**Field Day Shirt- Order and Money Due Friday**

tshirt

If your child has not ordered his/her Field Day t-shirt, please send the order form along with the $6 before APRIL 11TH.  We will be wearing these shirts on May 6th for Field Day, and on our field trip to the zoo on May 9th.  This is a great way to not only show support for our school, but it also helps the teachers out, too!  Each class has a different color in order to make it easier to keep up with our own classroom. Mrs. Altman’s class will be wearing GREEN. 🙂   It would also make a great photo opportunity for the class to all have matching shirts!

Spelling Test THIS Thursday!

Spelling Words

Spelling Test– Thursday, April 10th

  1. because
  2.  group
  3.  morning
  4.  right
  5.  made
  6.  body
  7.  several
  8.  soon
  9.  usually
  10.   best
  11.   himself
  12.   people
  13.   try
  14.   others
  15.   their
  16.   family
  17.   turn
  18.   move
  19.   animals
  20.   sure
  1.  The lady got wet because she forgot her umbrella.
  2.  The group of boys loved to play baseball on Saturdays.
  3.  My mother made me pancakes for breakfast this morning.
  4.  I raised my right hand when the teacher asked for answers.
  5.  My mother and I made brownies to bring to the Easter party.
  6.  The dog’s body was covered in mud.
  7.  There were several people from school at the birthday party.
  8.  My friends will soon be visiting from Dallas.
  9.  We are usually late for the baseball games, but today we were right on time.
  10.  The movie was awarded for the best music at the Academy Awards.
  11.  The little boy was proud of himself for throwing the football to his dad.
  12.  There are a lot of people at the county fair.
  13.  Before asking for help, always try it on your own.
  14.  We are going to the football game with the others.
  15.  We are going to ride in their jeep to the game.
  16.  My family is going to the farm for an Easter hunt.
  17.  It is her turn to swing on the swings.
  18.  The caterpillar will move slowly to the green grass.
  19.  I can’t wait to go to the zoo to see different kinds of animals.
  20.  Are you sure you don’t want ice cream for dessert?

Vocabulary Week of 4/7 & 4/14

Notice that this test will take place on WEDNESDAY, NOT FRIDAY (due to the Easter party and Bad Weather Day). Therefore, there are only 10 words this time.

TEST ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16

1. setting – time and place of the story or poem

Example: the forest during the 1800’s

2. antonym– words with OPPOSITE meanings

Examples: polite/impolite   like/dislike   light/heavy  happy/gloomy

3. synonymswords with the SAME meanings

Examples:   polite/kind         cat/feline          smart/intelligent

4. homophones – words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings

Examples: sea/see   hair/hare   air/heir  son/sun    right/write

5. simile – a comparison between two things using “like” or “as”

Examples:  Her hair is like silk.     She is as quiet as a mouse.

6.    metaphor  a comparison between two things NOT using “like” or “as”

Examples: Her hair is silk.    She is a quiet mouse.

7. summary –   tells the 5 w’s of a story, poem, or literary work (WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, & WHY)

** Summary tells a little about the BME (BEGINNING, MIDDLE, and END)

8.eventsomething that happens and is important
9.theme – the main message of the story

Examples: will to survive, good vs. evil, love, be kind to others, the circle of life

10.author’s purpose – the reason an author writes a selection

Persuade – I need a dog, Mom!

Inform – There are hundreds of dog breeds in the world.

Entertain One day my dog dug under the fence and got out.

Vocabulary Test THIS Friday 3/21

Vocabulary Test is THIS Friday 3/21. Study hard!

STAAR VOCABULARY 2

1. chart – information in the form of a table, graph, or diagram

2.diagram – a chart or graph that tells about an object or topic; a labeled picture

3. emphasize- to make stand out; to stress

Example: By capitalizing and bolding the words WORK QUIETLY, my teacher emphasized that she wanted us to work quietly in groups.

4.  interpret – to explain the meaning of something

Example: I had a difficult time trying to interpret what the man was saying in Spanish.

