Genesee STEM Academy

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Ms. McDole’s 4th Grade Class

Welcome to Ms. McDole’s Class Webpage!

 

Hello, my name is Aneisha McDole. This is my first year teaching here at Genesee STEM Academy. I am very excited to work with our 4th grade scholars this year! I am a Saginaw native, that has graduated from the University of Michigan and Syracuse University.

January Updates

Within this section you can see what topics we are covering in class, as well as updates on important events taking place.

Math: We are wrapping up our unit on long division. I highly encourage students to practice their multiplication and division facts as often as possible. In our next unit we will be covering fractions. In addition to homework assignments, students can receive additional math practice using websites such as Study Island, Moby Max, and Front Row.

Science: Our next unit in science will cover processes that shape the Earth. I am looking forward to the in class projects that the students will produce and will be shared here on the website!

Reading/Writing: We are currently wrapping up our poetry unit and we are continuing to practice using figurative language. Our first week back from winter break, our students were able to select their own book to read during our daily silent reading time. At the end of the month, each student is expected to write a book report on their selected book and present about their book in class. Our next unit will cover informational texts, or non-fiction texts (more details on this to come). Students are encouraged to read daily in their spare time. They may check out books from our classroom library, or read books from a website we use frequently in class, GetEpic!.

Social Studies: In our social studies unit, we are learning about the state of Michigan and factors that contributed to its growth. Soon we will begin our next unit, where our students will learn about the branches of government.

M-STEP: With the M-STEP quickly approaching, our students will be preparing for it, using resources found on their website. For additional home practice, you may use the resources found on the website below:

http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-22709_70117-350553–,00.html

***Progress reports will be sent home soon! The end of this marking period is quickly approaching (January 26, 2018). Students are to be sure to complete and turn in homework assignments, as well as study for quizzes and tests.

 

 
         
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