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Imporant Dates

May - 2012 Mark these dates on your calendar! 5/1 Book Fair SOAR Assembly Credit Union Book Fair (parents 5:30-6:30 pm) Summer Activity Night 5/2 Vision Screening 5/3 Bagel Day "101 Dalmations" 6:00 pm in the cafe 5/4 Vision Screening Dismissal (11:19 am) 5/5 Cinco de Mayo 5/8 Credit Union 5/9 PTO (6:30 pm) 5/10 Bagel Day 5/15 Credit Union Kindergarten Roundup (6:30 pm) 5/16 Honor Roll Breakfast 5/18 Bullying Assembly 5/22 Credit Union 5/24 Bagel Day 5/25 Dismissal (11:19 am) 5/28 No school - Memorial Day 5/29 Credit Union Service Squad @ C.J. Barrymores 5/31 Bagel Day


Monday 12:20 - 1:00 Gym Tuesday 12:20 - 1:00 Art Wednesday 12:20 - 1:00 Spanish Thursday 12:20 - 1:00 Music Friday 12:20 - 1:00 Media Center

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Contact Information

        Mr. Richard A deRuiter


                 Room 110


                       3180 Hein Dr.
        Sterling Heights, Michigan  48310


                      (586) 825-2780




                        Thursday is Bagel Day!


                  Bagels are $.75. You are allowed to purchase
                  more than one if you like. Paper bags and
                  napkins are provided.


                 Leftover bagels will be sold on Friday for $.50.



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Daily Assignments

Practice the words daily on Spelling City! Monday Copy the words in your Agenda. Tuesday Write each word in a sentence. Wednesday Write each word 3 times Thursday Pretest Friday Test

Maria Isabel

Spelling List 1. shark 2. attack 3. risk 4. public 5. sink 6. question 7. electric 8. jacket 9. blank 10. ache 11. crooked 12. drink 13. topic 14. track 15. blanket 16. struck 17. mistake 18. junk 19. squirrel 20. stomach

Grandfather's Journey

Spelling List 1. snow 2. grind 3. still 4, coast 5. odd 6. crime 7. gold 8. wrote 9. flight 10. build 11. broke 12. blind 13. folk 14. grown 15. shock 16. ripe 17. coal 18. inch 19. sigh 20. built

By the Shores of Silver Lake

Spelling List 4 1. steel 2. sreal 3. lead 4. led 5. wait 6. weight 7. wear 8. ware 9. creak 10. creek 11. beet 12. beat 13. meet 14. meat 15. peek 16. peak 17. deer 18. dear 19. ring 20. wring


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Theme 1 Wrap-Up

Spelling List 1. past 2. weight 3. kept 4. steel 5. creek 6. still 7. meat 8. blind 9. creak 10. steal 11. trunk 12. tube 13. crumb 14. wait 15. meet

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Math / Science Words

Spelling List


1.   rotate
2.   union
3.   embargo
4.   reflect
5.   migrate
6.   sum
7.   difference
8.   orbit
9.   volume
10.  strike
11.  recycle
12.  tilt
13.  immingrant
14.  season
15.  addend


Lou Gehrig

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1.   pilot
2.   depend
3.   visit
4.   human
5.   seven
6.   chosen
7.   paper
8.   reason

9.   become
10. parent
11. never
12. modern
13. tiny
14. tuna
15. event
16. fever
17. moment
18. prison
19. basic
20. open

More Math / Science Words

Spelling List


1.   survey

2.   tally

3.   chart

4.   horizontal axis

5,   vertical axis

6.   mean

7.   median

8.   mode

9.   range

10. ration

11. prosperity

12. discrimination

Juan Verdades

Spelling List


1.   yellow

2.   bucket

3.   package

4.   narrow

5.   rabbit

6.   chicken

7.   declare

8.   person

9.   entire

10. number

11. gather

12. engine

13. rocket

14. nothing

15. rather

16. garden

17. secret

18. limber

19. apron

20. silver


Social Studies Words

Spelling List


1.   tariff

2.   producer

3.   profit

4.   export

5,   corporation

6.   economics

7.   interest

8.   service

9.   goods

10. import

11. scarcity

12. consumer

13. partnership

14. tax

Nov. 14-18

Spelling List


1.   acting
2.   anybody
3.   blanks
4.   bother
5.   buys
6.   charm
7.   cloud
8.   cookies
9.   crops
10. fade
11. painter
12. places
13. pounds
14. press
15. risk
16. setting
17. stairs
18. stamped
19. stuck
20. tiny

