|Bill Hermanson - Fourth Grade (Send e-mail)|
PARCC Testing is here! I encourage you to sample some PARCC practice tests/questions with your child as I will be doing the same at school. There is a link on our district's homepage. Practicing with them will give them the experience and confidence when the real test comes. I don't stress out about PARCC...and I will instill that on my students. PARCC is just another test. I want them to try their best, of course; but life has enough stress...PARCC doesn't need to be one of them.
My remaining individual class schedule of PARCC is:
Monday, April 24th...ELA 3...12:00-2:00
We are doing something different with The 4th Grade Bucket List Challenge for Quarter 4! Stay tuned as we're working out the details! But I suggest they start reading! The more reading...the bigger the reward.
For those parents that want to sign up for "Remind" (a group text alert from me) please text
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:
Favorite Food: "Meatballs and Gravy and Steak"
Favorite Thing About Me: "I'm Athletic"
Favorite TV Show/Movie: "Captain America: Civil War"
My Birthday is: "August 7th"
Favorite Pet: "2 Dogs...'Goldie' and 'Vader', 2 Cats...'Ghostly' and 'Dino', 1 Fish...'Carnie'
Favorite Thing To Do: "Play Outside With My Friends At Night"
Favorite Subject: "Math"
Place I Want to Visit: "Western Canada and Alaska"
I'm Special Because: "I'm Caring For My Family"
Favorite Book/Magazine: "The Wild Robot"
My Family is: "Mom, Dad, Madison and Me"
Favorite Sport/Game/Activity: "Basketball, Football and Baseball
Favorite Color: "Blue, Black and Yellow"
What I Want To Be When I Grow Up: "An Orthopedic or an Architect"
CURRICULUM UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF: 4/24-4/28
Our 4th Quarter Unit is titled 'Heroes'. We will begin by studying Greek Mythology and then cover present day heroes. We will wrap up the year with present day myths!
We will be starting our novel study this week on "The Lightning Thief".
I encourage you to have your child read 20 minutes minimum each night. In doing that will increase vocabulary, fluency, confidence and background knowledge.
The 4th Quarter topic of writing is Narrative Writing. We will be learning and focusing how to write a detailed and elaborate narrative. They will pick a "small moment" and really stretch it out. It's not the trip to Disney they're writing about but the one ride...it's not the whole baseball tournament they're writing about...it's the one game, etc. We will also have fun with creative writing and poetry.
Our current unit is on algebra...finding the unknown. We'll examine patterns and rules with the four operations and truly understanding how to find the unknown number. TEST APPROACHING!!!!
We'll be examining the West region and it's states/capitals, geography, history, agriculture and climate.
The students will study electricity.
This week in classMonday
Library and PE
PARCC Testing ELA Part 3...12:00-2:00
Music and PE
STEM and PE
Art and PE
Field Trip---Imagine Theater..."Born in China"
PARCC Testing---ELA 3---12:00-2:00
Hot Lunch---Band Boosters
Hot Lunch---Education Foundation
Hot Lunch---Athletic Boosters
Hot Lunch---Education Foundation
NO SCHOOL---Memorial Day
Downloads List4th FourthGradeNoExcuseWords_5_10_2011_11_37_12_AM.pdf [10/11/2011]
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]