I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception last week that the fourth graders hosted! The fourth graders worked hard to prepare for this beautiful Mass and did a great job!
In Reading last week, we focused on a review of Unit 2. Last week, we continued our review of the skills we practiced throughout our study of our stories in Unit 2 as well as worked on Reading activities and questions to review some of the skills that we practiced from Unit 2. Some of our skills that we focused on and reviewed this past week were: Visualizing, Cause and Effect, Text Structure, Theme, and Context Clues.
In Reading this week, we will be beginning to focus on our first story in Unit 3: John Henry. Our skill that we will be focusing on this week is: Making Judgments. *Students will have their Reading test on John Henry on Friday, December 16th.* Students should study their vocabulary, notes and comprehension questions for the test on Friday. 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 fourth book report last week. Students also received their December Book Report forms with the format last week as well. *For this fourth “December Book Report,” students may choose a Christmas book of their choice. *The December Book Report will be due Wednesday, December 21st.* *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 2nd Trimester so far:
2 books and AR quizzes were due on Thursday, December 1st.
*2 more books and AR quizzes (total of 4 books all together) are due by Thursday, December 22nd.*
In Social Studies last week, we began our focus of Lesson 4 in our first unit of our textbook. We read and discussed the vocabulary, review questions and key concepts of this lesson.
In Social Studies this week, we will continue focusing on Lesson 4 of our textbook. We will also be focusing on a review of the key concepts of Lesson 4 as well as preparing for our test this week. *We will have our test on Lesson 4 on Thursday, December 15th.* Students should study their vocabulary, review questions, and study guide in preparation for the test on Thursday.
In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 15 spelling words. We will have our fifteenth spelling test this Friday, December 16th on Unit 15.
- This Thursday, December 15th, there will be a presentation for the fourth grade students called "Ag in the Classroom."
- 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!