Mrs. Kathryn Milton

26Nov, 22

November 28 – December 2, 2022

November 28-December 2, 2022

Study Guide Bible Lesson 14: Samson Chooses Unwisely

Memory Verse: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 19Don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20for you were bought at a price. So, glorify God with your body.

  1. A Nazirite is defined as one who was set apart for God’s special purposes.
  2. Nazirite – He or she was to never cut his or her hair, never eat any part of grapes or drink strong drink, never eat anything unclean, and never go near or touch a dead body.
  3. A vow is defined as a solemn promise or pledge.
  4. The omnipotence of God was evident when Samson’s mother, who had not been able to have children, became pregnant and gave birth to a son.
  5. God told Samson’s parents that Samson would begin to free the Israelites from the Philistine rule.
  6. Sometimes God calls people to begin a task that someone else will finish.
  7. God’s Spirit was revealed in Samson’s life through his supernatural strength. This strength was to be used in judgment against the Philistines.
  8. Samson broke his Nazirite vow when he ate honey that came from dead animal carcass and allowed his hair to be cut. He probably also failed at being a Nazirite by drinking alcoholic drinks at a feast.
  9. Samson’s main problem was he often followed his fleshly desires instead of God’s will. This was frequently shown in his interest in the wrong women.
  10. Samson’s sin led to his own death when he allowed himself to fall in love with Delilah and to reveal the secret of his strength.
  11. The Philistines captured Samson, blinded him, bound him with chains, made him grind grain in prison, and mocked him at celebrations of the false god Dagon.
  12. Samson was deceived, captured, and humiliated; he pulled down the temple, killing himself along with 3,000 Philistine leaders.
  13. Samson destroyed the Philistines’ central place of worship.
  14. God’s Word and the Holy Spirit help believers identify sin and avoid dangerous choices.
  15. Believers make choices every day. Ignoring the Holy Spirit’s prompting results in poor choices, which create a poor reputation.
  16. Poor choices can limit the release of God’s power in a person’s life. Even though Samson did mighty things, he would have been much more effective if he had lived according to God’s ways.

Spelling Lesson 15 Homographs

invalid – not valid; a sickly or disabled person

wound – an injury; to turn completely around

excuse – to remove responsibility; a good reason

record – to copy for future use; an official document

conflict – an opposing action; to fail to be in agreement

console – the electric devise that connects to a television set; to comfort

conduct – a behavior; to take part in the management of something

address – to speak out; the directions for delivery on an envelope

produce – to make available to be seen; fresh fruits and vegetables

complex – a building or group of housing units; hard to analyze

increase – to make greater; an addition

contract – a written agreement; to become less in size

rotation – the action of rotating

surface – the uppermost part

periodic – occurring at regular intervals

strength – the quality of being strong

proximity – the closeness of one thing to another

continuous – uninterrupted in space, tone, or order

gravitational – describes the force of gravity

transportable – able to be carried from one place to another

 

Test Schedule

Spelling Pretest – No spelling pretest this week 

Bible: Chapter 14 Tuesday, December 6

Reading Tests – Vocabulary and Story comprehension Friday, Dec. 2

Spelling Definition Test – Thursday, December 1

Spelling Word Test – Friday, December 2

Read and Comprehend Cold Reads – Friday, December 2

 

Homework: Please check your child’s agenda for daily homework. (i.e., math)

Study for upcoming tests!

Read AR book for 20 minutes each night.

 

Weekly Focus November 28-December 2, 2022

Bible – Chapter 14 Samson Chooses Unwisely

Literature – Story – After School

English – Pronouns

Math – Chapter 4: 1-Digit Divisors

Science – Chapter 4 Ecological Succession

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11Nov, 22

November 14-18, 2022

November 14-18, 2022

Study Guide Bible Lesson 13: Thanksgiving

 

Memory Verse: Hebrews 13:15 Therefore through him let us continually offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of the lips that confess his name.  

  1. Thanksgiving is important because it reflects a relationship with God, a reliance on God, and rest in God.
  2. God’s chosen people in the Old Testament gave Him thank offerings to voluntarily show their gratitude for His person, power, and to celebrate with friends and family what the Lord had done.
  3. Jesus offered Himself as one sacrifice for all sins.
  4. Through Jesus, believers are able to fellowship and have a relationship with God.
  5. Many of the psalms express thanksgiving to God.
  6. A psalm is a poem or praise to God that is said or sung.
  7.  A psalmist is an author or writer of psalms.
  8. Christians are to love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.
  9. Jonah showed faith while still in the belly of the fish by declaring that God had already answered him.
  10. It is possible to give thanks during a hard situation. This is illustrated in Jonah’s story – while Jonah was still in the belly of the great fish, in faith he offered a sacrifice of thanksgiving to God. The same illustration can be found in Hannah’s story – Hannah cried out to God in honesty during a difficult time and worshiped Him. She was thankful to God for His promise of a son, even though the promise was not yet fulfilled.
  11. In faith and thanksgiving Hannah dedicated her son, Samuel, to the Lord to serve under Eli.
  12. Christians should come before the Lord with prayers of thanksgiving in all circumstances, even in difficult trials.
  13. The Bible says to give thanks in every situation since this is God’s will.     (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
  14. A proper attitude during trials is to rejoice in them because they produce patience and completeness. It is also commanded by God.
  15. The giving of thanks during difficult situations, despite conflicting emotions, is a sign of mature faith in God. Rejoicing or thankfulness is more a choice than an emotion.

 

Spelling Lesson 14

tide – the systematic rise and fall of ocean water, generally occurring every six hours

tied – to have fastened or attached by knotting

ring – 1. a circular band used to hold, hang, or connect things  2. to give a clear tone by moving

wring – squeeze or twist something to extract water

pier – a structure that is built out over a body of water for use as a walkway

peer – 1. to look closely or carefully 2. a person of equal standing with someone else

herd – 1. a large group of animals or people, congregated in one area  2.to gather or assemble together

heard – to have perceived a sound or been informed of something

ceiling – 1. the height of the lower part of a cloud covering  2.the top part of a room or object

sealing – 1. Closing something firmly or securely so as to make watertight or airtight 2. fastening something with a seal

patients – individuals who receive medical treatment

patience – the ability to endure waiting, a problem, or a delay without becoming upset

salinity – relating to salt; salt content

intertidal – relating to the region that is between the low tide and high tide zones

coastline – the outline of a coast

anemone – a sea animal that looks like a flower

barnacles – small marine crustaceans that adhere themselves to rocks, ships, wharfs, or ocean animals

organisms – living things

fluctuation – the state of changing back and forth continually, often from high or low levels or from one thing to another

attentive – holding in thought; paying close attention to

 

Test Schedule

Spelling Pretest – No spelling pretest this week 

Bible: Chapter 13 Wednesday, November 16

Reading Tests – Vocabulary and Story comprehension Friday, Nov. 18

Spelling Definition Test – Thursday, November 11

Spelling Word Test – Friday, November 17

Read and Comprehend Cold Reads – Friday, November 18

Science Chapter 3 Test – Thursday, November 17

 

Homework: Please check your child’s agenda for daily homework. (i.e., math)

Study for upcoming tests!

Read AR book for 20 minutes each night.

Weekly Focus November 14-18, 2022

Bible – Chapter 13 Thanksgiving

Literature – Gramp

English – Pronouns

Math – Chapter 4 1-Digit Divisors

Science – Cells

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11Nov, 22

Science Chapter 3 Study Guide Test Thursday, November 17th

Science Chapter 3 Study Guide Test Thursday, November 17th

  1. organelle – one of several tiny structures within a cell
  2. cell membrane – a flexible structure that protects and controls what goes in and out of the cell
  3. cytoplasm – the jelly-like substance found inside the cell that contains organelles
  4. cell wall – the rigid outer layer that protects and supports plant cells
  5. DNA – the molecule that contains the genetic material of a cell
  6. chromosome – a structure located in the nucleus that contains DNA
  7. gene – a segment of DNA located on the chromosome that, among other things, controls specific traits
  8. trait – a characteristic that can be passed on to an organism’s offspring
  9. cell cycle – a series of events occurring during the life of a cell
  10. interphase – the stage of cell growth occurring at the beginning of the cell cycle
  11. mitosis – the stage of the cell cycle in which the cell’s nucleus divides in two
  12. cytokinesis – the final stage of the cell cycle in which the cytoplasm divides
  13. mutation – a change in the DNA sequence of a gene or chromosome
  14. cancer – a disease caused by cells that go through uncontrolled cell division
  15. The basic building blocks from which all living organisms are made are cells.
  16. There are 46 chromosomes in a normal human cell.
  17. The cell membrane protects and controls what moves in and out of the cells.
  18. DNA contains all the genetic information about the cell.
  19. While not all cells have a true nucleus, all cells must contain some form of DNA.
  20. Traits are controlled by the genes.
  21. The cell theory is all living things are composed of cells, cells are the basic unit of all organisms, and all cells come from other cells.
  22. The stage where the nucleus divides in two is mitosis.
  23. The stage the cell membrane of an animal looks as if it is being pinched in the middle is cytokinesis.
  24. The stage that uses the most time for cell growth is interphase.
  25. The three main stages of the cell cycle in order are interphase, mitosis, and cytokinesis.
  26. Organisms inherit traits from their parents.
  27. Traits are determined by genes, which are made of DNA.
  28. DNA is made of tiny pieces that fit together in different patterns.
  29. Each DNA pattern is code that gives the cell instructions for each unique trait. Since there are so many patterns for each trait, each organism is unique.
  30. Cancer forms because sometimes the DNA in the cell gets damaged, causing mutation, which causes cells to function abnormally. The cells may begin to grow and divide too fast. Cancer forms when cells divide uncontrollably often forming tumors.
  31. Cells can grow and divide into layers. The layers will eventually become tissues.

