Weekly Update: March 18-22. 2019

Weekly Update: March 18-22. 2019

Important Dates/Information

March 22 – Icee day (rescheduled)
March 22 – American Independence Test, part 3
March 25 – Internet Parent Safety Night 6-7 pm Grammar School Library
March 29 – Gem Mine field trip
Due to school cancellations and delays, April 12 will now be a full school day.
The WNC Nature Center field trip has been rescheduled to May 1, 2019.
Our unit on American Independence has a lot of content and vocabulary words.  We will be breaking the test into three smaller parts.
Internet Parent Safety Night

Mrs. Duncan, our guidance counselor, will be offering an Internet Safety Education night for our K-12 parents on March 25 from 6-7 pm in the Grammar School Library with Officer Alex Bently, of the Forest City Police Department.  You may contact Mrs. Duncan for any questions or registration. See the link below for more information.

Internet Safety Parent Night Flyer

CKLA Skills Unit 5

Spelling Words: trucker, kitten, parked, duck, add, planned, offer, raked, hoisted, was

The Reader for this unit is called Kate’s Book. It follows a girl named Kate who has various adventures during her summer vacation and eventually writes a book about them. The premise is that students are reading the book that Kate wrote, which her grandmother also illustrated.

The following are the sounds and spellings that are either reviewed or introduced in this unit:

/ch/ spelled ‘ch’ (review) and ‘tch’ (new)
/j/ spelled ‘j’ (review), ‘g’, ‘ge’ (new)
/v/ spelled ‘v’ (review) and ‘ve’ (new)
/r/ spelled ‘r’ (review) and ‘wr’ (new)
/p/ spelled ‘p’ and ‘pp’ (review)
/b/ spelled ‘b’ and ‘bb’ (review)
/k/ spelled ‘c’, ‘k’, ‘cc’, and ‘ck’ (review)
/g/ spelled ‘g’ and ‘gg’ (review)
/t/ spelled ‘t’, ‘tt’, ‘ed’ (review)
/d/ spelled ‘d’, ‘dd’, ‘ed’ (review)
/f/ spelled ‘f’ and ‘ff’ (review)
/l/ spelled ‘l’ and ‘ll’ (review)
During Unit 5, students will:

recognize the spelling pattern for regular plural nouns — if a word ends in ‘sh’, ‘ch’, ‘s’, or ‘x’, they will add ‘es’ to make the word plural.
review nouns and verbs, including the identification and formation of present, past, and future tense.
practice identifying and creating statements, questions, and exclamations, both orally and in writing
learn that some root words change when adding the suffixes –ing and –ed
learn the rule for doubling consonant spellings: if there is a short vowel word that ends in a single consonant, it will change to a double letter spelling. For example, chip changes to chipping and chipped, hug turns to hugging and hugged, rub turns to rubbing and rubbed, and mop turns to mopping and mopped.
Math: Chapter 14 – Grouping and Sharing

Students will:

Recognize equal groups.
Find the total number in equal groups by repeated addition.
Practice adding equal groups.
Understand situations involving sharing a number of objects equally.
Understand situations involving making equal groups.
Practice grouping and sharing.
Math facts: mixed addition and mixed subtraction

Listening & Learning: A New Nation: American Independence

In this domain, students will hear about the birth of our country, the United States of America.  They will be introduced to many important historical figures and events as the story unfolds to describe how the thirteen colonies evolved slowly over time from their initial dependence on England to the status of an independent nation. Students will hear about the establishment of the thirteen colonies and will learn about the conflicts that ensued between the colonies and Great Britain. They will learn how the imposition of taxes upon the colonies by Britain led to the Boston Tea Party and, eventually, to war between the colonies and Britain, culminating in the Declaration of Independence and the founding of a new nation.  Additional read-alouds highlight several particularly important historical figures: Betsy Ross, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. The domain concludes with two read-alouds that focus on the role of women, Native Americans, and African Americans during the colonial time period, as well as important symbols of our nation.

American Independence Study Guide Part 3

Test March 22

Justice – fairness, especially in the way people are treated

Bald eagle – the national bird of the United States

Symbols – images or objects that represent something else

Anniversary – a date observed once a year