Language Arts

1. Three Queens of Egypt by by Vicki Leon

2. Those Three Wishes by Judith Gorog

 

 

 

 

 

TINY URL - For an even easier way to find my page, you might want to bookmark the following link:

http://tinyurl.com/qx25e7j

 

No Excuse Word List

 

These are the words 4th grade gifted students are expected to spell correctly 100% of the time.

 

1. able                                                                                              

2. another                                                

3. beautiful                                                

4. enough                                                 

5. different

6. either

7. exciting

8. important

9. special

10. quiet

11. already 

12. especially

13. finally

14. probably

15. usually

16. suddenly

17. often

18. quite

19. among

20. between

21. except

22. here

23. high

24. since

25. though

26. while

27. became

28. become

29. bought

30. brought

31. built

32. caught

33. choose

34. chose

35. found

36. guess

37. happen

38. hear

39. own

40. remember

41. threw

42. we're

43. would

44. pair

45. piece

46. question

47. surprise

48. tomorrow

49. wrong

50. thought

 

"No excuse" words are those which students are expected to spell correctly in all of their everyday writing.  Please help your child to spell these words correctly in his/her writing. 

 

This is a somewhat self-paced activity.  Students have the opportunity to take a test over the first 10 words on Wednesday.  Words which are missed will be added to the next list on Friday.  There is no hurry to finish the list, but every child will be expected to know these words by the end of the first semester.

 

 

 

AR Non-Fiction Reading Requirement

Our goal this grading period is to read a minimum of two books in the non-fiction genre and at least two fiction books.  If a student has selected a lengthy non-fiction book, an accumulation of four (non-fiction) AR points will meet this requirement! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 19

Updates From Room 102                                      

Spring break is quickly approaching, and I wanted to pass along a few things before we end our week.

 

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   Pajama Day

Just a reminder that Friday is Pajama Day.  Students are invited to bring a dollar to support a great cause and wear their pajamas to school on Friday.  Anyone wishing to bring a donation in early may do so.

 

Finally, please remember that the deadline for purchasing yearbooks is Friday.

Schedule At a Glance

 

Thurs., Mar.  20,                                       B Day                                                Gym

Fri., Mar.  21                                             C  Day                            Computer lab, library

March 24-28                                                                                              Spring Break

Mon.,  Mar.  31                                          D  Day                                               Gym

Tues., April 1                                             E  Day                                               Art

Wed., April 2                                              F  Day                                                Art

Thurs., April 3                                           A  Day                                               Music

Fri., April 4                                                 B  Day                                               Gym

 

 

Week of March 17

 


Weekly Word List

indentation

thrive

hypothesis

parenthesis

estimate

approximate

inflation

ecology

double

difference

summer

illustrate

 

Shopping List

challenging

communities

sincerely

consequence

perseverance

hypersensitivity

hypothermia

exoskeleton

tenacious

aerodynamics

pneumonia

Herschel


 

 

Friday, March 7

Just a quick reminder for students that your new writing assignment deals with the topic, "A Bear Drove Off In a Police Car!"

 

Week of March 3

LANGUAGE ARTS HOMEWORK AT A GLANCE

  • Monday - Spelling Packet Available (Due Friday)
  • Monday - Daily Language Packet  (Monday and Tuesday Sections due fomorrow)
  • Tuesday - Daily Language (Wednesday section due tomorrow)
  • Wednesday - Daily Language (Thur. section due tomorrow)
  • Thursday  - Select and Spell Due; Daily Language (Fri. section due tomorrow)
  • Friday - Spelling Test; Spelling and Daily Language packets due

 

This week our spelling list focuses on prefixes and their meanings.

Weekly Word List

prejudice

prevention

reaction

reflection

immobile

immovable

immature

confrontation

insecure

irreversible

transport

suburban

 

Shopping List

agape

attained

ballot

flung

inspectors

jealous

midst

polls

representative

volumes

suffrage

stamped

 

 

February 14, 2014

Hope all of you enjoyed your day today! 

Just a reminder that your writing assignment is, "A Woman I Admire."

Wishing you a great weekend.  See you Tuesday!

 

Week of February 10

Weekly Words

compensation

organism

distributive

smartest

countless

poisonous

immeasurable

nonrenewable

pitifully

amendment

regardless

dangerous

 

Shopping list

impatient

mirrored

outline

peered

protested

ripple

spirit

splendid

vanished

wingspan

argued

Coeur d'Alene

 

 

 

 

 

February 4

Students, please be sure to complete your usual work, even if we have a calamity day tomorrow.

I need you to:

*Work on your spelling packet.

*Complete the Wednesday and Thursday section of Daily Language.

*Complete your Select and Spell.

*Remember to complete your writing assignment on How To Make A Bed. 

    When writing, be sure to indent, put directions in the correct order, use proper end punctuation, and check your spelling.  Also, don't forget to include a title, properly capitalized.

 

***I'm offering a "bonus" to anyone who reads this and bring the following short assignment to me the next time we meet!

    Write one sentence each for any two of the following words. (Two words; two sentences) Choose any two words you like, but you must use them in a meaningful way in the sentence.

Choose from the following list

1. underrated

2. interdependence

3. illiterate

4. mirth

5. hoisted

6. apparently

When you have time, don't forget to practice your typing!

 

Sending smiles,   wink

Mrs. Bledsoe
 

 

February 3

 

Weekly Words

underrated

operation

illiterate

inverse

interdependence

hermit

difference

parsley

verdict

perimeter

swerve

mirth

Shopping List

considerable

conversations

creaking

frequent

hoisted

means

pantry

simultaneously

theatrical

tuneless

apparently

dumbwaiter

 

 

January 29

Hope all of you had a great day yesterday!  Please remember that if you have any questions about your assignments while we are out, you can send me a message via schoology.

