*I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend!*
*In Reading this week, students will be focusing on and working with a story from our hardcover textbook called A Cricket in Times Square. Our skill for this week is visualizing. We will be reading and discussing our story, as well as working with some discussion questions, activities and extended responses that focus on a review of our story 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 Tuesday of next week, February 27th that will focus on our story.* *Students should study their vocabulary words as well as their discussion questions for our story in preparation for the test on Tuesday of next week.* *In Reading this week, we will also be reading and discussing some articles in our Time for Kids magazines.
*A variety of different book reports will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students were assigned their sixth book report. *For this sixth “February Book Report,” students should have picked a Biography book of their choice.* *Students should be continuing to work on reading their Biography book and completing their Book Report form.* Students received the form with the format for their book report last week. *The Biography Book Report will be due by this upcoming Thursday, February 22nd.* 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 (for a total of 4 books all together) and AR quizzes were due by Thursday, January 11th.
2 more books (for a total of 6 books all together) and AR quizzes were due by Friday, February 2nd.
*2 more books were due (for a total of 8 books all together) – All 8 books (including at least 1 NF book) and AR quizzes for the trimester were due by this past Friday, February 16th.*
*This week, on Thursday, February 22nd, students may begin taking ARs that will count for the 3rd trimester.*
*In Social Studies this week, we will be continuing to focus on and review Lesson 4 of Unit 1 of our textbook. Students will be discussing and answering questions about this lesson. We will be working with our Study Guide review questions as well as discussing and going over our Study Guides for this lesson. We will also play a review game to prepare for our test. *We will have our Lesson 4 test this week, on Wednesday, February 21st.* *Students should study their vocabulary, section review questions and study guides in preparation for the test on Wednesday of this week.* This week, we will also begin our focus on our next lesson in Unit 1 of our textbook, Lesson 5. We will begin working with the vocabulary in this lesson. We will also begin reading, discussing and answering questions about this lesson.
*In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 24 spelling words. *This is a review unit.* We will have our twenty-fourth spelling test this Friday, February 23rd on Unit 24.
- 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!!* :)