Sunday, September 27, 2009

Reading Should Make Sense........

If it doesn't:
Read it again.
Read it out loud.
Use prior knowledge and make connections.
Use punctuation to understand the author's meaning or the character's feelings.
Read the chapter name and look for clues.
Break the unknown word into parts - smaller words, prefix, suffix or base word.
Use a similar word to help figure out the unknown word.
Skip the word. Look for context clues as you read. Reread.
Make a guess at the word meaning and see if the guess makes sense.
Use resources - a dictionary, a glossary, a friend, or the teacher.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Homework Sept. 28- Oct. 2

FAR/ Math Facts
Math workbook pages  53-53
Spelling Contract ( 3 assignments) Spelling Test on Friday.
Lone Star math Week 4 due Friday
Study for States and Capitols quiz for Friday.

FAR / Math Facts
Reading work sheet "The Case of the Fairy Godmother for Hire/The Case of Freddy’s Tarantula "

Wednesday :
FAR/ Math Facts
Math workbook pages 69-70

FAR/ Math Facts
Reading worksheet " The Case of the Wanna-be Superstar/The Case of the Weary Lunch Lady"
Get discipline folder signed over the weekend

Math /FAR sheet due on Monday

Shadow Notes

• Shadows are formed when light cannot pass through an object.

• The position of light affects the direction of the shadow.

• Shadows are created on the side of the object OPPOSITE the light source.

• Shadows change size according to the position of the light source.

• Shadows on the Earth, caused by the Sun during the day, change size and direction due to the Earth’s rotation on its axis.


The Earth's seasons are not caused by the differences in the distance from the Sun throughout the year (these differences are extremely small). The seasons are the result of the tilt of the Earth's axis.

The Earth's axis is tilted from perpendicular to the plane of the ecliptic by 23.45°. This tilting is what gives us the four seasons of the year - spring, summer, autumn (fall) and winter. Since the axis is tilted, different parts of the globe are oriented towards the Sun at different times of the year.

Summer is warmer than winter (in each hemisphere) because the Sun's rays hit the Earth at a more direct angle during summer than during winter and also because the days are much longer than the nights during the summer. During the winter, the Sun's rays hit the Earth at an extreme angle, and the days are very short. These effects are due to the tilt of the Earth's axis.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Homework Sept. 21- 25.

FAR/ Math Facts
Math workbook pages 57-58
 Spelling Contract ( 3 assignments)
 Lone Star math Week 3 due Friday

FAR / Math Facts
 Reading work sheet " The Case of the Unemplyed Princess"

 Wednesday :
 FAR/ Math Facts
 Math workbook pages 51-52

FAR/ Math Facts
 Reading worksheet " The Case of the Dissatisfied Dog"

 Get discipline folder signed over the weekend
Math /FAR sheet due on Monday

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Problem Solving Steps

See how we solve problems in SBISD!

We use the five following steps:

1. Read the problem and restate the question.

2. Show what you know.

3. Describe in words how to solve the problem.

4. Solve the problem.

5. Prove your answer is reasonable.

SBISD Problem Solver # 2

SBISD Problem Solver #1