Today's assignments

1. Continue to work on your spelling packet if you are not yet finished.

2. Complete the Thursday section of your Daily Language packet.

3. Your Select and Spell needs to be completed today.  Remember that this week everyone will have the same assignment.  You are to write each of your spelling words three times each, taking extra care to use correct handwriting form.  If you need a reminder about how a specific letter is formed, check out the site below. It really can help!

http://www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/cursive/animation/lowercase.htm

4. Be on the lookout for articles or news reports about people helping people. Bring a printed example to class if possible. On Friday we will share our articles with the class as we discuss the meaning of the words "common good."

 

January 28

Hope all of you are staying warm!

Here are a few things I need you to do today. Be sure to read everything. It really won’t take you long!

1. Daily Language

  • Make sure you have the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday section of your Daily Language packet completed.

*****Read the following HINTS for the Wednesday section:*****

 

A comparative adjective is used to compare two things. A superlative adjective is used when you compare three or more things.

For example, looking at apples you can compare their size, determining which is big, which is bigger, and which is biggest. The comparative ending is usually "-er"; the superlative suffix is generally "-est."

For example, we would say:

“This is a big apple.”

“This is a bigger apple.”

“This is the biggest apple.”

For most longer adjectives, the comparative is made by adding the word "more" and the superlative is made by adding the word "most."

For example:

more comfortable

most comfortable

Spelling Rules for comparative and superlative

If a 1-syllable adjective ends in "y", the endings are "-er" and "-est", but the y is sometimes changed to an "i". For example: dry, drier, driest.

If a 1-syllable adjective ends in a consonant (with a single vowel preceding it), then the consonant is doubled and the endings "-er" and "-est" are used, for example: big, bigger, biggest.

Note: Some comparative and superlative adjectives are irregular, including some very common ones such as good/better/best and bad/worse/worst.

2. Spelling

  •  Continue working on your spelling packet. Don’t forget to read page 90, paying close attention to the context clues that help you understand the words in bold print.
  •  Write your spelling list on your packet and in your planner.
  •  On page 95 of your spelling packet you will find a mystery phrase. The second word of the phrase is not “closed.” Can you figure it out?
  • That’s all for today! Stay warm, and I’ll see you soon!

--Mrs. Bledsoe

 

 

January 27

 
 
Welcome to the start of another week! 
 
Hopefully, things will begin to warm up soon, but in case we should need to miss additional days of school, you can check here to find assignments.  As long as I have internet access, I'll be posting!
 
The plan this week is to cover idioms and the prefixes mis- and pre-, along with our usual spelling and Daily Language assignments in Language Arts.  For Social studies we will continue with informational reading/activities on aspects of Government, communities and Ohio.
 
Weekly Words
 
temporary
irreversible
kilometer
irregular
terrarium
natural
pollinator
predator
equator
tractor
cedar
humor
 
Shopping List
 
criminals
evidence
fabrics
fibers
filter
forensic
invisible
microscope
skeleton
swabs
scene
vacuum
 
 
 
 
Week of January 20
 
I've made some new additions to my "links" page.  There are quite a few fun activities there that relate to prefixes.
 
Weekly Words  (Sounds of C and G)
 
digestion
suggestion
irreconcilable
ecology
perpendicular
congruent
surgeon
judicial
career
gadget
circuit
gerbil
 
Shopping List
 
ambled
coiled
complicated
crouching
drowsily
frantically
hammock
mumbling
snoring
wheezing
centipede
whistling
 
Bonus:  circumnavigate
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week of January 13
 
Parents,
 
I just wanted to send a reminder that tomorrow (Thursday, January 16th) is our early dismissal day.  Elementary schools will dismiss at 2:30 p.m.
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This week we are working on adding details to our stories by "exploding the moment."  Students are learning to create a vivid picture of an event by describing it in detail. 
 
                                                                                                                                      
 
We are also completing our Haiku posters which are turning out beautifully!  In addition, students are learning about the variety of prefixes that can mean "not."  We're discovering that it's fun to decode words!
 
 
 
Select and Spell is due on Thursday, Jan. 16.
 
The words can be found on the list below.
 
Weekly Words
 
pleasant
enemy
cousin
admiration
harmony
celebrate
occur
displease
dismissal
discolor
discover
displace
 
Shopping Words
 
bolts (as in bolts of fabric)
layers
miners
ore
rivets
shuttle
textile
unravel
waist
stacked
warp
weft
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week of December 9
 
Canned food drive Thursday, December 19th.
 
This week finds us busy trying to finish up packets and projects before the winter break!  Star tests for the month were taken today and in social studies we are beginning our last center of the "old" 2013 year! 
 
We still have a few wonderful salt dough projects, game boards, etc. that are ready to go home. (I'm guessing that the ones that are remaining are too bulky to go by bus.) Parents, if you are in the building one day, please feel free to stop in and collect your child's project.
 
The Talent Show will be Thursday, December 19th at Central High School.  Student participants should arrive at 6:00 p.m.  Performances will begin at 6:30.  It promises it be a fun evening!  Donations will be accepted at the door for the Red Cross.  Money collected will be used to assist those recovering from the effects of the hurricane in the Phillipines.
 
Don't forget that we are currently taking registrations for Violin for those students who are interested.
 
Finally, our winter party will be at 2:30 on December 20.  Contributions for snacks are welcome! 
 
 
 
Weekly Spelling List
 
mountain
bounced
allowance
discount
astounding
pounce
drowsy
powder
vowel
counselor
trousers
council
 
Shopping List
 
agitated
arouse
conceivably
deference
extraordinarily
intently
light
related
shrank
window
false
mention
 
 
 
Week of December 2
 
 
Weekly Spelling List
unfriendly
plentiful
breathless
celebration
believable
careless
reusable
forgiveness
determined
shelves
delightfully
irreversible
 
Shopping List
 
accent
aisle
delay
exaggerated
focused
imitation
irritate
protruding
torment
trophy
moustache
shied
 
 
 
Week of November 25
 
 
Our Thankful Feast is planned for tomorrow afternoon (11/26).  Please be sure to bring any contributions you have for our meal!
 
