- On Monday afternoon we have the spelling bee.
- On Tuesday afternoon (1:15-2:45) we have the Turkey Trot.
- The poem recitation of "In Flanders Fields" is due November 29th and 30th.
- The Fancy Folder Project is due December 7th.
- The reading log is due December 20th.
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Spalding - Since we have a 2-day academic week, students are working on spelling list 13 to write letters or stories.
Language - We will be working on grammar Lesson 43 that reminds us when NOT to capitalize words. Also, in lessons 44 and 45, they will learn more about identifying and using prepositional phrases and the objects of prepositions. They will be diagramming prepositional phrases as adjectives.
Reading - Book studies will continue on Monday and Tuesday in the individual 4th grade classrooms.
Math -We will complete lessons 43 and 44 on adding and subtracting decimal numbers, and multiplying two digit numbers.
Science - Please review the study guide for the test on Tuesday.
Due to the Spelling Bee on Monday afternoon and the Turkey Trot Tuesday afternoon we will be doing little or no Science or Social Studies.
Announcements - There will be no school on Monday, Nov. 12 for Veteran's Day.
Quarter 2 progress reports will be handed out in your child's 4th grade classroom on Thursday, Nov. 15.
Spalding: We will be working on entering list 12 into our spalding books this week. There will be no test or packet over the words. We have a 70 phonogram test and also a Morrison McCall monthly data check. These will be done on Thursday and Friday. We will hold our class spelling bee to see who will be competing for our class in the school spelling bee on Friday.
Language Arts: We have a cumulative Grammar test on Monday that will run through lesson 40. Student’s will continue working on capitalization of letters throughout the week with lesson 41. We will continue with our animal adaptations 5 paragraph essays in Writing.
Reading: We will be discussing Fairy tales this week along with resources. The students will have a practice test and a review over the types of text. They will not be tested for a grade on the unit.
Math: We will continue reviewing capacity and measurement this week. Students will be working on worksheets and should be understanding the differences in measurements. We will finish out the week reviewing investigation 4a and 4b and do our benchmark test 2 used for data on Friday.
Science: We will look into soil formation this week. Students will be reading B42-B45. They will do review questions and a worksheet identifying and describing soil. We will then work with Renewable and Nonrenewable resources later in the week.
Social Studies: In social studies we will finish reading lesson 1 if the class has not finished. The students will learn about an elevation map and have a homework and practice worksheet reviewing the chapter. There will be a quiz on Thursday over the lesson.
- Please remember: students need to be working on their "Fancy Folder" and recitation.
- Book Fair is this week!
- Fall festival will be Friday at 6:15 pm.
- Spirit day is Friday. Please join us for our morning assembly at 8:15 am,
Spalding - We will be entering list 11 in our Spalding notebooks this week. We will be working on list 10 for homework and in class. Phonogram reviews will take place throughout the week. List 10 will be tested on Friday. We will also have a phonogram test on Friday.
Language Arts - We will learn about descriptive adjectives and how to diagram adjectives. We will complete grammar lessons 39 and 40. We are also learning how to write a research paper. We will use grammar workbook lessons 36 and 37 to help us write and evaluate our research paper.
Reading - We will learn about the different types of texts. We will learn about legends, fables and folktale this week. We will read "The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush," a fable and a folktale. We will continue with our book study.
Math - We will learn how to compare fractions on a number line and we will learn about metric and customary measurement with regard to capacity.
Science - We will continue our study of natural resources, including soil. We will discuss the effects of limited resources on an environment. We will differentiate between renewable and nonrenewable resources. We will learn about the impact of humans on ecosystems.
Social Studies - We will read about timelines and then get into unit 2 lesson 1 "Spanish in North America."
- Thank you for all of your hard work in getting pledges for our Boosterthon fundraiser. Now we all need to collect the pledge donations. Your support is so appreciated and benefits our school in amazing ways!
- There is no school on Monday (Fall Recess)
- There is no tutoring on Monday.
- The students should have their "Fancy Folder" project information packets now. It's best that they keep these materials at home once the teachers have gone over the instructions, examples, etc. Thank you for encouraging your children with this project.
