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Week of October 9, 2017

I am still looking for chaperones for the class field trip. Also some students have not turned in permission slips and money for the trip. I need everything by this Friday 10/13.

Spelling Unit 6: Review week. No Spelling test Friday 10/13

Homework week of 10/9

Monday - no school

Tuesday - Spelling p. 42 numbers 1-20

Wednesday -  Spelling p. 43 numbers 21-40

Thursday - Spelling p. 44 numbers 41-60

Reminder: Independent book report due November 6, 2017. The independent book report follows the same format we used for Freckle Juice.

Science - life processes; parts of cells; classifying living things

Social Studies - Christopher Columbus; Aztecs; Olmec; Mound Builders

Religion - the Rosary; Apostle's Creed; Liturgical Year; Chapter 1 "We are called to worship"

Reading - "Island of the Blue Dolphins" p. 73-83

Vocabulary: gnawed, headland, kelp, lair, ravine, shellfish, sinew, brackish, cove, deafening

Skills: theme and setting; dictionary/glossary; character and plot; SPQ3R (survey, predict, question, read, recite, review)

Writing: p.85 Write Now - Friendly Letter - In Island of the Blue Dolphins, the narrator describes a place as she might in a letter to a friend. Think about a place you could describe. Now write a friendly letter about the place.

Science in Reading - p. 86-89 Seven Survival Questions (Make a list of Karana's top five tips)

English - review format of a friendly letter; independent and dependent clauses

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