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Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

May 7-11

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: We’re continuing to concentrate A LOT of time on reading comprehension practice ---reviewing specific reading strategies, reading for details, eliminating answer choices, etc

Writing: We’ve been working on writing narratives from other points of view besides our own. Students will complete an assignment in which they have to write a story from someone else’s point of view this week for a grade.

 

Science –The students are learning all about magnets and magnetism!

 

Math: 2-step word problems with all four operations


 

Reminders

·       We are having pizza for our “End of the Year Party” on Monday, May 21st. Please send in $1 for pizza if you’re able to. Students will not need to bring a lunch of their own that day.

·       Send in any Box Tops you’ve saved

·       Awards Day is Friday, May 18th at 12:00 in the classroom; everyone is invited to attend!!

·       The Color Run is also Friday, May 18th at 12:45 (immediately following Awards)

·       It is a good idea to bring a change of clothes for after the Color Run OR to bring a towel for the kids to sit on in the car.

·       Students do not have spelling or vocabulary words this week.

·       May 22nd & 23rd are 60% days; school will be dismissed at 11:15

·       For those of you that sent in items for the 12 Days of Summer, thank you so much! I appreciate your help! J

·       This is the last week for tests! Wooohoo!!


 

IXL Practice

M.7 M.8   M.9

D.3   D.7   G.1-G.14

K.1-K.12   J.1-J.10

M.1-M.4

O.1-O.5   N.1   N.2


 

Test Dates

5/8 – comprehension test

5/10 - 2 step word problem test


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

April 30 – May 4

 

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: We’re continuing to concentrate A LOT of time on reading comprehension practice ---reviewing specific reading strategies, reading for details, eliminating answer choices, etc

Writing: Practicing reading passages and responding to a prompt during a given amount of time

 

Science –The students have been learning about the water cycle AND the three states of matter (solids, liquids, and gases) and how they are related to the water cycle

 

Math: 1 and 2-step word problems with all four operations, adding & subtracting, elapsed time, measuring to the nearest inch, half inch and quarter inch, creating and interpreting line plots, fractions, interpreting bar graphs, volume & mass ***there will be a review assessment over these skills on Thursday


 

 

Reminders

 

·         Send in any Box Tops you’ve saved

 

·         Starting May 1st, the cafeteria can no longer charge student lunches; please make sure that your child’s account has money in it.


 

Spelling Words

This week is a review of the past several weeks. Please see the stapled lists that are coming home today for words to study.


 

Weekly Homework Checklist

Study multiplication & division facts

Study Spelling and Vocabulary Words

Have your student read out loud to you 2 nights this week! J

Students have a myon project to complete about weather & the water cycle

Practice listed IXL skills


 

 

 

 

IXL Practice

 

W.1-W.20     M.8   M.9   Y.1-Y.5      

 

X.1-X.7   D.3   D.7   G.1-G.14  

 

    K.1-K.12   J.1-J.10   M.1-M.4    

 

CC.2     CC.11  O.2 & O.3   N.1   N.2

 

T.6 & T.7   U.4-U.12


 

Vocabulary Words

*There will be a test over these words tomorrow.

Diligent –hard-working; when you are diligent, you work steadily or carefully on something because it is important to you

Frank –when you are frank, you say what you think, openly and honestly

Self-confident –sure of yourself; if you are self-confident, you are confident or sure you can do something

Headstrong –determined to do what you want no matter what anyone says

Overwhelmed –if you are overwhelmed by a feeling, you feel it very strongly –so strongly that you forget everything else

Contentment –a feeling of satisfaction and happiness; people feel contentment when they are doing something they enjoy

Collaborate –work with others to make or do something

Aggressive –threatening or ready and eager to fight or attack others; aggressive animals or people are frightening because they can be mean, dangerous or violent

Evacuate –leave a place and go somewhere safer

Distress –feeling of deep sadness, worry, or pain

Unaggressive –not aggressive, or not threatening or ready and eager to fight or attack others

Considerate –thoughtful of the feelings and needs of others

Ban –forbid something or prevent someone from doing something

Permit –allow something to happen or let someone do something

Valuable –very important or useful in some way

Task –job, chore, or other particular thing you have to do

Unwind –relax

Stressful –causing worry or tension


 

 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

April 23-27

 

 

Weekly Skills

 

Reading/Comprehension: We’re continuing to concentrate A LOT of time on reading comprehension practice ---reviewing specific reading strategies, reading for details, eliminating answer choices, etc

 

Grammar: editing passages for mistakes; dictionary skills; context clues

 

 

 

Writing: Practicing reading passages and responding to a prompt during a given amount of time

 

 

 

Science –The students have been learning about the water cycle AND the three states of matter (solids, liquids, and gases) and how they related to the water cycle

 

 

 

Math: 1 and 2-step word problems with all four operations, adding & subtracting, elapsed time, measuring to the nearest inch, half inch and quarter inch, creating and interpreting line plots, interpreting bar graphs, volume & mass ***there will be a review assessment over these skills NEXT Tuesday, maybe Wednesday

 


 

 

Reminders

 

·         Send in any Box Tops you’ve saved

 

Our testing schedule is as follows:

 

4/23 Writing

 

4/26 Math

 

5/1 Math for ES, AE, MR, & KS

 

***It’s very important that students are well rested and present on these testing days.

 

·         Check the back of this page for lunchtime changes due to testing.

 

·         Starting May 1st, the cafeteria can no longer charge student lunches; please make sure that your child’s account has money in it.


 

 

 

 

Spelling Words

 

August, draw, fall, face, pair, April, eleven, author, aunt, post, almost, January, title, able, simple, middle, uncle, December, July, circle, February, Wednesday, touch, trouble


 

 

Weekly Homework Checklist

 

Study multiplication & division facts

 

Study Spelling and Vocabulary Words

 

Have your student READ out loud to you 3 nights this week! J

 

Students have a myon project to complete about weather & the water cycle

 

Practice listed IXL Skills


 

Test Dates

 

4/27 –fact fluency quiz, spelling test, grammar quiz on the skills listed above

 


IXL Practice

K.1-K.12 J.1-J.10

M.1-M.4 CC.2

CC.7    FF.1-FF.11   FF.16   O.2 & O.3   N.1   N.2

DD.3-DD.8   T.6 & T.7   U.4-U.12


 

 

Vocabulary Words

 

*There will be a test over these words NEXT week.

 

New Words:

 

Diligent –hard-working; when you are diligent, you work steadily or carefully on something because it is important to you

 

Frank –when you are frank, you say what you think, openly and honestly

 

Self-confident –sure of yourself; if you are self-confident, you are confident or sure you can do something

 

Headstrong –determined to do what you want no matter what anyone says

 

Overwhelmed –if you are overwhelmed by a feeling, you feel it very strongly –so strongly that you forget everything else

 

Contentment –a feeling of satisfaction and happiness; people feel contentment when they are doing something they enjoy

 

Collaborate –work with others to make or do something

 

Aggressive –threatening or ready and eager to fight or attack others; aggressive animals or people are frightening because they can be mean, dangerous or violent

 

Evacuate –leave a place and go somewhere safer

 

Distress –feeling of deep sadness, worry, or pain

 

Unaggressive –not aggressive, or not threatening or ready and eager to fight or attack others

 

Considerate –thoughtful of the feelings and needs of others

 

Ban –forbid something or prevent someone from doing something

 

Permit –allow something to happen or let someone do something

 

Valuable –very important or useful in some way

 

Task –job, chore, or other particular thing you have to do

 

Unwind –relax

 

Stressful –causing worry or tension


 

 

Lunchtime Changes

4/23 11:55               4/24 12:05 (normal time)

4/25 12:00               4/26 11:00

4/27 12:10                 4/30 12:10


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

April 16-20

 

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: We’re continuing to concentrate A LOT of time on reading comprehension practice ---reviewing specific reading strategies, reading for details, eliminating answer choices, etc

Grammar: editing passages for mistakes; dictionary skills

 

Writing: Practicing reading passages and responding to a prompt during a given amount of time

 

Math: 2-step word problems with all four operations; review of skills previously taught this year including quadrilaterals, one step word problems, adding & subtracting, elapsed time, interpreting graphs, volume & mass ***there will be a review assessment over these skills on Friday


 

 

 

 

Reminders

 

·         Send in any Box Tops you’ve saved

 

Our testing schedule is as follows:

 

4/16 ELA

 

4/18 ELA for ES, AE, MR, & KS

 

4/20 Writing for ES, AE, MR, & KS

 

4/23 Writing

 

4/26 Math

 

5/1 Math for ES, AE, MR, & KS

 

***It’s very important that students are well rested and present on these testing days.

 

·         The following days have different lunchtimes due to testing.

 

Lunchtime Changes

 

4/17 12:10

 

4/19 12:00

 

4/23 11:55

 

4/24 12:05 (normal time)

 

4/25 12:00

 

4/26 11:00

 

4/27 12:10

 

4/30 12:10

 

 


 

Weekly Homework Checklist

Study multiplication & division facts

Study Spelling and Vocabulary Words

Have your student READ out loud to you 3 nights this week! J

Students have a myon project to complete about weather & the water cycle

Practice listed IXL Skills  below


 

 

IXL Practice

 

K.1-K.12 J.1-J.10

 

(division practice)  

 

M.1-M.4 CC.2

 

CC.7    FF.1-FF.11   FF.16   O.2 & O.3   N.1   N.2

 

DD.3-DD.8   T.6 & T.7   U.4-U.12


 

 

 

 

 

Test Dates

 

4/19 –fact fluency quiz

 

4/20 –spelling test and math review test (Please forgive me…when I created last week’s Weekly Update on Thursday, April 5th, I was looking an extra week ahead on math plans. We did NOT take a math review test last week. I went over Area & Perimeter, polygons and attributes of quadrilaterals last the week and that’s the test they took on 4/13. We will spend time THIS WEEK reviewing the listed math skills above)


 

 

Spelling Words

 

able, simple, middle, title, uncle, circle, July, December, Wednesday, February, trouble, touch, enjoy, square, real, oil, leave, ground, voice, deep, women, woman, busy, above


 

 

Vocabulary Words

 

New Words:

 

Collaborate –work with others to make or do something

 

Aggressive –threatening or ready and eager to fight or attack others; aggressive animals or people are frightening because they can be mean, dangerous or violent

 

Evacuate –leave a place and go somewhere safer

 

Distress –feeling of deep sadness, worry, or pain

 

Unaggressive –not aggressive, or not threatening or ready and eager to fight or attack others

 

Considerate –thoughtful of the feelings and needs of others

 

 

 

The students learned the words below last week; I didn’t have to room include them AND the review words for the vocabulary test.

