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Nelson Ridge
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Mrs. Kyriacopoulos
4th Grade Language Arts - Nelson Ridge

Mrs. Kyriacopoulos

Fourth Grade

Room 111


Weekly Updates for Week of October 23-27, 2017:

  • ART Week
  • Nelson Ridge Spirit Wear orders have been extended!  You can still order online until October 27!      
  • New Lenox Police Dept. Coat Drive----goes through the month of October!  We are collecting gently used coats, of any size, through Halloween.  The class with the most coats wins a pizza party with Officer Mike!  
  • Ice cream sold at lunch for $1.00 every Tuesday and Thursday for the year!
  • 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!”  

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Kendall---Nov. 6


Character Pillar of the Month: R E S P O N S I B I L I T Y  

Respect Pillar Award Winner:  Abby B.     
Responsibility Award Winner:  Daniel J.   
Caring Award Winner:    
Fairness Award Winner:    
Trustworthy Award Winner:   
Citizenship Award Winner:    


Academic Updates:

READING:  We will begin reading Skeletons:  Inside & Out for our next unit.  

Skill:   Main idea/details; text structure & visuals; compare/contrast

Vocabulary Words:  Daily Benchmark Vocabulary Review:  (*supports, framework, expand, affect, *flexible, hinge, survive, spongy, ability, vary, hollow, sturdy, fossils, *ancient, detach, tissue, segments, armor)  


Story: Unit 1 Anchor Text:  Skeletons:  Inside and Out   (informational text)

Supporting Text: Movers and Shapers & "King of the Parking Lot" 

Sleuth:  "What Did You Say?" & "Adapting to Survive"   


BLOCK 1: LRC (LIBRARY) will be on THURSDAYS at 8:00 a.m.

BLOCK 2: LRC (LIBRARY) will be on THURSDAYS at 12:45 p.m.

Grammar:  Simple & compound sentences; Pronouns   

Writing:  Informational writing with animal focus.  (topic/focus/visual)      

Spelling:  ReadyGEN Lesson 8 word list (-or and -ar words)  See Spelling City link below for online access to word list.  Paper copy of the list will be sent home on Monday, October 23.  Lesson 8 Spelling Test will be on Friday, October 27   

Please use online link below for Spelling City, that will help with this week's spelling words. Be sure to search "Kyriacopoulos" and click on the appropriate lesson number for the correct words for the week!

Spelling City

Click link for WONDEROPOLIS
Click link for Tour of the 50 States
Click link for Brain Pop! 


1. Reading:  Can you identify the main idea and supporting details in informational text?  How are visuals used in informational text to support the structure?    

2. Language Arts:   Are you able to clearly introduce a topic when writing an informative paragraph?  Can you include key details to support your engaging topic sentence?    

Contact Information: (815) 462-2870 ext. 5354 or kkyriacopoulos@nlsd122.org