Spalding - We will be entering list 10 in our Spalding notebooks this week. We will be working on list 9 for homework and in class. Phonogram reviews will take place throughout the week. List 9 will be tested on Friday. We will also have a phonogram test on Friday.
Language Arts - We will start to model and work on a 5 paragraph informative essay. We will learn about direct objects, verb tenses, prefixes and suffixes. We will complete grammar lessons 37 and 38.
Reading - We are continuing our study of the types of texts. We will learn about drama this week while we read "Martha Helps the Rebel." The students will take a comprehension, vocabulary, and short essay test after reading and discussing. We will also continue with our book study.
Math - We will complete lesson 31, 34 and 35 on writing numbers, word problems and mixed numbers. On Friday there will be a study guide for two math quizzes, which will be on Monday (10/29/18).
Science - Students will receive a study guide on classification on Tuesday, then a test on Thursday.
Social Studies - We will read about timelines and then get into unit 2 lesson 1 "Spanish in North America."
Announcements - This week we will have half days on Thursday the 18th and Friday the 19th. Please send a snack/light lunch with your child and be sure they know how they will be getting home. We also do not have any school on Monday, Oct. 22nd.
Fun Run will be this Friday the 19th from 9:20-10:30 for 4th grade. Donations will still be accepted thru Friday.
**There is no school on Monday.
**We will have a pep rally for Boosterthon on Tuesday.
**Picture day is on the 11th which is Thursday.
**The book log is due on Friday the 12th.
**Boulder club is looking for toilet paper/paper towel rolls to use for projects if you remember to send those in, it would be appreciated.
**It is finally chilling down a bit; please remember that students must be in dress code with outerwear in the classroom. This can be found in the front of their planners. No hoodies, or logos.
**Three hours is required for volunteering each month from parents, if you have not met your hours please reach out to your teacher for things to help with. Grading is always appreciated.
**We have worked very hard on giving all of the information possible to the students ahead of time, and also if things are forgotten at school. Please check our weebly website for lost study guides, spelling lists/rules, poems and much more.
**Hours for tutoring are also on the website and are by invite only. Please make sure you are sending your child if you are invited as we are trying our best to help them be successful in their studies. You must email the teachers tutoring you are attending by 6pm each Sunday prior to that weeks tutoring.
**Tutoring will not be in session this Monday 10/8 or next week due to conferences.
Spalding- We will be entering list 8 in our spalding books his week. We are going to be working on list 7 for homework and in class. Phonogram reviews will take place throughout the week. List 7 will be tested on Friday. We will also have a phonogram test on Friday.
Language Arts- We are going to be going over grammar lesson 33 and 34 this week. We will also be working on writing a friendly letter to the protagonist in our book studies.
Reading- The students will be reading Louise Braille a biography and have a test over comprehension on Wednesday. Then we will finish the week with our book studies.
Math- We will be doing math for today all week along with our timed tests daily. Students will also be going over lessons 26-30. We will also start investigation 3 on Friday.
Science- We are starting our new unit on Animal Classification. The stidents will be reading A6-A9 and doing review questions and workbook pages. We will be showing a classification powerpoint in class. On Friday we will be doing an investigation on the backbone by building one so they have a visual on how it works.
Social Studies- We are almost through our first Unit. We are going to be going over primary and secondary accounts in social studies along with doing a quiz on unit 1 lesson 5. The students will have a worksheet to finish out the first unit. They will receive a study guide for the unit to start studying from for the test they will be taking the following week on Wednesday.
Spirit Day 10/5- Students may wear Spirit Day shirts
No School 10/8. Columbus Day.
Students should be having their homework folder checked nightly to see if there is material that needs to be read and signed by parents/ guardians. Also by signing the planner you are acknowledging that you have seen their completed homework and behavior logs. Please do not sign the planner without looking to see if homework is completed
Spalding - The students will enter List 7 Spelling Words and will be tested on List 6 on Friday.
Language/Writing – Students will continue grammar lessons focused on proper capitalization, linking verbs, and start sentence diagramming. Next grammar test will not be until week of 10/8.
