I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!
The students have been doing a great job presenting on their Paper Bag Book Report and State Brochure projects! The students have also been enjoying writing down their interesting facts and asking some creative questions during our mini question and answer sessions after our presentations! :)
In Reading last week, we finished up working on our Paper Bag Book Reports. Also, students finished up presenting their Paper Bag Book Reports to the class last week! Students continued to bring their book report book with them to class last week while we presented our projects. Also, students continued to focus on some interesting facts about their classmates' Book Reports and writing about these during the presentations last week. We also had mini question and answer sessions after the presentations as well.
In Reading this week, we will begin to focus on our fourth story in Unit 3: The Storm. Our skill that we will be focusing on this week is: Predicting. We will be learning about strategies for predicting and working with examples that focus on this skill. We will be focusing on a word study this week (Consonant Sounds: /j/, /ks/, /kw/) as well as working and practicing with certain kinds of text that can be found throughout the story: The Storm. Students will be locating examples of these kinds of words in our story and discussing the different ways that these kinds of words are formed. This week, we will be working with the comprehension questions that relate to our story, as well as focusing on how we can find evidence in our story. We will also review for our test this week. *Students will have their Reading test that will focus on our story: The Storm on Friday, February 10th.* Students should study their vocabulary, notes and comprehension questions in preparation for the test on Friday. We will also be working on practicing with SLAM this week. This week, we will also be working with Raz Kids for Reading Comprehension practice on the ipads as well.
This week, we will be focusing on a word study. We will be working and practicing with certain kinds of words and text that relate to this word study skill and can also be found throughout the story from this week. Our word study for this week focuses on /j/, /ks/ and /kw/ consonant sounds. Students will be locating examples of these kinds of words that are found in our story and discussing the different ways that these kinds of words are formed. Students will also be working on a workbook page that focuses on this word study skill. We will also be working on practicing with SLAM this week.
*A variety of different book reports will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. This week, students will be assigned their sixth book report for the month of February. *For this sixth “February Book Report,” students can choose a biography (nonfiction) book of their choice.* Also, we will continue to focus on our January Paper Bag Book Reports in class this week. We will finish up presenting the January Book Reports to the class this week, and students can begin to focus on their February Biography Book Report. *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 should 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) were due by Thursday, December 22nd.
2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 6 books all together) were due by this past Friday, January 27th.
*2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 8 books all together including at least one nonfiction book) are due by next Friday, February 17th.*
In Social Studies last week, we finished up working on our State Brochure. We also began presenting our State Brochure Projects. We also continued working on our interesting facts about the State Brochure Projects as well.
In Social Studies this week, we will finish up focusing on our State Brochure Projects. Students will finish up presenting their State Brochure Projects to the class this week! Students should continue to bring any materials with them to class this week while we are presenting on our projects. Also, students will be focusing on some interesting facts about their classmates' State Brochure Projects and writing about these during the presentations. We will also have mini question and answer sessions after the presentations. This week, we will also begin our first lesson in Unit 2 of our Social Studies textbook. This lesson focuses on the geography and landforms of the United States.
In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 21 spelling words. We will have our twenty-first spelling test this Friday, February 10th on Unit 21.
- 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 of next week.
I hope you have a fantastic week!! :)