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Class 4-212

Weekly Newsletter

June 20, 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 at your convenience. My email address is jmasullo.

7. I will be giving the students an unannounced Reading Comprehension Exam every other week. (Hint, Hint)

8. Please make sure that your child studies their weekly spelling words every night.

9. Reading Response questions will be given four times a week.

10. If you need to make an appointment to see me, please use the following times:

Tuesday-7:40 a.m.-8:10 a.m., 2:30 p.m.-3:10 p.m.

Monday through Friday-9:50 a.m.-Unless Schedule Changes

11. Please send in $5.00 for your child’s Time for Kids subscription if you have not done so already.

12. Please send back your child’s progress report.

13. If you have not met with me regarding your child’s report card, please make an appointment to meet with me.

14. Please return your child’s report card.

***Please refer to Homework Notebook for any changes***

**Word of the Week-**expedition

Spelling Words for the Week of June 20, 2016

1.radiant

2.confident

3.engineer

4.typist

5.electrician

6.inexact

7.outdated

8.downfall

9.upfront

10.upwind

11.admiration

12.addition

13.emotional

14.abdominal

15.testimonial

16.decoration

17.effortlessly

18.meaningfully

19.truthfully

20.carefully

21.usefully

22.powerfully

Homework for the Week of June 20, 2016

Day Reading Spelling Math Science Social Studies
Mon. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log /Response Activity # 1-ABC Order Word Problems
Tues.

No School for Students!

Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response Activity #2-

Write 10 sentences using ten of your spelling words.

Word Problems
Wed. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response Activity # 3-

Write 12 sentences using twelve of your spelling words.

Word Problems
Thurs. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response Activity #4-

Write each word 3 x each/

Test Tomorrow-Study

Word Problems
Friday Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log Test Signed & Corrected 3x each Study Notes

***New Reading Response Question Prompts are in your child’s folder***

***Guidelines for Fun Friday:***

Students may bring in board games and craft making activities and Students are responsible for anything that they bring to school!

Reading

During the month of June, we will continue reading a realistic fiction novel titled, “How to Steal a Dog,” by Barbara O’Connor. Georgina Hayes is the main character and she is desperate. Ever since her father left and they were evicted from their apartment, her family has been living in their car. With her mama juggling two jobs and trying to make enough money to find a place to live, Georgina is stuck looking after her younger brother, Toby. She has her heart set on improving their situation. When Georgina spots a missing-dog poster with a reward of five hundred dollars, the solution to all her problems suddenly seems within reach. All she has to do is "borrow" the right dog and its owners are sure to offer a reward. What happens next is the last thing she expected. With unmistakable sympathy, Barbara O’Connor tells the story of a young girl struggling to see what’s right when everything else seems wrong. The students will be having daily discussions about poverty and making moral decisions.

Writing

During the month of June, the students will continue writing “How To” writing pieces. During this writing, the students will be clearly expressing their ideas about a topic. They will be teaching someone step by step and guide them through a procedure. The person reading the student’s writing piece can learn from the writer since they are an expert on their topic.

Science

During the month of June, the students will be learning about “Simple Machines.” We will identify simple machines and how they work. We will also discuss how these simple machines make people’s lives easier.

Math

During the month of June, we are going to work on a chapter titled “Getting Ready for Fifth Grade.” We will be rounding decimals, dividing by multiples of ten and one hundred and adding and subtracting dollars and cents.

Social Studies

During the month of June, the students will be learning about “The United States in the Early 1800’s. We will learn about the Industrial Revolution as well as the struggle for equal rights. We will also study the Civil War and identify the causes and effects that it had on our nation.

Looking Ahead

ü June 28th-Half Day-Last Day of School

June Reading Log

Date Title of Book Author of Book Pages Read Parent’s Initials Teacher’s Signature
6/1
6/2
6/3
6/6
6/7
6/8
6/9
6/10
6/13
6/14
6/15
6/16
6/17
6/20
6/21
6/22
6/23
6/24
6/27
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Class 4-212

Weekly Newsletter

June 6, 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 at your convenience. My email address is jmasullo.

7. I will be giving the students an unannounced Reading Comprehension Exam every other week. (Hint, Hint)

8. Please make sure that your child studies their weekly spelling words every night.

9. Reading Response questions will be given four times a week.

10. If you need to make an appointment to see me, please use the following times:

Tuesday-7:40 a.m.-8:10 a.m., 2:30 p.m.-3:10 p.m.

Monday through Friday-9:50 a.m.-Unless Schedule Changes

11. Please send in $5.00 for your child’s Time for Kids subscription if you have not done so already.

12. Please send back your child’s progress report.

13. If you have not met with me regarding your child’s report card, please make an appointment to meet with me.

14. Please return your child’s report card.

***Please refer to Homework Notebook for any changes***

**Word of the Week-** precipitation

Spelling Words for the Week of June 6, 2016

1.likable

2.removable

3.printable

4.adorable

5.comfortable

6.durable

7.usable

8.invisible

9.responsible

10.darkness

11.tidiness

12.silliness

13.excitement

14.government

15.requirement

16.loneliness

17.harmless

18.hopeless

19.fearless

20.horrible

21.dimness

22.reapply

Homework for the Week of June 6, 2016

Day Reading Spelling Math Science Social Studies
Mon.

NYS Science Exam & TADA Performance at 11!

Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log /Response Activity # 1-ABC Order Word Problems
Tues.

