## BOOK ORDERS DUE THURSDAY!

Need gift ideas for your student or just want to add to their library at home? Orders are guaranteed to be delivered by the 18th. If you want to keep it a secret and surprise you kiddo with it as a gift, send Ms. Head an email. ONLINE CODE HFF7L

## Upcoming Events

December 10th- Book Orders DUE!!

December 10th and 11th- 2nd Benchmark Testing

December 18th- Holiday brunch & 1/2 day- dismissal at 11:30

December 19th-January 5th- Winter Break

January 6th- Students return for 2nd semester

## Week 17

We are winding down and working hard! This week, progress folders will be coming home on Wednesday. We are scheduled to take our 2nd district benchmark testing Thursday and Friday of this week. We are not stressing over these, but striving to do the very best we can. They are practice, but we do and the district does look at the data from these.

Be on the lookout for a sign up genius link in another email from us so we can prepare for our holiday brunch on December 18th! We appreciate all what you do for your students at home and for helping make our classroom a success!

## ELA

Reading- RL.4.2 Determine the theme of a story, drama, or prose.

RL.4.5 Explain the major differences between poems, drama, and prose

Writing- W.4.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information

Language- L.4.1.a Recognize the correct and incorrect use of relative pronouns and relative adverbs in writing.

Spelling/Word Study- L.4.4b Use common grade appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of unfamiliar words.

L.4.4c Consult reference materials to find the meaning of words

## Math Corner- FRACTIONS

4.NF.3aUnderstand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.

4.NF.3bDecompose a fraction into a sum of fractions with the same denominator in more than one way, recording each decomposition by an equation. Justify decompositions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model. Examples: 3/8 = 1/8 + 1/8 + 1/8 ; 3/8 = 1/8 + 2/8 ; 2 1/8 = 1 + 1 + 1/8 = 8/8 + 8/8 + 1/8

Weekly reminders-

*Check their agenda daily and make sure they are completing their weekly & daily homework!

NOTE: NO DROPS OR MATH 4 TODAY THIS WEEK OR NEXT

They will have standard practice and review work as homework this week each night!

I would also like them to log onto Think Central if they have time, so they can work on their share and show assignments.

GO MATH textbook and resources online https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do

You will have to fill in the country, state, district (Metro Nashville), and school

Then your child has their own username which is their firstandlastname (lowercase and no spaces) Password is their birthdate (Ex. 02102006)

*If you have and iPad- a great app I have found is the Go Math 4th grade. It is \$1.99 but is a great practice tool to use.

*If you have internet access have your child log onto his/her account and practice math fact fluency and math skills tailored to your child’s strengths and weaknesses

*http://www.worksheetworks.com/ allows you to personalize certain skills to practice.

*Another fun site to practice math on is http://mrnussbaum.com/math-for-kids/

## Social Studies/ Science News

SOCIAL STUDIES- Settling the Colonies to the 1700s

Locate the first 13 colonies and explain how their location and geographic features influenced their development and settlement patterns

SCIENCE- Explain how electricity in a simple circuit requires a complete loop through which current can pass.

## Wish Lists Items

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## Dear Parents & Students-

We are excited that we will be working with you and your child this year! We will work hard this year to meet each child’s needs, no matter their ability. We will do our best to help your child to develop socially, emotionally, and academically. We firmly believe each child can reach his or her potential if he or she is willing to do their BEST! We are looking forward to a very exciting year here at Shayne!

## Box Tops for Education

We are collecting box tops. Please cut and save these for our school. Place in a baggie and send in with your child. We will have two collection periods. So clip and save those box tops so our school can earn free money.