Saturday, September 24, 2016

September 26 - 30



Important Dates
Sept 23 - Teacher Workday - No School 
Sept 30 - Field Trip

Important Reminders
  • PTO is putting on a math event called, Unplugged - Get Over It!, on October 11 from 5:30PM to 7:00PM. Parents are invited to attend. They will learn strategies to help both themselves and their children find math more joyful and fun.  Click the following link to learn more about this event: Unplugged - Get Over It Math Event
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due October 14. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K

Monday - Finish Example Word Charts on Trifold & Read 20 minutes
Tuesday - Study Roots on Quizlet 15 minutes & Read 20 minutes
Wednesday - Complete Sentence Section of Trifold & Read 20 minutes
Thursday - Read 20 minutes

Tests/Quizzes
Monday - Lesson 2 Roots Quiz 

This Week  
Monday
Students will take a quiz on Lesson 2 root words (Un, Tele, Anti, Ology, Ex, Circum, Inter, Trans) and learn how to write a Haiku poem. They will have a chance to begin writing their own Haiku poems.  We will continue to review the perfect verb tense, go over the new root words for lesson 3, and begin filling in the example word chart on the roots trifold.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class

Tuesday 
Students will continue to work on writing their own Haiku poems and catch up on writing any of the previous poems we have learned about. We will begin to review the perfect verb tense and read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class.

Wednesday 
Students will learn about idioms and discuss the meanings of some of the idioms we will see as we read the story, The King Who Rained.  We will practice identifying and correcting sentence errors using the perfect verb tense.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class

Thursday  
Students will continue working with idioms by choosing an idiom from the story we read on Wednesday and illustrating the figurative and literal meanings of the idiom. We will practice identifying and correcting sentence errors using the perfect verb tense.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class.

Friday
Field Trip to Heritage Center and Bentonville Battleground 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

September 19 - 23


Important Dates
Sept 21 - Yankee Candle Fundraiser Orders Due
Sept 23 - Teacher Workday - No School 
Sept 30 - Field Trip

Important Reminders
  • PTO is putting on an event called, Unplugged - Get Over It!, on October 11 from 5:30PM to 7:00PM. Parents are invited to attend. They will learn strategies to help both themselves and their children find math more joyful and fun.  Click the following link to learn more about this event: Unplugged - Get Over It Math Event
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due October 14. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K

Monday - Finish Example Word Charts on Trifold & Read 20 minutes
Tuesday - Study Roots on Quizlet 15 minutes & Read 20 minutes
Wednesday - Complete Sentence Section of Trifold & Read 20 minutes
Thursday Study for Lesson 2 Roots Quiz on Sept 26 (Use Quizlet links and Trifolds) 

Tests/Quizzes
Sept 26 - Roots Lesson 2 Quiz 

This Week  
Monday
Students will learn how to write a Cinquain poem and will have a chance to begin writing one of their own.  We will continue to review shifts in verb tenses, go over the new root words for this week, and begin filling in the example word chart on the roots trifold.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class

Tuesday 
Students will continue to work on writing their own Cinquain poems. We will begin to learn about the perfect verb tense and read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class.

Wednesday 
Students will learn how to write a Five Senses poem and will have a chance to begin writing one of their own.  We will practice identifying and correcting sentence errors using the perfect verb tense and make circle maps for lesson 2 root words.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class

Thursday  
Students will continue to work on writing their own Five Senses poems. We will practice identifying and correcting sentence errors using the perfect verb tense.  Students will practice with a partner to get ready for the Lesson 2 Roots Quiz on September 26th. If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class.

Friday
Teacher Workday 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

September 12 - 16



Important Dates
Sept 5 - Labor Day Holiday - No School
Sept 12 - Picture Day 10:00AM

Important Reminders
  • A field trip letter was sent home on Monday, August 29th that detailed the field trips we will take this year.  Permission forms for the first field trip were also sent home. Please read the letter, fill out the needed information, and return to your child's teacher as soon as possible. Thank you!
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due September 16. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K

Monday - Study Roots on Quizlet 15 minutes & Read 20 minutes
Tuesday - Finish Example Word Chart on Trifold & Read 20 minutes
Wednesday - Study Roots on Quizlet 15 minutes & Read 20 minutes
Thursday - Complete Sentence Section of Trifold & Read 20 minutes

Tests/Quizzes
Monday - Poetry Vocabulary Quiz

This Week  
Monday
Students will take a quiz on the poetry vocabulary they learned last week.  We will continue to review shifts in verb tenses and read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class

Tuesday 
Students will learn how to write an Alphabet Alliteration poem and will have a chance to begin writing one of their own. If there is time, we will continue to review shifts in verb tenses. We will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio, and students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Wednesday 
Students will continue to work on writing their own Alphabet Alliteration poems. We will continue to learn about shifts in verb tense, and read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Thursday  
Students will learn how to write a Bio Poem and begin to write their own versions. If time allows, we will continue to learn about shifts in verb tense, and read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday
Students will continue to work on writing their Bio Poems. If time allows, we will continue to learn about shifts in verb tense, and read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Monday, September 5, 2016

September 6 - 9

Important Dates
Sept 5 - Labor Day Holiday - No School
Sept 12 - Picture Day 10:00AM

Important Reminders
  • A field trip letter was sent home on Monday, August 29th that detailed the field trips we will take this year.  Permission forms for the first field trip were also sent home. Please read the letter, fill out the needed information, and return to your child's teacher as soon as possible. Thank you!
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due September 16. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K

