Welcome to Ms. McLoof's
4th grade class!
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. 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 office hours are Mondays 2:30-3:30. Love and virtual hugs, Ms. McLoof
Instruction, April 12th- 16th:
Unit 5: Adventures
Big Unit Question: "What Makes an Adventure?"
Question of the Week: What surprises can happen on an expedition?
Story: Lost City, The Discovery of Machu Picchu
Amazing Words: region, cultivate, adobe, highland, gigantic, century, culture, legend, research, records
Spelling Words: tomorrow, borrow, different, rabbit, matter, written, bottle, ridden, odd, bubble, offer, suffer, slippers, grasshopper, worry, current, lettuce, saddle, shudder, hobby
Challenge Words: Mississippi, recess, impossible, antennas, allowance
Selection Vocabulary: curiosity, glorious, granite, ruins, terraced, thickets, torrent
Word Focus: Double Consonants
Text Based Comprehension: Compare and Contrast & Visualize
MATH: Topic 10- Extend Multiplication Concepts to Fractions
Words to know: equivalent fractions, fraction, mixed numbers, whole number
SOCIAL STUDIES: Chapter 4, The Economy
Words to Know: economy, finance, producers, consumers, raw materials, money, wants, needs
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 Mondays 2:30-3:30pm.
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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