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  • Number the Stars We 4

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 12/6/2016

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    Smith NEWS 12-06-16     

    We will have a school Field trip next Thursday to see Moana. $12 and permission slip must be turned in tomorrow. Mrs. Hurst has said kids will NOT be allowed to call home on Thursday for money.  +

    Reading:  We are reading the remainder of Number the Stars this week. We have loved reading this exciting story and learning about this important time in history!

    Homework:  Use bookmark questions with a parent to analyze the story each night after reading. Monday night- Chapter 14, Tuesday night- chapters 15 & 16 Wednesday/Thursday-Read Chapters 17 & Afterword. Review entire book for final test.

     

    Friday: LAST Spelling, Greek Roots, Vocabulary, & Reading Comprehension Tests of 2016

     

    Greek Roots: Review for Test Friday

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

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

    pater-father         mater-mother      chrono-time               auto-self                     geo-earth

     ology-study

     

    Latin Roots: Review for Test Friday

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

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

    bell-war                       aqua-water

     


     

     

    Last Spelling and Vocabulary for 2016 !

     

     

    Spelling Words:  exasperated, contempt, visible, saliva, warily, concealed, courageous, anthem, executed, deprivation, heroine, permeated,, salvage, judge, package, practice, baggage, message Latin roots:  bell-war, aqua-water

     

     

     

     Number the stars week 4 vocabulary

    1.exasperated pg.115- anger, annoyed, irritated

    2.contempt pg.116-despise, intense hate

    3.visible pg. 113- easy to be seen

    4.saliva pg.116- fluid in mouth used for breakdown of food

    5.warily pg.120- very cautious, be on guard

    6.concealed pg.124- hidden

    7.courageous pg.127- being brave, doing something even when scared.

    8.anthem pg.128-a song of praise or gladness

    9.executed pg.129- killed by an authority

    10.deprivation pg.133- to take something away, or not allowed to have

    11.heroine pg.135- a female hero

    12.permeated pg.136-to pass through something that has openings, to spread throughout222

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  • Mississippi My Home Week

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 11/14/2016

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    • Smith/Rouser Monday Memos 11-14-16

    Just a few notes:  This is our last week before Thanksgiving! As we count our many blessings, we are so thankful to have such smart, kind, students who make learning fun! Thank you all for your kindness and support this year as well. We wish you a wonderful, safe, Thanksgiving filled with family and love.

     

    November 16- Reading Fair information goes home. 

    November 16 & 17- Play practice at MCHS. A sack lunch and drink will be needed for both days.

    November 17- Fourth Grade ‘MS My Home’ play (MCHS 6:00 p.m.- Students in seats by 5:45)

    November 21-25 - Thanksgiving holiday

     

    MISSISSIPPI MY HOME INFORMATION:

      1. Our program is Thursday, Nov. 17th at Madison Central Auditorium @ 6:00.
      2. Students must be DRESSED and in their seats NO LATER than 5:45. Leave early-traffic WILL be backed up.
      3. Dress for those without a costume: MAUE Program t-shirt (tucked in), jeans, and tennis shoes (No holes in jeans, please)
      4. Program t-shirts will be sent home Monday or Tuesday. Everyone gets the t-shirt (even if they are wearing a costume)

    Seating

      1. Please do not sit in the upper level. Most of our students have an assigned seat in this area. Once our students are onstage, you may sit in the upper level. Please stress this to any guests you may have coming with you.
      2. Please do not sit in the front 2 rows. The front 2 rows are reserved for the music department, as well as assistant directors, Mrs. Hurst, and others.
      3. Please do not sit in the 2 rows under the upper level. These are reserved for our Southern Belles and Miss America’s. You may sit here once they take the stage.    Thank you!

     

    Reading:  Instead of reading in class this week, we will be working hard on our play performance. NO HOMEWORK!

     

    Science: Human Body: Respiratory System- Students will learn about the respiratory system. We will review the roles of the trachea and lungs. Students will also review for the test (The study guide has been completed for students to study.)