Attendance Picnic at Forest Park!

Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response Activity #2-

Write 10 sentences using ten of your spelling words.

Word Problems
Wed. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response Activity # 3-

Write 12 sentences using twelve of your spelling words.

Word Problems
Thurs.

No School for Students!

Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response Activity #4-

Write each word 3 x each/

Test Tomorrow-Study

Word Problems
Friday Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log Test Signed & Corrected 3x each Study Notes

***New Reading Response Question Prompts are in your child’s folder***

***Guidelines for Fun Friday:*** Students may bring in board games and craft making activities and Students are responsible for anything that they bring to school!

Reading

During the month of June, we will continue reading a realistic fiction novel titled, “How to Steal a Dog,” by Barbara O’Connor. Georgina Hayes is the main character and she is desperate. Ever since her father left and they were evicted from their apartment, her family has been living in their car. With her mama juggling two jobs and trying to make enough money to find a place to live, Georgina is stuck looking after her younger brother, Toby. She has her heart set on improving their situation. When Georgina spots a missing-dog poster with a reward of five hundred dollars, the solution to all her problems suddenly seems within reach. All she has to do is "borrow" the right dog and its owners are sure to offer a reward. What happens next is the last thing she expected. With unmistakable sympathy, Barbara O’Connor tells the story of a young girl struggling to see what’s right when everything else seems wrong. The students will be having daily discussions about poverty and making moral decisions.

Writing

During the month of June, the students will continue writing “How To” writing pieces. During this writing, the students will be clearly expressing their ideas about a topic. They will be teaching someone step by step and guide them through a procedure. The person reading the student’s writing piece can learn from the writer since they are an expert on their topic.

Science

During the month of June, the students will be learning about “Simple Machines.” We will identify simple machines and how they work. We will also discuss how these simple machines make people’s lives easier.

Math

During the month of June, we are going to work on a chapter titled “Getting Ready for Fifth Grade.” We will be rounding decimals, dividing by multiples of ten and one hundred and adding and subtracting dollars and cents.

Social Studies

During the month of June, the students will be learning about “The United States in the Early 1800’s. We will learn about the Industrial Revolution as well as the struggle for equal rights. We will also study the Civil War and identify the causes and effects that it had on our nation.

Looking Ahead

ü June 6th-NYS Science Written Exam & TADA Performance at 11:00 a.m.

ü June 7th-Attendance Picnic at Forest Park

ü June 9th-No School for Students

ü June 14th-No School for Students

ü June 17th-Attendance Breakfast

ü June 28th-Last Day of School

June Reading Log

Date Title of Book Author of Book Pages Read Parent’s Initials Teacher’s Signature
6/1
6/2
6/3
6/6
6/7
6/8
6/9
6/10
6/13
6/14
6/15
6/16
6/17
6/20
6/21
6/22
6/23
6/24
6/27
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Class 4-212

Weekly Newsletter

May 31, 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 at your convenience. My email address is jmasullo.

7. I will be giving the students an unannounced Reading Comprehension Exam every other week. (Hint, Hint)

8. Please make sure that your child studies their weekly spelling words every night.

9. Reading Response questions will be given four times a week.

10. If you need to make an appointment to see me, please use the following times:

Tuesday-7:40 a.m.-8:10 a.m., 2:30 p.m.-3:10 p.m.

Monday through Friday-9:50 a.m.-Unless Schedule Changes

11. Please send in $5.00 for your child’s Time for Kids subscription if you have not done so already.

12. Please send back your child’s progress report.

13. If you have not met with me regarding your child’s report card, please make an appointment to meet with me.

14. Please return your child’s report card.

***Please refer to Homework Notebook for any changes***

**Word of the Week-** conscience

Spelling Words for the Week of May 31, 2016

1.squint

2.squash

3. squiggle

4.quarter

5. quail

6.question

7.squirm

8. squeeze

9. squirrel

10.squeak

11.quiver

12.quarrel

13.squat

14.inquire

15.quotation

16.bouquet

17.liquid

18.conquer

19.equator

20.quieter

21.masquerade

22.aquarium

Homework for the Week of May 31, 2016

Day Reading Spelling Math Science Social Studies
Mon.

Memorial Day-No School!

Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log
Tues. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response Activity #1-

Write 10 sentences using ten of your spelling words.

Word Problems
Wed. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response Activity # 2-

Write 12 sentences using twelve of your spelling words.

Word Problems
Thurs. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log & Response Activity #3-

Write each word 3 x each/

Test Tomorrow-Study

Word Problems
Friday Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log Test Signed & Corrected 3x each Study Notes

***New Reading Response Question Prompts are in your child’s folder***

***Guidelines for Fun Friday:***

Students may bring in board games and craft making activities and Students are responsible for anything that they bring to school!

Reading

During the month of June, we will continue reading a realistic fiction novel titled, “How to Steal a Dog,” by Barbara O’Connor. Georgina Hayes is the main character and she is desperate. Ever since her father left and they were evicted from their apartment, her family has been living in their car. With her mama juggling two jobs and trying to make enough money to find a place to live, Georgina is stuck looking after her younger brother, Toby. She has her heart set on improving their situation. When Georgina spots a missing-dog poster with a reward of five hundred dollars, the solution to all her problems suddenly seems within reach. All she has to do is "borrow" the right dog and its owners are sure to offer a reward. What happens next is the last thing she expected. With unmistakable sympathy, Barbara O’Connor tells the story of a young girl struggling to see what’s right when everything else seems wrong. The students will be having daily discussions about poverty and making moral decisions.

