Study Guides and Test Dates

What Ever Happened to the Baxter Place?
Unit 5, Lesson 5- Vocabulary & Spelling List
Test: Friday, April 11, 2014

1. seasonal- ripe at a certain time
2. produce- farm products, such as fresh fruits and vegetables
3. particular- special
4. necessities- something that is needed
5. installed- to put in place for use or service
6. featuring- having as the main attraction
7. discount- with lowered prices
8. expire- to come to an end

Spelling Test

1. Mismatch
2. preview
3. movement
4. bicycle
5. doubtful
6. restless
7. restful
8. direct
9. direction
10. director
11. indirect
12. autopilot
13. distrust
14. unfair
15. midsummer
16. misspell
17. knowledge
Prefixes & their meanings:
re- “again”
un- “not”
pre- “before”
mis- “wrong” or “bad”
bi- “two”
mid- “middle”
dis- “opposite” or “not”
auto- “self”

What Ever Happened to the Baxter Place?
Unit 5, Lesson 5- Selection Test Study Guide
Test: Friday, April 11, 2014

• Study Vocabulary
• Study Prefixes on Spelling/Vocabulary list- You have to know the meaning of
• The story is written from the third-person point of view by an outside observer.
• The selection is mostly about a farm that gradually changes over time.
• At the beginning of the selection, the Baxter Place was a big, old-fashioned
• From the selection, you know that the Baxter Place was very pretty
• All the changes to the Baxter Place have caused it to be half of its
original size.
• The farm became smaller and changed slowly over a long period of time.
• When Sara and Pete sold some land to Jess Hammil, who opened a market, this
was the first change to the Baxter Place.
• When Sara asked Homestead Realty to save some of the trees when they built
the new houses, Price told her they would do their best, but only a few trees
were left.
• Homestead Realty Company built houses rather than keeping the land for
farming because their business was housing; the land was worth more for houses.
• After George Stillwell bought the land from the Baxters, he turned it into a
motor lodge and tennis club.

Math: Multiply two digit numbers & Division
Multiply by 12 Test: Friday, April 11, 2014

Properties of Addition & Multiplication
Graphs and Probability
Comparing Fractions, Adding/Subtracting fractions,& Naming
fractional parts
Counting Money and Making Change from $5.00
Telling Time
Measuring (Customary & Metric Measurement)
SOL 3.1 - The student will
a) Read and write six-digit numerals and identify the place value and
value of each digit;
b) Round whole numbers, 9,999 or less, to the nearest ten, hundred, and
thousand; and
c) Compare two whole numbers between 0 and 9,999, using symbols (>, <,
or =) and words (greater than, less than, or equal to).

Hundred Thousands, Ten Thousands, Thousands, Hundreds, Tens, Ones

Be able to write numbers in different forms: Example:
Standard Form: 426
Word Form: four hundred twenty-six
Expanded Form: 400 + 20 + 6

Be able to name the place & value of numbers:
Example: 45,345= ten thousands 40,000
543 = tens 40
Round numbers to the nearest tens, hundreds, & thousands place
Number Round to Tens Round to Hundreds Round to Thousands
1,289 1,290 1,300 1,000

Comparing numbers- Be able to tell if a number is greater than, less than, or
equal to
Greater Than: 5 > 3
Less Than: 3 < 5
Equal To: 4 = 4
Perimeter & Area, Geometry (Angles, lines, Congruent & Non-Congruent
Plain & Solid Figures)

Science: Unit 5- Land & Soil

Social Studies:

Christopher Columbus Study Guide
Test: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

 The first explorers had different motivations, had different
sponsors, and met different successes.
 Due to European explorations, American Indians experienced changes to
their cultures and environment.
Impact of European exploration on American Indians
 Deadly diseases were introduced
 Exploration later led to settlement.
 The settlements led to relocation of the American Indians from their

Terms to Know:
 Explorer: A person who travels seeking new discoveries
 European: A person from one of the countries in Europe
 Sponsor: someone who gives money and or tools to someone so they can
do their job
 England, Spain, and France are located on the continent of Europe.
 United States: is located on the continent of North America.
 San Salvador: is located in the general area of the Bahamas
 Florida: Located in the southeastern United States
 Saint (St) Lawrence River Valley- Located in Canada
 Jamestown- located in Virginia

Be able to:
Locate and label the continents & oceans on a blank map
Be able to locate & label England, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, & USA on a
Be able to use a grid map to find different locations.
Terms to Review:
Characteristics: the act of giving or doing something
Democracy: Government by the people
Direct Democracy: a government in which people vote to make their own rules
and laws
Representative Democracy: A government in which people vote for (elect) a
smaller group of citizens to make their own rules and laws for everyone

Explorer Country
(Sponsor) Reason for Exploring Successes/
Christopher Columbus Spain To find a western sea route to Asia First
European to discover a sea route to America; Discovered Western Hemisphere
(landed at San Salvador in October 1492) Had 3 Ships: Nina, Pinta, &
the Santa Maria (He was captain of the Santa Maria)
He thought he had landed in India, so he called the natives-Indians.
Juan Ponce de León Spain 1. To discover riches
2. Conquer land 1. First European to land in Florida (near St. Augustine)
2. Gave Spain a claim to Florida
He named the new land “Florida” because of the beautiful flowers he saw
there. He landed there near Easter time.

Jacques Cartier France To colonize the New World 1. Explored the St.
Lawrence River Valley (near Québec, Canada)
2. Gave France a North America claim
Traded goods with Indians in Canada
Christopher Newport England 1. To discover riches
2. To find a western sea route to Asia;
3. To colonize Virginia 1. Arrived at present day Jamestown
2. Made four more voyages, bringing more people to Jamestown
3. Was one of the first men to reach the Fall Line of the James River
Newport News is a city in Virginia named after Christopher Newport.