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READING and WRITING

Unit 6:

Week 37 (May 20-24) & Week 38 (May 27-31)

Upcoming Assessments:

  • Unit 6 Week 4 Grammar - Tuesday, 5/28
  • Unit 6 Week 4 Spelling Quiz - Thursday, 5/30
  • Unit 6 Week 4 Vocabulary Quiz - Thursday, 5/30

Essential Question: How can learning about animals help you respect them?

  • Sources
    1. Alligators & Crocodiles
    2. The Monkey & the Crocodile
    3. Butterflies Big and Small
  • Reading strategy - reread
  • Comprehension skill - compare and contrast
  • Vocabulary strategy - context clues
  • Grammar - Daily Grammar (adverbs that compare)

Home Learning

Week 37 (May 20-24):

  • Monday 5/20 - YT page 281
  • Tuesday 5/21 -Myon 30 minutes
  • Wednesday 5/22 - No HW
  • Thursday 5/23 - No HW
  • Friday 5/24 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)

Week 38 (May 27-31):

  • Monday 5/27 - No HW
  • Tuesday 5/28 - study spelling and vocab words
  • Wednesday 5/29 - study spelling and vocab words
  • Thursday 5/30 - No HW
  • Friday 5/31 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)

Spelling Words:

severe, prepared, declare, later, writer, cellar, trailer, author, person. circus, garlic, partner, restore, sister, actor

Vocabulary Words:

  1. endangered - in danger of being extinct
  2. fascinating - something that attracts people's interest
  3. illegal - against the law
  4. inhabit - to live in or on something
  5. requirement - something that is necessary
  6. respected - to be shown honor or consideration
  7. unaware - not knowing or realizing something
  8. wildlife - wild animals that live naturally in an area

Unit 5:

Week 35 (May 6-10) & Week 36 (May 13-17)

Upcoming Assessments:

  1. Grammar Assessment (small assessment that is based on their daily classwork) - TBA
  2. Unit 5 Week 5 Spelling Quiz - Friday, May 17
  3. Unit 5 Week 5 Vocabulary Quiz - Friday, May 17
  4. Unit 5 Week 5 Reading Comprehension Test - Friday, May 17

Essential Question: What are different kinds of energy?

  • Sources
    1. It's All in the Wind
    2. Power of All
  • Reading strategy - ask and answer questions
  • Comprehension skill - cause and effect
  • Vocabulary strategy - homophones
  • Writing - voice
  • Grammar - Daily Grammar (spelling contractions & possessive pronouns)

Home Learning

Week 35 (May 6-10):

  • Monday 5/6 - No HW
  • Tuesday 5/7 - No HW
  • Wednesday 5/8 - YT page 241
  • Thursday 5/9 - YT page 242-244
  • Friday 5/10 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)

Week 36 (May 13-17) :

  • Monday 5/13 - YT page 243-245 (no part B)
  • Tuesday 5/14 - TBA
  • Wednesday 5/15 - TBA
  • Thursday 5/16 - study spelling and vocab words
  • Friday 5/17 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)

Spelling Words:

pilot, favor, cover, tiny, silent, diner, lemon, shady, label, spider, tiger, planet, robot, cozy, frozen, tried

Vocabulary Words:

  1. renewable - can be made again
  2. energy - the ability to do work
  3. natural - something found in nature
  4. pollution - harmful materials that make something dirty
  5. produce - to make or create something
  6. replace - to take the place of
  7. sources - where things come from
  8. traditional - most common or expected

Unit 5:

Week 33 (April 22-26) & Week 34 (April 29-May 3)

Upcoming Assessments:

  1. Grammar Assessment (small assessment that is based on their daily classwork) - Monday, 4/29
  2. Unit 5 Week 2 Spelling Quiz - Thursday, May 2
  3. Unit 5 Week 2 Vocabulary Quiz - Thursday, May 2
  4. Unit 5 Week 2 Reading Comprehension Test - Thursday, May 2

Essential Question: How can we reuse that we already have?

  • Sources
    1. Bravo, Tavo!
    2. The New Hoop
  • Reading strategy - summarize
  • Comprehension skill - point of view
  • Vocabulary strategy - homographs
  • Writing - word choice
  • Grammar - Daily Grammar (subject and object pronouns)

Home Learning

Week 33 (April 22-26):

  • Monday 4/22 - YT page 211
  • Tuesday 4/23 - YT page 212-214
  • Wednesday 4/24 - YT page 213-215 (no part B)
  • Thursday 4/25 - 30 minutes of Myon
  • Friday 4/26 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)

Week 34 (April 29 - May 3):

  • Monday 4/29 - YT page 216
  • Tuesday 4/30 - YT page 218
  • Wednesday 5/1 - study spelling and vocabulary words for tomorrow
  • Thursday 5/2 - Novel Chapter Check-up
  • Friday 5/3 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)

