SPELLING BEE!!! The Ray School spelling bee will be February 17th at 1:30 this year!!!! Mark your calendar!! We will be practicing in our room. Please ask your child if they would like to be in it. I have a list of practice words that I can copy for any student who will practice at home!!! Talk with your child and they should let me know if they want to practice. We will first have a few contests in our room, then the students who want and/or the two students who spell the most words correctly in practices will be in the Ray competition on February 17th!!
You can now go onto Mr. Long’s Blog!!! About 1/3 of my students see him for language arts and Mr. Long is teaching science to all 4th graders! So, please check his blog along with this one!! Thanks.
Language Arts: We will have a very busy short week (no school on Friday). Along with Lesson 16, we will be taking an end-of Unit 3 comprehension test-probably over two days. Moving on to Unit 4 in language arts, we will be focusing on Compare and Contrast skills, fluency rate (listen to your child read each night this week!!!), adjectives and our target and spelling words that we read and practice each day. We will have our test on Thursday.
Homework: Each night, your child will complete a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast eithe characters or a story. I will provide the Diagrams and your child should return each day to school with a completed diagram to discuss. Thank. Monday through Wednesday. Please have your child enjoy their reading each night for at leasat 30 minutes!!!
Math: As you know, we will have the Unit 5 math test today. We will start Unit 6 tomorrow-Division, Reference Frames: Measures of Angles.
Homework: Please look for the Parent Letter to Unit 6 tonight-no other homework in math. Tuesday and Wednesday-homework-6.1 and 6.2. Please work with your child a little each night in division, if they need the extra help. Thanks.
Sicence: See Mr. Long’s Blog. Land and Water Unit.
Social Studies: Besides our regular lessons, we will be focusing on Black History Month. I will be reading and discussing African-American literature. Ms. Cobb and I are planning a presentation for Black History Month Celebration-I believe Feb. 23 (but not sure of the date-We will let you know for sure when to come and watch our music presentation!!)
Art: No school on Friday, but we will do a map/art related social studies project on Wednesday. Sort-of art related!!