Robert California Halloween Speech Homework

Ms. Meneses 
Email Address: ameneses@fremont.k12.ca.us
Phone number: (510) 794-0392 x51124

 

 

  Please note that students should also be working on assigned projects and studying for upcoming tests, in addition to the following assignments.  Please be sure to check the important dates tab for additional important information.  Thank you! 

 

3/12

Read for 30 minutes

Math - Study for your Chapter 6 Math Test - Test TOMORROW!

History - Work on your Native American Poster - Due March 15

               Work on your Mission Report and Poster - Due TOMORROW!

 

 

3/8

Read for 30 minutes

History - Work on your Native American Poster - Due March 15

               Work on your Mission Report and Poster - Due March 13

 

3/7

Read for 30 minutes

Math Unit 6 Review / Test.  (Pages 241 - 246 in your math book

E.L.A. -  Book Report Dodecahedron Project - Circle 7 (Main Character)

 

3/6

Read for 30 minutes

Math 6.10 Focus on Mathematical Practices

E.L.A. -  Book Report Dodecahedron Project - Circle 6 (Main Character)

 

3/5

Read for 30 minutes

Math 6.9 Mixed Practice

         SBAC Practice

E.L.A. - Book Report Dodecahedron Project - Circle 5 (Main Character)

 

3/1

Read for 30 minutes (March Reading Logs passed out today.)

Math 6.8 Practice Multiplying a Fraction by a Whole Number

              SBAC Practice

E.L.A. - Book Report Dodecahedron Project - Circle 4 (Summary)

History - Native American Indian Poster assigned today - Due March 15.

Science - Are you studying for your chapter 6 Science Test - Test Monday, March 5.

Reminder:  Tomorrow is Read Across America Day.  Students are allowed to wear pajamas to school.  They may also bring a small stuffed animal, a pillow, and/or a small blanket with them.  If you have any books you want to read at home, bring those to school tomorrow also.

 

2/28

Read for 30 minutes

Math 6.7 Multiply a Fraction by a Whole Number

              SBAC Practice

History - Finish up your Natural Regions Poster - Due Tomorrow!

              Are you working on your Mission Report and Poster?

 

 

2/27

Read for 30 minutes

Math 6.6 Practice with Fractions and Mixed Numbers

              SBAC Practice

E.L.A. - Book Report Dodecahedron Project - Circle 3 (About the Author)

Reminder - February Reading Log Due Tomorrow!   Please remember to get a parent signature.  

 

2/26

Read for 30 minutes

Math 6.5 Add and Subtract Mixed Numbers with Like Denominators

         SBAC Practice

E.L.A. - Book Report Dodecahedron Project - Circle 2 (Cover)

Science -Students should begin studying for their chapter 6 science test, which will be administered on Monday, March 5.  Students should study the study guides which were completed and corrected in class.  This includes pages 224 and 225 in their hardcover science book and page 137 of their Interactive Science Textbook.  Students should also reread chapter six for review.  This may be used as reading  material for your reading log.

 

2/22

Read for 30 minutes

Math 6.4 Mixed Numbers and Fractions Greater Than 1

              SBAC Practice

E.L.A - Book Report Dodecahedron Project - Circle 1 (Name)

 

2/21

Read for 30 minutes

Math 6.3 Add and Subtract Fractions with Like Denominators

              SBAC Practice

E.L.A. - Protecting Freedom

            Verb Tenses

Science - Have you been studying for your chapter 5 science test?  Test Tomorrow!

 

2/20

Read for 30 minutes

Math 6.2 Fractions that Add to One

         SBAC Practice

History - 4 Regions Natural Poster - assigned today  (Due March 1)

              Continue working on your mission report and poster (Due March 13)

Important Announcement:  Our field trip for tomorrow has been canceled.  We will be rescheduling.  More info to come.  

