Mr. Frerk

Phone: 541-474-5765 (ext. 65134)

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

4th Grade: Highland Elementary Oregon Elementary Teaching License St. John's University: 1989 University of Portland: 1995

Mr. Frerk

“Together, we learn and grow.”

"Learn it Together-Show it Individually

 

10/14/2019

Hello 4F Families,

Reading:

The class is now on Unit 1/Lesson 5  for reading (U1L5).    (Stormalong)

Check out the “Focus Wall #5” link  for information about this week’s targets.

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2017/na/gr4/focuswall_9781328834720_/html/lesson5.html

Math:   (Lesson 6 and 7)

Understand Multiplication as a Comparison/Multiplication and Division in Word Problems

Second Steps  (Social/Emotional Learning):

Lesson 4:  Respecting Similarities and Differences

https://app.secondstep.org/Portals/0/G4/Lesson_Materials/Home_Links/G4L4_Home_Link.pdf

Science:  Mystery 4: How does your brain control your body?

 

General Information:

***Students need to be at least 45% to their goal by Friday. 

***The most important goal for the AR Challenge is to average at least 90% correct on all tests.

***Students should share assessment information with you via their “Google Data Sheet”.

***Students should read their AR book 20-35 minutes each night.

***AR Home Connect is a great way to track reading:

https://hosted203.renlearn.com/293373/HomeConnect/

 

10/7/2019

Hello 4F Families,

Reading:

The class is now on Unit 1/Lesson 4  for reading (U1L4).    (The Power of W.O.W.)

Check out the “Focus Wall #4” link  for information about this week’s targets.

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2017/na/gr4/focuswall_9781328834720_/html/lesson4.html

 

Math:   (Lesson 5 and 6)

Subtract Whole Numbers/Understand Multiplication as Comparison)

Second Steps  (Social/Emotional Learning):

Review Bully Prevention Unit 

Science:  Mystery 4: How does your brain control your body?

 

General Information:

***Students need to be at least 34% to their goal by Friday. 

***The most important goal for the AR Challenge is to average at least 90% correct on all tests.

***Students should share assessment information with you via their “Google Data Sheet”.

***Students should read their AR book 20-35 minutes each night.

***No school Friday

***AR Home Connect is a great way to track reading:

https://hosted203.renlearn.com/293373/HomeConnect/

 

 

 

 

09/30/2019

Hello 4F Families,

Reading:

The class is now on Unit 1/Lesson 3  for reading (U1L3).    (My Librarian is a Camel)

Check out the “Focus Wall #3” link  for information about this week’s targets.

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2017/na/gr4/focuswall_9781328834720_/html/lesson3.html

Math:   (Lesson 4)

Add Whole Numbers

Second Steps  (Social/Emotional Learning):

Bully Prevention Unit  (See attached document)

Science:  Mystery 3: How do some animals see in the dark?

(From Mystery Science)

Optional:

This week we delved further into how our eyes work, exploring the function of the iris and pupil. 

One thing you can do to support your child's curiosity is to sit down together and look at pictures of animals’ eyes. If you have a pet at home, like a cat or dog, use the flash of a camera to snap a photo, and see if you can spot the pet’s colorful green layer at the back of the eye. This layer helps these animals to see better at night. Invite your child to share with you what they’ve learned about this!

 

General Information:

***Jog-a –Thon:  Tuesday 8:20-9:00

***AR Home Connect is a great way to track reading:

https://hosted203.renlearn.com/293373/HomeConnect/

***Students need to be at least 23% to their goal by Friday. 

***Students should share assessment information with you via their “Google Data Sheet”.

***Students should read their AR book 20-35 minutes each night.

***I will be gone on Friday.

09/23/2019

Hello 4F Families,

Reading:

The class is now on Unit 1/Lesson 3  for reading (U1L3).    (My Librarian is a Camel)

Check out the “Focus Wall #3” link  for information about this week’s targets.

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2017/na/gr4/focuswall_9781328834720_/html/lesson3.html

 

Math: 

Rounding Whole Numbers/Add Whole Numbers

Lesson 3 Family letter was sent home on last week.  (See backpack).  The letter contains information on this week’s targets.  It also has a great optional activity.

The Lesson 4 ”Family Letter”  should go home on Wednesday.

Second Steps  (Social/Emotional Learning):

Lesson 3:  Being Assertive   (Home Link attached.  The paper contains great information about this week’s topic.  It is optional.)

Science:  Mystery 2: What do people who are blind see?   (Same as last week.)

(From Mystery Science)

Optional:

One thing you can do to support your child’s curiosity about this topic is to have a discussion about any family members or friends who wear eyeglasses (or contact lenses). In our lesson, we learned about why some people have blurry vision, but we did not discuss how some people have better near-vision (nearsightedness) while other people have better far-vision (farsightedness). This would make a great dinner table discussion!

 

General Information:

AR Home Connect is a great way to track reading:

https://hosted203.renlearn.com/293373/HomeConnect/

***Students need to be at least 12% to their goal by Thursday. 

***No school on Friday  (Teacher Professional Development)

***I will be in meetings all day on Tuesday.  The class will have a guest teacher.

***Back to School (Thursday at 6:00)

***Students should share assessment information with you via their “Google Data Sheet”.

***Students should read their AR book 20-35 minutes each night.

09/16/2019

Hello 4F Families,

Reading:

The class is now on Unit 1/Lesson 2 for reading (U1L2).    (My Brother Martin)

Check out the “Focus Wall #2” link  for information about this week’s targets.

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2017/na/gr4/focuswall_9781328834720_/html/lesson2.html

Math: 

Compare Whole Numbers:

Lesson 2 Family letter was sent home on Monday (See backpack).  The letter contains information on this week’s targets.  It also has a great optional activity.

Science:  Mystery 2: What do people who are blind see? 

(From Mystery Science)

Optional:

One thing you can do to support your child’s curiosity about this topic is to have a discussion about any family members or friends who wear eyeglasses (or contact lenses). In our lesson, we learned about why some people have blurry vision, but we did not discuss how some people have better near-vision (nearsightedness) while other people have better far-vision (farsightedness). This would make a great dinner table discussion!

General Information:

Information about AR (Accelerated Reader) will be coming in the near future.

Information about accessing student “Scrimmage Test” scores will be in the near future.

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9/9/2019

Hello 4F Families,

I try and sent out an informational e-mail at the beginning of each week.    It lists important information for the week.

Reading:

The class is now on Unit 1/Lesson 1 for reading.  (U1L1). 

Skills this week include:  story structure, point of view, and flashback.

Math:  The class will start the first lesson (Understand Place Value) later in the week.  We are spending the first few days taking the I-Ready Diagnostic Assessment.  

Second Steps:

(Second Steps is the school’s social/emotional skills program.  Each week there is a new lesson.  The first unit is “Empathy and Skills for Learning.)

 

General Information:

***4th Grade Parent Meeting:  9/10/2019, 2:45-3:45, Room 14  (Frerk’s classroom)

***PTA meeting 6:00 p.m.,Thursday