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FIELD TRIP!

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Interactive Read Aloud: Teacher's Choice
Testing Strategies and Preparation
Writing Review:  What does a complete paragraph look like?

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Interactive Read-Aloud: Teacher's Choice
Test Strategies and Preparation
Grammar Review:  Contractions, Conjunctions, Irregular Plural Nouns, and Adjectives

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TN Ready Practice Test, Subpart 3
Includes:  Independent reading passages and questions, 1-minute timed fluency, and phonemic awareness questioning

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Fighting for a Cause - DOMAIN ASSESSMENT, DAY 2
"How did ordinary people fight for a cause and make changes?'"
 
Vocabulary: courage, ballots, admirable, proud, challenge, boycott, extraordinary, plight, obstacles
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "How did Rosa Parks help the civil rights movement?"

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Fighting for a Cause - DOMAIN ASSESSMENT, DAY 1
"How did ordinary people fight for a cause and make changes?'"
 
Vocabulary: courage, ballots, admirable, proud, challenge, boycott, extraordinary, plight, obstacles
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "How did Rosa Parks help the civil rights movement?"

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Celebrating Those Who Fought for a Cause
"How did ordinary people fight for a cause and make changes?'"
 
Vocabulary: courage, ballots, admirable, proud, challenge, boycott, extraordinary, plight, obstacles
Vocabulary Quiz on 4/5/2019
 
Phonics: Double Vowels (ou, ow)
Spelling Words: outside, loud, south, cow, down, now, pound, bought, brought, piece
Spelling Test on 4/5/2019
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "How did Rosa Parks help the civil rights movement?"
 

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Cesar Chavez: Protector of Workers' Rights
"What causes did Cesar Chavez fight for?'"
 
Vocabulary: courage, ballots, admirable, proud, challenge, boycott, extraordinary, plight, obstacles
Vocabulary Quiz on 4/5/2019
 
Phonics: Double Vowels (ou, ow)
Spelling Words: outside, loud, south, cow, down, now, pound, bought, brought, piece
Spelling Test on 4/5/2019
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "How did Rosa Parks help the civil rights movement?"
 

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Martin Luther King Jr.: Defender of the Dream
"How was Martin Luther King Jr. important to the civil rights movement?'"
 
Vocabulary: courage, ballots, admirable, proud, challenge, boycott, extraordinary, plight, obstacles
Vocabulary Quiz on 4/5/2019
 
Phonics: Double Vowels (ou, ow)
Spelling Words: outside, loud, south, cow, down, now, pound, bought, brought, piece
Spelling Test on 4/5/2019
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "How did Rosa Parks help the civil rights movement?"
 

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Rosa Parks: The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement
"What important event happened to inspire Rosa Parks' decision to fight for a cause?'"
 
Vocabulary: courage, ballots, admirable, proud, challenge, boycott, extraordinary, plight, obstacles
Vocabulary Quiz on 4/5/2019
 
Phonics: Double Vowels (ou, ow)
Spelling Words: outside, loud, south, cow, down, now, pound, bought, brought, piece
Spelling Test on 4/5/2019
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "How did Rosa Parks help the civil rights movement?"
 

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Jackie Robinson: Champion of Equality
"How did Jackie Robinson fight for civil rights in sports?'"
 
Vocabulary: courage, ballots, admirable, proud, challenge, boycott, extraordinary, plight, obstacles
Vocabulary Quiz on 3/29/2019
 
Phonics: Double Vowels (ou, ow)
Spelling Words: brown, bow, flower, crowd, cloud, noun, mouse, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Spelling Test on 3/29/2019
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "How did Jackie Robinson change the history of sports?"
 
Grammar: Using an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.
Grammar Quiz on 3/29/2019

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Mary McLeod Bethune: A Dedicated Teacher
"How did Mary McLeod Bethune improve opportunities for African American girls?'"
 
Vocabulary: courage, ballots, admirable, proud, challenge, boycott, extraordinary, plight, obstacles
Vocabulary Quiz on 3/29/2019
 
Phonics: Double Vowels (ou, ow)
Spelling Words: brown, bow, flower, crowd, cloud, noun, mouse, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Spelling Test on 3/29/2019
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "How did Jackie Robinson change the history of sports?"
 
Grammar: Using an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.
Grammar Quiz on 3/29/2019

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Eleanor Roosevelt: A Voice for Human Rights
"Why did Eleanor Roosevelt fight for both civil rights and human rights?'"
 
Vocabulary: courage, ballots, admirable, proud, challenge, boycott, extraordinary, plight, obstacles
Vocabulary Quiz on 3/29/2019
 
Phonics: Double Vowels (ou, ow)
Spelling Words: brown, bow, flower, crowd, cloud, noun, mouse, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Spelling Test on 3/29/2019
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "How did Jackie Robinson change the history of sports?"
 
Grammar: Using an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.
Grammar Quiz on 3/29/2019

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Susan B. Anthony: An Advocate for Women's Rights
"How did Susan B. Anthony make the world a fairer place for women?'"
 
Vocabulary: courage, ballots, admirable, proud, challenge, boycott, extraordinary, plight, obstacles
Vocabulary Quiz on 3/29/2019
 
Phonics: Double Vowels (ou, ow)
Spelling Words: brown, bow, flower, crowd, cloud, noun, mouse, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Spelling Test on 3/29/2019
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "How did Jackie Robinson change the history of sports?"
 
Grammar: Using an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.
Grammar Quiz on 3/29/2019

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People Who Fought for a Cause
"Who were the people that fought for a cause?'"
 
Vocabulary: courage, ballots, admirable, proud, challenge, boycott, extraordinary, plight, obstacles
Vocabulary Quiz on 3/29/2019
 
Phonics: Double Vowels (ou, ow)
Spelling Words: brown, bow, flower, crowd, cloud, noun, mouse, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Spelling Test on 3/29/2019
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "How did Jackie Robinson change the history of sports?"
 
Grammar: Using an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.
Grammar Quiz on 3/29/2019

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Incentive Day!
 
 
 
Phonics: V-C-E Words and Double Vowels (o)
Spelling Words: follow, foamy, lose, tomorrow, beautiful, roads, soaked, mowed, snowstorms, goats
Spelling Test on 3/22/2019
 
 
Grammar: Using an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives
Grammar Quiz on 3/22/2019

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Immigration - Domain Assessment and Writing Task
"Why did people want to immigrate to the United States?'"
 
Vocabulary: immigrants, opportunity, traditional, afford, exhausting, support, settlers, naturalized citizen, disagreements, guaranteed
Domain Assessment on 3/21/2019
 
Phonics: V-C-E Words and Double Vowels (o)
Spelling Words: follow, foamy, lose, tomorrow, beautiful, roads, soaked, mowed, snowstorms, goats
Spelling Test on 3/22/2019
 
Writing: Writing a friendly letter.
Writing Task on 3/21/2019
 
Grammar: Using an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives
Grammar Quiz on 3/22/2019

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Immigration and Citizenship
"What are some of the rights and responsibilities of citizens?'"
 
Vocabulary: immigrants, opportunity, traditional, afford, exhausting, support, settlers, naturalized citizen, disagreements, guaranteed
Domain Assessment on 3/21/2019
 
Phonics: V-C-E Words and Double Vowels (o)
Spelling Words: follow, foamy, lose, tomorrow, beautiful, roads, soaked, mowed, snowstorms, goats
Spelling Test on 3/22/2019
 
Writing: Writing a friendly letter.
Writing Task on 3/21/2019
 
Grammar: Using an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives
Grammar Quiz on 3/22/2019

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We the People
"Why is the Constitution important to the citizens of the United States?'"
 
Vocabulary: immigrants, opportunity, traditional, afford, exhausting, support, settlers, naturalized citizen, disagreements, guaranteed
Domain Assessment on 3/21/2019
 
Phonics: V-C-E Words and Double Vowels (o)
Spelling Words: follow, foamy, lose, tomorrow, beautiful, roads, soaked, mowed, snowstorms, goats
Spelling Test on 3/22/2019
 
Writing: Writing a friendly letter.
Writing Task on 3/21/2019
 
Grammar: Using an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives
Grammar Quiz on 3/22/2019

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Becoming a Citizen
"What does it mean to be an American citizen? How can immigrants become a U.S. citizen?'"
 
Vocabulary: immigrants, opportunity, traditional, afford, exhausting, support, settlers, naturalized citizen, disagreements, guaranteed
Domain Assessment on 3/21/2019
 
Phonics: V-C-E Words and Double Vowels (o)
Spelling Words: follow, foamy, lose, tomorrow, beautiful, roads, soaked, mowed, snowstorms, goats
Spelling Test on 3/22/2019
 
Writing: Writing a friendly letter.
Writing Task on 3/21/2019
 
Grammar: Using an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives
Grammar Quiz on 3/22/2019

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Read Across America Week - Hat Day!
 