 

2/15

Read for 30 minutes

Math 6.1 Understand Fractions

         SBAC Practice

E.L.A. - Water / Punctuation for Dialogue

 

2/14

Read for 30 minutes

Math - SBAC Practice

E.L.A. - Finish up your "Life and Times" book - Due Tomorrow!

 

2/13

Read for 30 minutes

Math - Study for your Unit 4 math test tomorrow.

E.L.A. -  Irrigation / Action Verbs (present tense)

History - Mission Report and Poster assigned today.  This project will be due on Tuesday, March 13.  Please read the packet that was handed out today and sign the parent/student acknowledgement form.  I will be collecting these tomorrow.  

Reminder:  Will you be passing out Valentine's Day cards?  Please remember to bring them to school tomorrow if you are.  They can be homemade or bought.  

 

2/12

Read for 30 minutes

Math SBAC Practice

E.L.A. - Students are to edit/revise their expository writing pieces.  Make sure to check for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.  Use a thesaurus to help you come up with  more "academic" terms.  I suggest reading your essay out loud to be sure that it makes sense.  Get a parent to help you edit and to give you suggestions on how you can improve your writing.  You are to then rewrite or retype your essay with all of the corrections that you have made.  This will become your second ROUGH DRAFT.  Please remember to skip lines and use proper paragraph formatting.  I will be collecting BOTH rough drafts tomorrow.   

 

 

2/8

Read for 30 minutes

Math Unit 4 Review/Test.  Pages 169-174 in your math book.

E.L.A. - Work on your Life and Times book.  Please remember that it is due Thursday, February 15

 

2/7

Read for 30 minutes

Math 4.12 Focus on Mathematical Practices

E.L.A. - Expositoty Writing: There are many interesting ways to make a living.  Tell about a job that you would like to have and explain why.  Your essay must be 3-5 paragraphs long.  This will be your rough draft, so please remember to skip lines as this makes editing much easier.  You may handwrite or type (12 or 14 font) this assignment.  A sample writing piece was also handed out.  

 

2/6

Read for 30 minutes

Math 4.11 Analyze Patterns

         SBAC Practice

E.L.A. - A Growing State / Sentences Using Prepositions

 

2/5

Read for 30 minutes

Math 4.10 Factors and Prime Numbers

         SBAC Practice

E.L.A. - Work on your Life and Times book.  Please remember that it is due Thursday, February 15

 

2/1

Read for 30 minutes

Math 4.9 Practice with Multistep Problems

              SBAC Practice

E.L.A. - Use your vocabulary words to create a short story about life on the Great Plains.  Be sure to use each of your words.  

 

1/31

Read for 30 minutes

Math 4.8 Solve Multistep Problems

E.L.A. - Clothing and Climate / Punctuation in Letters

 

 

1/30

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Math 4.7 Solve Two-Step Word Problems

E.L.A. - Above the Timberline

            Plurals and Possessives

Science - Have you been studying for your chapter 4 science test?  Test Tomorrow!

Reminder - January Reading Log due tomorrow.  Be sure to obtain a parent signature.

 

1/29

Read for 30 minutes

Math 4.6 Graphs and Comparison Problems

              SBAC Practice

E.L.A. - Students are to write their final draft summaries on, "Wild Horses."  Make sure to double check for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.  Your final draft should be free of errors and your best work.  I suggest reading your essay out loud to be sure that it makes sense.  You may write or type (12 or 14 font) your essay with all of the corrections that you and I have noted.  If you type out your essay, be sure to double-space and use a 12 or 14 size font.  If you handwrite your essay, do not skip lines and use your best handwriting.  

 

 

1/25

Read for 30 minutes

Math 4.5 Comparison Problems

         SBAC Practice

E.L.A. - Ways of Cooking

           Write a short essay (3-5 paragraphs) about ants.  Make sure you have descriptions in your essay that present information about your topic.  Use your Treasure's book and/or the internet as a resource.

 

1/24

Read for 30 minutes

Math 4.4 Multiplication Comparisons

         SBAC Practice

E.L.A. - Microorganisms / Pronouns

            Redo practice book page 117.....if needed.