Spelling Words:

names, named, naming, hopes, hoped, hoping, dances, danced, dancing, drops, dropped, dropping, wraps, wrapped, wrapping

Vocabulary Words:

  1. gaze - to look steadily at something
  2. conservation - the care of natural resources
  3. discouraged - made to feel like giving up
  4. frustration - a feeling of being upset because you can't do or have something
  5. jubilant - to feel very happy or joyful
  6. recycling - putting objects or materials through a special process so they can be used again
  7. remaining - still in a certain place
  8. tinkered - made small changes to something

Unit 5:

Week 31 (April 8-12) & Week 32 (April 15-19)

Upcoming Assessments:

  1. Grammar Assessment (small assessment that is based on their daily classwork) - Tuesday, 4/17
  2. Unit 5 Week 4 Spelling Quiz - Wednesday, 4/17
  3. Unit 5 Week 4 Vocabulary Quiz - Wednesday, 4/17
  4. Unit 5 Week 4 Reading Comprehension Test - Wednesday, 4/17

Essential Question: What are ways people can be good citizens?

  • Sources
    1. Elizabeth Leads the Way
    2. Susan B. Anthony Takes Action
  • Reading strategy - ask & answer questions
  • Comprehension skill - point of view
  • Vocabulary strategy - prefixes & suffixes
  • Writing - organization
  • Grammar - Daily Grammar (possessive pronouns)

Home Learning

Week 31 (April 8-12):

  • Monday 4/8 - YT page 231
  • Tuesday 4/9 - YT pages 232-234
  • Wednesday 4/10 - YT pages 233-235 (no part B)
  • Thursday 4/11 - Myon
  • Friday 4/12 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)

Week 32 (April 15-19) :

  • Monday 4/15 - YT page 236
  • Tuesday 4/16 - study spelling and vocabulary words for quizzes tomorrow
  • Wednesday 4/17 - No HW
  • Thursday 4/18 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)
  • Friday 4/19 - No School!

Spelling Words:

1) tries 2) dries 3) hurries 4) studies 5) plays 6) tried 7) dried 8) hurried 9) studied 10) played 11) trying 12) drying 13) hurrying 14) studying 15) playing

Vocabulary Words:

  1. citizenship - the position of being the citizen of a country with all the rights that come with it
  2. continued - go on without stopping
  3. daring - courageous and bold
  4. horrified - filled with great fear, horror, dislike
  5. participate - join with others or take part in something
  6. proposed - suggested something to others for consideration
  7. unfairness - state of being unfair or unjust
  8. waver - to pause when being unsure

Week 30 (April 1 - 5)

FSA ELA Crunch Focus (Mixed Reviews)

*Note: This week is the 3rd grade FSA for ELA. We will continue to mix review the skills that we have been practicing. There will be no Portfolio testing this week.

Upcoming Assessments:

    • Wednesday, 4/3 - FSA ELA Session 1
    • Wednesday, 4/4 - FSA ELA Session 2

Home Learning:

  • Monday 4/1 - Standards Review Packet - on need basis; for example, if they did not do all of the resources the week before spring break; iReady
  • Tuesday 4/2 - Get a good night's sleep, eat breakfast and get to school on time!
  • Wednesday 4/3 - No HW
  • Thursday 4/4 - No HW
  • Friday 4/5 - YT page 211; iReady

Week 29 (March 18-22)

FSA ELA Crunch Focus (Mixed Reviews)

*Note: Due to this week being the final week to CRUNCH skills for FSA/Portfolio before Spring Break, we have created an informational text packet for the students to take home and practice. Each article targets a specific skill as follows:

    • Sequence
    • Author's Point of View
    • Text Features

Their homework for today, tomorrow, and Wednesday is to complete one resource a day. By Wednesday night, they will have practiced all three skills. I do recommend taking this opportunity to practice with your students as these are skills they will be seeing on the Portfolio on Thursday and will be having the opportunity to hit their three check marks.

Upcoming Assessments: Portfolio #10 (Informational) on Thursday, 3/22

  • Sources
    1. Standards Review Packet - in class
    2. Informational Text Packet - home practice
  • Literary elements - Mixed review/reread
  • Comprehension skill - Mixed review/compare and contrast
  • Vocabulary strategy - Mixed review/sentence clues
  • Writing - Mixed review/organization
  • Grammar - Daily Grammar (spiral review)

Home Learning:

  • Monday 3/18 - Standards Review Packet - one resource
  • Tuesday 3/19 - Standards Review Packet - one resource
  • Wednesday 3/20 - Standards Review Packet - one resource
  • Thursday 3/21 - Myon
  • Friday 3/22 - Spring Break Packet Lessons
3rd Grade-Spring Break Packet 2018-2019.pdf

Unit 4:

Week 27 (March 4-8) & Week 28 (March 11-15)

Upcoming Assessments:

  1. Grammar Mixed Skills Test 3 (based on the Daily Grammar exercises we do all week) - Friday, 3/15
  2. Unit 4 Week 5 Spelling Quiz - Friday 3/15
  3. Unit 4 Week 5 Vocabulary Quiz - Friday 3/15
  4. Unit 4 Week 5 Reading Comprehension Test - Friday 3/15

Essential Question: How do animals adapt to challenges in their habitats?