There are no spelling packets or Daily Language Review for this week!
 
Over the break, remember to write your next entry in your spiral bound journals.  Our topic is "My Magic Glasses."  What could you see through magic glasses?  Have fun with this one! (Just be sure to write a full three paragraphs or more on the topic.)
 
EXTRA ASSIGNMENT THIS WEEK:   Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week of November 18
 
          International Week!
 
 
Weekly Words
 
wounded
souvenir
routine
loose
boiler
annoyed
spoiled
voices
destroyed
avoided
loyal
noisy
 
Shopping List
sparring
darted
gleefully
inhaled
shielding
soaked
spasms
spigot
trembling
trespass

 
November 18
 
 
Parents,
 
Students will be involved in our International Week activities for the next few days.  Many exciting activities have been planned, and wonderful presentations are in store!
 
Our daily schedule for the week will be a little different to accommodate the extra activities, but homework for Language Arts will continue as scheduled.
 
On another note, we are continuing to plan our "Thankful Feast" which will be on Nov. 26.  I'd love to have several parents send their children with a few chopped vegetables to be added to our soup that day. You don't have to send much, but I think it will be fun to have our soup be a combination of all that arrives.
 
Many thanks to those of you have volunteered to contribute spoons, napkins, etc. for the meal! Some of you have even sent those in already! 
 
This is the list I have of contributors:
 
plastic spoons       Alicia Deng, Niki Ducy
napkins                Amanda Allender
loaf of bread         Elizabeth Murphy, Jessica Hillberry, (another volunteer or two is welcome!)
Disposable bowls   Stephanie Stuckey
 
Thanks so much for what you've sent or will be sending!  You are amazing! 
 
Wishing all of you a great week!
 
Theresa Bledsoe
 
 
Week of November 11
 
This week I have assigned a daily language review packet.  These will be going home each week.  Students may finish them up all at once on Monday (there are just five questions for each day of the week) or they may do a little each day, but the finished packet will be due on Fridays. This makes a quick and easy way to practice writing/grammar skills.
 
This week's spelling words are listed below.
 
 
Weekly Words
 
weighs
ceiling
freight
receive
eighteen
neighbor
achieve
chief
either
fierce
windshield
thief
 
Shopping List
 
ancestors
caretaker
cemetery
declared
intruders
plead
proof
rustling
sacred
trepess
 
 
November 7
 
2nd Rotation (Begins Friday, Nov. 8)
 
A    =      Art
B     =      Music
C     =      Computer Lab
D     =      Music *
E     =      Gym
F     =      Gym
 
* D Day specials begin at 1:55.  All other specials are at 1:10.
 
 
Friday, Nov. 8        =        "A" Day
Monday, Nov. 11    =        "B" Day
Tuesday, Nov. 12   =        "C" Day
Wed., Nov. 13       =         "D" Day
Thursday, Nov. 14  =        "E" Day
Friday, Nov. 15      =         "F" Day

 

Week of Nov. 3

 

This week we will be focusing on informational writing with a social studies focus.  Students will be choosing a state to write about.  In order to to become an "expert" on the state, we will be doing some research. The information we gather will be used to write an article about our state.  The websites below provide a good starting point for research.

http://www.factmonster.com/states.html

kids.usa.gov/learn-about-the-states/

http://www.50states.com/tools/                    (lots of different web sites)

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/us-state-games.html

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/state/

http://www.netstate.com/

 

Weekly Word List

heavier

heaviest

earlier

earliest

richer

happiest

busiest

prettier

funniest

healtheier

laziest

scariest

 

Shopping Word List

collided

compliments

emperor

unappreciative

impolite

insisting

misfortunes

regale

spewing

fled

 

Week of October 28

 

Pile of pumpkins.

It's so difficult to believe that October will soon be ending.  It seems this month has just flown by.  This is red ribbon week and students are encouraged to dress up for each day's theme. 

Monday- We're too bright to use drugs (wear neon/bright colors)
Tuesday- Stay in the game, be drug free (wear your favorite sports team's jersey/apparel)
Wednesday- "Hair's" to a drug-free life (crazy hair day)
Thursday- Follow your dreams, drug free (wear pajamas)
Friday- Scare away drugs (wear your costume)
 
This week's weekly word list:
 
1. phrase
2. themselves
3. although
4. bleachers
5. catcher
6. pharmacy
7. whether
8. thousands
9. nephew
10. oblong
11. wrench
12. speech
 
Shopping List
 
1. arroyo
2. biome
3. climates
4. environments
5. evaporates
6. mouth
7. percent
8. sources
9. spring
10 tributaries
Plus up to 2 additional words (from last week's pretest, etc.)

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 23

 

 

I sent home an update in students' Friday folders tonight.  I wanted to include a copy of it here.  It's been a short week, but a busy one.  The letter below mentions some of the highlights.

Thanks!

 

 

Dear Parents,                                           October 23, 2013

 

            Yesterday we had our end of quarter class auction using accumulated Class Dojo points.  It was a learning experience AND a lot of fun.  Thanks so much to all of you who were able to send in items for the auction. J

            Don’t forget that you can go online today to view your child’s progress during his/her first quarter.  You should find a letter explaining the new changes to the Achievement Record in your child’s Friday folder.

  

            Due to our short week, we had some changes in homework assignments.  Our weekly spelling packet was a review packet only. Since no new words were given, we were able to take a little break from the usual Select-and-Spell activities and the weekly test.  We began the next journal writing assignment in class. Students are writing a (minimum) three paragraph “how to” essay which will be due next Tuesday.

