Raggio`s Weekly News 

 

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**I have been experiencing problems accessing the website in order to update it, so please check your child's assignment sheet.  I also send out Remind 101's, but not for each and every assignment.

THIS WEEK IN CLASS................................................................................

                   April 21-25

ELA (English/Language Arts)

We are continuing our final unit entitled "Literary Heros".  We will be discussing and writing about heros.  Cold Read/Skills tests will be given as needed.  This is not really anything that can be studied for, but skills are to be practiced on Study Island on ELA Common Core as well as the reading/language arts section of the website. 

GRAMMAR-We are focusing on previous skills for the year.
**There will be no more word study lists for the year.  Word study will consist of  multiple meaning words, homophones, vocabulary, root words, prefixes, affixes, and suffixes. 

Writing-Students are writing for a variety of situations such as opinion, narrative, and informative.  We're completing short research reports on topics related to our unit here at school.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES-Current Event due on Friday.  (Students should choose appropriate material for this free of violence.) 

This week's current event will also be taken as a writing 40% grade, so be sure to include ALL required elements and copy of the article.  Grammar and punctuation will be very important, as always.

 

MATH-Chapter 11-Test Tuesday

Beginning Chapter 12-Metric on Wednesday.

**STUDENTS SHOULD BE WORKING ON IXL REGULARLY TO ENFORCE THE SKILLS THAT HAVE BEEN TAUGHT as well as current skills.  FRACTIONS, IN PARTICULAR, WERE DIFFICULT FOR MANY STUDENTS.

**Multiplication and division fluency checks will be administered weekly.  Your child needs to consistently practice these skills, and build speed.  

SCIENCE-We are finishing up our chapter on stars and space. Cold read this week.

Social Studies-Upcoming project-Famous Mississippians (given today, the 21st)  Requirements were outlined on a paper for your child to bring home.  The project is due on May 2nd.  Cold Reads and daily grades as needed for s.s.

Let's have a great week!

Mrs. Raggio

Don't hestitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns.  My e-mail is suzanne.raggio@dcsms.org, or you may call the office.  If your child has a note for me, please direct him or her to give it to me at the beginning of the day so that I have time to respond.  E-mail is the quickest way to reach me, and for a response.  Phone calls will be returned within 24 hours, as I may not have a planning time in which to contact you during the day.

WISH LIST-

WE NEED SIDEWALK CHALK AND SMALL WRAPPED CANDY FOR THE TREAT BUCKET.

 ANNOUNCEMENTS--------------------------------------------------------------------.

STUDENTS MUST ARRIVE AT SCHOOL WITH NECESSARY SUPPLIES SUCH AS PENCILS, GLUE STICKS, AND ERASERS.  OUR CLASSROOM SUPPLY IS DEPLETED, THEREFORE STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING NECESSARY ITEMS FOR CLASS.

***THE MYON CHALLENGE CONTINUES!  OUR CLASS HAS MOVED UP TO 3RD PLACE IN THE 4TH GRADE RANKINGS.  MORE IMPORTANTLY, STUDENTS ARE READING ON A REGULAR BASIS.  PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD READ FOR AT LEAST 25 MINUTES PER NIGHT.

**STUDENTS ARE ALLOWED TO AND ENCOURAGED TO BRING THEIR OWN ELECTRONIC DEVICE (OTHER THAN A PHONE OR IPOD) TO READ ON FOR THE MYON CHALLENGE.  WE MUST HAVE A PERMISSION SLIP FOR THIS DEVICE THOUGH.  EARBUDS ARE a MUST for much of the technology that we are using.  Please have your child bring a pair.

**WE HAVE STARTED TO COMPILE ON COMPOSITION LANGUAGE ARTS JOURNAL.  SEVERAL STUDENTS DID NOT HAVE ONE.  PLEASE SEND ON IN ASAP.  PENCILS, SCISSORS, AND GLUE STICKS ARE ALSO NEEDED.

**Dress Code Alert-Girls, please remember that when wearing leggings, skirts, or shorts, the length of your blouse/top MUST come to a dollar-bill's height above the knee.  It is very inconvenient to have to call and have parents bring a change of clothes, so please abide by the rules.  Boys, don't forget that unless it's a jersey, or a shirt is underneath, shirts must be tucked in and a belt worn.  This HAS been addressed in class, so students should know what is expected.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP WITH THIS!

*Yea!  Due to the nicer weather, we are finally being allowed to get outside for RECESS!  Be sure to wear appropriate clothing (ie: a light jacket) in order to go outside and play.