Homework Poetry Vocabulary Quizlet Link: https://quizlet.com/80349682/poetry-vocabulary-flash-cards/
Monday - No School
Tuesday - Poetry Vocabulary Quizlet & Read 20 minutes
Wednesday - Poetry Vocabulary Quizlet & Read 20 minutes
Thursday Poetry Vocabulary Quizlet & Read 20 minutes

Tests/Quizzes
Tuesday - Genre Quiz & Lesson 1 Roots Quiz

This Week  
Monday
NO SCHOOL 

Tuesday 
Students will take a quiz on identifying genres and a quiz on lesson 1 root words. If time allows, learn about shifts in verb tense while making a foldable to be kept in the LA Binder. We will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Wednesday 
Students will begin a unit on Poetry and go over the first set of important vocabulary words they will need to know for this unit. We will also learn how to identify and label the rhyme scheme in a poem.  If time allows, we will continue to learn about shifts in verb tense. We will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Thursday  
Students will continue to be introduced to important vocabulary words for our poetry unit and identifying types of figurative language within a poem.  If time allows, we will continue to learn about shifts in verb tense. We will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday
Students will finish learning the important vocabulary for poetry and identifying examples of figurative language within a poemIf time allows, we will continue to learn about shifts in verb tense. We will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

August 29 - September 2

Important Dates
Sept 5 - Labor Day Holiday - No School
Sept 12 - Picture Day 10:00AM

Important Reminders
  • A field trip letter will be sent home on Monday, August 29th of this week that will detail the field trips we will take this year.  You will also get permission forms for the first field trip.  Please read the letter, fill out the needed information, and return to your child's teacher as soon as possible. Thank you!
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due September 16. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K

Homework 
Monday - Quizlet to study roots. (Use this link: https://quizlet.com/147523727/root-words-lesson-1-part-2-flash-cards/)
Tuesday - Complete Example Word Chart for each root word on the Trifold for this week's root word list. (Students should have this in their Homework Folder)
Wednesday - Quizlet to study roots. (Use above link)
Thursday Finish sentence writing section on root words trifold. Write a sentence using an example word that uses one of your root words uses context clues within the sentence to give hints as to example word’s meaning.) 

Tests/Quizzes
None

This Week  

Monday 
Students will continue learning about types of genres. They will learn about the genre, Historical Fiction, today and take notes.  Then, we will introduce the second set of root words they will study this week (Bio, Nym, Syn, Graph). We will complete a portion of a trifold that students will be using throughout the week to study each root word.  If time allows, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday 
Students will continue learning about types of genresThey will learn about the genre, Mystery, today and take notes.  Then, we will continue working with our root words by starting to fill out the example word chart of the trifold. Students will finish filling out the chart for homework.  If time allows, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Wednesday  
Students will continue learning about types of genresThey will learn about the genre, Autobiography and Biography, today and take notes.  Then, we will continue working with our root words by creating a circle map divided into four sections that list the root word's meaning, a picture to represent the root, a sentence using a word with the root in it to show the meaning, and example words with the root.  If time allows, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Thursday
Students will continue learning about types of genresThey will learn about the genre, Informational, today and take notes.  Then, we will continue working with our root words by writing a sentence with each root that included context clues. If time allows, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday
Students will review identifying genres in a small group activity to prepare for a quiz on September 6th. Then, we will continue working with our root words by complete the "Test Your Knowledge" section on the Trifold for this week's root words. Students will turn in the Trifold for a grade. If time allows, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

August 22 - 26

Important Dates
Sept 5 - Labor Day Holiday - No School

Important Reminders
  • If you haven't returned the forms from Open House, please fill them out and send them back in as soon as you can. 

Homework 
Monday - Quizlet to study roots. (Use this link: https://quizlet.com/146654958/lesson-1-flash-cards/)
Tuesday - Complete Example Word Chart for each root word on the Trifold for this week's root word list. (Students should have this in their Homework Folder)
Wednesday - Quizlet to study roots. (Use above link)
Thursday - Finish sentence writing sections on both trifold (invented word and root words trifolds)  Write two sentences for each invented word and root word that would use context clues within the sentence to give hints as to invented word’s meaning.) **This is also in their Homework Folder** 


Tests/Quizzes
None 

This Week  

Monday 
Students will begin a short unit on genres. They will learn about the genre of poetry today and take notes.  Then, we will introduce the first set of root words they will study this week (sub, pre, sol, re). We will complete a portion of a trifold that students will be using throughout the week to study each root word.  We will also review parts of speech using a foldable activity that they will keep in their Language Arts Binders.  If time allows, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday 
Students will continue learning about types of genresThey will learn about the genre of realistic fiction today and take notes.  Then, we will continue working with our root words by starting to fill out the example word chart of the trifold. Students will finish filling out the chart for homework.  We will also review the four types of sentences using a foldable activity that they will keep in their Language Arts Binders.  If time allows, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Wednesday  
Students will continue learning about types of genresThey will learn about the genre of historical fiction today and take notes.  Then, we will continue working with our root words by creating a circle map divided into four sections that list the root word's meaning, a picture to represent the root, a sentence using a word with the root in it to show the meaning, and example words with the root.  If time allows, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Thursday
Students will continue learning about types of genresThey will learn about the genre of fantasy today and take notes.  Then, we will continue working with our root words by completing an Invented Word Trifold, where students combine two of the roots they are learning to make five invented words, create a definition for the new words, draw a picture for each new word, write the part of speech, list the two roots they used and their definitions, and create a “Test Your Knowledge” question for one of the invented words with four multiple choice answers. If time allows, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday
Students will continue learning about types of genresThey will learn about the genre of science fiction today and take notes.  Then, we will continue working with our root words by complete the "Test Your Knowledge" section on the Trifold for this week's root words. Students will turn in the Trifold for a grade. If time allows, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class.