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Every Monday, parents should look for these two things:
- *This Week’s Assignments (in the sidebar on the right), and
- the current issue of my classroom newsletter, Mr. T’s Tattler
Talk Like a Pirate Day will be observed by both fourth grade classes on Wednesday, September 19.
Talk Like a Pirate Day is intended as a fun event that coincides with our reading of the novel, Treasure Island. So parents: don’t stress out!
Homework. A study guide will accompany my Monday newsletter to help your student master proper “pirate-speak” especially in regards to cussin’ like a pirate. There will be no testing.
Costumes. If your student wants to bring a bandana, hoop earring, and/or costume jewelry from home to wear with their uniform, great, but please: no other pirate gear (e.g., swords, pistols, knives, etc.)!
Monday. During Art class, Mrs. Walters will be supervising the construction of hats, hooks, and eyepatches for the big day.
Wednesday. We’ll traipse around the school terrifying anyone in our way, and probably have some type of vittles in the late afternoon. Arrgh!
Absolutely no nuts, raspberries, or pineapple in the classroom at anytime. This includes products your kids bring in daily for their snack. Airborne particles and residue on hands, clothing, desks, and in waste containers are of dire concern. Thanks for your help.
Fun Friday Snack Helpers are Abigail (snacks) and Kameron (drinks). We start at 2:30 p.m., have 24 students, and there can be no nuts, raspberries, or pineapple in any snacks.
Math 54. Problem sets 22 – 25 and supplemental worksheet 21 will be due as homework this week. They will test on Friday.
Daily Oral Language (DOL). Students edit two sentences daily in class and will test on the same sentences each Friday. Additionally, students will edit and rewrite two similar sentences weekly for a quiz grade (to see if they can apply their newfound editing knowledge).
Spelling. Students take a 20 word pretest every Monday. On Friday, students test only upon the words they misspelled on the Monday pretest. They will be exempted from the Friday test if their pretest score is at least 90% (i.e., they misspell two or fewer words).
Vocabulary. Students take a five word pretest every Monday. They will be exempted from the Friday test if their pretest score is perfect.
Shurley Grammar. We’re still getting our Language Arts legs under us. If time allows, students will be classifying sentences and working with synonyms and antonyms. Regardless, there will be no testing this week.
All testing in my classes will occur this Friday as follows:
- Daily Oral Language (DOL). They’ll test on the sentences edited each morning in class. Click on the links for:
- –Practice sentences
- –Answer key (available Monday night)
- Spelling. Students will test only upon the words they misspell on Tuesday’s pretest. They will be exempted if their pretest score is at least 90%.
- –Spelling list (available Monday night)
- Vocabulary. A pretest will be given on Tuesday. Students will be exempted if their pretest score is perfect.
- –Vocabulary words (available Monday night)
- Open Court. The reading comprehension exam will be comprised of short answer and multiple choice questions. It will be an “open book” test.
- –Escape (is once again available online)