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Raggio`s Weekly News 


Sailing 4th GRADE.

This year is going so quickly!  Thank you for all that you are doing to make your child's 4th grade year successful.


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Jan. 8-12

Students will take Class Pictures on Thursday, the 11th.  This is the group photo.



**With the colder temps., I anticipate lots of indoor recess.  If you are cleaning out games that you would like to donate to the classroom, please send them.  I have a few that I am donating as well.  (Example:  Bananagrams, Yatzee, Clue, etc..)

**Students may need to replenish their supplies of glue sticks, crayons, markers, and/or scissors, since 2nd semester is upon us.



**Yearbooks are on sale NOW.  Check the main page of the site, and preorder yours today.  This is the ONLY way to guarantee your copy.

The deadline is coming up soon, and the price will go up if not preordered.



Both classes will finish discussing and reading the last few chapters of Sign of the Beaver.  We will also be discussing and setting goals based on our Case 21 performance and DRP testing.  I will send a copy of our goal home with your child on Friday, the 12th.  Please be mindful that we want your child to show GROWTH this year, and in order to do that, he/she will need to be diligent about reading, studying, and attending class this semester. 

Making Meaning-Unit 5 Making Inferences (Fiction & Poetry)

Read Aloud: Hurricane

Students will visualize and make inferences to make sense of narrative text and poetry.  They continue to ask questions and analyze the text structure of the narrative text.  Students will learn to record their thinking via a double-entry journal, as well as use comprehension strategies to make sense of independent reading.  New vocabulary words will be introduced this week.  I anticipate our vocabulary test to be on Jan. 25th. 

Spelling-We will test on week 8's words this Thursday, the 11th.  I have allowed them to work on an option in class, but make sure that your child studies.



Students begin Opinion Writing.  In this three-week unit, students read and write persuasive essays defending particular opinions as they explore elements of opinion writing.  Students learn to identify an audience and purpose for their essays, as well as state their opinions, supporting them with reasons. 

Grammar skills will be the following:

Correcting sentence fragments

Using transitional words effectively

Using adjectives appropriately to make essays more persuasive

Using standard conventions (capitals, punctuation, sentence structure) appropriately



Social Studies- Scholastic News as well as MS studies.


**Students bringing wishlist items will get a pass!

clipboards (Need about 13 more)

Big Joe Chairs in Navy, Black, or Red. (Walmart has these.)

new or slightly used library books (must be appropriate for our library if used)

small-wrapped candy for treat bucket

colored copy paper


Giftcards for classroom supplies

Games that are appropriate for inside recess like Banana grams, Clue, Yatzee, etc....