to Ms. Golez’s Fourth Grade Class Page for school year 2018- 2019!
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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:
Wishing everyone a fun but restful Winter break!
Monday, 1/25: 1 ELA packet and 2 Math packets due
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.)
ELA Written only-:April 2-4
Math Written only: May 1-3
Science Performance: May 22-24
Science Written: June 3
New York Historical Society (SS American Revolution)- April 2019
Queens County Farm Museum (Science Agriculture/Engineering)- May 2019
3/2019: Science STEM project
2/11: ELA Teamwork Essay
1/28/19- Science Campaign Posters “Endangered Animals”
1/17/2019: Social Studies Research Paper and Project : Topics about the “Civil War and New York State”
1/2/2019: Math Christmas Break Packets due
12/19/18: ELA Essay “My Three Christmas Wishes”
12/5: Science Plant Dissection (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).
2/28: SS Quiz Colonial Life in New York; Beginnings of the American Revolution
2/27: Science Test”Animals”
2/25: Winter Break packets due
2/14: Religion Quiz “The 10 Commandments” (Sessions 21-24)
2/14: Math Quiz Chapter 5- Prime and Composite Numbers; Divisibility, and Review of Factors and Multiples (3rd Grade skills)
2/12: ELA Spelling and Vocabulary Quiz “Horse Heroes” Words with Consonant Pairs; Teamwork Essays due. NO Comprehension Test
2/7: Math Test Chapter 4 Division
ELA Selections may be read here:
Unit 3: “Patterns in Nature”
Spelling and Vocabulary Lists:
Unit 3: “Patterns in Nature”
List 11: Paul Bunyan
List 10: How Night Came
List 9: Adelina’s Whales
List 8: The Man Who Named the Clouds Spelling and Vocab. Lists 8
Unit 2: Review of Parts of Speech (Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives and Verbs), Regular and Irregular Plurals, Common and Proper Nouns, Synonyms and Antonyms
Prefixes (un-, dis-, de-, non); Suffixes (-ful, -al, -ist, -less, -able), Word Endings (-ed and -ing; -er and -or)
Reading Comprehension Skills:
Unit 2: Cause and Effect; Fact or Opinion; Citation of Evidence; Citation of Sources (books, websites)
Chapter 6: Fractions- Equivalent Fractions, Simplest Forms, Common Denominators, Tape Diagrams
Chapter 5: Factors and Multiples; Prime and Composite Numbers; Patterns
Chapter 4: Division- Dividing by 10s, 100s, 1000s; Rounding/Estimating and Dividing, Properties: Distributive, Partial Quotients, Repeated Subtraction (Traditional); Word Problems
Chapters 2 and 3: Multiplication- Multiplying by 10s, 100s, 1000s; Rounding and Multiplying, Properties 1-digit, 2-digit and 3-digit: Distributive, Expanded, Partial Products, Area Models, Word Problems
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.