Tuesday, December 29, 2015

5th Grade Homework

Hello everyone,

 hope you all are having a wonderful Christmas break.

This is a reminder of what your homework is.

1. Reading log is due

2. Science current events is due.

3. Your book report on the movie, "A Christmas Carol" is due. This has to be five pages included, you personal narrative, your point of view of the movie, the main idea, the audience, and make sure to have the 5 W's in there.

Have a great rest of your holiday. See you all in January.

(Happy New Years to you all)


Mrs. Barratt

Sunday, November 1, 2015

5th Grade Spelling words for 11-1-15 to 11-06-15

1. Barrier
2. Reliable
3. Calculated
4. Jolt
5. Considerable
6. Composed
7. Deputies
8. Rejoiced
9. Shrivel
10. Senseless
11. Industrious
12. Loot
13. Determine
14. Swelling
15. Fickle
16. Mourn
17. Untiring
18. Assistant
19. Chloroplasts
20. Skeletal

Thursday, October 29, 2015

5th Grade Homework 10-29-15

1. Spelling Words 16-20 5 times each
2. Meaning for 16-20, Do ABC order
3. Write a summary about Faith and Eddie, base on what we read in class today.

Study for Spelling Test must know the meaning for the words.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

5th Grade homework 10-28

1. Do Spelling words 11-15 5x each, do the meaning for 11-15.
2. Write a summary for the poem poem we read in class.
3. Science handout.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

5th Grade Homework for 10-27

1. Spelling words 6-5 5x each, for 6-10 meaning.
2. Do Science handout.
3. Language Arts page 526, 530,532 
4. Read for 30 minutes.

Monday, October 26, 2015

5th Grade homework for 10-26

1. Do spelling words (1-5) five times each.
2. Do definitions for 1-5.
3. Do science workbook page 16.
4. Write a one paragraph summary on the reading we did in class on Emily Dickinson.

5th Grade spelling words of the week 10-26/10-30

Study spelling and meaning for words.

1. Capacity
2. Apparent
3. Duplicate
4. Civilians
5. Withdraw
6. Provoked
7. Undoing
8. Accomplish
9. Concealed
10. Vast
11. Keen
12. Spurts
13. Hurricane
14. Tornado
15. Microphone
16. Telescope
17. Skeletal
18. Chloroplast
19. Vacuole
20. Amphibians

Friday, October 23, 2015

5th Grade Homework 10-23-15

1. Worksheet
2. Write Spelling Words 5x each
3. Science Textbook Read lesson 1 and 2 in chapter 2.
then do checkpoints.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

5th Grade Homework 10-22-15

1. Spelling words 16-20 5x times each.
2. Do 16-20 meaning and write words 1-20 in ABC order.
3. Do handout
4. Science textbook checkpoint 1 and 2.
5. Reading log due

Spelling Test  Tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

5th Grade Homework 10-21

1. Spelling words 11-15 5x each
2. Spelling words 11-15 meaning
3. Language Arts book page 530-531
4. Read your poem that was given to you two weeks ago and answer the questions.
5. Read for 30 minutes.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

5th Grade Homework. 10-20

1. Vocabulary words 1-10 5x Each. In addition, do meaning for 1-10
2. Science Work Book page 14.
3. Language Arts Handout.
4. Read for 30 minutes.

1. Blemish
2. Blunt
3 . Capable
4. Conclude
5. detect
6 . fatigue
7 .festive
8 .hospitality
9 .nomad
10 .persecute
11 .supreme
12 .transport
13 .Nucleus
14 .Organ
15 .Chloroplast
16 .vacuole
17 .Tissues
18 .Muscles
19 .Skeletal
20 .cell Membrane

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

5th Grade Homework

1. Spelling words 1-5 Five times each
2. Spelling words meaning 1-5
3. Vocabulary book page 48 1-12
4. Do reading handout.

