February 11-15

Our Valentine’s Day celebrations scheduled for this Thursday, February 14, at lunch time.  Our dear mom Vanessa Rosa has organized parents in order for them to bring different treats for the celebration. Thank you all for your support and collaboration always and make our fourth grade celebrations the best!

Also, I want to remind parents if you haven’t sent the Lps.200 and the pair of batteries (with the specific brand) assign for your child for the Science project you still have time to do it.

Here is what’s happening in fourth grade this week:

IXL: Math:  Language: none

Math:  We will start the week by reviewing the division concepts taught in chapter 7 to be prepared for our next quiz on Wednesday.

Reading:  This week students will finish reading our  class novel Because of Winn Dixie, and will work with their group on a final project showing their understanding of the novel.

Writing:  Students will continue writing their research paper for their science project, and looking for research to respond their questions. They will be writing it in their own words in the their electronic templates and booklets as well. We will be using the computer lab but students should  bring their own devices to work on this assignment in case we need additional time. We will also finishing with our poetry studying different types of poetry.

Spelling:  The focus of this week’s words will be important vocabulary words from our class novel Because of Winn Dixie along with our new Science unit about Energy. Each week the students will receive their words and phonics lesson on MONDAY, they then have the rest of the week to complete their homework, which will be due Friday morning.  This week we will introduce students to the “Spelling Menu,” a list of practice activities from which they choose 2 to complete throughout the week.  Students must have one assignment completed on Wednesday to show to the teacher, but the rest of the activities are due Friday morning. Students may continue using the website Spelling City, http://www.spellingcity.com/kraudales, which includes several free games students can use to practice their spelling words (or even take a practice test!). This can be accessed from home, and is completely free! Feel free to check it out! their spelling homework and prepare for their quiz on THURSDAY.

Science: The students will begin their investigation of electricity by defining energy and identifying different types that exist. They also will learn about  kinetic and potential energy.

Have a lovely week!

Ms. K

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February 4-8

 

Welcome to a new fun and busy week in our fourth grade zone! This will be an amazing week!

This Week´s Activities

IXL: Math:          E.11                   Language Arts:  H.2 & H.5

Math: This week in math we will continue working on division problems, using the standard algorithm to divide three digit by one digit numbers, dividing money amounts, and dividing zeros in the quotients.

Reading: The students will continue with their literature circle discussion groups using the novel Because of Winn Dixie. We will also reading some informational texts  about Energy, our new Science unit for this marking period.

Writing:  Students will begin writing their research paper for their science project, and looking for research to respond their questions. They will be writing it in their own words in the their electronic templates and booklets as well. We will be using the computer lab but students should  bring their own devices to work on this assignment in case we need additional time. We will also continue with our poetry studying different types of poetry.

Spelling:  The focus of this week’s words will be important vocabulary words from our class novel Because of Winn Dixie along with our new Science unit about Energy. Each week the students will receive their words and phonics lesson on MONDAY, they then have the rest of the week to complete their homework, which will be due Friday morning.  This week we will introduce students to the “Spelling Menu,” a list of practice activities from which they choose 2 to complete throughout the week.  Students must have one assignment completed on Wednesday to show to the teacher, but the rest of the activities are due Friday morning. Students may continue using the website Spelling City, http://www.spellingcity.com/kraudales, which includes several free games students can use to practice their spelling words (or even take a practice test!). This can be accessed from home, and is completely free! Feel free to check it out! their spelling homework and prepare for their quiz on THURSDAY.

Science:  In science this week students will  begin working on their science experiment for the science fair. This project will mostly be done in school. If for any reason students do not finish working on their assignments in school, then they will take it home to finish it as to be continued. Students will be working in groups of 3 -4 members. The experiments are going to be related with our science unit Energy using and following the scientific method, . Every student is required to work cooperatively with the group assigned. The materials listed for the experiments, each group will have to bring it from home this to have everything complete and be ready to work in it. A note will be sent today asking for a pair of batteries with specific brand and some money that we are collecting to buy flashlights for the experiment as well.

All the best,

Ms. K

January 28 – February 1

Welcome back to a new fun week of learning at Discovery School! Fourth graders, this is the menu for this week:

ThisWeek´sActivities:

Math IXL skills:    E.8 & E.10        Language IXL skills: E.E.6 & Q.1

Math: This week in math we will continue working on division problems, using the standard algorithm to divide three digit by one digit numbers, dividing money amounts, and dividing zeros in the quotients.

Reading: The students will continue with their literature circle discussion groups using the novel Because of Winn Dixie.

