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Spelling Words – Week of 10/21

 

These are the SAME spelling words as last week.  Test is THIS Thursday (10/24). Be sure and head to Spelling City to practice words in a fun and engaging way.  Find Spelling City on the right-hand side of my blog.

 

Spelling Menu Due 10/23 (Complete 4 activities on the Spelling Menu page for 5 extra credit bonus points)

 

1. I have a slight headache, can I lay my head down?
2. Mom likes mild salsa instead of hot salsa.
3. At Sarah’s slumber party, we stayed up until midnight!
4. A seeing eye dog can help blind people do everyday tasks.
5. The flight to Alabama will last 3 hours.
6. Buzz Aldrin was a pilot in the Air Force.
7. Can I paint my room purple?
8.  Tomorrow I have a dentist appointment at 4:00.
9.  That costume is frightening!
10. Can we carve the pumpkin tonight?
11. Did you see that rainbow yesterday?
12. My favorite dessert is apple pie.
13.  Today we did a science project on the water cycle.
14.  Justin wanted to explain why he chose the answer.
15.  My dog ripped a hole in the screen window.
16.  Chloe loved the cold weather.
17.  When is the next football game?
18.  Lunch is served at 11:35.
19.  My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.
20.  On Wednesday, we go to music for enhancements.

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Vocabulary Words -Week of 10/21

Vocabulary Words – Week of 10/21

 TEST ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
Study hard and be able to apply words.

1. main idea -  A main idea is important information that tells more about the overall idea of a paragraph or section of a text.

2. details – specific details that support the main idea

3.  cause - an event or action that causes something else to happen

BECAUSE THE GIRL WAS COLD (CAUSE), she turned up the heat (effect).

4. effect - An event or action that happened as a result of another event or action.
It answers the question “what happened?”

I was hungry (cause), so I ate (EFFECT).

5. canyon - a valley between cliff walls (often with a stream flowing through it)

www.zmescience.com

Example:  the Grand Canyon

6. coast – area where ocean meets land

7. cliff - a steep wall of rock

8. mesa -a hill with a FLAT top and STEEP sides

http://pinker.wjh.harvard.edu/photos/american_west/pages/mesa.htm

9.  gulf - large area of a sea or ocean partially enclosed by land (opposite of a peninsula)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Fixed_gulf_map.png

10.  river - a large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another such stream.

Example: Mississippi River

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Our Project Just Hit 2,000 Votes!

We Just Hit 2,000 Votes on our Project

Posted by  on Saturday, October 19th 2013     edit

Now that’s a lot of codes!

Holy smokes.  After entering all the codes brought in this week, we are now over 2,000 votes!

We are still trying to get 2 more iPods for our children to use in the classroom.

Thanks to everyone who has been sending in the Sonic codes and voting.   Keep voting and sending in those codes. When you visit Sonic, please ask for the “Limeades for Learning” stickers (ask your friends to collect them for us, too).  We earn 2 votes per sticker toward our project.  Voting takes place through the end of October.

Please use every e-mail you have to vote daily for our project.  Save the link, set a reminder, and vote daily. We can use your help.  Feel free to share our link on your Facebook and with family and friends. Thanks for your help and support!

http://www.limeadesforlearning.com/teachers/view/1533693/default/1090579

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My Incredible Lunch Buddy

Our children earn tickets for many reasons- participating in class, turning in their homework, returning their red Graded Papers folder the next day, great behavior and more.  They may then turn in those tickets for various prizes. One of the prizes is to eat lunch with their teacher.  Yesterday, my first student did just that.  We had a fabulous lunch together.  Great times and memories, Madisen! Love you!  Mrs. Lobue

 

My Awesome Lunch Buddy

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We are over 1,800 Votes on our Project!

Parents,

We are still trying to get 2 more iPods for our children to use in the classroom.

Thanks to everyone who has been sending in the Sonic codes and voting.  We are now over 1,800 votes! Keep voting and sending in those codes. When you visit Sonic, please ask for the “Limeades for Learning” stickers (ask your friends to collect them for us, too).  We earn 2 votes per sticker toward our project.  Voting takes place through the end of October.

Please use every e-mail you have to vote daily for our project.  Save the link, set a reminder, and vote daily. We can use your help.  Feel free to share our link on your Facebook and with family and friends. Thanks for your help and support!

http://www.limeadesforlearning.com/teachers/view/1533693/default/1090579

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School Pictures THIS Thursday!

 

 

Fall pictures are scheduled for this Thursday, October 17th. Order forms were sent home with your  child.  All students will have their picture made. If you are ordering pictures, make sure payment is enclosed in the envelope attached and form is filled in correctly. CHEESE!

 

image from flickr.com

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Update on Our Limeades for Learning Project

Parents,

We are still trying to get 2 more iPods for our children to use in the classroom.

Thanks to everyone who has been sending in the Sonic codes and voting.  We are now over 1,100 votes! Keep voting and sending in those codes. When you visit Sonic, please ask for the “Limeades for Learning” stickers (ask your friends to collect them for us, too).  We earn 2 votes per sticker toward our project.  Voting takes place through the end of October.

Please use every e-mail you have to vote daily for our project.  Save the link, set a reminder, and vote daily. We can use your help.  Feel free to share our link on your Facebook and with family and friends. Thanks for your help and support!

GREAT NEWS: If you know the Tim & Sonia Trotter family, please thank them. They donated to our project yesterday. This is one of my sweet parents from last year Ethan was in my class).  What a kind thing for this family to do. THANK YOU TROTTER FAMILY! WE APPRECIATE YOU!

http://www.limeadesforlearning.com/teachers/view/1533693/default/1090579

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Math & Science Learning Goals – October 14

Math:  Students will learn to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 and 100′s place in problem solving situations.

Math Homework: Homework will be handed out on Monday and is due Friday.

Comparing Numbers and Addition and Subtraction practice handout (one page) front and back

Science: Students will continue to explore how structures and functions of plants and animals allow them to survive in a particular environment.

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Vocabulary Words – Week of 10/14

Test on Friday, October 18
Make sure your child can apply the words. 

1. evidence - something that shows that something exists or is true (can prove or disprove something)

Example:  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a brave man   Evidence: He stood up for what he believed in, even though he knew it could be dangerous.

2. problem – a source of difficulty (trouble)

3. solution – a way to solve the problem

Examples:  (Problem) I don’t have enough time to get all my schoolwork done in the evenings.

(Solution) Time management, less TV, don’t be involved in so many activities, etc.

4.  cause – an event or action that causes something else to happen

5. effect – An event or action that happened as a result of another event or action.
It answers the question “what happened?”

6. landform - One of the features that make up the earth’s surface such as a plain, mountain, peninsula, hill, valley, island, ocean, etc.

7. ocean - the entire body of salt water that covers more than 70 percent of the earth’s surface

8.  mountain - a natural elevation of the earth’s surface (higher than a hill)

9.   island - land completely surrounded by water

photo from clker.com

10. peninsula - a piece of land almost surrounded by water or projecting out into a body of water.

Example: Florida

  photo from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida

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