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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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  • Number the Stars week 1

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 10/30/2014

    Smith Monday Memos

    11-3-13

    Just a few notes: Our field trip to the Agriculture Museum is Thursday. Please wear an orange MAUE shirt, send a sack lunch, a drink, and spending money for the General Store. The children will have an opportunity to shop during the trip. Parents are encouraged to join us! I have four parents signed up to go but could use a few more! Please let me know if you can join us and lead a group!

    Reading: We will begin Number the Stars chapters 1-4 this week. (pages 1-38) 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 the students are interested in learning about.

    Homework: Read assigned chapter & Check over completed chapter study guide EVERY night with an adult! , Tuesday: Chapters 1 & 2, Wednesday Chapter 3 & Thursday: Chapter 4

    Vocabulary/Spelling: Homework: Study over spelling words every single night until you know them all! Test Thursday Spelling, Friday Vocabulary

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

    Math: Chapter

    Test Schedule:

    Homework: Monday Tuesday

    Science: Test Schedule: No tests or homework this week

    Social Studies: Holocaust, World War II, Mississippi History, & Scholastic News

    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

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    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

    in root: sol-sun

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  • Little House week 4

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 10/27/2014

    Smith/Rouser’s Monday Memos 10-27-14

    Red Ribbon Week and Canned Food Drive October 27-31

    Reading: We are completing our literature unit on Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder this week. Homework: Read assigned chapter (even if read aloud in class with the teacher) then complete nightly assignment. 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…

    Nightly Reading HomeworK

    Monday: Read Chapter 10 Summertime. 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 (Dear Diary) describing how you feel about your cousin Charley and the trouble he causes during the harvest.

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

    Thursday: Read Chapter 13 Deer 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.

    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: Multiplying by 2-digit Numbers Topic or Chapter 7- Students will use arrays and mental math to multiply by two-digit numbers. Homework: Monday- Math review sheet, Tuesday- Math workbook pages P7-1 and P7-2, Thursday- Math review sheet

    Science: Oceans/Human Body Test Wednesday-Oceans

    We will review Oceans prior to testing on skills. Students will engage in discussions and activities related to the Human Body.

    Social Studies: Social Studies: MS Regions and Resources “ MS History

    We will read about the five U.S. regions and their useful resources. The focus will be on the SE region. Students will learn of the uniqueness of the ten MS regions. Current events in Scholastic News magazine will be discussed. No Tests this week

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  • Little House week 3

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 10/20/2014

    Smith/Rouser’s Monday Memos 10-20-14

    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) Reading should be done every single night. Monday-Ch 7, Tuesday- Ch 8, Wed/Thurs-Ch 9.

    Spelling & Vocabulary Spelling test Thursday & vocabulary test on Friday:

    Yoke- p. 135 a wooden crosspiece that is fastened over the necks of two animals and attached to the cart they are to pull

    Swagger- p.136 walk in a very confident and arrogant way

    Corset- p.140 a tight, stiff, piece of clothing worn under clothing to make a waist appear smaller

    Flounces- p.142 strip of decorative material gathered or pleated & attached to an edge of a garment

    Cameo- p. 141 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- apologies, studious, business, sloppiness, trickiest, happiness, batteries, satisfied

    Latin Roots- flora-flower, struct-build

    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!

    Science: Oceans Students will learn what saltwater habitats are and discover how coral reefs can be affected by human activity.

    Social Studies: MS Regions and Resources “ MS History

    We will read about the five U.S. regions and their useful resources. Current events in Scholastic News magazine will be discussed.

    Math: Developing Multiplication Fluency/ Multiplying by 1-digit Numbers Topic or Chapter 6

    Students will continue to practice multiplying by 3-and 4-digit numbers and review for the upcoming test. Homework: Mon- WB pages R6-4 & P6-6, Tues-review sheet, Thurs-p 160-161 Test: Friday-Chapters 5/6 math test

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  • Little House Week 2

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 10/13/2014

    Smith/Rouser’s Tuesday Memos 10-14-14

    Reading: We are reading Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Homework: Read assigned chapter (even if read aloud in class with the teacher) then complete nightly assignment. Book in a bag & reading should be done every single night. Read & complete assignment for Mon-Ch 4, Tues- ch 5, Wed/Thurs-Ch 6. (Not just once the day before it is due)

