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  • My Side of the Mountain Week 2

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 1/29/2016

    Notes: Please return your chocolate slips ASAP. Thank you for supporting us in this fundraiser. This money is needed to buy needed technology in your child’s classroom.

    Please remember that the below homework is a draft. Homework may be added as needed throughout the week. It is your child’s responsibility to write down all homework in his/her planner.

    What we are learning this week:

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

    Homework: Mon- read 50-68 and discuss, Tues. 68-85 & discuss, Wed/Th r86-101 & discuss.

    Reading & Vocabulary Test on pages 51-101 this Friday

    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)

     

    Writing: We are working on our autobiographies, research, & short stories during writing workshop. We are revising, editing, and publishing our stories for all to enjoy.

     

    Social Studies:  Students will learn about the Civil War and Reconstruction. Current events in the Scholastic News magazine will be read and discussed.

     

     

    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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  • My Side Of the Mountain Week 1

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 1/25/2016

    Smith/Rousers Newsletter 1-25-16

    Just a few Notes:

    We would love to try wild foods as a class and eat like Sam does in the story. If you could supply us with blueberries, cornmeal pancakes, wild game, or deer jerky during this unit, please send me a note.

     

    What we are learning this week:

    Reading: We are beginning our new book, My Side of the Mountain. This adventure is about a boy who runs away to live off the land. We will enjoy “running away in a good book.” Test on pages 1-50 Friday –Read Nightly

     

    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.

    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)

     

    Writing: We are working on our autobiographies & short stories during writing workshop. We are revising, editing, and publishing our stories for all to enjoy.

     

    Social Studies: MS History: Adventures in Time and Place  

    Students will review the lessons on how MS went from territory to statehood.

    Scholastic News magazine will be used to learn about current events. Tuesday- Chapter 5 test

     

    Science: Measuring Weather

    Students will review Weather. Test Wednesday

      

    Math: Fraction Equivalence and Ordering- Students will use models to show equivalent fractions. They will also compare and order fractions using like and unlike denominators.

    PLEASE PRACTICE MULTIPLICATION FACTS DAILY. HOMEWORK- Mon- wbk P 11-4, Tues-wbk P 11-5, Thurs –wbk P 11-6 Please sign homework each evening.

     

    My Side of the Mountain Vocabulary & Spelling-Week 1

    Spelling Test Thursday, Vocabulary Test Friday

    Pgs. 1-50

    1. diameter(pg. 3)-a straight line passing through the center of a circle
    2. boulder (pg.4)-a very large stone or rounded piece of rock
    3. trousers (pg. 4)-pants
    4. gorge (pg. 6) - a deep, narrow area between hills or mountains
    5. tethers (pg. 7)-a rope or chain
    6. tinder (pg. 10)-dry material (such as wood or grass) that burns easily and can be used to start a fire
    7. whittle (pg.11)- to cut or shape a piece of wood by cutting small pieces from it
    8. congregate(pg. 13)-to come together in a group or crowd
    9. frantic(pg. 15)-having a lot of wild and hurried activity
    10. combustible- (pg. 24)-able to be burned easily
    11. dense(pg. 28)- having parts that are close together
    12. remote(pg. 28)- far away from everything
    13. edible(pg. 25)- safe to eat
    14. primitive(pg. 30)- made or done in a way that is not modern
    15. escort(pg. 39)- to go with
    16. strike(pg. 44)- to attack someone or something suddenly
    17. savory(p. 47)- having a good taste or smell
    18. thirst (spelling only)

    latin roots- narr-tell                 fract-break 

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  • I Could Do That!

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 1/19/2016

    Dates to Remember:

    January 20- Scholastic Book orders are due. (Radiators)  

    January 21- Students will be treated to “The Adventures of Momotaro” puppet show    

    January 22- Scholastic Book orders are due. (Superkids)  

    January 26- Chocolate fundraiser kickoff                    

    January 29- Chocolate fundraiser sales begin

     

    What we are learning this week:

    Reading: We are learning about strong women who helped women gain voting rights in America.

     

    Writing: We are working on our autobiographies, research, & short stories during writing workshop. We are revising, editing, and publishing our stories for all to enjoy.

     

    Language: Contractions & negatives

     

    Social Studies:    MS History: Adventures in Time and Place  

    Students will learn how MS went from territory to statehood.

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

     

    I Could Do That! Esther Morris Gets the Vote!

