• ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 1/24-1/28

    January is flying by! We have adjusted to the new school schedule and are bearing with the cold weather. The nine weeks challenge has been rescheduled for Friday, 1/28. Because of the surge in covid cases, we are not having parents in the building for this year's Valentine's parties. The Valentine's parties will be on Thursday. 2/10, starting at 1:45. Also, as a reminder, please check in at the office any time you are in the building (even during arrival time). Thank you! Please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Reading

    We are about halfway through with Clayton Byrd Goes Underground. It is the story of a boy in New York City who runs away from home to be a blues musician. We're continuing to enjoy our harmonicas during morning break. We did not get as far as I expected in the book, so we did not have the test on Friday. I believe we will be reading on Tuesday, 1/25.

    BREAKING NEWS!! WE WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK ON FEBRUARY 24!! Details to follow. Thanks to Gus's mom for arranging for Rita Williams-Garcia to visit us in Cleveland!!!

    Students have taken the STAR reading test and established new goals for this nine weeks. The AR deadline for this nine weeks is March 11. Please check in with your child regularly to make sure that s/he is on track.

    We spend daily time in iReady for Reading and Math. Students will receive a monthly grade which reflects effort (minutes earned) averaged with achievement (lessons passed).

    English

    We are punctuating dialogue and are nearing the end of Chapter 9 in our English book. The vocabulary words for this chapter are biography (life story) and hesitate (pause). We'll plan to have our Chapter Test on Friday, 1/28.

    Spelling

    This week's words have prefixes re-, un-, and dis-. The words are unused, refresh, dislike, replace, unpaid, redo, disorder, unplanned, distrust, rewind, untrue, unload, recall, displease, uneven, rebuild, restart, uncover, untidy, discolor.

    Here's the homework: On Monday, students should write the words three times each. On Tuesday, complete the Proofreading for Spelling worksheet. On Wednesday, they will write ten sentences (six words or longer), correctly using a spelling word in each. Sentence 1 should have a compound subject, sentence 2 should have a compound verb, sentence 3 should be a compound sentence, and sentence 4 should be a complex sentence. On Friday, we'll take the spelling test.

    Vocabulary Workshop

    Each Vocabulary Workshop unit lasts for two weeks. We work with the words every day in class, and students should study them each night at home. Unit 10 words are distress, drench, dwell, juvenile, outstanding, proceed, register, sift, spree, tardy, unfit, varietyYou can find them here.

    Completing the Sentence will be on Thursday, 1/27. The Unit Test will be on Friday, 1/28.

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 1/17-1/21

     We do not have school on Monday, 1/17, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Enjoy your long weekend! The nine weeks challenge has been rescheduled for Friday, 1/28. Because of the surge in covid cases, we are not having parents in the building for this year's Valentine's parties. The Valentine's parties will be on Thursday. 2/10, starting at 1:45. Also, as a reminder, please check in at the office any time you are in the building (even during arrival time). Thank you! Remember to wear tennis shoes on Fridays (4A)! Please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Reading

    We are enjoying Clayton Byrd Goes Underground. It is the story of a boy in New York City who runs away from home to be a blues musician. Every student received a harmonica to use at school during this unit (and to take home at the end of the novel). I am enjoying listening to their playing during morning break! We'll see if we can become beginner blues musicians, like Clayton Byrd. We are learning about sound and music as we follow Clayton on his journey. This week, we will have a G2 test on Friday, assessing students' comprehension of the chapters we have read so far. Students will be able to use their books for the test.

    Students have taken the STAR reading test and established new goals for this nine weeks. The AR deadline for this nine weeks is March 11. Please check in with your child regularly to make sure that s/he is on track.

    We spend daily time in iReady for Reading and Math. Students will receive a monthly grade which reflects effort (minutes earned) averaged with achievement (lessons passed).

    English

    We are punctuating dialogue and are nearing the end of Chapter 9 in our English book. The vocabulary words for this chapter are biography (life story) and hesitate (pause). We'll be ready for our chapter text the week of 1/24.

    Spelling

    We have another short week this week. Tuesday, students write the words three times each. On Wednesday, the students write ten sentences (six words or longer), correctly using a spelling word in each. Sentence 1 should have a compound subject, sentence 2 should have a compound verb, sentence 3 should be a compound sentence, and sentence 4 should be a complex sentence. On Thursday, we'll have a dictation test. On Friday, we will take a traditional spelling word test. 

    This week's words have final /j/ and /s/ sounds. The words are glance, judge, damage, package, twice, stage, carriage, since, practice, marriage, baggage, office, message, bridge, chance, notice, ridge, manage, palace, bandage.

    Vocabulary Workshop

    Each Vocabulary Workshop unit lasts for two weeks. We work with the words every day in class, and students should study them each night at home. Unit 10 words are distress, drench, dwell, juvenile, outstanding, proceed, register, sift, spree, tardy, unfit, varietyYou can find them here.

