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    Contact Information:

    Mrs. Whitney Williams, Ed.S

    3rd Grade Math, Science, Social Studies


    (662) 748- 2734





    COVID-19 Availabity Hours

    8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

    If you need help with assignments, please send message via schoolstatus, Google Classroom, or email. 

    I will get in touch with you within the above time frame within 24 hours as available.



    Please click on the link below to access weekly information.




    April 6-10

    Please click the link below for instructions for this week's assignments.




    March 30- April 3

    Please click the link below for instructions for this week's assignments. 





    March 23-27

    Please click the link below for instructions for this week's assignments. 






    I am asking that ALL students pick up a packet AND workbook at Sears this week on Monday, March 23rd after 10 a.m. After this week, please let me know if you plan to pick up a packet weekly (so that I can make copies) or complete assigments online with the provided information. 

    Please note: Some items in this weeks' pack wil be used for upcoming weeks (Zoo Prpject Activities, Multiplication Choice Board) Please keep up with your work to avoid confusion.  The workbook will be utilized in the upcoming weeks as well.

    Please use a folder to keep all assignments for the return of school. 

    Please be safe and remain healthy! Make sure you wash, wash, and wash your hands frequently. 

    March 16-20-

    Please follow the schoolstatus steps to opening your child's Googele Classroom Account.

    It is essential that students remain engaged daily in educational activities.

    Listed below are a couple activities I would like for students to complete this week.  Depending on the length of the CoronaVirus precautions, I strongly advise each student to open their google classroom account in the event that we must submit assignments.

    1. iReady Math-  Please allow your child to log into iReady Math on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for a minimum of 20 mins.  

    2. MobyMax- Students should log into MobyMax on Tuesday and Thursday for a minimum of 20 mins.  If students have not completed the test prep section- they should work on that first.  If students have completed test prep, they should complete matah assignments under the assignments tab.


    3. Math fun- Please have your child to create/design their own multiplication or division game.  Include directions, game board,and answer key.  We will use these games in class to work on our facts.


    4. iReady Math Packet- Please complete the followed packet.  This can be written on paper if you are unable to print it out.

    iReady Math Packet



    March 9-13 --Spring Break

    March 2-6 -- Camp McDowell

    Benchmark Tests Thursday3/5 and Friday 3/6

    February 24-28

     Black History Newpaper Project Details and Templates

    February 10-14

    New Security System FYI:

    It is our desire to keep all faculty, staff, and students in a safe and conducive environment for teaching and learning throughtout the school day.  Please follow these guidelines.

    All visitors are to use the front doors.

    HCC Faculty, Staff, nor Students are allowed to open the door or use their badge to allow you to enter the building. 

    Please do not pound on the door.  Always use the front door to be buzzed in from the office.

    Unless there is a fire, all visitors must enter and exit through the front door only.

    Black History Newpaper Project Details and Templates

    February 3-7

    January 27-31

    JAnuary 21-24

    January 13-17

    Welcome back! We have 2020 vision as we prepare for the second semester.  This is an important semester for all students.  Please make sure students are at school daily! 


    Mad Minutes for the 3rd Nine Weeks will be mixed multiplication facts.  Please make sure your child continues to study facts nightly.



    December 9-13

    December 2-6

    November 18-22

    Multiplication Fluency- 7 Facts

    Review Multiplication Facts and Strategies

    Our District ELS Growth Monitoring Assessments will be given.

    November 11-15

    November 4-8

    Topic 6 Math Vocabulary

    October 28- November 1

    October 21-25

    Topic 5 Math Vocabulary

    October 15-18

    October 7-11

    Topic 4 Math Vocabulary

    September 30- October 4

    September 23-27

    September 16-20

    Topic 3 Math Vocabulary

    September 3-6

    Topic 2 Math Vocabulary

    August 26-30

    August 19-23, 2019 

    Topic 1 Math  Vocabulary

    (Students have these in their notebooks)

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    Pearson Realize Online is now ACTIVE

    Username- (MSIS #)

    Password- password 1


    To Access Math Homework Online:

    (each student has workbook with homework pages)

    The math website is www.pearsonrealize.com

    Enter student username and password

    Click on Programs, then the textbook

    Click Topic (Whatever topic we are covering)

    Click Lesson (Whatever Lesson we are covering)

    The Homework is listed as "Reteaching" and "Practice"


    To Print 3 Digit Addition Practice Sheets (Mad Minute)

    Website: www.math-aids.com

    In the left corner click "addition"

    On the screen (about 6 rows down in the middle) click "2,3,4 Digit Worksheets 2,3,4 addends"

    Number of digits Click 3 digits

    Number of Addends- Click 2 addends

    Number of problems- Click desired number of problems…

    (we do 30 but if you are practicing nightly do 15 just to build fluency.  15 should answered in about 3 ½ min.

