# Week of October 16

Posted by Swsan Beydoun on October 16, 2017 in Class News |

CCSS:RI 4.4 – Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.RI 4.7 – Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears..

Math:  We are working on Unit 1  in math. In addition I ask that parents go over their child’s basic computation skills.  Math flash cards can be purchased from the Dollar Store.  Each card marking period students will be tested on all 4 computations skills.  For the next two week we will be focusing on addition.  Computation Test will be in two weeks.

CCSS:4.NBT.2 Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons. Ability to compare to numbers using greater than, less than, and equal to. Ability to read and write larger whole numbers using numerals, words and in expanded form.

Science:   Students will participate in hands on experiments to better their understanding.  I will send home readings that go along with what we are reading in class.

We will be focusing on Energy and Magnets:

PS3.B Conservation of energy and energy transfer. PS3.D Energy in chemical processes and everyday life.

Social Studies:  Students will demonstrate understanding of spatial terms.

Content Expectations

Standards:4 – G1.0.2: Use cardinal and intermediate directions to describe the relative location of significant places in the United States. 4 – G1.0.3: Identify and describe the characteristics and purposes (e.g., measure distance, determine relative location, classify a region) of a variety of geographic tools and technologies (e.g., globe, map, satellite image). 4-G1.04 Use Geographich tools and technologies, stories, songs, and pictures to answer geographich questions about the United States.

Spelling Words Week 6:flight, slight sigh, fright, bright, might, climb, twice, wildlife, mind, data, maximum, minimum, hundred, thousand

Snacks:  Please send in a healthy snack with your child.  I ask that you only send in a fresh fruit or vegetable.  I will give them snack time.

Birthday Parties:  No cupcakes are allowed.  Please send in a healthy snack.

Weather:  Please dress your child according to the weather.  They will be going outside for recess everyday.

Homework

Monday: Moby Max, Read 30 Minutes, Spelling 5 times each, Math journal page page 401

Tuesday:Moby Max Read 30 minutes,Spelling ABC order , Math Journal page 402 Tomorrow is late start

Wednesday: Moby Max Read 30 minutes,Spelling sentences, Math journal page 403 science test friday

Thursday: Moby Max  Read 30 minutes, Math journal page

Friday:

Upcoming Events:

October 18:  Late start

October 20:  PTA movie night

October 24:  Gleaners food bank at 1

October 27:  Boo Bash

November 9:  Parent teacher conference by appointment only

November 15:  Parent teacher conference by appointment only

November 16:  Parent teacher conference by appointment only

# October 9, 2017

Posted by Swsan Beydoun on October 9, 2017 in Class News |

CCSS:RI 4.1 – Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. RI 4.2 – Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

Math:  We are working on Unit 1  in math. In addition I ask that parents go over their child’s basic computation skills.  Math flash cards can be purchased from the Dollar Store.  Each card marking period students will be tested on all 4 computations skills.  For the next two week we will be focusing on addition.  Computation Test will be in two weeks.

CCSS:4.NBT.2 Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons. Ability to compare to numbers using greater than, less than, and equal to. Ability to read and write larger whole numbers using numerals, words and in expanded form.

Science:   Students will participate in hands on experiments to better their understanding.  I will send home readings that go along with what we are reading in class. Tomorrow is the science test

We will be focusing on Energy.

Standards: 4-PS3-2 Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electricity.

Social Studies:  Students will demonstrate understanding of spatial terms.

Content Expectations

Standards:4 – G1.0.2: Use cardinal and intermediate directions to describe the relative location of significant places in the United States. 4 – G1.0.3: Identify and describe the characteristics and purposes (e.g., measure distance, determine relative location, classify a region) of a variety of geographic tools and technologies (e.g., globe, map, satellite image). 4-G1.04 Use Geographich tools and technologies, stories, songs, and pictures to answer geographich questions about the United States.

Spelling Words Week 5: today, ache, estimate, phrase, trade, parade, became, arcade, education, glacier, geography, region, direction, transportation, Midwest, landform

Snacks:  Please send in a healthy snack with your child.  I ask that you only send in a fresh fruit or vegetable.  I will give them snack time.

Birthday Parties:  No cupcakes are allowed.  Please send in a healthy snack.

Weather:  Please dress your child according to the weather.  They will be going outside for recess everyday.

Homework

Monday: Read 30 Minutes, Spelling 5 times each, Math journal page

Tuesday: Read 30 minutes,Spelling ABC order , Math Journal page 398, finish social studies circle map.

