks ASAP.

    Reading/Language Arts:This week we are reading chapters 10-18 ofThe Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick. This story tells the adventures of a young boy who is trying to save his brother during the Civil War. He gets into all sorts of trouble along the way. We are researching the Underground Railroad, slavery then and in the world today, important abolitionists/leaders during the Civil War, and life in the 1860’s. We are examining figurative language in the story. We are examining our writing and expanding character details.

    Homework: Read assigned chapters (even if read aloud in class) Mondaynight- chapters 10-11,Tuesdaynight –Ch 12-13,Wednesday & Thursday night chapters 15-18. It is important to read this book aloud with your child because it has vocabulary and dialect we do not use in today’s society. Discuss each chapter as you enjoy the book together. Comp. & Vocab. Test Friday

    Spelling onlygovernment, refrigerate, geography, altitude, political, category, magnificent, punctuation

    Spelling & Vocabulary Words

     

    Slather- spread or smear thickly                          haste-urgency of movement, hurry

    Burble- continuous murmuring noise                  ruse- a trick

    Indisposed- unwell, reluctant                       prosperous- successful financially

    Meek- quiet, gentle, submissive                     comply- obey a rule, wish, or command

    Promenade-a sidewalk on the waterfront           defraud-illegally obtain by deception

    Admonish- firmly warn or reprimand                lurch- abrupt movement forward

     

    Math:  Chapter 15-16- reviewing knowledge of solids and volume; beginning measurement unit: customary length, capacity, and weight 

    HomeworkWorkbook pages: Monday-98, Tuesday-103, Wednesday-104, Thursday-105
    No tests this week

     Science: Chapter 3- reviewing electricity and magnetism

    HomeworkTuesday-Thursday: Begin studying chapter 3 study guide

     Social Studies:Chapter 5- assessing knowledge of Mississippi becoming a state

    Homework: No Weekly Reader this week. Test: Chapter 5 Test Tuesday, 4/1/14

     

    Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?  -
    Abraham Lincoln
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