Some tissues will become organs, and the organs will be arranged into organ systems.

Animal Cells- Irregular shape                Plant Cells- Cell Wall, Chloroplasts, Boxed shaped

Both animal cell and plant cells – cell membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus, chromosomes, genes, DNA

  1. mitochondria – power house of the cell
  2. nucleus – controls the cell’s activities
  3. vacuole – In animal cells, the vacuole can hold food for later use or for waste removal. In plant cells, the vacuole is used to maintain water balance.

 

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05Nov, 22

November 7-11, 2022

November 7 – 11, 2022

Study Guide Bible Lesson 13: Thanksgiving

Memory Verse: Hebrews 13:15 Therefore through him let us continually offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of the lips that confess his name.  

  1. Thanksgiving is important because it reflects a relationship with God, a reliance on God, and rest in God.
  2. God’s chosen people in the Old Testament gave Him thank offerings to voluntarily show their gratitude for His person, power, and to celebrate with friends and family what the Lord had done.
  3. Jesus offered Himself as one sacrifice for all sins.
  4. Through Jesus, believers are able to fellowship and have a relationship with God.
  5. Many of the psalms express thanksgiving to God.
  6. A psalm is a poem or praise to God that is said or sung.
  7. A psalmist is an author or writer of psalms.
  8. Christians are to love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.
  9. Jonah showed faith while still in the belly of the fish by declaring that God had already answered him.
  10. It is possible to give thanks during a hard situation. This is illustrated in Jonah’s story – while Jonah was still in the belly of the great fish, in faith he offered a sacrifice of thanksgiving to God. The same illustration can be found in Hannah’s story – Hannah cried out to God in honesty during a difficult time and worshiped Him. She was thankful to God for His promise of a son, even though the promise was not yet fulfilled.
  11. In faith and thanksgiving Hannah dedicated her son, Samuel, to the Lord to serve under Eli.
  12. Christians should come before the Lord with prayers of thanksgiving in all circumstances, even in difficult trials.
  13. The Bible says to give thanks in every situation since this is God’s will (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
  14. A proper attitude during trials is to rejoice in them because they produce patience and completeness. It is also commanded by God.
  15. The giving of thanks during difficult situations, despite conflicting emotions, is a sign of mature faith in God. Rejoicing or thankfulness is more a choice than an emotion.

 

Spelling Lesson 13

mist – small water droplets falling in the atmosphere that is a form of rain

missed – did not attend

suite – a group of rooms

sweet – 1. tasting like sugar 2. kind

guest – a visitor

guessed – made a judgement without enough knowledge to be certain

profit – 1. Money received from a sale after costs are subtracted 2. benefit

prophet – a person who speaks to God

horse – a domesticated animal with four legs, mane, hooves, and a tail

hoarse – sounding harsh or rough, characterized by a husky voice

presents – gifts

presence – the condition of being present

kelp – a large brown seaweed

nucleus – the control center of a cell

aquatic – living or growing in water

plantlike – having the qualities of a plant

seaweed – a plant that grows in the sea; alga, kelp

ecosystem – a group of living and nonliving things that interact with each

                     other in an environment

photosynthesis – the process that allows green plants to make food from water, carbon dioxide, and sunlight

accessible – able to be easily reached

 

Test Schedule

Spelling Pretest – No spelling pretest this week

Bible: Chapter 12 Wednesday, November 9 (Study guide posted last week).

Spelling Definition Test – Friday, November 11

Spelling Word Test – Friday, November 11

Read and Comprehend Cold Reads – Friday, November 11

Math Chapter 3 Test – Friday, November 11 (Finishing Chapter 3 and chapter review will be completed in class during the week)

Language – Quiz Thursday, November 10 – Subjective, Objective, Possessive Pronouns (page 67 Language Book)

Science Vocabulary Quiz – Friday, November 11, Study terms on page 3.3A – science workbook

 

Science Chapter 3 Test – Wednesday, November 15, Study guide will be posted

Homework: Please check your child’s agenda for daily homework. (i.e., math)

Study for upcoming tests!

Read AR book for 20 minutes each night.

 

Weekly Focus November 7-11, 2022

Bible – Chapter 13 Thanksgiving

Literature – Poetry and skills

English – Pronouns

Math – Chapter 3- Finishing Multiply Whole Numbers

Science – Cells

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29Oct, 22

Week of October 31- November 4, 2022

October 31 – November 4, 2022

Study Guide Bible Lesson 12: Gideon Faces Fear

Memory Verse: Isaiah 41:10 Do not fear for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with my righteous right hand.   CSB

 

  1. Israel was oppressed by the Midianites because of Israel’s unfaithfulness to God.
  2. The oppression by the Midianites lasted 7 years.
  3. A prophet repeated God’s command that Israel was not to worship other gods.
  4. God appeared to Gideon as the Angel of the Lord while Gideon was threshing wheat in the winepress.
  5. Gideon was threshing wheat at the winepress because he was afraid of the Midianites.
  6. Just as God had done for Moses, God encouraged Gideon by promising His power and presence.
  7. Gideon told God he had been looking for God’s miracles, like those that had occurred in the Israelites’ history, to gain freedom from the Midianites. God’s response was for Gideon to go in this strength and that god would be with him.
  8. Gideon replied with an excuse. His excuse for not being able to lead Israel was that he was from the weakest clan and was the least in his family.
  9. Although Gideon obeyed God and Destroyed his father’s altar to Baal, he did it at night rather than in the daytime because he was afraid.
  10. To help overcome his fear and to develop his growth in faith, Gideon requested from God first a wet fleece, then a dry fleece.
  11. Gideon began to overcome his fear by listening to God and growing in faith.
  12. When Gideon’s faith in God became stronger, his fears diminished. He worshiped God and became the leader God designed him to be.
  13. God reduced the size of Israel’s army to 300 warriors because He did not want the army to claim the glory for the victory, when the glory belonged to God.
  14. God’s unusual battle strategy was for Gideon and his men to blow the trumpets, break the pitchers, shouting, “A sword for the Lord and for Gideon!” and then stand still.
  15. Through Gideon and his 300 valiant men, God miraculously provided deliverance for His people. In an astonishing victory, the Midianites attacked each other, and no Israelites were killed.
  16. People are in danger of judgment, like the Israelites, when they reject God.
  17. Perfect love, faith in Jesus Christ, and the Word of God overcomes fear.
  18. Omnipotent means all-powerful. Only God is omnipotent.
  19. The key to overcoming all fears is faith.

Spelling Lesson 12 

refusing – the act of denying, giving back, or disproving

reverse – to turn back to the original thought, belief, or position

version – an account that is turned to reflect a particular view point

signals – marks that give notice

convert – to turn into something different

convertible – able to be turned

memory – a state of remembering and retaining knowledge

revise – to correct and improve text by looking over it again

revision – a state of correcting and improving text

inform – to shape thoughts; communicate knowledge

revival – the renewal of life

revive – to bring back to life

regression – a backward trend; a decline

reporting – to tell information again

transport – to carry from one place to another

oppressed – weighed down by harsh authority or power

covet – a strong desire to have something that belongs to another

rationalize – to justify a wrong behavior as being right

conviction – a strong belief

parable – a story illustrating a biblical truth

 

Test Schedule

Spelling Pretest – Monday, October 31

Bible: Chapter 11 Tuesday, November 1 (Study guide posted last week).

Spelling Definition Test – Thursday, November 3

Spelling Word Test – Friday, November 4

Read and Comprehend Cold Reads – Friday, November 4

Math Chapter 3 Test – Wednesday, November 9 (Finishing Chapter 3 and chapter review will be completed in class during the week)

Reading Vocabulary and Story Comprehension – Friday, November 4

 

Homework: Please check your child’s agenda for daily homework. (i.e., math)

Study for upcoming tests!

Read AR book for 20 minutes each night.

 

Weekly Focus October 24-28, 2022     

Bible – Chapter 12 Gideon Faces Fear

Literature – By the Shores of Silver Lake

English – Pronouns

Math – Chapter 3- Multiply Whole Numbers

Science – Cells

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24Oct, 22

Language Test Update

Language Test Chapter 3 will be Friday, October 28.

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22Oct, 22

October 24-28, 2022

October 24-28, 2022

Bible Study Guide                                         

Bible Lesson 11: Deborah Helps Others  Memory Verse: Psalm 121:1-2   1I lift my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from? 2My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.     CSB

  1. The cycle of sin is rebellion, bondage, repentance, rescue, and rest.
  2. Deborah is the only prophetess mentioned in the book of Judges. She was also a judge, a wife, and a great leader.
  3. God loves, cherishes, and values men and women equally.
  4. Because of their sinful ways, the Israelite nation suffered under the rule of King Jabin and the Canaanites. King Jabin’s army was superior in its day because it had 900 iron chariots. Sisera was the commander of King Jabin’s army.
  5. Oppressed means weighted down by harsh authority or power.
  6. God revealed to Deborah that He was calling Barak to lead the army against their enemy, the Canaanites. When Deborah first informed Barak that God wanted him to fight their enemy in battle, Barak refused to go unless Deborah went with him. Barak refused to go unless Deborah went with him. Because of Deborah’s faith in God and the encouragement she gave, Barak’s faith grew. Barak is even mentioned in the book of Hebrews as an example of faith.
  7. A good leader, like Deborah, encourages others to do what is right. A good leader, like Deborah, encourages others to do what is right. A good leader is also helpful to others.
  8. Jael, the wife of Heber, offered Sisera a safe place to hide and milk to drink. When he had fallen to sleep, Jael killed him with a tent peg – Jael with the nail. Just as Deborah had prophesied to Barak, God allowed a woman to get the honor for the victory over Sisera.
  9. After the great victory against the Canaanites, Deborah and Barak sang a song of praise. In the “Song of Deborah,” they praised God and the men who were willing to go to battle against an overly powerful enemy. Deborah rebuked the people of Reuben, Gilead, Dan, and Asher because they did not join Israel’s fight. She declared that they would not receive honor as the rest of Israel would.
  10. When Israel sinned, God judged them by giving them over to the ungodly Canaanite people. When Israel repented from their evil ways and turned back to God, He delivered them from the Canaanites. The same goes for people today. When people sin against God, they will suffer the consequences of sin. However, when people repent and turn to Jesus for salvation or forgiveness, He delivers them from their sin.
  11. Conscience is defined as the knowledge of right and wrong and a conviction to do what is right. 
  12. God gave people a conscience to help determine right from wrong.
  13. Philippians 2:9-11 says there is power in the name of Jesus.
  14. Believers can encourage one another and help to carry each other’s burdens by listening to, praying for, and helping to meet one another’s physical and emotional needs.

