SPECIAL REMINDER: Our Field-trip is scheduled for this Friday.

A book is a magical thing that lets you travel to far-away places without ever leaving your chair.

~ Katrina Mayer

Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon,up into a glittering castle, and, ultimately, into each other’s lives. What happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out.

Here are Some Examples of Common Core Standards Covered in this Unit:

★Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

★Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

★Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

★Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

★Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text

★Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author

wants to answer, explain, or describe.

Here are Some Examples of Comprehension Strategies Covered

in this Unit:

  • ★  Text-to-Self Connections
  • ★  Visualizing
  • ★  Inferring
  • ★  Predicting
  • ★  Cause and Effect
  • ★  Vocabulary
  • ★  Defining Character Traits
  • ★  Using Schema
  • ★  Asking Questions/Wondering
  • ★  Using Text Evidence
  • ★  Compare and Contrast
  • ★  Changing Mental Images
  • ★  Taking a Character’s Perspective
  • ★  Answering Comprehension Questions
  • ★  Change over Time
  • ★  Identifying Story Elements

English:- We will be testing past objectives this week.

Vocabulary: – Study and review vocabulary words for our test on Friday.

  1. clout (page 128) – a hard hit
  2. innumerable (page 139) – too many to count
  3. curtsy (page 145) – a bow made by women that consists oflowering the body & bending the knees
  4. reputation (page 153) – your overall quality or character, as seenor judged by others
  5. descended (page 157) – went to a lower place

    6. olfactory (page 158) – relating to the sense of smell
    7. ominous (page 160) – showing a sign of evil or misfortune to come 8. ferocious (page 163) – fierce
    9. tragic (page 167) – something that is terrible
    10. aspirations (page 169) – having goals or dreams to achieve

Math: – Demonstrate equations with two operations.

– Use tables to help show equations with two operations.

– Patterns and Sequences Test – THURSDAY (Review Chapter 7)

Science: – Describe how plants reproduce using only spores.

– Describe the stages of an animal’s life cycle.

– Describe how some animals grow develop.

Social Studies: – Identify numerous ways that people earn a living in the Caribbean.

Bible: – Study Bible verse for Friday. Parents, please encourage your child to study their Bible verse every week. These do impact their Bible grades.

– Demonstrate the use of a Bible commentary.

– Study Psalm 139 and conclude that God is omnipresent.

“Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come…” (Ecclesiastes 12:1)


WONDER BOOK REPORT – Due November 17.


MATH: Workbook page 463-464 (Fire Crackers 1, 3, 5, 7))
VOCABULARY: Cormplete page 11-12 in handout

MATH: Workbook page 469-470(Fire Crackers 1-3, 8, 10)

READING: Read for at least 30 minutes.


MATH: Review Chapter 7

Objectives and Lesson Plans – November 6 – 10, 2017
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