2017-2018 PFA Schedule
Thursday - LMC
Friday - Art
Happy New Year 2018!
Quick Curriculum Snapshot
In language arts we wrapped up our unit on sentences before break, and we will be moving on to verbs.
In reading students are reading Scholastic magazine issues and will be using the web based subscription to aid with comprehension while completing various literacy activities. We have begun new novel studies. Different groups will be reading Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo, Stone Fox by John Reynolds, and Ghost Dog Secrets by Peg Kehret.
In writing we continue to journal weekly. Students also have been doing a lot of creative writing using online resources. Students are working on how to write an expository piece step by step and working on expanding their writing. Students will be working on learning how to peer edit and write for various purposes.
Wow, the 1st Trimester seems like it is just flying by!
The students have been learning about the difference between a complete sentence and a fragment. They also learned about the four different types of sentences and will create caricatures for one of the four different types of sentences. We will then move on to learning about subjects and predicates, how to combine sentences, and how to fix run-ons. Students will work on activities to reinforce the concepts learned. In writing students have been working on writing their haunted house descritptions. Our next writing piece will be about making a Thanksgiving dinner using the future tense. The next book report will be a poetry report due in December.
In reading we are continuing to work through the Daily 5 process. Students are wrapping up Dear Mr. Henshaw. Next, we will begin reading various high interest nonfiction pieces, and work on various comprehension strategies. Students have worked on main idea, theme, fact vs opinion, and sequencing skills. The next reading skill we will work on is using context clues. They are working on responding to their reading using higher level thinking skills and going beyond what they are reading in the text. Students are practicing reading aloud by reading with a partner, and working on their writing skills.
Welcome Back to School!
I am so excited to start the new school year, and I am looking forward to getting to know all of the 4th graders. What is on the agenda for the first week of school? There is so much to do and learn the very first week. We will be very busy learning the 4th grade routines, and getting back into the grove of school. I can't wait to see all of your character wheels from your required summer reading choice. Don't forget to bring them in the first day of school.
Enjoy these last few weeks of summer!