    Click Create It!

    After the sheet comes up and you print, press the “back” arrow and then click on Create It! again so that it can generate a new sheet.  Do this as many times as you want to create multiple sheets to practice. :) 




    1st- 3rd Nine Weeks Challenge Criteria


    Honor Roll (A's and B's in ALL subjects)

    85% or higher on Math Mad Minutes

    Meet AR Point Goal

    90% or higher AR Comprehension Rate

    Zero Office Referrals or Detentions

    Students must meet ALL requirements in order to attend the Nine Weeks Challenge

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    Monday- Thursday- Uniform Options

    Tops- Red, White, or Navy Blue (Must have collar)

    Bottoms- Navy Blue, Khaki, Plaid

    Jackets/Sweaters- Red, White, or Blue (to be worn INSIDE) 

    No restrictions on Jackets for OUTSIDE USE

    Shoes- Any sandal worn must have back strap.  

    FRIDAY DRESS POLICY…. Students may wear PLAIN jeans or shorts with a HCC . 

    Please no cheerleading outfits or Jerseys.      





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    3rd Grade Reading and Language Arts

    March 16-20 UPDATE!!!!!!!


    The IReady link below will take you to the packet that can printed out for practice.  Complete sections 1-8, pages 10-30, this week. Please, please , please have your child work on this packet for the Third Grade Reading Gate.  Thank you for your understanding and support during this time.  Now is a super time to read for AR.  Make sure you write down the title and author so that they can take tests when they return. 


    IReady Reading Packet - Grade 3


    Parents, please encourage your child to read more AR stories at home so they can come to school prepared to take tests.  Thank  you.  I gave them a sheet in their binder so that they can write the title and author of the book they read. 


    1. Friday Wear is only HCC shirts and PLAIN jeans or shorts. You can’t wear jerseys, etc.  You CAN wear any color HCC shirt of field trip shirt.
    2. Hairbows, etc. Hairbows and/or accessories can only be WHITE, NAVY, RED, OR KHAKI.
    3. Jewelry I am seeing excessive amounts of jewelry. Please see the policy about this. If they want to wear a LONG necklace, they must have it INSIDE their shirts.
    4. “Fanny” packs.  In order to have a fannypack on at all times, the students must have a medical/asthma plan.
    5. MULTICOLORED SOCKS.  They can wear socks that are WHITE, NAVY, RED, OR KHAKI.



    March 16-20

    Mrs. Swain's Unit for DSU

    Dear parents,

    The week after Spring Break I will be teaching a unit on the book Charlotte's Web to fulfill my requirements from Delta State University. We will be reading the first ten chapters of the book in class, but each chapter is available on YouTube for your child to listen to, as well. We will be studying character traits, main idea and detail, summary using the Somebody Wanted But So Then strategy, quotation marks, illustrations in text, and direct objects. Please be sure to check your child's homework folder each night, as we will still have our usual spelling choice homework. On Friday we will have a special guest from the Bolivar County 4-H Extension Office come to our class for a presentation. 

    - Mrs. Swiain 

    Reading: Charlotte's Web chapters 1-10

    Spelling words: springtime, breakfast, pigpen, something, glutton, summer, horrible, rotten, cellar, farm, barn, morals, morsel, mower. 

    Test is Thursday (3/19)

    Vocabulary Words: runt, injustice, commotion, captivity, reconsider, morsel, glutton, boast, persuade, gullible





                                                                                 SPRING BREAK - MARCH 9-13!  HAVE A TERRIFIC BREAK!

    When students return to school on March 16th, be prepared for a novel study!!  Mrs. Swain has a super week of lessons planned for the novel!




    Reading: "Two Bad Ants" - Comprehension test on Friday (2/28)

    Vocabulary: soggy, narrow, unaware, underground, surrounded, liquid, glassy, violently, scout, puzzling

    Spelling: coming, swimming, dropping, tapping, taping, invited, saving, started, planned, changing, joking, loved, gripped, tasted.

    Spelling Test Friday (2/28)

    Vocabulary Workshop unit 12 Test Friday

    audible, consume, glide, origin, prevent, punctuate, representative, scorn, stout, woe

    Complete the Sentence quiz Thursday (2/26)

    Unit 12 VW Test Friday (2/28)

    Shurley English

    Classifying sentences, possessives, interjections, quotation marks

    Shurley English Test Thursday (2/26)



    No school on Monday for students.

