Class 4-213 Newsletter Week of January 25-29

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.


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

11. Coach ELA/Math– these exercises are practice for the state tests. I am noticing that students are not completed their homework accurately. They are choosing any multiple choice answer. This causes a big problem because we have to spend more time explaining the skills in the morning. By the time I review the homework, students tend to shut down, because they feel unconfident of themselves. So I have more students not participating in regular classwork discussions. I am asking that you please review their answers in the Coach ELA/MATH books.

12. We are running low on tissues and clorox wipes. If you have any extra, please send them in. Thank you!

Important Dates

January 26, 2016- Cookshop for families 7:40 a.m.

Homework for the Week of January 25-29

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

****Chapter 3 Go Math Test Postponed for Wednesday January 27th, 2016***

Spelling Words





















Review Words




Challenge Words




– Reading- Reading Response Non Fiction Question #6

– Math- Read problem and fill in graphic organizer

– Coach ELA pages 86-87 #’s 1-5

-math Chapter 3 Test Wednesday

-Spelling Test Corrections and Signature


– Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log

– Math- Solve and Write on Loose-leaf/ Write an explanation for your answer

– Study the practice test we completed in class for Math Test tomorrow

-Spelling activity

-No Coach Practice tonight– Study for test


-Reading-Reading Response Non-Fiction Question #7

-Math- Read problem and fill in graphic organizer

-Math–Coach ELA pages 98-99 #’s 1-5


– Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log

– Math- Solve and Write on Loose-leaf/ Write an explanation for your answer

– -Spelling activity/ Study for the test

-Coach Math pages 127-128 #’s 1-9 (show work)


– Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log

-Spelling Test Corrections and Signature

January Units of Study


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.


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.


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.


We are working on Chapter 3 of go math. They will learn to multiply two digit numbers by two digit numbers. Students will learn different strategies to multiply with multiple numbers.

Social Studies

In Unit 2 Students will be learning about European influence on New York City. They will learn about the European explorers that went to North American to gain land and resources. They will study the reasons Europeans came to North America. The students will understand the ways in which the landscape and population of the continent changed over time.