G4 Newsletters

Week of October 30, 2017

Dear Parents,
I really enjoyed seeing you at Parent-Teacher conferences!  I appreciate working with you so that your student can flourish in the classroom and beyond!   I will see those of you who could not make it last Friday sometime soon.   This week, students will continue to move ahead with their learning.

Thanksgiving Sign-Up Form:   At the conference, most of you received the Thanksgiving Sign-up form for the Thanksgiving meal  (Those of you who did not will get it Monday).  Please return the bottom part of the slip to school this week – if your student would like to eat the Thanksgiving Lunch.  Please also remember to write your email address on the form if you would like to hel

 

Here is what we will be learning this week:

Bible God is Omnipotent

  • God is All-Powerful
  • God’s Powerful Love

 

Bible Verse Memory:
Matthew 10:29-30 (NIV)

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.   And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

 

 

Benchmark: 1.f, 3.a

Reading&Writing Unit 3: Reading Closely and Writing to Learn

  • Silent Reading
  • Lesson 6: Planning Organization: Expanding the Introduction
  • Mid-Unit Assessment – Planning For and Drafting a Narrative introduction (Wednesday 11/1)
  • Lesson 8: Peer Critique For Organization and Style
  • Lesson 9: Revising Narrative Texts: Including Dialogue
  • Lesson 10: Revising Narrative Texts: Using Sensory Details and Vocabulary
  • Lesson 11: Revising Narrative Texts: Exciting Endings

 

  • Words Their Way sorts every day
  • Spelling Test (Friday – 11/3)

 

Math Unit 4: Multiply With One-Digit Numbers

·    4.1: Multiples of 10, 100, and 1,000

·    4.2: Round to Estimate Products

·    4.3: Hands On: Use Place Value to Multiply

4.4: Hands On: Use Models to Multiply

 

Benchmark: 4.b (write to explain), 5.f (6 Traits), 5.g,h (spelling), 8.a (handwriting)

Science Life Science

Students will investigate the sensory processes of animals.

  • Animal Senses

 

  Launch Unit on Energy

  • Speed and Energy
  • Laws of Motion

 

Social Studies Geography of the U.S.

  • Major US Landmarks Project

 

 

Homework:

In addition to other homework, students should be reading nightly for at least 20 minutes. Ideally this can be used as a part of your child’s bedtime routine.

 MONDAY:

  • Bible: Memory Verse Practice
  • Math: WS
  • Spelling: Test Friday

 

*Please remember to practice multiplication facts

 

 

TUESDAY:

  • Bible: Memory Verse Practice
  • Math: WS
  • Spelling: Test Friday
  • ELA: [Mid-Unit Test Wednesday]

 

*Please remember to practice multiplication facts

 

 

WEDNESDAY:

  • Bible: Memory Verse Practice
  • Spelling: Test Friday

 

*Please remember to practice multiplication facts

 

 

THURSDAY:

  • Bible: Memory Verse Practice
  • Math: WS
  • Spelling: Test Friday

 

Have a Great Weekend!

 

 

FRIDAY: None  

 

Online Resources
Bible AdventureBible.com
(Helps to get more familiar with the Bible)
Math Zearn.com

Xtramath.org
(Practice Math Fact Fluency)

Typing Practice Typing.com
General Google Classroom
(Get assignments or links)

Quizlet

(Helps for memorization)

Class Dojo

(For Rewards Points and Consequences)

 

 

Mrs. Chang’s Availability:

Reasons for Contacting
Mrs. Chang
Ways to Contact
Mrs. Chang
Monday-Friday Saturday/Sunday
Homework or Classroom Questions Parents: Email

Students: Gmail, Google Hangouts

7:15-7:45 AM

3:15-8:00 PM

No Homework on Weekends
Family Emergencies Any method, Front Office Anytime Anytime
Concerns
(Specific to your child)
Parents: Email, in-person (schedule ahead)

Students can meet with me to share their concerns during their recess

7:15-7:45 AM
All week

4:15-5:00 PM
Wed/Thurs

3:20-5:00 PM
Mon/Tues/Fri

I will address issues sent over the weekend that is not an emergency on Monday.

 

Tests This Week

ELA Mid-Unit Assessment (Wednesday 11/1)
W.4.3a I can establish a situation.

W.4.3a I can introduce the narrator and/or characters of my narrative

Spelling Test (Friday 11/3)
L.4.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

 

 

Online Resources
Bible AdventureBible.com
(Helps to get more familiar with the Bible)
Math Zearn.com

Xtramath.org
(Practice Math Fact Fluency)

Typing Practice Typing.com
General Google Classroom
(Get assignments or links)

Quizlet

(Helps for memorization)

Class Dojo

(For Rewards Points and Consequences)


Announcements

Thanksgiving Sign-Up Form:  Most of you received a Thanksgiving Sign-up form for the Thanksgiving meal at the conference.  Those of you who did not will get it Monday.  Please return the bottom part of the slip to school this week if your student would like to eat the Thanksgiving Lunch.  Please also remember to write your email address on the form if you would like to help out.

Multiplication Facts:  Please make sure students are practicing their multiplication facts every night for at least 15 minutes.

 

Homework Books:  Each student has a Homework Book that they should take home every day to be signed.  These are turned-in on Friday for a “Completes Work on Time” process grade.

 

Taking School Books and Notebooks Home to Review:

4th Graders are allowed to take home school supplies to review for a subject, as long as they remember to bring it back to school so that learning can happen most effectively in the classroom.

 

Request to Retest Forms:

Your child may have brought home a “Request to Retest” form.  Please make sure that your child returns the form to me within 2 school days if he or she desires to re-test the concept.

 

Supplies:  If your child has not already brought in 2 boxes of facial tissues (Kleenex) for class supply.  Please have him or her do so at the earliest convenience.

 

Library (After School):  Your child may be in the library unsupervised only until 4, after that point they need to be with a parent or they will sent down to the atrium to wait to be picked up.

 

Snacks: Students may bring snacks to eat during recess. Providing a healthy snack for your child is a great way to help them refuel and focus on learning.

 

Supplies: Students may bring a ball, skipping rope, or other approved sports equipment for recess.  *Please do not bring books from home, fidget spinners, toys of any kind.
Birthdays:  Your child is welcome to bring in treats on his or her birthday.  Please be aware, however, that the treats will be handed out to students at the end of the day.