Monday, February 23, 2015

Second Grade Religion 2/23 to 2/27

Lesson Plan

Third Grade Religion 2/23 to 2/27

Lesson Plan

Fourth Grade Religion 2/23 to 2/27

Lesson Plan

Second Grade ELA 2/23 to 2/27

Lesson Plan

Third Grade ELA 2/23 to 2/27

Lesson Plan

Fourth Grade ELA 2/23 to 2/27

Lesson Plan

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grades for 2/23 to 2/27

Dear Parents,
          Please see below for this week's homework:

FOURTH
ELA  2/24  After entering your username and password on www.ixl.com.  answer the first 30 questions on these two sets: YY3  and YY4  (idioms)
SPEL 2/24 PRACTICE WRITING WORDS IN SCRIPT.
Know the difference: there, their, they’re, its it’s, your, you’re, two, to, too.
 *Spelling quiz had to be changed to  Thursday , but we reviewed well in class the previous day.

ELA 2/26 Study the following weekly vocabulary definitions for the quiz Friday:
simile- comparison using like or as eg. She is like an angel.
metaphor- comparison not using like or as eg. She is an angel
idiom- expression in which meaning as a whole is different from that of the words used separately
eg. Hit the road.
emotion- strong feeling
primate- order of mammals including humans, apes, and monkeys
pachyderm- order of thick-skinned hoofed animals like  the elephant or rhinoceros
For the quiz also review the following:
* all work on idioms, smiles/metaphors on www.ixl.com done this week
*all types of figurative language. See http://quizlet.com/3962217/figurative-language-definitionsexamplespictures-flash-cards/
*notes on limericks including its  rhyme scheme and meter
* information on how scientists have proven given evidence that animals have feelings.

ELA 2/26 Based on the book Scranimals by Jack Prelutsky studied in class, all fourth graders have been assigned to do a project due no later than March 9th. Each student must complete the following:
* Create an imaginary name for a creature that combines a plant and an animal (eg radish + shark = radishark or potato + toad  = potatotoad.
* Create a drawing of your creature that shows characteristics of both the plant and animal.
* Create a suitable habitat for that creature on a sheet of white paper. Color appropriately.
* Make up your own FOUR VERSE poem describing your creature. Be sure to describe its personality using interesting adjectives and explaining how it acts or what it does.  Be sure the poem has a rhyme scheme (eg. ABAB or AABB) and a rhythm pattern (eg. 3, 4, 3, 4). Print the poem on a separate 3x5 index card. Use a paper clip to attach it to the picture of your creature in its habitat.
* Refer to the following web sites for ideas but make sure your creation is an ORIGINAL, not a COPY:http://www.slideshare.net/rlorbert/inspired-by-jack-prelutskys-scranimals-8126253
*Check your work for neatness, imagination, correct spelling, etc. IT ALL COUNTS!

THIRD
ELA  2/24  After entering your username and password on www.ixl.com. answer the first 30 questions on these two sets: J3 (past tense) and M3 (irregular past tense)
SPEL 2/24 PRACTICE WRITING WORDS IN SCRIPT.
Know the difference: there, their, they’re, its it’s, your, you’re, two, to, too.
 *Spelling quiz had to be changed to  Thursday , but we reviewed well in class the previous day.

ELA 2/26 Study the following weekly vocabulary definitions for quiz on Friday:
tense - verb form which shows when an action occurs eg, present, past, future
irregular verb-  verb in which the past tense is not formed by adding -ed
impact- a forceful effect
innovation-  a new invention or a new way of improving something
fiber optics- thin tubes through which light passes used to communicate

For the quiz also review the following:
*all work on ww.ixl.com  done this week on forming the past tense of regular and  irregular verbs
*information on the changes in technology of the past 25 years giving examples of  how three inventions have been improved: cell phone, television, camera.




SECOND
ELA  2/24  After entering your username and password on www.ixl.com. answer the first 30 questions on these two sets: G3 (plural/possessive nouns) and W1 (contractions)
SPEL 2/24  Know the difference: there, their, they’re, its it’s, your, you’re, two, to, too.
 *Spelling quiz had to be changed to  Thursday , but we reviewed well in class the previous day.

ELA 2/26  Study the following weekly vocabulary definitionsfor quiz on Friday:
plural - more than one usually adding -s or -es
possessive form- showing ownership usually using an apostrophe
product- anything that is made or grown
agriculture - farming by producing crops or raising animals
afford - to be able to pay for

For the quiz also review the following:
*all work done on www.ixl.com this week:  use of apostrophes in contractions and distinguishing plurals from possessives
*information on the problems African -Americans have faced including slavery, segregation, and the struggle for civil (equal) rights. Be able to give examples of people from history who have suffered these problems from work we have done in class especially Ruby Bridges, and Harriet Tubman.  

HANDWRITING 2/26
 Do pp. 54, 55, and 56. Practice doing the undercurve, downcurve, and overcurve in script.  Trace over all the letters so that you practice each type of cuurve on the bottom of each page.