Nov. 28 - Dec. 2

Spelling List


1.   magnet

2.   circuit

3.   pole

4.   condutor

5.   insulator

6.   electromagnet

7.   switch

8.   battery
static electricity

10.  chemical energy
11.  mechanical energy
12.  colon :
13.  semicolon ;
14.  comma ,

15.  parentheses " "

Martin Luther King words

Spelling List


1.   race

2.   justice

3.   peaceful

4.   rights

5.   protest

6.   march

7.   nonviolence

8.   minister

9.   dream

10. freedom

11. nation

12. boycott

Misspelled Words

Spelling List


1.   eighth
2.   tongue

3.   through
4.   once
5.   enough
6.   chose
7.   favorite
8.   guess
9.   believe
10. loose
11. lose
12. another
13. choose
14. anyone
15. quit
16. beautiful
17. would
18. quite
19. height

20. weird


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The Last Dragon

Spelling List


1.   village

2.   cottage

3.   bridge
4.   fence
5.   strange
6.   chance
7.   twice
8.   cage
9.   change
10. carriage
11. glance
12. ridge
13. manage
14. damage
15. since
16. marriage
17. edge
18. lodge

19. cabbage

20. dodge

Marven of the Great North Woods

Spelling List


1.   beauty

2.   ugly

3.   lazy
4.   marry
5.   ready
6.   sorry
7.   empty
8.   honey
9.   valley
10. movie
11. duty
12. hungry
13. lonely
14. alley
15. body
16. twenty
17. turkey
18. hockey

19. fifty

20. monkey

Gloria Estefan

Spelling List


1.   sunnier

2.   cloudier

3.   windier
4.   cities
5.   heaviest

6.   prettiest

7.   studied
8.   easier
9.   noisier
10. families
11. ferries
12. crazier
13. funnier
14. earlier
15. copied
16. hobbies
17. angriest
18. emptied

19. worried

20. happiest

Spelling List


1.   beauty

2.   ugly

3.   lazy
4.   marry
5.   ready
6.   sorry
7.   empty
8.   honey
9.   valley
10. movie
11. duty
12. hungry
13. lonely
14. alley
15. body
16. twenty
17. turkey
18. hockey

19. fifty

20. monkey


Spelling List 1


1.   gain
2.   cream
3.   sweet
4.   safe
5.   past

6.   reach
7.   kept
8.   gray
9.   field
10. break
11. east
12. shape
13. steep
14. pray
15. pain
16. hello 
17. west
18. cheap
19. steak
20. chief


Finding the Titanic

Spelling List 3


1.   brush

2.   juice
3.   fruit
4.   tube

5.   lunch
6.   crumb
7.   few
8.   true
9.   truth
10. done
11. suit
12. pump
13. due

14. dull
15. tune
16. blew
17. trunk

18. sum

19. glue
20. threw


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Reader's Workshop

The Cafe' Is Open! Students meet in small groups with Mr. deRuiter to work on various reading strategies with the goal of improving their fluency and comprehension.

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Cafe' Menu

                                  I understand what I read

- Check for understanding
- Back up and reread
- Monitor and fix up
- Retell the story
- Use prior knowledge to connect with text
- Make a picture or mental image
- Ask questions throughout the reading process
- Predict what will happen; use text to confirm
- Infer and support with evidence
- Use text features (titles, headings, captions, graphic features)
- Summarize text: include sequence of main events
- Use main idea and supporting details to determine importance
- Determine and analyze author’s purpose and support with text
- Recognize literacy elements:

  (genre, plot, character, setting, problem/resolution, theme)
- Recognize and explain cause-and-effect relationships
- Compare and contrast within and between text


                                   I can read the words

- Cross checking: Do the pictures and/or words look right?

