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Brenda Grage - Fourth Grade  (Send e-mail)

Thank you for visiting Mrs. Grage's Class Page. Please refer to this webpage to check for curricular and district updates. You will find items such as homework assignments that are due, upcoming projects, and other important information.

Each week I will provide you with a preview of the curriculum for the week ahead. I will also include tentative dates for tests and project due dates. Please keep in mind that this may change at any time due to the needs of the students. Sometimes when students quickly understand a concept, we will move at a faster pace. On the other hand, we will spend more time on concepts when students are having a harder time grasping concepts. If at any time you have any questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email me. We are partners in education.

4th Quarter Bucket List Challenge
Dear Students and Families,
We are so impressed with the amount of reading and quality of projects you have produced this year! This quarter, we are challenging you to continue to grow as readers- and this time, you can choose any age appropriate genre from the Bucket List! In addition, you will be completing a written summary from each book to turn in throughout the quarter. You should still track the books you are reading on your “Track It” sheet in your folder. Finally, all fourth grade students will be participating in a reward which will include special privileges for our top readers! This will be an exciting way to celebrate all of the reading you have done in fourth grade! (A project completed at home will not be required at the end of the final quarter.)

The week of May 29, 2017:

**We are wearing NEON for Tug of War on June 1st. Students are thinking of team names and chants, but we wanted to give lots of notice about our class color- NEON.

Spirit Days:
Tues.- 5/30- Crazy Hair Day
Wed.- 5/31- Beach Day (no swimwear)
Thurs.- 6/1- Tug of War - NEON
Fri.- 6/2- Field Day- wear Field Day tshirts
Mon.- 6/5- Take me out to the ballgame day

ELA: We are finishing our 4th quarter unit, Heroes. We will be watching The Lightning Thief. This week after the completion of our novel. We are tentatively set to watch the movie on June 5th. This is when the students will be able to use all the popcorn incentives. Some students have earned privileges such as wearing pajamas or bringing candy. We will send home a note prior to the viewing to let you know what your child has earned.

I encourage you to have your child read 20 minutes minimum each night. This will increase vocabulary, fluency, confidence and background knowledge.

Math: This week we continue to use the math series we will be using next year, Eureka. Students are encouraged to use the Zearn website that compliments the series. Fourth graders will have access to the website throughout the summer. This is an excellent opportunity to practice skills for next year. It is interactive and fun. In fact, one student told me it is the best website we've used all year.

It is crucial to memorize the multiplication facts. This will help with future units such as division and fractions. Students should practice 10 minutes each night.

Science- During Science, we are talking about the human body.

Social Studies- We are ready to take our state floats around the building. Floats will be sent home on Tuesday, May 30th.

Writing/Word Study-
Students work on weekly word lists for Words Their Way. Each week, they are required to complete daily practice activities to practice their sorts/words before their WTW test.
 
 

This week in class

Monday
5/29- No School

Tuesday
5/30- T Day- PE only
Spirit day: CRAZY HAIR DAY
Homework-
Math- Zearn (20 minutes)
Reading- Read 20 minutes; reading summaries

Wednesday
5/31- I Day- STEM & PE
Spirit Day: BEACH DAY (no swim suits)
Homework-
Math- Module 1, lesson 5 homework
Reading- Read 20 minutes; reading summaries

Thursday
6/1- non letter day
Tug of War Day- Please wear NEON for our class color
Homework-
Math: Zearn (20 minutes)
Reading: Read 20 minutes

Friday
6/2- non letter day
Field Day (wear your Field Day shirt)

**Students are encouraged to complete lessons on Front Row. class code: gragex

 
 

Important Dates

5/3/2017
Last day to order Field Day Tshirts and Pizza Lunch

5/5/2017
Smoothie Day

5/8/2017
Band/Orchestra Sign Up Night 5-7:30- Chelsea Cafeteria

5/9/2017
Aurelios- Cheese Pizza

5/16/2017
Pizza Mia- Gluten Free Chicken Tenders

5/23/2017
Aurelios- Cheese Pizza

5/26/2017
School Improvement Day-Early Dismissal

5/29/2017
Memorial Day--No School

5/30/2017
Spirit Day: Crazy Hair Day

5/30/2017
Villa Rosa- Hamburger

5/31/2017
Spirit Day: Beach Day

6/1/2017
Tug of War day- WEAR NEON

6/2/2017
Chelsea Field Day- wear your Field Day shirt

6/6/2017
Last Day of School- 12:05 dismissal

 
 

Downloads List

3_Welcome Parents_JRFH_February_2017 (1).pdf [2/14/2017]
5Essentials Directions [11/21/2016]
5Essentials FAQ [11/21/2016]
Field Day Order Form [4/11/2017]
Parent in PE [11/7/2016]
Popsicle Sale 031717 [3/14/2017]
Spirit Week March 20-24 [3/14/2017]
Stack the Stock [11/7/2016]
State Float Examples (pictures) [5/5/2017]

 
 

Cool Links

Coaster Creator
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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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First Hand vs. Second Hand accounts
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Front Row Student Log in
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LIne Rider
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PARCC practice tests (ELA)
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PARCC practice tests (math)
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