Saturday, August 11, 2018

The Week of August 13th, 2018

It's shaping up to be a GREAT week at Ellis!  I'm so excited to share with you some fun lessons I've been working on and to see what interesting works you create.

making maps using the map cabinet

Social studies lessons will include using the map cabinets to create political and physical maps of the United States and Europe, as well as taking a look at westward expansion in the United States during the 1800's.  Your vocabulary words for these lessons are as found below.  They can also be found in your google classroom file.  Please copy these words and definitions onto your work plan Monday.  You will have a quiz on these words next Monday, August 20th.

Your language lessons will include working with verb moods, identifying transitive and intransitive verbs, and defining phrases and clauses.  This Friday you will have your weekly word study quiz on the following words. They will be written on the dry erase board in the classroom. Please copy them onto your work plan Monday.

Circle Group
pre: prequel, precede, premier, precise, presume
post: postscript, posterities, postulate, postmodernism, postmortem

Triangle Group
short o:  moth, dock, smog, robin, olive
long o: dome, coat, cove, roam, low

Square Group
drop e before adding ing: skating, waving, closing, writing, using
add ing:  moaning, dreaming, cleaning, mailing, looking

In addition to your lesson follow-up work, you will have a number of other required assignments:
- lesson current event quiz and Power Words
-study for vocabulary and word study quiz

Last week's work plans will be collected as you enter the room Monday morning.  I will give you your brand new work plan at that time, as well.  Progress reports will go home Tuesday and are to be signed and returned to school Wednesday.

Finally, 4th graders please remember to submit your $20 deposit if you wish to participate in the upcoming field trip to New Ebenezer Camp.

Have a great weekend,
Mr. Trent

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