 

Ban –forbid something or prevent someone from doing something

 

Permit –allow something to happen or let someone do something

 

Valuable –very important or useful in some way

 

Task –job, chore, or other particular thing you have to do

 

Unwind –relax

 

Stressful –causing worry or tension


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

April 9-13

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: We’re concentrating A LOT of time on reading comprehension practice ---reviewing specific reading strategies, reading for details, eliminating answer choices, etc

Grammar: synonyms, antonyms, and homophones (we’ve covered these all year)

 

Writing: Practicing reading passages and responding to a prompt during a given amount of time

 

Math: 2-step word problems with all four operations; review of skills previously taught this year including quadrilaterals, one step word problems, adding & subtracting, elapsed time, interpreting graphs, volume & mass ***there will be a review assessment over these skills on Friday


 

 

Reminders

 

Send in any Box Tops you’ve saved

 

Our Field Trip is on Wednesday, April 11th at the Memphis Botanic Garden; Students will need to bring a sack lunch and a drink.   Please label both the lunch and the drink with your student’s name. Students will need to wear comfortable shoes and a light jacket, depending on the weather; they will change into their field trip t-shirts at school before we leave on the bus. Parents who are attending---feel free to follow the buses OR meet us there. J

 

State testing starts next week! Our testing schedule is as follows:

 

4/16 ELA

 

4/18 ELA for ES, AE, MR, & KS

 

4/20 Writing for ES, AE, MR, & KS

 

4/23 Writing

 

4/26 Math

 

5/1 Math for ES, AE, MR, & KS

 

***It’s very important that students are well rested and present on these testing days.


 

 

 

 

Spelling Words

 

boy’s (one boy’s hand)

 

boys’ (two boys’ jackets)

 

men’s (several men’s cars)

 

puppy’s (one puppy’s nose)

 

puppies’ (three puppies’ toys)

 

girl’s (one girl’s friend)

 

oil, enjoy, square, real, leave, voice, ground, deep, woman, women, above, busy, please, seem, nothing, rough, enough, heavy


 

 

Test Dates

 

4/10 –vocabulary test

 

4/12 –comprehension test & fact fluency quiz

 

4/13 –spelling test , synonyms/antonyms/homophones quiz, math review test


 

 

Weekly Homework Checklist

 

Study multiplication & division facts

 

Study Spelling and Vocabulary Words (TEST TOMORROW)

 

Have your student READ out loud to you 3 nights this week! J

 

Students have a new myon project to complete about weather & the water cycle

 

Practice listed IXL Skills


 

 

IXL Practice

 

K.1-K.12 J.1-J.10 (division practice)   M.1-M.4 CC.2

 

CC.7    FF.1-FF.11   FF.16   O.2 & O.3   N.1   N.2

 

DD.3-DD.8   T.6 & T.7   U.4-U.12


 

 

Vocabulary Words

 

***Vocabulary test on Tuesday over these words***

 

Struggle –try very hard to do something

 

Skill –the ability to do something well; a skill comes from training and practice

 

Skillful =good at doing something

 

Opportunity –a chance to do something

 

Generally –usually or almost always

 

Decline –get smaller or worse

 

Adapt –change to fit new situations or conditions; people adapt to new situations or conditions by changing their behavior or ideas

 

Depend –rely on or need someone or something for help or support

 

Scan –examine something closely, or look at something carefully and closely; scan also means read something quickly without looking closely for details

 

Disrupt –disturb or interrupt something that is happening

 

Trample –damage or crush by walking or stepping on something heavily

 

Forbid –order someone not to do something

 

Flashy –very big, bright, or expensive; something that is flashy catches your attention

 

Fantastic –strange, unusual, or unbelievable

 

Diverse –different from one another

 

Avoid –keep away from

 

Deadly –dangerous and likely to cause death

 

Threatened –if something is threatened, it is in danger or likely to be harmed or destroyed

 

Require –need

 

Serve –give someone food or drink

 

Prefer –if you prefer something, you like it better than something else

 

Vertical –if something is vertical, it is positioned up and down

 

Horizontal –if something is horizontal, it is positioned side to side

 

Tip –piece of advice or useful information


 

 

 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

April 3-6

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: We’re concentrating A LOT of time on reading comprehension practice ---reviewing specific reading strategies, reading for details, eliminating answer choices, etc

Grammar: synonyms, antonyms, and homophones (we’ve covered these all year)

 

Writing: Students will be writing an informational essay about urban graffiti

 

Math: area and perimeter; 2-step word problems with all four operations; review of skills previously taught this year


 

 

Reminders

 

Send in any Box Tops you’ve saved

 

Art Night at the Hill is April 5th 6:00-7:30

 

Our Field Trip is April 11th at the Memphis Botanic Garden; I’ll send out more information through REMIND next week.

 

State testing starts later this month; our testing schedule is as follows:

 

4/16 ELA

 

4/23 Writing

 

4/26 Math


 

 

 

 

Weekly Homework Checklist

 

Study multiplication & division facts

 

Study Spelling and Vocabulary Words

 

Have your student READ out loud to you 3 nights this week! J

 

Students have a new myon project to complete about weather & the water cycle

 

Practice listed IXL Skills


 

 

Spelling Words

 

boy’s (one boy’s hand)

 

boys’ (two boys’ jackets)

 

men’s (several men’s cars)

 

puppy’s (one puppy’s nose)

 

puppies’ (three puppies’ toys)

 

girl’s (one girl’s friend)

 

please, seem, nothing, rough, enough, heavy, town, hour, now, house, about, sound, brown, south, meant, bread, weather, sense


 

 

 

Test Dates

 

4/5 –comprehension test & area/perimeter quiz

 

4-6 –spelling test &fact fluency quiz


 

IXL Practice

 

K.1-K.12 J.1-J.10

 

(division practice)

 

M.1-M.4 CC.2 CC.7

 

FF.1-FF.5

 

FF.6-FF.11

 

FF.16

 

DD.3-DD.8

 


Vocabulary Words

New words:

Struggle –try very hard to do something

Skill –the ability to do something well; a skill comes from training and practice

Skillful =good at doing something

Opportunity –a chance to do something

Generally –usually or almost always

Decline –get smaller or worse

Adapt –change to fit new situations or conditions; people adapt to new situations or conditions by changing their behavior or ideas

Depend –rely on or need someone or something for help or support

Scan –examine something closely, or look at something carefully and closely; scan also means read something quickly without looking closely for details

Disrupt –disturb or interrupt something that is happening

Trample –damage or crush by walking or stepping on something heavily

Forbid –order someone not to do something

Flashy –very big, bright, or expensive; something that is flashy catches your attention

Fantastic –strange, unusual, or unbelievable

Diverse –different from one another

Avoid –keep away from

Deadly –dangerous and likely to cause death

Threatened –if something is threatened, it is in danger or likely to be harmed or destroyed

Require –need

Serve –give someone food or drink

Prefer –if you prefer something, you like it better than something else

Vertical –if something is vertical, it is positioned up and down

Horizontal –if something is horizontal, it is positioned side to side

Tip –piece of advice or useful information


 

 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

March 26-29

 

Weekly Skills

 

Reading/Comprehension: We’re continuing our unit on famous artists this week; students will be learning about artists like Picasso, Monet, Kandinsky, Da Vinci, Van Gogh, and O’Keefe and many more!

 

Grammar: reviewing nouns and pronouns

 

 

 

Math: polygons and attributes of quadrilaterals; area and perimeter; 2-step word problems with all four operations


 

 

Spelling Words

 

now, town, house, hour, brown, about, south, sound, bread, meant, sense, weather, flying, fries, puppies, cried, week, hurrying, speak, speed, often, ready, become, listen


 

 

 

 

Reminders

 

Send in any Box Tops you’ve saved

 

Easter Holidays are March 30—April 2

 

Art Night at the Hill is April 5th 6:00-7:30 ---information will be coming home soon with more details

 

Our Field Trip is April 11th at the Memphis Botanic Garden


 

 

 

 

Test Dates

 

3/27 –polygon quiz

 

3/29 –spelling test

 

fact fluency quiz (NO 0s or 1s facts; 25 division problems and 50 multiplication problems)


IXL Practice

 

K.1-K.10   M.1-M.4 CC.1 CC.4 CC.5 CC.7

 

M.9-M.11   J.1-J.10 DD.3-DD.8


 

 

Weekly Homework Checklist

 

Study ALL multiplication & DIVISION facts (quizzes now have 50 multiplication facts & 25 division facts)

 

Study Spelling and Vocabulary Words

 

Have your student READ out loud to you 3 nights this week! J

 

Use ReadTheory.org to practice reading comprehension

 

Practice listed IXL Skills in the gray box above

 

K.1-K.8   J.1-J.10   (division practice)


 

 

 

 

Vocabulary Words

 

New words:

 

Adapt –change to fit new situations or conditions; people adapt to new situations or conditions by changing their behavior or ideas

 

Depend –rely on or need someone or something for help or support

 

Scan –examine something closely, or look at something carefully and closely; scan also means read something quickly without looking closely for details

 

Disrupt –disturb or interrupt something that is happening

 

Trample –damage or crush by walking or stepping on something heavily

 

Forbid –order someone not to do something

 

Flashy –very big, bright, or expensive; something that is flashy catches your attention

 

Fantastic –strange, unusual, or unbelievable

 

Diverse –different from one another

 

Avoid –keep away from

 

Deadly –dangerous and likely to cause death

 

Threatened –if something is threatened, it is in danger or likely to be harmed or destroyed

 

Require –need

 

Serve –give someone food or drink

 

Prefer –if you prefer something, you like it better than something else

 

Vertical –if something is vertical, it is positioned up and down

 

Horizontal –if something is horizontal, it is positioned side to side

 

Tip –piece of advice or useful information


 

 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

February 26 - March 2

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: Non-Fiction Text Features and how they impact the article; what purpose do they serve in the text?

Grammar: commas, periods, and quotation marks in dialogue

 

Writing: We’re revisiting what good INFORMATIONAL writing looks like. We’re reading articles together and writing informational essays together as practice.

 

Science: Weathering & Erosion

Math: measuring items to the nearest inch, half inch, and quarter inch; measuring lines & creating line plots; using data in line plots to answer questions; reviewing 2-rstep word problems with all four operations


 

 

IXL Practice

 

C.11   L.5   M.8   M.9   U.8-U.9   BB.3-BB.4   F.8 F.10   H.6   H.9      G.1-G.4   D.3


 

 

Spelling Words

 

fries, cried, flying, puppies, hurrying, speed, week, speak, ready, often, listen, become, night, fry, white, light, fine, quite, sky, sight, money, key, carry, English


 

 

 

 

 

Test Dates

 

2/27 –vocabulary test and measurement & line plot test

 

3/1 –fact fluency quiz & comprehension test

 

3/2 –spelling test


 

 

Reminders

 

Send in any Box Tops you’ve saved

 

Spring Break is March 12-16; enjoy the time off! Have FUN if you’re going on vacation!!

 

Easter Holidays are March 30—April 2


 

 

Weekly Homework Checklist

 

Study ALL multiplication & DIVISION facts (quizzes AFTER Spring Break will have 50 multiplication facts & 25 division facts)

 

Study Spelling Words

 

Study Vocabulary Words –students need to know the definition and to be able to use the word in a sentence

 

Have your student either work on one of the myOn projects or read a book with you; I created a NEW project: Black History Month!

 

Use ReadTheory.org to practice reading comprehension

 

Practice listed IXL Skills ---K.1-K.8   J.1-J.10  (division practice)

 

If your child received a homework packet, it is due on Thursday


 

 

Vocabulary Words

 

***There will be a vocabulary test tomorrow (2/27)***

 

Graceful –moving in a smooth and beautiful way

 

Spectacular –amazing to look at

 

Original –completely new and different; if something is original, it is not like anything else

 

Achieve –do something successfully, especially something that requires a lot of effort

 

Challenge –something that is hard to do or requires a lot of work or effort

 

Determination –deciding you will do something and then doing it, even if it is difficult

 

Secure –safe and protected

 

Durable –if something is durable, it is tough; it can last a long time even if it is used a lot

 

Texture –how a material feels; rough, smooth, bumpy, etc

 

Hazardous –dangerous

 

Convenient –if something is convenient, it is useful because it makes our lives easier or more comfortable

 

Detect –discover or notice something that is not easy to see, hear, or feel

 

Unexpected –not expected; surprising

 

Abandon –leave and not return

 

Industrious –hardworking

 

Comfy –comfortable

 

Successful –if you are successful, you do what you set out to do or do something well

 

Unsuccessful –not successful; if you are unsuccessful, you do not accomplish what you set out to do

 

Customary –usual or normal or happening regularly

 

Energize –give energy or strength

 

Appetizing –tasty or good to eat

 

Plain –without anything added or without decoration; if something is plain is it simple and not fancy

 

Differ –different

 

Refreshing –if something is refreshing, it makes you feel fresh and strong again

 

 


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

February 20-23

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: Non-Fiction Text Features and how they impact the article; what purpose do they serve in the text?

