Welcome to Mr. Kurlak's Fourth Grade Class!
Hello 4K Families and Students,
We have begun Unit 3 in Math which will focus on division. In writing, we have finished with narrative writing and have assessed. In reading, we are wrapping up our realistic fiction book clubs and IRA's. We will move into Literary Analysis which will then lead into essay writing. In Science, we will begin a unit on Energy. Please make sure you are checking your child's agenda each night and that they are completing their homework. In addition, please make sure that your child is practicing their basic multiplication facts.
Reading and Language Arts:
Summarizing: Using Somebody Wanted But So Then...Strategy
HOW TO SUMMARIZE A STORY
There are many ways to summarize a story. But, they all have the same important items—a summary tells the most important events from the story. It includes the characters, problem, failed solution, solutions, and how the story ended.
Patricia Polacco Literary Analsyis:
BrainPop link below (password and username are: fernbrook2 fernbrook2)
After Watching a Theme Video Play the Online Game:
Texts Audio Book
Comparing and Contrasting Refresher Video:
Independent and Dependent Clauses:
Figurative Language Refresher on BrainPop:
Character Traits: Help with Finding Different Traits
Literary Confict Video
Context Clues Video:
ReadWorks--Click link below and enter the class code, click on your name, and enter the password.
Class Code: XB3T27 and Password: 1234
Making Inferences Video:
Brain Pop Video:
User name and password: fernbrook2 fernbrook2
4 Types of Sentences Watch the Video for help with types of sentences
Common and Proper Nouns Game-Click Link to Play
Correcting Run On Sentences:
Finding Theme of a Story:
Or Use Brain Pop username and password are fernbrook2
How to Write a Theme Statement
What is Realistic Fiction?
class code: lzl0475
student name: first name and first initial of last name
Making New Paragraphs:
Narrative Writing Process Video Helpers
Story Mountain Planning a Story
Show Not Tell How To
Everyday Math Website--To access this visit rtnj.org
Select Families and click Student Resources and click on Everyday Math Online
Enter Username and password
Subtracting across zeros with regrouping video
Estimation Practice Game
Multi-Step Word Problems Practice:
Study Jams Math
Prodigy Math Game and Skillbuilders:
class code: 554A22
enter username and password
Great Link for all Math/Language Arts/Reading/Science Websites
Multiplication Game Grand Prix
Here are some helpful websites for Reading and Math:
Raz Kids Link below:
http://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login The Username is: fgrade4b0
SCIENCE ENERGY UNIT
Brain Pop Energy username and password fernbrook2
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...