Thursday, October 19th
Happy 10th Birthday, Gedion!
Please read 20 minutes for Book It
Classwork: We are currently reading the book Because of Winn-Dixie.
We will continue to do many written exercises throughput the year to reinforce reading strategies & skills.
(prediction, context clues, visualizing, inferences, & vocabulary)
Students will be given a short creative writing assignment each Wednesday. Assignments are due the following Monday. These short essays are designed to help with writing fluency and overall basic mechanics. Writing on various topics will help your child to discover their unique narrative voice in addition to practicing a format using an introduction, body of supporting details, and a closing.
Compass Learning, if possible
10 minutes of Khan Academy
Compass Learning, if possible
Each Friday, three engineers from Fastenal will help assist my class in making real dog wheelchairs with authentic materials for local veterinary clinics to assist dogs after surgery.
We are currently learning our place in the galaxy. Each child has started a large poster by drawing the sun as the center. Today, your child learned about the eclipse, solar flares, sun spots, and the massive amount of energy the sun produces.
State Flag Assignment
Due: Monday, October 23rd
The fourth grade students will start their state reports on Thursday, August 31st with the help of Mrs. Kuehl who taught fourth grade at St. Stan's, but has since retired. Mrs. Kuehl will join our class each Monday afternoon from 1:00-1:45. Mrs. Kuehl has a great passion for teaching social studies. The research report will continue throughout the year using short assignments. At the end of the school year, all information and assignments are gathered into one book report. They are truly a beautiful sight!
*We will continue to work on landforms, map skills, states, and capitals.
Hey, kids! If you have an extra minute, check this out:
Please think of a topic for the "The Most Important Thing" poem. Please chose something that is true and dear to your heart. We will follow a specific format as a guide to complete our thoughts onto paper. Thank you!
We will work to identify singular, plural, possessive, plural possessive, and proper nouns. In addition, we are learning the correct use of adverbs, articles, interjections, and introductory phrases within our writing.
October 23- October 27
Pretest: Wednesday, October 25th
Final Test: Friday, October 27th
Packet Due: Friday, October 27th
A spelling list and vocabulary packet will be sent home with your child every Monday. We will not have spelling the first week of school. The spelling/vocabulary packet is due on or before Friday. On Wednesday, the class will take a pretest and it will be graded and sent home on Wednesday. If your child misses no words on the pretest, they do not need to take the final test on Friday.
We are reviewing the basic strokes within cursive letter formation such as downcurves, curve forward, double curves, over & undercurves, and slanted loops.