Ms. Adamczyk-4th Grade
It is hard to believe that it is already the 4th quarter of school! This quarter we will be finishing up the 4th grade curriculum and preparing for FSA Reading and Math as well as working on Academic Fair Projects. The projects will be completed in class and students have already been assigned topics. Students will be researching a city in Florida and the purpose will be to convince others to visit their city. We will work on researching using the Internet, note-taking, and paraphrasing or summarizing the information gathered. The only thing that was suggested is that if students would like to include colored pictures they will need to print them from home as we do not have a colored printer in the classroom.
We will be preparing for our FSA tests with practice tests both online and paper/pencil. Our Reading/ELA FSA will be on May 8-9 and Math FSA will be on May 15-16. The ELA FSA test and the Math FSA will both be on the computer.
- May 8-9- ELA FSA
- May 11- Mother's Day Cakes and last day to check out AR books
- May 14- Academic Fair Projects due
- May 15-16- Math FSA
- May 18- All AR books need to be returned to the library
- May 21- Black light dance party for students who have met their AR goal all 4 quarters, books for Author's Parade due
- May 22- School's Cool party 12:15-1:45
- May 24- Academic Fair 6:00pm
- May 25- Early Dismissal, Author's Parade
- May 28- No School- Memorial Day
- May 29-Early Dismissal, Millionaire's Party
- May 30- Last Day of School
Weekly Spelling Words
Done with spelling for the year
Reading- Concept 4-2- Informational- So You Want to Be President?
LAFS.4.RI.1.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
LAFS.4.RI.2.5 Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
LAFS.4.RI.3.9 Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Math- FSA Review
Review previosuly taught standards related to the following math topics:
Area and Perimeter
Science- Chapter 12- What is Magnetism?
SC.4.P.8.4 Investigate and describe that magnets can attract magnetic materials and attract and repel other magnets
SS.4.A.4.1- Explain the effects of technological advances on Florida.
SS.4.A.6.1-Describe the economic development of Florida's major industries.
SS.4.A.8.3- Describe the effect of the United States pace program on Florida's economy and growth.
Writing- Academic Fair Projects- Florida Cities
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
How to Help at Home:
- Make sure your child is meeting their weekly AR goals found on their AR contract.
- Make sure your child is reading both fiction and nonfiction AR books.
- Challenge your child to read in the middle or higher range of their AR level.
- If you have a computer, encourage your child to log onto Compass Learning from the Student Application Portal. They have a personalized learning path which will help them with standards they have struggled with based on the STAR test.
- Review weekly tests sent home with them looking at the types of questions that were asked. Practice going back into the excerpt of the test to locate answers.
- Practice multiplication facts. If your child has not mastered their multiplication facts, chances are they are struggling with other math concepts being taught.
- Review nightly math homework with your child. Ask your child to explain how they got their answers. If there are any problems that your child cannot explain, have them circle it so that they can ask questions in class. Don't let them skip the story problems!!
- GO Math! has an app for $1.99. If you have an IPad this is a great resource. It provides additional practice from the lessons.
- If you aren't sure how to teach a concept to your child, Khan Academy is a website that often has explanations of Math concepts.
- Math-aids.com is a great website if you are looking for computation worksheets to practice basic algorithms.
- Students are learning a lot of new, domain- specific vocabulary so studying is a necessity.
- Access the Science textbook from the Student Application Portal. Review the chapter lessons we are working on by rereading the lessons and discussing the content.
- Ask your child to bring home their Science Journal and review the vocabulary and questions that we have completed in class.
- Make flashcards before a vocabulary test to help your child study the words and definitions.
Best time to contact me: Monday-Friday (2:30-3:30) at (239) 947-7500 or by e-mail at GabrielleMA@leeschools.net
Class Group Code for Scholastic Books- GX83Y