We will have an assembly on Friday, where Mr. Bauer will be slimed as well, please join us if you can.
Reminder 3 missing homework assignments or signatures in one week will result in a detention.
Please be aware that in the handbook parents are asked to volunteer monthly. Please see if your child’s parent has things that they need assistance with.
Students AZ reports are due on December 8th.
Spalding- We will be entering list 14 in our Spalding books, and testing on list 13. There will be no pre-test this week, however there will be a Morrison McCall monthly test on Wednesday. We will do dictation test, spelling test and phonogram test on Friday.
Language Arts- We will work on abbreviations, helping verbs, infinitives, suffixes “ment, ance, ion and ence.” In Grammar, we will have test 8. Then go through lessons 46-48 which are indirect objects, periods, and Coordination conjunctions. For writing we will go over how to do a response to literature essay.
Reading- We will read The Big Wave out of our reading books and have a test over this on Wednesday. We also will recite our poems on Wednesday and Thursday. The students will continue with their book studies on Thursday and Friday.
Math- In math, we will have study guide 8 passed out Monday for the Test on Tuesday. The students will be doing lesson 46-49 this week. The focuses are Relating Multiplication and Division, Multiplying 2 digit numbers, and Word problems about equal groups.
Science- We will finish our review questions for Rapid and slow change on Monday. Then we will get into Earthquakes and do our review questions. We will finish the week with reading about volcanoes.
Social Studies- We will work on skill pages 32-33 which is timelines. Please look over this at home as well, as it is an area 4th graders struggle with. They will continue with doing a homework and practice worksheet on Tuesday, and there will be a quiz on Wednesday over chapter 3. We will continue on to reading lesson 4.
*On Monday afternoon we have the spelling bee.
*On Tuesday afternoon (1:00-2:45) we have the Turkey Trot.
*Reminders: The poem recitation of "In Flanders Fields" is due November 29th and 30th. The AZ State Project is due December 8th. The reading log is due December 15th.
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*Since we have a 2-day academic week, students are reviewing and using some previous spelling words to write letters or stories.
*In Language/Writing, students have 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. For Writing, students will be finishing up their factual analysis essays about Lou Gehrig.
*In Reading, we are continuing our Book Studies.
*In Math, students are on Lesson 45, learning definitions and reviewing properties such as Associative, Commutative, and Distributive Properties. They will also have worksheets about the use of parentheses in the order of operations.
*Because of the Spelling Bee on Monday afternoon and the Turkey Trot Tuesday afternoon we will be doing little or no Science or Social Studies. In Science, if we do get to it, we will read and discuss pages B71-75 about Ecosystem Changes.
Spalding - Students will enter List 12 in their spelling notebooks and work with words. Test will be on Thursday on List 11. Practice with Rule 17 and spelling homework packet 11 due on Thursday of this week. There will not be a pretest this week.
Language Arts/Writing -
Students will focus and practice the following objectives: direct objectives, progressive verb tense, prefix -en, and suffixes -able, ful, ly, ite, and ive. In grammar we will practice adjectives and have a test on Wednesday. In writing we will begin informative analysis with focus on Theodore Roosevelt and Lou Gehrig.
Reading - Students will read several poems and focus on the following: stanza, rhyme, scheme, and meter. Test will be next week on types of text.
Math - Students will continue with fractions and decimals to tenths and hundredths place. They will also be introduced to multiplication principal of counting using array and free diagram. Benchmark 2 will be given on Thursday before early release.
Science - Students will continue the unit on Human Ecosystems and Soil Conservation.
Social Studies - Quiz on Thursday.