Writing

During the month of June, the students will continue writing “How To” writing pieces. During this writing, the students will be clearly expressing their ideas about a topic. They will be teaching someone step by step and guide them through a procedure. The person reading the student’s writing piece can learn from the writer since they are an expert on their topic.

Science

During the month of June, the students will be learning about “Simple Machines.” We will identify simple machines and how they work. We will also discuss how these simple machines make people’s lives easier.

Math

During the month of June, we are going to work on a chapter titled “Getting Ready for Fifth Grade.” We will be rounding decimals, dividing by multiples of ten and one hundred and adding and subtracting dollars and cents.

Social Studies

During the month of June, the students will be learning about “The United States in the Early 1800’s. We will learn about the Industrial Revolution as well as the struggle for equal rights. We will also study the Civil War and identify the causes and effects that it had on our nation.

Looking Ahead

ü May 30th-School Closed-Memorial Day

ü June 5th-Kite Festival

ü June 6th-Science- Written Exam

ü June 9th-No School for Students

ü June 14th-Half Day for Students

ü June 28th-Last Day of School

May Reading Log

Date Title of Book Author of Book Pages Read Parent’s Initials Teacher’s Signature
5/2
5/3
5/4
5/5
5/6
5/9
5/10
5/11
5/12
5/13
5/16
5/17
5/18
5/19
5/20
5/23
5/24
5/25
5/26
5/27
5/30
5/31

June Reading Log

Date Title of Book Author of Book Pages Read Parent’s Initials Teacher’s Signature
6/1
6/2
6/3
6/6
6/7
6/8
6/9
6/10
6/13
6/14
6/15
6/16
6/17
6/20
6/21
6/22
6/23
6/24
6/27
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Newsletter 5/23

Class 4-212

Weekly Newsletter

May 23, 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 at your convenience. My email address is jmasullo.

7. I will be giving the students an unannounced Reading Comprehension Exam every other week. (Hint, Hint)

8. Please make sure that your child studies their weekly spelling words every night.

9. Reading Response questions will be given four times a week.

10. If you need to make an appointment to see me, please use the following times:

Tuesday-7:40 a.m.-8:10 a.m., 2:30 p.m.-3:10 p.m.

Monday through Friday-9:50 a.m.-Unless Schedule Changes

11. Please send in $5.00 for your child’s Time for Kids subscription if you have not done so already.

12. Please send back your child’s progress report.

13. If you have not met with me regarding your child’s report card, please make an appointment to meet with me.

14. Please return your child’s report card.

***Please refer to Homework Notebook for any changes***

**Phrase of the Week-*precipitation*

Spelling Words for the Week of May 23, 2016

1.kangaroo

2.through

3.review

4.avenue

5.cheap

6.sweep

7.creep

8. locate

9.activate

10.appreciate

11.delete

12.athlete

13.retreat

14.parakeet

15.square

16.footwear

17. beware

18.delight

19.invite

20.appetite

21.impolite

22.meteorite

Homework for the Week of May 23, 2016

Day Reading Spelling Math Science Social Studies
Mon. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log /Response Activity #1-ABC Order Word Problems
Tues. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response Activity #2-

Write 10 sentences using ten of your spelling words.

Word Problems

*Math Test Tomorrow on Decimals*

Wed. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response Activity # 3-

Write 12 sentences using twelve of your spelling words.

Word Problems *Science Test Tomorrow on Chapter 14*
Thurs. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log & Response Activity #4-

Write each word 3 x each/

Test Tomorrow-Study

Word Problems
Friday Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log Test Signed & Corrected 3x each Study Notes

***New Reading Response Question Prompts are in your child’s folder***

***Guidelines for Fun Friday:***

Students may bring in board games and craft making activities and Students are responsible for anything that they bring to school!

Reading

During the month of May, we will be reading a realistic fiction novel titled, “How to Steal a Dog,” by Barbara O’Connor. Georgina Hayes is the main character and she is desperate. Ever since her father left and they were evicted from their apartment, her family has been living in their car. With her mama juggling two jobs and trying to make enough money to find a place to live, Georgina is stuck looking after her younger brother, Toby. She has her heart set on improving their situation. When Georgina spots a missing-dog poster with a reward of five hundred dollars, the solution to all her problems suddenly seems within reach. All she has to do is "borrow" the right dog and its owners are sure to offer a reward. What happens next is the last thing she expected. With unmistakable sympathy, Barbara O’Connor tells the story of a young girl struggling to see what’s right when everything else seems wrong. The students will be having daily discussions about poverty and making moral decisions.

Writing

During the month of May, the students will be writing “How To” writing pieces. During this writing, the students will be clearly expressing their ideas about a topic. They will be teaching someone step by step and guide them through a procedure. The person reading the student’s writing piece can learn from the writer since they are an expert on their topic.

Science

During the month of May, the students will be learning about “Making and Using Electricity.” They will discover what electricity is, how electricity and magnetism are related as well as how people use energy resources.

Math

During the month of May, we are going to work on a unit on Decimals. The students will be relating decimals to fractions. They will add and subtract decimals with regrouping in tenths, hundredths and thousandths. We will also multiply and divide decimals and pay careful attention to place value.

