Please Read, Read, Read!
4th graders' homework is to read 20 minutes each night and practice Math (multiplication) Facts for 5 minutes.
Ask your student to tell you what the 10 ways are to becoming a better reader!
Need help with finding good books?
Newbery Award winners are a good place to start. Caldecott Award winners are usually targeted for younger readers - but don't pass these by; they often have great illustrations as well as a good story. (Type Newbery into a search engine and you will get the list.)
Mrs. Moulton is sponsoring the Maine Student Award Booklist.
James Patterson's Readkiddoread.com has great lists.
You can comment on what you are reading on the Blog page.
Some of the students asked for homework last year. Here are some suggestions:
1. Talk about your day.
2. Follow a recipe and cook/bake something.
3. Follow directions to build something.
4. Read out loud to someone. Use different voices or tones. Read same sentence with different emotions - happy, sad, angry, scared...
5. Learn to play a new game. Ask an older relative to teach you a game they like to play. Play Tic Tac Toe (some students do not know what this is)
6. Practice Multiplication facts.
7. Read a book and watch the movie based on the book. Compare the two.
8. Write a letter to someone who you spent time with this summer. Tell them why it was a special time.
9. Teach someone something that you know how to do!
10. Compliment your friends and family.
11. Play outside.
12. SS Word Searches
13. Quizlet.com search Linus Loon (janice_rawson) To study vocabulary for our Watershed Journey of Linus Loon
14. Quizlet.com for Math Vocabulary for EM4