• Welcome to Fourth Grade!!

    I am so happy to be teaching and getting to know your child this year! My contact information is mcrews@cleveland.k12.ms.us. On this website, I will include our math daily lesson, as well as science and social studies weekly lessons. I check my email at least twice a day between 7:30 and 3:30, but any emails after 3:30 will be answered the following morning. I look forward to inspiring and growing your child in math, social studies, and science throughout this year!!   

    We will take a  mad minute test weekly.  They will begin with 3 minutes and will decrease each week. This is a G1 weekly grade. Students will have homework EVERY night on the lesson that was taught that day. 

    Signed papers will be sent home every Tuesday to be signed and need to be sent back on Wednesday.

    Your child's Pearson account is as follows: user name is his/her MSIS number and the password is password1.

     

    • Dec. 20 is a 60% day for Christmas break. Students return Jan. 7.
    • Report cards go home Jan. 8. 
    • MLK Jr. day is Jan. 20-no school

     

     

    2nd nine weeks

    We will be adding with regrouping in mad minutes beginning with 3 digit plus 3 digit, moving to 4 digits, 5 digits, and 6 digits. Students will begin with 4 minutes.

    Dec. 16-20

    Math

    Monday-  Lesson 12.3 Modeling subtraction of fractions

    Tuesday- Lesson 12.4

    Wednesday- INSPIRE

    Thursday- Lesson 12.5 addition and subtraction on a number line Christmas party! 

    Friday- half day

    We will share our Social Studies nine weeks projects this week!

    Science nine week's test grades will come from their science fair project. Please make sure the information is turned in on time. 

    Our math nine weeks test was taken from their math IReady diagnostic test. This score was curved based on what level they performed, so no written nine weeks test!!!!! These scores are already posted. They did great and are showing wonderful growth! We have worked soooooo hard this semester and I am SO proud of how hard they worked! Keep pushing your child and working with them daily. Thank you for all of your hard work and support! 

    Dec. 9-13

    Math

    Monday- Lesson 11.8 problem solving

    Tuesday-review for Topic 11 test

    Wednesday- Topic 11 G2 test

    Thursday- Lesson 12.1 Modeling Addition of fractions

    Friday- Lesson 12.2 Adding fractions with like denominators 

    Social Studies: nine week's projects are due Dec. 12. 

    We will continue discussing different groups of Native Americans 

    Dec. 2-6

    Math

    Monday- Lesson 11.4 Equivalent Fractions

    Tuesday- Lesson 11.5 Number lines and equivalent fractions (mad minutes)

    Wednesday- INSPIRE

    Thursday- Lesson 11.6 Comparing fractions

    Friday- Lesson 11.7 Ordering fractions

    Science- We will review 2.2 and have a G2 test on Friday, Dec. 6   2.2 review

    Social Studies: We will study the Northeastern Woodland Native Americans and complete G1 activities in class.

    The 2nd nine weeks project info. we given out last week. The nine weeks' project is due Dec. 12, but can be turned in earlier. 

     

    November 18-22

    Math

    Monday- review for Topic 10 test 

    Tuesday- Topic 10 test, mad minutes, Lesson 11.1 Factors

    Wednesday- INSPIRE

    Thursday- Lesson 11.2 Prime and composite numbers

    Friday- Lesson 11.3 Multiples

    Social Studies- We will discuss the Southeast Native Americans. The 2nd nine weeks' project information was given out last week. This is due by Dec. 12, but can be turned in earlier! nine weeks project

    Science- We will cover Chapter 2.3 and have a G2 test on 2.3 Dec. 6. The student's science fair information will be their nine weeks' test grade. Please refer to the orange sheet that was sent home for that information. 

     

    November 11-14

    Math

    Monday- lesson 10.4 dividing 3 digit by 1 digit number

    Tuesday- Lesson 10.5 Deciding where to start dividing (mad minutes) 

    Wednesday- INSPIRE

    Thursday- 10.6 Dividing a 4 digit by 1 digit number

    Friday- Lesson 10.7 Problem solving 

    Science: We will complete chapter 2.1 this week. G2 Test will be Friday, Nov. 15 on 2.1 

    Social Studies: We will continue our native American groups by studying the Southeast group.

