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HW #32

 Homework #32

Due Friday, May 2
 
Sunday:
___  Eat a healthy dinner.
___  Go to bed early so that you are well rested.  We will take one section of the Smarter Balance test on Monday after snack.
 
Monday:
___  Eat a healthy dinner.
___  Go to bed early so that you are well rested.  We will take a second section of the Smarter Balance test tomorrow after snack. (After this, there is only one more section to take next week.)
 
Tuesday:
___  Have your parent sign the permission slip for the San Francisco Symphony field trip on Friday.  Bring the permission slip back to school as soon as you can. 
___  Read for 30 minutes or more in a chapter book of your choice.
 
Wednesday:
___  Read for 30 minutes or more in a chapter book of your choice.
 
Thursday:
___  Read for 30 minutes or more.
 
 

Homework # 31

 HW #31

Due Friday, April 25
 
Reminders:  Wednesday is World Cultures Day
Friday is Poem In Your Pocket Day
Monday:
___ Practice the spelling and vocabulary words with your family.
The spelling words are: carpenter, alphabet, however, another, remember, together, important, tomorrow, yesterday, department, deliver.
 
The vocabulary words are: persuade, controversial, pro, con
 
___ Write about your family and the cultures you are from.  What special ways do you celebrate your culture (food, holidays, traditions, dances, music, language)?
 
___ Read for 20 minutes or more in a chapter book.
 
Tuesday:
___  Practice the spelling and vocabulary words.
___  Practice the multiplication facts up to 12x12.
___  Work with your family to cook a potluck dish to share tomorrow for World Cultures Day.  Pack your own plates and forks so that you are ready for the celebration.
 
World Cultures Day Schedule:  Wednesday, April 23
Parents should arrive at 12:00.
12:10  4th grade goes through the potluck food line
12:50-1:20  World Cultures presentation in Quesada building
 
World Cultures Day is a celebration of the diversity within our world.  It reminds people of the connection we have to each other and those on the other side of the planet.  Thank you for joining our school for this potluck event.
 
Wednesday: Welcome to World Cultures Day!  Bring your writing from Monday to share with the class today.
___  Complete both sides of one math page.
___  Practice the spelling and vocabulary words with your family.
___  Read for 25 minutes or more in a chapter book.
 
Thursday:
___  Find a poem that you enjoy, and write it on a piece of paper.  Be ready to carry it in your pocket at school tomorrow.
___  Practice the spelling and vocabulary words with your family.
___  Read for 25 minutes or more in a chapter book.
 
Vocabulary Words
 
persuade:
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controversial:
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Controversial Issue:  Should students be required to have homework every night, including weekends, vacations, and holidays?
 
Pros:  reasons for it
(why it is a good idea)
Cons:  reasons against
(why it is a bad idea)
 

Homework #30

 HW #30

Due Friday, 4/11/14
 
Welcome to Spirit Week!
Monday:  Pajama Day
___ Practice the spelling and vocabulary words with your family.
The spelling words are:  sickness, illness, painful, careless, fearful, endless, beautiful, movement, powerful, statement, friendliness.
The vocabulary words are:  metamorphosis, sediment, erosion.
 
___  Practice the multiplication facts up to 12x12.  You can use a computer program or the Multiplication Sweep.  We will have a quiz on Friday.
___  Read for 25 minutes or more in a chapter book. 
 
Tuesday:  Crazy Hair Day
___  Complete the front and back of a math page.
___  Practice the spelling and vocabulary words with your family.
___ Practice the multiplication facts.
___  Read for 25 minutes or more.
 
Wednesday:  Hat Day
___  Complete the front and back of a math page.
___  Practice the spelling and vocabulary words with your family.
___ Practice the multiplication facts.
___  Read for 25 minutes or more.
 
Thursday: Hawaiian Day
___  Complete the front and back of a math page.
___  Practice the spelling and vocabulary words with your family.
___ Practice the multiplication facts.
___  Read for 25 minutes or more.
 
 

HW #29

 Homework #29

Due Friday, 4/4/14
 
Tuesday:
___  Create a careful and colorful illustration for our chapter book.  (Or design a front cover. You do not need to include the title words.)
___  Read for 25 minutes or more.
 
Wednesday:
___  Create a second careful and colorful illustration for our chapter book (Or continue to work on a front cover.)
___  Read for 25 minutes or more.
 
Thursday:
____ Complete the math pages.
____  Read for 25 minutes or more.
 
 

HW #27

HW # 27
Due 3/21/14
 
Reminders: 
 
The Dance Palace field trip is on Tuesday.  We will ride the bus and see a play of James and the Giant Peach.
 
Friday is the Bike Rodeo.  Bring your bike and helmet to school for some two-wheeling fun!
 
Monday:
___  Practice the multiplication facts up to 12x12.
___  Practice the spelling and vocabulary words with your family.
 
The spelling words are: vertex, counterclockwise, brainstorm, angle, learning, clockwise, crosswalk, beautiful, bother, race, brother.
 
The vocabulary words are:  acute, debris, obtuse.
 
___  Complete the single-sided math page.
___  Read for 20 minutes or more in a chapter book.
 
Tuesday:
___  Write a review of the performance that we saw at the Dance Palace today.
Paragraph 1:  Introduce the topic.  Tell where you went and what you saw.
Paragraph 2:  Summarize what the play was about.
Paragraph 3:  Describe what you enjoyed (or didn’t enjoy) about the performance.  Be sure to include specific details.  Write a recommendation for this play.
 
