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4-213 Newsletter for the Week of April 11th- April 15th

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

**** This week is our Math State Test. The test is 3 days long. Day 1 and day 2 will be only multiple choice questions. Day 3 is extended response. The students will have has much time as needed to take the test.**** Important Dates
April 13th -15th NY STATE MATH TEST
Upcoming Dates:
April 25th thru April 29th School Closed for Spring Recess

Homework for the Week of April 11th- April 15th

No spelling words (we will resume next week)

Mon.
– Reading Response # 5 Non- Fiction
– Coach Math pages 307-311

Tues.
-Sharpen 5 #2 pencils
– Go to bed early
– Eat a good breakfast
– Be in school at 8:10

Wednesday
-Sharpen 5 #2 pencils
– Go to bed early
– Eat a good breakfast
– Be in school at 8:10

Thursday
-Sharpen 5 #2 pencils
– Go to bed early
– Eat a good breakfast
– Be in school at 8:10

Friday
– Read & Fill in Log

Units of Study

Reading

Students have emerged themselves into the book Flying Solo by Ralph Fletcher. It is a realistic fiction story. Throughout the unit students will keep detailed notes and charts in their notebooks. They will be placed in small groups, to have book discussions. At the end of the book, students will complete a book project (details to follow) and take a test based on the book.

Writing

We have started to generate topics for our persuasive essays. Students will learn the how to write a persuasive essay using: persuasive text structure, vocabulary, claim, reasons, and counter argument. Students will be writing about a topic that is important to them. They will do research to support their reasons. The final product is a unique persuasive writing

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 are in our next unit on measurement. Our first topic will be measuring angles. Students will need their protractors for this unit. Please make sure to have a protractor at home so they can do their homework assignments.

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.