1. Blemish
2.  Blunt
3 . Capable
4. Conclude
5. detect
6 . fatigue
7 .festive
8 .hospitality
9 .nomad
10 .persecute
11 .supreme
12 .transport
13 .Nucleus
14 .Organ
15 .Chloroplast
16 .vacuole
17 .Tissues
18 .Muscles
19 .Skeletal
20 .cell Membrane

Thursday, March 26, 2015

4th Grade Social Studies Guide

Social Studies Study Guide

Test Date: Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Know the following definitions:

- Surplus

- Indentured servant

- Import

- Export

- Merchant

- Royal colony

- Government

- Taxes

- Legislature

- Assembly

- Ally

- Triangle trade

- Market economy

Know information about:

- Trade and agriculture in colonial New York

- New York as a British colony

- Citizens wanted more power –how?

- Great Britain government and its effect on New York

- Life in colonial New York

- Explain how New york was a good place to settle and why did they come

- New York City was a large city in the British colonies

5th Grade Social Studies Guide

Test: Wednesday ( April 1st, 2015)

Know the following definitions:


-King Ferdinand

-Queen Isabella




-Hernando Cortes




-Fray Marcos de Niza

-Francisco Coronado

-Dona Marina

Know information about:

-Columbus and his new route and the effect it had

-conflict between the Aztec and Spanish

-cause and effect of the Spanish expeditions

-enslaved Africans

-Life in a Spanish Colony for encomienda owner, Native American and Enslaved African

-Spanish conquest of Central and South America

-Effects of the Columbian Exchange

-New Spain

Monday, March 16, 2015

Grammar Review (4th grade)

Grammar Study Guide

Test Date: Friday March 20th, 2015


- Definition

- Identify them in a sentence

- Add them to a sentence

- Comparative

- Superlative


- Definition

- Know whether they tell when where or how

- Add them to a sentence

**Know basic grammar (noun, verb, complete subject and complete predicate)


Grammar Review Sheet (5th grade)

Grammar Study Guide

Test: Friday March 20th, 2015

Know the following definitions AND be able to identify them:

• Adjectives

- Articles

- Know whether it tells what kind, which one, or how many

- Add adjectives to improve sentences

- Comparative

- Superlative

• Adverbs

- Know whether it tells how, when or where

- Add adverbs to improve sentences

** Go back and review BASIC grammar definitions (noun, verb, complete subject, and complete predicate)

**Study SHEETS

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

4th Grade Social Studies Study Guide

Chapter 3

Know the following definitions:

- explorer
- Northwest Passage
- trading post
- colony
- culture
- investor
- profit
- patroon
- tenant farmer
- tolerance
- slavery
- proprietor
- free trade

Be able to answer the following questions:

1. Why were Europeans exploring land in New York?

2. What geographic features in New York are named for explorers?

3. How did the colonly of New Netherland begin to grow?

4. Why did the Dutch West India Company establish New Netherland?

5. How did the Dutch West India Company hope to get settlers for its colony?

6. What Dutch traditions continued after New Netherland became an English colony?

7. How did the Dutch traditions shape New York colony?

8. What made the Dutch colonists surrender to the English warships?

9.  Why do you tink many non-Dutch people moved to New Netherland?

5th Grade Social Studies Study Guide

Chapter Three Study Guide

Know the following vocabulary words and people:

- Middle Ages
- merchant
- expedition
- Marco Polo
- Kublia Khan
- currency
- caravan
- Sunni Ali
- Zheng He
- navigation
- caravel
- Prince Henry

Be able to answer the following questions:

1. Analyze how Marco Polo's travels to Asia led to European interest in the rest of the world.

2. What effect did they inventions of the windmill and watermill have on European farmers in the MiddleAges?

3. Analyze how trade grew during the Middle Ages.

4. Why was Timbuktu and important trade city?

5. Predict what might have happened if the new emperor of China had not destroyed the sailing ships of Zheng He.

6. Why was Prince Henry called " Henry the Navigator?"

7. How did improvements in such inventions as the magnetic compass and astrolable make sailing easier?

8. What changes in agriculture took place in Europe in the  twelfth century?

9. How did the Cape of Good Hope get its name?

10. How did the emperor Zhu Di increase contact between China and other countries? 

Earth Day Writing Assignment

Earth Day Writing Assignment

Due: March 18th, 2015 (Wednesday)

In celebration of Earth Day, each student is to research an environmentalist who has made major contributions to our planet. Students are to write a 2-3-page paper about the person they have chosen. Paper can be hand written or typed. Each assignment must have a cover page (persons name and a picture).