Wednesday:  Read 30 minutes,Spelling sentences, Math journal page 399

Thursday:  Read 30 minutes, Math journal page 400, study for spelling test, make sure you remind your parents that tomorrow is a half day.  School ends at 11:45.  Please make sure to wear your Miller Anti Bullying Shirt.

Friday:

Upcoming Events:

October 12: PTA meeting at 9:00 Next Thursday, October 12th, Miller will be having a PTA Meeting at 9:00.  After the meeting, parents will be allowed to visit classrooms to see our students doing some great learning.  We hope you can stop by and see how hard we have been working this year.

October 13:  Half day dismissal at 11:45

October 16:  Picture Day

October 18:  Late start

October 20:  PTA movie night

October 24:  Gleaners food bank at 1

October 27:  Boo Bash

November 9:  Parent teacher conference by appointment only

November 15:  Parent teacher conference by appointment only

November 16:  Parent teacher conference by appointment only

# October 2, 2017

Posted by Swsan Beydoun on October 2, 2017 in Class News |

CCSS:RL.4.4 – Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean). RL 4.6 – Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.

Math:  We are working on Unit 1  in math. In addition I ask that parents go over their child’s basic computation skills.  Math flash cards can be purchased from the Dollar Store.  Each card marking period students will be tested on all 4 computations skills.  For the next two week we will be focusing on addition.  Computation Test will be in two weeks.

CCSS: 4.G.2 Classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines, or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size. Recognize right triangles as a category, and identify right triangles. Ability to determine parallel and perpendicular lines in two dimensional figures such as square, rectangle, and trapezoid and investigate obtuse, acute, and right angles in each figure. Ability to recognize and identify right triangles.

Science:   Students will participate in hands on experiments to better their understanding.  I will send home readings that go along with what we are reading in class. Tomorrow is the science test

We will be focusing on Energy.

Standards: 4-PS3-2 Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electricity.

Social Studies:  Students will demonstrate understanding of spatial terms.

Content Expectations

Standards:4 – G1.0.2: Use cardinal and intermediate directions to describe the relative location of significant places in the United States. 4 – G1.0.3: Identify and describe the characteristics and purposes (e.g., measure distance, determine relative location, classify a region) of a variety of geographic tools and technologies (e.g., globe, map, satellite image). 4-G1.04 Use Geographich tools and technologies, stories, songs, and pictures to answer geographich questions about the United States.

Spelling Words Week 4:   owner, compose, joke, only, grow, hold, notice, whole, vocal, compromise, organism, light, energy, air, water

Snacks:  Please send in a healthy snack with your child.  I ask that you only send in a fresh fruit or vegetable.  I will give them snack time.

Birthday Parties:  No cupcakes are allowed.  Please send in a healthy snack.

Weather:  Please dress your child according to the weather.  They will be going outside for recess everyday.

Homework

Monday: Read 30 Minutes, Spelling 5 times each, Math journal page 351 and page 396

Tuesday: Read 30 minutes,Spelling Sentences, Math Journal page 352-397

Wednesday:  Read 30 minutes,Spelling ABC order, Study for math test tomorrow.  Tomorrow is also pajama day.  Wear your pajama for \$1.00 to help victims of the hurricanes.

Thursday:  Read 30 minutes, Finish rough draft.  Make sure that you edit your own paper, or have a family member help you edit your writing.  Study for spelling test.

Friday:

Upcoming Events:

October 12: PTA meeting at 9:00

October 13:  Half day dismissal at 11:45

October 16:  Picture Day

October 18:  Late start

October 20:  PTA movie night

October 24:  Gleaners food bank at 1

October 27:  Boo Bash

November 9:  Parent teacher conference by appointment only

November 15:  Parent teacher conference by appointment only

November 16:  Parent teacher conference by appointment only

# September 25, 2017

Posted by Swsan Beydoun on September 25, 2017 in Class News |

CCSS:RL 4.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or a poem from details in the text; summarize the text. RL 4.3 – Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).

Math:  We are working on Unit 1  in math. In addition I ask that parents go over their child’s basic computation skills.  Math flash cards can be purchased from the Dollar Store.  Each card marking period students will be tested on all 4 computations skills.  For the next two week we will be focusing on addition.  Computation Test will be in two weeks.

Math:

Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.

