Welcome to 4A

October 9,2017
Weekly Update-This is an overview of weekly objectives and activities.

Reading/Writing– Students must read a minimum of 20 minutes per night. Weekly Essential Question-How do people respond to natural disasters?
Weekly Selection-Earthquakes Genre-Expository, Compare and Contrast, Plural Nouns, Context Clues, Multiple Meaning Words
Selection Test Friday, 8 vocabulary questions and 5 comprehension questions

Writing-Ideas and Details
-spelling-long e

Math-Rocket Math/ The goal is 40 multiplication problems in one minute.
-complete 1000 Mathletics points by Sunday
-column addition, estimating sums and differences, subtraction

17/20 students completed their 1000 Mathletics points last week. Great job!  Remember this is 10 points weekly, so please see that your child is working on the site. Please continue to work on the Base Ten activities part one and part two.  If your child finishes these sections they may move on to the addition activities or live math.

Science– Biology Unit- Today we reviewed the unit vocabulary and concepts. Please review with your child tonight.

Test tomorrow, Tuesday, October 10. See study guide to prepare.
Recycling Assembly on Thursday
Begin Botany Unit

History-natural resources, state symbols, latitude and longitude

Religion-complete parts of the mass flip book.
-parts of the mass and Nicene Creed test Thursday

Reminders:
Tuesday-Biology Unit Test
Thursday-Religion Test
Friday-Reading and Spelling Test

 

 

 

Weekly Update

Reading/Writing– Students must read a minimum of 20 minutes per night.
-Daily Five rotations. (Word Work, Read to Self, Work on Writing, Technology)
-Essential Question for the Week: How do your actions affect others?
-Weekly Selection: Experts Incorporated – figurative language, setting, plot, character, problem, solution, prediction -Spelling words are glued into students’ planners. Long a vowel sounds
Subject/Predicate

Writing-Students are working on fairy tales with a twist. Ask them to tell you all about it.

Math-Rocket Math/ The goal is 40 multiplication problems in one minute.           -complete 1000 Mathletics points by Sunday
-Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, and 1000 continues to be difficult for many students, especially when the question is asked in words and not in an equation.
-properties of addition
16/20 students completed their 1000 Mathletics points last week. Great job!  One student earned over 3000 points. Remember this is 10 points weekly, so please see that your child is working on the site. I will send an email if your child misses two or more weeks.

Please continue to work on the Base Ten activities part one and part two.  If your child finishes these sections they may move on to the addition activities.

Science– Biology Unit Identify the characteristics of prokaryotic cells and eukaryotic cells
Classify organisms as single celled or multi-celled
Classify organisms into domains

History-natural resources, state symbols, latitude and longitude

Religion-read, understand, and memorize the Nicene Creed

Reminders:
Wednesday, September 27- Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle
Friday, September 29-Math Quiz Spelling and Vocabulary Tests
Friday, September 29-Orange Ruler Fun Run
Thursday, October 5-WA State Corn Maze Field Trip
Friday, October 6-No school

Mrs. Karla Henning

 

Hello 4A parents,

I am looking for parents interested in volunteering as an art docent for our class.  Mrs. Peppin put all the lessons on the SMM website, and all the materials are available in the art docent closet here at school.  Please consider teaching one or two lessons this year. The kids really love it, and I will help you manage the students as they work. It is a great way to get your hours in as well. Let me know if you are interested in giving it a try.

Please send in or email a family photo so I can put up the bulletin board. I would like every student represented and I am in need of six more photos.

Thanks to you, we have surpassed our classroom Orange Ruler goal and have 90% participation. We have earned the Kona Ice party and are currently in third place overall. Thank you so much for your support. We are still $6,000 from our school goal, so feel free to continue asking for donations. 

Weekly Update

Reading/Writing
– Please read a minimum of 20 minutes per night.
-Daily Five rotations.
-fairy tales, sequence, point of view, inferences, text evidence, prediction
-Spelling words are glued into students’ planners. Short vowel sounds
-Read and discuss The Dragon Problem and The Princess and the Pizza
four types of sentences and fragments
Math-comparing, ordering, rounding numbers
-rocket Math
-complete 1000 Mathletics points by Sunday

Science– Biology Unit
Describe the functions of an animal, plant, and fungus cell
Compare and contrast animal, plant, and fungus cells
Identify the characteristics of prokaryotic cells
Identify organisms with prokaryotic cell
Observe a protist cell using a microscope
History-Washington State
Religion-Creation Story Posters
 -Environmental connection
Reminders:
Thursday, September 21-Orange Ruler Turn in Day
Friday, September 22-Place Value Quiz, Spelling and Vocabulary Tests, MAP test

Friday, September 29-Orange Ruler Fun Run
Thursday, October 5-WA State Corn Maze Field Trip

Have a great week!
Mrs. Henning

 

Week of September 5, 2017

Hello 4A Parents,
Your children are adjusting to our classroom procedures and are already working very hard.  It is nice to see, in just a few days, how kind and helpful they are to one another. Below is an overview of the week to keep you informed of weekly topics. I also plan to make a classroom Instagram account where you can view photos of your children engaged in learning.

Reading/Writing-Introduce Daily Five rotations.
-Discuss genre, plot, theme, characters, point of view, inferences, text evidence, and purpose
-Read and discuss Where Have All the Fish Gone and A Strange Disappearance
Spelling-back to school word list can be found taped in your child’s planner Math-place value, fourth grade diagnostic test
-We will begin our Rocket Math, which is a math facts program that focuses on mastery of basic facts.
Science– Biology Unit
-Identifying characteristics of an organism
-Identifying a cell as the smallest unit of an organism
History-Washington State
Religion-Parts of the Bible
We will be singing in the choir at mass on Wednesday, tomorrow morning. Please arrive at 8:00 am to practice.

Reminders:
September 6, 2017 – Orange Ruler Kick-off Assembly – 1:30pm
September 12, 2017 – Picture Day – Free Dress
September 13, 2017- Curriculum Night
September 29, 2017 – Orange Ruler Fun Run!

Have a wonderful evening,

Mrs. Karla Henning
Fourth Grade Teacher

 

Dear 4A Parents and/or Guardians,

Welcome to another school year at St. Mary Magdalen. I hope you had a restful summer.

I look forward to teaching your children and getting to know you as well. In my classroom, I strive to provide an atmosphere that is filled with learning, laughter, and collaboration.

I am beginning my eleventh year here at SMM and taught previously in Mesa, Arizona, and Roseville, CA. My husband and I have three children, two in college, one in high school.

The first few  weeks of school, students will learn and practice classroom procedures and get to know one another. They will write down homework, test dates, and important information in the planners provided.

Students are required to read 20 minutes a night. Please sign your child’s planner to indicate completion of homework for the first month. I will be sending weekly emails which will also be posted on my website, when it is up and running.

You will receive more information regarding classroom procedures at Curriculum Night on September 13. I look forward to seeing you there.

The best way to contact me is through the school email. khenning@stmarym.org

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Henning

 

 

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