4th Grade Flyer
Ms. Fornelli's Class News
February 29th - March 4th
This week we'll continue our historical fiction novel study. The students are doing a great job showing their evidence of close reading strategies as they read these novels in class.
Students will be working on a response to text throughout the week with evidence.
We'll also be reviewing poetry this week and how it compares to prose and drama.
Study Ladder Assignment
Students should have their username and password taped to the inside of their planner.
After logging in, go to "Set Tasks." Students should see their assignments listed. Students will have some class time to complete this assignment, but not all students will be able to finish this at school.
This completed assignment is due by Friday.
March 7 - Progress Reports
March 15- No School Teacher Workday
March 18 - Last Day of Quarter Dismissal at 11:45
April 11- First Day of 4th Quarter
May 19- Raleigh Field Trip
Monday- Read for 20 min, Study Ladder assignment due Friday
Tuesday -Read for 20 min, Study Ladder assignment due Friday
Wednesday- Read for 20 min, Study Ladder assignment due Friday
Thursday -Read for 20 min, Study Ladder assignment due Friday
What's Happening This Week?
Reading: Students will participate in a novel study to analyze characters and plot
Poetry by Langston Hughes
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis
Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry by Mildred Taylor
*Study of Character in depth
*infer with evidence
*Connect to text
Responses to Text with Evidence including Quotes
Students will study vocabulary in context of their novels- students will track words from their novels
*Make connections to known and new words
*Find words with the same number of syllables
*Find words with the same part of speech
*Find words with the same endings
*Find synonyms for the word
parts of speech, types of sentences, capitalization rules
Raleigh Field Trip
Parent lunches are included in the cost of the "Parent Chaperone" fee and will be purchased from the Acro Cafe. These are typically nicer lunches for on a different bread, etc., but you may choose to bring your own lunch or purchase your own the date of the trip.
The date for our Raleigh field trip is May 19. If you have not sent in your permission slip and payment, it is due by February 26th.
We are able to take as many parents on this trip as would like to come. This is a wonderful field trip and we encourage parent participation. Parents interested in attending this field trip as a chaperone must complete a level 2 clearance from the county. The cost of this clearance is $20, but it will cover you for 3 years. Directions for completing this clearance can be found on the link below.