Howdy Parents!

Here’s a look at what’s happening for the Month of May:

READING- continuing with our read aloud fiction book called “Hatchet” by Gary Paulson.  This a young adult realistic fiction novel and it’s the story of a young boy trying to survive in the wilderness by himself.   Also, we are continuing with our Book Clubs and students are sharing ideas and discussions about their reading.

  • “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis
  • “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’engle
  • “Go Free or Die” (A story about Harriet Tubman) by Jeri Ferris
  • “The Sign of the Beaver” by Elizabeth George Speare

UOI – Our last unit of the year is “Sharing the Planet” (ENERGY) and our Central Idea: The need for ENERGY sparks INNOVATION, CREATIVITY and PROBLEM SOLVING. Our Lines of Inquiry: 1. Energy converted into different forms of ENERGY. 2. People’s need for energy affects the environment in different ways. 3> People must take innovation action in order to conserve the Earth’s resources.  We’ll be doing different kinds of investigations which will lead up to our summative.

WRITING- we are learning how to doLiterary Responses in Literature.  It’s the understanding and knowledge gained from a specific reading.  We will be analyzing the main topics, themes and ideas presented  in the story into our own perspectives.  Also, we will be focusing on Genres of Poetry, a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language.

MATH- Module 6 and 7 are a combination of Decimals, Fractions, Measurements and some Geometry.

FYI: of Events coming up

  • May 10- Art Show
  • May 14- Teacher’s Appreciation Day        image1.jpeg
  • May 14- MAP Test (Reading)
  • May 16- MAP Test (Math)
  • May 21- MAP Test (Language)
  • May 22-ECC Mountainside Art Show
  • May 23- Student Led Conferences (NO SCHOOL) (Sign-up Genius)
  • May 27-NO SCHOOL

https://www.engageny.org/resource/grade-4-mathematics

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Ms. Ramos