Writing: We will continue studying different types of poetry this week, and begin writing our own examples of haikus, limericks, and diamantes!

Grammar:  Students will be reviewing  the correct use of a  pronoun in a sentence.

Spelling:  The focus of this week’s words will be important vocabulary words from tour class novel Because of Winn Dixie. Each week the students will receive their words and phonics lesson on MONDAY, they then have the rest of the week to complete their homework, which will be due Friday morning.  This week we will introduce students to the “Spelling Menu,” a list of practice activities from which they choose 2 to complete throughout the week.  Students must have one assignment completed on Wednesday to show to the teacher, but the rest of the activities are due Friday morning. Students may continue using the website Spelling City, http://www.spellingcity.com/kraudales, which includes several free games students can use to practice their spelling words (or even take a practice test!). This can be accessed from home, and is completely free! Feel free to check it out! their spelling homework and prepare for their quiz on THURSDAY.

Social Studies: We will be finishing up our social studies unit this week with the final assessment: a narrative from the point of view of a slave escaping on the Underground Railroad.  Students will be using their experiences with both simulations done previously along with any information they learned about this period in history.

All the best,


Ms. K

January 22-25

Welcome back to a new fun week of learning at Discovery School! Fourth graders, this is the menu for this week;

Important Reminders for parents:

  • This Friday January 25th  is an early dismissal.

 

ThisWeek´sActivities:

Math IXL skills: E.1 , E. 3              Language IXL skills: K.1 & X.1

Math: We will start the week by learning the use of some patterns to divide mentally followed by estimating quotients, dividing two digit quotients using the standard algorithm and interpreting remainders.

Reading: The students will continue with their literature circle discussion groups using the novel Because of Winn Dixie.

Writing: We will continue studying the basic elements of poetry.

Grammar:  Students will be learning about the correct pronoun to modify a singular or plural noun.

Spelling:  The focus of this week’s words will be important vocabulary words from tour class novel Because of Winn Dixie. Each week the students will receive their words and phonics lesson on MONDAY, they then have the rest of the week to complete their homework, which will be due Friday morning.  This week we will introduce students to the “Spelling Menu,” a list of practice activities from which they choose 2 to complete throughout the week.  Students must have one assignment completed on Wednesday to show to the teacher, but the rest of the activities are due Friday morning. Students may continue using the website Spelling City, http://www.spellingcity.com/kraudales, which includes several free games students can use to practice their spelling words (or even take a practice test!). This can be accessed from home, and is completely free! Feel free to check it out! their spelling homework and prepare for their quiz on THURSDAY.

Social Studies: We will continue to discuss the era of the Underground Railroad in the United States using hands-on activities and additional readings.

All the best,

Ms.K

January 14-18

Welcome back, and thanks for checking in!  We have lots of learning planned for this week!

Important Notes for This Week

*This Friday will be an early dismissal in order to leave space for parent/teacher conferences if they are necessary. There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 21, due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

*This Wednesday January 16 at 8:50-9:45 am, our fourth  graders will have their pictures taken for the yearbook.  Students should not wear white or green due to the backgrounds that will be used. The all-school picture will be taken on Thursday January 17 at  8:10 am.

This week’s activities:

IXL: Math:  D.30  Language: E.E.1, E.E.4

Math: In math this week we will begin reviewing multiplication   acts and some problem solving strategies learned in our last chapter in math class. Students will be working on some IXL skills and a practice review test before having our final Chapter 6 test on Friday January 18.

Reading: Last week, we  introduced literature circles to the kids  This is a student-driven forum with the teacher as a facilitator only.  The students will take on rotating roles in their group.  It will be an exciting adventure for us. They will enjoy reading some chapters of the book Because of Winn Dixie in school. Then they will have the opportunity to discuss with their peers the introduction and conflict of the story. The students will be meeting twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday to share their role jobs with the groups. Make sure your kid is reading at night the chapter due for the following meeting and is completing his/her role sheet. .  Your child should also be doing a minimum of 30 minutes of SSR reading each night from a book in our class library.

Writing: We will study the basic elements of poetry, similes and metaphors and will use good word choice to write descriptive words for each of the 5 senses.

Grammar:  Students will be learning about the correct pronoun to modify a singular or plural noun.

Spelling:  The focus of this week’s words will be important vocabulary words from tour class novel Because of Winn Dixie. Each week the students will receive their words and phonics lesson on MONDAY, they then have the rest of the week to complete their homework, which will be due Friday morning.  This week we will introduce students to the “Spelling Menu,” a list of practice activities from which they choose 2 to complete throughout the week.  Students must have one assignment completed on Wednesday to show to the teacher, but the rest of the activities are due Friday morning. Students may continue using the website Spelling City, http://www.spellingcity.com/kraudales, which includes several free games students can use to practice their spelling words (or even take a practice test!). This can be accessed from home, and is completely free! Feel free to check it out! their spelling homework and prepare for their quiz on THURSDAY.

