Core Values: Academics and Personal Attributes at Work in Room 3
Welcome to 4th Grade!!
I'm so excited to have you in my classroom this year! We will learn 4th grade curriculum and also focus on the core values that are a recipe for a good friend.
School supplies needed on a daily basis: A standard 1 1/2 inch three ring binder, 24ct. colored pencils, black expo markers, two glue sticks, small scissors, tissue box and paper towels, pencils, and ear buds.
Some dates to remember:
New policy this year: Parents interested in field trips/working in class, will need to be fingerprinted and have TB clearance and paperwork. You can go to the office and get paper work to start this process.
Recycled water bottle fundraiser: Bring empty bottles in on Wednesdays. Thank you to all the families who help with recycling! Please only bring water bottles or jugs that contain water! Our recycling is paying for ink and flex seating! We also bought auction items.
On this website you will find our daily homework as well as other important notes and news. Students should NOT depend on school notes for daily homework. They will need to use their planners for recorded information. Life skills at work.
Reading contracts are due May 22
SBAC starts on April 24 through May 4- after school review is on Thursdays and Fridays: April 12,13,19,20,26,27
Field Trip: Machado pioneer days May 1- Volunteers needed for set up and to drive students.
Friday, your child will be bringing home a permission slip for a field trip to Machado School on May 1. On this day, we will need many parent volunteers to drive and participate in the event. This field trip is a simulation of pioneer days, and we will have parents running stations related to pioneer activities. It is a full day, but it is also full of fun! Please let me know if you would be interested in participating.
Science project coming soon! Help your student think of a creative experiment to show our class. We will primarily put the display board together in class, but the actual experiment will be recorded at home. This is due May 16.
Websites that support curriculum
Aeries gradebook: Go to mhusd.org, then choose the middle icon "grading", then create a password. These are not final grades. Your child has evaluated his/her grades and know how to access the system.
The following websites will support classroom curriculum:
Scholastic News: password QXESY9
Grammar support: softschools.com
CCSS Math support: Kahn Academy/learnzillion.com/MathAntics
Typing: typingclub.com (proper finger placement is required for program) is located in google classroom
Daily Reading Log:
Please help your child by correcting errors on their daily reading log before turning it in on Friday. Please correct indention, transitional words, and adjectives.
Purpose: The reason for daily reading for 20 minutes and writing is to develop comprehension and consistent practice of components when writing a paragraph. The focus is on indent, transitions, and adjectives. Please check for underlined titles.
Students need to increase their keyboarding skills for CCSS. Please go to typing.com (suggested programs that include finger placing will help the most). Students have their password in their binders.
Information about cyber bullying, digital footprints, and appropriate conduct will be discussed in class and I hope at home as well. This is an important concept to teach at a young age to set protocol.
Core values at work:
We always practice our core values of respect, responsibility, caring, trust, and perseverance through our yellow ticket system. Students who receive a yellow ticket through the week, try their luck at "Corn Hole" on Fridays. In addition, PBIS is the chosen positive behavior plan for our school. Students will receive PAW prints for expected behavior in class and on campus. PAWS will be entered into a drawing for special rewards.
Testing for the next two weeks
Words of the week:
synonym and antonym
Type your reading log this week. Go to google classroom and type each day. It will be under daily reading log. Make sure to write book title, date, and a paragraph about what you read. Six sentences are required.
Run for 20 bucks on Tuesday
Flocabulary: students have an account and can practice their academic words that will be apparent and used throughout 4th grade literature and while taking state tests. The assignment is in Flocabulary. We will continue our novel based on the westward movement called, Patty Reed's Doll. We will examine characters, plot, and the relationship between the language arts and history units. Most of the reading will take place in class. If you want to take the book home each night, then bring it back each day.
Math focus will be fractions: equivalent, comparing, improper, mixed numbers, adding like denominators.
4th grade standards will be taught throughout the unit.
We will continue to pull evidence from non-fiction materials and work on answering prompts in writing.
Please let us know as soon as possible if you are able to drive for our field trip on May 1. I will get you the forms.
Flexible seating: we bought red swivel chairs from Harbor Freight Tools! This is one of our most popular items in class!
Monday: Take practice SBAC test in google classroom ELA
Math: 177-178 187-188
Scholastic News read and highlight 4 details on page 2. Scholastic News issue
Flocabulary: Unit 11 called The storm assigned in Flocabulary program. play games with the words.
Type reading summary in google classroom on your AR
Testing starting today from 8am to 12n.
Type summary in google classroom from your AR
reading: Read and write to prompt
Scholastic News: read and highlight 4 details in article 2
Math: word problems from investigations
Flocabulary: Unit 11 The storm assigned in Flocabulary program. play games with the words.
Wednesday:Type reading summary in google classroom with your AR
Scholastic News: read and highlight 4 details in article 3
Reading check with teacher
Flocabulary: Unit 11 assigned in Flocabulary program. play games with the words.
Thursday: After school test prep 2pm-2:45pm
Type reading summary in google classroom your AR
Flocabulary: Unit 11 The Storm assigned in Flocabulary program and play games with the words.
Friday: Dress up like a Disney character. You will not recognize your teacher today!
After school test prep
Students have the words to practice
students will be able to show the meaning of the words by creating a sentence and properly spell the word.
Scholastic News quiz Whiz
Please provide the synonym for each word. You are expected to write the words correctly and know the synonym for 20 words chosen by me.