Class 4-213 Newsletter Week of April 18 – April 22

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
April 25th thru April 29th School Closed for Spring Recess

Homework for the Week of April 18th- April 22nd

Spelling words

colorful

thoughtful

breathless

cheerful

wonderful

spotless

hopeless

creative

memorable

active

honorable

breakable

likable

miserable

reasonable

remarkable

massive

adaptable

impressive

careless

Review Words

around

thousand

destroy

Challenge Words

peaceful

predictable

Mon.
– Reading Response FICTION# 1
– Math Worksheet
-Finish definitions for Social Studies (constitution, federal, delegate, democracy, ratification)

Tues.
-Read and log in chart
-Math Worksheet
-Spelling Activity

Wednesday
– Reading Response FICTION# 2
– Math Worksheet

Thursday
-Read and log in chart
-Math Worksheet
-Spelling Activity
-Spelling Test Tomorrow

Friday
– Spelling Corrections and Signature

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
Our focus will be on Forces and Motion
Forces are how all matter interacts. All movement begins and ends when a force interacts with an object. Simple machines can be thought of as systems for changing forces in order to do work. Chapter 14 will focus on electricity and magaetism.

Math

Our next unit is on decimals. We will begin with Go Math chapter 9. Students will learn place value, multiplication, addition and subtraction of decimals.

Social Studies

Unit 4, chapter 6. Students will learn how ealry leaders created a democratic plan of government that reflected values and promoted what we call the common good.