  • Sources
    1. Amazing Wildlife of the Mojave - expository text
    2. Gray Wolf! Red Fox! - folktale
  • Literary elements - reread
  • Comprehension skill - compare and contrast
  • Vocabulary strategy - sentence clues
  • Writing - organization
  • Grammar - Daily Grammar (spiral review)

Home Learning

Week 27 (February March 4-8):

  • Monday 3/4 - YT page 171
  • Tuesday 3/5 - YT page 173-175 no part B
  • Wednesday 3/6 - Portfolio practice resource
  • Thursday 3/7 - YT page 176
  • Friday 3/8 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)

Week 28 (March 11-15):

  • Monday 2/11 - iReady assigned lesson (dark blue)
  • Tuesday 2/12 - YT page 177
  • Wednesday 2/13 - YT page 178
  • Thursday 2/14 - study spelling and vocabulary words for quizzes tomorrow
  • Friday 2/15 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)

Spelling Words:

1) taught 2) hauls 3) caused 4) paused 5) squawk 6) drawing 7) crawl 8) flawless 9) lawn 10) salt 11) talked 12) halls 13) water 14) bought 15) thoughtless

Vocabulary Words:

  1. shelter - something that covers or protects
  2. alert - to give warning
  3. competition - situation where people or animals are trying to be more successful than others
  4. environment - natural features of a place
  5. excellent - very good
  6. prefer - like better
  7. protection - when something is kept safe
  8. related - belong to the family

Unit 4:

Week 25 (February 18-22) & Week 26 (February 25-March 1)

Upcoming Assessments:

  1. Irregular Verbs Review Test - Tuesday 2/26
  2. Grammar Mixed Skills Test 2 - Wednesday 2/27 (based on the Daily Grammar exercises we do all week)
  3. Unit 4 Week 5 Spelling Quiz - Friday 3/1
  4. Unit 4 Week 5 Vocabulary Quiz - Friday 3/1
  5. Unit 4 Week 5 Reading Comprehension Test - Friday 3/1

Essential Question: How can others inspire us?

  • Sources
    1. The Winngiest Woman of the Iditarod Dog Sled Race - narrative/free verse
    2. Narcissa - poetry
  • Literary elements - repetition and rhyme
  • Comprehension skill - theme
  • Vocabulary strategy - figurative language
  • Writing - word choice
  • Grammar - Daily Grammar (spiral review)

Home Learning

Week 25 (February 18-22):

  • Monday 2/4 - No School
  • Tuesday 2/5 - YT page 191
  • Wednesday 2/6 - YT page 191-192
  • Thursday 2/7 - YT p. 193-194 (omit part b)
  • Friday 2/8 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)

Week 26 (February 25-March 1):

  • Monday 2/11 - YT page 195
  • Tuesday 2/12 - YT page 196
  • Wednesday 2/13 - YT page 197
  • Thursday 2/14 - study spelling and vocabulary words for quizzes tomorrow
  • Friday 2/15 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)

Spelling Words:

1) pounce 2) price 3) wage 4) changes 5) placed 6) space 7) age 8) message 9) dice 10) mice 11) gyms 12) pages 13) cents 14) office 15) giant

Vocabulary Words:

  1. adventurous - willing to risk danger for excitement
  2. courageous - brave
  3. extremely - very
  4. weird - strange or mysterious
  5. free verse - poem that does not rhyme or follow a rhythmic pattern
  6. narrative - a poem that tells a story
  7. repetition - using the same word several times in a poem
  8. rhyme - words that end with the same sound

Unit 3:

Week 23 (February 4-8) & Week 24 (February 11-15)

Upcoming Assessments:

  1. Grammar Test - Friday (based on the Daily Grammar exercises we do all week)
  2. Unit 3 Week 4 Spelling Quiz - Friday 2/15
  3. Unit 3 Week 4 Vocabulary Quiz - Friday 2/15
  4. Unit 3 Week 4 Reading Comprehension Test - Friday 2/15

Essential Question: What ideas can we get from nature?

