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

Hello Families ~

FSP is sponsoring an Exploration Night this week! "The Human Body" will take place at Chelsea on Thursday, January 25th from 5:30-8:00. This is a FREE event for all 157C families. It is going to be an incredible night of activities teaching about the human body and all of the conditions that go with it. There will be professionals representing endocrinology, neurology, podiatry, dentistry, hair, orthopedics, diabetes, infectious disease, allergies, and so much more! The best part will be the show put on by Carnegie Science Center from Pittsburg - Journey Through the Human Body! There will be two shows - one at 5:30 and one at 6:30. I hope that you and your families will be able to attend! The FSP is also looking for volunteers to help out at the stations. Please contact them if you are available to help!

Governor Pat Quinn signed Erin's Law in January of 2013, which requires all schools in the state of Illinois to provide age appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education programs for their students in grades Pre-K through 12. In response to this legislation, Frankfort School District 157-C will be presenting, "Child Lures Prevention: Think First and Stay Safe", curriculum for the 2017-2018 school year. Our presentations will occur in November and January.

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. 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 January 22nd . . .

ELA
The week we will be starting our third quarter unit - Perseverance! This is one of my favorite units and one of my favorite novels! We will be reading stories about people that have persevered through difficult situations. We will start the novel "Bud, Not Buddy" this week.

3rd Quarter Skills covered include . . .
Context Clues, Inferencing, Characterization, Setting, Comparing and Contrasting Point of View,Theme, Summarizing, Main Idea and Details

Essential Questions ~
*What is the value of Close Reading?
*Why is Point of View important to writers and readers?

WRITING - Literary Essay
This week we will be working on Research Simulation Writing

MATH - Module 5: Equivalent Fractions

Monday: M5-14 Find common units or number of units to compare two fractions.
Tuesday: M5-15 Find common units or number of units to compare two fractions.
Wednesday: M5-16 Use visual models to add and subtract two fractions with the same units.
Thursday: M5-17 Use visual models to add and subtract two fractions with the same units, including from one whole.
Friday: M5-18 Add and subtract more than two fractions.

SOCIAL STUDIES - Southern Region: Atlantic Coast and Appalachian States
-Students will learn that the people in the Atlantic Coast and Appalachian Region used natural resources to earn their livings.
-Students will learn that cities have grown and industries have changed in the Atlantic Coast and Appalachian region.

SCIENCE - Plant and Animal Structures
*Students will use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.
-Plant Adaptations
-Animal Adaptations
 
 

This week in class

Monday
January 22nd - R Day Music

Homework -

Math: Zearn Lesson 5-15/ M5-14 2a,2d, 3a, 4a

ELA: Storytown Textbook - Read "Mountains" pgs. 316-329

Tuesday
January 23rd - T Day STEM

Homework -

Math: Zearn Lesson 5-16

ELA:

Wednesday
January 24th - I Day

Homework -

Math: Zearn Lesson 5-17

ELA:

Thursday
January 25th - G Day Spanish & Library

Math: Zearn Lesson 5-18

ELA:

Friday
January 26th - E Day Art

TGIF!

 
 

Important Dates

1/23/2018
Chorus Boosters Hot Lunch

1/25/2018
FSP Exploration Night at Chelsea - The Human Body 5:30-8

1/26/2018
Report Cards Sent Home

1/30/2018
Education Foundation Hot Lunch

2/1/2018
FSP Dine and Donate - Chipotle

2/3/2018
FSP Night Out at the Chicago Wolves Game for All 157C Families

2/6/2018
FSP Hot Lunch

2/12/2018
Popsicle Day!

2/13/2018
Athletic Boosters Hot Lunch

2/16/2018
Teacher Institute Day - NO SCHOOL

2/19/2018
President's Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL

2/20/2018
FSP Hot Lunch

2/26/2018
FSP Book Fair Week at Chelsea

2/28/2018
FSP Family Book Fair Night - 5:00PM - 7:00PM

 
 

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]
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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