Fourth Grade Fundamentals
January 29, 2016
Important Upcoming Dates
Monday, February 1 - Spirit Night at Kendra Scott in Southlake
Friday, February 5 - Wear Red for heart health
Wednesday, February 10 - Play it Safe Presentations
Friday, February 12 - VALENTINE'S DAY parties/Jumprope for Heart collection forms due
Monday, February 15 - STAFF DEVELOPMENT (No School for Students)
Look for a "Sign-up Genius" e-mail next week so that you can plan for our student/parent/teacher conferences which are on the following days:
Wednesday, February 17 - EARLY RELEASE at 11:45 for Conferences
Thursday, February 18 - EARLY RELEASE at 11:45 for Conferences
GRAMMAR - We will continue to work on recognizing and writing complex sentences. We will find mentor sentences that begin with words such as because, since, and although. In this case, the sentence begins with a dependent clause and ends with the independent clause. Encourage your reader/writer to look for these in his/her chapter book and explain the two parts to you.
EX: Because it's a science fiction book, I wrote the title in the science fiction section of my "25 Book Challenge" recording sheet.
SPELLING - Our orthographers will be examining words that contract (get smaller).
Examples are couldn't, won't, doesn't. Our students will need to know where the apostrophe should be placed and why. They will also be examining words that grow together to become one (compound words). Some examples are baseball, someone, and everybody.
NOTE: There was a typo on last week's concept. Mrs. Singletary "owns" that mistake:) Kudos to the kiddos who picked up on this! It should have been "crier" and not "cryer." We have some great editors among us!
KENDRA SCOTT SPIRIT NIGHT
Support Bransford by visiting the Kendra Scott jewelry store in Southlake on Monday, February 1.
Wear red to promote heart health on Friday, February 5.
Jump Rope for the Heart
Your students will be bringing home "Jump Rope for the Heart" collection envelopes today. These will be due on Friday, February 12.