  • Sources
    1. Big Ideas from Nature - expository text
    2. Perdix Invents the Saw - myth
    3. Bats Did it First- expository text
  • Comprehension strategy - summarize
  • Comprehension skill - main idea key details
  • Vocabulary strategy - root words
  • Writing - organization
  • Grammar - adjectives and articles ( a, an, the)

Home Learning

Week 23 (February 4-8):

  • Monday 2/4 - YT page 131
  • Tuesday 2/5 - No HW
  • Wednesday 2/6 - YT pages 133-135 (no part B)
  • Thursday 2/7 - iReady
  • Friday 2/8 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)

Week 24 (February 11-15):

  • Monday 2/11 - YT page 136
  • Tuesday 2/12 - YT page 137
  • Wednesday 2/13 - YT page 138
  • Thursday 2/14 - study spelling and vocabulary words for quizzes tomorrow
  • Friday 2/15 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)

Spelling Words:

1) misprint 2) misspell 3) preview 4) preheat 5) dishonest 6) misread 7) mistreat 8) prepaid 9) distrust 10) discover 11) mistrust 12) precut 13) preplan 14) discount 15) disable

Vocabulary Words:

  1. imitate - try to act like something else
  2. effective - works well
  3. example - a thing used to show what other similar things are like
  4. identical - exactly the same
  5. material - the stuff used to make something
  6. model - a small copy of something
  7. observed - looked at closely
  8. similar - alike but not exactly the same

Unit 6:

Week 21 (January 22-25) & Week 22 (January 28 - February 1)

Upcoming Assessments:

  1. Unit 6 Week 1 Spelling Quiz - Thursday, 1/31 (due to Take Your Child to Work Day on Friday, 2/1)
  2. Unit 6 Week 1 Vocabulary Quiz - Thursday, 1/31 (due to Take Your Child to Work Day on Friday, 2/1)
  3. Unit 6 Week 1 Reading Comprehension Test - Thursday, 1/31 (due to Take Your Child to Work Day on Friday, 2/1)

Essential Question: How do you decide what's important?

  • Sources
    1. King Midas and the Golden Touch - drama/myth
    2. Carlos's Gift - realistic fiction
    3. Athena and Arachne - myth/drama
  • Comprehension strategy - make, confirm, and revise predictions
  • Comprehension skill - theme
  • Vocabulary strategy - root words
  • Writing - sentence fluency
  • Grammar - adjectives and articles ( a, an, the)

Home Learning

Week 21 (January 22-25):

  • Monday 1/7 - No school :)
  • Tuesday 1/8 - YT page 251
  • Wednesday 1/9 - YT page 253-255 (no part B)
  • Thursday 1/10 - YT page 256
  • Friday 1/11 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)

Week 22 (January 28 - February 1):

  • Monday 1/14 - YT page 257
  • Tuesday 1/15 - YT page 258
  • Wednesday 1/16 - Study spelling and vocabulary words for quizzes tomorrow
  • Thursday 1/17 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)
  • Friday 1/18 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)

Spelling Words:

1) disagreed 2) prepaid 3) previous 4) resell 5) unlucky 6) dislike 7) preschool 8) rebuild 9) reprint 10) untied 11) disappear 12) precook 13) return 14) unwrap 15) unbeaten

Vocabulary Words:

  1. wealth - a great amount of money or valuable things
  2. alarmed - afraid or frightened
  3. anguish - afraid or frightened
  4. necessary - required or needs to be done
  5. obsessed - to think about one thing all the time and nothing else
  6. possess - to have or own something
  7. reward - something given or received in return for something done
  8. treasure - money, jewels, or other things that are valuable

Unit 3:

Week 19 (January 7-11) & Week 20 (January 14-18)

Upcoming Assessments:

  1. Past tense verbs test - Friday, 1/11
  2. Future tense verbs test - Tuesday, 1/15
  3. Unit 3 Week 2 Spelling Quiz - Thursday, 1/17
  4. Unit 3 Week 2 Vocabulary Quiz - Thursday, 1/17
  5. Unit 3 Week 2 Reading Comprehension Test - Thursday, 1/17

*Note - Unit assessments are on Thursday, 1/17 as Friday, 1/18 is a Teacher Planning Day.

Essential Question: How can one person change the way you think?