Students are to include information about:

• Early life

• Education

• Major contributions

• Opinions about their contribution

• Pictures

They are also required to write letters to the environmentalists asking for their opinions on a current environmental issue or to share ideas on how to protect the earth. Students can write a friendly or business letter.

I have attached a list of environmentalist students can choose from but are NOT obligated.

• Edward Abbey

• Alan Chadwick

• Henry Thoreau

• Rachel Carson

• John Burroughs

• John Muir

• Aldo Leopoid

• Archie “Grey Owl” Belaney

• David Brower

• John Denver

• William O. Douglas

• Rosalie Edge

• Celia Hunter

• Robert “Bob” Marshall

• Eugene Odum

• Ed Ricketts

• Theodore Roosevelt

• Lois Gibbs

• Julia Butterfly Hill

• Ruth Patrick

• Pete Seeger

• Gary Snyder

• Terry Tempest Williams

Monday, February 9, 2015

Spelling Words for the week of February 9th, 2015 (4th and 5th grade)

1.     Possible
2.     Strength
3.     Equipped
4.     Citizen
5.     Personally
6.     Reference
7.     Shining
8.     Acquire
9.     Marriage
10. Weird
12. Definite
13. Village
15. Experience
16. Competition
18. Surely

Friday, January 23, 2015

4th Grade Socialo Studies Review

Chapter 2 Review sheet

Test Date: Thursday January 29th, 2015

Know the following definitions:

• Archeologist

• Hunter-gatherer

• Agriculture

• Heritage

• Longhouse

• Wigwam

• Ancestor

• Reservation

• Clan

• League

Be able to answer the following questions:

• Why might other Native American groups have wanted to join the Iroquois League?

• How was the Iroquois Grand Council like a modern government?

• How did the Grand Council reach decisions?

• How did Native Americans organize villages to get food and shelter?

• How did Native Americans Use natural resources?

• What problem did the discovery of agriculture solve?


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Chapt 2 Social Studies Test (5th Grade)

Chapter 2 Study Guide

Test Date: Tuesday (January 27th, 2015)

Know the following definitions:

• Pueblo

• Mesa

• Adobe

• Hogans

• Wigwam

• Longhouse

• Iroquois Confederacy

• Coup stick

• Prairies

• Lodges

• Teepee

• Potlatch

• Totem pole

Be able to answer the following questions:

• What was the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act?

• What was the meaning of the potlatch to the Tlingit?

• How did Plains people use natural resources to survive?

• How was the government formed by the Iroquois Confederacy help keep the peace?

• What is the Four Corners Area?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Grammar Review (4th grade)

Unit 3 Grammar Test

Test Date: Friday (January 23rd, 2015)

Know the following definitions:

• action verb

• linking verb

• present tense

• past tense

• future tense

Be able to:

• identify the subject and predicate in a sentence

• identify and tell the difference between a linking verb and an action verb

• use the correct tense of a verb to complete a sentence


Grammar Test Review sheet (5th grade)

Unit 3 Grammar Test

Test Date: Friday (January 23rd, 2015)

Know the following definitions:

• contractions

• action verb

• linking verb

• present tense

• past tense

• future tense

Be able to:

• identify and make contractions

• identify the subject and predicate in a sentence

• identify and tell the difference between a linking verb and an action verb

• use the correct tense of a verb to complete a sentence

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Missing Assignments

Any assignemnts that have not been handed in are DUE on Tuesday (1/20/2015). In your child's folder is a list of a assignments that were not handed in !