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

Hello Families ~

The kids enjoyed sharing their Bucket List books with the other students in the class. Thank you for all of your support with this program! It's great seeing the kids excited about the books they are reading!

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. 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.

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 September 25th . . .

ELA
Our first quarter unit is "New Beginnings." We will learn about immigration, and the challenges that the immigrants faced when they came to America. This week the students will continue reading the novel titled "Orphan of Ellis Island." This is a great book about a boy that travels back in time to 1908 Italy and accompanies two young emigrants to America. Skills covered include Main Idea/Details, 1st and 2nd Hand Accounts, summarizing and Context Clues. We will also look at theme, character traits, and the setting of a story.

Immigration Essential Questions:
*How is perspective shaped?
*Why do people search for new beginnings in their life?
*How do immigrants respond and adapt to the challenges that they face on their journey and in their homeland?
*What impacts do immigrants have on past and present societies?

Writing - Informational Writing
The students have been working hard researching their chosen natural disaster. They are writing a mini chapter book on their chosen topic. The chapters are as follows . . .
Chapter 1 - All About the Natural Disaster
Chapter 2 - A Specific Disaster
Chapter 3 - A Firsthand Account of the Disaster
Chapter 4 - Why Learning about the Disaster is Important
**If possible, please have your child check-out a book from the library on their chosen topic.**

MATH - Whole Number Addition and Subtraction

This module has the students adding and subtracting whole numbers, and then using estimation to see if their answers are reasonable. They are then using these skills to solve problems.

**Module 1 Assessment is on Wednesday** Please review the lessons in the blue folder in order to help your child prepare for this assessment.

We will start working with Metric Measurements on Thursday.

Your students have access to Zearn. This is a website that goes right along with all of our Eureka lessons. Your child's log-in information is in their Assignment Notebook. Please have your child work through the Zearn Website whenever they have a little bit of extra time!

Social Studies - Map Skills
-Latitude and Longitude
-Regions and Landforms of the United States

Science - Earth Systems
-Weathering and Erosion
-Rock Formations
 
 

This week in class

Monday
September 25th - E Day Art

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Tuesday
September 26th - R Day Music

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Wednesday
September 27th - T Day STEM

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Thursday
September 28th - I Day

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Friday
September 29th - G Day - Spanish and Library

TGIF!


 
 

Important Dates

9/26/2017
Chorus Boosters Hot Lunch

10/6/2017
Early Dismissal - 12:00

10/9/2017
No School - Columbus Day!

10/10/2017
FSP Hot Lunch

10/13/2017
Picture Retake Day!

10/13/2017
Popsicle Sale - $1.00

10/18/2017
FSP Family Book Fair Night - 5:00

10/20/2017
FSP Smoothie Day

10/24/2017
Education Foundation Hot Lunch

10/26/2017
Last Day of 1st Quarter

10/27/2017
Popsicle Sale - $1.00

10/31/2017
Chorus Booster Hot Lunch

10/31/2017
Halloween Party!

 
 

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 Module 1 Parent Tip Page.pdf [9/3/2017]
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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