READING WEEK STARTS TODAY!
This week, we’ll be Reading Around the World! We’ll be focusing on books from a different country/continent each day. Remember, Friday is also Book Character Dress-Up Day.
Number the Stars: We will be starting a new class novel this week; Number the Stars. Here’s a quick summary of the utter greatness that you can expect from this book:
As the German troops begin their campaign to “relocate” all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.
Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.
Winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal.
Be sure to ask you child/children what they think of the book, and to summarize what we’ve read of the book each day.
Some of the learning objectives (or WALT as we refer to them in Grade 4; We Are Learning To) that we will cover while reading are:
- Describe the characters’ traits, feelings, and motivations in Number the Stars.
- Refer to the text for evidence to support answers.
- Form an opinion about a character’s trait based on the character’s actions, feelings and motivation.
- Explain how the characters’ actions contribute to the sequence of events.
- Engage in discussions sharing their ideas and listening to others.
- Use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words or phrases in Number the Stars.
- Distinguish literal and non-literal language and determine its meaning.
- Gain information about the past.
- Build upon their background knowledge of World War II.
- Explore themes of friendship and bravery during the times that scare us the most.
English: – Capitalize the first word of a quotation. Use commas and end marks correctly in quotations.
– Capitalize the first, last, and important words in a title.
– Underline a title to indicate indicate italics.
– Unit 5 Check-Up
Vocabulary: – Study and prepare for our Spelling Test on Friday.
1. deftly – quick and skillful
2. gnarled – twisted
3. wispy – thin; slight
4. condescending – showing or implying a gracious descent from dignity
5. mourners – people who feel sorrow at the death of a loved one
6. staccato – a musical note played separately
7. typhus – infectious disease
8. urging – pushing or forcing along
9. casket – coffin
10. haze – smoke; dust
Math: – Chapter Test Review
– Chapter 8 Test, Tuesday, March 14
– Represent and interpret data in a line plot.
– Interpret a bar graph.
Science: – Describe our solar system.
– Identify the planets and other objects in our solar system.
Social Studies: – List ways that we can prevent something like the Holocaust from ever happening again.
Bible: – Study Bible verse for Friday. Parents, please encourage your child to study their Bible verse every week. These do impact their Bible grades.
– Examine Scripture about the Holy Spirit and complete exercises on the basis of what they have read.
– Examine ways that God has created them in His image.
People were overwhelmed with amazement…”He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.” Mark 7:37
MATH: Prepare for Chapter 8 Test
ENGLISH: page 90
ENGLISH: page 92
SPELLING: Spelling Contract
MATH: Reteach page 45
READ: Read for at least 30 minutes
MATH: Reteach page 46
SPELLING: Complete Spelling Contract. Study.