Week of August 13th

Reading: Our reading unit for this 9 weeks will be focused around the American Revolution. We will continue to analyze the differences between Loyalists and Patriots and discussing the colonists reasons for going to one side or the other.

Language Arts: This week we will be working on verbs for our grammar topic. We will be covering how to identify verbs in a sentence. The students will have a short quiz on verbs on Friday. We will also continue talking about Informational Writing. Students have already picked their topics that they want to write on, and now we will begin talking about how to research and form and informational piece! They are doing a WONDERFUL job so far grasping the topics we are covering in writing!

Math: This week we will be working on more Place Value. We will continue going through Module 1 of Engage, covering lessons 5-9. Students will have a math quiz on lesson 4 on Tuesday (we went over this Lesson on Friday). Students will have nightly homework for math from EngageNY. If your student ever has questions about their math homework, you can find TONS of Engage homework help on YouTube. Please remember that all of the Engage lessons can be found online at Engageny.org.

Social Studies: Our first topic in Social Studies will be the American Revolution! We will finish talking about the Stamp Act and the phrase ‘No Taxation without Representation’. We will end the week talking about the Boston Massacre and the taxes that were imposed on the colonists.

Homework:
Reading: Reading packet (due Friday)
Math: Math homework will be given nightly

Reminders:
August 24th– Parent Letter ‘Homework’ Due to Ms. Priest
August 27th– Back the Jack Campaign Begins
August 29th– Early Release
August 31st– Back to Football Friday
September 3rd– Labor Day/No School

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

“Your attitude determines your direction”

By August 13, 2018.    Uncategorized   



Welcome Back!

We had a great first three days of school and we will be diving into 4th grade content this week!

Reading: Our reading unit for this 9 weeks will be focused around the American Revolution. We will be working on becoming stronger readers through examining informational text. This week will begin discussing the reasons behind the American Revolution and looking at the motivations of Loyalists and Patriots. We will be reading text, working on summarizing and answering questions using evidence from the text.

Language Arts: This week we will be working on Nouns for our grammar topic. We will be covering how to identify nouns in in a sentence. The students will have a short quiz on nouns on Friday. We will also begin talking about Informational Writing. Students will be learning about informational reports, generating topics, narrowing their topics down, and setting goals. This will be the start to students generating their own informational writing pieces!

Math: For 4th grade math we will be using the EngageNY Curriculum. All of the curriculum can be found online at Engageny.org. This week we will be working on Place Value. We will be working on students recognizing that 10 ones is the same thing as 1 ten. We want students to recognize that a digit represents 10 times the value of what it represents in the place to its right. We will be going through Module 1 of Engage, covering lessons 1-4. Students will have a math quiz on lessons 1-3 on Friday. Students will have nightly homework for math from EngageNY. If your student ever has questions about their math homework, you can find TONS of Engage homework help on YouTube. Here is a link to a video that explains Tuesday night’s homework: Eureka/Engage Math Video

Social Studies: Our first topic in Social Studies will be the American Revolution! This will also coincide with out American Revolution reading unit. We are so lucky to be receiving a new Social Studies resource from the county: Studies Weekly! Students will have their own ‘newspaper’ that will present the content in a kid-friendly manner! We will begin this week discussing the French and Indian War from both points of view. We will also discuss the Stamp Act and the Sons of Liberty.

Parents: Please attend Open House this Thursday from 6:00-7:45! I would love to talk to you about 4th grade and all of the exciting things going on in our classroom and throughout Nickajack!

Homework:
Reading: Reading packet (due Friday)
Math: Math homework will be given nightly

Reminders:
August 9th– Open House (3rd-5th)
August 24th– Parent Letter ‘Homework’ Due to Ms. Priest
August 27th– Back the Jack Campaign Begins
August 29th– Early Release
August 31st– Back to Football Friday
September 3rd– Labor Day/No School

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

“F.A.I.L.: First Attempt In Learning’

By August 4, 2018.    Uncategorized   



End of the Year Dates

Here are some end of the year dates that you can use to plan accordingly:

Reminders:
Progress Reports go home: April 26th
Last Day to Order Yearbook: April 27th
Field Day for 4th: May 4th
Book Fair: May 7-11th
Early Release Days: May 22-23rd
Last Day of School: May 23rd

By April 24, 2018.    Uncategorized   



Ecosystem Webquest Links

First Link:

http://eschooltoday.com/science/needs-of-living-organisms/five-things-living-things-need-to-survive.html

Second Link:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/foodchain/producersconsumers.htm

Third Link:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/foodchain/foodchain2.htm

Fourth Link:

http://oakdome.com/k5/lesson-plans/powerpoint/animal-camouflage-pictures-and-information.php