 

1/23

Read for 30 minutes

Math 4.3 Situation and Solution Equations for Multiplication and Division

E.L.A. - Good Bacteria / Proverbs

 

1/22

Read for 30 minutes

Math 4.2 Situation and Solution Equations for Addition and Subtractions

        SBAC Practice

E.L.A. - Practice Book page 117.  Rewrite the book review on a separate sheet of paper.  Fix any spelling, punctuation, and grammar mistakes.  Be sure to correct any mistakes in titles or possessive nouns.   You are to then rewrite or type your essay (12-14 font) with all of the corrections that you have made.  Please remember to skip lines and use proper paragraph formatting.  

 

 

1/18

Read for 30 minutes

Since we have our Hayward Shoreline Field Trip tomorrow, I will not be assigning any additional homework tonight.  This will be an all day field trip, so I will not have time to collect their homework.  Please remember to come to school tomorrow with a bagged lunch, athletic shoes (a lot of walking involved), and weather appropriate clothing.  Please be on time.  We will be leaving as soon as we can.  Thank you to all of my parent drivers!

 

1/17

Read for 30 minutes

Math - Properties and Algebraic Notation

          SBAC Practice

          Finish up your math packet, if you have not completed it in class

E.L.A. -  Students are to edit/revise their rough draft summaries on "Wild Horses."  Make sure to check for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.  Use a thesaurus to help you come up with  more "academic" terms.  I suggest reading your essay out loud to be sure that it makes sense.  Get a parent to help you edit and to give you suggestions on how you can improve your writing.  You are to then rewrite or retype your essay with all of the corrections that you have made.  This will become your second ROUGH DRAFT.  Please remember to skip lines and use proper paragraph formatting.  I will be collecting BOTH rough drafts tomorrow.   

 

 

1/16

Read for 30 minutes

Math - SBAC Practice

E.L.A. - Reread, "Wild Horses."

            Write a 3-5 paragraph summary of the story.  This will be a rough draft, so please remember to skip lines.  You may type (12 or 14 font) or handwrite your essay.  A sample essay was given to the class.  

 

1/12

Math - Please study for your unit 3 math test.  Test will be administered on Tuesday, January 16.

Reminder: No School Monday - MLK Holiday

 

 

1/11

Read for 30 minutes

Math - Unit 3 Review/Test.  Pages 129-134 in math book

E.L.A. - Bernarda Ruiz / Idioms

            Finish up your cereal book report

Reminder:  Have your commercial memorized.  Presentations will be tomorrow.  

 

1/10

Read for 30 minutes

Math 3.11 Focus on Mathematical Practices

E.L.A. - Students are to write their final draft summaries on, "Because of Winn-Dixie."  Make sure to double check for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.  Your final draft should be free of errors and your best work.  I suggest reading your essay out loud to be sure that it makes sense.  You may write or type (12 or 14 font) your essay with all of the corrections  that you and I have noted.  If you type out your essay, be sure to double-space and use a 12 or 14 size font.  If you handwrite your essay, do not skip lines.  

 

1/9

Read for 30 minutes

Math 3.10 Mixed Problem Solving

E.L.A. - Alternative Medicine / Writing

 

1/8

Read for 30 minutes

Math 3.9 Make Sense of Remainders

E.L.A. - Homeopathic Medicine / Possessive Nouns

Reminder:  Are you entering the Young Author's Contest?  If so, books are due tomorow!

 

12/21

Read for 30 minutes

E.L.A. - Since your cereal book report is due shortly after our winter break, I am giving you today to work on it.  Try to complete as much as possible now, so that you have less to do over your break.

Math 3.8 Estimate to Check Quotients

Reminder - December Reading Log due tomorrow!

 

12/20

Read for 30 minutes

E.L.A. - Microscopic Organisms / Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

Math 3.7 Just-Under Quotient Digits

Reminder - Please remember to bring your mason jar tomorrow if you would like to make a snowglobe.  

