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Weekly Newsletter 10/28 ~ 11/1
Posted on Monday, October 28, 2013

10/30: October Scholastic Book Club orders due

10/31: Halloween Party 10:00-11:00*

11/5: Unit 2 Math Test

11/5: Picture Retakes

11/6: Late Start

*Costumes cannot be worn for the party. However, students may dress festively for Halloween.

Notes:

Halloween Party: We are in need of paper towel rolls for our Halloween party on Thursday. Please send them to school with your child by Wednesday. Thank you! Also, if you signed up to bring in items for the Halloween party, please send them to school with your child by Wednesday.

Words Their Way: In place of two weekly logs for each set of words, I am now only sending home one log to be completed over two weeks. Students should choose six activities to complete over the two weeks. I strongly encourage students to spread out the activities over the two weeks. The log will be due the day of the assessment, 11/8.

Starting with this cycle of words, students will be assessed on several additional words NOT on their list but follow the same patterns. Students will be responsible for sorting these words correctly. This addition to the assessment is further proof if the student is able to apply their knowledge of the spelling patterns.

Math: Our Unit 2 test is scheduled for Tuesday, 11/4. Students will be completing their unit project this week and will receive a study guide to help prepare for Tuesday’s test. Students will NOT be allowed to use a multiplication chart for this test.

Students will take their third timed multiplication test this week. This test is graded for a score but NOT recorded in the grade book. Students track their own progress in their HERO binder. This test will be sent home to be reviewed and signed and should be returned so students can store it in their binder.

Weekly Learning Targets:

Reading

-I can make applicable connections to the text while I read: text to text, text to self, and text to world.

-I can make predictions before and while I read based on my schema and what I know about the story.

Writing

-I can edit my writing and the writing of a peer so that it makes sense by editing the capitalization, word usage, punctuation, and spelling.

-I can publish my writing piece.

Word Work

-I can sort given words by word patterns and spell the words correctly.

-I can explain the meaning of the word patterns.

-I can choose a Word Work activity to complete independently and/or with my partner.

Math

-I can determine if a number sentence is true or false.

-I can insert parentheses in a number sentence to make it true.

Social Studies

-I can identify and describe landforms.

Science

-I can describe how cold fronts, warm fronts, and stationary fronts are formed.

-I can identify types of weather instruments and describe their use.


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Newsletter 10/21 ~ 10/25
Posted on Monday, October 21, 2013

10/22-10/25: Book Fair*

10/25: Parent/Teacher Conferences: No School

10/30: October Scholastic Book Club orders due

10/31: Halloween Party

*Your child may bring money for the book fair any day this week (Tuesday-Friday). If your child is bringing money for the book fair, please put the money in a Ziploc bag or sealed envelope labeled with their name. Students can also purchase books with a parent before or after school.

Notes:

Please return the Parent-Teacher Conference Homework by Tuesday, October 22nd.

Words Their Way: Students should return their log on Thursday, October 24th. The log and assignment notebook said 10/25, but I forgot that we don’t have school that day because of conferences. Students will take their test on 10/24.

Math and IXL: Just a reminder that students may use IXL to practice additional skills throughout the week. This will be a very beneficial way for students to review skills when we near the end of a unit. This math unit is centered on multiplication and division. As we progress through the unit, students should be continuing to memorize their multiplication facts through 10. It is important that student develop automaticity with these facts.

Weekly Learning Targets:

Reading

-I can make connections to the text while I read: text to text, text to self, and text to world.

-I can write a summary about the book I am reading.

Writing

-I can describe the purpose of commas: to separate a list, to tell the reader when to pause, and to create complex sentences.

-I can

Word Work

-I can sort given words by word patterns and spell the words correctly.

-I can explain the meaning of the word patterns.

-I can choose a Word Work activity to complete independently and/or with my partner.

Math

-I can multiply numbers fluently through 10.

-I can multiply or divide to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison.

