A Glimpse into Merriman's Menagerie
Around the World in 5 Days
Besides nonfiction passages, we also worked on better understanding adverbs. We reviewed their purpose (to dazzle sentences by adding more information to verbs) and learned that they too have levels of comparison. We ended the week with a word study; we looked at a variety of words and tried to determine if they were nouns, verbs, adjectives or adverbs. Next week we will begin our unit on Pronouns. We will cover personal pronouns as they are used as subjects, objects and possessives. We will also take a closer look at the tricky ones (their, there, they're/your, you're/ its, it's).
Next week we will move away from nonfiction text and get back into fiction. We will be looking at various versions of fairy tales. We will be comparing and contrasting them. Along with that, we will be also begin a poetry unit.
The following week we will begin a research project on animals. This project will be done mostly in class; however, there may be some that will have to be completed at home. There will be more information to come. The Regions quizzes will also continue. We will have a quiz on Thursday of next week.
Merriman: computer lab
Mankin: computer lab
Wednesday, May 11: Field Trip to Cheekwood (Permission slips have been sent out)
Friday, May 13: Field Day and Talent Show
Thursday, May 19: ROAR Party Celebration
Monday, May 23: Field Trip (more to be announced soon)