  Do they sound right? Do they make sense?
- Use the pictures: Do the words and pictures match?
- Use beginning and ending sounds
- Blend sounds; stretch and reread
- Flip the sound
- Chunk letters and sounds together
- Skip the word, then come back
-Trade a word/guess a word that makes sense


                    I can read accurately, with expression, 
                             and understand what I read


- Voracious reading
- Read appropriate-level texts that are a good fit
- Reread text
- Practice common sight words and high frequency words
- Adjust and apply different reading rates to match text
- Use punctuation to enhance phrasing and prosody

  (end marks, commas, etc.)


                       Expanding Vocabulary
                   I know, find, and use interesting words

- Voracious reading
- Tune in to new and interesting words and use them in speaking  
  and writing
- Use pictures, illustrations, and diagrams
- Use word parts to determine the meaning of words:

  (prefixes, suffixes, origins, abbreviations, etc.)
- Use prior knowledge and context to predict and confirm meaning
- Ask someone to define the word for you
- Use dictionaries, thesauruses, and glossaries as tools


Reading Groups

What are we reading?


1 - Dash, the Young Meerkat

2 - Cyril the Dragon

3 - Ruby Bridges

4 - Message in a Bottle

5 - Rescue in the Bermuda Triangle



We are practicing these strategies:



- Checking for understanding
- Back up and reread




- Do the words make sense?

- Use start and sounds












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Writer's Workshop

Our workshop is like all sorts of other workshops. It begins with the writers. They get together to learn new strategies. The teacher says, 'Let me show you a strategy, a technique that has been important to my work,' and then he models it. After about ten minutes working together as a group, everyone goes to work on his or her own project. Then the teacher becomes the coach.

Strategies for Writing a Personal Narrative

1. Think of a person who matters to you, then list clear, small moments you remember with him or her. Choose one to sketch and then write the accompanying story. 2. Think of a place that matters to you, then list clear, small moments you remember there. Choose one to sketch and then write the accompanying story.

Qualities of Good Narrative Writing

1. Write a little seed story. Don't write all about a giant watermelon topic. 2. Zoom in so you tell the most important parts of the story. 3. Include true, exact details from the movie you have in your mind. Include the 5 senses: seeing, smelling, touching, hearing tasting.

Types of Leads

The purpose of the LEAD is to grab the reader's attention. 1. Begin with a question. Have you ever......? Did you know that.....? 2. Begin with dialogue. "What are you doing?" my father asked. "Stay out of the flowers," I shouted to Sparky.


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Topic 2 - Math Project - due 11/5

Factoid Washington, DC, is closer to Mexico City, Mexico, than it is to Los Angeles, California. Directions On the map of the Uniterd States and Mexico, identify the locations of Washington, DC: Los Angeles, California; Mexico City, Mexico; and Seattle, Washington. On the Internet, research the distances and then answer the questions below. Distances: Washington, DC, to Los Angeles Washington, DC, to Mexico City Los Angeles to Mexico City Los Angeles to Seattle 1. Write the names of the cities on the map. 2. Use a ruler to connect the cities listed above with a straight line and write the distance in miles on the line. 3. How much farther is it from Washington, DC, to Los Angeles than from Washington, DC, to Mexico City? 4. How much farther is it from Los Angeles to Seattle than it is from Mexico City to Los Angeles?

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enVision Math - Topic 1 Numeration

Topic 1.  Numeration


1-1   Thousands
        Students will represent numbers with place-value blocks and

        number lines. They will write numbers in standard form, ex-

        panded form, and word form.

1-2   Millions
        Students will represent numbers in the millions using a place-

        value chart. They will write numbers in expanded form, using

        periods to help write numbers in word form.

1-3   Comparing and Ordering Whole Numbers
        Students will apply their knowledge of place value to compare

        and order numbers.

1-4   Rounding Whole Numbers
        Students will show how to use place value to round whole


1-5   Using Money to Understand Decimals
        Students will use place-value charts to read, write, and 

        compare decimals in tenths and hudredths using money.

