Vocabulary: The vocabulary words for this week are: boomtown, claim, effect, ghostown, investor, limited resources, mining, development, discovery, economy, population, response, speculate. There will be a test on these words on Friday.
Spelling: This week we will be working on words with oi, o, ou, ow. There will be a test on Friday over the spelling words. The words are: allowed, alloy, bout, coiled, confound, crouching, downhearted, exploit, outlandish, ploy, pounced, profound, renounce, void, vow, council, counsel, flair, flare.
Grammar: This week we will be working on possessive and demonstrative pronouns. There will be a test on Friday. Students are encouraged to study their grammar notebooks each week.
Writing: Students will be writing a journal entry this week. The prompt is as follows: You are a miner in Rhyolite who is keeping a journal for himself about his experiences. Write a journal entry about what your life as a miner is like and how you feel about it.
This project is due Friday, February 13th.
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 10.2-10.5 this week. Students will take the mid-chapter checkpoint quiz on Thursday, covering lessons 10.1-10.4. 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 Two Hours of Less on Screen Time to go along with the Walk On! Challenge students are working on this month.