Here is what is coming up in 4NI this week:
Readers workshop: Ingredients of a Mystery
Students will be introduced to the mystery genre and will explore the vocabulary, characters, and plot structure they are likely to encounter when reading a mystery. They will also learn to keep suspect lists and complete a mystery story map.
As your child is reading in the evenings, feel free to ask them the following:
Step 1: “What is a mystery?”
Step 2: What are some new vocabulary that you have learned from your Detective’s Dictionary Handout.
Step 3: Encourage your child to share with you what inferences they are making along the way and to explain their thinking. Make sure they are ready to share in class the next day.
They should aim to finish their book by the end of this week, so we can jump into our book clubs by next week.
Writers Workshop: Persuasive / Opinion Writing
Students will learn how to write an opinion piece on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
- They will introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
- They will provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
- They will link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).
- Lastly, they will need to provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
Math: Lines, Segments, Rays, Angles
Students will learn how to:
- Identify and draw points, lines, line segments, rays, and angles and recognize them in various contexts and familiar figures.
- Use right angles to determine whether angles are equal to, greater than, or less than right angles. Draw right, obtuse, and acute angles.
- Use a circular protractor to understand a 1-degree angle as 1/360 of a turn. Explore benchmark angles using the protractor.
Science: Structures and Functions of Living Things.
Students will learn to:
- Identify internal and external structures of plants and animals that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
- Explain how internal and external structures of plants and animals that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
- Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
Important Dates at a Glance:
April 11 – Sign Up for After School Activities via PowerSchool
April 11 – ES Student Information for 2016-17 Class Placement Forms Available
April 11 – 15 Grade 4 Spring MAP Testing
April 13 – ES Principal’s Coffee Talk @ 8:10AM, Grade 1/2 Project Area
April 18 – Season III of After School Activities Begin
April 18 – Return the Relay for Life Luminary Bags to ES Office
April 18 – EARTH WEEK
April 20 – PTSA General Meeting, Cafeteria
April 20 – PTSA Spring Bazar and Passion for Fashion
April 22 – Relay for Life
April 29 – Last Day to Submit ES Student Info for 2016-17 Class Placement Form to ES Office
May 5 – Mathematics at SAS Parent Sessions @ 10AM & 5:30PM, PAC