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Welcome to the team!! We're going to have a great year!!

Important Dates and Events:


*Tuesday, November 20th- K-4 Thanksgiving FEAST! Dress like an Indian or Pilgrim! 4th Grade brings pre-packages pies (no nuts!)

*Wedsnesday, November 21st-23rd- NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break!
*School Resumes Monday, November 26th!

*Wednesday, December 5th- Next Early Out!
-Students will be dismissed at 1:45!
-1st Weds of every month, unless otherwise noted!

MATH
November 19-25, 2018:


*NO MULTIPLICATION FACTS THIS WEEK DUE TO SHORT WEEK!*


Monday:  Module 3, Lesson 25: Explore properties of prime and composite numbers to 1-- by using multiples.

Tuesday
:  NO MATH--THANKSGIVING FEAST ACTIVITIES!


Wednesday: NO SCHOOL! THANKSGIVING BREAK!

Thursday:
NO SCHOOL! THANKSGIVING BREAK!

Friday: NO SCHOOL! THANKSGIVING BREAK!

Use the following link the access our full math module! You will need to scroll down to the "Downloadable Resources" portion of the page and click the first link to view the full module as a PDF.

This site will not show you the work on the homework problems specifically, but does contain a full lesson showing how to do these types of problems. Homework answers only (without work shown) can be found in the last pages of the module.

https://www.engageny.org/resource/grade-4-mathematics-module-1 
https://www.engageny.org/resource/grade-4-mathematics-module-2
https://www.engageny.org/resource/grade-4-mathematics-module-3
https://www.engageny.org/resource/grade-4-mathematics-module-4
https://www.engageny.org/resource/grade-4-mathematics-module-5
https://www.engageny.org/resource/grade-4-mathematics-module-6


**PARENTS: Check out this awesome resource at the link below for homework help! It has worked through problem sets with the answers and videos for each grade and each module lesson!**:

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ttp://www.oakdale.k12.ca.us/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1391596408603

*Students must show work to receive credit on the math homework. Please remind your child to least attempt each problem and not leave any without work shown. We will go over areas of difficulty in class. We do the math set that corresponds to the homework in class together and they are the same types of problems with different numbers. Students should be able to refer back to this set for help setting up the problems.


Reading:
  **NO REGULAR READING/HOMEWORK THIS WEEK!!

STUDENTS WILL BE ASSIGNED READING LOGS FOR HOMEWORK EACH NIGHT! Their log should include a deep thought and evidence from the text supporting that thought. On Tuesday night, the assigned reading will be in the form of a paper reader that we are sending home. Students should write their reading log entry over this book for additional discussion on Wednesday.

We will continue working on our nonfiction informational unit this week. Students are preparing to present over their second round of extreme weather topics to the class. Final Extreme Weather presentations are on Monday 11/19! Two groups have already presented. This is for a large grade!

Following the final weather presentations, we will be moving on the an informational reading unit, covering the American Revolution (see science section below regarding this).

*Students will receive one "free pass" per trimester on homework. If homework is not complete after the free pass, they will have to go to the homework room to finish their assignments during lunch and recess.


Writing:


We are taking a break following our Opinion unit over personal and persuasive essays. We will begin the new unit following Thanksgiving Break.

Students will usually participate in a mini lesson most days in Writing before working on their independent writing skills.

*In Writing, although a large part of the grade will be their final product essays, I take several participation grades, as well. Students will be expected to take notes and participate in mini lessons and other activities as part of their grade.


Word Study:  **NO REGULAR WORD STUDY THIS WEEK DUE TO SHORT WEEK!


We will be piloting a new Word Study program (not "Words Their Way" this year. We plan on following this schedule:
*This week, we will skip one day due to our field trip. We will make up the review time elsewhere. The test over both spelling and vocab words will still be Friday!**
This week, the test will be on Thursday due to Fall Fun Day!
Day 1-Introducing the new word list
Day2- Spelling word activity or worksheet
Day 3-Vocabulary word activity or worksheet
Day 4: Review Game and Practice Test
Day 5: *TEST!* (16 spelling and 5 vocabulary words; tested separately- two grades)

*We will skip Vocabulary Practice Day this week due to missing Monday!

THIS WEEK'S WORD LIST BELOW:

No word study this week! Check back next week!

Vocabulary Words

 

SCIENCE:

For the next couple of weeks, we will be taking a break to watch episodes of "Liberty Kids." This show covers many topics of the American Revolution and will prepare us with background knowledge to study this topic in our upcoming reading unit! Students will be graded by completing questions over each episode.

Social Studies is normally covered within our Reading curriculum, but we will be supplementing some additional social studies instruction during this time, as well.

Hello My Name Is...

Mrs. Amy Herman

 


Welcome to Benton Grade School!

Hello! I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Amy Herman. My husband's name is Chris and together we have three children. I have taught for 3 years. I am very excited about teaching your child this year! I learn so much from my students and strive to make sure they learn as much from me.

When trying to reach me during the year, please e-mail me at aherman@benton47.org, call the school office and leave a message (618-438-7181), or send a letter with your child. I will respond as soon as possible.

Let's have a great year!

Mrs. Amy Herman

 

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