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CLASSROOM WISH LIST

WE COULD ALWAYS USE:

  • INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED CANDY/ BLOW POPS for AR rewards
  • SNACKS- packs of crackers, granola bars, goldfish, etc.
  • WHITE COMPUTER PAPER
  • TISSUES
  • CLOROX WIPES
  • DRY ERASE MARKERS 
  • PENCILS
  • BOOKS FOR OUR CLASSROOM LIBRARY (NEW OR USED)

Michelle Williams

MRS. WILLIAMS' FOURTH GRADE SUPERSTARS: SETTING THE STAGE FOR LEARNING!

 

The 2017-2018 instructional year is underway ; I am SO excited to begin our learning adventure!!! Please ensure that your child is in school for instruction each day, barring illness. Also, please encourage your child to give their BEST EVERY DAY! Thanks for your support! :)

WE WILL USE THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES IN CLASS; THEY ARE ALSO ACCESSIBLE AT HOME:

  • CONNECT-ED (READING WONDERS SERIES) (USERNAME/ PASSWORD = same as AR)
  • FrontRowed.com
  • READY A TO Z (part of razkids/ reading a to z) (login cards in agenda) My teacher code is mwilliamsesc.
  • Google Drive and classroom (USERNAME = student # @ecsd.me, PASSWORD = 6 digit birthday)
  • Prodigygame.com

LINKS TO MOST OF THESE WEBSITES ARE AVAILABLE UNDER OUR WEB RESOURCES AT THE LEFT OF THIS PAGE.

ON OUR CLASS PAGE YOU CAN FIND:

  • OUR WEEKLY  FOCUS SKILLS/STRATEGIES FOR EACH SUBJECT
  • REMINDERS CONCERNING READING LOG, HOMEWORK, etc.
  • HELPFUL HANDOUTS, INTERNET LINKS, & POWER POINTS FOR REVIEW
  • CALENDAR OF EVENTS
  • DETAILED INFORMATION CONCERNING INSTRUCTIONAL UNITS
  • SPELLING INFORMATION
  • INSTRUCTIONAL SKILLS FOCUS OUTLINE
  • LIST FOR SUNSHINE STATE YOUNG READER'S AWARD (SSYRA) BOOKS

OUR FOURTH GRADERS ARE FACING INCREASED RIGOR AND HIGHER EXPECTATIONS FOR TESTING UNDER THE NEWER FSA GUIDELINES. PLEASE CHECK OUT THE FSA PORTAL'S PARENT INFORMATION AND TRAINING TESTS FOR STUDENTS. 

DIRECTIONS FOR EACH BOOK REPORT DUE WILL BE ADDED TO OUR WEB READING RESOURCES.

AR HOME CONNECTIONS IS A WONDERFUL WAY TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR CHILD'S AR / INDEPENDENT READING PROGRESS AT HOME. THE LINK FOR THE WEBSITE CAN BE FOUND UNDER OUR WEB RESOURCES. YOU WILL USE THE USERNAME AND PASSWORD THE STUDENTS USE IN CLASS. 

 

For scholastic book orders our online code is GK6QZ. When you order online, you have the convenience of using your credit card and we earn FREE BOOKS for our classroom! 

We will be using google drive and classroom to have digital conversations about books we are reading and topics about which we are learning.

 

Prodigy Game is a wonderful way for students to practice our Fourth Grade Math skills. If your chid loves POKEMON, he/she will ADORE prodigy game! All students have accounts; we created these in class.

 

 

4th Grade Reading Weekly Information

Students'  Beginning of School Year Projects:

Students will create a "Reach for the Stars" hand-shaped circle map for our class mural.

Students will create a "Bubble Bag" to help us get to know one another.

 

WONDERS Reading Series:

We are now completing our Beginning of the Year Smart Start & Unit 1. 

Week of August 21st - August 25th: Unit 1 Week 1: "Princess and the Pizza" & Frindle; strategy focus: reread to check for understanding; skill focus: sequencing, character development, compare/ contrast characters; vocabulary focus: context clues

Week of August 28th - September 1st: Unit 1 Week 2: "Mrs. Frisby and the Crow", finish Frindle

strategy focus: making predictions; skill focus: problem/ solution, compare/ contrast text; vocabulary focus: context clues

Week of September 4th - September 8th: Unit 1 Week 3: "Earthquakes", Punished ; strategy focus: visualizing and summarizing; skill focus: cause/effect, compare/ contrast; vocabulary focus: context clues & multiple meaning words

Week of September 11th - September 15th: Unit 1 Week 4: "Crash Course", Punished; strategy focus: reread to check for understanding and ask/ answer questions; skill focus: cause/effect, main idea/ key details; vocabulary focus: context clues 

 

TOP READERS IN ROOM 23:

 

  coming soon!

 

 

THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS MET THEIR 25 PT AR GOAL FOR FIRST NINE WEEKS:

 

COMING SOON! 

 

            

 

THESE STUDENTS WERE WITHIN 5 POINTS OF MEETING THEIR GOALS:   

 

       

         

 KEEP READING & TESTING!