1-6   Counting Money and Making Change
        Students will convert a collection of coins and bills into a total

        amount and make change.

1-7   Make an Organized List
        Students will systematically find and record all possible

        outcomes for a situation.

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enVision Math - Topic 2 Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers

Topic 2.  Adding and Subtracting


2-1   Using Mental Math to Add and Subtract
        Students will apply a variety of methods to add and subtract whole numbers mentally.


        1.  Properties of Addition: pgs. 28-29

            Cummutative Property of Addition:
                You can add two numbers in any order.

            Associative Property of Addition:
                You can change the grouping of addends.

            Identity Property of Addition:
               Adding zero does not change the number.


        2.  Methods for adding and subtracting mentally: p. 28

            Adding: breaking apart and compensation
            Subtracting: counting on and compensation


2-2   Estimating Sums and Differences of Whole Numbers
        Students will round whole numbers to estimate sums and



2-3   Problem Solving: Missing or Extra Information
        Students will identify what information in a problem is not needed

        or not present.


2-4   Adding Whole Numbers
        Students will add numbers to hundred thosands with and without




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enVision Math - Topic 17 Data and Graphs

Topic 17.  Data and Graphs


17-1   Data from Surveys 
          Students will design and use a survey with a sample size that

          allows accurate predictions to be made about a larger popul-


17-2   Interpretting Graphs
          Students will use bar graphs to display data.


17-3   Line Plots
          Students will learn and understand how to draw line plots,

          interpret points, and recognize outliers.


17-4   Ordered Pairs
          Students will learn to locate points on a coordinate plane using

          ordered pairs.

17-5   Line Graphs

          Students will use line graphs to see changes in data over


17-6   Mean
Students will calculate the mean from a collection of  values.

17-7   Median, Mode, and Range
          Students will identify the median, mode, and range for

          numerical data sets. 

17-8   Stem-and Leaf Plots

          Students will use stem and leaf plots to organize data by

          place value.

17-9   Reading Circle Graphs

          Students will use circle graphs to show parts of a whole.

17-10  Make a Graph
           Students will make and use graphs to display data and solve



enVision Math - Topic 3 Multiplication Meanings and Facts

Topic 3.  Multiplication Facts


3-1   Meanings of Multiplication 
        Students will recognize multiplication as repeated addition of

        equal groups, used in arrays and comparisons.

3-2   Patterns for Facts
        Students will use patterns to find products with factors of 2, 5,

        and 9.

3-3   Multiplication Properties 
        Students will use mulitplication properties to simplify compu-

3-4  3 and 4 as Factors
        Students will use the Distributive Property to simplify multipli-

        cation problems by rewriting one of the factors as a sum of

        two numbers.

3-5  6,7, and 8 as Factors 
        Students will use the Distributive Property and other regroup-

        ing properties to simplify multiplication involving 6s, 7s, and

        8s by rewriting one of the factors.

3-6 10,11, and 12 as Factors
        Students will use patterns as aids to mastery of facts and

        multiples of 10,11, and 12.

3-7   Problem Solving
        Students will draw pictures to problem solve multiplication

        situations and use their pictures to write number sentences.


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enVision Math - Topic 5 Multiplying by 1 Digit Numbers

Topic 5.  Multiplying by 1 Digit Numbers


5-1   Multiplying by Multiples of 10 and 100

        Students will use basic multiplication facts and number pat-

        terns to multiply by multiples of 10 and 100. 
5-2   Using Mental Math to Multiply
        Students will use compatible numbers with adjustment,

        breaking apart, and other strategies to multiply mentally.

5-3   Using Rounding to Estimate
        Students will use compatible numbers and rounding to es-

        timate solutions to multiplication problems.

5-4   Problem Solving: Reasonableness
        Students will check for reasonableness by making sure their

        calculations answer the questions asked and by using esti-

        mation to make sure the calculation was performed correctly.

5-5   Using an Expanded Algorithm 
        Students will record multiplication using and expanded


5-6   Multiplying 2 Digit by 1 Digit Numbers
        Students will multiply 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers

        using paper and pencil methods. 

