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Mrs. Melissa Williamson - 4th Grade  (Send e-mail)

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to building a partnership with you to help your child reach their highest potential!

Dear Parents/Guardians,
This week students in my class will participate in benchmark screenings provided by FastBridge Learning. FastBridge is District 157-Cís new screening instrument that will take the place of AIMSweb. Similarly to AIMSweb, this assessment will be provided in the fall, winter and spring to help teachers determine which students are likely to meet the end of the year learning goals and which students may require intervention. This computer based assessment measures performance in reading and math. The district will be providing training to all teachers on score interpretation. More information will be forthcoming to parents. I look forward to working with your child this school year.

Sincerely,
Mrs. W

** Website is updated weekly. Daily HW assignments will be communicated in Remind101 text messages. They are also linked to this website. The daily activities on the website are subject to change due to student needs.**

TIGER Schedule:
PE is every day, be sure to have gym shoes. :)
T-day: PE, Spanish
I-day: PE
G-day: PE, Art
E-day: PE, Music & Library
R-day: PE, STEM

Students may "switch" to another teacher on Team 4C. Students are expected to bring their assignment notebooks to their ELA class to record assignments/due dates on a daily basis. It is recommended to check your child's ELA teacher's website as well.

Ad-ELA: Our first unit in ELA will be centered around stories of "new beginnings" and "perspectives". We will be reading "The Orphan of Ellis Island" and "Esperanza Rising" as our advanced ELA text. In writing, we will begin to learn and write informational pieces while using perspective to shape what we write.

Math: Our first module in math will focus on place value, rounding, and algorithms for addition and subtraction. Parents looking for homework help, I recommend Duane Habecker's videos on YouTube. The module number and lesson number can be found on the daily assignments for the week. Parents can see how it is being modeled in class to help their child at home.


SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS: Our class code is MFN8N. Click on the image below to place an order! Thank you for your support! :)


HOMEROOM Text Message Reminders


ADVANCED ELA Text Message Reminders:
 
 

This week in class

Monday
E-Day
PE, Music

Math- Topic D Formative
Module 1 Lesson 13
HW: Lesson 13 Problems: 1abcgh, 2, and 3


Science/Social Studies- Rock formations with the Grand Canyon

Advanced ELA- *Library*

Language Arts- DRL and Noun Mini Study

Reading- If Your Name was Changed- pages: 67- end. Written response formative and main idea/detail summative activities

WTW- Introduce Sort 2, quiz on Friday.

Writing- Drafting chapter 1 of the informational book

HW: Orphan chapters 30- end of the novel

Reminders:


Tuesday
*Hot Lunch*
R-Day
PE, STEM

Math- Module 1 Lesson 14
HW: Problems:

Science/Social Studies- Rock Patterns article, picture vocabulary, and discussion

Advanced ELA-

Language Arts- DRL and Noun Mini Study

Reading- Orphan of Ellis Island wrap up discussions, 1st/2nd hand account teacher model

WTW- Sort 2, quiz on Friday.

Writing- Making writing goals from writing checklist and drafting chapter 2 of informational book

HW: Look for/print pictures students may want to include in their informational books

Reminders:


Wednesday
T- Day
PE, Spanish

Math- Module 1 Lesson 15
HW: Problems

Science/Social Studies- How Old Am I? Matching activity and BrainPop videos
HW:

Advanced ELA:

Language Arts- DRL and Noun Mini Study

Reading- Introduce Esperanza Rising. Read aloud and model chapter 1 with sticky notes. Students will be required to take 3 sticky notes for each reading assignment. We will use the sticky notes as part of class discussion the following day.

WTW- Sort 2, quiz on Friday.

Writing- Adding Details and Pictures to our stories

HW: Esperanza pages 23-38 with 2 sticky notes

Reminders:


Thursday
I- Day
PE, Flex: cursive handwriting

Math- Module 1 Lesson 16
HW: Problems

Science/Social Studies- Science textbook pages C36-C39 with class discussion

Advanced ELA-

Language Arts- DRL and Noun Mini Study

Reading- Sticky Note Discussion and Firsthand/secondhand account independent practice

WTW- Sort 2, quiz on Friday.

Writing- Creating a Mircro-story. Adding the narrative section of our papers, or Chapter 3 of the informational book

HW: Esperanza pages 39-57 with 3 sticky notes

Reminders:



Friday
G- Day
PE, Art

Math- Topic E Formative, Module 1 Lesson 17
HW:

Science/Social Studies- Current Events with Scholastic News

Advanced ELA-

Language Arts- DRL and Noun Mini Unit Quiz

Reading- Firsthand/Secondhand Accounts- independent practice

WTW- Sort 2 Quiz

Writing- Part of an Essay- drafting the conclusion of our paper

HW: Esperanza pages 58-80 with 3 sticky notes

Reminders:


 
 

Important Dates

9/5/2017
Picture Day

9/6/2017
Curriculum Night

9/14/2017
FSP Fundraiser at The Creamery

9/8/2107
Popsicle Sale at lunches. $1.00

 
 

Downloads List

4th Grade Zoo Animals Research Links [12/14/2016]
Ad-ELA Class Procedures [8/25/2017]
Ad-ELA Remind Text Messages Instructions [8/18/2017]
Chelsea Behavior Expectations [8/29/2017]
Chelsea Curriculum Night [8/30/2017]
Curriculum Night PowerPoint Presentation [9/7/2017]
Eureka Math HW Helper [8/31/2017]
Eureka Math Parent HW Helper [9/1/2017]
Homeroom Class Procedures [8/25/2017]
Homeroom Remind Text Message Instructions [8/18/2017]
Mrs.Williamson's Daily Schedule [8/25/2017]
Research Resources for all Students [11/29/2016]
Scholastic Book Orders [9/8/2014]
Summer Reading Reccomendations [4/20/2017]

 
 

Cool Links

ABCya
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Animal Research Resource
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BBC Word Master
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Chomp Chomp Grammar Bites
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Creative Story Writers
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EPIC Books!
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Eureka Math
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Figurative Language Games
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FunSchool
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Gamequarium
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Immigration Investigation
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Jamestown Adventure!
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KidBlog Log In
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Mensa for Kids- Games and Puzzles
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Mystery of Harris Burdick
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Natural Disaster Resources
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NewsELA
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PARCC # 1
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PARCC # 2
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PARCC # 6
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PARCC # 7- Math
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PARCC #3
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PARCC #4- Math
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PARCC #5
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Research Link 1- Encylopedia
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Research Link 2- Britannica
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Research Link 3- Ducksters
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Research Link 4: Nat Geo Kids
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Research Link 5: Kiddle- Kid Safe Search Engine
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Research Link 6: Kidtopia- Kid safe search engine
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Research Link 7: KidRex- kid friendly search engine
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Research Link 8: Kids USA
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Scholastic Book Orders
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World Book Encyclopedia
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Zearn
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