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Ms. Dagesse

Week of May 8th-May12th
   Specials are at: 1:05-1:50

 Monday
  Gym




Library
10:00-10:45
Tuesday
  Music

 Wednesday
  Gym



 Thursday
  Art


 Friday
  Music 
 


        Spelling
All students in my classroom were given a "Words Their Way" spelling assessment last week. I am using this spelling program because the assessment allow me to pinpoint exactly where the spelling "gaps" are if a child is not being successful. It also allows for enrichment for students working above grade level. Students will be grouped according to their scores. However, all students will do the same activities with their words. Much of these activities will be done as homework. They will not have a spelling book! They will do all activities in a marble journal.  

  1. Each week, each student will get a copy of their words to cut apart for sorting. I will model the proper way to sort the words for the given pattern for each group. Students will then practice the sort according to the pattern several times on their own. The word cards will then be stored in a small container to be used later. 
  2. Students will then record their word sorts in journals and "reflect" on what they learned about the pattern. 
  3. Students may then do: Word Hunts (record words in their day that follow the same pattern), Buddy Sorts/Speed Sorts, Sentences, and various games. 
  4. Students also keep a homophones section in their notebook and look up definitions of any words that are unfamiliar. 



 Yellow Group Lesson 35 (ow, out, ou)
how, cloud, clown, growl, round, down, tough, ground, brown, owl, found, shout, drown, rough, frown, gown, mouth, plow, south, through, couch, scout, town, count


Green Group  Sort 21(Long E Patterns in Accented Syllables)

needle, feather, succeed, season, increase, leather, compete, repeat, defeat, feature, heavy, freedom, pleasant, meaning, indeed, extreme, fifteen, sweater, eastern, steady, healthy, people, reader, thirteen


Blue Group (Sort 22 long to short )

suffice, sufficient, preside, president, metallic, metal, wise, inspiration, emphasis, mandate, emphatic, inspire, democrat, wisdom, decide, excel, mandatory, narrate, decision, narrative, democracy, habit, excellent, habitate

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Reading 

 


New Hampshire author, Elizabeth Yates, chronicles the story of Amos Fortune, born the son of a king in the At-mun-shi tribe in Africa. When he is 15 years old, he was captured by slave traders to brought to Massachusetts where he is sold at an auction. He spends the rest of his life trying to become a free man!

Themes:
  • Life in the early 1700's
  • Slavery
  • Courage
  • Tolerance
  • Friendship
  • Personal Growth

  • Chapter 7 Vocabulary (Hard Work Fills the Iron Kettle)
    • tannin
    • loom
    • expenditure
    • gauze
    • cantering
    • convex
    • sulphuric acid
    • distend
    • susceptible
    • pliant
    • alum
    • fiery
    • dismission
    • nudged
    • rank 
    • deception
    • feign
    Questions to Explore
    1. Why is the first summer in Jaffrey so busy? 

    2. How do Celyndia and Violet help Amos? 

    3. Where do the people get the hides they bring to Amos to be tanned? 

    4. Describe the steps in the tanning process. 

    5. Why is it necessary for a tanner to live near water? 

    6. Why does Amos build a second room on the log cabin? 



















    Math 
    Chapter 13
    Decimal Concepts

    Lesson 13-7 Problem Solving Monday/Tuesday
    Wednesday- No Math due to early release and NECAP science testing
    Thursday- Wrap Up (Page 374) and Power Practice Review Test (page 375)
    Friday-Chapter 13 Test


     



    Each day I will be giving students a quick Math Minute. This is a quick way to introduce/reinforce skills needed in the 4th grade. It also helps to foster responsibility when students need to remember to turn it in each morning. This is a weekly homework grade. 

    Click onto the words Study Island to see the link to have your child work on Study Island (Reading and Math) at home!




    Vocabulary
    Lesson 1-20 Cumulative Review Test





    BOOK IT TO THE BEACH READING CHALLENGE HAS STARTED! STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO READ 20 MINUTES EVERY NIGHT OF THE WEEK. READING LOGS WILL BE COLLECTED EACH MONDAY!



    WE ARE ALSO PARTICIPATING IN LOGGING IN HOURS FOR THE COVERED BRIDGE 1/2 MARATHON. WE WILL LOG IN WALKING/RUNNING 12 MILES BEFORE THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR IN CLASS OR IN GYM. THOSE THAT WANT TO FINISH ON THE DAY OF THE RACE SHOULD CONTACT ME!!! 



    Week 3 Fossils


    • Fossils vocabulary

    • Fossils PowerPoint

    • Fossils Video

    • Fossils Reading and Questions





    ATTENTION: NECAP TESTING!!!!

    MAY 10TH- SESSION 1 AND 2 AND ALSO EARLY RELEASE THAT DAY!

    MAY 12TH-NECAP TESTING SESSION 3
    (PRACTICAL TEST)
    IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT EVERYONE TRY TO BE HERE ON THESE DAYS!!!


    Social Studies

    Chapter 6

     New Hampshire in the American Revolution 

    Lesson 1 The Colonies Rebel
    Big Idea: Why did the colonies rebel against Britain? 
    • Freedom Acrostic
    • Words to Understand (Congress, cooperation, Loyalist, massacre, Patriot, rebel, representative, revolution, tax)
    • Reading Strategy (Making An Outline)
    • Writing Activity What Do You Need to Go to War? 

     Lesson 2 The Fight For Independence
    Big Idea: What was NH's role in the American Revolution? 
    • Words to Understand (abolish, cause, constitution, declaration, militia, neutral, petition, ratify, regiment, retreat, treason, unalienable)
    • Using the 5 W's 
    • Art Activity- Create Your Own Battle Flag
    • Writing Activity- Freedom Paper