4th Grade Newsletter

February 1-5, 2016

DATES TO REMEMBER!!

Spelling Words

don’t

won’t

wouldn’t

there’s

we’re

you’re

doesn’t

I’ve

here’s

wasn’t

shouldn’t

couldn’t

where’s

hadn’t

aren’t

they’re

it’s

we’ve

when’s

haven’t

Vocabulary Words

analysis

beakers

hollow

identity

lecture

microscope

precise

relentless

Reading/LA:

Story of the Week: The Case of the Gasping Garbage

Skills: Compare and Contrast

Grammar: Singular and Plural Pronouns

Novel Study: Maniac Magee (Team 1-Hampton & Looney)

Amazing Words of the Week:

Invisible, pretending, fooled, judge, deceiving, unthinkable, astonished, illusion, disappeared, spectators

Challenge Words:

It’ll who’ll might’ve mustn’t we’d

Important Happenings

February 4-11, 2016 Book Fair

Febuary 8th- Jump Rope for Heart

February 11th Father/Daughter/Mother

/Son Valentine’s Dance

February 12th ½ day for students

February 15th- Presidents’ Day: NO SCHOOL

Feburary 18th- 6th Week Progress Report

February 24th-Class Picture Day

February 23rd-26th – P.E. Bowling Field Trips

February 26th- Spirit Night at 32 Degrees for Gym Sound System

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ACADEMICS

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Spelling Words

don’t

won’t

wouldn’t

there’s

we’re

you’re

doesn’t

I’ve

here’s

wasn’t

shouldn’t

couldn’t

where’s

hadn’t

aren’t

they’re

it’s

we’ve

when’s

haven’t

Vocabulary Words

analysis

beakers

hollow

identity

lecture

microscope

precise

relentless

Amazing Words of the Week:

Invisible, pretending, fooled, judge, deceiving, unthinkable, astonished, illusion, disappeared, spectators

Challenge Words:

It’ll who’ll might’ve mustn’t we’d

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Reading/LA:

Story of the Week: The Case of the Gasping Garbage

Skills: Compare and Contrast

Grammar: Singular and Plural Pronouns

Novel Study: Maniac Magee (Team 1-Hampton & Looney)



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What’s going on in 4th Grade?


Math: Chapter 7: Adding and Subtracting Fractions-Chapter Test will be next Tuesday, Feb 9th.

History: Tate: World War 1, Great Depression

Hampton- History Test on Tuesday, Intro to SS Weekly 17 Education and Culture. Also, African American Projects extended

to February 9th

Science: Motion and Design Unit; Technical Drawings

Spelling: Homework (Crutcher)- Mon. ABC order (1-20), Tue. Define (1-10 only), Wed. Writing Prompt using at least 10 spelling words Thur.

three times each (1-20) and Fri. Spelling Test (Hampton) Mon. 1-10 Definitions, Tues. 11-21 Sentences, Wed. 5-10 Words for Short Story, Thurs. Pretest (Low grade=write words 5 times each) Fri. Test

Report/Project

The students will go to the Computer Lab every Monday to take their Reading test. After they are done, they will have 10-15 minutes to research facts and information. Every other week, students go to the library to check out AR books. They will also have time after completing all of their work to go at least 3 days out of the week.

The first day that will go to the Computer Lab is on Monday, January 11th for 30 minutes to research facts about their person. They can also locate information at home on their computers and print pictures to get started.

Reports: They must take notes and read the information. Information must not be copied and pasted into a word document. Hand written and typed papers will be accepted.

WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHY? SOMETIMES HOW?
BORN, CHILDHOOD, TEENAGE YEARS, COLLEGE/ADULTHOOD, MARRIAGE, CHILDREN, AND CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY
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Report: 5 Paragraphs TITLE: PERSON
STUDENT NAME: FIRST AND LAST
Intro: ________________________________________
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1.___________________________________________
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2.___________________________________________
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3.____________________________________________
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Concluding Paragraph
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1st: Indented Introduction, that can start with a question, such as: Have you ever heard of Martin Luther King, Jr.?
with 3 main points that you are writing about
1st Point: Indented paragraph that begins with a transition word. 3-5 complete sentences.
2nd Point: Indented paragraph, that begins with a transition word. 3-5 complete sentences.
3rd Point: Indented Paragraph, that begins with a transition word. 3-5 complete sentences.
Concluding Paragraph Should End With: Indented Paragraph, that begins with a final transition word or phrase, such as: In conclusion,
To sum things up,
Last, but not least,
Overall,
REGULAR TRANSITIION WORDS OR WORD PHRASE TO USE THROUGHOUT THE REPORT ARE: In the beginning, Next, Secondly, Another thing, Then, Afterwards, Therefore, However, Third or Thirdly, So, (So has been overused throughout passages. It's called being repetitive)

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Rubric for Grades:
Poster: 25%
Quality and Neatness: 25%
Pictures and Captions (Titles): 25%
Presentation and Speech: 25%
Total Points: 100%
Extension Activity for Extra Points: USB Drive with Powerpoint Presentation of 5 to 10 slides.