     

    Social Studies: MS History: Adventures in Time and Place  Students will learn about the natural resources found in our state. Scholastic News magazine will be read to learn about current events. (The study guide has been completed for students to study.)

     

    Math: Division having One-digit and Two-digit Quotients with and without Remainders-Students will divide two-digit and three-digit dividends by one-digit divisors resulting in quotients with remainders.

    This Week’s Homework

     

    Monday- Review basic addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts.

    Math workbook P 10-3

     

    Tuesday- Review basic addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts.

    Math workbook P 10-4

     

    Wednesday- Review basic addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts.

     

    Thursday – Review basic addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts.   

     

     

    TEST Schedule

     

    Tuesday- Science Human Body test

     

    Thursday-Social Studies Chapter 2 test (Rouser)

     

    Friday- Social Studies Test Chapter 2 (Smith)

     

     

     

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  • Number the Stars Week 2

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 11/7/2016
    • Smith/Rouser Monday Memos 11-7-16

    Just a few notes:  Please let me know tomorrow if you are going to be able to attend the AG Museum Field Trip THIS Thursday November 10th.  I need time to group the children. Chaperones will meet us by the Sports Hall of Fame about 8:45. Try to go ahead and pay at the AG Museum while you are waiting for us so that the children will not have to wait on you.

    Nightly Homework: Read assigned chapter EVERY night with an adult! Study over spelling/vocabulary words every single night until you know them all.  Practice your multiplication facts nightly.

     

    Monday- Read Chapter 5 pages 39-49 & answer oral & written questions with a parent, Daily Common Core Review (DCCR) and Math workbook R 10-1, study multiplication facts, spelling, & vocabulary words

     

    Tuesday: Chapter 6 pages 50-59 & answer oral & written questions with a parent, Math workbook P 10-2, study multiplication facts, spelling, & vocabulary words

     

    Wednesday & Thursday: Chapter 7 pages 60-66 & Chapter 8 pages 67-73 & answer oral & written questions with a parent, study multiplication facts, spelling, & vocabulary words

     

    Reading:  We will read Number the Stars chapters 5-8 this week. (pages 39-73) We will practice sequencing and analyzing events, inferencing, cause & effect, and analyzing characters motives. We will research Denmark, World War II, Germany, and additional related topics. Comprehension & Vocabulary Test Friday

     

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

    Language: Drop y to add ies

    Math:  Division with Two-digit Quotients and Remainders

    Students will divide two-digit numbers by one-digit divisors resulting in quotients with remainders. Students will also use words and models to represent division problems.

     

    Science:   Human Body-Nervous System Students will learn about the nervous system. They will discover the role of nerve endings in the skin, find out how your eyes work, and learn how your tongue and nose gather information.

     

    Social Studies:  Students will learn about the natural resources found in our state.  Scholastic News magazine will be read to learn about current events.

     

     

    NUMBER THE STARS Chapters 5-8 Pages 39-73

    SPELLING:  pose, tentative, exasperation, shoreline, hazy, relocate, military arrest, imprinted, specter, hobbies, countries, laziest, families, happiest, friendlier, prettiest, noisier, healthier

     

    Latin/Greek Roots Pop-people   spec- see

     

    Vocabulary Week 2-NUMBER THE STARS

    1. Star of David pg.41- A symbol for the Jewish people. The Nazis made the Jews wear them on their clothes.
    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. 

     

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  • Number the Stars Week 1

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 10/31/2016

    Smith/Rouser Monday Memos 10/31/16

    Dates to Remember:

    November 2- Bank Day

    November 3  Order March of Dimes Milk Shake $4 or $6 . (Fill out pink form.)

    November 3- Trip to see “The Little Mermaid”    A sack lunch and drink are needed.

    November 4- March of Dimes Milk Shake Day

    November 7-11 - Scholastic Book Fair

    November 9 – Veteran’s Day program

    November 10- Field trip to Ag and Forestry Museum

    November 11 – Thanksgiving feast at MAUE (in cafeteria)

    November 14- Reading Fair information goes home

    November 16 & 17- Fourth grade students have play practice at MCHS. A sack lunch and drink will be needed for both days.