Social Studies

During the month of May the students will be learning about “The Challenge of Independence.” We will learn about the role of New York in the development of the new nation. In addition, we will also study the Constitution as a framework along with the importance of The Bill of Rights.

Looking Ahead

ü May 30th-School Closed-Memorial Day

ü May 25th, 26th, 27th-Science Performance Test

ü June 5th-Kite Festival

ü June 6th-Science- Written Exam

ü June 9th-No School for Students

ü June 14th-Half Day for Students

ü June 28th-Last Day of School

May Reading Log

Date Title of Book Author of Book Pages Read Parent’s Initials Teacher’s Signature
5/2
5/3
5/4
5/5
5/6
5/9
5/10
5/11
5/12
5/13
5/16
5/17
5/18
5/19
5/20
5/23
5/24
5/25
5/26
5/27
5/30
5/31
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newsletter

Class 4-212

Weekly Newsletter

May 16, 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 at your convenience. My email address is jmasullo.

7. I will be giving the students an unannounced Reading Comprehension Exam every other week. (Hint, Hint)

8. Please make sure that your child studies their weekly spelling words every night.

9. Reading Response questions will be given four times a week.

10. If you need to make an appointment to see me, please use the following times:

Tuesday-7:40 a.m.-8:10 a.m., 2:30 p.m.-3:10 p.m.

Monday through Friday-9:50 a.m.-Unless Schedule Changes

11. Please send in $5.00 for your child’s Time for Kids subscription if you have not done so already.

12. Please send back your child’s progress report.

13. If you have not met with me regarding your child’s report card, please make an appointment to meet with me.

14. Please return your child’s report card.

***Please refer to Homework Notebook for any changes***

**Phrase of the Week-*condensation*

Spelling Words for the Week of May 16, 2016

1.Earth

2. London

3.Harvard

4.Brazil

5.California

6.Jamaica

7.Grand Canyon

8.George Washington

9.Honolulu

10.Mount Everest

11.Central Park

12.Eiffel Tower

13. Venus

14.Egypt

15.Sahara Desert

16.John F. Kennedy

17.Atlantic Ocean

18.Times Square

19. Elvis Presley

20.Stonehenge

21.Neil Armstrong

22.Taj Mahal

Homework for the Week of May 16, 2016

Day Reading Spelling Math Science Social Studies
Mon. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log /Response Activity #1-ABC Order Word Problems
Tues. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response Activity #2-

Write 10 sentences using ten of your spelling words.

Word Problems
Wed. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response Activity # 3-

Write 12 sentences using twelve of your spelling words.

Word Problems
Thurs. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log & Response Activity #4-

Write each word 3 x each/

Test Tomorrow-Study

Word Problems
Friday Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log Test Signed & Corrected 3x each Study Notes

***New Reading Response Question Prompts are in your child’s folder***

***Guidelines for Fun Friday:***

Students may bring in board games and craft making activities and Students are responsible for anything that they bring to school!

Reading

During the month of May, we will be reading a realistic fiction novel titled, “How to Steal a Dog,” by Barbara O’Connor. Georgina Hayes is the main character and she is desperate. Ever since her father left and they were evicted from their apartment, her family has been living in their car. With her mama juggling two jobs and trying to make enough money to find a place to live, Georgina is stuck looking after her younger brother, Toby. She has her heart set on improving their situation. When Georgina spots a missing-dog poster with a reward of five hundred dollars, the solution to all her problems suddenly seems within reach. All she has to do is "borrow" the right dog and its owners are sure to offer a reward. What happens next is the last thing she expected. With unmistakable sympathy, Barbara O’Connor tells the story of a young girl struggling to see what’s right when everything else seems wrong. The students will be having daily discussions about poverty and making moral decisions.

Writing

During the month of May, the students will be writing “How To” writing pieces. During this writing, the students will be clearly expressing their ideas about a topic. They will be teaching someone step by step and guide them through a procedure. The person reading the student’s writing piece can learn from the writer since they are an expert on their topic.

Science

During the month of May, the students will be learning about “Making and Using Electricity.” They will discover what electricity is, how electricity and magnetism are related as well as how people use energy resources.

Math

During the month of May, we are going to work on a unit on Decimals. The students will be relating decimals to fractions. They will add and subtract decimals with regrouping in tenths, hundredths and thousandths. We will also multiply and divide decimals and pay careful attention to place value.

Social Studies

During the month of May the students will be learning about “The Challenge of Independence.” We will learn about the role of New York in the development of the new nation. In addition, we will also study the Constitution as a framework along with the importance of The Bill of Rights.

Looking Ahead

ü May 30th-School Closed-Memorial Day

ü June 1st-June 3rd-Science Performance Test

ü June 5th-Kite Festival

ü June 6th-Science- Written Exam

ü June 9th-No School for Students

ü June 14th-Half Day for Students

ü June 28th-Last Day of School

May Reading Log

Date Title of Book Author of Book Pages Read Parent’s Initials Teacher’s Signature
5/2
5/3
5/4
5/5
5/6
5/9
5/10
5/11
5/12
5/13
5/16
5/17
5/18
5/19
5/20
5/23
5/24
5/25
5/26
5/27
5/30
5/31
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Newsletter-May 9th

Class 4-212

Weekly Newsletter

May 9, 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 at your convenience. My email address is jmasullo.

