*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!*
*Thank you to all who brought in a donation for the Ronald McDonald House last week! It is much appreciated!*
*The students have been doing a great job presenting 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 this week, we will be focusing on some reading and writing activities, including finishing up a CEE activity, a book of knowledge activity, as well as a ReadWorks article about Abraham Lincoln. This week, we will be focusing on and working with an article from ReadWorks called U.S. Presidents: Abraham Lincoln. Students will be focusing on and working with a ReadWorks article and learning all about the life and leadership of Abraham Lincoln. We will be reading and discussing our article, as well as working with some discussion 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, February 16th that will focus on our Abraham Lincoln article for this week called U.S. Presidents: Abraham Lincoln.* Students should study their vocabulary words as well as their discussion questions for our article in preparation for the test on Friday. In Reading this week, we will also be reading and discussing some Time for Kids articles about some influential people as well as finishing up working with some paired passages. For our paired passages, we will be finishing up focusing on some ReadWorks articles about health and safety during the season of winter. This week, some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with and reviewing: comprehension and analysis of nonfiction text, comparing and contrasting, as well as practicing locating text evidence to support our answers. We will also be practicing with answering extended responses this week.
*A variety of different book reports will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. The students were assigned their sixth book report last week. *For this sixth "February Book Report," students may choose a *biography* book of their choice.* *Students should be working on reading their Biography book as well as completing their Book Report form.* Students should have received the form with the format for their book report last week as well. *The February Biography Book Report will be due by next Wednesday, February 20th.* 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.* There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken. At least *1* of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a *nonfiction book.* *Also, please note that students need to earn a score of 70 percent or higher on their AR quizzes in order for them to receive credit for the ARs.*
*Students may be working on taking ARs that will count for the second trimester.*
*4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 2nd Trimester*:
2 books and AR quizzes were due by Monday, December 3rd.
2 more books (for a total of 4 all together) were due by Friday, January 11th.
*2 more books were due (for a total of 6 books all together) and AR quizzes by this past Monday, February 4th.*
**2 more books will be due (for a total of 8 books including at least 1 nonfiction book all together) and AR quizzes by Friday, February 22nd.**
*In Social Studies class this week, we will begin focusing on the first lesson of the second unit of our textbook as well as the different regions of the United States. *We will have a test on Lesson 1 of Unit 2 next Wednesday, February 20th.* Also, we will be continuing to learn all about our additional states this week! This week, we will also be continuing to share our research, and learn about some interesting facts about an additional state, other than the one that students chose for their State Brochure Projects. We will be reading and discussing information about our different state, as well as working on comparing and contrasting this different state that we chose to research, with our state that we chose to focus on for our State Brochure Project. We will continue to discuss and share our research, interesting facts and compare/contrast findings together in class this week as well. This week, we will also begin to focus on the different regions of the United States.
*In Spelling this week, we will begin with our *Unit 22* spelling words. We will have our twenty-second spelling test this upcoming Friday, February 15th on Unit 22.
- There will be no school on Monday, February 18th, for President's 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 tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday folder should be signed and returned on Tuesday of next week.
*Hope you have a great week and a Happy Valentine's Day!!*