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

Hello Families ~

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 childís teacher. Invitations are never to be distributed by a student or parent. Thank you for your cooperation.

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-Cís 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.

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 April 23rd . . .

ELA
This week we will continue our 4th Quarter Unit . . . What is a Hero? The students will be reading Greek myths, and then we will start reading the novel "The Lightning Thief." This is a fabulous book that the students love to read!

4rd Quarter Skills covered include . . .

Literature: Context Clues, Inferencing, Characterization, Setting, Comparing and Contrasting Point of View and Theme

Informational: Main Idea/Details, Inferencing, Context Clues, Text Structure and Integrating Information from Two Texts

Essential Questions ~
*How does perspective shape a society?
*How is my understanding of texts created?
*Why should I compare different texts?

WRITING - Narrative Essays

MATH - Module 4: Angle Measure and Plane Figures

Monday: Topic A Quiz / M4-5B
Tuesday: M4-6B
Wednesday: M4-7B
Thursday: M4-8B
Friday: Topic B Quiz / Review for Mid-Module Assessment
(**Mid-Module Assessment will be on Monday, April 30th!**)

SOCIAL STUDIES - Midwest Region
Chapter 8: The Great Lake States
-Students will learn that the economy of the Plains region today is diverse.
-Western Region Introduction

SCIENCE - Students will be working through different lessons that involve energy.
PS3-1: Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object.
PS3-2: Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat and electric currents.
 
 

This week in class

Monday
April 23rd - I Day

Homework -

Math: Zearn M4-6, M4-5 #1 and 2

ELA: Read "The Lightning Thief" Chapter 5

Tuesday
April 24th - G Day Spanish & Library

Homework -

Math: Zearn M4-7 (We completed the homework problems in class today.)

ELA: Read "The Lightning Thief" Chapter 6

Wednesday
April 25th - E Day Art

Homework -

Math: Zearn M4-8 (We completed the homework problems in class today.)

ELA: "Swimming" Article and Questions

Thursday
April 26th - R Day Music

Homework -

Math:

ELA:

Friday
April 27th - T Day STEM

TGIF! No Homework!

 
 

Important Dates

4/20/2018
Field Day T-Shirt Form Due!

4/24/2018
Band and Orchestra Boosters Hot Lunch

4/30/2018
Instrument Try-Outs

5/1/2018
Education Foundation Hot Lunch

5/3/2018
4th and 5th Grade Chorus Musical - 6:30

5/4/2018
Smoothie Day!

5/8/2018
Athletics Booster Hot Lunch

5/11/2018
FSP Spirit Day!

5/14/2018
Field Museum Field Trip!

5/15/2018
FSP Hot Lunch

5/28/2018
Memorial Day - No School!

5/30/2018
Field Day

6/1/2018
Tug-O-War Day!

6/4/2018
Last Day of School! Early Dismissal - 12:05

 
 

Downloads List

Birthday Celebrations.docx [9/27/2012]
Birthday_Book_Club.pdf [3/26/2013]
Curriculum Night Power Point 2017.ppt [9/7/2017]
Eureka Math Grade 4 Module 2 Parent Tip Sheet.pdf [11/27/2017]
Eureka Module 1 Parent Tip Page.pdf [9/3/2017]
eureka_math_grade_4_module_3_parent_tip_sheet.pdf [11/27/2017]
PARCC Schedule Letter to Parents 2018.docx [3/23/2018]
Parents in PE February 22, 2018.pdf [2/21/2018]
Perseverance Research Project Q3 ELA (3).docx [3/22/2017]
Reading Buddies Form.pdf [4/18/2011]
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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