Spelling Lesson 11

identify – to recognize and name

televise – to broadcast a far distance to be seen

parallel – similar; resembling each other

scientist – a person who specializes in observing, studying, and experimenting

innocent – free rom sin or guilt; uncorrupted

ordinary – common; usual

diamond – a hard gem, made from crystals of carbon, that is formed under tremendous pressure and heat

estimate – to make a guess based on facts

anonymous – not named or identified

satisfactory – adequate; acceptable

atmosphere – the mass of air surrounding the earth

management – the handling or supervising of something

lichen – a complex, plant organism consisting of both fungi and algae

alpine – relating to the elevated, slopes above the timberline of a mountain

Arctic – relating to the region near or on the North Pole

terrain – landscape; ground

reindeer – large deer, with antlers on both male and female species, that are found in the Northern Hemisphere

Antarctic – relating to the region near or on the South Pole

permafrost – a permanently frozen layer of ground

refuse – to deny; giveback, or disprove

 

Test Schedule

Spelling Pretest – Monday, October 24

Bible: Chapter 10 Tuesday, October 27 (Study guide was posted this week).

Spelling Definition Test – Thursday, October 27

Spelling Word Test – Friday, October 28

Read and Comprehend Cold Reads – Friday, October 28

Language Chapter 3 Test – Sentences and Sentence Parts (Finishing Chapter 3 and chapter review will be completed in class during the week)

Science – Chapter 2 Test Wednesday, October 26 (Study guide is on website and chapter 2 review in science workbook.)

 

Homework: Please check your child’s agenda for daily homework. (i.e., math)

Study for upcoming tests!

Read AR book for 20 minutes each night.

Weekly Focus October 24-28, 2022

Bible – Chapter 11 Deborah Helps Others

LiteratureFrom The Black Stallion

English – Finishing Sentences and Sentence Parts Chapter 3

Math – Chapter 3- Multiply Whole Numbers

Science – Cells

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20Oct, 22

Science Test Scheduled Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Science Study Guide

Chapter 2

  1. Fruit – a plant structure that surrounds the seeds of flowering plants
  2. Seedling – a young plant
  3. Embryo – an organism produced from a spore or fertilized egg, in the early stages of development
  4. Generation – one complete life cycle
  5. Cotyledon – a nutrient-rich structure in a seed that feeds the growing embryo.
  6. Smolt – A stage of a salmon’s life cycle from which it matures into an adult and migrates to the ocean immature salmon.
  7. Alevin – a very young salmon hatchling
  8. Fertilization – the uniting of the genetic material of two cells
  9. Redd – a salmon nest
  10. Mushroom – a fleshy, spore-producing growth of certain fungi
  11. Human activities may harm the salmon by interfering with its life cycle by building dams that keep salmon from migrating, building roads and causing soil to run into streams, interfering with the nests of eggs, logging, and pollution.
  12. The life cycle of a mushroom: The adult mushroom lives above the ground. Spores leave the parent mushroom and some land on the ground. Under the ground threadlike strands join together. These strands continue to grow and form a new mushroom.
  13. Be able to label a mushroom: cap, stem
  14. Pollinators are important in the life cycle of the flowering plant because they carry the pollen that contains half of the plant’s genetic material to another plant.
  15. Anther – A flower has several of these. The pollen is on the tops of them.
  16. Stigma – The part of the plant that pollen sticks to.
  17. The petals are often brightly colored to attract pollinators.
  18. The sepal is unique leaves that enclose the petals of a flower. Sometimes sepals can be the same color as the flower petals.
  19. Pollen carries half of the plant’s genetic material.
  20. Bacteria can live and grow almost everywhere; desks, snow, stomachs of bison, our mouths, on our skin.
  21. Reproduction of organisms involves genetic material, offspring, and generations of organisms.
  22. Fungi grows best in warm, moist places.
  23. The Anopheles mosquito transmits malaria to humans.

 

 

 

 

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14Oct, 22

October 17-21, 2022

October 17-21, 2022

 

Study Guide Bible Lesson 10: God Uses Judges        

Memory Verse: Ephesians 2:8-9 8For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift – 9not from works, so that no one can boast.  CSB

 

  1. The cycle repeated throughout the book of Judges is called The Cycle of Sin.
  2. The first phase of the cycle is rebellion.
  3. The second phase of the cycle is bondage.
  4. The third phase of the cycle is repentance.
  5. The fourth phase of the cycle is rescue.
  6. The fifth phase of the cycle is rest.
  7. Rebellion is defined as an act of opposition or an uprising against those in authority.
  8. Repentance means the act of turning away from sin and toward God.
  9. The three main judges were Deborah, Gideon, and Samson.
  10. Othniel was the first judge. He was Caleb’s nephew.
  11. Ehud, who was left-handed, was the second judge. He killed a very obese king and bought an 80-year rest for Israel- the longest time of peace during the time of the judges.
  12. The period of the judges lasted approximately 350 years, from after Joshua’s death to the reign of Saul.
  13. God raised up the judges to deliver Israel from oppression and govern them afterwards.
  14. Oppression means being weighted down by harsh or cruel authority.
  15. After each judge died, the people’s behavior became worse than before.
  16. According to Judges 17:6 and 21:25, the Israelites’ problem was that everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
  17. A parable is a story illustrating a biblical truth.
  18. The word prodigal means very extravagant and wasteful.
  19. In the parable of the prodigal son, the younger son represents sinners who accept God’s grace; the older son represents the Pharisees, sinners who would not accept God’s grace because they believed they had earned a right status with God.
  20. A person cannot earn salvation by following rules.
  21. Believers are saved by grace through faith in Christ alone.
  22. Only the shed blood of Jesus can save souls for eternity. Nothing people do will add to or replace the work Jesus did for them on the cross.

 

 

Spelling Words Lesson 10

evil – sinful; wicked

linen – woven flax

raisin – a sweet, sun-dried grape

metal – an element or compound that is solid at room temperature, is easily molded, and conducts electricity well

citizen – a member of a community

legend – a folktale

human – relating to persons

recent – current; new

curtain – cloth covering for a window; a drapery

marvel – to be amazed

foreign – belonging to a country outside one’s own country

musical – related to music

dense – tightly compacted; pressed together

thicket – thick growth of shrubs

shrubs –low plants with woody stems

sparse – thin and widely spread; infrequent

climate – the average condition of the weather over a period of years

vegetation – plant life in an area

woodlands – areas covered by trees and shrubs

assignment – that which is assigned; task

 

Test Schedule

Spelling- Pretest, Monday, October 17

Bible: Test Chapter 9 Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Study Guide Posted Last Week!

Spelling Words – Friday, October 21 – Definitions Thursday, October 20

Read and Comprehend Cold Reads – Friday, October 21

Study Multiplication Facts- Timed basic facts drills any day.

Reading Story and Vocabulary Tests Friday, October 21 “The Speckled Hen’s Egg”

 

Homework: Please check your child’s agenda for daily homework. (i.e., math)

Study for upcoming tests!

Read AR book for 20 minutes each night.

 

Weekly Focus October 17-21, 2022

Bible – Chapter 10 God Uses Judges

Literature – The Speckled Hen’s Egg

English – Sentences and Sentence Parts Chapter 3

Math – Chapter 3- Multiply Whole Numbers

Science – Chapter 2 Life Cycles

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10Oct, 22

October 10, 2022

Important!!!  The webpage did not load correctly on Friday afternoon, 10-7-2022. We will not have a spelling pretest today because I did not know about the webpage not loading until this morning. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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07Oct, 22

October 10-14, 2022

October 10-14, 2022

 Don’t forget about the required essay.  The essay contest is sponsored by Slidell VFW Post 5735. Your child is to write an essay in 300 words or less on “How I Honor Veterans”. The essay can be handwritten or typed.  The deadline is October 21, 2022. 

