Weekly Glimpse

From Fourth Grade

Language Arts

Focus this week:

* diving into the mystery genre with Chasing Vermeer

* students chose a mystery of their choice

* students worked with pentominoes, used Storybird with vocabulary words

* began working in smaller discussion groups using Chasing Vermeer

Next week:

* spelling test and homework due on Monday

* continuing with Chasing Vermeer - reading assignments are in their planners

* new set of vocabulary words

Social Studies

Focus this week:

* Began chapter 5 Birthplace of Independence

* students worked with vocabulary terms, understanding the geography of PA and the important history PA had at the beginning of our nation.

Teacher's Note

* Happy New Year!

* We have a half-day next Friday

* Students received their January calendars - please check them out as well. I encourage students to write on their calendars to budget their time with reading assignments for the month.

* Each student should have their mystery novels

* My apologies for any grammar mistakes I make on these Newsletters. I just read December 18th's and saw that I wrote "May the Force be You"....ugh... that just proves I need to walk away before I proofread, and the force was not with me that day.