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Welcome to Ms. McLoof's

4th grade class!

 

Welcome to Our 4th Grade Class! I am soooooo excited to meet all of you! This will be a year like no other and I can't wait to share the experience with you. I'm sure some of you are a little anxious and nervous about the new year and this setting, but fear not:

I am here to help!

We are going to have such a terrific, engaging and wonderful year together. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have via email- I'm happy to assist. My email is: lmcloof@goldendoorschool.org. I will also be updating this page every Monday morning.  You will see the reading questions of the week, the math topics and vocab, and any general unit information. The assignments for those subjects, however, will all be found on Google Classroom. With this pandemic, I'm sure you all have lots of concerns and there is a lot that is unfamiliar. I am looking forward to helping you all in any way possible and we are going to have a very memorable year. Please reach out to me and I promise to get back to you as soon as I can (the best way is email). My puppy, Muppet, can't wait to meet you all, too. :) He will be our class mascot! Love and virtual hugs, Ms. McLoof

 

  

Instruction, October 26th-30th: 

 

Reading 

 

Unit 2:

 

Big Unit Question: "What is the value of teamwork?"

 

Question of the Week: How can we learn to appreciate the talents of others?

 

Story: What Jo Did

 

Amazing Words: accept, nervous, dizzy, learn, inspire, reliable, underdog, defy, unique, value

 

Spelling Words: monkeys, friends, plays, supplies, taxes, holidays, months, companies, costumes, sandwiches, hobbies, daisies, delays, scratches, counties, teammates, memories, bunches, batteries, donkeys

 

Challenge Words: eyelashes, ambulances, trophies, secretaries, inventories

 

Selection Vocabulary: fouled, hoop, jersey, marvel, rim, speechless, swatted, unbelievable

 

Word Focus: Adding -s and -es

 

Text Based Comprehension:  Cause and Effect

 

Writing: TBD

 

Conventions: Common and Proper Nouns

 

  

MATH: Topic 3- Use Strategies and Properties to Multiply by 1-Digit Numbers

 

Lessons: 8

 

Words to know: Associative Property of Multiplication, Partial Products, Numerical Expressions, Distributive Property, Compensation, Commutative Property of Multiplication

 

 

SCIENCE: Chapter 3, Electricity

 

Words to Know: conductor, electric current, filament, insulator, parallel circuit, series circuit 

 

 

*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 (unless this changes, due to remote learning updates).  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.  I will be the remote home instruction teacher for the foreseeable future.  Below is my email address and this is the best way to contact me.  My office hours will be Monday-Thursday 3:00-4:00pm.

 

 

 

-Ms. McLoof

lmcloof@goldendoorschool.org

 

201-795-4400 ext. 4211 (This extension should only be used if there is a vaccine and we are officially set to go back in person at full capacity.  The best way to reach me otherwise is via email, listed above.)

 

 

 

*Check out these kid friendly sites:

 

www.pbskids.org

 

www.readinga-z.com

 

www.starfall.com

 

http://www.100topkid.com