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: firstname.lastname@example.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:
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
Conventions: Common and Proper Nouns
MATH: Topic 3- Use Strategies and Properties to Multiply by 1-Digit Numbers
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
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.
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.)
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