    Politics- the work of a running government

    Intelligent- smart

    Polls- election locations

    Legislature-group of elected officials who make laws

    Amendment- change made to improve, correct, or add something

    Disorderly- disorganized, not behaving according to the rules

    Approve- to officially consent

    Candidates- a person who is running for an office or honor

    Informed- prepared with knowledge

    Denied- refuse to give, withhold

    Additional Spelling words: citizenship, displease, uneven, rebuild, restart, discontinue, uncover, discolor

     

    Spelling Test Thursday, Vocabulary Test Friday!

     

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  • Harvesting Hope: Cesar Chavez Story

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 1/11/2016

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    Smith/Rouser’s Monday Memos  1-11-16

    Just a few Notes: The children are enjoying sharing their reading fair projects. I appreciate your guidance in helping them express their creativity and love for

    reading!

     

    Dates to Remember: Jan. 15- Reading Fair boards sent home

         Jan. 18th- MLK Day No School

    Reading: We are reading a short biography Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez this week. Our next literature unit; My Side of the Mountain will begin on January 19th. The students will not be able to take home the readers this week because we only have one set.

     

    Homework: We are discussing commonalities among great leaders and successful people. Please share with your child what character traits you think are necessary to become successful in life. Comprehension test Friday

     

    Spelling Words: Spelling test Thurs, Vocabulary test Friday (Vocabulary words are highlighted below in bold) Overcome, association, dedicate, publicity, violence, capitol, drought, conflicts, horizon, brilliant, lumber, borrow, support, perfect, canyon, fortune, soccer, engine, survive, traffic stell-star, herbi-grass, liber-free

     

    Writing: We will be writing autobiographies this week. We will also be writing informational paragraphs about famous people.

     

    Math: DIVISION BY ONE-DIGIT DIVISORS

    Students will divide up to four-digits by a one-digit number.

    Homework: Monday- Math workbook P 10-6, Tuesday- Math skill sheet 250-251, Thursday – Division worksheet, Thursday- Topic 10 Math test

     

    Science: Measuring Weather

    Students will learn how temperature is related to air pressure and wind. They will also learn how air pressure and wind are measured.

     

     

    Social Studies: Chapter 5 Territory to Statehood, Current events in the Scholastic News magazine will be read and discussed.

    Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez

    Vocabulary Words & Definitions

    1. Overcome- to solve or conquer difficulty
    2. Association- a group of people officially organized for a  

                            certain purpose

    1. Dedicate- to devote something to a special purpose

     

    1. Publicity- information given out to get the public’s attention

     

    1. Violence- use of physical force to cause harm

     

    1. Capitol- a building where the government meets to create

                     certain laws

    1. Drought- little or no rain

     

    1. Conflicts- problems or disagreements

     

    1. Horizon- the place where the earth meets the sky

     

    10.brilliant-Very bright

    Comments (-1)Latin/Greek Roots: stell-star, herbi-grass, liber-free

     

     

     

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  • My Brother Martin

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 1/4/2016

    Smith/Rouser’s First Newsletter of 2016!!!

    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!

     

    Thank you for all of the gifts, treats, and love you gave us over the holidays. We are working on thanking each one of you individually as well. You all truly make us feel appreciated and special.

     

    Reading Fair Reminder: The Reading fair is MANDATORY for all students at MAUE. Projects are due January 11th 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.

     

    Reading: We are reading a short biography My Brother Martin this week. We will be reading biographies this week and next before beginning our next literature unit, My Side of the Mountain on January 19th. The students will not be able to take home the readers this week or next because we only have one set. Use this week to complete the reading fair project.

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

     

    Writing: We will be writing biographies & informational paragraphs over the next two weeks.

    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. Student will also learn that the sun gives off more than just visible light; it gives off ultraviolet rays.

     

    Social Studies: MS History: Adventures in Time and Place-Students will learn how MS went from territory to statehood. Scholastic News magazine will be used to learn about current events.

     

    Math: DIVISION BY ONE-DIGIT DIVISORS-Division as repeated subtraction and division using objects will be practiced. Students will divide up to four-digits by a one-digit number. HOMEWORK: Monday- Math workbook R 10-1 and math worksheet

    Tuesday- Math workbook P 10-3, Thursday – Math workbook P 10-4

     

     

     

    MY BROTHER MARTIN

     

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

     

    Vocabulary Words: (Test 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 wEEK 4

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 12/14/2015

    Smith & Rouser Monday Memos 12-14-15

    Special Activities this Week:

    Tuesday: Sit with a friend at lunch

                    30 Minutes of Free Time (Smith’s Homeroom only)

    Wednesday: Dance & Dessert Day (Only Rouser’s Homeroom earned this)

    Thursday: Crazy Hair & Sock Day

    Friday: Christmas Party 9:00   Don’t Forget it’s a 60% day!

