The Silver Scoop

March 9-13

Upcoming Events

The Spring Carnival is THIS FRIDAY from 6-8:30 p.m. Information about pre-orders for wristbands and combo meals was sent home last Thursday. Donations of baked goods are still needed for the Cake Walk. You can also sign up to help at the carnival:

The next PTO meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the school library.

The Third Nine Weeks ends this Friday, with report cards going home on Wednesday, March 18.

This week's special schedule:

Monday--Gym, Tuesday--Computer Lab, Wednesday--Library, Thursday--Music, Friday--Art

What We Are Studying This Week

DOL/Journal -- We will do Daily Paragraph Editing, Week #8, and there will be a quiz on Friday. The students also have to write 1 full page in their journals by Friday.

STARS Club -- This is our last week for our current reading clubs.

Math -- This week we will review how to make common denominators for fractions so they can be compared or put in order from least to greatest. We will also do Lesson 11-8 on writing an explanation to show how to solve a problem. There will be a test on Thursday over Topic 11, which will cover factors, prime/composite numbers, multiples, equivalent fractions, and comparing/ordering fractions by making common denominators. There will definitely be homework on Monday and Wednesday and possibly on Tuesday.

Science -- This week we will read Unit 4, Lesson 2 on adaptations that plants and animals have to survive in their environments. There will be a homework assignment over this lesson on Thursday. We will read a science leveled reader about adaptations and watch a science video on the topic, too.

Word Work -- We are on List #25 over "Drama" vocabulary words. There will be a test over the 10 vocabulary words and their definitions, as well as the 10 core words, on Friday. This week's words: appeal, direct, drama, emotion, emphasize, enact, imitate, interpret, pace, perform. Core Words: result, weight, opposite, million, science.

Reading & Language -- Our story this week is "Scruffy: A Wolf Finds His Place in the Pack" from the purple reading book. Our reading skill will continue to be compare/contrast, as the students will compare the roles of wolves in their pack. We will also compare information about wolves from one text to another. There will be homework over the story on Tuesday and a story quiz on Thursday or Friday. Later in the week, we will read a poem called One Wolf Howls, identifying the literary elements used in the poem. Then the students will work with a partner to write a similar poem with the same literary elements, using the original as inspiration.

Social Studies -- We will read Unit 2, Lesson 6 on how Indiana became a state. There will be homework over this lesson on Wednesday.

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Mrs. Kara Silver

4th Grade Teacher

Clarks Creek Elementary

Plainfield Community Schools