5-7   Multiplying 3 Digit by 1 Digit Numbers.
        Students will use the standard algorithm to multiply 3 digit

        numbers by 1 digit numbers.

5-8   Draw a Picture and Write an Equation

       Students will solve problems using he problem-solving

       strategies draw a picture and write an equation.

enVision Math - Topic 7 Multiplying by 2 Digit Numbers

Topic 7.  Multiplying by 2 Digit Numbers


7-1   Using Mental Math to Multiply 2 Digit Numbers 
        Students will discover and understand patterns used to

        multiply by 10 and 100.

7-2   Estimating Products
        Students will use rounding and compatible numbers to

        estimate solutions to multiplication problems. 

7-3   Arrays and an Expanded Algorithm 
        Students will use arrays and expanded algorithms to

        multiply 2 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers to find a


7-4   Multiplying 2 Digit Numbers by Multiples of Ten
        Students will use grids and patterns to multiply 2 digit

        numbers and multiples of 10.

7-5   Multiplying 2 Digit by 2 Digit Numbers
        Students will use partial products to multiply 2 digit

        numbers by two digit numbers and find the products.

7-6   Special Cases
        Students will learn to multiply greater numbers.

7-7  Problem Solving: Two-Question Problems
        Students will solve two-question problems.

envision Math - Topic 4 Division Meanings and Facts

Topic 4.  Division Meanings and Facts


4-1   Meanings of Division 
        Students will use and draw models to solve division problems.

4-2   Relating Multiplication and Division
        Students will use arrays to write and complete multiplication

        and division famiies..

4-3   Speical Quotients 
        Students will use mulitplication facts with 0 and 1 to learn

        about speical division rules with 0 and 1.
4-4   Using Multiplication Factsto Find Division Facts
        Students will identify multiplication facts related to division

        facts in order to solve division problems. 

4-5   Problem Solving
        Students will draw pictures and write related number sentences

        to solve problems. 


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I. A View From the Earth

     Children are aware of changes that occur around

them during the course of a day. a month, and a year.

They begin to understand how these time periods are

determined. Long-term observation allows students to

recognize patterns and cycles in weather, seasons,

moon phases, and the apparent position of the sun in

the sky. The motion of the moon around the Earth

(month) the rotation of the Earth on its axis (day), and

the orbit of the Earth around the sun (year) determine

months, days, and years.
     This unit serves as a review of weather, weather instruments, and the seasons. Descriptions of weather are heard or read daily in the media. While specifics of weather vary from season to season in Michigan and most of the United States, daily weather reports typically contain key components to describe changes in weather and to predict the development of storms and other hazardous weather.
     In the elementary grades, students' descriptions of weather and seasons are to include at least its visible aspects, such as temperature, wind speed and direction, cloud cover, and precipitation. They use thermometers, a windsock or vane, and a rain guage to collect weather data over a long period of time.  



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Moon Phases


Sun, Moon, and Earth


Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

(The Moon)



Topics - A View From the Earth

1.  Weather Trackers

        Students learn how the weather changes from day to day

      over the seasons and relate patterns in weather to the

      seasons of the year.


2.  Sky Watchers

      Students will study the moon and identify it as a common

      object in the sky.


3.  What Makes Daytime and Nighttime?

       Students will track the apparent movement of the sun

       across the sky and describe how we have daytime and

       nighttime due to the spin of the Earth on its axis.


4.  Moon Shapes

      Students will describe the visible shape of the moon and

      how it follows a predictable cycle that takes approximately

      one month.


5.  How Big Is It?

      Students will learn how large objects appear smaller when

      they are far away.


6.  Scale Model of the Earth and Moon

      Students will compare and contrast the relative sizes of

      the moon and the Earth.


7.  Comparing the Sun, Moon, and Earth

      Students will learn about the similarities in the sun,moon 

      and the Earth.


8.  The Solar Dance


9.  Time Wise

      Students will learn how the motion of the sun, moon, and

      the Earth relate to the measurement of time.


10.  The Sun and the Seasons

       Students will learn what causes the change of the



11.  What Do We Learn From the Rock Layers?

         Students will learn how rock layers provide evidence of

         the Earth's past.


