Wednsday, April 17, 2013
READING: Read 30 minutes. NO WORKSHEET TONIGHT
MATH: Workbook pgs A46, A47,A48 and A49
SCIENCE: Study flipbook and workbook to be ready for state testing.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
READING: Read 30 minutes, complete Ed Helper worksheet about synonyms and antonyms
****WE WILL BEGIN STAR TESTING NEXT WEEK. WE WILL TEST ON TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY NEXT WEEK. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD GETS PLENTY OF SLEEP, EATS A GOOD BREAKFAST AND BRINGS A HEALTHY SNACK EACH DAY******* THANK YOU.
Monday, April 15, 2013
READING: Read 30 minutes and complete worksheet (2 sides)
Thursday, April 11, 2013
READING: Worksheet, Cats in Ancient Egypt, read 30 minutes
SCIENCE Study science notebook/ reveiw notes and past quizes and tests
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
READING: Worksheet, Block Party, read 30 minutes
MATH: Math workbook pgs A33 (1-6)
SCIENCE Study Chapters 1 and 2 in flip book
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
READING: worksheet Navajo Weavers, and read 30 minutes. (no spelling or vocabulary for the next two weeks as we review for STAR testing)
Science: Study Chapter 1 and 2 in flip book, and GET TESTS SIGNED.
Monday, April 8, 2013
WELCOME BACK FROM SPRING BREAK, STAR TESTING TO BEGIN IN TWO WEEKS.
***NO SPELLING OR VOCABULARY TESTS THIS WEEK OR NEXT WEEK, BUT YOUR CHILD WILL HAVE A WORKSHEET TO COMPLETE EACH EVENING***
READING: Worksheet on using context clues in a sentence to determine the meaning of the word.
Read 30 minutes each night this week. Your child should be at 50% of their AR goal by the end of this week.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Reading: Zebra workbook pg 104 and read for 30 minutes
Math: Purple/blue mastering the standards workbook pgs A25-A26
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
***NOTES ABOUT CHAPERONES FOR THE FIELD TRIP WENT HOME TODAY*** ***Students should be at around 30% of AR goal if they are looking toward meeting this trimester's AR goal.***
READING: READ 30 MINUTES, and complete zebra English workbook pg 102.
Mrs. Graham's class needs to be reviewing states and capitals. Students need to get at least an 80% on all 50 states on this week's review test. (otherwise they will be studying during recess times, next week.)
Monday, March 18, 2013
****Benchmark/CST mirror testing this week!!!!**** PE TESTING THIS WEEK ALSO*****
READING: due to benchmark testing, NO SPELLING OR VOC lists this week...THERE WILL BE A WORKBOOK page or 2 each evening in place of studying for spelling and vocabulary.
Read 30 minutes.
Complete zebra English workbook pgs 98 and 100.
Last week's spelling and vocabulary tests to come home on Tuesday.
Monday, March 11, 2013
*****NO FURLOUGH DAY ON MARCH 15, KIDS COME TO SCHOOL!!!****
Reading; Get spelling and vocabulary tests signed
Read 30 minutes from AR book
Read the story, Black Cowboy, Wild Horses, create a list of your own vocbulary words in addition to your weekly words.
Study for spelling and vocabulary tests on Friday.
Monday, March 4, 2013
****REPORT CARDS WERE SENT HOME ON FRIDAY*****
Homework; Get spelling test signed, study spelling and vocabulary words. Test this Friday. You will need to put the words in context, and know what part of speech they come from.
Classwork: We are working on figuartive language, author's purpose, and inferencing. Your student needs to be able to pull evidence from the text to support their reasoning/ answers to comprehension questions.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Assembly for trimester awards tomorrow, February 26, 2013 @ 9:00am in the cafe.
- write spelling words for a Boy Called Slow, in ABC order 3x each.
- read 30 minutes
- NO VOC test this week.
- finish workbook pgs 77 and 78
- finish reading Chapter 6
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Reading: Write spelling words 2x each in ABC order. These are on page 421, Person To Person review list. Read 30 minutes.
***NO VOC test this week. Spelling test on Friday. New AR goals to be on computer tomorrow.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Happy Birthday, President Lincoln!!!
