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Teacher Cindy Lang - Fourth Grade  (Send e-mail)

Hello Families ~

Fourth Grade pencil sale will take place March 8th through March 20th! All pencils are $0.50. The money collected will be used to adopt an animal from the World Wildlife Foundation. All fourth grade classes will get to vote for their favorite animal!

Theme Thursday this week . . .
3-21 Baseball Day - Wear Your Favorite Baseball Team's Apparel

Students will participate in the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) the week after Spring Break. Students will take the tests on the computers they use every day in school. **Students will need headphones for the IAR tests. Please check with your child to make sure that their headphones are in working condition!**
Fourth grade will take the assessments on the following dates . . .

Wednesday, April 3rd - ELA 1 - 1:15 - 3:15
Thursday, April 4th - ELA 2 - 1:15 - 3:15
Tuesday, April 9th - Math 1 - 1:15 - 2:45
Wednesday, April 10th - Math 2 - 1:15 - 2:45
Thursday, April 11th - Math 3 - 1:15 - 2:45
Week of April 15th - Make Ups

Please use access the Cool Links section of this webpage to take you to the IAR practice site. We will be completing some of the practice here at school, but students are also encouraged to practice at home.

Our TIGER Schedule . . .
T Days - PE
I Days - PE & STEM
G Days - PE & Spanish
E Days - PE & Music (Library for my ELA Class)
R Days - PE & Art

Recess - Daily from 12:10 - 12:30
Lunch - Daily from 12:30 - 12:50

Beginning the week of August 27th students in my class will participate in benchmark screenings provided by Fast Bridge Learning. Fast Bridge is District 157-Cís universal screening instrument. This assessment will be administered in the fall, winter and spring to help teachers determine which students are likely to meet the end of the year learning goals, which students may require intervention and help to determine advanced and honors placements for the following school year. This computer based assessment measures performance in reading and math. Individual fall results will be sent home at the beginning of October after all students have been tested. I look forward to working with your child this school year.

I will order books from Scholastic Book Club each month. The flyers will come home with your children. Our class code is GPNMM.



Curriculum Preview for the Week of March 18th . . . .

ELA - Our 3rd Quarter Unit is Perseverance! Throughout the unit students will consider why it is important to understand the perspective of others.
We will be reading selections about fictional characters and real-life heroes that persevere even when faced with adversity. This week will working on Informational Text Skills. The skills that we will continue working on include text evidence, main idea/details, and context clues. The students will also be able to explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text. This week we will finish up our unit on perseverance and take the Informational Outcome Assessment.

Writing: Narrative Prose Constructed Responses

Word Study: Greek and Latin Roots

Math: Module 6 - Decimal Fractions - There are 16 lessons in this module, so the unit will go quite quickly. Please note that the Mid-Module for this unit is scheduled for Monday, March 18th. In this model students will learn and understand the relationship between fractions and decimals.

Formative quizzes are given after every topic within a module. It is important for students to stay on top of the math lessons by completing their homework and their Zearn lessons. Duane Habecker provides wonderful video lessons that support our curriculum. Simply google his name, 4th grade and the lesson number.

3/18 Topic B Formative - We will complete this together in order to review for the assessment. / Begin Mid-Module 6 Assessment
3/19 Mid-Module 6 Assessment Part 2
3/20 M6-9C Use the place value chart and metric measurement to compare decimals and answer comparison questions.
3/21 M6-10C Use area models and the number line to compare decimal numbers, and record comparisons using <,>, and =.
3/22 Review Day!

**Topic B Module 6 Formative - Monday, March 18th.**
**Mid-Module 6 Assessment - March 18th and 19th!**

Science: Physical Science Standards - Students will learn that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat and electric currents.

Social Studies: Chapter 8 - Great Lake States
-Students will learn how the Great Lakes region became part of the United States.
-Students will learn that large cities and agriculture/manufacturing regions have grown up in the Great Lakes region.
 
