Week 28 (March 8 – 12, 2010)

Tetrahedron building, collaborative learning, LA 4th grade math class, March 4, 2010

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CSAP testing continues this week (Tuesday andWednesday).  Please:

  • Make certain your kiddo gets some sleep and breakfast
  • Kids in my class will take spelling, vocabulary, and DOL tests on Friday
  • We have spent two weeks on the Open Court selection, “Anne Frank:  The Diary of a Young Girl.”‘ There will be an Open Court comprehension test on Friday)
  • Math 5 students will only have homework on Monday and Thursday night, but will test on Friday

Star of the WeekEvery Wednesday, for the remainder of the year, the class will interview its Star of the Week.  The Star can bring in photos and artifacts about her/him for display on Monday and must remove them by Friday.  This Wednesday’s  Star of the Week is Dori.  On deck (Wednesday, March 17):  Jacob.  In the hole (Wednesday, March 31): Hannah.

Download Mr. Tallent’s  “Week 28 for Parents” .zip file here from YouSendIt. It contains the:

  • Open Court story (the story, “Anne Frank:  The Diary of a Young Girl,” is available online)
  • Mr. T’s spelling list (note:  we will be using the “Week 27” list)
  • DOL (daily oral language) practice sheet

Math 5. Problem set 85 and 86 will be assigned on Monday and Thursday, respectively, and will be due as homework on Friday this week.  Tuesday through Wednesday, students will work collaboratively in small groups. 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).

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. Testing this Friday.

Shurley Grammar. Students will be reviewing “Pattern 2″ sentences.


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