*I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!*
*Also, it was so nice meeting everyone last week at the Back to School Curriculum Night!*
In Reading this week, we will be finishing up sharing our Summer Break writing activities. This week, we will also begin our first story in Unit 1 of our hardcover Reading book: A Visit with Grandpa. Our skill that we will be focusing on this week is setting. *Students will have their first Reading test on Thursday, September 13th.* Students should study their vocabulary, skill notes and comprehension questions for the test next Thursday.
*A variety of different book reports will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students will be assigned their first book report this week. For this first “September Book Report,” students may choose a fiction book of their choice. 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 1st Half of the Trimester:
*2 books and AR quizzes are due by Tuesday, September 18th.*
2 more books are due (for a total of 4 books all together) and AR quizzes by Monday, October 1st.
In Social Studies this week, we will continue our study of the Earth and Map Skills. We will be learning about and reviewing the continents and oceans, as well as how to locate and label them on a map. *Students will have a test next week on Wednesday, September 12th that will focus on all the continents and oceans.* Students should be able to locate, label and spell all the continents and oceans correctly on a map for their test. Students should study their maps and review sheets in preparation for the test on Wednesday of next week.
In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 2 spelling words. We will have our second spelling test this Friday, September 7th on Unit 2.
- 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 tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week.
Hope you have a great week!