Our Classroom News

June 2016 

Week of June 5

The year is winding down, but we are still hard at work!

Reading: We are working on the Journeys "Reading Adventure" Magazine, Lesson 26, "The Girl Who Loved Spiders." 
We are researching different spiders and making colorful web art projects to display in the classroom.

Math: We are completing Topic 15 and will test on Thursday, then move on to Topic 16.

CCFocus - We are reading the Brian Szelnick novel "The Invention of Hugo Cabret"

We will be having an end-of-year Ice Cream Social on Thursday June 15 -

look for a notice to come home this week!


                                 Our HW schedule is generally:

                                 Mon - ELA: grammar page*, Close Read sheet (due Weds)

                                            Math: worksheet, double sided*

                                 Tues - ELA: grammar page*, RAZ Kids reading assignment (due Thurs)

                                              Math: worksheet, double sided*

                                 Weds - ELA: grammar page*, Reader's Notebook 2 spelling pages (due Fri)

                                             Math: worksheet, double sided*

                                   Thurs - ELA: study for weekly quizzes: spelling, grammar, decoding,

                                                         vocabulary, and story comprehension

                                                Math: worksheet, double sided*

                                    Fri - ELA: none

                                             Math: none

                        *math and grammar assignments are always due THE NEXT DAY

                         ***your child should also read NIGHTLY! :)

RAZ KIDS - the teacher code is tbaronowitz0




(All the information your child needs to succeed on these quizzes is available in the weekly story packets - spelling list, vocabulary definitions, and essential story skills. Your child is strongly encouraged to re-read or listen to the weekly story online before the quiz, at, and review spelling words on SpellingCity online - see my Spelling page for weekly list links.)



PLEASE make sure your child is reading at home -

at least 20 minutes a night


Accelerated Reader: Fourth graders are responsible for taking at least one Accelerated Reader test monthly. 

May  AR test must be taken by Friday June 2

**all 3 AR Tests for third marking period must be completed by 6/2**

Students select a book they are comfortable reading independently, read (20 minutes per night is strongly suggested!), and then take an Accelerated Reader test (at school) on the computer, through Mrs. Hughes' library website.

If you have questions about the appropriateness of your book selection, please see me.


Students are strongly encouraged to read more than one book per month!

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Writing - In Unit 5 we are working on Informational/Explanatory writing


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Topic 15: Geometry

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CCFocus Classes:

We are reading The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Szelnick.