 

12/19

Read for 30 minutes

E.L.A. - Finish up your "Because of Winn-Dixie" summary - Final Draft

            Work on your cereal book report

Science - Are you studying for your chapter 3 science test?  Test Tomorrow!

 

12/18

Read for 30 minutes

Math 3.6 Divide by Any Method

E.L.A. -  Students are to edit/revise their rough draft summaries on "Because of Winn-Dixie."  Make sure to check for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.  Use a thesaurus to help you come up with  more "academic" terms.  I suggest reading your essay out loud to be sure that it makes sense.  Get a parent to help you edit and to give you suggestions on how you can improve your writing.  You are to then rewrite or retype your essay with all of the corrections that you have made.  This will become your second ROUGH DRAFT.  Please remember to skip lines and use proper paragraph formatting.  I will be collecting BOTH rough drafts on WEDNESDAY.   Due to our field trip, I will not have time to collect their homework tomorrow morning before we leave and we will return very close to 3:00.   Use tonight and tomorrow night to complete your homework, study for your chapter three science test, and work on your book report. 

Reminder: Please sign and retun the Levi Stadium release form and bring it to school with you tomorrow.   

 

12/14

Read for 30 minutes

Math 3.5 Relate Three Methods of Division

E.L.A.  Reread, "Because of Winn-Dixie."

           Write a 3-5 paragraph summary of the story.  This will be a rough draft, so please remember to skip lines.  You may type (12 or 14 font) or handwrite your essay.  A sample essay was given to the class.  

           Cereal Book Reports assigned today - Due Friday, January 12th.  

 

12/13

Read for 30 minutes

Math 3.4 Digit-by-Digit Method

E.L.A. - Students are to write their final drafts on, "Decomposers."  Make sure to double check for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.  Your final draft should be free of errors and your best work.  I suggest reading your essay out loud to be sure that it makes sense.  You may write or type (12 or 14 font) your essay with all of the corrections  that you and I have noted.  If you type out your essay, be sure to double-space and use a 12 or 14 size font.  If you handwrite your essay, do not skip lines.  

Science - Students should begin studying for their chapter 3 Science Test, which will be administered on Wednesday, December 20th.  Students should study the study guides which were completed and corrected in class.  This includes pages 112 and 113 in their hardcover science book and page 73 in their Interactive Science Textbook.  Students may also want to reread chapter three for review.  This may be used as reading material for their reading log.  

 

 

12/12

Read for 30 minutes

Math 3.3 2-Digit and 4-Digit Quotients

E.L.A. - Students are to write their final drafts on, "Kid Reporters at Work."  Make sure to double check for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.  Your final draft should be free of errors and your best work.  I suggest reading your essay out loud to be sure that it makes sense.  You may write or type (12 or 14 font) your essay with all of the corrections  that you and I have noted.  If you type out your essay, be sure to double-space and use a 12 or 14 size font.  If you handwrite your essay, do not skip lines.  

 

12/11

Read for 30 minutes

Math - Write and solve 10 of your own division problems.  They must contain a one digit divisor and a three digit dividend. 

E.L.A - Think of an important person who interests you.  Use sources to find more information about him or her.  Write 2-3 paragraphs about that person and why he or she is important.  

 

 

12/7

Read for 30 minutes

Math - SBAC Practice Test

E.L.A. - Reread "Building a Better Gadget" in your Treasures Book (Page 738)

            Answer questions 1-5 on page 739 of your Treasures Book.  Students were asked to rewrite the questions, along with the letter and the answer for numbers 1 through 3.  Numbers 4 and 5 should be answered in at least 5 complete sentences with sentence starters.  

 

 

12/6

Read for 30 minutes

Math - 3.2 Relate 3-Digit Multiplication to Division

E.L.A. - Following Procedures / Double Negatives

 

12/5

Read for 30 minutes

Math - SBAC Practice

E.L.A. - Write a Make-a-Wish letter.  What is your wish for the world?  Why?  How can we make this happen?  Your letter should have between 3-5 paragraphs.

