Dear Families,
 Report Card PickUp will be on Wednesday November 15. Conference signup sheets have been sent home. I have notified families of their conference time. Please contact me via email at mrtoney@cps.edu to schedule an appointment.
Dear Families,
Dear Parents,
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Dear Parents,
Students will need their own personal headphones, earbuds by Wednesday, November 1, 2017. There is No School Friday November 3, 2017. Please bring back all field trip slips signed. I am also in need of one parent chaperone for the field trip on Thursday November 2, 2017.
Literacy – This is the final week of the 1st quarter. Each student will complete their guided reading books. Students will complete their 2nd book cover assessment for the term. This will serve as their final reading assessment grade for the term.
Math Students will classify quadrilaterals by their properties. Students will look for patterns in a problem using symmetry. On Thursday, students will take their Unit 2 test.
Social Studies Students will complete meteorologist projects in class with their groups. As a group students will present a 3 day weather forecast for a city, state (region) in the U S. The forecast will include a weather map for the area they are presenting. Students will will present their forecast live in front of their classmates this week as part of their final assessment. Parents please encourage students to practice their scripts. They may read off the paper.
Reminder: Please make certain students practice their math multiplication facts, quite a few students did not complete their 60 second timed math test on Friday. Picture Day is Tomorrow!
Weekly Objectives
Reading: Readers will complete their guided reading books by Tuesday October 31, 2017 . Students will identify the theme and give a summary using excerpts from their assigned guided Reading Books. All Guided Reading books are to brought home daily and returned the next day.
Each book log entry for the week will reflect entries from their assigned novel.
Book Log is homework this week due FRIDAY
Social Studies Students will further their maps skills as it pertains to the United States. Students will begin their Meteorologist Report in class beginning Tuesday October 24, 2017. Students will write their own weather forecast and present it in a oneminute forecast report next week. This will be the assessment grade for the term. Current Events: Students will read an article on “Becoming a YouTube Star”.
Math Fourth graders will begin the week converting between different units of time to solve number stories. We will also y solve multiplicative comparison equations and number stories. Students will learn how to triangles are classified. (
Home links 2.7 2.10)
Reminder: Students will need apples for buddy applesauce project by Wednesday!
Homework due Friday
Group A: This week for homework, read “Once Upon Cool Motorcycle Dude by Friday pg. 151.
Use each vocabulary word on pages 146 and 147 in a sentence. Each sentence should have at least eight words in it.  Complete the Stop and Think on page 155.  Answer the stop and think question on page 151. 
Answer the Stop and Think questions on pg. 159  Answer the Stop and Think questions on pg. 162  T Chart pg. 165
Complete on your own. 
. Answer “Short Response” pg. 163  Write a letter to Dr. James about this story. Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences.  Teacher Favorite!!! (Comic strip) 10 extra points
Draw a Cartoon pg.163 
Group B Interrupted Journey: Saving Endangered Sea Turtles pg. 151.
Use each vocabulary word on pages 146 and 147 in a sentence. Each sentence should have at least eight words in it.  Complete the Stop and Think on page 152.  Answer the stop and think question on page 151. 
Answer the Stop and Think questions on pg. 155  Answer the Stop and Think questions on pg. 157  Complete the Short Response pg. 163 
Answer “: Follow Your Dreams” pg. 163
Complete independently 
Write a letter to Dr. James about this story. Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences.  Teacher Favorite!!! (Exploring Species ) 10 extra points
Make a poster pg.163 Must have labels and be colored. Work on it independently. Do not use your notebook on a separate sheet of paper. Be prepared to share!!! 
Reminder: Please make certain students practice their math multiplication facts, quite a few students did not complete their 60 second timed math test on Friday. Taffy apple money due 10/13.
Weekly Objectives
Reading: Readers will complete the “Whipping Boy” novel. Students will complete a Book Report Due (H) 10/13 and complete a reading book cover in class
Social Studies Students will continue using maps skills to explore elevation and climate in the United States. Students will work on weather report presentations. Current Events: Students will learn about the significance of Little Rock 9.
Math Students will learn about area and perimeter of rectangles and squares, students will also investigate the patterns of squared numbers. (Homelinks 2.1 2.3) Due Friday
Every five weeks, you will be required to complete a book report which will be counted as part of the project portion of your grade. Since we are reading fiction books during the first quarter, the first two book reports should be about a fiction book that you have read at home. The first book report will be due Friday, October 13th
Name: __________________________________________________
Title of the book: ___________________________________________
Author of the book: _________________________________________
Fiction Genre: _____________________________________________
Please answer in complete sentences.
1.Who is the protagonist of the book? What is a character trait to describe this character? What are actions, words, and thoughts to give evidence to this character trait?
2. Go back in the story and make an inference.
Identify the explicit text evidence with the page number that supports the inference.
3.What is the main idea?
4. What is the theme?
5. Why do you think this is the theme?
6. Summarize this story in threefive sentences.
7. Would recommend this book to. Why or Why not?
8. Draw a picture of the protagonist in the setting of the story. Write a caption to explain what is happening in the picture.
Here is the link for the Whipping Boy. This is so students can complete at home.
You can also google Whipping Boy PDF.
http://playpen.meraka.csir.co.za/~acdc/education/Dr_Anvind_Gupa/Learners_Library_7_March_2007/Resources/books/whipping.pdf
You should have received an Affy Tapple order form with instructions in your student’s folder. Order forms and checks are due Friday, October 13. Please take orders from friends, family, neighbors and coworkers – you’ll be pleased to find many people want to support our school! Incentives and prizes awarded to individual students and classrooms with the most money raised.
Reminder: Please make certain students practice their math multiplication facts, quite a few students did not complete their 60 second timed math test on Friday.
Weekly Objectives
Reading: Readers will use inference to predict what will happen next in the text. They will provide evidence to support their ideas by citing appropriate details and examples from the text. Guided Reading groups will receive novels this week. Ask your child what they are reading?
Social Studies Students will continue using maps skills to explore elevation in the United States. All Geography flip books are due by Wednesday October 4, 2017.
Math Students will have a Unit Math Review on Tuesday. This will serve as a study guide for the test on Thursday. Students will be allowed to bring it home it must be completed and Returned by Wednesday.
Dear Parents,
Please make certain that your child returns their CPS packet back this week. Also make certain that you register for class dojo if you have not. Lastly, make certain your child is completing homework daily and studying for Friday timed test. This week students should be practicing their 3 multiplication facts. Cereal Box Projects due The Week of September 25, 2017
Weekly Objectives
Reading Students will continue to read The Whipping Boy. Students will work to identify the theme of the text. We will practice finding the theme throughout the week.
MathStudents will be taught to use the U.S. traditional method of addition. We will also review strategies for solving word problems.
Social Studies Students will begin to explore the 5 themes.
Homework  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
Math  Homelink 1.6
Study Math Facts (3’s)

