I hope everyone had a wonderful 3-day weekend and enjoyed the day off!
*We all really enjoyed the author visit last week! The fourth graders were very excited to learn more about the Secrets of Bearhaven book series from the author of the series, K.E. Rocha. Students enjoyed a fun and interactive presentation about the book series, learned some interesting facts about our author and even had the opportunity to ask Ms. Rocha some questions of their own during a Q and A session!
In Reading this week, we will be continuing to focus on our novel: Secrets of Bearhaven as well as working on Reading passages and comprehension questions to review some of the skills that we focused on from Unit 1. Some of our skills that we will be practicing and reviewing this week are: Setting, Sequence, Compare and Contrast, Author's Purpose and Character. We will also be practicing SLAM this week. *Students will have their Unit 1 Skills test on Friday, October 14th.*
*A variety of different book reports will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students were assigned their second book report last week. Students also received their October Book Report forms with the format last week. For this second “October Book Report,” students may choose a mystery book of their choice. *The October Book Report will be due on Tuesday, October 25th.* Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.
*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for Accelerated Reading. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.
4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 1st Trimester:
2 books and AR quizzes were due by Thursday, September 15th.
2 more books were due (total of 4 books all together) and AR quizzes by this past Friday, September 30th.
*2 more books are due (total of 6 books all together) and AR quizzes by this upcoming Friday, October 14th.*
2 more books are due (total of 8 books all together) – All 8 books and AR quizzes for the trimester are due by Friday, November 4th.
In Social Studies this week, we will finish up our study of the Earth and Map Skills. We will be focusing on a review of hemispheres, cardinal directions, as well as latitude and longitude this week. We will also be reviewing and practicing locating different places on a map using these concepts. Students will have their unit test next week, on Tuesday, October 18th, that will focus on Hemispheres, Cardinal Directions, Latitude and Longitude. Students should study their grids, notes, practice coordinate problems, and review worksheets in preparation for the unit test next Tuesday.
In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 7 spelling words. We will have our seventh spelling test this Friday, October 14th on Unit 7.
- Baby bottles are due by this Thursday, October 13th.
- This week, SOAR will be running a collection for a Sisters of St. Joseph charity, and fourth grade students can bring in adult socks to donate. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
- Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the quizzes/tests that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Monday.
Hope you have a fantastic week!