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

Hello Chelsea Families ~

Just a reminder that we will be going on a field trip to E-Magine Theater to see "Born in China" on Thursday, April 27th. Students should bring their regular lunch, as we will eat lunch at school and then head over to the theater. They will not need any money.

WooHoo we are done with PARCC Testing! The kids did a wonderful job, and I was so proud of how well they worked through these assessments!

4th Grade Reading Bucket List Information -
We are changing up the Bucket list just a bit this last quarter. Students should read a book and complete a short summary. These will all go towards an end of the year incentive!

We are using the Front Row website in our classroom for extra math and reading practice. The students can use this website at home whenever they have extra time. It is great to use for extra practice at home!

The website is www.frontrowed.com.

The students will use their first name and their classroom number as their last name.

Classroom Code - langdv

TIGER SCHEDULE -

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

Fourth Grade STEM Projects . . .
Q1-Catapults- Projectile Motion
Q2-Eco-Wind Gen- Wind Energy and Electricity
Q3-Prop Racer- Potential and Kinetic Energy and Simple Machines
Q4-Ray Catcher Solar Car- Solar Power, Energy and Photovoltaics


Curriculum Preview for the Week of April 24th . . . .

ELA ~ 4th Quarter Unit - What is a Hero?

Essential Questions . . .
-How do heroes affect the society they live in?
-What lessons do literary heroes teach us?
-How do people today respond and prepare to natural events based on what they have learned from the past and new information?
-How are things in nature portrayed in fiction and nonfiction texts?

Our fourth quarter novel is "The Lightning Thief!" The students love reading this book! It is challenging, but it has a great plot and is the first book in a series. Hopefully the students will continue reading the rest of the series throughout the summer months! We will continue to work on inferencing, context clues, theme, and character traits as we study this text. The students will also be learning about Greek Mythology!

**Each quarter the students will complete an Informational Outcome Assessment and a Literature Outcome Assessment. The best way for students to prepare for these assessments is to pay close attention in class, and they should review the formatives and summatives that come home in their Friday Folders. These show how well they are understanding the skills that we are learning in class!

Writing ~ Narrative Essays
-Imagining Stories from Ordinary Moments
-Imagining Stories We Wish Existed in the World
-Developing Believable Characters
-Giving Characters Struggles and Motivations
-Story Arcs and Drafting

Math ~ Algebra and Patterns
-Variables and Expressions (In/Out Tables)
-Addition and Subtraction Expressions
-Multiplication and Division Expressions
-Problem Solving: Using Objects and Reasoning
-Equal Equations
-Solving Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division Equations
-Problem Solving: Working Backwards
**Our Assessment Over this Unit will be on Tuesday, April 26th!**

Science ~ Physical Science
Students will develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves cause objects to move.
-Sound Experiments

Social Studies ~ Middle West Region

Chapter 9: Plains States
-Early Days on the Interior Plains
 
 

This week in class

Monday
April 24th - T Day

Homework:

Tuesday
April 25th - I Day

Homework:

Wednesday
April 26th - G Day

Homework:


Thursday
April 27th - E Day

Homework:


Friday
April 28th - R Day

No Homework! TGIF!

 
 

Important Dates

4/25/2017
Band Boosters Hot Lunch

4/27/2017
4th Grade Field Trip to Emagine - 11:50

5/2/2017
Hot Lunch - Education Foundation

5/5/2017
Smoothie Day!

5/8/2017
4th Grade Band/Orchestra Sign-Up 5:00 - 7:00 PM

5/9/2017
Athletics Boosters Hot Lunch

5/16/2017
FSP Hot Lunch

5/23/2017
Education Foundation Hot Lunch

5/26/2017
School Improvement Day - Early Dismissal 12:05

5/29/2017
Memorial Day - No School!

5/30/2017
FSP Hot Lunch

6/1/2017
All School Tug-o-War

6/2/2017
Field Day!

6/6/2017
Last Day of School!

 
 

Downloads List

Birthday Celebrations.docx [9/27/2012]
Birthday_Book_Club.pdf [3/26/2013]
CHELSEA FIELD DAY 2017 - Ordering Information.pdf [4/18/2017]
Perseverance Research Project Q3 ELA (3).docx [3/22/2017]
Reading Buddies Form.pdf [4/18/2011]
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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