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

Hello Families ~

Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for the week of Thanksgiving - November 20th and 21st. An e-mail was sent from the district that explained how to schedule these meetings. Please contact me if you are in need of a different time other than those two days. **You will sign-up for two 10-minute time slots if your child has me for Math and ELA. If your child has Mrs. Williamson for ELA, you will sign-up for one ten minute time slot with me and one with her.**

Parent Visitation Day is November 15th from 9:30 - 11:00. Come be a student again as you participate in a math and science lesson with the kids!

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 presenting, "Child Lures Prevention: Think First and Stay Safe", curriculum for the 2017-2018 school year. Our presentations will occur in November and January.

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. 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 November 13th . . .

ELA
Our second quarter unit is "Survival."
We will read the fictional novel "The One and Only Ivan, as well as nonfiction animal articles.

Skills covered include . . .
-Context Clues
-Summarizing
-Inferencing
-Theme
-Character Traits
-Similarities and Differences between Poetry, Prose and Drama
-Text Structures and Text Features

Writing - Literary Essay
The students will read a fictional text, and they will write an essay giving their opinions about the text. This week we will dig into the text to find evidence to support our thesis. We will find mini stories, use quotes from the text, and list reasons that all support the thesis. We will "Close Read" the text in order to find this evidence.

MATH - Division

Module 3: Lessons 22-26

Lesson 22 - Find factor pairs for numbers to 100, and use understanding of factors to define prime and composite.
Lesson 23 - Use division and the associative property to test for factors and observe patterns.
Lesson 24 - Determine if a whole number is a multiple of another number.
Lesson 25 - Explore properties of prime and composite numbers to 100 by using multiples.
Lesson 26 - Divide multiples of 10, 100, and 1,000 by single-digit numbers.

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 - Northeast Region

-New England Through the Years
-The New England Countryside
-New England Through the Years

Science - Plant and Animal Structures
-Students will understand that plants and animals have both internal and external structures that serve various functions in growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction.
 
 

This week in class

Monday
November 13th - I Day

Homework -

Math: M3-22 #1c, e, g, i, k, #2, #4

ELA: Ivan - Read pages 97-113 / 10 Minutes of Zearn

Tuesday
November 14th - G Day Spanish & Library

Homework -

Math: M3-23 #1a,c,e,g, #2, #3 / 10 Minutes of Zearn

ELA: Inference Written Response Page

Wednesday
November 15th - E Day Art

Homework -

Math: M3-24 #1,3,5

ELA: Ivan - Read pages 130-146

Thursday
November 16th - R Day Music

Math: M3-25 #1-4

ELA: Ivan Inference Page

Friday
November 17th - T Day STEM

TGIF!

 
 

Important Dates

11/14/2017
Athletic Boosters Hot Lunch

11/15/2017
Parent Visitation Day - 9:30 - 11:00

11/20/2017
Parent/Teacher Conferences

11/21/2017
Parent/Teacher Conferences

11/22/2017
Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

11/23/2017
Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

11/24/2017
Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

11/28/2017
Chorus and Orchestra Boosters Hot Lunch

12/1/2017
Smoothie Day!

12/5/2017
FSP Hot Lunch

12/12/2017
Education Foundation Hot Lunch

12/19/2017
FSP Hot Lunch

12/22/2017
Early Release Day - 2:30

12/23/2017
Winter Break Begins!

 
 

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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