7. I will be giving the students an unannounced Reading Comprehension Exam every other week. (Hint, Hint)

8. Please make sure that your child studies their weekly spelling words every night.

9. Reading Response questions will be given four times a week.

10. If you need to make an appointment to see me, please use the following times:

Tuesday-7:40 a.m.-8:10 a.m., 2:30 p.m.-3:10 p.m.

Monday through Friday-9:50 a.m.-Unless Schedule Changes

11. Please send in $5.00 for your child’s Time for Kids subscription if you have not done so already.

12. Please send back your child’s progress report.

13. If you have not met with me regarding your child’s report card, please make an appointment to meet with me.

14. Please return your child’s report card.

***Please refer to Homework Notebook for any changes***

**Phrase of the Week-*evaporation*

Spelling Words for the Week of May 9, 2016

1.taxicab

2.maximize

3.youthful

4.awesome

5. bronze

6.oyster

7.zebra

8.exhibit

9.yeast

10.dynamite

11. exhale

12.zoology

13.ozone

14.awkward

15.hexagon

16.yawned

17.examine

18.tuxedo

19. between

20.warmth

21. civilized

22.rhythm

Homework for the Week of May 9, 2016

Day Reading Spelling Math Science Social Studies
Mon. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log /Response Activity #1-ABC Order Word Problems Chapter 6 Test on Thursday!
Tues. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response Activity #2-

Write 10 sentences using ten of your spelling words.

Word Problems
Wed. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response Activity # 3-

Write 12 sentences using twelve of your spelling words.

Word Problems
Thurs. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log & Response Activity #4-

Write each word 3 x each/

Test Tomorrow-Study

Word Problems
Friday Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log Test Signed & Corrected 3x each Study Notes

***New Reading Response Question Prompts are in your child’s folder***

***Guidelines for Fun Friday:***

Students may bring in board games and craft making activities and Students are responsible for anything that they bring to school!

Reading

During the month of May, we will be reading a realistic fiction novel titled, “How to Steal a Dog,” by Barbara O’Connor. Georgina Hayes is the main character and she is desperate. Ever since her father left and they were evicted from their apartment, her family has been living in their car. With her mama juggling two jobs and trying to make enough money to find a place to live, Georgina is stuck looking after her younger brother, Toby. She has her heart set on improving their situation. When Georgina spots a missing-dog poster with a reward of five hundred dollars, the solution to all her problems suddenly seems within reach. All she has to do is "borrow" the right dog and its owners are sure to offer a reward. What happens next is the last thing she expected. With unmistakable sympathy, Barbara O’Connor tells the story of a young girl struggling to see what’s right when everything else seems wrong. The students will be having daily discussions about poverty and making moral decisions.

Writing

During the month of May, the students will be writing “How To” writing pieces. During this writing, the students will be clearly expressing their ideas about a topic. They will be teaching someone step by step and guide them through a procedure. The person reading the student’s writing piece can learn from the writer since they are an expert on their topic.

Science

During the month of May, the students will be learning about “Making and Using Electricity.” They will discover what electricity is, how electricity and magnetism are related as well as how people use energy resources.

Math

During the month of May, we are going to work on a unit on Decimals. The students will be relating decimals to fractions. They will add and subtract decimals with regrouping in tenths, hundredths and thousandths. We will also multiply and divide decimals and pay careful attention to place value.

Social Studies

During the month of May the students will be learning about “The Challenge of Independence.” We will learn about the role of New York in the development of the new nation. In addition, we will also study the Constitution as a framework along with the importance of The Bill of Rights.

Looking Ahead

ü May 12th-Parent Night-4:30-7:30

ü May 30th-School Closed-Memorial Day

May Reading Log

Date Title of Book Author of Book Pages Read Parent’s Initials Teacher’s Signature
5/2
5/3
5/4
5/5
5/6
5/9
5/10
5/11
5/12
5/13
5/16
5/17
5/18
5/19
5/20
5/23
5/24
5/25
5/26
5/27
5/30
5/31
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Newsletter-May 2nd

Class 4-212

Weekly Newsletter

May 2, 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 at your convenience. My email address is jmasullo.

7. I will be giving the students an unannounced Reading Comprehension Exam every other week. (Hint, Hint)

8. Please make sure that your child studies their weekly spelling words every night.

9. Reading Response questions will be given four times a week.

10. If you need to make an appointment to see me, please use the following times:

Tuesday-7:40 a.m.-8:10 a.m., 2:30 p.m.-3:10 p.m.

Monday through Friday-9:50 a.m.-Unless Schedule Changes

11. Please send in $5.00 for your child’s Time for Kids subscription if you have not done so already.

12. Please send back your child’s progress report.

13. If you have not met with me regarding your child’s report card, please make an appointment to meet with me.

14. Please return your child’s report card.

***Please refer to Homework Notebook for any changes***

**Phrase of the Week-*amendment*

Spelling Words for the Week of May 2, 2016

1.they’ll

2. there’s

3.they’d

4.they’re

5.they’ve

6.you’d

7. you’re

8.you’ll

9.you’ve

10.who’d

11.who’s

12.who’ll

13.couldn’t

14.could’ve

15. shouldn’t

16.should’ve

17.would’ve

18.wouldn’t

19. he’s

20.she’s

21.o’clock

22.mustn’t

Homework for the Week of May 2, 2016

Day Reading Spelling Math Science Social Studies
Mon. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log /Response Activity #1-ABC Order Word Problems
Tues. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response Activity #2-

Write 10 sentences using ten of your spelling words.

