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Spencer Crossing
Intermediate School
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Mrs. Errek
4th Grade Language Arts & Social Studies
Spencer Crossing

Welcome to our class website!  




Our current unit focuses on the theme of interactions in nature and culture.  In this unit, students will be focusing on understanding the importance of supporting opinions about various texts.  We will look closely at how students can extract text evidence to support their opinions in their writing.  

Throughout this unit, students will read various texts to learn about different Native American cultures.  At the end of the unit, students will have a performance-based assessment in class, where they will be required to write an opinion piece addressing which Native American culture they would most like to join.  Their writing should contain reasons for their choice using information from the texts we read together in class.  

Upcoming Tests:

Wednesday, March 4: List 16 Spelling Test (contractions); Try Spelling City to study (under student links tab on the right of my website).

Friday, March 6: The Longest Night vocabulary Quiz on lessons 1-3; Try Quizlet vocabulary games at: https://quizlet.com/275089818/the-longest-night-flash-cards/

Important Dates:

March 19, 20: IAR testing for ELA

March 23, 24, and 25: IAR testing for Math

March 27- No School; Teacher Institute

March 20-April 3: No School; Spring Break

As a reminder, New Lenox School District 122 has adopted E-Learning Days in lieu of closing school due to inclement weather.  Our class has reviewed the E-Learning lessons with students to prepare them for a possible E-Learning day. 

If school closes due to an emergency weather day, e-learning packets are available under my "assignments" tab on the right of this website.  If you would like your child to have a paper packet, please let me know. 

Six Flags Reading Logs are due on March 20.  This a great way to encourage your child to read at home, as well as earn a free pass to Six Flags!

Fine Arts (with my block 1/2 class) will be 10:35-11:05 a.m. daily.

Blue days= P.E.

Silver days= Art or Music

We begin each trimester with Art and end with Music.  

Click to see the fine arts schedule.  blue-silver_calendar_2019-2020.pdf

Both of my ELA blocks will have library class on Thursdays each week. 

Block 1&2 at 9:00-9:30 a.m. 

Block 3&4 at 12:40-1:10 p.m.

Parents: Please email our librarian, Ms. Vanderwall, @avanderwall.nlsd122.org  if you would like to volunteer to help at library.  We'd love to have you!