A triumph is a victory or success.
Use the dictionary to define these related words:
Use two of the words in sentences of your own.
triumphant adjective: successful; rejoicing or celebrating a victory
triumphal adjective: made or done in celebration of victory or success
triumphantly adverb: victoriously, celebrating a victory or success
Solve, then write a word problem for each math sentence.
56 ÷ 8 = __
9 x 4 = __
56 ÷ 8 = 7
9 x 4 = 36
Sunflowers are a type of wildflower. They are native to North and South America, though they are grown in gardens around the world. Sunflowers have several practical uses. Their bright yellow flowers are used to produce certain yellow dyes. Sunflower oil can be used in soap and cooking. Sunflower seeds are a popular food. They are eaten raw, cooked, roasted, and dried.
The planet Earth has four layers. The first layer is called the inner core. It is hot, liquid rock at the center of Earth. The second layer is the core. It is liquid rock, too, but it is slightly cooler than the inner core. The core is surrounded by the third layer, called the mantle. The mantle is a thick layer of rocks and minerals. The fourth layer is called the crust. Earth’s crust is made of different kinds of solid rocks.
Correct the sentences below. Check capitalization, spelling, punctuation, subject-verb agreement, and homophones.
“I think you should lern, of course, and some days you must learn a grate deal. but you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up inside of you until it touches everything. And you can feels it inside of you. If you never take time out to let that happen, than you accumulates facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you. You can make Noise with them, but never really feel anything with them. It's hollow.”
—E.L. Konigsburg, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
[Hint: There are seven errors.]
“I think you should learn, of course, and some days you must learn a great deal. But you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up inside of you until it touches everything. And you can feel it inside of you. If you never take time out to let that happen, then you accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you. You can make noise with them, but never really feel anything with them. It's hollow.”
—E.L. Konigsburg, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
39 ÷ 4 = __ r__
57 ÷ 6 = __ r__
62 ÷ 5 = __ r__
39 ÷ 4 = 9 r 3
57 ÷ 6 = 9 r 3
62 ÷ 5 = 12 r 2
Blackbeard was a famous pirate. His real name was Edward Teach. His pirate name comes from his long black beard. Blackbeard and his crew attacked many ships in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea during the 1700s. Divers discovered Blackbeard's ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, off the coast of North Carolina in the mid-1990s. Blackbeard is believed to have buried a great treasure, but it has never been found.
Sand forms when waves, water, wind, and ice break down minerals. Rocks, shells, and other materials are broken into tiny particles. Some particles become ocean sediment. They eventually wash up on beaches. Other particles are blown into sand dunes on land. Sand is made of different materials depending on the area. For example, sand near a coral reef will have pieces of coral in it.
Identify each bold word as a noun, possessive proper noun, proper noun, verb, adverb, or adjective.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau was a famous French sea explorer. He was a pioneer in the use of technology. Cousteau's work helped promote a deeper understanding of the ocean.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau: proper noun
Cousteau's: possessive proper noun
Planet X is 18.6 million light years away. A spaceship travels 1.7 million light years towards Planet X. How many million light years does the spaceship have left to travel? Write the numeral.
The spaceship has 16.9 million light years left to travel.
16.9 million = 16,900,000 light years
18.6 million light years - 1.7 million light years = 16.9 million light years
From the 6th century to the 19th century, writers and artists used quills as writing tools. A quill is a large bird's feather. The inside is hollow. Writers dipped the tip of a quill in a jar of ink. The quill held the ink until the writer pressed the quill against paper. Quill pens were usually goose feathers. Swan-feather quills were expensive and rare. Some writers and artists used feathers from crows and eagles, too.
All living species of turtles have shells that cover the top and bottom of the turtles’ bodies. Turtles cannot leave their shells like snails and crabs can. Turtle shells are attached to the turtles’ bodies.
A portmanteau is a word formed by blending parts of two or more words together. The meaning of a portmanteau is usually the combination of its blended words. Brunch, for example, is a portmanteau. The term combines the words breakfast and lunch. Brunch is a meal that offers both breakfast and lunch options.
Which portmanteau word do these words combine to form?
smoke + fog = ____
hamburger + cheese = ____
twist + whirl = ____
electronic + mail = ____
Pick two of those portmanteau words to use in sentences.
smoke + fog = smog
hamburger + cheese = cheeseburger
twist + whirl = twirl
electronic + mail = email
1. Is 1/4 + 1/9 closer to 1/2 or closer to 1?
2. Is 1/8 + 4/5 closer to 1/2 or closer to 1?
3. Is 1/6 + 8/11 closer to 1/2 or closer to 1?
1. 1/4 + 1/9 is closer to 1/2
2. 1/8 + 4/5 is closer to 1
3. 1/6 + 8/11 is closer to 1
The Liberty Bell is a symbol of American independence and freedom. Between 1753 and 1846, it was used to call the Pennsylvania Assembly to meetings in Philadelphia. It also rang for important announcements. During the anti-slavery movement, the bell became a symbol of the abolitionist cause. At this time, the bell became known as the Liberty Bell. The bell was first cast in 1752, but suffered a crack during a test strike. The bell was repaired quickly. In 1846, the bell cracked irreparably. Now the bell is kept as a historical object in the Liberty Bell Center.
The proper way to fold an American flag involves 13 steps. The flag ends up in the shape of a triangle. When the flag is folded, only the stars are visible. Folding the flag this way shows honor and respect for the flag.
These exciting adventure stories are sure to captivate readers of all ages.
- to attract and hold the interest and attention of
Synonyms: charm, enchant, bewitch, fascinate, delight, attract, mesmerize, spellbind, hypnotize
Antonyms: repel, bore
Describe something that captivates you. Then describe something that repels or bores you. Underline the word captivate or any synonyms or antonyms you use in your sentences.
Arkansas became a state in 1836. What anniversary did Arkansas celebrate in the year 2006?
In the year 2006, Arkansas celebrated its 170th anniversary of becoming a state.
2006 – 1836 = 170
Flag Day is June 14. On this day, we celebrate the American flag. The flag has 13 red and white stripes. The stripes represent the 13 original colonies. The flag has 50 white stars on a dark blue background. The stars represent the 50 states. The first American flag only had 13 stars because there were only 13 states. The first design for the national flag was officially adopted on June 14, 1777.
Father’s Day is the third Sunday in June. It is a day to celebrate and honor fathers. The first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910. A woman named Sonora Smart Dodd started a petition to recognize fathers’ hard work. Mother’s Day was becoming a holiday, and Dodd wanted to honor fathers the same way.
Daily Starters are on hiatus for the summer. Please come back on August 8, 2016, when they will begin again.
If you'd like to plan ahead, the Daily Starters Grades 3–5 Teacher's Guide describes how these quick grade-level-appropriate prompts can be used in your classroom.
For fun grade-specific activities you can download, see the Summer Stay-on-Track Packs from Scholastic Printables.
Put the words in order to make a complete sentence.
soundly the the dog under table slept
Don’t forget to capitalize the first letter and add end punctuation.
The dog slept soundly under the table.
2,000 + 5 + 40 + 300 = ____
60 + 4,000 + 1 + 200 = ____
7 + 600 + 40 + 5,000 = ____
2,000 + 5 + 40 + 300 = 2,345
60 + 4,000 + 1 + 200 = 4,261
7 + 600 + 40 + 5,000 = 5,647
Do you know what the letters SPF on a bottle of sunscreen stand for? Sun Protection Factor. Always use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Also, remember to put it on whenever you go outside, even if it looks cloudy.
August is National Back-to-School Month! Long ago, children usually learned at home or with tutors. But in the 1840s, that began to change. Schools for all children started to be built. They were called “common schools.”
Baseball is a closed compound word. Home run is an open compound word. With a partner, look around the room and list some compound words you see in the classroom. The first one is done for you.
1. classroom 6.
Accept all reasonable answers: desktop, bookcase, bookshelf, textbook, backpack, notebook, whiteboard/chalkboard, windowsill, tee shirt, necktie, shoelaces, necklace, earrings, fingernails, toenails, knee socks, high tops, kneecaps, eyelashes, etc.
Circle the correct sign.
Hint: < = less than; > = greater than
17 + 34 = (<, >) 50
46 + 21 = (<, >) 60
23 + 58 = (<, >) 90
17 + 34 > 50
46 + 21 > 60
23 + 58 < 90
Watermelon is a popular summer snack. The first known watermelon harvest happened almost 5,000 years ago in Egypt. Can you guess how this sweet treat got its name? It is 92% water!
Today, most schools have bells that tell children when it’s time to come in and when it’s time to go. But in the 1800s, many teachers had to stand at the front door of the school and ring a bell themselves. If you didn’t hear it, you might be punished for being late.
List five action verbs and five state-of-being verbs (forms of to be).
Use one of each verb in sentences.
Action verbs will vary.
State-of-being verbs include: are, is, am, were, was, are, be, being, and been.
Circle the unit of measurement that completes the sentence.
Joanna brought in 15 ears of corn from her grandfather’s farm. When the class put them in a row they were about 4 _____ [inches, feet, centimeters, yards] long.
When the class put them in a row they were about 4 yards long.
A hermit crab’s own shell isn’t hard. The crab needs protection, so it borrows shells that other animals leave behind. When a hermit crab grows too big for a shell, it moves on and finds another one.
The first American textbook was called the New England Primer. Later, most schools in the country used McGuffey Readers. They taught important literature. Today, schools have many different textbooks on all sorts of subjects.
Put the following words in alphabetical order. Then add -s, -es, or -ies to form plurals.
strawberry potato cucumber radish celery peach carrot
Divide the dots in half and in quarters.
1/2 of 60 = ___ 1/4 of 60 = ___
1/2 of 60 = 30
1/4 of 60 = 15
Some of the first bathing suits for women came out in the early 1800s. They were actually “bathing dresses” with long sleeves. Women even wore woolen bloomers, an old-fashioned kind of pants, underneath them.
The first school blackboard ever was used in Philadelphia in 1809. It was made from pinewood and covered with a mixture that had some interesting ingredients: egg whites and potatoes!
August 12 is International Youth Day. The United Nations started the holiday in 1999 to celebrate the contributions of young people around the world.
What kind of words are in bold? What kind of words are in italics? List 5 more of each kind of word. Use one of each in a sentence.
August, International Youth Day, and United Nations are proper nouns.
Holiday, contributions, people, and world are common nouns.
Other nouns and sentences will vary.
Half of the 20 students in Mr. Waterspout’s class like hamburgers more than hot dogs. How many students like hamburgers more?
10 students like hamburgers more than hot dogs.
20 students ÷ 2 = 10 students
What are the most popular letters of the alphabet? In English, the letters used most often are e, t, a, and o, in that order. Some of the words we use most often include the, of, is, this, that, and, to, and in.
In the 1800s, most students brought their lunch in a metal bucket. The bucket would hold foods such as bread and jam, hard-boiled eggs, and pickles. Today, some children still bring their own meal, but many eat lunch served in the cafeteria.