    November 17- Fourth Grade ‘MS My Home’ play (MCHS 6:00 p.m.)

     

    Just a few notes:  Our School field trip to see The Little Mermaid is this Thursday. Please wear an MAUE shirt and remember to send a sack lunch!

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

    This Week’s Homework 

    Monday- Review multiplication facts.

    Tuesday- Read chapters 1 & 2 discuss using bookmark questions, Math worksheet 222-223

    Wednesday- Read Chapter 3 & discuss using bookmark, Review multiplication facts.

    Thursday – Read Chapter 4 & discuss using bookmark, Math wb pages P 9-5 and P 9-6

     

    Quizzes and Tests: 

    Thursday- Spelling Test

    Friday- Two- digit by two-digit multiplication and division with remainders Quiz, Chapters 1-4 Number the Stars Comprehension & Vocabulary Tests

    Reading:  We will begin Number the Stars chapters 1-4 this week.  This is a wonderful story about a young girl’s bravery and a country’s courage during World War II.  We will practice sequencing and analyzing events, inferencing, cause & effect, and analyzing characters motives. We will research Denmark, World War II, Germany, and additional related topics.

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

    Math:  Division with Remainders/Multiplication and Division Stories

    Students will review multiplying two-digit by two-digit numbers. They will divide whole numbers by 1-digit divisors resulting in quotients with remainders. Students will also use words and models to represent multiplication and division problems.

     

    Science:  Human Body: Circulatory System

    Students will name the parts of blood and what they do. They will learn about the three kinds of blood vessels and determine the blood’s path through the heart.

     

    Social Studies:  Holocaust, World War II, Mississippi History, & Scholastic News, Students will learn about the first people of Mississippi (Native Americans). Scholastic News will be used to learn about current events.

     

     

    Number the Stars Week 1 Spelling & Vocabulary Definitions

    Lanky  p.  1-  ungracefully thin or tall

    Civilized  p.  1- to an advanced stage of social, cultural, and moral development

    Hesitate p. 1- To be slow to act, speak, or decide

    Halte p. 2 -is an order a soldier gives you which means stop, (halt)

    Nazi p. 6 - a member of the National Socialist German Workers' Party.

    Occupation p. 6-  being occupied by military force

    Resistance p. 8 refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument

    Sabotage p. 8- deliberately destroy, damage, or obstruct something.

    Intricate p. 14- very complicated or detailed

    Rationed p.  18- allow each person to have only a fixed amount of

    Kroner p. 20- the basic monetary units of Denmark and Norway

    Swastika p. 21- an ancient symbol in the form of an equal-armed cross with each arm continued at a clockwise right angle, used as the emblem of the German Nazi Party

    Disdainfully p. 29- feeling strong dislike or disapproval for something or someone you think does not deserve respect

    Submerged p. 32- cause to be under water

    Synagogue p. 33- the building where a Jewish congregation meets for religious worship and instruction

    Rabbi  p. 35- a Jewish scholar,  teacher, or leader who teaches Jewish law.

     

     

    Spelling only:  starry, melody, chimney, injury

     

    Greek root: geo-earth    Latin root:  sol-sun

     

     

     

     

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  • Charlie Week 4

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 10/24/2016

    Smith/Rouser’s Monday Memos 10/24/16

     

    Red Ribbon Week This Week!   October 24- 28

    Monday- Wear silly socks.   

    Tuesday- Wear red, white, and blue.

    Wednesday- Wear sunglasses. 

    Thursday- Wear camouflage.

    Friday- Wear Jag colors.

     

    Please send a bag of your child’s favorite chocolate or candy, we are going to have a tasting party this Friday! (No Tree Nuts due to allergies)

     

    Dates to Remember:

    October 27- Mystery Night

    November 3- School field Trip to MCHS to view The Little Mermaid play-Send Sack Lunch

    November 7-11 Scholastic Book Fair

    November 9- Veteran’s Day program

    November 11- Thanksgiving feast

    November 21-25 Thanksgiving break

     

    Nightly Homework- Review multiplication facts. Read/discuss Charlie using bookmark questions

     

    Monday- Math workbook P 8-5 and multiplication sheet, Read Charlie chapters 22-24 pages 102-117 & discuss in detail using bookmark questions

     

    Tuesday- Math worksheet 200-201, Read & discuss Charlie chapters 25-27 pages 117-141. Focus on comprehension skills by using bookmark questions with a parent.

