Summer 2020 Newsletter

St. Peter's Catholic School of Columbia SC

Dear Parents of rising fourth grade students,

Congratulations to you on another successful year! I am looking forward to meeting and working with each and every one of you in the 2020-2021 school year. Before we have the opportunity to learn together, there are a few assignments I would like to share for the summer break.

In order to help keep up our learning growth, I am requesting that parents please encourage each child to continue to practice mathematics, especially times tables up to 12 and basic subtraction.  Some great resources to help with this are  Prodigy Game and Math Playground. Both sites are free and provide engaging learning opportunities in mathematics for elementary learners. 

In addition to continuing with mathematical development, I would also like students to practice reading, both fiction and nonfiction, over the course of the summer holidays. These may include websites, newspaper articles, magazines, books, etc. to help keep your child engaged. In addition to this practice, I have selected a summer reading project that I hope will be interesting for your child. 

Experience has taught me that students who have a say in their education are more involved and interested in the process. Therefore, I have chosen a project that allows every child to select a book to his or her liking. The book must be at or above the F&P reading level assessed by the 3rd grade teacher (or just a book on a 4th grade level that your child has not yet read). I have attached the project description as well as a list of suggested novels by reading level to help out. We will present these projects the first full week of classes. 

Have a wonderful summer, and I greatly anticipate learning with your children in the coming year. 

Please also find the class supply list for rising fourth graders attached to this newsletter.

God Bless!

Mrs. Shannon Ronald

Fourth Grade Supply List

Summer 2020 Project

Suggested Book List (updated 6/24/2020)

 

Distance Learning for May 4-8, 2020

My Dear Families,

 

Happy May! Attached is the suggested schedule for the upcoming week. I would also like to include a reminder to students to carefully read all of the directions for each assignment in the Google Classroom. Some of them are missing steps because they did not read the instructions given in the classroom assignment.

Suggested Schedule for Distance Learning 5/4-8/2020

I am also working hard to grade and return assignments to the students. Please continue to monitor the classroom for grades and comments for the assignments.

Should you have any questions for me during this time, I will be available via email: sronald@stpeterscatholicschool.org, and through the class dojo app from 9:00 – 11:00 AM on Monday through Friday. 

In addition to the office hours, on Tuesday and Thursday of this week, I will be hosting Google Meets. These meets will be held at 1:30 PM on the days indicated on the schedule. Please check the student schedule for the content. The link to these meets may be found under the Homeroom class, or under the class indicated by the schedule. If you or your child is unable to join in during these sessions, I will be recording them and posting them to the homeroom for asynchronous learning. 

 If you would like an individual meet time on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday please email me in advance to set up a time. 

Have a wonderful week! Please let me know if you have any questions.

God Bless!

Mrs. Shannon Ronald

 

Distance Learning for April 27-May 1, 2020

My Dear Families,

I hope you had peaceful weekends. Attached is the suggested schedule for the upcoming week. I would also like to include a reminder to students to carefully read all of the directions for each assignment in the Google Classroom. Some of them are missing steps because they did not read the instructions given in the classroom assignment.

Fourth Grade Suggested Schedule for April 27-May 1, 2020

If you have experienced difficulties with the Poetry Handbook, I have made a few changes this week. In an effort to make things a little easier with our poetry unit, I have included only the necessary slides for each lesson. This way, students will only need to click on the available slides to complete their work. If you have already completed the pages in the other handbook, please just copy and paste your work to the daily slides.

Should you have any questions for me during this time, I will be available via email: sronald@stpeterscatholicschool.org, and through the class dojo app from 9:00 – 11:00 AM on Monday through Friday. 

In addition to the office hours, on Tuesday and Thursday of this week, I will be hosting Google Meets. These meets will be held at 1:30 PM on the days indicated on the schedule. Please check the student schedule for the content. The link to these meets may be found under the Homeroom class, or under the class indicated by the schedule. If you or your child is unable to join in during these sessions, I will be recording them and posting them to the homeroom for asynchronous learning. 

