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  • My Side of the Mountain Week 4

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 2/17/2015

    Smith/Rousers Newsletter 2-16-15

    Dates to Remember:

    February 16th Boosterthon Kickoff for Technology!! Get Pledges!

    Feb. 25- Fun Run for Technology!

    March 2- Read Across America Day  (Dress as your favorite book character.)

    March 4- Bank Day

    March 9-13  Spring Break

    What we are learning this week:

    Reading: We are finishing  My Side of the Mountain. We will have a cumulative test 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.

    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/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.

    Math: Fractions Topic or Chapter 13 Students will compare and write fractions as decimals, locate fractions and decimals on a number line, make equivalent fractions to convert to decimals, and use place value to represent decimals. Homework: Monday- Math review sheet,Tuesday- Tuesday- Math workbook P 13-4, Thursday- Math workbook page P 13-6  Wednesday- Chapter 13 math quiz (13.1-13.5)

    Science:  Animals Students will learn which behaviors animals inherit from their parents and which behaviors are learned. Students will complete research on a chosen animal.

    Social Studies:  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. DEFENSE ONLY Chapter 4 Mississippi History Test Friday- Study Guide attached

     

    Side of the Mountain Vocabulary & Spelling    Week 4 

    1. hover -(pg. 150) to float in the air

    2. astonished- (pg. 150) surprised

    3. citizen - (pg. 150) a person who legally belongs to a country

    4. damp- (pg. 151) slightly wet

    5. amateur- (pg. 152) a person who does something (such as a sport or hobby) for pleasure and not as a job

    6. sociable- (pg. 152) liking to be with and talk to other people

    7. dwelling -(pg. 156) a place where a person lives

    8. obtainable- (pg. 157) able to get

    9. concede-(pg. 159) to admit that you have been defeated and stop trying to win

    10. forum- (pg. 159) a meeting at which a subject can be discussed

    11. plunge- (pg 161) to fall or jump suddenly from a high place

    12. festivities- (pg. 162) enjoyable activities at the time of a holiday or other special occasion

    13. drowsy (pg. 163) tired and ready to fall asleep

    14. portable (pg. 163) easy to carry or move around

    15. brief- (pg. 165) lasting only a short amount of time

    16. dependent- (pg. 165) needing someone or something else for support, help, etc.

    17. accomplish- (pg. 166) to succeed in doing something

    18. permanent – (pg. 175) lasting for a very long time or forever : not temporary or changing

    19. decent- (pg. 176) good enough but not the best : adequate or acceptable

    20.neglect- (pg. 176) to fail to take care of or to give attention to (someone or something)

     

    Latin Roots-circum-around    Tri-three

     

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  • My Side Week 3

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 2/11/2015

    Smith/Rousers Newsletter 2-9-15

    Dates to Remember:

    Feb. 11- Jag Store for 4th grade

    Feb. 13- Valentine’s Day Party 1:00-2:00 p.m.

    Feb. 16- Professional Development Day- No School

    Feb. 25- Fun Run

    March 2- Read Across America Day  (Dress as your favorite book character.)

    March 4- Bank Day

    March 9-13 Spring Break

    What we are learning this week:

    Reading: We are enjoying 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 102-149 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.

    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/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) a

    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.

    Math: Fractions Topic or Chapter 12: Students will review chapter 12 skills prior to the test. They will also use unit fractions and multiplication to describe fractions that are multiples of the unit. Wednesday- Chapter 12 math test Homework: Monday- Math review sheet,Tuesday- Math chapter 12 skill sheet (pgs. 322-323), Thursday- Math workbook page P 13-1

    Science: Animals: Students will learn which characteristics fish and amphibians have the same, compare the life cycles of different reptiles, and learn how mammals’ characteristics and life cycles are similar. Students will complete research on an animal over the next couple of weeks.

