Classroom Events

  • NWEA testing this week
  • Late Start Wednesday, school starts at 9:35

Curriculum:

Math

4th Grade: Will focus on place  value, rounding, and algorithms for addition and subtraction.

3rd Grade: Will focus on division and the meaning of the factors.

Reading: Our first focus will be on reading to identify main idea and details.

Writing: Our first writing assignment will focus on Narrative writing.  Students will create their own story based on a Big Top Circus theme.

Science: Our first unit will cover energy.  Students will think about the energy that things need to move and explore how energy makes things go.

Social Studies: We will be studying Regions.  4th grade will focus on Regions of the United States and 3rd will focus on Regions of Michigan.


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 – Week 3Short & Long /o/

poke, rock, mop, below, lock, broke, show, clock, stop, spoke

 

4 –  Week 3: Multisyllabic words – Long Vowels (o)

owner, compose, joke, only, grow, hold, notice, whole, vocal, compromise

3rd/4th Content area:  organism, light, energy, air, water

We are in need of a few cereal boxes for a science activity.  Please send any you have to school.  Thanks!

We currently do not have planners. When they arrive, that is what we will use to record nightly homework. In the meantime, I will post homework on the blog so you can stay updated at home.

Math: No homework

Spelling: Practice words

Reading: Read a book (or be read to) for at least 30 minutes.

Social Studies: Complete the numbering of the pages in Social Studies Notebook.

This Week will be a weekly newsletter post that will highlight classroom events and curriculum.  Look for this every Monday! 🙂

Classroom Events

  • NWEA testing this week
  • Open House is September 7th 6-7:30
  • 1/2 Day Friday – No School PM (11:45 dismissal)

Curriculum:

Math

4th Grade: Will focus on place  value, rounding, and algorithms for addition and subtraction.

3rd Grade: Will focus on multiplication and the meaning of the factors.

Reading: Our first focus will be on reading to identify main idea and details.

Writing: Our first writing assignment will focus on Narrative writing.  Students will create their own story based on a Big Top Circus theme.

Science: Our first unit will cover energy.  Students will think about the energy that things need to move and explore how energy makes things go.

Social Studies: We will be studying Regions.  4th grade will focus on Regions of the United States and 3rd will focus on Regions of Michigan.


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)

 

3rd – Week 2:

Short & Long /i/

bit, stick, will, ice, win, brickpie, polite, spin, kick, sit, nice

Content area:  question, experiment, hypothesis, solution, conclusion

 

4th – Week 2:

Multisyllabic words – Short Vowels (i and o)

person, interest, district, trim, adopt, strong, common, timber, grin, blog

Content area:  question, experiment, hypothesis, solution, conclusion

All students (3rd & 4th) will remain in the room for math instruction. We have determined that having students stay in the classroom will work best for all. 🙂

We currently do not have planners. When they arrive, that is what we will use to record nightly homework. In the meantime, I will post homework on the blog so you can stay updated at home.

Math: 4th Homework 4.1; 3rd Homework 3.1

Spelling: Practice words

Reading: Read a book (or be read to) for at least 30 minutes.

This Week will be a weekly newsletter post that will highlight classroom events and curriculum.  Look for this every Monday! 🙂

Classroom Events

  • NWEA testing begins next week
  • Open House is September 7th 6-7:30

Curriculum:

Math

Our 4th grade students will be joining the other 4th graders for math instruction each day.  The 3rd graders will remain in the classroom for their math instruction.

4th Grade: Will focus on place  value, rounding, and algorithms for addition and subtraction.

3rd Grade: Will focus on multiplication and the meaning of the factors.

Reading: Our first focus will be on reading to identify main idea and details.

Writing: Our first writing assignment will focus on Narrative writing.  Students will create their own story based on a Big Top Circus theme.

Science: Our first unit will cover energy.  Students will think about the energy that things need to move and explore how energy makes things go.

Social Studies: We will be studying Regions.  4th grade will focus on Regions of the United States and 3rd will focus on Regions of Michigan.


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)

 

3rd – Week 1

Short & Long /a/ 

lane, ate, trap, tape, cancap, cape, man, late, cane

Content area:  points, lines, line segments, rays, quadrangles

 

4th – Week 1

Multisyllabic words – Short Vowels (a and e)

problem, latitude, machine, system, member, snack, happen, candy, theft, travel

Content area:  points, lines, line segments, rays, quadrangles

 

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