Accelerated Reader Classroom Competition
 
Spelling Test - Fundations, Unit 12, Week 2
Vocabulary Test - Immigration
Cold Read and Comprehension Questions
 
 
Vocabulary: immigrants, opportunity, traditional, afford, exhausting, support, settlers, naturalized citizen, disagreements, guaranteed
 
Phonics: V-C-E Words and Double Vowels (oi, oy)
Spelling Words: boat, toe, snow, float, doe, show, tow, Monday, Tuesday, cousin
Spelling Test on 3/8/2019
 
Writing: Writing a friendly letter.

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Read Across America Week - Career day! Dress as what you want to be when you grow up!
 
A Mosaic of Immigrants
"Compare and contrast immigration today to the stories we've heard so far."
 
Vocabulary: immigrants, opportunity, traditional, afford, exhausting, support, settlers, naturalized citizen, disagreements, guaranteed
 
Phonics: V-C-E Words and Double Vowels (oi, oy)
Spelling Words: boat, toe, snow, float, doe, show, tow, Monday, Tuesday, cousin
Spelling Test on 3/8/2019
 
Writing: Writing a friendly letter.

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Read Across America Week - State Day! Dress up to represent your favorite state!
 
A Land of Opportunity
"Why was America called the 'Land of Opportunity?'"
 
Vocabulary: immigrants, opportunity, traditional, afford, exhausting, support, settlers, naturalized citizen, disagreements, guaranteed
 
Phonics: V-C-E Words and Double Vowels (oi, oy)
Spelling Words: boat, toe, snow, float, doe, show, tow, Monday, Tuesday, cousin
Spelling Test on 3/8/2019
 
Writing: Writing a friendly letter.

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Read Across America Week - Book Character Day! Dress up as your favorite book character.
 
Gold Mountain
"What factors inspired Chinese immigrants to emigrate from China to America?"
 
Vocabulary: immigrants, opportunity, traditional, afford, exhausting, support, settlers, naturalized citizen, disagreements, guaranteed
 
Phonics: V-C-E Words and Double Vowels (oi, oy)
Spelling Words: boat, toe, snow, float, doe, show, tow, Monday, Tuesday, cousin
Spelling Test on 3/8/2019
 
Writing: Writing a friendly letter.

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Read Across America Week - Pajama Day!!!
 
From Ireland to New York City
"What made the U.S. a land of opportunity for families who immigrated because of the potato blight in Ireland?"
 
Vocabulary: immigrants, opportunity, traditional, afford, exhausting, support, settlers, naturalized citizen, disagreements, guaranteed
 
Phonics: V-C-E Words and Double Vowels (oi, oy)
Spelling Words: boat, toe, snow, float, doe, show, tow, Monday, Tuesday, cousin
Spelling Test on 3/8/2019
 
Writing: Writing a friendly letter.

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Life in the City
"What was life like for immigrants in a big city?"
 
Vocabulary: immigrants, opportunity, traditional, afford, exhausting, support, settlers, naturalized citizen, disagreements, guaranteed
 
Phonics: V-C-E Words and Double Vowels (oi, oy)
Spelling Words: coin, boy, boil, spoiled, destroy, joyful, joining, favorite, early, ocean
Spelling Test on 3/1/2019
 
Writing: Writing a friendly letter.

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A Little Giant Comes to America
"Why did Charles Steinmetz come to America and how did he help the United States?"
 
Vocabulary: immigrants, opportunity, traditional, afford, exhausting, support, settlers, naturalized citizen, disagreements, guaranteed
 
Phonics: V-C-E Words and Double Vowels (oi, oy)
Spelling Words: coin, boy, boil, spoiled, destroy, joyful, joining, favorite, early, ocean
Spelling Test on 3/1/2019
 
Writing: Writing a friendly letter.

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E Pluribus Unum
"What is the connection between the phrase 'E Pluribus Unum' and immigration?"
 
Vocabulary: immigrants, opportunity, traditional, afford, exhausting, support, settlers, naturalized citizen, disagreements, guaranteed
 
Phonics: V-C-E Words and Double Vowels (oi, oy)
Spelling Words: coin, boy, boil, spoiled, destroy, joyful, joining, favorite, early, ocean
Spelling Test on 3/1/2019
 
Writing: Writing a friendly letter.

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The Human Body - Writing Task
"How does our body work together to keep us healthy?"
 
Vocabulary: systems, observations, functions, nourish, absorb, toxic, essential, variety, recovery
Vocabulary Assessment on 2/21/2019
 
Phonics: V-C-E Words and Double Vowels (oi, oy)
Spelling Words: coin, boy, boil, spoiled, destroy, joyful, joining, favorite, early, ocean
Spelling Test on 3/1/2019
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "How does our body work together to keep us healthy?"

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The Human Body - Domain Assessment
"How does our body work together to keep us healthy?"
 
Vocabulary: systems, observations, functions, nourish, absorb, toxic, essential, variety, recovery
Vocabulary Assessment on 2/21/2019
 
Phonics: V-C-E Words and Double Vowels (oi, oy)
Spelling Words: coin, boy, boil, spoiled, destroy, joyful, joining, favorite, early, ocean
Spelling Test on 3/1/2019
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "How does our body work together to keep us healthy?"

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A Healthy Human Body
"Why is it important to stay healthy?"
 
Vocabulary: systems, observations, functions, nourish, absorb, toxic, essential, variety, recovery
Vocabulary Quiz on 2/22/2019
 
Phonics: V-C-E Words and Double Vowels (ee, ea, ey)
Spelling Words: chimney, donkey, breakfast, head, ready, valley, greedy, teacher, beak, beef
Spelling Test on 2/22/2019
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "How does our digestive system work?

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A Well Balanced Diet
"According to the text, what types of foods should you choose most often?"
 
Vocabulary: systems, observations, functions, nourish, absorb, toxic, essential, variety, recovery
Vocabulary Quiz on 2/22/2019
 
Phonics: V-C-E Words and Double Vowels (ee, ea, ey)
Spelling Words: chimney, donkey, breakfast, head, ready, valley, greedy, teacher, beak, beef
Spelling Test on 2/22/2019
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "How does our digestive system work?

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Nutrients
"What 6 nutrients are essential to healthy bodies?"
 
Vocabulary: systems, observations, functions, nourish, absorb, toxic, essential, variety, recovery
Vocabulary Quiz on 2/22/2019
 
Phonics: V-C-E Words and Double Vowels (ee, ea, ey)
Spelling Words: chimney, donkey, breakfast, head, ready, valley, greedy, teacher, beak, beef
Spelling Test on 2/22/2019
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "How does our digestive system work?

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The Excretory System
"What are the names of the 2 organs in the excretory system and what are their functions?"
 
Vocabulary: systems, observations, functions, nourish, absorb, toxic, essential, variety, recovery
Vocabulary Quiz on 2/22/2019
 
Phonics: V-C-E Words and Double Vowels (ee, ea, ey)
Spelling Words: chimney, donkey, breakfast, head, ready, valley, greedy, teacher, beak, beef
Spelling Test on 2/22/2019
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "How does our digestive system work?

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The Digestive System
"How does food move through your digestive system?"
 
Vocabulary: systems, observations, functions, nourish, absorb, toxic, essential, variety, recovery
Vocabulary Quiz on 2/15/2019
 
Phonics: V-C-E Words and Double Vowels (ea, ee)
Spelling Words: whose, won, son, heal, read, week, weak, speech, Jeep, key
Spelling Test on 2/15/2019
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "How does our digestive system work?

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Organs
"What do similar tissues join together to form?"
 
Vocabulary: systems, observations, functions, nourish, absorb, toxic, essential, variety, recovery
Vocabulary Quiz on 2/15/2019
 
Phonics: V-C-E Words and Double Vowels (ea, ee)
Spelling Words: whose, won, son, heal, read, week, weak, speech, Jeep, key
Spelling Test on 2/15/2019
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "How does our digestive system work?

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Cells and Tissues
"What is the relationship between cells and tissues in the human body?"
 
Vocabulary: systems, observations, functions, nourish, absorb, toxic, essential, variety, recovery
Vocabulary Quiz on 2/15/2019
 
Phonics: V-C-E Words and Double Vowels (ea, ee)
Spelling Words: whose, won, son, heal, read, week, weak, speech, Jeep, key
Spelling Test on 2/15/2019
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "How does our digestive system work?

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Anton van Leeuwenhoek
"What did Anton discover and why was it important?"
 
Vocabulary: systems, observations, functions, nourish, absorb, toxic, essential, variety, recovery
Vocabulary Quiz on 2/15/2019
 
Phonics: V-C-E Words and Double Vowels (ea, ee)
Spelling Words: whose, won, son, heal, read, week, weak, speech, Jeep, key
Spelling Test on 2/15/2019
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "How does our digestive system work?

