## November 2014

Monthly Archive

Monthly Archive

*Congratulations to Takilya Neal Room 206 Student of the Week!*

Dear Parents

**Happy Thanksgiving! Reminder: **No School Wednesday November 26, 2014 to Friday November 28, 2014

** Great news!!!! **Student are doing much better on timed multiplication test! Please continue to practice with your child every night. Students were given additional time for their project summaries.

**Supplies needed:** lined paper, pencils, individual pencil sharpeners, colored pencils dry erase markers

** Weekly Objectives**

**Literacy- **

** Math-** Students will continue to understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions. Students will compare two decimals to hundredths by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two decimals refer to the same whole.** **Students will also learn how and why decimals are important. People use them everyday in different situations, such as counting money, looking at price tags, reading an odometer. The decimal system is a way to express large and small numbers by utilizing the decimal point

**Science-** Students will continue the unit on the human body. Student will spend the next 6 weeks comparing the different functions of the skeletal and muscular systems. Students will still continue to work on their science fair projects.

**Homework**

Literacy- Weekly Book Log Due Monday, December 1, 2014

Math Revised- Lesson 4.7- Study Links, ** 4.8 Study Links in NOT DUE! **Ordering Decimal Worksheet is due on Monday December 1, 2014.

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*Tuesday 25 Nov 2014* |
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*Congratulations to Logan Lester Room 206 Student of the Week!*

Dear Parents,

It was great seeing you all at Report Card Pick-up. I really appreciate all of the kind words and positive feedback**! Please bring in canned good for the canned school drive. There is a box located inside of our classroom . Great news!!!! **Student are doing much better on timed multiplication test! Please continue to practice with your child every night. Students were given additional time for their project summaries.

**Supplies needed:** lined paper, pencils, individual pencil sharpeners, colored pencils dry erase markers

** Weekly Objectives**

**Literacy- Reading for a purpose!!! **Students will continue to focus-on Informational Text

**Inferencing/Generalizations- **4^{th} graders will make simple inferences, using information from texts 4^{th} graders will draw conclusions, using information from texts (nonfiction)They will also able to determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas

** Math-** *The World of Fractions!!!!* Students will understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions. (Lessons 4.3-4.7) Students will compare two decimals to hundredths by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two decimals refer to the same whole.** **Students will also learn how and why decimals are important. People use them everyday in different situations, such as counting money, looking at price tags, reading an odometer. The decimal system is a way to express large and small numbers by utilizing the decimal point

**Science-** Students will begin a unit on the human body. Student will spend the next 6 weeks comparing the different functions of the skeletal and muscular systems. students will still continue to work on their science fair projects.

**Homework for the week of 11/17/14 **

Monday: BOOK LOG. Study Math Times Tables. Timed Test Friday. Write Math Facts 5 times each due Tuesday. Study Links 4.3

Tuesday: BOOK LOG. Study Math Times Tables. Timed Test Friday. Write Math Facts 5 times each due Wednesday Study Links 4.4

Wednesday: BOOK LOG.Study Math Times Tables. Timed Test Friday. Write Math Facts 5 times each due Thursday. Study Links 4.5 Project Summary Due.

Thursday: BOOK LOG. Study Math Times Tables. Timed Test Friday. Write Math Facts 5 times each due Friday. Study Links 4.6

Friday- BOOK LOG.

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*Monday 17 Nov 2014* |
*mrtoney* | *Uncategorized*

Dear Parents,

**Reminder:** Report Card Day is Wednesday! Please sign up if you have not already for a time.** Great news!!!! **Students are doing much better on timed multiplication test! Please continue to practice with your child every night. By the end of this week students should have Science Project Summaries completed.

