Finish NWEA Reading. Many students finished last week. We are done with Math!
This week: NWEA Science
Spelling – Irregular plurals and homophones – www.spellingcity.com
Reading – We will be reading new Science Animal books to learn about informational text features.
Reading – Our novels – questions to go with novels.
Math – Monday – we will go through the Mid Module Review from Embarc – it looks exactly like the test except different numbers!
Monday – Homework Lesson 12 will be assigned. Monday – Lesson 13 will also be done in class.
Tuesday – Lesson 13 Homework.
Wed – Mid Module 3 Assessment. *****Many students are not going onto Zearn.org. This site is for Eureka Math and matches
up to the lessons. Please use at home!
Social Studies – Test on Monday – Human Geography. Part of the test is written and part on the computer. Students
have had the study guide for 1 week now and we have been reviewing in class.
Science – Finishing up our Energy Unit.
End of card-marking 2 is Friday. Report cards will come home next week.
In the previous blog, Mr. Harvey included the link to our Lindbergh Kids Heart Challenge. He is also adding a Classroom Contest – the class with the most students registered wins Extra Gym time with Mr. Harvey, a Recess Kit from the Heart Association, and a $25 gift certificate to buy recess items!!! You do not have to donate money to register. You can, but you don’t have to. Just follow the link – students must have parent permission – then register. We are currently tied for 2nd place! I’m not sure who wants to win this more – the students or the teachers!!!
Thank you for your support.
Dear Lindbergh Flyers Family,
We will have our Module 3 Mid-Module Assessment on Wed., Jan. 16. Please find on Embarc Online, a study guide to print out and work on at home. Students can bring this in on Monday and ask questions.
Click on Grade 4, then Module 3, then scroll down just past Lesson 13. Click on the link to the study guide. We looked at it today in class.
It looks EXACTLY like the test, just different numbers. It looks long (5 pages) but there is a lot of space for students to show their work. Students will have the choice of multiplying by either partial products OR standard algorithm.
Welcome back to school – Happy 2019!
First of all, a big THANK YOU to everyone for so many wonderful gifts, gift cards, and yummy treats! Thank you also to our Room Moms who put together our classroom party and for all the volunteers who helped.
We have a very busy January – so please keep an eye on Lindbergh’s Calendar – and the District Calendar.
Our NWEA testing for January begins this week. I would like to do the Reading and Math this week, (not Monday), then
Science and Language Arts next week.
Our 2nd card-marking is done on January 18, so we will be having a Social Studies test – Human Geography and a Math Mid Module test next week. Study guides for Social Studies will be coming home. Please use the Embarc Online site and Zearn to help with Math. Students can also do the problems that we “skip” in class for practice.
Students will be bringing home a file folder with their Opinion Writing Assessment inside. This was done December 21. The grades on the folder will be on their Report Card.
***I have spoken to some students about getting parent signatures for Homework in their Planners. This is to be done every night. It is the best way for me to know that parents are seeing homework and knowing what we are doing in class. When I hear parents say, “I never see homework,” it is because they are not signing the Planner. I will be moving clips of students who are continually forgetting – as this is Responsibility on our behavior matrix.
ELA – Reading our novels, discussing informational text features, NWEA Reading
Spelling – Due to the excitement of our party, I FORGOT to give the spelling test before break, so we will have the same words this week. Please see www.spellingcity.com.
MATH – Module 3, Lessons 9, 10, and 11 are all multiplying 3- and 4-digit numbers by 1-digit using the standard algorithm. We have been using partial products and area models, but those will eventually disappear as we just use the standard algorithm. Lesson 12 is solving word problems using multiplication. NWEA Math
Next week, the Mid Module Assessment will be on Wednesday after we complete lesson 13
SOCIAL STUDIES – How People adapt and use the environment of the U.S. We will be reviewing for next week’s test and study guides will come home.
SCIENCE – We will be finishing up the unit on Energy by discussing alternative energies such as solar power, wind energy, and water energy.
Many conversations were had at Parent Conferences regarding the new Math Program.
One of the resources to help students and parents is Zearn. Students have their log in and password
taped into their Student Planner. The lessons on Zearn match up exactly to our lessons in class. They
give the students more practice – not only on the new material, but also the sprint/fluency problems.
We talk about using Zearn almost every day in class – and sometimes write it in our planner as a reminder.
So far though, only 2 students are on Lesson 6 or higher in Module 3. They are Abby E. and Mariam – and both
girls are getting high scores in Math. It does help!
Students should be on the same Lesson
that we do in class. This week, we will do Lesson 7 and 8. Please use this resource at home – and don’t forget about the
videos for each lesson – on both Embarc Online and youtube -( Eureka Math, 4th grade, Module 3, Lesson _____.)
Just a reminder that on Mondays and Wednesdays, we have gym. With winter upon us
and students wearing boots – don’t forget gym shoes! Monday, we have gym first thing, so there
is not enough time to call home.