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FIELD TRIP ITINERARY AND PACKING LIST CAN BE FOUND HERE. We'll meet at the Cleveland Medical Mall at 5:30 a.m. on Monday!

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 5/8-5/12

We have End-of-Year iReady assessments this week. Reading will be on Tuesday and Math on Thursday. Patriot Palooza/HCC Talent Show will be on 5/12.  Our St. Louis trip is on 5/15-17, and that is also Chicken Week at HCC! The AR deadline is 5/18, and our last nine weeks challenge celebration will be on 5/19.  Our awards ceremony for the year will be on 5/22, from 5:30-6:30, and students' last day of school is 5/25. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

Reading

We are continuing with Greek mythology this week, thinking about character traits and theme. 

The AR deadline for this nine weeks is May 18.

English

We are continuing to work with Pattern 5 sentences, which have predicate adjectives in them. I'm happy that we made it to this point in the book; it doesn't happen every year! We will not have a chapter test on this chapter but will practice with the sentence pattern and will complete papers in class.   

Spelling

We are done with spelling for the year!

Vocabulary Workshop

We work with the words each day in class, and students need to study them at home too. Unit 15 words are adopt, agile, analyze, assist, babble, captivity, drab, fatal, generosity, genuine, illegal, merit. You can find them here.

Completing the Sentence will be on Wednesday, 5/10. The Unit 13 Test will be on Thursday, 5/11. (Patriot Palooza is on Friday, 5/12).

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 5/1-5/5

We have the Math state tests on 5/2. We have End-of-Year iReady assessments the week of May 8, and Patriot Palooza/HCC Talent Show will be on 5/12.  Our St. Louis trip is on 5/15-17, and that is also Chicken Week at HCC! The AR deadline is 5/18, and our last nine weeks challenge celebration will be on 5/19.  Our awards ceremony for the year will be on 5/22, from 5:30-6:30, and students' last day of school is 5/25.

Please be aware that your children have 24-hour access to a tutoring resource called PAPER. Students can access it using Clever on any device; it connects them to a trained tutor who can help them think (not just provide the answers)! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

Reading

We are done with our state tests! We are going to turn to a little Greek mythology this week, thinking about character traits and theme. 

The AR deadline for this nine weeks is May 18.

English

We are continuing to work with Pattern 5 sentences, which have predicate adjectives in them. I'm happy that we made it to this point in the book; it doesn't happen every year! We will not have a chapter test on this chapter but will practice with the sentence pattern and will complete papers in class.   

Spelling

This is our LAST SET of spelling words for the year! We have a "homemade list," and some of these words have appeared on previous lists this year. There are only 15 words since they do not follow any kind of pattern. They are popular, investigate, restaurant, maybe, computer, paragraph, rhyme, favorite, beautiful, material, special, essential, were, where, does.

Here's the homework: On Wednesday, write ten sentences (six words or longer), correctly using a spelling word in each. Sentence 1 should have a compound subject, Sentence 2 should have a compound verb, Sentence 3 should be compound, and Sentence 4 should be complex. On Thursday, study for the spelling test. We'll have the dictation test Thursday and the word test Friday.

Vocabulary Workshop

We'll introduce Unit 15 words (our last words for the year) on Thursday of this week, and we'll keep these words for a little longer than two weeks. We work with the words each day in class, and students need to study them at home too. Unit 15 words are adopt, agile, analyze, assist, babble, captivity, drab, fatal, generosity, genuine, illegal, merit. You can find them here.

Synonyms/Antonyms will be on Friday, May 5. Completing the Sentence will be on Wednesday, 5/10. The Unit 13 Test will be on Thursday, 5/11. (Patriot Palooza is on Friday, 5/12).

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 4/24-4/27

We have a big week this week, with state tests in Reading on 4/25 and in Writing on 4/27. We have the Math state tests on 5/2. We have End-of-Year iReady assessments the week of May 8, and Patriot Palooza/HCC Talent Show will be on 5/12.  Our St. Louis trip is on 5/15-17, and that is also Chicken Week at HCC! The AR deadline is 5/18, and our last nine weeks challenge celebration will be on 5/19.  Our awards ceremony for the year will be on 5/22, from 5:30-6:30, and students' last day of school is 5/25.

