**Tentative Homework/Tests/Quizzes/Projects for the Week of January 30 ^{th} – February 3^{rd}.**

__Grade 3:__

This week, in **math** the students will study Addition. In Chapter 2 the students will: add 2-, 3-, and 4-digit numbers including money, with and without regrouping, use related facts to find missing addends, use rounding to estimate sums, solve problems with the strategy of using simpler numbers.

This week, in **science** the students will focus on Chapter 16 Work and Machines. Simple machines allow people to change the direction or size of a force. The students will Investigate to find out what work is, read and learn about the different types of work and how to measure it, read and learn about different types of simple machines and how they are used.

This week, in **religion**, the children will learn about the parts of the mass and how we are sent forth from Mass to serve God and other people.

We have started working a little extra on script **handwriting** in the classroom. We have been working on lower case letters with an undercurve stroke: i, t, u, w, e, l, b, h, f, k, r, s, j, and p. The students are encouraged to practice script at home. I will send home some optional practice worksheets. If you would like, you can have your child hand them back in to me to check over.

__Tentative Homework/Test Schedule:__

__Monday, January 30th:__

** Math-** Regroup Hundreds as Thousands Workbook page 22. Chapter 2 Addition Test moved to Monday, 2/6.

__Science__**– **Simple Machines Project due Monday, 2/13. Chapter 16 Vocabulary Quiz Wednesday, 2/8.

__Tuesday, January 31 ^{st}:__

** Math**– Three or More Addends Workbook page 23. Chapter 2 Addition Test moved to Monday, 2/6.

** Science-** Simple Machines Project due Monday, 2/13. Chapter 16 Vocabulary Quiz Wednesday, 2/8.

__Wednesday, February 1 ^{st}:__

** Math-** No written homework. Chapter 2 Addition Test moved to Monday, 2/6.

** Science-** Simple Machines Project due Monday, 2/13. Chapter 16 Vocabulary Quiz Wednesday, 2/8.

__Thursday, February 2 ^{nd}:__

__HAPPY STUDENT APPRECIATION DAY! NO HOMEWORK!!!!__

** Math-** Chapter 2 Addition Test moved to Monday, 2/6.

** Science-** Simple Machines Project due Monday, 2/13. Chapter 16 Vocabulary Quiz Wednesday, 2/8.

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__Friday, February 3 ^{rd}: __

** Math-** Chapter 2 Addition Test moved to Monday, 2/6.

** Science-** Simple Machines Project due Monday, 2/13. Chapter 16 Vocabulary Quiz Wednesday, 2/8.

__Grade 4:__

This week, in **math **the students will write fractions and mixed numbers in standard form and as word names, estimate fractions, identify and write equivalent fractions, find common factors and GCF of two or more numbers, write fractions in lowest terms, compare and order fractions and mixed numbers, and use logical reasoning to solve problems.

This week, in **science** the students will focus on Chapter 15 Making and Using Electricity. Electric currents and magnets can be used for many purposes. The students will investigate how a light bulb works, read and learn about electricity and how electric charges move, investigate how electricity makes a magnet, read and learn how magnetism and electricity are related, investigate how energy changes forms, read and learn about sources of electricity, investigate how you use energy, and read and learn how people use energy resources.

__Tentative Homework/Test Schedule:__

__Monday, January 30 ^{th} :__

** Math-** Factors Workbook page 100. Possible Chapter 8 Test Thursday, 2/9.

** Science-** Chapter 15 Vocabulary Quiz Wednesday, 2/8.

__Tuesday, January 31 ^{st}:__

** Math-** Fractions: Lowest Terms Workbook page 101. Possible Chapter 8 Test Thursday, 2/9.

** Science-** Chapter 15 Vocabulary Quiz Wednesday, 2/8.

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__Wednesday, February 1 ^{st}:__

** Math-** Mixed Numbers Workbook page 102. Possible Chapter 8 Test Thursday, 2/9.

** Science-** Chapter 15 Vocabulary Quiz Wednesday, 2/8.

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__Thursday, February 2 ^{nd}:__

__HAPPY STUDENT APPRECIATION DAY! NO HOMEWORK!!!!__

** Math-** Possible Chapter 8 Test Thursday, 2/9.

** Science-** Chapter 15 Vocabulary Quiz Wednesday, 2/8.

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__Friday, February 3 ^{rd}:__

** Math-** Possible Chapter 8 Test Thursday, 2/9.

** Science-** Chapter 15 Vocabulary Quiz Wednesday, 2/8.