Ms. Foster's Class News
November 17, 2014
- Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather.
- I will be out of the classroom on November 18th in the afternoon.
Dates to Remember
Library is Tuesday.
November 26 - 28 No School
Curriculum Notes for Week 1
Week 4 Vocabulary: relocate, territory, coward
Writing: We will be looking texts about Lewis and Clark and writing our own opinion on whether the Lewis and Clark story was an Achievement or Disaster story. Students will be writing a 5 paragraph essay.
Spelling: Test Tuesday. The next set of words will be introduced on Wednesday and the test will be November 25th. Our new spelling pattern will be sch/str words.
Math: This week in Math we will use standard method of multiplication to multiply 3 and 4 digit numbers by 1 digit. There will be facts quiz on Friday. Topic 6 test will be Nov. 13
Social Studies: We are discussing the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Trail of Tears and the Pioneers. There will be a test over Lewis and Clark information on November 18.
Math Topic 6 Objectives
- Multiply using arrays and an expanded algorithm
- Connect the expanded and standard algorithms for multiplication
- Multiply 2- digit by 1- digit numbers
- Multiply 3- and 4- digit numbers by 1- digit numbers
- Multiply by 1- digit numbers
- Evaluate word problems for missing or extra information
Reading and Writing Objectives for 2nd Quarter:
- Use a variety of texts to infer in order to explain historical events and consider alliterate perspectives of characters.
- Read and compare and contrast expository nonfiction, narrative nonfiction, and historical nonfiction, paying attention to the importance of the setting.
- Read and use primary documents and text to gain understanding and knowledge of historical events.
- Gather information about a historical fiction text and learn about a specific time period.
- Research and analyze firsthand and secondhand accounts, charts, graphs, and maps.
- Write in a variety of formats to reflect on learning.
- Elaborate on thoughts and ideas using details from the text.
- Express opinions in writing using reasons and details to support opinions clearly.
- Compose a literary essay using transitions to link ideas, and writing introductions and conclusions.
- Evaluate the impact of the westward expansion on Native Americans
Locate and describe settlements to Missouri of people of European and African heritage
Summarize the events of westward expansion
Sequence events of the Louisiana Purchase and Lewis and Clark Expedition
- Explain Missouri's role in Civil War
- Describe the changes in Missouri since the Civil War in education, transportation, and communication
- Outline issues of Missouri Statehood, such as the Missouri Compromise