Ms. Foster's Class News
December 1, 2014
- December is here!! Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather.
Dates to Remember
Library is Tuesday.
Math Topic 8 Study Guide is due December 3.
Our Reading Log is due December 12.
December 19 - Early Release
Christmas Break starts December 22
Our Lewis and Clark Presentations
The username is your child's lunchcode and the password is francis.
Curriculum Notes for Week 1
Week 5 Vocabulary: coward, endurance, persevere, landmark
Writing: This week we will be forming opinions about the characters in our Historical Fiction novels and writing opinion pieces.
Spelling: Test Friday. Our new spelling patterns are: dge vs. ge/k or ck
Math: This week in Math we will review Topic 7 and start Topic 8 which addresses 2 by 2 digit multiplication. There will be facts quiz on Friday. Topic 7 test will be December 3.
Social Studies: We are discussing the pioneers moving west and the hardships that they encountered.
Math Topic 8 Objectives
- Multiply 2-digit factors with arrays.
- Multiply using arrays and an expanded algorithm with partial products.
- Multiply 2-digit factors by multiples of 10.
- Multiply two 2-digit numbers.
- Solve problems that involve two questions.
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