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The Amazing Human Body
"Why is the human body sometimes called the human machine?"
 
Vocabulary: systems, observations, functions, nourish, absorb, toxic, essential, variety, recovery
Vocabulary Quiz on 2/15/2019
 
Phonics: V-C-E Words and Double Vowels (ea, ee)
Spelling Words: whose, won, son, heal, read, week, weak, speech, Jeep, key
Spelling Test on 2/15/2019
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "How does our digestive system work?

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THE U.S. CIVIL WAR -- WRITING TASK (ASSESSMENT)
"Which person or event was most important during the Civil War?"
 
Vocabulary: value, rebellious, economy, expand, Confederacy, Union, civilians, advisors, wounded, abolished, defeat, united
Domain Assessment on 2/7/19
 
Phonics: V-C-E Works, Double Vowels, and Suffixes
Spelling Words: baby, complain, safe, delay, replay, trays, rain, America, school, thought
Spelling Test on 2/8/19
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "In your opinion which person or event was most important during the Civil War?"
Writing Task (Assessment) on 2/8/19 

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THE U.S. CIVIL WAR -- DOMAIN ASSESSMENT
"Which events and people were most important during the Civil War?"
 
Vocabulary: value, rebellious, economy, expand, Confederacy, Union, civilians, advisors, wounded, abolished, defeat, united
Domain Assessment on 2/7/19
 
Phonics: V-C-E Works, Double Vowels, and Suffixes
Spelling Words: baby, complain, safe, delay, replay, trays, rain, America, school, thought
Spelling Test on 2/8/19
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "In your opinion which person or event was most important during the Civil War?"
Writing Task (Assessment) on 2/8/19 

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The Patchwork Path:  A Quilt Map to Freedom*
"How did Hannah's quilt help her escape from slavery?"
 
Vocabulary: value, rebellious, economy, expand, Confederacy, Union, civilians, advisors, wounded, abolished, defeat, united
Domain Assessment on 2/7/19
 
Phonics: V-C-E Works, Double Vowels, and Suffixes
Spelling Words: baby, complain, safe, delay, replay, trays, rain, America, school, thought
Spelling Test on 2/8/19
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "In your opinion which person or event was most important during the Civil War?"
Writing Task (Assessment) on 2/8/19 
 
*Sub Day

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The End of the War
"What happened at the end of the Civil War?"
 
Vocabulary: value, rebellious, economy, expand, Confederacy, Union, civilians, advisors, wounded, abolished, defeat, united
Domain Assessment on 2/7/19
 
Phonics: V-C-E Works, Double Vowels, and Suffixes
Spelling Words: baby, complain, safe, delay, replay, trays, rain, America, school, thought
Spelling Test on 2/8/19
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "In your opinion which person or event was most important during the Civil War?"
Writing Task (Assessment) on 2/8/19 

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Ulysses S. Grant
"How was Ulysses S. Grant different from Robert E. Lee?"
 
Vocabulary: value, rebellious, economy, expand, Confederacy, Union, civilians, advisors, wounded, abolished, defeat, united
Domain Assessment on 2/7/19
 
Phonics: V-C-E Works, Double Vowels, and Suffixes
Spelling Words: baby, complain, safe, delay, replay, trays, rain, America, school, thought
Spelling Test on 2/8/19
 
Writing: Opinion Writing - "In your opinion which person or event was most important during the Civil War?"
Writing Task (Assessment) on 2/8/19 

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Ulysses S. Grant
"How was Ulysses S. Grant different from Robert E. Lee?"
 
Vocabulary: value, rebellious, economy, expand, Confederacy, Union, civilians, advisors, wounded, abolished, defeat, united
Vocabulary Quiz on 2/1/19
 
Phonics: R-Controlled Vowel Sounds
Spelling Words: bait, play, train, drain, mane, main, sway, great, country, away
Spelling Test on 2/1/19
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What important events and people of the Civil War era were important to American history?

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The Emancipation Proclamation
"What are the reasons President Lincoln is still remembered today?"
 
Vocabulary: value, rebellious, economy, expand, Confederacy, Union, civilians, advisors, wounded, abolished, defeat, united
Vocabulary Quiz on 2/1/19
 
Phonics: R-Controlled Vowel Sounds
Spelling Words: bait, play, train, drain, mane, main, sway, great, country, away
Spelling Test on 2/1/19
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What important events and people of the Civil War era were important to American history?

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Clara Barton
"What important role did Clara Barton play in the Civil War?"
 
Vocabulary: value, rebellious, economy, expand, Confederacy, Union, civilians, advisors, wounded, abolished, defeat, united
Vocabulary Quiz on 2/1/19
 
Phonics: R-Controlled Vowel Sounds
Spelling Words: bait, play, train, drain, mane, main, sway, great, country, away
Spelling Test on 2/1/19
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What important events and people of the Civil War era were important to American history?

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Robert E. Lee
"Why was Robert E. Lee chosen to command the Confederate Army?"
 
Vocabulary: value, rebellious, economy, expand, Confederacy, Union, civilians, advisors, wounded, abolished, defeat, united
Vocabulary Quiz on 2/1/19
 
Phonics: R-Controlled Vowel Sounds
Spelling Words: bait, play, train, drain, mane, main, sway, great, country, away
Spelling Test on 2/1/19
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What important events and people of the Civil War era were important to American history?

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The War Begins
"How did the Confederate response to the Union attack lengthen the Civil War?"
 
Vocabulary: value, rebellious, economy, expand, Confederacy, Union, civilians, advisors, wounded, abolished, defeat, united
Vocabulary Quiz on 2/1/19
 
Phonics: R-Controlled Vowel Sounds
Spelling Words: bait, play, train, drain, mane, main, sway, great, country, away
Spelling Test on 2/1/19
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What important events and people of the Civil War era were important to American history?

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The U.S. Civil War -- Domain Assessment, Part 1
"What important events and people of the Civil War era were important to American history?"
 
Vocabulary: value, rebellious, economy, expand, Confederacy, Union, civilians, advisors, wounded, abolished, defeat, united
Vocabulary Quiz on 1/25/19
 
Phonics: R-Controlled Vowel Sounds
Spelling Words: ruler, spider, panther, termite, monster, surprise, thirty, father, brother, mother
Spelling Test on 1/25/19
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What important events and people of the Civil War era were important to American history?

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The Division of the United States
"What led to the division of the United States?"
 
Vocabulary: value, rebellious, economy, expand, Confederacy, Union, civilians, advisors, wounded, abolished, defeat, united
Vocabulary Quiz on 1/25/19
 
Phonics: R-Controlled Vowel Sounds
Spelling Words: ruler, spider, panther, termite, monster, surprise, thirty, father, brother, mother
Spelling Test on 1/25/19
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What important events and people of the Civil War era were important to American history?

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Abraham Lincoln
"What is the disagreement in the read aloud about?"
 
Vocabulary: value, rebellious, economy, expand, Confederacy, Union, civilians, advisors, wounded, abolished, defeat, united
Vocabulary Quiz on 1/25/19
 
Phonics: R-Controlled Vowel Sounds
Spelling Words: ruler, spider, panther, termite, monster, surprise, thirty, father, brother, mother
Spelling Test on 1/25/19
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What important events and people of the Civil War era were important to American history?

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The Controversy over Slavery
"How were the North and South states different?"
 
Vocabulary: value, rebellious, economy, expand, Confederacy, Union, civilians, advisors, wounded, abolished, defeat, united
Vocabulary Quiz on 1/25/19
 
Phonics: R-Controlled Vowel Sounds
Spelling Words: ruler, spider, panther, termite, monster, surprise, thirty, father, brother, mother
Spelling Test on 1/25/19
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What important events and people of the Civil War era were important to American history?

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The Controversy over Slavery
"How were the North and South states different?"
 
Vocabulary: value, rebellious, economy, expand, Confederacy, Union, civilians, advisors, wounded, abolished, defeat, united
Vocabulary Quiz on 1/25/19
 
Phonics: R-Controlled Vowel Sounds
Spelling Words: bird, burn, first, church, verb, term, birch, picture, learn, earth
Spelling Test on 1/18/19
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What important events and people of the Civil War era were important to American history?
 

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Harriet Tubman, Part 2
"How did Harriet Tubman fight for her freedom?"
 
Vocabulary: value, rebellious, economy, expand, Confederacy, Union, civilians, advisors, wounded, abolished, defeat, united
Vocabulary Quiz on 1/25/19
 
Phonics: R-Controlled Vowel Sounds
Spelling Words: bird, burn, first, church, verb, term, birch, picture, learn, earth
Spelling Test on 1/18/19
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What important events and people of the Civil War era were important to American history?
 

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Harriet Tubman, Part 1
"What was Harriet Tubman's life before the Civil War?"
 