12.  Fossil Layers

        Students will learn how fossils become part of the

        layers of the Earth and how they provide evidence

        of the history of the Earth.


II. Energy Transfer

     During the next several weeks, the 

students will be actively involved in the

study of heat energy, electrical energy,

and magnetism. By the completion of

the unit, each student will be able to

give examples of where the transfer of

heat energy and electrical energy has

changed objects.

     Students will be introduced to how

the movements of electrical current re-

sults in charged objects and the flow

of electricity. They will explore how to

make complete circuits and how to

open and close circuits using switches.

They will observe how magnets behave

with different materials and with other

magnets. They will experience magne-

tic attraction and repulsion. With this

information, they will begin to under-

stand and explain how compasses


Topics - Energy Transfer

1.  Heat It Up!

        Students learn to describe heat as a form

      of energy and observe changes associ-

      ated with the transfer of heat energy.


2.  Rubbing, Burning, and Electricity

      Students will observe how adding energy

      can increase tempertaure. They will dis-

      cover how heat is produced through rub-

      bing, burning, and electricity.


3.  Heat Energy Investigation      

      Students will observe changes that occur

      when energy is transformed due to a dif-

      ference in temperature.


4.  Electricity As a Form of Energy     

      Students will recognize electricity as a

      form of energy that can change things

      and do work.


5.  Can You Light the Bulb?

      Students will construct electical circits

      using batteries, wires, and light bulbs.


6.  What Is an Electrical Circuit?

      Students will discover that a circuit is

      a continuous path through which elec-

      tricity flows.


7.  What are Good Conductors of


      Students will learn to distinguish be-

      tween good and poor conductors of



8.  Making Switches       

      Students will design switches to open

      and close electrical circuits.


9.  What is Attracted to a Magnet?

      Students will classify objects according

      to their physical attributes.


10. Magnetic Attraction

     Students will learn that only certain

      metals are attracted to a magnet.


11. Magnets Have Poles

       Students will learn that every magnet

       has two poles.


12. How do Magnets Get Along?

       Students will learn that opposites do

       attract each other!  


13. Which Way Is North?    

       Students will learn that the Earth acts

       like a gigantic magnet with two poles.


III. States of Matter

     During this unit of study, students will observe, experiment with, and discuss several types of matter and thier physical properties. Each type of matter will be considered using thw following properties: color, size, shape, weight, texture, flexibility,smell, whether it sinks or floats, and its state of matter. the atates of matter include solids,liquids, and gases.

     Since all matter has mass and takes up space, these two properties will be examined by learning to use measuring tools. Metric rulers, primary balances, gram masses. graduated cylinders, measuring cups and spoons are some ot these tools.

     The students will be experimenting and recognizing a variety of physical changes that occur in matter. Physical changes include changes in size and shape by bending, tearing, breaking, or cutting. Another physical change occurs when matter changes from one state to another. Whne a substance chages state, this means that it changes from solid to liquid or liguid to gas. 

Topics - States of Matter

1.  What Are Properties of Matter?

     Students will describe objects in terms of their properties. They will describe matter as     

     anything that has mass and volume.


2.  A Little Mass Here, aA Little Mass There, A Little Mass Everywhere! 

      Students will construct a simple balance to measure the mass of various objects. They will use

      a spring scale to measure the weight of various objects in newtons.


3.  Solids

      Students will give examples of matter as a solid and describe the properties of solids.


4.  Liquids

      Students will describe the properties of liquids.


5.  Gases

     Students will describe the properties of gases. they will also compare and contrast the states of



6.  Air: What is It?

Social Studies

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Unit 1 The Land of Micigan

Michigan is a land rich in geographical beauty, natural wonders, and natural resources. No point on either of its two peninsulas is more than 85 miles from one of the Great Lakes.

Chapter 1 The Geography of Michigan

Lesson 1. A Bird's Eye View of Michigan Michigan's vaiety of communities makes it a groups to grow food. Lesson 2. Climate and Natural Resources The Great Lakes affect Michigan's climate. Lesson 3. Michigan's Ecosystems Plants, animals, and people are all part of Michigan's ecosystems.

