Note: Spelling is a nightly homework assignment in 4th grade.
Spelling Goal: Spell multi-syllabic words with closed syllables; open syllables, VCe syllables; vowel teams including digraphs and diphthongs and r-controlled syllables.
Spelling list - DONE for the YEAR
Grammar: We will continue to work on grammar skills through May 27 informally since our unit is done
Writing: Our next big writing project will be our states lap book/ research paper (end of April)
**Note - students will be required to read 2 chapters per day in the holiday book that I provide for Christmas break and... be ready to AR test upon return back in January. Book - The Last Holiday Concert by Andrew Clements.
U5 wk 5 theme: Unit TEST the week of May 10th
Scholastic Book Club Code: QCTMR when ordering on-line.
AR - Each quarter, students must meet their AR goal to attain the full 100 points required for their reading grade.
A helpful website to see if a book is available for AR testing: www.arbookfind.com
Freckle code : 68p5tp
If using at home, log into https://www.freckle.com
The most important thing you can do to help your child in math this year is to focus on mastering all multiplication facts (0-10) as quickly as possible.
We will be learning 2-digit multiplication and long division before the end of the first semester. Students should be able to complete 100 facts in 5 minutes. A deck of multiplication and division flash cards for home use is highly suggested for practice (or a purchased membership to REFLEX from the APP store). Freckle is also an option (free).
End of Year Math: We will have a cumulative test for all math units and then begin Inquiry Based Lessons through the end of this school year.
Note: Home Links are a nightly homework assignment in 4th grade if we don't finish in class.
A good website for parents: https://www.commonsensemedia.org
This website offers unbiased reviews and age appropriate ratings for books, TV shows and movies.
Our focus this year will be on the regions of the United States.
We will study the West region - book test on Monday 5/10. States and Capitals test on 5/13.
Looking ahead: Students will be required to know the fifty states and capitals in 4th grade.
Next topic: Engineering (May)
REMEMBER to assist your child in selecting a healthy snack for morning break. Fruit, yogurt or other healthy foods are encouraged vs. crackers, cookies and other snack foods that have little nutritional value.
We will be Learning about the Top 20 this year.
Our religion series is called Christ Our Life.
This weeks topic: Curriculum is finished
Students should be working to memorize the
Apostles Creed and Ten Commandments at home.
Class Mass Schedule: (Dress up)
If you will be joining us for mass this year, please sit behind the divide in church. Because of social distancing, the school kids take up the whole first section.
Please help your child to focus on the practices of give/pray/fast for LENT. All children brought home a calendar to post in your home and are to mark it each day with their deed. We are practicing in a similar way with daily deeds here at school. Thank you!
May 14 - our last class mass
Class field trip with 3rd grade to Shelly Funeral Home and Pine Grove Zoo - May 19. (YAYA conference on 5/19 for those who signed up - at school with Mrs. P)
Last class mass - May 14
Gym: Monday and Wednesday 8:30a-9:10
Library: Friday 1:00-1:30p
Computer: Monday and Wednesday 11:20a-11:55
Music: Tuesday and Thursday 8:40a-9:10
Lunch/Recess: 12:00-12:50 (recess 1st)
Clergy visit: Wednesday 12:55 at church
Mass: Friday 8:20-9:30 (dress appropriate for church/blue school logo shirts or dress clothing).