Also:

  • Social Studies projects are coming in and the accompanying presentations have begun. Students are doing a great job with these. The last day to turn in a project will be Wednesday, October 30.

 

  • October is quickly drawing to an end. I hope to be able to hand out lots of Pizza Hut certificates for the month.  (Please remind students that 40 minutes of reading in one night can count as two days of reading on the calendar.)  There’s still time to finish strong!

 

  • Our Fall party will be held on Friday, Nov. 1.  In conjunction with Red Ribbon Week, the theme of the day will be to “scare drugs away.”  Students are invited to wear a costume. (No full face masks, toy weapons or “blood,” please.)

 

The themes for the other days are:

 

Monday - We're too bright to use drugs (wear neon/bright colors)

Tuesday - Stay in the game, be drug free (wear your favorite sports team's jersey/apparel)

Wednesday- "Hair's" to a drug-free life (crazy hair day)

Thursday- Follow your dreams, drug free (wear pajamas)

 

Have a great weekend!

                                                Theresa Bledsoe

 

     Week of October 21      

Due to the short week, there will be no weekly spelling test or select and spell activities.  Instead, students will complete a short spelling review packet which will be due on Wednesday.  This week's journal assignment will be to write a at least three paragraphs explaining how to play a game, make a sandwich, carve a pumpkin, etc.  Students get to choose the topic they wish to write about for this process piece.

 

 

Tuesday, October 8

 

 

If you enjoy playing games that test your logic and help you strategize, check out the following sites!

 

http://www.learn4good.com/games/board.htm  (A wide variety of games, including several variations of chess)

http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/chess/

 

 

 

Week of October 7

 

Spelling words for this week can be found below.  We are concentrating on -ed words for our weekly list. Our shopping list words come from a speech by Robert Fulghum, author of the book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

Weekly Words

  1. hurried
  2. laughed
  3. discovered
  4. finished
  5. raised
  6. developed
  7. divided
  8. balanced
  9. endangered
  10. happened
  11. reached
  12. decided

Shopping List

  1. classic
  2. coachman
  3. convention
  4. discussion
  5. flexibility
  6. involved
  7. myth
  8. particularly
  9. rules
  10. survey
  11. suggested
  12. arrived

 

 

 

Thursday, October

 

Students, have you ever wanted to prove a point and be convincing?  Then I've found a great website for you! It has mini lessons on how to write persuasively.  It's from scholastic.  Check it out!  ( One extra advantage:  When we discuss the "Debate It" column next week, you'll be super prepared!)

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/writing/minilessons.asp?topic=Persuasive

 

 

Week of September 30

Wow!  After more than a week of being absent, it is great to be back with the kids!

Lots of great things have been going on, and the students have been doing a wonderful job while I've been away!

 

Spelling words for this week can be found below.  We are concentrating on double consonants for our weekly list

and our shopping list contains words from Betsy Byars' book The Pinballs.

 

Weekly Words

appointed

scissors

worried

funnier

supplied

scurried

prettier

carried

addition

stillness

occurred

controlled

 

Shopping List

abruptly

autograph

bunk

eased

glancing

hesitated

mattress

paused

tackled

withdrew

quarterback

answered

position

 

 

Week of September 16

For writing activities, check out this fun site.

http://www.brucevanpatter.com/mugshots.html

 

Weekly Words

music

body

questions

area

bargain

certain

orphan

fountain

latitude

longitude

absolute

equator

 

Shopping List

compensation

blundered

careless

detested

furiously

gloomily

horror

inheritance

miserable

plunged

gnat

 

 

Week of September 9

 

Weekly Word List

 

ripe

when

cube

huge

slide

crust

lame

prize

champ

scope

picnic

frost

 

Shopping List

pluck

cute

phone

flake

shame

slope

munch

under

catch

split

chest

wreck

 

 

Friday, September 6

It's been a great week with the kids and we're completed many interesting activities!  We've especially enjoyed our recent issue of Scholastic News and the articles on hurricanes (timely info!) and on the growing cougar population in the U.S.

I neglected to put the list of Select and Spell activities on this site, so I'll include it below. This activity is due each Thursday using the current weekly spelling list.  I don't officially assign it until Wednesday night, but in talking to students, I've discovered that some of them have very busy Wednesday's.  I've told the class that the assignment can be completed earlier if their Wednesday schedule is busy; however,  I'd like them to turn the assignment in as a group on Thursday. This might mean early finishers need to tuck the assignment into their homework folders for safe keeping.

 

Select-and-Spell    (Wednesday night)

1. Write your spelling words in alphabetical order

2. Write your spelling words in crayon, pen, etc. Write each consonant letter in red and each vowel in blue.

3. Write each spelling word three times.

4. Write each spelling word in a rainbow of colors. First, write the words with a red crayon. Trace over the words with blue. Finally, trace the words again with green.

5. Write the spelling word once.  Next to it write each word as a fraction based on the number of vowels and consonants in each word.

6. Write your words with all the letters scrambled up. Then ask a parent or sibling, friend, etc., to unscramble the words on your list.  Correct that person's work.

7. Write each spelling word. Next to each word, write two additional words of at least three letters that can be spelled using the letters in the word.  Example:  the word pickle can be used to make the words lick, pick, like, and lip.

8. Use each spelling word in a sentence

9. Write your spelling words on cards or same-shaped pieces of paper. Make two sets and play "Memory Match" with them against a sibling or parent. Save one set to use as flach cards and bring the second set to turn in.

10. Write each word. Then use a thesaurus (or the computer) to find a synonym for each word. Write this word next to your spelling word.

