Subject Area Information

Social Studies Homework Due Tuesday, June 6th 
Read p. 209-210 and answer the following questions using complete sentences
*No homework pass may be used!
1.  What are the branches that make up our state government?
2.  What is the job of the legislative branch?
3. What are the houses that make up our state government? How long is the term for members of both houses?
4.  Why are there more members of the Assembly?
5. What is the role of the executive branch? Who makes up the executive branch?
6. What is one of the governor's most important duties? List 2 other important jobs of the governor.
7. What is the job of the judicial branch? What is the highest court in New York State?


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ELA Oral Report Information 
-June 1, 2017 - come to class with the name of the person you would like to do your oral presentation on (3 names on looseleaf)
Once their person is approved by me, students may not change the person they are doing their research reports on!
- June 14th - #1-10 will be presenting
- June 15th - #11-20 will be presenting
- On the day of your presentation, you may wear your gym uniform and bring in clothes to dress up as the person you are presenting.  
- A visual must be part of your presentation - can be a poster, a prop, or something on the iPad. Sources should be included in your visual. Wikipedia is not a source 
- Your presentation must be 1-2 minutes and should include a biography of your person, 3 interesting facts, and why you chose that person to research 
- Presentation must be live 
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 Reading and writing are a very important part of our fourth grade curriculum in all subject areas.  It is important that this is reinforced at home.  Students should be encouraged to underline information in the text when working in their WORKBOOKS. The students are expected to use opening and closing sentences as well as details in their written responses. 
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Check Out What Your Child Is Learning About!

Religion: Easter, Vocations, Conscience, Making good decisions, The Ten Commandments,  Weekly Gospel Reflections
Reading:  Main Idea and Key Details, Author's Purpose, Cause and Effect, Theme, Character Traits, Fact and Opinion, Text Features, Sequence of Events 
ELA: Reading/Writing using text details, Commonly Misused Words 

Social Studies:  Immigration 

*Please be sure to check out the Photo Gallery to see pictures of students!
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The following is the rubric which is used for spelling tests:
4 - one error or less

3- two to six errors

2 - seven to ten errors

1 - more than ten errors

Students also need to use correct punctuation and spelling for the two sentences they are given to write.
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All notebooks should be labeled as follows:
Social Studies - Red
Math - Yellow
Science/Health - Green
Reading/Vocabulary - Purple
ELA - Blue
Religion/Journal - Orange
Please note that only workbooks may be covered in contact paper!