Dr. Toney- James Grade 4 Room 206 mrtoney@cps.edu

November 3, 2014

November 3, 2014- November 7, 2014

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 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).


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.




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 1st 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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