11. Make and complete a word search using www.puzzlemaker.com

12. Cut out letters from headlines or ads in newspapers or magazines. Use the letters to spell your spelling words. Paste the letters onto a piece of paper to turn in.

13. Write a song or story using all of your spelling words.

14. Use a dictionary to write a definition for each word.

15. Print each word. Next to it, write the word in cursive. (This activity will be for later in the year after we have learned all of our lower case letters.)

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 3

 

I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday weekend!

This week's spelling list will seem easy, but it has an important purpose.  We are focusing on long and short O patterns, so that we can apply what we've learned to even longer words!

Here are our two lists.

 

Weekly Words

home

stop

choke

job

close

drove

sock

rope

lost

shock

those

got

 

Shopping List

phone

quote

slope

scope

crop

mop

pocket

rotten

monster

knob

lock

roast

 

Friday, August 30

The link for today's quiz is posted below.  Good luck!  :)   

 

http://www.softschools.com/quizzes/grammar/noun/quiz295.html

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 28

Wow! Students have been doing a terrific job with common and proper noun review.  On Friday we plan to take a simple online quiz over what we know.  (The quiz will consist of about 10 sentences in which students determine if the underlined noun is common or proper.)  For extra practice, check out the following website!  :) 

(Please note: Any links that will not navigate automatically can be copied and pasted into your browser.)

 

http://www.shelbyed.k12.al.us/schools/omes/faculty/mhogan/Nouns%20Practice.htm

 

 

 

Monday, August 26

Students did a terrific job with the pretest on Monday!  The average student missed only three words.  This is an outstanding performance on a never-seen-before word list!

 

Note to parents:  Each student's list is individualized.  Students will take a test on Friday over 12 words.  This will include only the words that he or she missed from the weekly word list and words they

select from the shopping list to bring their total to 12. You will find a copy of your child's specific list on his/her spelling packet.  In addition, each student has been instructed to write his/her individualized

list in the planner.

 

Below is the weekly list and the shopping list for week 2.

 

Spelling List 2 --Long O, Long i

 

    Weekly Words

  1. owner
  2. lower
  3. bony
  4. below
  5. October
  6. November
  7. size
  8. compromise
  9. compose
  10.  coast
  11. soapy
  12.  fine

 

Shopping List

toaster

boast

groan

toad

dough

foe

arrow

elbow

toe

chosen

poem

enclose

frozen

 

http://www.musiccitydental.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/back-to-school-2.jpg

Welcome!

 

I'm so glad you have come to visit my page.  This is going to be a great year!

 

I've listed a few links below for you to try out! 

 

 

http://www.schoolfamily.com/school-family-articles/article/836-learning-styles-quiz

www.coolmath-games.com/0-mancala/

http://www.dr-mikes-math-games-for-kids.com/online-traffic-jam-game.html

http://www.musiccitydental.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/back-to-school-2.jpg

Welcome!

 

I'm so glad you have come to visit my page.  This is going to be a great year!

 

I've listed a few links below for you to try out! 

 

 

http://www.schoolfamily.com/school-family-articles/article/836-learning-styles-quiz

www.coolmath-games.com/0-mancala/

http://www.dr-mikes-math-games-for-kids.com/online-traffic-jam-game.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of 4/22/13

 

 

 

It's hard to believe that it's OAA test week already!  The year is really flying by!  Wishing all of our A & T 5th graders the best of luck on their tests!

The students have been working really hard on their research papers.  We have talked about proper format (12 pt. font in Times New Roman, 1" margins, double spacing, etc.), reliable websites and  MLA citations, formality in writing, organization and much more.  I'm looking forward to seeing their finished products which are due on May 10

 

We have a busy calendar ahead.  Here are some of the things which are planned so far.

April 29       The first Draft of the Research paper is due

April 30        The guidance counselor from Blendon M.S. will be here to talk to students.

May 1             Field Day (students bring a water bottle with their name on it and a packed lunch)

May 6            Bowling Field Trip  (p.m.)

May 7            Orleans Hanna Test

May 8            Rain Date for the Field Day

May 9            DARE Graduation for 5th grade A & T students

May 10          Research project due, Leadership Summit, Children's Theater presentation, Walnut Springs counselor visit

May 13          Oral presentations on research project begin

May 14          5th grade Kickball Tournament (a.m.), Westerville Public Library visit

May 15          Inniswood Field Trip  (a.m.)

May 16          Hanby Drama Club Performance

May 17          Volunteer dessert/performance

May 23          Last Day of Classes, 5th grade graduation with celebration to follow

 

 

 

 

4/15/13

DARE essays are finished and our research is shaping up nicely.

Here are a couple of other sites that you might find helpful in finding a minimum of 5 reliable sources.

http://www.ipl.org/    This is the internet public library.  You should be

                                     able fo find multiple sources here.

www.ask.com                 Allows you to ask question

www.dogpile.com           A compilation of search engines, a metasearch

If you are having trouble finding sources, brainstorm other ways to search.  You may find it helpful to use a thesaurus.  For instance if you are searching for "talk" consider "communication" or "vocalization" as search terms.

 

4/8/13

Below is a list of sites that may help you with your research.

Gale Databases

Student Resource Center  https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/general/index.html

 

Opposing Viewpoints   --    http://www.opposingviews.com/  

 

Grolier’s Encyclopedias

http://auth.grolier.com/login/go_login_page.html?bffs=N   Parents, you can try a free trial of your own if you don’t have one already, or you can log in with User code ccsd1

 

EBSCO Host

http://auth.grolier.com/login/go_login_page.html?bffs=N

 

ERIC

http://www.eric.ed.gov/

 

Other Databases, ETC.

http://www.lonestar.edu/library/article-databases

 

http://www.nap.edu/

http://www.questia.com/

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/

 

 

 

 

4/3/13

 

Need help generating a thesis for your research report?  Try this thesis generator!

