This week we will take two SOL tests, social studies on Monday, May 20, 2013, and reading on Friday, May 24, 2013. We will continue to read Shades of Gray as a read aloud, shared reading and we will have an assessment on chapters four through six.
We will read paired text from StoryWorks on How to Save a Baby Elephant and The Rafflesia. The students will start and finish their last formal writing (4b). This writing consists of a persuasive letter to the student’s parents asking for a new pet (either real or imaginary). Students will color code their planning pages on Tuesday and write the rough draft and letter on Wednesday.
On Thursday, students will write a Civil War acrostic in complete sentences. Homework for the week will be a letter to a rising fifth grader telling the student everything they need to know to succeed in fifth grade. Students will receive an instruction sheet for this letter, which is to the right under This week’s homework. This letter will be assigned on Monday, May 20, 2013, and will be due Thursday, May 23, 2013.
Parents, please assure your student’s testing success by making sure he or she gets plenty of sleep this week along with a healthy breakfast on Monday and Friday.