Weekly Newsletter for Mr. McRae's 4th Grade & 4th Grade Reading Class
Week of October 01—05
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VOCABULARY / CHALLENGE / REVIEW WORDS / INUPIAQ
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Science Words (from Chapter 1, "Classifying Living Things")
• Houghton Mifflin Reading, Theme 1, Lesson 3
Reading Selection: "Tomas and the Library Lady", Pat Mora
Comprehension Strategy: Predict/Infer
Comprehension Skill: Sequence of events
Spelling: /ou/ and /o/
Structural Analysis: Contractions
Grammar: Proper Nouns
Writing: Writing and essay
• Minimum Day, Wednesday, October 03
4th Graders dismissed at 1:30 p.m. Teacher collaboration time.
Daily Homework will no longer be posted on Class Blog.
I just can't find the time each day to keep up with it! Instead, I will use the time to post student work, as well as updates on class topics and progress. I have posted our Alaska Poems on the blog; check them out, they're fun! The reason I have chosen a blog format instead of a District Web Page is: a. I am already familiar with the blog format. b. It's seems to be a little faster and more reliable than a web page. c. It creates a sense for the students of being "big time published writers." I will use first names only for student writing that gets posted, and will use full discretion for subject matter and internet permissions. Contact me if you see anything that you would like to be deleted from our class blog. The "Default Homework" will be posted for homework, see below.
Students should do the regular, take-home, paper homework each night for Reading & Math. Homework reviews class work which is aligned with the state math standards. For reading homework, my intention is to integrate SCIENCE and SOCIAL STUDIES into the reading homework (since it is difficult to find enough time during the day to address these important subjects.) I will try, when possible, to create Reading Homework which addresses the reading skills of the week as well as science and social studies content.
However, if the paper homework is lost or destroyed, I will accept the DEFAULT homework as long as it is only "once in a while." The DEFAULT HOMEWORK is:
MATH: 1. Make a "Times Table" through 12 x 12
2. Write up a +, —, X, or ÷ Word Problem for our class.
READING: Read your book for 20 minutes, write a brief summary, and
have your parents sign and date it.
• EDITOR'S CHOICE sentences from last week
No sentences last week because it was a spelling review week.