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  • Homer week 4 & 5

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

     

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

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

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

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

    Chapters 28-end pages 155-end

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

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

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

    Rakish- dashing                                                            Keen- extremely sensitive

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

     

    Science: Chapter 7- human body systems

    HomeworkNo HomeworkTest: No Test

     

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

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

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  • homer week 3

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 4/7/2014
     

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

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

    o  Please send your Super Kids permission slip ASAP.

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

     

     

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

    Homework:Workbook pages: Monday-Wednesday: Review handout

    Test: Customary Units Test Thursday, April 10, 2014

     

    Science: Chapter 3- reviewing electricity and magnetism

    Homework:Monday-Tuesday: Study chapter 3 study guide

    Test: Chapter 3 Test Wednesday, April 9, 2014

     

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

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


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

     

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  • Homer P. Figg Week 2

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 3/31/2014
     

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

    Spelling & Vocabulary Words

     

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

    Burble- continuous murmuring noise                  ruse- a trick

    Indisposed- unwell, reluctant                       prosperous- successful financially

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

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

    Admonish- firmly warn or reprimand                lurch- abrupt movement forward

     

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

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

     Science: Chapter 3- reviewing electricity and magnetism

    HomeworkTuesday-Thursday: Begin studying chapter 3 study guide

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

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

     

    Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?  -
    Abraham Lincoln
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  • The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 3/24/2014
     

    Smith/Lanford’s Monday Memos 3/24/14

     

    Notes: We are completely out of pencils! Please buy a box or two of pencils and send to school this week. If every child buys a box or two, it will hopefully help us make it to the end of the year! Mrs. Smith’s room also needs a playground ball and a football if either class could donate!

     

    Reading:This week we are reading chapters 1-9 of The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick. 

    Homework: Read assigned chapters (even if read aloud in class) Monday night- chapters 1-2, Tuesday night –Ch 3-6,Wednesday & Thursday night chapters 7-9. It is important to read this book aloud with your child because it has vocabulary and dialect we do not use in today’s society. Discuss each chapter as you enjoy the book together. Comp. & Vocab. Test Friday

    Spelling & Vocabulary Words-

    scalawag- (page 1) rascal

    perish-to die or be destroyed

    inflicted- (page 4) to cause suffering

    abide-(page 4)  put up with, endure, stand, tolerate

    magistrate- officer of the state or judge ch2

    prodigious- (page 8) an extraordinary amount, much of something, extremely large or great in size, amount, strength, extent, or the like;  enormous

    conscription-(page 10) enrollment of person into the military

    superiors- higher in rank

    valise-traveling bag ch3

    spindle-(page 17) a long stick that is tapered at the ends

    oblige-(page 21, 44)  to be accommodating , to do something out of kindness, to do a favor for

    boughs-branches of trees ch5

    trussed-secured tightly ch 6

    amply-(page 27) greatly; a lot; fully; generous in size

    bounty-a reward, ch7

    ails-to be unwell, ch 8

    subtle-difficult to understand; mysterious, ch8

    fugitive-a run away, ch9

    elixir- a magical liquid medicine

     

    Math:  Chapter 14- determining area of rectangle, parallelogram, and triangle Homework :Monday-Area of rectangle/triangle handout; Tuesday-Wednesday Ch. 14 review handout Test: Chapter 14 Test, Thursday 3/27/14

     

     Science: Chapter 3- studying, observing, and creating electric flow; introducing magnetism  No hw

     

     Social Studies:Chapter 5- Reviewing Chapter 5 Homework: Weekly Reader due Friday (They are given 7:30-8:00 every morning to work on their weekly readers, but we encourage them to take them home to have a parent check over their work.) Test: Chapter 5, Test NEXT Tuesday, 4/1/14

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  • Charlie & the Chocolate Factory week 4

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 3/17/2014
     

    Smith/Lanford’s Monday Memos 3/17/14

     

    Notes: We hope your Spring Break was wonderful! Let’s begin this last nine weeks ready to learn! Report cards will go home Thursday of this week. Please sign and return on Friday.

     

    Reading:This week we are reading chapters 22- 30 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. We are excited to complete our literature journey with Charlie & the Chocolate Factory this week! Next week, we will begin Homer P. Figg.

