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Brenda Grage - Fourth Grade  (Send e-mail)

Greetings from fourth grade!

Dear Families,

Please check our class page regularly to find nightly homework assignments and important dates.

Your partners in education,
Mrs. Grage & Ms. Draeger

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.


Math: This week, we will continue working in Module 3: Multi-digit Multiplication and Division. Please encourage your child to practice their math facts at home to increase success in this module.

Students are able to log in to Zearn at home to practice the skills they have learned in the classroom! Students are encouraged to Zearn each night.

ELA: Encourage your child to read at least 20 minutes each day. Our goal is to read 40 books in 4th grade. The first quarter Bucket List project will be due on October 24th.

Our Quarter 1 Unit, "New Beginnings", gives students an opportunity to learn about immigration and the various perspectives of the immigrants.
Quarter 1 Essential Question. . .
*Why is it important to consider the point of view an event is being told from?
Students will revisit these questions throughout the unit . . .
*Why do people search for new beginnings in their life?
*How do immigrants respond and adapt to the challenges that they face on their journey and in their homeland?
*What impacts do immigrants have on past and present societies?

1st Quarter Skills include referring to details in the text to explain or infer meaning, comparing and contrasting firsthand and secondhand accounts, finding the main idea and important details, integrating information from two or more texts on the same topic, summarizing, and understanding text structure.

This week in ELA, we will continue reading our first novel "The Orphan of Ellis Island". We will continue to practice summarizing, identifying theme, understanding context clues, and making inferences with our novel. This week, we will focus on summarizing and inferring.

Writing- The students have been researching natural disasters and are writing a "book" on the natural disaster of their choice. They are really excited to be using Office365 to type their books. Many students have been accessing them at home to work on them. Natural Disasters "books" are due on Monday. Then, we will be working on responding to informational prompts.

Social Studies: We are learning about our global address... where we are in the world. We will continue to practice mapping skills.

Science- Students will be learning about erosion and changes in landscapes. We will be discussing mountains and volcanoes.

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.

Invitation Reminder: We never want to have a child feel left out or have their feelings hurt by not receiving an invitation to a party. Even as adults, we know the emotional hurt from being excluded. This is why we highly discourage the passing out of invitations at school. The only exception is if you are inviting the whole class and the invitations are distributed by your child’s teacher. Invitations are never to be distributed by a student or parent. Thank you for your cooperation.

If you have any questions, please contact your building administrator.

***From the library...
Parents,
I am looking for volunteers in the Library to assist with re-shelving/organizing books. Additionally, during 'Check In' times, volunteers may be asked to help some students in find where their books should be placed on the shelves.

Any amount of time would be greatly appreciated!

If interested, parents/guardians can contact me at ncanny@fsd157c.org.

Thank you!
Nicole Canny, Librarian
 
 

This week in class

Monday
10/15- I Day (PE & Music)

Homework:
Math- Eureka Module 3, Lesson 5 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Reading- Read 20 mintues
**The first quarter Bucket List project is due 10/24.

Coming Soon...
Students will have the ability to practice typing at home. The student link is under Cool Links below. (user name: FirstLast password: typing)

Tuesday
10/16- G Day (PE & Art)

Homework:
Math- Eureka Module 3, Lesson 6
ELA- Read 20 minutes
**The first quarter Bucket List project is due 10/24.


Wednesday
10/17- E Day (PE & Stem)
**We will be going to the book fair during math.
Homework:
Math- Zearn (minimum one lesson)
ELA- Read 20 minutes
**The first quarter Bucket List project is due 10/24.


Thursday
10/18- R Day (PE only)

Homework:
Math- Eureka Module 3, Lesson 7
ELA- Read 20 minutes
**The first quarter Bucket List project is due 10/24.


Friday
10/19- T Day (PE & Spanish)
**Library

Homework:
Math- Eureka Module 3, Lesson 8
ELA- Read 20 minutes
***Bucket List project due 10/24

Please encourage your child to practice math using ZEARN at home. Your child's user name and password is in his/her assignment notebook.

 
 

Important Dates

10/2/2018
Hot Lunch- Music Boosters- Giordano's Pizza

10/5/2018
No School (Institute Day)

10/8/2018
No School- Columbus Day

10/9/2018
Hot Lunch- Chorus Boosters- Aurelio's Pizza

10/16/2018
Hot Lunch- Athletic Boosters- Aurelio's Pizza

10/23/2018
Hot Lunch- Education Foundation- Aurelio's Pizza

10/24/2018
Q1 Bucket List Project Due

10/30/2018
Hot Lunch- Pizza Mia- Breaded Chicken Sandwich

11/2/2018
FSP Smoothies

11/6/2018
Hot Lunch- Pizza Mia- Rotini with Marinara

11/13/2018
Hot Lunch- Athletic Boosters- Aurelio's Pizza

11/19/2018
Parent Teacher Conferences- No School

11/20/2018
Parent Teacher Conferences- No School

11/21/2018
No School (Non Attendance Day)

11/22/2018
Thanksgiving- No school

11/23/2018
No School (Non Attendance Day)