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

    eaves (pg. 60)- the lower edge of a roof that sticks out past the wall

    bracket (pg. 62)- an object that is attached to a wall and used to support or hold up something

     

    scold (pg. 68)- to speak in an angry or critical way to (someone who has done something wrong)

    savage (pg. 69)- fierce, violent, and uncontrolled

    gaiters (pg. 76)- garments worn over the shoe and lower pants leg

    selfish (pg. 77)- being focused only on yourself

    stern (pg 88)- very serious in an unfriendly way

    solemn (pg. 87)- sad and serious

    fidget (pg. 88)- to make a lot of small movements because you are nervous or bored

    catechism (pg. 89)- a book that explains the beliefs of the Christian religion by using a list of questions and answer

    Spelling only: territory, solitary, energetic, memory, clumsy, enemy, library, slippery,

    Latin Roots- NEW terr-land, port- carry, REVIEW: scribe-write, dict-say

    Greek Roots Review: Meter-measure, phob-fear, graph-write, biblio-book, sub-under, mania-crazy, mar-sea, pre-before, vid/vis-see, audi-hear, pater-father, mater-mother

    Writing: We are working on informational writing pieces using information from two or more sources. We also are working on our ongoing projects and personal narratives. Your children are growing so much as writers!

    Math: Math: Developing Multiplication Fluency/ Multiplying by 1-digit Numbers Topic or Chapter 6

    Students will make the connection between expanded and standard algorithms. They will multiply by 3-and 4-digit numbers. Homework: Tuesday- p. 6-3 , Thursday p. 6-4

    Science: Oceans

    Students will learn how ocean currents affect the earth, what causes tides, and how waves affect the shoreline.

    Social Studies: MS Regions and Resources MS History

    We will read about the five U.S. regions and their useful resources. Current events in Scholastic News magazine will be discussed.

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  • Little House in the Big Woods week 1

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 10/7/2014
     

    NEWS 10-7-14

    Thank you to those of you who came to my book signing! It meant the world to me! I hope you all enjoy the book & learn something about Common Core!

    Reading: We are beginning Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Homework: Read assigned chapter (even if read aloud in class with the teacher) then complete nightly assignment. Book in a bag should be done every single night. Read & complete assignment for Tues-Ch 1 & 2, Thurs-Ch 3. (Not just once the day before it is due)

    Writing: We are working on our narrative writing pieces using information from two or more sources. Your children are growing so much as writers!

    Social Studies: MS Regions and Resources “ MS History

    We will read about the five U.S. regions and their useful resources. Current events in Scholastic News magazine will be discussed. -Test Wednesday offense, Friday Defense

    Homework;

    Tuesday- read chapters 1 & 2, study spelling

    Wednesday-Signed papers, study spelling & vocab

    Thursday- study vocab, Read ch 3

    Little House in the Big Woods

    Ch. 1-3 Week 1

    Spelling Only: churn, ramrod, avoid, disappoint, poison, broil

    Spelling & Vocabulary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    8. brine (pg. 14) – salted water

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Vocabulary/Spelling/Greek-Latin Roots NEW- pater-father mater-mother

    Review Greek Roots

    meter-measure

    phob-fear

    graph-write

    biblio-book

    sub-under

    mania-crazy

    mar-sea

    pre-before

    vid/vis-see

    audi-hear

    Review Latin Roots

    scribe-write

    dict-say

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  • Escaping the Giant Wave week 4

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 9/29/2014

    Smith/Rouser Monday Memos 9/29/14

    Mrs. Smith’s motto: “Anything worth doing is worth doing well.” Please help your child check his/her work for errors. Thank you for reinforcing good writing habits with your child.

    Important Dates: Fall Fundraiser was due last Friday!

    · My book signing is NEXT Monday October 6th 3:30-5:30 at Madison Public Library. Hope you can all come!

    Homecoming Week! Show your Jag Spirit!

    Tuesday September 30th -ESPN Day wear your favorite sports themed outfit

    Wednesday October 1st-Character day - Come dressed as your favorite TV character

    Thursday October 2nd-"Nickelodeon Day" Celebrate any Nickelodeon series

    Friday October 3rd -Spirit Day - wear your Orange and Blue or MAUE T-shirt

    Reading: We are finishing our Escaping the Giant Wave Book! What an awesome story! Skills this week include cause/effect, character analysis, summarizing, & facts and opinions.

