Sunday, March 29, 2015


The zoo trip was so much fun! I hope the Fireballs enjoyed the experience. We walked, talked, and observed. I loved hearing about the different stories from the students. Thank you to all the parents that drove and watched over the children carefully. 

State Float: It's been a long tradition at CMS to have float day. Students will parade around the school on May 15th showcasing their float. It's the perfect way to end their Social Studies unit: States and Capitals. A student's float should contain some or all of the items below. Keep it movable, simple, and fun. Work on the float at home. Work on the write up in class. 

            §  The state flag
§  The state flower
§  The state bird
§  The state tree
§  The state animal
§  The state fossil
§  The state song
§  The state’s motto
§  The state’s nickname
§  The state’s major industry
§  The state’s major point of interest

ELA: Students will have an opportunity to print out their animal reports on Monday and Tuesday. All reports will be due, Tuesday 3pm. Information Animal Report - Please pay attention to the checklist below.

  • Cover Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Chapters 1 and 2 with pictures, captions and 2-3 vocabulary words
  • Chapters 3 and 4 with pictures, captions, 2-3 vocabulary words
  • Chapters 5, 6, and 7 with pictures, captions, 2-3 vocabulary words
  • Conclusion, 
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Bibliography 
  • All About Me

Classical Roots Lesson 14(bas and pos). Words: bass, exposure, position, positive, dispose, composition, exposure, basis, and basement

Wordly Wise: Lesson 20: all of lesson 20 words.

Book Club - They'll focus on characters, setting, conflicts, point of view, and external and internal conflict. Each student will read in class and at home for at least 15-20 minutes. I'm expecting all students to keep up with the group members and really do a thorough job with their packet work Blogger will be dedicated to their book club work as well.

Master and Commander- We'll follow along with Captain Jack Aubrey and crew as he sets voyage on the high seas. The film takes places during the Napoleon years.

History: We begin Unit 6. What events led to the American Revolution? We'll focus on some major battle during the Revolution. How did other nations helped the Patriots? What role did women play during the Revolution? What was life like in the colonies during the Revolution?

Grammar: Correlative Conjunctions: Either ... orneither ... nor, and not only ... but also are all correlative conjunctions. They connect two equal grammatical items.

Math: Time to focus on Unit 9 which covers area, perimeter, and coordinate graphing.

Science: We will continue to study Matter.

Camp W: Summer Sessions
Session 1: July 6 - 16
Session 2: July 20 - 30

Songs to Sing and Learn
  • Fleetwood Mac "Songbird"
  • Old Crow Medicine Show "Minglewood Blues"
  • The Clash "Police on my Back"
  • Caro Emerald "Stuck"

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