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Welcome to Ms. McLoof's

4th grade class!

 

   

 

Our Quarter 4 schedule is as follows: 

 

Monday- Music & Character Education

Tuesday- Art & Theater

Wednesday- Gym and Health

Thursday- Health & Theater

Friday- Computers & Gym

  

Instruction, June 1st- 5th: 

 

Reading 

 

Unit 6: 

 

Big Unit Question: "What Does It Take to Achieve Our Goals and Dreams?"

 

Question of the Week: When do people choose to make sacrifices?

 

Story: "A Gift from the Heart"

 

Amazing Words: determined, accomplish, education, progress, career, apply, headway, distinguish, benefits, compete

 

Spelling Words: careful, tasteful, lonely, powerful, possession, peaceful, recently, extremely, certainly, wisely, harmful, monthly, yearly, successful, playful, thoughtful, actually, pollution, correction, eagerly

 

Challenge Words: separation, immediately, description, suspenseful, completely

 

Selection Vocabulary: abundance, backdrop, ceremonial, drought, graze, shock

 

Word Focus: -ful, -ly

 

Text Based Comprehension:  Generalize/Predict & Set Purpose

 

Writing: Persuasive Writing

 

Conventions: Quotations and Quotation Marks

 

  

MATH: Topic 15

 

Topic 15- Geometric Measurement:  Understand Concepts of Angles and Angle Measurements

 

Words to know: point, line, line segment, ray, right angle, acute angle, obtuse angle, straight angle, degree, unit angle, angle measure, protractor, vertex

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: Chapter 6- "The Southeast"

 

Words to Know: wetland, barrier island, piedmont, fall line, watershed, endangered species, extinct, growing season, key, hurricane, storm surge, levee, evacuation, timber, pulp, agribusiness, livestock, fossil fuel, hydroelectric power, heritage, indentured servant, plantation, pioneer, emancipation, Gullah, jazz, craft, port

 

 

*Homework*

 

The fourth graders will each get a planner in which they are responsible for writing in daily.  I will write the homework on the board for each subject and they will record it in their planner.  Homework is to be handed in DAILY.  Late or half completed homework will only receive half credit.

 

Every Friday, we have a spelling test in addition to a reading test.  The math, social studies, and science tests are more spread out.  I will let the students know ahead of time when we are ready for a test in these subjects.

 

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  My room number is 211 and the classroom is located upstairs down the hall.  Below is my email and phone extension. 

 

 

 

-Ms. McLoof

lmcloof@goldendoorschool.org

 

201-795-4400 ext. 4211

 

 

 

*Check out these kid friendly sites:

 

www.pbskids.org

 

www.readinga-z.com

 

www.starfall.com

 

http://www.100topkid.com