• ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 11/29-12/3

    Thank you to Jonah's family for donating disposable masks!! We are getting ready to celebrate Christmas Around the World on 12/15. The fourth grade will be learning about traditions in Kenya. If you have any special knowledge of or connection to Kenya or its traditions, please let me know! Please send your child to school with appropriate outerwear as the weather gets colder, and remember to have your child wear tennis shoes on Thursdays. Feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Reading

    We have finished reading "The Life and Times of the Ant," and exploring the text and graphic features it contains. This week, our primary focus will be on researching a specific species of ant and writing an informational paper. We will have a short quiz on the story (vocabulary and comprehension) on Tuesday, November 30. 

    The AR deadline for this nine weeks is December 17. Please check in with your child regularly to make sure that s/he is on track.

    We spend daily time in iReady for Reading and Math. Students will receive a monthly grade which reflects effort (minutes earned) averaged with achievement (lessons passed).

    English

    We are continuing to learn about compound parts in sentences, clauses, and compound and complex sentences. The vocabulary words for this chapter are career and inquire.

    Spelling

    Every week is the same in spelling: New words are assigned on Mondays and copied three times each for homework. On Tuesdays, students complete a worksheet called Proofreading for Spelling. On Wednesdays, the students write ten sentences (six words or longer), correctly using a spelling word in each. This week, spelling sentence #1 needs to have a compound subject, and spelling sentence #2 needs to have a compound verb. We have a dictation test on Thursday this week. On Fridays, we take a traditional spelling word test. 

    This week, we have more words ending in -ed or -ing. The words are wiped, covered, mapped, pleasing, slipped, putting, traveled, seeking, visiting, mixed, shipped, phoning, offered, smelling, hiking, checking, fainted, landed, becoming, wandering.

    Vocabulary Workshop

    Each Vocabulary Workshop unit lasts for two weeks. We work with the words every day in class, and students should study them each night at home. Unit 8 words are awkward, clatter, gallant, lukewarm, plentiful, ration, reserve, scholar, smolder, trudge, volunteer, weary. You can find them here.

    Synonyms/Antonyms will be on Friday, December 3. Completing the Sentence will be on Thursday, 12/9. The Unit Test will be on Friday, 12/10.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 11/15-11/19

    Thanksgiving Break will be 11/22-11/26! We are going through a lot of disposable masks; if anyone is  able to donate a box of disposable masks, I would be so very grateful! Thank you! Please send your child to school with appropriate outerwear as the weather gets colder, and remember to have your child wear tennis shoes on Thursdays. Feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Reading

    On Monday, we'll finish "The Ever-Living Tree" with some guest teachers from Delta State. :) Then we'll begin another informational selection from the Journeys book, called "The Life and Times of the Ant." We'll spend about two weeks on this story, too, finishing on December 3. It includes many graphic features and provides an opportunity for research, which we will do during class. 

    The AR deadline for this nine weeks is December 17. Please check in with your child regularly to make sure that s/he is on track.

    We spend daily time in iReady for Reading and Math. Students will receive a monthly grade which reflects effort (minutes earned) averaged with achievement (lessons passed).

    English

    We'll start a new chapter in Shurley English this week, introducing conjunctions and beginning compound and complex sentences. The vocabulary words for this chapter are career and inquire.

    Spelling

    Congratulations to Reehan and Haylee in 4B, and Yagna Reddy and Kendrick in 4A for winning the classroom spelling bees! They will participate in the school spelling bee on Nov. 17.

    Every week is the same in spelling: New words are assigned on Mondays and copied three times each for homework. On Tuesdays, students complete a worksheet called Proofreading for Spelling. On Wednesdays, the students write ten sentences (six words or longer), correctly using a spelling word in each. Every OTHER Thursday, we have a dictation test. On Fridays, we take a traditional spelling word test. 

    This week's words end in -ed or -ing. The words are rising, traced, stripped, slammed, dancing, striped, winning, snapping, bragging, handled, dripped, begged, dared, skipped, hitting, spotted, raced, dimmed, spinning, escaped.

    Vocabulary Workshop

    Each Vocabulary Workshop unit lasts for two weeks. We work with the words every day in class, and students should study them each night at home. Unit 7 words are accurate, alert, ancestor, disaster, elementary, envy, epidemic, feeble, penetrate, romp, staple, survive. You can find them here.

    Completing the Sentence will be on Thursday, 11/18. The Unit Test will be on Friday, 11/19.

    A note from Ms. Mug

    Hello 4th Grade Parents!

     
    The students and I have finished the unit "Harvesting Hope." It was a great unit, and the students did very well! We learned about migrant workers and how Cesar Chavez impacted many California migrant workers' lives. This semester I have gotten the pleasure to get to know your children, and it's been a fantastic experience.
     
    I look forward to the rest of this semester with the students! 
     
