It’s a Fabulous Friday 4th Grade Families!!
This week has once again been busy. (I feel like I say that every week!) Thank you to all the families that joined us for Parent Information Night. If you were unable to make it, no worries! We will send home the slideshow handout in Wednesday folders next week to anyone who could not attend. You can also access it on my Edlio page. Just look for the Parent Open House 2017 tab.
For Writing, this week and next, we are at one of my favorite stages. We have used a Personal Narrative timeline to plan out our stories. We have begun what we call “Scene Work”. We divided our story into 3 sections (beginning, middle, and end). For each scene we Sketch, Story tell, and then Write. We also add F.A.T. details, (feelings, actions, and thoughts) for each scene. This is really when they start to see their stories come to life! We will continue with our scene work, and begin the drafting process.
In Reading, we are continuing to look at plot elements. We will dig deeper next week by looking at how the character’s actions affect the future events in a story. It has been an A-HA moment for the kids this week, to plot out their own story and then do the same with an author’s story. I loved hearing the conversations connecting their thinking! It makes my heart warm and fuzzy!
In Social Studies, we will finish up Native American in Texas and move on to begin learning about explorers that were important to Texas. I like to maximize as much of our learning time as possible. Social Studies is the perfect outlet for fine tuning our real life reading skills. We use non fiction text to research and summarize information, use text features to locate information, as well as using our comprehension skills. This time is crucial to our reading success!
Homework for next week: I always take a photo of the planner for the week and add it to Google Classroom. This allows the students to access it at any time. I will also attach the link that will allow you to see our HW planner for the week. This helps keep everyone on track! Please see the link below to look at your child’s planner and HW for next week:
Education Galaxy: We are excited to try out a new program our school has purchased. Ms. Schwarze and I have both added all the kids and they can login and check it out. We will go over it in class together but if they want to jump right in, go for it! I have added assignments for them to work on. However, these are really just ways for the kids (and myself) to practice using the program.
Here’s the link: https://goo.gl/PpTYgU
Login: lunch number Password: tisd and birthdate
If you haven’t already signed up click the link below for an available slot. We still have plenty of openings.
Now for the really important info:
I just know that I am secretly turning some of you into Buckeye fans! A special shout out to Mrs. Sutter for the delicious homemade BUCKEYES!!!!! I have secretly hidden them from the rest of the family! In case you don’t already have it written in your calendar, you can catch The Ohio State Buckeyes against UNLV Rebels, at 11:00 on the Big Ten Network! We started making our comeback last week, it only gets better from here! (Fingers crossed).
Enjoy your weekend and snuggle your sweet kiddos!
Spreading sunshine and sparkles,