    Synonyms/Antonyms will be on Friday, 1/21. Completing the Sentence will be on Thursday, 1/27. The Unit Test will be on Friday, 1/28.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 1/10-1/14

    The new year is off to a great, though cold, start! The nine weeks challenge for the last nine weeks will be on Friday, 1/14. We will not have school next Monday, 1/17, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Our science lab day is now Wednesday, and students go to INSPIRE every day for one hour (during WIN time). 4A (my homeroom) has PE on Fridays now, so that is the day to wear tennis shoes! Please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Reading

    We are enjoying Clayton Byrd Goes Underground. It is the story of a boy in New York City who runs away from home to be a blues musician. Every student received a harmonica to use at school during this unit (and to take home at the end of the novel)! We'll see if we can become beginner blues musicians, like Clayton Byrd. We are learning about sound and music as we follow Clayton on his journey. 

    Students have taken the STAR reading test for this nine weeks. Their new goals will go home in their Tuesday folders. The AR deadline for this nine weeks is March 11. Please check in with your child regularly to make sure that s/he is on track.

    We spend daily time in iReady for Reading and Math. Students will receive a monthly grade which reflects effort (minutes earned) averaged with achievement (lessons passed).

    English

    Last week, we learned about helping verbs and about sentences that are in inverted order. We also reviewed compound subjects and verbs, compound sentences, and complex sentences. This week, we should begin to punctuate dialogue.The vocabulary words for this chapter are biography (life story) and hesitate (pause). We'll have lots of daily lessons before our next chapter test; I'll let you know when that date is coming up. 

    Spelling

    Every five-day week is the same in spelling: On Mondays, students write the words three times each. On Tuesdays, they complete the Proofreading for Spelling worksheet. On Wednesdays, the students write ten sentences (six words or longer), correctly using a spelling word in each. Sentence 1 should have a compound subject, sentence 2 should have a compound verb, sentence 3 should be a compound sentence, and sentence 4 should be a complex sentence. Every OTHER Thursday, we have a dictation test. On Fridays, we take a traditional spelling word test. 

    This week's words have /k/, /ng/, and /kw/ sounds. The words are risky, track, topic, blank, question, pocket, monkey, junk, equal, ache, public, attack, struck, earthquake, picnic, banker, electric, blanket, mistake, stomach.

    Vocabulary Workshop

    Each Vocabulary Workshop unit lasts for two weeks. We work with the words every day in class, and students should study them each night at home. Unit 9 words are convict, discipline, dungeon, earnest, enclose, gradual, grumble, jagged, nourish. provision, treaty, undeasy. You can find them here.

    Completing the Sentence will be on Thursday, 1/13. The Unit Test will be on Friday, 1/14.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 1/4-1/7

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! The whole school has a new schedule starting this week. Our science lab day will be Wednesdays, and students who go to INSPIRE will go every day for one hour (during WIN time). 4A (my homeroom) has PE on Fridays now, so that is the day to wear tennis shoes! Please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Reading

    We are starting a new novel this week, called Clayton Byrd Goes Underground. It is the story of a boy in New York City who runs away from home to be a blues musician. We'll be learning about sound and music as we follow Clayton on his journey. 

    We'll take the STAR test this week and set new goals for this grading period. The AR deadline for this nine weeks is March 11. Please check in with your child regularly to make sure that s/he is on track.

    We spend daily time in iReady for Reading and Math. Students will receive a monthly grade which reflects effort (minutes earned) averaged with achievement (lessons passed).

    English

    We start a new chapter this week, introducing helping verbs and beginning to work with punctuating dialogue. The vocabulary words for this chapter are biography (life story) and hesitate (pause). We'll have lots of daily lessons before our next chapter test; I'll let you know when that date is coming up. 

    Spelling

    On Tuesday, students write the words three times each. On Wednesday, the students write ten sentences (six words or longer), correctly using a spelling word in each. Sentence 1 should have a compound subject, sentence 2 should have a compound verb, sentence 3 should be a compound sentence, and sentence 4 should be a complex sentence. Every OTHER Thursday, we have a dictation test. On Fridays, we take a traditional spelling word test. 

    This week's words give practice with changing final y to i. The words are tiniest, hobbies, copied, countries, pitied, easier, laziest, families, spied, happiest, ladies, friendlier, studied, busier, breezier, prettiest, noisier, healthier, butterflies, funniest.

    Vocabulary Workshop

    Each Vocabulary Workshop unit lasts for two weeks. We work with the words every day in class, and students should study them each night at home. Unit 9 words are convict, discipline, dungeon, earnest, enclose, gradual, grumble, jagged, nourish. provision, treaty, undeasy. You can find them here.

    Synonyms/Antonyms will be on Friday, 1/7. Completing the Sentence will be on Thursday, 1/13. The Unit Test will be on Friday, 1/14.