Thursday, June 23, 2016

Notices for Monday, June 27th

Dear Parents,
        On Monday and Tuesday ALL students MUST be in complete school uniform (NO gym clothes or dress up)  At 10:00 there will be an Award Ceremony in which  special awards will be given out to some children who have shown excellence in a particular subject or way  during the school year. Although we try to include as many students as possible, please understand all cannot be chosen.  In the afternoon the THIRD grade will have  a pizza party.  Please send in $3.00 with your child IF you have not done so already. Students should also bring in their own juice or soda but no glass or large bottles. Students were also assigned to bring in ONE snack bag or box of treats to share with the class. These were discussed with the class already so all don't bring in the same thing. Report cards will NOT be given out until Tuesday  and students will be leaving early that day to enjoy their summer break!  Please remember that all students in each grade will be required to read TWO books and answer questions on these during their summer vacation. Supply list for next year along with the titles of these books will be posted on a separate blog by each teacher. Please remember to keep checking the blog!   Have a GREAT summer!                                           Love,     Ms. Saville

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Notices about Final Exams on Monday June 20th

Dear Parents,
        PLEASE REMEMBER THE ELA FINAL EXAM IS ON MONDAY. I have reposted the STUDY GUIDE for each grade below and added some information for fourth and third at the end.  Remember to review all corrections on past quizzes and tests thoroughly and review writng an essay including wriitng  a proper introduction, conclusion, transition words, using text evidence to support your statements, and avoiding fragments and run on sentences. Second grade needs to review writing a letter with all five letter parts. PLEASE CHECK OUT UPDATED INFORMATION IN BOLD PRINT AT THE END OF EACH GRADE'S STUDY GUIDE.

                                                   FOURTH GRADE
Module 1A:  Oral Tradition, Building Community
Vocabulary: constitution, wampum, democracy, quilt, bound, anxious, admitted
Grammar: multiple meaning words (light, roll)
               fragment, run- on, or complete sentence GWpp 32-33
               declarative, interrogative, imperative, exclamatory sentences GW pp 8-9
Phonics:  blend (cl) / digraph (ch)
Text question based on symbols of The Keeping Quilt

Module 2B:  Animal Defense Mechanisms
Vocabulary:  predator, prey, venemous, adaptation, camouflage, invertebrate,nocturnal
Grammar: homonyms: there/their/they're
                prepositional phrases GW pp. 152, 154
                progressive verb forms GW pp. 92-93
Phonics: spelling rules for adding suffixes
Text question based on a pufferfish's defense mechanisms

Module 3B:  Perspectives on the American Revolution
Vocabulary:  prose, poetry, drama (AND ELEMENTS OF EACH), act, scene, establish, absolute, point of view, first or third person
Grammar: multiple meaning words (object, right)
                relative adverbs / relative pronouns GW p.180
                use of punctuation in sentences with dialogue GW p. 220
Phonics: prefixes meaning not : un-, dis-, in-., im- and suffixes meaning like:  -en, -ish, -y
Text question based on Divided Loyalties play

Module 4: The Suffrage Movement
Vocabulary:  elaborate, reconvene, involuntary, unsuited, reassured, accomplished, ratify
Grammar: simple/complex/compond sentences GW pp. 24,28
                choosing plural or possessive form based on context  (see quizzes 5/13)
                correct use of capitalization (see quizzes)
Phonics: number of syllables in a word
              possessives: singular or plural (boy's, boys') GW p. 52
              Text question based on The Hope Chest 

**** BE SURE TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PROSE AND DRAMA AND STUDY THE ELEMENTS ASSOCIATED WTH EACH GENRE ON: http://mhschool.com/lead_21/grade4/ccslh_g4_rl_1_2c.html.
 ***Review  describing similar character traits and explaining how family values of main characters are affected by the time period in Divided Loyalties and The Hope Chest.
                                               
                                                      THIRD GRADE

Module 1A: How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World
Vocabulary:  rumpled, consist, evidence, motivation, disagreeable, clue, argued
Grammar: multiple meaning words (roll, light)
                statement, question, command, exclamation GW pp. 12, 16
                fragment, run-on, or complex sentence GW pp. 8, 36
Phonics: spelling rules for adding suffixes
Text question based on My Librarian Is a Camel

