Welcome to Mr. Kurlak's Fourth Grade Class!
October Update #2
School is in full swing and we have begun collecting Box Tops for the contest. Keep them coming! Do not forget the Halloween Parade and Party at the end of October.
In reading and writing, we are beginning a Realistic Fiction Unit. Students will conduct a character study of their main and supporting characters in their just right books. They will write realistic fiction entries into their writer's notebooks and select their best work to be published.
In math, we will quiz on Unit 3 and prepare for a the Trimester Assessment (Units 1-3). Students will benefit from practicing their nightly math facts especially subtraction and multiplication.
In science, the students have completed the Human Body unit and will travel to social studies with Ms. Thorn for the next five weeks.
Here are some helpful websites for Reading and Math:
Raz-Kids My username is rkurlak
Scholastic Book Ordering is available on line. Please use the link below to access the Scholastic website.
Once inside the website, click on Parent Ordering and follow website instructions. My ordering/activation code is: LJ2GZ **All orders are due by the end of the month**
**When purchasing books, please make sure the reading level is very close to the students current level or only 1 level above. If you are having difficulty finding books at your child's level on the Arrow catalogue or website, then click on the Lucky book catalogue section of the website.**
**Important Notice: Effective immediately no adults or children will be allowed to re-enter the building after school hours to retrieve homework from their classroom. This is accordance with new safety guidelines.
Please call the office to report absences at (973) 361-0660 extension 2501. Voicemail receives messages 24 hours a day. Please do not leave messages on homeroom teachers’ voice mailboxes regarding absences.
Free and Reduced Lunch Forms are available in the school office
Please READ ~ Summer or Anytime...