What's going on in 4A
- This week we will have Galileo Testing on Wednesday, February 26 for math and Thursday, February 27 for ELA. Please make sure your students are well rested and eat a healthy breakfast on these days!
- I have implemented a rewards drawing in our class where students have the opportunity to win things like eating a snack during class, sit anywhere for the rest of the day, and 5 minutes extra recess. One reward that you may notice or hear about is a homework pass. These are signed by me when given out, and students are able to use them on a homework assignment of their choice. They cannot be used on things like study guides or poetry recitations. Let me know if you have any questions.
Roots: We will have a larger roots check this week in preparation for the cumulative test coming in week 9. This week students will have a check over the 4 new roots learned last week, as well as 11 older roots, for a total of 15 words. Students should be reviewing their roots cards for a few minutes each night.
Writing: Students will have get to work on various creative writing exercises this week in lieu of writing a three paragraph essay. We will not have a writing workshop day this week. I am very pleased with the growth our students have shown in their writing skills over the past few weeks!
Math: Students will test over rounding on Monday. Monday night students will have a cumulative review for homework, and we will have a cumulative review test on Tuesday. We will not have math on Wednesday (since students will be taking the Galileo math test). We will begin learning how to add and subtract decimals on Thursday.
Spalding: Monday: conference, conferred, confer, Wednesday, really, real, celebration, folks, folk, aches, ache, amusement, angrily, angry, anger Tuesday: approval, approve, available, avoid, banana, biscuits, bottle, bottom, bruised, bruise, changeable, change, chapter, chimney
Poetry: This is the last week students have to memorize their stanza of Paul Revere's Ride. Half of the class will recite the poem on Monday, March 2 and the rest will recite on Tuesday, March 3rd.
Science: There will be a geology test on Monday! Next we will begin a broad science review in preparation for the AIMES science testing during quarter 4.
History: There will be a Revolutionary War test on Tuesday. We will continue learning about American Revolution this week.