Grammar: commas in addresses

 

Writing: We’re revisiting what good INFORMATIONAL writing looks like. We’re reading articles together and writing informational essays together as practice.

 

Science: Weathering & Erosion

Math: measuring items to the nearest inch, half inch, and quarter inch (relate what a ruler looks like…a number divided into fourths!); using measurements to create line plots (I taught line plots months ago because they were on the students’ morning work packets; they’ve had continued practice on this skill, so it should NOT be “new” to them); there will be a math test NEXT Tuesday over measurement & line plots**Reviewing 2-step word problems with all four operations**


Test Dates

2/21 –measurement quiz that I didn’t give last week

2/22 –fact fluency quiz

2/23 –spelling test


 

 

 

IXL Practice

 

K.1-K.8   J.1-J.10  U.8-U.9   W.17-W.21   BB.3-BB.4   F.5 F.9      G.1-G.4


 

 

Spelling Words

 

light, fry, night, white, quite, fine, sight, sky, key, money, English, carry, foot, book, woods, stood, thirteen, heated, fire, street, guard, guess, early, guide


 

 

Weekly Homework Checklist

 

Study ALL multiplication & DIVISION facts (quizzes AFTER Spring Break will have 50 multiplication facts & 25 division facts)

 

Study Spelling Words

 

Study Vocabulary Words –students need to know the definition and to be able to use the word in a sentence

 

Have your student either work on one of the myOn projects or read a book with you; I created a NEW project: Black History Month!

 

Use ReadTheory.org to practice reading comprehension

 

Practice listed IXL Skills

 

If your child received a homework packet, it is due on Thursday


 

 

Vocabulary Words

 

***There will be a vocabulary test NEXT Tuesday (2/26)***

 

Graceful –moving in a smooth and beautiful way

 

Spectacular –amazing to look at

 

Original –completely new and different; if something is original, it is not like anything else

 

Achieve –do something successfully, especially something that requires a lot of effort

 

Challenge –something that is hard to do or requires a lot of work or effort

 

Determination –deciding you will do something and then doing it, even if it is difficult

 

Secure –safe and protected

 

Durable –if something is durable, it is tough; it can last a long time even if it is used a lot

 

Texture –how a material feels; rough, smooth, bumpy, etc

 

Hazardous –dangerous

 

Convenient –if something is convenient, it is useful because it makes our lives easier or more comfortable

 

Detect –discover or notice something that is not easy to see, hear, or feel

 

Unexpected –not expected; surprising

 

Abandon –leave and not return

 

Industrious –hardworking

 

Comfy –comfortable

 

Successful –if you are successful, you do what you set out to do or do something well

 

Unsuccessful –not successful; if you are unsuccessful, you do not accomplish what you set out to do

 

Customary –usual or normal or happening regularly

 

Energize –give energy or strength

 

Appetizing –tasty or good to eat

 

Plain –without anything added or without decoration; if something is plain is it simple and not fancy

 

Differ –different

 

Refreshing –if something is refreshing, it makes you feel fresh and strong again


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

February 12-16

 

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: Non-Fiction Text Features and how they impact the article; what purpose do they serve in the text?

Grammar: commas in addresses

 

Writing: We’re revisiting what good INFORMATIONAL writing looks like. We’re reading articles together and writing informational essays together as practice.

 

Science: Weathering & Erosion

Math: measuring items to the nearest inch, half inch, and quarter inch (relate what a ruler looks like…a number divided into fourths!) **Reviewing 2-step word problems**


 

 

IXL Practice

 

K.1-K.8   J.1-J.10 (division practice)

 

W.17-W.21   BB.3-BB.4

 

   F.5 F.9      G.1-G.4    


 

 

 

 

Test Dates

 

2/15 –fact fluency quiz

 

2/16 –spelling test & measuring quiz

 

*vocabulary test next week*


 

 

 

Spelling Words

 

book, stood, foot, woods, fire, thirteen, heated, street, guess, guard, guide, early, Sunday, June, grew, soon, choose, team, moon, knew, fruit, Tuesday, whose, suit


 

 

Weekly Homework Checklist

 

Study ALL multiplication & DIVISION facts

 

Study Spelling Words

 

Study Vocabulary Words –students need to know the definition and to be able to use the word in a sentence

 

Have your student either work on one of the myOn projects or read a book with you

 

Use ReadTheory.org to practice reading comprehension

 

Practice listed IXL Skills

 

If your child received a homework packet, it is due on Thursday


 

 

Vocabulary Words

 

***There will be a vocabulary test NEXT week.

 

Secure –safe and protected

 

Durable –if something is durable, it is tough; it can last a long time even if it is used a lot

 

Texture –how a material feels; rough, smooth, bumpy, etc

 

Hazardous –dangerous

 

Convenient –if something is convenient, it is useful because it makes our lives easier or more comfortable

 

Detect –discover or notice something that is not easy to see, hear, or feel

 

Unexpected –not expected; surprising

 

Abandon –leave and not return

 

Industrious –hardworking

 

Comfy –comfortable

 

Successful –if you are successful, you do what you set out to do or do something well

 

Unsuccessful –not successful; if you are unsuccessful, you do not accomplish what you set out to do

 

Customary –usual or normal or happening regularly

 

Energize –give energy or strength

 

Appetizing –tasty or good to eat

 

Plain –without anything added or without decoration; if something is plain is it simple and not fancy

 

Differ –different

 

Refreshing –if something is refreshing, it makes you feel fresh and strong again


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

February 5-9

 

 

Weekly Skills

 

Reading/Comprehension: We’ll be spending the next month focusing on Non-Fiction Text Features.

 

Grammar: contractions & capitalizing and punctuating titles (newspapers, books, movies, poems, magazines, songs, stories, articles)

 

 

 

Writing: Students will be learning about what makes a good OPINION essay. We’ll be reading a lot of one-sided articles and then they’ll write their opinion on the given topic. We’ll continue to revisit good INFOMRATIONAL writing as well.

 

 

 

Science: Weathering & Erosion ***I created another myOn project for these topics.

 

Math: equivalent fractions and comparing fractions using models and number lines; I’ll be teaching them how to cross multiply to check for equivalency. Please utilize IXL for fractions practice! J


 

 

Spelling Words

 

soon, grew, June, Sunday, moon, choose, team, knew, Tuesday, fruit, suit, whose, closing, starring, Friday, stayed, marked, tail, states, raised, sold, instead, worth, fold


 

IXL Practice

K.1   K.2 K.3     W.17-W.21

X.1-X.8         Y.1 – Y.7

   F.5 F.9      G.1-G.4     Z.1-Z.3


 

 

 

 

Test Dates

 

2/8 –fact fluency quiz & contractions/punctuating titles quiz

 

2/9 –spelling test & equivalent/comparing fractions test


 

*In the fourth nine weeks, which starts after Spring Break, fact fluency quizzes will have DIVISION facts added and ALL 0s and 1s facts will be removed. The quizzes will remain at 75 problems to complete in 5 minutes. It would be a GREAT idea to begin practicing division facts with your student. I tell them all the time that if they know multiplication facts then they know their division facts, but something about solving them “backwards” gets them in a tizzy.

 


Each nine-weeks I will be reviewing with students the process needed to properly “unpack” the prompt, plan, draft, revise and edit a writing task. I will continue to model the process weekly, construct well-written examples in class as a whole group, with-peers and individually. For the remainder of the grading period, students will be expected to complete prompts by moving through the process independently. We are now focusing on OPINION writing pieces. I am modeling what a good opinion essay looks like and they are mimicking my writing. I will continue to teach and guide them for the next 2 weeks. For their next writing task that will be graded, they will be given LESS support and guidance than they received on their fossil fuel writing, which will likely result in lower writing grades; they will be expected to complete this task more independently than the fossil fuels piece.


 

 

Vocabulary Words

 

Unexpected –not expected; surprising

 

Abandon –leave and not return

 

Industrious –hardworking

 

Comfy –comfortable

 

Successful –if you are successful, you do what you set out to do or do something well

 

Unsuccessful –not successful; if you are unsuccessful, you do not accomplish what you set out to do

 

Customary –usual or normal or happening regularly

 

Energize –give energy or strength

 

Appetizing –tasty or good to eat

 

Plain –without anything added or without decoration; if something is plain is it simple and not fancy

 

Differ –different

 

Refreshing –if something is refreshing, it makes you feel fresh and strong again


 

 

Weekly Homework Checklist

 

Study 4s and 8s multiplication facts

 

*Go ahead and begin reviewing the last new facts with your student: 7x7=49   7x9=63 and 9x9=81

 

Use IXL skills J.1-J.10 and K.1-K.8 for division practice

 

Study Spelling Words

 

Study Vocabulary Words –students need to know the definition and to be able to use the word in a sentence

 

Read with your student for at least 20 minutes

 

Don’t forget about ReadTheory.org; it offers reading comprehension practice on your child’s individual reading level.

 

Practice listed IXL Skills

 

If your child received a homework packet, it is due on Thursday.

 

Students have 3 open projects on myOn: one on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one on the Earth, and one on Weathering & Erosion


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

January 29 –February 2

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: We’ll be spending the next month focusing on Non-Fiction Text Features.

Grammar: contractions & capitalizing and punctuating titles (newspapers, books, movies, poems, magazines, songs, stories, articles) **there will be a quiz next week

 

Writing: Students will be learning about what makes a good OPINION essay. We’ll be reading a lot of one-sided articles and then they’ll write their opinion on the given topic. No writing grade this week.

 

Science: Earth’s spheres (atmosphere, geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere)

***I created a myOn project for the students, so they could learn more about our amazing planet.

Math: equivalent fractions and comparing fractions using models and number lines. I’m continuing to work with different small groups of children on different days to review previously taught math skills. *Please utilize IXL for fractions practice! J


 

 

Spelling Words

 

starring, stayed, closing, Friday, marked, states, raised, tail, instead, sold, fold, worth, boat, November, grow, low, note, throat, board, snow, truth, due, along, toe


 

Reminders

·        Wear tennis shoes on Thursday for PE.

·        I’m sending home Valentine’s Day information home tomorrow.


 

 

 

 

IXL Practice

 

K.1   K.2 K.3

 

W.17-W.21

 

X.1-X.4

 

Y.1   Y.2

 

   F.5 F.9  

 

G.1-G.4

 

----------------------------

 

Z.1 Z.2

 

*This tends to be a hard concept for some 3rd graders, but we will be tackling it this week using coloring pages and hands on manipulatives. I relate this skill to division. 1/3 of 9 ---9 divided by 3 is 3, so 1/3 of 9 would be THREE objects.


 

 

Test Dates

 

2/1 –fact fluency quiz

 

2/2 –spelling test & equivalent fractions quiz


Make up snow days will be announced after the district board meeting Thursday night, so we should know when they are on by Friday.


 

 

Each nine-weeks I will be reviewing with students the process needed to properly “unpack” the prompt, plan, draft, revise and edit a writing task. In an effort to further support these developing skills, students will be given support and guidance for the first graded writing task of the nine weeks. This support and guidance could result in higher grades than students are able to achieve on their own. We will continue to model the process weekly, construct well-written examples in class as a whole group, with-peers and individually. For the remainder of the grading period, students will be expected to complete prompts by moving through the process independently. The students were given a lot of guidance and support on the Renewable vs Nonrenewable Energy assignment; their grades do not reflect what they are able to do independently.


 

 

Weekly Homework Checklist

 

Study 4s and 8s multiplication facts

 

*Go ahead and begin reviewing the last new facts with your student: 7x7=49   7x9=63 and 9x9=81

 

*In the fourth nine weeks, which starts after Spring Break, fact fluency quizzes will have DIVISION facts added and ALL 0s and 1s facts will be removed. The quizzes will remain at 75 problems to complete in 5 minutes. It would be a GREAT idea to begin practicing division facts with your student. I tell them all the time that if they know multiplication facts then they know their division facts, but something about solving them “backwards” gets them in a tizzy.