  • Sources
    1. Finding Lincoln - historical fiction
    2. The Great American Teacher - biography
    3. Jane's Discovery - historial fiction
  • Comprehension strategy - visualize
  • Comprehension skill - cause and effect
  • Vocabulary strategy - figurative language (idioms)
  • Writing - word choice (linking words)
  • Grammar - present tense words

Home Learning

Week 19 (January 7-11):

  • Monday 1/7 - YT page 111
  • Tuesday 1/8 - No HW :)
  • Wednesday 1/9 - YT pages 113-115 (no part B)
  • Thursday 1/10 - YT page 116
  • Friday 1/11 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)

Week 20 (January 14-18):

  • Monday 1/14 -
  • Tuesday 1/15 -
  • Wednesday 1/16 - Study spelling and vocabulary words for quizzes tomorrow
  • Thursday 1/17 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)
  • Friday 1/18 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)

Spelling Words:

1) sharp 2) yard 3) artist 4) carve 5) porch 6) storm 7) sport 8) story 9) chore 10) shore 11) sore 12) hoard 13) oars 14) pour 15) your

Vocabulary Words:

  1. bravery - courage when facing danger
  2. amazement - a feeling of great surprise
  3. disappear - to stop being visible
  4. donated - giving someone help
  5. leader - a person who guides or leads others
  6. nervous - upset or worried about something
  7. refused - would not do something
  8. temporary - lasts only for a short time

Important iReady Testing Information:

  • If a child is absent and home due to illness they should not work on iReady during the day, for the next week during the testing window.
  • Please remember that testing is active during school hours and therefore, the child would be able to take the test from home. We do not want them testing at home. If by chance they do and you notice, we will reset their test upon their return.

*Please note the following iReady AP2 Testing schedule:

  • Ms. Bonachea's AM reading class - Thursday & Friday, December 6 & 7, from 10:30 am to 12 pm
  • Ms. Bonachea's PM reading class
    • Monday, December 10 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
    • Tuesday, December 11 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Please ensure that students receive a good night's sleep and breakfast especially on testing days to support their performance on the AP2 assessment.

Unit 2:

Week 17 (December 10-14) & Week 18 (December 17-21)

Upcoming Assessments:

Please note that students will be taking their bi-weekly reading, spelling and vocabulary assessments on Monday, 12/17, due to this unit not being as long as the others. Additionally, we want to avoid any students missing the assessment due to holiday travels. If you have any questions, please email me :)


  1. Unit 2 Week 5 Spelling Quiz - Monday, 12/17
  2. Unit 2 Week 5 Vocabulary Quiz - Monday, 12/17
  3. Unit 2 Week 5 Reading Comprehension Test - Monday, 12/17

Essential Question: How do people figure things out?

  • Sources
    1. Empanada Day- poetry
    2. The Montgolfier Brothers' Hot Air Balloon - poetry
    3. The Inventor Thinks Up Helicopters - poetry
  • Comprehension strategy - genre (limerick & free verse)
  • Comprehension skill - point of view
  • Vocabulary strategy - similes
  • Writing - ideas
  • Grammar - TBA

Home Learning

Week 17:

  • Monday 12/10 - YT page 91
  • Tuesday 12/11 - YT pages 93-94 (no part B)
  • Wednesday 12/12 - YT pages 95
  • Thursday 12/13 - YT page 96
  • Friday 12/14 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)

Week 18:

  • Monday 12/17 - YT page 97
  • Tuesday 12/18 - No HW
  • Wednesday 12/19 - iReady
  • Thursday 12/20 - iReady
  • Friday 12/21 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)

Spelling Words:

1) chick, 2) teacher, 3) cheese, 4) truth, 5) fish, 6) much, 7) lunch, 8) stretch, 9) pathway, 10) whales, 11) pitch, 12) hatch, 13) thick, 14) them, 15) what, 16) spray, 17) streak, 18) thread, 19) sandwich, 20) weather

Vocabulary Words:

  1. imagine - picture something in your mind
  2. bounce - spring back after hitting something
  3. inventor - a person who creates something for the first time
  4. observer - someone who watches something
  5. alliteration - several words or syllables in row start with the same sound
  6. free verse - poem in which some verses rhyme and others do not
  7. limerick - a funny poem of five lines with a specific rhyme pattern
  8. rhyme - when words end with the same sound

Unit 4:

Week 15 (November 26-30) & Week 16 (December 3-7)

Upcoming Assessments:

  1. Contractions and apostrophes test - Wednesday, 11/28
  2. Unit 4 Week 2 Spelling Quiz
    • AM - Thursday, 12/6
    • PM - Friday, 12/7
  3. Unit 4 Week 2 Vocabulary Quiz
    • AM - Thursday ,12/6
    • PM - Friday, 12/7
  4. Unit 4 Week 2 Reading Comprehension Test - AM & PM will test on Friday, 12/7

Essential Question: How can you use what you know to help others?