 

12/4

Read for 30 minutes

Math - Practice Division / Division Word Problems

E.L.A. - Heart Surgery / Word Usage

 

11/30

Read for 30 minutes

Math - Practice Division

E.L.A. - Treating Heart Attacks / Irregular Plural Nouns

 

11/29

Read for 30 minutes

Math 3.1 Divide With Remainders

E.L.A. - Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek / Synonyms, Antonyms, and  Homophones

Reminder - November Reading Log due TOMORROW!  Be sure to get a parent signature

 

 

11/28

Read for 30 minutes

Math - Multiplication Practice

E.L.A. - Reread "Standing Tall" in your Treasures Book (Page 196)

            Answer questions 1-5 on page 197 of your Treasures Book.  Students were asked to rewrite the questions, along with the letter and the answer for numbers 1 through 3.  Numbers 4 and 5 should be answered in at least 5 complete sentences with sentence starters.  

 

11/27

Read for 30 minutes

Math - Study for your Unit 2 math test TOMORROW!  We corrected and reviewed our unit 2 math review/practice test in class.  Use this tool to help you study!

E.L.A - Finish up your book jacket.  Due TOMORROW!

 

11/16

Read for 30 minutes

Math Unit 2 Review/Test (Pages 91-96 in your math book)

E.L.A. - Microbiologist (2 Pages)

 

11/15

Read for 30 minutes

Math 2.19 Focus on Mathematical Practices

E.L.A. - Medicinal Plants

            Using commas in a series

 

11/14

Read for 30 minutes

Math 2.18 Practice Multiplying

E.L.A. - Death Valley / Prefixes

            Book Jacket Book Report assigned today.  Due Tuesday, November 28th

Reminder: Dragon Dash money is due tomorrow. 

 

11/13

Read for 30 minutes

Math 2.17 Use the Shortcut Method

E.L.A. - Salt Deposits / Singular and Plural Nouns

History - Native American Baskets Due Tomorrow!

 

 

11/8

Read for 30 minutes

Math 2.16 Multiply One-Digit and Four-Digit Numbers

E.L.A. - Photosynthesis / Writing

History - Native American Basket assigned today.  Due next Tuesday, November 14th.

 

11/7

Read for 30 minutes

Math - Practice Double-Digit Multiplication

E.L.A. - The California Water Project / Homophones

History - Start studying for your unit 1 history test, which will be administered next Tuesday, November 14th.  Students have completed and corrected a study guide for studying purposes.  Students may also want to reread unit 1 in their history textbook.  This may be used as reading log material.

 

11/6

Read for 30 minutes

Math 2.15 Practice Multiplication

E.L.A. - Plants Around the World / Comparing with Adverbs

            Are you working on your book report brochure?  Due Tomorrow!

11/2

Read for 30 minutes

Math 2.14  Check Products of Two-Digit Numbers

E.L.A. - Nonnative Plants / Writing a Friendly Letter

            Brochure Book Report assigned today - Due Tuesday, November 7th

Please sign up for parent/teacher conferences!  Directions on how to do so was sent home today.   

 

11/1

Read for 30 minutes

Math 2.13 Different Methods for Two-Digit Multiplication

E.L.A. - Spanish Missions / Capitalize Proper Nouns

Science - Are you studying for your chapter 2 science test?  Test TOMORROW!

 

10/31

Happy Halloween!  I am giving all my students a treat tonight - NO HOMEWORK!  Be safe if you decide to go trick or treating!

 

10/30

Read for 30 minutes

Math 2.12 Two-Digit by Two-Digit Multiplication

E.L.A. - Dorothea Lange / Common Nouns

Science - Students should begin studying for their chapter 2 Science Test, which will be administered on Thursday, November 2nd.  Students should study the study guides which were completed and corrected in class.  This includes pages 76 and 77 in their hardcover science book and page 55 in their Interactive Science Textbook.  Students may also want to reread chapter two for review.  This may be used as reading material for their reading log.  

