Mrs. Thompson

4th Grade

About Me

My name is Wendie Thompson, and I am excited to be your 4th grade teacher. I have been teaching for 18 years and have enjoyed being at "the Rock" for the past 10. We will be learning lots of new and exciting things in 4th grade, and I am confident that we are going to have a fun and productive year. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at school at 904-3881 or email me at thompsonw@rcschools.net . I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you!

Dates to remember:

Thursday, Dec. 1st: Fine Arts night 5:30-7:30
Tuesday, Dec. 6th: Chuck E. Cheese Spirit Night 3 - 9
Friday, Dec. 9th: Angel gifts due
Thursday, Dec. 15th: Christmas breakfast 7:50-9:20
Friday, Dec. 16th: abbreviated day 7:40 - 9:40

School Supplies

  • 1.5" 3 ring binder
  • Loose leaf notebook paper
  • 6 composition notebooks (not spiral)
  • 24 #2 pencils
  • 4 highlighters
  • cap erasers
  • scissors
  • 8 glue sticks
  • 12 colored pencils
  • crayons (box of 24)
  • 1 pocket folder (without prongs)
  • 4 fine tip dry erase markers
  • 1 box tissues
  • container for school supplies
  • backpack (needs to fit in locker - 9"width x 28.5" height x 10.5" depth)


Wish list:

  • 3 ring pencil pouch for notebook
  • red pens
  • extra box of tissues
  • 2 rolls of paper towels
  • 2 containers of Clorox or Lysol wipes
  • 1 bottle of hand sanitizer
  • snack and sandwich size ziplock bags
  • band aids

Assignments:

December 5-9, 2016

Reading/Spelling:

Students will review point of view, text structure, theme, and main idea this week.


Monday: Lesson Focus: point of view; Homework: fluency passage


Tuesday: Lesson focus: text structure; Homework: fluency passage


Wednesday: Lesson Focus: theme; Homework: fluency passage


Thursday: Lesson Focus: main idea; Homework: fluency passage


Friday: Lesson Focus: main idea


Spelling Words:


Soft C & G

  1. center
  2. once
  3. scene
  4. spice
  5. circus
  6. cement
  7. police
  8. certain
  9. ounce
  10. glance
  11. germs
  12. bridge
  13. badge
  14. strange
  15. orange
  16. ginger
  17. wedge
  18. arrange
  19. sponge
  20. village
  21. *general
  22. *ceremony


***Bolded words indicate the Spelling words for those students with a modified Spelling list.



Spelling homework:


Monday: paste words into agenda; rainbow words 3x

Tuesday: word sort "Silent Letters": sort words according to soft g, soft c, hard g, hard c

Wednesday: study spelling words

Thursday: write sentences with words 1-22; words must be used correctly

Friday: test

Writing

Students will prepare to write a narrative by analyzing the elements of narratives
Monday: Lesson Focus: Read and analyze narrative example "The Storm"; Homework: none


Tuesday: Focus: Transition words and phrases in narrative writing; Homework: none


Wednesday: Focus: description and figurative language in narratives; Homework: none


Thursday: Focus: vivid words and dialogue in narratives; Homework: none


Friday: Focus: Brainstorming and pre-writing

Language

Relative Pronouns who, whom, whose, which and that

Monday: Focus: introduction; paste notes in journal; Homework: none

Tuesday: Focus: Relative pronoun practice ; Homework: ws

Wednesday: Focus: Relative pronoun practice; Homework: ws

Thursday: Focus: Relative pronoun practice; Homework: ws

Friday: Focus: Relative Pronoun test

Notes from the Teacher


  • I keep my website updated weekly with assignments and event dates.
  • Many of our text books can be accessed online.
  • Homework assignments are written in the agenda daily. Please read and sign your child's agenda every night.
  • Students are not allowed to turn homework assignments in early. This is so parents can see the completed assignment before it is given to me for grading.
  • Reading tests are given every Thursday or Friday (check agenda and website).
  • Grammar tests are given weekly, unless otherwise noted in agenda and on website.
  • Students will bring home a "Graded Papers" folder every Monday. Please review your child's work, sign the enclosed log, and return the empty folder to school the next day.

Schedule

Student schedule for Mrs. Thompson’s homeroom

7:40 – 8:50: Reading

8:50 – 9:20: Language

9:25 – 10:00: Related Arts

10:05 – 10:30: Social Studies

10:30: Swap classes

10:35 – 11:55: Math

11:55 – 12:10: Science

12:15 – 12:40: Lunch

12:50 – 1:20: Science

1:20 – 1:35: Recess

1:40 – 2:25: RTI

2:25 – 2:35: Lockers/pack up

Student schedule for Mrs. Lawless’s homeroom

7:40 – 9:00: Math

9:00 – 9:20: Science

9:25 – 10:00: Related Arts

10:05 – 10:30: Science

10:30: swap classes

10:35 – 11:45: Reading

11:45 – 12:10: Language

12:15 – 12:40: Lunch

12:50 – 1:20: Social Studies

1:20 – 1:35: Recess

1:40 – 2:25: RTI

2:25 – 2:35: Lockers/pack up

2:35: dismissal