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SELECTION VOCABULARY

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SPELLING

No new words this week

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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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MATH

Chapter 7: Add and Subtract Fractions

• add and subtract parts of a whole
• write fractions as sums
• subtract fractions using models
• rename fractions and mixed numbers
• add and subtract mixed numbers
• subtraction with renaming
• fractions and properties of addition
• multistep fraction problems

REVIEW:

Chapter 1: Place Value, Addition, and Subtraction to One Million

• model place value relationships
• compare and order numbers
• round numbers
• rename numbers
• add whole numbers (with regrouping)
• subtract whole numbers (with regrouping)
• problem solving/comparison problems with addition and subtraction

Chapter 2: Multiply by 1-Digit Numbers

The students must master partial products/area model.

• multiply using mental math
• problem solving/mutlistep multiplication problems
• solve multistep problems using equations
• estimate products
• multiply using the Distributive Property
• multiply using expanded form
• multiply using partial products
• multiplication comparisons
• comparison problems
• multiply tens, hundreds, and thousands

Chapter 3: Multiply 2-Digit Numbers

*students must use the area model and/or partial products strategies when working multiplication problems

• multiply by tens
• estimate products
• area models and partial products
• multiply using partial products
• choose a multiplication method taught in class
• problem solving/multiply 2-digit numbers

Chapter 4: Divide by 1-Digit Numbers (students must master the partial quotients strategy): Tested Friday, 11/22

• model division with regrouping
• multistep division problems
• estimate quotients using compatible numbers
• division and the distributive property
• divide using repeated subtraction
• divide using partial quotients
• estimate quotients using multiples
• remainders
• interpret the remainder
• divide tens, hundreds, and thousands

Chapter 5: Factors, Multiples, and Patterns

• model factors
• factors and divisibility
• common factors
• factors and multiples
• prime and composite numbers
• algebra/number patterns

Chapter 6: Fraction Equivalence and Comparison

• equivalent fractions
• generate equivalent fractions
• simplest form
• common denominators
• problem solving/find equivalent fractions
• compare fractions using benchmarks
• compare fractions
• compare and order fractions

MILLER'S HOMEROOM: Multiplication Tables: Weekly Multiplication Tests: The students voted on the following schedule:

• 0’s (tested 8/14)
• 1’s (tested 8/14)
• 2’s (tested 8/23)
• 5’s (tested 8/30)
• 10’s (tested 9/6)
• 11’s (tested 9/13)
• 3’s (tested 9/20)
• 12’s (tested 9/27)
• 4’s (tested 10/4)
• 9’s (tested 10/11)
• 6’s (tested 10/18)
• 7’s (tested 10/25)
• 8’s (tested 11/1)

All tables have been tested. Now students need to make up any they are lacking.

DICKEY'S HOMEROOM: Multiplication Tables: Weekly Multiplication Tests: The students voted on the following schedule:

• 0’s (tested 8/14)
• 1’s (tested 8/14)
• 2’s (tested 8/23)
• 5’s (tested 8/30)
• 10’s (tested 9/6)
• 9’s (tested 9/13)
• 11’s (tested 9/20)
• 7’s (tested 9/27)
• 3’s (tested 10/4)
• 4’s (tested 10/11)
• 6’s (tested 10/18)
• 8’s (tested 10/25)
• 12’s (tested 11/1)

All tables have been tested. Now students need to make up any they are lacking.

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SCIENCE

(1) STEAM Projects and Logs (a.k.a. Science Fair Projects): Due Friday, January 31st

-worth 4 grades: Science (project & presentation) & ELA (communication & presentation)

-must follow and contain all elements of the scientific method

(2) Scientific Method Vocab. Study Guide (Tested on Friday, 1/24)

experiment: a specific process followed to test a hypothesis

data: numeric information gathered from an investigation, experiment or inquiry

hypothesis: a statement of what you think will happen and why

observation: using the senses to describe

evidence: data that can help to explain or clarify something

inquiry: an investigation designed to solve a problem

predict: to state what you think will happen

compare: to show how two or more items are the same

classify: to sort into groups with like characteristics

conclusion: a decision based on evidence

scientific process: the way that scientists find out how things work and affect each other

natural world: everything that occurs in nature and is NOT made by man

(3) Motion:

Science Vocabulary Study Guide:  Motion (Tested on Monday, 12/9)

On Quizlet: Search "Millerdebra"

1. motion- the act or process of traveling in a specified direction
2. force- the push or pull of an object
3. gravity- the force of attraction between Earth and other objects
4. friction- the force that resists motion when two objects are touching
5. balanced forces- when the forces on an object are equal and in opposite directions
6. unbalanced forces- when the force applied in one direction is greater than the force applied in the opposite direction
7. speed- the rate at which an object is traveling
8. acceleration- to increase the rate of speed of an object
9. deceleration- to decrease the rate of speed of an object
10. inertia- the force that keeps a moving object moving in a straight line
11. potential energy- energy due to an object’s position or condition
12. kinetic energy- the energy of motion
13. direction- the line along which anything moves; the path something follows
14. position- where an object is located