Study Guide Bible Lesson 9: Achan Tries to Hide His Sin

Memory Verse: 1 John 1:8 “If we say, ‘We have no sin,’ we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”    CSB

  1. Before his first victory, God (a Man) encouraged Joshua by meeting with him to personally assure Israel’s success if they obeyed in every detail.
  2. The victory of Jericho gave Joshua and Israel confidence in God’s power to conquer their enemies and made them ready to conquer another city. Joshua’s fame grew.
  3. God instructed the Israelites to destroy everything and everyone (except Rahab and her family) in the city of Jericho and to take none of the wealth for themselves. All the silver, gold, and vessels of bronze and iron were to be placed in the treasury of the Lord.
  4. Covet means a strong desire to have something that belongs to another. Achan’s first sin was coveting what did not belong to him. After he coveted it, he stole, hid and lied.
  5. When Achan first coveted these items, he should have prayed for God to give him strength to be obedient.
  6. Omniscient means all-knowing. Because God knows all and sees all, He knew everything about Achan secretly stealing the items from Jericho.
  7. Achan did not regard God’s omniscience. After stealing items, he buried them in his tent, thinking no one would know what he had done.
  8. Achan’s rebellion resulted in 36 men being killed when Israel attacked the small city of Ai. Personal sins affect relationships with others. Achan’s disobedience impacted all of Israel as well.
  9. When Israel lost the battle against the city of Ai, they became afraid and discouraged. Now that the Canaanites knew Israel could be defeated, Israel feared they might gather their armies together to destroy Israel.
  10. Achan finally acknowledged his sin, but not until he was caught. Tod’s judgment was the destruction of Achan and all his possessions. It was a graphic reminder for all Israel to obey and trust God.
  11. When believers commit a sin, they should immediately ask God to forgive them of that sin and stop doing it.
  12. Rationalize means to justify a wrong behavior as being right.
  13. There is more than one way to steal. Time, reputation, property and money can all be stolen.
  14. In the New Testament, Ananias and Sapphira lied to Peter and to the Holy Spirit. They sold some property and brought just a portion of money to the apostle Peter. When they claimed to be giving the full amount to the church, they lied to God. When confronted, they fell down dead.
  15. Fanny Crosby, known as the Blind Poetess, wrote over 8,000 of the most-loved hymns of the Christian faith. She refused to allow her disability to discourage her, but rather chose to live a victorious Christian life. She wrote about the joy of seeing Jesus face-to-face.
  16. Fanny Crosby differed from Achan in several ways. Fanny desired to meet God face-to-face, while Achan was more concerned with possessions.

 

 Spelling Words Lesson 9

royal – magnificent; majestic

avoid – to stay away from

appoint – to select a person for an official position or job

destroy – to ruin

account – a report or explanation of something that has happened or been observed

doubtful – unlikely

moisture – wetness; condensed liquid in a small quantity

outdoors – outside

crowded – packed; full

enjoyable – capable of taking pleasure or satisfaction in

allowance – a budgeted amount of money

employment – the paid work that somebody does

conifer – a type of evergreen tree or shrub that produces cones and has thin needlelike leaves

canopy – the uppermost layer of a forest, consisting of treetops that form a type

ceiling – 1. the height of the lower part of a cloud covering    2.the top part of a room or object

deciduous – describes trees or shrubs that shed their leaves every fall

timberline – the upper limit of tree growth in mountains

evergreen – describes a type of tree or shrub that keeps its leaves throughout the year                  

temperate – describes a moderate climate that lacks extremes in temperature

lumberjack – a person who cuts trees for lumber

memorial – related to something that honors or remembers an event

 

Test Schedule

Spelling- Pretest, Monday, October 10

Bible: Test Chapter 9 Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Spelling Words – Friday, October 14 – Definitions Thursday, October 13

Read and Comprehend Cold Reads – Friday, October 14th!

Study Multiplication Facts- Timed basic facts drills any day.

Reading – Story and Vocabulary Tests Friday, October 14th

Homework: Please check your child’s agenda for daily homework. (i.e., math)

Study for upcoming tests!

Read AR book for 20 minutes each night.

 

Weekly Focus October 10-14, 2022

Bible – Chapter 9 Achan Tries to Hide His Sin

Literature – The Disappearing Man

English – Sentences and Sentence Parts Chapter 3

Math – Chapter 3- Multiply Whole Numbers

Science – Chapter 2 Life Cycles

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02Oct, 22

October 3-7, 2022

October 3-7, 2022

Field Trip – Thursday, October 6, 2022 Insta-Gator

Teacher Work Day – Friday, October 7, 2022 – No school for students

Bible Study Guide Reposted from last week.

Study Guide Bible Chapter 8:  Joshua and Caleb Are Faithful   

Memory Verse: Joshua 1:7 Above all, be strong and very courageous to observe carefully the whole instruction my servant Moses commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right or the left, so that you will have success wherever you go. CSB

  1. Moses sent 12 spies to secretly explore Canaan’s land and cities.
  2. When the spies returned, they gave opposite reports. Ten of them gave a report filled with fear, focusing on the problems. Only Joshua and Caleb gave a good report, believing God’s promises in faith.
  3. When Joshua and Caleb tried to convince the Israelites that God would enable them to enter and possess the land, the people wanted to stone them.
  4. The 10 fearful and faithless spies immediately reaped the consequences of not trusting God by dying from a plague. The remaining adults in Israel were sentenced to delayed judgment by wandering and dying in the wilderness over 40 years for each of the 40 days the spies explored the land. Only the new generation would enter the Promised Land.
  5. God rewarded Joshua and Caleb for the strong resolve shown by their faith and convictions. They demonstrated leadership in the face of danger and opposition. God allowed them to live. Eventually they would enter and possess the Promised Land.
  6. A conviction means a very strong belief.
  7. Joshua and Caleb’s relationship to God developed strong convictions in them, which were more powerful than negative peer pressure.
  8. Joshua observed the Law, meditated on the Word day and night, and was careful to do everything written in God’s Word. God blessed him with great success in leadership.
  9. Eric Liddell, a Scottish runner and missionary to China, stayed true to his Christian convictions at the 1924 Olympic Games and won a gold medal in the 400 meters.
  10. God repeatedly encouraged Joshua with the phrase “ Be strong and courageous.”
  11. Mediation is defined as focused thought about a subject.
  12. Some ways that people meditate on God’s Word include reading the Bible, thinking about verses, and writing verses.
  13. Like Joshua, all God-honoring leaders read, study, and follow what the Bible teaches.
  14. Being a leader of God’s people and fighting battles often requires the godly attribute of courage.
  15. God prepared Israel’s enemies to be conquered by causing their hearts to melt when they heard how the Israelites had crossed the Jordan River. They no longer had any spirit or courage.
  16. The Israelites built stone altars and memorials as reminders of God’s faithfulness.

 

Test Schedule

Bible: Chapter 8 (Wednesday, October 5th) Study guide has been reposted this week.

Read and Comprehend Cold Read – Wednesday October 5th!

Study Multiplication Facts- Timed basic facts drills

 

Homework: Please check your child’s agenda for daily homework. (i.e., math)

Study for upcoming tests!

Read AR book for 20 minutes each night.

 

Weekly Focus October 3-7, 2022

Bible – Chapter 8 Joshua and Caleb Are Faithful

Literature – Working on skills. No story this week due to our shortened week- field trip & teacher work day

English – Sentences and Sentence Parts Chapter 3

Math – Chapter 3- Multiply Whole Numbers

Science – Chapter 2 Life Cycles

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26Sep, 22

Christmas Auditions

Drama auditions, 3rd – 5th grades
3:15 – 4:15, room 405
Any student attending the Good News club will audition first.  They must let Mrs. Kidder or Mrs. Swanson know.
Audition form required. No preparation needed.
Solo auditions during recess
Monday  4th & 5th grades, Thursday (make up day if needed)
Tuesday 2nd & 3rd grades
Audition form and song prep required.
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23Sep, 22

****Our field trip to Insta-Gator has been scheduled for Oct. 6th. Permission slips will come home soon. Please make sure to check your child’s Boomerang Folder for more information when it becomes available.

 

September 26-29, 2022 Friday is Parish Fair Day – NO SCHOOL

Study Guide Bible Lesson 8:  Joshua and Caleb Are Faithful   

Memory Verse: Joshua 1:7 Above all, be strong and very courageous to observe carefully the whole instruction my servant Moses commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right or the left, so that you will have success wherever you go.    CSB

  1. Moses sent 12 spies to secretly explore Canaan’s land and cities.
  2. When the spies returned, they gave opposite reports. Ten of them gave a report filled with fear, focusing on the problems. Only Joshua and Caleb gave a good report, believing God’s promises in faith.
  3. When Joshua and Caleb tried to convince the Israelites that God would enable them to enter and possess the land, the people wanted to stone them.
  4. The 10 fearful and faithless spies immediately reaped the consequences of not trusting God by dying from a plague. The remaining adults in Israel were sentenced to delayed judgment by wandering and dying in the wilderness over 40 years for each of the 40 days the spies explored the land. Only the new generation would enter the Promised Land.
  5. God rewarded Joshua and Caleb for the strong resolve shown by their faith and convictions. They demonstrated leadership in the face of danger and opposition. God allowed them to live. Eventually they would enter and possess the Promised Land.
  6. A conviction means a very strong belief.
  7. Joshua and Caleb’s relationship to God developed strong convictions in them, which were more powerful than negative peer pressure.
  8. Joshua observed the Law, meditated on the Word day and night, and was careful to do everything written in God’s Word. God blessed him with great success in leadership.
  9. Eric Liddell, a Scottish runner and missionary to China, stayed true to his Christian convictions at the 1924 Olympic Games and won a gold medal in the 400 meters.
  10. God repeatedly encouraged Joshua with the phrase Be strong and courageous.
  11. Mediation is defined as focused thought about a subject.
  12. Some ways that people meditate on God’s Word include reading the Bible, thinking about verses, and writing verses.
  13. Like Joshua, all God-honoring leaders read, study, and follow what the Bible teaches.
  14. Being a leader of God’s people and fighting battles often requires the godly attribute of courage.
  15. God prepared Israel’s enemies to be conquered by causing their hearts to melt when they heard how the Israelites had crossed the Jordan River. They no longer had any spirit or courage.
  16. The Israelites built stone altars and memorials as reminders of God’s faithfulness.