Benchmark Testing this week in ELA and Math. No spelling or vocabulary words this week. AR Goals end on Friday.
Homework; Zebra Workbook pgs 64 and 66
Monday, February 4, 2013
***NO SPELLING words week***
Read 30 minutes, AR goals end next Friday 2/15.
Make flashcards in order to study voc words this week. You have been given a list. Words are posted on website, also.
Review stories Katie's Trunk and James Forten, (Paul Revere was reviewed in class today) Quiz on all 3 stories on Wed.
Complete reading workbook pgs 177-178.
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013
Math-Homework Practice Book pages 119 and 123
Tuesday, Jan.29, 2013
Read 30 minutes, practice spelling and vocabulary words. Tests on Friday.
Monday, Jan. 28, 2013
Study spelling and vocabulary words. ALL TESTS will be on FRIDAY from now on...
Read the story James Forten
Complete workbook pg 180
Read 30 minutes. AR goals end on Feb. 15, 2013.
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013
ELA MLK Birthday card writing activity
Soc Stds continue study your current list or all 50 states and capitals for testing
NOTICE: See's Candy orders are due tomorrow
Math Intersession begins tomorrow (Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013
ELA: Read AR 30+ min
Study for spelling test on Thursday and voc test on Friday.
Soc. Stds: study states and caps
Monday, January 14, 2013
ELA: Read AR 30+ min
PW pp 50 and 141
Science: study for test tomorrow. Bring flipbook to test
Upcoming: Science Fair project: optional. Possible to get 50 extra credit points in Science and 50 in Written Expression!!
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Math-Math test Wednesday on area/perimeter of triangles, squares, circles, and parallelograms.
Monday, December 10, 2012
READING:Tests to be returned for signatures on Tuesday. Due back on Wednesday.
Memorize definitions for the root/suffix/prefixes we are learning.
***Make a gingerbread person out of fabric,paper, or foam. DUE ON FRIDAY of this week****
UPCOMING READER'S THEATRE PRESENTATIONS DURING READING BLOCKS ON WED. DECEMBER 19, 2012.
SCIENCE: Trace the 50 states to Louisiana. (This will be the study guide)
Write the states and capitals on the map, correctly. Shade in COW-IN-U-CAN HA.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Homework: Write spelling words in cursive, in ABC order 3 times each. Test on Thursday.
Make vocabulary picture cards to study from. Test on Friday
Read for 30 minutes. AR goals should be at 50% by December 7, 2012.
Classwork; We are identifying compound subjects, compound predicates, and compound sentences. Your child needs to know how to identify the subject and predicate of a sentence. We have been doing this all year.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
SCIENCE: ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!!! I will not be at school on Friday soooo ... The due date for the Body Report has been extended to
Thursday, Dec 6! :) Work on the rewrites becoming the final drafts over the weekend. If you can, print them off
and bring them to me on Monday and I can give them one more editing before the due date :) Whew!! :):):)
READING: 30 minutes AR & get your tests signed and return Friday.
1. the parent preview for the Puberty chat is next Tuesday.
2. Graham & Frazee dissection is Thursday
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Math workbook pages A27-A28 (1-17) in the A/B floppy math book. Also, we will be having small review quizzes every Thursday. These quizzes will only have concepts that have been covered extensively (examples-fractions-decimals-order of operations for right now). Quizzes will consist of only 7 problems.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
***Last week's tests coming home on Thursday. NO SPELLING OR VOCABULARY TESTS this week.****
Homework; Read 30 minutes. Students should be at 50% of goal by December 7, 2012
Tuesday, November 19. 2012
Reading: Read 30 minutes. Students should be approaching 30% of their AR goals. All students should be at 50% of goal by Dec.7, 2012
***New book order sent out. Book orders are due on Tuesday, Dec.4. This gives us enough time to get the order back before we go off on Christmas break.***
IF YOU ORDER ONLINE SCHOLASTIC WILL GIVE YOU A COUPON GOOD FOR A $5 BOOK.****
Monday, November 19, 2012
Reading: Spelling and vocabulary tests tomorrow.
Math; get math test signed
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
READING: Homework~ Study vocab and spelling. AR reading ~ Your child should be at 20% of their goal by this time.
