Mrs. Barb Mahnesmith

Smoky Row Elementary

Carmel Clay Schools

900 West 136th Street (Map It!)

Carmel, IN 46032

(317) 571-4084 ext. 1735


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Classroom News

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES 2016-2017 School Year:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

  • 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 26, 2016

  

 

Week of September 26, 2016

Big Idea: Perspective is point of view.

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

MONDAY,

September 26, 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 Stories

Word Work: Unit 5 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: some sounds are spelled more than one way, CONCEPT TWO: frequent spelling patterns for /j/ are j, ge, dge, gi, and gy, CONCEPT THREE: prefixes: mis, re, un, dis; adjectives. Sitton Spelling and Word Skills Practice Book: the Unit 3 pages are 13, 14, and 15. The test is not scheduled yet.

Handwriting: upper and lower case "v"

Reading:

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 27, 2016

4th Grade Math: practice basic multiplication and division math facts daily for the Otter Creek Assessments; MB / SL, 3.9, True or False Number Sentences

 

Word Work: Unit 5 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: some sounds are spelled more than one way, CONCEPT TWO: frequent spelling patterns for /j/ are j, ge, dge, gi, and gy, CONCEPT THREE: prefixes: mis, re, un, dis; adjectives. Sitton Spelling and Word Skills Practice Book: the Unit 3 pages are 13, 14, and 15. The test is not scheduled yet.

Handwriting: review skills

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 28, 2016

4th Grade Math: practice basic multiplication and division math facts daily for the Otter Creek Assessments; MB / SL 3.10, Parentheses in Number Sentences

Word Work: Unit 5 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: some sounds are spelled more than one way, CONCEPT TWO: frequent spelling patterns for /j/ are j, ge, dge, gi, and gy, CONCEPT THREE: prefixes: mis, re, un, dis; adjectives. Sitton Spelling and Word Skills Practice Book: the Unit 3 pages are 13, 14, and 15. The test is not scheduled yet.

Handwriting: connections

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 29, 2016

4th Grade Math: practice basic multiplication and division math facts daily for the Otter Creek Assessments; MB / SL 3.11, Open Sentences

Word Work: Unit 5 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: some sounds are spelled more than one way, CONCEPT TWO: frequent spelling patterns for /j/ are j, ge, dge, gi, and gy, CONCEPT THREE: prefixes: mis, re, un, dis; adjectives. Sitton Spelling and Word Skills Practice Book: the Unit 3 pages are 13, 14, and 15. The test is not scheduled yet.

Handwriting: review skills

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 30, 2016

4th Grade Math: practice basic multiplication and division math facts daily for the Otter Creek Assessments; MB / SL catch up day

Word Work: Unit 5 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: some sounds are spelled more than one way, CONCEPT TWO: frequent spelling patterns for /j/ are j, ge, dge, gi, and gy, CONCEPT THREE: prefixes: mis, re, un, dis; adjectives. Sitton Spelling and Word Skills Practice Book: the Unit 3 pages are 13, 14, and 15. The test is not scheduled yet.

Handwriting: upper and lower case "m"

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.