*I hope everyone had a wonderful Homecoming weekend!*
READING: In Reading this week, we will be learning about and practicing with our new skill for this week which is: Author's Purpose. This week, we will also begin our study of our fourth story in Unit 1 of our hardcover Reading book: Family Pictures. Our skill that we will be focusing on this week is: Author's Purpose. *Students will have their third Reading test this upcoming Friday, October 4th.* Students should study their vocabulary, skill notes and comprehension review questions (in their notebook) for the test on Friday of this week. 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 will be assigned their second book report this week. For this second “October Book Report,” students may choose a mystery 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 were due by Wednesday, September 18th.*
**2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 4 all together) will be due by this upcoming Wednesday, October 2nd.**
SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies this week, we will continue our study of the Earth and Map Skills. We will continue learning about and reviewing latitude and longitude, as well as how to use these concepts to locate and identify certain places and locations on a map of the United States, as well as on a map of the world. We will also be learning about how to use latitude and longitude to locate and identify certain places (such as continents) and bodies of water (such as oceans) on a map as well. We will have a quiz this week on latitude and longitude. *We will have our quiz on latitude and longitude this upcoming Thursday, October 3rd.* Students should study their latitude and longitude notes in the Social Studies section of their notebook, as well as their maps and practice problems.
SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 6 spelling words. *This is a review unit.* The Review Unit Spelling Test for this week will consist of some Spelling words from each of our previous Spelling units. Students have highlighted the Spelling words that they will be tested on this week, in each of their Spelling books. We will have our sixth spelling test this Friday, October 4th on Unit 6.
- On Tuesday, October 1st, we will have School Picture Day!
- On Wednesday, October 2nd, we will have Special Lunch 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 Monday of next week. Thank you!
*Hope you have a fantastic week!*