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Unit 6, Week 3 / May 9-13, 2016

Coming Up This Week

  • Language Arts - Unit 6 Week 3 - Resources
  • Math - Unit 12: Rates
  • Social Studies & Writing - Famous Hoosiers
  • Science - Chapter 6: Interactions

All Library Materials Due Friday, May 13!

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Expert Learners are Strategic & Goal-Directed

Famous Hoosier Wax Museum

Wednesday, May 18th, 9:45-10:45am

1320 West 200 South

Columbus, IN

Please join us as all 4th grade students make famous Hoosiers come to life!
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Unit 6 Week 3 Vocabulary

renewable - able to be replaced or restored

coincidence - when events happen at the same time, as if by chance

consequences - results of an action

consume - use or destroy

converted - changed its character, condition, or use

efficient - get wanted results with a minimum of time or effort

incredible - hard to believe

installed - put in place for use of service

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Language Arts Focus

Comprehension Strategy - Ask & Answer Questions

Comprehension Skill - Main Idea and Key Details

Genre- Narrative Nonfiction

Vocabulary Strategy - Latin & Greek Prefixes

Writing - Research, Note-taking, and Report Writing - Famous Hoosiers!

Grammar - Negatives and Correcting Double Negatives


Ask & Answer Questions: When reading nonfiction, you may come across unfamiliar concepts. You can ask questions and then look for answers to understand new information.


Main Idea & Key Details: To find the main idea, you must first review the key details and decide which details are the most important. Then decide what these details have in common to find the main idea.

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Everyday Math Workbooks

I have several last edition Everyday Math Skills Link and Study Link workbooks in my storage closet. The Skills Link book includes cumulative practice sets, while the Study Link book is similar to the homework students have completed throughout the year for math. If you would like to have a copy of one or both of these books for student practice over the summer, please let me know!

State Parks to honor “Every Kid in a Park” pass

Every fourth-grader in Indiana can visit both a National Park and an Indiana State Park for free this year.

“Every Kid in a Park” is an initiative established by the federal government and supported by a variety of partners. It allows fourth-graders to download a pass from everykidinapark.gov for free admission for them and their families to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide – including national parks, national forests and marine sanctuaries – for a full year.

Current fourth-graders can download and use their fourth-grade passes through Aug. 31, 2016, and current third-graders can get their fourth-grade passes starting Sept. 1, 2016.

Indiana State Parks will honor these fourth-grade passes in 2016 as a way to celebrate their 100th anniversary this year, which coincides with the National Park Service Centennial.