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Puzzle Piece Project Assignment
Students will draw a poster to illustrate a scene in a favorite, recently read book. Book selection must be approved by the teacher. Students have been shown examples of projects and many questions were answered; however, please feel free to email or call for further clarification.
St. Augustine Field Trip letters have gone home to parents. A copy of the letter and permission slip are in PDF from at the bottom of this page, as well. Please remember to fill out the bottom of the permission slip in the presence of a notary. This is necessary as we will be more than 100 miles away from the campus.
I am having the children glue their passwords inside the front cover of their agenda. The Reading and Social Studies (www.connect-ed.com) passwords are still being processed and we will add them as soon as possible. In the meantime, you may access www.thinkcentral.com and explore the Math and Science Curriculum and all the wonderful resources that go with it.
Please have your child explain the reading log to you. If you have any questions, please email or call. Your child should be reading at least 15 minutes nightly.
Box Tops: Send in your box tops! Box Tops help raise funds for our school and we use those funds for equipment and other special resources such as the Positive Message Program on our Morning Announcements. Each class competes to see who can collect the most box tops. The winning classrooms get a special prize.
St. Augustine Field Trip (December 3rd) Due Dates:
October 23: Child - Final payment $46 due and Adult final payment $59 due (if chaperoning)
Puzzle Piece Project Final Due Date: October 30
Planning sheet due: October 13th
Other Important Information:
The students will be doing Cold Reads as homework once weekly . A cold read is a reading passage that a student has not read before. They have learned strategies on how to read one of these passages and how to answer the questions. These strategies are below in a PDF file. Please ensure your child is doing his/her very best work on the homework. Each piece of homework has a very specific purpose to help your child gain success in each phase of fourth grade.
The students will be glueing all their passwords on the back page of their agenda with the corresponding website once they receive them. Please explore www.thinkcentral.com. It is an online version of the students Math book as well as extra practice, remedial instruction, enhanced instruction, video explanations, etc. Wonderful resources to help you and your child understand the math curriculum.
I will be giving the children a pre-test for Spelling on Friday or Monday. If they score 90% on the pretest, they are exempt from the weekly homework and Thursday post-test. Study as this is a great opportunity to lessen the load.
Have fun studying spelling by going to www.spellingcity.com . Search for The Villages Charter Elementary School and click on my name "Anne Crane". Choose the list the kids are studying this week and all kinds of different games come up using this weeks words! Happy playing!
Remember, 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.
Math: Chapter 4
Writing: Expository Writing
Language Arts: Unit 2 Week 4
Focus Skill: Main Idea
Focus Strategy: Reread
Grammar: Nouns (proper, common, concrete, abstract)
Spelling week of 10/5: shred, shriek, shrimp, shrink, script, screw, screech, straighten, straps, strand, sprout, sprawl, sprang, splashing, splotch, thrill, throb, throat, thrift, through
Spelling week of 10/13: dart, guard, award, backyard, argue, spark, target, smart, charge, carpet, warp, door, fort, morning, stork, cord, sorn, stormy, core, bore
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.
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 click "search" on the top menu. Click "schools" on the search menu. Type in "The Villages Elementary School" and then click on the school name. Find my name "Anne Crane" name. 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.
To access the Accellerated Website, use the following link: https://hosted220.renlearn.com/2352255/homeconnect
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Reading Strategies - Reading Strategies for a cold read
St. Augustine Consent - St. Augustine Consent Form