Fifth Link:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/endangered_animals/whats_the_problem.htm

Sixth Link:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/endangered_animals/howtohelp.htm

By April 13, 2018.    Uncategorized   



Week of April 9th

I hope you have all had a wonderful spring break with your students! We are so close to the end of the year, but first come Georgia Milestones. Please make sure your students are at school on time during these testing days. We will begin testing immediately following morning announcements and it is imperative that all students are present. Here is the testing schedule for the upcoming weeks:

 

Tuesday, April 10th English Language Arts Section 1
Wednesday, April 11th English Language Arts Section 2
Thursday, April 12th English Language Arts Section 3
Friday, April 13th No testing for 4th Grade on Friday
Monday, April 16th Math Section 1
Tuesday, April 17th Math Section 2

 

During testing our Lunch and Specials schedule will be:
Specials- 10:00-10:30
Lunch- 11:08-11:38

 

Reminders:
Milestones Begin: April 10th
Movie and Food Truck Night: April 20th
Progress Reports go home: April 26th
Last Day of School: May 23rd

By April 8, 2018.    Uncategorized   



Week of March 26th

Reading: Will will continue working on Paired Text this week. We will also spend part of the reading time reviewing how to easily answer short answer questions on the Milestones. Please remember that the Milestones begin the Tuesday after we come back from spring break!

Students will not have a vocabulary quiz this week.

Language Arts: This week we will be finishing our Animal Non-Fiction books! The students have worked extremely hard on these, and I can’t wait for you to see them! We will also be taking part of our language arts time to review skills for the Milestones. Your students can also do this from home using IXL.com!

Math: We will be continuing with geometry this week by studying angles! We will be going over Engage NY Module 4, Lessons 12, 14, 15, and 16. These lessons cover lines of symmetry, types of triangles, and constructing quadrilaterals.

Image result for types of triangles for kids

Students will be given a Math Review packet for the next few weeks leading up to Milestones. This will be homework and will replace their Grammar Packet for homework.

Social Studies: We had some amazing projects turned in last week! Our students really did a great job showcasing their knowledge of Westward Expansion. We will finish up with Westward Expansion this week and start Science when we get back from spring break!

Spelling: Students will not have a spelling test this week. We are very luck to have wonderful parents coming in to lead the Junior Achievement program all day on Friday, and we will not have time for a spelling test.

Homework:
Math Review Packet: Due Friday (This is taking place of the grammar packet until after Milestones)
Spelling: No spelling test this week
Reading: Reading packet (due Friday)
Math: Math homework will be given nightly

 

Here is a link on how to access Milestones Prep online at home for your students: GA milestones info

 

Reminders:
Spring Break- April 2-6
Milestones Begin: April 10th
Progress Reports go home: April 26th
Last Day of School: May 23rd

 

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

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” -Mother Teresa

By March 25, 2018.    Uncategorized   



Week of March 19th

Reading: For reading we will be working on Paired Text. Students will be looking at two texts, and compare them using text evidence. Here is the RAP strategy that we have been using to answer questions using text evidence!

Great problem solving strategy

Students will not have a vocabulary quiz this week.

Language Arts: This week during Language Arts time we will be working on our Animal Research Books! The students were assigned one of 6 animals: Gorilla, African Elephant, Humpback Whale, Polar Bear, Deer, and Otter. The students will finish their research to become experts on their animals! Then they will start writing their Non-Fiction Books later this week!

Math: This week we will be starting Geometry! The students will be working on Engage NY Module 4 Lessons 1, 2, 4, 7, and 10. The students will be learning about angles, lines, line segments, rays, and points. We will be talking about perpendicular, parallel, and intersecting lines.

Image result for angles lines ray

Students will be given a Math Review packet for the next few weeks leading up to Milestones. This will be homework and will replace their Grammar Packet for homework.

Social Studies: The students have been loving Westward Expansion so far! This morning, the students got to play the Oregon Trail Video game! It really gave the students a great idea of what it would be like to travel across the trail with its many challenges. Here is the link if you would like to play at home! http://fourthgradegingerich.weebly.com/oregon-trail-game.html

Also, students will have an at home project on Westward Expansion. The information sheet went home on Tuesday 2/26. The students are to choose ONE of the project options from the sheet. This project will be due March 20th, THIS TUESDAY!

