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.
Please be working with students on poems and AZ report nightly as they are due in the next few weeks.
Remind students they need to be respectful to all teachers and staff at school.
Ask your teacher if they need help with grading!
All work needs to be labeled with name, number and date.
Spalding: We will be entering list 4 this week in our notebooks, and will be working with list 3 for homework and test on Friday. We will continue working with phonograms and be tested on them Friday.
Language Arts: We will have an open book grammar quiz Monday Morning. Our grammar lessons this week are 16-19. In writing, we are going to be modeling how to write an opinionated paragraph on first hand and second hand accounts, and which is better understood through support.
Reading: We will be reading Messages by the Mile out of our Open Court Books and be focusing on making predictions, making connections and asking questions. We will have a test on Wednesday that goes over summarization of the story and vocabulary. Lastly, we will be reading our book studies.
Math: The students have a quiz and test in math through chapters 15 in math, on Monday. We will continue with chapters 18-20 focusing on elapsed time and rounding.
Science: We will do review questions 1-5 on page A105 on Monday along with workbook pages 55-56. There will be a skills worksheet done on Tuesday and the study guide will be given out. Test will follow over the human body on Thursday.
Social Studies: We will continue reading Lesson 1 chapter 3 Monday with a skill lesson on pages 32-33. Homework and practice worksheets 6-7. They will have a quiz on Wednesday over unit 1 lesson 3. Thursday – Friday we will be starting unit 1 lesson 4.
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- Spirit Day is Friday 9/7. Students may wear Spirit Day shirts.
- 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 3 Spelling Words and will be tested on List 2 on Friday.
Language/Writing - The students will learn about concrete, abstract and collective nouns. We will complete grammar lessons 11-13, and will have grammar test 2 on Monday 9/10. We will also continue learning about compound and complex sentences.
Reading - We are focusing on reading strategies. 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). In addition, we will be reading stories from our Reading Text books this week and taking a comprehension test on Thursday 9/6. This week’s story is Artic Explorer.
Math - The students will continue with math lessons and will have the next test on Monday 9/10. We will complete Lesson 14-15 and practice some additional skills.
Science - The students will continue to learn about the skeleton and muscular systems, We will also begin to learn about the respiratory and circulatory system. The Body Systems Unit test will be the week of 9/10.
Social Studies - We will continue our study of Arizona and learn about product maps and the people of Arizona. There will be a Lesson 2 quiz on Wednesday 09/5 and a unit test in about 2 weeks.