News for the Week of 2/24
Welcome back! I hope that everyone enjoyed a wonderful Winter Break!
READING: All students are expected to read nightly for 2o-30 minutes and fill in agenda. I will do a log check every Friday; this is a part of their homework.
We will wrap up our whole group reading novel entitled: Dear Levi (social studies integration with our Westward Expansion unit). As we read the novel, we will focus on determining the point of view (1st person/3rd person) and determining the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in text (context clues). We will also work on these skills during our grammar lessons.
MATH: We are still learning to add and subtract fractions. Today we have also learned about multiplying a fraction by a whole number.
WRITING: Students will continue to practice informational / explanatory writing.
SOCIAL STUDIES: We will conclude our Westward Expansion unit by the end of the week; test on Friday.
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Story Quilt Book Report Story Quilt Directions:
-Find a fiction book that interests you and is at an appropriate reading level for you. It needs to be at least 100 pages.
– Your teacher will give you a sheet of white construction paper to use. You are welcome to use any other materials you would like, but your quilt must measure 12” x 18.” Please do not make it any smaller or larger. You can add fabric or other color paper to the top of the construction paper. Please make your quilt vertical.
-Measure and draw light lines to divide your paper into thirds across and fourths lengthwise. All of the sections should be the same size.
-Label each square with a title from the list below. Then, draw a picture and use words that symbolize the events and characters from the story. Squares can be created in any order. We have included a couple of examples in the boxes.
|Setting||Title & Author||Characters- You don’t need a picture of every character. You can list characters and their traits.|
|Problem||Solution||Cause & Effect
|Meaningful Quote||Connection||Unfamiliar Word
Short summary. No picture needed
|Simile or Metaphor||Idiom|
Writing/Grammar: W2 Informative/Explanatory writing; ELA4.L.4b. Use common Greek and Latin affixes and roots.
SOCIAL STUDIES: SS4H3 Explain the westward expansion in America. Describe the causes and events of the War of 1812; include the burning of the Capitol and the White House and the writing of the Star Spangled Banner.