Valentines Day will fall on our 1/2 day this Thursday, February 14th.  We will take some time on Thursday to hand out valentines and anything else students wish to hand out.  Below is a class list of names:

Sara

Zain

Nadene

Majd

Farah

Hussein

Youssaf

Saeed

Brandon

Sophia

Vinny

Blaire

Layal

Malak

Charlotte

Zoe

Sebastian

Declan

Xavier

Zach

Ryley

Ty

Ahmed

Emma

Classroom Events

  • 1/2 Day Thursday, February 14th
  • No School Friday, February 15th & Monday, February 18th
  • WIDA testing

Curriculum:

Math

3rd Grade: Students will study commutativity to find known facts of 6, 7, 8, and 9 then apply it, along with the distributive property, to relate multiplication facts 5 x n + n to 6 x n and n x 6 where n is the size of the unit.  Lastly, they will multiply and divide familiar facts using a letter to represent the unknown.

4th Grade: Students will work to gain insights into patterns of divisibility as the text for primes and find factors and multiples, at times using their new skill of diving double-digit dividends.

Reading: Students will work to explore setting in a story.  They will draw on specific details in the text to describe events in depth.  They will also understand how one event leads to another to create a complete story.

Writing: Students will finish up working on Compare/Contrast writing.

Science: Students will develop an appreciation for the processes that shape the Earth’s surface. After considering where volcanoes form and how they erupt, they turn to investigations of rocks breaking apart and creating potential hazards. Through hands-on investigation, students explore the world of rocks and design ways of protecting humans from their dangers.

Social Studies: Students will learn about the indigenous peoples of Michigan.  They will learn about their culture, their lifestyle, and how they interacted with their environment.


Spelling Words:

Students will be given spelling words on Monday each week and tested on Friday.  Students are expected to study their words at home each night.  To get some ideas on how to practice words with your child, check out this resource(please note, the directions on it do not apply)

3 – /are/

care, stare, fare, dare, bareshare, spare, aware, hare, mare

 

4 –  Prefixes

disappear, improper, import, export, invisible, mismatch, distrust, mislead, exhale, incorrect

Content Area: Bill of Rights, citizens, responsibilities, freedom, elections

NWEA Reports were sent home today with students. Also, there are an alarming number of students who are not completing homework and classwork, even with many (many) reminders. Please check your child’s planner nightly and have a conversation about the importance of completing work. Thank you

Classroom Events

  • NWEA Science test this week
  • Late Start Wednesday,  January 6th
  • WIDA starts

Curriculum:

Math

3rd Grade: Students will study commutativity to find known facts of 6, 7, 8, and 9 then apply it, along with the distributive property, to relate multiplication facts 5 x n + n to 6 x n and n x 6 where n is the size of the unit.  Lastly, they will multiply and divide familiar facts using a letter to represent the unknown.

4th Grade: Students will work on solving division problems with a remainder using the array and area models then work toward solving two-digit dividend division problems with a remainder in the ones place and tens.

Reading: Students will work to explore setting in a story.  They will draw on specific details in the text to describe events in depth.  They will also understand how one event leads to another to create a complete story.

Writing: Students will continue working on Compare/Contrast writing.

Science: Students will develop an appreciation for the processes that shape the Earth’s surface. After considering where volcanoes form and how they erupt, they turn to investigations of rocks breaking apart and creating potential hazards. Through hands-on investigation, students explore the world of rocks and design ways of protecting humans from their dangers.

Social Studies: Students will learn about the indigenous peoples of Michigan.  They will learn about their culture, their lifestyle, and how they interacted with their environment.


Spelling Words:

Students will be given spelling words on Monday each week and tested on Friday.  Students are expected to study their words at home each night.  To get some ideas on how to practice words with your child, check out this resource(please note, the directions on it do not apply)

3 – Homophones

there, their, where, wear, bored, board, plane, plain, flour, flower, flour

 

4 – -tion

presentation, direction, collection, introduction, communication, disruption, nation, position, fiction, action

Content Area:  government, Congress, Constitution, Senate, House of Representatives

Report cards will go home today with studentsI forgot to send home report cards, I will send them home Thursday!