 If you would like an individual meet time on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday please email me in advance to set up a time. 

Have a wonderful week! Please let me know if you have any questions.

God Bless!

Mrs. Shannon Ronald

 

Distance Learning for April 20-24, 2020

My Dear Families,

Alleluia! He is Risen! I pray that your Easter break was peaceful and restful. It was truly well deserved! Now I  welcome you back to our final stretch of the school year. Attached you will find the schedule for the week of April 20-24. 

This week I am introducing two new digital platforms: BrainPop and IXL. 

Your child will need to follow the directions for joining our class and registering an account with BrainPop or, if you already have one for your child, please join the class and log your child into his or her account. 

For IXL, I have already registered the students for accounts. 

The login name is firstlast266

Example: shannonronald266

*If your child goes by a nickname, that is the name by which I registered him or her.

Password: angels12345

Should you have any questions for me during this time, I will be available via email: sronald@stpeterscatholicschool.org, and through the class dojo app from 9:00 – 11:00 AM on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Due to a scheduled appointment, my office hours on Tuesday will be from 2:00-4:00 PM. 

In addition to the office hours, on Tuesday and Thursday of this week, I will be hosting Google Meets. These meets will be held at 1:30 PM on the days indicated on the schedule. Please check the student schedule for the content. The link to these meets may be found under the Homeroom class. If you or your child is unable to join in during these sessions, I will be recording them and posting them to the homeroom for asynchronous learning. 

 If you would like an individual meet time on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday please email me in advance to set up a time. 

Have a wonderful week! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Fourth Grade Schedule for the week of April 20-24, 2020

God Bless!

Mrs. Shannon Ronald

 

Distance Learning for April 6-9, 2020

My Dear Families,

Here are the class assignments for the week of April 6-10.  I am including the link for this week’s schedule, and it may also be found in the Homeroom class for Google Classroom. At this time, I would like to thank all of the families for their patience and fortitude during our intro week to Google Classroom. I sincerely appreciate all that you have done and are doing to facilitate this distance learning for your children. You make all the difference, and I laud you for all of your time and efforts spent on this. Again, thank you.

Should you have any questions for me during this time, I will be available via email: sronald@stpeterscatholicschool.org, and through the class dojo app from 9:00 am-11:00 am daily. 

 

In addition to the office hours, on Monday and Tuesday of this week, I will be hosting Google Meets. These meets will be held at 1:30 PM on the days mentioned. Please check the student schedule for the content. The link to these meets may be found under the Homeroom class. If you or your child is unable to join in during these sessions, I will be recording them and posting them to the homeroom for asynchronous learning. 

Have a wonderful week! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Student Schedule for 4/6-9/2020

God Bless!

 

Mrs. Shannon Ronald

 

Distance Learning Assignments for March 30-April 3, 2020

My Dear Families,

Here are the class assignments for the week of March 30-April 3. The schedule for this week may be found in the Homeroom class for Google Classroom. At this time, I would like to thank all of the families who have already submitted their G Suite Permission form. This is an important contract between you and the school. I appreciate your involvement. To those of you who have submitted your permission slips, I will send out the necessary classroom codes to you over the next three mornings as we develop our knowledge of Google Classroom.

This week will be different from the past two. We will spend Monday through Wednesday familiarizing ourselves with the classroom and students will need to learn how to upload assignments for each class. All previous assignments have been entered into the classrooms for their subjects. A copy of the assignment has been made for each student in case he/she needs it. If your child has already completed the assignments, they will just need to upload them/images of them to the correct assignment locations. 

Should you have any questions for me during this time, I will be available via email: sronald@stpeterscatholicschool.org, and through the class dojo app from 9:00 am-11:00 am daily. 

