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Bill Hermanson - Fourth Grade  (Send e-mail)

The 4th Grade is doing something different for our 4th Quarter Book Project. They won't need to create a diorama, poster, etc. for this final quarter. However; they still have a task. First, students must get a grade/reading level book approved by me before they can read it. I don't want students reading books too difficult or too easy. I know what they are capable of reading so I need to approve the book first. Then they obviously read it. Next they must write me an extremely detailed book report/summary on the book. The report must include all major components of a great book report/summary. Upon completion of the report each student will receive a special raffle ticket. The special raffle tickets will then be drawn to win one of the many stuffed animals 4th grade has adopted over the last few years during our Animal Unit/The One and Only Ivan novel study. Some of the stuffed animals sent to us from the Wildlife Federation are the Red Panda, Low-Land Mountain Gorilla, Black Rhino and South China Tiger. THE MORE BOOKS READ...THE MORE RAFFLE TICKETS YOU RECEIVE. EVERY STUDENT MUST PARTICIPATE FOR AT LEASE ONE (1) BOOK.


***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:
Brandon Zielke

Favorite Food: "Steak"
Favorite Thing About Me: "I'm Good At Baseball"
Favorite TV Show/Movie: "Pitch Perfect 3"
My Birthday is: "September 10th"
Favorite Pet: "My Dog..."Kona"
Favorite Thing To Do: "Play Baseball"
Favorite Subject: "Math"
Place I Want to Visit: "Switzerland"
I'm Special Because: "I'm Good At School"
Favorite Book/Magazine: "Where is Alkatraz"
My Family is: "Mom, Dad, Tim, Maddie and Me"
Favorite Sport/Game/Activity: "Baseball"
Favorite Color: "Blue"
What I Want To Be When I Grow Up: "A SWAT Team Member"

CURRICULUM UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF: 4/23-4/27

ELA:
Quarter 4's Unit is titled "Heroes". We will read multiple texts on Greek Mythology and compare themes, plots and characters. We will read the novel "Lightning Thief" and study main idea/detail, character traits, theme, word choice, summary and inferencing.

WRITER'S WORKSHOP:
In writing for Quarter 4 the students will be focusing on Narrative Writing. They will focus on a "small moment" in their life and expand on it greatly. It's not the trip to Disney World...but the 1 ride. It's not the entire baseball tournament...but the 1 game.

MATH:
We have started our Geometry Unit. This week we'll be looking into Module 4 Lessons 5-8 with a couple small quizzes.
Please look at your child's math homework EACH NIGHT. If confused on the lesson please Google "Eureka Math Grade 4" and then the specific Module Number and Lesson Number we're doing that day. There are instruction videos put together for each lesson. Use those as models...it helps!

SOCIAL STUDIES:
This quarter we will be exploring the West Region. We'll study the land, climate, landforms, agriculture, people, famous cities and of course; the states, capitals and abbreviations.
 
 

This week in class

Monday
"I" Day
PE Only
Eureka: Module 4 Lesson 5
Formative/Quiz



Tuesday
"G" Day
Art and PE
Eureka: Module 4 Lesson 6





Wednesday
"E" Day
Music and PE
Eureka: Module 4 Lesson 7





Thursday
"R" Day
Stem and PE
Eureka: Module 4 Lesson 8


Friday
"T" Day
Spanish and PE
Eureka: Module 4 Formative/Quiz and Review




 
 

Important Dates

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

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

5/4/2018
Smoothie Day---FSP

5/8/2018
Hot Lunch---Education Foundation

5/9/2018
Field Trip to Field Museum

5/15/2018
Hot Lunch---FSP

5/22/2018
Hot Lunch---Education Foundation

5/28/2018
NO SCHOOL---Memorial Day

5/30/2018
Field Day!!!

6/1/2018
State Float Parade

6/1/2018
Tug-O-War Day

6/4/2018
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!! WOOOO HOOOO!

 
 

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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Midwest Abbreviations
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Midwest Capitals
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Padlet-Natural Disasters
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Zearn
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Zearn Program---Eureka
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