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Bill Hermanson - Fourth Grade  (Send e-mail)

Quarter 1 Book Project is due by Wednesday, October 24th. I reviewed my expectations of the project with them and I gave them over 30 project ideas (poster, diorama, letter to author, powerpoint, mini-play, etc.) they can use on ANY book they read this so far THIS YEAR. They will present it to the class and I will ask a few generic questions. They should have fun creating it and be relaxed when presenting among friends.

LITERACY NIGHT 2018
Save the Date: We will be having a Literacy Night on Wednesday, October 17th from 5:30 to 7 PM with the theme "Enchanted Forest." The FSP will also be sponsoring a Scholastic Book Fair that evening. Book Fair will be open from 5:30-8:00 Wednesday, 10/17.

Mrs. Canny, Chelsea librarian, is looking for volunteers to help her re-shelve/organize books after students return them. Please contact her directly if you are free here and there throughout the weeks. Thanks!

***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. SIMPLY SEARCH GOOGLE "Eureka Math Grade 4 Module (whatever) Lesson (whatever). A gentleman named Duane Haverbeck will actually teach and model the lesson for you/your child.

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

Favorite Food: "Macaroni and Cheese with Hot Dogs"
Favorite Thing About Me: "I Love Clothes"
Favorite TV Show/Movie: "The Greatest Showman"
My Birthday is: "November 13th"
Favorite Pet: "Buddy the Dog...and Billy the Turtle"
Favorite Thing To Do: "Rollerblade"
Favorite Subject: "Art"
Place I Want to Visit: "Hawaii"
I'm Special Because: "I Have a Big House"
Favorite Book/Magazine: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid"
My Family is: "Mom, Dad, Rashad and Me"
Favorite Sport/Game/Activity: "Track"
Favorite Color: "Blue"
What I Want To Be When I Grow Up: "A Doctor"

CURRICULUM UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF: 10/15-10/19

ELA:
We are wrapping up our Quarter 1 Unit titled 'New Beginnings'. We will explore immigration and different perspectives that people had in the past and even present times. We just finished the novel..."If Your Name Was Changed At Ellis Island" and will start our next novel soon..."Orphan at Ellis Island". We will study and practice many skills such as main idea/detail, summarizing, firsthand vs secondhand accounts, using context clues and notetaking. We just took our Informational Outcome and will be taking the Literature one in a week or two. TEST APPROACHING!!!!!

WRITER'S WORKSHOP:
We are writing an Informational Piece in Quarter 1. Students will research any natural disaster they want (earthquake, tornado, tsunami, hurricane, etc.). Next, they will extensively research that natural disaster and create a 4 chapter book/paper on it with a specific task for each chapter.
Cpt 1: "All About Hurricanes"
Cpt:2: "Hurricane Harvey"
Cpt:3: "Firsthand Account Fictional Story of Them Being a Storm Chaser, 1st Responder, Victim, Paramedic, etc. "
Cpt:4: "Why is Learning About a Hurricane Important"

MATH:
We're starting Module 3 this week...Multi-Digit Multiplication and Division. This week we will be covering Module 3 Lessons 5-9 with a Formative Quiz on Wednesday.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
We are starting the Northeast Region and will explore the states, capitals, climate, landforms, people, industries and history of the NE region. STATES/CAPITALS/ABBREVIATIONS TEST MID-OCTOBER. Blank maps and study guides are in their possession. Students will need to identify the location of the states on a blank NE Region map. TEST APPROACHING!!!!!

SCIENCE:
We will begin to examine the layers of the Earth and fossils.
 
 

This week in class

Monday
"I" Day
PE Only
EUREKA: Module 3 Lesson 5

Tuesday
"G"Day
PE and Art
EUREKA: Module 3 Lesson 6
My Classroom Book Fair Visit

Wednesday
"E" Day
PE and Stem
EUREKA: Module 3 Lesson 7
Formative Quiz
Literacy Night---Enchanted Forest 5:30-7:00
Book Fair Open 5:30-8:00

Thursday
"R" Day
PE and Spanish
EUREKA: Module 3 Lesson 8

Friday
"T" Day
PE and Music
EUREKA: Module 3 Lesson 9


 
 

Important Dates

10/16/2018
Hot Lunch

10/17/2018
Literacy Night 5:30-7:00 at Chelsea

10/17/2018
Scholastic Book Fair Night 5:30-8:00

10/23/2018
Hot Lunch

10/24/2018
Quarter 1 Book Project Due

10/30/2018
Hot Lunch

10/31/2018
Fall Party Day

11/2/2018
Smoothie Day

 
 

Downloads List

4th FourthGradeNoExcuseWords_5_10_2011_11_37_12_AM.pdf [10/11/2011]
Curriculum Night 18-19 (1) NEW.ppt [9/17/2018]
FSP Dine and Donate The Creamery 2018-09-13.pdf [9/17/2018]
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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