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Class 4-213 January 4-8 Newsletter

1. Please send your child to school on time every single day. School starts at 8:10 a.m. Lateness is a disruption to instruction.

2. Please remember to check your child’s folder daily.

3. Please send your child to school with 5 sharpened #2 pencils daily.

4. All tests must be signed and returned back to school.

5. Please complete all daily homework assignments on the day in which it is assigned so that the students can master the concepts that they have learned at school that day.

6. If you have any questions or comments or concerns, feel free to send a note with your child or email me dfaziola@schools.nyc.gov

7. We will be giving the students an unannounced Reading Comprehension Exam every other week.

8. Please make sure that your child studies their weekly spelling words every night.

9. Our class mommies are Caprice Powe (Makhi’s mom) and Madeline Aliverio (Jaline’s Mom).

10. Just a reminder:

a. Spelling Homework: if you would like your child to just write the spelling words 5x’s each for Tuesday and Thursday instead of completing an activity from the sheet, that assignment will count for their spelling homework.

b. Math: Here is the link to go math to help you assist your child.

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/math/hspmath/go_math_2012/na/gr4/se_9780547587868_/launch.html

Just copy and paste the link into the web browser.

A great tool to help students learn their times tables. http://www.unionbeachschools.org/ubsd/Academics/3rd%20Grade/Michael%20DeMaio/

c. Reading Level Books: here is a link that you give you a list of leveled books your child should be reading. https://www.readinga-z.com/books/leveled-books/?lbFilter%5Blevel-O%5D

Important Dates

January 20, 2016- Trip
Homework for the Week of January 4-8

***Please Check Homework Notebook Daily for any changes***

Spelling Words

puppies

railways

kidneys

hobbies

journeys

memories

keys

varieties

valleys

skies

families

countries

trays

flies

surveys

supplies

delays

parties

essays

candies

always

mountain

slouch

reponsibilities

opportunities

Mon.

– Reading-Reading Response Non-Fiction Question #1

– Math-Read problem and fill in graphic organizer

– Science-Test Corrections and Signature

Tues.

– Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log

– Math-Solve on graphic organizer/Write on Looseleaf/ Write an explanation for your answer

-Spelling activity


Wed.
-Reading-Reading Response Non-Fiction Question #2

-Math-Read problem and fill in graphic organizer

Thurs.
– Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log

– Math-Solve on graphic organizer/Write on Looseleaf/ Write an explanation for your answer

-Spelling activity/ Study for the test

Friday

– Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log

-Spelling Test Corrections and Signature

January Units of Study

Reading

We will be working on Response to Literature. Students will be reading a variety of non-fiction articles. In addition to reading articles they will also be reading the National Geographic Lucky Leopards book. Students will learn non-fiction text features.

Writing

Students will produce a response to literature essay. They will read several articles and come up with one overall thesis statement. Students will use graphic organizers to help organize their thinking.

Science

Students learned how living things are classified. There are 5 kingdoms. Students will learn the parts of a plant and human cell. Students will compare and contrast species in different kingdoms.

Math
Students will start Chapter 3 of go math. They will learn to multiply two digit numbers by two digit numbers. We will go through all different strategies to multiply with multiple numbers.

Social Studies

The students will be working on Unit 1 titled “New York’s Land and its First People” in their Social Studies textbook. The students will be learning about the “First People of New York”. We will be exploring the Algonquian and Iroquois Tribes. As a culminating activity, the students will create a 3-D diorama of an Algonquian or Iroquois village