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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
6/14 No School for students
6/15 PTA Meeting 6 pm
6/17 Attendance Breakfast
6/28 Last Day of school (dismissal at 11:30)

6/20 — Celebration for Summer Birthdays — if your child has a summer birthday, this will be the day we will celebrate for all. Feel free to bring in goody bags and treats. Please keep in mind that we have two students with peanut allergies.

Homework for the Week of June 13th – June 17th, 2016
***SOCIAL STUDIES CHAPTER 6 TEST FRIDAY***

Mon.
-Reading Response
Read Chapter in How To Steal a Dog (chapters to be determined based on what we cover in the classroom) *Answer Chapter Questions (students received a reading comprehension packet) *They are to answer questions in their reading notebooks.
*Be sure to write questions and answers
-Math Worksheet
-Social Studies page 163 Apply the Skill — Create a Timeline based on the information read

Tues. (no school for students)
-Read and log in chart

Wednesday
– Reading Response
Read Chapter in How To Steal a Dog (chapters to be determined based on what we cover in the classroom) *Answer Chapter Questions (students received a reading comprehension packet) *They are to answer questions in their reading notebooks.
*Be sure to write questions and answers
– Math Worksheet
– Social Studies page 174 #’s 4-8
– Social Studies Test Friday

Thursday
-Read and log in chart
-Math Worksheet
– Social Studies pages 174- 175 #’s 9 – 14
– Social Studies Test Tomorrow– Study

Friday
– Read and log in chart

Units of Study

Reading
Students began a novel called “How To Steal a Dog”, this type of novel is called realistic fiction. We will be working on story elements, character, setting, plot, problem and solution.

Writing
Students will be learning a new type of writing genre. Students learned how to write a “How To” type of writing in third grade. In fourth they will go deeper into the genre and write a “How to” based on influences and impacts they have had in their lives.

Science
Our focus will be on Forces and Motion
Students have completed Chapter 14. We will be moving on to Chapter 15, Forces and Motion.

Math
We will go back into our Go Math Series. Students will be introduced to 5th grade level math skills. Math skills include: adding/subtracting money, order of operations, divide by 2 digit numbers, place value through millions, decimal place value, fractions, coordinate grids, area and tiling, and area of the base.

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