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September 29th- October 3rd 2014

This week we will be studying homophones.  Please have scholars look up these words in their student dictionaries.  Student dictionaries can be checked out to use at home if scholars are in need of one.  Please see weekly newsletter for daily homework assignments for this week. 



  1. wait
  2. weight
  3. heard
  4. herd
  5. days
  6. daze
  7. heel
  8. heal
  9. peak
  10. peek
  11. sent
  12. cent
  13. scent
  14. feet
  15. feat
  16. vain
  17. vein
  18. vane
  19. minor
  20. miner

ELA and Math Word Wall

Common Core Academic Vocabulary


  • Character Traits
  • Relationships
  • Infer
  • Setting
  • Event
  • Point of View
  • Narration
  • Yearning
  • Memorable
  • Betrayed
  • Condition
  • Seafaring
  • Shortage
  • Tidal
  • Outcast
  • Foaming
  • Horrified


  • Fact Family
  • Comparison Problems
  • Bar Diagram
  • Properties of Multiplication
  • Skip Count
  • Number Line
  • Array

Cereal Book Report Projects-Due On December 17th, 2012

Cereal Box Book Report

This month’s book report will be on a student selected book. Over the last few weeks, 

students were responsible for reading their book selection and they will now create a cereal box book report at home.  Student will decorate a real cereal box with illustrations and information related to the book they are reading using the directions below. YOUR BOOK REPORT IS DUE ON YOUR SPEAKING DAY ON December 17th, 2012.   Please visit the class website for some sample projects. 

 FRONT OF THE BOX: Use a piece of white or light colored paper to cover the front of your cereal box. (You will probably want to create the cover before gluing it on your box.) Include the name of the cereal and a picture. Invent a name for the cereal that is related to the title of the book and sound s like a cereal. Do not use the exact title of the book. You may want to look at some real cereal boxes to get some ideas. Choose a shape for the cereal as well as colors and ingredients that all relate to the book. For example, for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, you might invent a cereal called Wizard Wands, a toasted oat cereal in the shape of miniature lightning bolts.

RIGHT SIDE OF BOX: Make a list of ingredients that includes the story elements Characters and Setting. Under the heading “Ingredients,” list the main characters and write a sentence about each one. Then describe the setting. You can use the template on the attached sheet or cover the side with white or light colored paper and do it in your own way. Just make sure you include the main character and the setting.


LEFT SIDE OF BOX: Write a summary that describes the main problem and the solution of the book. Try words that will “grab” readers’ attention and make them want to buy your cereal. You can use the attached template or do this your own way.


BACK OF BOX: Design a game that is based on the story. It can be a puzzle, a word search, a word scramble, a maze, a crossword puzzle, a hidden picture illustration, or any other fun activity that might be found on the back of a cereal box. Make sure it includes information from the book.

TOP OF BOX: Include the title, author, number of pages, and number of stars you would give this book if you were a book critic. The maximum number of stars you would be 5. You can use the template or create the top of the box yourself as long as you include all of the things listed above.

PRIZE: Cereal boxes often include a prize. Your prize must be something the main character could have used in the book or something that reminds you of the main character. You can even include a picture of the prize on the front of your box to let the reader know what is inside the box.

 ORAL PRESENTATION: The oral presentations will be on December 17th, 2012. Your presentation will be a 30-60 second television commercial. Practice your commercial to make sure of the wording and the timing. Do not just encourage the audience by using opinion words (exciting, great, interesting, best, good, etc.), but also by featuring elements of the book- scenes, facts, etc. Be dynamic and try to convince the audience to buy the cereal whether you liked the book or not. Optional: Be a character from the book when you present your commercial.

*All templates for this cereal box book report are available on our class website. Copies of the template are also being sent home.  They are attached to this document.  This will be helpful for students who want to write rough drafts for the sides of their box before doing the final copies. Also, if students mess up or want to redo any section of the box, they can just print new copies from the website.

If students need any glue, scissors, markers, white paper, colored paper, or construction paper from school, they are more than welcome to borrow those materials upon request.

If you are in need of a cereal box, please let me know prior to the due date. 

Thanks Mrs. Eller

 (Thank you to Beth Newingham of the Troy School District for sharing this great project!)





Reading & ELA Week of 12/9/12 

Lesson 12:  The Earth Dragon Awakes

Spelling Words-





















Vocabulary Words 













Big Idea:  Nature can amaze us.

Essential Questions: How did the author use descriptive words to help us visualize the events of the text?  How do diagrams and maps support the information in the text?

Common Core Standards: CC.4.R.L.3-Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.  C.C.4.R.I.3-Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.  

Monday:  Handwriting, Reading Log-20 Minutes

Tuesday: Practice writing words in alphabetical order, Reading Log-20 Minutes

Wednesday: Pick 10 words and write a sentence for each.  (Remember a subject and a predicate) , Reading Log-20 Minutes

Thursday: Study for Test  &  Remember to Rest! Make flashcards at home and practice with a family member.  Reading Log-20 Minutes

Friday:  Write a creative short story using at least 10 words.  Underline each word.   Reading Log-20 Minutes
**Additional ELA homework may be assigned throughout the week.  Always check agenda books for additional home in addition to the weekly homework packet.

Math Week of 12/9/12 and 12/17/12

Big Idea:  How do you use multiplication in everyday life? 

Common Core StandardsC.C.4.OA.3:  Solve multi-step word problems posted with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations.   C.C.4.OA.4: Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1-100.

Essential Questions for Chapter 6

Lesson 1:  What pattern do you see when multiplying numbers by multiples of 10? 

 Lesson 2:  How do you determine if an answer is reasonable? 

Lesson 3:  How can you use estimation to check the reasonableness of your answer? 

Lesson 4:  How can you use partial products to find a product such as 6×42? 

Lesson 5:  How do you know when to choose the best strategy?

Lesson 6:  Why it is a good idea to estimate answers to multiplication problems?

Lesson 7:  Why is multiplying any number by zero always zero? 

Monday:   Study Facts, Complete any Homework Workbook Pages Assigned

Tuesday:  Study Facts, Complete any Homework Workbook Pages Assigned

Wednesday:   Study Facts, Complete any Homework Workbook Pages Assigned

Thursday:   Study Facts, Complete any Homework Workbook Pages Assigned

Friday:   Study Facts, Complete any Homework Workbook Pages Assigned







Cereal Book Report Project Due December 17th, 2012.  See examples on website.  🙂


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