Monday, December 11, 2017

Geranimo Stilton, A Christmas Tale

We are reading Geranimo Stilton, A Christmas Tale.  This is a short, fun, holiday story that will replace our Storytown reader this week.  

We are also writing our own "Santa's Workshop" stories.  The class is hard at work on this creative assignment.  

We are on Unit 15 for this week's Spelling Words.  Our test is on Friday.  It is a REVIEW unit. 
Spelling Lists

Christmas Around the World video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQCxRLo8rGs

Christmas is a wonderful time to think about our own family traditions and customs.  During the next week, we will be discussing ways that different countries celebrate the holiday season.  Each student will be giving a short oral presentation about a selected country.  The report will only last between 3 to 5 minutes, and nothing will need to be handed in for this report.

Students will:

* Pick one nationality to talk about (it does NOT need to be their own nationality)

* Be able to locate the country on the MAP and GLOBE

*  Bring in at least ONE, but not more than three, items that represent the country(flag, photo, drawing, souvenir, figurine, etc.)

*  Tell the class about a special tradition or custom used during a holiday celebrated in that country.

Students may use note cards, but the goal is to look up at the class and speak fluently, without reading directly off of a paper.

Please note that students should select a country that does not include the United States, unless they are specifically reporting on Native American customs or traditions.  Mexican and Canadian traditions are fine, as they are from a country separate from the United States of America. 

Research Facts can be found here:  

Spelling City Review Unit 15

Spelling City Review Unit 15

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Stranger Homework

Tonight's homework was to re-read The Stranger.  The story is found on pages 370-384.  Students love this Chris Van Allsburg mysterious story.

https://www.google.com/#q=the+stranger+video  - The Stranger video


The Stranger Vocabulary Practice


Monday, December 4, 2017

The North Pole Web Site

http://www.northpole.com

The Stranger

This week we will read The Stranger.  The story is found on pages 370-384.  Students generally love this Chris Van Allsburg mysterious story.

https://www.google.com/#q=the+stranger+video  - The Stranger video

We are on Unit 14 for this week's Spelling Words with on/un/an ending sounds.   Our test is on Friday.

Spelling Lists

Spelling City Unit 14

Books make great Santa presents, and so do new crayons, markers, and coloring supplies.  

UPCOMING:

Christmas Around the World video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQCxRLo8rGs

Christmas is a wonderful time to think about our own family traditions and customs.  During the next week, we will be discussing ways that different countries celebrate the holiday season.  Each student will be giving a short oral presentation about a selected country.  The report will only last between 3 to 5 minutes, and nothing will need to be handed in for this report.

Students will:

* Pick one nationality to talk about (it does NOT need to be their own nationality)

* Be able to locate the country on the MAP and GLOBE

*  Bring in at least ONE, but not more than three, items that represent the country(flag, photo, drawing, souvenir, figurine, etc.)

*  Tell the class about a special tradition or custom used during a holiday celebrated in that country.

Students may use note cards, but the goal is to look up at the class and speak fluently, without reading directly off of a paper.

Please note that students should select a country that does not include the United States, unless they are specifically reporting on Native American customs or traditions.  Mexican and Canadian traditions are fine, as they are from a country separate from the United States of America. 

Research Facts can be found here:  

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Firestorm

Thursday our whole school goes to see Wonder!  Please be sure you've turned in the permission slip. 

Tonight's homework assignment is to read Fire Storm in our Storytown book, page 345-354

eBook  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hghT1W33cY - National Geographic Fire Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFcUrerRuKA - Firestorm Information Video

Students have a small fluency assignment (poem) to practice at home for fun.  Volunteers will present the poem to the class on Friday.  We are using Shel Silverstein poems to help us practice rhythm and poetry, as well as fluency.
Here are our Spelling Links - We are on Unit 13, Suffixes, and our test is Friday. 



Our Grammar skill this week is identifying nouns. Today we worked on common/proper nouns and abbreviations.  Here are a few practice games:

https://www.turtlediary.com/games/noun.html or Noun Games


UPCOMING:

Christmas is a wonderful time to think about our own family traditions and customs.  During the next week, we will be discussing ways that different countries celebrate the holiday season.  Each student will be giving a short oral presentation about a selected country.  The report will only last between 3 to 5 minutes, and nothing will need to be handed in for this report.

Students will:

* Pick one nationality to talk about (it does NOT need to be their own nationality)

* Be able to locate the country on the MAP and GLOBE

*  Bring in at least ONE, but not more than three, items that represent the country(flag, photo, drawing, souvenir, figurine, etc.)

*  Tell the class about a special tradition or custom used during a holiday celebrated in that country.

Students may use note cards, but the goal is to look up at the class and speak fluently, without reading directly off of a paper.

Please note that students should select a country that does not include the United States, unless they are specifically reporting on Native American customs or traditions.  Mexican and Canadian traditions are fine, as they are from a country separate from the United States of America. 

Research Facts can be found here: