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Class 4-213 Weekly Newsletter Week of February 22 – February 26

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

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

Important Dates

February 23rd, 2016 — Trip to Queens Theatre about the Life of Rosa Parks
March 3rd, 2016 — Half Day for Parent Teacher Conferences ( dismissal at 11:30) — If your child is in the Settlement program, please be aware that Settlement will not be picking up children, so please make arrangements to have your child be picked up at the dismissal time

Homework for the Week of February 22nd – February 26th
***Please Check Homework Notebook Daily for any changes***

Spelling Words:

skateboard

leadership

everybody

briefcase

applesauce

meatball

firefighter

overdue

staircase

daredevil

clockwise

shipwreck

dishwasher

windshield

saltwater

lifestyle

motorboat

strawberry

wallpaper

yearbook

Review Words

cancel

couple

parallel

Challenge Words

masterpiece

stomachache

Mon.

-Reading-Reading Response Non-Fiction Question #2

-Coach MATH Lesson 4 pages 36-37#’s 1-4 (students can write in the books)

– Math Test Chapter 4 on Friday (students will only be tested on lessons 4.2, 4.3, 4.10, 4.11, 4.12)

Tues.

– Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log

– Math- Chapter Review Sheet

– Coach ELA pages 49-55 #’s 1-5 (students can write in the books)

– Math Test Chapter 4 on Friday

Wed.

-Reading-Reading Response Non-Fiction Question #3

-Math- Chapter Review Sheet

-Coach MATH pages 38-39#’s 5-10 (students can write in the books)

– Math Test Chapter 4 on Friday

Thurs.

– Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log

– Math- Chapter Review Sheet

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

– Study for math test tomorrow

Friday

– Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log

February 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

We will be focusing on the basic skills of long division. The lessons we will cover are 4.2, 4.3, 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.