January 22, 2014
Mrs. Broadnax's Bulletin
We will read books about Martin Luther King Jr. We will read a book written by his sister and a book by another author and compare their view points and how it affects the story they tell. We will also talk about character traits.
How does the author use text features to give information? How can I make inferences from facts?
We are going to work on narrative. We did a short opinion piece before the break and will come back to opinion for the last half of this nine weeks. We are going to work on fictional narrative and personal narrative for the next four weeks or so. This includes authors craft.
Verbs- Review types of verbs
action verbs, linking verbs, helping verbs, progressive verbs
Greek and Latin Roots -
voc/voke/voice- voice, call
revoke- to call something back
vocal- having to do with voice
vocabulary- words to say with a voice
invoke- to call on for help or appeal
advocate- have a voice in favor of something
We are beginning division. We will review basic division and then head into Division of Larger Numbers. We will not learn the standard algorithm for long division. We will use partial quotients. Please try to refrain from teaching them the long division algorithm (how you and I learned it) if you can. Here is a video of how to do partial quotients if it confuses you (don't worry, it did me too when I first learned it, but it makes so much more sense to have students take out GROUPS of a number when dividing). http://learnzillion.com/lessons/28-solve-division-problems-with-remainders-using-partial-quotient
They will learn the standard algorithm next year in 5th.
Please keep reviewing multiplication facts. This becomes VERY challenging if they don't know their facts!
Quiz- Friday, Jan. 24th
Phases of the Moon
*Model the position and motion of the earth and the phases of the moon.
Phases of the Moon Quiz- Study Guides went home in report cards. Quiz on Wednesday.
Coming Soon- Light Energy
The Road to the Revolution
What are the causes of the American Revolution?
How did they affect the colonies as well as other countries?
Who were significant people that made a difference in our history during this time?
Wednesday, January 22- Phases of the Moon Quiz
Friday, January 24- Divsion Quiz
Monday, Jan. 20 - MLK Jr Holiday- No School
Tuesday, Jan. 21- Zaxby's Night, 100th Day of School
Monday, Jan. 27- Waffle House sells waffles