• ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 5/9-5/13

    Patriot Palooza and our first annual HCC Talent Show will be on Friday, May 13! On Thursday, 5/19, we will spend the day visiting the Grammy Museum and playing on its "front yard." And on Friday, May 20, we will have our final 9-weeks challenge celebration at Spinners. What a nice way to end the year! As a reminder, please check in at the office any time you are in the building (even during arrival). Thank you! Please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Reading

    We will continue this week to read and analyze stories from Greek and Roman mythology. 

    We are reading each day to work towards meeting our AR goals. The deadline for this nine weeks is Wednesday, May 18. Please check in with your child regularly to make sure that s/he is reading and is on track to meet their goal.

    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). We also have biweekly Mastery Checks, which assess students' progress towards specific fourth-grade standards. I am very proud of the students' work on these!

    English

    We are ready for our last chapter test in English, which will be on Tuesday, May 10. The vocabulary words for the chapter are mystery and climate. After the chapter test, we will learn Pattern 4 sentences, but most likely we will not complete that chapter before the end of the year.

    Spelling

    This is our last set of spelling words for fourth grade! We have a "homemade" list this week, and we only have fifteen words. The words are popular, investigate, restaurant, maybe, computer, paragraph, rhyme, favorite, beautiful, material, special, essential, were, where, does.

    Here's the homework: On Monday, students should write the words three times each. On Tuesday, complete the activity paper. On Wednesday, during class, we will write ten sentences (six words or longer), correctly using a spelling word in each. Sentence 1 should have a compound subject, sentence 2 should have a compound verb, sentence 3 should be a compound sentence, and sentence 4 should be a complex sentence. We'll have the word test on Thursday.

    Vocabulary Workshop

    We are done with Vocabulary Workshop for the year! We'll play some review games with lots of words this week.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 5/2-5/6

    We have one more state test this week. Math will be on Wednesday, 5/4. Please be sure that students are well-rested! We will keep on learning and working until the very end of the year. BUT, we have just scheduled a last-minute field trip to the Grammy Museum!! Thanks to Amanda Bonner for winning free tickets and sharing them! On Friday, 5/20, we will spend the day visiting the museum and playing on its "front yard."  Notes will come home in Tuesday folders so you have the details. What a nice way to end the year! As a reminder, please check in at the office any time you are in the building (even during arrival). Thank you! Please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Reading

    We will return this week to some mythology, from the Greek and Roman world and also from Native American traditions. 

    We are reading each day to work towards meeting our AR goals. The deadline for this nine weeks is Wednesday, May 18. Please check in with your child regularly to make sure that s/he is reading and is on track to meet their goal.

    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). We also have biweekly Mastery Checks, which assess students' progress towards specific fourth-grade standards. I am very proud of the students' work on these!

    English

    I'm going to schedule our last chapter test in English for Tuesday, May 10. The vocabulary words for the chapter are mystery and climate. After the chapter test, we will learn Pattern 4 sentences, but most likely we will not complete that chapter before the end of the year.

    Spelling

    This week's words have unusual spellings. They are meant, routine, style, flood, month, pleasant, guess, women, either, against, disguise, sweat, magazine, guard, receive, wonder, league, type, ceiling, money.

    Here's the homework: On Monday, students should write the words three times each. On Tuesday, complete the Proofreading for Spelling paper. On Wednesday, they will write ten sentences (six words or longer), correctly using a spelling word in each. Sentence 1 should have a compound subject, sentence 2 should have a compound verb, sentence 3 should be a compound sentence, and sentence 4 should be a complex sentence. We'll have a dictation test on Thursday, and the word test will be on Friday.

    Vocabulary Workshop

    We are going to take three weeks on Vocabulary Workshop Unit 16, since the testing will interrupt our regular review. We work with the words every day in class, and students should study them each night at home. Unit 16 words are adorn, appropriate, assemble, colossal, effective, frail, hostage, landslide, rampage, scamper, symptom, warrantYou can find them here.

    Synonyms/Antonyms will be on Wednesday, 4/27. Completing the Sentence will be on Tuesday, 5/3, . The Unit 16 Test will be on Friday, 5/6.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 4/25-4/29

    It's state testing week! Students are well-prepared for the tests. We will have Reading on Tuesday, 4/26 and Writing on Thursday, 4/28. Please be sure that students are well-rested on these days! As a reminder, please check in at the office any time you are in the building (even during arrival). Thank you! Please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Reading

    We have finished The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane! It was a beautiful book, and every student is required to take an AR test on it (worth 2 points). This week, in between state tests, we will look at a few thematic elements of the book and do a little art activity. 