Vocabulary: value, rebellious, economy, expand, Confederacy, Union, civilians, advisors, wounded, abolished, defeat, united
Vocabulary Quiz on 1/25/19
 
Phonics: R-Controlled Vowel Sounds
Spelling Words: bird, burn, first, church, verb, term, birch, picture, learn, earth
Spelling Test on 1/18/19
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What important events and people of the Civil War era were important to American history?
 

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Insects - DOMAIN ASSESSMENT
"How are the characteristics of insects unique?"
 
Vocabulary: habitats, microscopic, progression, cooperate, destructive, transparent, mimicry, foe
Domain Assessment on 1/15/19
 
Phonics: R-Controlled Vowel Sounds
Spelling Words: bird, burn, first, church, verb, term, birch, picture, learn, earth
Spelling Test on 1/18/19
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What characteristics make insects unique?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 1/18/2019) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

Friend or Foe
"What are humans doing to harm insects and how will this affect our world?"
 
Vocabulary: habitats, microscopic, progression, cooperate, destructive, transparent, mimicry, foe
Domain Assessment on 1/15/19
 
Phonics: R-Controlled Vowel Sounds
Spelling Words: bird, burn, first, church, verb, term, birch, picture, learn, earth
Spelling Test on 1/18/19
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What characteristics make insects unique?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 1/18/2019) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

Armored Tanks of the Insect World
"What is unique about beetles?"
 
Vocabulary: habitats, microscopic, progression, cooperate, destructive, transparent, mimicry, foe
Quiz 1/11/2019
 
Phonics: R-Controlled Vowel Sounds
Spelling Words: art, torch, reporting, charm, marches, acorn, explore, world, answer, different
Spelling Test on 1/11/2019
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What characteristics make insects unique?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 1/11/2019) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

Insects that Glow and Sing
"How do fireflies, cicadas, and crickets communicate in unique ways?"
 
Vocabulary: habitats, microscopic, progression, cooperate, destructive, transparent, mimicry, foe
Quiz 1/11/2019
 
Phonics: R-Controlled Vowel Sounds
Spelling Words: art, torch, reporting, charm, marches, acorn, explore, world, answer, different
Spelling Test on 1/11/2019
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What characteristics make insects unique?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 1/11/2019) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

Social Insects:  Ants and Termites
"How are ants and termites different from other social insects?"
 
Vocabulary: habitats, microscopic, progression, cooperate, destructive, transparent, mimicry, foe
Quiz 1/11/2019
 
Phonics: R-Controlled Vowel Sounds
Spelling Words: art, torch, reporting, charm, marches, acorn, explore, world, answer, different
Spelling Test on 1/11/2019
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What characteristics make insects unique?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 1/11/2019) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

Social Insects: Bees and Wasps
"How must bees work together to help their colony survive?"
 
Vocabulary: habitats, microscopic, progression, cooperate, destructive, transparent, mimicry, foe
Quiz 1/11/2019
 
Phonics: R-Controlled Vowel Sounds
Spelling Words: art, torch, reporting, charm, marches, acorn, explore, world, answer, different
Spelling Test on 1/11/2019
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What characteristics make insects unique?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 1/11/2019) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

Life Cycles of Insects
"What are the two ways that insects develop?"
 
Vocabulary: habitats, microscopic, progression, cooperate, destructive, transparent, mimicry, foe
Quiz 1/11/2019
 
Phonics: R-Controlled Vowel Sounds
Spelling Words: art, torch, reporting, charm, marches, acorn, explore, world, answer, different
Spelling Test on 1/11/2019
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What characteristics make insects unique?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 1/11/2019) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

What makes an insect an insect?
"What characteristics do all insects have in common?"
 
Vocabulary: microscopic - very, very small; such as something so small you would need a special tool like a microscope to see it.
 
Phonics: Fundations Review - no spelling test this week
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - How are the characteristics of insects unique?
 
Homework: 20 minutes of nightly reading. 

Due:

Insects Everywhere!
"Where are the only places on Earth where insects cannot survive?"
 
Vocabulary: habitats - natural homes of plants and animals
 
Phonics: Fundations Review - no spelling test this week
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - How are the characteristics of insects unique?
 
Homework: 20 minutes of nightly reading. 

Due:

Christmas Cookie Exchange
1/2 Day - Dismissal at 11:00am

Due:

The Legend of the Poinsettia 
A Christmas Story & Interactive Read Aloud
 
Grammar: Common and Proper Nouns
 
Phonics: Two-Syllable Words 
 
No spelling test this week!

Due:

Holiday Carnival Day - Behavior Incentive Reward Day

Due:

The Carpenter's Gift
A Christmas Story & Interactive Read Aloud
 
Grammar: Common and Proper Nouns
 
Phonics: Two-Syllable Words 
 
No spelling test this week!

Due:

The Buffalo Hunters
"Who were the buffalo hunters and why did they hunt buffalo?"
 
Vocabulary: sights, voyage, prefer, transport, encountered, territory, endurance, convenient, solemnly
Domain Assessment on 12/14/2018
 
Phonics: Two Syllable Words
Spelling Words:  chilly, safety, bravely, windy, lobby, fluffy, sixty, night, carry, something
Spelling Test on 12/14/2018
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What events made Westward Expansion an important time in American History?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 12/14/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

Working on the Transcontinental Railroad
"How did the transcontinental railroad change the way people traveled?"
 
Vocabulary: sights, voyage, prefer, transport, encountered, territory, endurance, convenient, solemnly
Domain Assessment on 12/14/2018
 
Phonics: Two Syllable Words
Spelling Words:  chilly, safety, bravely, windy, lobby, fluffy, sixty, night, carry, something
Spelling Test on 12/14/2018
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What events made Westward Expansion an important time in American History?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 12/14/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

The Pony Express
"How did the Pony Express help people communicate with each other?"
 
Vocabulary: sights, voyage, prefer, transport, encountered, territory, endurance, convenient, solemnly
Domain Assessment on 12/14/2018
 
Phonics: Two Syllable Words
Spelling Words:  chilly, safety, bravely, windy, lobby, fluffy, sixty, night, carry, something
Spelling Test on 12/14/2018
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What events made Westward Expansion an important time in American History?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 12/14/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

Westward on the Oregon Trail
"What was it like traveling on the Oregon Trail?"
 
Vocabulary: sights, voyage, prefer, transport, encountered, territory, endurance, convenient, solemnly
Domain Assessment on 12/14/2018
 
Phonics: Two Syllable Words
Spelling Words:  chilly, safety, bravely, windy, lobby, fluffy, sixty, night, carry, something
Spelling Test on 12/14/2018
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What events made Westward Expansion an important time in American History?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 12/14/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

The Trail of Tears
"Why did President Andrew Jackson want the Native Americans to move?"
 
Grammar: Common and Proper Nouns Grammar Quiz on 12/7/2018
 
Vocabulary: sights, voyage, prefer, transport, encountered
Vocabulary Quiz on 12/7/2018
 
Phonics: Open Syllable Words
Spelling Words:  city, every, something, motel, depend, robot, bunny, beside, program, baby
Spelling Test on 12/7/2018
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What events made Westward Expansion an important time in American History?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 12/7/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

The Lesson of Sequoyah
"How was Sequoyah important to the Cherokee people?"
 
Grammar: Common and Proper Nouns Grammar Quiz on 12/7/2018
 
Vocabulary: sights, voyage, prefer, transport, encountered
Vocabulary Quiz on 12/7/2018
 
Phonics: Open Syllable Words
Spelling Words:  city, every, something, motel, depend, robot, bunny, beside, program, baby
Spelling Test on 12/7/2018
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What events made Westward Expansion an important time in American History?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 12/7/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

The Journal of a Twelve Year-Old on the Erie Canal
"How did the Erie Canal help with travel during westward expansion?"
 
Grammar: Common and Proper Nouns Grammar Quiz on 12/7/2018
 
Vocabulary: sights, voyage, prefer, transport, encountered
Vocabulary Quiz on 12/7/2018
 
Phonics: Open Syllable Words
Spelling Words:  city, every, something, motel, depend, robot, bunny, beside, program, baby
Spelling Test on 12/7/2018
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What events made Westward Expansion an important time in American History?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 12/7/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

Mr. Fulton's Journey 
"How did Mr. Fulton's invention change the way people traveled?"
 
Grammar: Common and Proper Nouns Grammar Quiz on 12/7/2018
 
Vocabulary: sights, voyage, prefer, transport, encountered
Vocabulary Quiz on 12/7/2018
 
Phonics: Open Syllable Words
Spelling Words:  city, every, something, motel, depend, robot, bunny, beside, program, baby
Spelling Test on 12/7/2018
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What events made Westward Expansion an important time in American History?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 12/7/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

Going West 
"What challenges did the Morgans face on their journey west?"
 