 

http://www.mpcfaculty.net/molly_may/thesis_generator.html

 

A Note From Mrs. B.

 

 

        Welcome back!   Hope you had a wonderful spring break. I'm really looking forward to seeing you tomorrow and hearing all about your week away from school.

         Although I can't be there today, I want you to read this note carefully and follow all of the directions below. Thanks and have a great day!

 

 

 

Please do the following IN THIS ORDER:

 

1. Read the information below.

Interjections
 
Interjections are words used as exclamations. When an interjection shows mild feelings, a comma follows it. Note: the word following the comma is not capitalized unless it is a proper noun or pronoun.
 
Examples:
 
Oh, that test was easy.
Oh, I did well on that test.
 
 
When an interjection expresses strong feelings or emotions, an exclamation point follows it.
Note: the exclamation point is an end punctuation mark, so the word following it begins a new
sentence and is always capitalized.
 

Example:     Wow! You made a 97 on the test.

 

**Please note--Even the words "yes" and "no" can be intejections when used in the following way.

As I said before, yes, I want my ipod back, and no, you can't borrow it tomorrow.  (The underlined words are interjections because

they  are used to show emphasis and emotion.)

 

2. Visit the following website. (Click and hold down to use your mouse to circle the answers.  When you have finished, click and hold the "check" box to see the correct answers underlined.)

It might be easiest to minimize this page so you can get back to it easily.

 

3. Next, click this link.  You may play with a friend if you do so using an indoor voice.  http://www.quia.com/cb/56972.html

 


4. We began reading The Phantom Tollbooth before the break.  Click here to access a link to information on the author.  Read carefully and be prepared to answer questions about the author tomorrow!   (If you think you might forget, take a couple of notes as you read.)

5. Next, click to play a board game that incorporates ideas from the Word Market that Milo visits and themes from our unit on economics.  To get started, click here to choose which tiny character you'd like to be.

 

 

For the Week of Mar. 18.

 

Check out the link(s) below for practice with prepositions.

http://www.eduplace.com/cgi-bin/hme-quiz-directions.cgi?Grade=5&Unit=7&Topic=Adverbs+and+Prepositions

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/preposition_desert/index_pre.html

http://www.quia.com/cc/73018.html   (This is a concentratiion game.)   Test your memory!

http://www.quia.com/cb/344157.html     (This is a two player game.)

http://kisdwebs.katyisd.org/campuses/MPJH/teacherweb/yarbrought/Teacher%20Documents/Preposition%20or%20Adverb%20book%20notes%20and%20activity.pdf   (Link used in class.  Great for a review of prepositions.)

 

 

For the Week of Mar. 11

Please be sure to take the following quiz, print out the results and turn them in to me. Click on the link below.  Thanks!

http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/free-grammar-worksheets/adverbs-and-adjectives-practice-1.html

 

 

For some fun reading, try out the following website!

http://www.magickeys.com/books/

We read "Wind Song"  in class. You'll find it listed in the young adult section, but there are many stories well worth reading in this collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Week of Mar. 4

These links are for adverb practice.  The second link contains games such as "Battleship" and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" for use in practicing adverbs.  The third link contains games for reviewing nouns, adjectives and pronouns.

http://www.softschools.com/quizzes/grammar/adverb/quiz200.html

http://www.auburnschools.org/yarbrough/afanderson/Reading%20Link%20Pages/adverb_activities.htm

http://www.aasd.k12.wi.us/staff/boldtkatherine/ReadingFun3-6/ReadingFun_PartsofSpeech.htm

Feb 27

New links for practicing verbs:

http://www.kwiznet.com/p/takeQuiz.php?ChapterID=475

http://www.quia.com/rr/121293.html  (This one is set up like a Jeopardy Game)

http://www.softschools.com/quizzes/grammar/helping_verbs/quiz520.html

http://www.sporcle.com/games/g/helpingverbs

 

 

For the Week of Feb 25

 

Don't forget the book fair this week.  Mrs. Ferguson has many wonderful books available for purchase.

 

Plan "B" for the Westerville Public Library worked out great! Due to the rainy weather, we decided not to make the walk. Thanks to Jen for the book share and for bringing the library to us!

 

Here are some great sites for practicing linking verbs.

 

http://www.softschools.com/quizzes/grammar/linking_verbs/quiz522.html

 

http://www.myschoolhouse.com/courses/O/1/54.asp

 

http://www.quia.com/quiz/653873.html?AP_rand=1655748244

 

http://www.rudolphacademy.com/quizzes-online/language-arts-quizzes/grammar-quizzes-online/verb-quizzes/linking-verbs-quiz/

 

 

For the Week of Feb. 19

This week's Caesar's English words are:

 

epithet:  a  characterizing term

abject:  miserable

eccentric:  unconventional

imperious:  overbearing

solicitude:  concern

 

Homework:

Monday:  No school

Tuesday:  None

Wednesday:  Subject and Verb Handout

Thursday:  Study for Caesar's English Quiz/ Complete Caesar's Crossword

 

 

 

 

For the Week of Feb. 4

 

Don't forget to bring in pop tabs by February 14. 

 

It's almost time to begin our 5th grade research paper!  Remember to be thinking about a topic (that can be stated in question format) that you would like to research.