Reminder - Reading Log due Tomorrow!

 

10/26

Read for 30 minutes

Math Practice Multiplication

E.L.A. - Students are to edit/revise their rough drafts on "Kid Reporters at Work."  Make sure to check for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.  Use a thesaurus to help you come up with  more "academic" terms.  I suggest reading your essay out loud to be sure that it makes sense.  Get a parent to help you edit and to give you suggestions on how you can improve your writing.  You are to then rewrite or retype your essay with all of the corrections that you have made.  This will become your second ROUGH DRAFT.  Please remember to skip lines and use proper paragraph formatting.  I will be collecting BOTH rough drafts tomorrow.  

History - Are you working on your maps?  They are due TOMORROW!

 

10/25

Read for 30 minutes

Math 2.11 Multi-Step Word Problems

E.L.A. - Students are to write a compare/contrast essay on "Kid Reporters at Work."  Students are to compare and contrast Terrance Cheromcka and Martin Jacobs, the reporters of the story, and the organizations in which they reported on.  This should be a 3-5 paragraph long ROUGH DRAFT.  You may type (12 or 14 font) or handwrite your essay.  Students were reminded to SKIP LINES and to use their Treasures Book for help.  Sample essays were given to the class.  

 

 

10/24

Read for 30 minutes

Math 2.10  One-Digit by Three-Digit Multiplication

E.L.A. - Write 2-3 paragraphs on the following topic: "Write about how decomposers and scavengers help you and your community.  How can you help decomposers grow?  Please write about at least three different ways in which you can help decomposers grow.  This will be a rough draft.  You may type or handwrite your essay.  Students were reminded to skip lines, as this makes editing and revising much easier.  Please note that we started on this essay in class today.  

History - Final California Map project assigned today.  Students are to transfer all of the information on their map outline onto their "Final" map.  If any errors are noted on your outline and/or rubric, please be sure to correct them on your final map.  Don't forget to include a legend, compass rose, and map scale on your map.  Label your map NEATLY!  Please avoid drawing arrows all over your map.  I will be looking at neatness and accuracy when I assign your final grade.  Due Date: Friday, October 27th.

Optional:  Would you like to enter the Young Author's Contest?  I am offering extra credit in the area of writing for those students who do.  This is an optional project, but it is HIGHLY encouraged in the fourth grade.  Packets were sent home today with the full set of directions.  Please read through them carefully, as books will be disqualified from the contest if all the rules are not followed.  Books are due to Ardenwood on Tuesday, January 9th.

 

10/23

Read for 30 minutes

Math 2.9 Discuss Different Methods of Multiplication

E.L.A. - Students are to write or type out their final drafts using the five senses.  Make sure to recheck for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.  Your final draft should be free of errors and your best work.  I suggest reading your essay out loud to be sure it makes sense.  If you type out your essay, be sure to double-space or use 1.5 spacing.  You should use a 12 or 14 size font.  If you handwrite your essay, do not skip lines!  I strongly suggest typing out final drafts in order to practice your typing skills.  

 

10/19

Read for 30 minutes

Math 2.8 Compare Methods of One-Digit by Two-Digit Multiplication

E.L.A. - Gold Rush / Writing

 

10/18

Read for 30 minutes

Math 2.7 Algebraic Notation Method

E.L.A. - Gold Mines / Correcting Fragments and Run-ons

 

10/17

Read for 30 minuutes

Math 2.6 Use Place Value to Multiply

E.L.A. - Farming Out West / Long O Sound

 

10/16

Read for 30 minutes

Math 2.5 Estimate Products

E.L.A. - Starting a Farm / Run-on Sentences 

Please get your progress reports signed and turn them in tomorrow.

 

10/12

Read for 30 minutes

Math - 2 Pages (Review)

E.L.A. - Energy for Life / Writing

Reminder - Book Report Outline Due Tomorrow!  Remember to get a parent signature!