In addition to the office hours, on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week, I will be hosting Google Meets. These meets will be held at 1:00 PM on the days mentioned. The link to these meets may be found under the Homeroom class. In these meets we will discuss any questions we have about the day’s assignments or any procedural concerns the children have about navigating the classroom. If you or your child is unable to join in during these sessions, I will be recording them and posting them to the homeroom for asynchronous learning. 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cAefGLoQrK4iCs6RBdCyJ4Gdrqq70F2xti29Nv_6qSY/edit?usp=sharing

Have a wonderful week! Please let me know if you have any questions.

God Bless!

Mrs. Shannon Ronald

Distance Learning Assignments for March 23-27, 2020

My Dear Families,

Here are the class assignments for the week of March 23-27. As requested by several families, I am also including a suggested schedule for these assignments. 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xpmrM2dkV6XXCrJBqwhqATt4n-DTlc2qaqpBauz9Mzg/edit?usp=sharing

You may, of course, complete the assignments according to the needs of your children and personal schedule. Assignments are not due until our scheduled return on April 1. However, please do not wait until the last moment to complete these, as I will be posting new assignments for Monday, March 31. Also, don’t forget about the assignments from your enrichment teachers!

 

Should you have any questions for me during this time, I will be available via email: sronald@stpeterscatholicschool.org, and through the class dojo app from 9:00 am-11:00 am daily. 

 

Additionally, In the possible event of a longer distance learning period, I am setting up Google Classroom. If you are interested in learning more, please watch the following video. 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1PDVZvie0DnFbFEVFB8U3j89o1mD5BCUXTE6ymbb9y_k/mobilepresent?fbclid=IwAR3jl2JbMVFrrARiN24sMdP11fHYh0uzT3F49DGunKPvemUHihb_ERTvY7Y&slide=id.g4f60ec15fb_1_0

I will send out further information once I receive it from the school.

 

Religion

Please continue with the Lenten alphabet booklet. Please complete the following pages. 

E is for Easter

F is for Fasting

(please skip G and H for now)

I is for Innocent

J is for Jerusalem

K is for King

 

Literature

In order to keep up with fluency, please have your child read for a minimum of 20 minutes per day. This is in line with your library assignment, so please take some time to read and ask/answer questions about what your child has read. 

 

Also, please work on the following figures of speech: hyperbole, personification, alliteration, allusion, and onomatopoeia. Please read the definitions carefully and underline or highlight any examples of each you see in the attached song lyrics. Also, please write your own example for hyperbole, personification, alliteration, allusion, and onomatopoeia and draw a picture to accompany each. This may be done in your reading notebook or on a separate ½ sheet of paper.  Links to the necessary notes are below.

 

Hyperbole through Onomatopoeia Notes and activities – https://drive.google.com/open?id=15CdEO3dIck-0l-aVVXlZxZ6w7qbEzVag

 

 

English

This week I would like students to do lessons 7.2 (p.162-163), 2.3 and 2.4 in their Voyages textbook. The notes for this are attached as links. Students may print out the notes or simply copy them into their notebooks. There are exercises assigned with each set of notes. Students should be prepared to take a quiz on common and proper nouns, capitalization, and singular and plural nouns

Lesson 7.2 – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d4nRu7WDpSpL0yqvN1se6s24f43ansK5KlbElpIO97g/edit?usp=sharing

Lesson 2.3 – https://docs.google.com/document/d/18wUr4-rzr9z5S_uSQgOU_e_XVMmmJsFoOiBkoAi6sfA/edit?usp=sharing

Lesson 2.4 –  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d5Ah9_0IYUpGFrSBK76Gh1uSKkCWO6UovxBx1CLUdVU/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

Mathematics

This week we will cover the following lessons in Math. Links to any videos will be posted and, if additional notes are required, I will include the necessary links. **In preparation for a possibly longer distance learning period, please make sure you have Volume 2 of the Saxon Math textbook. If you do not, please contact me. I have two Volume 2 textbooks at the school.**

 

Lesson 59 Estimating Arithmetic Answers p. 411-414

 

Please begin with the Lesson 59 Power Up. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tnoBa9AoF4Le9QvfqeOaBXGXtCAtpU91/view?usp=sharing

 

Students should have their books open to p. 411. Students should take 3 minutes to do as many of the problems listed at the top of the page as possible. Please use a stopwatch and record the time it takes. Once the 3 minutes are up, please have them do the counting activity out loud, and then give about 15 minutes to complete the rest of the page. I will post the answer keys to check work.

