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Welcome to Mrs. Frick's 4th Grade LA/Reading/SS Classes!

Welcome to my new 4th graders and parents!  
  It is going to be a great year, and I am so excited for our year together!  This is my 8th year in Tomball ISD, and I am so happy to start my 2nd year as part of the Lakewood family!  I look forward to getting to know each of you this year and working together in ELA and Social Studies! :)
 
*Please feel free to contact me during the week @ jenniferfrick@tomballisd.net .
*My Math/Science partner teacher is Ngoc Huynh.  She is an amazing teacher joining the LES family this year!
 
*My conference period is 8:50-9:50, and I am available by most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at this time.   Please email me to schedule an appointment, or leave a message at extension #3681.  Please allow a response within 24 hours either by email or phone.  Thank you!
 
*Students may bring a water bottle and a healthy/easy snack each day.  (crackers, snack bars, fruit chews, non-messy fruit, etc.)
 
*Donations:  We are always in need of the following this year for Reader's and Writer's Workshop and Word Study:
 
  • variety of colors and sizes of post-it notes 
  • used  or new books to add to our classroom library
  • blue ink pens, as well as other colored ink pens
  • gel pens                           
  • stickers
  • hand sanitizer
  • **thick/sturdy Paper Mate 1.3 mm mechanical pencils...4th graders will love using them!
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Google sign-in for Clever/Donations

If you are having trouble signing into Google/Clever at home, no worries. This is just optional for students to review at home, yet we are doing lots of reviewing in class this week.  We will go over how to login at home next week at orientation, and I will find out from Mrs. Taylor, or Librarian, how to login successfully at home.
 
*We will move our SS Quiz to Friday, Sept. 22nd to have one more day to review! :)
 
Donations:  We are in need of glue sticks, composition notebooks from Social Studies, and skinny markers, if you are able to stop at the Dollar Store! :)  Thank you!

Week of Sept. 18th-22nd

Hello Fabulous Fourth Graders and Parents!
 
 Thank you for your support with helping your fourth grader remembering to bring his/her planner each day and ELA homework on Friday!  They are working on being more independent and taking more responsibility this year. Fourth grade can be an adjustment from third grade, and we will work together to help them!
 
ELA-Reader's Workshop:  This week we are continuing to learn and practice "Good Reading Habits" that strong readers do while reading.  We are continuing to set up our Reader's Notebooks, and we are beginning to "Respond" to our reading using Thinking Stems.  We continue to practice building our stamina reading independently each day in class for 30 minutes. 
 
Writer's Workshop:  We are continuing to set up our Writer's Notebooks and collect ideas for writing in a variety of ways.  We will be taking "small seed ideas" and turning them into personal narrative stories!  
 
Social Studies- We are focusing on the four geographic regions of Texas and characteristics of each: Great Plains, North Central Plains, Mountains and Basins, and the Coastal Plains.  Students are also learning how the discovery of oil had a significant effect on early Texas growth.  
*We will have our first quiz over our first two week of Social Studies Weekly on Thursday, Sept. 21st. *Optional:  Students may practice re-reading at home by logging on to their Google account/Sign in to Clever/Social Studies Weekly.  We will also be reviewing in class.
 
Homework:
 
  •    The students received a new Spelling Menu to give them ideas as to how to study their spelling pattern each week.  This should stay in their homework folder each week to use.  The directions have been modified to choosing two activities to complete each week.  They may also choose to study another way that is not on the menu, including http://www.spellingcity.com/tomballisd/.  We are only using 15 words on the list, and students will be applying their knowledge of the Long E pattern to think of other words that follow the pattern.  Students need to turn in an activity or a note in their planner from you/signed of how they studied if they practiced in a way that does not have a product.
  • A Reading Log has also been added to the students' homework.  They will keep this in their homework folder to fill out between home and school.  Their goal is to read each night for 20 minutes, or whatever they are able to depending upon activities.  The longer they read, the more their stamina and vocabulary is building!
  *All ELA homework is due on Fridays!  Students that do not turn in homework, will need some time in Study Hall to complete.
 