MATH: Homework~ PW page 5.
We have been covering the concepts of Order of Operations and started area and perimeter of squares and rectangles.We will have a math test on Friday on Order of Operations (identical to tonight's homework).
SCIENCE: Homework ~ preview ch 7. READ lessons 1 and 2
IN CLASS: We started our Body Systems Research Report today by covering the expectations, due date (DEC 4), and wrote out the outline. Your
child will be doing most all of the rough draft and rewrite and editing here at school so that I can work with him/her on the correct
structure of a 5 paragraph essay. Once that phase is complete, he/she is welcome to take it home and get help transfering the essay
onto a computer, printing it out and bringing it in to class. More editing will be done and a final draft will then be expected. Your child
will also be expected to give a short presentation to the class about one of the systems. We will also work on the first phase of the
presentation/project here at school. The dissection dates/times are as follows:
Dec 6 8:45 Frazee
Dec 6 10:15 Graham
Dec 11 10:30 Alvey
All dissections will take place in the center room of the 500 pod.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
***Thank you everyone for attending parent teacher conferences. We appreciate your dedication to your child's education.****
Please don't hesitate to email us with any concerns you might have.
***Due to short weeks this week and next week, we will have our spelling and vocabulary tests next Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.***
- Study for voc and spelling tests. List were given out on Friday of last week. Words on website.
- reviewed voculary words and the part of speech they come from
- reviewed the story Mom's Best Friend, inclass quiz tomorrow
- took notes on compound subject and compound predicate
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
ELECTION DAY, please remember to vote. Poles will close at 8 PM tonight.
- read for 30 minutes
- study for spelling and vocabulary tests
- We talked about syllabication and divided our spelling words into syllables.
Monday, November 5, 2012
PARENT CONFERENCE WEEK
***spelling test and vocabulary make up tests to be given on Tuesday. ALL STUDENTS will get their tests on Wednesday. They will need to have a parent signature and will be turned in on Thursday.****
- Correctly use each reading vocabulary word in a sentence.
- study for Thursday's spelling test
- read for 30 minutes.
- PW 219
Homework: study for test tomorrow lessons 1-2
flipbook pages 1-3
We have been working on Order of Operations and coordinate graphing the past week. We will be taking a math quiz Tuesday on coordinate graphing. The test for Order of Operations will be later this week (students not ready yet).
Homework: Thursday, November 1, 2012
Awards assembly tomorrow 12:50
Reading: 30 minutes AR
Study for Vocab test tomorrow
Science: Planner check tomorrow in homerooms
In class: Continue in study of relationship between plant and animal: cells - tissue - organs - systems and photosynthesis
Completing pages 1 & 2 of Life Science Flipbook for Chapter 3.
Monday, October 29, 2012
NEW TRIMESTER BEGINS TODAY. PARENT CONFERENCES NEXT WEEK.
- finish writing spelling word definitions. (write a definition of your spelling word in your own words).
- study vocabulary words; Test on Friday. Must know part of speech the word is from
- read 30 miniutes, New AR goals start today.
Explain to family member xylem and how you proved it works (celery) Lab today
In class: beginning our Life Science (plants and animals) unit. Continue working on vocab and terms
having to do with plants cells and tissue.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Due to my absences the past week, I chose to postpone this week’s spelling test. The students will get vocabulary words on Monday and we will be back to our regular routine next week. Spelling test will be Thursday and vocabulary test will be on Friday.
***AR goals were altered to reflect 20 minutes of reading each night. This lowered the number of points needed to get to 100%***
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
**TEST tomorrow on Explorers. Open flipbook test :) Study page 1 in particular to prepare.
In class: continued review of Explorer info and worked on test questions with partners to prepare for tomorrow's test.
Next we jump back to Science and begin Unit B (Life Sciences: Organisms & Human Body Systems
**There will be a research report due on December 4 and the hands on Dissection is on December 6.
Mark your calendars: Parent volunteers welcome!
Alvey homeroom: Please fill out the Parent Conference sheet and return it to me either tomorrow or friday. Times= first come basis
Study spelling (Mae Jemison)
AR 30 minutes
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
- Read for 30 minutes AR goals end on October 25, 2012
- worked on writing notes on our flip book posters about the verb to be. Took notes on singular and plural forms of the the verb to be.