Social Studies: we will begin our next social studies unit on Slavery by viewing a short video and reading about the life of Harriet Tubman and her role in the Underground Railroad.

All the best,

Ms. K

January 7-11

HAPPY NEW YEARS ALL!!!

Hello everybody! Happy 2019! Welcome back to a new year full of good and positive vibes! We are ready to start the second lap of our school year with all the enthusiasm and excitement!

This Week’s Activities

IXL:  Math:         D.6 & D.7                      Language:X.1, X.2 and W.3

Math:  We will continue practicing multiplication with 2 and 3-digit numbers using the standard algorithm, as well as multiplying money. We will having a mid quiz on this unit ( chapter 6)this Thursday January 10.

Reading:  This week we will identify another meaning of functional multiple meaning words when given one meaning. Also, students will be introduced to Literature Circles with our new class novel Because of Winn Dixie.

Spelling:  The focus of this week’s words will be important vocabulary words from tour class novel Because of Winn Dixie. Each week the students will receive their words and phonics lesson on MONDAY, they then have the rest of the week to complete their homework, which will be due Friday morning.  This week we will introduce students to the “Spelling Menu,” a list of practice activities from which they choose 2 to complete throughout the week.  Students must have one assignment completed on Wednesday to show to the teacher, but the rest of the activities are due Friday morning. Students may continue using the website Spelling City, http://www.spellingcity.com/kraudales, which includes several free games students can use to practice their spelling words (or even take a practice test!). This can be accessed from home, and is completely free! Feel free to check it out! their spelling homework and prepare for their quiz on FRIDAY!

Writing: Students will continue working on their  piece of writing in which they are going to put into practice all the traits we have learned so far. Also they will be ready to present their personal narrative essay.

Grammar: The Students will be able to distinguish between the meanings of commonly misused homophones.

Science / Social Studies: We will be wrapping up our Science unit about parts of the nervous system. Students  will be creating a model using creative materials to show the parts of the brain. By the end of the week we will begining our following Social Studies unit on Slavery.

All the best,

Ms.K

December 10-14

 

Welcome back to a another  week before the Winter Holiday!  School will be in session regular hours the whole week, except Friday which is an early dismissal day!

**Don’t forget our holiday pajama breakfast is  on Thursday!  Students come dressed up in pajamas and slippers. We will be eating a delicious breakfast at La Creperia.  A Permission Slip will be going this Monday for parents authorizing to carpool with the assigned parents who are accompanying us to La Creperia. We will be leaving the school campus at 8:30 and be back around 11:00 a.m.

What a wonderful 4th grade performance at Songfest!  The kids had a lot of fun and did a great job!

This Week’s Activities

IXL:  Math:     D.21 , D.25                          Language:  W.1

Math:  We will continue practicing multiplication with 2 and 3-digit numbers using the standard algorithm, as well as problem-solving skills and strategies.

Reading:  This week we will finish reading and discussing our class novel Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper.  We really enjoyed our discussions about the events, characters, and issues presented in the novel!

Spelling:  The focus of this week’s words will be important vocabulary words from tour class novel OUT Of My Mind. Each week the students will receive their words and phonics lesson on MONDAY, they then have the rest of the week to complete their homework, which will be due Friday morning.  This week we will introduce students to the “Spelling Menu,” a list of practice activities from which they choose 2 to complete throughout the week.  Students must have one assignment completed on Wednesday to show to the teacher, but the rest of the activities are due Friday morning. Students may continue using the website Spelling City, http://www.spellingcity.com/kraudales, which includes several free games students can use to practice their spelling words (or even take a practice test!). This can be accessed from home, and is completely free! Feel free to check it out! their spelling homework and prepare for their quiz on FRIDAY!

Writing: In writing this week, students will be introduced to Voice trait form the 6+1 traits and discuss examples of good voice in some pieces of writing. Students will elaborate a new piece of writing in which they are going to put into practice all the traits we have learned so far. Also they will be ready to present their personal narrative essay.

Grammar: The Students will be able to distinguish between the meanings of commonly misused homophones.

Science: We will be learning about parts of the nervous system, the parts of the brain.

Have a Jolly, Holly Winter Break, See you in 2019!

**Students return to school on January, 7 2019****

Cheers,

Ms.K