Please be aware that your children have 24-hour access to a tutoring resource called PAPER. Students can access it using Clever on any device; it connects them to a trained tutor who can help them think (not just provide the answers)! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

Reading

Our big event this week is the state test in Reading (Tuesday) and Writing (Thursday). Students are well-prepared, and I expect them to do well on the tests! PLEASE be sure that your child goes to bed at a reasonable hour, and without their devices, on Monday and Wednesday nights. It's hard to do your best when you are fighting to keep your eyes open.

We have finished The One and Only Ivan! We have a few more activities to do with the novel before we move on to a little end-of-the-year poetry.

The AR deadline for this nine weeks is May 18.

English

We are moving right on to Pattern 5 sentences, which have predicate adjectives in them. I'm happy that we made it to this point in the book; it doesn't happen every year! We will not have a chapter test on this chapter but will practice with the sentence pattern and will complete papers in class.   

Spelling

We do not have spelling words this week because of state testing! Enjoy!    

Vocabulary Workshop

We'll keep these words for a little longer than two weeks. We work with the words each day in class, and students need to study them at home too. Unit 15 words are adopt, agile, analyze, assist, babble, captivity, drab, fatal, generosity, genuine, illegal, merit. You can find them here.

Synonyms/Antonyms will be on Friday, May 5. Completing the Sentence will be on Wednesday, 5/10. The Unit 13 Test will be on Thursday, 5/11. (Patriot Palooza is on Friday, 5/12).

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 4/10-4/14

THANKS to Evelin for sending tissues for our class! This is our last regular, five-day week with no special events! Here's what's coming up: We have state testing in Reading on 4/25 and in Writing on 4/27. We have Math state testing on 5/2. We have End-of-Year iReady assessments the week of May 8, and Patriot Palooza/HCC Talent Show will be on 5/12.  Our St. Louis trip is on 5/15-17, and that is also Chicken Week at HCC! The AR deadline is 5/18, and our last nine weeks challenge celebration will be on 5/19.  Our awards ceremony for the year will be on 5/22, from 5:30-6:30, and students' last day of school is 5/25.

Please be aware that your children have 24-hour access to a tutoring resource called PAPER. Students can access it using Clever on any device; it connects them to a trained tutor who can help them think (not just provide the answers)! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

Reading

We should be able to finish The One and Only Ivan this week! We'll do some in-class projects after we finish the book. We're continuing to do some test preparation activities and writing to prompts as we prepare for state testing the week of 4/24. 

The AR deadline for this nine weeks is May 18.

English

We will complete Chapter 15 this week, working with linking verbs and predicate nouns in addition to sentences with direct and indirect objects. This chapter also includes comparative adjectives and adverbs (e.g. good, better, best) and the vocabulary words stationary and meter. We'll be ready for our Chapter Test on Thursday, April 20.   

Spelling

This week's words have unusual spellings. They are meant, routine, style, flood, month, pleasant, guess, women, either, against, disguise, sweat, magazine, guard, receive, wonder, league, type, ceiling, money.

Here's the homework: On Monday, write the words three times each. On Tuesday, complete Proofreading for Spelling. On Wednesday, write ten sentences (six words or longer), correctly using a spelling word in each. Sentence 1 should have a compound subject, Sentence 2 should have a compound verb, Sentence 3 should be compound, and Sentence 4 should be complex. On Thursday, study for the spelling test. We'll have the word test Friday.  

Vocabulary Workshop

We work with the words each day in class, and students need to study them at home too. Unit 14 words are absolute, arena, compliment, deliberate, dense, dominant, hazardous, huddle, necessity, offend, regain, thorough. You can find them here.

Completing the Sentence will be on Thursday, 4/20. The Unit 13 Test will be on Friday, 3/21.

 ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 4/10-4/14

THANKS to Ava and Thomas for sending tissues for our class! We have another four-day week this week. Please be aware that your children have 24-hour access to a tutoring resource called PAPER. Students can access it using Clever on any device; it connects them to a trained tutor who can help them think (not just provide the answers)! Please mark your calendars for May 15-17, our new field trip days! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

Reading

The students are doing such a nice job on their in-class writing assignments! We'll continue practicing this week, and we'll read another informational passage with questions designed to prepare them for the state test. Our Reading state test will be on April 25, and Writing will be on April 27. 

