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Welcome to Ms. McLoof's

4th grade class!

 

 

Our Quarter 2 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, November 29th- December 5th: REMINDER- DECEMBER 5TH IS A HALF DAY, 12:15 DISMISSAL!

 

Reading 

 

Unit 2: Teamwork

 

Big Unit Question: What is the value of teamwork? 

 

Question of the Week: What can teams accomplish?

 

Story: Scene Two

 

Amazing Words: cafe, menu, cuisine, customers, strategy, teamwork, practice, examine, founders, forebears

 

Spelling Words: morning, forest, garbage, form, alarm, corner, story, argue, backyard, start, partner, storm, Florida, apartment, sport, force, forward, sharp, garden, Arkansas

 

Challenge Words: departure, margarine, informative, snorkel, carnation

 

Selection Vocabulary: advice, argument, arrangements, dishonest, descendants, script, snag

 

Word Focus: -ar words and -or words

 

Text- Based Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions/Questioning

 

Writing: Persuasive Letter

 

Conventions: Irregular Plural Nouns

 

  

MATH: Topic 4- Using Strategies and Properties to Multiply by 2- Digit Numbers

 

Lessons: 7

 

Words to know: compatible numbers, associative property of multiplication, partial products, numerical expression, distributive property, compensation, commutative property of multiplication

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: Chapter 3, Government in the United States

 

Lessons: 3

 

Words to Know: government, Congress, judicial branch, legislative branch, executive branch, president, Cabinet, capitol, bill, general assembly, veto, Senate, legislature, law, governor, checks and balance system, the Supreme Court, judge, Constitution

 

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