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

Our LES 4th graders are awesome, and I am so excited to have an exciting year together!
 
Week of Aug. 29th:
  *Spelling homework has started!  (See Homework tab for details.)
 
*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 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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Mrs. Frick's Fabulous Fourth Grade! May 12, 2017

Hello Fourth Graders and Parents!
 
    We completed a busy week, and I am so proud of each of my ELA students for rockin the STAAR tests! :)
 
Reminders:
 
*Spelling Lesson #28 will begin on Monday, May 15th and test and hw due on Friday, May 19th.
Lesson 28
library
another
hospital
example
deliver
history
however
several
vacation
important
victory
imagine
camera
potato
remember
together
memory
favorite
continue
president
 
*Wax Museum Project:  Students are busy researching about their famous Texan.  They are encouraged to bring in any online resources printed at home to use to work on in class.  They will finish researching and start on their paper next week....due Friday, May 19th.
 
*Remember to be planning for and working on your Famous Texan costume and visual presentation for our "Wax Museum" on Wed., May 24th @ 2:00-2:45 in our LES cafeteria! :)
 
Have a wonderful weekend!  Mrs. Frick
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

Week of April 17th-24th

Hello, Fabulous Fourth Graders and Parents!
  
Reading: We are busy reviewing Reading skills and strategies to continue to prepare us for the STAAR Reading test on May 9th!  Please check out the links below for great practice each evening to prepare!  Be sure to work on the passage sent home and have your students explain the PRIDE strategy we are using for reading passages!
 
Preview title and any pictures, diagrams, graphs
Read the selection (Turn on your brain!)
Identify the main idea (Stop and Jot notes)
Determine the right answer
Evidence (Prove it!)
 
 
Writing:  We are writing responses to our reading!
 
Social Studies: We are studying the impact of Texas Oil on our state's economy and growth and will begin learning about the early 1900's.

Week of April 24-28- Spelling Pattern

Lesson 26
enter
banner
sugar
shower
motor
collar
labor
finger
mirror
beggar
favor
bother
fever
doctor
temper
actor
polar
sweater
traitor
whenever
 
 

Week of April 17th-24th

Hello, Fabulous Fourth Graders and Parents!
 
Forgive me for not posting this month!  We have had so much going on and then Easter Break....time got away from me.
 
Reading: We are busy reviewing Reading skills and strategies to continue to prepare us for the STAAR Reading test on May 9th!  Please check out the links below for great practice each evening to prepare!  
 
 
 
Writing:  We are finishing persuasive writing and will continue working on project based research writing.  Students have really mastered expository writing, and they are truly experts now!  
 
Social Studies: We are studying the impact of Texas Oil on our state's economy and growth.  

Spelling Lesson #25- HW Due and Test on Monday, 4/24!

Lesson 25
idea
lion
usual
radio
liar
poem
India
piano
January
quiet
poet
science
diary
violin
period
February
cereal
video
meteor
rodeo

Week of March 21st-March 24th

 
  We have had a busy week with "Writing Bootcamp Review!"  Students have been reviewing and practicing grammar and writing skills, as well as test-taking strategies to help us prepare for the test next week!  We are ready, and I am so proud of everyone for their hard work!!
 
*A special shout-out and thanks to all of those who gave extra effort and attended morning Writing Tutoring!  
 
*The Writing STAAR test is Tuesday, March 28th.  There are no parents or visitors allowed that day due to this secure state test.
 
*There will still be a spelling test and hw for lesson #22 will be on Monday, March 27th.  
 
  Have a restful and wonderful weekend!  Mrs. Frick
 
  

Week of March 6th-10th

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!  See you on Friday for the Wildcat Run!
 
Students have no spelling hw this week, yet they do have a Revise and Editing packet to complete by Friday for extra practice! 
 
Keep up the great work getting ready for our STAAR Writing Test on March 28th!
 
Mrs. Frick :)

Week of Feb. 27th-March 3rd

Hello, Fabulous Fourth Graders and Parents!
 
Reading: This week we are learning about procedural text and identifying the main idea of a selection.  We are continuing to practice finding text evidence to answer comprehension questions.  Tomorrow, March 2nd, is Read Across America Day to celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday!  Students may bring in a small pillow to use as they read and write tomorrow. :)
 
Writing:  We are continuing to work on skills needed for Revise and Editing including using COPS and ARMS...ask your students!  We use COPS to edit and ARMS to revise.  We are fine-tuning our expository in order to make sure we have strong papers, and we continue to examine expository papers of others for help.  See these teacher links below for an example of what we are also doing in class and for examples of expository writing.  
 
 
HW due Friday:  Students should read the examples of expository text, and we will discuss each day in class as well.  
 