    No spelling test this week.

    "Life on the Ice" comprehension and vocab. test will be Friday.  We need more work on main idea.

    We also will be researching an animal of our choice from the Arctic or Antarctica.   The paper will have  5 paragraphs with an introduction  and a conclusion. The body of our paragraphs will be about habitat, prey, and how they adapt to the cold.  Final paper due Friday.  Parents are encouraged to help.

    Vocabulary Workshop unit 12

    audible, consume,glide, origin, prevent, punctuate, representative, scorn  , stout, woe

    Syn/Ant test Thursday


    Reading- "Life on Ice"- comprehension test Friday (2/14)

    Vocabulary: wilderness, gliding, region, colony, shelter, unexpected, overheated, constant, climate, layer  Test Friday (2/14)

    Spelling: birthday, anyone, sometimes, everything, homework, afternoon, airplane, grandmother, something, without, himself, faraway, sunburned, daylight Test Thursday (2/13)

    Vocabulary workshop Unit 11

    Approach, approve, glory, magnificent, meek, prompt, revive, tradition, watchful, wreckage 

    Complete the sentence quiz Wednesday (2/12)

    Unit 11 VW test Friday (2/14)

    Shurley English

    Classifying sentences, interjections, possessives

    Shurley English test Thursday (2/13)



    Reading- "Dogzilla"- comp. test Fri.

    Vocab.- scientific ancient mysterious within emergency immediately fiery horrifying prehistoric panicking (Fri.)

    Spelling- mood wooden drew smooth blue balloon true crooked chew tooth hooves cool food pooch(Thurs.)

    Vocab. Workshop Unit 11

    approach approve glory magnificent meek prompt revive tradition watchful wreckage

    Syn/ Ant quiz Thursday

    Shurley English - contractions, homonyms, interjections


    Reading- "A Tree is Growing" (Comp. test- Jan. 31)

    Vocab.- pollen, store, clumps, passages, absorb, throughout, coverings, spines, tropical, dissolve

    Spelling Words- shark, check, queen, circus, flake, crack, second, squeeze, quart, squeak, quick, coldest, Africa, Mexico

    Vocabulary Workshop Unit 10 Complete the sentence quiz- 1/30/20

    Vocabulary Workshop Unit 10 test 1/31/20

    Spelling test 1/30/20

    Check folder for Shurley English practice

    Science fair is the morning of 1/30/20



    Reading-"A Mr. Rubbish Mood" (Comp. test- Jan. 17th)

    Vocab.- recycle project dripping carton complicated global rubbish hardly shade pollution (Jan. 17)

    Spelling Words- air wear chair stairs bare bear hair care pear pair share near beard 

     Spelling test with dictation will be next Thursday, Jan. 16th.

    Vocabulary Workshop unit 9 Complete the Sent. quiz Thursday, Jan. 16th)

    ability avoid bashful brief compete consider delightful honor reflex remark 


    CHRISTMAS PARTY will be Thursday at 1:30!  Early dismissal Friday!  Have a wonderful Christmas.


    Exams will be Monday and Tuesday. iReady score from MOY will be used as the  exam grade for Reading and Language.  Scores were super!  I am very proud of third grade's growth!!  Incredible!!  Keep reading over the holidays!

    Ar Deadline is the 18th.

    Thank you for all you do! 


    We will be taking our iReady MOY assessment this week so we will stay on our story for 2 weeks.

    "The Extra-Good Sunday"

    Vocab. recommended ingredients cross degrees festive tense remarked anxiously

    Spelling- nurse work shift hurt first word serve curly dirt third worry turn stir firm

    Vocab. Workshop unit 8 (same as last week)

    Our Reading Exam will consist of students reading passages and answering questions from that particular passage.

    Lang. Exam will be Shurley Eng. We will also be writing a friendly letter. 


    Reading- "Aero and Officer Mike" Comp. and Vocab. test Friday

    Vocabulary- lying loyal partners shift quiver patrol ability snap

    Spelling- Thursday

    horse mark storm market acorn artist march north barking stork thorn forest chore restore

    Vocabulary Workshop unit 8 - Syn/Ant quiz Thursday

    ancient climate cling custom decay disturb expose perform remote timid 

    Shurley English skills:

    Classifying sentences, conjunctions, compound subjects and verbs, clauses, and combinding sentences.

    Chapter 7 test Friday


    Our spelling bee will be Friday, Nov. 22.  I sent home a sheet with words to study for it.  GOOD LUCK!

    Reading- "Yonder Mountain"- (Friday)


    fondly mist peak rugged pausing steep examined  pleaded

    Spelling- I'd he's haven't doesn't let's there's wouldn't what's she's aren't hasn't couldn't he'd they're(Thursday)

    Vocabulary Workshop- unit 7 Complete the sent quiz Wednesday. Unit Test Thursday.

    accuse clever coast delicate explore imitate pierce rare symbol triumph 

    Vocabularyworkshop.com  Green Book unit 7 


    Reading - "The Science Fair"- report, presentation, erupt, creative , educational, certificate, impressive, charts

    Spelling- hole whole its it's hear here won one our hour their there fur fir

    Vocab. Workshop- unit 7- accuse clever coast delicate explore imitate pierce rare symbol triumph




    Vocab. (Fri.)- athlete competitor championship professional power court rooting entire

    Spelling Words (Thurs.) joy point voice join oil coin noise spoil toy joint boy soil choice boil 

    Vocab. Workshop- Unit 6 Complete the sentence quiz Thursday.  Unit test Friday.

    Vocabularyworkshop.com  - Green book , unit 6

    Shurley Eng. Ch. 5 Test will be Wednesday.

    Fluency is 120 correct words per minute.



    Thursday, Oct. 28 is the Halloween Party.  Please come and be apart of the fun activities that have been planned!

    "Thomas Edison"

    Vocab. (Fri.)- genius signal electric laboratory gadget experiment invention occasional

    Spelling (Thurs.) Talk cross awful law cloth cost crawl also raw salt wall lawn chalk lawn always

    Vocab. Workshop unit 6 syn/ant (Thurs.) border certain clasp fierce observe treasure wisdom depart journey superb

    Reminder that fluency is 120 correct words per minute.  Please set a timer and practice with your child at home.  It can be any piece of text on grade level. 

    Shurley English-  Pronouns, subject pronouns, possessive  pronouns, subject verb agreement

    Sept. 24th- BPAC Miss Nelson Has A Field Day


    "Kamishibai Man"

    Vocab. - same as last week


    Vocab. Workshop unit 5 - same as last week-Complete the sent. Tues. Unit 5 test Friday.

    Shurley Eng. ch. 4 Check binders for work to study or practice. 



    "Kamishibai Man" 

    Vocab. - familiar blurry vacant jerky applause blasted rude rickety(Fri.)

    Spelling- clown round bow cloud power crown thousand crowd sound count powder blouse frown pound  (Thurs.)

    Vocab. Workshop unit 5- atmosphere brilliant convince endure glance harsh plunge precious swift unite (Syn/Ant quiz Fri.)

    Shurley Eng. ch. 4 - Check their binders for examples and classroom practices. 


    Reading "The Harvest Birds"

    Vocab.  (Friday)- harvest separate ashamed borders advice borrow patch serious 

    Spelling (Thurs)- itch wreck knee patch wrap knot watch knife stretch write knew knock match wrong

    Vocab. Workshop unit 4 words are the same.  Complete the Sentence Thurs. unit 4 test Friday. 

    No Shurley Eng. this week.  We will be writing a narrative(informational) paper this week.  Be looking for their rough drafts in their homework folder. They do not have to work on these at home.  We will complete in class but I do encourage you to look at their prewriting and rough drafts. I will send home a rubric 10-9.




    Reading "What Do Illustrators Do?" (Comp. test Fri)

    Vocab. (Fri.)  tracing imagine illustrate scribbles sketches research textures tools

    Spelling (Thurs.) three scrap street spring thrill scream strange throw string scrape spray threw strong scratch

    Vocabulary Workshop unit 4 

    Syn/ant quiz Thurs.- capture coward exclaim gloomy insist passage restless shallow shatter talent 

    Look for Shurley English in homework folder and binder!  We are adding prepositional phrases !  Students need to practice. 


    Reading- "Max's Words"

    Vocab.-(Fri.)-collect scrambled orders sorted ragged rapidly continued darted 

    Spelling(Thurs.)- math toast easy socks Friday stuff paid cheese June elbow program shiny piles sticky

    Vocab. Workshop will be a review week of all three units. There will be a Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop test on Wednesday!  We didn't have time to take it last week.  

    Please check homework folders for homework that might not appear on the newsletter.  

    Please practice fluency at home. One minute with 110 correct words per minute.



    Reading "Roberto Clemente"

    Vocab. -pronounced stands fans league score polish style slammed (Fri.)

    Spelling - slight mild sight pie mind tie pilot might lie tight blind fight die midnight(Thurs.)

    Vocab. workshop words the same as last week. unit 3

    Complete the sent. quiz Thurs. and unit 3 test is Friday.

