Friday, September 16, 2016

Week In Review

We had a great week in 4th grade. We were excited to welcome our J.A. in a Day guests from Panera Bread. We enjoyed learning all about economics, opening and running a business.

 



Take a look at our Week in Review! 

Writing Workshop

"Studying the Craft of Language Through Mentor Authors"

  • Revise - Transitions
  • Revise - Leads
  • Revise - Endings
  • Edit - Nonnegotiables

Science

"Structures of Life"

  • End of Unit Reflection

Social Studies

"Checks and Balances: Government in the Show-Me State"

  • Federal Government Review
  • Take Me To Your Leader - Identifying Responsibilities of Each Branch of Government
  • Branches of Government Foldable

Reading

"Interpretation"

  • Finding Complications in Characters
  • Debating to Prompt Rich Book Conversations 
  • Grounding Evidence Back in the Text
  • Looking Beyond Characters
  • Independent Reading Assessments (IRAs)

Remember to read 30 minutes nightly! Students will start tracking reading minutes in Leadership Binders next week. 

Math

"Addition, Subtraction & Place Value"

  • Subtraction Practice
  • Topic 2 Assessment
  • UPS Check - Strategy for Solving Word Problems
  • Word Problem Practice

Remember to practice math facts nightly! Students can log into XtraMath and practice at home, information on how to set it up went home on Monday.

News & Notes:

  • Field Day is coming up! Field Day will be on Friday, September 30th. 
    • Students will eat lunch in the classroom on this day. The cafeteria is serving crackers & cheese, apple sauce, rice crispies and a milk/juice. Feel free to pack a sack lunch on this day.
  • Be sure to check the calendar on the blog for important dates.
  • Heads Up! There are a few days coming up that I will be out of the classroom.  
    • September 21st (1/2 day math professional development) -  Ms. Massey will be our guest teacher.
    • September 30th - Mrs. Davis will be out guest teacher.
  • Parent Teacher Conferences are right around the corner. Sign up for your spot by clicking HERE.
  • Dr. Hackworth is organizing our another Pretzel Sale! Pretzels will cost $1. Students can place their order October 11th - 13th. Pretzels will be delivered to classrooms on October 14th.
  • Missouri Day will be on October 19th. Be on the look out for more information regarding this day. 

Have a wonderful weekend!
-Mrs. Wood

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