Ms. Hampton's 4th Grade Class

JANUARY 11-15, 2016 HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016!!

ACADEMICS

Reading/LA: Testing on Mondays for Team 1 Hampton/Looney & Friday for Team 2 Crutcher/Keeton/Tate

Reading/Language Arts:

Story of the Week: Eye of the Storm

Skills: cause and effect

Grammar: conventions: past, present, future tense

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

Amazing Words of the Week:

tornado, shelter, ditch, unpredictable, powerful, hurricane, severe, blizzard, meteorologist, estimate

Challenge Spelling Words:

masterpiece, stomachache, cliffhanger, sweatshirt, afterthought

What’s going on in 4th Grade?

Math: Begin Chapter 6: Fractions

History: Reconstruction after Civil War

Science: Begin Discussion about Motion and Design

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

Spelling: Homework (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

Important Happenings

January 6, 2016 Students Return to School

January 7, 2016 Report Cards Issued

January 8, 2016 Chuck-E-Cheese Night

January 18, 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day/NO

School

January 19, 2016 PTO Nght/Math Night

January 25, 2016 Husky Time Out with Principal

January 29, 2016 Spirit Night at 32 Degrees

WISH LIST: NEW COMPOSITION BOOKS FOR

ALL SUBJECTS!!!! GERMEX, KLEENEX

TISSUES, AND CLOROX WIPES!!

SPELLING WORDS: THE MORE YOU LEARN, THE MORE YOU GROW!

Spelling Words

watermelon

homemade

understand

sometimes

shoelace

highway

upstairs

thunderstorm

shortcut

doorbell

jellyfish

touchdown

campfire

skateboard

anyway

fireworks

haircut

loudspeaker

laptop

flashlight

Vocabulary Words

destruction inland

expected shatter

forecasts surge

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Team Hampton-Looney

jhampton@madison.k12.al.us & joyce.hampton@aol.com

jnlooney@madison.k12.al.us

Team: Crutcher-Tate-Keeton

acrutcher@madison.k12.al.us

kctate@madison.k12.al.us

hkeeton@madison.k12.al.us

HAPPY - Pharrell Williams (feat. Minions)
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Reports & Projects for 2016

PROJECTS & REPORTS FOR 2016
Let's Go for the Challenge!

(These activities will prepare your child for the upcoming ACTAspire Tests and 5th-8 Grade and beyond. States tests will require students to read long passages and answers that require lots of written responses. AR reading prepares them for this also) PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!

This semester I've set up this site mainly for parents who are relayed the message through weekly newsletters or papers that are sent home.


THE STUDENTS WILL BE GIVEN A LIST TO CHOOSE FROM. IF THEY WORK WITH A PARTNER, IT'S FOR RESEARCH ONLY. EACH STUDENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN POSTER AND WRITTEN REPORT. THEY CANNOT COPY OFF OF EACH OTHER'S ACTIVITIES!!

1st: Famous African American Male or Female Project and Report will be due February 1, 2016.

2nd:Famous President of the United States will be due February 19, 2016

3rd: Famous Alabamian will be due March 17, 2016

4th: Famous Inventor will be due April 20, 2016.

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.