This week in Mrs. Teitelbaum’s class we started the novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. We wrote predictions after reading the prologue, and then we started the first chapter. We wrote about the characters that we were introduced to, and what we think is going to happen with them. By: Jack H
Other types of nouns and pronouns can also be used as adjectives: This, that, these, whose, which, any, etc, when used with a noun become an adjective.
Here are a few examples.
- Whose shoes are those?
- Those shoes are this shade of brown.
- Which ice cream flavor do you like?
- Any flavor is the best!
By: Isa Z
This week in Language Arts we worked on our science fair research papers. We worked on writing our introduction. In our introduction we included our question, purpose, hypothesis, and what our experiment is testing. We write a new paragraph each night. We all are working so hard!
This week we also worked on adverbs. We learned that adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. Adverbs tell us how, when, where, why, and how much. Here are some examples. We also learned that not and n’t are adverbs.
Kicked solidly – how did he kick
Kick the ball now – when
These past few weeks in Mrs. Teitelbaum’s class we have been learning about adverbs in depth. Every day, when we walk in the classroom, there are a few sentences on the Smartboard. We take out our notebooks and then, depending on the directions, we write the answers down in our notebook and then go over our answers together. Sometimes the directions are to find the comparative and superlative adverbs, find just the adverbs, or when we aren’t learning about adverbs, find the adjectives!
Also, we are reading the book Ungifted written by Gordon Korman. It’s about a boy who is known for his pranks and finally does his ultimate trick. This trick is so bad that he has to switch schools, hiding from his mistake. We finished the book today, and we are starting the book The Outsiders next week.
By: Arin N
This week in Language Arts, we finished a book we have been reading as a class called Life as we Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. Life as We Knew It was about a girl named Miranda and her family. When the moon is knocked out of orbit and comes dangerously close to the Earth, the whole world is affected. All the tides are messed up and the weather is weird. All the groceries stores run out of food, gas is $10 a gallon, and even school is canceled. This book is about the struggle of a family trying to survive while they are running low on food, sickness is spreading, and everyone they know is dying.
For grammar this week, we are reviewing subject and predicate. The subject is what the sentence is about. The predicate is the verb, which includes helping verbs. We also reviewed the different types of sentences. For example, imperative sentences are a command or request. Declarative sentences are a statement. Interrogative sentences ask a question and exclamatory sentences show strong feeling. In the sentence, ‘Sarah is attending a new school,’ the subject is ‘Sarah’ and the predicate is ‘is attending.’ In the sentence, ‘During the fall, leaves cover the ground,’ the subject is ‘leaves’ and the predicate is ‘cover.’
By: Zoe M.