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Bill Hermanson - Fourth Grade  (Send e-mail)

STEAM Night up at Chelsea on February 28th from 5:30-7:00 and the FSP Book Fair is from 5:30-8:00. Feel free to come on up and participate in stations related to STEAM....Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. This is a free event for all Frankfort families!

We have started a new math program this year..."Eureka". The district researched, piloted and briefly implemented it the tail end of it last year. It's a new style of learning and research states student understanding grew. If student understanding grows...so will their intelligence and obviously test scores. Eureka will be a challenge for us all...administrators, teachers, students and parents. I ask that you be patient, give Eureka a chance and work with your child each night on the daily taught skill. I will send home all the examples we do in class to guide you/students in completing the homework. Also I sent home login papers on how to access the Eureka site where you can find instruction, examples, models, practice sheets and the homework. You can also 'Google' videos of teachers teaching the lessons. We will get through this TOGETHER!

***VERY IMPORTANT***---IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT (PLANNED OR UNEXPECTED) PLEASE TRY TO LOOK UP THE EUREKA MATH LESSON ON-LINE. IT WILL BENEFIT HIM/HER TO LOOK AT THE LESSON ON GOOGLE. THAT WAY WHEN THEY RETURN THEY DIDN'T MISS A BEAT IN MATH CLASS. I REALLY APPRECIATE THE FAMILIES THAT ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE ON-LINE RESOURCE.

For those parents that want to sign up for "Remind" (a group text alert from me) please text
To: 81010
Message: @bhermanso
I will send group texts for big reminders such as field trips, 1/2 days, school spirit days, etc.
All other info such as assignments, upcoming tests, curricular activities, etc. will be posted on this webpage and will not be "group texted" out.
VERY IMPORTANT: I CANNOT RECEIVE TEXTS IF YOU RESPOND. THIS IS A ONE-WAY TEXTING SYSTEM. YOU CAN EMAIL/CALL ME ANYTIME OBVIOUSLY.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK:
Everett Wilkerson

Favorite Food: "Sushi"
Favorite Thing About Me: "I Can Flip My Eyelids Inside Out"
Favorite TV Show/Movie: "Herculeus"
My Birthday is: "Noverber 30th"
Favorite Pet: "Dog....Chunky, Snickers, Chili and Cheese...Cats....Tiger and Zoe"
Favorite Thing To Do: "Play Video Games"
Favorite Subject: "Math"
Place I Want to Visit: "Hawaii"
I'm Special Because: "I'm Funny""
Favorite Book/Magazine: "The One and Only Ivan"
My Family is: "Mom, Dad, Grandma, Uncle, Zach, Tyler, Kameron and Me"
Favorite Sport/Game/Activity: "Soccer"
Favorite Color: "Gold"
What I Want To Be When I Grow Up: "A Paleontologist"

CURRICULUM UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF: 2/19-2/22

ELA:
Quarter 3's Unit is titled "Perseverance". We will read multiple texts and watch video clips of many stories how people persevered through many different hardships and adversities. We will read the novel "Bud, Not Buddy" and study main idea/detail, character traits, summary and life during the Great Depression.

WRITER'S WORKSHOP:
In writing for Quarter 3 we will be writing some persuasive pieces. Students will choose a "hot topic" (Should cell phones be allowed in schools? Should schools have uniforms? Should there be year round schools? Should hunting be banned? etc.). Students will choose a side, do research on their "hot topic" and try to persuade their audience to join them.
We will also be practicing different prompts related to PARCC as to prepare them for the PARCC test we're taking in April.

MATH:
We are starting Module 5 now on Fractions. Module 5 is long and will last till early March. We will be examining Module 5 Lessons 30-33 this week.
Please look at your child's math homework EACH NIGHT. If confused on the lesson please Google "Eureka Math 4th Grade Module___ Lesson ___ and you'll get resources, videos and models or each lesson. Train your child how to search it too...it's a great resource!

SOCIAL STUDIES:
We will be studying the Midwest Region now! We'll examine the land, geography, history, industries, climate and agriculture the Midwest States provides. We'll also be studying the capitals and abbreviations of the Midwest Region!

SCIENCE:
In connection with our ELA Unit of "Survival" we are studying mealworms. A mealworm is actually a Darkling Beetle in the pupae stage. Our class has about 30 of them and we will record their changes on an observation log. The mealworms will transform into chrysalis and then the beetle. They students are loving them!



 
 

This week in class

Monday
NO SCHOOL---President's Day



Tuesday
"E" Day
Music and PE
Eureka: Module 5 Lesson 30




Wednesday
"R" Day
Stem and PE
Eureka: Module 5 Lesson 31



Thursday
"T" Day
Spanish and PE
Eureka: Module 5 Lesson 32

Friday
"I" Day
PE Only
Eureka: Module 5 Lesson


 
 

Important Dates

2/19/2018
NO SCHOOL---President's Day

2/19/2018
NO SCHOOL---President's Day

2/20/2018
Hot Lunch---FSP

2/24/2018
FSP Night Out---Chicago Wolves Game

2/27/2018
Hot Lunch---Band Boosters

2/28/2018
STEAM Night---Chelsea 5:30-8:00

3/2/2018
Popsicle Sale $1.00

3/6/2018
Hot Lunch---Chorus Boosters

3/13/2018
Hot Lunch---Athletic Boosters

3/16/2018
Popsicle Sale $1.00

3/20/2018
Hot Lunch---FSP

3/23/2018
SPRING BREAK BEGINS AT DISMISSAL!!!

4/2/2018
NO SCHOOL---EASTER HOLIDAY

4/3/2018
Hot Lunch---Chorus Boosters

4/3/2018
School Resumes

4/6/2018
Smoothie Day---FSP

4/10/2018
Hot lunch---FSP

4/17/2018
Hot Lunch---Athletic Boosters

4/17/2018
Hot Lunch---Athletic Boosters

4/24/2018
Hot Lunch---Band Boosters

5/1/2018
Hot Lunch---Education Foundation

 
 

Downloads List

4th FourthGradeNoExcuseWords_5_10_2011_11_37_12_AM.pdf [10/11/2011]
Curriculum Night PowerPoint 2017-2018 [9/7/2017]
List of Supplies for Troops [11/5/2015]
Mr. Hermanson's Cool Links [8/30/2011]
State of the District Flyer.pdf [1/24/2017]
Weekly Reading Activities-Directions [9/5/2014]
Weekly Reading Response Log [9/5/2014]
Words Their Way Parent Letter [11/15/2013]
Words Their Way Research [11/15/2013]

 
 

Cool Links

Epic Books
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Eureka Math
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Padlet-Natural Disasters
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Zearn
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Zearn Program---Eureka
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