• Welcome to fourth grade!!

    I am so happy to be teaching and getting to know your child this year! My contact information is mcrews@cleveland.k12.ms.us. On this website, I will include our math daily lesson, as well as science and social studies weekly lessons. I check my email at least twice a day between 7:30 and 3:30, but any emails after 3:30 will be answered the following morning. I look forward to inspiring and growing your child in math, social studies,and science  throughout this year!!   

    We will take a  mad minute test weekly.  They will begin with 3 minutes and will decrease each week. This is a G1 weekly grade. Students will have homework EVERY night on the lesson that was taught that day. 

    Signed papers will be sent home every Tuesday to be signed and sent back on Wednesday.

    Your child's Pearson account is as follows: user name is his/her MSIS number and the password is password1.

     

    August 19-23

    We have had a great first week! Please continue to work on multiplication facts and make sure your child complete his/her homework! 

    Math

    Monday- Lesson 3.6 Making an organized list

    Tuesday- review for Topic 3 test by complete the online digital enhancement test and book topic test (mad minutes) 

    Wednesday- Topic 3 G2 test, INSPIRE begins

    Thursday- Lesson 4.1 Using mental math to add and subtract

    Friday- Lesson 4.2 Estimating the sums and differences of whole numbers 

    Social Studies: We will review chapter 1 material for the G2 Chapter 1 test ch. 1 test

    Science: We will begin discussing the digestive system. We will complete various G1 grades during class. Students will have a G2 digestive system test Tuesday, August 27 labeling the digestive system and providing the description and function of the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. 

    August 12-16

    Math:  Please work on learning multiplication facts!!! 

    Monday- Lesson 3.1 Representing Numbers

    Tuesday- Lesson 3.2 Place Value Relationships (mad minute test) 

    Wednesday- Lesson 3.3 Comparing Numbers 

    Thursday- Lesson 3.4 Comparing Greater Numbers

    Friday-  Lesson 3.5 Rounding Whole Numbers 

    G2 Math Vocabulary test on Topic 3 will be Tuesday, August 20. 

    Social Studies: We will begin chapter 1 The Geography of Mississippi. Students will complete several G1 activities in class. Their Chapter 1 test will be Friday, August 23. We usually cover each chapter for two weeks. Chapter 1 notes   ch. 1 test review

     

  • Fourth Grade ELA

    Announcements for 8/19-8/23

    I am really enjoying this year's fourth graders! We ran a little short on time on Friday, so those who did not take their AR tests last week will do that this week. Each book will be a G1 grade. I will be out on Monday and Wednesday of this week to am move two of my children in to school (sorry). We have good substitutes lined up. Open House is Monday, August 26, starting at 5:30 p.m. INSPIRE begins this week; fourth grade goes to INSPIRE on Wednesdays.

    Feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us. 

    Reading for 8/19-8/23

    We're reading a play from the Journeys reading book this week, called "The Power of W.O.W." It's about a group of children who plan a fundraiser to save their community bookmobile. The students wrote about and illustrated their dreams for the future last week; you will see them at Open House! 

    Target Skill: Theme

    Vocabulary: assist, burglary, innocent, scheme, regretfully, misjudged, suspect, favor, speculate, prior

    We'll have a G2 Test on the story on Friday, 8/23.

    Spelling for 8/19-8/23

    The spelling words come from the Journeys reading series. Each week, we have a dictation test on Thursday and a spelling test on Friday.

    This week's words have short and long e sounds. They are west, steep,member, gleam, fresh, freedom, speed, steam, beast, believe, speck, kept, cheap, pretend, greed, shell, least, eager, reason, chief.

    We have the same spelling homework every week:

    Monday - Write the spelling words three times each, in cursive and in alphabetical order.

    Tuesday - Complete the Spelling Word Sort in the Journeys workbook.

    Wednesday - Write ten sentences (six or more words) with a spelling word in each sentence. Be sure the word is used correctly.

    Thursday - Study for the spelling test.

    Language for 8/19-8/23

    We will begin to classify sentences this week. We'll introduce nouns, verbs, adverbs,and adjectives. Students will have daily papers to practice on, but we will not have a test this week.

    Vocabulary Workshop for 8/12-8/23

    Each Vocabulary Workshop unit introduces twelve new words and last for two weeks. We work with these words every day in class, and students should study them at home, too.

    Unit 1 words are celebrity, counsel, demonstrate, drowsy, essential, hardship, haul, humble, pledge, sincere, stampede, suitable.

    Synonyms/Antonyms (G1) will be on Friday, 8/16.

    Completing the Sentence (G1) will be on Thursday, 8/22.

    The Unit 1 Test will be on Friday, 8/23. 

    Announcements for 8/12-8/16

    Thanks for a great first few days of school!  Students are required to take an Accelerated Reader test on the summer reading books. Please make sure your child has completed the summer reading assignments.

    Feel free to contact me at any time: jshy@cleveland.k12.ms.us. 

    Reading for 8/12-8/16

    This week, we will be reading "My Brother Martin" in the Journeys reading book. It is a biographical story of Martin Luther King's childhood, written by his sister.

    Target Skill: Author's Purpose

    Vocabulary: injustice, numerous, segregation, nourishing, captured, dream, encounters, preferred, recall, example

    We'll have a G2 Test on the story on Friday, 8/16.

    Spelling for 8/12-8/16

    The spelling words come from the Journeys reading series. Each week, we have a dictation test on Thursday and a spelling test on Friday.

    This week's words have short and long a sounds. They are blade, gray, past, afraid, magic, delay, amaze, drain, maybe, break, sale, hang, stain, glass, raft, jail, crayon, fact, stale, steak.

    We have the same spelling homework every week:

    Monday - Write the spelling words three times each, in cursive and in alphabetical order.

    Tuesday - Complete the Spelling Word Sort in the Journeys workbook.

    Wednesday - Write ten sentences (six or more words) with a spelling word in each sentence. Be sure the word is used correctly.

    Thursday - Study for the spelling test.

    Language for 8/12-8/16

    This week, we will review the parts of a sentence and will introduce synonyms/antonyms and analogies. We will introduce and practice with the Shurley English capitalization and punctuation rules. The vocabulary words for this chapter are magnify and fraction. This is a very short chapter, so we will have our first G2 Test on Friday, August 16.

    Vocabulary Workshop for 8/12-8/23

    Each Vocabulary Workshop unit introduces twelve new words and last for two weeks. We work with these words every day in class, and students should study them at home, too.

    Unit 1 words are celebrity, counsel, demonstrate, drowsy, essential, hardship, haul, humble, pledge, sincere, stampede, suitable.

    Synonyms/Antonyms (G1) will be on Friday, 8/16.

    Completing the Sentence (G1) will be on Thursday, 8/22.

    The Unit 1 Test will be on Friday, 8/23.