Homelink 1.7
Study Math Facts (3’s)

Homelink 1.8
Study Math Facts (3’s)

Homelink 1.9
Study Math Facts (3’s)

Math Homework Due
Timed math Quiz 
Reading  Group A: Read “My Brother Martin” pg 47 Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities in homework notebook
Group B: Blasting Off to Space Academy” pg. 46. Work on Cereal Box Projects 
Tic Tac Toe activities due in Homework notebook. 
Group A:My Brother Martin TicTacToe pg 47,
1a. Use each vocabulary word on pages 42 and 43 in a sentence. Each sentence should have at least eight words in it.  1b. Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 50  1c. Summarize important events on a timeline pg.44 
2.a. Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 25. Answer in five or more sentences.  2b. Complete the Role Model Activity pg. 59.  2c. Answer the Stop and Think question on page 57 
3a. Complete the Why Writers Write pg.59
work independently 
3b. Write a letter to Dr. James about this story. Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences.  3c. ***Teacher Favorite
Worth 10 extra points. Make a timeline – work independently pg 59. Use pictures/illustrations 
Group B:Blasting Off to Space Academy” pg. 46.
1a. Use each vocabulary word on pages 42 and 43 in a sentence. Each sentence should have at least eight words in it.  1b. Answer the Essential Question found on pg. 47.  1c. Answer the Stop and Think on pg. 55 
2a. Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 51.  2b. Out of This World: (Personal Response)
pg. 59. 
2c, Answer the Stop and Think question on page 53. 
3a. Complete Graphic Organizer while you read on pg. 45  3b. Write a letter to Dr. James about this story. Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences.  3c. ***Teacher Favorite Space Trainer Worth 10 extra points.
Illustrate a New Invention work independently pg 59. Use color and include a description of your invention 
Dear Parents,
We are off to a great start this year. Please make certain that your child returns their CPS packet back this week. Also make certain that you register for class dojo if you have not. Lastly, make certain your child is completing homework daily and studying for Friday timed test. This week students will be tested on their 2 facts. Today students discussed the significance of September 11th, 2001. Students should discuss what they learned and ask you two questions:
Weekly Objectives
Reading Students will continue to read The Whipping Boy. Students will work to identify the main idea of the text. We will practice finding the main idea throughout the week. On Tuesday of this week students will be given their guided reading books. These books are to be kept at school.
MathStudents will continue this week with place value in whole numbers and also start to explore rounding to the nearest, thousand, ten thousand and hundred thousand.
Social Studies Students will be introduced to the study of Geography. What is it? Students will also begin to explore the 5 themes/topics that geographers use to classify geography.
Weekly Homework
Monday
Reading: Journeys book– Work on TicTacToe Due – 9/15/17 purple notebook.
Homework Group A: Read “Because of Winn Dixie” pg. 22.
Homework Group B: Read “A Package for Mrs. Jewls” ” pg. 23.
Tuesday
Reading: Work on TicTacToe Due – 9/15/17 purple notebook.
Math: Home Links 1.3.(H) Due Friday Study Math Facts (2’s) 60 Timed math Quiz Friday
Wednesday
Work on TicTacToe Due – 9/15/17 purple notebook.
Math: Home Links 1.4.(H) Due Friday Study Math Facts (2’s) 60 Timed math Quiz Friday
Thursday
Work on TicTacToe Due – 9/15/17 purple notebook.
Math: Home Links 1.6.(H) Due Friday Study Math Facts (2’s) 60 Timed math Quiz Friday
Friday
All Homework is due!