Word Problems
Wed. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response Activity # 3-

Write 12 sentences using twelve of your spelling words.

Word Problems
Thurs. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log & Response Activity #4-

Write each word 3 x each/

Test Tomorrow-Study

Word Problems
Friday Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log Test Signed & Corrected 3x each Study Notes

***New Reading Response Question Prompts are in your child’s folder***

***Guidelines for Fun Friday:***

Students may bring in board games and craft making activities and Students are responsible for anything that they bring to school!

Reading

During the month of May, we will be reading a realistic fiction novel titled, “How to Steal a Dog,” by Barbara O’Connor. Georgina Hayes is the main character and she is desperate. Ever since her father left and they were evicted from their apartment, her family has been living in their car. With her mama juggling two jobs and trying to make enough money to find a place to live, Georgina is stuck looking after her younger brother, Toby. She has her heart set on improving their situation. When Georgina spots a missing-dog poster with a reward of five hundred dollars, the solution to all her problems suddenly seems within reach. All she has to do is "borrow" the right dog and its owners are sure to offer a reward. What happens next is the last thing she expected. With unmistakable sympathy, Barbara O’Connor tells the story of a young girl struggling to see what’s right when everything else seems wrong. The students will be having daily discussions about poverty and making moral decisions.

Writing

During the month of May, the students will be writing “How To” writing pieces. During this writing, the students will be clearly expressing their ideas about a topic. They will be teaching someone step by step and guide them through a procedure. The person reading the student’s writing piece can learn from the writer since they are an expert on their topic.

Science

During the month of May, the students will be learning about “Making and Using Electricity.” They will discover what electricity is, how electricity and magnetism are related as well as how people use energy resources.

Math

During the month of May, we are going to work on a unit on Decimals. The students will be relating decimals to fractions. They will add and subtract decimals with regrouping in tenths, hundredths and thousandths. We will also multiply and divide decimals and pay careful attention to place value.

Social Studies

During the month of May the students will be learning about “The Challenge of Independence.” We will learn about the role of New York in the development of the new nation. In addition, we will also study the Constitution as a framework along with the importance of The Bill of Rights.

Looking Ahead

ü May 30th-School Closed-Memorial Day

May Reading Log

Date Title of Book Author of Book Pages Read Parent’s Initials Teacher’s Signature
5/2
5/3
5/4
5/5
5/6
5/9
5/10
5/11
5/12
5/13
5/16
5/17
5/18
5/19
5/20
5/23
5/24
5/25
5/26
5/27
5/30
5/31
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newsletter 4/18

Class 4-212

Weekly Newsletter

April 18, 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 at your convenience. My email address is jmasullo.

7. I will be giving the students an unannounced Reading Comprehension Exam every other week. (Hint, Hint)

8. Please make sure that your child studies their weekly spelling words every night.

9. Reading Response questions will be given four times a week.

10. If you need to make an appointment to see me, please use the following times:

Tuesday-7:40 a.m.-8:10 a.m., 2:30 p.m.-3:10 p.m.

Monday through Friday-9:50 a.m.-Unless Schedule Changes

11. Please send in $5.00 for your child’s Time for Kids subscription if you have not done so already.

12. Please send back your child’s progress report.

13. If you have not met with me regarding your child’s report card, please make an appointment to meet with me.

14. Please return your child’s report card.

***Please refer to Homework Notebook for any changes***

**Phrase of the Week-*siesta*

Spelling Words for the Week of April 18, 2016

1.dentist

2.hunger

3.corner

4.shelter

5.college

6.silver

7.capture

8.survive

9.reptile

10.pencil

11.insect

12.subject

13.welcome

14. sandal

15.secret

16. perfume

17.confess

18.extend

19.dislike

20.absent

21. fantastic

22. indulgent

Homework for the Week of April 18, 2016

Please complete Vacation Homework-Due May 2nd!

Day Reading Spelling Math Science Social Studies
Mon. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log /Response Activity #1-ABC Order Word Problems
Tues. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response Activity #2-

Write 10 sentences using ten of your spelling words.

Word Problems
Wed. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response Activity # 3-

Write 12 sentences using twelve of your spelling words.

Word Problems
Thurs. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log & Response Activity #4-

Write each word 3 x each/

Test Tomorrow-Study

Word Problems
Friday Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log Test Signed & Corrected 3x each Study Notes

***New Reading Response Question Prompts are in your child’s folder***

***Guidelines for Fun Friday:***

Students may bring in board games and craft making activities and Students are responsible for anything that they bring to school!

Reading

During the month of April, we will continue to read a realistic fiction novel titled, “Flying Solo” by Ralph Fletcher. The text is about a class having a substitute teacher for the day that never shows up which means trouble. When the substitute for Mr. "Fab" Fabiano never shows up and his sixth-grade students are on their own, they set out to prove that they can run the class by themselves. With a little careful planning, it looks like they might just succeed. But when a fight breaks out between Bastian Fauvell and Rachel White over a classmate, Tommy Feathers, who died six months earlier, everything begins to fall apart. Can Rachel deal with the anxieties that plunged her into silence the day Tommy died? Inventive and uniquely constructed, "Flying Solo" follows Mr. Fab’s students hour by hour as they tackle the challenges of an unusual school day. The students will be having numerous discussions about making the right choices and the consequences of making the wrong ones.