 

Caesar's English 18

 

adjacent:  adjoining

transient:  existing briefly

latent:  present but inactive

livid:  bruised or pale

censure:  strong criticism

 

 

For the Week of Jan. 28

 

Caesar's English 17

 

per:  through

anim:  mind

tort:  twist

sanct:  holy

voc:  voice

 

For the Week of Jan. 21

 

Caesar's English 16

incongruous:  incompatible

malevolence:  ill will

ambiguous:  uncertain

felicity:  great happiness

irrevocable:  unalterable

 

 

 

For the week of Jan. 14

 

 

Caesar's English 15

culp:  blame

pugn:  fight

urb:  city

numer:  number

acr:  sharp

 

 

 

For the week of Jan. 7

 

Caesar's English 14
 

verdure:  vegetation

equivocal:  ambiguous

orthodox:  traditional

profane:  irreverent

tumult:  disturbance

 

http://www.esldesk.com/grammar/practice/pronoun-adjective



Tuesday, December 10


We will be finishing our biographies on Friday.  All projects need to be handed in by then.

This week's Caesar's English stems are:

clude    close
se         apart
plu        more
germ     vital
fus         pour

The quiz on Friday will be cumulative, so keep practicing! 
You guys have been doing an AMAZING job!


Monday, December 2
Great job bringing your biographies to class today!  Keep bringing those with you each day!

This week's Caesar's English words are:

1. obsequious:   cringing, submissive
2. ignominy:  disgrace
3. acquiescence:  passive compliance
4. impassive:  expressionless, without emotion
5. impending: about to happen



Wednesday, November 28

        


We are beginning our study of biographies.  Students have done a terrific job of choosing a WIDE variety of interesting people to read about!  All students are expected to have a biography with them each day for the next  2 to 2 1/2 weeks as we talk about the genre. 

We recently read a play in our StoryWorks magazine on the life of Deborah Sampson. (It works in perfectly with our study of biographies!)  If you are interested in reading more, you can follow the link below.

http://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies/deborah-sampson/

Monday, November 26
This week's Caesar's vocabulary stems are:

grat     (pleasing)
curr     (run)
trans   (across)
migr    (wander)
rupt     ( break)

Friday's test will be cummulative.  We have studied 55 Caesar's words and stems so far this year.  As the list grows, so does the number of words to review for each "quiz."  (I think it's becoming too large to fairly be called a quiz!)  For the first time ever, the Friday vocab test will be worth 33 points.

We are also beginning our study of biographies.  By Thursday a.m., each student should have a biography selected (and WITH them) for Language Arts class.  While students will be reading about different people, we will be working together on some activities as we learn more about the genre.  Our day for visiting the school library is this Wednesday, so final book selections can be made then.

Monday, November 19


No vocabulary words this week!

We will be going to the Westerville Public Library tomorrow afternoon.  Please remember to bring your library cards and dress for the walk. 

Would you like to learn how to play chess or practice what you already know?  Then you'll want to check out the following sites!

http://chessmagnetschool.com/rules.php   (Learn to play chess.)

http://www.kidchess.com/kceasychess.htm   (Great for beginners!)

http://www.kidchess.com/jchess/index.html  (More challenging.)

http://www.kidchess.com/funhouse/PieceMate_Index1.html  (Checkmate the enemy King.)

http://kids.aol.com/games/chess/  (Easier and more difficult levels)

http://www.learn4good.com/games/board/3d_chess.htm   (3-D Chess)



Wednesday November 14

The Caesar's English Test will be on Friday.  There will be no vocabulary test next week due to the holiday.

The Caesar's words for this week are:

tacit  -  unspoken
affable  -  friendly
sanguine  -  cheerfully confident
torpid  -  sluggish
mortify  -  profoundly humiliate

The test will be cumulative, so don't forget to review all of your words! 







              
Songs for the New Millenium Aminah Robinson

Tuesday, November 13

Thanks to everyone who helped make our field trip a great experience today! What an amazing day!

The Docent at the Columbus Museum of Art asked me to remind families that admission to the museum is free on Sundays.  (The regular cost is $10.00 per adult and $6:00 per child.)  I should also mention that the Lego exhibit will be on display through Jan. 27!

Students, don't forget the writing assignment you were given last week.  It needs to be turned in by this Friday, Nov. 16.  The bits and pieces of your work that I have seen so far have made me anxious to read more. I'm definitely seeing many examples of solid descriptive writing!  Remember, this is a lengthy assignment so you will want to make sure that you are completing a little each day.  

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Monday, November 5


Students,

I'm working through the written assignments you've turned in.  Nice job! 

Some of you told me you wished that you were able to type a bit faster.  I've included some websites below that will give you some extra type practice.  Many of these sites look like a lot of fun!  Let me know which ones are your favorites!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's Caesar's English stems are:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
mar  -  sea           ex: mariner
junct  -  join          ex: junction
luc  -  light            ex: translucent
medi  -  middle      ex: medium
tempor  -  time      ex: contemporary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Friday, Nov. 2,

Parents, thanks to all of you for making the 5th grade Fall party a fun event for all!

Students,

I found some great sites for practicing what you know about analogies. You might want to check them out!


http://a4esl.org/q/h/vm/analogies01.html
http://a4esl.org/q/h/fb007-ck.html
http://www.quia.com/cb/7146.html
http://a4esl.org/q/f/z/zz67fck.htm






Monday, October 29

Don't forget that tomorrow will be our monthly walking field trip to the Westerville Public Library.  Remember to bring those library cards!  We are expecting windy weather and some precipitation, so please dress warmly.

Parents, it was wonderful to see you during conferences!  Thanks for coming!

This week's Caesar's English Words are as follows:

1. oblique: indirect or slanting
2. pensive: thoughtful
3. magnanimous: generous
4. importune: to pester or bother
5. peremptory: imperious, arrogant

Caesar's Vocab quiz will be on Friday. It will be cumulative.

Also, on Friday afternoon we will be having our fall party.  Some of you have started bringing in donations of paper goods--napkins, paper plates, and cups.  Thanks so much!  As a class, we have been assigned "paper products" for the party.  Since this one will be an "all fifth grade" party, we'll be needing lots of plates and cups.  Your donations will help make our party a success.

