Vocabulary: The vocabulary words for this week are persuade, plastic, pollution, recycle, reduce, renewable, reuse, argument, balance, debate, evidence, generalize, solution. There will be a test on these words on Thursday.
Spelling: This week we will be working on words with hard and soft c, g, and commonly misspelled words. There will be a test on Thursday over the spelling words. The words are: accumulate, calculate, certify, clogging, comply, container, criticize, disgusting, garbage, germs, grudgingly, indulge, obligation, recycle, regulate, been, bin, overdo, overdue.
Grammar: This week we will be working on adverbs. There will be a test on Thursday covering adverbs. Students are encouraged to study their grammar notebooks each week.
Writing: Students will be researching plastics this week. The prompt is as follows: A town meeting is being held to decide whether some kinds of plastics should be banned. Your class has been asked to design posters to inform voters of the pros and cons of plastics in order to help voters make informed decisions.
This project is due Monday, March 2nd.
Math: We will be working on our Go Math series. We will begin Chapter 11. This chapter focuses on geometry and volume. We will complete lessons 11.1-11.4 this week. 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 Avoiding Sweetened Drinks to go along with our Walk On! Challenge.