Spelling:  Remember, Spelling Tests will now be on Mondays or Tuesdays (if off Mondays.)  Students have more time to study their words now, and thank you for your support at home.  Be sure to practice on  http://www.spellingcity.com/tomballisd/, type words, write words, or something else of their choice.  Here is the new spelling pattern lesson beginning tomorrow and will be tested next week on Monday, March 6th:
 
Lesson 21
event
humor
rapid
music
relief
planet
detail
unite
frozen
figure
siren
polite
hotel
protest
punish
defend
relay
habit
student
alive
Social Studies:  We are reviewing the important battles of the Texas Revolution and about the challenges Texas faced after it became one of the United States!
 
 

Fun FlashWrite Friday tomorrow!

My ELA classes have been working very hard on their writing this week, and they have earned "Fun FlashWrite Friday" tomorrow!  Students may bring a flashlight and towel or blanket from home (please label) to use as they finish their Expository writing composition draft and Revise and Editing passages tomorrow!
Great job, Writers!
 
*We are needing donations of more kleenex, sticky notes, and colored pens for our Fantastic Fourth Grade Writers! :)  Thank you!
 
*STAAR Writing Test is March 28th...we are getting ready!  

Week of Feb. 20th-24th

Week of Feb. 20th-24th

Hello, Fabulous Fourth Graders and Parents!
 
Reading: This week we are finishing learning about Text Structures while reading expository text, as well as focusing on summarizing the main idea of a story.  Keep reading 20 minutes or more per night to stay a strong reader!
 
Writing:  We are continuing to work on skills needed for Revise and Editing including use of transition words, compound sentences, use of conjunctions to connect sentences, and continuing to use other correct grammar rules.  Students are working on analyzing strong pieces of expository text to help them with their own expository stories.  
 
HW due Friday:  Students should read the examples of expository text, and we will discuss each day in class as well.  
 
Spelling:  Remember, Spelling Tests will now be on Mondays or Tuesdays (if off Mondays.)  Students have more time to study their words now, and thank you for your support at home.  Be sure to practice on  http://www.spellingcity.com/tomballisd/, type words, write words, or something else of their choice.  Here is the new spelling pattern lesson beginning tomorrow and will be tested next week on Tuesday, Feb. 27:
 
Lesson 20
million
collect
lumber
pepper
plastic
borrow
support
thirty
perfect
attend
canyon
traffic
fortune
danger
soccer
engine
picture
survive
seldom
effort
 
 
Social Studies: This week we will learning about the challenges Texas faced after it became one of the United States!
 
Tutoring begins this week!  Thank you for your support with helping your students get to morning tutoring for writing!  Be sure to encourage your students to do their tutoring homework to earn "punches" to their homework ticket for a prize at the end of tutoring!
 
 
 Thank you for your continued support, and have a wonderful week! Mrs. Frick
 

Happy Valentine's Week!

Week of Feb. 13-17

Hello, Fabulous Fourth Graders and Parents!
 
*Tomorrow students may pass out Valentine's and read during our Valentine's Party at the end of the day.  Please bring enough valentines for all students if you bring them...we have 23 students in our homeroom.
Girls
Rilynn
Emily
Lily
Ava
Nora
Litzy
Lana
Maddy
Carina
Boys
Nicholas
Eian
Matthew
Liam
Luca
Logan
Seaboon
Ethan
Karter
Austin
Talha
Simon
Gavin
James
 
Reading: This week we are finishing learning about Text Features and will identify Text Structures while reading expository text.  Keep reading 20 minutes or more per night to stay a strong reader!
 
Writing:  We are working on Revising and Editing STAAR style.  Students have 2 practice passages to practice as HW, all due on Thursday this week.  Ask them to explain to you about COPS (Capitalization, Organization, Punctuation, and Spelling)for editing. The kids are also crafting another expository essay this week on a special activity to them.  We are working hard with our writing!
 
Spelling:  Remember, Spelling Tests will now be on Mondays or Tuesdays (if off Mondays.)  Students have more time to study their words now, and thank you for your support at home.  Be sure to practice on  http://www.spellingcity.com/tomballisd/  Here is our spelling pattern beginning tomorrow and will be tested next week on Tuesday, Feb. 21:
 
Lesson 19
colorful
weakness
movement
endless
truthful
illness
cheerful
useless
beautiful
restless
clumsiness
pavement
peaceful
fondness
neatness
speechless
statement
wasteful
penniless
treatment
 
 
Social Studies: This week we will finishing our learning about the annexation of Texas to the United States! Students will share posters/books they created.
 
Tutoring begins next week: *Some of you received a green tutoring form inviting you to fill out for Writing or Math.  Please sign and return by Wednesday to let us know if you can join us to become stronger!  Tutoring begins next week.
 
*Students do not have school on Friday or Monday!
 
 Thank you for your continued support, and have a wonderful week! Mrs. Frick
jenniferfrick@tomballisd.net
 
 

Reading Benchmark Tomorrow!

  Hope you all had a wonderful Superbowl Weekend!  Our students have a Reading Benchmark from the district tomorrow.  Make sure to remind them to get plenty of sleep, and eat a good breakfast and lunch tomorrow!  I know they will take their time, use their strategies, and test-taking skills to do a great job!
 Thank you-Mrs. Frick