Week of October 23rd

Homework

Week of October 23rd 

IXL – Math: Multiplication – D.5

IXL – Language Arts: Relative Pronouns – C.9  & Relative Adverbs – F.7

Read 20 minutes nightly.

Students should be fluent in multiplication facts

Please Practice on Math facts on MobyMax if time permits for fact fluency practice.



Join us on  Thursday October 26th

6:00 to 7:30  for an evening of fun at the Monster Mash


Reading: This week we will begin reading our new novel study  Toliver’s Secret by, Ester Wood Brady.  Students will be actively taking notes on each chapter and learning new vocabulary as they take notes.  This is a great book that also allows students to better understand the American Revolution, a unit of study that we are currently teaching in 4th grade social studies. If you wish your child to purchase a copy or borrow a copy from the local library for the duration of our reading of this book, you may provide your own copy for him or her to have in class.

Math– In math we will begin our unit on multiplication.  Please continue to practice your fact fluency at home on multiplication.

Writing–  We will continue to work and develop our opinion writing over the next several weeks.

Grammar- This week we will be learning about relative pronouns and relative adverbs.

Social Studies-  We will continue with our unit on the American Revolution unit.

This entry was posted on 20th October 2017.

Week of October 16th

 Conference Week October 16th – 20th


Homework

Week of October 16th

IXL – Math: Multiplication – D.2 

IXL – Language Arts: Main Idea – V.1

Read 20 minutes nightly.

Students should be fluent in multiplication facts

Please Practice on Math facts on MobyMax if time permits for fact fluency practice.


Wild West Scholastic Book Fair

The Fall Book Fair will begin on Monday, October 16th and continue until Friday, October 20th.  Lots of exciting events are planned for this year’s Book Fair including:

Family Night on Tuesday, October 17th open until 6:30 pm

  • Read Around the Campfire
  • Raffle to throw a cow patty at an “Outlaw”

Spirit Days

  • Monday – Bandanna and Denim Day
  • Tuesday – Trail Mix-Up Day (wear clothes backwards)
  • Wednesday – Western Day
  • Thursday – Hat Day

Quarter 2 Novel Study will be Tolver’s Secret by, Ester Wood Brady.
This is a great book that also allows students to better understand the American Revolution, a unit of study that we are currently teaching in 4th grade social studies. If you wish your child to purchase a copy or borrow a copy from the local library for the duration of our reading of this book, you may provide your own copy for him or her to have in class.
Thank you!


Long Term Assignments:

  • Quarter 2 Current Event Due Friday, December 15th 
  • Due Date Friday, December 1st 

Students should pick out a new chapter book at their reading level in preparation for our Quarter 2 Book Report Project.  This Mobile Book Report will be due on Friday, December 1st.

Continue reading

This entry was posted on 8th October 2017.

Week of October 1st

Welcome Fall!

This week we will focus on the follow:

Math– In math we will work on Prime and Composite Numbers, and Factors and Multiples.  Students should have basic math fact fluency. Thursday, October 5th we will have a Quarter 1 test which will cover all skills we have learned in  math.

Reading– We will finish our  novel study.  The Sign of The Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare.   Our reading will continue to focus on class discussion on theme, main idea, summary, character traits and vocabulary. We will have an open note test coming up. 

Writing–  We will finalize our Informational Writing Unit this week.  Students have worked very hard on their research and are excited to publish their final piece.  

Grammar- This week we will be learning about progressive verb tenses (will be running, was running, is running, etc.). A grammar grade will be taken on progressive verb tenses on Friday.

Social Studies- This week we will have a quick unit on Colonies. Next week we start our big American Revolution unit! 

 

Homework

Book Report Project due October 2nd

IXL is a review of skill – No more than 1 hour a week is required!

IXL Math: A10, A11 Prime Composite Numbers 

D3, D4 Factors and Multiples

IXL ELA: Verbs: D20

Practice Daily: Read 20 minutes per day

Reminders

Super Specials Monday, October 2nd  PE & Music

This entry was posted on 2nd October 2017.

Week of September 18th

This week we will focus on the follow:

Math– In math we will finish Patterns & Sequences on Wednesday.  Students will work on generating a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule. Identify apparent features of the pattern that were not explicit in the rule itself. Explain informally why the pattern will continue to develop in this way. For example, given the rule “Add 3” and the starting number 1, generate terms in the resulting sequence and observe that the terms appear to alternate between odd and even numbers. We will have a classwork grade on Tuesday over patterns/sequences.

Starting Wednesday students will be introduced to Prime and Composite Numbers, and Factors and Multiples.  Students should have basic math fact fluency.

As time permits: Introduction to basic Area/Perimeter. We will be learning about perimeter and area specifically for square and rectangles.

*Upcoming: Thursday, October 5th we will have a Quarter 1 test which will cover all skills we have learned in  math.

Reading– We will continue with our  novel study.  The Sign of The Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare.   Our reading will continue to focus on class discussion on theme, main idea, summary, character traits and vocabulary. Students are actively participating in by completing notes as we read the book aloud.  There are also key vocabulary words (from Ch. 1-7) that students are learning.

Writing–  We will continue with our Informational Writing Unit this week.  Students will work on organizing their paragraphs from their graphic organizers.  Students have a graphic organizer to help them with their research in order to produce their informational research paper.   Our class goal is to have the informational paper completed prior to the September Fall Break.  Additionally, students will be writing paragraphs for a grade this week using what we have learned about writing a strong paragraph.

Grammar- This week students will continue to learn about compound sentences. We continue with daily grammar practice.

Social Studies- We will finish our unit on American Indians on Wednesday.  The students did a wonderful job learning about six American Indian Tribes: Hopi, Inuit, Kwakiutl, Seminole, Pawnee and Nez Perce tribe. Students learned to describe early American Indian cultures and their development in North America.  Students learned the following:

  1. Locate the regions where American Indians settled in North America: Arctic, Northwest Southwest, Plains, Northeast, and Southeast.
  2. Compare and contrast how American Indians in each region used their environment to obtain food, clothing, and shelter.
  3. Discuss how American Indians continue to contribute to American life (e.g., arts, literature). A classwork grade will taken on Thursday.

We will begin learning about explorers this week!

*Please see my Social Studies Link for more information on this unit*

 

Homework

*Map of the Month project due Friday, September 22nd 

*Book Report Project due October 2nd

IXL is a review of skill – No more than 1 hour a week is required!

IXL HOMEWORK DUE ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th 

IXL Math Skill: Patterns & Sequences –  L.1, L.2, L.3

IXL ELA Skill: Conjunctions – H.1

Map of the Month Due Friday!

Practice Daily: Read 20 minutes per day

*Moving forward – we will begin to learn about factors, multiples, prime and composite numbers this week.

This Home Work Will Be Due on Friday October 6th

IXL Math: A10, A11 Prime Composite Numbers – D3, D4 Factors and Multiples

IXL ELA: Verbs: D20

Reminders

Super Specials Tuesday, September 19th PE & Music

Ride the Bus Week of September 18th – 22nd

No After School Activities on Friday, September 22nd

Fall Break Week of September 24th – 29th

This entry was posted on 17th September 2017.

Week of September 11th

This week we will focus on the follow:

Math– In math we will begin our new focus this week on Patterns & Sequences.  Students will work on generating a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule. Identify apparent features of the pattern that were not explicit in the rule itself. Explain informally why the pattern will continue to develop in this way. For example, given the rule “Add 3” and the starting number 1, generate terms in the resulting sequence and observe that the terms appear to alternate between odd and even numbers. We will have a classwork grade on Friday over patterns/sequences.

Reading– We will continue with our  novel study.  The Sign of The Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare.   Our reading will continue to focus on class discussion on theme, main idea, summary, character traits and vocabulary. Students are actively participating in by completing notes as we read the book aloud.  There are also key vocabulary words (from Ch. 1-7) that students are learning.

Writing–  We will continue with our Informational Writing Unit this week.  Students will work on organizing their paragraphs from their graphic organizers.  Students have a graphic organizer to help them with their research in order to produce their informational research paper.   Our class goal is to have the informational paper completed prior to the September Fall Break.  Additionally, students will be writing paragraphs for a grade this week using what we have learned about writing a strong paragraph.

Grammar- This week students will continue to learn about conjunctions along with how to make compound sentences. We continue with daily grammar practice.

Social Studies- We will begin our new unit on American Indians.  Students will learn about six American Indian Tribes: Hopi, Inuit, Kwakiutl, Seminole, Pawnee and Nez Perce tribe.Students will learn to describe early American Indian cultures and their development in North America.  Students will learn the following:

  1. Locate the regions where American Indians settled in North America: Arctic, Northwest Southwest, Plains, Northeast, and Southeast.
  2. Compare and contrast how American Indians in each region used their environment to obtain food, clothing, and shelter.
  3. Discuss how American Indians continue to contribute to American life (e.g., arts, literature).

*Please see my Social Studies Link for more information on this unit*

 

Homework

*Map of the Month project due September 22nd 

*Book Report Project due October 2nd

IXL is a review of skill – No more than 1 hour a week is required!

IXL Math Skill: Patterns & Sequences –  L.1, L.2, L.3

IXL ELA Skill: Conjunctions – H.1

Practice Daily: Read 20 minutes per day

 

Reminders

Library Check-out on Monday, September 11th

Zaxby’s Spirit Night Tuesday, September 12th

Fall Carnival Friday, September 15th

East Cobb Parade Saturday, September 16th

Ride the Bus Week of September 18th – 22nd

No After School Activities on Friday, September 22nd

Fall Break Week of September 24th – 29th

This entry was posted on 8th September 2017.

Week of September 4th

No School Monday – Labor Day Holiday!

This week we will focus on the follow:

Math– In math we will continue to work on  addition and subtraction with large digit regrouping.  Our math end of the unit assessment will concentrate on addition and subtraction which includes large digit regrouping. *Our addition/subtraction unit assessment is planned for Thursday, Sept. 7th. 

Reading– We will continue with our  novel study.  The Sign of The Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare.   Our reading will continue to focus on class discussion on theme, main idea, summary, character traits and vocabulary. Students are actively participating in by completing notes as we read the book aloud.  There are also key vocabulary words (from Ch. 1-6) that students are learning.

Writing–  We will continue with our Informational Writing Unit this week.  Students will continue to research their animal from a chosen habitat of their choice.  Students have a graphic organizer to help them with their research in order to produce their informational research paper.  They may do some of this research at home if they wish.  Notes will be taken over the next week or 2 and then we will begin writing our rough drafts.  Our class goal is to have the informational paper completed prior to the September Fall Break.  Additionally, students will be writing paragraphs for a grade this week using what we have learned about writing a strong paragraph.

Grammar- This week students will also learn about conjunctions. This will prepare the students when learning about compound sentences.  We continue with daily grammar practice.

Social Studies- We will continue with our unit on Geography and physical features of the United States. We will continue to concentrate on skills such as maps, land forms, and latitude/longitude. We will be doing classroom activities, projects, and worksheets for grades.

 

Homework

*Students should continue working at home on their book report project due October 2nd 

Map of the Month project due September 22nd 

IXL is a review of skill – No more than 1 hour a week is required!

IXL: Math: 30 minutes  – REVIEW Word Problems –  Addition B.2 – Subtraction C.2

IXL: ELA: 30 minutes  – Types of Sentences A.1

Practice Daily: Read 20 minutes per day.

 

Reminders

Progress Report Go Home on Thursday, September 7th

Zaxby’s Spirit Night Tuesday, September 12th

Fall Carnival Friday, September 15th

East Cobb Parade Saturday, September 16th

Ride the Bus Week of September 18th – 22nd

No After School Activities on Friday, September 22nd

Fall Break Week of September 24th – 29th

 

 

 

This entry was posted on 4th September 2017.

Week of August 28th

This week we will focus on the follow:

Math– In math we will continue to work on  addition and subtraction with large digit regrouping.  We will continue to work on addition and will introduce subtraction this week.  C1, C2 are the subtraction IXL topics in math.

Reading– We will continue with our  novel study.  The Sign of The Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare.   Our reading will continue to focus on class discussion on theme, main idea, summary, character traits and vocabulary.

Writing–  We will begin our Informational Writing Unit this week.  Students will begin to research an animal from a chosen habitat of their choice.  Additionally, we will continue with narrative prompt writing.

Grammar- This week will focus on Types of Sentences – Declarative – Imperative – Interrogative – Exclamatory Sentences.  Students will also learn about conjunctions.

Social Studies- We will begin our unit on Geography and physical features of the United States. We will concentrate on skills such as maps, land forms, latitude/longitude. We will be doing classroom activities, projects, and worksheets for grades.

 

Homework

Students should continue working at home on their book project due October 2nd 

Map of the Month project due September 22nd 

IXL: Math: 30 minutes  – REVIEW –  Addition B.1 – Subtraction C.1

IXL: ELA: 30 minutes REVIEW – Capitalization K.1

 

Reminders

Learning Commons Check-Out Books on Monday August 28th

Wednesday, August 30th Early Release 12:20

No After School Activities – August 30th

This entry was posted on 26th August 2017.

Week of August 21st

This week we will focus on the follow:

Math– In math we will be moving on to addition and subtraction in math. Our test for addition/subtraction is tentatively scheduled for the week of Sept. 5.  We will concentrate on addition the first week, subtraction the second week and test during the third week.  C1, C2 are the subtraction IXL topics in math.

This standard includes: MGSE4.NBT.4 Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

We will also review previously learned skills from our unit on place value. These standards are:

MGSE4.NBT.1 Recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in any one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right. For example, recognize that 700 ÷ 70 = 10 by applying concepts of place value and division.
MGSE4.NBT.2 Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.
MGSE4.NBT.3 Use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place. Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic. * Review Rounding* IXL A.12

Reading– We will continue with our  novel study.  The Sign of The Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare.   Our reading will continue to focus on class discussion on theme, main idea, summary, character traits and vocabulary.

Writing–  Narrative Prompt Writing; review learning to summarize fiction and non-fiction

Grammar- Review of Parts of Speech and Capitalization and sentence structure – Subject/ Predicate / Fragments / Run-on Sentences

Science– We will finalize our study on Ecosystems. The test will be Thursday August 24th. A study guide will be sent home.

Homework

IXL: Math: B1, B2 (Addition); There will be a classwork math grade covering addition taken on Friday.

IXL: ELA: A1, A5.6.7 Sentence Structures & Types of Sentences; D1, D3, D7 VerbsB.1 Nouns; F.1, F.2 Adjectives. We will be having grammar grades on subject/predicate and complete sentence/fragments on Friday.  Students reviewed these topics last week.  .

(see below poster for clarification.)

 

Some helpful links for review…

Place Value Video

Expanded Form Video

Ecosystems Video

Parts of Speech Game

Food Chain Game

 

Monday is the eclipse but we are still working in class!  As you know, Monday we will be going out to view the eclipse.  The school has purchased glasses for grades 3-5. If your child does not have their permission slip they will stay inside and view the eclipse in air conditioned comfort!

This entry was posted on 19th August 2017.

Week of August 7th

What a fabulous first week of school we had!

I truly enjoyed getting to know all of you this week with our “All About Me” presentations.

This week we will be learning the follow:

Math– We will begin our math unit on place value. Check out the math page to see the standards we are covering, as well as videos students can check out. The tentative test date is Tuesday August 15th. These videos on Khan Academy have practice questions as well that students can use to study for the test.

Reading– We will start our first novel study this week.  The Sign of The Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare.   Our reading focus will be class discussion on theme, main idea, summary, and character traits.

Writing– We are writing a personal narrative about our summer vacation.

Grammar- Review of Parts of Speech and Capitalization

Science– Ecosystems Unit Check out the science page for the standards we are covering and websites to help study. The tentative test date is Thursday August 24th. A study guide will be sent home.

Looking forward to seeing all parents at Open House on Thursday August 10th at 6:30 pm. If you have any questions before then, please send me an e-mail!