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1/16-1/19

Language Arts: We will continue reading the Trumpet of the Swan this week, work on a informative essay in three paragraphs and review grammar concepts. Our spelling words will be condensed into 15 words a day with the test on Friday. Furthermore, the scholars should be studying “Adventures of Isabel” by Ogden Nash. The recitations will be on Jan. 24th.
Math: We will start the quarter with a quick 2-day mini unit on probability.  Then we will begin our unit on fractions!  This unit will begin with naming fractions and comparing fractions with like denominators and fractions with like numerators.  
Science: We will continue our unit on sound this week with two days of fun sound activities to explore pitch! We will end the week with a reading to review what we learned during our activities this week.

History: We will continue with our Vikings unit this week. We will look at the Vikings as farmers, merchants, and traders. We will also be looking at the Viking’s longhouses and longboats!

`1/8/18-1/12/18

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful break and got to spend quality time with your family!

***Please bring Trumpet of the Swan this week***

Language Arts: We will begin reading The Trumpet of the Swan this week so please make sure that your child has a copy as soon as possible. In grammar we will learn how to diagram questions and review the diagramming of all four sentence types. In writing, we will be encountering a new genre --explanatory writing. Spelling will be normal with a test on Friday as usual. Furthermore, the class will begin memorizing “Adventures of Isabel” by Ogden Nash. The recitations will be on Jan. 24th.
Math: We will start the quarter with a quick 2-day mini unit on probability.  Then we will begin our unit on fractions!  This unit will begin with naming fractions and comparing fractions with like denominators and fractions with like numerators.  
Science: This quarter we will jump into our sound unit.  There will be a few exciting sound activities this week and …

12/18-12/20

Monday is a full day and Tuesday and Wednesday are half-days. We still have much to learn so please send in your child every day if possible. On Wednesday we will be cleaning out our desks and binders so please send your child in with a big sturdy bag to hold their materials over the break. I appreciate all of your support his year and wish your family a Happy Holidays.
Language Arts: This week in Language arts we will be studying bravery through Peter in Narnia. We will also recite our poem: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.
Math: We will do a two day study of data and graphing.
Science: This week in Science we will be working on using the scientific method. It will include an exciting experiment involving candy canes!
History: This week in history we will review the decline of the Roman empire and the split of the east and west. Tuesday we will test our knowledge!

12/11-12/15

Language Arts: This week in Language arts we will be working on publishing our Short Story in the Realistic Fiction genre. We will finish Narnia before winter break. And we should be working on memorizing our poem nightly: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.
Math: We will continue to learn about money this week. There will be a short quiz Wednesday after math groups. on Monday and a unit test on Thursday.
Science: This week in Science we will be finishing up our unit on the nervous system by discussing reflexes and how to take care of this important body system.  Students will come home with a study guide on Wednesday for a quiz on Friday!
History: This week in history we will learn about the relationship between the Romans and the Christians. We will also look at the decline of the Roman Empire and how they split the empire into the East Empire and West Empire. We will fill out our study guides in class on Friday to prepare us for our test next week!

Don't forget that our field trip to the AZ Science Center is this Friday! Please pack a labeled brown paper bag lunch and a disposable water bottle for your child. I do not encourage sending money with your child, but if you do please keep it to $15 or less.
Language Arts: This week in Language arts we will be working on our Short Story in the Realistic Fiction genre. The class will be assigned our new poem this week, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.
Math: We will continue to learn about money this week. There will be a short quiz on Wednesday after math groups.
Science: This week in Science we will continue our unit on the nervous system.  We will spend considerable time going over the pathway a signal travels with a movement activity.  We will also discuss the three main parts of the brain!
History: This week in history we will learn about Mount Vesuvius and the city of Pompeii! It will help us get some background information before we head to our field trip at the Pompeii Exhi…
Language Arts: This week in Language arts we will continue Narnia, get back on track with our spelling words, and embark on a new writing unit. We will be learning about the realistic fiction and begin plan our own short story in the genre. To accompany this, our grammar lessons this week will be about quotations.
Welcome back from our Thanksgiving break! I hope everyone got a chance to spend some quality time with family! 
Math: We will be learning about the decimal notation for money for our next unit. There will be short quizzes on Tuesday and Friday to check understanding. Even though we are moving out of our multiplication and division units, our multiplication facts are still really important! Please take any opportunity  possible to practice them at home.
Science: This week in Science we will dive into our next human body system, the nervous system.  We will learn what the nervous system is and the major components of this system as well as the parts of a nerve cell.  We will kick o…
Language Arts: We will be reading Narnia this week, taking the 70 phonogram test on Monday and reciting our Thanksgiving poem on Tuesday. There will be no spelling words.
Math: We will be reviewing all of our content up to this point and taking the Unit 4 test on Tuesday.
Science: We will wrap up our skeletal system unit with the story of Achilles’ heel.  The quiz will be on Tuesday!
History: This week in history we will review and test our knowledge on the life of Julius and Augustus Caesar! We will have a short review session then take the quiz on Monday. Please be sure to study!