    Thank you for those who sent pasta and marshmallows!  The students are really enjoying the process of building a bridge!!



    Progress Reports go home Tuesday!! 

    Pop's Bridge- Reading comp. and Vocab. test Friday.

    Vocab. words- foggy stretch crew balancing tide cling excitement

    No Spelling this week! 

    Unit 3 Vocabulary workshop- active loyal bargain gasp resource sensitive struggle value vary wander

    syn/ant quiz Thurs. 

    Hopefully if time allows, we are going to build a bridge of pasta and glue them together with marshmallows.  Please help if you can! I will repost when we get enough supplies so that we don't have too much.

    3A - Small marshmallows         3B small bag of spaghetti 

    Please practice fluency at home.  Time students for one minute.  They should read 110 correct words per minute fluently. 



    Reading- "Desiny's Gift"  Test Fri.

    Vocab.-  block, spreading, raise, figure, contacted, customers, afford, earn (Test Fri.)

    Spelling Words- lay, real, trail, sweet, today, dream, seem, tea, treat, afraid, leave, bait, screen, speed (Test Thurs.)

    Vocab. Workshop unit 2. - aim, aware, defeat, drift, mild, pause, refuse, route, ruin, solid (syn/ant quiz Tues.)

    Shurley Eng. Test chapter 1 test Tuesday.

    Fluency will begin this week.




    Graded paper folders come home every Tuesday.  Please review their papers with them and sign the back.  Thank you!

    Reading - The Trial of Cardigan Jones

    Vocab.- trial jury stand guilty honest convinced pointed murmur(Fri.)

    Spelling- spoke mile save excuse cone invite cube price erase ripe broke flame life rule (Thurs.)

    Vocab. Workshop (Words are the same as last week.  We stay on a unit for 2 weeks) common goal trace prefer firm bitter allow patient force faint ( Complete the Sent.  quiz Tuesday.  Unit 1 Test Friday- They need to know syn/ant and definitions.



    Welcome to Third Grade! I have enjoyed getting to know students these last two days.!  Summer reading quizzes for a reading grade will be given Monday.  Check their homework folder for our newsletter and spelling choice examples.  Thank you!


    Please return student information sheets that were given on registration.  Thank you!

     Spelling Words(HW- Spelling Choice M-W)

    crop, plan, thing, smell, shut, sticky, spent, lunch, pumpkin, clock, gift, class, skip, swing

    Spelling Test Thursday

    Reading Vocabulary Words(Test Friday)

    principal, strolled, proud, worried, soared, announced, fine, certainly

    Reading Test "A Fine, Fine School"  Friday

     Vocabulary Workshop (syn/ant test Thursday)

    allow, common, firm, goal, prefer, bitter, faint, force, patient, trace

    Shurley English Test on Thursday. Ch. 1 (Shurley English is not available right now on the website so we will NOT  have a Sh. Eng. test on Thursday. We will use Journey's Eng. instead on Subjects and Predicates.)  






    Comp. and vocab. test on "Mountains" Thursday

    Vocab. Workshop unit 15 complete the sent. Tues. and Unit test Thursday.

    Shurley Eng. Indirect Objects

    End of Year iReady assessments Tues.-Thurs.



    Reading - "Mountains, Surviving on Mt. Everest" Test Next thursday.

    Vocab.  approached, section, avalanches, increases, equipment, tanks, slopes, altitude, succeed, halt. Test next FRI

    Spelling- painless, sickness, sadness, helpless, thankless, kindness, hopeless, darkness, fearless, thickness, careless, goodness, spotless, softness Test Fri

    Vocab. Workshop unit 15- abundant, barrier, conceive, formal, inquire, penalize, picturesque, predator, privilege, slumber 

    Syn/ant quiz Thurs. 

    April 29

    Spelling test will be Thursday.  We practiced for the writing test tomorrow the entire class period today!  I think they are ready!!

    Many students think that school is out.  Please remind them to study and complete all work in class and home.  Grades are really low this nine weeks. 


    Reading- "Dog of the Sea" Vocab- guided, rippled, arrival, voyage, twisted, aboard, anchor, spotted, bay, lava 

    Spelling- unfold, rejoin, untie, reheat, unfair, unclear, repaid, rewrite, unhurt, recheck, unlucky, unwrap, reuse, unsure

    Unit 14 vocabulary workshop test will be Thursday.   BE READY FOR THE TEST!!



