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Teacher Cindy Lang - Fourth Grade  (Send e-mail)

Hello Families ~


A great big THANK YOU to Mrs. Burfeind, Mrs. Caudill, Mrs. Lanigan and Mrs. Lorimer for being chaperones on our field trip! We had such a fun time down at the museum!

Field Day will be on Wednesday, May 30th! Students will need gym shoes and SOCKS on this day. They need to have socks on in order to go into the bounce houses. Tug-O-War Day will be on Friday, June 1st! Our class will wear the color gray!!

The Reading Bucket List project for my ELA class this quarter will be a detailed book summary. Students have already been given this form, and I have approved all books! Each student will receive a special raffle ticket when they complete their summary. The raffle ticket will then be put in a basket for a chance to win one of the stuffed animals the 4th graders adopted from the Wildlife Federation fundraiser. All students must complete at least one book and summary this quarter! Students will earn one raffle ticket for each book that has been read and a summary form completed. The more they read - the better the chance of winning one of the prizes!

Invitation Reminder: We never want to have a child feel left out or have their feelings hurt by not receiving an invitation to a party. Even as adults, we know the emotional hurt from being excluded. This is why we highly discourage the passing out of invitations at school. The only exception is if you are inviting the whole class and the invitations are distributed by your childís teacher. Invitations are never to be distributed by a student or parent. Thank you for your cooperation.

Is your child looking for something to do in their spare time??? How about logging on to Zearn or NewsELA?? How about reading a book for their Bucket List checklist?? Every little bit of extra practice is always a good thing!

The students in my class have completed the 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.

Weekly Encore Schedule ~

T Days - PE and STEM
I Days - PE
G Days - PE, Spanish and Library
E Days - PE and Art
R Days - PE and Music

Please check my web page on a regular basis. I will update it weekly with curriculum information, and I will update it Monday - Thursday with homework assignments!

Curriculum Preview for the week of May 21st . . .

ELA
This week we will continue our 4th Quarter Unit . . . What is a Hero? The students will be reading Greek myths, and then we will start reading the novel "The Lightning Thief." This is a fabulous book that the students love to read!

4rd Quarter Skills covered include . . .

Literature: Context Clues, Inferencing, Characterization, Setting, Comparing and Contrasting Point of View and Theme

Informational: Main Idea/Details, Inferencing, Context Clues, Text Structure and Integrating Information from Two Texts

Essential Questions ~
*How does perspective shape a society?
*How is my understanding of texts created?
*Why should I compare different texts?

WRITING - Narrative Essays

MATH - Module 7: Exploring Measurement with Multiplication

Monday: M7-3A
Tuesday: M7-4A
Wednesday: M7-5A
Thursday: **Topic A Quiz** / M7-6B
Friday: M7-7B

Homework Help - Google Duane Habecker, 4th Grade M __ Lesson __ and watch his videos on YouTube. This is an excellent resource!

SOCIAL STUDIES - Western Region
Chapter 10: The Mountain States
-Students will make generalizations about the journey made by early settlers across the Rocky Mountains to the West.
-Students will learn how people today depend on the Mountain states' natural resources to earn a living.
-We will also be working on our State Float Projects this week!

SCIENCE - Students will be working through different lessons that involve energy. The students have enjoyed completing experiments involving electricity!
PS3-1: Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object.
PS3-2: Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat and electric currents.

Last week we cooked an egg in a solar cooker, and this week we will try to bake a cake! We have also had fun experimenting with series and parallel circuits.
 
 

This week in class

Monday
May 21st - I Day

Homework -

Math: Zearn M7-4A

ELA:

Tuesday
May 22nd - G Day Spanish & Library

Homework -

Math: Zearn M7-5A

ELA:

Wednesday
May 23rd - E Day Art

Homework -

Math: Zearn M7-6B

ELA:

Thursday
May 24th - R Day Music

Homework -

Math: Zearn M7-7B

ELA:

Friday
May 25th - T Day STEM

TGIF! No Homework!

 
 

Important Dates

5/18/2018
State Float Project Materials Due!

5/28/2018
Memorial Day - No School!

5/30/2018
Field Day

6/1/2018
Tug-O-War Day!

6/4/2018
Last Day of School! Early Dismissal - 12:05

 
 

Downloads List

Birthday Celebrations.docx [9/27/2012]
Birthday_Book_Club.pdf [3/26/2013]
Curriculum Night Power Point 2017.ppt [9/7/2017]
Eureka Math Grade 4 Module 2 Parent Tip Sheet.pdf [11/27/2017]
Eureka Module 1 Parent Tip Page.pdf [9/3/2017]
eureka_math_grade_4_module_3_parent_tip_sheet.pdf [11/27/2017]
Field Museum Parent Information Letter 2018.docx [5/11/2018]
PARCC Schedule Letter to Parents 2018.docx [3/23/2018]
Parents in PE February 22, 2018.pdf [2/21/2018]
Perseverance Research Project Q3 ELA (3).docx [3/22/2017]
Reading Buddies Form.pdf [4/18/2011]
State Float Examples.pdf [5/14/2017]
Text Structures Chart.docx [2/25/2013]
Words their Way Research.pdf [11/13/2013]
WTW parent letter (1).doc [11/13/2013]

 
 

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