    Social Studies:  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. Thursday- Chapter 4 social studies test (Offense)

     

     

     

    My Side of the Mountain Vocabulary & Spelling

    Week 3 pgs. 101-149

     

    Plumage-the entire clothing of feathers on a bird

    conspicuous (pg. 111)- very easy to see or notice

    cache (pg. 118)- a group of things that have been hidden in a secret place

    ingenious (pg 120)- very smart or clever

    abandoned (pg. 121)- left by the owner

    barometer (pg. 133)- an instrument that is used to measure air     pressure and predict changes in the weather

    treacherous (pg. 138)- very dangerous and difficult to deal with

    resilient (pg. 140)- able to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens

    ventilate- to expose to a current of fresh air

    cavort- to leap or dance about in a lively manner

    portico- columns supporting the entrance of a building

    avalanche- large mass of snow & ice or rock & earth sliding down a mountain

    concede- to admit the truth or existence of something

    sensationalism- arousing a strong shallow interest or emotional reaction

    forum- a means of open discussion or expression of ideas.

    Ferocious-fierce, savage, very great

    Devoured- to eat up greedily or hungrily

    fatigue (pg. 132)- the state of being very tired


    Latin Roots: ego-self     flesh-meat

     

    barometer

     

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  • My Side of the Mountain Week 2

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 2/2/2015
     

    Dates to Remember:

    Feb. 2-6 – School Counselor’s Week

    Feb. 4- Bank Day

    Feb. 6- Magnolia Book Awards Breakfast 7:30 a.m.

    Feb. 11- Jag Store for 4th grade

    Feb. 13- Valentine’s Day Party 1:00-2:00 p.m.

    Feb. 16- Professional Development Day- No School

    Feb. 25- Fun Run

    March 2- Read Across America Day (Dress as your favorite book character.)

    March 4- Bank Day

    March 9-13 Spring Break

    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 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.

    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) a

    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.

    Math: Fractions Topic or Chapter 12: Students will add and subtract mixed numbers, decompose and compose fractions, and draw pictures/write equations.

    Homework: Monday- skill sheet, Tuesday- Workbook page P 12-7, Thursday- Math workbook page P 12-10

    Science: Animals: Students will explore ways animals are similar and different, learn how vertebrates vary, and find out how insects compare to other animals with jointed legs.

    Social Studies: 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.

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

    Chapters 9-14

    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 wk 1 cont...

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 1/26/2015

    Smith/Rousers Newsletter 1-26-15

    Just a few Notes:

    January 28 and 29- Bring a snack for Madison Central to practice and a sack lunch and drink for later.

    PLEASE LABEL
    with your child
    s name- NO LUNCHBOXES (Throw away only)

    Jan. 29- Fourth grade MS My Home play at MCHS

    What we are learning this week:

    Reading: We are reading through page 50 of, My Side of the Mountain..

    Test on pages 1-50 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.

    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)
     

    Math: Topic or Chapter 12- Fractions Topic or Chapter 12: Students will identify and write mixed numbers as improper fractions and improper fractions as mixed numbers.

    Homework: Tuesday- Math skill sheet, Thursday- Math workbook page P 12-6
     
    Science: PLANTS Plants Review- test on Wednesday.
     

    Social Studies: 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. *(Play practice will take up the majority of our social studies time.)

    My Side of the Mountain Vocabulary & Spelling-Week 1

    Pgs. 1-50 TEST FRIDAY

    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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  • Chavez

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 1/12/2015

    Smith/Rouser’s Monday Memos 1-12-15

    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. 12- Return report cards, permission slips for 4th grade play practice at MCHS, and/or DVD order forms (if not done so already).

    Jan. 12- Reading Fair projects due

    Jan. 15- Reading Fair boards sent home

    Jan. 29- Fourth grade MS My Home play at MCHS

    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 20th. 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, canton, fortune, soccer, engine, survive, traffic

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

    Math: Division Topic or Chapter 11- Students will divide 4-digit by 1-digit numbers (with and without remainders). Multi-step word problems will be practiced.

