What a beautiful weekend! Friday’s rain cleared out some pollen and I can breathe again!
The Pamplin Park field trip is one week away! Please send in money and permission slips ASAP if you want your child to attend. (The deadline for money was actually last Friday.) Wear comfortable shoes, dress for the weather, and pack a lunch from home. I think all parents interested in chaperoning will be able to attend, I will contact you within a day or two.
Students were issued a novel a few weeks ago. They need to be finished reading it before Fri. 4/26 so they will be prepared to complete an activity at school with other 4th graders who read the same book. Three novels in all will need to be completed by early June. (Fun culminating day! Details forthcoming.)
Here’s what we will be learning this week:
Reading: SOL review based on MAP data. Students need to read and reread the story “My Life Without Hair” and “Haircuts for Hope” from the May/June Storyworks. Students will receive their magazines on Tuesday. Please do not lose them! (The magazine can be accessed online though…storyworks.scholastic.com.) Quiz on these articles Thursday. Cold Read on Friday.
Vocab/Spelling: week 13 – homographs. Students receive word list on Tues. 4/23. Know how to spell these words: brace, shrink, wave, passage, crane, can, pitcher, park, match, rock, diamond, fair, bank, yard, play, break. Know the multiple meanings of pitcher, can, park, passage, & crane. Quiz Fri. 5/3.
Writing: Parts of Speech, prepositional phrases
Math: Elapsed time. You can help at home by practicing reading time on a traditional (analog) clock. Measurement TEST Thursday April 4/25. Measuring on a ruler in inches and centimeters, converting weight, length and volume in US customary and metric units.
VS: Continue Civil War battles. Quiz Fri. 4/26 on VS7A. Study Guide will be sent home. Civil War Unit test next week date TBD. Pamplin Park field trip Mon. 4/29. Wear comfortable shoes, dress for the weather, pack a lunch.
Dates to Note:
Thurs. 4/25: Math measurement TEST, Readworks Quiz
Fri. 4/26: VS Quiz, Cold Read Test, Novel Study group activity
Mon. 4/29: Pamplin Park Field Trip.
SOL Dates: Reading: May 6-7. Math: May 14-15, VS: May 22