    November 4-8

    mad minutes will be 3:30

    Math

    Monday- review for topic 9 test

    Tuesday- topic 9 test, Lesson 10.1 Division as repeated subtraction (mad minutes)

    Wednesday- INSPIRE

    Thursday- Lesson 10.2 Using objects to divide: division as sharing

    Friday- Lesson 10.3 Dividing two digit numbers by 1

    Social studies: We will begin studying the Northwest Coast group of Native Americans. Students will complete projects and G1 grades in class. Please send one paper towel roll to school by Wednesday, Nov. 6 for our totem pole project! 

    Science: We will begin chapter 2 plant life cycles. We will have a G2 test Friday, November 15 on 2.1.ch.2 notes We will have a G2 on 2.2 Dec. 6 2.2 review this chapter has a lot of important information, so I want to make sure they learn this information thoroughly. 

    October 28-Nov. 1

    Mad minutes will be 3:45 this week.

    Math

    Monday- Lesson 9.3 Estimating quotients for greater dividends

    Tuesday- (Mad minutes) Lesson 9.4 Quotients with remainders

    Wednesday- INSPIRE

    Thursday- Lesson 9.5 Multiplication and division stories

    Friday- Lesson 9.6 Draw a picture and write an equation

    Social Studies: We will complete Chapter 5. G2 test Friday, Nov. 1

    Science: complete communicable/noncommunicable diseases

    October  21-25

    Math

    Monday-Lesson 8.5 Problem solving: Two question problems

    Tuesday-review for Topic 9 test (mad minutes)

    Wednesday- G2 topic test

    Thursday- Lesson 9.1 Using mental math to divide

    Friday- Estimating quotients

    Social Studies: We will begin Chapter 5. G1 grades will be given in class. Chapter 5 G2 test will be Nov. 1 ch. 5 notes and review

     

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    October 7-11

    Math

    Monday- Review for topic 7 test

    Tuesday- G2 topic 7 test, Lesson 8.1 Arrays and multiplying 2 digit numbers

    Wednesday- INSPIRE

    Thursday- Lesson 8.2 Arrays and an expanded algorithm

    Friday- Lesson 8.3 Multiplying 2 digit numbers by multiples of 10

    Science: We will continue discussing the muscular system. 

    September 30-Oct. 4

    Math

    Monday- G2 Topic 6 test- Lesson 7.1 Arrays and Multiplying 2 digit numbers by 10

    Tuesday- Lesson 7.2 Multiplying 2 digit numbers (mad Minutes)

    Thursday- Lesson 7.3 Using rounding to estimate

    Friday- Multi-step problems 

    Social Studies: We will finish chapter 4 and have a G2 test on Oct. 4. ch. 4 notes and review

    Science: we will begin discussing the muscular system

    September 23-27

    Due to me being out tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 24, signed papers will go home Wednesday, Sept. 25.

    Math

    Monday- Lesson 6.4 multiplying 3 and 4 digit numbers by 1 number

    Tuesday- mad minute, Multiplying by a 1 digit number

    Wednesday- INSPIRE

    Thursday- Lesson 6.6 Missing or extra information

    Friday- review for Topic 6 test

    I hate to give a test on a Monday, but that's how it falls in the schedule. So, Monday, September 30 we will have a G2 test on Topic 6.

    Social studies-We will begin chapter 4.

    Science- We will complete our skeletal system by labeling the bottom half of the skeletal system for a G2 grade on Friday, September 27. Please be working on your science fair project according to the time line.

    human body

     

    September 16-20

    Math

    Monday- review for topic 5 test

    Tuesday- Topic 5 test, Lesson 6.1- arrays and using an expanded algorithm (mad minute)

    Wednesday- INSPIRE

    Thursday- Lesson 6.2- Connecting the expanded and standard algorithm

    Friday- Lesson 6.3 Multiplying a 2 digit by 1 digit numbers 

    Science: We will begin studying the skeletal system. Students will have a G2 test Friday, September 20 labeling the top 8 parts. human body  Students will label the second half on Friday, September 27. 

    Social Studies: We will finishing Chapter 3 and have our G2 test Friday, September 20.

