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Teacher Marc Van Assen - Fourth Grade  (Send e-mail)

September 20th, 2017


Dear Parents/Guardians,
This week our students will participate in 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.

Sincerely,
Mr. Van Assen

We are currently working on informational writing. Each student has chosen a natural disaster to focus on. Please try to do some research at home on your topic. We are looking for general information on the topic as a whole and then information on a specific hurricane, tornado etc.
The students may bring in printed information or information notes on the topic.

The Bucket List reading is going great. This is only for students that remain with me for ELA. feel free to take the folder home to check progress. Please make sure the folder comes back to school every day. The students will be responsible for reading 10 books each quarter.

Each book will need to be approved by me. Each book will also have to be from a different genre. At the end of the quarter
the student will be responsible for a project.

The Writers Notebook look great thank you for all the hard work. .

Eureka math is going well. The students will come home with a workbook each day. The workbook contains the problem set problems we have done in class. Please use these problems to help you on the homework pages. Feel free to visit utube and search for Eureka module __ lesson __. You will find videos that will guide you on some of the problems from the lesson.

Lunch for our team is scheduled for 11:00 - 11:20 with recess following.

We will have a snack time in the afternoon.

Please feel free to sign up for Remind. This can be found in the downloads section of my teacher page. This allows me to send out classroom reminders to your phone.


School Hours.

Grades 3, 4, and 5: 9:05 AM - 3:30 PM.

Weekly class schedule

Math - Review sheet for Mid module assessment (Wednesday)
Science / Social Studies NE region / Continents and Oceans
Lunch
Recess
Words Their Way
Writing - Informational writing
ELA Immigration (New Beginnings)
Encore Classes
P.E.


T Day Encore is Spanish
I Day Encore is Art
G Day Encore is Music
E Day Encore is STEM
 
 

This week in class

Monday
E - Day

Math - Eureka Module 1 Lesson 13
Writing - Informational Writing (Natural disasters)
Encore STEM
PE
ELA - WTW and Immigration
Science / SS - Continents / Oceans / NE Region

Tuesday
R - Day

Math - Eureka Module 1 Lesson 14
Science / SS - Continents / Oceans / NE Region
Writing - Informational Writing (Natural disasters)
PE -
ELA -

Wednesday
T - Day

Math - Eureka Module 1 Lesson 15
Science / SS - Continents / Oceans / NE Region
Writing - Informational Writing (Natural disasters)
Encore - Spanish
ELA

Thursday
I - Day

Math - Eureka Module 1 Lesson 16
Science / SS - Continents / Oceans / NE Region
Writing - Informational writing (Natural Disasters)
Encore - ART
PE.
ELA - WTW and Immigration

Friday
G - Day

Math - Eureka Module 1 lesson 17
Science / SS - Continents / Oceans / NE Region
Writing - Informational Writing (Natural Disasters)
Encore - Music
PE.
ELA -WTW and Immigration

 
 

Important Dates

9/19/2017
Chorus Hot Lunch

9/26/2017
Band Hot Lunch

10/6/2017
School Improvement Day Early Dismissal

10/9/2017
Columbus Day No School

11/20/2017
Parent / Teacher Conferences

11/21/2017
Parent / Teacher Conferences ( No School)

11/22/2017
Non Attendance Day

11/23/2017
Thanksgiving Day No School

11/24/2017
Non Attendance Day

12/22/2017
Early release (1 Hour)

1/8/2018
Teacher institute No School

3/26/2018
Spring Break Week

 
 

Downloads List

Curriculum Night Power Point [9/20/2017]
Eureka Module 1 Parent tips [8/24/2017]
Eureka Module 2 Parent Tips [9/20/2017]
Remind Instructions [8/17/2017]
State float example [5/9/2016]
Words Their Way Research [11/17/2013]
WordsTheir Way information [11/17/2013]

 
 

Cool Links

50 states
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A - Z Animals
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Animal Fact Guide. com
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Bio Expedition (Animal Research)
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Fact Zoo
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Front Row Math
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Front Rowed Reading, Math and Writing Practice
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Great math and reading games
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Greatminds / Eureka website
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Math Games
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Math Help
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National Geographic
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National Geographic for Kids
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National Wildlife Federation
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net state
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Newsela
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Padlet Natural Disasters
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Place the states
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Research Website (Buzzle)
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Science Text
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Social Studies Text
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Student Research Site
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Zearn website
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