    State Testing is upon us!!!  Please, please make sure your child gets plenty of rest this week. Tuesday is the day!  We can do this!!  The posters that parents turned in were amazing!! Encourage your child to take the test seriously and to do their very best.  There will be no homework assignments until after the state test.  


    Reading vocab. and comp. will be FRIDAY on "Oliver K. Woodman".  Thank you! 

    April 8th

    We will still be working hard in preparation for the state reading test April 16th.  Please encourage your children to hang in there and work hard.  They can rest after the test! :)   Thank you parents for all of your help! 

    Reading - "The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman"

    Vocab. -sincere, conversations, managed, inspired, loaded, reunion, loveliest, currently, terror, pleasure

    Spelling Words- singer loudly joyful teacher fighter closely powerful farmer quickly careful friendly speaker wonderful truly (Spelling and dictation will be Thursday) 

    Vocab. Workshop Unit 14- admirable automatic devotion distant dreary exhaust kindle predict separation stunt (Syn./Ant quiz Thursday)


    Parents, please send earbuds for students that do not have working ones.  It is very important that they be able to hear instructions for iReady!!! Thank you. We still have many students that do not have earbuds.  Please send if you are able. 


    I know we have had a crazy schedule lately but we will stay on the same story.  We will take tests on Friday on vocab. and comp. (We will spend some reading time with practice MAAP tests to help us prepare for April 16th!!)

    Vocab. Workshop unit 13 

    Complete the sentence quiz will be Tuesday before Inspire class meets. Unit 13 Test will be Friday.

    No Spelling Test this week.  We will still have fluency.

    Shurley English chapter 12. We will be working on direct objects and irregular and regular verbs.  We will be taking a test on Thursday. 




    March 18

    Reading-  The Journey: Stories of Migration (2 weeks)

    vocab.-survival, migrate, plenty, frightening, accidents, solid, chilly, landscape, thunderous, dramatic

    Vocabulary Workshop- Unit 13 

    arch, authentic, clarify, declare, grant, grave, modest, opponent, valid, yearn

    Spelling- cities, cried, puppis, hurried, stories, flies, parities, tried, pennies, fried, carried, babies, spied, ponies

    March 4th 

    Reading -"Two Bad Ants"- Story Structure

    Vocab.- scout, narrow, glassy, surrounded, violently, underground, liquid, soggy, puzzling, unaware

    Vocabulary Workshop- We will review units 7-12.  We will work on these in class.

    Spelling - coming, swimming, dropping, tapping, taping, invited, saving, stared, planned, changing, joking, loved, gripped, tasted

    Feb. 25

    Reading- Life on Ice (We will stay on this story for 2 weeks)

    Vocab.- shelter, layer, region, unexpected, constant, gliding, overheated, climate, wilderness

    Lang.- Parents, help students write an informational paper(5 paragraphs) on an animal from the Arctic or Antarctica(We will do research Monday to choose their animal) .  Look for the writing rubric in their homework folders to help.   Introductory parag., 3 main points, and a conclusion parag.


    Vocabulary Workshop- audible, consume, glide, origin, prevent, punctuate, representative, scorn, stout, woe

    Please practice cursive and fluency reading.  One minute and 130 words.

    Reading- Dogzilla

    Vocab.  -scientific, ancient, mysterious, within, emergency, immediately, fiery, horrifying, prehistoric, panicking

    Spelling Words- mood, wooden, drew, smooth, blue, balloon, true, crooked, chew, tooth, hooves, cool, food, pooch

    Four dictation sentences this week.

    Vocab. Workshop unit 11- same words as last week.  Complete the sentence on Tues.

    Practice cursive!!! Letters m,n,o, f, w,v, and b are giving us some difficulty.  Thanks for your help!.

    Reading-"A Tree Is Growing"

    Vocab. passages, spines, tropical, store, throughout, absorb, dissolve, clumps, coverings, pollen

    Spelling Words- Shark, squeeze, check, quart, queen, squeak, circus, quick, flake, coldest, crack, Africa, Mexico

    There will be 4 dictation sentences for spelling this week. 

    Vocabulary Workshop- Unit 11- Syn/Ant quiz Thurs. 

    approach, approve, glory, magnificent, meek, prompt, revive, tradition, watchful, wreckage

    Practice, practice, practice cursive.  Students are having difficulty with spacing.  Please practice at home! Thank you.

    PARENTS!!!!  Because of science fair and short week, we will not have reading comprehension or reading vocabulary tomorrow.  We will stay on this story for two weeks.

    Syn/ant quiz, spelling test, Shurley English test tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 25.