 

Please read p. 412-414 and complete the notes provided (see link)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LvUXyaVSglkEqtZW2Xc_tYUyT-SyVbj9oCS_PIeFG74/edit?usp=sharing

 

**I could not find one video to cover all of the notes for Lesson 59. Please reference the following links to help with explanations.**

 

Estimating Sums & Differences

Estimating Products

Estimating Quotients

https://yhoo.it/3anpS1C (The first 3 videos listed under this link will  cover the 3 above topics)

 

Use the methods demonstrated in these videos to complete Lesson Practice (a-h) on p. 413-414. 

 

Written Practice p. 414-416

(3-11, 16, 18, 20, 22, 28)

 

Lesson 60 Rate Problems with a given total p. 417- 419

 

Please begin with the Lesson 60 Power Up.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C6z7pGzJXuVpgG7oNxywg8cHGJY13OAR/view?usp=sharing

 

Students should have their books open to p. 417. Students should take 3 minutes to do as many of the problems listed at the top of the page as possible. Please use a stopwatch and record the time it takes. Once the 3 minutes are up, please have them do the counting activity out loud, and then give about 15 minutes to complete the rest of the page. I will post the answer keys to check work.

 

Please read p. 417-419 and complete the notes provided (see link)

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u_hg4Qvmt3pNNo3DN3EmoYtwyeT07uIyLjYxJRfbUro/edit?usp=sharing

 

Complete Lesson Practice (a-c) on p. 419. 

 

Written Practice p. 420-422

(3-11, 13, 16-18, 28)

 

Investigation #6: Displaying Data Using Graphs

 

Please read p. 423-426 in the Saxon Math Textbook and complete the notes provided. (see link)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L_y-I1zyd2l3TocyBwC3YjDjgMQUc-Aq8lPM4-sHqRs/edit?usp=sharing

 

Use Lesson Activities 27 and 28 to complete the activity on p. 427-429

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UZfQtUUkMtAZUaiYQb6Rw5VinA9ulQ7d/view?usp=sharing

 

Social Studies

For Social Studies, please reread chapter 7.3 and focus especially on the section about the Boston Massacre. Then read “Facts of the Case” from theYou Be the Jury! worksheet. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/11o1TeJ1uIVLFwiAcvIPXRq7wurFvEt4N/view?usp=sharing

Since we cannot hold the jury trial planned, please pretend to be one of the lawyers from the trial. In your notebook, write up your arguments for declaring the soldiers guilty or not guilty depending on your point of view in the case. Your argument must be at least 5-8 sentences in length and use evidence from the case notes to support your answer. For extra information about this event, please watch the following video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ee1RAhDm3w&feature=emb_rel_pause

 

Also, using the “Facts of the Case” from theYou Be the Jury!, take a close look at Paul Revere’s famous engraving Bloody Massacre on page 241 in your textbook. In your notebook,  make a list of 5 or more items from Revere’s engraving that differ from the historical record. 

 

Complete the Chapter 7 Study guide in preparation for the Chapter 7 Test. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kod6iERauRNhihmUNJ5AxYYKPG3ScjF7/view?usp=sharing

 

You may write your answers on the next page in your notebook or type up your answers. 

 

 

Science

This week we will continue with simple machines.  For this week, use the LINKtivity to complete lever (and fulcrum), inclined plane, wheel and axle, and wedge. 

For a little fun with these simple machines. Check out the game from the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. *You need to have Adobe Flash player to be able to access this content!

https://www.msichicago.org/play/simplemachines/

 

Have a wonderful week! Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

God Bless!

