updates

Thank you for all the nice little gifts this week. The plants, mugs, notepads, fruits and candy were all very kind!
Speaking of gifts, I think we’re all ready for the February break!
SCIENCE
Wrapping up sound this week. Tomorrow the kids will make instruments that vary in pitch. Creations will be posted on SeeSaw.
MATH
The students are working with adding and subtracting mixed numbers. The week we return the students will bake cookies by first adjusting some recipes.
Two math test dates are:
3/7 touchstones-computer-based
3/9 chapter test-Can be practiced with any lesson in chapter 9 on the math book.
Conceptua modules have been updated and the kids will benefit from practice as it is completely standard-based.
Since 4th graders will most likely be taking the MILESTONES on the computer, please have them practice keyboarding skills on typetastic.com.
In the Thursday Folder, there is a sheet that is asking for STEM donations. It is exclusively for our two classes so the kids can make a stained glass window.

February 13th

New Information: REMEMBER TO READ BELOW EACH WEEK.

ELA: 

Writing: Students are writing and organizing information as they read informational books on the AMERICAN REVOLUTION. The animal essays were great! Rubrics will be coming home soon. The essays are in the hallway. Our new writing goal is to create an informational book and apply our new writing standards that we cover in large group mini lessons each day.

The students are writing and collecting with an organizer and soon they will be organizing their notebook with tabs to develop and amazing informational essay on the American Revolution. This takes time. Text features will also be included and an expectation to include in their end product. (Their book)

These may be one or more of the following. Time-lines, diagrams, pictures with texts boxes explaining the picture, tables or graphs. 

Grammar: Students will focus on Possessive Nouns this week. We are reviewing proper nouns, clauses, complex sentences, conjunctions, commas,  and common convention errors. (punctuation and capitalization)

Quizzes this week:

Thursday: 2/15 constructed reading response paragraph after a passage.

Friday: 2/16 Grammar Quiz (mentor sentence quiz) Possessive Nouns

Wednesday:  BRING IN YOUR OWN ALREADY CREATED BOX OR BAG. I CAN GIVE TIME TO EXCHANGE VALENTINES IN CLASS BUT THEY HAVE TO HAVE THEIR BAG OR BOX ALREADY MADE. CLASS LIST WENT HOME TODAY AND IT WAS EMAILED THROUGH LYNN RIDENOUR. 

SPECIALS FOR THE WEEK:

MONDAY: HEALTH TUESDAY: STEM WEDNESDAY ART THURSDAY ART FRIDAY MUSIC

STEM DAY WAS A SUCCESS LAST FRIDAY: FEEL FREE TO WATCH SOME VIDEOS ATTACHED OF YOUR CHILD LEARNING ABOUT  GRAVITY, AND FORCE AS THEY CREATED A DEVICE TO LAND A NASA AIRCRAFT. 

CLASS NEEDS: PENCILS, GLUE STICKS, AND EXTRA SNACKS FOR THOSE WHO FORGET THEIR SNACK EACH DAY.

PLEASE READ THIS FLYER FROM DR. LUSCRE.

KiDtalk Flyers 18-16m40m4

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK.

 

 

 

January 29th

This week in Language Arts:

Mentor Sentence focus: personification and simple and complete predicates and subjects.

Reading: Students will review theme and learn lessons on how to identify how authors convey meaning within a passage. They will use text evidence and reasons to defend their answers. (Constructed Responses)

Writing: We are also learning about the Revolutionary War by studying a novel the Secret Soldier and answering constructed responses every day. They are also researching and writing a book on their animal they chose two weeks ago. They are busy people in here!

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD READS EVERY NIGHT AND LOGS THE TITLES AND TIME THEY SPEND READING EACH NIGHT . PLEASE PARENTS: SIGN YOUR CHILD’S AGENDA.

THANKS 🙂

ANOTHER NEW THING: STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SPEND 10 MINUTES A NIGHT ON TYPETASTIC TO PRACTICE THEIR KEYBOARDING. WE JUST FOUND OUT THAT ALL FOURTH GRADES WILL HAVE TO TAKE THE MILESTONE TEST ON A COMPUTER. THIS INCLUDES THE ESSAY PORTION AND CONSTRUCTED RESPONSE. IN ORDER FOR YOUR CHILD TO DO WELL THEY REALLY NEED TIME ON THE COMPUTER EACH NIGHT.

I WILL BE GIVING SOME CLASS TIME TO KEY BOARDING, BUT I CAN’T DEDICATE A LARGE PORTION OF OUR CLASS TIME, SO PLEASE HAVE THEM PRACTICE EACH NIGHT. SEE THE BLOG FOR THE LINKS. THANKS

Upcoming dates:

Thursday: constructed response quiz and the FOURTH GRADE MUSICAL. BE HERE BY 6 P.M. PLEASE. All students need a black t-shirt. Other performances will be Wednesday and Thursday mornings here at school for other grade levels. Thanks

Friday: Mentor Sentence quiz

Specials this week:

Monday: Art

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: PE

Thursday: Health

Friday: Stem

Problem Solving Exemplar-use your handout