-I can create an equation based on a given multiplicative statement.

Social Studies

-I can identify and describe landforms.

Science

-I can describe clouds are formed.

-I can identify and describe the characteristics of the three main types of clouds: cirrus, cumulus, and stratus.


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Newsletter 10/14 ~ 10/18
Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

10/19: Gator Fun Run @ 9 a.m.

10/22-10/25: Book Fair*

10/25: Parent/Teacher Conferences

10/30: October Scholastic Book Club orders due

10/31: Halloween Party            

*Our class’s book fair visit day and time will be announced soon.

Notes:

Words Their Way: Students’ new word lists were sent home today, along with a revised home activities log. Students should complete five activities over this week and next week. Students should return their log on Friday, October 25th. Please note that there are three new activities for students to choose from.

Reading: We will be completing this week’s discussion post and comments during class this week.

Math and IXL: Just a reminder that students may use IXL to practice additional skills throughout the week. This will be a very beneficial way for students to review skills when we near the end of a unit. This math unit is centered on multiplication and division. As we progress through the unit, students should be continuing to memorize their multiplication facts through 10. It is important that student develop automaticity with these facts.

Homecoming Spirit Days: Thursday – hat day, Friday – Go Ironmen! Wear black and orange

Weekly Learning Targets:

Reading

-I can make connections to the text while I read: text to text, text to self, and text to world.

-I can write a summary about the book I am reading.

Writing

-I can use my organizer to create a rough draft of my story.

-I can use spicy words to replace dull words in my writing.

Word Work

-I can sort given words by word patterns and spell the words correctly.

-I can explain the meaning of the word patterns.

-I can choose a Word Work activity to complete independently and/or with my partner.

Math

-I can multiply single-digit numbers fluently through 10.

-I can form multiplication equations.

-I can solve multiplication number stories.

Social Studies

-I can create a map that contains all the essential elements of a map.

Science

-I can describe why warm air rises.

-I can describe how air moves from high pressure to low pressure.


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Weekly Newsletter 9/30-10/4
Posted on Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Important Dates:

10/2: Late Start

10/14: No School

10/16: Late Start

10/19: Gator Fun Run @ 9 a.m.

10/22-10/25: Book Fair

10/25: Parent/Teacher Conferences

10/30: October Scholastic Book Club orders due

10/31: Halloween Party

*Please return your parent/teacher conference form by Friday, October 4th.

*Please return spirit wear forms by Friday, October 4th.

Notes:

Tests: Please know that tests for math and Words Their Way will always be sent home to be reviewed and signed and should then be sent back to school. The students are keeping their tests in their HERO binders so that they can track and view their progress. The students will be able to keep the documents in the binder at the end of the year.

Communication: Please remember to use the page in the communication folder for sending notes to school.

IXL: The optional skill for this week is B.1.

Grades: Thank you for taking the time to help your child reflect on their progress thus far in 4th grade. You can login to Skyward at any time to view your child’s grades. Please let me know if you have any concerns or questions at any point during the school year. All grades will be entered as quickly as possible.

Weekly Learning Targets:

 Reading

-I can ask questions while I read to self-monitor and develop my comprehension.

-I can make connections to the text while I read: text to text, text to self, and text to world.

Writing

-I can generate topics to “write small” about.

-I can select a piece to publish.

-I can collect more ideas to add to my piece

Word Work

-I can sort given words by word patterns and spell the words correctly.

-I can explain the meaning of the word patterns.

-I can choose a Word Work activity to complete independently and/or with my partner.

Math

-I can multiply single-digit numbers fluently.

-I can identify the factor pairs for given numbers.

-I can identify prime numbers and explain what makes them prime.

-I can identify composite numbers and explain what makes them composite.

Social Studies

-I can describe the characteristics of a physical map and a political map.

-I can identify lies of latitude and longitude.

Science

-I can describe how water and air affect weather.

-I can describe air pressure.


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