Spelling Lesson List 8

  1. scald – to burn with hot liquid or steam
  2. ought – forced by duty
  3. foster – to nurse; to give or receive care  
  4. sought – to have looked and asked for   
  5. coffee – a drink made by brewing the ground seeds or a coffee plant
  6. saucer – a small shallow dish in which a cup can be placed  
  7. flawed – imperfect  
  8. naughty – not behaving; disobedient
  9. recalled – to have brought back to mind; remembered
  10. alternate – to take turns; rotate
  11. chalkboard– a dark colored surface for writing with chalk
  12. sepals – unique leaves that enclose the petals of a flower
  13. pistil – the part of the flower where the seeds are formed
  14. foliage – leaves, flowers, and branches
  15. stamen – the part of the flower that produces pollen
  16. botanist – a scientist who studies plants
  17. pollinate– to transfer pollen to the pistil of a flower
  18. fragrance – a pleasant smelling scent
  19. formal – following an established form, rule, or custom
  20. cautious– being alert to watch for danger; careful

Test Schedule

NO SPELLING PRETEST THIS WEEK – 4 Day Week- No school Friday

Math Chapter 2 Test Monday, September 26 Study Guide-Chapter 2 Review

Math Chapters 1-2 Test Wednesday, September 28 Study Guide Chapters 1-2 Review

Science Test Chapter 1 Test Tuesday, September, 27 Study guide posted on web page last week

Spelling: ListTest Thursday, Sept.29th Correct Spelling of Words

Spelling: List – Definitions Test Thursday, September 29th

Bible: Chapter 7 (Tuesday, September 27th) Study guide posted last week.

Read and Comprehend Cold Reads on Thursday this week!

Reading Vocabulary and Comprehension Test (Gold Mounted Guns) – Thursday, September 27th (vocabulary – Reading notebook)

 

Homework: Please check your child’s agenda for daily homework. (i.e., math)

Study for upcoming tests!

Read AR book for 20 minutes each night. 

 

Weekly Focus September 26-29

Bible – Chapter 8 Joshua and Caleb Are Faithful

Literature – Gold Mounted Guns; story element-conflict

English – Sentences and Sentence Parts Chapter 3

Math – Chapter 2 Test/Chapters 1-2 Test

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20Sep, 22

Science Study Guide – Test September 27, 2022

Science Chapter 1 Study Guide           Test Tuesday, September 27th

  1. The four elements most abundant in living things are: carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen.
  2. Biogeochemical cycle is the cycling of chemical elements through living and nonliving parts of the ecosystem.
  3. Ecosystems are composed of biotic (living) and abiotic (nonliving) parts.
  4. Runoff is the precipitation that flows over the surface of the soil.
  5. Collection is the process by which precipitation is gathered into a body of water.
  6. The ocean is the greatest source of water vapor.
  7. Photosynthesis is the process that allows green plants to make sugar from sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide and that releases oxygen into the atmosphere.
  8. Cellular respiration is the process in cells by which oxygen and glucose are used to produce energy and carbon dioxide.
  9. Fossil fuels are a source of energy formed from dead plants and animals.
  10. Nitrogen fixation is converting nitrogen in the atmosphere into a form that can be used by plants.
  11. Legume is a plant that hosts nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the nodules on its roots.
  12. Nodules are a swelling on a plant root that contains nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
  13. Denitrification is the process that releases nitrogen from the soil back into the atmosphere.
  14. Photochemical smog is the brown smog produced when air pollutants react with sunlight.
  15. Emission is a pollutant released into the atmosphere.
  16. Acid precipitation is the precipitation that is more acidic than normal rainwater.
  17. By cutting down the trees in a forest will cause the ecosystem to lose nitrogen. It can cause too much carbon dioxide to build up since there would not be enough producers to use up the carbon dioxide.
  18. Acid precipitation soaks into the soil and can destroy the ability of trees to absorb the nutrients they need.
  19. God designed the carbon and oxygen cycle and the nitrogen cycle to be balanced in order to allow life to thrive on Earth.
  20. Humans can disrupt these cycles. Carbon and nitrogen become pollutants when too much of them are introduced into an ecosystem.
  21. Smog is harmful to the environment and to human health.
  22. Evaporation is the process that changes liquid water to water vapor.
  23. Transpiration is the process that water is evaporated from the leaves of plants.
  24. Precipitation is water released from the clouds in the form of rain, sleet, hail, or snow.
  25. Condensation is the process by which water vapor in the air is changed into liquid water.
  26. Know the water cycle.
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16Sep, 22

September 19-23, 2022

Bible Chapter 7 Moses Fears God Study Guide

Memory Verse: Hebrews 10:11-12 11Every priest stands day after day ministering and offering the same sacrifices time after time, which can never take away sin. 12But this man, after offering one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God.

  1. Submission means humbly accepting the authority or decision of someone else.
  2. Choices result in consequences.
  3. The people complained because they were tired of manna and wanted meat. Many then died by fire or plague.
  4. Moses was able to speak with God so openly because of his close relationship with God.
  5. When people complain against God, their relationship with Him suffers, and consequences may follow.
  6. Moses refused to enter Canaan after the spies returned. The consequence for not obeying God and entering the Promised Land was to wander for 40 years in the wilderness until that generation had died.
  7. More than once, God’s anger was so great against Israel’s sin that He would have destroyed the people if it had not been for Moses’ intercession.
  8. Leaders are responsible to pray for and protect the people that are leading, as a demonstration of their right relationship to others and responsible leadership before God and the world.
  9. Moses was a great leader because he was humble and he maintained a close relationship with God.
  10. Moses asked God to save Israel because Moses wanted God’s reputation to remain strong.
  11. The fear of God is loving respect for Him and security in His love while having a great awe of God’s power.
  12. Moses’ Hebrew parents had a greater fear and respect for God than for Pharaoh. They boldly trusted God by hiding Moses in a basket and placing it on the Nile. Their loving fear of God exceeded their fear of punishment.
  13. According to Hebrews 11:24-28, Moses boldly chose truth. He refused to be referred to as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, he was willing to suffer affliction with the people of God instead of enjoying the sinful pleasures of Pharaoh’s household, he valued living and suffering for the sake of Christ greater than riches he could obtain in Egypt, he did not fear the anger of the king, and he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood.
  14. Moses demonstrated a bold belief in God’s deliverance by leading the people of God through the Red Sea.
  15. Jesus Christ offered the final, complete, and eternal sacrifice for sin when He took upon Himself all of the sins of the world and willingly died on the cross.
  16. Sin is anything people think, say, or do that disobeys God.
  17. Sacrifice is defined as the offering of something to God.
  18. Atonement is defined as making things right with God through sacrifice.

 

Spelling Lesson List 6 Pretest Monday, September 19

  1. typist – one who types
  2. purify – to make pure  
  3. crystal – a type of quartz that is almost transparent
  4. physics – a science that deals with matter and energy
  5. canyon – a deep, narrow valley
  6. recycle – to process as to regain usefulness
  7. rhyming – putting into rhyme
  8. systems – a group of parts that work together to perform a task
  9. mystery – something not easily or immediately understood
  10. symptom – an indication of an illness
  11. gymnasium – a large room used for indoor sports
  12. youthfulness – the characteristic of being young
  13. seedling – a young plant grown from a seed
  14. embryo – a young seed plant still contained within the seed
  15. dormant – inactive
  16. adequate – sufficient to meet a need
  17. favorable – helpful; advantageous; good
  18. germinate – to sprout
  19. absorption – take in or soak up
  20. progress – a step forward; advancement in a job, grade, or position

 

Test Schedule

Spelling: List 7Spell words correctly Friday, September 23rd

Spelling: List 7 – Definitions Test Thursday, September 22nd

Bible test Chapter 6 test is scheduled for Tuesday, September 20th.

Read and Comprehend Cold Reads – Every Friday!

Reading – Friday, September 23rd Poetry Test 

Language Chapter 2 Test – Friday, September 23; Review pages will be done in class and for homework

Monday, September 26th  Math Chapter 2 Test; Review will be done in class on Friday, September 23rd

Wednesday, September 28thMath Chapters 1 & 2 Test. Chapter review will be done on Tuesday, September 27th

 

Homework: Please check your child’s agenda for daily homework. (i.e., math)

Study for upcoming tests!

Read AR book for 20 minutes each night.

 

Weekly Focus September 19-23

Bible – Chapter 7 Moses Fears God

Literature – Poetry

English – Nouns at Work Chapter 2

Math – Chapter 2- Equivalent Decimals, Subtracting/Adding Decimals through thousandths, problem solving

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09Sep, 22

September 12-16, 2022

September 12-16, 2022

Chapter 6 Study Guide:

Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 14:12 So also you – since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, seek to excel in building up the church. CSB

  1. The Hebrews had been in captivity for around 400 years in Egypt, since the days of Joseph. A new pharaoh came to power and did not acknowledge the God of the Hebrews.
  2. God appeared as a fire and communicated with Moses at the burning bush after Moses had been in Midian for 40 years. Moses listened to what God said.
  3. God called Moses to speak to Pharaoh about setting the Hebrews free.
  4. At first, Moses made excuses for his perceived inadequacies, but God countered Moses’ excuses. Moses agreed to serve God and follow God’s plan.
  5. Communication is essential in a relationship. Spending time listening to God is important in a believer’s relationship with Him. By listening to God, believers grow in their faith and understand more of how God wants them to use their spiritual gifts.
  6. God equips all whom He calls (regardless of their perceived inadequacies) with gifts, such as ministering or serving, giving or sharing, teaching, encouraging or exhorting, words of wisdom, faith, and miracles.
  7. God wants believers to use their spiritual gifts to serve Him and to serve others in love.
  8. God sent 10 plagues to demonstrate that He is omnipotent, which means all-powerful, to show the Egyptians and Hebrews who worshipped the Egyptian gods that the false gods were powerless, and to convince Pharaoh to free the Hebrews.
  9. The 10 plagues are as follows: 1. waters become blood2. frogs 3. Lice (gnats) 4. flies 5. diseased livestock 6. boils 7. hail8. locusts 9. darkness 10. death of the firstborn.
  10. The Passover is defined as the night before the Exodus when the Hebrew people were passed over from harm by following God’s instructions during the tenth plague.
  11. The Hebrews had to be ready to leave on the night of the Passover.
  12. God provided the Hebrews with a way to escape the last plague by giving instructions for the Passover. The Hebrews were instructed to put the blood of a sacrificial lamb or goat on the two doorposts and lintel of each household.
  13. The Passover event foreshadowed Jesus Christ as the sacrificial Lamb. The Passover lamb was sacrificed for the release of the Hebrews out of slavery; Jesus is the sacrificial Lamb, who releases believers from the bondage of sin.
  14. The shedding of Christ’s blood on the cross provides release from the bondage of sin to all who accept this sacrifice.