Grammar: Common and Proper Nouns Grammar Quiz on 12/7/2018
 
Vocabulary: sights, voyage, prefer, transport, encountered
Vocabulary Quiz on 12/7/2018
 
Phonics: Open Syllable Words
Spelling Words:  city, every, something, motel, depend, robot, bunny, beside, program, baby
Spelling Test on 12/7/2018
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - What events made Westward Expansion an important time in American History?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 12/7/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

CYCLES IN NATURE -- DOMAIN ASSESSMENT
 
 
Grammar: Adverbs Grammar Quiz on 11/30/2018
 
Vocabulary: thrive, tilt, adapt, protective, germination, replenished, burrow, transparent, precipitation
Vocabulary Quiz on 11/30/2018
 
Phonics: Open Syllable Words
Spelling Words:  eight, large, change, shy, menu, bingo, predict, flu, fly, why
Spelling Test on 11/30/2018
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - How do the cycles in nature work together?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 11/30/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

Four Seasons in One Year
"What causes the different seasons and how does it affect plants and animals?"
 
Grammar: Adverbs Grammar Quiz on 11/30/2018
 
Vocabulary: thrive, tilt, adapt, protective, germination, replenished, burrow, transparent, precipitation
Vocabulary Quiz on 11/30/2018
 
Phonics: Open Syllable Words
Spelling Words:  eight, large, change, shy, menu, bingo, predict, flu, fly, why
Spelling Test on 11/30/2018
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - How do the cycles in nature work together?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 11/30/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

The Water Cycle
"What happens during the water cycle?"
 
Grammar: Adverbs Grammar Quiz on 11/30/2018
 
Vocabulary: thrive, tilt, adapt, protective, germination, replenished, burrow, transparent, precipitation
Vocabulary Quiz on 11/30/2018
 
Phonics: Open Syllable Words
Spelling Words:  eight, large, change, shy, menu, bingo, predict, flu, fly, why
Spelling Test on 11/30/2018
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - How do the cycles in nature work together?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 11/30/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

The Life Cycle of a Butterfly
"What are the stages of a butterfly's life?"
 
Grammar: Adverbs Grammar Quiz on 11/30/2018
 
Vocabulary: thrive, tilt, adapt, protective, germination, replenished, burrow, transparent, precipitation
Vocabulary Quiz on 11/30/2018
 
Phonics: Open Syllable Words
Spelling Words:  eight, large, change, shy, menu, bingo, predict, flu, fly, why
Spelling Test on 11/30/2018
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - How do the cycles in nature work together?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 11/30/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

The Life Cycle of a Frog
"What are the stages of a frog's life?"
 
Grammar: Adverbs Grammar Quiz on 11/30/2018
 
Vocabulary: thrive, tilt, adapt, protective, germination, replenished, burrow, transparent, precipitation
Vocabulary Quiz on 11/30/2018
 
Phonics: Open Syllable Words
Spelling Words:  eight, large, change, shy, menu, bingo, predict, flu, fly, why
Spelling Test on 11/30/2018
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - How do the cycles in nature work together?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 11/30/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

Balloons Over Broadway -- Day 2
"How has the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade changed over time?"
 
Grammar: Adverbs Grammar Quiz on 11/30/2018
 
Vocabulary: articulate, avenues, blimps, floats, helium, jostling, marionette, parade, pulleys, steer, traditions, wobbled
 
Phonics: Compound Words Spelling Test on 11/30/2018
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - "I like watching the balloons in the parade because..."
 
Homework: 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

Balloons Over Broadway
"How has the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade changed over time?"
 
Grammar: Adverbs Grammar Quiz on 11/30/2018
 
Vocabulary: articulate, avenues, blimps, floats, helium, jostling, marionette, parade, pulleys, steer, traditions, wobbled
 
Phonics: Compound Words Spelling Test on 11/30/2018
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - "I like watching the balloons in the parade because..."
 
Homework: 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?
"What are the three stages of a chicken's life?"
 
Grammar: Adjectives Grammar Quiz on 11/16/2018
 
Vocabulary: thrive, tilt, adapt, protective, germination, replenished, burrow, transparent, precipitation
Vocabulary Quiz on 11/16/2018
 
Phonics: Vowel-consonant-e words
reptile, inside, baseball, grapevine, sunrise, disruptive, lifetime, right, place, together
Fluency Sentence:  Did you bring a cupcake for a snack?
Spelling Test on 11/16/2018
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - How do the cycles in nature work together?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 11/16/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

The Life Cycle of a Tree
"What are some differences and similarities between the life cycle of a tree and a plant?"
 
Grammar: Adjectives Grammar Quiz on 11/16/2018
 
Vocabulary: thrive, tilt, adapt, protective, germination, replenished, burrow, transparent, precipitation
Vocabulary Quiz on 11/16/2018
 
Phonics: Vowel-consonant-e words
reptile, inside, baseball, grapevine, sunrise, disruptive, lifetime, right, place, together
Fluency Sentence:  Did you bring a cupcake for a snack?
Spelling Test on 11/16/2018
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - How do the cycles in nature work together?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 11/16/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

Field Trip!

Due:

The Life Cycle of a Plant
"What happens after a seed is planted?"
 
Grammar: Adjectives Grammar Quiz on 11/16/2018
 
Vocabulary: thrive, tilt, adapt, protective, germination, replenished, burrow, transparent, precipitation
Vocabulary Quiz on 11/16/2018
 
Phonics: Vowel-consonant-e words
reptile, inside, baseball, grapevine, sunrise, disruptive, lifetime, right, place, together
Fluency Sentence:  Did you bring a cupcake for a snack?
Spelling Test on 11/16/2018
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - How do the cycles in nature work together?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 11/16/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

Four Seasons in One Year
"What causes the different seasons and how are plants and animals affected?"
 
Grammar: Adverbs Grammar Quiz on 11/9/2018
 
Vocabulary: thrive, tilt, adapt, protective, germination, replenished, burrow, transparent, precipitation
Vocabulary Quiz: thrive, adapt and tilt on 11/9/2018
 
Phonics: Vowel-consonant-e words
reptile, inside, baseball, grapevine, sunrise, disruptive, lifetime, right, place, together
Fluency Sentence:  Did you bring a cupcake for a snack?
Spelling Test on 11/9/2018
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - How do the cycles in nature work together?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 11/9/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

The Reasons for the Seasons
"Why do we have different seasons?"
 
Grammar: Adverbs Grammar Quiz on 11/9/2018
 
Vocabulary: thrive, tilt, adapt, protective, germination, replenished, burrow, transparent, precipitation
Vocabulary Quiz: thrive and tilt on 11/9/2018
 
Phonics: Vowel-consonant-e words
reptile, inside, baseball, grapevine, sunrise, disruptive, lifetime, right, place, together
Fluency Sentence:  Did you bring a cupcake for a snack?
Spelling Test on 11/9/2018
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - How do the cycles in nature work together?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 11/9/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

The Cycle of Daytime and Nighttime
"How does the rotation of the earth cause daytime and nighttime?"
 
Grammar: Adverbs Grammar Quiz on 11/9/2018
 
Vocabulary: thrive, tilt, adapt, protective, germination, replenished, burrow, transparent, precipitation
Vocabulary Quiz: thrive and tilt on 11/9/2018
 
Phonics: Vowel-consonant-e words
reptile, inside, baseball, grapevine, sunrise, disruptive, lifetime, right, place, together
Fluency Sentence:  Did you bring a cupcake for a snack?
Spelling Test on 11/9/2018
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - How do the cycles in nature work together?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 11/9/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

No School - Election Day! 

Due:

The War of 1812 - Domain Assessment
"Why was the War of 1812 an Important Time for America?"
 
Grammar: Adverbs Grammar Quiz on 11/9/2018
 
Phonics: Vowel-consonant-e words
reptile, inside, baseball, grapevine, sunrise, disruptive, lifetime, right, place, together
Fluency Sentence:  Did you bring a cupcake for a snack?
Spelling Test on 11/9/2018
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - Why was the war of 1812 an important time for America?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 11/9/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

Peace and Pirates
"What role did the two pirates play in the Battle of New Orleans?"
  
Vocabulary: Dejected- to feel sad because of loss or failure. Jubilant- to feel great joy
Vocabulary Quiz on 11/2/2018:  represent, patience, magnificent, economy, quench, inspired, astonished, dejected, jubilant
 
Grammar: Adjectives
Grammar Quiz on 11/2/2018
 
Phonics: Vowel-consonant-e words
Spelling Test on 11/2/2018:  cape, cute, hope, ride, fine, doze, only, house, move, rose
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - Why was the war of 1812 an important time for America?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 11/2/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

The Battle After the War
"What do you think 'The Battle After the War' means?"
  
