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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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Week of April 30th-May 4th

Hello Mrs. Frick's Fantastic Fourth Graders and Parents!
 
Reading- This week students will continue to dive into our Biography study of famous people in history!  We are also reviewing and practicing reading skills and test taking strategies as we continue to prepare for the Reading STAAR test on May 15th!  Students will begin researching a famous Texan later this week and be able to share with others.  *More information to come!
 
Vocabulary Text-Students will be reviewing academic vocabulary words from reading in ELA Google Classroom and will use Quizlet to study.  *Test will be on Friday, May 4th.
 
Writing- Students will continue writing poetry this week, as well as writing notes about Famous Texans!
 
Social Studies- Students will finish reading "Remember the Alamo" Reader's Theater, and will have an open text quiz on Acts 3 and 4 on Wednesday.  Students will also be reviewing SS Weekly #19 "Sam Houston" and will also have a quiz on Wednesday using their magazine to find text evidence.
 
Homework: *All to be completed by Friday, May 4th
  • Reading Passages in ELA Google Classroom 
  • Study Reading Vocabulary in Google Classroom
  • "Johnson Space Center" STAAR passage
 Thank you for your support!  Mrs. Frick
 

Week of April 23th-26th

Hello Mrs. Frick's Fantastic Fourth Graders and Parents!
 
Reading- This week students will continue to dive into our Biography study of famous people in history!  We are also reviewing and practicing reading skills and test taking strategies as we continue to prepare for the Reading STAAR test on May 15th! 
 
Vocabulary Study-Students will be reviewing academic vocabulary words from reading.  
 
Writing- Students will begin writing different types of poetry this week!
 
Social Studies- Students have been researching famous people involved in The Battle of the Alamo and have been participating in a Reader's Theater in Google Classroom.  They will have an open text quiz on Acts 1 and 2, yet they are welcome to read at home for extra practice!
 
Homework: 
  • Reading Passages in ELA Google Classroom 
  • Reader's Theater in SS Google Classroom
 Thank you for your support!  Mrs. Frick
 

Week of April 16th-20th

Hello Mrs. Frick's Fantastic Fourth Graders and Parents!
 
Reading- This week students are learning about Literary Nonfiction stories about real people!  We have started working on our Reading STAAR passages again to practice test taking strategies, show evidence, and build stamina!  Students will continue to review summarizing and inferring while reading expository text and will be tested on Friday.
 
Word Study-Students will be reviewing compound words that are posted on Spelling City website.  We are making up this test that we didn't get to before spring break.  Our spelling test this week will be on Wednesday due to our expository reading test on Friday.
 
Writing- Students will begin writing different types of poetry this week!
 
Social Studies- Students will finish focusing on the important battles that were a part of The Texas Revolution!  We will take our SS Weekly Quiz #18 on Wednesday. 
 
Homework: 
 
  • Practice spelling words on Spelling City
  • Reading Passages in Google Classroom
  • Students should be reading each evening! 
 Thank you for your support!  Mrs. Frick
 

Week of April 2nd-6th

Hello Mrs. Frick's Fantastic Fourth Graders and Parents!
 
Welcome to Writing Spring Training Week!
   Students will be reviewing and practicing writing strategies for Revise and Editing and writing strong expository text through a variety of activties!  
 
Tuesday- Students may bring a towel to sit on as they write!
Wednesday-  Students may bring a favorite squishy toy (fit in hand) to "squish" as they work on writing!
Thursday- Wear your favorite baseball jersey and be ready to practice with other classrooms!
Friday- Concession Stand Open to celebrate great writing strategies!
 
Reading- This week students will use the strategy of inferring while reading text. by using their schema plus the information within the text to determine meaning.
 
Word Study-Students will be practicing multisyllabic words that are posted in my ELA Google Classroom.  Spelling Test will be on Friday, April 6th.
 
Social Studies- Students will finish focus on the important battles that were a part of The Texas Revolution!
 
Homework: 
 
  • Practice spelling words
  • Countdown to STAAR Passage
  • Reading Passage in Google Classroom
 
 Thank you for your support!  Mrs. Frick
 

Week of March 26th-29th

Hello Mrs. Frick's Fantastic Fourth Graders and Parents!
 
