Welcome to our 4th week of 4th grade!!! Thanks for all the snacks coming in!!! On to a busy week…
Language Arts: We will continue with our lesson 2 focus words and stories. Our focus this week will be on “author’s purpose”. Sometimes the author states a point of view or sometimes it is implied. Authors may write to inform, to persuade, to entertain, or to express feelings. We will also be reviewing all words from the Focus Wall. Your children are using these words in their writing!!!! YEAH!!
Homework: Your child will turn in three completed paragraphs on Friday. These paragraphs should be written, one per night, then edit them and the final paragraphs should be turned in on Friday.
First paragraph: Think about something important you have learned from an adult. Write a paragraph about that lesson and explain how it can help you become a strong leader. (We started this in school today.)
Second paragraph: Discuss with your adult at home why the author wrote about Martin Luther King’s childhood. Write your paragraph about why you think this story was written. Give a detail.
Third paragraph: Answer: Who is an adult you consider to be a role model? Why?
All three paragraphs should be turned in on Friday. Your child can illustrate one of the paragraphs for extra credit. Encourage them to use the vocabulary from either of the first 2 Focus Wall words.
AR is up and working and your children should be reading, working on taking the AR tests.
We will have a small test on Friday on Author’s Purpose. They will read a selection, then answer a few questions. Look for an example on Thursday.
Math: Your child has worksheets with them from Unit 1. They should look through these tonight and practice for our first Unit 1 test tomorrow. I have reviewed everything on the test and they should do fine. Look for parent letter for Unit 2 tomorrow.
Homework: Today, study for the test. This is all review. Thanks. Tuesday (no math because of the test) Wednesday and Thursday- Lessons 2.1 – 2.2.
Social Studies: We will be discussing and doing several activities around Southeast and Northeast states in the U.S. and longitude and latitude. What can your children tell you? We will start a vocabulary word wall.
Art: Friday is art class!!! Focus: Analyzing art for the use of line. We will have a lesson on “Lines”. Each child will create a “variety of lines.”
Science: We will continue learning about the Skeleton. We will look at the whole skeleton this week and see how much we know!! (looking at a skeleton that is just not right!!) We will start a vocabulary word wall.
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