5. foreshadowing – giving clues as to what’s to come in a story

6.  unfamiliar– not familiar; unknown

Example: The pair of socks looked very unfamiliar to her; she had no clue who they belonged to.

7.  textual evidence – evidence given from the text (the written selection)

8.   figure- a drawing

Example: Look at Figure 19E.

9.  heading – a title at the beginning of a page, section, or chapter

10.  subheading – an additional heading that comes right after (below) the heading

11.    verify – to prove something or to make sure something is true

 Example: Mom decided to call the school to verify that we were getting out early the next day.

12. predict– to guess what will happen in the future

Example: Because Anna seems sorry for hurting my feelings, I predictthat she would soon apologize.

13. characteristic – a feature or quality of someone or something

Example: Her kind, caring, and giving characteristics cause her to have many friends.

14. biography – an account of a person’s life, written by someone else

Example: Martin’s Big Words  (The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) by Doreen Rappaport

15. autobiography – an account of someone’s life, written by THAT person

Example: The Diary of a Young Girl (a book about Anne Frank) written by Anne Frank

Math and Science Goals: Week of 3/3-3/7

 

Math: Students will be learning about capacity, weight, mass and volume this week. We will talk about the customary and metric units of each as well.

Math homework: The students will complete a Loan Star Math Page that will be due Friday.

Science: Students will be learning about different types of landforms.

*Hope you all have a great week and stay warm!!!*

Vocabulary Weeks of 3/3 and 3/17

*Study hard! Test is Friday, 3/21*

STAAR VOCABULARY 2

1. chart information in the form of a table, graph, or diagram

2.diagrama chart or graph that tells about an object or topic; a labeled picture

3. emphasize- to make stand out; to stress

Example: By capitalizing and bolding the words WORK QUIETLY, my teacher emphasized that she wanted us to work quietly in groups.

4.  interpret – to explain the meaning of something

Example: I had a difficult time trying to interpret what the man was saying in Spanish.

5. foreshadowing – giving clues as to what’s to come in a story

6.  unfamiliar not familiar; unknown

Example: The pair of socks looked very unfamiliar to her; she had no clue who they belonged to.

7.  textual evidence – evidence given from the text (the written selection)

8.   figure a drawing

Example: Look at Figure 19E.

9.  heading – a title at the beginning of a page, section, or chapter

10.  subheading – an additional heading that comes right after (below) the heading

11.    verify – to prove something or to make sure something is true

Example: Mom decided to call the school to verify that we were getting out early the next day.

12. predict to guess what will happen in the future

Example: Because Anna seems sorry for hurting my feelings, I predict that she would soon apologize.

13. characteristic – a feature or quality of someone or something

Example: Her kind, caring, and giving characteristics cause her to have many friends.

14. biography – an account of a person’s life, written by someone else

Example: Martin’s Big Words  (The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) by Doreen Rappaport

15. autobiography an account of someone’s life, written by THAT person

Example: The Diary of a Young Girl (a book about Anne Frank) written by Anne Frank

Benchmarks THIS Week/ Early Release on Wednesday!

Important Information – Our children will be taking a reading and math benchmark this week.  Make sure your child gets a great night of sleep and eats a nutritious breakfast.

Your child may bring a bottle of water and mints/candies to suck on. I’ll also be providing peppermints for all children.

Please arrive at school on time.

  • Tuesday:  Math Benchmark (Students can bring mints/candies and water)
  • Wednesday:  Early Release  (11:30 for both primary and intermediate)
  • Thursday: Reading Benchmark (Students can bring mints/candies and water)

We’ll be reviewing on Monday! It’s going to be a great week! It’s time to SHINE!

 

Math and Science Goals: Week of 2/24-2/28

Math:  We will be reviewing for the Math Benchmark that will be administered on Tuesday.

Math Homework:  No homework due to Benchmark testing this week.

Science:  Students will investigate rapid changes in Earth’s surface such as volcanic eruptions.

Important Information: 

  • Tuesday:  Math Benchmark (Students can bring gum and water)
  • Wednesday:  Early Release  (11:30 for both Primary and Intermediate)
  • Thursday: Reading Benchmark (Students can bring gum and water)