Teacher Info

Brenda Grage - Fourth Grade

Greetings from fourth grade!

Dear Families,

Please check our class page regularly to find nightly homework assignments and important dates.

Your partners in education,
Mrs. Grage & Ms. Draeger

Math: This week, we will be working on Module 6: Decimal Fractions. We will complete lessons 8-10 this week. We will take our mid module test on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Please continue to encourage your child to practice their math facts at home to increase success in this module.

Students should log in to Zearn at home to practice the skills they have learned in the classroom! Students are encouraged to Zearn each night.

ELA: Encourage your child to read at least 20 minutes each day. Our goal is to read 40 books in 4th grade.

Bucket List Projects are due March 18th.

This week, we will continue our Quarter 3 unit, "Perseverance" and explore our overarching essential question, "Why is Understanding Others' Perspective Important"

3rd Quarter Literature Skills include (RL4.1) referring to details in the text to explain or infer meaning, finding the main idea and important details, (RL4.2) determining the theme, summarizing text, (RL4.3) describing the character, setting or event in a text, (RL4.4) determining the meaning of words or phases, (RL4.6) comparing and contrasting the point of view from which different stories are narrated, and (RL4.9) comparing and contrasting the use of similar themes and topics.

This week in ELA, we will finish our third quarter novel, Bud, not Buddy. We will be describing characters, settings, and events in the story in depth using graphic organizers to collect text evidence.

We will be take our informational outcome assessment Monday and Tuesday.

Writing- This week, we will continue working on our narrative unit. We are learning about the structural elements required in a narrative.

Social Studies- The Southwest Region scrapbook is due on Wednesday, March 20th.

Erin's Law:
Governor Pat Quinn signed Erin's Law in January of 2013, which requires all schools in the state of Illinois to provide age appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education programs for their students in grades Pre-K through 12. In response to this legislation, Frankfort School District 157-C will be adding, "Child Lures Prevention: Think First and Stay Safe", curriculum for the school year. The curriculum is available in the school office for parents to preview. Erin's law curriculum will be presented to our students during the week of January 22, 2019.


Invitation Reminder: We never want to have a child feel left out or have their feelings hurt by not receiving an invitation to a party. Even as adults, we know the emotional hurt from being excluded. This is why we highly discourage the passing out of invitations at school. The only exception is if you are inviting the whole class and the invitations are distributed by your childís teacher. Invitations are never to be distributed by a student or parent. Thank you for your cooperation.

If you have any questions, please contact your building administrator.

Upcoming Spirit Days...
3-21 Baseball Day- Wear your favorite baseball teamís apparel

IAR 4th Grade Testing Schedule:
4/3- ELA 1
4/4- ELA 2
4/9- Math 1
4/10- Math 2
4/11- Math 3
Week of 4/15- Makeups
 
 

This week in class

Monday
3/18- E Day (STEM & PE)
ELA Informational Outcome Assessment today

Homework:
Math- Eureka Module 6, Lesson 8 2abcd, 3bdf, 4bdf, 5ce
Study- Mid-Module 6 Tuesday and Wednesday
Reading- Read 20 minutes


Tuesday
3/19- R Day (PE only)
Mid Module 6 (Part 1) today

Homework:
Math- Zearn lessons should be complete to Eureka Module 6, Lesson 8
Study- Mid-Module 6 (part 2) on Wednesday
ELA- Read 20 minutes
Bucket List Projects due 3/18

Wednesday
3/20- T Day (PE & Spanish)
Mid Module 6 (Part 2) today

Homework:
Math- Zearn lessons should be complete to Eureka Module 6, Lesson 9
ELA- Read 20 minutes

Thursday
3/21- I Day (PE & Music)

Homework:
Math- Eureka Module 6, Lesson 9
ELA- Read 20 minutes

Friday
3/22- G Day (PE & Art)

Homework:
Math- Eureka Module 6, Lesson 10 (optional)
ELA- Read

Please encourage your child to practice math using ZEARN at home. Your child's user name and password is in his/her assignment notebook.


 
 

Important Dates

3/19/2019
Hot Lunch (Special Olympics) Pizza Mia- Mostaccioli

3/25/2019
Spring Break Week

4/1/2019
School Resumes

4/2/2019
Hot Lunch- Villa Rosa- hot dog

4/5/2019
FSP Smoothies

4/9/2019
Hot Lunch- Chorus Boosters- Aurelio's Pizza

4/16/2019
Hot Lunch- Athletic Boosters- Aurelio's Pizza

4/19/2019
No School (Non Attendance Day)

4/22/2019
No School (Non Attendance Day)

4/23/2019
Hot Lunch- Pizza Mia- GF Chicken Tenders

4/30/2019
Hot Lunch- Education Foundation- Aurelio's Pizza

5/3/2019
School Improvement Day- 12:05 Dismissal

5/7/2019
Hot Lunch- Music Boosters- Giordano's Pizza

5/14/2019
Hot Lunch- Athletic Boosters- Aurelio's Pizza

5/17/2019
FSP Smoothies

5/21/2019
Hot Lunch- Education Foundation- Aurelio's Pizza

5/27/2019
No School- Memorial Day

5/28/2019
Hot Lunch- Villa Rosa- Hamburger

6/4/2019
*Last Day of School (if NO Snow Days Used**)

6/4/2019
School Improvement Day- 12:05 Dismissal

6/11/2019
**Last Day of School if ALL Snow Days are used**

 
 

