- This week students will be reading the poem, Sarah Cynthia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out, by Shel Silverstein.
- Our comprehension skills will be determine theme, draw conclusions, compare characters, and explain elements of a poem.
- There will be a test on Monday, 4/6 over Unit 7.
- Use context clues to determine the meaning of words
- Test on Monday, 4/6 over Unit 7 vocabulary.
- Words with VCCV, VCCCV Patterns and Commonly Misspelled Words
- ample, charcoal, compressed, consternation, contaminate, formula, implement, instances, merchandise, nostrils, obstinate, rubbish, substantial, temptation, tendency, vial, vile, team, teem
- Test on Monday, 4/6.
- Use prepositions and prepositional phrases
- Practice Masters 7.26, 7.27, 7.34
- Test on Friday.
- Students are encouraged to study their grammar notebooks each week.
- Write a Persuasive Essay
- Prompt: What can you do about garbage? Write an essay that persuades people to reduce the amount of trash they produce. Post your essay in a "Taking Care of Trash" display.
- See the writing rubric at right.
- Due Monday, 4/6/15.
- Chapter 11: Geometry and Volume
- Chapter 11 test on Monday, March 30
- There will be one page of math homework assigned nightly.
- We will be reviewing the entire math book and students will take Part 1 of the End of Year Test on Monday, April 6th.
- 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.
- 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)
- We are going to be working on projects relating to our unit about trash.
- We will be answering the question: "Why should we care about garbage?"
- Students will be working in small groups to complete a service project to help deal with the problem of garbage. These projects will be completed during school.