We're about 2/3 finished with The One and Only Ivan. We're eagerly waiting to see how Ivan solves the problem he is facing. Students are continuing to complete response papers for the reading we do in class.

The AR deadline for this nine weeks is May 18.

English

We are continuing this week with Pattern 4 sentences, which have a linking verb and a predicate noun or pronoun. Students are completing papers in class to practice the skills for each lesson. We have added comparative adjectives and adverbs (e.g. good, better, best).    

Spelling

This week's words have a silent consonant. They are half, comb, mortgage, honor, fasten, kneel, wreath, calm, answer, handsome, wrinkle, listen, fetch, yolk, climb, honest, knuckle, plumber, limb, folktale.

Here's the homework: On Tuesday, write the words three times each. On Wednesday, write ten sentences (six words or longer), correctly using a spelling word in each. Sentence 1 should have a compound subject, Sentence 2 should have a compound verb, Sentence 3 should be compound, and Sentence 4 should be complex. On Thursday, complete Proofreading for Spelling. We'll have the word test Friday.  

Vocabulary Workshop

Because of the four-day weekend, we are going to spread Unit 14 out over three weeks. We will work with the words each day in class, and students need to study them at home too.

Unit 14 words are absolute, arena, compliment, deliberate, dense, dominant, hazardous, huddle, necessity, offend, regain, thorough. You can find them here.

Synonyms/Antonyms will be on Friday, 4/14. Completing the Sentence will be on Thursday, 4/20. The Unit 13 Test will be on Friday, 3/21.

 ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 4/3-4/7

We are out of tissues in our room! If you happen to think of it while you're at the store, we'll gratefully accept any donations! Thanks!

We'll be out of school on Friday, 4/7, and Monday, 4/10. Please be aware that your children have 24-hour access to a tutoring resource called PAPER. Students can access it using Clever on any device; it connects them to a trained tutor who can help them think (not just provide the answers)! Please mark your calendars for May 15-17, our new field trip days! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

Reading

Last week, the students completed one quick essay and began another one. This week, we'll continue the essay responding to "The Little Girl Who Would Not Work," and students will submit that essay to a PAPER tutor for feedback. 

We'll also continue to read and respond to The One and Only Ivan. We'll be looking at how characters grow and change as the story progresses and thinking about the conflict or problem in the book. We'll also continue with our test prep materials.

All students have taken the STAR reading test and have set new goals for this nine weeks. The deadline to meet their AR goals is May 18.

English

I am so proud of how well the students did on their chapter test!! We are moving right on to Pattern 4 sentences, which have a linking verb and a predicate noun or pronoun.   

Spelling

This week's words have three syllables. They are library, another, hospital, example, deliver, history, however, several, vacation, important, victory, imagine, camera, potato, remember, together, memory, favorite, continue, president.

Here's the homework: On Monday, write the words three times each. On Tuesday, complete Proofreading for Spelling. On Wednesday, write ten sentences (six words or longer), correctly using a spelling word in each. Sentence 1 should have a compound subject, Sentence 2 should have a compound verb, Sentence 3 should be compound, and Sentence 4 should be complex. We'll have the word test Thursday.  

Vocabulary Workshop

Because of the four-day weekend, we are going to spread Unit 14 out over three weeks. We will work with the words each day in class, and students need to study them at home too.

Unit 14 words are absolute, arena, compliment, deliberate, dense, dominant, hazardous, huddle, necessity, offend, regain, thorough. You can find them here.

Synonyms/Antonyms will be on Friday, 4/14. Completing the Sentence will be on Thursday, 4/20. The Unit 13 Test will be on Friday, 3/21.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 3/27-31

**We are out of tissues in our room! If you happen to think of it while you're at the store, we'll gratefully accept any donations! Thanks!