** Weekly Objectives**

**Literacy- Reading for a purpose!!! **Students will continue to focus-on Informational Text (Close Read) Fourth Graders will identify structural features of Informational Text. They will identify structural patterns found in informational text to strengthen comprehension

** Math:** ** Welcome to the World of Fractions!!!! **Students will understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions. (Lessons 4.1-4.2)

**Homework**

Monday: BOOK LOG. Study Math Times Tables (11’s) Timed Test Friday Write Math Facts 5 times each due. Reading informational text: “Egypt” – Identify main idea- supporting evidence. Thursday. Study Links 4.1 Complete Science Project Summary-Due Friday

Tuesday: BOOK LOG. Study Math Times Tables (11’s) Timed Test Friday Write Math Facts 5 times each due Thursday. No Study Links

Wednesday: BOOK LOG. Study Math Times Tables (11’s) Timed Test Friday Write Math Facts 5 times each due Thursday. No Study Links

Thursday: BOOK LOG. Study Math Times Tables (11’s) Timed Test Friday Write Math Facts 5 times each due Friday. Study Links 4.2

Friday BOOK LOG.- SCIENCE PROJECT SUMMARY DUE

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*Wednesday 12 Nov 2014* |
*mrtoney* | *Uncategorized*

*Congratulations to Kai Beauchamp Room 206 Student of the Week!*

Dear Parents,

Can you believe it is November already? This is the last week of the marking period. Quarter 2, will begin next Monday. A HUGE applause goes out to all of the students who completed the oral book reports dressed as their favorite characters on Friday. The reports were AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! **Reminder: Field Trip Thursday November, 6, 2014 to Kersten Physics Teaching Center** There is no school this **Friday, November 7, 2014**. Also, Report card pick-up is** Wednesday, November 12, 2014. **Parental Sign-up sheets will go out this week.

**Weekly Objectives**

**Math:** Students will continue to solve number stories. They will use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems. Fourth graders will review strategies for solving word problems. Students will also work on solving open sentences.

**Social Studies**: Fourth graders will continue to work with current events so that we can be aware of the world around us and how those events can affect our lives. Students will read and understand grade-level-appropriate material from “Time For Kids” http://www.timeforkids.com/ . They draw upon a variety of comprehension strategies as needed (e.g., generating and responding to essential questions, making predictions, comparing information from several sources).

**EXTRA CREDIT- ALL DUE BY THURSDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2014 **

Also, please save your voting receipts students will receive 50 points **EXTRA CREDIT** if students bring in a voting receipt. Limit 2

Social Studies EXTRA CREDIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Students will be allowed to choose up to two articles from the TFK website and answer the following questions:

Answer in S.S. Notebooks (Label Extra Credit)

What information did you already know about the topic before reading the passage? How did you learn this information?

Tell 3 facts you learned from reading the passage.

Pretend you have to teach what you learned from reading this passage to a new student. What will you tell about the topic?

Choose a color to describe the topic. Tell why you chose it.

**Science:** Students will continue studying the process of proposing and testing hypothesis (Scientific Method). Students will r complete project summaries for the classroom science fair. Fourth graders will continue to discuss experiments that are of interest to them in preparation for our classroom science fair in December. Here are some websites you can visit with your 4th grader for science project ideas. Students will work on project summaries in class.

http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/projects/

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas.shtml

http://www.education.com/science-fair/

**Literacy:** **Focus- Informational Text (Close Read)** Fourth Graders will identify structural features of Informational Text. They will identify structural patterns found in informational text to strengthen comprehension

**Writing:** Topic: “*Why I am Thankful”.* Students will begin with their 1^{st} drafts –

Provide an introductory paragraph.

Establish and support a central idea with a topic sentence at or near the beginning of the first paragraph.

Include supporting paragraphs with simple facts, details, and explanations.

Conclude with a paragraph that summarizes the points.

Use correct indention.

**Homework for the week of 11/3/14 **

Monday: BOOK LOG. Study Math Times Tables (10’s) Timed Test Thursday Write Math Facts 3-5 times each due Tuesday. Study Links 3.11

Tuesday: BOOK LOG. Study Math Times Tables (10’s) Timed Test Thursday Write Math Facts 3-5 times each due Wednesday. Study Links 3.12 Tic-Tac-Toe

Wednesday: BOOK LOG. Study Math Times Tables (10’s) Timed Test Thursday Write Math Facts 3-5 times each due Thursday. Review Worksheet Tic-Tac-Toe

Thursday: BOOK LOG. S Write Math Facts 3-5 times each due Tuesday. Tic-Tac-Toe – Due Monday November 10, 2014

Friday- No School **Tic-Tac-Toe & Book Logs Due Monday November 10, 2014 **

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*Monday 03 Nov 2014* |
*mrtoney* | *Uncategorized*