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Welcome to Ms. McLoof's

4th grade class!

 

 

Our Quarter 1 schedule:

 

Monday: Health & Character Ed

Tuesday: Theater & Gym (Please wear gym uniform)

Wednesday: Art & Gym (Please wear gym uniform)

Thursday: Art & Dance (Please wear gym uniform)

Friday: Theater & Art

 

Feel free to log into esparks at any time during the year- this is a math and reading enhancement program that Golden Door participates in.  Students should be able to log in using their Google accounts since they are synched.  If it asks them for a class code, for espark it is: SWPTU.

 

  

 

Instruction, October 18th-22nd

 

Reading 

 

Unit 1: Teamwork

 

Big Unit Question: What can we discover from new places and people? 

 

Question of the Week: How does Yosemite reflect the unique qualities of the West?

 

Story: Letters Home from Yosemite

 

Amazing Words: earthquake, volcano, eruptions, magma, elk, lava, sequoia, geyser, wildlife, wildflowers

 

Spelling Words: usual, huge, flute, mood, smooth, threw, afternoon, scooter, juice, cruise, truth, bruise, cruel, excuse, pupil, groove, confuse, humor, duty, curfew

 

Challenge Words: influence, aluminum, nutrition, accumulate, igloo

 

Selection Vocabulary: glacier, impressive, naturalist, preserve, slopes, species, wilderness

 

Word Focus: Long u

 

Text- Based Comprehension: Main Idea and Details

 

Writing: Personal Narrative

 

Conventions: Clauses and Complex Sentences

 

  

MATH: Topic 2- Flunetly Add and Subtract Multi-Digit Whole Numbers

 

Lessons: 8

 

Words to know: estimate, equation, period, rounding

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: Chapter 2, Americans and Their History

 

Lessons: 5

 

Words to Know: archeologist, artifact, hunter-gatherer, agriculture, culture, colony, enslaved, tradition, independence, confederation, congress, constitution, delegate, ratify, amendment, territory, immigrant, industry, states' rights, abolitionist, secede, Reconstruction, segregation, reservation, transcontinental, manufacturing, entrepreneur, diverse, depression, fascism, Cold War, communism, high-tech, civil rights, boycott, terrorist, interdependent

 

Spelling Book Weekly Homework:

Monday: Write the 20 spelling words 3 times each (label the top of the page "Monday").
Tuesday: Write the challenge words 3 times each (label the top of that page "Tuesday").
Wednesday: Rainbow Words- Write the 20 spelling words one time but in colored pencil or crayon- you can also try to write them in ABC order in rainbow colors (label the top of that page "Wednesday").
Thursday: Pick ANY 5 words (either the 20 regular spelling words or the challenge words) and put them into 5 separate sentences. Underline or highlight in yellow the spelling word in your sentence (label the top of that page "Thursday").

Hand them in on Friday for a total of 4 homework points to be graded.

 

*Homework*

 

The fourth graders will be responsible for handing in their homework daily.  Late or half completed homework will only receive half credit.

 

Every Friday, we have a spelling test in addition to a reading test and a writing 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.  

 

 

-Ms. McLoof

lmcloof@goldendoorschool.org

 

201-795-4400 ext. 4205  The best way to reach me otherwise is via email, listed above.

 

 

 

*Check out these kid friendly sites:

 

www.espark.com (see the class code in the message above)

 

www.pbskids.org

 

www.readinga-z.com

 

www.starfall.com

 

http://www.100topkid.com