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4th grade Cuccio Mrs. Cuccio

Tentative Homework/Test/Quizzes/Projects for the week of October 1st – 5th.

 

 

Reminders:

  • Cheesecake Sale will begin on Monday, October 1st.
  • There will a bake sale on Thursday, October 4th.
  • There is a 12:00 P.M. Dismissal on Friday, October 5th; there will be a Faculty Meeting this day, too.
  • School will be closed on Monday, October 8th-Columbus Day.
  • Class Magazines $19.00 due ASAP.
  • ALL QUIZZES AND TESTS MUST BE CORRECTED BY THE STUDENT, SIGNED BY THE PARENT, AND RETURNED THE NEXT DAY.

 

Week at a Glance:

Religion: 

In Chapter 2, the students will learn that Jesus teaches the way to happiness through the Beatitudes.  This week, we will be presenting our posters and beatitude with the class.  In Chapter 3, the students will learn that God gives us the freedom to choose to love and follow him.  They will learn that choices that lead us away from God are called sin.

Science:

In Chapter 1, students will:

  • Construct a model of a cell.
  • Identify and describe structures that make up plant cells and animal cells.
  • Describe the characteristics of one-celled organisms, bacteria, and protists.
  • Observe the function of a plant stem.
  • Describe the structures of vascular and nonvascular plants.
  • Describe the structure of fungi.
  • Make a model of a backbone.
  • Describe characteristics of vertebrates.
  • Describe characteristics of invertebrates.

 

ELA:

Grammar:  This week, the students will review compound sentences and the four kinds of sentences, identify complex sentences and their subordinating conjunctions, write subordinating conjunctions to complete complex sentences, write complex sentences, identify fragments and run-ons, rewrite run-on sentences, correct fragments and run-ons, and write subjects or predicates to make fragments complete.

Vocabulary:  Unit 2 Test on Friday will include the proper spelling of all 12 words, as well as knowledge of synonyms, antonyms, part of speech and definitions.

Unit 2 Vocabulary words:

1.)      annual                             7.)      obtain

2.)      basic                               8.)      portion

3.)      competition                  9.)      recall

4.)      contract                       10.)    sponsor

5.)      dismiss                         11.)     stern

6.)      neglect                         12.)    vacant

 

Writing:  This week, students will be using transition words and phrases to make clear descriptions and will draft a descriptive paragraph.

 

Reading: 

This week, we will be reread My Brother Martin:  A Sister Remembers Growing up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King by Christine King Farris. In this story, we will analyze an author’s purpose, learn about and explain historical events, and identify and understand an author’s use of idioms.  We will also read Langston Hughes: A Poet and a Dreamer.  The students will learn how Langston Hughes used poetry to strive for civil rights, and they will identify a poet’s main message.

 

Math:  In Chapter 2, students will:

  • Relate multiplication equations and comparison statements.
  • Solve problems involving multiplicative comparison and additive comparison.
  • Multiply tens, hundreds, and thousands by whole numbers through 10.
  • Estimate products by rounding and determine if exact answers to multiplication problems are reasonable.
  • Use the Distributive Property to multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number.
  • Use expanded form to multiply a multidigit number by a 1-digit number.
  • Use place value and partial products to multiply a multidigit number by a 1-digit number.
  • Use mental math and properties to multiply a multidigit number by a 1-digit number.
  • Use the draw a diagram strategy to solve multistep problems.
  • Use regrouping to multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number.
  • Use regrouping to multiply a multidigit number by a 1-digit number. Represent and solve multistep problems using equations.

 

 

Homework for the Week of October 1st  -October 5th :

Monday, 10/1:     

1.)  Vocabulary: 

Finish illustrations and detailed sentences for all 12 vocabulary words from Unit 2.  Don’t forget to highlight or underline the vocabulary word in each sentence.  Unit 2 Test on Friday will include the proper spelling of all 12 words, as well as knowledge of synonyms, antonyms, part of speech and definitions.

2.)  Grammar: 

Compound Sentences and Commas in Compound Sentences Projectables 9.4 and 9.6.   Grammar Test on Types of Sentences, Compound and Complex Sentences, complete sentences, fragments, and run-on sentences will be on Tuesday, 10/16.

3.)  Math:  Complete Think Central Assignment Chapter 1 Review.  Chapter 1 Place Value, Addition, and Subtraction to One Million Test tomorrow.

 

 

Tuesday, 10/2: 

1.)  Vocabulary: 

Complete Match the Meaning page 20 and Synonyms and Antonyms page 21.  Write words 1-6 three times each in your ELA notebook.  Unit 2 Test on Friday will include the proper spelling of all 12 words, as well as knowledge of synonyms, antonyms, part of speech and definitions.

2.)  Grammar:  Complete Complex Sentences page 104 in Reader’s NotebookGrammar Test on Types of Sentences, Compound and Complex Sentences, complete sentences, fragments, and run-on sentences will be on Tuesday, 10/16. 

3.)  Math:  Complete Think Central Assignment Show What You Know.

4.)  Reading:  Comprehension Test will be on Thursday, 10/4.  For this test students should be familiar with the story My Brother Martin:  A Sister Remembers Growing up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King (Journeys pages 49-61), the story’s vocabulary (Journeys pages 44-45), and the skills and strategies that have been targeted in this story. (Author’s Purpose, Explanation of Historical Events, and Idioms)  We have also been practicing citing text evidence to back up short answer questions.

 

Wednesday, 10/3:

1.)  Vocabulary: 

Complete pages 22-23 in the Vocabulary Workshop book.  (Completing the Sentence and Word Association)  Write words 7-12 three times each in your ELA notebook.  Unit 2 Test on Friday will include the proper spelling of all 12 words, as well as knowledge of synonyms, antonyms, part of speech and definitions.

2.)  Grammar: 

Complete Complex Sentences Projectable 9.5. (worksheet)  Grammar Test on Types of Sentences, Compound and Complex Sentences, complete sentences, fragments, and run-on sentences will be on Tuesday, 10/16.

3.)  Math: 

Complete Practice and Homework Lesson 2.1 on pages 67-68.

 4.)  Reading:  Comprehension Test tomorrow.  For this test students should be familiar with the story My Brother Martin:  A Sister Remembers Growing up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King (Journeys pages 49-61), the story’s vocabulary (Journeys pages 44-45), and the skills and strategies that have been targeted in this story. (Author’s Purpose, Explanation of Historical Events, and Idioms)  We have also been practicing citing text evidence to back up short answer questions.

 

Thursday, 10/4:

1.)  Vocabulary: 

Study for Unit 2 Test tomorrow.  Unit 2 Test will include the proper spelling of all 12 words, as well as knowledge of synonyms, antonyms, part of speech and definitions. 

2.)  Grammar:  

Complete Sentence Fragments, Run-on Sentences, and Writing Complete Sentences Projectables 4.4 – 4.6. (worksheet)  Grammar Test on Types of Sentences, Compound and Complex Sentences, complete sentences, fragments, and run-on sentences will be on Tuesday, 10/16.

3.)  Math:

Complete Practice and Homework Lesson 2.2 on pages 73-74.

 

Friday, 10/5:

1.)  Grammar:

Grammar Test on Types of Sentences, Compound and Complex Sentences, complete sentences, fragments, and run-on sentences will be on Tuesday, 10/16.