4-213 Newsletter Week of February 8-12, 2016

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

12. Next week is Respect for all Week. Each day the students will engage in activities to show their repect for themselves and each other. Please pay attention to the dates so your child can be prepared for the special events of the day.

February 11th — Wear blue for Bullying Awarness
February 12th — Wear either a super hero costume, t-shirt, cape or mask for Super Hero Day

Important Dates

February 8th, 2016– School Closed in observance for Lunar New Year

February 15th – 19th — School Closed Mid Winter Break

February 23rd, 2016 — Trip to Queens Theatre about the Life of Rosa Parks

Homework for the Week of February 8th – February 12th
***Please Check Homework Notebook Daily for any changes***

No spelling words this week


no homework — school closed for observance of The Lunar New Year


– Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log

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

– Coach ELA 9-12 #’s 1-5 (students can write in the books)


-Reading-Reading Response Non-Fiction Question #1

-Math- Read problem and fill in graphic organizer

-Coach MATH pages 11-14 #’s 1-10 (students can write in the books)

– Remember to wear blue tomorrow.


– Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log

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

-Coach ELA pages 22-26 #’s 1-5 (students can write in the books)

– Remember to wear a super hero costume, shirt, cape, or mask.


– Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log

February 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 will be focusing on the basic skills of long division. The lessons we will cover are 4.2, 4.3, 4.9, 4.10, 4.11, 4.12. Please refer to the Go Math Website for help.

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.