Writing

During the month of April, the students will continue to work on an important Unit of Study titled “Persuasive Writing.” Persuasive writing is a sophisticated task. During this unit of study, the students will convince their audience to agree on a topic and take action. Effective persuasive writing states a clear opinion that uses reasons and examples to support the argument. Generally, a persuasive essay has the following:

· An introduction that provides an opinion statement and gets the audience

interested in their idea.

· A body that contains reasons and supporting evidence.

· A conclusion that restates the opinion and urges the reader to take action.

Science

During the month of April, the students will be learning about Animal Adaptations. We will learn about how the bodies of various animals help them to meet their needs. We will also learn about how the behaviors of animals help them to meet their needs as well as how living things in the past compare to living things of today.

Math

During the month of April, we are going to work on identifying angles and measuring angles using a protractor.The students will identify and create acute, right, obtuse and straight angles. They will also learn proper use of the protractor to measure angles. Throughout the lessons, students will begin with concrete experiences and move toward authentic application of measurement.

Social Studies

During the month of April, the students will be learning about “The Challenge of Independence.” We will learn about the role of New York in the development of the new nation. In addition, we will also study the Constitution as a framework along with the importance of The Bill of Rights.

Looking Ahead

ü Monday April 25th-Friday April 29th-School Closed for Spring Reces

April Reading Log

Date Title of Book Author of Book Pages Read Parent’s Initials Teacher’s Signature
4/1
4/4
4/5
4/6
4/7
4/8
4/11
4/12
4/13
4/14
4/15
4/18
4/19
4/20
4/21
4/22
4/25
4/26
4/27
4/28
4/29
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Newsletter 4/11

Class 4-212

Weekly Newsletter

April 11, 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 at your convenience. My email address is jmasullo.

7. I will be giving the students an unannounced Reading Comprehension Exam every other week. (Hint, Hint)

8. Please make sure that your child studies their weekly spelling words every night.

9. Reading Response questions will be given four times a week.

10. If you need to make an appointment to see me, please use the following times:

Tuesday-7:40 a.m.-8:10 a.m., 2:30 p.m.-3:10 p.m.

Monday through Friday-9:50 a.m.-Unless Schedule Changes

11. Please send in $5.00 for your child’s Time for Kids subscription if you have not done so already.

12. Please send back your child’s progress report.

13. If you have not met with me regarding your child’s report card, please make an appointment to meet with me.

14. Please return your child’s report card.

***Please refer to Homework Notebook for any changes***

**Phrase of the Week-*ecstatic*

Spelling Words for the Week of April 11, 2016

1.transportation

2.appreciate

3.discovery

4. ability

5.geography

6.cafeteria

7.certificate

8.ordinary

9.caterpillar

10.watermelon

11.helicopter

12.macaroni

13.identical

14.information

15.relaxation

16.technology

17.apologize

18. eternity

19. community

20.relationship

21.entertainment

22.transformation

23.necessary

Homework for the Week of April 11, 2016

Day Reading Spelling Math Science Social Studies
Mon. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log /Response Activity #1-ABC Order Word Problems
Tues. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response Activity #2-

Write 10 sentences using ten of your spelling words.

Word Problems
Wed.

Math Day 1

Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response Activity # 3-

Write 12 sentences using twelve of your spelling words.

Word Problems
Thurs.

Math Day 2

Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log & Response Activity #4-

Write each word 3 x each/

Test Tomorrow-Study

Word Problems
Friday

Math Day 3

Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log Test Signed & Corrected 3x each Study Notes

***New Reading Response Question Prompts are in your child’s folder***

***Guidelines for Fun Friday:***

Students may bring in board games and craft making activities and Students are responsible for anything that they bring to school!

Reading

During the month of April, we will continue to read a realistic fiction novel titled, “Flying Solo” by Ralph Fletcher. The text is about a class having a substitute teacher for the day that never shows up which means trouble. When the substitute for Mr. "Fab" Fabiano never shows up and his sixth-grade students are on their own, they set out to prove that they can run the class by themselves. With a little careful planning, it looks like they might just succeed. But when a fight breaks out between Bastian Fauvell and Rachel White over a classmate, Tommy Feathers, who died six months earlier, everything begins to fall apart. Can Rachel deal with the anxieties that plunged her into silence the day Tommy died? Inventive and uniquely constructed, "Flying Solo" follows Mr. Fab’s students hour by hour as they tackle the challenges of an unusual school day. The students will be having numerous discussions about making the right choices and the consequences of making the wrong ones.

Writing

During the month of April, the students will continue to work on an important Unit of Study titled “Persuasive Writing.” Persuasive writing is a sophisticated task. During this unit of study, the students will convince their audience to agree on a topic and take action. Effective persuasive writing states a clear opinion that uses reasons and examples to support the argument. Generally, a persuasive essay has the following:

· An introduction that provides an opinion statement and gets the audience

interested in their idea.

· A body that contains reasons and supporting evidence.

· A conclusion that restates the opinion and urges the reader to take action.

Science

During the month of April, the students will be learning about Animal Adaptations. We will learn about how the bodies of various animals help them to meet their needs. We will also learn about how the behaviors of animals help them to meet their needs as well as how living things in the past compare to living things of today.

Math

During the month of April, we are going to work on identifying angles and measuring angles using a protractor.The students will identify and create acute, right, obtuse and straight angles. They will also learn proper use of the protractor to measure angles. Throughout the lessons, students will begin with concrete experiences and move toward authentic application of measurement.

