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Mrs. Davis' Classroom

April 16--19

We have a short week this week, due to April Break, April 20-23.

We have our last testing this week!  As a reminder, howeve,  other grade levels still have testing.  So through the end of April we will not have I-ready lab time or Computers as a special, as all computers will be used by someone for testing every day. 

We will have PE on Thursday this week, please make sure to send your student in sneakers on this day!

Library will be on Thursday, be sure to send in any library books.

We have a late lunch, so make sure to send a snack with your student every day.  Please also note, however, we have several severe nut allergies in 4th grade. Remember to not send snacks containing nuts.

 

Specials

16 Mon No special today
17 Tues  Art
18 Wed Music
19 Thurs  PE
20 Fri No school

 

Reading

We are well into our new and last core novel this week--Treasure Island!  It is always a favorite.  We will be reading whole group, in groups and in pairs.  We will also do various activites --comprehension related as well as a few fun projects in this unit!  There will be no Fluency homework this week due to the short week with testing and April Break.

 

Spelling

We will be doing Spelling Packet 27 this week.  If you would like to help your student practice with more game like activities in addition to their spelling packet, please use the link below for Spelling City.  

spelling city

 

Grammar

We finished Chapter 13 and took our check up last week.  We will be starting Chapter 14 this week, combining all 4 types of sentence structures we have learned this year..  If you would like to have your student practice some of the jingles at home that help us remember the rules and jobs for different parts of speech, they may be found on-line at 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqoYtqf5Wp-GVfVgBGtMse3iW4grs3A_u

Here is also a link to a quizlet if your students wants to practice some of the basics of grammar.

https://quizlet.com/_4n5t1x

 

Writing

I am going to be getting very particular in all of their writing this last trimester.  We have become a bit lax with our use of capital letters and periods, and lack there of!  So I will be expecting proper 4th grade quality writing on all assignments this trimester.  For our writing genre, we will be spending all trimester on what is usually the favorite for the whole year--creative writing.  We started our first paragraph of our Adventure story and we will get a good portion of it written this week!  

 

Singapore Math

We took our test on Chapter 12 last week and we mostly did very well! This week we continue with Chapter 13.  It is on Area and Perimeter, but a bit more out of the box than when we covered it at the beginning of the year!  Also,  I am really pushing students to finish learning their times tables if they have not yet done so.  PLEASE continue to make this a strong emphasis if your student is not one of the ones that has completed learning their times tables.

Most nights there will be math homework from our workbook, and every night, Monday through Thursday, your student has 5 minutes of times table practice as homework. This may be with flashcards, on a computer game, or just with you quizzing them on the way home from school, etc.. They should begin practicing just 2's and 3's.  Once they pass that timed test, they will move on to 4's and 5's, etc.. Your student will be provided with a calendar to record this daily practice.This calendar is due every Friday.  (If they misplace their calendar, I will also accept a note or their planner signed, or an email, but it is due every week)

For better understanding of our math program, Singapore Math in Focus sets the mastery level at 80% for all assessments. On the assessments, students will see what the curriculum calls “novel questions.” These questions take the concepts that the students have learned in class and presents them in a new and unique way. This is to encourage higher-order thinking and problem solving skills. If a student scores an 80% on an assessment, they have fully mastered the unit and have met the expectations.

 

History

Our students will go across the hall to Mrs. Cox for history.  You can check her website to see what your students will be covering in history.

 

Science

We have finishe out unit on Geology.  On Thursday we will take our test on the unit.  We will be review in class, but it would be very helpful if you have your students practice this quizlet as well: (**Make sure to have them also study the diagram on their study guide, as that is not in the quizlet.)

https://quizlet.com/_4q72iv 

 

Testing

We continue our CMAS testing.  If your student would like to practice the tools on the test, they may do these practice lessons, signing on as a guest.

http://download.pearsonaccessnext.com/co/co-practicetest.html?links=1

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