Mrs. McClure – Fourth Grade

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English Literature Arts
We will continue working on the 3-point persuasive paragraphs in English as well as Shurley Method labeling.  In Reading we will be finishing up our current novel Henry on the Paper Route.  The upcoming test date for this novel will be coming home along with your student’s study guide.  We will begin Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz-Ryan following the test.  Please make sure you have a copy for your student.  Please make sure your student is reading daily for 20 minutes and logging their times daily.

Social Studies
We will complete our lapbooks for the chapter “New Settlers in Texas” this week and we will be moving on to discuss “Colonies and Independence.”  We will have a chapter test over the material in our lapbook.  Students are asked to study this material as well as their quizzes for Chapter 4.  This chapter test will be held next Tuesday, November 16, 2009.  We do have weekly vocab and key concept quizzes at the end of each week.  Please make sure your student is studying their lapbook nightly.

We are planning our trip to St. Joseph’s Nursing Home this year as a Corporal Work of Mercy.  Please check with Mrs. Campos in the office to make sure you are up-to-date with your Safe Environment.  We would love for all of you to attend.  Have a very warm and blessed Thanksgiving filled with many colorful memories.