    September 9-13

    Math

    Monday- Lesson 5.3 Breaking apart to multiply

    Tuesday- Lesson 5.4 Using mental math to multiply (mad minute test)

    Thursday- Lesson 5.5 Using rounding to estimate

    Friday- Lesson 5.6 Problem Solving: reasonableness

    Social Studies: We will begin chapter 3. Students will complete various G1 activities in class. ch. 3 test review

    Science: We will complete the circulatory system this week. We will have a G2 test Friday, Sept. 13 labeling the parts and giving 2 functions and descriptions of each part. 

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    September 2-6

    Math

    Tuesday- mad minute test, review for topic 4 test

    Wednesday- Topic 4 test, INSPIRE students will work on adding and subtracting with regrouping

    Thursday- Lesson 5.1 Arrays and Multiplication

    Friday- Lesson 5.2 Multiplying by 10 and 100

    Science: We will begin studying the circulatory system. This test will be similar to the last one. Students will be expected to label the parts and supply functions and description of heart,arteries, veins. They must supply two per box. Test will be September 13. 

    Social Studies: We will complete chapter 2. Test will be September 6. ch. 2 notes and review

    August 26-30

    Math

    Monday- Lesson 4.3 Adding Whole Numbers (quiz on 4.1 and 4.2)

    Tuesday- Lesson 4.4 Subtracting Whole Numbers (mad minutes 2:40)

    Wednesday- INSPIRE -students will work on rounding, adding and subtracting with regrouping

    Thursday- Lesson 4.5 Subtracting across zeros

    Friday- Lesson 4.6 Problem Solving: draw a picture and write an equation (quiz on 4.4 and 4.5)

    Social Studies: We will being chapter 2 chapter 2 notes and review We will have a G2 test on Chapter 2 Friday, Sept. 6

    ScienceWe will complete the digestive system this week. G2 test on August 27 labeling the digestive system and identifying the function and description of the main parts. Students received this handout and we competed this in class. 

    August 19-23

    We have had a great first week! Please continue to work on multiplication facts and make sure your child complete his/her homework! 

    Math

    Monday- Lesson 3.6 Making an organized list

    Tuesday- review for Topic 3 test by complete the online digital enhancement test and book topic test (mad minutes) 

    Wednesday- Topic 3 G2 test, INSPIRE begins

    Thursday- Lesson 4.1 Using mental math to add and subtract

    Friday- Lesson 4.2 Estimating the sums and differences of whole numbers 

    Social Studies: We will review chapter 1 material for the G2 Chapter 1 test ch. 1 test

    Science: We will begin discussing the digestive system. We will complete various G1 grades during class. Students will have a G2 digestive system test Tuesday, August 27 labeling the digestive system and providing the description and function of the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. 

    August 12-16

    Math:  Please work on learning multiplication facts!!! 

    Monday- Lesson 3.1 Representing Numbers

    Tuesday- Lesson 3.2 Place Value Relationships (mad minute test) 

    Wednesday- Lesson 3.3 Comparing Numbers 

    Thursday- Lesson 3.4 Comparing Greater Numbers

    Friday-  Lesson 3.5 Rounding Whole Numbers 

    G2 Math Vocabulary test on Topic 3 will be Tuesday, August 20. 

    Social Studies: We will begin chapter 1 The Geography of Mississippi. Students will complete several G1 activities in class. Their Chapter 1 test will be Friday, August 23. We usually cover each chapter for two weeks. Chapter 1 notes   ch. 1 test review

     

  • Fourth Grade ELA

    Announcements for 12/16-12/20

    The Reading Exam will be on 12/17. The English Exam will be on 12/18. Christmas parties will be on Thursday, 12/19, at 1:30. We will have 1:00 dismissal on 12/20. Feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us. 

    Reading for 12/16-12/20

    We'll have our nine weeks exam for reading on Tuesday, 12/17. A guide to the test went home on Thursday, but students shouldn't need to study for it; it will include some unfamiliar passages and stories for them to answer questions about. We'll sneak in a couple of myths this week as well.

    The deadline for AR is on Wednesday, December 18. 

