• 11/18



    No new words this week.




    No new words this week




    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).




    Chapter 4: Divide by 1-Digit Numbers (students must master the partial quotients strategy): Test 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 1: Place Value, Addition, and Subtraction to One Million (Tested)

    • model place value relationships
    • read and write numbers
    • 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 5: Factors, Multiples, and Patterns

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



    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.




    -Heat Energy & Sound Energy & Light Energy Unit Test on Wednesday, 11/20

    Students should have their energy unit study guide that they completed and corrected in class on Tuesday, 11/12. This test is on Wednesday, 11/20. I have moved the dates a couple of times to provide time for their energy paper slide videos and some energy labs, so I'm sorry for any confusion I may have caused.


    Science Sound Energy Vocabulary Study Guide (Tested on Thursday, 10/31)

    On Quizlet: Search "Millerdebra"

    1. vibration: a quick back and forth movement
    2. pitch: the degree of highness or lowness of a tone
    3. oscilloscope: an instrument used to measure sound waves
    4. frequency: the rate at which a vibration occurs
    5. sound: noise that is created by the vibration of matter
    6. wave: a pattern created by vibrations
    7. sonar: a system for detection of objects and for measuring depth by emitting sound pulses and measuring their return
    8. decibel: a unit used to measure the intensity of a sound
    9. intensity: the quality of strength or depth
    10. echo: sound caused by the reflection of sound waves from a surface back to the listener


    Science Heat Energy Vocabulary Study Guide (Tested Friday, 10/18)

    1. heat: energy that is transferred from a hotter substance to a cooler substance
    2. hydroelectric power: moving water used to create electrical energy
    3. insulate: to prevent the transfer of heat
    4. turbine: a tool used to create electricity from the wind
    5. radiation: energy that can travel through space
    6. conduction: the way heat travels through materials that are touching
    7. geothermal energy: energy from heat inside the Earth
    8. friction: the force that acts to slow the motion of things that are moving
    9. absorption: the process of taking in or soaking up
    10. reflection: bouncing back of a wave from a surface
    11. renewable resource: a resource that can be readily replaced by nature
    12. convection: a form of heat transfer in which heat moves through a substance because of the movement of the substance