Vocabulary: The vocabulary skill for this week is homographs. There will be a test on this skill on Friday.
Spelling: This week we will be working on words with y. There will be a test on Friday over the spelling words. The words are: agony, anarchy, apply, calamity, canyon, dynamite, injury, mystery, naughty, penalty, physical, solitary, unruly, yield, yore, assistance, assistants, cede, seed.
Grammar: This week we will be working on reflexive pronouns. There will be a test on Friday. Students are encouraged to study their grammar notebooks each week.
Writing: Students will be writing an editorial this week. The prompt is as follows: You are a newspaper editor who wants to encourage people to go West. Write an editorial announcing the discovery of gold in California and explaining why people should go there to seek their fortunes.
This project is due Friday, February 6th.
Math: We will be working on our Go Math series. We are now working on Chapter 9. This chapter will be about patterns a graphing. We will complete lessons 9.6-Chapter Review this week. Students will take the Chapter 9 Test on Thursday. There will be one page of math homework assigned nightly. Each Friday, students will also take a multiplication timed test. It is very important for students to be fluid with their multiplication facts. Daily practice of multiplication facts is encouraged.
Social Studies: We are learning about The Civil War. We are reading the book Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman. This will be read as a read aloud. Students will be expected to answer questions about the book as we read. Summary of Lincoln: A Photobiography: Russell Freedman's 1988 Newberry Medal biography begins with a lively account of Lincoln's boyhood. Freedman next traces his career as a country lawyer, and his marriage and courtship to Mary Todd. The author then focuses on the presidential years, skillfully explaining the many complex issues Lincoln grappled with as he led a deeply divided nation through the Civil War. The final chapter gives a moving account of Lincoln's assassination. (From The Civil War: Literature Units, Projects, and Activities by Janet Cassidy)
Science: We will be doing a lesson about the 5+ Servings of Fruits and Vegetables to go along with the Walk On! Challenge students are working on this month.