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Important Happenings

Jan. 6rth     Students Return From Break

Jan. 11th      Report Cards are sent home

Jan. 11th – 18th   In-School Writing Day Camp      

Jan. 14th    Classroom Spelling Bee

Jan. 14th    Book Fair Sign-up letter due

Jan. 18th    No School for Students

 

 

 

Parent Involvement

We all know that sometimes it is difficult to earn PI hours.  While we value and greatly appreciate your time in our classrooms we realize it is not always easy for you to come in. Please be aware that there are other opportunities to earn, such as, working concessions at athletic events, working in morning car line, the media center, and many others.  Our Media Center is having a Book Fair in February. Please look for the sign-up and return it by January 14th.   

Post it notes, Expo markers, treasure box items, individually wrapped snacks, glue sticks.  Thank you for all you do.:-)

 

Focus Lessons

 

Math

Students will relate both fractions and money to place value and will learn how to rename fractions as decimals.  They will also add fractional parts of 10 and 100 and compare decimals through hundredths.

Upon completion of fractions, students will be moving into geometry.  Students will be studying two-dimiensional figures.  The students will use definitions to identify and describe charactersitics of these figures.

 

Language Arts

Reading

In Language Arts Reading, students will study comprehension skills to include Point of View in Narrative and Informational Text, Text Structure (Cause and Effect, Problem/Solution, Compare/Contrast, Description, and Chronological Order).  Vocabulary Skills include synonyms, antonyms and context clues.  Informational text will incorporate Social Studies by discussing how Florida changed early in its history.

 

Writing

Students are practicing the skills of opinion writing using informational text.  The students close read two or more texts, form an opinion based on evidence, and write an essay.  Skills being practiced are Focus Statements, main idea statements, and evidence (details) to support the main idea.  Students focus on their grammar such as complex sentences, transitional words, word choice, and conventions.

 

 

Florida State Assessments

 

Students are preparing for the Florida State Assessments scheduled for March and April of 2016. 

  • Writing is scheduled for March 1st (Tuesday)
  • Math is scheduled for April 4th and 5th (Monday and Tuesday)
  • ELA is April 14th and 15th (Thursday and Friday)

 

In case you were wondering:

The Florida State Assessment for 4th Grade ELA will be computer based testing. The Florida State Assessment for 4th Grade Math will still be a paper/pencil based test.

Students are continuing to practice questions that have multiple answers and open responses.  If you have any questions, please email me.

 

This is a good site for practice with the standards:

www.ixl.com

This is a good site for practice in Math Standards:

www.mathscore.com or www.adaptedmind.com

Math Practice Websites:

http://www.aaamath.com/B/g66a_ax1.htm#section2 Adding Fractions With Like Denominator

Reminders

Thank you to all of you who are checking your child’s homework nightly and making corrections, initialing their homework, and their planner.  Please help your child get into the routine of checking their planner nightly to be sure they have completed all of their homework.  Many of our children seem to think if they don’t have a worksheet for a particular subject, they don’t have any homework in that subject for the night.  They are forgetting to look at the planner, which shows that they may have spelling homework, reading homework, or study homework that did not require a worksheet.  It is a good idea to check your child’s planner when signing it just to be sure you have seen all the required work.  Just as a reminder, late and missing work will have a negative effect on your child’s grade.  A maximum of 60% will be awarded for work turned in one day late, and a zero will be entered in the grade book thereafter. Homework is designed to practice skills learned in class, so it is very important that it be done on time.   Please note, absent assignments do not fall under this category. The “Absent Homework Policy” still stands. The Handbook Attendance Policy states that in order to receive credit for missed work due to an absence, a student must turn in assignments upon returning to school within the number of days missed plus one day.  Thank you for all of your support.

Special Areas

P.E. (daily)

10:35-11:10

 

Spanish/Music

Tuesdays and Fridays

8:05-9:05

 

Computer Lab

Monday and Wednesdays

8:05-8:50

 

Art

Thursdays

8:05-9:05

Educationally,

Ms. McCranie

 http://moodle.tvcs.org/ 

http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/school/w9t6 (reading and science online connection)

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do  (math and social studies online connection)

Online Scholastic orders:

https://orders.scholastic.com/HMLHC

 

Contact: Samantha.McCranie@tvcs.org

PDF documents
Behavior Plan - Behavior Plan
Fifth Grade Spelling Bee List - Fifth Grade Spelling Bee List
Fourth Grade Spelling Bee List - Fourth Grade Spelling Bee List
Grading Policy - Grading Policy
January Newsletter - January Newsletter
Reading Log - Reading Log
Scholastic Parent Letter - Scholastic Parent Letter
Scholastic Parent Online Ordering Letter - Scholastic Parent Online Ordering Letter

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