Vocabulary: Astonished- someone finds it very difficult to believe something because it is so incredible.
Vocabulary Quiz on 11/2/2018:  represent, patience, magnificent, economy, quench, inspired, astonished, dejected, jubilant
 
Grammar: Adjectives
Grammar Quiz on 11/2/2018
 
Phonics: Vowel-consonant-e words
Spelling Test on 11/2/2018:  cape, cute, hope, ride, fine, doze, only, house, move, rose
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - Why was the war of 1812 an important time for America?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 11/2/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

Happy Halloween!
Second Grade classes will have an Accelerated Reader competition on Halloween. Students from all three classes will compete seeing which class can score the most 100% scores on AR tests! 

Due:

Broad Stripes and Bright Stars
"What events inspired Frances Scott Key to write 'The Star Spangled Banner?'"
  
Vocabulary: Inspired- to move someone to do something, or to think something, especially something creative.
Vocabulary Quiz on 11/2/2018:  represent, patience, magnificent, economy, quench, inspired, astonished, dejected, jubilant
 
Grammar: Adjectives
Grammar Quiz on 11/2/2018
 
Phonics: Vowel-consonant-e words
Spelling Test on 11/2/2018:  cape, cute, hope, ride, fine, doze, only, house, move, rose
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - Why was the war of 1812 an important time for America?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 11/2/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

The Attack on Washington, D.C.
"What did Dolley Madison do before she left the President's House?"
  
Vocabulary: Quench- to put something out; or to lessen or reduce it.
Vocabulary Quiz on 11/2/2018:  represent, patience, magnificent, economy, quench, inspired, astonished, dejected, jubilant
 
Grammar: Adjectives
Grammar Quiz on 11/2/2018
 
Phonics: Vowel-consonant-e words
Spelling Test on 11/2/2018:  cape, cute, hope, ride, fine, doze, only, house, move, rose
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - Why was the war of 1812 an important time for America?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 11/2/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

The War of 1812 - Pausing Point
"Why was the War of 1812 an important time for America?"
  
Vocabulary: Represent: to serve and work for the best interests of a population, group of people.
Vocabulary Quiz on 10/26/2018:  represent, patience, magnificent, economy
 
Grammar: Irregular Past-Tense Verbs
Grammar Quiz on 10/26/2018
 
Phonics: 2-syllable words with suffixes (-ish, -ful, -ed, -ness, -s)
Spelling Test on 10/26/2018:  thankful, kindness, always, often, once, pinkish, sadness, cupful, insisted, goblins
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - Why was the war of 1812 an important time for America?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 10/26/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

Another War Already?
"How did the USS Constitution get the nickname 'Old Ironsides'?"
  
Vocabulary: Economy: the process of buying and selling goods or services.
Vocabulary Quiz on 10/26/2018:  represent, patience, magnificent, economy
 
Grammar: Irregular Past-Tense Verbs
Grammar Quiz on 10/26/2018
 
Phonics: 2-syllable words with suffixes (-ish, -ful, -ed, -ness, -s)
Spelling Test on 10/26/2018:  thankful, kindness, always, often, once, pinkish, sadness, cupful, insisted, goblins
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - Why was the war of 1812 an important time for America?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 10/26/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

Mr. and Mrs. Madison
"Why is James Madison important to the second war with Great Britain?"
  
Vocabulary: Magnificent: something very beautiful or wonderful.
Vocabulary Quiz on 10/26/2018:  represent, patience, magnificent, economy
 
Grammar: Irregular Past-Tense Verbs
Grammar Quiz on 10/26/2018
 
Phonics: 2-syllable words with suffixes (-ish, -ful, -ed, -ness, -s)
Spelling Test on 10/26/2018:  thankful, kindness, always, often, once, pinkish, sadness, cupful, insisted, goblins
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - Why was the war of 1812 an important time for America?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 10/26/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

America in 1812, Part 2
"Why did the United States get involved when Great Britain and France were fighting?"
  
Vocabulary: Patience: having the ability to wait for something without getting angry or upset.
Vocabulary Quiz on 10/26/2018:  represent, patience, magnificent, economy
 
Grammar: Irregular Past-Tense Verbs
Grammar Quiz on 10/26/2018
 
Phonics: 2-syllable words with suffixes (-ish, -ful, -ed, -ness, -s)
Spelling Test on 10/26/2018:  thankful, kindness, always, often, once, pinkish, sadness, cupful, insisted, goblins
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - Why was the war of 1812 an important time for America?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 10/26/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!

Due:

America in 1812, Part 1
"Why did the War of 1812 become known as America's second war for independence?"
  
Vocabulary: Represent: to serve and work for the best interests of a population, group of people.
Vocabulary Quiz on 10/26/2018:  represent, patience, magnificent, economy
 
Grammar: Irregular Past-Tense Verbs
Grammar Quiz on 10/26/2018
 
Phonics: 2-syllable words with suffixes (-ish, -ful, -ed, -ness, -s)
Spelling Test on 10/26/2018:  thankful, kindness, always, often, once, pinkish, sadness, cupful, insisted, goblins
 
Writing: Explanatory Writing - Why was the war of 1812 an important time for America?
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 10/26/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!
 

Due:

Spelling Test, Grammar Test, and Cold Read

Fall Writing Craftivity

Shared Reading:  "The Cretan Bull" --Independent Read 

Phonics:  Multi-Syllabic Words

Grammar: Irregular Pronouns (Grammar quiz on 10/19)

Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 10/19/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- two, too, mimic, panic, sonic, upset, exit, invent, napkin, finish, cabin
Fluency Sentence- Do you know what is on the quiz?

Due:

Greek Myths - Domain Assessment (Writing Task)

Which Greek myth was best and why?


Shared Reading:  "The Cretan Bull" --Partner Read

Phonics:  Multi-Syllabic Words

Grammar: Irregular Pronouns (Grammar quiz on 10/19)

Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 10/19/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- two, too, mimic, panic, sonic, upset, exit, invent, napkin, finish, cabin
Fluency Sentence- Do you know what is on the quiz?

Due:

Greek Myths - Domain Assessment

This domain assessment evaluates each student's retention of domain and academic vocabulary words and the core content targeted in Greek Myths
 
Vocabulary Assessed: spectators, amusing, retrieve, flattered, unraveling, proof, aimlessly, guidance, insisted, resist

Shared Reading:  "The Cretan Bull" --Choral Read

Phonics:  Multi-Syllabic Words

Grammar: Irregular Pronouns (Grammar quiz on 10/19)

Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 10/19/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- two, too, mimic, panic, sonic, upset, exit, invent, napkin, finish, cabin
Fluency Sentence- Do you know what is on the quiz?

Due:

Atlanta and the Golden Apples
"What lesson do we learn from the myth?"

 
Vocabulary: Resist- if you resist something, you turn it down or say no to it.

Shared Reading:  "The Cretan Bull" --Echo Read

Phonics:  Multi-Syllabic Words

Grammar: Irregular Pronouns (Grammar quiz on 10/19)

Writing: Opinion Writing

Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 10/19/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- two, too, mimic, panic, sonic, upset, exit, invent, napkin, finish, cabin
Fluency Sentence- Do you know what is on the quiz?

Due:

Oedipus and the Riddle of the Sphinx
"What lesson do we learn from the myth?"

 
Vocabulary: Insisted- continually ordering or demanding something.

Shared Reading:  "The Cretan Bull" --Teacher model 

Grammar: Irregular Pronouns (Grammar quiz on 10/19)

Writing: Opinion Writing

Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 10/19/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- two, too, mimic, panic, sonic, upset, exit, invent, napkin, finish, cabin
Fluency Sentence- Do you know what is on the quiz?

Due:

ACCELERATED READER GOALS DUE! UPDATED INFORMATION!
Every student has been given an Accelerated Reading goal. This can be found on your child's nightly reading log. Encourage your child to meet his or her Accelerated Reader goal to earn some cool prizes! Testing can only be completed at school, but your child can take tests on books read at home while they are at school! Your child can check out books from school to bring home. 
  • 25 Points - Free Book
  • 50 Points - Special Lunch
  • 100 Points - Personalized Fathead
  • 250 Points - Field Trip to McKay's Bookstore
  • 500 Points - Reading Adventure in a Limo
Tips to Increase Reading Comprehension:
-Read with your child!
-Stop at difficult words and discuss their meanings.
-Your child can become bored if the book they are reading is too easy. Alternatively, your child can lose interest in a book if it is too hard.
-Do a picture walk of the story and make predictions about what will happen in the book.
-Find books that are just right for your child. If you do not know your child's reading level, your child's teacher will be happy to share this information with you, as well as make some book recommendations. You can check the reading level of most books at www.arbookfinder.com
-At the end of each book, discuss the events that occurred in the story. Ask your child if his or her predictions were correct. 

Due:

FUN DAY! 

Spelling and Vocabulary Quiz
 
Vocabulary: Proof- evidence that something is true.