    Spelling for 12/16-12/20

    Congratulations to Johnson and Hugh, who will be participating in the District Spelling Bee in January (date to be announced)! 

    No spelling words this week! :)

    Language for 12/13-12/20

    Our nine weeks exam will be on Wednesday, 12/18. A guide with some practice questions on it went home on Thursday, but students are well-prepared for this exam.

    Vocabulary Workshop for 12/13-12/20

    We'll have a new set of words in January!

    Announcements for 12/9-12/13

    This week, we have our middle of the year assessments on iReady. Math will be on Tuesday and Reading on Wednesday. The Reading Exam will be on 12/17. The English Exam will be on 12/18. Christmas parties will be on 12/19, and we will have 1:00 dismissal on 12/20. Feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us. 

    Reading for 12/9-12/13

    We did it! We finished The Indian in the Cupboard on Thursday and, when our internet connection was restored on Friday, many students took the AR test on it and met their AR goals. The deadline for AR is on Wednesday, December 18. 

    This week, students will be writing a four-paragraph book review of The Indian in the Cupboard. Assignment sheets and rubrics will go home on Monday. This work will largely be done in class, and their papers will be due on Friday, 12/16.

    Spelling for 12/9-12/13

    Congratulations to Madisyn and Wyatt from 4A and to Johnson and Hugh from 4B for winning the classroom spelling bees! They will go on to participate in the school spelling bee on December 11. 

    This week's words have a final long -e sound. They are turkey, lonely, colony, steady, hungry, valley, hockey, starry, melody, movie, duty, drowsy, chimney, plenty, daily, alley, fifty, empty, injury, prairie.

    Spelling homework is always the same:

    Monday - Write the spelling words three times each, in cursive and in alphabetical order.

    Tuesday - Complete Proofreading for Spelling in the Journeys workbook.

    Wednesday - Write ten sentences (6+ words) with a spelling word in each sentence. Sentence 1: SCS, Sentence 2: SCV, Sentence 3: CX, Sentence 4: CD (see word list for details, examples)

    Thursday - Study for the spelling test.

    Language for 12/9-12/13

    We will finish Chapter 9 this week. Our main focus continues to be punctuating dialogue. We'll have a G2 test on chapter 9 on Friday, December 13. The vocabulary words for this chapter are biography and hesitate.

    Vocabulary Workshop for 12/2-12/13

    Each Vocabulary Workshop unit lasts for two weeks. We work with these words every day in class, and students should study them at home, too. Unit 8 will be our last set of words before the Christmas break. The words are awkward, clatter, gallant, lukewarm, plentiful, ration, reserve, scholar, smolder, trudge, volunteer, weary.

    Completing the Sentence (G1) will be on Thursday, 12/12. The Unit 8 Test will be on Friday, 12/13.

    Announcements for 12/2-12/6

    Hope Thanksgiving break was wonderful! We have lots of important work to do during these next few weeks. The Reading Exam will be on 12/17. The English Exam will be on 12/18. Let's finish this semester strong! Feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us. 

    Reading for 12/2-12/6

    We will finish The Indian in the Cupboard, by Lynne Reid Banks, this week! I have really seen the students grow as readers as we have experienced this book together. 

    No "Mythology Monday" this week so we can focus on finishing the novel. Students will write a traditional book report after we finish (more details to follow on that). 

    Please be aware that if a student is absent, they are responsible for making up any reading they missed during class.

    The AR deadline for this nine weeks is Wednesday, December 18. Please check with your child to make sure they're on target!

    Spelling for 12/2-12/6

    Congratulations to Madisyn and Wyatt from 4A and to Johnson and Hugh from 4B for winning the classroom spelling bees! They will go on to participate in the school spelling bee on December 11. 

    This week, we are back to regular spelling words and assignments. We have more -ed and -ing words. They are wiped, covered, mapped, pleasing, slipped, putting, traveled, seeking, visiting, mixed, shipped, phoning, offered, smelling, hiking, checking, fainted, landed, becoming, wandering.

    We are back to regular homework too, but the spelling sentences are going to get a bit more challenging.

    Monday - Write the spelling words three times each, in cursive and in alphabetical order.

    Tuesday - Complete Proofreading for Spelling in the Journeys workbook.

