Thursday, October 23, 2014

4th Grade Writing Assignment

Writing Assignment

Due: Wednesday (10/29)

Students must complete #1.

They will then choose 2 or three to do:

1. After reading the story “The Cricket in Time Square”, make a Venn diagram to compare and contrast Chester’s feelings of being relocated to the city with the feelings of displaced characters from other stories, such as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. Please write in complete sentences and give good details. You may add pictures. Do the Venn diagram on loose-leaf or white computer paper and then back it with construction paper.

2. What do you think Chester will do next? Write an ending for the story that describes his further adventures. Please write at least one page. Give details and make sure to watch your spelling and grammar.

3. Dramatize tucker, Harry, and Chester’s trip to Time Square. What would the close friends say to Chester? Add scenes that are not included in the story.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Unit 1 Social Studies Study Guide

Social Studies Chapter 1 Study Guide

Test will be on TUESDAY (10/28/2014)

Know the following definitions:

- Ice Age

- glacier

- civilization

- irrigation

- empire

- slavery

Be able to answer the following questions:

1. What was Beringia?

2. In what ways did farming and trade lead to the start of civilizations?

3. How did Pachakuti expand the Inca Empire?

4. Analyze how the Aztec and the Inca built their powerful empires.

5. How did farming allow people to specialize in different jobs?

6.What led to the end of the Inca empire?

7. How did the agriculture techniques of the Inca contribute to the growth of the empire?

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

5th Grade Writing Assignment

In class this week we read the story " Meeting Mr. Henry". This story discussed different baseball players. Many of these players were of African descent and were compared to white baseball players. Students are to :

- Research the Negro League
- They are to write 1 page about the Negro League (what was it? what was the outcome from it?)
- They are to pick 1 player who has played in the league and write 1 page about them

This assignment is due on WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 8th!

It will be graded.