 

Mrs. Shannon Ronald

 

Distance Learning Assignments for March 16-19, 2020

My Dear Families,

Due to the school shutdown, I will be emailing and posting weekly assignments to the class newsletter. In order to try and continue with our learning progress, I have posted videos and notes to supplement your child’s understanding of the material. Also, should you have any questions for me during this time, I will be available via email: sronald@stpeterscatholicschool.org, and through the class dojo app from 9:00 am-11:00 am daily. 

In addition to the email, the class google drive will also be available to you with resources. The email address is 4thgradestpetercs@gmail.com and the login is Fourth44$. Students may submit assignments to me through this and receive feedback. 

I would suggest not waiting until the last minute as I will be sending work for next week on Sunday, March 22 or Monday, March 23. If your child would like to turn in any of the work early, I am more than happy to look at it and provide feedback. Also please check the school website as the specials teachers will also be providing material for the students during this time. So please check their newsletters on the school website. 

For the week of March 16-19, we are only scheduled to have 4 days of school, so I am providing what I feel may be appropriately covered for this week. Please encourage your child to do just a little at a time and not everything all at once. 

Religion

Each child was given a packet on Friday. In it was a booklet for a Lenten alphabet. Please complete the following pages. 

A is for Almsgiving

B is for Baptism

C is for Cross

D is for Days

Literature

In the Emergency packet, there are several interactive notebook pages. Please work on the following figures of speech: similes and metaphors. Please read the definitions carefully and underline or highlight any examples of each you see in the attached song lyrics. Also, please write your own example for simile and metaphor and draw a picture to accompany it. This may be done in your reading notebook or on a separate ½ sheet of paper.  

English

This week I would like students to do lessons 2.1 and 2.1 in their Voyages textbook. The notes for this are available on the class google drive. Students may print out the notes or simply copy them into their notebooks. There are exercises assigned with each set of notes.

Mathematics

This week we will cover the following three lessons in Math. Links to any videos will be posted here and, if additional notes are required, I will post them in the class folder on the Google drive. 

Lesson 56 Using Models and Pictures to Compare Fractions p. 394-396

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyu2-1-L7Oc (I know that the video says Lesson 39. Please use this one)

Please do the activity on p. 394. Instead of using manipulatives, please draw the equivalent fractions for 1-6.

For 7-10 write out the equation and include the comparison symbol appropriate for each.

For 11, please draw the equivalent fractions and then do a-c. 

Written Practice p. 396-398

(3-11, 13, 17, 19, 21, 24)

 

Lesson 57 Rate Word Problems p. 394-396

Please read p. 394-396 and complete the notes provided (Google Drive)

Written Practice p. 402-404

(1-2, 5-9, 11-13, 15, 20, 22-25)

 

Lesson 58 Multiplying Three-Digit Numbers p. 406-408

Please read p. 406-408 and watch the following video

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/arith-review-multiply-divide/arith-review-multi-digit-mult/v/3-digit-times-1-digit-example

Answer all the Generalize and Estimate questions on p. 406-408

Using the method demonstrated in the video, please complete the Lesson Practice p. 408 (a-e)

Written Practice p. 408-410

(1-3, 5-7, 9-13, 17-19, 27)

Social Studies

For Social Studies, please read chapters 7.3 and 7.4. In the social studies notebook, please define each vocabulary term and answer the study guide questions.

Copies of the Study Guide pages are located on the class Google Drive.

Science

This week we will change directions and try working with Simple Machines. To help with this, I am sending each family a “LINKtivity”. This will need to be downloaded. If you cannot get all the internal links to work, you should still be able to complete the activities for the notebook. For this week, please only concentrate on Pulley and Screw.

Thank you all so  much for your patience and support during this unusual time. Please stay safe and healthy! 

God Bless!

Mrs. Shannon Ronald

 

March 9-13, 2020

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

As we begin our second week of Lent, we focus on prayer. Fourth grade will lead Morning Prayer this Monday, March 9 in the Basilica, and we will discuss the many types of prayer and how to pray.

Please check the schedule to see if your child will be assisting with the Honor Guard. If you cannot locate your copy, the schedule may be downloaded from Mrs. Grant’s classroom webpage: https://stpeterscatholicschool.org/newsletter/sixth-grade/ 

Have a wonderful week!

