Mrs. Heysler's 4th and 5th Grade 2017 -18

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Friday October 6 No school (Teacher Workshop)

Monday October 9 No school (Columbus Day)


October 18 and 19- Student Lead Conferences


October 24- Field trip to the Millyard Museum DEPART 8:00 AM AND RETURN 4:00 PM


October 27 Fall Festival
















Classroom News:

We are beginning our integrated unit about Immigration and the Industrial Age.  We will be reading The Witch of Fourth Street  as a read aloud and immersing students in historical fiction related to this area as well as understanding world geography, and exploring music and art from different parts of the world- all as ways to answer our essential questions such as "What are historical contributions immigrants made to American culture during the Industrial Period?


Our unit of study in reading is about character.  If you want to talk to your student about the books they are reading, you can ask them questions like:  "Do you like the characters in your book?  Why?"  or "How do the characters get along with each other? Why?"  or "Has your character changed in any way since the beginning of the story? How can you tell?"

A word about graphic novels...

Graphic novels have their place.  Fourth, Fifth and Sixth graders are often drawn to them because they provide instant satisfaction.  Kids can still gain from reading them, but we encourage students at this age to branch out and choose other kinds of books as well.  It helps them to grow their thinking and visualizing about character, plot and setting without another artists imagery. 

It's great to find a book you and your 4/5er can read together.  Right now at home, my 5th grader and I are reading Jean Craighead George's My Side of the Mountain.  









If you ever have any questions, drop me a line at:


Homework:
Please let us know if you cannot access EDM online at home.  This component to the math program can be very helpful.

Remember to read for 30 minutes each night.



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