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Amy Venable - Fourth Grade  (Send e-mail)

I hope everyone had a restful weekend! This week, our class will be taking the FastBridge Assessment for both Reading and Math. 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.

REMIND DIRECTIONS: Please sign up to receive messages via Remind. I send out messages about certain assignments, test/quizzes, and special event reminders. The directions are available in the "Downloads" tab of this webpage.

Advanced ELA: We continue reading Orphan of Ellis Island. I am modeling how to connect text clues with background knowledge to make inferences. Also, we are taking notes on memory moments and aha moments in the text. This week, we will be comparing and contrasting first and second hand accounts, as well. Our writers are drafting informational books with Natural Disasters as the topic. In the cool links section of my webpage, you can find the Natural Disasters Padlet, which has a wealth of resources to use as research. Feel free to bring in books or other sources!

Math: Our kiddos did a great job on the Mid-Module test this week! Since it is the first one, our school has decided to keep this first test a formative grade. We will continue with Module One this week with multi-digit whole number subtraction.

Social Studies: Great job being prepared for our quiz! Students had fun making our globe balloons and memorizing the names and locations of all the continents and oceans.

Science: We will begin Science with Changes of Land this week!



Governor Pat Quinn signed Erin's Law in January of 2013, which requires all schools in the state of Illinois to provide age appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education programs for their students in grades Pre-K through 12. In response to this legislation, Frankfort School District 157-C will be adding, "Child Lures Prevention: Think First and Stay Safe", curriculum for the school year. The curriculum is available in the school office for parents to preview.
 
 

This week in class

Monday
E Day- Spanish
Homework:
Math Homework Lesson 13
Read 20 minutes

AdvELA: Read Ch. 17-21 in Orphan
Please be prepared to answer: At the end of Chapter 20, Dominic Notices Salvatore's chain and key- Why is Dominic surprised?

Tuesday
R Day- PE
Homework:
Math Homework Lesson 14
Read 20 minutes

Wednesday
T Day- Art day
Homework:
Math Homework Lesson 15
Read 20 minutes

Thursday
I Day- Music day
Homework:
Math Homework Lesson 16
Read 20 minutes

Friday
G Day: STEM day
Homework:


 
 

Important Dates

9/19/2017
Ed Foundation Hot Lunch

9/26/2017
Chorus Boosters Hot Lunch

10/3/2017
Band and Orchestra Boosters Hot Lunch

10/6/2017
Half Day- School Improvement Day

10/9/2017
Columbus Day- No School

10/10/2017
FSP Hot Lunch

10/13/2017
Picture Retakes

10/13/2017
Popsicle Sale at Lunch $1

10/16/2017
Fall Book Fair

10/17/2017
Athletic Boosters Hot Lunch

10/18/2017
FSP Family Night

10/20/2017
FSP Smoothies

10/24/2017
Ed Foundation Hot Lunch

10/26/2017
End of First Quarter

10/27/2017
Popsicle Sale at Lunch $1

10/31/2017
Chorus Boosters Hot Lunch

10/31/2017
Halloween Party

 
 

Downloads List

ADVANCED ELA POWEROINT [8/6/2017]
Curriculum Night Presentation [9/7/2017]
Curriculum Night Times [9/4/2017]
Homework 9-12 [9/12/2017]
REMIND DIRECTIONS [8/7/2017]
Weekly Schedule [8/14/2017]

 
 

Cool Links

7 Continents Song
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A Dog's Life
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ELA PADLET
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Ellis Island Passenger Search
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Envision Math Series
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Front Row Math
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Island- survival quiz
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Kids National Geographic
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Lincoln Way Stem Night
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Long Division Song
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Math games and lessons
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Math Games and Lessons
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Math Link
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Midwest Info
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Midwest states and Capitals
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National Geographic Kids
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Natural Disasters Padlets
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PARCC ELA
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PARCC MATH
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PARCC PRACTICE
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PAX- Book Link
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Ranger Rick Animal Research
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Regions Assignment
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Roller Coaster Creator
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San Diego Zoo Website
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scholastic Ellis Island
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The One and Only Ivan
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THE WEST REGION
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Thinking Blocks
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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
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World Wildlife Fund
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You Tube Ivan
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You Tube Ivan
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Zearn
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