Archive for March 2015

Dear Parents,

A week before Spring Break There is no Tic-Tac-Toe this week! Please make certain students have school supplies. Many students are not bringing in pencils, markers/colors pencils or scissors. These are supplies we use on a weekly basis.  We also need boxes of Kleenex,  rulers, pencils, scissors and lined notebook paper. Please donate.

Weekly Objectives

Math- 4th graders will continue practicing estimating area and perimeter of polygons.

Literacy-The Anchor text for the will come from National Geographics .  Students will select articles of their choice. Students will identify main ideas and supporting details from the text. Students will use context clues to identify unfamiliar words in the text.

Science- “The Catapult” 4th grade students will begin Project-Based Inquiry Science. Students  will begin to practice science in the classroom the way that scientists and engineers do. They will work in collaborative groups to solve problems,  conduct investigations, make models, collect and analyze data, write explanations, and discuss and present findings.

Social Studies-  Women’s History Classroom Presentations. Students will look at the lives of a women  they know. Students will also look at fun facts about the Mid-west, Illinois and Chicago,

 

Homework

Monday:  No Tic-Tac-Toe.  Work on Women’s  History Research Project Due this  Week.  Book Log. Math worksheet.

Tuesday:  No Tic-Tac-Toe.  Work on Women’s  History Research Project Due this  Week.  Book Log. Study Links 8.8 . National Geographic Questions.

Wednesday:  No Tic-Tac-Toe.  Work on Women’s  History Research Project Due this  Week.  Book Log. Test Review Worksheet.  National Geographic Questions

Thursday: No Tic-Tac-Toe.  Work on Women’s  History Research Project Due this  Week.  Book Log. Think Through Math. Spring Break Package.

Friday: No School

Dear Parents,

Please be aware that homework is to be completed nightly. This weeks Tic-Tac-Toe Literacy assignment will be due Monday March 30, 2015 . All Math Study Links will also be  due Monday March 30, 2015 . Please make certain students are preparing for their Women’s History Presentations for next week. this would include a research paper of the interview and oral presentation .

Please make certain students have school supplies. Many students are not bringing in pencils, markers/colors pencils or scissors. These are supplies we use on a weekly basis.  We also need boxes of Kleenex,  rulers, pencils, scissors and lined notebook paper. Please donate.

Weekly Objectives

Math- 4th graders will continue practicing estimating area and perimeter.

Literacy-The Anchor text for the week is Owen & Mzee pg 613” Students will compare and contrast characters in a story.  Students will  have their figurative language rap test on Tuesday! Students should also have completed their guided reading novels this week. Book Reports are due Thursday! 

Writing: ThinkCerca 4th graders from Room 206 are now on and rocking with ThinkCerca!!!!  Think Cerca is a web-based curriculum  that gives students the opportunity develop and build upon critical thinking strategies in both reading and writing. Please note that Think Cerca can be used at home.

Science- Students will continue to work on their unit on the Ecosystems. Students will identify n the previous lesson, students learned that specific types of biotic and abiotic components characterize biomes. In this lesson,
students will review a concept from the primary grades, that living things have needs and that those needs are met from their environment. In the next lesson, students will learn how this interdependence maintains a healthy ecosystem.

Social Studies- March Women’s history Month! Students will comprehend the impact of women in history.

Homework

Monday: CLASS BOOK LOG.. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/30/15 Study Links 8.4. Work on Women’s  History Research Project Due this  Week.  Practice reciting figurative language rap for test on Tuesday Work on Book Report Due 3/30/15

Tuesday:  CLASS BOOK LOG.. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/30/15 Study Links 8.5. Work on Women’s  History Research Project Due this  Week.  Work on Book Report Due 3/30/15

Wednesday:  CLASS BOOK LOG.. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/30/15 Study Links 8.6. Work on Women’s  History Research Project Due this  Week.  Work on Book Report Due 3/30/15

Thursday: CLASS BOOK LOG.. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/30/15 Study Links 8.4. Work on Women’s  History Research Project Due this  Week.  Book Report due on classroom novels, Journal Entries 26-30 Due Today!!!

Friday: Complete Tic-Tac-Toe and Study Links due 3/30/15

 Congratulations to Asher Moon-Sarudi  Room 206 Student of the Week!

 

Dear Parents,

PARCC

On Tuesday and Wednesday starting at 9:15 AM, the fourth graders will be taking the math portion of the PARCC Assessment. Because it is the first year of the assessment, we will treat this test as a learning experience. Students will be encouraged to do their personal best. For the last month, we have been discussing the importance of perseverance. Throughout the week, the students will be praised and applauded for their hard work and perseverance on the PARCC assessment. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this testing experience, please contact me.

 

Weekly Objectives

Math- Students will begin with UNIT 8 Measurement. Students will describe the procedure for finding the perimeter of a rectangle and recognize that perimeter is measured in linear units.

Literacy- . The Anchor text for the week is “The Ever-Living Tree pg.585” Students will use the monitor and clarify strategy to read.   Students will practice their figurative language rap and be ready for a friendly rap competition!

Writing: “Should Justin Bieber be Deported cont…? “  Student will continue to find supporting evidence of an article and state their opinions as they begin to form an argument essay.

