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Thursday, December 5th, 2019


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Please read a book of choice for 10 minutes.

We are currently reading the book, The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop.

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We will continue to do many written exercises throughput the year to reinforce reading strategies & skills.  
(prediction, context clues, visualizing, inferences, & vocabulary)


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‚ÄčMrs. Menke:
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Due: Friday

Mr. Jewison:

7 1/2 minutes of Khan Academy 
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Please read the following Scholastic News articles and answer the back page questions:
1.  Are Dinosaurs Still Alive?
2.  Did a Cow Destroy a City?
3.  Meet the Beats chart on page 8

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Social Studies:

State Report:  "More Facts"  ws
Due:  Tuessday, December 10th

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Please ask your son or daughter about Sergeant Reckless and her contribution to the Korean War.
We are writing about Reckless' life into a summary using indentions and a paragraph format.

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The fourth grade students will start their state reports next week with the help of Mrs. Kuehl who taught fourth grade at St. Stan's, but has since retired.  Mrs. Kuehl will join our class each week to provide a new lesson.  Mrs. Kuehl has a great passion for teaching social studies.  The research report will continue throughout the year using short assignments.  At the end of the school year, all information and assignments are gathered into one book report.  
They are truly a beautiful sight!

*We will continue to work on landforms, map skills, states, and capitals. 

Hey, kids!  If you have an extra minute, check this out:




  Personification ws
Due: Friday

December Poem of the Month
"Merry Christmas"
by Margaret O'Donnell

Please recite to Mrs. Menke by Friday, December 20th.

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 We will work to identify singular, plural, possessive, plural possessive, and proper nouns.  In addition, we are learning the correct use of adverbs, articles, interjections, and introductory phrases within our writing.

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Pretest: Wednesday, December 4th
Final test: Friday, December 6th
Packet due on Friday, December 6th

A spelling list and vocabulary packet will be sent home with your child every Monday. We will not have spelling the first week of school.  The spelling/vocabulary packet is due on or before Friday. On Wednesday, the class will take a pretest and it will be graded and sent home on Wednesday.  If your child receives 100% on the pretest, he/she does not need to take the final test on Friday.  


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The students have time before 8:00am each day to work on this.  If the packet is no completed by Thursday, I will have them bring it home to finish up.  Thank you!
We are reviewing the basic strokes within cursive letter formation such as downcurves, curve forward, double curves, over & undercurves, and slanted loops.

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