• Ability to draw a point, line, line segment, and a ray then use whiteboards or paper to draw and label each item.
• Ability to model, draw, and compare parallel, intersecting, and perpendicular lines using straws and arms, or white boards.
• Knowledge of point, line, line segment, and a ray.

Science:   Students will participate in hands on experiments to better their understanding.  I will send home readings that go along with what we are reading in class. Tomorrow is the science test

We will be focusing on Energy.

Standards: 4-PS3-2 Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electricity.

Social Studies:  Students will demonstrate understanding of spatial terms.

Content Expectations

4 – G1.0.2: Use cardinal and intermediate directions to describe the relative location of significant places in the United States.

4 – G1.0.3: Identify and describe the characteristics and purposes (e.g., measure distance, determine relative location, classify a region) of a variety of geographic tools and technologies (e.g., globe, map, satellite image).

Spelling Words: Spelling: Week​ ​3: person, interest, district, trim, adopt, strong, common, timber, grin, blog, question, experiment, hypothesis, solution, conclusion

Snacks:  Please send in a healthy snack with your child.  I ask that you only send in a fresh fruit or vegetable.  I will give them snack time.

Birthday Parties:  No cupcakes are allowed.  Please send in a healthy snack.

Weather:  Please dress your child according to the weather.  They will be going outside for recess everyday.

Homework

Monday: Read 30 Minutes, Spelling 5 times each, computation

Tuesday: Read 30 minutes,ABC order, computation

Wednesday:  Read 30 minutes, sail boats,  computation,

Friday:

Upcoming Events:  Half Day October 13

# September 18, 2017

Posted by Swsan Beydoun on September 19, 2017 in Class News |

Common core: RL 4.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or a poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

Math:  We are working on Unit 1  in math. In addition I ask that parents go over their child’s basic computation skills.  Math flash cards can be purchased from the Dollar Store.  Each card marking period students will be tested on all 4 computations skills.  For the next two week we will be focusing onaddition.  Computation Test will be in two weeks.

Math:

Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.

• Ability to draw a point, line, line segment, and a ray then use whiteboards or paper to draw and label each item.
• Ability to model, draw, and compare parallel, intersecting, and perpendicular lines using straws and arms, or white boards.
• Knowledge of point, line, line segment, and a ray.

Science:   Students will participate in hands on experiments to better their understanding.  I will send home readings that go along with what we are reading in class. Tomorrow is the science test

We will be focusing on Energy.

Standards: 4-PS3-2 Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electricity.

Social Studies:  Students will demonstrate understanding of spatial terms.

Content Expectations

4 – G1.0.2: Use cardinal and intermediate directions to describe the relative location of significant places in the United States.

4 – G1.0.3: Identify and describe the characteristics and purposes (e.g., measure distance, determine relative location, classify a region) of a variety of geographic tools and technologies (e.g., globe, map, satellite image).

Spelling Words: Spelling: Week​ ​2:​ ​problem, latitude, machine, system, member, snack, happen, candy, theft, travel,  points, lines, line segments, rays, quadrangles

Snacks:  Please send in a healthy snack with your child.  I ask that you only send in a fresh fruit or vegetable.  I will give them snack time.

Birthday Parties:  No cupcakes are allowed.  Please send in a healthy snack.

Weather:  Please dress your child according to the weather.  They will be going outside for recess everyday.

Homework

Monday: Read 30 Minutes, Spelling 5 times each, computation

Tuesday: Read 30 minutes,ABC order, computation

Wednesday:  Read 30 minutes, sail boats,  computation,

Friday:

Upcoming Events:  Half Day

Posted by Swsan Beydoun on September 5, 2017 in Class News |

Dear Parents,

Welcome to a new year!  I am really excited about being your child’s teacher this year.  Fourth grade is an exciting year.  Much of your child’s success will be determined by the communication between school and home.  Each night your child is expected to log onto the classroom blog where they will find their assignments for the day’s homework.  It is necessary for your child to complete all homework and have an adult look over it.  In addition, all tests taken in class will be sent home for you to sign and return to school the next day.

Attendance

School begins at 8:35.  We ask that all students line up on the playground.  Students entering school after 8:45 must be accompanied by a parent and sign-in at the main office.  Students will not be allowed to enter the class without a parent signature.  If your child is unable to attend school please contact the school office at (313) 827-6850.