Spelling Lesson List 6

  1. headache – a pain in the head
  2. magazines – Plural for magazine: periodicals with articles  
  3. granite – a fiery rock composed of mica, feldspar, and quartz  
  4. grace – favor given that is not earned or deserved   
  5. induct – to take into; install
  6. intersection – the location where lines intersect  
  7. strife – a quarrel, a struggle, or a bitter conflict  
  8. envy – a desire for another’s possessions or advantage
  9. section – a piece separated from a whole
  10. contact – a touch
  11. intact – not touched or broken; unbroken
  12. mercy – kindness or compassion towards others
  13. recede – to go back from a certain point or level
  14. proverb – a short saying or principle
  15. covenant – a promise
  16. duration – the period of time in which something lasts
  17. vital – necessary to maintain life
  18. vitality – the capacity to live and grow
  19. reconcile – to mend or restore a relationship
  20. verbal – relating to or consisting of words

 

Test Schedule

Spelling Pretest Monday, Sept. 12th

Spelling: List 6 – Test Friday, Sept. 16th Correct Spelling of Words

Spelling: List 6 – Definitions Test Thursday, September 15th

Bible: Chapter 5 (Tuesday, September 13th) Study guide posted last week.

Read and Comprehend Cold Reads – Every Friday!

Reading Vocabulary and Comprehension Test (The Silent Lobby) – Friday, September 16th (vocabulary – Reading notebook)

 

Homework: Please check your child’s agenda for daily homework. (i.e., math)

Study for upcoming tests!

Read AR book for 20 minutes each night.

 

Weekly Focus September 12-16

Bible – Chapter 6

Literature – The Silent Lobby; story element – theme

English – Nouns at Work: Chapter 2

Math – Chapter 2- estimation, adding/subtracting larger numbers whole numbers and decimals

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02Sep, 22

September 6-9, 2022

September 6-9, 2022

Chapter 5 Study Guide: Joseph Forgives

Bible Verse: Genesis 50:20 You planned evil against me; God planned it for good to bring about the present result – the survival of many people. CSB

  1. Joseph was honored more than any other men of his day because of his integrity, his honesty, his attitude in unjust situations, and his witness for God.
  2. Mercy means kindness or compassion toward others.
  3. Sovereignty means supreme authority.
  4. Believing in the sovereignty of God means believing that God has authority over all things.
  5. When believers understand the sovereignty of God, it helps them to forgive those who have been unkind to them. They understand that because they are believers, God works all things together for their good. Joseph believed this and practiced it throughout his life.
  6. Both Potiphar and Pharaoh saw evidence of great wisdom and the Spirit of God in Joseph’s life. As a result, they each promoted him to a position of leadership.
  7. Before Joseph revealed his identity to his brothers, he wanted to make sure their hearts had changed. He arranged for his brother to bring his younger brother, Benjamin, to Egypt, and for Benjamin to be taken as a slave. He hoped his brothers would not betray Benjamin as they had betrayed him so many years earlier. When they pleaded for Benjamin’s freedom and Judah offered himself in Benjamin’s stead, Joseph knew they had changed.
  8. God shows His children mercy and salvation through Jesus, even though they do not deserve it.
  9. People show mercy by being compassionate toward someone under their authority.
  10. Because God has mercy on believers, so should believers forgive others.
  11. The balm of Gilead in Joseph’s day was used for healing wounds in the body. Jesus is called the Balm of Gilead because He is the healer of the spirit.
  12. Christ is the best example of true healing and restoration because He forgives, gives abundant life, and makes a believer’s life a sweet aroma in example and witness.
  13. Reconcile means to mend or restore a relationship.
  14. Through mercy and forgiveness, Joseph reconciled his relationship with his brothers.
  15. Joseph’s life symbolizes the life of Christ so closely that he is thought of as a picture of Christ. There are many reasons for this, including that his birth was long awaited, he was betrayed by his own brethren, he was sold for the price of a slave, he was the beloved of his father, he saved his family and the surrounding nations, he forgave those who wronged him, and he brought healing and restoration to others.

Spelling Lesson – No definition test this week. No spelling pretest this week.

  1. unify                11. choosing
  2. dutiful             12. continued
  3. loosen              13. arid
  4. rescue              14. dunes
  5. pursuit            15. cactus
  6. bruised           16. deserts
  7. curfew             17. semiarid
  8. nephew           18. landscape
  9. included         19. evaporates
  10. perfume         20. durable

 

Test Schedule

Spelling: List 5 (Friday, September) Correct Spelling of Words

No Spelling Pretest this week!!!

Bible: Chapter 4 (Wednesday, September 7th) Study guide posted last week.

Bible test is scheduled for Wednesday this week due to the Labor Day Holiday.

Language – Chapter 1 Test Verbs Thursday, Sept. 8th  Chapter Review will be used as a study guide and completed in class.

Read and Comprehend Cold Reads – Every Friday!

Reading Vocabulary and Comprehension Test (New Providence: A Changing City Scape) – Friday, September 10th (vocabulary – Reading notebook)

 

Homework: Please check your child’s agenda for daily homework. (i.e., math)

Study for upcoming tests!

Read AR book for 20 minutes each night.

 

Weekly Focus September 6-9

Bible – Chapter 5 Joseph Forgives

Literature –New Providence A Changing City Scape

English – Unit 1: Verbs-Chapter test; Nouns at Work Chapter 2

Math – Chapter 2- estimation, adding/subtracting larger numbers

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26Aug, 22

August 29 – September 2, 2022

August 29 – September 2, 2022

Bible Chapter 4 Study Guide: Joseph is Rejected and Accused

(Test scheduled – September 7th)

Bible Verse: Ephesians 4:31-32 31Let all bitterness, anger and wrath, shouting and slander be removed from you, along with all malice. 32 And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.  CSB

  1. Joseph was one of the 12 sons of Jacob. These 12 sons fathered the 12 tribes of Israel.
  2. Envy caused Joseph’s brothers to hate him. They were envious because he was their father’s favorite son and because their father gave Joseph a multicolored coat. Joseph shared a dream that they did not understand and which, they felt, insulted them. Their envy led to strife within the family. His brothers thought about murdering Joseph.
  3. Envy is defined as a desire for another’s possessions or advantages.
  4. Strife means a quarrel, a struggle, or a bitter conflict.
  5.  Jacob favored his son Joseph because Joseph was born when Jacob was an old man and because he was the older son of his much-loved wife, Rachel.
  6. Joseph was thrown into a pit, sold into slavery for 20 pieces of silver, lied about by Potiphar’s wife, and put into prison.
  7. Joseph’s attitude during the trials of his life was positive and forgiving as he trusted God.
  8. Others knew God was with Joseph because God caused all he did to prosper. Joseph served with integrity and honor. He was a very hard worker and he was dependable. He was quickly elevated to leadership.
  9. Believers should work hard, wherever they are, to show godly service.
  10. Joseph knew God was with him. He could always trust that God would work things out even when circumstances seemed impossible.
  11. God worked through both good and bad relationships in Joseph’s life to direct Joseph exactly where He wanted him to be. As a result, many people were kept from dying.
  12. When his brothers sold him into slavery, Joseph ended up in charge of Potiphar’s house. When he was falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife and sent to prison, the prison keeper gave Joseph leadership responsibilities and Joseph met two servants of Pharaoh.
  13. When God gave the butler (cupbearer) and the baker dreams, Joseph correctly interpreted them. When God gave Pharaoh dreams, the butler suddenly remembered Joseph. God gave Joseph favor in Pharaoh’s eyes, and Pharaoh made Joseph second ruler in Egypt.
  14. Joseph learned that God works all situations for good to those who love Him. Even though Joseph suffered horrible treatment, the ultimate result was that lives of many people were spared and relationships were restored. Seeing this bigger picture allowed Joseph to truly forgive.
  15. Joseph demonstrated two godly qualities throughout his life. First, he forgave others, which eliminated bitterness and invited God’s blessings. Second, he humbly gave God the credit for his success.
  16. An easy way to remember how to not give in to sin is to use God’s Truth Emergency Number (Psalm 119:9, 11) – listen to God’s Word and hide His Word in your heart to avoid sin against God. When all else fails, a person can run away from sin as Joseph did.

Spelling Lesson 3 Be able to spell and know the definitions (Spelling Pretest; Monday, August 29

  1. ideal – best; perfect
  2. icicle – a hanging ice spike that is formed by the freezing of dripping water.
  3. cocoa – a brown powder used to make chocolate
  4. admire – to look or marvel at something or somebody
  5. lightning – a flash of light caused by the passing of electricity in a thunderstorm
  6. decided – past tense of DECIDE; made a choice
  7. midnight – twelve o’clock at night
  8. although – even though
  9. motivate – to make somebody interested in and committed to something
  10. envelope – an enclosing case or cover
  11. groceries – plural of GROCERY; goods sold in a grocery store
  12. thoroughly – completely
  13. basin – a low area of ground surrounded by higher terrain
  14. valley – a low area of ground, surrounded by higher terrain, with a large extent in one direction
  15. glacier – a large body of ice that moves down a valley or slope; ice mass
  16. gorges – plural of GORGE; deep, narrow canyons or valleys that are formed through river erosion
  17. deepest – lowest
  18. terraces – plural for TERRACE; flat sections of old floodplains, usually left  attached to the side of a valley, that have been formed by erosion
  19. broadest – widest
  20. proceed – to go forward with something; to continue to do something

 

Test Schedule

Spelling: List 4 (Friday, September 2nd) Correct Spelling of Words

Spelling List 4 (Thursday, September 1st) Definitions (definitions may include meanings and/or use in context)

Bible: Chapter 3 (Tuesday, August 30th) Study guide posted last week.