 

10/11

Read for 30 minutes

Math 2.4 - One Digit by Two Digit Multiplication

E.L.A. - Ancient Foods / Punctuate Clauses and Complex Sentences

Reminder:  Have you been studying for your Science Test?  Chapter one test tomorrow!

 

10/10

Read for 30 minutes

Math 2.3 - Mental Math and Multiplication

E.L.A. - Read "Child Labor in the U.S." (Page 74, Treasures Book).  Answer questions 1-5 in your Treasures book, Page 75.  Please remember to use complete sentences and to use sentence starters.  Your answers for numbers 4 and 5 should be AT LEAST 5 sentences each.  

 

10/9

Read for 30 minutes

Math - 2.2 Connect Place Value and Multiplication

E.L.A. - Laws and Freedom / Complex Sentences

Science - Students should begin studying for their chapter 1 Science Test, which will be administered on Thursday, October 12.  Students should study the study guides which were completed and corrected in class.  This includes pages 40 and 41 in their hardcover science book and page 28 in their Interactive Science Textbook.  Students may also want to reread chapter one for review.  This may be used as reading material for their reading log.  

 

 

10/4

Read for 30 minutes

Math - 2 Pages (Review)

E.L.A. - Students are to edit/revise their rough drafts using sensory details.  Make sure to check for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.  Use a thesaurus to help you come up with more "academic" terms.  I suggest reading your essay out loud to be sure that it makes sense.  Gat a parent or another adult to help you edit and give you suggestions on how you can improve your writing.  You are to then rewrite or retype your essay with all of the corrections that you have made.  This will become your second ROUGH DRAFT.  Please remember to skip lines and to use proper paragraph formatting.  I will be collecting BOTH rough drafts tomorrow.  

 

10/3

Read for 30 minutes

Math - Addition and Subtraction Practice

          Study for your unit 1 Math Test - Test Tomorrow

E.L.A - We have been discussing using sensory details in narrative writing.  Pick a piece of fruit.  Write at least two paragraphs describing this piece of fruit using sensory details.  An example  was given to the class to take home as a reference.  This will be a rough draft.  Please be sure to skip lines or double space.  

 

10/2

Read for 30 minutes

Math Book Pages 37-42 (Unit 1 Review)

E.L.A. - Gravity and Mass/ Subjects and Predicates

Reminder: Map Outline Due Tomorrow!

 

9/28

Read for 30 minutes

Math 1.14 Focus on Mathematical Practices

E.L.A. - Narrative (If I Could Be Anyone) 3-5 Paragraphs.  "If you could choose to be someone else for the day, who would you choose?  What would you do?  Imagine you were that person for a whole day.   Write about what happens that day."  This assignment was started in class.  Students were asked to take it home for completion.

Reminder -  September Reading Logs due Tomorrow!  Don't forget a parent signature. 

 

9/27

Read for 30 minutes

Math 1.13 Problem Solving with Greater Numbers

E.L.A. - Magnets in Space/ The Long a Sound

If you qualify to run for Student Council, and you want to run, don't forget to write your campaign speech!  Your speech must be ready and you must be ready to present on Monday, October 2nd. 

 

9/26

Read for 30 minutes

Math 1.12 Practice Addition and Subtraction

E.L.A. - William Gibert / Subjects and Predicates

History - Map Outline assigned today.  It is due Tuesday, October 3rd.  Use your history book for help.  Pages 12 and 16 are great resources. 

 

9/25

Read for 30 minutes

Math 1.11 Subtract Greater Numbers

E.L.A. - Kind News - Read Publication (Pages 2-8)

            Answer Questions 1-4 on page 8 (Kind Questions).  Answers must be written in complete sentences and on a separate piece of paper.  

Are you working on your book report outline?

 

9/21

Read for 30 minutes

Math 1.10 Subtraction Undoes Addition

E.L.A. - 2 Pages Astronaut

Hamburger Book Report Assigned Today - Outline Due Friday, October 13th

 

9/20

Read for 30 minutes

Math 1.9 Subtract from Thousands

E.L.A. - 2 Pages Twentieth-Century Industries

Reminder: Picture Day is Tomorrow!

