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
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
Words to know: estimate, equation, period, rounding
SOCIAL STUDIES: Chapter 2, Americans and Their History
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.
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.
201-795-4400 ext. 4205 The best way to reach me otherwise is via email, listed above.
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www.espark.com (see the class code in the message above)