    Thank you, 
    Samone Mugridge

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 11/8-11/12

    Progress reports will go home on Wednesday, November 10. We are going through a lot of disposable masks; if anyone is  able to donate a box of disposable masks, I would be so very grateful! Thank you! Please send your child to school with appropriate outerwear as the weather gets colder, and remember to have your child wear tennis shoes on Thursdays. Feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Reading

    This is our second week on "The Ever-Living Tree." The story tells the history of a sequoia tree intertwined with the history of human activity during the same time period. We are focusing on the graphic features included in this story, and we are integrating other texts with the Journeys story to enhance our understanding of some of the events in the story. We'll have a test on the story on Friday, November 12. 

    The AR deadline for this nine weeks is December 17. Please check in with your child regularly to make sure that s/he is on track.

    We spend daily time in iReady for Reading and Math. Students will receive a monthly grade which reflects effort (minutes earned) averaged with achievement (lessons passed).

    English

    We are coming to the end of Chapter 5, which includes subject and possessive pronouns and the understood subject pronoun you as well as subject-verb agreement. The vocabulary words for Chapter 5 are trail (to follow behind) and industry (large-scale business). We'll be ready for the chapter test on Thursday, November 11. 

    Spelling

    Congratulations to Reehan and Haylee in 4B, and Yagna Reddy and Kendrick in 4A for winning the classroom spelling bees! They will participate in the school spelling bee on Nov. 17.

    Every week is the same in spelling: New words are assigned on Mondays and copied three times each for homework. On Tuesdays, students complete a worksheet called Proofreading for Spelling. On Wednesdays, the students write ten sentences (six words or longer), correctly using a spelling word in each. Every OTHER Thursday, we have a dictation test. On Fridays, we take a traditional spelling word test. 

    This week's words are compound. The words are somebody, fireplace, nearby, toothbrush, homesick, make-believe, anything, all right, goodbye, forehead, classmate, flashlight, haircut, twenty-two, driveway, alarm clock, baby-sit, airport, forever, mailbox.

    Vocabulary Workshop

    Each Vocabulary Workshop unit lasts for two weeks. We work with the words every day in class, and students should study them each night at home. Unit 7 words are accurate, alert, ancestor, disaster, elementary, envy, epidemic, feeble, penetrate, romp, staple, survive. You can find them here.

    Synonyms/Antonyms will be on Friday, 11/8. Completing the Sentence will be on Thursday, 11/18. The Unit Test will be on Friday, 11/19.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 11/1-11/5

    Sorry I am late in updating the website! We have a benchmark test in writing coming up on Wednesday, November 3. Remember to have your child wear tennis shoes on Thursdays. Please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Reading

    We have another informational passage from the Journeys textbook this week. It is called "The Ever-Living Tree," and it is the story of a giant redwood tree alternating with the timeline of world history. We'll stay with this story for two weeks.

    The vocabulary words for "The Ever-Living Tree" are continent, dense, civilized, opportunities, resources, independent, shallow, moisture, evaporate, customs. Our target skill is using text and graphic features, and we'll also be focusing on explaining events in a historical text.

    The AR deadline for this nine weeks is December 17. Please check in with your child regularly to make sure that s/he is on track.

    We spend daily time in iReady for Reading and Math. Students will receive a monthly grade which reflects effort (minutes earned) averaged with achievement (lessons passed).

    English

    We are already approaching the end of Chapter 5, in which we learned about subject and possessive pronouns and introduced subject/verb agreement. We'll continue to practice those this week and should be ready for our chapter test next week. The vocabulary words for Chapter 5 are trail (to follow behind) and industry (large-scale business). 

    Spelling

    This week, we don't have a spelling list! Instead, encourage your students to study for our classroom spelling bee, which will be held on Friday, November 5. The top two spellers from each homeroom will participate in the school spelling bee, which will be on Wednesday, November 17The fourth grade spelling words are here

    Vocabulary Workshop

    Each Vocabulary Workshop unit lasts for two weeks. We work with the words every day in class, and students should study them each night at home. Unit 6 words are blossom, collide, constant, content, distract, drought, foul, noble, policy, quiver, slight, tidy. You can find them here.

    Completing the Sentence will be on Thursday, 11/4. The Unit Test will be on Friday, 11/5.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 10/25-10/29

    We have a regular, five-day week this week! Halloween parties will be on Friday, 10/29, beginning at 1:45. Mrs. Couey will be in touch with parents who have volunteered to help (thanks)! Benchmark tests are coming up on October 26 (Math), October 27 (ELA), and November 3 (Writing). Remember to have your child wear tennis shoes on Thursdays. Please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Reading

    We'll finish "Harvesting Hope," about the life of migrant farm worker and activist Cesar Chavez, this week. Ms. Mug is teaching this story, and she has lots of fun activities planned! We'll have a test on the story on Wednesday, 10/27, and then we'll have a couple of days with fables/myths.

    The AR deadline for this nine weeks is December 17. Please check in with your child regularly to make sure that s/he is on track.

    We spend daily time in iReady for Reading and Math. Students will receive a monthly grade which reflects effort (minutes earned) averaged with achievement (lessons passed).