    We are reading each day to work towards meeting our AR goals. The deadline for this nine weeks is Wednesday, May 18. Please check in with your child regularly to make sure that s/he is reading and is on track to meet their goal.

    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). We also have biweekly Mastery Checks, which assess students' progress towards specific fourth-grade standards. I am very proud of the students' work on these!

    English

    We have begun to mix up sentences with and without direct and indirect objects. We're also learning how to keep verb tenses consistent in our writing. We will most likely be ready for our chapter test the week of May 2. The vocabulary words for the chapter are mystery and climate.

    Spelling

    No Spelling This Week! smile

    Vocabulary Workshop

    We are going to take three weeks on Vocabulary Workshop Unit 16, since the testing will interrupt our regular review. We work with the words every day in class, and students should study them each night at home. Unit 16 words are adorn, appropriate, assemble, colossal, effective, frail, hostage, landslide, rampage, scamper, symptom, warrantYou can find them here.

    Synonyms/Antonyms will be on Wednesday, 4/27. Completing the Sentence will be on Tuesday, 5/3. The Unit 16 Test will be on Friday, 5/6.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 4/18-4/22

    Progress reports will go home on 4/20. Our state tests will be on 4/26 (Reading) and 4/28 (Writing). As a reminder, please check in at the office any time you are in the building (even during arrival). Thank you! Please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Reading

    We should finish The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate diCamillo, this week. It is the story of a toy rabbit who gets separated from his owner and the adventures he has. Students will have response papers to complete throughout the week. 

    We are reading each day to work towards meeting our AR goals. The deadline for this nine weeks is Wednesday, May 18. Please check in with your child regularly to make sure that s/he is reading and is on track to meet their goal.

    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). We also have biweekly Mastery Checks, which assess students' progress towards specific fourth-grade standards. I am very proud of the students' work on these!

    English

    We have learned about indirect objects and pronoun cases in Pattern 3 sentences. Next week we'll strengthen our understanding of the simple, perfect, and progressive verb tenses. The vocabulary words for the chapter are mystery and climate.

    Spelling

    This week's words have a silent consonant. They are half, comb, mortgage, honor, fasten, kneel, wreath, calm, answer, handsome, wrinkle, listen, fetch, yolk, climb, honest, knuckle, plumber, limb, folktale.

    Here's the homework: On Tuesday, students should write the words three times each. On Wednesday, they will write ten sentences (six words or longer), correctly using a spelling word in each. Sentence 1 should have a compound subject, sentence 2 should have a compound verb, sentence 3 should be a compound sentence, and sentence 4 should be a complex sentence. We'll have the word test on Friday.

    Vocabulary Workshop

    We are going to take three weeks on Vocabulary Workshop Unit 16, since the testing will interrupt our regular review. We work with the words every day in class, and students should study them each night at home. Unit 16 words are adorn, appropriate, assemble, colossal, effective, frail, hostage, landslide, rampage, scamper, symptom, warrantYou can find them here.

    Synonyms/Antonyms will be on Wednesday, 4/27. Completing the Sentence will be on Tuesday, 5/3, . The Unit 16 Test will be on Friday,, 5/6.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 4/11-4/15

    * When I updated the web site on Friday, I FORGOT we have a four-day week this week! I have changed some dates below for assessments. No school 4/15 or 4/18! Spring pictures (wearing regular clothes instead of uniforms) will be on 4/11. Progress reports will go home on 4/20. Our state tests will be on 4/26 (Reading) and 4/28 (Writing). As a reminder, please check in at the office any time you are in the building (even during arrival). Thank you! Please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Reading

    We are continuing to read and enjoy The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate diCamillo. It is the story of a toy rabbit who gets separated from his owner and the adventures he has. Students will have response papers to complete throughout the week. 

    We are reading each day to work towards meeting our AR goals. The deadline for this nine weeks is Wednesday, May 18. Please check in with your child regularly to make sure that s/he is reading and is on track to meet their goal.

    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). We also have biweekly Mastery Checks, which assess students' progress towards specific fourth-grade standards. I am very proud of the students' work on these!

    English

    We have learned about indirect objects and pronoun cases in Pattern 3 sentences. Next week we'll strengthen our understanding of the simple, perfect, and progressive verb tenses. The vocabulary words for the chapter are mystery and climate.