Writing is our Focus!!- The students will be working diligently on Revise and Editing skills, using testing strategies, reviewing grammar/spelling rules, as well as identifying and writing Expository pieces with a strong central idea or thesis!  April 10th is our Writing STAAR Test.  Thank you for your support with your child's Motivation Writing packet practice to help with Revise and Editing skills!  Make sure students are showing their thinking with notes/evidence/grammar rules written.  We do this in class everyday!
 
Reading- This week students will continue identify summarizing nonfiction text and practice identifying the main supporting details.  Students will continue to independently read while in school and home, and will summarize texts.  We will also be working on inferring while reading text.
 
Word Study-Students will be practicing VCCCV words that are posted in my ELA Google Classroom.  Spelling Test will be on Thursday, March 29th.
 
Social Studies- Students will finish focusing on "The Battle of the Alamo" with a quiz on Social Studies #17 on Thursday, March 29th.  
 
Homework: Students will also have time to work in Google Classroom in class on Wednesday due to the short week.  No school on Friday!
  • Spelling sentences
  • Spelling City
  • Revise and Editing Passage Packet
  • Reading Passage in Google Classroom
 
 Thank you for your support!  Mrs. Frick
 

Welcome back! Week of March 20th-23rd

Hello Mrs. Frick's Fantastic Fourth Graders and Parents!
 
Writing is our Focus!!- The students will be working diligently on Revise and Editing skills, using testing strategies, reviewing grammar/spelling rules, as well as identifying and writing Expository pieces with a strong central idea or thesis!  April 10th is our Writing STAAR Test.  Thank you for your support with your child's Motivation Writing packet practice to help with Revise and Editing skills as homework due on Friday!
 
Reading- This week students will identify summarizing nonfiction text and practice identifying the main supporting details.  Students will continue to independently read while in school and home, and will summarize texts.
 
Word Study-Students will be practicing Vowel Consonsant patterns (VCV, VCCV) in words.  We will be practicing in class and students will be assessed on Friday.  There will only be 10 words this week due to the short week.
 
Social Studies- Students will begin learning about the importance of Stephen F. Austin as we begin to head towards studying  "The Texas Revolution" soon.
 
 
*Please remember to donate "Minecraft" items for our Wildcat Olympic basket!  
 
 
Thanks for all of your support!  Mrs. Frick

Week of Feb. 20th-23rd

Hello Mrs. Frick's Fantastic Fourth Graders and Parents!
 
Reading- This week students will identify various the text structures of Expository text, including Cause/Effect.  We continue to work on comprehension and reading strategies to help us understand text.  We are focusing on Paired Passages, which includes informational and literary text on a same subject.
 
Writing- Students continue to work on Revise/Editing skills and use strategies in order to identify how to make writing better and correct mistakes using "ARMS and COPS."  Students are continuing to work on writing a strong central thesis statement as they plan and write their expository papers!
 
Word Study- Possessive and Plural Nouns will be finished this week, and we will be reviewing homophones.
 
Social Studies- Students will begin learning about the importance of Stephen F. Austin as we begin to head towards studying  "The Texas Revolution" soon.
 
Homework this week- Go to my ELA Google Classroom-Students will practice homophones (tomorrow we will decide which words on the list we need to study, and if we need to add any) and reading passages. There is a list of ideas of ways they can study and turn in on Friday.
Students will not have a Revise/Editing passage for homework this week, as we will be catching up from last week's packet.
 
*Please remember to donate "Minecraft" items for our Wildcat Olympic basket!  
 
 
Thanks for all of your support!  Mrs. Frick

Revise/Editing/Grammar Practice

This will be posted on Google Classroom as well for practice:
 
Puntuation Practice:
 
 
Noun practice:
 
More Sentence Structure and Noun Practice:
 
(This link may not work..please try!)

Week of Feb. 5th-9th

Hello Mrs. Frick's Fantastic Fourth Graders and Parents!
 
Reading- This week students will identify the text features of Expository text.  We will also be discussing "Cause and Effect" within the text.  Students have begun their "STAAR Bright Reading" book to practice reading and comprehension strategies and to identify question stems.
 
