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Summer HW for Students Entering Grade 4
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Monday, July 08, 2019

Summer Homework for Students entering 4th Grade

 

You are being assigned the below homework to reinforce skills you have learned and to prepare you for your new grade. Be safe and have fun completing these assignments as a family. Please log onto our school website, www.ps39r.org for additional information and useful resources.

 

1. Math: Be mindful that math is everywhere you go! Use your math skills to tell time, keep track of the money you spend & receive, and count all the exciting memories you make!

Here are some of the math skills to do daily over the summer:

* Practice multiplication facts (create flash cards starting from 0-10 and spend time on this. It will be extremely beneficial as multiplication and division problems will become more difficult in 4th grade.) Ex: 2 x 2 on the front of the index card & the answer “4” on the back. Students should then practice multiplying multi-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers (ex: 354x3)

* Students should practice solving word problems and organizing their work, as well as checking for accuracy.

* Play games with your child. Board games, cards games and dominoes require numerical skills to win and friendly competition reinforces family time and needed skills!

*Have your child help you cook and bake, as recipes are full of mathematical opportunities (FRACTIONS ARE A MUST!)

 

2. Reading- Please remind your child to read every day for at least 30 minutes. The library is offering many reading programs this summer that your child can join and receive prizes for their accomplishments. Please visit Raz-Kids as a useful online resource. Have your child keep a log of their reading minutes and respond to what they have read. Some things to focus on are retelling important events, identifying character traits/ feelings, making connections with characters in your child’s own life, finding theme (life lesson,) and main idea. As Fourth graders, your children will be learning about the American Revolution, the Holocaust, and different types of weather. It would be beneficial for them to begin doing research and take notes on these topics to prepare them for the upcoming school year!

 

Here is a list of books our teachers suggest for students in grade 4:

The View from Saturday - by E. L. Konigsburg                    And One for All - by Theresa Nelson

Are You There God? It's Me Margaret - by Judy Blume       The Bad Beginning - by Lemony Snicket

Bat 6 - by Virginia Euwer Wolff                                                            Because of Winn-Dixie - by Kate DiCamillo

Beezus and Ramona - by Beverly Cleary                                               Bud, Not Buddy - by Christopher Paul Curtis

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - by Roald Dahl                               Charlotte's Web - by E.B. White

Half Magic - by Edgar Eager                                                                  Harriet the Spy - by Louise Fitzhugh

Harry Potter series - by J. K. Rowling                                                    Holes - by Louis Sachar

The Incredible Journey - by Sheila Burnford                                         James and the Giant Peach - by Roald Dahl

Jumanji - by Chris Van Allsburg                                                            Jackie and Me - by Dan Gutman

Little House in the Big Woods - by Laura Ingalls Wilder

 

3. Writing- Please have your child keep a journal about events that they have experienced over the summer; things they have done, books they have read, how they feel, and goals they have for he upcoming school year. This teaches them to find their voice in their writing and help them foster a love of writing. Readwritethink.org can be utilized as a helpful resource.

 

Online Resources to use over the summer: Raz-Kids, Mathletics.com, MaxScholar.com, Starfall.com, GoEpic.com, Prodigy.com, ABCya.com

 

** Students are expected to bring the journal to school by Thursday, September 5,2019 and be prepared to discuss their journal entries. **

 

Have a great summer!!! See you on September 5, 2019

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