Social Studies

During the month of April, the students will be learning about “The Challenge of Independence.” We will learn about the role of New York in the development of the new nation. In addition, we will also study the Constitution as a framework along with the importance of The Bill of Rights.

Looking Ahead

ü Math Exams-Wednesday, April 13th – Friday, April 15th

ü Monday April 25th-Friday April 29th-School Closed for Spring Recess

April Reading Log

Date Title of Book Author of Book Pages Read Parent’s Initials Teacher’s Signature
4/1
4/4
4/5
4/6
4/7
4/8
4/11
4/12
4/13
4/14
4/15
4/18
4/19
4/20
4/21
4/22
4/25
4/26
4/27
4/28
4/29
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newsletter for April 4th

Class 4-212

Weekly Newsletter

April 4, 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 at your convenience. My email address is jmasullo.

7. I will be giving the students an unannounced Reading Comprehension Exam every other week. (Hint, Hint)

8. Please make sure that your child studies their weekly spelling words every night.

9. Reading Response questions will be given four times a week.

10. If you need to make an appointment to see me, please use the following times:

Tuesday-7:40 a.m.-8:10 a.m., 2:30 p.m.-3:10 p.m.

Monday through Friday-9:50 a.m.-Unless Schedule Changes

11. Please send in $5.00 for your child’s Time for Kids subscription if you have not done so already.

12. Please send back your child’s progress report.

13. If you have not met with me regarding your child’s report card, please make an appointment to meet with me.

14. Please return your child’s report card.

***Please refer to Homework Notebook for any changes***

**Phrase of the Week-*altercation*

Spelling Words for the Week of April 4, 2016

1.telephone

2. hospital

3.envelope

4.spaghetti

5.cabinet

6. internet

7.imagine

8. rectangle

9. pajamas

10.microwave

11. history

12.privacy

13.celery

14.banana

15.telescope

16.vitamin

17.tomato

18. policeman

19.principal

20. library

21.government

22.management

Homework for the Week of April 4, 2016

Day Reading Spelling Math Science Social Studies
Mon. Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log /Response Activity #1-ABC Order Word Problems
Tues.

ELA Day 1

Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response Activity #2-

Write 10 sentences using ten of your spelling words.

Word Problems
Wed.

ELA Day 2

Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log/Response Activity # 3-

Write 12 sentences using twelve of your spelling words.

Word Problems
Thurs.

ELA Day 3

Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log & Response Activity #4-

Write each word 3 x each/

Test Tomorrow-Study

Word Problems
Friday Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log Test Signed & Corrected 3x each Study Notes

***New Reading Response Question Prompts are in your child’s folder***

***Guidelines for Fun Friday:***

Students may bring in board games and craft making activities and Students are responsible for anything that they bring to school!

Reading

During the month of April, we will continue to read a realistic fiction novel titled, “Flying Solo” by Ralph Fletcher. The text is about a class having a substitute teacher for the day that never shows up which means trouble. When the substitute for Mr. "Fab" Fabiano never shows up and his sixth-grade students are on their own, they set out to prove that they can run the class by themselves. With a little careful planning, it looks like they might just succeed. But when a fight breaks out between Bastian Fauvell and Rachel White over a classmate, Tommy Feathers, who died six months earlier, everything begins to fall apart. Can Rachel deal with the anxieties that plunged her into silence the day Tommy died? Inventive and uniquely constructed, "Flying Solo" follows Mr. Fab’s students hour by hour as they tackle the challenges of an unusual school day. The students will be having numerous discussions about making the right choices and the consequences of making the wrong ones.

Writing

During the month of April, the students will continue to work on an important Unit of Study titled “Persuasive Writing.” Persuasive writing is a sophisticated task. During this unit of study, the students will convince their audience to agree on a topic and take action. Effective persuasive writing states a clear opinion that uses reasons and examples to support the argument. Generally, a persuasive essay has the following:

· An introduction that provides an opinion statement and gets the audience

interested in their idea.

· A body that contains reasons and supporting evidence.

· A conclusion that restates the opinion and urges the reader to take action.

Science

During the month of April, the students will be learning about Animal Adaptations. We will learn about how the bodies of various animals help them to meet their needs. We will also learn about how the behaviors of animals help them to meet their needs as well as how living things in the past compare to living things of today.

Math

During the month of April, we are going to work on identifying angles and measuring angles using a protractor.The students will identify and create acute, right, obtuse and straight angles. They will also learn proper use of the protractor to measure angles. Throughout the lessons, students will begin with concrete experiences and move toward authentic application of measurement.

Social Studies

During the month of April, the students will be learning about “The Challenge of Independence.” We will learn about the role of New York in the development of the new nation. In addition, we will also study the Constitution as a framework along with the importance of The Bill of Rights.

Looking Ahead

ü ELA Exams-Tuesday, April 5th – Thursday, April 7th

ü Math Exams-Wednesday, April 13th – Friday, April 15th

ü Monday April 25th-Friday April 29th-School Closed for Spring Recess

April Reading Log

Date Title of Book Author of Book Pages Read Parent’s Initials Teacher’s Signature
4/1
4/4
4/5
4/6
4/7
4/8
4/11
4/12
4/13
4/14
4/15
4/18
4/19
4/20
4/21
4/22
4/25
4/26
4/27
4/28
4/29