 Spelling Test #3- Long i pattern:
1.  crime       7. grind     13.tonight
2.  bright       8. decide  14. flight
3.  bride        9. wind     15. remind
4.  sigh        10. high
5.  live         11. privacy
6.  pile         12. knife
 
 *A Scholastic Book order was sent home to my homeroom today.  If you order online, the code for our classroom is written in the students' planners from my homeroom.  Please order books by Monday, Sept. 25th online.  You can also order books to donate to books to our Lakewood Book Drive to help schools in the area whose libraries flooded. 
 
 Mrs. Huynh's class has a separate order their homeroom.
 
 Thank you for all you do so support your students!  Mrs. Frick :)
 

Week of Sept. 11th-15th

Hello Fabulous Fourth Graders and Parents!
 
   We have started back to school very well and students are doing a great job settling back into the routine.  Thank you for your support with helping your fourth grader remembering to bring his/her planner each day.  They are working on being more independent and taking more responsibility this year. Fourth grade can be an adjustment from third grade, and we will work together to help them.
 
ELA-  Students went to the library for the first time yesterday!  We will be going to the library every Monday.  
  • Students are building up their stamina during independent reading each day for 30 minutes.  We are practicing thinking about books as they read, including making connections and predictions.  During these next few weeks, students will be assessed on their independent reading level and which books are just right for them to read independently.  We will be taking our on-line reading assessment at the end of the month.
  • Students are also building up their stamina in writing each day. Currently we are brainstorming and making lists about things important to the students, including interests, favorite things, etc.  We will be continuing to set up our Reader's/Writer's Notebooks to use daily.
Social Studies- This is "Celebrate Freedom Week!"  We will be discussing our country's heroes, as well as "The Declaration of Independence," and the importance of our freedom.  We have also dived into learning more about Texas, including its four regions and geographic features.
 
Homework:
 
  •    The students received a new Spelling Menu to give them ideas as to how to study their spelling pattern each week.  This should stay in their homework folder each week to use.  The directions have been modified to choosing two activities to complete each week.  They may also choose to study another way that is not on the menu, including http://www.spellingcity.com/tomballisd/.  We are only using 15 words on the list, and students will be applying their knowledge of the Long E pattern to think of other words that follow the pattern.  Students need to turn in an activity or a note in their planner from you/signed of how they studied if they practiced in a way that does not have a product.
  • A Reading Log has also been added to the students' homework.  They will keep this in their homework folder to fill out between home and school.  Their goal is to read each night for 20 minutes, or whatever they are able to depending upon activities.  The longer they read, the more their stamina and vocabulary is building!
  *All ELA homework is due on Fridays!  Students that do not turn in homework, will need some time in Study Hall to complete.
 Spelling Test #2
1.  steep      7. steam    13.meal
2.  gleam     8. cheap    14. weep
3.  freedom  9. least       15. chief
4.  leap        10.  eager
5.  beast      11. greed
6.  speed     12. reason
 
 
   I have started to reach out for phone calls home to touch base with you and let you know the great things your student is doing so far!  Expect a call from me this week or next. :)  Thank you!  Mrs. Frick
 
 

Welcome back! Week of Sept. 5th-8th

  We are so glad you are back here with us at Lakewood!  Our thoughts and prayers have been with you all that have been affected by the flooding, and we will be here to support you.
 
 
Homework:
  The students received their first set of spelling words today, Lesson #1.  We are only using 15 words on the list, and students will be applying their knowledge of the Long A pattern to think of other words that follow the pattern.  
  
   Students may study their spelling words any way they choose these first couple of weeks to get into the groove.  They may create flashcards, write their words in sentences, create a story, or write their words in a creative way! They may also login to http://www.spellingcity.com/tomballisd/. I let them know to study their words the way which helps them the best.
  
  *However they choose to study, please have them turn in on Friday.  It can even be a note from you telling me how they studied.
 
   Students also need to get into the habit of reading at least 20 minutes per evening.  As of right now, they can read books they have at home.  We will be going to the library starting on Monday, 9/11, and each Monday afterward.
 
  *There is no reader's or writer's response this week.
 
 Long A Spelling Words   What other words have these same patterns?
1. blade    9.  sale
2. gray     10. jail
3. afraid   11. crayon
4. delay    12. stale
5. amaze  13. steak
6. drain     14. hang
7. maybe  15. wait
8. break
 
 
 Donations:  We are in need of hand sanitizer  and clear packaging tape if you are able to send to school!  Thank you! Mrs. Frick :)