 

This week in class

Monday
March 18th, 2019 E Day - PE & Music

Homework:

Math - Review for Mid-Module 6 Assessment Part 2

ELA - "Absolutely Normal Chaos" - Read story/drama and complete questions.

Tuesday
March 19th, 2019 R Day - PE & Art

Homework:

Math - Zearn Lesson 6-9 / Look at IAR Practice Questions - Link Under Downloads Section)

ELA - "How Salt Shook an Empire" - Read Article and Complete Questions

Wednesday
March 20th, 2019 T Day - PE

Homework:

Math: Zearn Lesson 6-10, HW 6-9 #1,2,3

ELA: "A Fire for Liberty" Read Articles and Complete Questions 1-7

Thursday
March 21st, 2019 I Day - PE & STEM

Homework:

Math - Poem "Poppy's Jalopy" - Read poem and complete questions.

ELA - HW 6-10 #1,2,3,4

Friday
March 22nd, 2019 G Day - PE & Spanish

Have a wonderful Spring Vacation!!



 
 

Important Dates

3/18/2019
Math Mid-Module 6 Assessment Part 1

3/19/2019
Math Mid-Module 6 Assessment Part 2

3/19/2019
Special Olympics Hot Lunch - Mostaccioli

3/20/2019
Chelsea Foundation Hot Lunch - Pizza

3/21/2019
Theme Thursday - Wearing Your Favorite Baseball Team's Apparel!

3/22/2019
End of 3rd Quarter

3/23/2019
Chelsea FSP Hot Lunch - Chicken Tenders

3/25/2019
Spring Break Begins

4/1/2019
School Resumes

4/2/2019
FSP Hot Lunch (Hot Dog)

4/5/2019
Smoothie Day!

4/5/2019
Smoothie Day! Spirit Wear Day!

4/9/2019
Chorus Hot Lunch - Pizza

4/16/2019
Chelsea Athletics Hot Lunch - Pizza

4/19/2019
Non Attendance Day - No School

4/22/2019
Non Attendance Day - No School

5/3/2019
Early Dismissal - 12:05

5/20/2019
4th Grade Team C Field Trip to the Field Museum

5/27/2019
Memorial Day - No School!

 
 

Downloads List

Birthday Celebrations.docx [9/27/2012]
Chelsea Curriculum Night Sept. 5th.pdf [9/1/2018]
Curriculum Night 18-19 Power Point Presentation.pdf [9/6/2018]
Eureka Math Homework Helper.pdf [9/4/2018]
Eureka Module 1 Parent Tip Page.pdf [9/3/2017]
Eureka Module 2 Parent Tip Sheet.pdf [8/25/2018]
Eureka Module 3 Parent Tip Page.pdf [8/25/2018]
Eureka Module 4 Parent Tip Sheet.pdf [8/25/2018]
Eureka Module 5 Parent Tip Sheet.pdf [8/25/2018]
Eureka Module 6 Parent Tip Sheet.pdf [8/25/2018]
Eureka Module 7 Parent Tip Sheet.pdf [8/25/2018]
Fourth Grade No Excuse Spelling Words.pdf [8/25/2018]
Library Volunteer Request from Mrs. Canny.docx [9/21/2018]
PARCC Schedule Letter to Parents 2018.docx [3/23/2018]
Perseverance Research Project Q3 ELA (3).docx [3/22/2017]
State Float Examples.pdf [5/14/2017]
Text Structures Chart.docx [2/25/2013]
Words their Way Research.pdf [11/13/2013]
Writer's Notebook Collage Directions 2018.pdf [8/25/2018]
WTW parent letter (1).doc [11/13/2013]

 
 

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Animal Research - A to Z Animals
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How Do I Become a Citizen?
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Suffixes and Prefixes Game
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The Anasazi Settlements
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Unit 3 Perseverance Padlet
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Western Region Quiz Review #1
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Western Region Quiz Review #2
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