                  

    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: Monday night- Chapters 15-16, Tuesday night- chapters 17-Afterward, & review entire book for final test. Wednesday- Vocabulary & reading comprehension Test

    Social Studies:  Test Tuesday for Mrs. Smith’s homeroom. (Study guide given last week)

    No homework from Mrs. Rouser this week!


     

     

    Last Spelling and Vocabulary for 2015 on back!

     

     

    Spelling Words: contempt, visible, saliva, warily, concealed, courageous, anthem, executed, deprivation, heroine, permeated, judge, package, practice, baggage, message, manage, bandage, idealistic 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

    Greek Roots:

    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:

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

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

    bell-war                       aqua-water

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  • Number the Stars Weeks 3-4

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 12/7/2015

    11 Smith / Rouser   Monday Memos

    Important Dates: December 16 – Fourth grade Jag Store

                                   December 18 – Christmas party 9:00 a.m. (60% day)

    Reading: We are reading chapters 9-13 of Number the Stars this week.

    Homework: Monday night- Chapters 10-11, Tuesday night- chapters 12-13, & review for Comprehension TEST WEDNESDAY (chapters 9-13). Homework for Thursday night read chapter 14.

    Spelling words: Rhythmically, urgent, typhus, pride, unfamiliar, mourning, staccato, Godspeed, exhausted, surge, stricken, sprawling, public, attack, struck, electric, blanket, mistake, stomach ache, handkerchief Homework: Please study vocabulary and spelling nightly. Spelling & Vocabulary tests are WEDNESDAY.

     

    Math:  DIVISION BY ONE-DIGIT DIVISORS- Division with remainders will be practiced. Students will determine what operation they will need to use in order to solve division and multiplication stories. HOMEWORK: Monday- Math wkbk pages P 9-4(even problems) and P 9-5(all) Tuesday- Math worksheet pgs. 222-223, Thursday – Division sheet

    Test Schedule: Tuesday- Division quiz (Estimating quotients and div. with remainders) Thursday- Topic 9 Math test

     

    Science: KEEPING OUR BODY SYSTEMS HEALTHY- Students will learn how to prevent injuries to the nervous system and sense organs. Wednesday- Open-book Science test

     Social Studies:    MS History: Adventures in Time and Place- Students will learn why European settlers came to North America and what problems the French faced when starting the colony of Louisiana. They will also learn what countries ruled over MS. Friday- Chapter 4 Social Studies test (Rouser only)

    Scholastic News magazine will be used to learn about current events. (Due Fri) 

     

    Please see back for a preview of next Wednesday’s Spelling Words/Definitions

    Spelling Words: contempt, visible, saliva, warily, concealed, courageous, anthem, executed, deprivation, heroine, permeated, judge, package, practice, baggage, message, manage, bandage, idealistic 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

    Greek Roots:

    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:

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

    struct-build              flora-flower              sol-sun      pop-people         spect-see 

    trans-though             bell-war            aqua-water

     

    Vocabulary, Spelling, and Root word tests will be given on the above NEXT WEDNESDAY 12/16

     

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  • Number the Stars Week 2-3

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 11/30/2015

    Smith / Rouser

    Monday Memos

    Just a few notes: It is so good to see everyone back to school after a wonderful break. Let’s work hard these last three weeks of 2015!

    December 4 – Make-a-Wish Hat Day

    December 16 – Jag Store Fourth grade

    December 18 – Christmas party 9:00 a.m. (60% day)

    January 4- Return to school.

    Our reading/Spelling test schedule will be altered for the next three weeks to accommodate Christmas activities. Please note that Reading, vocabulary, and spelling tests will be given each WEDNESDAY for the rest of 2015. We will resume our normal testing schedule after Christmas.

     

    This Wednesday we will give last week’s postponed reading & vocabulary tests on Number the Stars Chapters 4-8. We have already taken the spelling test.

     

    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. 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.

     

    Math: DIVISION BY ONE-DIGIT DIVISORS- Mental math and estimation will be used to divide using small and greater dividends. Homework Monday- Multiplication review sheet, Tuesday- workbook P 9-1, Thursday –workbook P 9-3

    Science: KEEPING OUR BODY SYSTEMS HEALTHY-Students will learn about digestive system problems and how to prevent them.

    Social Studies:    MS History: Adventures in Time and Place- Students will learn why European settlers came to North America and what problems the French faced when starting the colony of Louisiana. Scholastic News magazine will be used to learn about current events.

