November 16-20

Week 14 - No School Next Week!

News This Week

Scholastic Forms: Please return Scholastic Release Forms so that our class photos can be used. I can send another one if you need it. Thanks to those that have already returned forms!

Thank you to those that contributed to the canned food drive!

Flu Vaccinations: Students who signed up for the flu mist will receive that tomorrow during school.

SGA: Voting will be Friday. Good luck to our candidate for President - Emma Wilson!

Tests: We will take our tests on Thursday this week for students that are traveling on Friday.

Snow Wizard Tuesday - $1.00

Studies this Week

  • Skills: Historical Texts - we are working with reading and understanding events in history, timelines, and historic documents.
  • RI 3.3 Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
  • Phonics: consonant sounds /j/ and /k/
  • Vocabulary: Vocabulary Workshop Unit 2


  • Practice spelling and writing words. Visit for more practice. The story title is "Night Letters".
  • Words this week: clock, large, page, mark, kitten, judge, crack, edge, pocket, brake, change, ridge, jacket, badge, orange, freckles, advantage, pledge, Kentucky, kingdom


  • Multiplication - we will continue with facts and word problems (particularly 2-step problems)
  • Area & Perimeter - area, square units, finding unknown values, and using multiplication to help solve
  • Facts - begin memorizing all multiplication facts. We will start division before the holidays!


Vocabulary: aim, aware, defeat, drift, mild, pause, refuse, route, ruin, solid


We will work on information writing with comparing and contrasting.


  • Coordinating and subordinating conjunctions
  • Conjunctions - join words, phrases, and sentences together
  • Coordinating conjunctions: and, but, for, or, nor, so, yet | make compound sentences
  • Subordinating conjunctions: after, although, as, as if, because, before, even if, even though, if, if only, rather than, since, that, though, unless, until, when, where, whereas, wherever, whether, which, and while | make complex sentences


  • The Human Body & Force and Motion (as time allows)

Social Studies

  • The Wampanoag and Pilgrim life
  • Students can logon to Studies Weekly at home by going to
  • Daily Geography

Practice at Home

Sequence (Technical/Procedural)
  • Which step comes first? After that?
  • What happens right before____?
  • What happened first? What happened after that?
  • Why it is important to ____? What information from the text supports your answer?
  • Explain how (a bird makes its nest). Use information from the article in your explanation.
  • Explain the steps in ____ (a technical procedure). Use information from the article in your explanation.
  • *Describe the steps in building_____. Write one step in each of the boxes.


  • How are (these ideas) the same? How are they different?
  • Explain the relationship between ___ , ____, and ____ (series of historical events).
  • Use information from the article in your explanation.
  • Explain the relationship between ____ and ____ (scientific concepts/ideas). Use information from the article in your explanation.


  • What caused (the plant to grow)? What information from the text supports your answer.

Important Dates


17 - Snow Wizard, Flu-Mist Vaccinations

20 - SGA Voting

23-27 - Thanksgiving Holidays