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January/February 2017

P.S. 193Q Alfred J. Kennedy


Mrs. Dawson, Mrs. Navetta, Ms. Phlamon, Ms. Yaqubie & Ms. Zuckerman

Essential Question: How did all the different roles people had in a colonial
village help people survive?
Anchor and Supporting Texts:
The Scoop on Clothes, Homes, and Daily Life in Colonial America, Life in the
American colonies series by Elizabeth Raum
If You Lived in Colonial Times by Ann McGovern
Common Core Standards Addressed/Goals:
RL.4.3, RI.4.1-4, RI.4.7, RI.4.9, RI.4.10, SL.4.1-3

Essential Question: How do writers teach readers about a topic?
Goal: Writers will research different aspects of Colonial Life in America and
teach readers about their topic through writing.
Common Core Standards Addressed:
W.4.2, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.4.7, W.4.8

Social Studies
Unit 2: Early New York City
Essential Question: What was life like for Native Americans, Africans, and
Europeans in colonial New York?
Common Core Standards Addressed:

Chapter 4: Divide by 1-Digit Numbers
Essential Question: How can you divide by 1-digit numbers?
Common Core Standards: 4.NBT.B.6, 4.OA.A.2-3
Chapter 6: Fraction Equivalence and Comparison
Essential Question: What strategies can you use to compare fractions and
write equivalent fractions?
Common Core Standards: 4.NF.A.1, 4.NF.A.2
Chapter 7: Add and Subtract Fractions
Essential Question: How do you add or subtract fractions that have the
same denominator?
Common Core Standards: 4.NF.B.3.a-d
Chapter 8: Multiply Fractions by Whole Numbers
Essential Question: How do you multiply fractions by whole numbers?
Common Core Standards: 4.NF.B.4a-c

Conflict Resolution
Mrs. Sanchez will continue to visit classrooms and discuss conflict resolution
strategies with students. Students will discuss several themes during conflict
resolution including: cooperation and courage.

Upcoming Events
1/10 ELA & Math State Test Parent
1/13 Picture Retake Day
1/16 MLK Jr. Day: School Closed
1/17 Class 4-306 Colonial Dames Trip
1/19 G.O. Sale
1/19 Class 4-316 Colonial Dames Trip
1/24 Class 4-317 Colonial Dames Trip
1/26 Class 4-318 Colonial Dames Trip
2/7 Class 4-317 Historical Society Trip
2/7 Class 4-306 & 4-318 City Center
Share 5:00-6:45, Performance 7:30-9:30
2/10 4th Grade Show at 9:10 a.m.
2/14 Class 4-306 Historical Society Trip
2/17 Class 4-318 Historical Society Trip
2/20 2/24 Midwinter Recess
2/27 Class 4-316 Historical Society Trip
It is imperative that children are
completing their homework nightly
and that parents are checking in with
their child to monitor their progress in
order to build a strong home to
school relationship. Please initial your
childs planner nightly.
Please send in a note if your child is
absent or is being picked up early.
Make sure your child arrives at school
no later than 8:20 in the morning. We
dismiss at 2:40. Please be prompt at
pick up so the dismissal process can
be eased.
Make sure your child independently
reads every night for 30 minutes.
To access student math resources,
please use the ThinkCentral website.
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