     

    Wednesday- Read & discuss chapters 28-30 pages 142-155 using bookmark. Review important details throughout story such as overall problem/solution, theme, cause/effect, etc…Review basic multiplication facts.

     

    Thursday – Review basic multiplication facts. Come to Mystery night at 5:25

     

    Quizzes and Tests: 

    Wednesday- Chapter 7/8 math test

    Thursday- Spelling Test

    Friday- Comprehension & Vocabulary Tests

     

     

     

                           

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

     

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

     

    Science: Human Body: Digestive System

    Students will learn what the digestive system does and identify the steps in digestion.

     

    Social Studies: MS History: Adventures in Time and Place  

    Students will learn about the five regions of the U.S. and the ten regions of MS.

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

     

    Math: Multiplying by Two-digit and Two-digit Numbers/Division

    Students will review multiplying two-digit by two-digit numbers. They will use mental math to divide and estimate quotients.

     

    Spelling/Vocabulary

    intently- showing great determination or attention      

    tantrum-an outburst of bad temper                                   

    staggered- to move unsteadily

    petrified- to frighten or scare

    hovering- to hang fluttering in the air

    hollow- having space inside                         

    violently- showing very strong force

    disturb- to interfere with                                  

    rubbish- trash

    gallantly- brave, spirited, or noble-minded

     

    Spelling only-  deceive, grieving, pierce, seize, either, weight, chiefly, belief

     

    Latin/Greek Roots 

     

    carn-flesh, meat

    max-greatest

     

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  • Charlie Week 3

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 10/17/2016

    Smith/Rouser’s Monday Memos 10-17-16

    Important Dates:

    October 18- Guest author Trenton Lee Stewart                    November 7-11 Scholastic Book Fair

    October 24- 28 - Red Ribbon week                                     November 3- The Little Mermaid play at MCHS

    October 27- Mystery Night                                                 November 9- Veteran’s Day program

    November 2- Bank day                                                      November 11- Thanksgiving feast

                                                                                           November 21-25 Thanksgiving break

    Quizzes and Tests: 

    Thursday- Chapter 1 History test (Rouser), Spelling Test (All) 

    Friday- Skeletal System Quiz (All), Ch 1 History test (Smith), Reading & Vocab test (All) 

     

    Homework: Read assigned chapters (even if read aloud in class, Study Math Facts Nightly

     

    Monday- Math workbook P 7-3, Read & Discuss chapters 15-16 using bookmark questions or complete individual assignments, Practice spelling test

    Tuesday- Math workbook P 8-, Read & Discuss chapters 17-18 using bookmark questions or complete individual assignments, Make Vocabulary flash cards

    Wednesday- Math workbook P 8-2

    Thursday- Math workbook P 8-4, Read & Discuss chapters 19-21 using bookmark questions or complete individual assignments

     

    Reading/Language Arts: This week we are reading chapters 15-21 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. We are writing personal narratives this week. Ask your child about his/her story!

     

    Vocabulary & Spelling: 

     

    Abide  p.  63- Endure                                                            intense-p.84-having very strong feelings

    Astonish-p.83- to strike with sudden wonder or surprise          rumble-p.92-a low, heavy rolling sound   

    Mist-p. 81- particles of water floating in the air as fine rain         shriek-p. 108- to utter a sharp shrill cry

    Furious-p.85- very angry                                                    journey-p. 81- traveling from one place to another   

    Yacht-p. 81- pleasure ship used for cruising or racing               basin-p.92-a wide shallow round dish or bowl that

    Mass- p.  81-a large quantity or number                                               holds liquid

     

    Spelling Only:  daughter, sprawled, brawl, yawning, autograph, automatic, lawyer

     

    Latin/Greek Roots:  ject-throw        brev-short

     

    Math: Multiplying by Two-digit and Two-digit Numbers

    Students will review multiplying four-digit numbers by a one-digit number. Students will use arrays, area models, and expanded algorithm to multiply two-digit by two-digit numbers.

