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.
Students will compare and order fractions having like and unlike denominators.
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:
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
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
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 throughout
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:
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.
Tuesday- Science Human Body test
Thursday-Social Studies Chapter 2 test (Rouser)
Friday- Social Studies Test Chapter 2 (Smith)
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
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
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.
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
gallantly- brave, spirited, or noble-minded
Spelling only- deceive, grieving, pierce, seize, either, weight, chiefly, belief
Smith/Rouser’s Monday Memos 10-17-16
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.
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.
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 Roots: alti-height, junc-join
SPELLING only- celebrity, recipe, bounce, juice, advice, bicycle
Smith/Rouser News Week of 9-19-16
Boosterthon Time! PLEASE register Tonight if you haven't already! We are excited to raise money for much needed updated technology for our school! Please help!
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. Test Friday
Research- We are reading for information using multiple sources including technology.
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: Place value/Addition & Subtraction of Whole Numbers/Multiplying by one-digit numbers- Students will subtract across zeroes. They will also multiply by using arrays, mental math, and breaking apart.
Science: Animal Structure and Function- Students will explore ways animals are similar and different, how animals with backbones vary, and how insects compare to other animals with jointed legs.
Social Studies: MS History- Students will learn about our national government. Scholastic News will be used to learn about current events.
Homework: Read and discuss chapters 7-9 this week. Study math facts nightly.
Monday- Math review pg. 4/5 (Even problems, Front and back), Read chapter 7 & discuss using bookmark questions, take practice spelling test
Tuesday- Math sheet pages 110-111, Read chapter 8 & discuss with an adult using bookmark questions , & study words missed in practice spelling test.
Wednesday- Take a Sp. Practice test until make 100.
Thursday- Math workbook P 5-2, study vocabulary , Read ch 9 & discuss with an adult using bookmark questions.
Spelling & Vocabulary- SEE BACK Spelling test Thursday, Vocabulary test Friday
Escaping the Giant Wave Chapters 7-9 Spelling AND Vocabulary
Trudge (p. 73) walk slowly and with heavy steps, typically because of exhaustion or harsh conditions
Incline (p. 74 ) ramped surface or plane; a slope
Barrier (p. 74) a fence, roadblock, or other obstacle that prevents movement or access
Nervous (p.75) easily agitated; tending to be anxious; highly strung
Disaster (p. 75) a sudden event, such as an accident or a natural catastrophe, that causes great damage or loss of life.
Emergency (p. 77) a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action
Motto (p. 80) a saying or expression that summarizes ones beliefs
Capsize (p. 81) overturn in the water.
Interrupt (p. 83) stop the progress of (an activity or process).
Unfortunate (p. 101) unlucky
Plunge (p. 104) jump, push, or dive quickly and energetically
Cocky (p. 104) conceited or arrogant, being too sure of oneself in a rude way
Vulnerable (p. 108) susceptible to physical or emotional attack or harm
Monitor (p. 108) to watch or observe for a special purpose
Spelling only: premonition, remorse, optimistic, fretted
New Greek Roots: Mar-sea pre-before
Smith/Rouser News 8/29/16
If you did not sign up for remind101 at open house, please do so tonight.
You only need to be on your homeroom site unless you have twins/siblings in the switch class.
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! Our comprehension test on the book will be Friday. Next week, we will begin a fabulous story, Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret.
Science: Plants- Students will learn the four basic parts of a flower, the function of each part, and how flowers with fewer than four parts produce seeds.
Social Studies: MS History: Adventures in Time and Place-Students will demonstrate their understanding and use of maps.
Math: Generate and Analyze Patterns/Place Value
Students will generate and analyze patterns, recognize place value relationships, and compare multi-digit numbers.
This Week’s Homework:
Monday: Math wb R2-3 & P2-3, Read Frindle chapter 13 & have a parent ask questions using bookmark
Tuesday- Math worksheet pg. 60/61, Read chapter 14 Frindle and discuss.
Wednesday/Thursday- Read chapter 15 of Frindle and discuss. Review 13-15
Math workbook P 3-1
Thursday- Chapter 2 math test, Spelling Test
Friday- Comprehension & Vocabulary Test
Frindle Vocabulary/Spelling Words Chapters 13-15
down- feeling sad or depressed
consumer- someone who buys/uses a product or service
leafed-to turn pages & glance at them
legally- lawful, allowed by law
imported- to bring into a place or country from another
commotion- a lot of noisy activity
exported-to take a product out of the country to sell or use
generous-to offer freely of money, things, or time
engraved- writing carved into an object
chuckled- a quiet, small laugh
oblong- a long, oval shape
congratulate- to give well wishes for something completed or given
donation-to give an object or money to one who needs it
adventure- an exciting trip above the ordinary
remarkable- unusual and unexpected
successful- completing a job over and above the usual
curiosity- an interest in someone or something that is new or different
original-the first of it’s kind
GREEk Root Word- botan-plant
Latin Root Word- brev-brief, short time