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we explore the origins of the Corporal Works of Mercy. We will discuss why these particular works are important, especially during the season of Lent. 

Literature

This week we will complete our comprehension questions and review our knowledge of Chapters 8-10 in The Castle in the Attic. Students should be prepared to take the quiz for these chapters on Wednesday, March 12. Notebooks will also be due at this time. Please check the class link for the updated table of contents. We will then explore the causes and effects of events leading up to our current point in the story. We will also talk about how we make decisions, and we will compare our processes to William’s in The Castle in the Attic

Vocabulary

We will complete our study of word sort 8 vocabulary this week. This week’s vocabulary will focus on -er, -or, -ist, and -ian suffixes.

Word Sort 8:

If your child has a modified list, please only use words 1-16.

speaker, artist, historian, prisoner, director, Asian, librarian, survivor, creator, traveler, decorator, believer, vocalist, guardian, visitor, finalist, defender, specialist, inventor, attacker, Australian, Christian, Egyptian, terrorist

 

Mathematics

This week we will practice adding and subtracting larger numbers with regrouping and across zeros. Students need to work on aligning their numbers properly and remembering to include any and all regrouping when doing their adding or subtracting. We will also compare concepts of time from weeks, to months, common year, leap years, decades, and centuries. Students will also be introduced to multiples and prime and composite numbers as we start our in depth study of division. The next test is currently scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Dates may change depending on our schedule.

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/menus/place_value.htm

https://mrnussbaum.com/place-value-pirates-online-game

For extra practice with multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals;  please check out the following websites!

https://www.timestables.com/games/

https://www.mathplayground.com/division01.html

https://www.mathplayground.com/grade_4_games.html

https://www.mathplayground.com/index_fractions.html

https://www.coolmathgames.com/

 

Social Studies

This week we will continue our study of the initial causes for the American Revolution. Students will play a game about how the Colonists were taxed. Was parliament justified in levying the taxes they did? What was the real problem behind the taxation? We will also discuss the Boston Massacre and determine how we would defend or condemn those involved.

Science

This week we will continue our study of electricity and circuits. This week we will expand our electricity to include static electricity. We will discuss and complete activities on how static electricity builds up and travels. Why do we get a shock after we shuffle across the carpet? Our next quiz on static electricity is currently scheduled for Friday, March 13, 2020. 

 

Links to Interactive Notebooks

Reading

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xDtgkBtvOjqT82vDv8wptGTo2mhH-nF_yq-xY1N6T5Y/edit?usp=sharing

Religion

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rndG3WjTDS4x8X_MldNBCXUAQAsvPhIDTMU0UAtSSy8/edit?usp=sharing

Science

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AR-fPFPZXNe-Ed9rDSyhoNTfY5Cwh01bOyXK-hbpX5s/edit?usp=sharing

Social Studies

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CDdQOafDjy19uWoEuwsdCMcgmFuKWBRYk8zGwxmR7mE/edit?usp=sharing

Vocabulary

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18_zuFXzfn7f2Jw-4zQFFWQhyfSb5jT_xsxok__yuELk/edit?usp=sharing

 

 Important Dates

March 11, 2020 Class Picture Day

March 16, 2020   2pm dismissal

March 19, 2020   Rita’s Ice Field Trip – leave at 11:00 am, *students can wear St. Pat’s t-shirts to school*

March 20, 2020 No School for Students/Teacher Inservice

March 21, 2020 St. Patrick’s Day parade in 5 points

 

March 2-7, 2020

A Note from Mrs. Ronald

This is our first full week of Lent. Fourth Grade will be leading Mass this Wednesday at 8:30am in St. Peter’s Basilica. 

Please check the schedule to see if your child will be assisting with the Honor Guard. If you cannot locate your copy, the schedule may be downloaded from Mrs. Grant’s classroom webpage: https://stpeterscatholicschool.org/newsletter/sixth-grade/ 

Have a wonderful week!

