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Mrs. Melissa Williamson - 4th Grade  (Send e-mail)

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to building a partnership with you to help your child reach their highest potential!

TIGER SCHEDULE:
PE is every day, be sure to have gym shoes. :)
T-day: PE, Spanish
I-day: PE
G-day: PE, Art
E-day: PE, Music & Library
R-day: PE, STEM

ERIN'S LAW
Governor Pat Quinn signed Erin's Law in January of 2013, which requires all schools in the state of Illinois to provide age appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education programs for their students in grades Pre-K through 12. In response to this legislation, Frankfort School District 157-C will be presenting, "Child Lures Prevention: Think First and Stay Safe", curriculum for the 2017-2018 school year. Our presentations will occur in November and January.
Our next date of Erin's Law is Wednesday, Jan 24th.

AD-ELA: Our fourth unit in ELA will be centered around stories of literary heroes and Greek Mythology. We will be reading a variety of myths as well as our class novel "Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief". Students will have the opportunity to select a research topic related to our novel and teach the class about their topic. Each student will present as their topic appears in our novel. In writing, we will begin to practice and refine our writing skills in the genre of personal narrative.

MATH: Grade 4 Module 4: Angle Measure and Plane Figures:
This 20-day module introduces points, lines, line segments, rays, and angles, as well as the relationships between them. Students construct, recognize, and define these geometric objects before using their new knowledge and understanding to classify figures and solve problems. With angle measure playing a key role in their work throughout the module, students learn how to create and measure angles, as well as create and solve equations to find unknown angle measures. In these problems, where the unknown angle is represented by a letter, students explore both measuring the unknown angle with a protractor and reasoning through the solving of an equation. Through decomposition and composition activities as well as an exploration of symmetry, students recognize specific attributes present in two-dimensional figures. They further develop their understanding of these attributes as they classify two-dimensional figures based on them.

Parents looking for homework help: I recommend Duane Habecker's videos on YouTube. The module number and lesson number can be found on the daily assignments for the week. Parents can see how it is being modeled in class to help their child at home.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS: Our class code is MFN8N. Click on the image below to place an order! Thank you for your support! :)


HOMEROOM Text Message Reminders


ADVANCED ELA Text Message Reminders:
 
 

This week in class

Monday
This week is Chelsea’s ONE BOOK ONE SCHOOL Week! All of Chelsea will be reading “We are all Wonders” by R.J. Palacio. (This is the picture book adaptation of her novel, Wonder.) This week our classes will have discussions and activities related to this book, as we reflect on empathy, kindness, and friendship. I will have a daily “quote” related to the book for kids and parents to discuss at home.

Monday
I-Day
*ONE BOOK ONE SCHOOL*- Read aloud & Empathy activity

Math- Module 4 Topic A formative and Module 4 Lesson 5
HW: Problems are circled in workbooks. Practice in Zearn.

Science/Social Studies: The West Region
HW:
Reminders: Western Region states/capitals quiz on Friday

Advanced ELA- *FINAL Greek Projects are due today*
Reading- Introduce Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief. Read chapters 1 & 2 and complete novel activities. Students will receive a packet for the novel with daily activities for each chapter. It will be checked for completion each week and then

Tuesday
Tuesday
G Day- PE, Art
*Hot Lunch*
*ONE BOOK ONE SCHOOL*- Collaborative art piece

Math- Module 4 Lesson 6
HW: Problems circled in workbooks. Practice Zearn.

Science/Social Studies- West Region
HW: Western Region states/capitals quiz on Friday

Reminders:

Advanced ELA-
Reading- Lightning Thief chapter 3 with novel activities. RI 4.9 “Gold Rush” written response
WTW- Sort 23- definitions and words in context
Language Arts/Writing- Lesson 6: Show, Don’t Tell
HW: Lightning Thief chapter 3 with novel activities (if not completed in class)

Reminders:


Wednesday
Wednesday
E- Day
PE, Music
*ONE BOOK ONE SCHOOL*- “What makes me a wonder” activity

Math- Module 4 Lesson 7
HW: Problems circled in workbooks. Practice Zearn.

