*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!*
READING: In Reading this week, we will be working on a Book of Knowledge Journal activity that focuses on Veterans' Day, reviewing our previous skills, focusing on a ReadWorks article, as well as working on a paired passage activity. We will also be working on some other Veterans' Day activities as well. *Students will not have a Reading test this upcoming Friday, November 15th.* *Also, students will have their Reading Tests on Fridays, unless otherwise stated.
*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students were assigned their third book report last week. Students will receive their November Book Report form this week. For this "November 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 Trimester:
*2 books and AR quizzes were due by Wednesday, September 18th.*
*2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 4 all together) were due by Wednesday, October 2nd.*
*2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 6 all together) were due by Monday, October 21st.*
**2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 8 all together including at least 1 Nonfiction book) will be due by this upcoming Monday, November 11th.**
SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies last week, we continued our study of the second lesson of the first unit of our hardcover textbook. This week, we will continue our focus on Lesson 2 of Unit 1. This second lesson focuses on some of the first explorers to come to North America, and this will also continue our study of Native Americans as well. We will be reviewing Lesson 2 this week. We will be answering and going over our review questions for this lesson. This week, we will be reviewing the information from this lesson (Lesson 2) to prepare for our test on Wednesday of this week. *Students will have a test this week on Wednesday, November 13th that will focus on Lesson 2 of the first unit in our textbook.* Students should be able to answer questions about the Vocabulary, as well as the different groups that we have learning about in this lesson. Students should study their vocabulary words and definitions in their notebook, their Section A-D questions and answers in their notebook, as well as the questions and answers on their Study Guide Review Sheet in preparation for the test on Wednesday of this week.
SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 12 spelling words. We will have our twelfth spelling test this Friday, November 15th on Unit 12.
*Reminders & Important Due Dates*
- On Monday of this week, November 11th, 2 more ARs (for a total of 8 ARs including at least 1 Nonfiction Book) are due.
- On Wednesday of this week, November 13th, we will have a Social Studies Test that will focus on Lesson 2 of Unit 1 in our textbook.
- On Friday, Nov. 15th, we will not have a Reading test.
- Friday, November 15th marks the end of our 1st Trimester. Report Cards will go home next week.
- 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. Thank you!
*Hope you have a great week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*