4-213 Newsletter Week of May 2nd – May 6th, 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.

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

Homework for the Week of May 2nd – May 6th, 2016
Spelling words

porcupine

afford

morning

argue

apartment

urgent

splurge

circular

search

sharpen

purse

creature

picture

according

tomorrow

pardon

modern

nature

service

surround

Review Words

unequal

rearrange

incorrect

Challenge Words

permanent

emergency

Mon.
– Reading Response FICTION# 11
– Math Worksheet
– Reading Test Thursday on Flying Solo (students will refer to notes; some students requested to bring books home) Tues.
-Read and log in chart
-Math Worksheet
-Spelling Activity
Reading Test Thursday on Flying Solo (students will refer to notes; some students requested to bring books home)

Wednesday
– Reading Response FICTION# 12
– Math Worksheet
– Study for Reading Test on Flying Solo

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

Friday
– Spelling Corrections and Signature

Units of Study

Reading

Students have complete 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

Students have completed their drafts for their 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.