Reading - "Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen" (4.RL.1 / 4.L.4)
This week, students will read the text, "Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen." Students will define vocabulary terms, identify the author's purpose, and compare and contrast while reading. When determining author's purpose, readers should look at how the author is presenting information. Authors write stories and plays to entertain. They write articles and books to inform or explain. When authors write to persuade, they give reasons for their point of view, which is what the authors believe and want you to believe, too. When authors persuade readers, what they write is not always backed up by facts. When you think of authors purpose (the reason author's write), think of PIE. (Persuade, Inform, Entertain.)
Weekly Vocabulary Terms -
Students will continue to work daily in their learning centers to focus on reading comprehension, word work for spelling and vocabulary, writing, and reading non-fiction text on the program, Kidbiz3000.
In addition to reading, "Mighty Jackie," students will have the opportunity to do their first novel study. The story that we will be reading is Stone Fox. Stone Fox is a story about a young boy named Willy who is determined to help save his ailing grandfather and their potato farm. Willy and his dog, Searchlight, undergo great strength and persistence in keeping the farm and grandfather alive! While reading this exciting novel, students will learn continue to monitor their comprehension, create questions and connections while they read, and learn new vocabulary terms.
* Homework - Read 30+ Minutes Daily
Grammar - Plural Nouns with Special Endings (4.L.1)
This week, students will identify plural nouns with special endings/spellings. A plural noun names MORE THAN ONE person, place, or thing. A homework page will be assigned each night to review.
Math - Multiplication of Whole-Numbers (4.NBT.5)
This week, students will multiply whole-numbers. Students will use area models to decompose numbers into its partial products to multiply multi-digit whole numbers. Students will also use their knowledge of place value to multiply whole-numbers. Students will be assessed on Friday, 10/17.
Students will have 4.NBT.5 homework each night.
Please check out the "links for learning" page for fun and interactive learning games!
Writing - Personal Narrative
This week, students will continue to write about their "bad day" experience like the fictional character from the story, Alexander, and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Students will peer-edit, revise, and proofread their work. Students will begin writing and illustrating their final drafts.
Spelling - Digraphs (4.L.2)
This week, students will identify and spell words with the digraphs. Students will be assessed on their spelling words on Friday, 10/17. A homework page is assigned each night for spelling practice and word recognition.
- Spelling WB 38-39; due Wed. 10/15
- Spelling WB 40-41; due Thurs. 10/16
- Spelling WB 42; due Fri. 10/17
This week, students will continue to identify and classify plants and animals according to the characteristics of living things.
* As the weather begins to change, please make sure your child is dressing appropriately for the outdoors. Students will continue to go outside for recess. Jackets and sweatshirts must be worn when outside. In the classroom, students may only wear a navy blue sweater as per the dress code policy.
Please continue to review the following with your child regarding school-wide and classroom expectations/policies.
- Light Blue Button-Down Shirt / Pull-over Shirt (Must have a collar & No logos)
- Blue, Black, or White Socks
- Dark-colored Loafers or Dress Shoes (NO multi-colored shoes or gym shoes)
- Solid Navy Blue Sweater (No logos)
- Black or Brown Belt
- Are prepared with their materials / classroom assignments / homework
- Follow directions
- Are respectful to Self, Others, Learning, and Environment
HAVE A GREAT WEEK! - Mrs. Reyes