Reading - We will continue reading strategies and then move on to elements and implications of Autobiographies. We will learn more about and practice predicting, context clues, and making connections. We will continue reading in our book studies (Tale of Despereaux, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nymn, The BFG and Holes - the study depending on which teacher your child has). We will be assessing reading comprehension with an autobiographical story about Helen Keller.
Math - The students will continue with math lessons and will have the next test on Friday 10/05. We will complete Lessons 24-25 and practice some additional skills.
Science - The students will finish up our unit on animal adaptations and begin working on the study guide for adaptation. Students may start studying notes now. Remember be creative with studying- changing the process and setting a timer can help improve focus and reduce resistance to studying.
Social Studies - We will continue our study of Arizona by reading Unit 1, Lesson 5 and and expand our knowledge to include the Explorer’s ‘discovery of the Americas and what that meant for the regions. There will be a Lesson 5 test the week of 10/8.
- AZ Report is due Friday, Sept. 28th.
- The first poem recitation is due Sept. 27th and 28th titled Rappin' with Language.
- Box Top collection will be this Friday. Please bring in your box tops!
- Tutoring will begin this week (Tutoring classes are by invitation only). Following is the tutoring schedule with contact information for each teacher.
Ms. Loreto will be offering tutoring for her class and Ms. Boehler's class Tuesday from 7:15-7:45. Students will go to morning recess after tutoring.
Ms. Boehler will be offering tutoring for her class and Ms. Loreto's class on Wednesday from 3:30-4:00. Students need to be picked up from the classroom at 4:00 or they will be taken to Boulder Club.
Miss Magnusen will be offering tutoring for her class and Mr. Ho's class on Mondays from 7:15-7:45. Students will go to morning recess after tutoring.
Mr. Ho will be offering tutoring for his class and Miss Magnusen's class on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:00. Students need to be picked up from the classroom at 4:00 or they will be taken to Boulder Club.
If your student is in Mrs. Boehler's or Ms. Loreto's class, they may attend tutoring Tuesdays at 7:15 (Loreto's room) and./or Wednesdays at 3:30 (Boehler's room). If your student is in Miss Magnusen's or Mr. Ho's class, they may attend tutoring Mondays at 7:15 (Magnusen's room) and/or Tuesdays at 3:30 (Ho’s room).
Students are required to notify their teacher if they will be attending tutoring.
Spalding - The students will enter List 6 Spelling Words and will be tested on List 5.
Language/Writing - The students will complete grammar lessons 23-25, which are complete or run on sentences, correcting the run on sentence, and capitalization of titles. The students will have a test over lessons 1-25 on Thursday. For writing, students will continue to work on writing informative paragraphs and this week's focus will be on compare and contrast.
Reading - The students will continue to study and practice reading strategies and mental actions, focusing this week on making inferences. We will be reading a Greek Myth and continuing with our book studies. The students will have a reading strategies test on Thursday.
Math - The students will complete lesson 21 on triangles, rectangles, squares and circles and continue working with shapes, radius, and diameter. They will also work on lessons 22-23 focusing on naming fractions, line segments, rays, angles, and inverse operations.
Science - The students will continue their study on animal adaptations.
Social Studies - The students will review early inhabitants of Arizona.
*Reminders - AZ Report is due Friday, Sept. 28th. Also first poem recitation is due Sept. 27th and 28th titled Rappin' with Language.
Friday the 21st is a half day. Please make plans to get your child on time.
Spalding - Students will work on entering words from list 5 and will be tested on list 4. We are working on rule page 2 and the sounds of 'er'.
Language Arts/Grammar - TSW learn simple prepositions, irregular plural nouns. Grammar test will be given this week. TSW continue practice of simple, compound, and complex sentences. We are working on firsthand/secondhand accounts with opinions in writing.
Reading - TSW summarize and sequence different types of text. Book study on Thurs/Fri in individual 4th grade classrooms. The students are training for new Spalding Oral Reading Fluency program in individual classrooms.
Math - TSW compare metric and US Customary Measurement systems with perimeter and area focus. Benchmark test will be Tuesday in class. Study guide for test 3 on Wednesday and test 3 on Thursday.
Science - Students begin unit on Animal Adaptations. We will do investigation on animal beaks on Thursday in class.
Social Studies- Students are focusing on early inhabitants of Arizona.