 

Use IXL skills J.1-J.10 and K.1-K.8 for division practice

 

Study Spelling Words

 

Read with your student for at least 20 minutes

 

Don’t forget about ReadTheory.org; it offers reading comprehension practice on your child’s individual reading level.

 

Practice listed IXL Skills

 

If your child received a homework packet, it is due on Thursday.

 

Students have 2 open projects on myOn: one on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and one on the Earth


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

January 22-26

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: reading & analyzing poetry; using context clues in poems to find the meaning of an unknown word; identifying figurative language in poems and figuring out its meaning

Grammar: contractions & capitalizing and punctuating titles (newspapers, books, movies, poems, magazines, songs, stories, articles)

 

Writing: students read and discussed two articles about renewable and nonrenewable energy last week; they took notes with a partner and will respond to a prompt for a grade this week

 

Science: Earth’s spheres (atmosphere, geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere)

Math: fractions on a number line; equivalent fractions; comparing fractions; I’m working with different small groups of children on different days to review previously taught math skills too

New multiplication facts for the NEXT 9 weeks:

7x7=49     7x9=63     9x9=81independently.


Reminders

·       Fact fluency quizzes now have 75 problems in 5 minutes. The 4s and 8s facts will also be added. The only new facts they’ve got to learn are 4x4, 4x7, 4x8, 4x9, 8x7, 8x8, and 8x9.

·        The class will take a group picture for the yearbook on January 25th. It will be a full body shot, so have your student dress his/her best!


 

 

 

Spelling Words

 

feet, read, need, mean, fifteen, sea, near, three, chased, September, boat, low, grow, November, throat, snow, board, note, due, truth, toe, along


 

 

IXL Practice

 

W.9-W16

 

X.1-X.8

 

Y.1   Y.2

 

   F.5 F.9  

 

G.1-G.4

 

Challenge: Z.1 Z.2


 

 

WEEKLY Homework Checklist

 

Study 4s and 8s multiplication facts

 

Study Spelling Words

 

Read with your student for at least 20 minutes

 

Practice listed IXL Skills

 

If your child received a homework packet, it is due on Thursday.


 

This Thursday, January 25th, will be
the
100th
day
of third grade. In honor of this big
day, i
f you & your student choose, I’d like for them to create
something out of 100 items. 
Example: A figure made with 100
legos, a necklace with 100 beads, a picture with 100 marshmallows, a shirt with
100 items on it, etc. Pinterest is a thing of beauty and has LOTS of ideas.
J Please have your student bring his/her
creation to school on Thursday. I’m
looking forward to see what they come up with
. The students will be receiving a special 100th
day snack and making a
100th day craft. Please contact me if you have any
questions.
J


 

Test Dates

 

1/25 –fact fluency quiz

 

1/26 –spelling test; poetry comprehension test


 

 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

January 8-12

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: reading & analyzing poetry; using context clues in poems to find the meaning of an unknown word; identifying figurative language in poems and figuring out its meaning

Grammar: contractions & capitalizing and punctuating titles (newspapers, books, movies, poems, magazines, songs, stories, articles)

 

Writing: reading nonfiction articles and identifying key ideas needed to respond to a prompt

 

Science: Earth’s spheres (atmosphere, geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere)

Math: fractions of a whole and a set; matching unit fractions to models; fractions on a number line


 

 

Reminders

 

·       Starting on Thursday, fact fluency quizzes will increase to 75 problems in 5 minutes. The 4s and 8s facts will also be added. The only new facts they’ve got to learn are 4x4, 4x7, 4x8, 4x9, 8x7, 8x8, and 8x9.

 

·        We will be out of school on Monday, January 15th for the MLK Holiday.

 

·         The 100th day of school is in the month of January. If you’d like to help out by sending in items for our small celebration, text 100th DAY to 901.412.6876 or through REMIND.


 

 

Spelling Words

boat, low, grow, November, throat, snow, board, note, due, truth, toe, along, Thursday, wait, Saturday, May, those, main, over, hair, none, Monday, straight, eighteen


 

WEEKLY Homework Checklist

Study 4s and 8s multiplication facts

Study Spelling Words

Read with your student for at least 20 minutes

Practice listed IXL Skills


 

Test Dates

1/11 –fact fluency quiz

1/12 –spelling test


 

IXL Practice

W.1-W.8   F.5 F.9   G.1-G.4


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

 

December 10-15

 

Reading/Comprehension: identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book, use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction, figurative language

 

Grammar: simple, compound & complex sentences; there will be quiz early next week.

 

 

 

Science: Earth’s landforms (they will complete a matching activity for a grade…there is a study guide that came home last Thursday)

 

 

 

Math: 2-step word problems with addition and subtraction; answering 1 and 2 step word problems using a bar graph or pictograph


 

Reminders

·         Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35; the class that buys the most wins a PIZZA PARTY!

·        Starting in January, fact fluency quizzes will increase to 75 problems in 5 minutes. The 4s and 8s facts will also be added. It’s a great idea to go ahead and get practicing on these facts now. The only new facts they’ve got to learn are 4x4, 4x7, 4x8, 4x9, 8x7, 8x8, and 8x9.

·         Students need to bring a large Christmas gift bag for Secret Santa by Wednesday

·         Students need to bring in Secret Santa items for their classmates by Wednesday at the very latest. There are 25 students total: 12 boys and 13 girls.


 

 

Test Dates

 

12/11 –types of sentences quiz

 

12/13 - vocabulary test

 

12/14 –graph test


 

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY Homework Checklist

 

Study 4s and 8s multiplication facts

 

Study Vocabulary Words

 

Practice listed IXL Skills


 

IXL Practice

 

FF.6-FF.14 U.4   U.5   U.10 U.11

 


I’ve planned out an entire day of Christmas activities for the students on Friday: they will be making an ornament, having Snowmen Pancakes, playing games, making reindeer food, and watching a Christmas movie. Because of limited space and time, our party will only consist of them eating lunch in the classroom. All of our excitement will be in the morning, but please join us at 1:00! I’m looking forward to seeing you guys!


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

 

December 4-8

 

Reading/Comprehension: identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book, use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction, figurative language

            Mentor Texts: Sonia Sotomayor

Grammar: simple, compound & complex sentences; there will be quiz early next week. Be sure to look at the practice pages that will be coming home with your student.

Writing: After teaching the students how to respond to a text through taking notes and completing a written response, the students have read 3 different articles and written three different responses. After each article, we’ve gone back and looked at some of their responses ---what are good things they added, what were things they were missing, etc. We then took notes as a class and wrote a group response (they’ve had a lot of exposure and practice to this method of teaching writing!). This week they will be reading an article, taking notes, and writing a written response for a grade.

Science: Earth’s landforms

 

Math: finishing using distributive property to find the area of rectilinear figures; 2-step word problems with addition and subtraction; answering word problems using a bar graph or pictograph


 

Reminders

·        Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35; the class that buys the most wins a PIZZA PARTY!

·        Because of Case 21 testing, our lunchtimes over the next 3 weeks will vary. I’ll text you on the days that it’s different.

·        There will be no more spelling tests until January!

·        Students do not have any more fact fluency quizzes this semester.

·       Starting in January, fact fluency quizzes will increase to 75 problems in 5 minutes. The 4s and 8s facts will also be added. It’s a great idea to go ahead and get practicing on these facts now. The only new facts they’ve got to learn are 4x4, 4x7, 4x8, 4x9, 8x7, 8x8, and 8x9.

·        Students need to bring a large Christmas gift bag for Secret Santa by Friday.

·        Students need to bring in Secret Santa items for their classmates by Friday. There are 25 students total: 12 boys and 13 girls.


 

 

WEEKLY Homework Checklist

 

Study 4s and 8s multiplication facts

 

Study Vocabulary Words

 

Practice listed IXL Skills


 

 

Test Dates

 

12/5 - area test

 

12/8 –graph quiz

 

*vocabulary, types of sentences, 2 step word problems quiz/test next week


 

 

IXL Practice

 

FF.6-FF.14

 

U.4  U.5   U.10 U.11


 

 

Vocabulary Words

 

There will be a test over these words next week!!

 

Lively –active; someone who is lively is energetic and full of life

 

Memorable –worth remembering; something that is memorable is not easy to forget

 

Throw yourself into something –do something with a lot of energy and enthusiasm

 

Intense –very great or strong

 

Exhilarated –very happy and excited

 

Astounding –amazing or very surprising

 

Flimsy –thin and weak; if something is flimsy, it is not sturdy or strong

 

Long –want something very much; it also means more than the average length; not short

 

Gruff –unpleasant or rude; if someone is gruff, he or she may seem unfriendly or mean

 

Persist –keep doing something, even though it is difficult; if you persist, you refuse to give up

 

Strain –pull or push hard

 

Adjust –move or change something slightly to improve it or make it fit more comfortably

 

Coax –persuade someone to do something by talking to the person gently and kindly

 

Snug –comfortable, warm, and cozy

 

Advise –tell someone what you think he or she should do

 

Delirious –very happy and excited

 

Fret –worry or get upset about something

 

Cherish –care for something deeply; if you cherish something, you treat it with great care because it is very important to you

 

Slog –walk slowly and heavily as if you are walking through deep snow or mud

 

Commence –begin or start

 

Flabbergasted –very surprised, shocked, or astonished

 

Permissible –allowed or permitted; if something is permissible, you can do it

 

Impermissible –not allowed or permitted; if something is impermissible, you, cannot do it

 

Adventuresome –if you are feeling adventuresome, you are feeling bold and ready for an adventure


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

 

November 27-December 1

 

Reading/Comprehension: identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book, use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction, figurative language

 

          Mentor Texts: Wilma Unlimited

 

Grammar: simple, compound & complex sentences

 

Writing: We’re working on reading a piece of text and responding to a prompt.

 

Science: Earth’s landforms 

 

Math: Area using distributive property to find the area of rectilinear figures; 2-step word problems with addition and subtraction


 

 

 

WEEKLY Homework Checklist

 

Study multiplication facts

 

Study Spelling & Vocabulary Words

 

Practice listed IXL Skills


 

 

 

Reminders

 

·         Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35; the class that buys the most wins a PIZZA PARTY!

 

·         Because of Case 21 testing, our lunchtimes over the next 3 weeks will vary. I’ll text you on the days that it’s different.


 

 

Test Dates

 

11/30 – fact fluency quiz & comprehension test

 

12/1 -spelling test & area test


 

 

IXL Practice

 

FF.6-FF.14

 

Please use these listed skills to help your child! They are GREAT practice!!!


 

 

Spelling Words

 

May, Thursday, wait, Saturday, main, hair, over, those, Monday, none, eighteen, straight, March, horse, store, large, October, forty, before, north, fourteen, climb, prove, fourth


Starting in January, fact fluency quizzes will increase to 75 problems in 5 minutes. The 4s and 8s facts will also be added. It’s a great idea to go ahead and get practicing on these facts now. The only new facts they’ve got to learn are 4x4, 4x7, 4x8, 4x9, 8x7, 8x8, and 8x9.