11/27/2018
Hot Lunch- Music Boosters- Giordano's Pizza

12/4/2018
Hot Lunch- Education Foundation- Aurelio's Pizza

12/11/2018
Hot Lunch- Chorus Boosters- Aurelio's Pizza

12/18/2018
Hot Lunch- Villa Rosa- Hamburger

12/23/2018
Early Release- 2:30 Dismissal

12/24/2018
Winter Break Starts

1/7/2019
No School (Institute Day)

1/8/2019
Hot Lunch- Music Boosters- Giordano's Pizza

1/8/2019
School Resumes

1/11/2019
FSP Smoothies

1/15/2019
Hot Lunch- Athletic Boosters- Aurelio's Pizza

1/21/2019
No School- Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

1/22/2019
Hot Lunch- Chorus Boosters- Aurelio's Pizza

1/29/2019
Hot Lunch- Education Foundation- Aurelio's Pizza

2/5/2019
Hot Lunch- Villa Rosa- Cheese ravioli

2/8/2019
FSP Smoothies

2/12/2019
Hot Lunch- Athletic Boosters- Aurelio's Pizza

2/15/2019
No School (Institute Day)

2/18/2019
No School- President's Holiday

2/19/2019
Hot Lunch- Pizza Mia- Chicken rings

2/26/2019
Hot Lunch- Music Boosters- Giordano's Pizza

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

3/5/2019
Hot Lunch- Chorus Boosters- Aurelio's Pizza

3/12/2019
Hot Lunch- Athletic Boosters- Aurelio's Pizza

3/19/2019
Hot Lunch (Special Olympics) Pizza Mia- Mostaccioli

3/25/2019
Spring Break Week

4/1/2019
School Resumes

4/2/2019
Hot Lunch- Villa Rosa- hot dog

4/5/2019
FSP Smoothies

4/9/2019
Hot Lunch- Chorus Boosters- Aurelio's Pizza

4/16/2019
Hot Lunch- Athletic Boosters- Aurelio's Pizza

4/19/2019
No School (Non Attendance Day)

4/22/2019
No School (Non Attendance Day)

4/23/2019
Hot Lunch- Pizza Mia- GF Chicken Tenders

4/30/2019
Hot Lunch- Education Foundation- Aurelio's Pizza

5/3/2019
School Improvement Day- 12:05 Dismissal

5/7/2019
Hot Lunch- Music Boosters- Giordano's Pizza

5/14/2019
Hot Lunch- Athletic Boosters- Aurelio's Pizza

5/17/2019
FSP Smoothies

5/21/2019
Hot Lunch- Education Foundation- Aurelio's Pizza

5/27/2019
No School- Memorial Day

5/28/2019
Hot Lunch- Villa Rosa- Hamburger

6/4/2019
*Last Day of School (if NO Snow Days Used**)

6/4/2019
School Improvement Day- 12:05 Dismissal

6/11/2019
**Last Day of School if ALL Snow Days are used**

 
 

Downloads List

2018 Summer Reading Calendar [5/24/2018]
Bucket List Project Rubric [1/12/2018]
Curriculum Night powerpoint information [9/5/2018]
Eureka Module 1 Parent Tip Sheet [8/28/2018]
Eureka Module 2 Parent Tip Sheet [8/28/2018]
Eureka Module 3 Parent Tip Sheet [8/28/2018]
Eureka Module 4 Parent Tip Sheet [8/28/2018]
Eureka Module 5 Parent Tip Sheet [8/28/2018]
Eureka Module 6 Parent Tip Sheet [8/28/2018]
Eureka Module 7 Parent Tip Sheet [8/28/2018]
Office.com/ One Note/ One Drive How to Access from Home [10/9/2018]
Remind Text Messages [9/3/2018]
State Float Examples (pictures) [5/5/2017]
Tiger Calendar 18-19 [9/3/2018]
Writers Notebook Collage Assignment [8/30/2018]

 
 

Cool Links

Animal Classification Game
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Animal Padlet
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Animals for adoption
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Breakout Game- Elf Panic
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Breakout Game- Finding Frosty
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Breakout Game- Winter Sports
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Coaster Creator
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Continent & Ocean Location Online Map Game
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ELA Endangered Animals
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Ellis Island Virtual Tour
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Ellis Island Webcast
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EPIC BOOKS
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Etymology Online
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Eureka MATH homework help
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First Hand vs. Second Hand accounts
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Flip Grid
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Front Row Student Log in
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Google Earth
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Google Maps
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Great Minds Eureka Math
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Jack Prelutsky Poetry
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Kahoot
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LIne Rider
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Math- Pattern Shapes
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Natural Disaster Padlet
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Office.com/ One Note/ One Drive
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PARCC practice tests (ELA)
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PARCC practice tests (math)
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PARCC practice videos
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Perseverance Padlet
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Quizizz
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Rock the Vote 2107
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Seven Continents Song
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State Float Research Padlet
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The Seven Continents Song
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Typing Program
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Wonderopolis
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Word Searcher- Structured Word Inquiry
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Zearn
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