Mrs. McKinley – 4th Grade

Week of December 16th


Monday – Christmas Headwear Day
Tuesday – Christmas Explosion Day (ugly sweaters or other Christmas wear)
Wednesday – Dress up as your favorite Christmas movie character
Thursday – Christmas PJ Day
Friday – Christmas Best (Chapel Day)

We plan to watch a Christmas movie Thursday. If you’d be willing to send in a snack or a drink for the class to have during the movie, please let me know.

We will have a White Elephant gift exchange for our Christmas party. Students who would like to participate are asked to bring a $5-$10 wrapped gift on or before Wednesday, December 18th.

Geography Bee is Friday at 1 pm in the gym, 4th grader participating are Emma and Naomi with Olivia as our alternate if either of them is unable to compete. 

Christmas Party Treats: 
Prather: Sweet Treat
Olivia: Salty/Healthy Treat
Matthew: Drinks
Emma: Plates/Napkins

Math: Elapsed Time
Homework: 
Monday: worksheet if not done
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: worksheet if not done
Thursday: None
Friday: None

Language Arts: In our writing unit, we will be doing Famous Hoosier Biographies
Monday: Collaborative Discussion p. 371
Tuesday: Critical Vocab p.112
                  Finish Famous Hoosier Slideshow if not done
Wednesday: Opinion Paragraph p. 372-373
Thursday: None
We will have our module test Friday. Students can review progressive verb tense, modal auxiliaries, and irregular verbs as well as the vocabulary words for Module 5 as these will be on the Module test. 
Friday: None

Words Their Way (Spelling/Vocab): 
We will not have spelling this week.  

Social Studies: 
We are learning about the Indiana Territory.

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Week of December 9th

Last Call for our Winter Clothing drive, all donations due Tuesday.
Grade Reviews are available to be signed on Sycamore.
We will have a White Elephant gift exchange for our Christmas party. Students who would like to participate are asked to bring a $5-$10 wrapped gift on or before Wednesday, December 18th.

Christmas Party Treats: 
Prather: Sweet Treat
Olivia: Salty/Healthy Treat
Matthew: Drinks
Emma: Plates/Napkins

Math: Patterns 
Homework: 
Monday: IN53-IN54 (not #9)
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: 757-758
Thursday: Study
Friday: Unit 14 Test
              p.588

Language Arts: In our writing unit, we will be doing Famous Hoosier Biographies
Monday: Collaborative Discussion p. 345
Tuesday: Critical Vocab p.104
Wednesday: Collaborative Discussion p. 355
Thursday: Critical Vocab p.107
Friday:Finish Biography Slides if not done

Words Their Way (Spelling/Vocab): 
Students received new words Monday, December 2nd. 2 vocabulary activities are due Friday, December 13th. Spelling Tests will be Friday, December 13th.  

Social Studies: 
We are learning about the Northwest Territory. 

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SPECIALS SCHEDULE
Monday: Art
Tuesday: Music (BRING RECORDER)
Wednesday: Library
Thursday: PE (please make sure to have appropriate attire)
Friday: Computers

Math Resources

  1. PearsonRealize.com Our math curriculum has a wonderful site with reteaching videos, interactive games targeted to specific topics, a full online edition of the textbook, and many more helpful resources. Login information- username: lastname.firstname password: their Google password to log into their Chromebooks adding “1” to the end.
  2. XTraMath.org This is a site that helps increase your child’s fluency in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It finds your child’s current readiness level and creates a program based on their needs. Learning basic facts is the foundation for higher level math. The website if free or you can get the app for a small, one-time fee.
  3. ProdigyGame.com Prodigy is a free quest type game that has students solve math problems to move forward in the game. The students LOVE playing Prodigy and it works at their level to grow their math skills. Students have been assigned usernames and passwords by their classroom teacher.
  4. Skip Counting Songs Skip Counting Songs recorded by LC 4th Graders 2017-2018

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