Please remember, Bible tests are scheduled for Tuesday, the week after it is taught in order not to have all tests on Fridays.

Read and Comprehend Cold Reads – Every Friday!

Reading Vocabulary and Comprehension Test (Kate Shelley: Bound For Legend) – Friday, September 2nd (vocabulary – Reading notebook)

Math – Chapter 1 Test (Friday, September 2) Chapter 1 Review will be the study guide pages 20-21. We complete these pages in class on Thursday, Sept. 1

 

Homework: Please check your child’s agenda for daily homework. (i.e., math)

Study for upcoming tests!

Read AR book for 20 minutes each night.

 

Weekly Focus August 29 – September 2

Bible – Joseph Is Rejected and Accused

Literature –Kate Shelley: Bound For Legend – story element: character

English – Unit 1: Verb Phrases, Verb Forms, Verb Endings, Principal Parts

Math – Chapter 1 – Round Decimals; Problem Solving: Decimals; Chapter Test Review

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19Aug, 22

Week of August 22-26, 2022

August 22-26, 2022

Bible Verse: Chapter 3 Ephesians 4:24 and to put on the new self, the one created according to God’s likeness in righteousness and purity of the truth. CSB

Bible Chapter 3 Study Guide: (Test scheduled – August 30th)

  1. Jacob hurt his family through his deceit. Jacob tricked his brother, Esau, and lied to his father in order to receive the inheritance and blessing that were not rightfully his.
  2. Because Esau threatened to kill Jacob after being tricked, Jacob feared for his life. Jacob left to go to his uncle Laban’s home in Paddan Aram.
  3. After leaving home, Jacob had an amazing dream. In the dream, God showed him a ladder, or staircase, leading up to heaven. Angels were ascending and descending on this ladder.
  4. God identified Himself to Jacob in his dream by reminding Jacob of His prior relationship to Abraham and Isaac. Through this relationship, God affirmed His covenant to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
  5. God offered the covenant to Jacob that included the land of Canaan, many descendants, and a future nation. Jacob’s part was to trust and obey God. Jacob agreed to the covenant, as long as God would take care of him.
  6. Jacob met his uncle Laban and Laban’s daughters, Rachel and Leah. Jacob worked for Laban for seven years in order to marry Rachel, but he was tricked into marrying Leah instead. He worked another seven years as payment for Rachel and six additional years to earn flocks and herds of animals.
  7. Laban was just as deceptive as his sister Rebekah and Jacob had been. Living a life of deception is not how God wants believers to live.
  8. A covenant is a promise.
  9. Jacob was the third generation to receive the promises from God’s covenant. This was not because of Jacob’s righteousness, but because of God’s grace and faithfulness.
  10. Grace means favor given that is not earned or deserved.
  11. God told Jacob to return home to Canaan, but Jacob was afraid that his brother, Esau, might still try to harm him or his family. Jacob prayed for God’s protection/help.
  12. After sending his family across the Jabbok River, Jacob remained in his campsite alone. Late at night, a Man wrestled with him. Jacob knew that this Man had been sent from God, so he demanded a blessing. The Man blessed Jacob, but made Jacob’s hip go out of joint. Jacob’s name was changed to Israel.
  13. Jacob continued his journey to meet his brother. Esau forgave Jacob and allowed Jacob and his family to settle in the land
  14. God confirmed His covenant with Jacob at Bethel.
  15. By way of a new covenant, Go promises believers the forgiveness of sins and eternal life through faith in His Son, Jesus.
  16. God offers the gift of salvation to everyone. A person receives God’s new covenant of grace through faith.

 

Spelling Lesson 3 Be able to spell and know the definitions

  1. alley – a narrow street
  2. shield – a protective cover
  3. belief – something believed
  4. salary – wages earned on a regular basis; money earned
  5. relieve – to stop something unpleasant
  6. money – coins and paper with value used for payment
  7. neither – not one or the other
  8. achieve – to accomplish
  9. territory – an area of land
  10. received – to have acquired
  11. volleyball – a game played by hitting a ball over a net using one’s hands
  12. assembly – a group of people gathered for legislation, worship, or entertainment
  13. cavern – a large cave
  14. sinkhole – a hollow place
  15. columns – pillars
  16. chamber – a room; a natural or artificial enclosed space
  17. limestone – a sedimentary rock
  18. stalactites – formations resembling an icicle that hang from the ceiling or sides of a limestone cave
  19. stalagmites – formations rising from the floor of a limestone cave
  20. dissect – to cut apart

 

Test Schedule

Spelling: List 3 (Friday, August 26th) Correct Spelling of Words  If your child spells all the words correctly on Monday’s pretest, your child will not have to spell on Friday.

Spelling List 3 (Thursday, August 25th) Definitions (definitions may include meanings and/or use in context)

Bible: Chapter 2 (Tuesday, August 23rd) Study guide posted last week.

Please remember, Bible tests are scheduled for Tuesday, the week after it is taught in order not to have all tests on Fridays.

Read and Comprehend Cold Reads – Every Friday!

Reading Vocabulary and Comprehension Test (Slower Than the Rest) – Friday, August 26thth (vocabulary – Reading notebook)

 

Homework: Please check your child’s agenda for daily homework. (i.e., math)

Study for upcoming tests!

Read AR book for 20 minutes each night.

 

Weekly Focus August 22-26

Bible Jacob is Transformed

LiteratureSlower Than the Rest – Story Elements

English – Unit 1: Verbs at Work

Math – Chapter 1 – Tenths and Hundredths, Thousandths; Compare Decimals; Round Decimals

 

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18Aug, 22

Bible Chapter 2 Study Guide Abraham Trusts and Obey

Study Guide         

Bible: Chapter 2 Abraham Trusts and Obey

Memory Verse:  Hebrews 11:17  By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac. He received the promises and yet he was offering his one and only son. CSB

  • Abraham was originally from the city of Ur, a people of pagan beliefs.
  • A pagan is one who follows one or more false gods.
  • God spoke to Abraham at age 75 when he was living in Haran.
  • God told Abraham to leave Haran. Abraham trusted in God and obeyed Him. He left Haran not knowing where he was going to go.
  • Abraham showed submission, willingly obeying God’s call to leave Haran.
  • Submission is the act of humbly accepting the authority or decision of someone else.
  • Abraham took Sarah, his wife, Lot, his nephew, and others along with him from Haran.
  • Abraham obeyed and listened to God when God told him to journey to a new land. Both Abraham and Lot had many possessions.
  • When Abraham neared the city of Bethel, he built an altar to the Lord.
  • God made a six-part promise to bless Abraham if he was obedient.
  • The six promises to Abraham were:* I will make you a great nation.* I will make your name great. *You will be a blessing.*I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you. *All the earth will be blessed through you. *I will give land to your descendants.
  • The most important of the six promises was that the Messiah would one day be born through Abraham’s descendants.
  • A patriarch is defined as one of the founding fathers of a family or family line.
  • Abraham, showing trust and obedience in God, let Lot choose land first.
  • Lot chose the well-watered plain of Jordan, closest to wicked Sodom.
  • A covenant is a promise. God’s key covenant with Abraham was that he and Sarah would have a son, through which the Messiah would come.
  • The name Abraham means father of a multitude, or many nations.
  • At first, Abraham and Sarah did not trust God’s promise.
  • Abraham wanted Ishmael, Hagar’s son, to fulfill God’s covenant. God reminded Abraham that He would fulfill His covenant to Abraham by giving him a son through Sarah. Abraham’s promised son was Isaac.
  • Isaac was a miracle because Sarah was far beyond childbearing age.
  • God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. Abraham chose to completely trust and obey God, believing God would resurrect Isaac from the dead. God did not allow Abraham to go through with the sacrifice.
  • The story of Abraham  and Isaac foreshadowed the life of Christ in the following ways:
  • Both were promised sons.
  • Both births were long awaited.
  • Both were miracle births.
  • Both were considered the only sons of their fathers.
  • Both went willingly to their sacrifices.
  • Both carried wood to their sacrifices.
  • Both had fathers who were willing to sacrifice them.

 

 

 

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16Aug, 22

Updated Test Schedule August 15-19

These quizzes have been scheduled for Friday, along with the spelling test (correctly spelled) and spelling definition test is on Thursday, 8-18.

Language Quiz: Friday, August 19th Language vocabulary is located in student’s language notebook.

Science Quiz: Friday, August 19th Scientific Process – Scientific Process notes are located in science notebook.

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12Aug, 22

August 15-19, 2022

August 15-19

Bible Verse: Hebrews 11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac. He received the promises and yet he was offering his one and only son.

Spelling Lesson 2 Be able to spell and know the definitions

  1. reign – to possess controlling power; to rule
  2. beige – a pale tan color
  3. agent – someone authorized to act for a company
  4. major – great in importance or interest; serious
  5. details – specific information; small parts of a whole
  6. survey – a collection of information for analysis
  7. freight – heavy goods to be shipped often by train
  8. faithful – loyal; sticking to promises; committed
  9. obeyed – followed instructions; complied
  10. prepaid – gave money for something in advance
  11. complaint – an expression of dissatisfaction; grievance
  12. neighborly – acting like a friendly kind neighbor
  13. lava – magma that flows down the sides of a volcano
  14. molten – liquified by intense heat
  15. volcano – a mountain formed by a build up of materials from within the earth
  16. magma – molten rock formed beneath the surface of the earth
  17. eruption – an explosion upward and outward, as in a volcano
  18. pressure – the application of force
  19. conduction – the act of leading or carrying
  20. intersect – to divide or cut by passing through

 

 

Test Schedule

Spelling: List 2 Words

Spelling Pretest on Monday, August 15th (only spelling the words correctly, not definitions) If you child spells all the words correctly, no test on spelling test Friday.

