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

Book Fair- Oct 15-19
This year students will be visiting the Book Fair during their ELA Blocks and library times. Please see this list to know which day your child will be going with their ELA teacher.
Campos ELA- Monday, Oct 15th 2:15 - 2:45
Lang ELA- Wednesday, Oct 17th 1:45 - 2:15
Williamson ELA- Friday, Oct 19th 10:55-11:25
VanAssen ELA- Friday, Oct 19th 10:55-11:25

RED RIBBON WEEK: 10/22-10/26
Dress up for the daily theme as we learn about the important messages of Red Ribbon Week.
Mon- Wear your favorite vacation shirt
Tues-Wear your favorite band, concert, or music themed shirts
Wed-Wear your favorite PJ’s.
Thurs- Wear your favorite team shirt or jersey.
Fri-Wear the color red.

This website will be updated weekly and will serve as an important communication piece from school to home. Please check in weekly.

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!

QUARTER 1 CURRICULUM OUTLOOK:

MATH- Grade 4 Module 3: Multi-Digit Multiplication and Division

In this 43-day module, students use place value understanding and visual representations to solve multiplication and division problems with multi-digit numbers. As a key area of focus for Grade 4, this module moves slowly but comprehensively to develop students’ ability to reason about the methods and models chosen to solve problems with multi-digit factors and dividends.

Math HW Help: Duane Habecker on YouTube is a great resource. Search for 4th Grade Module # and Lesson #. He will review/model homework problems.

ADVANCED ELA- Our first unit is focused around stories of New Beginnings. We will read texts featuring immigrants from all over the world as we consider the impact new beginnings have on our society and our perspectives. The core novel will be "The Orphan of Ellis Island" alongside the informational text "If Your Name was Changed at Ellis Island." Our Ad-ELA text is "Esperanza Rising."
In writing, we will focus on informational writing while researching natural disasters. In word study, we will discover the meaning of various Greek and Latin roots.

SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES- We will begin studying the Northeast Region of the United States in Social Studies. We will also learn about the Earth's systems in Science.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS:
October Book Orders are due Oct 19th. 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
I- Day
Art & PE
*Book Fair for Campos ELA*

Math- Module 3 Lesson 4 and Topic A formative
HW: Lesson 4 Problems are circled in workbooks. Practice Zearn for next Lesson

Science/Social Studies- Chapter 4 Lesson 1- Northeast quiz on Friday.

Reminders: Hot lunch on Tuesday for students who ordered. Literacy Night on Wednesday night at Chelsea!

Ad-ELA
Writing- Prose Constructed Response Lesson 1
WTW- Sort 21- quiz on Friday
Reading- SWBST- Choosing the best summary. Esperanza- context clues activity.
HW: Read Esperanza pages 158-178


Tuesday
G- Day
PE and STEM
*Hot Lunch for those who ordered*

Math- Module 3 Lesson 5
HW: Lesson 5 problems circled in workbooks. Practice Zearn for next lesson

Science/Social Studies- Northeast Region- Chapter 4 Lesson 2
HW: Study Northeast region states/capitals. Quiz on Friday

Ad-ELA
Writing- Informational Books- Writing Celebration!
WTW- Sort 21- quiz on Friday
Reading- Choosing the best summary and theme task cards.
HW: Read Esperanza pages 178-198

Reminders: Literacy Night on Wednesday night at Chelsea!


Wednesday
E- Day
Spanish and PE
*Book Fair for Lang ELA*

Math- Module 3 Lesson 6.
HW: Lesson 6 problems circled in workbooks. Practice a lesson in Zearn.
Science/Social Studies- Chapter 4- Lesson 3.
HW: Study Northeast Region states/capitals. Quiz on Friday

Ad-ELA
Writing- Prose Constructed Response Lesson 2
WTW- Sort 21

Reading- Theme- summative assessment. Context Clues- summative assessment
HW: Esperanza pages 199-213. Study Sort 21

Reminders: Literacy Night is Tonight!!


Thursday
R- Day
PE and Music

Math- Module 3 Lesson 7 and Topic B formative
HW: Module 3 Lesson 7 problems circled in workbooks. Practice Zearn for next lesson.

Science/Social Studies- Northeast Region Review day
HW: Study states and capitals in Northeast region. Quiz tomorrow!