    Fri- Chapter 11 math test

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

    Monday- Math workbook page P 10-5, Tuesday- Math workbook page P 10-6

    Thursday- Chapter 11 review sheet (pgs. 250-251)

    Science: PLANTS-Students will learn the function of the four parts of a flower and explore how flowers with fewer than four parts produce seeds.

    Social Studies: Chapter 4 European Explorers-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.

    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

    3. Dedicate- to devote something to a special purpose

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

    5. Violence- use of physical force to cause harm

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

    certain laws

    7. Drought- little or no rain

    8. Conflicts- problems or disagreements

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

    10.brilliant-Very bright

    Latin/Greek Roots: stell-star, herbi-grass, liber-free

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  • My Brother Martin

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 1/5/2015


    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 12th for classroom presentations. School-wide winners will be selected from each class based on the rubric on Mrs. Berry’s website. Be sure to use the non-fiction rubric if your book is non-fiction and the fiction rubric for fiction projects.

    IT'S TIME FOR THE FOURTH GRADERS TO CATCH CHESS FEVER!

    If you are interested in your child playing chess between 7:00 and 7:20 a.m. at school, the opportunity will come soon. Parents, please go to donors
    choose.com and type in Madison's zip code, & the project will come up. It is called "It's Time for the Fourth Graders to Catch Chess Fever."

    Graded Papers will now go home on Thursdays. Please have your child correct all errors in complete sentences and return by the following Monday each week.

    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. Beginning Tuesday, each student will have a book in a bag biography to read nightly instead. Homework: Please be sure your child reads the biography each night and returns the biography on Friday with all assigned work.

    Spelling Words: weakness, movement, truthful, beautiful, clumsiness, peaceful, speechless, statement, penniless, treatment Spelling test Thurs, Vocabulary test Friday

    Vocabulary/Spelling

    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

    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.

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  • Number the Stars Week 4

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 12/8/2014

    Smith & Rouser Monday Memos 12-8-13

    Reading: We are reading chapters 14-17 (Pages 106-137) of Number the Stars this week. We have loved reading this exciting story!

    Homework: Monday night- Chapters 14, Tuesday night- chapters 15-16, & Wed/Thursday night- Chapter 17, Afterward & review entire book.

    Friday- Vocabulary & reading comprehension test for chapters 14-17

    Writing: Research, locate, and write important facts about WWII. Writing workshop cont…

    Math: Fraction Equivalence and Ordering Topic or Chapter 11

    Students will review using number lines, benchmark and equivalent fractions. Comparing and ordering fractions with unlike denominators will be further examined. Writing to Explain: Explanations will be written as to whether answers involving fractions are correct.

    Homework: M-Math workbook page P 11-7, Tues- Math sheet (pages 282-283) Thursday- Math review sheet

    Science: Keeping Your Body Systems Healthy

    Students will learn ways to keep their nervous system and skin healthy.

    Social Studies: We will be learning about Christmas in other countries using read alouds. We are also researching various aspects of World War II in reading/language class. Students will learn about the early people of Mississippi, including minor tribes and the major tribes such as the Choctaw, Chickasaw and the Natchez. Current events in Scholastic News magazine will be discussed. [Study guides will be given to students on Tuesday, Dec. 9th.]

    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 week 3

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 12/1/2014

    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 2014!

    Reading: We are reading chapters 9-13 (pgs 74-105) of Number the Stars this week.

    Homework: Monday night- Chapters 9 & 10, Tuesday night- chapters 11 & 12, & Wed/Thursday night- Chapter 13 & review.

    Friday- Vocabulary & reading comprehension test for chapters 5-13

    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 test Thursday, Vocabulary test Friday

    Math: Fraction Equivalence and Ordering Topic or Chapter 11

    Students will use models, number lines, and computation to show equivalent fractions. They will use benchmark fractions to compare fractions with unlike denominators. Common denominators and equivalent fractions will be used to order fractions with unlike denominators. Simple division will be reviewed.

