Week 9 (OCT 12 -16, 2009)

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Fourth grade website. In order to view and print almost anything on the fourth grade website, you must download a copy of Adobe Reader. This the Adobe Reader download site for most versions of Windows operating systems. If you cannot find a version compatible with your computer, we’ll have to talk.

Every Monday, parents should look for:

  • *This Week’s Assignments (in the sidebar on the right).

Each week you’ll find printable study guides for Friday’s language arts tests in “*This Week’s Assignments.” Weekly homework assignments for my classes (e.g., Saxon Math 5 and science), and, whenever possible, requirements from Mrs. Waide and your student’s specials teachers (i.e., art, music; physical education) will be listed here.

Science Fair. Your student’s next assignment is detailed here.

Math 5. Problem sets 33 – 36 will be due as homework this week. They should have plenty of time in class to complete homework. They will test this Friday.

Daily Oral Language (DOL). Students edit two or three sentences daily in class and will test on some of the same sentences this Friday. Additionally, students will edit two similar sentences weekly for a quiz grade (to see if they can apply their newfound editing knowledge).

A copy of the practice sentences with an answer key are available every Monday. Each night, to reinforce your student’s learning, ask s/he to edit that day’s two or three sentences again which you can correct using the answer key (this work never has to be turned into me). Parents should familiarize themselves with the proofreading markings which will be used for the remainder of the year (these marks will be utilized when I edit any student’s written work).

Spelling. Every student has a spelling list at their individual spelling level as determined by their Morrison-McCall test results (several kids spell well beyond the fourth grade age level). A copy of their list is sent home in their Monday Folder and a duplicate list kept at school.

Vocabulary. All students take a five word vocabulary test each Friday.

Please note: the DOL answer key, and the spelling and vocabulary lists will be available by Monday evening. It’s important to note that every student’s spelling list will be unique, so look for it in their Monday Folder.

Shurley Grammar. No testing this week, however, students will be classifying sentences and working with vocabulary.

All testing in my classes will occur this Friday as follows:

  • Daily Oral Language (DOL). They’ll practice test on some of the sentences edited each morning in class. Click on the links for:
  • Practice sentences
  • Answer key (available Monday night)
  • Spelling. Students will test on their individualized spelling list.
  • Spelling list (available Monday night)
  • Vocabulary.
  • Vocabulary words (available Monday night)
  • Open Court. The reading comprehension exam will be comprised of short answer and multiple choice questions. It is always an “open book” test.
  • Henry Wells and William G. Fargo (a copy of the story is available online)
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