Mrs. Smith's Class: 4th Grade in Room 401

Week of September 18th - 22nd
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Reading Log: Students are to read a minimum of 30 minutes each night, five days each week, record what they've read in their planner and have a parent/guardian sign that they agree with what was recorded. This will be checked each Friday. 

On occasion, other homework will be assigned if work is not completed in class or for special assignments.

If you wonder why we don't assign more homework, here's a good article that explains our perspective: "31 Things Your Kids Should Be Doing Instead of Homework" 

Language Arts

Last week we worked on writing heart maps, telling about favorite memories. This week we will take these ideas to create Stories Waiting to be Written, as we dive into narrative writing.

We also are writing thank you notes to Mrs. Rose for bringing us a box of apples for snacks.

We will finish taking the baseline
test in reading. We also had AimsWeb testing last week.

This week we will be reading the story Because of Winn Dixie. The skill we will be practicing is sequencing.

Social Studies
We will be learning about reading maps, and about landforms in our region, as well as natural resources.
We are C.R.R.E.S!!!

C - Caring
R - Respectful
R - Responsible
E - Engaged
S - Safe

Daily Schedule - Mon., Tues., Thurs., & Fri.:

8:00 - Check-in, morning work
8:15 ELA and Social Studies in Homeroom
9:40 - Specialist 
10:20 - Recess
10:35Math and Science in Mrs. McMurry's Classroom
12:00 - Lunch
12:40 - Reading Intervention
1:20 - Math Intervention
1:55 - Class Meeting/Read Aloud
2:40 - Dismissal

Wednesday Schedule for Early Release Days:

8:00 - Check-in, morning work
8:15 - Math and Science in Mrs. McMurry's Classroom
9:30 - Specialist - CLC
10:10 - ELA in Homeroom with Mrs. Smith
10:40 - Recess
10:55 - ELA and Social Studies in Homeroom
11:40 - Lunch and Recess
12:25 - Lockers, Planners, Clean-up
1:05 - PE
1:40 - Dismissal

Field Trip:  

Permission slips will be sent home soon for a field trip to the symphony in Longview in October. Please sign and return the permission slip by Sept. 29th.

September 20 -  Early Release
September 27 - Early Release
October 4 - Early Release
October 6 - Picture Day

Specialist Schedule:

Monday - Art
Tuesday- PE
Wednesday - CLC (Creative Learning Center in the Library) and PE
Thursday- Music
Friday- PE

Math and Science:

To see what students are doing in Math and Science, please visit Mrs. McMurry's web page by clicking this link: Mrs. McMurry's Web page. This site will also list the websites that are used in Mrs. McMurry's classroom.

Websites and Extras: will be a website we use to help students practice spelling words by playing games and having the words dictated to them to practice typing them. Student logins will be written in student planners. Using this website is a great way to practice spelling words at home too.

PearsonSuccessNet is our reading curriculum website where students can practice vocabulary words that go with our stories. This is also the website where students take their tests.