*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!*
*In Reading this week, we will be focusing on some reading and writing activities, including a book of knowledge activity and we will also begin to work with our story from our hardcover Reading textbook called: Komodo Dragons. *Our skill for this week is: *Context Clues.* This week, we will be discussing and reviewing 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 Reading test on Friday of this week, March 29th, that will focus on our story for this week called: Komodo Dragons.* Students should study their vocabulary words as well as their notes and comprehension discussion questions for our story in preparation for the test on Friday of this week. In Reading this week, some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with and reviewing: informational text, understanding and practicing using context clues, comprehension and analysis of nonfiction text, comparing and contrasting, as well as practicing locating text evidence to support our answers. We will also be working on and practicing with some skills in our Reading workbook, answering extended responses, as well as working with Raz Kids on the iPads this week.
*A variety of different book reports will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. The students were assigned their seventh book report. For this seventh "March Book Report," students should have chosen a fantasy book of their choice. The Fantasy Book Report was due by this past Wednesday, March 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 can now be reading and working on taking ARs that will count for the third trimester.*
*4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 3rd Trimester So Far*:
*2 books and AR quizzes were due by this past Tuesday, March 19th.*
**2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 4 all together) will be due by next Friday, April 5th.**
*In Social Studies class this week, we will continue learning about the different regions of the United States. This week, we will begin focusing on our second U.S. region: *the Northeast Region.* We will continue working with the Northeast Region this week by going over and reviewing the states and capitals, as well as discussing the key concepts about this region. We will also be working on reviewing and going over our study guide maps as well as making and practicing with our flashcards for this region as well. *We will have a test on the states and capitals of the Northeast Region of the United States this week, on Friday, March 29th.* Students should study their notes and study guide maps, their flashcards, as well as the map displaying all of the different regions of the United States on Page 81 in our hardcover textbook in preparation for the test on Friday of this week. Students should also be able to spell all of the states in the Northeast Region correctly on the test.
*In Spelling this week, we will begin with our *Unit 28* spelling words. We will have our twenty-eighth spelling test this upcoming Friday, March 29th on Unit 28.
- 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!!*