Mrs. Barb Mahnesmith

Smoky Row Elementary

Carmel Clay Schools

900 West 136th Street (Map It!)

Carmel, IN 46032

(317) 571-4084 ext. 1732


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Classroom News

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES 2016-2017 School Year:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

  • September 21, 7 Habits Activity
  • September 22, Makerspace Activity
  • October 3 and 5, 3rd grade eye exams
  • October 7, SRE Spirit Day
  • October 7, end of the first grading period
  • October 13, standards based report cards available online
  • October 14-17, Fall Break
  • October 20, Picture Retakes
  • October 24-28, Red Ribbon Week
  • November 4, SRE Spirit Day
  • November 15 - 22, SRE Book Fair
  • November 17, Spell Bowl Competition at SRE
  • November 23-27, Thanksgiving Break
  • December 2, SRE Spirit Day
  • December 9, SRE K-3 Activity Night
  • December 16, 8:30 Convocation, 1:30 Classroom Parties
  • December 17 - January 2, Winter Break

Assignments for week of September 19, 2016

  

 

Week of September 19, 2016

Big Idea: Perspective is point of view.

Essential Questions: How have Native Americans and early settlers shaped the Midwest?

MONDAY,

September 19, 2016

 

4th Grade Math: practice basic multiplication and division math facts daily for the Otter Creek Assessments; MB / SL, 3.4, More Multiplication Facts Practice

Word Work: Unit 3 skills: stretching sentences to increase the readability score, fixing errors in sentences, sorting words by attributes, determining the attributes that words share, finishing a sentence / expanding a thought, CONCEPT ONE: frequent spelling patterns for long e, CONCEPT TWO: when h follows c, s, t, w, or p, the combination stands for a new sound, homophones, proper nouns. Sitton Spelling and Word Skills Practice Book: the Unit 3 pages are 7, 8, and 9. The test is not scheduled yet.

Handwriting: upper and lower case "o"

Reading: reading / discussing the novel Salt

Small Group Guided Reading / Book Club: novels to follow our Westward Movement Theme.

Reader's Letter: not assigned yet

Writing:  Calkins Narrative writing

Grammar:  

Test Taking Genre:  ongoing discussions about the "tricks" that test makers do to trick students.

Social Studies: discussing "Agricultural Changes in the Midwest", Chapter 9 in the green Social Studies Book OR Chapter 13 in the TCI online book.

Science:   

Homework: reading every night  

TUESDAY, 

September 20, 2016

4th Grade Math: practice basic multiplication and division math facts daily for the Otter Creek Assessments; MB / SL, 3.5, Multiplication and Division

 

Word Work: Unit 3 skills: stretching sentences to increase the readability score, fixing errors in sentences, sorting words by attributes, determining the attributes that words share, finishing a sentence / expanding a thought, CONCEPT ONE: frequent spelling patterns for long e, CONCEPT TWO: when h follows c, s, t, w, or p, the combination stands for a new sound, homophones, proper nouns. Sitton Spelling and Word Skills Practice Book: the Unit 3 pages are 7, 8, and 9. The test is not scheduled yet.

Handwriting: upper and lower case w

Reading: reading / discussing the novel Salt

Small Group Guided Reading / Book Club: finished up our discussion of the novels. Nonfiction books will be sent home shortly.

Reader's Letter: not assigned yet

Writing:  Calkins narrative writing

Grammar: 

Test Taking Genre:  ongoing discussions about the "tricks" that test makers do to trick students.

Social Studies: discussing "Agricultural Changes in the Midwest", Chapter 9 in the green Social Studies Book OR Chapter 13 in the TCI online book.

Science:   

Homework: reading every night  

WEDNESDAY,

September 21, 2016

4th Grade Math: practice basic multiplication and division math facts daily for the Otter Creek Assessments; MB / SL 3.6 World Tour: Flying to Africa

Word Work: Unit 3 skills: stretching sentences to increase the readability score, fixing errors in sentences, sorting words by attributes, determining the attributes that words share, finishing a sentence / expanding a thought, CONCEPT ONE: frequent spelling patterns for long e, CONCEPT TWO: when h follows c, s, t, w, or p, the combination stands for a new sound, homophones, proper nouns. Sitton Spelling and Word Skills Practice Book: the Unit 3 pages are 7, 8, and 9. The test is scheduled for Friday, September 23.

Handwriting: upper and lower case b

Reading: reading / discussing the novel Salt

Small Group Guided Reading / Book Club:  new nonfiction books and reading assignments will be passed out to students on Friday.

Reader's Letter: not assigned yet

Writing:  Calkins narrative writing

Grammar:  

Test Taking Genre:  ongoing discussions about the "tricks" that test makers do to trick students.

Social Studies: discussing "Agricultural Changes in the Midwest", Chapter 9 in the green Social Studies Book OR Chapter 13 in the TCI online book.

Science:   

Homework: reading every night  

THURSDAY, 

September 22, 2016

4th Grade Math: practice basic multiplication and division math facts daily for the Otter Creek Assessments; MB / SL 3.7 Finding Air Distances

Word Work: Unit 3 skills: stretching sentences to increase the readability score, fixing errors in sentences, sorting words by attributes, determining the attributes that words share, finishing a sentence / expanding a thought, CONCEPT ONE: frequent spelling patterns for long e, CONCEPT TWO: when h follows c, s, t, w, or p, the combination stands for a new sound, homophones, proper nouns. Sitton Spelling and Word Skills Practice Book: the Unit 3 pages are 7, 8, and 9. The test is scheduled for Friday, September 23.

Handwriting: upper and lower case v

Reading: reading / discussing the novel Salt

Small Group Guided Reading / Book Club:  new nonfiction books and reading assignments will be passed out to students.

Reader's Letter: not assigned yet

Writing:  Calkins narrative writing

Grammar:  

Test Taking Genre:  ongoing discussions about the "tricks" that test makers do to trick students.

Social Studies: discussing "Agriciultural Changes in the Midwest", chapter 9 in the green book OR chapter 13 in the TCI online book.

Science:   

Homework: reading every night  

FRIDAY,

September 23, 2016

4th Grade Math: practice basic multiplication and division math facts daily for the Otter Creek Assessments; MB / SL 3.8 A Guide for Solving Number Problems

Word Work: Unit 3 skills: stretching sentences to increase the readability score, fixing errors in sentences, sorting words by attributes, determining the attributes that words share, finishing a sentence / expanding a thought, CONCEPT ONE: frequent spelling patterns for long e, CONCEPT TWO: when h follows c, s, t, w, or p, the combination stands for a new sound, homophones, proper nouns. Sitton Spelling and Word Skills Practice Book: the Unit 3 pages are 7, 8, and 9. The test is scheduled for today.

Handwriting: review of skills taught so far

Reading: reading / discussing the novel Salt

Small Group Guided Reading / Book Club:  new nonfiction books and reading assignments will be passed out to students.

Reader's Letter: not assigned yet

Writing:  Calkins narrative writing

Grammar:  

Test Taking Genre:  ongoing discussions about the "tricks" that test makers do to trick students.

Social Studies: discussing "Agriciultural Changes in the Midwest", chapter 9 in the green book OR chapter 13 in the TCI online book.

Science:   

Homework: reading every night  

Readability Scores within WORD

Click on the document for the version of WORD that you currently have. If you follow the directions on this document, you will be able to find the readability score for your writings as you complete Spell Check. Once you have set up your computer to check the readability score, everytime you click on Spell Check you will see this score.