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What we are learning the week of February 20 - 24, 2017:
Students will write their journal entry on Tuesday and share them. We will complete our DEUILIs (warm up activity with differentiated language arts skills) and practice locating words in the dictionary. Students will practice grammar by analyzing their DGP sentence. We will complete analogies and sing "Shake and Learn" to practice the parts of speech. Students will complete their letter of article on Tuesday and Wednesday. Students will begin their next on-demand on Thursday. We will have our spelling pretest on Tuesday, practice work due Thursday, and test on Friday. We will engage in mini-lessons on using dialogue in our narrative writing.
REMEMBER: Students may improve ANY grade at ANY time by seeing me at Bearcat Special time or taking the assignment home and correcting it or adding detail. I also encourage creative picture writing to earn 10 extra bonus points (to be added to his/her lowest writing grade), and students may complete these at any time.
Spelling words for EVERYONE:
head, heart, heaven, heavy, here
THEN, group A: sheep, shop, show, sit, six
father, fell, find, first, fish
class, clay, clothing, cloud, clue
Group D: center, cereal, chance, cheer, cherries
Group E: chose, civil, clerk, climate, clover
character, charm, cheap, cheat, checkbook
bleachers, blemishes, boardwalk, bolder, boulder
antibiotic, antifreeze, anxiety, appendectomy, applause
Students will be analyzing a variety of magazine articles
from the Scholastic News magazines. There will be no vocabulary this week since
we have a short week. However, reading fluency will be sent home today and due
on Friday. Please ensure you are checking your child’s grade in Infinite
This week in math we
are having a test over writing and interpreting numerical expressions on
Thursday, February 23rd. From there we will continue our patterns and
data unit by beginning to graph and analyze numerical patterns.
In social studies this week we are finishing our Explorers
Unit with a test on Friday over all the key terms. Next week we plan on
starting our early colonies unit leading to the American Revolution.
In science, we have started the
geosphere (focus on rock cycle) and will have a quiz this Friday. Here’s the
link to the quizlet: https://quizlet.com/73385962/geosphere-vocabulary-flash-cards/.
We will finish up this unit next week and will have a unit test the following
Friday that covers the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere.