Week of November 12th

It’s the last week before Thanksgiving Break!

Reading: We have started a 8 week long unit on Animal Defense Mechanisms! The students will be digging in to several different informational texts to discover what defenses animals use to keep themselves safe. The students are loving the beginning of this unit so far and I am excited to see them loving informational text!

Students will not have a vocabulary quiz this week.

Language Arts: We will be discussing  progressive verb tenses this week!  For example: I was walking; I am walking; I will be walking.  Was/Am/Will be makes the verb ‘to walk’ progressive. Here is a website that goes into much more detail about progressive verb tenses: Website

Math: The students will have a division quiz on Monday, 11/13. This week we will be going over lessons 17 and 18 in Module 3 of Engage NY. Please remember that YouTube is a great resource for you and your students! We are showing the students how division looks when placed in a place value chart, and how to use long division strategies.

Parents, PLEASE be practicing your student’s math facts at home. They need to know their multiplication facts by heart. Some students are struggling with this unit on multiplication not because they do not understand the strategies, but are not able to remember their multiplication facts.

Science: This week we will continue to learn about Force and Motion and Simple Machines! The students will learn about the types of Simple Machines and the different types of energy! Here is a Bill Nye video on Simple  Machines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOxc3Bmr60A

Spelling: Students will receive their spelling sort Monday morning. Their test will be this Friday. They are to complete one activity per night in their spelling journal. This is due Friday. Here is the spelling sort for the week: Sort 14

Homework:
ELA: Grammar Packet (due Friday)
Spelling: One Activity per night for a total of four activities (due Friday)
Reading: Read 30 minutes a night and reading log (due Friday)
Math: Math homework will be given nightly

Reminders:
Book Fair this week: Our whole class will go Monday and students will have time to go throughout the week.
Progress Reports in Red Folders- November 16th
Friends and Family Lunch for 4th and 5th Grades- November 16th @ 11:33-12:13
Thanksgiving Break- November 20-24th

As always, if you have any questions please email me at [email protected]

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”— Anne Frank

By November 12, 2017.    Uncategorized   



Week of November 6th

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Please remember that students do not have school on Tuesday, November 7th, and our field trip is Wednesday, November 8th.

 

Reading: We have started a 8 week long unit on Animal Defense Mechanisms! The students will be digging in to several different informational texts to discover what defenses animals use to keep themselves safe. The students are loving the beginning of this unit so far and I am excited to see them loving informational text!

Students will not have a vocabulary quiz this week because of our shortened schedule.

Language Arts: We will be continuing with our three week unit on verbs! Our topic this week is Linking Verbs. Here is a video that will help explain linking verbs to the students: Linking Verbs 

Math: The students took their multiplication test on Friday, 11/3. This week we will be working beginning with division! The students will have a division quiz on Monday, 11/13. This week we will be going over lessons 14-16 in Module 3 of Engage NY. Please remember that YouTube is a great resource for you and your students! Here is a video that covers lesson 14, which we will cover Monday: Engage NY Lesson 14

Parents, PLEASE be practicing your student’s math facts at home. They need to know their multiplication facts by heart. Some students are struggling with this unit on multiplication not because they do not understand the strategies, but are not able to remember their multiplication facts.

Science: This week we start to learn about Force and Motion and Simple Machines! The students will learn about the types of Simple Machines and the different types of energy! Here is a Bill Nye video on Simple  Machines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOxc3Bmr60A

Spelling: Students will receive their spelling sort Monday morning. Their test will be this Friday. They are to complete one activity per night in their spelling journal. This is due Friday. Here is the spelling sort for the week: Sort 13-16tiu3t

Homework:
ELA: Grammar Packet (due Friday)
Spelling: One Activity per night for a total of four activities (due Friday)
Reading: Read 30 minutes a night and reading log (due Friday)
Math: Math homework will be given nightly

Reminders:
Student Holiday/Staff Day- November 7th
Tellus Museum Field Trip- November 8th
Progress Reports in Red Folders- November 16th
Friends and Family Lunch for 4th and 5th Grades- November 16th
Thanksgiving Break- November 20-24th

Students will be unable to go on the field trip to the Tellus Science Museum on November 8th without money and permission slip returned. If you need another copy, please let me know. Please get these in as soon as possible!

As always, if you have any questions please email me at [email protected]

“And will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)” -Dr.Seuss

 

Field Trip Reminders:

  • All payments and completed permission slips are due before the day of the field trip.
  • If students are bringing a lunch, they need to bring it in a bag that can be thrown away at Tellus. This includes the containers inside the bag as well. For example, if your student is bringing a sandwich, please put it in a sandwich bag instead of a plastic container.
  • No glass containers or bottles. No soda cans.
  • The students will possibly have time for the gift shop. If you would like your student to have money, please send it with them.

By November 5, 2017.    Uncategorized   



Week of October 30th

Happy Halloween!

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Students are NOT allowed to wear costumes to school on Halloween! Save the costumes for Trick or Treating! 🙂

Reading: We have started a 8 week long unit on Animal Defense Mechanisms! The students will be digging in to several different informational texts to discover what defenses animals use to keep themselves safe. The students are loving the beginning of this unit so far and I am excited to see them loving informational text!

Students will also have a vocabulary quiz on Friday. We will go over the words daily and the students will receive a copy on Monday:

  • clutches- to grab tightly
  • mite- a little bit
  • scrawny- very skinny
  • glare- to look at harshly
  • harvest- the time that crops are ready to pick
  • gliding- to move smoothly

Language Arts: We will be continuing with our three week unit on verbs! Our topic this week is Helping Verbs. Here is a song the students will sing in class about verbs: Helping Verb Song. The words to the song are also on the back of their homework packet this week!

Math: This week we will be continuing multiplication. The students will have a math test on Friday. They will be given a study guide tomorrow for homework, and we will go over it Wednesday in class. Their test will be very similar to their study guide, so let’s work together to make sure that your students know all of the material! Parents, PLEASE be practicing your student’s math facts at home. They need to know their multiplication facts by heart. Some students are struggling with this unit on multiplication not because they do not understand the strategies, but are not able to remember their multiplication facts.

Social Studies: This week we will continue working on Social Studies and discussing the 13 colonies! The students were given a study guide last week for their test on 11/3. If your student misplaced their study guide, it can be accessed here: 13 Colonies Study Guide

Spelling: Students will receive their spelling sort Monday morning. Their test will be this Friday. They are to complete one activity per night in their spelling journal. This is due Friday. Here is the spelling sort for the week: Sort 12-1rjodsf

Homework:
ELA: Grammar Packet (due Friday)
Spelling: One Activity per night for a total of four activities (due Friday)
Reading: Read 30 minutes a night and reading log (due Friday)
Math: Math homework will be given nightly

Reminders:
Student Holiday/Staff Day- November 7th
Tellus Museum Field Trip- November 8th
Progress Reports in Red Folders- November 16th
Friends and Family Lunch for 4th and 5th Grades- November 16th
Thanksgiving Break- November 20-24th

Students will be unable to go on the field trip to the Tellus Science Museum on November 8th without money and permission slip returned. If you need another copy, please let me know. Please get these in as soon as possible!

As always, if you have any questions please email me at [email protected]

“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world.” E.B. White

 

Field Trip Reminders:

  • All payments and completed permission slips are due before the day of the field trip.
  • If students are bringing a lunch, they need to bring it in a bag that can be thrown away at Tellus. This includes the containers inside the bag as well. For example, if your student is bringing a sandwich, please put it in a sandwich bag instead of a plastic container.
  • No glass containers or bottles. No soda cans.
  • The students will possibly have time for the gift shop. If you would like your student to have money, please send it with them.

By October 30, 2017.    Uncategorized   



Week of October 23rd

Thank you so much to all of the parents that were able to make it to conferences last week! I am looking forward to the rest of the school year and working together to see your children grow!

Reading: We have started a 8 week long unit on Animal Defense Mechanisms! The students will be digging in to several different informational texts to discover what defenses animals use to keep themselves safe. The students are loving the beginning of this unit so far and I am excited to see them loving informational text!

Students will also have a vocabulary quiz on Friday. We will go over the words daily and the students will receive a copy on Monday:

  • bristled- for hair to stand up, away from the skin
  • giddy- extremely happy and excited
  • longed- to want something badly
  • skedaddled- to run away quickly
  • examined- to look at closely
  • notion- thought or idea

Language Arts: We will be starting a three week unit on verbs! Our topic this week is Action Verbs. This should be a nice review for the students before we introduce helping and linking verbs. Here is a silly song the students will listen to in class about verbs: Verb Song

Math: This week we will be continuing multiplication. The students will have a math quiz on Thursday. The students will be looking at Engage NY Module 3 Lessons 10-11. These two lessons go over multiplying three- and four-digit numbers by one-digit numbers using the standard algorithm and connecting the area model and the partial products method to the standard algorithm. Here are examples of each:

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Social Studies: This week we will be working on Social Studies and discussing the 13 colonies! The students will be given a study guide on Monday for their test on 11/3. We will spend the next two weeks discussing the colonist’s relationships with Native Americans, New England Colonies, Middle Colonies, Southern Colonies, and jobs that were available in colonial times!

Spelling: Students will receive their spelling sort Monday morning. Their test will be this Friday. They are to complete one activity per night in their spelling journal. This is due Friday. Here is the spelling sort for the week: Sort 11

Homework:
ELA: Grammar Packet (due Friday)
Spelling: One Activity per night for a total of four activities (due Friday)
Reading: Read 30 minutes a night and reading log (due Friday)
Math: Math homework will be given nightly

Reminders:
Student Holiday/Staff Day- November 7th
Tellus Museum Field Trip- November 8th
Progress Reports in Red Folders- November 16th
Thanksgiving Break- November 20-24th

Students will be unable to go on the field trip to the Tellus Science Museum on November 8th without money and permission slip returned. If you need another copy, please let me know. Please get these in as soon as possible!

As always, if you have any questions please email me at [email protected]

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

By October 23, 2017.    Uncategorized   



Week of October 2nd

I hope you all had a restful and fun fall break! Here is what we will be doing this week.

Reading: We are over halfway done reading the book Love that Dog by Sharon Creech.  The students have been working hard to analyze how the main character, Jack, has been changing throughout the book. Please ask your student about what is going on in the book and what they are learning!

Students will also have a vocabulary quiz on Friday. We will go over the words daily and they are all in the book The Crow Boy by Taro Yashima, which we will read on Monday. This week’s words are:

  • Imitate- to copy
  • Forlorn- very sad, hopeless, or lonely
  • Village- a community smaller than a town
  • Amuse- to entertain through humor
  • Appeared- the become instantly visible
  • Trudging- to walk slowly with heavy steps

Language Arts: Our topic this week is Singular and Plural nouns. Here is a website with games your student can play with singular and plural nouns: Nouns Website

Math: This week our focus will be on elapsed time. We will be determining the time from one event to another using clocks and by making charts. Here is an example problem that the students may come across:

Sally wakes up for school at 6:00 a.m. It takes her 15 minutes to shower, 8 minutes to get dressed, 2 minutes to brush her teeth, and 10 minutes to eat breakfast. At what time is Sally ready for school?

Social Studies: This week we will be working on Social Studies and discussing the European Explorers! The students will be learning about six different explorers: Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Henry Hudson, Juan Ponce De Leon, Jacques Cartier, and Vasco Nunez de Balboa. The students will be learning about how their explorations changed the view of the world, and how the explorers impacted Native Americans. Several of them are in this kid friendly website: European Explorers

Spelling: Students received their spelling words last Wednesday. Because of the short week, they did not have a test last Friday. Their test will be this Friday. They are to complete one activity per night in their spelling journal. This is due Friday. Here is the spelling sort for the week: Sort 8

Homework:
ELA: Grammar Packet (due Friday)
Spelling: One Activity per night for a total of four activities (due Friday)
Reading: Read 30 minutes a night and reading log (due Friday)
Math: Math homework will be given nightly

Reminders:
Picture Day- October 3rd
Early Release- October 12th
Fall Carnival- October 13th
Conference Week (Early Release)- October 16-20

As always, if you have any questions please email me at [email protected]

“Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before. ” – Bonnie Blair

By October 2, 2017.    Uncategorized   



Week of September 18th

Thank you to all of you that donated to the Back the Jack Campaign! It was also great to see so many of you at the Great Skate yesterday! Here is what we will be doing on the last week before fall break:

Reading: We are already halfway done reading the book Love that Dog by Sharon Creech.  The students have been working hard to analyze how the main character, Jack, has been changing throughout the book. Please ask your student about what is going on in the book and what they are learning!

Students will also have a vocabulary quiz on Friday. We will go over the words daily and they are all in the book The Crow Boy by Taro Yashima, which we will read on Monday. This week’s words are:

  • Imitate- to copy
  • Forlorn- very sad, hopeless, or lonely
  • Village- a community smaller than a town
  • Amuse- to entertain through humor
  • Appeared- the become instantly visible
  • Trudging- to walk slowly with heavy steps

Language Arts: Our topic this week is Common and Proper nouns. This is an important skill for students to learn along with capitalization. Proper nouns should always be capitalized. Here is a website that explains Common and Proper Nouns: http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/commonnoun.htm

Math: This week our focus will be on perimeter. We will be determining the distance around the perimeter of several types of objects. We will start with rectangles on Monday and move to irregular rectangles and other shapes as the week progresses. The students will have a quiz on Friday over determining the perimeter of regular rectangles and irregular rectangles, and determining the missing length or the missing width. Here is an interactive website about finding the perimeter of different objects: https://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/perimeter.html

 

Science: This week we will be working on Science and discussing weather! The students will be doing an awesome in class project on weather boxes! The students will be working in groups to make a blueprint for their weather box and then creating it together! Thank you so much for all of your donations in the last week. This project was made possible because of you!

Spelling: Students received their spelling words last Wednesday. Because of the short week, they did not have a test last Friday. Their test will be this Friday. They are to complete one activity per night in their spelling journal. This is due Friday. Here is the spelling sort for the week: Sort 7

Homework:
ELA: Grammar Packet (due Friday)
Spelling: One Activity per night for a total of four activities (due Friday)
Reading: Read 30 minutes a night and reading log (due Friday)
Math: Math homework will be given nightly

Reminders:
September Break- September 25-29
Picture Day- October 3rd
Early Release- October 12th
Fall Carnival- October 13th
Conference Week (Early Release)- October 16-20

As always, if you have any questions please email me at [email protected]

“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl

By September 18, 2017.    Uncategorized   



Week of September 11th

I hope everyone has stayed safe in the storm. There are several changes this week because of the school closure Monday and Tuesday. Here is what our short week will look like:

 

  • Reading: We will be continuing our unit on “Love that Dog” this week. Students will not have reading homework this week, but please still encourage your student to read at home.
  • Language Arts: Students will continue learning about Simple, Compound, and Complex sentences. The students will not have a grammar quiz on Friday, but they will have a Grammar Packet to complete for homework. The students will continue finishing their final drafts of their Realistic Fiction Narrative writing.
  • Math: We will be reviewing everything we have learned so far this year on place value and addition and subtraction strategies. Students will still have math homework nightly.
  • Spelling: Students were given their spelling words this morning. To give students the best chance at success, their spelling test over Sort 7 will be next Friday. Here are the words:Sort 7

 

Additionally, the students will be completing an in-class project next week making Weather Boxes! The students will be working in groups on this STEM project to design a weather box that encompasses the weather instruments we have been talking about this week. In order to do this, we need a few extra supplies. If you have any of the following around your house and you wouldn’t mind sending it in, it would be greatly appreciated!

  • Shoe Boxes
  • Straws
  • Masking Tape
  • Popsicle Sticks

Back the Jack Campaign: Last week we were in the running for the top class in raising money for Back the Jack! Any donation helps and goes directly back to our school. The campaign ends THIS FRIDAY. For more information please visit http://nesfoundation.com/

Reminders:
Back the Jack Campaign Continues!!!
Great Skate- September 17th
September Break- September 25-29
Picture Day- October 3rd
Early Release- October 12th
Fall Carnival- October 13th
Conference Week (Early Release)- October 16-20

If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected]

Thank you for your support!

By September 13, 2017.    Uncategorized   



Week of September 4th

We are finally in September! Here is what we will be doing this week:

Reading: This week we will begin a unit in reading on Poetry. We will be reading a book together as a class called “Love That Dog” by Sharon Creech. The students will be reading a few pages a day and analyzing how the main character, Jack, is changing throughout the book. Please ask your student about what is going on in the book and what they are learning!

Students will also have a vocabulary quiz on Friday. We will go over the words daily and they are all in the book The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland, which we will read on Tuesday. This week’s words are:

  • Towering- Very tall
  • Unfurling- To open
  • Bloom- to blossom
  • Dormant- not active or growing
  • Emporor- one who rules an empire or country
  • Clamored- to be noisy

Language Arts: Our topic this week is Simple, Compound, and Complex sentences. This week we will be working with the students to have them identify the different sentence structures. Here is a great video that shows the differences between the three types: https://youtu.be/hWmKnrtlTHU

Math: This week our focus will be on Multi-Step Word Problems with addition and subtraction. We have been completing a few of these together as a class as we have been talking about addition and subtraction the past few weeks, but now we will be going over them explicitly. This will be Engage NY lessons 17-19. The students will have a quiz on word problems this Thursday. An example of a word problem that the students might have would be:

In the first week of June, a restaurant sold 10,345 omelets. In the second week, 1,096 fewer omelets were sold than in the first week. In the third week, 2 thousand more omelets were sold than in the first week. In the fourth week, 2 thousand fewer omelets were sold than in the first week. How many omelets were sold in all in June?

Answer: 40,284

Additionally, instead of doing a large test at the end of the unit, the fourth grade team has decided to give the test to the students little by little. We believe this will give the students the best chance at success and be less stressful for students and parents. They completed the first three questions of the test last Friday on material on rounding that was covered earlier in the 9 weeks. We will continue working on this throughout the week.

Science: This week we will be working on Science and discussing weather! We will be talking about the different types of clouds and weather instruments. The students will be using cotton balls to make the different types of clouds, they will complete a weather instruments foldable, and deciphering a weather forecast! Here is a song we will be singing about clouds this week:

A Cloudy Serenade
(sung to the tune of
“Mary Had a Little Lamb”)

Cirrus clouds are wispy curls,
Wispy curls, wispy curls.
Cirrus clouds are wispy curls.
They form high in the sky.

Cumulus clouds are piled up high,
Piled up high, piled up high.
Cumulus clouds are piled up high.
They soar on sunny days.

Stratus clouds are sheets of gray,
Sheets of gray, sheets of gray.
Stratus clouds are sheets of gray.
They stay close to the earth.

Cirrus, cumulus, stratus too.
Now it’s out. There is no doubt.
Cirrus, cumulus, stratus too.
We know them all. Hooray!
©2000 The Education Center, Inc. • www.themailboxcompanion.com

Spelling: Your student will receive their spelling words Monday morning. They are to complete one activity per night in their spelling journal. This is due Friday. Here is the spelling sort for the week: Sort 6

Homework:
ELA: Grammar Packet (due Friday)
Spelling: One Activity per night for a total of four activities (due Friday)
Reading: Read 30 minutes a night and reading log (due Friday)
Math: Math homework will be given nightly

Reminders:
Back the Jack Campaign Continues!!!
Progress Reports go home- September 7th
Nickajack Multicultural Night- September 8th
Great Skate- September 17th
September Break- September 25-29

As always, if you have any questions please email me at [email protected]

“When I see you through my eyes, I think that we are different. When I see you through my heart, I know we are the same.” – Doe Zantamata

By September 4, 2017.    Uncategorized   



Week of August 28th

It’s the last few days of August! Remember that we have an Early Release Day on Wednesday!

Reading: This week we will be going over Question Answer Relationships and asking questions before, during, and after reading this week.  There are four types of questions that we will be going over:

  • Right There: These are questions where the answer can be found in the text.
  • Think and Search: These are questions where the answers are found in several parts of the text. You have to put together the pieces of information.
  • Author and Me: These questions are based on information found in the text but you have to relate it to your own experiences. The answer does not lie directly in the text, but you must read it in order to answer the question.
  • On My Own: The answer to these questions are not in the text. You must use your own background knowledge.

If you would like some more information on this topic, check out this website: http://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/question_answer_relationship

Students will also have a vocabulary quiz on Friday. We will go over the words daily and they are all in the book Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg, which we read on Monday. This week’s words are:

  • Deemed- to think of in a specific way
  • Puzzling- causing one to be confused
  • Departed- to move on or go away
  • Peak- the highest point, or maximum
  • Journey- act of traveling to another place
  • Unaware- having no knowledge of something

Language Arts: Our topic this week is Sentence Fragments and Run-Ons. We will be taking a look at sentences and making sure they have a subject and a predicate to make them a complete sentence. Here is a PPT that might help you and your student review at home: Foolish-Fragments Their grammar homework also has a lot of great information included in the packet!

Math: Monday we went over some more 4 digit addition and subtraction problems. This week we will be working very hard on word problems. The goal is to have students be able to read a problem and pull the information out that they need to be able to do their calculations. We will also go over Lesson 14 and 15 in Unit One of Engage NY this week.

Social Studies: This week we will be working on Social Studies and discussing Native Americans. We will be talking about the Hopi, Kwakiutl, Nez Perce, Seminole, Inuit, and Pawnee Tribes. We will be discussing each group and their region, environment, shelter, food, and more! The students will become an expert on one tribe and will be creating presentations in class to showcase their tribe to their classmates!

Spelling: Your student will receive their spelling words Monday morning. They are to complete one activity per night in their spelling journal. This is due Friday. Here is the spelling sort for the week: Sort 5

Homework:
ELA: Grammar Packet (due Friday)
Spelling: One Activity per night for a total of four activities (due Friday)
Reading: Read 30 minutes a night and reading log (due Friday)
Math: Math homework will be given nightly

Reminders:
Back the Jack Campaign begins- August 28th
Early Release Day- August 30th
Back to Football Friday- September 1st
No School- September 4th
Progress Reports go home- September 7th
Nickajack Multicultural Night- September 8th
Great Skate- September 17th
September Break- September 25-29

As always, if you have any questions please email me at [email protected]

“The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

By August 28, 2017.    Uncategorized   



Week of August 21st

Happy Solar Eclipse Week! Remember the school day will be extended by 45 minutes on Monday!

Reading: This week we will be going over types of connections that your student can make when reading a book. The types of connections we will be going over this week are Text-to-Text, Text-to-Self, and Text-to-World.  The students will be listening and reading books that will allow them to make connections to their prior experiences, books they have previously read, and what is going on in the world around them. To practice this at home, have your student read to you and discuss how the book is relating to these three aspects!  Here are some guiding questions you can look at with your students:

Text-to-self:
What does this remind me of in my life?
What is this similar to in my life?
How is this different from my life?
Has something like this ever happened to me?
How does this relate to my life?
What were my feelings when I read this?

Text-to-text:
What does this remind me of in another book I’ve read?
How is this text similar to other things I’ve read?
How is this different from other books I’ve read?
Have I read about something like this before?

Text-to-world:
What does this remind me of in the real world?
How is this text similar to things that happen in the real world?
How is this different from things that happen in the real world?
How did that part relate to the world around me?
(Borrowed from https://sites.google.com/a/alaska.edu/diane-kardash/Home/making-connections)

Students will also have a vocabulary quiz on Friday. We will go over the words daily and they are all in the book Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran, which we will read on Monday. This week’s words are:

  • Ford- to cross a river
  • Pottery- pots, dishes, and other items made of baked clay
  • Gallop- to run, often referring to a horse
  • Bandits- a robber or outlaw
  • Fierce- very aggressive and powerful
  • Blossomed- to mature or to produce flowers

Language Arts: Simple Subjects and Simple Predicates are our topic this week! We will be taking a look at narrowing down from complete subjects and predicates in sentences to just the simple subjects and predicates. Here is a PPT that might help you and your student review at home: Subject and Predicate PPT

Math: Monday and Tuesday we will be reviewing previously covered math skills and the study guide in preparation for their math test on Wednesday! I decided to push the math test back a day because of several students being out for the eclipse, and this gives us an extra day of review! After the test on Wednesday, we will be going over Engage NY lessons 11-12. These will be covering addition and the use of tape diagrams. If these diagrams are puzzling you and your student, this video is a great resource to help explain Lesson 11: https://youtu.be/bzmFg2Fl-wg

Health: This week we will be working on Health instead of Science or Social Studies. We will be talking about the parts of our skin, eyes, and ears. We will be discussing what can be done to keep them healthy and working for a long time!

Spelling: Your student will receive their spelling words Monday morning. They are to complete one activity per night in their spelling journal. This is due Friday. Here is the spelling sort for the week: Sort 4

Homework:
ELA: Grammar Packet (due Friday)
Spelling: One Activity per night for a total of four activities (due Friday)
Reading: Read 30 minutes a night and reading log (due Friday)
Math: Math homework will be given nightly

Scholastic: Scholastic Book Order forms went home in your student’s red folder two weeks ago. This is a great way to get new books for your students at great prices. This could certainly make reading homework easier and more enjoyable for your student! All orders must be placed online using our class code: Q2M7Y. I will confirm and place all online orders August 25th.

Reminders:
School Day Extended by 45 minutes- August 21st
Parent Letters due August 25th
Scholastic Book Orders due online- August 25th
Back the Jack Campaign begins- August 28th
Early Release Day- August 30th
No School- September 4th

As always, if you have any questions please email me at [email protected]

“Kindness is a language the blind can see and the deaf can hear.” -Mark Twain

By August 21, 2017.    Uncategorized