Dress Code

Students must dress appropriately in a manner that is not distracting or disruptive to the learning process and weather suitable. Students are asked to follow the Dearborn Public School dress code.

IBlog

Please subscribe to my ibolg.  I will be posting weekly spelling lists, weekly focus, and daily homework assignments.  I will also post upcoming events such as test dates, late starts, etc. on the iblog.

Communication:

If you have any questions or concerns about any of the work or tests, please do not hesitate to call or email me.  I will not be able to speak during teaching time, however I would be happy to speak to you before or after school or set an appointment with you.

Snacks

Each day your child may bring in his/her own healthy snack.  Some healthy snacks ideas are:  fruits and vegetables.  Your child may also bring in a water bottle with a top.

Studying

Throughout the school year I will be sending home study guides for upcoming tests.  I will also conduct review sessions with students where they will take notes and ask questions about the test.  This is a skill that they must learn to practice.  It is important that they know if a test is a few days away that they begin preparing for it.  If they learn good study habits when they are young, they will carry on in life.

Homework/Assignments

Your child will receive reading homework daily.  It is very important for your child to read 20 minutes each night.  In addition they may have to complete any work that was not finished during the day or complete a review assignment for something that we have already done in class.  In science, social studies, and math, your child will have a study guide to study from before taking tests in these subjects.

Grades are not given for homework.  However, if the homework is not completed or at least attempted the child will be penalized.  If your child does not understand the assignment and no one at home can give them assistance, simply write a note on the homework or email me.  This will help me to know what your child may still need to work on.

Supplies

The school will furnish basic school supplies.  However, many students find it more convenient and may prefer to supply their own materials rather than share classroom supplies.  Please label all personal items with student’s names.  These supplies will belong to your child, with exception to the boxes of Kleenex. Your support is greatly appreciated.

The following items are supplies that your child should bring to school:

• 2 boxes of Kleenex
• 1 box of sandwich bags, 1 box of freezer bags
• Hand sanitizer
• Wipes
• 1 pack of copy paper
• Pack of pencils

Once again, I would like to welcome not only your child to my class, but you as well.  I consider us a team in working towards a quality education for your child.  I look forward to meeting each of you at our open house which will take place September 14 from 6:00-7:30.  I encourage you to come and visit your child’s school.  Thank you in advance for being supportive and actively involved in your child’s learning.

# May 22

Posted by Swsan Beydoun on May 22, 2017 in Class News |

CCSS:RL 4.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a poem. RL 4.5 Explain major differences between dramas and refer to the structural elements of poetry (e.g. verse, rhythm, meter) when writing or speaking about the text.

Math:  We are working on Unit 10 in math. In addition I ask that parents go over their child’s basic computation skills.  Math flash cards can be purchased from the Dollar Store.  Each card marking period students will be tested on all 4 computations skills.  For the next two week we will be focusing on multiplication.  Computation Test will be in two weeks.

Strand: 14.3 Number And Operations—Fractions3 Standard: 14.3.5 Understand Decimal Notation For Fractions, And Compare Decimal Fractions. CCSS – GLCE: 14.3.5.1 4.NF.5 Express a fraction with denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100, and use this technique to add two fractions with respective denominators 10 and 100.4 For example, express 3/10 as 30/100, and add 3/10 + 4/100 = 34/100. Ability to show a fraction with a denominator of 10 as an equivalent fraction with a denominator of 100 in order to add the two fractions.

Science:   Students will participate in hands on experiments to better their understanding.  I will send home readings that go along with what we are reading in class. Tomorrow is the science test

We will be focusing on living and no living things.

Social Studies:  Students will demonstrate understanding of why do we need a government in the United States..

Standards: 4 – E1.0.1 Identify questions economists ask in examining the United States (e.g., What is produced? How is it produced? How much is produced? Who gets what is produced? What role does the government play in the economy?).

Spelling Words: razor, promise, hotel, climate, silent, icon, habit, limit, diver, talent public issue, argument, justify, policy

Snacks:  Please send in a healthy snack with your child.  I ask that you only send in a fresh fruit or vegetable.  I will give them snack time. As of May 4th the school will no longer provide a healthy snack/

Birthday Parties:  No cupcakes are allowed.  Please send in a healthy snack.

Weather:  Please dress your child according to the weather.  They will be going outside for recess everyday.

Homework

Monday: Read 30 Minutes, Spelling 5 times each, computation

Tuesday: Read 30 minutes,ABC order, computation, study for science test

Wednesday:  Read 30 minutes, sail boats,  computation,study for social studies test.