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will prepare to present our next morning Prayer on Monday, February 9 at 8:30am in the Basilica of St. Peter.  We have divided into groups and will discuss the Pillar of Lent: Prayer. Students have researched and are ready to explain different ways in which we can pray and deepen our Faith during this penitential season.  Also, in class we will begin our study of the Corporal and Spiritual works of Mercy. 

Literature

This week we will complete our study of Chapters 8-10 from The Castle in the Attic. Students will continue to focus on the correct way in which to answer comprehension questions. Questions must be answered in complete sentences that start with a capital letter and end with a period. They must answer every question asked in the prompt, and they must include evidence from the book and the page number where they found their information. We will focus on some of the more important details of the narrative this week. For example, the riddle written outside of the castle gates gives clues as to the role of each character in this tale. We will discuss the significance of tapestries in the tale and their importance in history.  Students should be prepared to take the test for these chapters on Tuesday, March 11. Notebooks will also be due at this time. Please check the class link for the updated table of contents.

For more information on different tapestries, please check out the following link:

Bayeaux Tapestry

https://m6.to/UzkCr

Vocabulary

We will begin our study of vocabulary later in the week due to interruptions in our schedule. This week’s vocabulary will focus on -er, -or, -ist, and -ian suffixes.

Word Sort 8:

If your child has a modified list, please only use words 1-16.

speaker, artist, historian, prisoner, director, Asian, librarian, survivor, creator, traveler, decorator, believer, vocalist, guardian, visitor, finalist, defender, specialist, inventor, attacker, Australian, Christian, Egyptian, terrorist

Mathematics

This week we will explore Investigation #5 on using and finding percentages. We will also cover lessons 51-53 on using and checking division equations with and without remainders and  adding and subtracting numbers with more than 3 digits. For extra practice with place value, please check out the following links!

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/menus/place_value.htm

https://mrnussbaum.com/place-value-pirates-online-game

For extra practice with multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals;  please check out the following websites!

https://www.timestables.com/games/

https://www.mathplayground.com/division01.html

https://www.mathplayground.com/grade_4_games.html

https://www.mathplayground.com/index_fractions.html

https://www.coolmathgames.com/

Social Studies

This week we will begin our study of the initial causes for the American Revolution. Students will learn about the French and Indian War and start their exploration of how taxes impacted the Colonies. Students will debate on the necessity of taxing the colonies and whether Parliament was justified in levying these taxes. What was the real problem behind the taxation? 

 

Science

This week we will continue our study of electricity and circuits. This week we will expand our knowledge of circuits and how they function. Students will learn how to build parallel and series circuits and compare these to simple circuits. What type of circuits power our classroom? How do you know? Our next quiz on circuits is currently scheduled for Friday, March 7, 2020. 

Links to Interactive Notebooks

Reading

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xDtgkBtvOjqT82vDv8wptGTo2mhH-nF_yq-xY1N6T5Y/edit?usp=sharing

Religion

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rndG3WjTDS4x8X_MldNBCXUAQAsvPhIDTMU0UAtSSy8/edit?usp=sharing

Science

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AR-fPFPZXNe-Ed9rDSyhoNTfY5Cwh01bOyXK-hbpX5s/edit?usp=sharing

Social Studies

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CDdQOafDjy19uWoEuwsdCMcgmFuKWBRYk8zGwxmR7mE/edit?usp=sharing

Vocabulary

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18_zuFXzfn7f2Jw-4zQFFWQhyfSb5jT_xsxok__yuELk/edit?usp=sharing

 

 Important Dates

March 2, 2020   Read Across America Parade at 2:00 (Playground)

March 11, 2020 Class Picture Day

March 16, 2020   2pm dismissal

March 19, 2020   Rita’s Ice Field Trip – leave at 11:00 am, *students can wear St. Pat’s t-shirts to school*

March 20, 2020 No School for Students/Teacher Inservice

March 21, 2020 St. Patrick’s Day parade in 5 points