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

Hello Families ~

It was wonderful talking with all of you at Parent/Teacher Conferences. Please know that 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-C’s 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 December 10th . . . .

ELA - Our 2nd Quarter Unit is Survival! Throughout the unit students will consider the role that perspectives play in decision making. We will be focusing on Close Reading Skills, and students will understand that "Close Reading" allows them to find new and deeper meanings. This week we will be working on informational text skills. We will be reading a number of different texts about animals as we continue to work on inference skills, context clues, visual/text connections, and the different types of text structures.

Writing: Prose Constructed Response

Word Study: Greek and Latin Roots

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!

12/10 Review for Module 3 Assessment
12/11 Module 3 Assessment
12/12 Module 3 Assessment
12/13 M5-1
12/14 M5-2

**12/11 & 12/12 - End of Module 3 Assessment Covering Lessons 1-38**

**We will be starting Module 5 this week - Fraction Equivalence, Ordering and Operations! Kids really need to know their division facts well for this unit. Any extra practice on division facts at home would be a good thing!**

Science: We will be working on our Life Science standards . . .
4-LS1-1 - Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior and reproduction.
4-LS1-2 - Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in the brain, and respond to the information in different ways.

Social Studies: Southern Region

**Southern Region Quiz will be on Friday, December 14th!** - State Location, Capital and Two-Letter Abbreviation**

-Students will learn about the history of the Southern Region.
 
 

This week in class

Monday
December 10th, 2018 T Day - PE

Homework:

Math: Review for Module 3 Assessment! Study Guide was sent home about a week and a half ago.

ELA: Read "Camouflage and Mimicry" pages 286-299 in Textbook

Social Studies: Review for Southern Region Quiz on Friday!

Tuesday
December 11th, 2018 I Day - PE & STEM

Homework:

Math - Review for Module 3 Assessment

ELA - "Read “Firestorm” pages 344-354 in Textbook

Social Studies - Review for Southern Region Quiz on Friday

Wednesday
December 12th, 2018 G Day - PE & Spanish

Homework:

Math: Zearn Lesson 5-1 (No Notes)

ELA: Bucket List Reading / Catch-Up Work

Social Studies: Review for Southern Region Assessment on Friday!

Thursday
December 13th, 2018 E Day - PE & Music

Homework:

Math - Zearn 5-2

ELA -

Social Studies - Review for Southern Region Assessment on Friday!

Friday
December 14th, 2018 R Day - PE & Art

TGIF!!

 
 

Important Dates

12/11/2018
Chorus Hot Lunch - Pizza

12/18/2018
FSP Hot Lunch - Hamburgers

12/21/2018
One Hour Early Release - 2:30!

12/21/2018
Winter Party 1:30 - 2:15!

12/24/2018
Winter Break Begins

1/7/2019
Teacher Institute Day - NO SCHOOL!

1/8/2019
Chelsea Band Hot Lunch - Pizza

1/8/2019
School Resumes

1/11/2019
Spirit Wear Day and Smoothie Day!

1/15/2019
Chelsea Athletics Hot Lunch - Pizza

1/21/2019
Martin Luther King Day - No School

1/22/2019
Chorus Hot Lunch - Pizza

1/29/2019
Foundation Hot Lunch - Pizza

 
 

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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