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

Hello Families ~
Some parents have been asking about sign-ups for Parent/Teacher Conferences in November. The office will send out an e-mail with a link for you to sign-up towards the end of October.

Literacy Night will be on Wednesday, October 17th from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. The FSP will also have a Book Fair that evening for all families to attend.

Book Fair- Oct 15th - 19th
This year students will be visiting the Book Fair during their ELA Blocks and library times.
Lang ELA- Wednesday, Oct 17th 1:45 - 2:15
Williamson ELA- Friday, Oct 19th 10:55-11:25

Please ask your child about the Chelsea Lunch Bunch! Ms. Newcomb visited our class to talk to the students about this fun new activity. I think the kids are going to love it!

I am always available for a conference - either by phone or in person. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any of your questions or concerns. (clang@fsd157c.org or 815-469-2309)

Beginning the week of August 27th students in my class will participate in benchmark screenings provided by Fast Bridge Learning. Fast Bridge is District 157-Cís universal screening instrument. This assessment will be administered in the fall, winter and spring to help teachers determine which students are likely to meet the end of the year learning goals, which students may require intervention and help to determine advanced and honors placements for the following school year. This computer based assessment measures performance in reading and math. Individual fall results will be sent home at the beginning of October after all students have been tested. I look forward to working with your child this school year.

I will order books from Scholastic Book Club each month. The flyers will come home with your children. Our class code is GPNMM.



Curriculum Preview for the Week of October 15th . . . .

ELA - Our Quarter 1 Unit is titled "New Beginnings." We will learn about immigration and the various perspectives of the immigrants. We will read 2 novels this quarter. Our informational text is title "If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island," and our fictional text is titled "The Orphan of Ellis Island." These are two great texts that the students really enjoy reading! This week we will continue reading "The Orphan of Ellis Island." This "Time Travel" novel is an exciting one for the kids!

Quarter 1 Essential Question. . .
*Why is it important to consider the point of view an event is being told from?
Throughout the unit students will consider . . .
*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 Literature Skills include referring to details in the text to explain or infer, context clues, theme, character traits/motivations and the importance of the setting.

**Mrs. Lang's ELA Class - Bucket List Projects are due on Friday, October 19th!
Remember - this should just be a fun way for the students to share a book that they have really enjoyed reading!**

Writing: We are creating Power Points in order to share all of the information we have learned about our specific natural disaster. These will be shared with the rest of the class.

Math - Module 3: Multi-Digit Multiplication and Division - Students will use place value understanding and visual representations to solve multiplication and division problems with multi-digit numbers. This unit really helps the students conceptualize multiplication and division problems!

Formative quizzes are given after every topic within a module. It is important for students to stay on top of the math lessons by completing homework and their Zearn lessons. Duane Habecker videos are great for extra math help! Google his name and the lesson number!

10/15 *Topic A Formative* / M3-4B - Patterns when multiplying by 10, 100, and 1,000.
10/16 M3-5B - Multiply multiples of 10, 100, and 1,000 by single digits, recognizing patterns.
10/17 M3-6B - Multiply two-digit multiples of 10 by two-digit multiples of 10 with the area model.
10/18 *Topic B Formative* / M3-7C - Use place value disks to represent two-digit by one-digit multiplication.
10/19 M3-8C - Use place value disks to represent multiplication.

10/26/18 **Mid-Module 3 Assessment**

Science: What information can scientists get from studying the layers of the Earth?

Social Studies: Northeast Region
**Northeast Region State Location, Capital and Two-Letter Abbreviation Quiz will be on Wednesday, October 17th!**

Students will learn about the history of New England, and they will learn about the New England countryside.
 
 

This week in class

Monday
October 15th, 2018 I Day - PE & STEM

Homework:

Math: Zearn Lesson 3-5, HW 3-4 #2,3,5,9

ELA: Orphan of Ellis Island - Read Chapter 19 and 1/2 of Chapter 20 - pgs. 100-105.

Tuesday
October 16th, 2018 G Day - PE & Spanish

Homework:

Math - Zearn Lesson 3-6, HW 3-5 #3,5,6,7

ELA - Orphan of Ellis Island - Read Chapter 22

Social Studies - Review for Northeast Region Quiz

Wednesday
October 17th, 2018 E Day - PE & Music

Homework:

Math - Zearn Lesson 3-7

ELA -

Thursday
October 18th, 2018 R Day - PE & Art

Homework:

Math - Zearn Lesson 3-8

ELA -

Friday
October 19th, 2018 T Day - PE

TGIF!!

Optional Homework - Zearn Lesson 3-9

 
 

Important Dates

10/16/2018
Athletics Hot Lunch - Pizza

10/17/2018
Chelsea Book Fair Family Night

10/17/2018
Mrs. Lang's ELA Class will visit the Book Fair!

10/19/2018
1st Quarter Bucket List Project Due!

10/19/2018
Mrs. Williamson's ELA Class will visit the Book Fair!

10/23/2018
Foundation Hot Lunch - Pizza

10/25/2018
Field Trip Money Due!

10/26/2018
Math - Mid Module 3 Assessment

10/26/2018
Popsicle Sale!

10/30/2018
FSP Hot Lunch - Chicken Sandwich

10/31/2018
Fall Classroom Party!

11/15/2018
Field Trip to GSU - Math Maniac Show!

11/19/2018
Parent/Teacher Conferences

11/20/2018
Parent/Teacher Conferences

 
 

Downloads List

Birthday Celebrations.docx [9/27/2012]
Chelsea Curriculum Night Sept. 5th.pdf [9/1/2018]
Curriculum Night 18-19 Power Point Presentation.pdf [9/6/2018]
Eureka Math Homework Helper.pdf [9/4/2018]
Eureka Module 1 Parent Tip Page.pdf [9/3/2017]
Eureka Module 2 Parent Tip Sheet.pdf [8/25/2018]
Eureka Module 3 Parent Tip Page.pdf [8/25/2018]
Eureka Module 4 Parent Tip Sheet.pdf [8/25/2018]
Eureka Module 5 Parent Tip Sheet.pdf [8/25/2018]
Eureka Module 6 Parent Tip Sheet.pdf [8/25/2018]
Eureka Module 7 Parent Tip Sheet.pdf [8/25/2018]
Fourth Grade No Excuse Spelling Words.pdf [8/25/2018]
FSP Dine and Donate The Creamery 2018-09-13 (1).pdf [9/13/2018]
Library Volunteer Request from Mrs. Canny.docx [9/21/2018]
PARCC Schedule Letter to Parents 2018.docx [3/23/2018]
Perseverance Research Project Q3 ELA (3).docx [3/22/2017]
State Float Examples.pdf [5/14/2017]
Text Structures Chart.docx [2/25/2013]
Words their Way Research.pdf [11/13/2013]
Writer's Notebook Collage Directions 2018.pdf [8/25/2018]
WTW parent letter (1).doc [11/13/2013]

 
 

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