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Bill Hermanson - Fourth Grade  (Send e-mail)

In the next week, students in my class will participate in benchmark screenings provided by FastBridge Learning. FastBridge is District 157-Cís new screening instrument that will take the place of AIMSweb. Similarly to AIMSweb, this assessment will be provided in the fall, winter and spring to help teachers determine which students are likely to meet the end of the year learning goals and which students may require intervention. This computer based assessment measures performance in reading and math. The district will be providing training to all teachers on score interpretation. More information will be forthcoming to parents. I look forward to working with your child this school year.

We are starting 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:
Elaina Nie

Favorite Food: "Noodles"
Favorite Thing About Me: "I'm Good At Sports"
Favorite TV Show/Movie: "Cinderella"
My Birthday is: "November 14th"
Favorite Pet: "Dog....Bullet, Roxy and Holly"
Favorite Thing To Do: "Play Sports"
Favorite Subject: "PE and Science"
Place I Want to Visit: "Hawaii"
I'm Special Because: "I Play More Sports Than The Average Person"
Favorite Book/Magazine: "Dork Diaries"
My Family is: "Mom, Dad, Sophia, Nate, Arianna, Jacqueline, Tom and Me and my hamsters...Winter, Ares and Harry"
Favorite Sport/Game/Activity: "Soccer"
Favorite Color: "Yellow"
What I Want To Be When I Grow Up: "A Famous Soccer Player"

CURRICULUM UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF: 9/18-9/22

ELA:
We are into our first unit..."New Beginnings". We will study immigration, the time period around it and what immigrants experienced during those times. We began our first novel..."If Your Name Was Changed At Ellis Island". We will be focusing on main idea and detail, domain vocabulary and first/secondhand accounts.
I encourage you to have your child read 20 minutes minimum each night. In doing that will increase vocabulary, fluency, confidence and background knowledge.

WRITER'S WORKSHOP:
Our type of writing we'll be doing Quarter 1 is Informational Writing. Students will research a topic and learn the format for Informational Writing. I will model and then students will create their own papers throughout the quarter. Their topic on writing will be any major natural disaster (earthquake, tornado, tsunami, etc.).

MATH:
This week we will be continuing with adding/subtracting whole numbers, estimating and adding/subtracting along with many word problems.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
We started map skills... such as the parts of a map...the key, scale, compass, inset map, etc. We will examine various maps to identify these components. Students need to draw a map of a floor of their house. I'm not grading on the drawing/artwork...I'm grading on the map components: title, key, inset map, compass, etc.
We're also examining the continents and oceans, equator, Prime Meridian, etc.

SCIENCE:
We will start to look at rock, layers of rock and fossils.



 
 

This week in class

Monday
"E" Day
Music and PE
Eureka: Formative Assignment on Lesson 11-12
Start Lesson 13



Tuesday
"R" Day
STEM and PE
Eureka: Lesson 14






Wednesday
"T" Day
Spanish and PE
Eureka: Lesson 15







Thursday
"I" Day
PE Only
Eureka: Lesson 16




Friday
"G" Day
Art and PE
Eureka: Lesson 17
Possible Formative Assignment?




 
 

Important Dates

9/19/2017
Hot Lunch---Education Foundation

9/26/2017
Hot Lunch---Chorus Boosters

9/26/2017
Hot Lunch---Chorus Boosters

10/6/2017
Early Dismissal---12:00

10/9/2017
NO SCHOOL---Columbus Day

10/13/2017
Popsicle Sale $1.00--For Soldier Packages

10/13/2017
Popsicle Sale $1.00--For Soldier Packages

10/27/2017
Popsicle Sale $1.00--For Soldier Packages

10/27/2017
Popsicle Sale $1.00--For Soldier Packages

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

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

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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