*I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed the break!*
*I would like to wish a Happy New Year to all!*
*Also, I want to thank all of you for the wonderful Christmas gifts! That was so thoughtful! Thank you also for the generous class Christmas gift! I really appreciate all your kindness and generosity.*
*In Reading this week, we will be continuing to focus on some journal questions and kindness activities that relate to Wonder as well as an article from ReadWorks that focuses on Martin Luther King, Jr. We will be reading and discussing our article, as well as working with some questions, activities and extended responses that focus on a review of our article for this week. We will also be practicing finding and locating text evidence to support our answers to our questions for this week as well. *We will have a test on Friday, January 12th that will focus on our Martin Luther King, Jr. article for this week called Honoring King.* Students should study their vocabulary words as well as their discussion questions for our article in preparation for the test on Friday. This week, we will also be focusing on and working with some paired texts from ReadWorks. We will be discussing and learning about topics such as civil rights as well as why we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will also be reading and learning about two famous historical figures while working on comparing and contrasting some paired passages in our ReadWorks articles.
*A variety of different book reports will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students will be assigned their fifth book report this week. *For this fifth “January Book Report,” students may choose a fiction book of their choice. Students should have their fiction book chosen and read by Tuesday of next week (1/16). Students should also bring their book report book to class with them starting Tuesday through the rest of the next two weeks. We will begin working on our book reports in class next week. *The Book Report will be due by Thursday, January 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 2nd Trimester:
2 books and AR quizzes were due by Friday, December 8th.
*2 more books are due (for a total of 4 books all together) and AR quizzes by this upcoming Thursday, January 11th.*
2 more books are due (total of 6 books all together) and AR quizzes by Friday, February 2nd.
2 more books are due (for a total of 8 books all together) – All 8 books (including at least 1 NF book) and AR quizzes for the trimester are due by Friday, February 16th.
*This week, students may continue taking ARs that will count for the 2nd trimester.*
*In Social Studies before break, we focused on Lessons 3 and 4. *In Social Studies this week, we will be continuing to focus on Lesson 4. We will be reading, discussing and answering questions about this lesson. We will also be working on locating pieces of textual evidence to support our answers to our questions as well as working on practicing some extended responses. *This week, we will have a short quiz on Thursday, January 11th that will focus on Lesson 4.* Students should study their vocabulary, section review questions and study guide in preparation for the quiz on Thursday of this week. Students will also be choosing the state that they will be focusing on for our State Brochure Project that we will begin working on in class next week.
*In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 18 spelling words. *This is a review unit.* We will have our eighteenth spelling test this Friday, January 12th on Unit 18.
- This Wednesday, January 10th, we will have special lunch.
- There will be no school on Monday, January 15th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
- 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 Tuesday of next week.
*I hope you have a fantastic week!*