Subject Area Information

                      This Week's Curriculum (October 9-12)
ELA: Persuasive writing
Social Studies: NYS Story- The Algonquians of New York
Reading: Journeys Lesson 5: Stormalong, focusing on identifying character traits
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The following is the rubric is used for spelling tests:

Level 4 - one error or less
Level 3- two to six errors

Level 2- seven to ten errors

Level 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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The following is the rubric used for the monthly Current Event Report:

-Attached the article used for the report (1 point)
-Highlighted or underlined important facts in the article ( 1 point)
-Correctly identified the story as local, state, national, or world ( 1 point)
-Correctly identified where the news story took place (1 point)
-Correctly identified when the news story took place ( 1 point)
-Correctly identified the people/ characters involved in the news story (1 point)
-Expressed an opinion about personal interest for choosing the article (1 point)
-Correctly summarized main parts of the article (1 point)
- Wrote neatly and used proper grammar (1 point)
-No more than 2 spelling errors (1 point)


Level 4: 9-10 points
Level 3: 7-8 points
Level 2: 6 points
Level 1: 5 and below
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All notebooks should be labeled as follows:

Social Studies - Red
Math - Yellow
Science/ Health - Green
Reading/ Vocabulary - Purple
ELA/ Spelling - Blue
Religion/ Journal - Orange
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Please check our class website for important news and updates on upcoming projects, tests, and quizzes in ELA, Reading, Spelling and Social Studies.  Also, check Mrs. Bolic’s website (Class 4-3) for information on Science, Math, Health and Religion. Remember to log on to the Parent Portal on a weekly basis for updated grades.