Friday, October 13, 2017

Week of October 16th

Happenings at NSSD.........

Cross Country Haunted Mansion at the former Cardinal Brennan

Book Fair at the Elementary

Friday is a dress down day for $1

Social Studies:
Monday and Tuesday some students will be working on an enrichment project and some students will be going over information from lesson 4 on Pennsylvania's regions.  Wednesday students will have a chance to correct mistakes on their lesson 4 test.

Thursday and Friday students will be introduced to Lesson 5. 

Student Objectives:

Lesson 4: Our Geographic Regions
1.    Students will be able to identify and locate the five geographic regions of PA.
2.   Students will be able to describe the five geographic regions of PA.
            3. Students will be able to associate each vocabulary word with it respective meaning


Lesson 5: Our Natural Resources
1.    Students will be able to identify the natural resources of PA.
2.   Students will be able to classify a natural resource as to whether it is a renewable or non-renewable, and whether it is living or non-living.
3.   Students will be able to define key terms.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Week of October 9th

Important Items:
Monday - No School for Students
Wednesday- 2 Hour Data Delay
                    Annual Powder Puff Classic 7:00pm
Friday- Homecoming Football Game
             Cross Country Haunted Mansion

Social Studies Tentative week outlook:

Monday October 9th- No School for Students

Tuesday October 10th- Review for Lesson 4 Test

Wednesday October 11th- Lesson 4 Test

Thursday October 12th- Introduce Lesson 5

Friday October 13th- Continue with Lesson 5

Student Objectives:

Lesson 4: Our Geographic Regions
1.    Students will be able to identify and locate the five geographic regions of PA.
2.   Students will be able to describe the five geographic regions of PA.
            3. Students will be able to associate each vocabulary word with it respective meaning


Lesson 5: Our Natural Resources
1.    Students will be able to identify the natural resources of PA.
2.   Students will be able to classify a natural resource as to whether it is a renewable or non-renewable, and whether it is living or non-living.
3.   Students will be able to define key terms.

Monday, October 2, 2017

October 2nd-October 13th

Tentative Outlook for the Week.........

* This week the positive behavior that will be focused on is teamwork.  

Social Studies: 

Lessons 4 and 5Students will work on Lesson 4 which includes our geographic regions.
Students will begin Lesson 5 on our natural resources.
* There will be vocab with these two lessons for students to learn.

Student Objectives:

Lesson 4: Our Geographic Regions
1.    Students will be able to identify and locate the five geographic regions of PA.
2.   Students will be able to describe the five geographic regions of PA.
            3. Students will be able to associate each vocabulary word with it respective meaning


Lesson 5: Our Natural Resources
1.    Students will be able to identify the natural resources of PA.
2.   Students will be able to classify a natural resource as to whether it is a renewable or non-renewable, and whether it is living or non-living.
3.   Students will be able to define key terms.


Monday, September 25, 2017

Week of September 25th

Tentative Week Outlook.....

*** Lesson 3 Test on State Symbols will be Monday Oct. 1st ***
        State Animal- Whitetail Deer
        State Flower- Mountain Laurel
        State Plant- Crownvetch
        State Dog- Great Dane
        State Tree- Hemlock
         State Fish- Brook Trout
        State Beverage- Milk
        State Insect- Firefly

Monday- Test on Lessons 1 and 2

Tuesday- Introduce and Begin Learning Pennsylvania State Symbols

Wednesday- Students will make note cards to use to study for the test Monday

Thursday- Wood Mobile

Friday-  Bar Graph Activity, Study for Test on lesson 3

* This week the focus for our School Wide Behavior Support Plan is Respect 



Lesson 3 Objectives:
Define what symbols are and identify different types of symbols
Associate state symbols with their correct names
Interpret a bar graph

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Week of September 18th, 2017

Homework: 
Test Monday 9/25/17 on Lessons 1 and 2



Lessons 1 and 2 Study Guide
Vocabulary
          Border-a make-believe line that mapmakers use to separate areas of land
       Boundary- a line that shows the limits of something
Country- a nation; an area of land free from other nations that is governed by a leader; the land of a person’s birth
Oblong- a shape that is longer than it is wide

·         The country we live in is the United States of America.

·         The state we live in is Pennsylvania.

Lesson 1
For the following questions think of the directions on a compass rose.
1.              New York          is the state north of Pennsylvania.
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2.   West of Pennsylvania is the state of ___Ohio____.(state that covers most of the western border)

3.    ____New Jersey_____ is east of Pennsylvania and covers most of the eastern border.

4.    ___Delaware River_______is Pennsylvania’s wavy eastern border.

5.    New Jersey is _______east______ of Pennsylvania.

6.    The great lake that borders Pennsylvania is __Lake Erie_______.

Lesson 2
1.     The colors of Pennsylvania’s flag are ___blue___ and __gold__.
A2.    The words liberty and independence on the flag mean that is it important to be ____free___.

3.    ____A plow__ and ___corn___ on the flag stand for the farms that Pennsylvania has.



Unit 1 Overview 

Unit 1
Lesson 1: Our State
Lesson 2: Our State Flag

Lesson 3: Our State Symbols


Upon Completion of Unit I Students Will Be Able To:
Lesson 1:
Locate their country and state on a map and/or globe
Identify, locate, and label countries bordering the United States
Identify, locate, and label states bordering Pennsylvania
Lesson 2:
Identify the state flag of Pennsylvania
Explain the meaning of the colors and objects in Pennsylvania’s state flag
Create a flag for their classroom, home, school, or community
Lesson 3:
Define what symbols are and identify different types of symbols
Associate state symbols with their correct names
Interpret a bar graph

Create a bar graph

Friday, September 8, 2017

4th Grade Social Studies

Week of September 11th:

All Classes:
Monday- Quiz on Utilizing a text book (Table of Contents, Glossary, Index)
Tuesday-Friday - The focus will be on how to use a compass rose to locate countries that border the Unites States of America and states that border Pennsylvania.

At the end of this week students will be able to identify, label, and locate countries bordering the USA and identify, label, and locate states bordering PA.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Week of September 4th:

Special Events/Change in Schedule
Monday - No School
Thursday - Positive Behavior Support Pep Rally

*****Quiz on the Table of Contents, Index, and Glossary will be Monday September 11th for all classes********

Periods 1A, 1B, 2B, 3B

Tuesday - Review Using Table of Contents & Introduce and Complete Activity Utilizing the Index
Wednesday- Introduce and Complete Activity on the Glossary
Thursday- Review Table of Contents, Index, and Glossary
Friday- Quiz on Table of Contents, Index, and Glossary

Periods 2A and 3A
Tuesday- Introduce and Complete Activity Utilizing the Table of Contents
Wednesday- Using Table of Contents & Introduce and Complete Activity Utilizing the Index
Thursday-Introduce and Complete Activity on the Glossary
Friday-Review Table of Contents, Index, and Glossary