 

 

Vocabulary Words

 

Flimsy –thin and weak; if something is flimsy, it is not sturdy or strong

 

Long –want something very much; it also means more than the average length; not short

 

Gruff –unpleasant or rude; if someone is gruff, he or she may seem unfriendly or mean

 

Persist –keep doing something, even though it is difficult; if you persist, you refuse to give up

 

Strain –pull or push hard

 

Adjust –move or change something slightly to improve it or make it fit more comfortably

 

Coax –persuade someone to do something by talking to the person gently and kindly

 

Snug –comfortable, warm, and cozy

 

Advise –tell someone what you think he or she should do

 

Delirious –very happy and excited

 

Fret –worry or get upset about something

 

Cherish –care for something deeply; if you cherish something, you treat it with great care because it is very important to you

 

Slog –walk slowly and heavily as if you are walking through deep snow or mud

 

Commence –begin or start

 

Flabbergasted –very surprised, shocked, or astonished

 

Permissible –allowed or permitted; if something is permissible, you can do it

 

Impermissible –not allowed or permitted; if something is impermissible, you, cannot do it

 

Adventuresome –if you are feeling adventuresome, you are feeling bold and ready for an adventure


 

 

 

 

             Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

November 13-17

 

Reading/Comprehension: identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book, use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction, make inferences to understand characters, figurative language

 

            Mentor Texts: Brave Harriet

 

Grammar: simple, compound & complex sentences

 

Writing: We’re working on reading a piece of text and responding to a prompt.

 

Science: finishing the rock cycle (test on Wednesday)

 

 

 

Math: Area: use the formula L x W, counting square units of plane figures. We talked about area when we learned about Area Models during multiplication in September.


 

 

WEEKLY Homework Checklist

 

Study 3s and 6s multiplication facts

 

If your child received reading comprehension practice, the page is due on THURSDAY.

 

Study Spelling & Vocabulary Words

 

Practice listed IXL Skills (remember…one or two skills each night for about 5-10 minutes)

 

Study the Layers of the Earth/Rock Cycle Study Guide ---there’s an entire packet stapled together in your child’s take home folder; students have a test on this material on WEDNESDAY

 

Work on the “Rocks” assignment on myon.com!


 

 

 

 

 

Reminders

 

·         Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35; the class that buys the most wins a PIZZA PARTY!

 

·         Our class will be performing in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:30

 

·         Thanksgiving break is 11/20-11/24; enjoy the time with your family!


 

 

Test Dates

 

11/15 – Science test

 

11/17 -spelling test, area

quiz & fact fluency quiz


Spelling Words

 

March, horse, store, large, October, forty, before, north, fourteen, climb, prove, fourth, under, bird, burn, third, first, during, feel, eat, wear, worse, worst, search


 

 

IXL Practice

 

FF.6-FF.14

 

Please use these listed skills to help your child! They are GREAT practice!!!


 

 

Skate Odyssey Field Trip

 

Children need to have SOCKS to skate.

 

IF your student is bringing extra food for lunch, please be sure his/her lunch is in a disposable bag with the name written on the outside of the bag. ONLY STUDENTS WITH PARENTS PRESENT MAY PURCHASE FOOD FROM THE CONCESSION STAND.

 

You may check your child out after we return to school; we should arrive back to HHES around 1:30.


 

Vocabulary Words

 

Coax –persuade someone to do something by talking to the person gently and kindly

 

Snug –comfortable, warm, and cozy

 

Advise –tell someone what you think he or she should do

 

Delirious –very happy and excited

 

Fret –worry or get upset about something

 

Cherish –care for something deeply; if you cherish something, you treat it with great care because it is very important to you

 

Slog –walk slowly and heavily as if you are walking through deep snow or mud

 

Commence –begin or start

 

Flabbergasted –very surprised, shocked, or astonished

 

Permissible –allowed or permitted; if something is permissible, you can do it

 

Impermissible –not allowed or permitted; if something is impermissible, you, cannot do it

 

Adventuresome –if you are feeling adventuresome, you are feeling bold and ready for an adventure


 

 

Starting in January, fact fluency quizzes will increase to 75 problems in 5 minutes. The 4s and 8s facts will also be added. It’s a great idea to go ahead and get practicing on these facts now. The only new facts they’ve got to learn are 4x4, 4x7, 4x8, 4x9, 8x7, 8x8, and 8x9.

 


 

 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

 

October 30-November 3

 

ELA (English Language Arts)

Reading/Comprehension: make predictions about a story, use wondering/questioning to understand a story, make inferences to understand characters, figurative language

            Mentor Texts: Mailing May

Grammar: Adverbs

Writing: We’re working on reading a piece of text and responding to a prompt.

 

Math

We’ll finish estimating liquid volumes and masses of objects using Metric units: grams, kilograms, milliliters, and liters, as well as one-step word problems involving masses or volumes of given objects (there will be a math test covering these skills PLUS telling time and elapsed time on Thursday)


Area: use the formula L x W, counting square units of plane figures. We talked about area when we learned about Area Models during multiplication in September.


 

 

WEEKLY Homework Checklist

 

Study 3s and 6s multiplication facts

 

If your child received reading comprehension practice, the page is due on THURSDAY.

 

Study Spelling Words

 

Study Vocabulary Words for the test on TUESDAY (refer to the orange sheet that came home today)

 

Practice listed IXL Skills (remember…one or two skills each night for about 5-10 minutes)

 

Review the PINK Figurative Language paper; earn 25 fuzzies by creating a list of 7-10 examples on the back of the pink sheet

 

Study the Layers of the Earth/Rock Cycle Vocab sheet

 

Work on the “Rocks” assignment on myon.com!


 

 

 

 

Reminders

 

·        Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35; the class that buys the most wins a PIZZA PARTY!

 

·        Field trip permission slips and money are due on Wednesday!!!

 

·        Our class will be performing in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:30


 

 

Spelling Words

 

under, bird, burn, third, first, during, feel, eat, wear, worse, worst, search, shapes, chased, writing, September, cares, used, racing, shared, lose, loose, living, across


 

 

IXL Practice

 

2nd: S.11   S.12

 

Q.8-Q.10

 

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3rd: BB.14 BB.15 M.9

 

FF.6-FF.14

 

T.5-T.7


 

 

Our field trip to Skate Odyssey is next Thursday (11/16). I’ll send home more information in graded paper folds NEXT Tuesday (11/14).


 

Vocabulary Words

 

Slog –walk slowly and heavily as if you are walking through deep snow or mud

 

Commence –begin or start

 

Flabbergasted –very surprised, shocked, or astonished

 

Permissible –allowed or permitted; if something is permissible, you can do it

 

Impermissible –not allowed or permitted; if something is impermissible, you, cannot do it

 

Adventuresome –if you are feeling adventuresome, you are feeling bold and ready for an adventure

 


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

 

October 30-November 3

 

ELA (English Language Arts)

Reading/Comprehension: make predictions about a story, use wondering/questioning to understand a story, make inferences to understand characters, figurative language

            Mentor Texts: Mailing May

Grammar: Adverbs (quiz next week)

Word Skills: prefixes (word parts added to the beginning of words to change the meaning of the word!)

Writing: We’re working on reading a piece of text and responding to a prompt. We read an article about Moles last week, and we’ll respond to the article “Rescuing Miracle” this week.

 

Math

Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using Metric units: grams, kilograms, milliliters, and liters. Add, subtract, multiply and divide one-step word problems involving masses or volumes of given objects

 


 

 

WEEKLY Homework Checklist

 

Study 3s and 6s multiplication facts

 

Check your student’s folder for extra math practice

 

Several students have reading comprehension practice to complete this week; if your child does, the page is due on THURSDAY.

 

Study Spelling & Vocabulary Words (discuss the meaning of the vocabulary words and see if your student can use the word in a sentence)

 

Practice listed IXL Skills (remember…one or two skills each night for about 5-10 minutes)

 

Review the PINK Figurative Language paper that came home with your student last week

 

Study the types of rocks tri-fold


 

 

 

 

Reminders

 

·         Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35; the class that buys the most wins a PIZZA PARTY!

 

·         Field trip permission slips and money are due November 8th

 

·         We will have our annual Book Character Parade TOMORROW. Students may dress up as book character ---not a movie character. Have your student bring the book that their character is from.


 

 

 

Spelling Words

 

Shapes, chased, writing, September, cares, used, racing, shared, lose, loose, living, across, feet, read, need, mean, fifteen, sea, near, three, half, country, breath, health


 

 

IXL Practice

 

2nd: S.11   S.12

 

3rd: BB.14 BB.15 M.9


 

 

Test Dates

 

10/27 – fact fluency quiz & reading comprehension test

 

11/3 -spelling test

 

There will be a math assessment covering metric word problems and time next week.


 

 

Vocabulary Words

 

There will be a vocabulary test on these words on Tuesday, November 7th

 

New Words:

 

Shuffle –slide the feet along the ground or floor while walking; when people shuffle, they barely lift their feet. Shuffle also means to mix playing cards or to change their order

 

Swarm –a large group of people or insects that gather or move together

 

Urgent –very important

 

Motion –tell someone something through a movement of the hand, head, or other part of the body

 

Prowl –move quietly or secretly, trying not to be seen or heard

 

Blow your top –get very angry

 

Belongings –things someone owns, or things that belong to someone

 

Faint –not clear or strong; if something is faint it is difficult to hear, see or smell. Faint also means to become dizzy and lose consciousness

 

Cling –hold onto something or someone very tightly

 

Roam –wander or move about without any particular purpose or place to go

 

Joyful –full of joy or very happy

 

Sorrowful –full of sorrow or very sad

 

Obstinate –stubborn; if you are obstinate, you are unwilling to change your mind about something

 

Immature –childish or silly; an immature person acts like someone much younger

 

Mature –grown up or adult; a mature person is sensible and reasonable; he or she is not being immature or childish

 

Fantasize –thinking about or imagine something that is pleasant or exciting but unlikely to happen in real life

 

Barricade –block the way by putting up barriers or obstacles

 

Reconsider –think again about a decision; sometimes when you reconsider a decision, you change your mind

 

Reluctant –if you are reluctant to do something, you do not want to do it

 

“Have eyes in the back of your head” –if you have eyes in the back of your head, you seem to be aware of everything that is happening around you –even things you cannot see

 

Cluttered –if a place is cluttered, it is messy; there are things scattered here, there, and everywhere

 

Handy –useful or easy to use

 

Whoosh –move very fast; when something whooshes, it makes a rushing or hissing sound

 

“Have a change of heart” –if you have a change of heart, you change your opinion or the way you feel about something


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

 

October 23-27

 

ELA (English Language Arts)

Reading/Comprehension: make predictions about a story, use wondering/questioning to understand a story, make inferences to understand characters, explore character change

            Mentor Texts: A Day’s Work

Grammar: Adverbs (describe verbs, adjectives and other adverbs) they ask…HOW? WHEN? WHERE?

 

Word Skills: prefixes (word parts added to the beginning of words to change the meaning of the word!) Examples: preschool, submarine, misunderstand, disobey, reapply, impossible, illegal,

Writing: Students are reading about the wildebeest migration in East Africa in preparation for a writing task

 

Math

Telling time: elapsed time (Practice starts at 3:45 and lasts for 30 minutes. What time does practice end?)


 

 

Reminders

 

·         Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35.

 

·         Fact fluency quizzes now have 3s and 6s facts; they’re also 50 questions to complete in 5 minutes.

 

·         Field trip permission slips and money are due November 8th

 

·         Wear ORANGE  on Wednesday for National Anti-Bullying Day

 

·         We will have our annual Book Character Parade on Halloween. Students may dress up as book character ---not a movie character


 

 

 

 

WEEKLY Homework Checklist

 

Study 3s and 6s multiplication facts ---quizzes will now have 50 problems to complete in 5 minutes

 

Use readtheory.org to practice reading comprehension

 

Read for at least 20 minutes with your student; ask him/her what he/she wondered or what questions he/she had about the passage

 

Study Spelling & Vocabulary Words (discuss the meaning of the vocabulary words and see if your student can use the word in a sentence)

 

Practice listed IXL Skills (remember…one or two skills each night for about 5-10 minutes)


 

 

Science

 

Layers of the Earth

 

*Please study the layers of the Earth diagram that is in your child’s take home folder. Please KEEP this paper IN THE FOLDER.