Ad-ELA
Writing- Prose Constructed Response Lesson 3
WTW- Sort 21
HW: Study sort 21

Reading- Introduction to Sticky Notes- model lesson and good discussion role play
HW: Read Esperanza pages 214-233


Friday
T- Day
PE
*Book Fair for Williamson and Van ELA classes*

Math- Module 3 Lesson 8
HW: *Optional*-Problems circled in workbooks. Practice Zearn.

Science/Social Studies- Northeast Region Quiz
HW:

Ad-ELA
Writing- Book Fair
WTW- Sort 21- assessment
Reading- StoryWorks- “Brave” character inferences and theme skill practice.
HW: Read Esperanza pages 234-253

Reminders:
Popsicle Sale on Friday, Oct 26th during lunches


 
 

Important Dates

10/3/2018
Greg Tang- Student Assembly & Family Math Night

10/5/2018
No School- Teacher Institute

10/8/2018
No School- Columbus Day

10/12/2018
Picture Retakes

10/12/2018
Popsicle Sale

10/17/2018
Literacy Night!

10/25/2018
Field Trip Payment Due

10/26/2018
Popsicle Sale

11/15/2018
Field Trip- Math Maniac!

11/19/2018
Parent Teacher Conferences

11/20/2018
Parent Teacher Conferences

11/21/2018
Fall Break

11/22/2018
Fall Break

11/23/2018
Fall Break

11/30/2018
Popsicle Sale

12/21/2018
Hour Early Release

 
 

Downloads List

4th Grade Zoo Animals Research Links [12/14/2016]
Ad-ELA Curriculum Information [9/3/2018]
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 Summer Reading Calendar [5/24/2018]
Class Dojo Information [2/13/2018]
Curriculum Night PowerPoint [9/4/2018]
Curriculum Night Schedule [8/27/2018]
Eureka Math HW Helper [8/31/2017]
Eureka Math Parent HW Helper [9/1/2017]
Greek Mythology Research Project [4/3/2018]
Growth Mindset Resources [8/20/2018]
Halloween Candy Buy Back [10/2/2018]
Homeroom Remind Text Message Instructions [8/18/2017]
Meet the Teacher: ELA [7/18/2018]
Meet the Teacher: Homeroom [7/18/2018]
Oct & Nov Theme Thursdays [10/16/2018]
Red Ribbon Week 2018 [10/15/2018]
Research Resources for all Students [11/29/2016]
Scholastic Book Orders [9/8/2014]
Summer ELA Pratice from ReadWorks.org [5/29/2018]
Summer Reading Reccomendations [5/29/2018]
Support the Troops Popsicle Sales [10/2/2018]
Writer's Notebook Assignment [8/17/2018]
Zoo Project- PowerPoint Outline [1/9/2018]
Zoo Project- Project Information [1/9/2018]
Zoo Project- Sample PowerPoint [1/9/2018]

 
 

Cool Links

ABCya
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Ad-ELA Student Survey
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Animal Research Resource
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BBC Word Master
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BREAK OUT Challenge: Elf Panic
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BREAK OUT Challenge: Finding Frosty
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BREAK OUT: Challenge Winter Sports
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Bud, Not Buddy Webquest
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Chomp Chomp Grammar Bites
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Coding Club
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Creative Story Writers
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EdPuzzle
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EPIC Books!
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Eureka Math
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Figurative Language Games
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Funbrain
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FunSchool
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Gamequarium
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Immigration Investigation
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Jamestown Adventure!
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JOIN NewsELA
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Kahoot!
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KidBlog Log In
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Math Playground
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Mensa for Kids- Games and Puzzles
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Multiplication.Com
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Mystery of Harris Burdick
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Natural Disaster Resources
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NewsELA
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Northeast States Quiz Practice
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Paper Airplane Stem Challenge- Design How To's
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PARCC # 1
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PARCC # 2
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PARCC # 6
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PARCC # 7- Math
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PARCC #3
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PARCC #4- Math
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PARCC #5
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Pattern Blocks
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Percy Jackson Coloring Sheets
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Quizizz
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ReadWorks Online
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Research Link 1- Encylopedia
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Research Link 2- Britannica
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Research Link 3- Ducksters
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Research Link 4: Nat Geo Kids
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Research Link 5: Kiddle- Kid Safe Search Engine
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Research Link 6: Kidtopia- Kid safe search engine
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Research Link 7: KidRex- kid friendly search engine
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Research Link 8: Kids USA
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Scholastic Book Orders
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SeeSaw
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State Float Research Resources
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StoryWorks
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Tang Math
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Tang Math Web Games
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The Anasazi
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The Kids Should See This
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Typing Club
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World Book Encyclopedia
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Zearn
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