Thanks!




Monday, October 15

Nice job today!  Don't forget to complete your Caesar's English packet and to study for the quiz on Thursday.  This week's stems are below.

1. amat (love)
2. luna (moon)
3. greg (group)...as in conGREGate
4. clam (cry out)...as in exCLAMation
5. tang (touch)...as in TANGible

Remember...

We'll be going to the book fair to make our purchases on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 9:30.






Friday, September 28

Busy Day!  I'm sure those tie dye shirts are going to look fantastic!

Don't forget to have your parents sign the internet safety form and return it to school.  Thanks!

Have a great weekend!



Thursday, September 27

For homework tonight in Language Arts: 

Don't forget to study for your Caesar's English Quiz!





EXTRA INFORMATION

Sites that encourage critical thinking skills and the use of logic are fun AND educational.  Check out these sites for learning and playing one version of the game of Mancala.  I recommend trying the Coolmath site first.  Have fun!

http://www.coolmath-games.com/0-mancala/index.html


http://www.aflcio.org/Mancala




Wednesday, September 19


You did a great job at the public library yesterday!  What a fantastic "field" trip!. I hope you enjoyed the book talks as much as I did! Next month we'll try to make more time for checking out books.




Thanks for the wonderful diamante poems you wrote and illustrated today using this week's Caesar's English words. They were creative and extremely well done! 

Remember there will be cumulative  test on Friday covering all Caesar's words so far this year.  Don't forget to study!









Thursday, September 13

Our vocabulary test is tomorrow, so don't forget to study.

Also, below are the dates that we are planning on attending the Westerville Public Library Book Talks.  Don't forget to bring your library card on those dates.  Our first visit will be next Tuesday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 18
October 30
November 20
January 15
February 26
March 19
April 23
May 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Wednesday, September 12


You created some wonderful pinwheels today!  They are going to look so great out on the lawn.   :)

Congratulations to Matt Boller.  Matt was the first person to mention that he knew the meaning of the word "sesquipedalian."  Matt gave a great explanation of the word.  Way to go!!


Your homework for tonight is to use your 10 Caesar's English words in creative sentences. (In case you forgot to take home your packet, the words are listed below.) The quiz will be on Friday. Remember, you will need to know both the meaning and the spelling of these words. 

1. placate
2. derision
3. vivacious
4. procure
5. retort
6. countenance
7. profound
8. manifest
9. prodigious
10. languor

Parents: I forgot to attach an online version of the newsletter to last Friday's post. Sorry!  I'm placing a simplified version here in case you need to refer to it in the future.  Thanks!  




 

We’ve had an incredibly busy past two weeks since my last newsletter to you. Students have taken their first quizzes in both Language Arts and Social Studies, and have just finished their second vocabulary test. They have been doing a super job! Some of the things they have been working on include:
A Study on the elements of Fiction ex: foreshadowing
Cynthia Rylant’s Book The Islander
Understanding the difference between connotation and denotation, as well as several other types of figurative language
The Editor-in-Chief series which helps students with writing conventions
Journal Writing and story development
Geography of South America
Names of South American Countries and their capitals
Research on the South American Country they have selected (and) preparation for their postcard “mini“project.
In addition, they have been logging in an abundance of reading time. I’m very pleased with all of their hard work!
Vocabulary News
Caesar’s English will not last us through the school year, so we will be adding in the Vocabulary Builder, Course (grade level) 6 from time to time. (This is what they were quizzed on this week.) We will be having a vocabulary quiz each Friday and the Vocabulary Builder series will help us extend our lessons. Look for vocabulary words to be coming home each week.


 

 





Tuesday,

Remember to keep practicing your Caesar's English words for the week. The quiz will be on Friday.

Also, keep those reading logs, going and remember to try out different genres of literature!  In the next few weeks, I'll be requiring you to try out something different. You can get ahead of the game by starting now, if you like. Before the end of the year you must read at least one book in each of the following categories:

Fantasy
Realistic Fiction
Mystery
Historical Fiction
Science Fiction
Biography/Autobiography
Poetry












Monday, September 10, 2012

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  I enjoyed the cooler weather on Sunday, and I hope you did as well.  :)

Please remember that you have a Caesar's English packet due tomorrow. The only written portion is on page 19, and it's brief, but the entire packet is 6 pages long, so you have a little reading to do.

Words for Friday's Quiz are:
1. placate
2. derision
3. vivacious
4. procure
5. retort

Review words from last year are:
6. countenance
7. profound
8. manifest
9. prodigious
10. languor

Challenge: On page 20, the word "sesquipedalian" is used. See if you can be ready to tell me the meaning of this word when I ask tomorrow.

You did a super job with our discussion today on the literary elements of fiction! Thanks!  I also appreciated your thoughts and insight as we discussed the article "The Return of the Mammoth."   You had some really great ideas, and you opened up some great areas for debate.



Thursday, September 6, 2012







          *****Remember to study for the Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow.  (Friday, Sept. 7, 2012)


We enjoyed a busy day today.        :)

Your writings were wonderful
I'm looking forward to seeing the finished stories.

Thanks!

Mrs. Bledsoe







Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Although there is no Caesar's English lesson this week, don't forget that you have some pretty challenging vocabulary words to study.  Be sure to take your Language Arts folder home so you have your definitions on hand.  (Quiz is on Fri., 9/7.) This week's words are as follows. 

1. exotic
2. denizens
3. complementary
4. paramount
5. exemplifies
6. dichotomy
7. pragmatic
8. replicas
9. invest


** Note:  You will only be tested on these nine words. The word "stylized" which appeared on the "Cuna Creations" hand-out will not be on the test.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Happy Tuesday, and welcome back from the long holiday weekend!

Students, don't forget to begin studying your new vocabulary words for a quiz on Friday.