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Classroom Update 5/29/12

posted May 29, 2012, 1:47 AM by Craig Yen   [ updated May 29, 2012, 5:00 AM ]
Our hard work will be on display at Open House which will be from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Be sure to visit the art fair as well where two pieces of work will be on display. (opens at 6:00 PM in the MUR and will be open during Open House as well) Please do not take home either books, your child's original book and the memory book. You are free to take home any other work that is set up on your child's desk.
We continue to review concepts learned this year and will be working on the looking forward activities to connect what we have learned this year to what we will learn in fifth grade. This past week, we took the curriculum associates practice #4. Some commonly missed problems were reviewed with students as well as appropriate strategies to approach these problems. Results were sent home with students this past week.
Language Arts
We also took the Curriculum Associates language arts practice #4 this past week. Results were also sent home with students on Friday. We have been reading the story Wildfires. There are only three stories within this theme.
We have been reviewing the summarizing strategy the past few weeks. In doing so,students summarized Salmon Summer from the HM anthology. This summary was scored, reviewed,and returned to students. We also wrote a summary about a read aloud where school children recounted their journey back home through a blizzard. This sumary of the read aloud will be returned in the coming week.  On it will be two scores, W1.10 (editing and revising) and W 2.2 (writing summaries).
Vocabulary and outline sheets were distributed to students this past week. Everyone is responsible for completing these. Students should continue to study the final chapter even if they are not responsible for taking the test. Test is scheduled for June 12. Those that did not score highly enough on the other two chapter tests will be responsible for taking this test.
Social Studies
We have completed each of the lessons within this chapter. Students should be continuing to work on their Social Studies choice menus activities. They were asked to complete at least one of their actitvities to have it on display for Open House. Be on the look out for it. Social Studies chapter test will be on June 7.  Extension menu activities are due by 6/6.