 

 

Test Dates

 

10/26 –fact fluency quiz

 

10/27 –spelling test & elapsed time quiz


Spelling Words

This week is a review of the past several weeks’ words. Please refer to the pages that came home 10/25 to know which words to study

 

 

 


IXL Practice

2nd: Q.1-Q.6 Q.9 Q.10

3rd: T.1   T.2   T.3 T.6   T.7


 

 

Halloween Reminders

 

Students need to bring in small Halloween themed stickers, pencils, or knick-knacks for the students’ treat bags. You may also send individually wrapped pieces of candy. Please don’t send in any candy that your student wouldn’t eat! There are 24 students in the class.

 

Please send in $1 to help pay for the pizza we’re having for lunch on Halloween; no lunch visitors will be allowed on this day.


 

 

Vocabulary Words

 

New Words:

 

Belongings –things someone owns, or things that belong to someone

 

Faint –not clear or strong; if something is faint it is difficult to hear, see or smell. Faint also means to become dizzy and lose consciousness

 

Cling –hold onto something or someone very tightly

 

Roam –wander or move about without any particular purpose or place to go

 

Joyful –full of joy or very happy

 

Sorrowful –full of sorrow or very sad

 

Obstinate –stubborn; if you are obstinate, you are unwilling to change your mind about something

 

Immature –childish or silly; an immature person acts like someone much younger

 

Mature –grown up or adult; a mature person is sensible and reasonable; he or she is not being immature or childish

 

Fantasize –thinking about or imagine something that is pleasant or exciting but unlikely to happen in real life

 

Barricade –block the way by putting up barriers or obstacles

 

Reconsider –think again about a decision; sometimes when you reconsider a decision, you change your mind

 

Reluctant –if you are reluctant to do something, you do not want to do it

 

“Have eyes in the back of your head” –if you have eyes in the back of your head, you seem to be aware of everything that is happening around you –even things you cannot see

 

Cluttered –if a place is cluttered, it is messy; there are things scattered here, there, and everywhere

 

Handy –useful or easy to use

 

Whoosh –move very fast; when something whooshes, it makes a rushing or hissing sound

 

“Have a change of heart” –if you have a change of heart, you change your opinion or the way you feel about something

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

 

October 16-20

 

ELA (English Language Arts)

Reading/Comprehension: make inferences to understand characters, explore character change, discuss the lesson in a story, explore the theme of a story

            Mentor Texts: The Girl Who Loved Horses

Grammar: Adjectives (describe nouns & pronouns) What kind? Which one? How many? **Comparative & Superlative adjectives (taller, tallest, more beautiful, most beautiful, etc)

Word Skills: prefixes (word parts added to the beginning of words to change the meaning of the word!) Examples: preschool, submarine, misunderstand, disobey, reapply, impossible, illegal,

Writing: Students are reading about the wildebeest migration in East Africa in preparation for a writing task

Science

Layers of the Earth

 

Math

Telling time: to the nearest minute, five minute, quarter hour, and hour; elapsed time within an hour (Practice starts at 3:45 and lasts for 30 minutes. What time does practice end?); elapsed time word problems; telling time “the smart way”

7:45 a quarter til 8:00,

10:30 =half past 10:00

11:15 =a quarter after 11:00

Spelling Words

 

feet, mean, read, need, near, fifteen, three, sea, country, half, health, breath, cent, city, fancy, sixty, rocks, strong, thin, pencil, chance, sign, since, few

 

Spelling skill for the week: /e/ sound spelled ee and ea

 


 

Test Dates

10/17 –adjectives quiz & telling time quiz

10/19 –fact fluency quiz

10/20 –spelling test

 


 

Reminders

 

·         Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35.

 

·         Fact fluency quizzes now have 3s and 6s facts; they’re also 50 questions to complete in 5 minutes.

 

·         Field trip permission slips and money are due November 8th


 

 

WEEKLY Homework Checklist

 

Use readtheory.org to practice reading comprehension

 

Read for at least 20 minutes with your student

 

Study Spelling & Vocabulary Words (discuss the meaning of the vocabulary words and see if your student can use the word in a sentence)

 

Study 3s and 6s multiplication facts ---quizzes will now have 50 problems to complete in 5 minutes

 

Practice listed IXL Skills (remember…one or two skills each night for about 5-10 minutes)

 


IXL Practice

2nd: Q.1-Q.6 Q.9 Q.10

3rd: T.1   T.2   T.3 T.6   T.7


 

 

Halloween Reminders

 

Students need to bring a small/medium sized pumpkin BY THIS FRIDAY!!!!

 

Students need to bring in small Halloween themed stickers, pencils, or knick-knacks for the students’ treat bags. You may also send individually wrapped pieces of candy. Please don’t send in any candy that your student wouldn’t eat! There are 24 students in the class.

 

Please send in $1 to help pay for the pizza we’re having for lunch on Halloween; no lunch visitors will be allowed on this day.


 

 

Vocabulary Words

 

New Words:

 

Obstinate –stubborn; if you are obstinate, you are unwilling to change your mind about something

 

Immature –childish or silly; an immature person acts like someone much younger

 

Mature –grown up or adult; a mature person is sensible and reasonable; he or she is not being immature or childish

 

Fantasize –thinking about or imagine something that is pleasant or exciting but unlikely to happen in real life

 

Barricade –block the way by putting up barriers or obstacles

 

Reconsider –think again about a decision; sometimes when you reconsider a decision, you change your mind

 

Reluctant –if you are reluctant to do something, you do not want to do it

 

“Have eyes in the back of your head” –if you have eyes in the back of your head, you seem to be aware of everything that is happening around you –even things you cannot see

 

Cluttered –if a place is cluttered, it is messy; there are things scattered here, there, and everywhere

 

Handy –useful or easy to use

 

Whoosh –move very fast; when something whooshes, it makes a rushing or hissing sound

 

“Have a change of heart” –if you have a change of heart, you change your opinion or the way you feel about something


 

Mrs. Pounders’

 

Weekly Update

 

October 10-13

 

ELA (English Language Arts)

 

Reading/Comprehension: make inferences to understand characters, explore character change, discuss the lesson in a story, non-fiction text structure: sequence, description/main idea, problem & solution, compare & contrast, cause/effect, context clues

 

            Mentor Texts: The Raft

 

Grammar: Adjectives (describe nouns & pronouns) What kind? Which one? How many? **Comparative & Superlative adjectives (taller, tallest, more beautiful, most beautiful, etc) *quiz next week*

 

Word Skills: prefixes (word parts added to the beginning of words to change the meaning of the word!) Examples: preschool, submarine, misunderstand, disobey, reapply, impossible, illegal, incorrect, etc

 

Writing: hear & discuss personal narratives, generate ideas from their lives to write about, visualize sensory details (what do you hear, see, feel, taste, and smell?)

 

Science

 

Layers of the Earth

 

 

 

Math

 

Telling time: to the nearest minute, five minute, quarter hour, and hour

 


 

 

Spelling Words

 

cent, city, fancy, sixty, rocks, strong, thin, pencil, chance, sign, since, few, gave, nine, page, phone, live, inside, change, strange, pretty, chief, clothes, shoes

 

Spelling skill for the week: /s/ sound said, spelled /c/


 

 

 

 

 

Test Dates

 

10/12 –fact fluency quiz & vocabulary test

 

10/13 –spelling test


 

 

Reminders

 

·         Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35.

 

·         Reading Fair projects are due October 18th. This is NOT a required project, but students that turn a project in will receive extra credit in ELA. The extra credit will be a PBA grade and count as 10%

 

·         Report cards go home 10/12

 

·         Makeup pictures are Thursday.


 

 

WEEKLY Homework Checklist

 

Use readtheory.org to practice reading comprehension

 

Read for at least 20 minutes with your student

 

Study Spelling & Vocabulary Words (discuss the meaning of the vocabulary words and see if your student can use the word in a sentence)

 

Study 3s and 6s multiplication facts (they will be added to the test on Thursday) ---quizzes will now have 50 problems to complete in 5 minutes

 

Practice listed IXL Skills (remember…one or two skills each night for about 5-10 minutes)


 

 

Halloween Reminders

 

Students need to bring a small/medium sized pumpkin BY THIS FRIDAY!!!!

 

Students need to bring in small Halloween themed stickers, pencils, or knick-knacks for the students’ treat bags. You may also send individually wrapped pieces of candy. Please don’t send in any candy that your student wouldn’t eat! There are 24 students in the class.

 

Please send in $1 to help pay for the pizza we’re having for lunch on Halloween; no lunch visitors will be allowed on this day.


 

 

Vocabulary Words

 

These words will NOT be tested on Thursday.

 

Reluctant –if you are reluctant to do something, you do not want to do it

 

“Have eyes in the back of your head” –if you have eyes in the back of your head, you seem to be aware of everything that is happening around you –even things you cannot see

 

Cluttered –if a place is cluttered, it is messy; there are things scattered here, there, and everywhere

 

Handy –useful or easy to use

 

Whoosh –move very fast; when something whooshes, it makes a rushing or hissing sound

 

“Have a change of heart” –if you have a change of heart, you change your opinion or the way you feel about something


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

October 2-6

 

 

ELA (English Language Arts)

 

Reading/Comprehension: make inferences to understand characters, explore character change, discuss the lesson in a story, non-fiction text structure: sequence, description/main idea, problem & solution, compare & contrast, cause/effect, context clues

 

                Mentor Texts: The Raft

 

Grammar: Adjectives (describe nouns & pronouns) What kind? Which one? How many? **Comparative & Superlative adjectives (taller, tallest, more beautiful, most beautiful, etc)

 

Word Skills: prefixes (word parts added to the beginning of words to change the meaning of the word!) Examples: preschool, submarine, misunderstand, disobey, reapply, impossible, illegal, incorrect, etc

 

Writing: hear & discuss personal narratives, generate ideas from their lives to write about, visualize sensory details (what do you hear, see, feel, taste, and smell?)

 

Science

 

Students are finishing an animal adaptation project; the test is this week as well!

 

 

 

Math

 

Word Problems with ALL FOUR OPERATIONS: addition, subtraction, multiplication & division word problems


 

 

 

IXL Practice

H.6   O.2    O.3   F.4 F.7 L.5   L.7  C.7   C.11  D.3


 

 

Test Dates

 

10/5 –fact fluency quiz & science test

 

10/6 –spelling test AND word problem quiz


 

 

 

Spelling Words

 

gave, nine, page, phone, live, inside, change, strange, pretty, chief, clothes, shoes, fifty, plenty, happy, quickly, body, empty, funny, judge, gold, push, floor, break

 

Spelling skill for the week: vowel consonant e


 

 

Reminders

 

·         Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35.

 

·         October 6th is the last day to order Fall Pictures..

 

·         October 2nd –“Stomp out Bullying” –wear BLUE

 

·         October 5th –wear PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness

 

·         Report cards go home 10/12

 

·         We will not have school on Monday, October 9th for Columbus Day.


