Wednesday November 9th is report card pick-up. I look forward to meeting with you. To schedule a time, please click on the following link and select the time you would like. If you have any problems, please let me know. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054aada929a64-report
On Monday, we will start a recipe writing project in which each student writes about a family recipe. The recipe can be a family favorite, one handed down through generations, or one that has a story attached to it.
Students will write a review for the recipe. The first part of the review (the summary) will be a short memoir on the recipe's significance. The second part will be their opinion of the recipe followed by a recommendation for who would enjoy the recipe.
As our final project for Any Small Goodness we are working on writing reviews. The assignment for this is outlined in the document below. We will spend three class periods working on it. The final writing will be due next Wednesday. It is being typed in Google Docs, so please make sure it gets shared with firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are finishing up our reading of Any Small Goodness. We have been working on how to provide a quality long answer as part of our reading work. We are using the acronym TAG to help student remember to include all parts of a long answer.
As you know fourth grade does not dress up for Halloween. As part of our holiday fun we will be having a vocabulary costume guessing game at our party. Please read the assignment below and help your child prepare for an exciting vocabulary adventure.
Please make sure that word choice has a positive tone, no weapons, blood, guts or horror as these can be disruptive to the learning environment. If you are unsure about the word choice please email me or send a note and I will let you know.
We will be reading read Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster by Debra Frasier. The story is about a girl named Sage who has misheard and misunderstood one of Mrs. Page's weekly vocabulary words. Her error leads to a humbling catastrophe: a momentous tragedy, in front of the entire class. Sage turns her vocabulary disaster: an event bringing great misfortune, into a triumph: a true success.
In the story the school has an annual vocabulary parade where students dress up as their favorite vocabulary words.
For the Halloween party students need to:
HAVE FUN AND BE CREATIVE!
In case you wanted a reference for what homework should be done when, here is a copy of the homework packet cover. It covers the what page should be done when.
I've graded the Corn Fungus quiz we took Thursday, and grades are in the grade book. I have let students know that they can make up half the points, just like they can for the Wordly Wise quiz. (I didn't do this for the American Names quiz, because I went over the quiz in class with students who missed questions and gave them the opportunity to write the correct answers for full credit, so they meet 4th grade expectations.)
For the first six questions students can find the correct answer and write the sentence explaining how they got it wrong for half credit.
For the five essay questions they can rewrite the answers. They need to use the TAG format. It is explained on the quiz. The answer for long questions can be found as follows Q1- pg. 22-23; Q2 - pg 24 or 27 or 28; Q3 - pg. 33; Q4 and Q5 - pg. 35-36; Q6 - poem + whole chapter. These are due by Wednesday. Below is a copy of the quiz.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.