    Reading- "The Albertosaurus Mystery"

    Reading Skill- Conclusions

    Vocab. buried, location, remains, clues, skeletons, evidence, fossils, prove, fierce, uncovering(Test Friday)

    Spelling Words (Dictation sentences until the end of school) Spelling test Thursday

    age, space, change, jawbone, jacket, giant, pencil, circle, once, large, dance, jeans, bounce, huge

    Vocab. Workshop(Syn/Ant- Friday) Unit 10

    actual, brink, chill, conquer, fortunate, fury, intend, pattern, vibrant, wit

    Reading fluency words per minute is 130 this nine weeks.  Please practice at home.  Also, students need to make sure they are reading and studying for tests. (Hint:  You can always search on the internet for practice quizzes.)


    Class Spelling Bee Friday!!! Study the handout I gave! 

    Welcome back!  I hope you had a fantastic break.  Just a reminder, that this semester, you must write and turn everything in cursive to me.

    Sentence dictation and spelling tests will be completed in both print and cursive until further notice.


    Reading -" A Mr. Rubbish Mood"

    Vocab.- recycle, project, dripping, carton, complicated, global, rubbish, hardly, shade, pollution. Test next Friday.

    Spelling Words(Dictation will begin with this list)- air, wear, chair, stairs, bare, bear, hair, care, pear, pair, share, near, ear, beard. Test next Friday. (See edited Spelling Choice Homework handout)

    Vocab. Workshop Unit 9- ability, avoid, bashful, brief, compete, consider, delightful, honor, reflex, remark. Syn./Ant. test Friday. 



    Language Arts exam is Monday, Dec. 17.  Study Guide sent home.

    Reading Exam is Tuesday, Dec. 18.  Reading passages and answering questions about those passages.  ReadWorks.com is a great resource.

    Parties will  be Thursday, Dec. 20th!  Nothing will be planned on Friday!!  Have a fantastic holiday!


    There will be no reading story or vocabulary this week.  We will be reading passages and answering questions about that passage.  We are preparing for our exams next week.  On our reading exam, we will read a passage and answer questions from the skills we have learned this semester.

    NO SPELLING this week.

    Vocabulary Workshop unit 8 is the same.  Complete the Sentence on Thursday and Unit 8 test is Friday.

    Shurley English Chapter 9

    We are working hard on using quotation marks.  Please practice at home. 

    Our Language exam will cover Shurley English skills


    Reading- The Extra-Good Sunday

    Comp. and Vocab Test Fri.

    Vocab.- anxiously, degrees, tense, ingredients, recommended, remarked, festive, cross

    Spelling- Test Thurs.

    nurse, work, shirt, hurt, first, word, serve, curly, dirt, third, worry, turn, stir, firm 

    Vocab. Workshop- Unit 8- Syn/ Ant quiz Thurs. 

    ancient, climate, cling, custom, decay, disturb, expose, perform, remote, timid

    Shurley English- Ch. 9 

    Helping verbs, main verb, verb phrases,  interrogative sentences, natural and inverted word order, and kinds of sentences


    Reading- Aero and Officer Mike

    Comp. and vocab. test Fri.

    Vocab. lying, loyal, partners, shift, quiver, patrol, ability, snap

    Spelling- test Thursday

    horse, mark, storm, market, acorn, artist, March, north, barking, stock, thorn, forest, chore, restore

    Vocab. Workshop- Unit 7 

    Complete the Sentence-Thursday Unit test - Friday

    accuse, clever, coast, delicate, explore, imitate, pierce, rare, symbol, triumph


    No Shurley English this week.  We will be working on our narrative writing pieces.  Most work will be done in class, but parents are encouraged to look at writing and help edit papers.  Final draft will be due Friday. 


    Reading- Yonder Mountain Test Friday


    peak, examined, fondly, steep, rugged, pausing, mist, pleaded

    Spelling -Test Thursday

    I'd, he's haven't, doesn't, let's there's, wouldn't, what's, she's, aren't, hasn't , couldn't , he'd, they're

    Vocabulary Workshop- unit 7 Syn/Ant quiz Thursday

    accuse clever coast delicate, explore, imitate, pierce, rare, symbol, triumph

    Shurley English test Tuesday

    Nov. 16 - Progress Reports



    Reading- The Science Fair- Test Friday

    Skills Story Structure

    Vocab.- Test Friday

    report presentation erupt creative educational certificate impressive charts

    Spelling- Test Thursday

    hole whole its it's hear here won one our hour their there fur fir

    Shurley English

    Conjunctions, Different kinds of sentences(Simple, compound subject, compound verb, joining 2 sentences to make 1 sentence), Clauses

    Vocabulary Workshop will be reviewing units 1-6 this week in class.