 

9/19

Read for 30 minutes

Math 1.8 Estimation and Mental Math

E.L.A. - 2 Pages Farm Feed

 

9/18

Read for 30 minutes

Math 1.7 Add Greater Numbers

E.L.A. - 2 Pages You've Got Mail

 

9/14

Read for 30 minutes

Math 1.6 Make New Groups for Addition

E.L.A. - 2 Pages Bridget 'Biddy" Mason

 

9/13

Read for 30 minutes

Math 1.5 Compare and Round Greater Numbers

E.L.A. - 2 Pages Symbiosis

 

9/12

Please come to Back-to-School-Night tonight!           \

6:30 - K-3 classes open         

7:00 - MPR - Jennifer Casey speaking          

7:30 - 4-6 classes open 

 

9/11

Read for 30 minutes

Math 1.4 Numbers to One Million

E.L.A. - 2 Pages Africa's Savanna

 

9/7

Read for 30 minutes

Math 1.3 Round Numbers

E.L.A. - 2 Pages Ecosystems of the Plains

Finish your Heritage Doll Project - Due Tomorrow! 

 

9/6

Read for 30 minutes

Math 1.2 Place Value Patterns 

E.L.A. - 2 Pages The Constitution

 

9/5

Read for 30 minutes

Math 1.1  Place Value to Thousands

E.L.A. - 2 Pages Chinese Exclusion Act of 1888

Are you working on your Heritage Doll Project?  It is due this Friday! 

 

8/31

Read for 30 minutes - September Reading Logs were given out today!

"Heritage Doll" Project was assigned today and examples were shown in class.  The doll, interview questions, and family tree will be due on Friday, September 8th

 

8/30

Welcome to the Fourth Grade! Students will be bringing home their Friday Folders today with forms to be filled out.  Please do your best to have them completed and turned in by tomorrow.  Thank you!      

 

April 18, 1924 was a Friday. At 7:30 in the evening, a passerby noticed smoke coming from Curran Hall, a massive four-story brick building at 1363 South Blue Island Avenue. The man ran to the corner fire-alarm box and pulled the lever.

Two miles to the west, at Engine Company #107, fireman Francis Leavy was washing a window. The call came in and Leavy rushed out with the rest of the company. He told the captain he’d finish the window when they got back.

Five squads converged on Curran Hall. The blaze seemed to be minor. The firemen were getting it under control when one of the outer walls began buckling. Then it collapsed, trapping eight men.

The falling wall knocked out electrical power at the site. Portable lighting was brought in, while firemen combed the wreckage for their comrades. But all eight men had been killed. Among the dead was Francis Leavy.

It was later determined that Curran Hall had been deliberately torched for the insurance. The building owners were tried and convicted of the crime.

Now for the rest of the story . . .

The day after the fire, one of the men at Engine Company #107 noticed the window that Leavy had left half-washed. In the middle of the window was a handprint. The man tried scrubbing it out, but the handprint stayed.

From that time forward, so the legend goes, every fireman assigned to Engine Company #107 attempted to remove the handprint. They used water, soap, ammonia and acid; they scraped it with razor blades. Nothing worked.

The Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company was called in. My dad was a glazier at PPG, though years later. The way he heard the story, PPG applied their strongest chemical solvents to the handprint–and still couldn’t remove it.

Was the handprint a ghostly souvenir of the dead fireman? It’s said that Leavy’s thumbprint was obtained from his personnel records, and compared with the print on the window. They matched perfectly.

The end of the tale is prosaic. A newsboy threw a paper through the window and broke it. Most accounts say this happened in 1946.

But one version claims that the window was broken on April 18, 1944 – 20 years to the day of Francis Leavy’s death.

Chicago firemen at work, 1924 (Chicago Daily News)

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The ghostly handprint in 1939 (Chicago Daily Times)

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