Spelling: Students will receive their spelling sort Monday morning. Their test will be this Friday. Here is the spelling sort for the week: Sort 26

Homework:
Math Review Packet: Due Friday (This is taking place of the grammar packet until after Milestones)
Spelling: Students no longer have spelling homework BUT will still have a test on Friday.
Reading: Reading packet (due Friday)
Math: Math homework will be given nightly

 

Here is a link on how to access Milestones Prep online at home for your students: GA milestones info

 

Reminders:
Social Studies Project Due- March 20th

3rd Nine Weeks Report Cards go home- March 22nd
Nickajack Dash- March 24th
Spring Break- April 2-6

 

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

“F.A.I.L.: First Attempt In Learning’

By March 19, 2018.    Uncategorized   



Oregon Trail Game

http://fourthgradegingerich.weebly.com/oregon-trail-game.html

By March 19, 2018.    Uncategorized   



Week of March 12th

Reading: For reading we will be working on Paired Text. Students will be looking at two texts, and compare them using text evidence. Here is the RAP strategy that we have been using to answer questions using text evidence!

Great problem solving strategy

Students will not have a vocabulary quiz this week.

Language Arts: This week during Language Arts time we will talk about Point of View and Perspective. The students will be learning about how to distinguish between 1st and 3rd person point of view. They will also be looking at the same stories, but told from two different characters. How does changing the perspective change the story?

Anchor chart for teaching Point of View and Perspective Classroom resources include student notes, practice sheets, writing activity, anchor chart, test, and an AWESOME editable PowerPoint! Paid

Math: This week we will be continuing with fractions. We will be talking about changing fractions into decimals. Example: 32/100 = 0.32.  Later in the week we will also be talking about line plots. Here is an example of a line plot: Line Plot Video

Students will be given a Math Review packet for the next few weeks leading up to Milestones. This will be homework and will replace their Grammar Packet for homework.

Social Studies: This week we will be continuing with Westward Expansion. We will discuss the Louisiana Purchase, War of 1812, and much more!!

Also, students will have an at home project on Westward Expansion. The information sheet went home on Tuesday 2/26. The students are to choose ONE of the project options from the sheet. This project will be due March 20th.

Spelling: Students will receive their spelling sort Monday morning. Their test will be this Friday. Here is the spelling sort for the week: Sort 25

Homework:
Math Review Packet: Due Friday (This is taking place of the grammar packet until after Milestones)
Spelling: Students no longer have spelling homework BUT will still have a test on Friday.
Reading: Reading packet (due Friday)
Math: Math homework will be given nightly

Reminders:
Early Release Day- March 14th
Social Studies Project Due- March 20th
3rd Nine Weeks Report Cards go home- March 22nd
Nickajack Dash- March 24th
Spring Break- April 2-6

 

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

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” -C.S. Lewis

 

By March 12, 2018.    Uncategorized   



Week of February 26th

Reading: We are moving on to the second part of our American Revolution reading unit! This week we will be starting a book called Divided Loyalties! This book will follow a family during the American Revolution and if their loyalties are with Britain or with the 13 Colonies!

Students will have a vocabulary quiz on Friday. Here are the words they will be given on Monday:

  • jeered- teased, made rude remarks
  • lodged- stuck
  • vittles- food
  • spectacles- glasses
  • inconsolable- unable to be calmed
  • ransacked- to go through things causing damage

Language Arts: This week in grammar we will be continuing with Adverbs. Students will have a short adverbs quiz on Friday:

Image result for adverbs

We will be starting a new informational writing this week! Students will begin researching a specific animal, and in the next few weeks they will be making an informational non-fiction book about their animal!

Math: This week we will be continuing with fractions. We will be going over lessons 11-14 in Module 5 of Engage NY. Friday students will have a quiz on Friday over these four lessons.

Please remember that YouTube is a great resource if you or your student needs help at home!

Social Studies: This week we will be starting Westward Expansion! We will be discussing the Louisiana Purchase and the Pony Express, along with Lewis and Clark! Westward Expansion Website

Also, students will have an at home project on Westward Expansion. The information sheet will go home on Tuesday 2/26. The students are to choose ONE of the project options from the sheet. This project will be due March 20th.

Spelling: Students will receive their spelling sort Monday morning. Their test will be this Friday. Here is the spelling sort for the week: Sort 23

Homework:
ELA: Grammar Packet (due Friday)
Spelling: Students no longer have spelling homework BUT will still have a test on Friday.
Reading: Reading packet (due Friday)
Math: Math homework will be given nightly

Reminders:
Picture Day- March 2nd
Cobb Youth Museum Field Trip- March 6th
Social Studies Project Due- March 20th
3rd Nine Weeks Report Cards go home- March 22nd
Nickajack Dash- March 24th

Students will be unable to go on the field trip to the Cobb Youth Museum on March 6th without permission slips returned. If you need another copy, please let me know. Please get these in as soon as possible! The cost for this trip is $20. 

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

“Every mistake you make is progress.”

 

By February 26, 2018.    Uncategorized