Writing- Students worked so hard on their benchmark last week!  It was a long test, and they continue to build stamina and test-taking strategies.  We will use this test to analyze which types of questions students need more practice with in regards to revise and editing.  Students also continue to identify strong expository writing and use as models to write their own.
 
Word Study- Possessive and Plural Nouns is our focus this week.  Here is a resource students will have access to for practice this week.  Students brought home a study guide to practice for test on Friday.  I shortened the list to 12 to help students.  
 
Social Studies- Students are studying about Spanish Missions and their impact on Texas.  We will have a quiz on Friday for SS Weeklys #12 and #13.  
 
Homework this week- Study Plural and Possessive Noun sheet, read 20 minutes per evening, and work on Revise and Editing and Reading passages sent home.  All due on Friday.  Please keep everything in your red homework folder!
 
Thanks for all of your support!  Mrs. Frick

Homework Due Friday, 2/2

1.  Please have students study spelling words for Test #2:  -ion suffix endings on Spelling City, or they can also practice words anyway they would like as they did semester.  Please turn in a hard copy on Friday. 
 
*If they use Spelling City, have them turn in a hard copy of what practiced or write in planner and please sign.
 
*We will also practice spelling city in class tomorrow.
 
2.  Reading Log turned in Friday-Fill out each day and evening. *Read 20 min each evening! (Goal)
 
3.  Reading passages on Google Classroom ELA:  *Students will have a chance to work on passages class tomorrow.
 
 
 
 

Week of Jan. 29th-Feb. 2nd

 
 
Tomorrow we will have our second District Writing Benchmark.   Students have been preparing/practicing their Revise/Editing and Expository writing skills for a few months now, and they are ready!  This benchmark will also give us good information on skills students have mastered or still continue to need work on.  We will begin forming small groups/s tutoring groups using this benchmark data.  
 
  The students have another Revise and Editing (2 paragraphs, 8 questions) to practice this evening.  They can also go on this website for extra Revise/Editing and other grammar skills to practice:
 
 
  I gave students their spelling words, and we will focus on more and practice after our benchmark tomorrow.  Students will also have reading passages to complete in Google Classroom after tomorrow as well.
 
  Thank you for your support!  Mrs. Frick :)
 
*If you have any pencils to donate to our class, we are in desperate need!  We've gone through a lot this year!  We  appreciate it.
 
*Thank you to Mrs. Hanson and Mrs. Golson for helping chaperone our field trip last week to Minute Maid.  It was amazing!
 
*More info to come tomorrow on other objectives we are focusing on this week.
 
 

Week of Jan. 22nd-Jan. 26th

Go Astros!  We are excited about our field trip tomorrow!  
 
Reminders:
  • Have students bring a sack lunch and snack to eat before we leave at 9:30.  We won't eat lunch until around 1:00, and this is later than the students are used to eating lunch.  
  • Students may wear an Astros or LES shirt if they have one.
  • We will return to school by 2:30ish, and students may go home normally.
HW:  Students should complete the reading passages on Google Classroom, as well as work on Revise and Editing passages sent home...one yesterday, and one will be sent home tomorrow. There is no spelling homework this week.  
Read Ivan at home and be ready to discuss in class!
 

Welcome Back to our short week of Jan. 18th and 19th!

Welcome Back to our short week of Jan. 18th and 19th!  
 
*Reminder our Field Trip to Minute Maid is next week, Wed., 1/24!  Please make sure you sign and return permission slips tomorrow if I sent them home with your students today!  I have everyone else's.  Also, be sure to pay $6.00 online or send in cash or check tomorrow.  Please see attachment in the email sent.
 
*Students will need to bring a snack lunch on our field trip in a plastic or brown bag that can be disposed afterward.
 
HW:  Students have a blue Vocabulary Study sheet on Irregular Verbs we are going to fill in tomorrow during class.  We will continue to practice in class, and then students will have this study guide to look over for our test on Tuesday, Jan. 23rd.
 
*My ELA Google Classroom has some assignments for extra practice at home!  Please encourage your child to complete!  We will get back to regular homework schedule next week.  
 
Thank you for all of your support!  Mrs. Frick