If you’d like to know what your child needs to work on in math, check their Exit Tickets! When students complete a lesson, I assess them using an Exit Ticket.  This assessment does not go in my gradebook, it is a way for me to see if they have mastered the lesson objective or not.  I grade them using a check + (got it!), check (getting it), or check – (needs help).  You can see how your child is doing after each lesson by reviewing the Exit Tickets that come home.  That eliminates “surprises” and tells you what they need to work on before the Mid/End of Module Assessment rolls around 🙂

Classroom Events

  • No Chess Today
  • NWEA Science test this week
  • No Spelling this week

Curriculum:

Math

3rd Grade: Students will study commutativity to find known facts of 6, 7, 8, and 9 then apply it, along with the distributive property, to relate multiplication facts 5 x n + n to 6 x n and n x 6 where n is the size of the unit.  Lastly, they will multiply and divide familiar facts using a letter to represent the unknown.

4th Grade: Students will work on solving division problems with a remainder using the array and area models then work toward solving two-digit dividend division problems with a remainder in the ones place and tens.

Reading: Students will work to explore setting in a story.  They will draw on specific details in the text to describe events in depth.  They will also understand how one event leads to another to create a complete story.

Writing: Students will continue working on Compare/Contrast writing.

Science: Students will develop an appreciation for the processes that shape the Earth’s surface. After considering where volcanoes form and how they erupt, they turn to investigations of rocks breaking apart and creating potential hazards. Through hands-on investigation, students explore the world of rocks and design ways of protecting humans from their dangers.

Social Studies: Students will learn about the indigenous peoples of Michigan.  They will learn about their culture, their lifestyle, and how they interacted with their environment.


Spelling Words:  No Spelling this week

Spelling tests and timed multiplication tests were sent home today with all students.

I wanted to update you on some changes that will happen in class for this card marking.  Please check with your child on Thursday of each week to see if they will need to complete any of the work for homework.  Here are the changes:

iReady:  Students will be required to complete at least 2 lessons per week on iReady with a passing grade of at least 75%.  Students will be given plenty of time to complete this requirement during the school week.  Students who do not complete the requirement by Thursday are encouraged to work at home to complete the lessons.  However, this should be unnecessary since students will be given ample time to complete the lessons in class.

Zearn:  Students will be required to complete at least 2 lessons per week in Zearn.  Again, they will be given more than enough time in school to complete the lessons and will be encouraged to complete the work at home on Thursday night if they are not close to being done.

Fact Fluency:  Students will be required to have their multiplication facts 1-10 memorized by the end of the year.  Please spend a few minutes at home quizzing them each night.  They will take a weekly multiplication fact test to chart their progress starting this week.

Please contact me at majetir@dearbornschools.org if you have any questions.  Thanks for your support 🙂

Classroom Events

  • NWEA Math test this week
  • 1/2 Day Tuesday, January 22nd
  • Popcorn Day Friday, January 25th

Curriculum:

Math

3rd Grade: Students will study commutativity to find known facts of 6, 7, 8, and 9 then apply it, along with the distributive property, to relate multiplication facts 5 x n + n to 6 x n and n x 6 where n is the size of the unit.  Lastly, they will multiply and divide familiar facts using a letter to represent the unknown.

4th Grade: Students will work on solving division problems with a remainder using the array and area models then work toward solving two-digit dividend division problems with a remainder in the ones place and tens.

Reading: Students will work to explore setting in a story.  They will draw on specific details in the text to describe events in depth.  They will also understand how one event leads to another to create a complete story.

Writing: Students will continue working on Compare/Contrast writing.

Science: Students will develop an appreciation for the processes that shape the Earth’s surface. After considering where volcanoes form and how they erupt, they turn to investigations of rocks breaking apart and creating potential hazards. Through hands-on investigation, students explore the world of rocks and design ways of protecting humans from their dangers.

Social Studies: Students will learn about the indigenous peoples of Michigan.  They will learn about their culture, their lifestyle, and how they interacted with their environment.


Spelling Words:

Students will be given spelling words on Monday each week and tested on Friday.  Students are expected to study their words at home each night.  To get some ideas on how to practice words with your child, check out this resource(please note, the directions on it do not apply)

3 –  /nk/ /sk/ & /mp/

pink, ankle, ask, camper, jumpedsink, banker, desk, swamp, lamp

4 –  Final /el/

channel, pixel, chapel, flannel, panel, tunnel, vessel, snorkel, travel, unravel

Content Area: divisor, dividend, quotient, remainder, division