    Writing: Writing a fictional personal narrative story. (I survived)

    Spelling & Vocabulary (On back) Greek roots- vid/vis-see, audi-hear

    Math: Math: Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers/ Multiplying by 1-digit Numbers Topics or Chapters 4 & 5 In chapter 4, students will review estimating sums and differences, adding and subtracting whole numbers, subtracting across zeros, and writing equations from word problems and pictures. In chapter 5, students will create arrays and multiply by 10s and 100s. Wednesday- Chapter 4 math test

    Science: Oceans - Students will finish presenting weather reports as young meteorologists. Students will learn how scientists map the ocean floor and how they explore oceans’ depths.

    *A shoe box lid and a set of Play-Doh will be needed for a science activity this week. Please bring the material by Wednesday.

    Social Studies: “The Geography of MS “ MS History

    We will read about the Mighty Mississippi River and our state’s climate. Current events in Scholastic News magazine will be discussed. Friday- Social studies test (Offense only)

    Homework:

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

    Monday-Math workbook pages P4-3 Odd problems and P4-6 All problems, Read chapter 10 of Escaping the Giant Wave & Discuss, Take practice spelling test.

    Tuesday- Math skill sheet, Read chapter 11 of Escaping the Giant Wave & Discuss, study spelling words missed. Study vocabulary.

    Wednesday- Signed paper corrections in complete sentences, Read chapter 12 of Escaping the Giant Wave & Discuss, study spelling words, Study vocabulary.

    Thursday- Math workbook 5-1 and a skill page, Review chapters 10-12 of Escaping the Giant Wave & Discuss, Study vocabulary.

    Week 4 ESCAPING THE GIANT WAVE Vocabulary Spelling Only: fault, amount

    1. Premonition p. 113-a strong feeling that something is about to happen

    2. Shield p. 116-protect (someone or something) from a danger, risk, or unpleasant experience

    3. Pathetic p. 118-arousing pity through vulnerability or sadness

    4. Debris p. 127 pieces of something wrecked or destroyed

    5. Haphazard p. 118-careless, without organization

    6. Resistance p. 122-a force that stops motion

    7. Coward p. 125-without courage, excessively afraid of danger

    8. Survivor p. 135-a person remaining alive after an event in which others have died

    9. Droned p. 135-make a continuous low humming sound

    10. Lope p. 133-run or move with a long bounding stride

    11. Optimistic p. 130-hopeful and confident about the future

    12. Remorse p. 124-feeling deep guilt and regret

    13. Fret p. 123-to worry or be anxious

    14. Souvenirs p. 132-a reminder of a person, place, or event

    15. Familiar p. 137-well known

    16. Controversy p. 150-heavy disagreement

    Greek Root Words: vid/vis-see, audi-hear

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  • Escaping THe Giant Wave Week 3 Chapters 7-9

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 9/22/2014

    Smith/Rouser Monday Memos Week of 9-22-14

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

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

    Math: Mrs. Rouser is working on getting the math textbook available for students to access at home. She spoke to a representative on Friday.

    Math Concepts: Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers Topic or Chapter 4

    In chapter 4, the skills to be practiced are estimating sums and differences, adding and subtracting whole numbers, subtracting across zeros, and writing equations from word problems and pictures. Test Schedule: Speed drill Tuesday

    Science: Weather/Oceans

    Students will present weather reports as young meteorologists.

    After weather presentations, students will learn how scientists map the ocean floor.

    Social Studies: “The Geography of MS “ MS History

    In chapter one, we will review the MS Landscape and read about the Mighty Mississippi River. Current events in Scholastic News magazine will be discussed.

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

    Monday- Math workbook pageP4-2, Read chapter 7 & discuss, complete ch 7 study sheet, take practice spelling test

    Monday and Tuesday, students will create weather maps; they will make short presentations on Wednesday and Thursday. We will use the internet to aid in recording current weather conditions.

    Tuesday- Math workbook page P4-1, Read chapter 8 & discuss, complete ch 8 study sheet, & study words missed in practice spelling test.

    Wednesday- Read ch 9 & discuss. Take a Sp. Practice test until make 100.