Shared Reading:  The Story of Medusa and Athena (Independent Read)

Grammar: Irregular Pronouns

Phonics: Suffixes 2-syllable words

Writing: Opinion Writing

Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 10/5/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- mascot, habit, sunset, jacket, children, disrupt, public, against, knew, know
Fluency Sentence- We sat on the cliff at sunset.
 

Due:

Other Adventures of Hercules
"What lesson do we learn from the myth?"

 
Vocabulary: Guidance- giving advice or helping to make a decision 

Shared Reading:  The Story of Medusa and Athena (Choral Read)

Grammar: Irregular Pronouns

Phonics: Suffixes 2-syllable words

Writing: Opinion Writing

Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 10/5/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- mascot, habit, sunset, jacket, children, disrupt, public, against, knew, know
Fluency Sentence- We sat on the cliff at sunset.
 

Due:

Hercules (Part 1)
"What lesson do we learn from the myth?"

 
Vocabulary: Aimlessly- doing something without a specific purpose or destination

Shared Reading:  The Story of Medusa and Athena (Echo Read)

Grammar: Irregular Pronouns

Phonics: Suffixes 2-syllable words

Writing: Opinion Writing

Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 10/5/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- mascot, habit, sunset, jacket, children, disrupt, public, against, knew, know
Fluency Sentence- We sat on the cliff at sunset.
 

Due:

Special Visitor:  Growing Up in Greece! 

 Daedalus and the Icarus
"What lesson do we learn from the myth?"

 
Vocabulary: Proof- evidence that something is true.

Shared Reading:  The Story of Medusa and Athena (Teacher Model)

Grammar: Irregular Pronouns

Phonics: Suffixes 2-syllable words

Writing: Opinion Writing

Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 10/5/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- mascot, habit, sunset, jacket, children, disrupt, public, against, knew, know
Fluency Sentence- We sat on the cliff at sunset.
 

Due:

Theseus and the Minotaur
"What is this myth trying to explain?"
  
Vocabulary: Unraveling: separating or unwinding
Vocabulary Quiz on 9/28/2018 for the following words: spectators, amusing, retrieve, flattered, and unraveling
 
Grammar: Writing complete sentences and Irregular Plural Nouns
 
Phonics: Suffixes (-s. -es, -ed, -ing) SPELLING TEST ON 9/28/2018
 
Writing: Opinion Writing
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 9/28/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- frost, brags, frogs, lunches, brushes, posted, hosted, sure, use, used
Fluency Sentence- A small colt drinks from the pond.
 
ACCELERATED READING GOALS DUE ON 10/5/2018! 

Due:

Arachne the Weaver
"What is this myth trying to explain?"
  
Vocabulary: Flattered: pleased by attention or compliments.
 
Grammar: Writing complete sentences and Irregular Plural Nouns
 
Phonics: Suffixes (-s. -es, -ed, -ing)
 
Writing: Opinion Writing
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 9/28/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- frost, brags, frogs, lunches, brushes, posted, hosted, sure, use, used
Fluency Sentence- A small colt drinks from the pond.

Due:

Demeter and Persephone
"What is this myth trying to explain?"
  
Vocabulary: Retrieve: to rescue or bring back
 
Grammar: Writing complete sentences and Irregular Plural Nouns
 
Phonics: Suffixes (-s. -es, -ed, -ing)
 
Writing: Opinion Writing
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 9/28/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- frost, brags, frogs, lunches, brushes, posted, hosted, sure, use, used
Fluency Sentence- A small colt drinks from the pond.

Due:

Prometheus and Pandora
"What is this myth trying to explain?"

Vocabulary: Amusing- pleasantly funny

Grammar: Writing complete sentences and Irregular Plural Nouns

Phonics: Suffixes (-s. -es, -ed, -ing)

Writing: Opinion Writing

Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 9/28/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- frost, brags, frogs, lunches, brushes, posted, hosted, sure, use, used
Fluency Sentence- A small colt drinks from the pond.

Due:

The Twelve Gods of Mount Olympus
"Why are the Greek gods and goddesses important to Greek myths?"
  
Vocabulary: Spectators: observers, or people who watch an event.
 
Grammar: Writing complete sentences and Irregular Plural Nouns
 
Phonics: Suffixes (-s. -es, -ed, -ing)
 
Writing: Opinion Writing
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 9/28/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- frost, brags, frogs, lunches, brushes, posted, hosted, sure, use, used
Fluency Sentence- A small colt drinks from the pond.

Due:

Spelling Test on 9/21/2018
 
Fall Fun & Tomahawk Trot
"What is your favorite thing about fall?"
  
Grammar: Writing complete sentences and Irregular Plural Nouns
 
Phonics: Vowel Teams
 
Writing: Write a complete sentence stating your opinion. "What is your favorite thing about fall?"
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due 9/21/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- bunches, coldest, spelled, dusted, again, animal, please, blocks, wishing, blender
Fluency Sentence- Chad bunted the ball.

Due:

Happy Friday, Parents! Next week is going to be an exciting week at LES. We have Spirit week and the Tomahawk Trot! Encourage your kiddo to dress up and join the fun!

Friday is the Tomahawk Trot! Remember, we can continue to take donations next week as well. :)

Due:

The Rough Faced Girl
"What makes this story a fairy tale?"
 
Vocabulary: Rough - having an uneven or irregular surface
 
Grammar: Writing complete sentences and Irregular Plural Nouns
 
Phonics: Vowel Teams
 
Writing: Write a complete sentence stating your opinion. 
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due Friday) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- bunches, coldest, spelled, dusted, again, animal, please, blocks, wishing, blender
Fluency Sentence- Chad bunted the ball.

Due:

Ancient Greek Civilization - Domain Assessment
"How did the ancient Greeks make the world a better place?"
 
Vocabulary Assessment: independently, summoned, mission, grand, permanently, ideal, democracy, tribute, prefer, marvelous, tame, invader
 
Grammar Assessment: Plural Nouns 
 
Phonics: Vowel Teams
 
Writing: Write a complete sentence stating your opinion. 
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (due on 9/21/2018) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- bunches, coldest, spelled, dusted, again, animal, please, blocks, wishing, blender
Fluency Sentence- Chad bunted the ball.

Due:

Alexander the Great, Part 2
"What is your opinion of Alexander the Great?"
 
Vocabulary: Invader - Someone who enters a place, such as a country, by force in order to conquer it. 
 
Grammar: Writing complete sentences and Irregular Plural Nouns
 
Phonics: Welded Sounds
 
Writing: Write a complete sentence stating your opinion. 
 

 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due Friday) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- bunches, coldest, spelled, dusted, again, animal, please, blocks, wishing, blender
Fluency Sentence- Chad bunted the ball.

Due:

Alexander the Great, Part 1
"What were the great accomplishments of Alexander the Great?"
 
Vocabulary: Tame - to make gentle and obedient. 
 
Grammar: Writing complete sentences and Irregular Plural Nouns
 
Phonics: Welded Sounds (old, ind, unk)
 
Writing: Write a complete sentence stating your opinion. 
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due Friday) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- bunches, coldest, spelled, dusted, again, animal, please, blocks, wishing, blender
Fluency Sentence- Chad bunted the ball.

Due:

The Great Thinkers of Greece
"What contributions did the great thinkers provide?"
 
Vocabulary: Marvelous - excellent or wonderful
 
Grammar: Writing complete sentences and Irregular Plural Nouns
 
Phonics: Welded Sounds (old, ind, unk)
 
Writing: Write a complete sentence stating your opinion. 
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due Friday) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- fold, grind, blind, mind, flunk, branch, bolt, goes, pretty, done
Fluency Sentence- Jill can find gold in the pan.

Due:

Thermopylae: The Persians Strike Again
"Was the outcome of the battle at Marathon different than the battle at Thermopylae? Why or why not?"
 
Vocabulary: Prefer - to choose to like something more than something else.
 
Grammar: Writing complete sentences and Irregular Plural Nouns
 
Phonics: Welded Sounds (old, ind, unk)
 
Writing: Write a complete sentence stating your opinion. 
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due Friday) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- fold, grind, blind, mind, flunk, branch, bolt, goes, pretty, done
Fluency Sentence- Jill can find gold in the pan.

Due:

Marathon
"What happened when the powerful Persians invaded Greece?"
 
Vocabulary: Tribute - a gift or compliment that is given to honor the contributions of a particular person or group.
 
Grammar: Writing complete sentences and Irregular Plural Nouns
 
Phonics: Welded Sounds (old, ind, unk)
 
Writing: Write a complete sentence stating your opinion. 
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity (Due Friday) and 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- fold, grind, blind, mind, flunk, branch, bolt, goes, pretty, done
Fluency Sentence- Jill can find gold in the pan.

