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Our Classroom News

April 2016 

Week of April 24

PARCC TESTING BEGINS NEXT WEEK 

(May 2, 4, 5, and 9-12)

 

                                 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

 

ELA - Unit 5

Lesson  23 - The Ever-Living Tree

Genre: Informational Text

Target Skills: Text & Graphic Features, Text Structure, Similes 

Target Strategy: Monitor/Clarify

Decoding: Difficult VCCV Patterns

Vocabulary Strategies: prefixes pre-, inter-, ex-

Grammar: Punctuation

 Quizzes - Friday, April 28

(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 www-k6.thinkcentral.com, and review spelling words on SpellingCity online - see my Spelling page for weekly list links.)

PLEASE LOG ONTO YOUR CHILD'S THINKCENTRAL ACCOUNT TO SEE THEIR WEEKLY QUIZ RESPONSES & RESULTS

 

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. 

April AR test must be taken by Monday May 1

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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 MATH 

We are currently reviewing past chapters in preparation for the PARCC test,

and will resume Topic 14 after PARCC.

Topic 14: Measurement

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CCFocus Classes:

We are reading The BFG by Roald Dahl, and have a special culminating event planned.

 

Also, a suggested supply list for our Iditarod sled-building STEM project came home with your child before break - please do not feel the need to purchase any supplies; I am trying to encourage the children to use recyclable materials wherever possible. We will be building our sleds the second; week of May.

 

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