    Homework: Read assigned chapters (even if read aloud in class) Monday night- chapters 22-25 pages 102-124, Tuesday night –Ch 26-27 pages 124-141, Wednesday & Thursday night chapters 28-30 pages 142-155.  Comprehension and Vocabulary Test Friday

    Spelling Words (Test Thursday)-crabby, deceive, grieving, pierce, seize, either, weigh, chiefly, receive, reindeer

    Spelling & Vocabulary Words-

    gallantly- brave, spirited, or noble-minded                    rubbish- trash

    intently- showing great determination or attention      staggered- to move unsteadily

    tantrum-an outburst of bad temper                                 violently- showing very strong force

    disturb- to interfere with                                                    hovering- to hang fluttering in the air

     hollow- having space inside                                           petrified- to frighten or scare

     

    Please study nightly! Do not count on the “Luck of the Irish” to help you on the tests!

     

    Writing: We will be writing descriptive writing pieces including fiction and non-fiction. We will be analyzing our writing and look for ways to improve our writing and make it more descriptive.

     

    Language:We will be using adjectives and adverbs to make our writing stand out!

     

    Math:  Chapter 13 and 14- assessing knowledge of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals; determining area of a rectangle and perimeter of a given shape

    Homework:Daily Spiral Review: Monday-Ch. 13 Review Handout, Tuesday-Wednesday- finish workbook pages 90 and 94, Test: Chapter 13 Test, Tuesday 3/18/14

     

    Science: Chapter 3- beginning our unit on magnetism and electricity 

    Homework: No Homework

     

    Social Studies:Chapter 5- reading/discussing how Mississippi became a state

    Homework: Weekly Reader due Friday (They are given 7:30-8:00 every morning to work on their weekly readers, but we encourage them to take them home to have a parent  

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  • Little House Week 4

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 2/10/2014
     

    Smith/Lanford’s Monday Memos 2-10-14

    It’s the week of LOVE! This week we are sharing our favorite quotes about love. Send your favorite to school. My favorite is1 Timothy 4:12 “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.”

    Notes: Wednesday will be the 4thgraders turn at the Valentine Jag Store.

    Our Valentine’s Day party is Friday afternoon from 1:15-2:00. Mrs. Ambriz will be contacting you about how to help! Be sure to have your child’s LABELED valentines ready to pass out on Friday Morning. We will not have time to address Valentines in class. Send a decorated Valentines Box Friday for the contest or something for your child to put valentines in.

    Reading:We are completing our literature unit on Little House in the Big Woodsby Laura Ingalls Wilder this week. 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 Monday-Ch 10, Tuesday- Ch 11, Wednesday- Ch 12, & Thurs-Ch 13. (Not just once the day before it is due) I will check tonight’s assignment tomorrow, Tuesday’s assignment Wed, etc…

    Spelling & Vocabulary (on website)Spelling test Thursday & vocabulary test on Friday: 

     rind (pg. 190) -tough, outer surface of some foods

     appearances (pg. 191)- the way that someone or something looks

     deceiving (pg. 191) - to make (someone) believe something that is not true

     heaping (pg. 195) - holding a large pile of something

     racket (pg. 197) - a loud, unpleasant noise

     stoop (pg. 202) - to bend down or over

     horrified (pg. 210) - to cause one to feel horror or shock:to greatly upset or shock someone

     scarlet (pg. 215)- a bright red color

     pry (pg. 216) - to raise, move, or open (something) with a tool

     pared (pg. 217) - to carefully cut off the outside or the ends of (something)

     

    Spelling only-pioneers, bleachers, disagreement, aroma, Olympics, roasting, approachable, boating, snowboarding, champions

     

    Writing:We have many ongoing projects in class. Please be diligent in checking your child’s work. We must have high expectations for writing and NOT accept errors. Allowing errors reinforces bad habits that are hard to break.

     

     Math: Chapter 11 and 12: Reviewing/Testing adding and subtracting fractions; Begin chapter 12-decimals: Chapter 11 TestTuesday, February 11th  

    Homework: Monday-Thursday: Chapter 11 Review handout, Daily Spiral Reviews 12.1 and 12.2, number line handout

     

    Science: Chapter 1: Reviewing/Testing Chapter 1, TestThursday, February 13th

     

    Social Studies: Chapter 4: Reviewing chapter; Discussing articles in weekly reader

    No Tests this week

    Homework:Weekly Reader, Due Friday 2/14/14 *Please help your child check over their weekly reader at home.