    Science:  Human Body: Skeletal System-Students will identify and locate the major bones in the human body.

    Social Studies:  MS History: Adventures in Time and Place- Students will learn about our state’s climate. Scholastic News magazine will be read to learn about current events.

     

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  • Charlie Week 2

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 10/11/2016

    Smith/Rouser’s Weekly News

    Dates to Remember:

     October 11- The Food for Families Challenge- Send Cans  

    Geography Bee permission form & The Little Mermaid permission form have been sent home (Please send $6 w/form by this Friday if possible)

    October 13- Report cards go home.

    October 18- Guest author Trenton Lee Stewart

    October 24- 28 - Red Ribbon week

    October 27- Mystery Night

    November 2- Bank day

    November 3- School Wide Field Trip MCHS to the Little Mermaid

    *Students should have information coming home in the near future concerning our Fourth Grade field trip to the Ag Museum.

     

    Reading/Language Arts: This week we are reading chapters 8-14 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. We are analyzing characters, discussing important events in the story, and reading examples of descriptive writing. We are writing personal narrative fictional stories.

    Science: Animal Structure and Function

    Students will learn about ecosystems, habitats, food chains, and food webs.

     

    Social Studies: MS History: Adventures in Time and Place  

    Students will learn how waterways are important to Mississippi. Scholastic News magazine will be read to learn about current events.

     

    Math: Multiplying by One-digit and Two-digit Numbers

    Students will multiply four-digit numbers by a one-digit number. Arrays and mental math will be used to multiply by two-digit numbers.

     

    HOMEWORK:   Read assigned chapters & discuss using question prompts on the bookmark (even if read aloud in class) Memorize math facts.

    Tuesday – Math worksheet page 160/161, Read & discuss Chapters 8-11 of Charlie using bookmark, Take practice spelling test, look over vocabulary words and definitions, make flash cards with the definitions for vocabulary words you do not know.

    Wednesday/Thursday – Math worksheet page 163, Read & discuss Chapters 12-14 of Charlie using bookmark. Study spelling.  Read and discuss chapters & review flashcards for Friday’s test.

     

    Test Schedule 

    Wednesday- Animal Structure and Function test ( Rouser’s Homeroom)

    Thursday- Math chapters 5-6 test (ALL) , Animal Structure &  Function test( Smith’s Homeroom)

    Friday-   Spelling, Vocabulary, and Comprehension Tests 

     

    Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Week 2

    Vocabulary & Spelling List

    (Both Spelling and Vocabulary)

    ferociously p. 31-fierce                                  

    pandemonium p. 53- wild uproar

    criticize p. 31- to find fault with                     

    peculiar p 45-strange/different                 

    despicable p. 32- deserving to be despised           

    procession p. 50- continuous forward movement

    stilettos p. 34- a slender pointed dagger       

    clustered p. 44- grouped closely together

    precious p. 44- very valuable                     

    envious p. 45- feeling jealous, showing envy

    sensation p 45 an indefinite bodily feeling

    corridor p. 60-a passage or hallway into which rooms open

    clatter- to make a loud, rattling sound or to cause something to make a rattling sound

    [pppiLatin/Greek Rootsalti-height, junc-join

     

    SPELLING only- celebrity, recipe, bounce, juice, advice, bicycle

     

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  • Escaping the Giant Wave Week 3

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 9/19/2016

    Smith/Rouser News Week of 9-19-16

    Boosterthon Time! PLEASE register Tonight if you haven't already! We are excited to raise money for much needed updated technology for our school! Please help!

    Reading: We are regulating our reading pace and practicing fluency. Our skills include analyzing characters, sequencing events, cause/effect, reviewing figurative language, and picturing details in a descriptive text. Test Friday

    Research- We are reading for information using multiple sources including technology.

    Writing: We are writing a descriptive story about a disaster. We are learning to use descriptive words and learning to choose our words carefully for greatest impact.

