Another great week! The students are really working hard in their subjects and starting to fall into a routine. The media center opened this week so your child had a chance to visit the library and check out some books. Remember to sign your child's agenda each evening as well as their Reading Log. They should be reading at least 15 minutes nightly and give a 1 or 2 sentence summary of what they read during that time in their reading log. Homework is posted online for your convenience so be sure to check the website often for updates.
Parent Open House is August 26, 2014 from 4:00pm-5:00pm.
Math: Chapter 1 test has been postponed until Tuesday so that I can review one extra day with the kids. We will begin Chapter 2 this week: Place Value and Operations with Whole Numbers. Essential Question: What strategies can you use to multiply by 1-digit numbers?
Writing: Teacher will continue to model informational writing using the R.A.C.E. acronym (R=Restate the question; A=Answer the question; C=Cite evidence to support your answer; E= Explain your answer in your own words.
Language Arts: Essential Question: How do people respond to natural disasters?
Comprehension Strategy: Reread
Comprehension Skill: Compare and Contrast
Genre: Expository Text
Vocabulary Strategy: Multiple Meaning Words
Grammar: Compound Sentences
Handwriting: Cursive letters review
Reading Log: Each evening your child is required to read at least 15 minutes nightly. Your child is also required to track his/her reading on a reading log which is inside a sleeve in the agenda binder. Parents must sign the log.
In an effort to be better stewards of our resources parents will no longer be receiving AR TOPS reports. To view your child's progress towards their goals you can visit the website listed below. It is easy to get signed and ready to use this great service. You will receive emails to your personal address when your child has tested. It is a valuable tool to use in keeping in touch with your child's progress. http://www.tvcs-ar.org/RenaissanceServer/HomeConnect/Login.aspx
Parents, please make sure that your child is taking advantage of the ThinkCentral website. This is a valuable tool to use for practice in both reading, math, and science. Your child has been given a username and password for this website. The information is located in their binders. www.thinkcentral.com
Students will be getting acquainted with Spelling activities that will help them be successful on Thursday tests. We have created a link to Spelling City which provides games and printables for each week's spelling words. Please go to www.spellingcity.com and find our state, school, and then Mrs. France's name (she has it set up for all of fourth grade). Students will need to choose the list of words we are working on that week. Happy playing.
Please make sure to check binders nightly for important information, weekly assignments, and tests. Please make sure that your child is reading every night. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me, jot a note in the planner, or email me at anytime.