Reading: Good-bye to the Moon
Amazing Words: weightlessly, vastness, hub, perpetual, habitation, infinity, speculation, hydroponic, ecology-conscious, reusable energy
Lesson Vocabulary: waning, dingy, waft, combustion, traversed, negotiated
Skills: Compare and Contrast, Context Clues, Shades of Meaning
Spelling List: Schwa Sound
different sentence American brilliant substitute
opinion material complete jewelry dramatic
instance desperate communicate hesitate elementary
vitamin ingredients invitation discipline lasagna
Challenge Words: inhabitant infinity
Conventions: Subject-Verb Agreement
This week’s work will include Wed. Thurs. Fri. and then Mon. Tues.
Creative Spelling is due on Friday along with the pre-test, and the post-test will be Monday.
Reading: Stones, Bones and Petroglyphs
ancestor hospital grumble sponsor
superior escalator encounter shoulder
skeleton forbidden appetizer identical
abandon governor endeavor outspoken
durable lengthen cinnamon interior
Challenge words: Interpreter accelerator
Amazing Words: archaeologist inquisitive preserved
Potsherds mesas earthenware irrigate
Dwelling anthropologist reconstruction
Thank you to all the parents and kids that were able to make it in for conferences! If you were unable to attend but would like to touch base, please just let me know and we can schedule a time.
Due to the shortened weeks this week and next week, we will be doing the story over both. The students will not have creative spelling due until next Tuesday and the testing will be next week also.
The kids do have a project due this Wednesday. Using Page 216 of their text book they are to create Qin's Tomb. This is their interpretation of what it could look like. They need to design, label and color this project for maximum points earned.
Grades Due to Office by Wednesday and Veterans Day Friday
Reading:The Emperor's Silent Army
Amazing Words - paleontologists, extraction, quarry, tomb, explanation, replica, formation, vestige, penetrated, craftsmen
Vocabulary Words- approximately, divine, excavated, mechanical, pottery, restore, superstitious, terra cotta
Concepts - suffixes (-ful, -ly, -al), main idea and details, Latin roots
Words with Latin Roots Spelling List
suspend pendant conductor novel productive numeral
reserve numerous preserve pending pendulum deduction
novelty numerator reservoir appendix induct innovative
Challenge Words: aqueduct, perpendicular
This reading unit will go very well with the work the kids have been doing in World History. Hopefully the information they have already learned will add to the lessons in our reading classes.
As a reminder, the Creative Spelling Lessons are always due on the Tuesday of the test. If we are not testing, then the kids have a week off, and it resumes with the next spelling list.
I hope everyone survived Halloween and the WKCE Testing again this year. It is always an interesting time of the school year for everyone!
There is not going to be a new spelling list this week, and we will be finishing up our story from last week. With the events of this week (WKCE and Halloween) we are going to concentrate on finishing up the story of the Universe. Enjoy the break on spelling!