to Ms. Golez’s Fourth Grade Class Page for school year 2018- 2019!
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gym: Tuesdays 10:10- 10:50
Spanish & Art (SPART): Wednesdays 1:00-1:40
Music/Band: Thursdays sessions between 8:30 to 11:30
Daily Lunch Break:
Jesus is risen! There is hope for a new life.
Due Tuesday, 4/30: Easter break packets: ELA Lap Book Project Part 1, ELA Grammar packet on Verbs, MATH packet on Fractions, Decimals, Geometry and Measurement & Data, and STEM Design Part 1
MATH State Tests: May 1-3; Please, try not to be absent on these dates.
Homework: Parents or guardians should sign the homework planners for every school day that there is homework which is consistently Monday through Thursday. Assessments (tests; quizzes) and finished projects should be signed too.
Cursive Writing: Cursive writing is to be used in all of the students’ work. Pencils will be used daily. Pens will be an option if the students have completed their writing books and have shown mastery of the cursive strokes when writing sentences and paragraphs.
Snack: Just a friendly reminder that the students need to bring their own healthy snack from home every school day. Buying of treats such as chips and candy should only be during lunch break when it is accessible in the auditorium, not during snack time in the classroom.
Allergies: Certain students might have allergies to specific food. Announcements will be made as soon as possible. Your understanding and cooperation will be expected. Thank you. PLEASE, SUBMIT YOUR CHILD’S SIGNED MEDICAL FORMS ABOUT HIS/HER ALLERGIES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Important Dates: Please, check daily.
New York State Tests: (Please, do not be absent on these dates.)
Math Written only: May 1-3
Science Performance: May 22-24
Science Written: June 3
Queens County Farm Museum (STEM)- Tuesday, May 14
Year-End Projects (long-term):
ELA- Chapter book “Lap Book” project; Book Clubs, “Trumpet of the Swan”
Math and Science: STEM Design (prototype)
SS: New York Immigration
Religion: Catholic Seasons
4/16- ELA Paul Bunyan American Folk Legend Bio-Poem
4/9- Math Geometry “Line Art” and “Triangle Living” in-class
4/5- ELA Nature Essay (Facts and Opinions) in-class
4/3- SS American Revolution Artifact Research in-class
Please, note that the assessment dates are subject to change but within the time range rules (latest, 1 week before for tests and latest, 3 days before for quizzes).
5/3: Religion Test Holy Week and Easter
5/1: Spelling and Vocab. quiz “Paul Bunyan” (Bio-poem due- NO comprehension test)
4/30: Easter break packets due: Grammar packet (VERBS), Math packet, Part 1 Lap book; Part 1 STEM Design
4/30: Math Test Geometry
4/15: Math Quiz Geometry; Religion Quiz, “Lent”
4/11: SS Test American Revolution
4/8: ELA Comprehension Test “How Night Came from the Sea”
4/5: Science Unit Test Energy
4/4: Math Test Chapter 7 plus, Fractions and Decimals
3/29: ELA Spelling Quiz “How Night Came from the Sea”
3/26: Science Quiz Forms of Energy and Energy Transfers
3/25: Math Quiz Chapter 7 Fractions- Adding and Subtracting Fractions; Changing from Mixed to Improper and changing back
3/20: ELA Vocab. and Comprehension “Adelina’s Whales”
3/19: ELA Spelling Quiz Homonyms
ELA Selections may be read here:
Unit 4: “Puzzles and Mysteries”
Encyclopedia Brown (Fiction Mystery- kid detective)
Seeker of Knowledge (Solving Puzzles- The Man who deciphered Hieroglyphics)
Navajo Code Talkers (Military Coding- Puzzles to the Enemies)
Encantado (Scientific Mystery)
The Case of the Gasping Garbage (Fiction Mystery- kid detectives)
Spelling and Vocabulary Lists:
Unit 3: “Puzzles and Mysteries”
List 12: The Case of the Gasping Garbage
List 11: Paul Bunyan Spelling and Vocab. Lists 11
Review of Parts of Speech is year-round. (N, P, A, V)
Unit 4: Latin and Greek roots of Words, More on Prefixes and Suffixes
Unit 3: VERBS: Past, Present and Future tenses, Main and Helping, Action and Linking, Regular and Irregular, Subject-Verb Agreement
Reading Comprehension Skills:
Unit 4: Characterization in Fiction, More on Informational Texts, More on Graphic Sources and Diagrams to lay-out information or facts
Unit 3: Making Generalizations, Drawing Conclusions, Similes and Metaphors
Chapter 12-13: Measurement and Data
Chapter 10-11: Geometry
Chapter 9: Fractions and Decimals
Chapter 8: Multiplying Fractions
Chapter 7: Adding and Subtracting Fractions, Improper Fractions, Mixed Fractions
Important Documents to Download:
Test Corrections Form – Please, keep in mind these are only allowed for tests, not quizzes. All explanations should be thorough and show an understanding of the question/content. As stated therein, forms will be accepted only WITHIN 3 days after the checked test papers were handed out. For example, if the test papers were handed out on Monday, the forms will be accepted only until Wednesday. Thank you.