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Nelson Ridge
Intermediate School
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Mrs. Deckinga
4th Grade Reading & Language Arts - Nelson Ridge
edeckinga@nlsd122.org

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PLEASE NOTE: All tests and quizzes are noted in the 'Academic Updates' section in red print. The information below is for the subjects MRS. DECKINGA teaches. Please see your child's Math/Science/Social Studies teacher's webpage for their important information.

 Fourth Grade Room 114

 

Weekly Updates for May 14-June 1

  • ART weeks 5/14-18, MUSIC weeks 5/21-6/1
  • Ice cream sold at lunch for $1 every Tuesday and Thursday for the year!
  • School Spirit Week 5/14-5/18

Monday-Team uniform day
Tuesday- Silly socks/shoes day
Neon yellow day
Hat day
Nelson Ridge day

STAR OF THE WEEK 

  • May 14-18: Ellie T.

UPCOMING STUDENT BIRTHDAYS:

  • Raine M: May 14
  • Ellie T: May 18
  • Ryan B: May 19

CHARACTER COUNTS:

  • Respect Pillar Award Winner: ASHLEY W.
  • Responsibility Pillar Award Winner: NICHOLAS V.
  • Caring Pillar Award Winner: SOPHIA A.
  • Fairness Pillar Award Winner: ETHAN M.
  • Trustworthiness Pillar Award Winner: KAITLYN B.
  • Citizenship Pillar Award Winner: BRANDON M.

ACADEMIC UPDATES:

LANGUAGE ARTS:

  • Grammar: Continue practicing on IXL skills listed below.
  • Writing: word choice and vivid details, voice, accurate words and phrases, organization, narrative forms
  • Spelling: No spelling test with this lesson.
  • Use IXL for more practice with skills. See "Site Hub" page for login information. Newest skill(s) listed first:
      1. Possessive Nouns: B.11-B.13
      2. Narrative Forms: Z.2
      3. Common and Proper Nouns: B.1-B.4
      4. Adjectives: E.1-E.3, F.1-F.3, F.5, F.10-F.12
      5. Plural Nouns: B.5-B.10
      6. Pronouns: C.1-C.4, C.6-C.9
      7. Author's Purpose and Perspective: V.3, V.4
      8. Prepositional Phrases: G.1-G.4
      9. Simple/compound sentences: A.8, A.9, H.1, H.2
      10. Prefixes/Suffixes/Roots: N.1-N.11
      11. Character Traits and Motivations: Y.1-Y.3
      12. Capitalization: K.1-K.6, M.1-M.5
      13. Compound Subjects/predicates: A.8, A.9, H.1, H.2
      14. Subjects/Predicates: A.2, A.3, A.4
      15. Sentence Fragments: A.5, A.6, A.7, A.10, A.11
      16. Sentence Types: A.1
      17. Synonyms/Antonyms: Q.1-Q.6
Fish Project
May 15-18: in-class research, write paper, work on poster, plan presentation
May 18: Paper due
May 21-May 25: finish up, presentations, guest speaker


* Our class goes to specials every morning from 7:45-8:15.

BLOCK 1: LRC (Library) will be on THURSDAYS at 8:30 am

BLOCK 2: LRC (Library) will be on THURSDAYS at 12:15 pm

READING:

  • Story: "The Case of the Too-Hot Apple Cider," pages 524-531
  • Vocabulary: ominous, confound, miserable, gracious, beams, self-assurance, monitor, exposed, installed, looming
  • Skill: fact/opinion, theme, writing answers to questions in complete sentences using TTQA, "Turn The Question Around."
  • Lesson 20 TEST on story and vocabulary only on THURSDAY 5/17.
  • Use QUIZLET to practice vocabulary. See "Site Hub" for directions.
  • NO FLUENCY SHEETS WILL GO HOME FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR!!! 

Contact Information: (815) 462-2870 or edeckinga@nlsd122.org