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WELCOME TO MRS. FRAIN’S 4TH GRADE ELA CLASS!

IMPORTANT DATES

September 24 - Fundraiser Kickoff

September 28 - Trade In Pennies

October 1-5 - Book Fair Week

October 3 - Make-Up Pics

October 5 - Popsicles at Recess (optional $1)

October 8 - NO SCHOOL!

October 11 - Report Cards Go Home

October 12 - Fundraiser Ends

 

   

 *Sign up for REMIND if you have not done so already. Text @conleef to 81010 for both Math & ELA announcements.

 

*Please write your name and phone number on any checks you send to the school.   

 

Click on 'Class Schedule' link above for lunch & activity times.

 

Red Graded Papers will come home every MONDAY unless otherwise noted.  

They should be signed and returned by Wednesday.

 

Don't forget to join LES PTO!!!

 

*Please use the school form for your child’s absences.  You can print this directly off the school website.  Please limit absences and check-outs as much as possible…attendance is important!  And remember our PATRIOT PERFECT ATTENDANCE monthly incentives! We highly encourage attendance, but we know occasionally absences occur for various reasons.  Please send a note for every day your child misses school including check outs.  If your child visited the doctor, it is always best to have a doctor's note.  Sending a note could keep you off of the truant list.  Details are always available in your child's agenda in the handbook section. 

 

*If you have not signed up for parent portal, I strongly encourage you to do so.  Check with the front office to receive your login information.  Grades are posted as soon as I have them graded, so this way you will know immediately what is happening with your child and his/her grades.

  

 *Sign up for ‘Notify Me’ on our school webpage in order to receive important updates through text or e-mail.

 

 

SEPTEMBER CHARACTER TRAIT 

RESPECT

Respecting Ourselves and Others

Please stress the importance of this with your child at home.  

 

 

Weekly Objectives

September 24-28

 

Guided Spelling

1.    compete

2.    between

3.    reason

4.    probably

5.    separate

6.    weather

7.    whether

8.    first

9.    hurt

10.  America

 

*Spelling quizzes will be every other Friday over 10 words (on same days as grammar quizzes). These words will be quizzed on Friday, September 28.

 

Mentor Sentences/Grammar

 

Focus Skill: identifying and correcting run-on sentences

 

*Grammar quizzes will be every other Friday over specific focus skills and review skills (same days as spelling quizzes). Quiz on the focus skill will be Friday, September 28.

 

Vocabulary

1. nosing around – snooping or searching in a sneaky way

2. edible – safe to eat    

3. inedible – not edible, or not safe to eat

4. consistent – always the same

5. inconsistent – not consistent, or not always the same

6. consistently – in a consistent way, or in a way that is always the same

7. keen – sharp, quick, or alert (synonym to sensitive)

8. ideal – perfect; something that is the best it can be

9. flee – run away from danger (note that this is different from a flea that would get on your dog)

10. resemble – look or be like something or someone else

11. blotch – spot or stain

12. lethal – deadly, or able to kill

 

*Vocabulary quizzes will be every other Friday over the 12 words above.  Students will be expected to use context clues to write vocabulary word from a word bank in the appropriate sentence. Vocabulary Quiz will be Friday, October 5.

 

 

Reading: Questioning

During this unit, the students use wondering and questioning to help them understand expository nonfiction texts.

Comprehension Focus:  

*use questioning to help them make sese of text

*use schema to articulate all they think they know about a topic before they read

*read independently

 

Social Development Focus:

*develop the skill of explaining their thinking

 

 Writing: Personal Narrative 

During this unit, the students explore the genre of personal narrative and write about significant topics and events from their lives.

Writing Focus

*hear, discuss, and draft personal narrative

*explore sensory details

*explore transitional words and phrases

*generate writing ideas from their own lives

 

Social Development Focus:

*listen respectfully to the thinking of others and share their own

*make decisions and solve problems respectfully

*express interest in and appreciation for one another's writing

 

Social Studies 

Social Studies will be integrated through language arts lessons.  Grades will be taken throughout the quarter.