    Spelling

    This week's words have three syllables. They are library, another, hospital, example, deliver, history, however, several, vacation, important, victory, imagine, camera, potato, remember, together, memory, favorite, continue, president.

    Here's the homework: On Monday, students should write the words three times each. On Tuesday, complete the Proofreading for Spelling paper. On Wednesday, they will write ten sentences (six words or longer), correctly using a spelling word in each. Sentence 1 should have a compound subject, sentence 2 should have a compound verb, sentence 3 should be a compound sentence, and sentence 4 should be a complex sentence. We'll have the word test on Thursday.

    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 15 words are adopt, agile, analyze, assist, babble, ceptivity, drab, fatal, generosity, genuine, illegal, meritYou can find them here.

    Completing the Sentence will be on Wednesday, 4/13. The Unit 15 Test will be on Thursday, 4/14.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 4/4-4/8

    We have a regular schedule this week! We do have a few special events coming up. Our VIP Breakfast is this Thursday, April 7. Thanks for your RSVPs, and we are looking forward to seeing you! Spring pictures (wearing regular clothes instead of uniforms) will be on 4/11. Progress reports will go home on 4/20. Our state tests will be on 4/26 (Reading) and 4/28 (Writing). As a reminder, please check in at the office any time you are in the building (even during arrival). Thank you! Please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Reading

    We'll begin the week with a short writing assignment, and then we'll continue to read The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate diCamillo. It is the story of a toy rabbit who gets separated from his owner and the adventures he has. Students will have response papers to complete throughout the week. 

    We are reading each day to work towards meeting our AR goals. The deadline for this nine weeks is Wednesday, May 18. Please check in with your child regularly to make sure that s/he is reading and is on track to meet their goal.

    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

    Our chapter test for last week got pushed to Friday, 4/1, so this week we will begin Chapter 14, which introduces indirect objects (and the best jingle). The bulk of this chapter is reinforcing the grammar we learned in the last chapter: pronoun cases and verb tenses. The vocabulary words for the chapter are mystery and climate.

    Spelling

    This week's words have final schwa + /r/ sounds. They are enter, banner, sugar, shower, motor, collar, labor, finger, mirror, beggar, favor, bother, fever, doctor, temper, actor, polar, sweater, traitor, whenever.

    Here's the homework: On Monday, students should write the words three times each. On Tuesday, complete the Proofreading for Spelling paper. On Wednesday, they will write ten sentences (six words or longer), correctly using a spelling word in each. Sentence 1 should have a compound subject, sentence 2 should have a compound verb, sentence 3 should be a compound sentence, and sentence 4 should be a complex sentence. We'll have the word test on Friday.

    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 14 words are absolute, arena, compliment, deliberate, dense, dominant, hazardous, huddle, necessity, offend, regain, thoroughYou can find them here.

    Completing the Sentence will be on Thursday, 3/31. The Unit 14 Test will be on Friday, 4/1.

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 3/28-4/1

    Please send signed report cards back on Monday. We have iReady End-of-Year benchmark assessments this week. Reading is on Monday, and Math is on Tuesday. As a reminder, please check in at the office any time you are in the building (even during arrival). Thank you! Please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Reading

    We are making good progress in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate diCamillo. It is the story of a toy rabbit who gets separated from his owner and the adventures he has. We will be focusing on how the character changes over time and details of the different settings he is in. We're also going to do a little target writing this week, responding to a prompt that is modeled after the state test. 

    We are reading each day to work towards meeting our AR goals. The deadline for this nine weeks is Wednesday, May 18. Please check in with your child regularly to make sure that s/he is reading and is on track to meet their goal.

    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 12, we have introduced direct objects and object pronouns. We're learning how to identify whether a verb is in simple, perfect, or progressive tense. Our chapter test will be on Wednesday, March 30. The vocabulary words for this chapter are serious and defend.

    Spelling

    This week's words have final schwa + /l/ sounds. They are title, towel, battle, pedal, metal, simple, eagle, special, total, trouble, nickel, gentle, barrel, model, tangle, ankle, marvel, juggle, squirrel, riddle.

    Here's the homework: On Monday, students should write the words three times each. On Tuesday, complete the Proofreading for Spelling paper. On Wednesday, they will write ten sentences (six words or longer), correctly using a spelling word in each. Sentence 1 should have a compound subject, sentence 2 should have a compound verb, sentence 3 should be a compound sentence, and sentence 4 should be a complex sentence. We'll have the dictation test Thursday and the word test on Friday.

