Once Upon A Time…there was a 4th grade class reading Fairy Tales! That would be us! We began our Fairy Tale unit on Monday and will continue it throughout next week. Our goals are to compare/contrast the characters, make inferences and predictions, and possible write our own silly fairy tales.
We are continuing to read Because of Winn Dixie, also. We will also be analyzing characters and practice visualizing what is happening in each chapter.
We have library this Friday so encourage your children to finish those books and be ready to turn them in!
Listed below are a list of the current vocabulary words we are working on:
- immediately – right away
- missionary – someone who preaches in a foreign country
- distracted – too busy to pay attention
- fortunate – lucky, well off
- constellations – patterns made by the stars
- congregation – people who are part of a church
The next list we will begin to work on later in the week is listed below:
- positive – certain
- grand – wonderful
- expensive – costly
- irritating – annoying
- trustworthy – honest
- identical – alike
We will be matching the words with the definitions, illustrating the words, and playing charades with the words.
Just a quick reminder about out field trip tomorrow, Sept. 12. If your child has not brought their $5.00 or permission form please have them bring it tomorrow!!!
Also, many students are not returning their Reading logs completed on Fridays. If logs are not turned in on Fridays, students will have to sit during recess and fun Friday to read. This Reading Log is a weekly homework assignment that is helping them to be better/stronger readers. Please encourage them to be responsible and read each night for 20 minutes.
Reading logs go home today and are due back on Friday!
I am sending home a blue field trip note today. Please check homework folders and read over the information concerning this trip on Sept. 12th at the Belcher Center.
Even with an eclipse and a hurricane on the way we are organized and ready to start the year!
Happenings the week of August 28th:
We will begin analyzing character’s actions/feelings in a novel called “Because of Winn Dixie”. Reading logs will be coming home on Monday. We will have parent orientation on Tuesday evening. Graded papers should come home on Wednesday. Last but not least, the pep rally will be on Friday. Be sure to send a note to me ahead of time, so I can have your child ready to be picked up early.
Thanks for sharing your sweet kids with me!
Just a reminder that every child needs to bring a permission form for the Splashpad field trip and $1.00. We will be going on Thursday, May 18th.
Also, if your child has not brought their poster board for our Biography project, please send it ASAP. We are starting our research today and tomorrow.
We only have about 3 weeks until the STAAR test! So, please be helping your child at home with homework. Some students will complete it and then have parents correct it, some work together with parents to complete it, and some get their older brother and sisters to help out. Whatever works for your family is fine. Homework this week is due on Friday since we had a day off on Monday.
This homework is extremely important practice for the real STAAR!
Thank you for supporting your child at home!
Reading homework is going home today and is due back on Thursday. Students will be rewarded with praise tickets if everything is completed on the homework. Homework may be turned in late on Friday but with fewer tickets as a reward. No homework by Friday will result in students missing Fun Friday and completing a passage equivalent to the homework.