Vocabulary: The vocabulary strategy for this week is compound words. There will be a test on Unit 6 on Friday.
Spelling: This week we will be working on words with oo, ew, au, aw, al ,all; and commonly misspelled words. There will be a test on Friday over the spelling words. The words are: alternate, applaud, austere, booth, cautious, downfall, flawless, gloomy, halter, haunches, noose, pewter, skewed, sprawling, squall, hoard, horde, sole, soul.
Grammar: This week we will be working on indefinite pronouns. There will be a test on Friday over Unit 6. Students are encouraged to study their grammar notebooks each week.
Writing: Students will be writing a narrative poem this week. The prompt is as follows: Write a poem that tells a story about the people or events in the Old West. You will share your writing during a poetry reading.
This project is due Friday, February 20.
Math: We will be working on our Go Math series. We are now working on Chapter 10. This chapter focuses on converting units of measure. We will complete lessons 10.6-Chapter Review this week. Students will take the Chapter 10 Test on Friday. 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 One Hour of Active Play to go along with our Walk On! Challenge.