Chapter 2 The Natural Regions of Michigan

Lesson 1. The Lake Plains The Lake Plains region is an important farming and industrial area. Lesson 2. The Superior Upland Beautiful and rich in minerals, the Superior Upland attracts many visitors.

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Chapter 1 Review

Words you need to understand:


1.  community -  people who live in the

     same area or share common


2.  culture - customs, languages, and


3.  climate - the kind of weather an area

     has year after year

4.  erosion - the wearing away of land-


5.  natural resource - material supplied

     by nature

6.  ecosystem - living and nonliving

     things in an area

7.  habitat – the natural home of a plant

     or an animal

People and places you need to know:

     James A. McDivitt was a pioneer of

     the space program and controlled

     the spacecraft while the first per-

     son walked in space.

     Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

     is continually being shaped by wind

     and water. 

     Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park

     is a recreational park shaped by


     Caroline Kirkland was an early

     settler who wrote about the beauty

     of Michigan.

     Pigeon River Country State Forest is

     where many elk live.

     W. K. Kellogg started a cereal

     company and founded the Kellogg

     Bird Sanctuary.

Facts and Main Ideas:


1.  How are people part of an area’s

     People use the land, water, and

     natural resources of the area.

2.  Name two cultural festivals that are

     celebrated in Michigan. 

     African World Festival in Detroit;

     National Cherry Festival in Traverse


3.  What are some natural resources

     found in Michigan?
     Soil, water, lumber, copper

4.  What did W.K. Kellogg do for the

     people of Michigan?
     He established the Kellogg Bird

     Sanctuary to protect Michigan’s


5.  What are some of the cultural groups

     found in Michigan?
     Arab Americans; African Americans;

     Native Americans

6.  How do the Great Lakes affect the

     climate of Michigan?
     Moisture from the lakes brings in-

     creased rain and snow to Michigan;

     they keep Michigan cooler in summer

     and warmer in winter.

7.  Why is the conservation of resources

     so important?
     Once they run out they are gone for-


8.  Why does Michigan have such a

     varied landscape?
     It has been shaped over time by  

     glaciers, tectonic activity, and


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till    rocks, gravel and sand left behind by melting glaciers


moraine    hills of till


tourism     the business of serving travelers


locks     “steps” that allow ships to move from higher to

             lower water    


reforestation     planting new trees to replace trees that

                       have been cut down


waterway     places where ships can travel


People and Places


Lake Plains     all of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and the

                      eastern half of the Upper Peninsula; flat


Grand Rapids     wood workers turned lumber into fine

                         furniture that was shipped down the

                         Grand River to Lake Michigan.


Wallace Goodridge     took photographs of the lumber

                                industry around Saginaw featured

                                at the World’s Fair in Paris, 1889.


Traverse City     once a lumber town; grows lots of

                        cherries; popular vacation spot for

                        thousands of tourists.


Superior Upland     western Upper Peninsula; lots of

                            mountains, forests, lakes, and



Keweenaw Peninsula     where the Porcupine Mountains



Marquette     important port for transporting iron ore


Bruce Catton    Civil War historian who wrote about

                       Michigan in newspapers and in two



Facts and Main Ideas


1.  Explain why the Lake Plains region is flatter than the

    Superior Upland.

    The glaciers flattened the Lake Plains region, leaving

    behind moraines.


2.  What are two resources found in the Superior Upland?

     copper and iron ore


3.  In what region are the Soo Locks located?

     the Lake Plains


4.  Why do tourists come to the Superior Upland?

     They enjoy its natural beauty.


5.  Why has Detroit's location helped it become an

     industrial city?

     Detroit is located near waterways that allow resources

     and products to be shipped to and from the industries

     located there.


6.  Why are waterways important to the Superior Upland?

     Waterways provide transportation routes and fishing.


7.  Why are there fewer farms in the Superior Upland than

     in the Lake Plains?

     The soil in the Lake Plains is richer and the land is

     flatter than in the Superior Uplands.



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