     

    Nightly Reading HomeworK

     

    Monday: Read Chapter 10Summertime. Laura and Mary had a cookie problem. How would you solve this problem? Write a paragraph describing how you would solve the problem so that everyone would be happy.

     

    Tuesday: Read Chapter 11 Harvest. Pretend you are Laura. Write a journal entry describing how you feel about your cousin Charley and the trouble he causes during the harvest.

     

    Wednesday:Read Chapter 12The Wonderful Machine.Think of all of the skills Ma has in this book. Write a paragraph describing Ma’s many talents.

     

    Thursday: Read Chapter 13Deer in the Wood. Create a poem with 3 stanzas or more OR create a song with 3 verses or more describing the setting, characters, and some of the events from Little House in the Big Woods.

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  • Little House in the Big Woods Chapters 7-9

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 2/3/2014
     

    Smith/Lanford’s Monday Memos 2-03-14

    Reading:We are still 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 Monday-Ch 7, Tuesday- Ch 8, Wed/Thurs-Ch 9. (Not just once the day before it is due) I will check tonight’s assignment tomorrow, Tuesday’s assignment Wed, etc…

    Spelling & Vocabulary (on website) Spelling test Thursday & vocabulary test on Friday: 

    Yoke-p. 136 a wooden crosspiece that is fastened over the necks of two animals and attached to the cart they are to pull

    Swagger- walk in a very confident and arrogant way

    Corset- a tight, stiff, piece of clothing worn under clothing to make a waist appear smaller

    Flounces- strip of decorative material gathered or pleated & attached to an edge of a garment

    Cameo- an oval piece of jewelry with a profile carved portrait

    Wisps- a small or thin piece or amount of something such as straw, hair or grass

    Astonished-to fill with wonder or amazement

    Sulked- to be silent, morose, and bad tempered, to pout

    Heifers- a young female cow that has not had a calf

    Curd-a soft, white substance formed when milk sours, used for the basis for cheese

     

    Spelling only-manners, apologies, studious, business, sloppiness, trickiest, happiness, batteries, dutiful, satisfied

     

    Writing:We have many ongoing projects in class. I do need all of you to be diligent in checking your child’s work. We must have high expectations for writing and NOT accept errors. These kids can do it!

     

     Math:  Chapter 11- adding and subtracting fractions with and without like denominators 

    Homework:Daily Spiral Review: Monday-Thursday, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3 and 11.4

    Test: Chapter 11 Test, Thursday 2/6/14 (subject to change depending on progress of students)

     

    Science: Chapter 1- Reviewing chemical changes and introducing/practicing measuring matter

    Homework:Begin studying Chapter 1 Study Guide (I will pass out on Wednesday)

    Test:No test this week

     

    Social Studies:Chapter 4. We will continue discussing the first European explorers in Mississippi.

    Homework: Weekly Reader due Friday (Go over with a parent!)

     

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  • Little House In the Big Woods CHapters 1-3

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 1/17/2014
     

     

    The entire district website will be remodeled and changed beginning this Thursday. If I understand correctly, we may not have access to our sites until after the website reconstruction is over in February. I will keep you posted on school news the old fashioned way only for the next few weeks!

    Smith/Lanford’s Tuesday Memos 1-21-14

    We hope you had a restful 4 day weekend! Let’s work hard this week!

    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, Wed- ch 2, Thurs-Ch 3. (Not just once the day before it is due) I will check tonight’s assignment tomorrow, Wednesday’s assignment Thurs, etc…

    Due tomorrow:The shadow box should include 10-15 details. Those who choose drawings instead should label 15-20 details from chapter 1.

    Spelling & Vocabulary (on website) Spelling test Thursday & vocabulary test on Friday : Wisconsin, roam, hollow, plump, smolder, butcher, haste, cautious, scald, brine, bladder, lard, thaw,  flannel, churn, kerosene, mold, hearth, ramrod, sleek

     

    Writing:We are working on informational writing pieces using information from two or more sources. We also are working on our ongoing projects and autobiographies written in third person. You children are growing so much as writers!