 

 

WE EARNED A TOTAL OF _______ AR POINTS THIS NINE WEEKS!

 

AR POINT LEADERS:

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TOTAL WORD COUNT FOR THE RED CARPET READERS: 

 

 WORDS....SO FAR!!!

 

WE ARE   WORDS FROM MEETING

OUR GOAL!!

OUR FIRST GOAL IS 10,000,000 WORDS! :) 

IMPORTANT DATES
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Sunshine State Young Readers Books

Get started reading this year's 15 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award (SSYRA) books!!! 

 

 Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award Program 

                Master List of Titles 2017-18

                             Grades 3-5 

 

 

Allie, First At Last

 

Castle Hangnail

 

A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans

 

Framed!

 

The Hero Two Doors Down

 

Maxi’s Secrets

 

My Brother is a Superhero

 

Night of the Living Worms

 

Pugs of the Frozen North

 

Save Me a Seat

 

Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker

 

The Vanishing Coin

 

A Whole New Ballgame

 

The Wild Robot

 

Willy Maykit in Space

 

HAPPY READING :)

REMIND 101

Keep up-to-date by joining our class remind 101:

 

https://www.remind.com/join/k7db9c

 

THINKING MAPS

Thinking Maps are invaluable educational tools that we use EVERY day in our classroom!

Whether we're taking notes in our interactive notebooks, working with a partner or small group, or investigating a new topic in any subject, thinking maps are there to help us along on our fourth grade adventure. 

Here's a brief overview of each map:

Circle Map: used for defining in context and collecting ideas and details about a topic

Bubble Map: used for describing qualities and characteristics of the focus topic (using adjectives or adjective phrases)

Double Bubble Map: used for comparing and contrasting two topics

Tree Map: used for categorizing and classifying/ sorting

​Brace Map: used for showing whole to part/ part to whole relationships

Flow Map: used for sequencing/ chronological order

Multi-Flow Map: used for investigating the causes and/or effects of an event

Bridge Map: used for analogies or determining relationships (must have RF= relating factor)

For more information, be sure to checkout the parent resource page available in the web resources section of our page and ask your child about THINKING MAPS!

THANK YOU!

 

  • FOR THE FABULOUS START TO OUR SCHOOL YEAR! A HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO ALL :)
  • TO MY FABULOUS FOURTH GRADERS WHO WORK SO HARD EACH DAY!

INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS: August/ September

Writing

Organization- INFORMATIVE/ EXPLANATORY  

Stages of Writing- planning, drafting, revising, editing, publishing

Text-Based Prompts

Elaboration

Relevant Details/ Evidence

Effective Transitions

Creativity Skills (Terrific Twelve)

Paper MUST-HAVES (Excellent 8)

Grammar

Parts of Speech- nouns and verbs (focus) 

Capitalization

Punctuation 

Types of sentences- simple, compound, and complex

Using Sentence Variety

Math

Chapters 1 and 2  (Place Value)

- add/ subtract whole numbers to 1,000,000

- three forms of numbers

-value and place value of digits

- comparing numbers

-ordering numbers

- word problems/ CUBES

Science

 Chapters 1: PRACTICE OF SCIENCE

Chapter 6: FORCE AND MOTION

Florida Studies

Florida Symbols

Florida's Geology

Spelling List for 4th Grade

Students are given Spelling Lists each Friday in class before a new unit begins. 

Suggested Practice Activities for Spelling Words Can Be Found on Spelling Homework Menu (additional copies can be printed from file under Web Resources Heading.)

 

Sample week-

Monday- write Spelling words 3 x each

Tuesday- make Tree Map of Spelling words

Wednesday- 3 color words

Thursday- practice Spelling Test

Friday- Spelling Test given in class

Reading Reminders

Students should be reading independently at home AT LEAST 4-5 times per week for 20-30 minutes. Independent Reading should be recorded on our monthly Reading Log. Monthly independent reading goal is 480 minutes. Please encourage your child to read independently and log his/her minutes.

Materials that can be recorded on Reading Log:

  • weekly reading selection
  • AR chapter books
  • magazines
  • picture books read to younger siblings
  • newspaper
  • Bible
  • comic books
  • chapters from Science or Social Studies text
  • poetry

Homework is given daily Monday- Thursday. Assignments are displayed on the homework board in our classroom each day/ all day. Students were given a homework schedule which is followed most weeks; students are informed a week in advance of changes to the homework schedule. Please look under the web resources  heading if additional print outs of materials are needed.

Here is a brief over view of weekly assignments: 

  • Monday- Vocabulary Activity (usually workbook page)
  • Tuesday- Comprehension Practice (cold-read practice for PROVE IT method)
  • Wednesday-   Reading Workshop Selection Bookmark (use this for reading log as well)
  • Thursday- Skills Practice page

Tests are given each week. 

  • During the weeks of our reading selections, Reading Tests are given on Friday.
  • Spelling Tests will be given each Friday.
  • Reading UNIT tests are scheduled every 6 weeks or as we finish our Reading Units. Students will be notified in advance.
Current Assignments