    English

    In Chapter 5, we have begun to identify subject pronouns and the understood subject pronoun you. Next comes subject-verb agreement. This is a challenging area! The vocabulary words for Chapter 5 are trail (to follow behind) and industry (large-scale business). 

    Spelling

    Every week is the same in spelling: New words are assigned on Mondays and copied three times each for homework. On Tuesdays, students complete a worksheet called Proofreading for Spelling. On Wednesdays, the students write ten sentences (six words or longer), correctly using a spelling word in each. Every OTHER Thursday, we have a dictation test. On Fridays, we take a traditional spelling word test. 

    This week's words have more vowel + /r/ sounds. The words are learn, dirty, worn, sore, thirst, burn, record, cure, board, course, worth, early, return, pure, world, search, worse, thirteen, sport, current.

    Vocabulary Workshop

    Each Vocabulary Workshop unit lasts for two weeks. We work with the words every day in class, and students should study them each night at home. Unit 6 words are blossom, collide, constant, content, distract, drought, foul, noble, policy, quiver, slight, tidy. You can find them here.

    Synonyms/Antonyms will be on Friday, 10/29. Completing the Sentence will be on Thursday, 11/4. The Unit Test will be on Friday, 11/5.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 10/18-10/22

    There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, 10/15, or Monday, 10/18, because of Fall Break. Benchmark tests are coming up on October 26 (Math), October 27 (ELA), and November 3 (Writing). Remember to have your child wear tennis shoes on Thursdays. Please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Reading

    This week's biography is "Harvesting Hope," about the life of migrant farm worker and activist Cesar Chavez. Ms. Mug will be taking over the teaching for this story, and she has lots of fun activities planned! We'll have a test on the story on Wednesday, 10/27.

    Students did BEAUTIFULLY on the STAR reading test for the second grading period. They have new AR goals, which will come home in this week's Tuesday folder.

    We spend daily time in iReady for Reading and Math. Students will receive a monthly grade which reflects effort (minutes earned) averaged with achievement (lessons passed).

    English

    The children did a wonderful job on the English test last week on prepositions! Now we're beginning Chapter 5 and introducing pronouns and subject-verb agreement. This is a challenging area! The vocabulary words for Chapter 5 are trail (to follow behind) and industry (large-scale business). 

    Spelling

    Because of another short week, we have an abbreviated spelling list, made up of words the students frequently misspell in their spelling sentences. Here's this week's homework: On Tuesday, copy the words three times each for homework. On Wednesday, students will write ten sentences (six words or longer), correctly using a spelling word in each. On Friday, we'll take the spelling test. 

    The "homemade" spelling list is: restaurant, favorite, certain, special, beautiful, mountain, really, friend, Cleveland, Wednesday.

    Vocabulary Workshop

    Each Vocabulary Workshop unit lasts for two weeks. We work with the words every day in class, and students should study them each night at home. Unit 5 words are antique, baggage, digest, establish, eternal, haste, humid, lash, oppose, pioneer, sensible, worthy. You can find them here.

    Completing the Sentence will be on Thursday, 10/21. The Unit Test will be on Friday, 10/22.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 10/11-10/14

    There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, 10/15, or Monday, 10/18, because of Fall Break. Report cards will go home on Thursday, 10/14. Remember to have your child wear tennis shoes on Thursdays. Please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Reading

    The biography for this week is called "I Could Do That." It is the story of the country's first elected woman judge. We'll be thinking about cause and effect as we read, and we'll have a short quiz on the story on Friday, 10/14.

    We'll also take the STAR reading test this week to set new AR goals for the new grading period.

    We spend daily time in iReady for Reading and Math. Students will receive a monthly grade which reflects effort (minutes earned) averaged with achievement (lessons passed).

    English

    We'll have a test on Chapter 3 in the Shurley English book on Tuesday, 10/12. It includes prepositional phrases and the vocabulary words sealed (closed tightly) and extinct (no longer living). 

    Spelling

    We have a different schedule because of the short week this week: On Monday, copy the words three times each for homework. On Tuesday, students will complete Proofreading for Spelling. On Wednesday, the students will write ten sentences (six words or longer), correctly using a spelling word in each. On Thursday, we'll take the dictation test. NO SPELLING TEST this week.

    This week's words have vowel + /r/ sounds. The words are spark, prepare, cheer, tear, scarf, scare, repair, earring, scarce, weird, sharp, rear, spare, gear, hairy, compare, alarm, harsh, upstairs, square.

    Vocabulary Workshop

    Each Vocabulary Workshop unit lasts for two weeks. We work with the words every day in class, and students should study them each night at home. Unit 5 words are antique, baggage, digest, establish, eternal, haste, humid, lash, oppose, pioneer, sensible, worthy. You can find them here.

    Synonyms/Antonyms will be on Thursday, October 14. Completing the Sentence will be on Thursday, 10/21. The Unit Test will be on Friday, 10/22.