I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
In Reading this week, we will be continuing to focus on our novel: The Secrets of Bearhaven as well as beginning to focus on our fifth story in Unit 2: Komodo Dragons. Our skill that we will be focusing on this week is: Context Clues. We will also be practicing SLAM this week.
*A variety of different book reports will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students were assigned their third book report. Students also received their November Book Report forms with the format. For this third “November Book Report,” students may choose a fiction book of their choice. *The Book Report will be due by this upcoming Friday, November 18th.* 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.
*Students can now be working on reading books and taking AR quizzes for their 2nd trimester AR requirement.*
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 were due (total of 6 books all together) and AR quizzes by Friday, October 14th.
*2 more books were due (total of 8 books all together) – All 8 books and AR quizzes for the trimester (including at least one non-fiction book) were due on Friday, November 4th.*
In Social Studies last week, we continued our study of Lesson 2 in our first unit of our textbook. Last week, we also reviewed our second lesson of Unit 1. This week, we will continue focusing on Lesson 2 as well as begin focusing on Lesson 3. We will also review the key concepts of Lesson 3 this week. *We will have a quiz that will focus on Lesson 3 on Thursday, November 17th.* Students should study their notes, vocabulary, and review questions in preparation for the quiz on Thursday.
In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 12 spelling words. *This is a review unit.* We will have our twelfth spelling test this Friday, November 18th on Unit 12.
- Field trip permission forms went home last week. Please fill out, sign and return the field trip forms as soon as possible. Thank you!
- We begin the 2nd trimester this week. Report Cards for the first trimester will be going home on Wednesday, November 16th. Please sign and return the Report Card envelope to school on Thursday.
- Conferences will be held next week. If you are not able to make your scheduled time slot, please let me know. Looking forward to seeing everyone next week.
- Also, 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!