  • Sources
    1. The Talented Clementine - realistic fiction
    2. Clementine and the Family Meeting - realistic fiction
    3. The Impossible Pet Show - realistic fiction
  • Comprehension strategy - ask and answer questions
  • Comprehension skill - point of view
  • Vocabulary strategy - prefixes
  • Writing - ideas
  • Grammar - contractions and using apostrophes

Home Learning

Week 15:

  • Monday 11/26 - YT page 161
  • Tuesday 11/27 - YT pages 163-165 (no part B)
  • Wednesday 11/28 - YT pages 166
  • Thursday 11/29 - YT page 167
  • Friday 11/30 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)

Week 16:

  • Monday 12/3 - YT page 168
  • Tuesday 12/4 - No HW
  • Wednesday 12/5
    • AM: Study spelling & vocabulary words
    • PM: work on Floating and Sinking presentation
  • Thursday 12/6
    • AM: work on Floating and Sinking presentation
    • PM: study spelling and vocabulary words
  • Friday 12/7 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)

Spelling Words:

1) years 2) twins 3) trays 4) states 5) ashes 6) foxes 7) inches 8) flies 9) cities 10) bunches 11) alleys 12) lunches 13) cherries 14) daisies 15) spoon 16) clues 17) shook 18) heroes 19) libraries 20) ponies

Vocabulary Words:

  1. achievement - something that you accomplish
  2. apologized - said you were sorry
  3. attention - watch, listen, and concentrate on something
  4. audience - a group of people gathered to hear or see something
  5. embarrassed - shy, uncomfortable, or ashamed
  6. confidence - trust or faith in something or someone
  7. realized - understood something completely
  8. talents - natural abilities or skills

Week 14 (November 19-23)

Monday 11/19

In class:

  • Language Arts Projects Due - Students will present their projects and explain their writing process and final drafts
  • History of Thanksgiving will be discussed through collaborative conversations and a read-aloud
  • Thanksgiving Feast

At home - iReady

Tuesday 11/20

In class:

  • Unit 3 Week 3 Reading Comprehension Test will be reviewed and students will complete their reflections
  • Students will review their graded classwork assignments and quizzes for this unit
  • STEM - continue research on the science of sinking and floating

At home - iReady

Wednesday 11/21 - Friday 11/23: Thanksgiving Break!


Dear Students and Parents,

I am truly thankful for each and every one of you! Your kiddos bring me so much joy on a daily basis. Your constant dedication to each of them makes my job all the more rewarding. Working as a team to support their growth, success, and love for learning is a dream come true. I wish you all a joyous Thanksgiving full of love.

Warmest Regards,

Ms. B

Unit 3:

Week 12 (November 5-9) & Week 13 (November 12-16)

Upcoming Assessments:

  1. Singular and Plural Possessive Nouns test on Friday, 11/9
  2. Spelling quiz on Friday, 11/16
  3. Vocabulary quiz on Friday, 11/16
  4. Reading comprehension test on Friday, 11/16

Essential Question: What do we know about Earth and its neighbors?

  • Sources
    1. Earth - expository text
    2. Coyote and the Jar of Stars - legend
    3. Earth and Its Neighbors - expository text
  • Comprehension strategy - summarize
  • Comprehension skill - main idea and key details
  • Vocabulary strategy - suffixes
  • Writing - organization
  • Grammar - singular and plural possessives

Home Learning

Week 12:

  • Monday 11/5 - YT page 121
  • Tuesday 11/6 - No HW
  • Wednesday 11/7 - YT pages 123-125 (no part B)
  • Thursday 11/8 - No HW
  • Friday 11/9
    • Ready (45 minutes done by Sunday night)
    • Review Language Arts Project Packet (in red HW folder)

Week 13:

  • Monday 11/12 - Veterans Day (No School)
  • Tuesday 11/13 - YT page 127
  • Wednesday 11/14 - YT page 128
  • Thursday 11/15 - Review spelling and vocabulary words for quizzes on Friday
  • Friday 11/16 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night) Reminder that the Language Arts Project is due on Monday, 11/19

Spelling Words:

1) careful 2) stared 3) shared 4) pair 5) stairs 6) wear 7) bear 8) where 9) there 10) dear 11) rear 12) gear 13) here 14) career 15) peer 16) shore 17) carve 18) storm 19) square 20) clearly

Vocabulary Words:

  1. surface - the outside of something
  2. amount - how much of something there is
  3. globe - the world
  4. solar system - the sun and the planets that move around it
  5. support - provide what is needed for something
  6. temperature - how hot or cold something is
  7. warmth - heat

Unit 2:

Week 10 (October 22-26) & Week 11 (October 29 - November 2)

Upcoming Assessments:

  1. Spelling quiz on Friday, 11/2
  2. Vocabulary quiz on Friday, 11/2
  3. Reading comprehension test on Friday, 11/2

Essential Question: How do people make government work?