 

 

 

WEEKLY Homework Checklist

 

Use readtheory.org to practice reading comprehension

 

Read for at least 20 minutes with your student & what him/her what’s something that’s inferred in the text

 

Study Spelling & Vocabulary Words (discuss the meaning of the vocabulary words and see if your student can use the word in a sentence)

 

Study for the fact fluency quiz

 

Study 3s and 6s multiplication facts (they will be tested NEXT WEEK)

 

Practice listed IXL Skills (remember…one or two skills each night for about 5-10 minutes)

 

Study Animal Adaptation Vocabulary Words & Study Guide (test is on Thursday)


 

 

Vocabulary Words

 

*There will be a vocabulary test in 2 weeks covering these words*

 

Particularly –especially or mainly

 

Speechless –unable to speak because you are shocked, surprised, or very angry

 

Reunite –come together again after being separated

 

Cross –annoyed and angry; it also means to go from one side of something to another

 

Savory –pleasant to smell or taste

 

Realize –become aware of something or understand something that you did not understand before

 

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Doubtful –uncertain or unsure; when you are doubtful, you are full of doubt

 

Nifty –very good, clever, or useful

 

Ghastly –horrible

 

Dazzle –amaze or impress

 

Quiver –tremble or shake

 

Command –order someone to do something

 

Unfortunate –unlucky

 

Fortunate –lucky

 

Immense –huge or very large

 

Fierce –dangerous or violent

 

Fiercest –MOST dangerous or violent

 

Magnificent –if something is magnificent, you admire it because of its great beauty or size

 

Ungrateful –not thankful or grateful; you do not thank someone who has done something for you or show your appreciation

 

Floppy –soft and hanging down loosely

 

Recall –remember

 

Clatter –when things clatter, they bang together or rattle noisily

 

Disaster –an event such as a fire, flood, or storm that causes a lot of damage or suffering

 

Celebration –a happy event held to honor a special occasion

 

Retrieve –bring or get something back


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

 

September 25-29

 

ELA (English Language Arts)

Reading/Comprehension: make inferences to understand characters, explore character change, compare and contrast two books by the same author, discuss the lesson in a story, non-fiction text structure: sequence, description/main idea, problem & solution, compare & contrast, cause/effect

        Mentor Texts: Boundless Grace & Amazing Grace

Grammar: Adjectives

Writing: hear & discuss personal narratives, generate ideas from their lives to write about, visualize sensory details (what do you hear, see, feel, taste, and smell?)

Science

Students are working on an animal adaptation project

 

Math

Using multiplication & division strategies to solve multiplication & division word problems {H.6 and L.5 on IXL practice this skill}


 

 

Spelling Words

 

Fifty, plenty, happy, quickly, body, empty, funny, judge, gold, push, floor, break, match, edge, wrong, cross, bridge, sticks, felt, scratch, head, would, should, school

 


 

 

IXL Practice

 

O.2   P.5   P.8  H.1  H.4 H.5 H.6 F.3 F.4 F.7 L.3 L. 4 L.5   L.7  N.5


 

 

 

 

 

Test Dates

 

9/26 –comprehension test

 

9/28 –fact fluency quiz

 

9/29 –spelling test AND multiplication and division word problem test


 

 

Reminders

 

·         Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35.

 

·         October 6th is the last day to order Fall Pictures.

 

·         Remember to order books from Scholastic if you can ----scholastic.com/bookclubs.

 

·         October 2nd –“Stomp out Bullying” –wear BLUE

 

·     October 5th –wear PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness


 

Vocabulary Words

 

Doubtful –uncertain or unsure; when you are doubtful, you are full of doubt

 

Nifty –very good, clever, or useful

 

Ghastly –horrible

 

Dazzle –amaze or impress

 

Quiver –tremble or shake

 

Command –order someone to do something


Unfortunate –unlucky

 

Fortunate –lucky

 

Immense –huge or very large

 

Fierce –dangerous or violent

 

Fiercest –MOST dangerous or violent

 

Magnificent –if something is magnificent, you admire it because of its great beauty or size

 

Ungrateful –not thankful or grateful; you do not thank someone who has done something for you or show your appreciation

 

Floppy –soft and hanging down loosely

 

Recall –remember

 

Clatter –when things clatter, they bang together or rattle noisily

 

Disaster –an event such as a fire, flood, or storm that causes a lot of damage or suffering

 

Celebration –a happy event held to honor a special occasion

 

Retrieve –bring or get something back


 

 

WEEKLY Homework Checklist

 

Use readtheory.org to practice reading comprehension

 

Read for at least 20 minutes with your student & ask him/her what she visualized as he/she read

 

Study Spelling

 

Review Vocabulary Words (discuss the meaning of the words and see if your student can use the word in a sentence)

 

Review 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s multiplication facts

 

Begin practicing 3s and 6s multiplication facts (they will NOT be tested until the 2nd 9 weeks)

 

Practice listed IXL Skills

 

Study Animal Adaptation Vocabulary Words (I sent them home several weeks ago; please let me know if you need another copy).

   


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

 

September 18-22

 

ELA (English Language Arts)

Reading/Comprehension: point of view, story elements (characters, setting, plot), non-fiction text structure: sequence, description/main idea, problem & solution, make inferences to understand characters; explore character change

            Mentor Text: Julius. The Baby of the World

Language: Verbs Quiz on Tuesday; starting Adjectives on Thursday

Writing: The students are finishing their non-fiction essays about humpback whales; their writing will be taken for a grade.

Science

Plant Adaptations

 

Math

Using multiplication & division strategies to solve multiplication & division word problems {H.6 and L.5 on IXL practice this skill}; Multiplication Properties {N.5 on IXL}


 

IXL Practice

O.2   P.5  P.8  H.1  H.4 H.5 H.6 F.3 F.4 F.7 L.3 L. 4 L.5   L.7  N.5


 

 

Spelling Words

 

match, edge, wrong, cross, bridge, sticks, felt, scratch, head, would, should, school, dishes, planned, sitting, missing, grass, brings, lost, sent, die, dead, field, tie


 

 

Test Dates

 

9/19 –verbs quiz & multiplication & division STRATEGIES (NO word problems) test

 

9/21 –fact fluency quiz (timed multiplication facts)

 

9/22 –spelling test


 

 

Reminders

 

·         Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35.

 

·         Students will have 5 minutes to complete 25 multiplication facts on Thursday. These quizzes will cover 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s facts.

 

·         Send in any Box Tops you have saved.

 

·         Remember to order books from Scholastic if you can ----scholastic.com/bookclubs.

 

·         Field Trip T-Shirt money is due September 25th.

 

·         The 1st 9 weeks ends October 5th.

 

·         You do NOT have to return the spelling homework pages; they are for practice at home.


 

 

Vocabulary Words

 

Unfortunate –unlucky

 

Fortunate –lucky

 

Immense –huge or very large

 

Fierce –dangerous or violent

 

Fiercest –MOST dangerous or violent

 

Magnificent –if something is magnificent you admire it because of its great beauty or size

 

Ungrateful –not thankful or grateful; you do not thank someone who has done something for you or show your appreciation

 

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Floppy –soft and hanging down loosely

 

Recall –remember

 

Clatter –when things clatter, they bang together or rattle noisily

 

Disaster –an event such as a fire, flood, or storm that causes a lot of damage or suffering

 

Celebration –a happy event held to honor a special occasion

 

Retrieve –bring or get something back


 

 

Nightly Homework Checklist

 

Use readtheory.org to practice reading comprehension

 

Read for at least 20 minutes with your student & ask him/her what she visualized as he/she read

 

Study Spelling

 

Review Vocabulary Words (discuss the meaning of the words and see if your student can use the word in a sentence)

 

Review 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s multiplication facts

 

Begin practicing 3s and 6s multiplication facts (they will NOT be tested until the 2nd 9 weeks)

 

Practice listed IXL Skills

 

Study Animal Adaptation Vocabulary Words ( I sent them home two weeks ago; please let me know if you need another copy).


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

 

September 11-15

 

ELA (English Language Arts)

 

Reading/Comprehension: point of view, story elements (characters, setting, plot), non-fiction text structure: sequence and problem & solution, make inferences to understand characters

 

            Mentor Text: The Paper Bag Princess

 

Language: Verbs (action, linking, helping; verb tenses; regular & irregular past tense verbs; subject-verb agreement)

 

Writing: The students are finishing their non-fiction essays about humpback whales; their writing will be taken for a grade.

 

Science

 

Plant Adaptations

 

 

 

Math

 

Multiplication & division (arrays, equal groups, repeated addition & subtraction, partitioning, area models, number lines, skip counting, input/output table) Multiplication Properties & patterns, and fact families:

 

6 x 4 = 24

 

4 x 6 = 24

 

24 / 6 = 4

 

24 / 4 = 6

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Test Dates

 

9/12 –vocabulary test ---see attached pink sheet

 

9/14 –fact fluency quiz (timed multiplication facts) & comprehension test

 

9/15 –spelling test


 

 

Reminders

 

·         Yearbooks are on sale!  Ordering information came home last week.

 

·         Students will have 5 minutes to complete 25 multiplication facts on Thursday. These quizzes will cover 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s facts.

 

·         Send in any Box Tops you have saved.

 

·         Remember to order books from Scholastic if you can ----scholastic.com/bookclubs.

 

·         Fall Pictures for the yearbook will be taken Wednesday, September 13th.

 

·         Even though the 3s and 6s facts won’t be tested until the 2nd 9 weeks, it’s a GREAT idea to go ahead and start practicing them with your student. IXL.com and multiplication.com are great online resources. Refer to the YELLOW sheet in your student’s take home folder for more FUN ways to study.


 

 

IXL Practice

 

O.2   P.5 P.8 H.1   H.2  H.4 F.3 F.4 F.7 L.3   E.1-E.8     I.1-I.5


 

 

Nightly Homework Checklist

 

Read for at least 20 minutes with your student

 

Study Spelling & Vocabulary Words

 

Study 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s multiplication facts

 

Practice listed IXL Skills

 

Study Animal Adaptation Vocabulary Words


 

 

Spelling Words

 

This week is a review week of the previous weeks’ words. Please see the stapled handouts of spelling words to know which

Vocabulary Words

 

These words WILL NOT be tested on September 12th.

 

Floppy –soft and hanging down loosely

 

Recall –remember

 

Clatter –when things clatter, they bang together or rattle noisily

 

Disaster –an event such as a fire, flood, or storm that causes a lot of damage or suffering

 

Celebration –a happy event held to honor a special occasion

 

Retrieve –bring or get something back


 

words to review.


 

 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

September 5-8

 

 

ELA (English Language Arts)

Reading/Comprehension: visualize to make sense of text, informally use schema (background knowledge) to make inferences as they visualize, read independently

            Mentor Text: Aunt Flossie’s Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)

Language: Verbs

Writing: The students and I will finish the writing performance task: We read 2 articles about whales together. We completed research questions and graphic organizers together. Then, the students are using our research and information to write a non-fiction essay about what they learned. This guided practice and writing will be taken for a grade.

Science

Animal Adaptations

 

Math

Conceptual multiplication & division (arrays, equal groups, repeated addition & subtraction, partitioning, area models, number lines, skip counting) ***I teach multiplication & division together since they are the inverse of each other; we will discuss fact families as well.


 

 

 

Reminders

 

·         Yearbooks go on sale tomorrow! See the information page in your child’s graded paper folder to order.

 

·         Send in any Box Tops you have saved.

 

·         Please send in earbuds or headphones for your student to use in class. I’ll put them in a labeled baggie once they’re at school.

 

·         Progress Reports will be coming home tomorrow in Graded Paper Folders.

 

·         Students will have 5 minutes to complete 25 multiplication facts on Thursday. These quizzes will cover 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s facts.


 

 

Test Dates

 

9/7 –fact fluency quiz (timed multiplication facts)

 

9/8 spelling test

 

***We are working on several projects in class that will be taken for grades in Science. There will be a test closer to the end of the 9 weeks.