___  Read for 25 minutes or more in a chapter book.
 
Wednesday:
___  Practice the spelling and vocabulary words with your family.
___  Read the article about angles, and answer the comprehension questions with complete sentences.
___ Read for 20 minutes or more in a chapter book.
 
Thursday:
___  Complete the front and back of a math page.
___  Practice the spelling and vocabulary words with your family.
___ Read for 25 minutes or more in a chapter book.
 
 

    

Homework #25

HW # 25
Due 3/7/14
 
Reminder:  Parent Conferences will be held next week.  Please return the conference papers as soon as possible, and have your family email me if they need to change to a new conference time.
 
Monday:
___  Practice the multiplication facts up to 12x12.  I recommend a computer program.
___  Practice the spelling and vocabulary words with your family.
The spelling words are:  lumber, seldom, compose, organ, borrow, member, hollow, plastic, canyon, danger, current.
 
The vocabulary words are: lateral, geometry, perimeter.
___  Read for 25 minutes or more in a chapter book of your choice.
 
Tuesday:
___  Complete one math page.
___  Practice the spelling and vocabulary words with your family.
___  Read for 25 minutes or more in a chapter book.
 
Wednesday:
___  Complete a second math page.
___  Practice the multiplication facts.
___  Read for 25 minutes or more in a chapter book.
 
Thursday:
___  Write a note to Gretel about how well you did with the substitute teacher, and how well the rest of the class did as a whole.
___  Read for 25 minutes or more in a chapter book.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

    

Homework #24

 4th Grade HW #24

Due 2/28/14
Monday:
___  Complete one math page.
___ Work on your book review project (if you still have more to finish).
___  Read for 25 minutes or more in a chapter book.
___  Practice the spelling and vocabulary words with your family.
The spelling words are:  supermarket, weekend, thunderstorm, babysitter, toothpaste, crosswalk, somewhere, homemade, sunflower, grandmother, skateboard.
The vocabulary words are:
intelligent
extraordinary
punctual
 
 
 
 
Tuesday:
___  Complete a second math page.
___  Practice the multiplication facts up to 12x12.
___  Complete your book review project.  Be ready to turn it in on Wednesday.
___  Read for 25 minutes or more in a chapter book.
 
Tomorrow is Elisabeth’s last day in our class.  If you would like to, you may make her a card, write her a letter, or bring her a small present to class.  We will have a party for her after snack on Wednesday.
 
Wednesday:
Expository Writing.
T= Two people that are important to me (or two people I love).
___ brainstorm ideas
___ outline
___ write your paragraphs
 
 
Thursday:
___  Practice the spelling and vocabulary words with your family.
___  Practice the multiplication facts up to 12x12.
___  Read for 25 minutes or more in a chapter book.
 
 

Homework #23

Homework #23
Due 2/14/14
 
Monday:
Today is homework-free.  Enjoy the time with your family!
 
Tuesday:
___  Practice the spelling and vocabulary words with your family.
 
The spelling words are:  moonlight, rattlesnake, footprint, basketball, housekeeper, thunderstorm, keyboard, superpower, bookshelf, lifeguard, underestimate.
 
The vocabulary words are:  favorite, probably, definitely.
 
___  Complete one math page.
___  Read for 25 minutes or more in a chapter book. 
 
___  Remind your parents that the first Yosemite meeting is tomorrow at 3:15.
 
Wednesday:
___  Read for 20 minutes or more in a chapter book.
___  If you want to:  make Valentine cards for the class.
       Or if you don’t want to make cards:  read for an extra 25 minutes in a chapter book.
 
 
Thursday:
___  Practice the spelling and vocabulary words with your family.
___  Practice the multiplication facts with your family, or on a computer.
___  Read for 25 minutes or more in a chapter book.
 
Please make a snack for the party if you are able to bring something to share.
 
 
We will have a class Valentine’s Day celebration from 1:20-2:00 on Friday.  Please bring a snack to share if you can.
 
 
 
 
 

    

Homework #22

4th Grade Homework #22
Due 2/7/14
 
Monday:
___  Practice the spelling and vocabulary words with your family.
The spelling words are:  sunnier, cloudier, windier, cities, heaviest, prettiest, easier, ferries, emptied, families, noisier.
The vocabulary words are:  petrified, gesture, treacherous.
___  Complete one math page (front and back).
___  Read for 25 minutes or more in a chapter book.
 
Tuesday:
___  Practice the spelling and vocabulary words with your family.
___  Practice the multiplication facts.  A good way to do this is to practice on a computer.
___  Write a review of the American Indian dance performance that we saw today at the dance palace.  What did you learn?  What did you find interesting?  What was your favorite dance? (You are aiming to write one really good paragraph.)
___  Read for 25 minutes or more in a chapter book.
 
Wednesday:
___  Complete the second math page (front and back).
___  Practice the spelling and vocabulary words with your family.
___  Read for 25 minutes or more in a chapter book.
 
Thursday:
___  Practice the spelling and vocabulary words with your family.
___  Practice the multiplication facts.
___  Read for 30 minutes or more in a chapter book. 
 
 
 
Reminder:  Friday night is the E.L.A.C. Open Mic event.  There will be delicious food and fun for all.  6-8 pm.