Final Spelling Test  (Friday, August 19th) If your child does not spell all the words correctly. 

Thursday Definitions (definitions may include meanings and/or use in context)

Bible: Chapter 1 (Tuesday, August 16th)

Read and Think Cold Reads – Every Friday!

Reading Test – Wednesday, August 17th – Reading vocabulary (Reading notebook) and story comprehension Samuel’s Choice

 

Homework: Please check your child’s agenda for daily homework. (i.e., math)

Study for upcoming tests!

Read AR book for 20 minutes each night.

 

 

Weekly Focus August 15-19

Bible – Abraham Trusts and Obeys

LiteratureSamuel’s Choice – Story Elements; Slower Than the Rest – story elements

English – Unit 1: Verbs at Work

Science – Engineering Design Process

Math – Chapter 1 Compare Whole Numbers <, >, =; Round Whole Numbers, Tenths and Hundredths, Thousandths

 

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08Aug, 22

Bible Lesson 1 Study Guide

Study Guide                                         

Bible  Lesson 1:  God’s Word Is True       Name ______________________________

Memory Verse-  Romans 15:4   “For whatever was written in the past was written for our instruction, so that we may have hope through endurance and through the encouragement from the Scriptures.”  CSB

  1. General revelation means that God reveals Himself to people through nature.
  2. Special revelation means that God reveals Himself to people through the Bible and the life of Christ.
  3. No one can rightfully say that he or she has had no knowledge of God. All people see God’s general revelation in nature and sense their need for Him within themselves, or through their conscience.
  4. God chose to communicate His truth to people because of His great love for them.
  5. Truth is defined as fact or reality.
  6. God chose to reveal Himself in order to bring salvation to all people through a personal relationship with Jesus.
  7. The Old Testament’s message presents who God is (His Person, the Messiah), His plan of salvation, and His principles for living.
  8. Christians should study God’s Word for its teaching, rebuke or to stop,  correct or right way, and training in righteousness.
  9. God gives principles to live by to help people make wise choices.
  10. Satan tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden by lying. He twisted God’s Word so that she would sin
  11. Even though Adam and Eve allowed sin to enter the Garden of Eden, God planned for a savior.
  12. Abel’s sacrifice was accepted because it was offered in faith. He had a proper heart response.
  13. Cain’s offering was rejected because he did it with a wrong heart and it came from his own labor of tilling the ground.
  14. Cain was a farmer. Abel was a shepherd, a herder of sheep.
  15. Abraham started a new nation with a promise of a new son and a blessing.
  16. God urged Cain to repent of murdering his brother. Because Cain refused to repent, he had to leave the presence of the Lord and received a mark for protection. The mark also brought shame.
  17. People have regularly responded to God’s goodness by rebelling and sinning against His truth.
  18. The flood destroyed wickedness but a rainbow showed God’s love to Noah.
  19. God rescued the Jews out of slavery with power and a new leader, Moses.
  20. Yielding to God’s love and acknowledging that God’s plan is best is a way to minimize jealousy. This brings contentment.
  21. God’s redemptive plan can be seen in the lives of Bible characters written about in the Old Testament.
  22. People have responded to God’s love and goodness by accepting God’s love and becoming a part of His family, ignoring the truth and going out on their own, and hiding their sin and turning away from God. 
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06Aug, 22

August 8-12

August 8-12

Bible Verse:  Romans 15:4 (memorize)

For whatever was written in the past was written for our instruction, so that we may have hope through endurance and through the encouragement from the Scriptures.

Spelling Lesson 1 (Due to a short week, I have provided the definitions.)

  1. chilly – noticeably cold
  2. value – worth or importance of something
  3. humble – meek; respectful
  4. pattern – repeating order
  5. shelving – a sloping area or surface on a mountainside
  6. volumes – printed pages combined into book form
  7. whisper – to speak in a very soft and quiet voice
  8. common – familiar; ordinary
  9. separate – to divide or disconnect
  10. erosion – the process in which wind, water, or ice wears away the surface of the earth
  11. summit – the highest point, peak, or top
  12. igneous – fiery or related to fire, a kind of rock formed from cooled magma or lava
  13. sediment – material deposited by water, wind, or ice; residue
  14. mountains – large ridges of land above the terrain, often with steep slopes and rocky areas
  15. expose – to uncover
  16. fragment – a small, broken piece or section
  17. deposit – a collection of sediments or particles that have been weathered or eroded
  18. puppetry – the art of making or operating puppets
  19. fragile – easily broken or damaged; delicate
  20. snowcapped – having a covering of snow

 

Test Schedule

Spelling: List 1 (Friday, August 12th) Words and Definitions (definitions may include meanings and/or use in context)

Bible: Chapter 1 (Tuesday, August 16th)

Read and Think Cold Reads – Every Friday!

 

Homework: Please check your child’s agenda for daily homework. (i.e., math)

Cover the textbooks.

Study for upcoming tests!

Study multiplication facts daily! We will have minute drills.

Read AR book for 20 minutes each night.

 

Weekly Focus August 8-12

Bible – God’s Word Is True

LiteratureSamuel’s Choice – Story Elements

English – Unit 1: Verbs at Work

Science – Scientific Process and Engineering Design Process

Math – Chapter 1 Place Value (Hundred Thousands, Hundred Billions), Compare Whole Numbers <, >, =, writing numbers least to greatest, greatest to least with numbers up to hundred billions

 

 

 

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06Aug, 22

How to Cover Textbooks

The textbooks that will need to be covered are Literature, Science, and Social Studies.

I will send one textbook home each day to be covered.

The video below gives instructions on how to cover the books with brown paper.

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04Aug, 22

Parent Letter

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the Fifth Grade! My name is Mrs. Milton and I am very excited to be your child’s teacher this year. I have been teaching for 36.5 years and I retired in 2021 from St. Tammany Public Schools. I love teaching and it is my calling. Even though I retired, God knew I had a lot of teaching left to do, so He led me to FBCS. I have taught second grade, third grade, fifth grade, and I have been an elementary school librarian. Fifth grade is my favorite grade to teach.

I am honored to teach your child. I am looking forward to seeing each individual child grow academically and spiritually. We are going to have a great year as we work together helping your child succeed.

Classroom:

Your child will be assigned their agenda, textbooks, and workbooks for the year. Please cover the textbooks with BROWN PAPER (no cloth covers). I will begin sending textbooks home to be covered on Monday, August 8th. I will send home two or three textbooks at a time. I am hoping we get all textbooks covered the first week of school.

Please do not allow any tape to touch the books, because the tape causes damage to the books.

Bible: Purposeful Design Grade 5 Edition Workbook

Literature: Mosdos Press Literature Coral Textbook

Math: Purposeful Design Mathematics Grade 5 Workbook

English: God’s Gift of Language B

Science: Purposeful Design Science Level Five

Social Studies: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; The United States: The Making of a New Nation

 

Snacks:

The students will have an opportunity to eat a snack in the morning as long as the classroom stays clean and free of snack trash on the floor. Please send snacks that are not high in sugar, especially candy. Also, please be sure the snack is a finger-food and does not require eating utensils.

Birthday:

Please remember that if you send party invitations to school, each child in our class must receive one. Treats for birthdays can be brought to the office.

Website:

Make sure to check it weekly for updates and reminders.

Email address: [email protected]  I will check emails only during the morning upon arrival to school, during my planning time, and after school. To find my school website: www.fbcseagles.com, go to student services, class updates, then Mrs. Milton.

Positive Behavior:

In our classroom, there are non-negotiable rules:

  1. Listen and show respect while others are talking.
  2. Follow directions the first time they are given.
  3. Treat everyone with kindness and respect.
  4. Take care of our classroom and school.
  5. Work quietly and play safely.

 

In our classroom, we have a conduct chart with push pins. Positive behavior allows you child to move on the chart until the end of the row. Once your child has reached the end of the row, he/she will receive a coupon for a reward of their choosing from the reward “shopping list”. Your child can spend the coupon upon receiving or he/she can accumulate coupons and spend at his/her choosing. Redeeming coupons will only be allowed in the morning before school or in the afternoon right before dismissal.

Each day your child begins with 5 behavior points. If your child has no push backs, the student will receive full conduct credit for the day. If you child breaks any classroom or school rule, he/she will push back the pin. A red push pin will be used to indicate the push back. One point will be deducted from the behavior grade for each push back your child makes each day. I always give warnings to the student whenever behavior becomes an issue. Push backs are used whenever the student is unable to correct the behavior without a consequence.

Conduct:

Your child’s conduct grade will be posted on Headmaster by Tuesday of each week. Every day he/she have the opportunity to earn 5 conduct points for a 20-point weekly conduct grade. In our classroom, we have a conduct chart with push pins. Below are the consequences associated with each behavior level.

Level 5: The student will receive full conduct credit for the day. (5/5 points)

Level 4: I will remind the student of my expectations and one point will be deducted.  (4/5 points)

Level 3: I will give a verbal warning and reteach the expectation and two points will be deducted. (3/5 points)

Level 2: I will conference with the student and three points will be deducted. (2/5 points)

Level 1: The student will receive a write-up, parental contact and

four points will be deducted. (1/5 points)

Level 0: Possible administration involvement, parental contact, and

the student will lose all points for the day. (0/5 points)

I am looking forward to a fantastic school year.

Kathryn Milton, M.Ed.

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