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Thursday, January 17th

Radio Commercial Essay (optional): If your child would like to be one of the 8 students selected for a 30 second radio advertisement, please complete the form that was sent home today. The essay is due Tuesday, January 22nd.

Book Order (optional) due Friday, January 25th.


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Menke's class:

Please read 20 minutes for Book It.

Mrs. Pelowski's class
Please read chapter 9 & 10 by Monday & packet questions for the book

Complete ws by Friday, 1/18.

Your reading assignments count for Book It!

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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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Creative Writing:   

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Students will be given a short creative writing assignment each week. Assignments are due the following Monday. These short essays are designed to help with writing fluency and overall basic mechanics. Writing on various topics will help your child to discover their unique narrative voice in addition to practicing a format using an introduction, body of supporting details, and a closing.

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‚ÄčMrs. Menke:
Lesson 56 (even numbers only)

Mr. Jewison:
K/A  and question

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Social Studies:

State Report Assignment "Interesting Facts"
Due:  Tuesday, January 22nd

Please study the 12 state capital cities for the SE region.

TEST:  Friday, January 18th
Please use the 2 practice tests & flash cards to study at home.

Tallahassee, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Montgomery, Alabama
Jackson, Mississippi
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Little Rock, Arkansas
Nashville, Tennessee
Frankfort, Kentucky
Charleston, West Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
Raleigh, North Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina

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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:



Please practice reciting the Poem of the Month

"When All the World is Full of Snow"
by M.N. Bodecker

(Poem of the Month due Thursday, January 31st.)


We are learning about similes and figurative language in English class. 


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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, January 16th
Final Test:  Friday, January 18th
Packet Due: Friday, January 18th

No spelling packet this week, lucky kids!

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 misses no words on the pretest, they do not need to take the final test on Friday.  

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We are reviewing the basic strokes within cursive letter formation such as downcurves, curve forward, double curves, over & undercurves, and slanted loops.