    Math: Place value/Addition & Subtraction of Whole Numbers/Multiplying by one-digit numbers- Students will subtract across zeroes. They will also multiply by using arrays, mental math, and breaking apart.

    Science: Animal Structure and Function- Students will explore ways animals are similar and different, how animals with backbones vary, and how insects compare to other animals with jointed legs.

     Social Studies:   MS History- Students will learn about our national government. Scholastic News will be used to learn about current events.

    Homework: Read and discuss chapters 7-9 this week. Study math facts nightly.

    Monday- Math review pg. 4/5 (Even problems, Front and back), Read chapter 7 & discuss using bookmark questions, take practice spelling test

    Tuesday- Math sheet pages 110-111, Read chapter 8 & discuss with an adult using bookmark questions , & study words missed in practice spelling test.

    Wednesday- Take a Sp. Practice test until make 100.

    Thursday- Math workbook P 5-2, study vocabulary , Read ch 9 & discuss with an adult using bookmark questions.

    Spelling & Vocabulary- SEE BACK Spelling test Thursday, Vocabulary test Friday

     

     

     

    Escaping the Giant Wave Chapters 7-9 Spelling AND Vocabulary

    Trudge (p. 73) walk slowly and with heavy steps, typically because of exhaustion or harsh conditions

    Incline (p. 74 ) ramped surface or plane; a slope

    Barrier (p. 74) a fence, roadblock, or other obstacle that prevents movement or access

    Nervous (p.75) easily agitated; tending to be anxious; highly strung

    Disaster (p. 75) a sudden event, such as an accident or a natural catastrophe, that causes great damage or loss of life.

    Emergency (p. 77) a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action

    Motto (p. 80) a saying or expression that summarizes ones beliefs

    Capsize (p. 81) overturn in the water.

    Interrupt (p. 83) stop the progress of (an activity or process).

    Unfortunate (p. 101) unlucky

    Plunge (p. 104) jump, push, or dive quickly and energetically

    Cocky (p. 104) conceited or arrogant, being too sure of oneself in a rude way

    Vulnerable (p. 108) susceptible to physical or emotional attack or harm

    Monitor (p. 108) to watch or observe for a special purpose

    Spelling only: premonition, remorse, optimistic, fretted

    New Greek Roots: Mar-sea      pre-before

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  • Frindle week 4

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 8/29/2016

    Smith/Rouser News 8/29/16

    If you did not sign up for remind101 at open house, please do so tonight.

    1. Enter the following number in your phone: 81010
    2. Smith’s homeroom text: @799cg
    3. Rouser’s homeroom text @mrsrouser

     

    You only need to be on your homeroom site unless you have twins/siblings in the switch class.

     

    What we are learning this week: 

    Reading:  We are excited to be finishing the book Frindle this week. Frindle was a fun, easy book to start the year! Our comprehension test on the book will be Friday. Next week, we will begin a fabulous story, Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret.

     

    Science:  Plants- Students will learn the four basic parts of a flower, the function of each part, and how flowers with fewer than four parts produce seeds.

     

    Social Studies: MS History: Adventures in Time and Place-Students will demonstrate their understanding and use of maps.

     

    Math: Generate and Analyze Patterns/Place Value

    Students will generate and analyze patterns, recognize place value relationships, and compare multi-digit numbers.

     

    This Week’s Homework:

    Monday: Math wb R2-3 & P2-3, Read Frindle chapter 13 & have a parent ask questions using bookmark

    Tuesday- Math worksheet pg. 60/61, Read chapter 14 Frindle and discuss.

