Monday, September 17, 2012

Parent FYI, week of September 17—21

Parents F.Y.I.
Weekly Newsletter for Mr. McRae's 4th Grade & 4th Grade Reading Class
Week of September 17—21


steel   steal    lead    led      wait   weight   wear   ware  creak creek   beet    beat    meet     meat   peek   peak   deer   dear    ring   wring


conductor      pour          its               —(r)tuNa  
depot              poor          it's              niGi—
jolting            vain           there          qiniq—
lurching         vein           they're
platform        vane          their

  Houghton Mifflin Reading, Theme 1, Lesson 3
            Reading Selection: "By The Shores of Silver Lake",  Laura Ingalls Wilder
            Theme:  "Journeys"
            Comprehension Strategy:  Question
            Comprehension Skill:  Noting details
            Spelling:  Homophones
            Structural Analysis:  Word roots tele and rupt
            Grammar:  Common Nouns
            Writing:  Prewriting a friendly letter


              Math and Reading homework on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur
              Spelling is now included as part of Reading Homework
              Substitutions can be made if homework is lost or forgotten:
                    Math:   a multiplication "times table"
                    Reading:  25 minutes of free reading, with a signed note from parent


              Homework is not counted in grade, but it does determine
                  Class Raffle eligibility!
   EDITOR'S CHOICE sentences from last week 

            I brush my hair in the bathroom.
            Naomi brushed her hair 20 or more minutes.
            My favorite juice is Kool-aid.
            I am pumped for the game.
            The wind blew me across the street.
            You can tune a piano.
            I told the truth, not a lie
            My pencil is dull.
            Business people have suitcases.
            In the pirate ship there was a trunk of treasure.
            She went down the tube.

  This week at Nome Elementary
            TB Testing (Mon, Wed, Fri)
            Vision Screening (Tu)
            Hearing Screening (Wed)
            Pictures for 4th Graders (Wed) 
            Picture make-ups on (Fri)

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