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Unit 6, Week 2 / May 2-6, 2016

Coming Up This Week

  • Language Arts - Unit 6 Week 2 - Notes from the Past
  • Math - Unit 12: Rates
  • Social Studies - Famous Hoosiers Research
  • ISTEP+ Science
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ISTEP+ This Week

4th graders test in the mornings this week as follows:

Wednesday, 5/4 - Science 1 & 2

Please make sure your student is well rested and eats a good breakfast each morning. Being on time to school is a MUST, since we start testing bright and early! Most importantly, remind students that they've prepared for this since kindergarten and they are READY!!!!

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.

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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 2 Vocabulary

depicts - shows in pictures and words

detested - hated or disliked very much

discarded - thrown away

eldest - born first

ignored - paid no attention

obedience - doing what someone else says to do

refuge - shelter or protection from danger

treacherous - full of danger

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Language Arts Focus

Comprehension Strategy - Reread

Comprehension Skill - Theme

Genre- Historical Fiction

Vocabulary Strategy - Homophones

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

Grammar - Comparing with Adverbs

Reread: When you come across unfamiliar facts and information, you can reread that section to improve your understanding. Rereading also helps you to remember the most important ideas and details.

Theme: Theme is the overall message or lesson about life that an author wants to communicate to the reader.

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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!


If you feel you need a conference between now and the end of the school year, please contact me to schedule a time: wolfl@bcsc.k12.in.us