• 5/20

     

    READING

    Realistic Fiction--A Land Remembered

     

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    SELECTION VOCABULARY 

    Vocabulary Study Guide:  Heredity   (Test on Monday, 5/20)

    1. heredity: the passing of traits, or characteristics, from parents to their offspring
    2. inherit: when an organism gets certain characteristics and behaviors from its parents
    3. inherited behaviors: behaviors that are passed down from parent to offspring
    4. instinct: complex inherited behaviors that help animals find food, protect themselves, and reproduce (thorns on a rose bush)
    5. learned behaviors: a behavior that is taught to an organism (ex: talking)
    6. characteristics: a feature that describes how a living thing looks or acts
    7. diversity: the difference in characteristics between individuals
    8. acquired characteristic: a feature that is gained due to environmental influences (a flamingo’s feathers turning pink)
    9. inherited characteristic: a feature of an organism that is passed from parent to offspring (a bird’s ability to fly)
    10. camouflage: an inherited characteristic that allows an animal to blend in with its surroundings
    11. migration: an animal behavior of moving from one place to another with the seasons (birds flying south for winter)
    12. hibernation: to spend the winter in close quarters in a dormant condition (bears, etc.)
    13. adaptation: ability of a living thing to adjust to its environment in order to survive

     

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    SPELLING

    No new words this week

                       

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    READING/WRITING

    Poetry Recitation by Friday, 5/17

     

    THE PARTS OF SPEECH POEM 

     

    Every name is called a noun, 

    As field and fountainstreet and town. 

     
    In place of noun the pronoun stands, 

    As he and she can clap their hands. 

     
    The adjective describes a thing,  

    As magic wand or bridal ring. 

     
    The verb means action, something done,  

    To read and write, to jump and run. 

     
    How things are done the adverbs tell, 

    As quicklyslowlybadlywell. 

     
    The preposition shows relation, 

    As in the street or at the station. 


     
    Conjunctions join, in many ways,  

    Sentences, words or phrase and phrase. 


     
    The interjection cries out, “Hark! 

    I need an exclamation mark!” 

     

     

    Recitation Accuracy:  ____/98 

    Recitation Grade:  _________ 

     

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    JOURNAL & HANDWRITING

    1. Journal:  Daily, students will write at least five complete and interesting sentences to a given prompt.  They will be graded on their focus, organization, support, and conventions.
    2. Handwriting:  Once we have finished learning all cursive letters, students will practice through spelling and select classroom assignments.  FYI:  Their trace-and-copy cursive papers are highlighted based on how they are forming their letters.  The following are some of the reasons their words may get highlighted:  for going above or below the lines; not retracing over their lines, but instead forming a loop where there shouldn’t be one; not dotting i’s or crossing t’s; picking up the pencil and making stray marks that make the letters look “hairy”; not slanting their letters properly, etc.  They have been told to look at my example and trace it before writing their own. They may retrace my example as many times as needed in order to get the right feel of the letter(s).

     

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    GRAMMAR 

    No new skills this week. We completed the entire grammar book!  :)

     

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    MATH

    Chapter 12: Relative Sizes of Measurement Units 

    • measurement benchmarks
    • customary units of length
    • customary units of weight
    • customary units of liquid volume
    • line plots
    • metric units of length
    • metric units of mass and liquid volume
    • units of time

     

    Chapter 13: Perimeter and Area (Review for Test Retake) 

    • perimeter
    • area
    • area of combined rectangles
    • find unknown measures
    • problem solving/find the area

     

    Multiplication Tables: Weekly Multiplication Tests: The students voted on the following schedule:

    • 0’s (tested 8/14)
    • 1’s (tested 8/15)
    • 2’s (tested 8/20)
    • 5’s (tested 8/24)
    • 10’s (tested 8/31)
    • 11’s (tested 9/7)
    • 12’s (tested 9/14)
    • 3’s (tested 9/21)
    • 4’s (tested 9/28)
    • 7’s (tested 10/5)
    • 9’s (tested 10/12)
    • 6’s (tested 10/19)
    • 8’s (tested 10/26)

     

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    SCIENCE  

    -Weathering & Erosion

    -Life Cycles

    -Heredity

      

    Vocabulary Study Guide:  Heredity   (Test on Monday, 5/20)

    1. heredity: the passing of traits, or characteristics, from parents to their offspring
    2. inherit: when an organism gets certain characteristics and behaviors from its parents
    3. inherited behaviors: behaviors that are passed down from parent to offspring
    4. instinct: complex inherited behaviors that help animals find food, protect themselves, and reproduce (thorns on a rose bush)
    5. learned behaviors: a behavior that is taught to an organism (ex: talking)
    6. characteristics: a feature that describes how a living thing looks or acts
    7. diversity: the difference in characteristics between individuals
    8. acquired characteristic: a feature that is gained due to environmental influences (a flamingo’s feathers turning pink)
    9. inherited characteristic: a feature of an organism that is passed from parent to offspring (a bird’s ability to fly)
    10. camouflage: an inherited characteristic that allows an animal to blend in with its surroundings
    11. migration: an animal behavior of moving from one place to another with the seasons (birds flying south for winter)
    12. hibernation: to spend the winter in close quarters in a dormant condition (bears, etc.)
    13. adaptation: ability of a living thing to adjust to its environment in order to survive

     

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    SOCIAL STUDIES

    -A Land Remembered