Module 2B:  Studying Culture: Then and Now
Vocabulary: culture, entree, sushi, tsunami. sumo. emperor, Mardi Gras
Grammar:  past tense of irregular verbs GW p. 104
                 subject/verb agreement GW p. 76
                correct use of pronoun antecedent GW p. 176
Phonics: comparative form : -er/ superlative form: -est  GW p. 128
Text question based on Japan's culture

Module 3B:  Wolves in Fiction and Fact
Vocabulary:  dominant, alpha pair, rendezvous site, territorial, prowl, meager, scrawny               
Grammar:  simple/complex/ compound/sentence  GW pp. 28, 32
                 correct use of capitalization in titles GW p. 200
                 abstract nouns  GW p. 44
Phonics: beginning blend (small)   and ending blend (lamp)
Text question based on Face to Face with Wolves


Module 4:Role of Freshwater Around the World
Vocabulary:  access, conserve, agriculture, industry, chemicals, livestock, percipitation, evaporation
Grammar:  correct use of capitalization (not in titles)  (see examples on quizzes)
                 use of possessives: singular & plurals (boy's / boys') (see examples on quizzes)
                 use of irregular plural nouns GW p. 60
Phonics:  two sounds for final  -y  (lazy/try)
****Be sure to review  reasons why our water supply on earth is being threatened and why we are at risk of not having enough to survive and what we can do to help solve this problem. You can review the article on http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/freshwater-crisis/


                                                SECOND GRADE

Domain 1:  Fairy Tales and Tall Tales
Vocabulary: fairy tale, tall tale, moral, legend, hesitate, swindler, feat, inseparable, displeased
Grammar: statement, question, command, exclamatory sentence    Voyages p. 28
                synonym  /  antonym   smart:  intelligent  /  ignorant
                multiple meaning word: tracks
Phonics:  using -es as a plural  (churches)
Text question on Paul Bunyan (tall tale)  and  The Emperor's New Clothes (fairy tale)

Domain 2:  Early Asian Civilizations                       
Vocabulary:: prosperity, venture, conquer, archer, fertile, callegraphy
Grammar:  use of apostrophes in contractions  (isn't)  Progress p. 96
                 use of apostrophes in possessives  (boy's, boys')   Voyages pp. 55, 57  
                 use of commas in a letter  (date. greeting, closing)    Progress p. 194
Phonics: distinguishing short vowels:  pat, pet, pit , pot
Text question based on the Chinese New Year

Domain 4: Cycles in Nature
Vocabulary: resist, accurate. amuse, tending, foresight, spectators, securely, aimlessly
Grammar:  irregular plural nouns (women, mice)        Progress p. 48
                 multiple meaning word (pine)   see quizzes
                 collective nouns (batch, pack, team)    Progress p. 50
Phonics: recognize prefixes and suffixes in a word
Text question on a myth (eg. Icarus and Daedalus)

Domain 11:  Immigration
Vocabulary: immigrate, ancestor, descendent, opportunity, wage, afford, support, traditional
Grammar:  recognize adjectives  and  adverbs     Progress pp. 140, 142
                 past tense of irregular verbs (went, built)     Progress p. 94
                 idiom: "to turn over a leaf"
Phonics: recognize silent letters: kn,  wr
              use of digraphs:   ch ,  sh,   th
Text question on how to become a naaturalized citizen.  BE SURE YOU KNOW HOW TO WRITE A LETTER CORRECTLY INCLUDING ALL FIVE PARTS !

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th for June 13th to 17th

Dear Parents,
        Since all students will be taking final exams in other subject areas every day this week, I will not be assigning any other work except to review the ELA quizzes sent last week and follow the ELA Study Guide that has been posted on the blog. The  ELA Final Exam is scheduled for next Monday, June 20th. It is a test which requires answering  40 questions covering vocabulary, grammar, phonics, literature, and writing a complete essay with an introduction, conclusion, and transition words based on a guideline! For second grade it will involve writing a letter.   I will assessing students during the week based on the information on the quizzes and the study guide and it will count toward theri final grade.  I will be working on bullying awareness activities during the week for Religion which will also count toward their final grade. Students in third grade who wish may bring in $4.00 for pizza on Monday and their own juice to drink.



Please click below if you wish to see this week's lesson plan:

Fourth:http://planbookedu.com/s/8ILA2

Third:http://planbookedu.com/s/5RDZ2

Second:http://planbookedu.com/s/D3XDU

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th for June 6 to 10

Dear Parents,
         Please remember that there is no school this Friday once again.  This gives students plenty of opportunity to study for final exams. An ELA  study guide for each grade hs been posted separately weeks ago and can be found by checking my blog archive under the pictures I have posted. Please check for updates in case you already previously made a copy.  ALL corrected ELA quizzes for each grade were sent home last Thursday so students  can review with plenty of time since the ELA Final Exam is scheduled for June 20th.

ALL GRADES:
6/7 ELA -  Review ALL ELA quizzes or tests sent home last week.  I will continue giving daily assessments based on information contained on these quizzes.

Please check back on Thursday for additional updates.

Please check below if you wish to see this week's lesson plans:

Fourth grade:http://planbookedu.com/s/CFP34

Third grade:http://planbookedu.com/s/HVQ7F

Second grade:http://planbookedu.com/s/ELC5E

Sunday, May 29, 2016

ELA Study Guide for Second Grade Final Exam

Dear Parents,
        The ELA Final Exam for second grade will include questions on work covered for the entire year which is divided into FOUR different domains. Each section will include questions on vocabulary, grammar skills, phonics, and some short responses based on readings.  Each class will also be required to write ONE complete essay of one paragraph  with an introduction and conclusion and some transition words OR one letter including all five letter parts. All students should review thorougly ALL past ELA quizzes/tests that will be returned to them on Thursday!  All students can also  refer to their ELA notebooks, Progress Book, and Phonics books.  Below is a detailed study guide for second grade:

SECOND GRADE

Domain 1:  Fairy Tales and Tall Tales
Vocabulary: fairy tale, tall tale, moral, legend, hesitate, swindler, feat, inseparable, displeased
Grammar: statement, question, command, exclamatory sentence    Voyages p. 28
                synonym  /  antonym   smart:  intelligent  /  ignorant  
                multiple meaning word: tracks
Phonics:  using -es as a plural  (churches)
Text question on Paul Bunyan (tall tale)  and  The Emperor's New Clothes (fairy tale)

Domain 2:  Early Asian Civilizations                       
Vocabulary:: prosperity, venture, conquer, archer, fertile, callegraphy
Grammar:  use of apostrophes in contractions  (isn't)  Progress p. 96
                 use of apostrophes in possessives  (boy's, boys')   Voyages pp. 55, 57    
                 use of commas in a letter  (date. greeting, closing)    Progress p. 194
Phonics: distinguishing short vowels:  pat, pet, pit , pot
Text question based on the Chinese New Year

Domain 4: Cycles in Nature
Vocabulary: resist, accurate. amuse, tending, foresight, spectators, securely, aimlessly
Grammar:  irregular plural nouns (women, mice)        Progress p. 48
                 multiple meaning word (pine)   see quizzes
                 collective nouns (batch, pack, team)    Progress p. 50
Phonics: recognize prefixes and suffixes in a word
Text question on a myth (eg. Icarus and Daedalus)

Domain 11:  Immigration
Vocabulary: immigrate, ancestor, descendent, opportunity, wage, afford, support, traditional
Grammar:  recognize adjectives  and  adverbs     Progress pp. 140, 142
                 past tense of irregular verbs (went, built)     Progress p. 94
                 idiom: "to turn over a leaf"
Phonics: recognize silent letters: kn,  wr
              use of digraphs:   ch ,  sh,   th
Text question on how to become a naaturalized citizen.  BE SURE YOU KNOW HOW TO WRITE A LETTER CORRECTLY INCLUDING ALL FIVE PARTS !

