WELCOME BACK !
We are just getting started and getting everyone organized. Please see below for updates from our first week!
Parent Sports Meeting - August 220, 6:00
Curriculum Night – August 28, 7:15 – 7:45
Spirit Day – September 6
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 are reviewing and learning the first 70 phonograms. We are also reviewing the necessary methods for good cursive handwriting. Please encourage your student to write in cursive even at home – the more they do it, the faster they will get!.
Language/Writing – Students will be taking pre-assessments to determine where they are leveled for writing. Students will also begin our first grammar lessons reviewing types of sentence structures.
Reading - Students will be taking pre-assessments to determine where they are leveled for reading comprehension. We will also introduce our first book report. Parents should see book report packets by the end of the week.
No Poem Recitations are due month.
AZ Report (ie 1st book report) Due 10/04 – students should be starting to find resources and reading books this weekend.
Math - Students will be taking pre-assessments to determine where they are leveled for mathematics. We will begin having homework on Wednesday or Thursday night depending on each class’ schedule. We have CD-ROMs available to borrow that allow you to download the Math Textbook on to your computer for home use and studying. Please leave a note in your student’s agenda if you would like to check one out, they are reserved first-come, first-served. .
Science - Students will begin with learning about plants. We will be reading from our text book and using supplemental materials.
Social Studies - We will begin with introducing and explaining the AZ Report – Book Report. We will then move in to Lesson 1, Unit 1.
Book Fair this week! 05/7 – 5/10
Art Walk, Sports Recognition, Family night on Thursday, 5/9, 5-7pm. Book fair will be open.
Peter Piper Fun Night Friday, 4/10 – 4-8pm
Half Day 5/24 – Early Release for last day of school.
Please Remember: Students should still 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.
Also, please be sure to check behavior charts and sign if there has been a check mark added because of a behavior event that day.
Spalding - The students will enter List 30 Spelling Words and will be tested on List 30 on Friday 5/10.
Language/Writing – Students will continue grammar lessons focused on adverbs and how to use hyphens. Grammar Test - Wed. 5/8.
Reading – This week we will be presenting the Student’s Mystery Bags during class.
There is NO Poem Recital for May.
Math – This week’s lessons will be Chapter 105, 106, and 107. The next Test will be Wed. 5/8.
Science – We will be studying different important figures in science, as well as specific scientists, and identifying their contributions to the world and scientific community.
Social Studies - We are reviewing Unit 4 and will have our unit test on Friday 5/10. Students will have study guides this week.
Writing/Grammar - Irregular verbs, exclamation mark, question mark, and Test 16.
Reading - Text features: headings, titles, index, table of contents. Book study in 4th grade classrooms.
Math - Test Saxon 18B and Galileo 18B, Practice includes mean, median, mode, geometric solids, and constructing prisms and pyramids.
Science - Technology focus articles: Red Sprites, Blue Jets, and Elves, Deep Flight II, Discovering the Planets, Moving Solutions, Nuclear Options, Great Stink. Read and discuss implications and advancements.
Social Studies - Arizona's Diversity - changes in population and culture,
Language: Common nouns, pronouns review, and pronoun usage.
Reading: Quarter 4 mystery book report assignment will be handed out along with new reading log. Students will read a Greek myth and take a short test. AZ Merit reading passage practice will continue.
Math: Timed tests daily, Math for Today, and AZ Merit math review with emphasis on fractions, decimals, and percents.
Science: Students will continue working on AIMS science test review and weather curriculum.
Social Studies: None this week.
Week of March 11th-15th
Science Fair Display – Friday March 8th, 2:25pm.
March Poem Recitation is America the Beautiful, March 28th.
3rd Quarter Reading logs are due March 15.
Early Release – 3/15 for Staff Development
Spring Break – 3/18 – 3/22
In Spalding, we are entering list 25 and being tested on list 24.
In Language, we will complete grammar lessons 72 Pronoun use, 73 dependent/independent clauses,. In writing we will continue to work on writing a 1st person narrative
In Reading, we will continue our study of text structures by focusing on cause and effect. We will finish reading McBroom and the Big Wind and take comprehension test. We will also learn about the problem/solution text structure and classification.
In Math, we will begin a review unit on fractions, decimals and percentages. This will be individual lessons and will not be directly out of the text book.
In Science, we will begin to explore magnetism and electricity. We will also begin an AIMS Test review packet to prepare for upcoming standardized testing.
In Social Studies, we will continue to read Unit 4 on how government works.
Monday, Feb. 18th - No school - President's Day