Smith/Rouser’s Tuesday Memos 10-14-14
Reading: We are reading Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Homework: Read assigned chapter (even if read aloud in class with the teacher) then complete nightly assignment. Book in a bag & reading should be done every single night. Read & complete assignment for Mon-Ch 4, Tues- ch 5, Wed/Thurs-Ch 6. (Not just once the day before it is due)
Spelling & Vocabulary (on website) Spelling test & vocabulary test on Friday :
eaves (pg. 60)- the lower edge of a roof that sticks out past the wall
bracket (pg. 62)- an object that is attached to a wall and used to support or hold up something
savage (pg. 69)- fierce, violent, and uncontrolled
gaiters (pg. 76)- garments worn over the shoe and lower pants leg
selfish (pg. 77)- being focused only on yourself
stern (pg 88)- very serious in an unfriendly way
solemn (pg. 87)- sad and serious
fidget (pg. 88)- to make a lot of small movements because you are nervous or bored
catechism (pg. 89)- a book that explains the beliefs of the Christian religion by using a list of questions and answer
Spelling only: territory, solitary, energetic, memory, clumsy, enemy, library, slippery,
Latin Roots- NEW terr-land, port- carry, REVIEW: scribe-write, dict-say
Greek Roots Review: 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
Writing: We are working on informational writing pieces using information from two or more sources. We also are working on our ongoing projects and personal narratives. Your children are growing so much as writers!
Math: Math: Developing Multiplication Fluency/ Multiplying by 1-digit Numbers Topic or Chapter 6
Students will make the connection between expanded and standard algorithms. They will multiply by 3-and 4-digit numbers. Homework: Tuesday- p. 6-3 , Thursday p. 6-4
Students will learn how ocean currents affect the earth, what causes tides, and how waves affect the shoreline.
Social Studies: MS Regions and Resources MS History
We will read about the five U.S. regions and their useful resources. Current events in Scholastic News magazine will be discussed.
Thank you to those of you who came to my book signing! It meant the world to me! I hope you all enjoy the book & learn something about Common Core!
Reading: We are beginning Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Homework: Read assigned chapter (even if read aloud in class with the teacher) then complete nightly assignment. Book in a bag should be done every single night. Read & complete assignment for Tues-Ch 1 & 2, Thurs-Ch 3. (Not just once the day before it is due)
Writing: We are working on our narrative writing pieces using information from two or more sources. Your children are growing so much as writers!
Social Studies: MS Regions and Resources “ MS History
We will read about the five U.S. regions and their useful resources. Current events in Scholastic News magazine will be discussed. -Test Wednesday offense, Friday Defense
Tuesday- read chapters 1 & 2, study spelling
Wednesday-Signed papers, study spelling & vocab
Thursday- study vocab, Read ch 3
Ch. 1-3 Week 1
Spelling Only: churn, ramrod, avoid, disappoint, poison, broil
Spelling & Vocabulary
1. roam (pg. 2)- to go to different places without having a particular purpose or plan
2. hollow (pg. 5)- having nothing inside : not solid
3. smolder (pg. 7)- to burn slowly without flames but usually with smoke
4. butcher (pg. 11)- to kill (an animal) and prepare its meat
5. haste (pg. 11)- speed of motion or action : quickness that can result in mistakes
6. cautious (pg. 13)- careful about avoiding danger or risk
7. scald (pg. 14)- to put (something) in hot liquid or steam for a brief time
8. brine (pg. 14) – salted water
9. bladder (pg. 14)- the organ in the body that holds urine
10. flannel (pg. 38)- a soft cloth made of wool or cotton
11. churn (pg. 29)- a container in which cream is stirred or shaken to make butter
12. kerosene (pg. 38)- a type of oil that is burned as a fuel
13. hearth (pg. 45 & 46)- the floor in front of or inside a fireplace
14. sleek (pg. 48)- smooth and shiny
Vocabulary/Spelling/Greek-Latin Roots NEW- pater-father mater-mother
Review Greek Roots
Review Latin Roots
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)
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
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
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
Smith/Rouser Memos 9/15/2014
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
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.
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.
Math Skill worksheet
Reading- Read chapter 6, Review chapters 4-6, Study Vocabulary
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
19. graph- write
20. biblio- book
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.
Mrs. Rouser and I are looking forward to working with each of you to make this year a success!
·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.
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
Homework: April 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
Homework: No 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