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We are getting acclimated to our daily morning routines of handwriting seat work, turning in their homework into the proper tray, and having planners opened for parent/guardian signature check. I also accepted late work last week, and will continue to let them know if they have any missing assignments. Homework help will be available on Wednesday at 2:30pm.
Everyday their homework will be in their folders, and listed in their planners so please remember to sign and check everyday!! Homework will not be assigned on Friday, with the exception of ongoing class projects, writing assignments, etc. that may be due on a Monday.
Raffle tickets will be sold this week to support the SPCA for a chance to win a lunch with Mrs Blackburn, a friend, and Mercy!!
Tues- Student Council meets @ 7:15am. Choir meets @ 8:15am-8:50am. All students will have a free pass on work missed during practice.
Wed- Free dress if you received a free dress pass from the OLM booth at the Parish fair on Sun.
Fri- Free Dress for a $1 donation to the SPCA in honor of our school rescue animals!
Monday, September 2nd- Labor Day- No School!!!
Religion- Chapter 3- The Ten Commandments. We will be doing various activities, class discussions and reviewing. Will also be writing the first 3 commandments in their own words.
Math- We will be reviewing chapter 1 for the test on Tuesday. Will be starting Chapter 2 on Estimation. There will be some new lessons this week, lots of guided learning practice in class, and homework assignments to make sure students have a full understanding of new concepts.
Language Arts- Lesson 2 Introducing Vocabulary and new spelling words. New story this week about Civil Rights "My Brother Martin." Spelling Test on Friday.
Social Studies- Week 3 Regions of California. Introduce our new curriculum that will go along with our studies weekly, "California Native Peoples and Missions." Region facts will be assigned and homework will be corrected/discussed in class. Weekly Assessment will be on Friday.
Science- Lesson 3 Animal Adaptations. Vocab cards and worksheets will be assigned as homework, and corrected/discussed in class.
Art- T&TH Stained glass window projects
PE - MWF
We made it through the first week of school!! I had the best week with my new students and looking forward to an amazing year in 4th grade! We spent last week getting to know each other, learning our class schedule/routines, rules, expectations, and implementing our group point system for classroom behavior. The students were divided into groups of 5, and can earn points for positive behavior either as a group or individually. Points will also be deducted for negative behavior. This helps students to stay accountable for their own actions, and realize that their behavior directly affects their group and privileges as well. The group with the most points on Friday will be able to pick 2 prizes from our class prize box. Our class goal is to reach 300 points in 1 week. They will then be rewarded with a surprise activity the following week.
All of their homework assignments can be found in their homework folders and listed in their planners each day. Please make sure their homework is completed, and please sign their planners everyday. Students will be receiving group points for having all of their planners signed. I will also give a quick note, should anything come up that particular day.
*Reminder* 4th grade students are now eligible to join student council. Student council meets every Tuesday @ 7:15am.
Monday- Library and Computers start this week
Tuesday- Student Council meets @ 7:15am
Friday- 12:30pm Dismissal
Sunday- School Mass @ 9am St Patrick's Church. Stop by the OLM booth at the parish fair after mass and you will receive a free dress pass for Wednesday, August 28th.
Religion- Chapter 2
Math- We will continue Chapter 1. It's a review of last year and we will be practicing on whiteboards as well as homework to prepare for our test next week.
Reading- Introducing how to write a Descriptive paragraph. Brainstorm with a word web and pre writing activity and will begin our rough draft on Friday.
Grammar- Complete, simple, and compound subjects and predicates.
Spelling/handwriting- No spelling words this week. Cursive handwriting lessons will be done every morning as part of their seat work. 4th grade assignments will always be done in cursive..
Social Studies- Will begin week 2 of our Social Studies weekly.
Science- Chapter 1 lessons 2 & 3