    Thursday- Math workbook P4-5, study vocabulary , review chapters 7-9

    Spelling &Vocabulary: trudge, incline, barrier, nervous, disaster, emergency, motto, capsize, interrupt, unfortunate, plunge, cocky, vulnerable, monitor,

    Spelling only: premonition, remorse, optimistic, fretted

    Greek Roots: Mar-Sea, pre-before, (REVIEW)meter-measure, phob-fear, graph-write, biblio-book, sub-under, mania-crazy

    Escaping the Giant Wave Chapters 7-9 Vocabulary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    8. Capsize (p. 81) overturn in the water.

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

    10.Unfortunate (p. 101) unlucky

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

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

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

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

    Spelling only: premonition, remorse, optimistic, fretted

    New Greek Roots: Mar-sea pre-before

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  • Escaping the Giant Wave Week 2

    Posted by Michelle Smith at 9/15/2014

    Smith/Rouser Memos 9/15/2014

    Friendly Reminders:

    * SELL SELL SELL ! Chocolate money is due 9/26. We NEED new computers! Please help!

    * Check your child’s work to be sure quality fourth grade sentences are being written. These need to include characters’ names, descriptive words, detailed sentences with 6-8 words, and correct punctuation. (PARENTS PLEASE carefully check signed paper corrections!)

    What we are learning this week:

    Reading: Escaping the Giant Wave: Cause/effect, sequence events, analyzing characters motives, Making reading resolutions -Test Friday

    Writing: Developing believable characters, common writing mistakes- Test Friday

    Spelling & Vocabulary (underlined): evacuate, throb, guffaw, panic, ignite, sue, horizon, logic, hysterical, foolhardy, consume, theory, skirted, reassure, argue, truth, crew, amuse, rude, rescue Test Schedule: Thursday (Spelling) Friday (Vocabulary)

    Math: Generate and Analyze Patterns In chapter 3, students will practice rounding whole numbers and problem solving. After completing the chapter 3 test, adding and subtracting whole numbers will be introduced. QUIZ TUESDAY One-minute multiplication quiz (Math Sprint)

    Science: Students will discuss review skills to prepare for the Weather test. Students will present weather reports as young meteorologists. Weather test on Wednesday

    Social Studies: “The Geography of MS “ MS History: Landscapes

    Homework

    Monday

    Reading: Read Ch 4 Escaping the Giant Wave, share/prove using text evidence

    Spelling: Study new words & give practice test on words tonight

    Math workbook pages R3-4 and P3-4; Monday and Tuesday, view a meteorologist’s report at home to get an idea of how to present a weather report. Be prepared on Thursday to create a weather map and make a short presentation. We will use the internet to aid in recording current weather conditions.

    Tuesday Homework

    Reading: Read Ch 5 Escaping the Giant Wave, share/prove using text evidence

    Math workbook page P3-5

    Spelling: Study words missed on last night’s practice test

    Wednesday Homework: Signed Paper Corrections Due Friday, Give another practice test & STUDY until you know how to spell all words.

    Thursday Homework:

    Math Skill worksheet

    Reading- Read chapter 6, Review chapters 4-6, Study Vocabulary

    Vocabulary/Spelling/Greek-Latin Roots

    Greek Roots

    meter-measure

    phob-fear

    graph-write

    biblio-book

    sub-under

    mania-crazy

    Latin Roots

    scribe-write

    dict-say

    Spelling-Escaping the Giant Wave-Week 2

    Spelling & Vocabulary: evacuate, throb, guffaw, panic, ignite, sue, horizon, logic, hysterical, foolhardy, consume, theory, skirted, reassure

    Spelling ONLY argue, truth, amuse, rescue

    Vocabulary-Escaping the Giant Wave-Week 2 Chapters 4-6

    Skirted-to go around an issue or object

    Logic-careful, reasonable way of thinking

    Throb-to beat rapidly or strongly

    Foolhardy-recklessly irresponsible, foolishly daring

    Guffaw-a loud burst of laugher

    Theory-a group of ideas used to explain how or why something happens

    Ignite-to set or catch on fire

    Sue-to legally ask a court of law to solve a problem

    Evacuate-to move people from a place of danger

    Panic-of great terror or frightened, often affecting many people at once

    Horizon-a line where the earth or sea seem to meet the sky

    Hysterical-the person laughs or cries a lot because he or she is excited, frightened or angry

    Consume-to destroy, as if by fire/to use up quickly

    Reassure- to give fresh confidence to be free from fear

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