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Teacher Cindy Lang - Fourth Grade  (Send e-mail)

Hello Families ~

Red Ribbon Week is Next Week! Please see the flyer under my downloads section of this web page!

At Chelsea School, we want to keep Halloween a safe and happy celebration. Here are a few guidelines for celebrating Halloween at Chelsea . . .
• Students are not to wear their costumes to Chelsea. They will have an opportunity to change into their costumes.
• Do not bring to school paraphernalia associated with the costume.
• We want to see student’s faces at all times. Do not wear masks or face paint to school or on the bus.
• Items that simulate weapons will not allowed at school or on the bus.
• Costumes that are violent in nature or inappropriate for the school setting will not be allowed at Chelsea.
• Any inappropriate paraphernalia will be sent to the office.
Thank you for helping us keep Halloween safe at Chelsea.

Is your child looking for something to do in their spare time??? How about logging on to Zearn or NewsELA?? How about reading a book for their Bucket List checklist?? Every little bit of extra practice is always a good thing!

The students in my class have completed the benchmark screenings provided by FastBridge Learning. FastBridge is District 157-C’s new screening instrument that will take the place of AIMSweb. Similarly to AIMSweb, this assessment will be provided in the fall, winter and spring to help teachers determine which students are likely to meet the end of the year learning goals and which students may require intervention. This computer based assessment measures performance in reading and math. The district will be providing training to all teachers on score interpretation. More information will be forthcoming to parents. I look forward to working with your child this school year.

Weekly Encore Schedule ~

T Days - PE and STEM
I Days - PE
G Days - PE, Spanish and Library
E Days - PE and Art
R Days - PE and Music

Please check my web page on a regular basis. I will update it weekly with curriculum information, and I will update it Monday - Thursday with homework assignments!

Curriculum Preview for the week of October 23rd . . .

ELA
Our first quarter unit is "New Beginnings." We have learned about immigration, and the challenges that the immigrants faced when they came to America. This week the students will finish reading the novel titled "Orphan of Ellis Island" and they will take their Literature Outcome Assessment. Skills covered include context clues, theme, characterization and inferencing. We will culminate the unit with our Ellis Island Experience on Friday!

Immigration Essential Questions:
*How is perspective shaped?
*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?

The students will complete 1 project each quarter for their Bucket List books. A list of these projects is included in the black Bucket List folders. The kids have fun presenting these projects to their classmates. These will be due on or before Monday, October 23rd.

Writing - Informational Writing
The students have been working hard researching their chosen natural disaster. They are writing a mini chapter book on their chosen topic. The chapters are as follows . . .
Chapter 1 - All About the Natural Disaster
Chapter 2 - A Specific Disaster
Chapter 3 - A Firsthand Account of the Disaster
Chapter 4 - Why Learning about the Disaster is Important

MATH - Multiplication

Module 3: Lessons 10-13

*Mid-Module Assessment on Monday, October 30th!**

-Multiply three- and four-digit numbers by one-digit numbers applying the standard algorithm.
-Connect the area model and the partial products method to the standard algorithm.
-Solve two-step problems, including multiplicative comparison.
-Use multiplication, addition, or subtraction to solve multi-step word problems.

Your students have access to Zearn. This is a website that goes right along with all of our Eureka lessons. Your child's log-in information is in their Assignment Notebook. Please have your child work through the Zearn Website whenever they have a little bit of extra time!

Social Studies -
-How Rivers have Shaped the United States
-Climate Across the United States
-Natural Resources found in the United States
-Northeast Region Introduction

Science - Earth Systems
-Weathering and Erosion
-Rock Formations
-Tectonic Plates
 
 

This week in class

Monday
October 23rd - I Day

Homework -

Math: M3-10 #1c,d,g,h #2, #3, #4

ELA: Revise/Edit Natural Disaster Paper

Tuesday
October 24th - G Day Spanish & Library

Homework -

Wednesday
October 25th - E Day Art

Homework -

Thursday
October 26th - R Day Music

Homework -

Friday
October 27th - T Day STEM

TGIF!


 
 

Important Dates

10/23/2017
Bucket List Project Due!

10/24/2017
Education Foundation Hot Lunch

10/26/2017
Last Day of 1st Quarter

10/27/2017
Ellis Island Day!

10/27/2017
Popsicle Sale - $1.00

10/31/2017
Chorus Booster Hot Lunch

10/31/2017
Halloween Party! 2:30 - 3:15

11/20/2017
Parent/Teacher Conferences

11/21/2017
Parent/Teacher Conferences

 
 

Downloads List

2017_Math_Night_Poster-2.pdf [10/7/2017]
Birthday Celebrations.docx [9/27/2012]
Birthday_Book_Club.pdf [3/26/2013]
Curriculum Night Power Point 2017.ppt [9/7/2017]
Eureka Module 1 Parent Tip Page.pdf [9/3/2017]
Perseverance Research Project Q3 ELA (3).docx [3/22/2017]
Reading Buddies Form.pdf [4/18/2011]
Red Ribbon Week Flyer 2017 Chelsea (1).doc [10/20/2017]
State Float Examples.pdf [5/14/2017]
Text Structures Chart.docx [2/25/2013]
Words their Way Research.pdf [11/13/2013]
WTW parent letter (1).doc [11/13/2013]

 
 

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