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Bill Hermanson - Fourth Grade  (Send e-mail)

STEAM and FSD Book Fair Night...March 6th from 5:30-7:30. There will be various stations where students can strengthen their skills in STEAM...Science, Tech, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. There will be food, drinks and of course; the Book Fair!

***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:
Kennedy Barrales

Favorite Food: "Pizza"
Favorite Thing About Me: "I'm Nice"
Favorite TV Show/Movie: "Andi Mack"
My Birthday is: "February 25th"
Favorite Pet: "My Dog...Thor"
Favorite Thing To Do: "Acting"
Favorite Subject: "Art"
Place I Want to Visit: "Michigan"
I'm Special Because: "Because I Have Great Friends"
Favorite Book/Magazine: "Babysitter's Club Series"
My Family is: "Mom, Dad, Hailey, Cameron and Me"
Favorite Sport/Game/Activity: "Dance"
Favorite Color: "Pink"
What I Want To Be When I Grow Up: "A Teacher"

CURRICULUM UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF: 2/19-2/22

ELA:
In Quarter 3 we are covering our unit titled "Perseverance". We will be reading the novel, "Bud, Not Buddy" and reading many articles/texts of people that persevered through various adversities and challenges...Never Give Up! We will continue enhancing skills we've been using/learning all year long: context clues, summarizing, character traits, inferencing, 1st person vs 3rd person text, tall tales and main idea/detail.

WRITER'S WORKSHOP:
Quarter 3 will focus on Personal Narrative. Students will take a "small moment" and expand on that in great detail in their writing showing feelings and emotions. It's not the trip to Disney...it's that one ride in Disney. It's not the whole baseball tournament...it's that one plate appearance. Students will use detail, emotion and the senses in their Personal Narratives. We'll also be doing another research simulation writing project. Students will use 2-3 articles plus a video and create an essay using and quoting all 2-3 articles and the video. If time I'd like to do a debate writing on Zoos...Are they good? Are they bad?

MATH:
We are well into our Fractions Unit. We will be studying fractions through March...yes...that's a long time. Keep studying those multiplication facts as fractions are closely related to them. Then we will be continuing with the Unit on Fractions with lessons 30-33 this week.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
We are now entering the Midwest Region and will explore the states, capitals, climate, landforms, people, industries and history of the Midwest Region.

SCIENCE:
We'll be examining energy, motion and electricity. We'll also study animal adaptations...behavioral and physical.
 
 

This week in class

Monday
NO SCHOOL---President's Day


Tuesday
"T" Day
PE and Music
EUREKA: Mid-Module 5 Lesson 30


Wednesday
"I" Day
PE Only
EUREKA: Module 5 Lesson 31 and Quiz



Thursday
"G" Day
PE and Art
EUREKA: Module 5 Lesson 32

Friday
"E" Day
PE and STEM
EUREKA: Module 5 Lesson 33


 
 

Important Dates

2/18/2019
NO SCHOOL---President's Day

2/19/2019
Hot Lunch

2/26/2019
Hot Lunch

3/1/2019
Early Dismissal---School Improvement Day--12:05 Dismissal for Students

3/6/2019
STEAM and FSP Book Fair Night 5:30-7:30

 
 

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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