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Bill Hermanson - Fourth Grade  (Send e-mail)

Important Dates:
5/30---Crazy Hair
5/31---Beach Day
6/1---Tug-O-War Day WEAR RED!!!
6/2---Field Day---WEAR FIELD DAY SHIRTS!!!
6/5---Baseball Theme Day

We are doing something different with The 4th Grade Bucket List Challenge for Quarter 4! Students will need to get a book approved by me, read the book and then write a book report on that book. Each student received a blank popcorn tub already...with each book read and summary written they will receive a kernel of popcorn. Each kernel is worth a reward for when we watch the movie Lightning Thief the last week of school. Kernels are good for treats, drinks, wear pajamas, bring in stuffed animal or beanbag, etc. You earn what you read! Ask your child about their popcorn tub. Is it filling up?

For those parents that want to sign up for "Remind" (a group text alert from me) please text
To: 81010
Message: @bhermans
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:
Reilly Fenlon

Favorite Food: "Steak"
Favorite Thing About Me: "I'm Good at Soccer"
Favorite TV Show/Movie: "Mission Impossible"
My Birthday is: "June 7th"
Favorite Pet: "Dog...Rocky, Fish...Cockroach, Turtle...Max"
Favorite Thing To Do: "Play at my Friend's House"
Favorite Subject: "PE"
Place I Want to Visit: "California"
I'm Special Because: "I'm Good at Soccer"
Favorite Book/Magazine: "Magic Treehouse Series"
My Family is: "Mom, Dad, Connor, Jack and Me"
Favorite Sport/Game/Activity: "Soccer"
Favorite Color: "Green"
What I Want To Be When I Grow Up: "Soldier"

CURRICULUM UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF: 5/30-6/2

ELA:
Our 4th Quarter Unit is titled 'Heroes'. We are studying Greek Mythology and we will then cover present day heroes. We will wrap up the year with present day myths such as Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot and the Yeti!
We are wrapping up our novel study on "The Lightning Thief"
We will watch the movie "Lightning Thief" and compare the movie version to the book.

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:
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.

MATH:
We will begin our Measurement Unit this week. We will also dive into the newly adopted math curriculum titled Eureka. The district adopted it for next year so I'd like to give the students a week or so taste of it so they are more comfortable with it next year. It's going to be a different way of learning for them but we hear the results will be amazing.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
We'll begin creating our State Float Projects this week! Bring in your supplies, be creative and make sure all necessary criteria are on float (state bird, motto, map of state, etc.) We will be constructing these completely IN CLASS.

SCIENCE:
The students will try to make a lightbulb glow with a battery, switch and a couple pieces of wire. No instructions...just try and do it.


 
 

This week in class

Monday
NO SCHOOL---MEMORIAL DAY





Tuesday
"T" Day
PE Only







Wednesday
"I" Day
Library and PE









Thursday
NO LETTER DAY
Tug-o-War Day! Wear RED!









Friday
NO LETTER DAY
Field Day! Wear Field Day Shirt!







 
 

Important Dates

5/25/2016
Early Dismissal---12:05

5/23/2017
Hot Lunch---Education Foundation

5/28/2017
NO SCHOOL---Memorial Day

5/30/2017
Crazy Hair Day

5/30/2017
State Float Parade

5/31/2017
Beach Day

6/1/2017
Tug-O-War Day---WEAR RED

6/2/2017
Field Day--Wear Field Day Shirts

6/5/2017
Baseball Theme Day

6/6/2017
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL---12:05 DISMISSAL

 
 

Downloads List

4th 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]

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