Thursday, January 19, 2017

1/19/17

Bible:

Memory Verse - Proverbs 3:27
We spent today's class talking about dealing with loss and why bad things happen in this world.

Language Arts: Writing

We went over a worksheet of adverbs that modifies adjectives.
We had time to work on our drafting of our Free Write today.

Science:

We read about the different weather instruments today, and how weatherman

Social Studies:

We are beginning our simulation about Lewis and Clark. The kids have been randomly broken up into groups and today I gave them some 'recommended' vocabulary words that they should look up.  There will be benefits to their groups within the simulation if they know these word.

Language Arts: Reading

We read a chapter out of our class book, The Giver

Math:

Lesson 63, all problems
We did not times tables today.

Language Arts: Spelling / Handwriting

Spelling - Lesson 15 sentences

Handwriting - We did not get to handwriting today.

Music

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

1/18/17

Bible:

Memory Verse - Proverbs 3:27
We played a BIble game today to help us with learning our bible books

Language Arts: Writing

We had drafting time today and the students worked on a small quiz on identifying their parts of speech.

Science:

We are learning about different clouds and what weather they portend.

Social Studies:

There will be a Social Studies retake test on Friday.
We began preparing for our Lewis and Clark simulation.  Groups were  randomly chosen and each group chose their name and logo.

Language Arts: Reading

We read The Horse and His Boy in class
We are working on a worksheet in class from the first chapter of the book, The Giver.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

1/17/17

Bible:

Memory Verse - Proverbs 3:27
We are reading the story of Moses and today we talked about the story of Zipporah and her calling Moses a bloody husband.

Language Arts: Writing

We worked on identifying our parts of speech as we worked on our adverbs on a worksheet.
I handed out a rubric so the students can see what the grading elements of this free write paper are.  We had a bit of time to work on our drafting today.

Science:



Social Studies:

We read about our first president today, George Washington, and will soon begin a simulation about Lewis and Clark!

Language Arts: Reading

I read to the kids from C.S. Lewis' book The Horse and His Boy
We worked on a

Math:

Lesson 61, all problems
6 Times tables


Language Arts: Spelling / Handwriting

Spelling - Pre Test 16

Handwriting - Lesson 15 Day 1 & 2

Thursday, January 12, 2017

1/12/17

Bible:

Memory Verse - Philippians 4:6
We learned about Moses' trip back to Egypt today.  Within that story is a snippet about Zipporah, Moses' wife, circumcising her son to save Moses' life.  We discussed circumcision and what God meant by requiring circumcision of his followers.

Language Arts: Writing

We had brainstorming and drafting time
We are also working on identifying adverbs, adjectives, nouns and verbs.

Science:

We did not have science today so we could work on our review session for our Social Studies test

Social Studies:

Review Day for our Test Tomorrow!!!!

Language Arts: Reading

We worked on understanding a concept that the author has introduced using context clues within the text of The Giver.

Math:

Language Arts: Spelling / Handwriting

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

1/11/17

Martin Luther King Day of Service Notice:
Thanks to all who volunteered to drive, and if your name is not on my list, there will be another teacher contacting you about driving for their class on Monday.
For our day of service activity, we are going to be staying close to school and working

Bible:

Memory Verse - Philippians 4:6
We played a Bible game today to help us learn our Bible books.

Language Arts: Writing

We are doing a free write in which we are assigned to use creative verbs and adverbs.
We are also working on utilizing the concept of a storyline in our writing.

Science:

We learned about local winds and global winds and finished #10 and the vocabulary words sea breeze and land breeze on our objectives.

Social Studies:

 For our first review for our test on Friday, we worked on page 358 and 359:
            - Vocabulary - all problems
            - People and Places - all problems
            - Facts and Main Ideas - #1-4, answers written in complete sentences.
They had 30 minutes to do all this

Language Arts: Reading

We worked on a worksheet for our book, The Giver, where we learned and practiced how to use context clues to define the word defiant.
We are also learning how the author, Lois Lowry, uses her language to setting to create the atmosphere of the book, instead of telling the reader directly.
We also read from C.S. Lewis' book, The Horse and His Boy

Math:

Retake of yesterday's test for those who needed it.
The others had concept worksheets to work on for the day, and then free time that they had earned by doing well on the test the first time.

Language Arts: Spelling/Handwriting

Spelling- Sentences for our first three/four words.
Handwriting - Lesson 14 Day 3 & 4

PE

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

1/10/17

Bible:

Memory Verse - Philippians 4:6
We are reading through the story of Moses and today we got to the burning bush.  We noticed the difference in the character of Moses since he has spent 40 years shepherding sheep.

Language Arts: Writing

Descriptive page was due today.

We worked on identifying adverbs.

Science:

Quick review of terms and concepts we have already gone over.

We read pages 263-264 and learned about winds, fronts, and global and local winds.

Social Studies:

We finished our objectives today.  The rest of the week will be spent reviewing and practicing writing essay answers.
Test on Friday

Language Arts: Reading

We are reading as a class from the book The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis.
Our class reading assignment is the first chapter of The Giver and working on a vocabulary worksheet.


Math

Test 11

Language Arts: Spelling / Handwriting

Spelling - Worksheet day.  We used index cards to write our words and definitions on to create a memory game with our spelling words.

handwriting - Lesson 14 Day 2 & 3

Music

1/9/17

Bible:

Memory Verse - Philippians 4:6
We are learning about Moses' early life.
We have learned that in the killing of all the firstborn Israelite boys, Satan showed his character.  In the salvation of Moses, God showed His.

Language Arts: Writing

Our descriptive scene writing is due on Tuesday.  We are working on Adverbs.  

Science:

We made observations of our sealed terrarium to help us learn about the Water Cycle.  
We also answered #7 of our objectives.

Social Studies:

Test this Friday on our chapter.
We went over pages 354-355 in class and the vocabulary words amendment and Bill of Rights.  All of our vocabulary is now complete.  

Language Arts: Reading

We finished the first Chapter The Giver today and worked on identifying and defining the word defiant today.

Math:

Lesson 59 all problems
4 Times table

Language Art: Spelling / Handwriting

Handwriting - Lesson 14 Day 1 & 2
Spelling - Pre Test 15

PE

We are learning about Basketball in PE.  Today we will be working on basic skills such as dribbling and passing.