 

 

Spelling Words

 

New Words: planned, missing, dishes, sitting, brings, grass, sent, lost, dead, die, tie, field

 

Review Words: passes, glasses, facts, hands, length, send, eggs, spent, also, bought, father, toward


 

 

Nightly Homework Checklist

 

Read for at least 20 minutes with your student

 

Study Spelling & Vocabulary Words

 

Study 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s multiplication facts

 

Practice listed IXL Skills

 

Study Animal Adaptation Vocabulary

 

Words


 

 

Vocabulary Words

 

*test will be Tuesday, September 12th*

 

Flutter –wave or flap rapidly

 

Clutch –grab or hold onto something tightly

 

Dodge –move quickly to avoid someone or something

 

Heartbreaking –very sad or upsetting

 

Fury –great anger

 

Bewildered –confused or puzzled; when you are bewildered, you are not sure to do or think

 

Swerve –change directions quickly, usually to avoid something

 

Flick –move or make something move, with a quick, sudden motion

 

Speedy –fast

 

Utter –say something or make some sort of sound

 

Whoop –shout from excitement

 

Plop – sit down heavily or put something down heavily

 

Bustle –rush or hurry in an excited, noisy, or busy way

 

Volunteer –offer to do something or help someone by choice; when you volunteer, you do something because you want to do it. You do not expect pay or a reward

 

Debris –scattered pieces of something that has been thrown away, broken, or destroyed

 

Devastate –destroy or badly damage

 

Ruckus –noisy confusion or excitement; something unexpected or fighting can cause a ruckus

 

Lounge –sit or lie in a lazy or relaxed way

 

Whiz –move very fast; some things that white make a buzzing or hissing sound

 

Squirm –wiggle or twist your body from side to side, usually because you are bored or uncomfortable

 

Rap –tap or hit something sharply (forcefully) and quickly; rap is also a type of music in which words are spoken in time to music with a steady beat

 

Snap –speak sharply or angrily

 

Likely –when something is likely, it probably will happen or is probably true

 

Unlikely –not likely; when something is unlikely, it probably will not happen or is probably not true


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

August 28 – September 1

 

ELA (English Language Arts)

Reading/Comprehension: visualize to make sense of text, informally use schema (background knowledge) to make inferences as they visualize, discuss characters’ feelings, context clues, inferencing, read independently

            Mentor Text: The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock

Language: Verbs

Writing: The students and I will be reading 2 articles about whales together. We will be completing research questions and graphic organizers together. Then, the students will use our research and information to write a non-fiction essay about what they learned. This guided practice and writing will be taken for a grade.

Science

Animal Adaptations

 

Math

Addition & Subtraction within 1,000 ---borrowing across zeros & regrouping

Review rounding whole numbers to the nearest ten or hundred

Missing quantities

419 - ____ = 153  

_____ -134 = 634

Part + Part = Whole

Whole – Part = Part

Writing equations with 1 step word problems

______             _______ = _______

We will start conceptual multiplication (arrays, equal groups, repeated addition, area models, number lines)


 

 

 

Test Dates

 

8/27 –Math quiz (addition, subtraction, missing quantities)

 

8/31 -Nouns and Pronouns quiz

 

9/1 spelling test & comprehension test


 

IXL Practice

 

C.2  C.3  D.2  D.3   F.1   F.2   F.3   F.6   F.11 E.1-E.8 (conceptual multiplication)


 

 

Nightly Homework Checklist

 

Read for at least 20 minutes with your student

 

Study Spelling & Vocabulary Words

 

Begin studying 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s multiplication facts

 

Practice listed IXL Skills



Reminders

 

·         Labor Day is September 4th ---enjoy the three day weekend with your family J

·         Send in any Box Tops you have saved.

·         Please send in earbuds or headphones for your student to use in class. I’ll put them in a labeled baggie once they’re at school.

·         PLEASE signup to REMIND texts; to join send the message @mpounder to 81010. When each student has a parent or guardian sign up, we’ll have a DONUT party!!!

·         We have some needs for items for our upcoming Science explorations. If you are willing to help by donating items, please text “SCIENCE ITEMS” through REMIND or to 901.412.6876.Thanks!! J


 

 

Spelling Words

 

New Words: passes, glasses, facts, hands, length, send, eggs, spent, also, bought, father, toward

 

Review Words: plants, stands, kings, milk, flat, kept, land, held, won’t, mind, wind (2 pronunciations) group


 

 

Vocabulary Words

 

Swerve –change directions quickly, usually to avoid something

 

Flick –move or make something move, with a quick, sudden motion

 

Speedy –fast

 

Utter –say something or make some sort of sound

 

Whoop –shout from excitement

 

Plop – sit down heavily or put something down heavily

 

Bustle –rush or hurry in an excited, noisy, or busy way

 

Volunteer –offer to do something or help someone by choice; when you volunteer, you do something because you want to do it. You do not expect pay or a reward

 

Debris –scattered pieces of something that has been thrown away, broken, or destroyed

 

Devastate –destroy or badly damage

 

Ruckus –noisy confusion or excitement; something unexpected or fighting can cause a ruckus

 

Lounge –sit or lie in a lazy or relaxed way

 

Whiz –move very fast; some things that white make a buzzing or hissing sound

 

Squirm –wiggle or twist your body from side to side, usually because you are bored or uncomfortable

 

Rap –tap or hit something sharply (forcefully) and quickly; rap is also a type of music in which words are spoken in time to music with a steady beat

 

Snap –speak sharply or angrily

 

Likely –when something is likely, it probably will happen or is probably true

 

Unlikely –not likely; when something is unlikely, it probably will not happen or is probably not true


 

Mrs. Pounders’

Weekly Update

August 21-25

ELA (English Language Arts)

Reading/Comprehension: visualize to make sense of text, informally use schema (background knowledge) to make inferences as they visualize, consider a character’s point of view and distinguish it from their own; read independently

            Mentor Text: Cherries and Cherry Pits

Language: Pronouns

Writing: learn about a professional author’s writing practice, review recent drafts, reread their writing and critically revise it, find alternatives for overused words, explore strong opening sentences and effective titles, confer with each other and the teacher

Science

Animal Adaptations

 

Math

Addition & Subtraction within 1,000 ---borrowing across zeros & regrouping

Review rounding whole numbers to the nearest ten or hundred

Missing quantities

419 - ____ = 153  

_____ -134 = 634

Writing equations with 1 step word problems

______             _______ = _______

 

Part + Part = Whole

Whole – Part = Part


 

Reminders

 

 

 

·         Wear tennis shoes on Thursday for PE

 

·         Please send in earbuds or headphones for your student to use in class. I’ll put them in a labeled baggie once they’re at school.

 

·         PLEASE signup to REMIND texts; to join send the message @mpounder to 81010. When each student has a parent or guardian sign up, we’ll have a DONUT party!!!

 


Spelling Words

New Words: plants, stands, kings, milk, flat, kept, land, held, won’t, mind, wind (2 pronunciations) group

Review Words: box, must, glad, sand, song, still, trip, soft, mother, other, month, laugh


 

 

 

 

Nightly Homework Checklist

 

Read for at least 20 minutes with your student

 

Study Spelling & Vocabulary Words

 

Begin studying 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s multiplication facts

 

Practice listed IXL Skills


 

 

IXL Practice

 

P.1   P.2   P.5     C.1  C.4  D.1  D.4   F.1   F.2   F.3   F.6   F.11


 

 

Test Dates

 

8/25 –spelling test & math quiz

 

*Nouns and Pronouns q

Vocabulary Words

 

Bustle –rush or hurry in an excited, noisy, or busy way

 

Volunteer –offer to do something or help someone by choice; when you volunteer, you do something because you want to do it. You do not expect pay or a reward

 

Debris –scattered pieces of something that has been thrown away, broken, or destroyed

 

Devastate –destroy or badly damage

 

Ruckus –noisy confusion or excitement; something unexpected or fighting can cause a ruckus

 

Lounge –sit or lie in a lazy or relaxed way

 

Whiz –move very fast; some things that white make a buzzing or hissing sound

 

Squirm –wiggle or twist your body from side to side, usually because you are bored or uncomfortable

 

Rap –tap or hit something sharply (forcefully) and quickly; rap is also a type of music in which words are spoken in time to music with a steady beat

 

Snap –speak sharply or angrily

 

Likely –when something is likely, it probably will happen or is probably true

 

Unlikely –not likely; when something is unlikely, it probably will not happen or is probably not true


 

uiz NEXT WEEK*


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

 

August 14-18

 

ELA (English Language Arts)

Reading/Comprehension: explore main idea & detail, discuss character traits, make text-to-self connections, use illustrations to make inferences about stories, discuss the lesson in a story, read independently

          Mentor Text: Two Bobbies

Language: Nouns (singular/plural, common/proper, possessive) and Pronouns

Writing: hear & discuss good writing, explore prewriting techniques, learn about how a professional author gets ideas from her own life, students will write freely about things that interest them

Science

Animal Adaptations

 

Math

Addition & Subtraction within 1,000

Rounding whole numbers to the nearest ten or hundred


 

 

Reminders

 

 

 

·         Parent Policy & Procedure Night is tomorrow night @ 7:00. There is a PTA meeting @ 6:30.

 

·         Wear tennis shoes on Thursday for PE

 

·         Please pay your student’s fees as soon as possible.

 

·         Please send in earbuds or headphones for your student to use in class. I’ll put them in a labeled baggie once they’re at school.

 

·         Please initial your student’s behavior calendar if he/she was not on green.

 

·         Remind is an app that I use throughout the week to give you guys information, reminders, and updates. PLEASE signup to receive these texts; you are not charged to receive them! To join send the message @mpounder to 81010.


 

 

Spelling Words

New Words: box, must, glad, sand, song, still, trip, soft, mother, other, month, laugh

Review Words: add, led, with, rich, fresh, which, thick, check, cold, hold, pull, full


 

 

 

Test Dates

 

8/15 –rounding quiz

 

8/18 –spelling test & comprehension test


 

 

Nightly Homework Checklist

 

Read for at least 20 minutes with your student

 

Study Spelling Words

 

Begin studying 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s multiplication facts

Study Vocabulary Words


Vocabulary Words 

Whiz –move very fast; some things that white make a buzzing or hissing sound

Squirm –wiggle or twist your body from side to side, usually because you are bored or uncomfortable

Rap –tap or hit something sharply (forcefully) and quickly; rap is also a type of music in which words are spoken in time to music with a steady beat

Snap –speak sharply or angrily

Likely –when something is likely, it probably will happen or is probably true

Unlikely –not likely; when something is unlikely, it probably will not happen or is probably not true


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

 

August 7-11

 

ELA (English Language Arts)

 

Reading/Comprehension: explore illustrations to make inferences about stores, compare & contrast two stories by the same author, read independently

 

          Mentor Texts: Miss Nelson is Missing & Miss Nelson Has a Field Day

 

Language: Nouns

 

Math

 

Review Place Value from 2nd grade

 

Rounding whole numbers to the nearest ten or hundred

 

Science: Animal Adaptations

 


 

 

REMIND

 

 

 

*Remind is an app that I use throughout the week to give you guys information, reminders, and updates.

 

PLEASE signup to receive these texts; you are not charged to receive them! To join send the message @mpounder to 81010.


 

Please pay your student’s fees as soon as possible. They total to $15.65 which includes IXL Math, a Scholastic Magazine, and a Spelling Workbook.

Make checks payable to Hernando Hills and please include a phone number. Cash is also welcome.


 

 

 

 

 

Spelling Words

add, led, with, rich, fresh, which, thick, check, cold, hold, pull, full


 

Wish List

Individual bags of popcorn

Pixie Sticks

Fun Dip

Mini Dr. Pepper

Fun Sized bags of M&Ms

Febreeze for Fabric


 

 

Reminders

 

·         Wear tennis shoes on Thursday for PE

·         A small jacket is helpful…our classroom can get pretty chilly!

·         Water bottles are allowed in class with WATER ONLY

·         Students have snack everyday –nothing that needs to be eaten with a spoon or fork is allowed

·         Please send in a earbuds or headphones for your student to use in class. I’ll put them in a labeled baggie once they’re at school.

·         Please initial your student’s behavior calendar if he/she was not on green.


 

Nightly Homework Checklist

Read for at least 20 minutes with your student

Study Spelling Words (see yellow sheet in Take Home Folder)

Begin studying 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s multiplication facts (See pink sheet in Take Home Folder)

Have your student make a list of nouns found in your home