  • Stories
    1. Vote - Expository Text
    2. A Plan for the People - Expository Text
    3. Every Vote Counts - Expository Text
  • Comprehension strategy - reread
  • Comprehension skill - author's point of view
  • Vocabulary strategy - prefixes
  • Writing - ideas
  • Grammar - singular and plural possessives/irregular plural noun

Home Learning

Week 10:

  • Monday 10/22 - YT page 71
  • Tuesday 10/23 - YT pages 73-75 (no part B)
  • Wednesday 10/24 - YT page 76
  • Thursday 10/25 - iReady
  • Friday 10/26 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)

Week 11:

  • Monday 10/29 - YT page 77
  • Tuesday 10/30 - YT page 78
  • Wednesday 10/31 - Worksheet page 36
  • Thursday 11/1 - Review spelling and vocabulary words for quizzes on Friday
  • Friday 11/2 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)

Spelling Words

1) wrap 2) wrists 3) wrote 4) wreck 5) wring 6) write 7) wreath 8) knit 9) knife 10) knight 11) knock 12) knee 13) gnome 14) sign 15) gnaws 16) heel 17) weak 18) field 19) wristwatch 20) knapsack

Vocabulary Words:

  1. announced - told people about something
  2. candidates - people seeking an office or honor
  3. convince - to cause someone to believe or do something
  4. decisions - choices you make about something
  5. elect - to choose by voting
  6. estimate - to guess an amount
  7. government - people who guide a city, state, or country
  8. independent - able to do things for yourself

Unit 2:

Week 8 (October 8-12) & Week 9 (October 15-19)

Upcoming Assessments:

  1. Complete sentences test on Friday, 10/12
  2. Types of nouns (common and proper) quiz on Thursday 10/18
  3. Spelling quiz on Friday, 10/19
  4. Vocabulary quiz on Friday, 1019
  5. Reading comprehension test on Friday, 10/19

Essential Question: Why is working together a good way to solve a problem?

  • Stories
    1. Road Runner's Dance - Folktale
    2. Deltona is Going Batty - Expository Text
    3. Anansi Learns a Lesson - Folktale
  • Comprehension strategy - make, confirm, and revise predictions
  • Comprehension skill - theme
  • Vocabulary strategy - context clues: antonyms
  • Writing - word choice
  • Grammar - kinds of nouns (common plural and irregular plural nouns)

Home Learning

Week 8:

  • Monday 10/8 - YT page 51
  • Tuesday 10/9 - iReady
  • Wednesday 10/10 - YT pages 53-55 (no part B)
  • Thursday 10/11 - YT page 56
  • Friday 10/12 - iReady (45 minutes done by Sunday night)

Week 9:

  • Monday 10/15 - YT page 57
  • Tuesday 10/16 - iReady
  • Wednesday 10/17 - YT page 58
  • Thursday 10/18 - Review spelling and vocabulary words for quizzes on Friday
  • Friday 10/19 - iReady

Spelling Words

1) sky 2) fry 3) pie 4) tied 5) tight 6) right 7) bright 8) grind 9) child 10) cube 11) cute 12) mule 13) music 14) drew 15) few 16) coast 17) scold 18) bone 19) mighty 20) Utah

Vocabulary Words

  1. cooperation - people working together to do something
  2. attempt - try to do something
  3. awkward - clumsy and not graceful
  4. created - made or built
  5. furiously - in a way that shows you are very angry
  6. interfere - get in the way of something happening
  7. involved - took part in something
  8. timid - shy and not brave

Unit 1:

Week 6 (September 24-28) & Week 7 (October 1-5)

*Reading, Spelling and Vocabulary test on Friday, 10/5*

Essential Question: How can problem solving lead to new ideas?

  • Stories
    1. All Aboard! Elijah McCoy's Steam Engine - biography
    2. Lighting the World - biography
    3. Mary Anderson's Great Invention - biography
  • Comprehension strategy - ask and answer questions in text
  • Comprehension skill - text structure: cause and effect
  • Vocabulary strategy - metaphors
  • Writing - word choice
  • Grammar - sentences: predicates

Home Learning

*Subject to change. Please check student's agenda daily.*

Week 5:

  • Monday 9/24 - YT page 31
  • Tuesday 9/25 - YT pages 33-35 (no part B)
  • Wednesday 9/26 - iReady reading
  • Thursday 9/17 - YT page 36
  • Friday 9/28 - 45 minutes iReady reading due by Monday morning

Week 6:

  • Monday 10/1 - Spelling worksheet page 22
  • Tuesday 10/2 - YT page 40
  • Wednesday 10/3 - Complete Sentences worksheet page 18
  • Thursday 10/4 - Grammar: Predicates work sheet page 20
  • Friday 10/5 - 45 minutes iReady reading due by Monday morning

Spelling Words

1) sway 2) fail 3) tray 4) plain 5) grain 6) paint 7) state 8) snail 9) gray 10) braid 11) stay 12) they 13) weigh 14) fake 15) same 16) fine 17) skate 18) globe 19) sleigh 20) afraid

Vocabulary Words

  1. design - make a drawing or plan for something
  2. encouraged - given hope to do something
  3. examine - look vey carefully at something
  4. investigation - people search carefully for something
  5. quality - made of the finest materials
  6. simple - easy to do
  7. solution - a way to fix a problem
  8. substitutes - something that takes the place of something else

Unit 1:

Week 4 (September 10-14) & Week 5 (September 17-21)

*Reading, Spelling and Vocabulary test on Friday, 9/21*

Essential Question: How do people from different cultures contribute to a community?