ELA Study Guide for Third Grade Final Exam

Dear Parents,
        The ELA Final Exam for third  grade will include questions on work covered for the entire year which is divided into FOUR different modules. Each section will include questions on vocabulary, grammar skills, phonics, and some short responses based on readings.  Each class will also be required to write ONE complete essay of two paragraphs with an introduction and conclusion and some transition words. All students should review thorougly ALL past ELA quizzes/tests that will be returned to them on Thursday!  All students can also refer to their ELA notebooks,Grammar Workshop, and Phonics books.  Below is a detailed study guide for third grade:

THIRD GRADE

Module 1A: How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World
Vocabulary:  rumpled, consist, evidence, motivation, disagreeable, clue, argued
Grammar: multiple meaning words (roll, light)
                statement, question, command, exclamation GW pp. 12, 16
                fragment, run-on, or complex sentence GW pp. 8, 36
Phonics: spelling rules for adding suffixes
Text question based on My Librarian Is a Camel

Module 2B:  Studying Culture: Then and Now
Vocabulary: culture, entree, sushi, tsunami. sumo. emperor, Mardi Gras
Grammar:  past tense of irregular verbs GW p. 104
                 subject/verb agreement GW p. 76
                correct use of pronoun antecedent GW p. 176
Phonics: comparative form : -er/ superlative form: -est  GW p. 128
Text question based on Japan's culture

Module 3B:  Wolves in Fiction and Fact
Vocabulary:  dominant, alpha pair, rendezvous site, territorial, prowl, meager, scrawny                 
Grammar:  simple/complex/ compound/sentence  GW pp. 28, 32
                 correct use of capitalization in titles GW p. 200
                 abstract nouns  GW p. 44
Phonics: beginning blend (small)   and ending blend (lamp)
Text question based on Face to Face with Wolves


Module 4:Role of Freshwater Around the World
Vocabulary:  access, conserve, agriculture, industry, chemicals, livestock, percipitation, evaporation
Grammar:  correct use of capitalization (not in titles)  (see examples on quizzes)
                 use of possessives: singular & plurals (boy's / boys') (see examples on quizzes)
                 use of irregular plural nouns GW p. 60
Phonics:  two sounds for final  -y  (lazy/try)
Text question based on One Well

ELA Study Guide for Fourth Grade Final Exam

Dear Parents,
        The ELA Final Exam for fourth grade will include questions on work covered for the entire year which is divided into FOUR different modules.   Each section will include questions on vocabulary, grammar skills, phonics, and some short responses based on readings.  Each class will also be required to write ONE complete essay of three paragraphs with an introduction and conclusion and some transition words. All students should review thorougly ALL past ELA quizzes/tests that will be returned to them on Thursday!  All students can also  refer to their ELA notebooks,Grammar Workshop,  and Phonics books.  Below is a detailed study guide for fourth grade:

FOURTH GRADE
Module 1A:  Oral Tradition, Building Community
Vocabulary: constitution, wampum, democracy, quilt, bound, anxious, admitted
Grammar: multiple meaning words (light, roll)
               fragment, run- on, or complete sentence GWpp 32-33
               declarative, interrogative, imperative, exclamatory sentences GW pp 8-9
Phonics:  blend (cl) / digraph (ch)
Text question based on symbols of The Keeping Quilt

Module 2B:  Animal Defense Mechanisms
Vocabulary:  predator, prey, venemous, adaptation, camouflage, invertebrate,nocturnal
Grammar: homonyms: there/their/they're
                prepositional phrases GW pp. 152, 154
                progressive verb forms GW pp. 92-93
Phonics: spelling rules for adding suffixes
Text question based on a pufferfish's defense mechanisms

Module 3B:  Perspectives on the American Revolution
Vocabulary:  prose, poetry, drama (AND ELEMENTS OF EACH), act, scene, establish, absolute, point of view, first or third person
Grammar: multiple meaning words (object, right)
                relative adverbs / relative pronouns GW p.180
                use of punctuation in sentences with dialogue GW p. 220
Phonics: prefixes meaning not : un-, dis-, in-., im- and suffixes meaning like:  -en, -ish, -y
Text question based on Divided Loyalties play

Module 4: The Suffrage Movement
Vocabulary:  elaborate, reconvene, involuntary, unsuited, reassured, accomplished, ratify
Grammar: simple/complex/compond sentences GW pp. 24,28
                choosing plural or possessive form based on context  (see quizzes 5/13)
                correct use of capitalization (see quizzes)
Phonics: number of syllables in a word
              possessives: singular or plural (boy's, boys') GW p. 52
              Text question based on The Hope Chest 

**** BE SURE TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PROSE, DRAMA, AND  POETRY AND STUDY THE ELEMENTS ASSOCIATED WTH EACH GENRE ON: http://mhschool.com/lead_21/grade4/ccslh_g4_rl_1_2c.html