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Bill Hermanson - Fourth Grade  (Send e-mail)

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!

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:
Adam Ristich

Favorite Food: "Mac 'n Cheese"
Favorite Thing About Me: "I Have A Nice Family"
Favorite TV Show/Movie: "Daddy's Home"
My Birthday is: "June 27th"
Favorite Pet: "Jack...my dog"
Favorite Thing To Do: "Play Football"
Favorite Subject: "Words Their Way"
Place I Want to Visit: "New Mexico"
I'm Special Because: "I Have Great Friends"
Favorite Book/Magazine: "I Survived..."
My Family is: "Mom, Dad, Allison, Lauren and Me"
Favorite Sport/Game/Activity: "Football"
Favorite Color: "Green"
What I Want To Be When I Grow Up: "A Professional Football Player"

CURRICULUM UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF: 11/27-12/1

ELA:
Our 2nd Quarter Unit is titled "Survival". We will focus on the following skills: inferencing, character traits, theme, summary, text structures (cause/effect, description, sequence, problem/solution and compare/contrast) and text features (captions, bullet points, diagrams, subheadings, pictures, bold print, etc.). Also students will compare Poetry vs Prose vs Drama. We will examine how animals survive their environments by making adaptations. Our novel study is on the book, "The One and Only Ivan".

WRITER'S WORKSHOP:
We will be conducting a Literary Essay this quarter. We will read, reread and reread again the short story, "Fox" and dissect the 3 characters. The students will choose one of those characters and write their paper on the characteristic traits of that character using proof from the text and direct quotes from it. Students will edit their own papers and type them up to practice keyboarding skills.

MATH:
We will be examining Module 3 Lessons 28-32 this week. The lessons are on division with a remainder, prime and composite numbers, and word problems.
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 begin studying the South Region. We'll examine the land, geography, history, industries, climate and agriculture the Southern States provides. We're also studying the states, capitals and abbreviations in the South Region.

SCIENCE:
Rock layers and fossils are being studied through some hands-on activities.



 
 

This week in class

Monday
"I" Day
PE Only
Eureka: Module 3 Lesson 27


Tuesday
"G" Day
Art and PE
Eureka: Module 3 Lesson 28

Wednesday
"E" Day
Music and PE
Eureka: Module 3 Lesson 29

Thursday
"R" Day
STEM and PE
Eureka: Module 3 Lesson 30

Friday
"T" Day
Spanish and PE
Eureka: Module 3 Lesson 31

 
 

Important Dates

11/17/2017
Thanksgiving Break Begins at 3:30. Enjoy the time with family and friends!

11/20/2017
Parent/Teacher Conferences 10:00AM-8:00PM

11/21/2017
Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00AM-12:00PM

11/22/2017
NO SCHOOL---Prepare to Eat Day

11/23/2017
NO SCHOOL---Thanksgiving---Eat!! Eat!! Eat!!

11/24/2017
NO SCHOOL---Digest the Food Day

12/22/2017
Early Dismissal---2:30! Winter Break Begins!!!

 
 

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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