    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 15 words are adopt, agile, analyze, assist, babble, captivity, drab, fatal, generosity, genuine, illegal, meritYou can find them here.

    Snyonyms/Antonyms will be on Friday, 4/8. Completing the Sentence will be on Thursday, 4/14. The Unit 15 Test will be on Friday, 4/15.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 3/21-3/25

    Hope everyone has/had a wonderful spring break! Please encourage your children to keep reading! The mask mandate for our school district has been lifted, effective 3/21. Masks will be optional. We have used up all our tissues in the classroom! If you wouldn't mind sending in a box or two, we'll be very grateful during allergy season. :) Report cards will go home on March 25. As a reminder, please check in at the office any time you are in the building (even during arrival). Thank you! Please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Reading

    This week, we will finish looking at the elements of drama and then will begin our last novel of fourth grade: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate diCamillo. It is the story of a toy rabbit who gets separated from his owner and the adventures he has.

    New AR goals have been assigned, and notes will go home in this week's Tuesday folders. The deadline for this nine weeks is Wednesday, May 18. Please check in with your child regularly to make sure that s/he is reading and is on track to meet their goal.

    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 12, we have introduced direct objects and object pronouns. We're learning how to identify whether a verb is in simple, perfect, or progressive tense. We'll be reviewing these skills and practicing them this week and will be ready for our Chapter 12 test the week of 3/28. The vocabulary words for this chapter are serious and defend. (I was wrong in my previous post, sorry!) 

    Spelling

    This week's words have a VV (vowel, vowel) pattern. They are idea, lion, usual, radio, liar, poem, India, piano, January, quiet, poet, science, diary, violin, period, February, cereal, video, meteor, rodeo.

    Here's the homework: On Monday, students should write the words three times each. On Tuesday, complete the Proofreading for Spelling paper. On Wednesday, they will write ten sentences (six words or longer), correctly using a spelling word in each. Sentence 1 should have a compound subject, sentence 2 should have a compound verb, sentence 3 should be a compound sentence, and sentence 4 should be a complex sentence. We'll have the dictation test Thursday and the word test on Friday.

    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 14 words are absolute, arena, compliment, deliberate, dense, dominant, hazardous, huddle, necessity, offend, regain, thoroughYou can find them here.

    Synonyms/Antonyms will be on Friday, 3/25. Completing the Sentence will be on Thursday, 3/31. The Unit 14 Test will be on Friday, 4/1.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 3/7-3/11

    The Book Fair will be at HCC this week! Fourth grade has some designated shopping time each day next week. To sign up for eWallet, use this link.This week is the last week before spring break AND the first week of the fourth nine-weeks grading period. We'll take the STAR reading test this week. Please encourage your child to read over spring break. There will be no school from March 14-18 for spring break. Report cards will go home on March 25. As a reminder, please check in at the office any time you are in the building (even during arrival). Thank you! Please feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Reading

    We will complete our independent poetry analysis this week and will look at the elements of drama (plays). Students will also begin polishing a story for their Crosstie entry.

    New AR goals will be assigned this week as we complete the STAR reading test. The deadline for this nine weeks is Friday, May 20. Please check in with your child regularly to make sure that s/he is reading and is on track to meet their goal.

    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

    Chapter 12 is FULL of new skills. In addition to direct objects and Pattern 2 sentences, we are learning about object pronouns and how to conjugate regular and irregular verbs, introducing simple, perfect, and progressive tenses. That's a lot of grammar, and there are no new vocabulary words in this chapter. 

    Spelling

    This week's words have VCCCV patterns. They are hundred, supply, single, middle, explain, surprise, pilgrim, sandwich, instead, complete, monster, settle, address, farther, sample, although, turtle, athlete, orchard, kingdom.

    Here's the homework: On Monday, students should write the words three times each. On Tuesday, complete the Proofreading for Spelling paper. NO SPELLING SENTENCES THIS WEEK! We'll have the dictation test Thursday and the word test on Friday.

    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 13 words are abstract, ally, appoint, attentive, bonus, carefree, courtesy, manufacture, mistrust, noticeable, overthrow, peculiarYou can find them here.

    Completing the Sentence will be on Thursday, 3/10. The Unit Test will be on Friday, 3/11.