    Wednesday - Write ten sentences (6+ words) with a spelling word in each sentence. Sentence 1: SCS, Sentence 2: SCV, Sentence 3: CX, Sentence 4: CD (see word list for details, examples)

    Thursday - Study for the spelling test.

    Language for 12/2-12/6

    We are already getting to the end of Chapter 9. The students have done a beautiful job learning to punctuate sentences with dialogue. We will finish Chapter 9 this week and have a G2 test on the chapter next week (details to follow). The vocabulary words for this chapter are biography and hesitate.

    Vocabulary Workshop for 12/2-12/13

    Each Vocabulary Workshop unit lasts for two weeks. We work with these words every day in class, and students should study them at home, too. Unit 8 will be our last set of words before the Christmas break. The words are awkward, clatter, gallant, lukewarm, plentiful, ration, reserve, scholar, smolder, trudge, volunteer, weary.

    Synonyms/Antonyms (G1) will be on Friday, 12/6. Completing the Sentence (G1) will be on Thursday, 12/12. The Unit 8 Test will be on Friday, 12/13.

    Announcements for 11/18-11/22

    We have a full day of school on Friday, 11/22, and then we have a whole week off for Thanksgiving. Feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us. 

    Reading for 11/11-11/15

    The Indian in the Cupboard, by Lynne Reid Banks, is a fun, adventurous novel about a boy whose magic cupboard makes his toys come to life. As we read, we are realizing along with the character what a big responsibility it is to care for someone else!

    We are about halfway through the novel and have met the hilarious character of Boone, the cowboy. We'll continue to discuss character and using text details this week. My goal is to read chapters 9-12 this week. 

    Please be aware that if a student is absent, they are responsible for making up any reading they missed during class.

    We've also been enjoying "Mythology Mondays" this nine weeks. This week's myth is "Perseus and Medusa." Familiarity with the Greek myths is helpful so that students can understand allusions to them in their other reading.

    The AR deadline for this nine weeks is Wednesday, December 18.

    Spelling for 11/18-11/22

    We do NOT have a spelling list (and associated homework) this week, but on Friday, we will have a classroom spelling bee. The top two students from each homeroom will go on to participate in the school spelling bee on December 11. Dictionary.com is a helpful resource for pronouncing unfamiliar words as you study!

    Language for 11/18-11/22

    I think we got the hang of compound and complex sentences! Now, we are moving on to helping verbs in Chapter 9 of the Shurley English book. We'll have classroom work and daily grades this week. The vocabulary words for this chapter are biography and hesitate.

    Vocabulary Workshop for 11/11-11/22

    Each Vocabulary Workshop unit lasts for two weeks. We work with these words every day in class, and students should study them at home, too. Unit 7 words are accurate, alert, ancestor, disaster, elementary, envy, epidemic, feeble, penetrate, romp, staple, survive.

    Completing the Sentence (G1) will be on Thursday, 11/21. The Unit 7 Test will be on Friday, 11/22.

    Announcements for 11/11-11/15

    Progress reports will go home on Tuesday, 11/12. Feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us. 

    Reading for 11/11-11/15

    The Indian in the Cupboard, by Lynne Reid Banks, is a fun, adventurous novel about a boy whose magic cupboard makes his toys come to life. As we read, we are realizing along with the character what a big responsibility it is to care for someone else!

    We only read through chapter 5 last week, so this week we'll try to tackle chapters 6-8. We'll learn a little bit of history about the Iroquois and about the French and Indian War for additional background. 

    Vocabulary: admiration, uncanny, incredulous, magnanimously, hallucinating, offended, obliged, nonplused

    We'll have a quiz on chapters 6-8 on Friday, 11/15. Please be aware that if a student is absent, they are responsible for making up any reading they missed during class.

    We've also been enjoying "Mythology Mondays" this nine weeks. We've learned about Pandora's Box and about Arachne and Athena. This week's myth is about Medusa. Familiarity with the Greek myths is helpful so that students can understand allusions to them in their other reading.

    The AR deadline for this nine weeks is Wednesday, December 18.

    Spelling for 11/11-11/15

    The spelling words come from the Journeys reading series. Each week, we have a dictation test on Thursday and a spelling test on Friday.