Science/Social Studies- West Region
HW: Western Region states/capitals quiz on Friday

Reminders:

Advanced ELA:
Reading- Review Text Structures. “Satyr, centaur/Chiron” presentations
WTW- Sort 22- Words in context
Language Arts/Writing- Lesson 3: Developing believable characters
HW: Lightning Thief chapter 4 with novel activities (if not completed in class)

Reminders:


Thursday
Thursday
R- Day
PE, STEM
*ONE BOOK ONE SCHOOL*- Acts of Kindness activity


Math- Module 4 Lesson 8
HW: Problems circled in workbook. Study Guide/Review coming home today. Practice Zearn.


Reminders:

Advanced ELA-
Language Arts/Writing- Lesson 8: Studying published texts to write leads
Reading- Text Structure task cards. Presentations: Minotaur and Zeus
WTW- Sort 23- partner study activity
HW: Lightning Thief chapter 5 with novel activity (if not completed in class)

Reminders:


Friday
Friday
T-day
PE, Spanish
*ONE BOOK ONE SCHOOL*- “You are beautiful” activity

Math- Module 4 Mid Module Assessment Part 1
HW: Optional *continue to study* and/ or practice ZEARN

Science/Social Studies- West Region quiz

Reminders:

Advanced ELA-
Reading- Text structure formative activity. Presentations: Hera & Apollo
Language Arts/Writing- Lesson 9: Writing with a setting
WTW- Sort 23 test

HW: Lightning Thief chapter 6 with novel activity (if not completed in class)

Reminders:





 
 

Important Dates

3/24/2018
Spring Break

4/2/2018
No School- Spring Break

4/3/2018
School Resumes

4/4/2018
PARCC Testing Math 1

4/5/2018
PARCC Testing Math 2

4/6/2018
PARCC Testing Math 3

4/9/2018
PARCC Testing Math 4

4/10/2018
PARCC Testing ELA 1

4/11/2018
PARCC Testing ELA 2

4/12/2018
PARCC Testing ELA 3

4/19/2018
Band Concert for 4th Graders

4/20/2018
Emagine Movie Field Trip

4/30/2018
4th Grade Band Try Outs

5/14/2018
Field Trip to Field Museum

5/30/2018
Field Day

6/4/2018
Last Day of School

 
 

Downloads List

3rd Quarter Parent Letter: Book Clubs [2/2/2018]
4th Grade Zoo Animals Research Links [12/14/2016]
Ad-ELA Book Club Calendars [2/22/2018]
Ad-ELA Class Procedures [8/25/2017]
Ad-ELA Remind Text Messages Instructions [8/18/2017]
Bud, Not Buddy Quick Write Prompts [1/29/2018]
Chelsea Behavior Expectations [8/29/2017]
Chelsea Curriculum Night [8/30/2017]
Class Dojo Information [2/13/2018]
Curriculum Night PowerPoint Presentation [9/7/2017]
Emagine Movie Snack Form [3/15/2018]
Eureka Math HW Helper [8/31/2017]
Eureka Math Parent HW Helper [9/1/2017]
FSP Around the World [1/30/2018]
Greek Mythology Research Project [4/3/2018]
Homeroom Class Procedures [8/25/2017]
Homeroom Remind Text Message Instructions [8/18/2017]
Mrs.Williamson's Daily Schedule [8/25/2017]
Music Spirit Week [3/9/2018]
PARCC Testing Schedule [3/14/2018]
Research Resources for all Students [11/29/2016]
Scholastic Book Orders [9/8/2014]
Summer Reading Reccomendations [4/20/2017]
Zoo Project- PowerPoint Outline [1/9/2018]
Zoo Project- Project Information [1/9/2018]
Zoo Project- Sample PowerPoint [1/9/2018]

 
 

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