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Nelson Ridge
Intermediate School
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Mrs. Deckinga
4th Grade Reading & Language Arts - Nelson Ridge


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 October 23-November 3

  • ART weeks
  • Ice cream sold at lunch for $1.00 every Tuesday and Thursday for the year!
  • Red Ribbon Week  October 23-31
      • Monday, 10/23:  PAJAMA DAY “Sleep Tight & don’t let the drugs bite or bullies fight!”
      • Tuesday, 10/24:  NERD DAY “Be smart and don’t do drugs!”
      • Wednesday, 10/25:  TWIN DAY “Double up against drugs & bullies!”
      • Thursday, 10/26:  OLD DAY “Be wise and don’t use drugs!”
      • Friday, 10/27:  SPIRIT DAY “Be respectful, responsible, and safe!”
      • Monday, 10/30:  SPORTS DAY “Be a good sport and stay away from bullies and drugs!”
      • Tuesday, 10/31:  HALLOWEEN “Trick or Treat, drugs are NOT sweet!” 


  • October 23-27: Cora G.
  • October 16-20: none


  • October 24- Cora G.


  • Respect Pillar Award Winner: ASHLEY W.
  • Responsibility Pillar Award Winner: 
  • Caring Pillar Award Winner: 
  • Fairness Pillar Award Winner: 
  • Trustworthiness Pillar Award Winner: 
  • Citizenship Pillar Award Winner: 



  • Grammar: Review of: declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, and imperative sentence types, interjections, and complete and simple subjects and predicates
  • Writing: word choice and vivid details, accurate words and phrases, editing our Scary Moment narratives
  • Spelling: Lesson 5 pretest on Monday 10/23. Skill: Review of: short vowel sounds, long vowels and digraphs, variant vowels and diphthongs words, and with suffixes -ed and -ing. See Site Hub for access to spelling practice activities. Lesson 5 Test on Friday, 11/3. Extra Credit words: penguin, bowling, laundry, browse, accusing.
  • Use IXL for more practice with skills. See "Site Hub" page for login information. Newest skill(s) listed first:
      1. Subjects/Predicates: A.2, A.3, A.4
      2. Sentence Fragments: A.5, A.6, A.7, A.10, A.11
      3. Sentence Types: A.1
      4. Synonyms/Antonyms: Q.1-Q.6

* 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


  • Story: "Pedro Puts on a Play," pages 136-1438
  • Vocabulary: culinary, downcast, consternation, vivid, extensive, serenely, reminiscent, pensive, recruit, commenced
  • Skill: Review of: character traits and motivations, synonyms and antonyms, compare and contrast, making judgments, writing answers to questions in complete sentences using TTQA, "Turn The Question Around."
  • Lesson 5 TEST on story and vocabulary ONLY on Friday 10/27
  • Use QUIZLET to practice vocabulary. See "Site Hub" for directions.
  • Daily practice fluency sheets will go home Monday, 10/23. Students should practice this for ONE MINUTE EVERY DAY. Practicing more than once a day is even better! Fluency hot scores (score after practicing) will be assessed on Friday, 11/3.

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