    Wednesday/Thursday- Read chapter 15 of Frindle and discuss. Review 13-15

    Math workbook P 3-1

     

    Tests: 

    Thursday- Chapter 2 math test, Spelling Test

    Friday- Comprehension & Vocabulary Test   

     

    Frindle Vocabulary/Spelling Words Chapters 13-15

     

    down- feeling sad or depressed

    consumer- someone who buys/uses a product or service

    leafed-to turn pages & glance at them

    legally- lawful, allowed by law

    imported- to bring into a place or country from another

    commotion- a lot of noisy activity

    exported-to take a product out of the country to sell or use

    generous-to offer freely of money, things, or time

    engraved- writing carved into an object

    chuckled- a quiet, small laugh

    oblong- a long, oval shape

    congratulate- to give well wishes for something completed or given

    donation-to give an object or money to one who needs it

    adventure- an exciting trip above the ordinary

    remarkable- unusual and unexpected

    successful- completing a job over and above the usual

    curiosity- an interest in someone or something that is new or different

    original-the first of it’s kind

     

     

    GREEk Root Wordbotan-plant 

    Latin Root Word-  brev-brief, short time

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  • Frindle Week 3

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 8/22/2016

     Smith/Rouser News 8/22/16

    Happy Monday! We are looking forward to seeing all of you tonight for 4thGrade open house at 6:00. There will be a 5 minute meeting in the gym then you will come to both classes for about 15 minutes each as we see your children equally. We will keep it brief but very informative.

     

    It is MANDATORY for all parents to attend. (Sports/soccer is NOT an excuse) Homework passes will be given to all parents who attend both classes.

     

    Thank you for assisting your child with homework and helping him/her review multiplication facts. Please sign homework each evening.

     

     Homework;   Ongoing- Review math facts. Read at least 15 minutes each day. Study vocabulary and spelling for mastery nightly.

    Monday- Math Workbook page 1-9, Read chapter 9 Frindle, Discuss the chess players

    Tuesday- Math skill sheet 34-35, Read chapters 10  Frindle, Write a 1 paragraph summary

    Wednesday/Thursday- Math workbook page P2-2, Read chapters 11- 12 Frindle & review chapters 9-12 for test, Use bookmark as a guide to ask questions to your child.

    Friday- Corrected signed papers due

     

    Quizzes and Tests: 

    Thursday: Topic 1 Math Test, Spelling Test

    Friday: 9-12 Frindle Comprehension & vocabulary tests

     

     What we’re doing in school this week:

     

    ReadingWe are enjoying reading Frindle chapters 9-12. We are learning about the consequences of Nick’s “Big idea.” We are setting a stage for becoming excellent readers who enjoy reading and value spending time enjoying books. We are discussing characters’ point of view and comparing these views to our own. We will be discussing the THEME in a story, chapter, poem, movie, or song.

     

    Writing: We are going to be learning how to describe the theme of a story and prove it using text evidence.

    Language:  Reviewing Prepositions

     

    Science: Life Science/Inquiry Students will learn about the two major groups into which plants are grouped and how they reproduce.

    Social Studies:   Globes and Maps will be used to reinforce latitude and longitude. Different types of maps will be discussed- climate, landform, transportation, physical, political, and historical.

     

    Math: Multiplication and Division Students will use multiplication to find division facts. They will also learn about repeating patterns, number sequences,  extending tables and  rules for those tables.

     


     

     

    Frindle Vocabulary 9-12

    Champion p. 67- winner

    Controversial p. 76- causes arguments

    Encourage p. 51- to cause one to feel hope of spirit

    Fad p. 61- the “in” thing, temporarily popular

    Investment p. 71- money used to create a source of income or profit

    Local p. 70- relating to a certain community

    Mastermind p. 68- an intelligent person who is a natural planner and leader

    Phony p. 59- not genuine or real, fake

    Preliminary p. 72- coming before the main part

    Rebellion p. 51- open opposition to authority

    Rowdy p. 57- rough or loud behavior

    Stumped p. 53- to confuse or perplex

    Trademark p. 71- a symbol put on a product to show who made it

    Subscribe p 73-to enter one’s name for a publication or service

    Envelope p 65 – a flat usually paper container (as for a letter)

    Particular p 67-a very small detail; careful attention to detail

    Embarrassed p 52 -to cause to feel confused or distressed

    Advertisement p 57-a public notice

    Standards p 53-something set up by authority or by general consent as a rule for measuring or as a model

    Committee p 49-a group of persons appointed or elected to consider or to take action on some matter

    Occasional p 57-happening, appearing or met with now and then

     

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