    This week's words end in -ed or -ing. They are rising, traced, stripped, slammed, dancing, striped, winning, snapping, bragging, handled, dripped, begged, dared, skipped, hitting, spotted, raced, dimmed, spinning, escaped.

    We have the same spelling homework every week:

    Monday - Write the spelling words three times each, in cursive and in alphabetical order.

    Tuesday - Complete Proofreading for Spelling in the Journeys workbook.

    Wednesday - Write ten sentences (six or more words) with a spelling word in each sentence. Be sure the word is used correctly.

    Thursday - Study for the spelling test.

    Language for 11/11-11/15

    We have almost completed Chapter 7, which included clauses and simple sentences, compound sentences, and complex sentences. The vocabulary words for this chapter are career and inquire. Our G2 Test will be on Thursday, 11/14.

    Vocabulary Workshop for 11/11-11/22

    Each Vocabulary Workshop unit lasts for two weeks. We work with these words every day in class, and students should study them at home, too. Unit 7 words are accurate, alert, ancestor, disaster, elementary, envy, epidemic, feeble, penetrate, romp, staple, survive.

    Synonyms/Antonyms (G1) will be on Friday, 11/15. Completing the Sentence (G1) will be on Thursday, 11/21. The Unit 6 Test will be on Friday, 11/22.

    Announcements for 11/4-11/8

    Progress reports will go home on Tuesday, 11/12. Feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us. 

    Reading for 11/4-11/8

    The Indian in the Cupboard, by Lynne Reid Banks, is a fun, adventurous novel about a boy whose magic cupboard makes his toys come to life. We have gotten a good start on the novel and will try to read through chapter 7 this week. We'll continue to think about characterization (especially how one character can affect another) and will be paying attention to theme as well. 

    Vocabulary: disinfectant, tourniquet, wielding, trance, dignity, dawdling, admiration, uncanny, incredulous

    We'll have a G2 Test on chapters 1-7 on Friday, 11/8.

    The AR deadline for this nine weeks is Wednesday, December 18.

    Spelling for 11/4-11/8

    The spelling words come from the Journeys reading series. Each week, we have a dictation test on Thursday and a spelling test on Friday.

    This week's words are compound. They are somebody, fireplace, nearby, toothbrush, homesick, make-believe, anything, all right, goodbye, forehead, classmate, flashlight, haircut, twenty-two, driveway, alarm clock, baby-sit, airport, forever, mailbox.

    We have the same spelling homework every week:

    Monday - Write the spelling words three times each, in cursive and in alphabetical order.

    Tuesday - Complete Proofreading for Spelling in the Journeys workbook.

    Wednesday - Write ten sentences (six or more words) with a spelling word in each sentence. Be sure the word is used correctly.

    Thursday - Study for the spelling test.

    Language for 11/4-11/8

    This week, we're digging in with clauses and simple sentences, compound sentences, and complex sentences. The vocabulary words for this chapter are career and inquire. We should be ready for the chapter test next week (chapter 7).

    Vocabulary Workshop for 10/28-11/8

    Each Vocabulary Workshop unit lasts for two weeks. We work with these words every day in class, and students should study them at home, too. Unit 6 words are blossom, collide, constant, content, distract, drought, foul, noble, policy, quiver, slight, tidy.

    Completing the Sentence (G1) will be on Thursday, 11/7. The Unit 6 Test will be on Friday, 11/8.

    Announcements for 10/28-11/1

    Halloween parties will be on Thursday, 10/31, starting at 2:00 p.m. Thanks to Lola Johnson and Marcia Bowlin for organizing us! If you took any good pictures during the field trip, please forward them to Nancy Joe (njoe@cleveland.k21.ms.us) for the yearbook. Fall Cleanup Day at HCC will be on Saturday, October 26, from 9-11 a.m. Please join us if you can! Feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us. 

    Reading for 10/28-11/1

    This week, we will begin a new novel. The Indian in the Cupboard, by Lynne Reid Banks, is a fun, adventurous novel about a boy whose magic cupboard makes his toys come to life. We'll be reading this novel for a good portion of the nine weeks. This week, we'll be focusing on characterization. 