Due:

September 3-7 Newsletter

Due:

Olives: Yucky or Yummy?
"What is your opinion: Are olives yucky or yummy?"
Vocabulary: Quiz Today: independently, summoned, mission, grand, permanently, ideal, democracy
Grammar: Quiz Today: Plural Nouns
Phonics: Spelling test today!
Writing: Olives are important to Greek culture, but I think olives are ______________."
 
Homework: 20-minute nightly reading!

Due:

Athens: The Birthplace of Democracy
"What are some of the important contributions Athens gave to the world today."
Vocabulary: Democracy - a way of governing, or ruling, which gives the people the power to chose their leaders and to help create their own laws.
Grammar: Writing complete sentences and Plural Nouns
Phonics: Welded Sounds (ong, alk, ing, unk, ink)
Writing: Write a complete sentence stating your opinion. 
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity Due tomorrow & 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- quill, press, strong, cliff, walk, talk, sting, pink, unk, swing)
Fluency Sentence- Can you pull the sled?

Due:

Athens and the Olive Tree
"How did the ancient city of Athens get its name?"
Vocabulary: Ideal - If something is ideal, it is perfect, and you wouldn't want to change it in any way.
Grammar: Writing complete sentences and Plural Nouns
Phonics: Welded Sounds (ong, alk, ing, unk, ink)
Writing: Write a complete sentence stating your opinion. 
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity Due on Friday & 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- quill, press, strong, cliff, walk, talk, sting, pink, unk, swing)
Fluency Sentence- Can you pull the sled?

Due:

Lesson 2.1  Model 3-digit numbers http://www.ixl.com

Due:

All for Sparta
"How would you describe life in Sparta for a 7 year-old boy?"
Vocabulary: Permanently - If something is done permanently, it is done for all time.
Grammar: Writing complete sentences and Plural Nouns
Phonics: Welded Sounds (ong, alk, ing, unk, ink)
Writing: Write a complete sentence stating your opinion. 
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity Due on Friday & 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- quill, press, strong, cliff, walk, talk, sting, pink, unk, swing)
Fluency Sentence- Can you pull the sled?

Due:

The Olympic Games
"How would you describe life as a seven year-old boy in Sparta?"
Vocabulary: Permanently - Continuing in the same way without change; for all time. 
Grammar: Writing complete sentences and pronouns
Phonics: Bonus Letters & Glued Sounds - SPELLING TEST TODAY!
Writing: Write a complete sentence stating your opinion. 
 
Friday Activities: 1-Minute Fluency Read, AR Reading/Testing, and Spelling Test
 
Have a good weekend!

Due:

The Olympic Games
"How are the grand Olympic Games today the same as the first Olympic Games?"
Vocabulary: Grand - impressive in size, appearance, or general character.
Grammar: Writing complete sentences and pronouns
Phonics: Bonus Letters & Glued Sounds
Writing: Write a complete sentence stating your opinion. 
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity Due TOMORROW & 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- ball, shall, full, pull, toss, stall, star, boss, buzz, bluff
SPELLING TEST TOMORROW!!

Due:

Mount Olympus, Part 2
"What good news does Zeus have for the gods and goddesses?"
Vocabulary: Mission - a special job or task.
Grammar: Writing complete sentences and pronouns
Phonics: Bonus Letters & Glued Sounds
Writing: Write a complete sentence stating your opinion. 
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity Due on Friday & 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- ball, shall, full, pull, toss, stall, star, boss, buzz, bluff

Due:

Mount Olympus, Part 1
"What are some of the powers or skills the gods and goddesses were believed to have?"
Vocabulary: Summoned - called forth or requested to come.
Grammar: Writing complete sentences and pronouns
Phonics: Bonus Letters & Glued Sounds
Writing: Write a complete sentence stating your opinion. 
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity Due on Friday & 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- ball, shall, full, pull, toss, stall, star, boss, buzz, bluff

Due:

The Ancient Greeks
"How did the ancient Greek civilization make our world a better place?"
Vocabulary: Independently - on your own; free from the control of other people or things.
Grammar: Writing complete sentences and pronouns
Phonics: Bonus Letters & Glued Sounds
Writing: Write a complete sentence stating your opinion. 
 
Homework: Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Activity Due on Friday & 20 minutes of nightly reading!
Spelling Words- ball, shall, full, pull, toss, stall, star, boss, buzz, bluff

Due:

Fairy Tales and Folk Tales Unit Test/Assessment - (Grades will be taken)
     *Fluency
     *Vocabulary
     *Comprehension
     *Writing
 

Due:

"Casey Jones"
     What exaggeration do you notice?
 

Vocabulary:  Legendary- A legendary character is character in a larger-than-life story that gets passed down  

                                            from one generation to the next.

Grammar/Writing: * Write complete sentences with punctuation and capitalization

                               * Use collective nouns

Spelling: digraphs and closed syllable words

     Spelling Test on Friday:   mug, dish, rag, jump, chest, squid, scrap, the, has, and to

         -Tic-Tac-Toe assignments - Due Friday

*Nightly Reading: Read for 15-20 minutes and record your book on your Nightly Reading Log.

 

Due:

John Henry
      

     What characteristics of a tall tale do you hear in this story?

     What exaggeration do you notice?

Vocabulary: Feats- Achievements or deeds that require courage or strength Ex: The acrobat landed

                               gracefully on the mat after the last of her amazing feats.

Grammar/Writing: * Write complete sentences with punctuation and capitalization

                              * Use collective nouns

Spelling: digraphs and closed syllable words:

Spelling Test on Friday:   mug, dish, rag, jump, chest, squid, scrap, the, has, and to

         -Tic-Tac-Toe assignments - Due Friday

*Nightly Reading: Read for 15-20 minutes and record your book on your Nightly Reading Log.

Due:

Pecos Bill:

     What characteristics of a tall tale do you hear in this story?

What adventures does Pecos Bill experience?

Vocabulary: Tame- To train to obey people. Ex: The cowboy needed to tame his wild horse.  

Grammar/Writing: * Write complete sentences with punctuation and capitalization * Use collective 

                                  nouns

Spelling: digraphs and closed syllable words:

Spelling Test on Friday:   mug, dish, rag, jump, chest, squid, scrap, the, has, and to

         -Tic-Tac-Toe assignments - Due Friday

*Nightly Reading: Read for 15-20 minutes and record your book on your Nightly Reading Log.

Due:

Paul Bunyan 
     

     What characteristics of a tall tale do you hear in this story?

     How does this story show exaggerations?

     Vocabulary: Admiration  

Grammar/Writing: * Write complete sentences with punctuation and capitalization * Use collective 

                                  nouns

Spelling: digraphs and closed syllable words:

Spelling Test on Friday:   mug, dish, rag, jump, chest, squid, scrap, the, has, and to

         -Tic-Tac-Toe assignments - Due Friday

*Nightly Reading: Read for 15-20 minutes and record your book on your Nightly Reading Log.

Due:

Science - How Do We Use Our Inquiry Skills?
Fluency Test - 1 minute/child
Grammar: Collective Nouns - quiz
Fundations: assessed with spelling test
Spelling: Tic-Tac-Toe Homework Sheet - Due Friday
               Test: cloth    bunch    skim    quilt    strap    brush    snip    shirt    was    your
Math: Different Ways to Write Numbers - Lesson 1.5

Due:

Beauty and the Beast - Part 2
       - Read aloud in class-discuss-answer comprehension questions
Shared Reading: Skip is Sick
Grammar: Collective Nouns
Fundations: Digraphs  
Spelling: Tic-Tac-Toe Homework Sheet - Due Friday
     cloth    bunch    skim    quilt    strap    brush    snip    shirt    was    your
Math: Expanded Form - Lesson 1.4

Due:

Beauty and the Beast: Part 1
         - Read aloud in class-discuss-answer comprehension questions
Shared Reading: Skip is Sick
Grammar: Collective Nouns
Fundations: Digraphs  
Spelling: Tic-Tac-Toe Homework Sheet - Due Friday
     cloth    bunch    skim    quilt    strap    brush    snip    shirt    was    your
Math: Understanding Place Value - Lesson 1.3

Due:

The Emperor's New Clothes
       - Read aloud in class-discuss-answer comprehension questions                                        
Shared Reading: Skip is Sick
Grammar: Collective Nouns
Fundations: Digraphs  
Spelling: Tic-Tac-Toe Homework Sheet - Due Friday
     cloth    bunch    skim    quilt    strap    brush    snip    shirt    was    your
Math: represent EVEN numbers - Lesson 1.2

Due:

Read Aloud: The Fisherman and His Wife
                     - Read aloud in class-discuss-answer comprehension questions
Shared Reading: Skip is Sick
Grammar: Collective Nouns
Fundations: Digraphs  
Spelling: Tic-Tac-Toe Homework Sheet - Due Friday
     cloth    bunch    skim    quilt    strap    brush    snip    shirt    was    your
Math: even and odd - Lesson 1.1