- completed workbook pg 131 in cursive
Monday, October 15, 2012
- get progress report and spelling test signed
- complete reading workbook pgs 101-102 and pg 79
- indpendent reading of Fear Place and completed workbook pg 100
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Homework; Read 30 minutes, study for spelling test
Classwork; Finished workbook pgs 73 and 74. (types of nouns) Started the rough draft of Worst of Friends.
Sub today; review for science test. Notebooks and flip books will be given back to students to use on the test. Questions on the test were reviewed in the room.
Workbook pg 61 1-10 and 15-18. Fraction test will be next Tuesday.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Homework; Read 30 minutes. Study for spelling test.
Classwork; We identified types of nouns. We completed workbook pgs 73 and 74.
AR reading goals should be at 75% on Friday.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Homework: Get spelling and voc test signed. Read for 30 minutes, complete reading workbookpgs 67,68, and 105
Classwork: Created foldable book to use as a note taking guide. Today we identified types of nouns. Please review with your child a common, proper, possessive, and pronoun.
We are continuing working on mult./div./add./sub. of fractions. The classes are getting close to taking a test on these concepts. Integers and Order of Operations were introduced last week and were continued today.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
READING: *30 min *Study for spelling test tomorrow *practice vocab words
Science: Keep up nightly review of Ch 1 & 2 for unit test next week (Oct 11)
Math: PW 83 #1-10
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Homework: Read 30 minutes. Study for spelling test. Review vocabulary words.
Classwork; We continued our lesson on identifying the entire subject and predicate of a sentence. Please make sure your child can tell you what a noun, adjective, verb, and adverb are. We will be doing literacy circles with Sign of the Beaver on Wed. and writing a paragraph on Thursday and Friday.
Spelling test on Thursday.
Vocabulary test on Friday
Monday, October 1, 2012
Homework: Get spelling test and AR update slips signed and return tomorrow. Review vocabulary words. Read 30 minutes. Complete workbook pages 89 and 90.
***Mrs. Miller's students write spelling words 3x each, read 30 minutes.***
Classwork: We reviewed subject and predicate parts of a sentence and what nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs were.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
HW Read 30 minutes, study for vocabulary test tomorrow
Classwork; took spelling test. Worked in literacy circles with the book Sign of the Beaver.
Students took fraction (multiplication/division) quiz
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Read 30 minutes.
Study for spelling test on Thursday and vocabulary test on Friday.
classwork: Finished graphic organizer for Worst of Friends, began writing summary of the story.
***AR goal updates will be sent home on Thursday or Friday of this week.***
Reviewed mult./div. of fractions and decimals. Quiz tomorrow (see Tuesday post). Homework-Homework Practice Book p. 111 (1-11)
Study for Ch 2 test tomorrow. (Textbook, notebook, flipbook) It will be an open book/note test as well
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Read 30 minutes.
Study for spelling and voc tests.
classwork: Took Theme 1 Tests
Science sign ch 2 lesson2 quiz, study hard for the ch 2 test Thursday, finish flip book (optional). Will finish any blank areas
tomorrow if not completed today.
Summary: finished notebook pages 19-24 We spent a great deal of time focusing on
physical vs chemical changes... ask your child to explain :)
Math-Continuing on multiplication/division of fractions. Test will be Thursday. Test will also include a few decimal addition/subtraction/multiplication problems.
Monday, September 24, 2012
READING: Example of spelling pyramid
Read 30 minutes everyday this week! b
Get spelling test signed. ba
Draw pictures for vocabualry words bas
Write spelling pyramides for each word. bask
In class: We have started a new theme in the reading series. We will be doing a lot of writing in the next few weeks. We will be taking the theme tests for Theme 1 on Tuesday.
Science Summary: Took a quick quiz on Ch 2 Lesson 2 after a full review. This material was covered last week. Open note/book... I read the test to the class, explained all the answers, then gave it to them. New concepts: Have you child explain the difference between Potential energy and kinetic energy, as well as Reactants - Products. Continued to work on flipbook and reading Ch 2. Prep for chapter 2 test Thursday. Salmon drawing due Friday. (4th grarde review)
Reminders: 1) Intersession Tues - Wed - Thurs
2) Band tomorrow
3) Friday is "Backwards" Day
Friday, September 21, 2012
Progress Reports went home today!
