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Mr.  Casey  Walters
4th Grade English language Arts/ History
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Spelling words week 10 and Vocabulary
Due Date: 10/25/2018
Subject: 4th Grade

All testing this week will be on Thursday due to the Fall Festival and the set up of it.  Thanks and hopefully I'll see you there!


Spelling Words: sight words, cher pattern, and academic vocabulary.

  1. fourteen
  2. plenty
  3. relax
  4. bureau
  5. plateau
  6. field
  7. clause
  8. sentence
  9. sketch
  10. rancher
  11. bleacher
  12. richer
  13. voucher
  14. pitcher
  15. catcher
  16. earthquake
  17. scale
  18. tremor
  19. fault
  20. crust


Flora and Ulysses vocabulary from chapters 20-29 (define with synonyms)

  1. humane - kind
  2. eradicate - destroy
  3. hyperbole - exaggeration
  4. obfuscation - confusion
  5. nefarious - evil
  6. surreptitious - secret

In Class for the week of October 22-25
Due Date: 10/25/2018
Subject: 4th Grade

We will be reading chapters 20 - 29 in Flora and Ulysses this Monday and Tuesday and will test over it on Thursday due to not being able to access the classroom on Friday for the Fall Festival.

History for week of 10-22 through 10-25
Due Date: 10/25/2018
Subject: 4th Grade

Declaring Independence

In 1774 all of the colonies, except Georgia, had delegates, people that represented the colonies, met in Carpenter’s Hall in Philadelphia to discuss the problems that they were having with the British government.  This was the First Continental Congress, a congress is a group of people who meet to discuss important issues or problems and make decisions.  Some very important men were at this meeting: George Washington, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, Sam Adams, John Adams, and others.  


They wrote a petition to King George III (this is an important king, so remember his name) asking that things be changed.  They also set up a militia, a small sort of army, for each colony for emergencies.  They also decided to start another boycott with Britain. And they decided to meet again if King George III did not respond to their petition in a way that they hoped.  


The British marched on the towns of Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts looking for weapons that the colonists might be hiding.  They were met by colonial minutemen, men that were ready to fight quickly (in a minute), and they had a fight with the British soldiers and drove them back to Boston.  


The warning came from Paul Revere and his famous “midnight ride”.

The Second Continental Congress took place in Philadelphia in what is now called Independence Hall.  This is where they decided to declare independence and George Washington was put in charge of the Continental army.  


There were three main ways of thinking when the war started.  1. The people who didn’t take either side. 2. The loyalists (Tories) who were loyal to England.  3. Then there were the Patriots, the people who wanted independence from Britain and wanted to start their own country.


Writing prompts for the week of October 22-24
Due Date: 10/24/2018
Subject: 4th Grade

Monday's writing prompt:

Think about an incident that happened to you and exaggerate in the telling. Make it into a tall tale.

Tuesday's writing prompt:

What commercial on TV do you dislike beyond all others? What about it is particularly annoying to you?

Wednesday's writing prompt:

Design some gadget or machine that might make the future better.  What is it?  What does it look like?  What does it do?  How does it work?  How will it help people?