    Homework: Monday- Math workbook page R 11-4, Tuesday- Math sheet on equivalent fractions, Thursday- Math workbook page P 11-6

    Test Schedule: No Test

    Science: Keeping Your Body Systems Healthy Students will learn ways to prevent digestive system problems.

    Social Studies: “MS Regions and Resources “ MS History

    Students will learn about the early people of Mississippi-minor tribes and the major tribes such as the Choctaw, Chickasaw and the Natchez. Current events in Scholastic News magazine will be discussed.

    Spelling Week 3 NUMBER THE STARS

    rhythmically, urgent, typhus, pride, unfamiliar, mourning, staccato, Godspeed, exhausted, surge, mistake, stricken, sprawling, public, attack, struck, electric, blanket

    New Latin Root- trans-through

    New Greek Root-ology-Study of

    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 11/17/2014

    * Smith/Rouser Monday Memos 11-17-13

    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.

    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 the students are interested in learning about. Comprehension & Vocabulary Test Friday

    Homework: Read assigned chapter EVERY night with an adult! Monday- Read Chapter 5 pages 39-49, Tuesday: Chapter 6 pages 50-59, Wednesday & Thursday: Chapter 7 pages 60-66 & Chapter 8 pages 67-73

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

    Homework: Study over spelling words every single night until you know them all! Test Thursday

    Language: Drop y to add ies

    Math: Fraction Equivalence and Ordering-Topic or Chapter 11

    Students will learn how to factor whole numbers, identify prime, composite and multiples of numbers. They will also use models and computation to show equivalent fractions.

    Homework: Monday- Math worksheet (Factors), Tuesday- P11-2 and, Thursday- Math workbook page P 11-4

    Science: Human Body Systems Tues Homework: Science skill pg. 167 ,

    Test Schedule: Wednesday- Science test (Human Body),

    Social Studies: We will discuss the origin of Thanksgiving and its importance to America. Students will review the lessons about the regions of the United States and regions of Mississippi. Current events in Scholastic News magazine will be discussed. TEST Thursday- MS History chapter 2 test (Offense only)


    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

    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. pose pg.46-to pretend to be something one is not.

    3.tentatively pg.50-hesitant, uncertain

    4.exasperation pg.57-annoyed, irritated

    5.shoreline pg.62- the line where the ocean meets the land.

    6.hazy pg.62-vague, partially hidden by mist or fog

    7.relocate pg.69- to move to a different location

    8.military arrest pg.69- forcefully arrested by military instead of local police.

    9.imprinted pg.49- to mark by applying pressure

    10.specter pg. 69- something that bothers the mind like a ghost.

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  • Number the Stars Wk 1 Part 2

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 11/10/2014

    Smith/Rouser News 11-11-14

    Just a few notes: Please be aware that THANKSGIVING LUNCH for MAUE has changed to THIS FRIDAY due to Thursday’s field trip. We hope you can join our children about 10:45ish. If possible, try to come a few minutes before. Sometimes lunch runs late but usually the first few groups like us may be early.

    Remember to send a SACK LUNCH and a drink (Please label both with your child’s name) for this Thursday’s field trip to see Beauty & the Beast.

    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 vocabulary/roots/spelling (Same as last week’s words.) Test Friday

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

    Language: Drop y to add ies

    Math: Multiplying by 2-digit Numbers- Topic or Chapter 8 Students will multiply two-digit numbers by multiples of ten and two-digit numbers by two-digit numbers. Students will also solve two question problems. Homework: Tuesday- Math workbook page P8-4, Thursday- Chapter 8 review sheet, Friday- Chapter 8 math test

    Science: Science: Human Body-Students will engage in discussions and activities related to the Human Body. Test Schedule: No tests or homework this week

    Social Studies: MS Regions and Resources MS History- Students will learn about the uniqueness of the ten MS regions. Current events in Scholastic News magazine will be discussed.

    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

    As always, practice using spellingcity.com

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