     

    Math: Chapter 10: Comparing and ordering fractions; Reviewing finding equivalent fractions and simplifying fractionsTest Schedule: No Tests

    Homework: Tuesday-Thursday: Daily Spiral Reviews 10.5, 10.6, and 10.7 

     

    Science: Chapter 1-Lesson 3: Reading, discussing, and creating mixtures and solutions.Text Schedule: No Tests

     

    Social StudiesChapter 4: Reading, discussing, and researching European explorersTest Schedule: No Tests

    Homework:Weekly Reader, Due Friday 1/24/14 *Please help your child check over the weekly reader at home.

     

    Little House in the Big Woods

     Ch. 1-3                Week 1

    Spelling & Vocabulary

    1.    Wisconsin (pg.1)- a state in the U.S.

    2.    roam (pg. 2)- to go to different places without having a particular purpose or plan

    3.    hollow (pg. 5) -having nothing inside:not solid

    4.    plump  (pg. 5) - having a full, rounded shape : slightly fat

    5.    smolder (pg. 7) -to burn slowly without flames but usually with smoke

    6.    butcher (pg. 11) -to kill (an animal) and prepare its meat

    7.    haste (pg. 11) -speed of motion or action:quickness that can result in mistakes

    8.    cautious(pg. 13)- careful about avoiding danger or risk

    9.    scald (pg. 14)- to put (something) in hot liquid or steam for a brief time

    10.  brine (pg. 14) –salted water

    11.  bladder (pg. 14)-the organ in the body that holds urine

    12.  lard (pg. 17)-a soft white substance that is made from the fat of pigs to use in cooking

    13.  thaw (pg. 26) - to stop being frozen

    14.  flannel (pg. 38) -a soft cloth made of wool or cotton

    15.  churn (pg. 29) -a container in which cream is stirred or shaken to make butter

    16.  kerosene (pg. 38) -a type of oil that is burned as a fuel

    17.  mold (pg. 32 & 45) -a container that is used to give its shape to something that is poured or pressed into it

    18.  hearth (pg. 45 & 46) -the floor in front of or inside a fireplace

    19.  ramrod (pg. 47 )-a metal bar that is used to push explosive material down into the barrel of some old-fashioned guns

    20.  sleek (pg. 48) -smooth and shiny

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  • Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 1/13/2014
     

    Smith/Lanford’s Monday Memos 1-13-14

    Just a few Notes: We still need a few children to get their flash drives. Thank you!

     

    Reading: We are reading a short biography Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez this week. Our next literature unit;  Little House In the Big Woods will begin on January 20th. The students will not be able to take home the readers this week because we only have one set. 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: 

    Spelling test Thurs, Vocabulary test Friday

    Overcome, association, dedicate, publicity, violence, capitol, drought, conflicts, horizon, brilliant,lumber, borrow, support, perfect, canton, fortune, soccer, engine, survive, traffic

     ·        Vocabulary words are highlighted above in bold.

     

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

     Language: irregular verbs

     Math: Fractions

     ScienceHomework: Science Study guide

     Social Studies:Chapter 4 European Explorers

    Homework: Weekly Reader due Friday (Go over with a parent)

     

    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

     
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  • My Brother Martin

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 1/6/2014
     
     

    Smith/Lanford’s First Monday Memos of 2014!!!

    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 getting a flash drive for your child. If you have not done so, please try to get one this week.

     

    We have a new student in our Leopards class. Welcome Anna Carr from Madison Station. Anna is such a sweet girl and we are excited to have her join our classroom family. Please discuss with your child ways we can make Anna feel welcome!

     

    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; Little House In the Big Woods on January 20th. The students will not be able to take home the readers this week or next because we only have one set. 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:  injustice, numerous, segregation, nourishing, captured, dream, encounters, preferred, recall, example, weakness, movement, truthful, beautiful, clumsiness, peaceful, speechless, statement, penniless, treatment

    Spelling test Thurs, Vocabulary test Friday

     

    ·         Vocabulary words are highlighted above in bold.

     

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

     

    Language: When to use their/there/they’re, your/you’re, it’s/its

     

    Math:  Chapter 9 Polygons, lines, & angles Test-Thurs Jan 9th

     

    Science:  Chapter 1; Properties of Matter (No test this week)

    Homework:  Science Study guide

     

    Social Studies: Chapter 4 European Explorers (No test)

    Homework:  Weekly Reader due Friday (Go over with a parent!)

     
     
    My Brother Martin
    Vocabulary Words

    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

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