Happy Summer!

I hope you are picking up lots of good books to read this summer.  Let me know what you are reading.  Enjoy! 

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May 7-11 Agenda

Reading – Fairy Tales

“Tonweya and the Eagles”

Vocabulary, Summarization, and Final Test

– TAKS Preparation and Practice Book

Mountain Language – Daily # 14-20

English – Use a variety of skills.  For example, capitalization, punctuation, complete sentences, apostrophes, and parts of speech.

Writing – Rewrite your favorite fairy tale in a modern version.

SpellingUnit 35 State Names

Social Studies – Civil War Booklet       Social Studies TAKS Comprehension books

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April 30-May 4 Agenda

Reading – Fairy Tales

“The Paper Dragon”

Vocabulary, Summarization, and Final Test

– TAKS Preparation and Practice Book

Mountain Language – Daily # 9 -13

English – Use a variety of skills.  For example, capitalization, punctuation, complete sentences, apostrophes, and parts of speech.

Writing – Rewrite your favorite fairy tale in a modern version.

SpellingUnit 34 State Names

Social Studies – Lewis and Clark booklet       Social Studies TAKS Comprehension books

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April 9-13 Agenda

Reading – Realistic Fiction

“Bridge to Terabithia”  Conclude the selection

Vocabulary, Summarization, and Final Test

TAKS Preparation and Practice Book 

Mountain Language – daily Spotlight #6 & 7

English – Usage skills (verbs and pronouns)

Writing – After reading and listening to Chapter 10 of the “Island of the Blue Dolphins”  write a letter to Karana inquiring about her voyage.

Spelling Unit 32  Compound Words

Social Studies – Social Studies TAKS comprehension booklets

Geography Fast Fact – 

Monday – There are ten national holidays in the United States.  Christmas marks a religious holiday, and one holiday honors all of the Presidents.

Name five more national holidays.

Tuesday – Iowa is the only state with eastern and western borders created entirely by rivers.

What rivers border Iowa?

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MArch 19-23 Agenda

Reading – Realistic Fiction

“Bridge to Terabithia” Chapters 1-4     Read a chapter a day.

Vocabulary and Summarization

Mountain Language – daily

English – Usage skills (verbs and pronouns)

Writing – Write a letter to your friend explaining why they would not want to live on Saturn.  Include in your letter facts and reasons supporting your position against living on Saturn.

Spelling Unit 29   Contractions

Social Studies – Social Studies TAKS comprehension booklets

Geography Fast Fact –

Mon. – E Pluribus Unum (Latin for out of many, one) is one of six inscriptions required on every coin minted by the United States.

     What are the other five inscriptions?

Tues. – People in Japan were recycling paper as early as the year 1035.

     What are some other items besides paper that can be recycled?

Wed. – Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world.

     What is the highest mountain in the United States, and where is it located?

Thurs. – The Massachusetts Minutemen got their name because they could be ready to fight with just a minute’s notice.

     In what war were the Minutemen prepared to fight?

Fri. – To be President of the United States, a person must be 35 years old, have lived in the country for fourteen years, and have been born in the United States.

     Who was President of the United States before our current President?

Remember to Recycle on Friday!

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March 5 – 9 Agenda

Reading – Realistic Fiction

“Bridge to Terabithia” Chapters 1-4      Read a chapter a day.

Mountain Language – daily

English – Usage skills (verbs and pronouns)

Writing – Final draft on Literacy Day Books

Spelling Unit 28 Words with Suffixes  ance, ment, & ful 

Social Studies – Social Studies TAKS comprehension booklets

Geography Fast Fact –

Mon. – E Pluribus Unum (Latin for out of many, one) is one of six inscriptions required on every coin minted by the United States.

     What are the other five inscriptions?

Tues. – People in Japan were recycling paper as early as the year 1035.

     What are some other items besides paper that can be recycled?

Wed. – Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world.

     What is the highest mountain in the United States, and where is it located?

Thurs. – The Massachusetts Minutemen got their name because they could be ready to fight with just a minute’s notice.

     In what war were the Minutemen prepared to fight?

Fri. – To be President of the United States, a person must be 35 years old, have lived in the country for fourteen years, and have been born in the United States.

     Who was President of the United States before our current President?

Remember to Recycle on Friday!

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February 27th

Reading – Realistic Fiction

“The Gold Coin” pp. 138-161

Mountain Language – # 6-10

English – Usage skills (verbs and pronouns)

Writing – Write and design Literacy Day books due 3/2

SpellingUnit 27    Words with Suffixes  ion & ation

Social Studies – Make oral reports on our Black History Projects

Geography Fast Fact 

 The Atlantic Ocean is about half the size of thePacific Ocean.

What are the three islands located in the Atlantic Ocean?

Remember to recycle on Friday!

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