    Vocabulary: baffled, gaped, minuscule, appalled, tantalizing, pommel, foreboding, seething, brandishing, cowering

    All students have taken the STAR reading test for this nine weeks. The AR deadline for this nine weeks is Wednesday, December 18.

    Spelling for 10/28-11/1

    The spelling words come from the Journeys reading series. Each week, we have a dictation test on Thursday and a spelling test on Friday.

    This week's words have more vowel + /r/ sounds. They are learn, dirty, worn, sore, thirst, burn, record, cure, board, course, worth, early, return, pure, world, search, worse, thirteen, sport, current.

    We have the same spelling homework every week:

    Monday - Write the spelling words three times each, in cursive and in alphabetical order.

    Tuesday - Complete Proofreading for Spelling in the Journeys workbook.

    Wednesday - Write ten sentences (six or more words) with a spelling word in each sentence. Be sure the word is used correctly.

    Thursday - Study for the spelling test.

    Language for 10/28-11/1

    We're beginning Chapter 7 in the Shurley English book this week, where we will introduce conjunctions and compound parts, followed by clauses and simple sentences, compound sentences, and complex sentences. The vocabulary words for this chapter are career and inquire.

    Vocabulary Workshop for 10/28-11/8

    Each Vocabulary Workshop unit lasts for two weeks. We work with these words every day in class, and students should study them at home, too. Unit 6 words are blossom, collide, constant, content, distract, drought, foul, noble, policy, quiver, slight, tidy.

    Synonyms/Antonyms (G1) will be on Friday, 11/1. Completing the Sentence (G1) will be on Thursday, 11/7.

    The Unit 6 Test will be on Friday, 11/8.

    Announcements for 10/21-10/25

    We had a great time in St. Louis; thanks to all the parents who were so helpful on the trip! If you took any good pictures, please forward them to Nancy Joe (njoe@cleveland.k21.ms.us) for the yearbook. It's good to be back in our regular routine this week. Children who were on the trip received report cards today (Friday). Please sign and return them to school.

    Fall Cleanup Day at HCC will be on Saturday, October 26, from 9-11 a.m. Please join us if you can!

    Feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us. 

    Reading for 10/21-10/25

    We will be in the Journeys reading book this week, reading the informational selection "Ecology for Kids." It fits nicely with the themes of our trip last week.

    Target Skill: Main idea/details

    Vocabulary: organisms, directly, affect, traces, vast, habitats, variety, species, banned, radiation

    On Friday, instead of having a test on the story, students will have an iReady assessment on "Understanding Historical, Scientific, and Technical Texts."

    Students will take the STAR reading test on Monday to establish their reading levels for this nine weeks. They can begin taking AR tests as soon as they have their new reading levels. The AR deadline for this nine weeks is Wednesday, December 18.

    Spelling for 10/21-10/25

    The spelling words come from the Journeys reading series. Each week, we have a dictation test on Thursday and a spelling test on Friday.

    This week's words have a vowel + /r/. They are spark, prepare, cheer, tear, scarf, scare, repair, earring, scarce, weird, sharp, rear, spare, gear, hairy, compare, alarm, harsh, upstairs, square.

    We have the same spelling homework every week:

    Monday - Write the spelling words three times each, in cursive and in alphabetical order.

    Tuesday - Complete Proofreading for Spelling in the Journeys workbook.

    Wednesday - Write ten sentences (six or more words) with a spelling word in each sentence. Be sure the word is used correctly.

    Thursday - Study for the spelling test.

    Language for 10/28-10/25

    This week, we will finish Chapter 5, which includes pronouns, subject and possessive pronouns, collective nouns, and subject/verb agreement. The vocabulary words are trail and industry. We'll have a G2 Test on Chapter 5 on Friday, 10/25.

    Vocabulary Workshop for 10/7-10/25

    We are still working with Unit 5 words this week. We work with these words every day in class, and students should study them at home, too.

    Unit 5 words are antique, baggage, digest, establish, eternal, haste, humid, lash, oppose, pioneer, sensible, worthy.

    Completing the Sentence (G1) will be on Thursday, 10/24.

    The Unit 5 Test will be on Friday, 10/25.