Downloads List

2018 Summer Reading Calendar [5/24/2018]
Around the World 2019 [2/26/2019]
Bucket List Project Rubric [1/12/2018]
Curriculum Night powerpoint information [9/5/2018]
EF Casino Night [11/6/2018]
Eureka Module 1 Parent Tip Sheet [8/28/2018]
Eureka Module 2 Parent Tip Sheet [8/28/2018]
Eureka Module 3 Parent Tip Sheet [8/28/2018]
Eureka Module 4 Parent Tip Sheet [8/28/2018]
Eureka Module 5 Parent Tip Sheet [8/28/2018]
Eureka Module 6 Parent Tip Sheet [8/28/2018]
Eureka Module 7 Parent Tip Sheet [8/28/2018]
Griffins Growing Stem [1/22/2019]
Math End of Module 3 Exit Tickets Study Guide [12/7/2018]
Office.com/ One Note/ One Drive How to Access from Home [10/9/2018]
Red Ribbon Spirit Week Flyer [10/19/2018]
Remind Letter regarding Verizon messages [1/15/2019]
Remind Text Messages [9/3/2018]
State Float Examples (pictures) [5/5/2017]
Student Council Application [1/17/2019]
Tiger Calendar 18-19 [9/3/2018]
Writers Notebook Collage Assignment [8/30/2018]

 
 

Cool Links

Animal Classification Game
http://coolsciencelab.com/fourth_grade.htm

Animal Padlet
https://padlet.com/cfreiberg/gvt5gpsttu86

Animals for adoption
https://gifts.worldwildlife.org/gift-center/gifts/species-adoptions.aspx

Breakout Game- Elf Panic
https://platform.breakoutedu.com/game/digital/elf-panic-4252

Breakout Game- Finding Frosty
https://platform.breakoutedu.com/game/digital/finding-frosty-136

Breakout Game- Winter Sports
https://platform.breakoutedu.com/game/digital/winter-sports-136

Coaster Creator
http://content3.jason.org/resource_content/content/digitallab/4859/misc_content/public/coaster.html

Continent & Ocean Location Online Map Game
https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3188

ELA Endangered Animals
http://www.wwf.org.uk/

Ellis Island Virtual Tour
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/tour/

Ellis Island Webcast
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/webcast.htm

EPIC BOOKS
https://www.getepic.com/sign-in

Etymology Online
https://www.etymonline.com/

Eureka MATH homework help
http://www.oakdale.k12.ca.us/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1402228861002

First Hand vs. Second Hand accounts
http://www.learningfarm.com/web/practicePassThrough.cfm?TopicID=157

Flip Grid
http://www.flipgrid.com

Front Row Student Log in
https://student.frontrowed.com/#login

Google Earth
https://earth.google.com/web

Google Maps
https://www.google.com/maps

Great Minds Eureka Math
https://greatminds.org/

IAR test practice
https://il.mypearsonsupport.com/practice-tests/

Jack Prelutsky Poetry
http://jackprelutsky.com/

Kahoot
https://kahoot.it/

Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org/login

Latin Dictionary- Structured Word Inquiry
http://latin-dictionary.net/

LIne Rider
http://www.linerider1.net/

Math- Pattern Shapes
https://apps.mathlearningcenter.org/pattern-shapes/

Natural Disaster Padlet
https://padlet.com/mwilliamson16/sn7q7i5lbwv3

NewsELA
http://www.newsela.com

Office.com/ One Note/ One Drive
http://office.com

PARCC practice tests (ELA)
https://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/english/

PARCC practice tests (math)
https://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/math/

PARCC practice videos
https://www.mheonline.com/countdown2ccss/

Perseverance Padlet
https://padlet.com/acumbee1/coptbi36ycq

Poetry- April Rain Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnCx27bUerY

Poetry- Once They All Believed In Dragons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H9kIqkjwZM

Poetry- The Star
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7zcCFSHFMo

Poetry- When I Grow Up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUT4fr6AZyo

Poetry- When I Grow Up...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUT4fr6AZyo

Prodigy Math
http://play.prodigygame.com

Quizizz
https://quizizz.com/join/

Rock the Vote 2107
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=VyRK37K0O0Cd-fcLj2fipSnVzCrXfgpFnpQeMa9OWF1UNDZTQTlWSjE0STFDMzRDVFVDT0NDQUNTSi4u

Seesaw
http://www.seesaw.com

Seesaw-Grage/Draeger's Classroom
https://app.seesaw.me/#/student/login

Seven Continents Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqsCWZtZlk4

State Float Research Padlet
https://padlet.com/azacharias1/4kjxun5hm22a

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
https://www.theoceancleanup.com/great-pacific-garbage-patch/

The Seven Continents Song
https://mail.fsd157c.org/owa/redir.aspx?C=Zrxa0FT81s3d3r19OsryPwC-W7oPi95Gd1xndVgMoqqOANpcAgrWCA..&URL=https%3a%2f%2fwww.youtube.com%2fwatch%3fv%3dfqsCWZtZlk4

Typing Program
http://fsd157c.v2.typinginstructorkids.com/

Volcanoes- Molten Paradise
https://safeyoutube.net/w/cC5b

Volcanoes- Should This Lake Exist?
https://safeyoutube.net/w/TDm

Volcanoes- Top 10
http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2014572_2014574_2014626,00.html

Volcanoes- top 10 active volcanoes
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/may/27/top-10-active-volcanoes

Volcanoes- Top 10 Volcano Pictures
https://www.pandotrip.com/top-10-stunning-volcanoes-around-the-world-4360/

Volcanoes- Volcan Paricutin
https://safeyoutube.net/w/2kl

Wonderopolis
https://wonderopolis.org/wonders

Word Searcher- Structured Word Inquiry
http://www.neilramsden.co.uk/spelling/searcher/

Writing- Archaeologist Career Spotlight
https://www.usa.gov/life-physical-science?source=kids#item-213548

Zearn
https://www.zearn.org/