We were without power for much of the day on Friday; students in 4B will take their Synonyms/Antonyms assessment on Monday. We'll study for a few minutes beforehand. Please be aware that your children have 24-hour access to a tutoring resource called PAPER. Students can access it using Clever on any device; it connects them to a trained tutor who can help them think (not just provide the answers)! Please mark your calendars for May 15-17, our new field trip days! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

Reading

All students have taken the STAR reading test and have set new goals for this nine weeks. The information will go home in their Tuesday folders. The deadline to meet their AR goals is May 18.

This week in class, we'll continue to read The One and Only Ivan. We'll be looking at how characters grow and change as the story progresses and thinking about the conflict or problem in the book. We'll also continue with our test prep materials, focusing on the reading standard that encourages students to use visual information to help them understand a written text.

English

We should be ready for our chapter test on Thursday, March 30. This test will include sentences with direct and indirect objects, keeping verb tenses consistent, and the vocabulary words mystery and climate.  

Spelling

This week's words have final schwa + /l/ sounds . They are title, towel, battle, pedal, metal, simple, eagle, special, total, trouble, nickel, gentle, barrel, model, tangle, ankle, marvel, juggle, squirrel, riddle.

Here's the homework: On Tuesday, write the words three times each. On Wednesday, write ten sentences (six words or longer), correctly using a spelling word in each. Sentence 1 should have a compound subject, Sentence 2 should have a compound verb, Sentence 3 should be compound, and Sentence 4 should be complex. We'll have the word test Friday.  

Vocabulary Workshop

Each Vocabulary Workshop unit lasts for two weeks. We work with the words every day in class, and students should study them each night at home. During the two weeks, we have practice papers, the students create a Google Slide to illustrate a word, we watch the slide show they have created, and we do enrichment activities with vocabulary strategies.

Unit 13 words are abstract, ally, appoint, attentive, bonus, carefree, courtesy, manufacture, mistrust, noticeable, overthrow, peculiar. You can find them here.

Completing the Sentence will be on Thursday, 3/30. The Unit 13 Test will be on Friday, 3/31.

 ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 3/20-3/24

**We are out of tissues in our room! If you happen to think of it while you're at the store, we'll gratefully accept any donations! Thanks!

Hope everyone had a great spring break, and Welcome to the new nine-week grading period! We're going to keep working and learning untill the very end of the year. Report cards for the third nine weeks will go home on 3/24. Please be aware that your children have 24-hour access to a tutoring resource called PAPER. Students can access it using Clever on any device; it connects them to a trained tutor who can help them think (not just provide the answers)! Please mark your calendars for May 15-17, our new field trip days! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

Reading

I am very proud of the students' progress on their ELS tests! We'll be working to fill in any gaps in understanding so that they will be well-prepared for the state reading and writing tests.

We will set new AR goals for the new nine weeks, and we'll continue reading in The One and Only Ivan. We'll also focus in on the reading standard that encourages students to use visual information to help them understand a written text.

English

We're continuing to practice with indirect objects, object pronouns, and Pattern 3 sentences. We will be working to ensure that we keep verb tenses consistent as we practice conjugating the tenses we learned in Chapter 12. The vocabulary words for this chapter are mystery and climate.  

Spelling

This week's words have final schwa + /r/ sounds . They are enter, banner, sugar, shower, motor, collar, labor, finger, mirror, beggar, favor, bother, temper, actor, polar, sweater, traitor, whenever.

Here's the homework: On Tuesday, write the words three times each. On Wednesday, write ten sentences (six words or longer), correctly using a spelling word in each. Sentence 1 should have a compound subject, Sentence 2 should have a compound verb, Sentence 3 should be compound, and Sentence 4 should be complex. We'll have the dictation test Thursday and the word test Friday.  

Vocabulary Workshop

Each Vocabulary Workshop unit lasts for two weeks. We work with the words every day in class, and students should study them each night at home. During the two weeks, we have practice papers, the students create a Google Slide to illustrate a word, we watch the slide show they have created, and we do enrichment activities with vocabulary strategies.

Unit 13 words are abstract, ally, appoint, attentive, bonus, carefree, courtesy, manufacture, mistrust, noticeable, overthrow, peculiar. You can find them here.

Synonyms/Antonyms will be on Friday, 3/24. Completing the Sentence will be on Thursday, 3/30. The Unit 13 Test will be on Friday, 3/31.