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Hilltop Elementary School
24524 Hilltop Drive
Beachwood, OH 44122
Phone: 216/831-7144
Fax: 216/292-4236

HILLTOP TEACHER WEB SITES
WELCOME to MRS. TRUDELL'S
4th grade
LANGUAGE ARTS CLASS
HILLTOP TEACHER WEB SITES
Today's Homework
Here is the homework for the week of April 13:   



We are now into the last quarter of 4th GRADE! The children will need to read 4 books this quarter as we will be reading 2 together in class that will count. Please encourage them to read their nonfiction (short articles, recipes, biographies, etc.), poetry, tradition literature (Fables/fairy tales, myths, legends)---also short. Here is a great website for those fables:
http://www.parenting-by-example.com/free-fables-for-children
They can choose 2 to read and complete a Venn diagram!
 
Birthday celebrations for April are THIS FRIDAY. Contact homeroom teachers if any questions!
Homework:
Reading card due MONDAY
Vocabulary on Sadlier Unit 12. I will attach flashcards to this email to study and they will be on my website under VOCABULARY tab. TEST IS FRIDAY. They are to review the definitions for homework and play the games.
Lincoln (Changing Face of History) homework due THURSDAY! (it is a review of firsthand and secondhand accounts)
Author's Chair- writing the next part of our class reading Regarding the Fountain. See the prompt and RUBRIC. THEY HAVE until FRIDAY April 24 to turn this in.
AUTHOR'S FESTIVAL--see attachment
The Beachwood Author Festival is April 25th. Learn how to illustrate using cut paper with author/illustrator Lindsay Ward, hear the creator of the Arthur series Marc Brown, speak about his experiences,or participate in an activity with any of our six amazing authors! We are still in need of volunteers to help run this free event. If you are interested in volunteering for an hour or two please email Angela Maxwell, Hilltop School Librarian at amm@beachwoodschools.org. Visit beachwoodschools.org for more information. Thank you!

Also, the PTO Garage SALE is coming up soon. If you have questions or can volunteer your time to set up, work it, or help with drop off items, please contact Jodi Zawatsky. She has a link to sign up times. (cozacreations@yahoo.com)
 
 BOOK orders..www.scholastic.com/bookclubs

Enter our online code once you register: J3GJT. If you do not order online, I can only accept CHECKS made out to SCHOLASTIC



Please check other teachers websites for HOMEWORK!







News/Reminders
WELCOME to the start of another GREAT SCHOOL YEAR! We are going to have a blast and learn A LOT along the way!
  
Also, there are great book reviews for Children's books at:
 http://www.kidsreads.com/reviews
 
  
PLEASE REMEMBER we are a PEANUT FREE GRADE LEVEL. 
 
EVERY FRIDAY is BEACHWOOD SPIRIT DAY! Wear your spirit gear or Black, White and gold! 

NUT FREE SNACK LIST
Please download and keep for snacks and classroom parties!
"Gotta Keep Reading"

Look what we did last year and think of some ideas for this year!
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Important Documents
The documents below will be helpful to you throughout the year!


PRIORITY WORDS- SPELLING TESTS
The following document contains high frequency words your child must learn to spell. These will be our weekly focus words IN ADDITION to the patterns we are sorting in class
Ruled paper
Open the document to click on numerous types of lined paper to be used for class assignments!
Story map to complete online!
Students can click on the fiction elements to add their material online! They can then save and print to use in class!

READING STRATEGIES
Strategic Readers use these BEFORE, DURING and AFTER reading to be successful!
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