Friday:

Math Computation at Geer Park May 24

Field Day May 25

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# Student Surveys

Posted by Swsan Beydoun on May 19, 2017 in Class News |

# May 8, 2017

Posted by Swsan Beydoun on May 8, 2017 in Class News |

RI.4.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text RI.4.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Math:  We are working on Unit 7 in math. In addition I ask that parents go over their child’s basic computation skills.  Math flash cards can be purchased from the Dollar Store.  Each card marking period students will be tested on all 4 computations skills.  For the next two week we will be focusing on multiplication.  Computation Test will be in two weeks.

Express a fraction with denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100, and use this technique to add two fractions with respective denominators 10 and 100.4 For example, express 3/10 as 30/100, and add 3/10 + 4/100 = 34/100.

Science:   Students will participate in hands on experiments to better their understanding.  I will send home readings that go along with what we are reading in class. Tomorrow is the science test

We will be focusing on living and no living things.

Social Studies:  Students will demonstrate understanding of why do we need a government in the United States..

Standards: 4 – E1.0.1 Identify questions economists ask in examining the United States (e.g., What is produced? How is it produced? How much is produced? Who gets what is produced? What role does the government play in the economy?).

Spelling Words: Homophones they’re, there, their, to, too, two, our, hour, threw, through Content Area Words: rectangular prism, pyramid, sphere, edge, face

Snacks:  Please send in a healthy snack with your child.  I ask that you only send in a fresh fruit or vegetable.  I will give them snack time. As of May 4th the school will no longer provide a healthy snack/

Birthday Parties:  No cupcakes are allowed.  Please send in a healthy snack.

Weather:  Please dress your child according to the weather.  They will be going outside for recess everyday.

Homework

Monday: Read 30 Minutes, Spelling 5 times each, computation

Tuesday: Read 30 minutes,ABC order, computation, study for science test

Wednesday:  Read 30 minutes, sail boats,  computation,study for social studies test.

Friday:

M-Step Testing May 1st-May22nd

Concert May 10- 2:30

Ethnic dinner May 11

Boat Ride May 16

Late Start May 17

Math Computation at Geer Park May 24

Field Day May 25

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# April 24

Posted by Swsan Beydoun on April 10, 2017 in Class News |

CCSS:RI.4.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4-5 text complexity and proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Math:  We are working on Unit 7 in math. In addition I ask that parents go over their child’s basic computation skills.  Math flash cards can be purchased from the Dollar Store.  Each card marking period students will be tested on all 4 computations skills.  For the next two week we will be focusing on multiplication.  Computation Test will be in two weeks.

CCSS: 4.MD.3 Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems. For example, find the width of a rectangular room given the area of the flooring and the length, by viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown factor. Ability to apply knowledge of factors, finding an unknown factor in an equation, and the relationship between multiplication and area. Ability to apply knowledge of the relationship between area and perimeter through the exploration of rectangles with the same area but different perimeters or rectangles with the same perimeter by different area.

Science:   Students will participate in hands on experiments to better their understanding.  I will send home readings that go along with what we are reading in class. Tomorrow is the science test

We will be focusing on living and no living things.

Social Studies:  Students will demonstrate understanding of why do we need a government in the United States..

Standards: 4 – E1.0.1 Identify questions economists ask in examining the United States (e.g., What is produced? How is it produced? How much is produced? Who gets what is produced? What role does the government play in the economy?).

Spelling Words:  Compound Words paperweight, overhead, backyard, grandparent, waterproof, popcorn, undertake, blindfold, bookcase, yourself Content Area Words: negative, positive, repel, magnetism, attract, force

Snacks:  Please send in a healthy snack with your child.  I ask that you only send in a fresh fruit or vegetable.  I will give them snack time. As of May 4th the school will no longer provide a healthy snack/

Birthday Parties:  No cupcakes are allowed.  Please send in a healthy snack.

Weather:  Please dress your child according to the weather.  They will be going outside for recess everyday.

Homework

Monday: Read 30 Minutes, Spelling 5 times each, computation

Tuesday: Read 30 minutes,ABC order, computation, study for science test

Wednesday:  Read 30 minutes, sail boats,  computation,study for social studies test.

Friday:

Upcoming Events;

April 28 Movie Night 4:30

M-Step Testing May 1st-May22nd

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