Science- Students continue to identify parts of an Ecosystem. Students will identify various consumers, decomposers and producers in an ecosystem and how they are interrelated.

Social Studies- March Women’s history Month! Students will comprehend the impact of women in history. Students will receive their Women’s History Research Project Outline.

Homework

Monday: NO BOOK LOG. Read “The Ever-Living Tree pg.585”  Work on Women’s  History Project. Practice reciting figurative language rap. Study Links 8.1

Tuesday:  NO BOOK LOG. Read “The Ever-Living Tree pg.585”  Work on Women’s  History Project. Practice reciting figurative language rap. Study Links 8.2

Wednesday:  NO BOOK LOG. Read “The Ever-Living Tree pg.585”  Work on Women’s  History Project. Practice reciting figurative language rap. Study Links 8.3

Thursday:NO BOOK LOG. Read “The Ever-Living Tree pg.585”  Work on Women’s  History Project. Practice reciting figurative language rap. Study Links 8.4

Friday: NO BOOK LOG. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment Due Monday March 23, 2015 – Figurative Language Test all 4 stanzas 3/23/15

 

Dear Parents,

PARCC

On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting at 9:15 AM, the fourth graders will be taking the language arts portion of the PARCC Assessment. Because it is the first year of the assessment, we will treat this test as a learning experience. Students will be encouraged to do their personal best. For the last month, we have been discussing the importance of perseverance. Throughout the week, the students will be praised and applauded for their hard work and perseverance on the PARCC assessment. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this testing experience, please contact me.

 

Weekly Objectives

Math- 4th graders will complete the world of FRACTIONS Unit !!!!! Students will be given a study guide on Tuesday and be assessed Wednesday. Students will begin with UNIT 8 Measurement. Students will describe the procedure for finding the perimeter of a rectangle and recognize that perimeter is measured in linear units.

Literacy- . The Anchor text for the week is “I Could Do That pg. 561” Students will work on identifying cause and effect and Infer and making predictions. Students will practice their figurative language raps.

Writing: “Should Justin Bieber be Deported? “  Student will find supporting evidence of an article and state their opinions as they begin to form an argument essay.

Science- Students continue to identify parts of an Ecosystem. Students will identify various consumers, decomposers and producers in an ecosystem and how they are interrelated.

Social Studies- March Women’s history Month! Students will comprehend the impact of women in history. Students will receive their Women’s History Research Project Outline.

Homework

Monday: NO BOOK LOG. Read “I Can Do That” ! Study Links 7.8. Work on Women’s  History Project. Practice reciting figurative language rap. Study Links 7.12

Tuesday:  Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/16/15 No Math. Work on Women’ s History Project. Practice reciting figurative language rap

Wednesday:  Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/16/15 Work on Women’ s History Project. Practice reciting figurative language rap Study Links 8.1

Thursday: Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/16/15 Work on Women’ s History Project. Practice reciting figurative language rap Study Links 8.2

 

Friday: NO BOOK LOG. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment Due

 

 

Dear Parents,

Please be aware that homework is to be completed nightly. This weeks Tic-Tac-Toe Literacy assignment will be due Monday March 9, 2015 . All Math Study Links will be due Friday, March 6, 2015. Make certain students are prepared for their Black history Presentations this week. this would include a research paper, oral presentation in 1st person and prop of some sort(please see the rubric).

 

Please make certain students have school supplies. Many students are not bringing in pencils, markers/colors pencils or scissors. These are supplies we use on a weekly basis.  We also need boxes of Kleenex, pencils, scissors and lined notebook paper. Please donate.

Weekly Objectives

Math- 4th graders will continue with the world of FRACTIONS!!!!! Students will convert fractions  into  decimals and investigate probability. Students will also add and subtract fractions with like terms

Literacy- Please dialogue with your child about their novels as we come to an end. The Anchor text for the week is “Sacagawea” pg, 503”    4th graders will continue with the Climax of a story. students will identify the turning points in their novels. They will also look at the rising and falling action in their novels. We will continue identifying various types of figurative language, students will practice their figurative language raps.

Writing: ThinkCerca 4th graders from Room 206 are now on and rocking with ThinkCerca!!!!  Think Cerca is a web-based curriculum  that gives students the opportunity develop and build upon critical thinking strategies in both reading and writing. Please note that Think Cerca can be used at home.

Science- Students will begin a unit on Ecosystems. Students will identify differences between Abiotic vs.  Biotic factors in an Ecosystem.

Social Studies- Students will further investigate the Southwest Region of the United States. Students will identify each of the 4 states and their capitals on a map. Students will also learn to make generalizations with informational text.

Homework

Monday: NO BOOK LOG.. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/9/15 Study Links 7.8. Work on Black History Research Project Due this  Week.  Practice reciting figurative language rap

Tuesday:  NO BOOK LOG.. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/9/15 Study Links 7.9. Work on Black History Research Project Due this  Week.  Practice reciting figurative language rap

Wednesday:  NO BOOK LOG.. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/9/15 Study Links 7.10. Work on Black History Research Project Due this  Week.  Practice reciting figurative language rap

Thursday: NO BOOK LOG.. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/9/15 Study Links 7.11. Work on Black History Research Project Due this  Week.  Practice reciting figurative language rap

Friday: NO BOOK LOG. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/9/15)-