    Dress Out Day Wednesday $1

    Reading- Jump

    Skills - Fact and Opinion/Questioning

    Vocab. -championship, power, professional, athlete, rooting, court, competitor, entire(Fri.)

    Spelling Words (Test Thursday)

    joy, point, voice, join, oil, coin, noise, spoil, toy, joint, boy, soil, choice, boil

    Vocab. Workshop

    Unit 6 Same as last week. Complete the Sentence (Thursday)

    Unit test Friday

    Shurley English- Same as last week. Fact /Opinion


    Reading- Young Thomas Edison

    Skills - Main Ideas and details, summary

    Vocab- signal, genius, gadget, invention, laboratory, experiments, occasional-Test Fri.

    Spelling Words-Test Thursday

    talk, cross, awful, law, cloth, cost, crawl, chalk, also, raw, wall, lawn, always, salt

    Shurley English-

    Conjunctions, compound subjects and verbs

    Vocabulary Workshop - Syn/Ant. quiz Thursday

    border, certain, clasp, fierce, observe, treasure, wisdom, depart, journey, superb







    Kamishibai Man- Test Thursday- Cause and Effect

    Reading Vocab. -Test Thursday

    familiar, jerky, vacant, rickety, blurry, rude, blasted, applesauce

    Spelling Words -Test Thursday

    clown, round, bow, cloud, power, crown, thousand, crowd, sound, count, powder, blouse, frown, pound

    Vocab. Workshop words are the same as last week. Unit 5

    Shurley English

    Classifying sent. fact/opinion, true/false

    NO SCHOOL FRIDAY!   Fall Break!


    The Harvest Birds- Test Friday

    Reading Vocab.-Test Friday

    harvest, separate, ashamed, borders, advice, borrow, patch, serious

    Spelling Words- Test Thursday

    itch, wreck, knee, patch, wrap, knot, watch, knife, stretch, write, knew, knock, match, wrong

    Vocab. Workshop- Unit 5 Syn/Ant quiz Friday. 

    atmosphere,brilliant, convince, endure, glance, harsh, plunge, precious, swift, unite

    Shurley English- Ch. 5 pronouns Test Thursday





    What Do Illustrators Do?- Test Friday

    Reading Vocab. Test Friday

    tools, sketches, scribbles, research, texture, imagine, illustrate, tracing

    Spelling Words- Test Thursday

    three, scrap, street, spring, thrill, scream, strange, throw, string, scrape, spray, threw, strong, scratch

    Vocabulary Workshop- Complete the Sentence- Thursday Unit 4 test Friday

    capture, coward, exclaim, gloomy, shatter, insist, passage, restless, shallow, talent

    Vocabularyworkshop.com- Green level Unit 4


    Shurley English- Chapter 5 Classifying sentences, Pronouns


    We will be testing in IReady this week.  There will be no reading vocab. or spelling this week.  After completed testing on IReady, we will use a reading passage with skills already covered. 

    Vocab. Workshop words are the same as last week.  We will have Complete the Sentence Thursday and a Unit 3 test Friday.

    Shurley English

    Prepositions and Object of the Prepositions

    Ch.3 Test Wednesday

    Practice Fluent Reading

    Let's also speak to our students about being safe, respectful, and responsible while at school.  We are stopping instruction many times to pull pins and write notes home.  Thank you! 


    "Pop's Bridge" Test Mon.

    Spelling Words(test Thurs.)

    slight, mild, sight, pie, mind, tie, pilot, might, lie, tight, blind, fight, die, midnight

    Reading Vocab. "Roberto Clemente"(Test Fri.)

    stands, score, fans, league, slammed, pronounced, style, polish

    Vocab. Workshop (unit 3 green level) Syn/ant Fri.

    active, bargain, gasp, loyal, resource, sensitive, struggle, value, vary, wander

    Vocabularyworkshop.com- unit words with interactive games and activities to help practice. 

    Don't forget to practice fluent reading!  We read to understand, know when to make our voice rise or fall, and read with expression. 




    Spelling Words(Test Fri. because of holiday)

    load, open,told, yellow, soak, shadow, foam, follow, glow, sold, window, coach, almost, throat, cold, most

    Reading Vocab. "Pop's Bridge" (Test Fri.)

    foggy, stretch, crew, balancing, tide, cling, excitement, disappears

    Vocabulary Workshop Words(Unit 2 Test Fri.)

    aim, aware, defeat, drift, mild, pause, refuse, route, ruin, solid

    Shurley English chapter 2 test Thursday

    Have a wonderful Labor Day!