    Spelling Week 3 NUMBER THE STARS (For Next Wednesday)

     

    Spelling words: Rhythmically, urgent, typhus, pride, unfamiliar, mourning, staccato, Godspeed, exhausted, surge, stricken, sprawling, public, attack, struck, electric, blanket

    New Latin Root- trans-through New Greek Root-ology-Study of

    Homework: Please study vocabulary and spelling nightly. Spelling & Vocabulary test NEXT WEDNESDAY on below words.

     

    Number the Stars Week 3 Vocabulary Words & Definitions

    Rhythmically- a flow of falling and rising sounds by a regular and repeated beat

     Urgency- calling for immediate attention

     Typhus- a severe, infectious disease marked by high fever and a dark red rash

     Pride- a reasonable sense of one’s own worth, self respect

     Unfamiliar- not well known, strange

     Mourning- an outward sign of grief or sorrow

     Staccato- made up of rapid, disconnected sounds

     Godspeed- wish for success given to a person leaving

     Exhausted- the state of a mental and physical energy used up

     Surge- swelling, rolling like a wave, a large rush

     Stricken- hit as if by an object that was thrown

     Sprawling- to lie down with arms and legs spread out in an awkward way

     

    Review Root words and meanings for end of year matching test NEXT Friday

     

    Greek Roots:

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

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

    pater-father         auto-self      ology-study            chrono-time           mater-mother

    geo-earth

     

     Latin Roots:

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

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

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  • Number the Stars Week 2

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 11/9/2015

    Smith/Rouser News 11-09-15

    Just a few notes: This is an extremely busy week!

    Tuesday: Bookfair for Superkids at 12:45, Radiators at 1:15, Scholastic Family Night 4:30-6:30

    Wednesday: Field trip to the Agriculture Museum. Remember to send a SACK LUNCH and a drink (Please label both with your child’s name. You may also send spending money for the General Store. (Chaperones meet us between 9-9:15 at the gate.)

    Thursday: Picnic lunch & Popsicles-Please send Sack lunch. Technology and Tostitos Time too! Bring your technology!

    Friday: THANKSGIVING LUNCH for MAUE We hope you can join our children about 11:15ish. If possible, try to come a few minutes before. Sometimes lunch runs late but usually the first few groups may be early. You will be given time to go to the bookfair with your child after lunch.

    Reading: We are reading chapters 3-4 of Number the Stars this week. 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 the students are interested in learning about. Homework: Read assigned chapter EVERY night with an adult! Monday- Read Chapter 3, Tuesday: Read chapter 4, Wednesday/Thursday –Review Chapters 1-4, vocabulary/roots/spelling (Same as last week’s words.) Study Figurative Language. Study guide has been given. Test Friday on Figurative Language, Vocabulary, & Chapters 1-4

    Spelling: Homework: Study nightly until you know all words. Test Thursday

    Math:  Multiplying by Two-digit Numbers- Arrays, expanded algorithms, and standard algorithms will be used to multiply two-digit by two-digit numbers. Students will solve two-question problems. Mon- workbook P 8-1, Tues- workbook P 8-4

     

       Science HUMAN BODY- Students will learn how the nervous system coordinates

    information gathered by the sense organs. Thursday – Science text page D30-31 (Words only)

     

    Social Studies MS History: Adventures in Time and Place-  Students will learn about the first people of Mississippi (Native Americans). Students will learn about Mississippi Resources long ago. Current events in Scholastic News magazine will be discussed. Although Scholastic News is class work, students are encouraged to take it home to review with an adult for an easy 100 each week.

    Test Schedule: Test Thursday Chapter 3 Radiators, Superkids Test is Tuesday of next week.

     

     

     

    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

     

    Practice spelling using spellingcity.com

     

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  • Number the Stars Week 1

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 11/2/2015

    Smith Rouser Monday Memos

    11-2-15

    Just a few notes: Due to two field trips and 4th Grade Writing prompts, we will have two weeks to study the vocabulary words and prepare for the spelling test.

    Our School field trip to see Annie is this Thursday. Please wear an orange MAUE shirt and remember to send a sack lunch!

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

    Reading: We will begin Number the Stars chapters 1-2 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.

    Homework: Read assigned chapter & discuss Tuesday: Chapter 1, Wednesday Chapter 2

    Vocabulary/Spelling: Due to the consecutive field trips two weeks in a row, we will NOT have a spelling or vocabulary test this week. We will have a test the following Friday.

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

    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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