Ch. 17, We Respect What God Has Given Us
- Seventh Commandment – You shall not steal
- Tenth Commandment – You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods
- Test on Wednesday, May 30
We are reading Heat Wave, p. 358-376
- We will be concentrating on fantasy vs realism and evaluating.
- Test Tuesday, May 22.
Unit 7, Adverbs
- Test Friday, May 25
Study the 25 words with ed and ing endings every night.
- Test Tuesday, May 22.
Unit 7, Fractions & Decimals
- Study division and multiplication facts nightly, but continue to practice addition and subtraction facts weekly.
- Test Wednesday, May 30
We are working on an Einstein kit called motion & design.
Ch. 6, Immigrants, Growth, and Statehood
D.O.L. (Daily Oral Language
- Tests every Friday.
- Study nightly.
Each day your child will be given sentences that have punctuation, capitalization, and grammar errors. They will be given time in class to try to correct the mistakes. Then, as a class, we will talk about the sentences, how they should be fixed, and why. Usually on Fridays there will be a D.O.L. test with sentences that have the same type of mistakes from that week. Check your child’s assignment pad as to the date of each test.
You can help your child prepare for the tests by reviewing nightly the sentences that have been done during the week. Ask your child to read the sentences to you and to tell you the language rules that apply to them. Please do not work ahead on the sentences that we have not talked about yet in class. Our goal is that your child will be able to use these language rules in their own writing.
W.O.D. (Word of the Day)
- Study the words nightly.
Tests after every 12 new words. Study the words nightly. Your child needs to know the definition of each word and the part of speech that it is. They should be able to put that word in a sentence so that you can easily tell that they know what it means.
S.S.R. (Sustained Silent Reading)
Our last genre is fiction.
The memory bag is due Monday, May 21. Click on the site below and type right on it. Print it out and bring it to school for the presentation.
Religion Review– https://www.loyolapress.com/faith-formation/christ-our-life/christ-our-life-2016
Our book is called Christ Our Life, new Evangelization Edition by Loyola Press. Just highlight the link above and put it in the address area. Once the site comes up go to Family Resources. Then click on grade 4 and whatever chapter we are in. A quiz is given for the chapter.
Spelling City This site will allow your child to practice their spelling words in a variety of ways. Enter search item Janet Penza for the teacher. Click on Search. Then you will see the name Janet Penza in blue. Click on the blue words. Finally, the title of the current story will come up. Click on that. From there you can get to a variety of free games that work with the spelling words. There is even a test that can be taken.
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/k_5/index.html This site goes with our English book. The two areas to work on are “Power Proofreading” and “Grammar Blast.”
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skills_1st.htm This site has a lot of Math and English activities. When this first comes up it has activities for 1st grade. You can change it to 4th grade by clicking on an arrow.
http://www.primarygames.com This site has a variety of activities dealing with Science, Math, English, and more.
This site is helpful when we are studying the electricity unit in science class.
- Dry erase boards for each student- $4.99 per board at the School House.