A Ship Lost
Much has been written about the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle and the unexplainable disappearance of many ships and vessels in this intriguing area of the Atlantic Ocean.
This week our students will read and discuss A Ship Lost. This short story relates how the U.S. Navy, Cyclops, vanished without a trace in the Bermuda Triangle during a voyage from the island of Barbados to Norfolk, Virginia. The Cyclops still remains the largest navy ship ever lost without leaving the a clue to her fate.
Students will identify new vocabulary words and find their meaning in context. They will provide an illustration and write a sentence using each word. Students will answer comprehension questions about the story. They will study a map to find the location of the Bermuda Triangle and formulate their own hypothesis regarding this mysterious place in the ocean.
Titanic's Last Meal
This week our students will be working on skill maintenance around the topic of Titanic. We will be reviewing and practicing the use of uppercase/capital letters in sentences. Students will also review and practice the use of verbs in present and past tense.
We will also read and discuss Titanic's Last Meal article to create a writing plan using a flow map that will help students write a short essay about the topic of what passengers from each class ate on their last day on board the ocean liner.
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0
This week ESOL/IEL students will be taking ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 online test. ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment administered to Kindergarten through 12th grade students who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs). It is given annually to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English. For more information.please contact the ESOL department at our district (tel) 770-426-3410.
Last Titanic Survivors
This week we will continue our research about the Titanic. Students will read and discuss how, after so many years under the ocean, Robert Ballard discovered the wreck of the the sunken R.M.S. Titanic.
We will also read the testimonial article of The Last Titanic Survivor. Students will create a timeline of the major events related to the Titanic. They will use the timeline of events to write an organized piece of writing using transition words.
Return to the Titanic
We hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend!
This week, students in our class will be reading Return to the Titanic by Susan Goodman. As they read and research about this important event and its impact in history, students will practice some writing skills as well.
Students will prepare a mini-book with the vocabulary for the story. The will complete a flow map that will help them develop an organized writing piece about the story. Students will identify important information from the article and develop a topic sentence for a piece of writing. Students will need to provide a reason for their writing and write examples to support their claim.
Additionally, students will write a conclusion for their paragraph.
Vocabulary: vessel, passport, passenger, crew, supplies, glacier, collision, iceberg, life saver, rescue, telegraph, survivor
Ships, Boats and Vessels
We will begin our unit of Ships, Boats and Vessels. Students will continue to apply vocabulary that relates to transportation They will be reading informational articles to learn how Vikings built their different types of vessels. Students will practice identifying information from pictures and captions to answer question. They will be able to explain the reason their ships are so important in history.
Vocabulary: navigate, vessel, longship, fjord, knorr, hull, galley, mast, keel, prow, stern, steering oar, tiller, row, shield, sail
We hope everyone had a great Holiday break!
This will be a short and very exciting week, since we begin the second half of our school year.
We will begin our unit of Transportation. Students will be learning vocabulary that relates to transportation. They will be identifying different ways of transportation and reading informational articles to compare the speed and effectiveness of each vehicle.
Vocabulary: transports, navigate, vehicle, car, automobile, passenger, taxi, train, airplane, ship, boat, truck, bus, helicopter, motorcycle, bicycle, subway, subway station, airport, shuttle,
Important dates this week:
Monday January 1st- Holiday- No School
TuesdayJanuary 2nd- Professional Learning Day- No School
Wednesday January 3rd- Teacher Workday- No School
Friday January 5th- First Semester Report Cards will be available in Parentvue and Studentvue. Envelopes will be sent home with pertinent information. The envelope needs to be signed to indicate that you have seen your student’s report, and returned to your child’s homeroom teacher.
How does food provide nutrients to our body?
Out last unit for the semester is closely relates to Science and Health. Students in our class are learning vocabulary related to the different food groups. They are working in small groups to research information about food and how different types of food provide nutrients to our body.
Students are identifying food and classifying them into the correct food group. They are learning to identify food items by their description. Students are also learning about the benefits of a healthy diet and how some people have allergies or restrictions with certain types of food.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 & Wed, Dec 20, 2017
Thu. Dec 21,2017 thru Mon. Jan 1, 2018
Mon. Jan 2nd and Tue. Jan 3rd
Enjoy the Holidays !!!
Human Body System Project
This week we will be working on a Human Body Systems project. Students will work in groups to find and share information of one of the human body systems of their choice. Each group will be responsible to research and present their project to the class.
Requirements for each group:
How does the human body work?
Our students have been learning about the different systems of the human body.
This week our students have been working on a series of learning activities to learn and apply vocabulary related to the following systems:
The Skeletal System
The Human Heart
The Human Brain
The brain is part of the nervous system in the human body. It has two hemispheres. The right hemisphere controls the actions of the left side of your body. The left hemisphere controls the actions of the right side of your body. The brain stem controls your breathing, your blinking and your heartbeats. You don't have to tell your body to so this things, your brain automatically does them.
Comparatives and Superlatives
This week students are practicing making sentences using comparative and superlative adjectives to describe clothing items, animals, people, etc. The following chart can help understand and correctly apply the concept to a given situation.
Progress reports for the 3rd 41/2 weeks will be available on Parent/Student Vue by Wednesday.