Science: Ch 2 test next Thursday -open note/book
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Cowboy Hat day Friday
READING- Read 30 minutes.
Classwork-Reading Literacy Circles, Sign of the Beaver. We are now finished with Theme 1 in our reading anthology. We will be taking the theme tests and moving into Theme 2. Weekly vocabulary and spelling tests from the Theme will continue. Integrated into the Theme will be an emphasis on writing. Students will be developing paragraphs and essays that include prewriting skills, rough drafts, and final revisions. This will include the use of root words, prefixes, suffixes, so some of the vocabulary lists will come from writing book.
Science - Homework:get elements/compounds quiz signed and any unfinished classwork (notebook pages 15-16 Lesson 1-2)
Summary: Reviewed Ch 2 Lesson 1. Completed notebook pp15-16 L 1-2. St's can work ahead to L 3 & 4 if desired. Started Ch 2
flipbook (Physical & Chemical changes) to be used for study and test purposes.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
READING- study spelling words, test Thur.
Read 30 minutes, students should be at 50% of their goals by Friday, September 21, 2012
Classwork was identifying the rising action in the story Worst of Friends. We will continue to identify the climax and resolution tomorrow and then write a summary of the story. We are working on singular and proper nouns. We will also be working on simple subjects and simple predicates.
Math-Homework is page 109 in the Homework Practice Book. Do not do problems 1,2,11, and 12.
Remember, when two variables are "touching"...for example "ab", that means to multiply.
We are continuing to mulitply and divide fractions in class.
Science - Sub today. NO homework (unless you have unfinished classwork - see below)
Summary: Ch 2 lesson 1: Understanding the Physical and Chemical changes. Completed wkbk p 15 for Lesson 1. Extra credit due today.
Thursday September 13, 2012
Math-Quiz Friday on converting mixed to improper and improper to mixed fractions. Focus for next several days will be on reducing fractions, as well as multiplication and division of fractions.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
- read 30 minutes
- study spelling words, test on Thursday
*study notebook and text for Chapter 1 test tomorrow
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
*Finish classwork - completion of pp 1-5 & p 8
*Study completed pages and flashcards (Test on Thursday)
Monday, September 10, 2012
- Get last week's spelling and vocabulary tests signed.
- Complete Zebra workbook pg 13.
- Study this week's spelling and vocabulary words.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Read 30 minutes. Study for spelling test on Thursday. Vocabualry test on Friday.
Complete decimal WS problems 1-10
Quiz tomorrow (Thursday) on addition, subtraction, and multiplication of decimals. We are now studying fractions...starting with multiplication/division then addition/subtraction.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
- get spelling and vocabulary tests signed
- read 30 minutes
- show parents your AR slips
- study new spelling and voc words
- Spelling test Thursday
- Vocabulary test Friday
Social Studies / Science
SS test signature (Frazee & Alvey only) Graham will do this tomorrow night.
Read Science text pp XII - XXIV (materials, safety...)
Thursday, August 30, 2012
30 minutes AR Study vocabulary for test Friday
finish flipbook (we worked on it for over an hour today in class)
complete PW 22-23 study guide
***We start Science next week :)
*** bring in pop tops
Spirit wear :)
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
PICTURE DAY TOMORROW!!!
Draw (in pencil) 3 single items for each region in the flipbook. 15 in all. NOT a scene. Ust the tables and textbook to help with ideas.
Be neat. Flipbook project is due Friday *100 points :)
August 28, 2012
Read 30 minutes. Study for spelling and vocabulary tests.
Complete tables glued into flipbook. Leave "other" blank. Be very neat :)
Read 30 minutes. Get spelling and vocabulary tests signed. Do reading workbook pgs 20-21. Review story Earthquake Terror, quiz Tuesday. Study root words, test on Friday.
Trace over all lettering on flipbook with either colored pencils or crayon. Flipbook is due on Friday and worth 100 points. Most of the work will be completed in class and will cover Chapter 2 :)