  • Stories
    1. Room to Grow - Narrative Nonfiction
    2. Gary the Dreamer - Narrative Nonfiction (autobiography)
    3. Sharing Polkas and Pitas - Expository Text
  • Comprehension strategy - as and answer questions in text
  • Comprehension skill - text structure: sequence
  • Vocabulary strategy - compound words
  • Writing - organization
  • Grammar - conventions and usage

Home Learning

Week 4:

  • Monday 9/10 - No School (Teacher Planning Day)
  • Tuesday 9/11 - YT page 21
  • Wednesday 9/12 - YT pages 23-25 (no part B)
  • Thursday 9/13 - YT page 26
  • Friday 9/14 - No HW

Week 5:

  • Monday 9/17 - Capitalization and Punctuation Worksheet
  • Tuesday 9/18 - YT page 27
  • Wednesday 9/19 - No school (Teacher Planning Day)
  • Thursday 9/20 - YT page 28
  • Friday 9/21 - No HW

Spelling Words

1) date 2) lake 3) skate 4) plane 5) grade 6) fine 7) life 8) rice 9) wise 10) smile 11) rose 12) globe 13) smoke 14) come 15) used 16) step 17) rock 18) luck 19) sneeze 20) stripe

Vocabulary Words

  1. scared - afraid of something
  2. admires - likes
  3. classmate - someone who is in your class at school
  4. community - a place where people live, work, and play
  5. contribute - give money or help
  6. practicing - doing something again and again to get better
  7. pronounce - say the sounds correctly
  8. tumbled - fell

Unit 1:

Week 2 (August 27-31) & Week 3 (September 3-7)

*Reading, Spelling and Vocabulary test on Friday, 9/7*

Essential Question: What can stories teach you?

  • Genre - Fantasy
  • Stories
    1. "Bruno's New Home"
    2. "Wolf!"
    3. "Jennie and the Wolf" / "Little Red Riding Hood"
  • Comprehension strategy - visualization
  • Comprehension skill - character traits
  • Vocabulary strategy - context clues (synonyms)
  • Writing - open-ended questions (formatting and structure)
  • Grammar - conventions and usage; figurative language

Home Learning

Week 2:

  • Monday 8/27 - Your Turn Practice Book (YT) page 1
  • Tuesday 8/28 - YT pages 3-5 (excluding part B)
  • Wednesday 8/29 - YT page 6
  • Thursday 8/30 - YT page 7
  • Friday 8/31 - Hand-out page 7

Week 3:

  • Monday 9/3 - No school (Labor Day)
  • Tuesday 9/4 - YT page 8
  • Wednesday 9/5 - YT page 9
  • Thursday 9/6 - Review spelling and vocabulary words for testing on Friday 9/7 (Please see the "Unit at a Glance" sheet in the red homework folder.)
  • Friday 9/7 - No HW

Spelling Words

1) clap 2) camp 3) hand 4) stamp 5) snack 6) rack 7) grabs 8) glad 9) bill 10) miss 11) click 12) pink 13) stick 14) grin 15) lift 16) cat 17) bit 18) man 19) anthill 20) cramp

Vocabulary Words

  1. ached - hurt or felt sore
  2. concentrate - think very carefully about what you are doing
  3. discover - something that was hidden or unknown is found
  4. educated - has a great deal of knowledge
  5. effort - work needed to finish a task
  6. improved - became better at something
  7. inspired - encouraged to do something good
  8. satisfied - please with the way something happened

Learning this Week: 8/20-8/24

  • How each of us learns
  • Daily grammar
  • Growth mindset
  • Context clues
  • Dictionary & thesaurus
  • First read v.s. second read
  • Text annotations
  • Close reading skills

Home Learning:

  • Monday 8/20
    • Wrap up summer reading project and bring packet and model to school
    • Get any remaining school supplied (if applicable)
  • Tuesday 8/21
    • Wrap up summer reading project and bring packet and model to school
    • Get any remaining school supplied (if applicable)
  • Wednesday 8/22
    • Return completed and signed forms from Back to School Night
    • Begin decorating writing journal (due Monday, August 27, 2018
  • Thursday 8/23 - continue decorating writing journal (due Monday, August 27, 2018)
  • Friday 8/24 - finish decorating writing journal (due Monday, August 27, 2018)