Important Information:  

Mrs. Puchalik is coming to see you.  Look for an email with details!

You may pick up your personal belongings on Friday June 12 between the hours of 8:45 and 11:45 at Sudley. During this time you will return computers and library books.

Week of June7th

Day

Subject

Activities

Encore

Monday

Language Arts 

 Language Arts

Art

Tuesday

Math


Adding and Subtracting Fractions Music

Wednesday

Science

Force and Motion Performance Task

PE

Thursday

Virginia Studies

Civil War and Reconstruction
Library

Friday

 Preparing for end of school year and summer reading. 

Word Work

Do you have a Prince William County Library Card? If you don’t have one yet, work with a grownup in your house to get a library card this week. We are getting ready for summer reading and a library card will help you get more books to read! Visit theSudley Library Summer Readingpage for more information and directions.

Soon, you will have an opportunity to return your library books to Sudley. Please look for all of your Sudley books and put them in a safe place together. Your backpack is a great spot to keep these. If you need a list of your library books, please email Mrs. Lunsford,lunsfosl@pwcs.edu. A list was also sent to your school email address. 


Word Work

Counseling




Week of June 1st

Day

Subject

Activities

Encore

Monday

Language Arts 

 Language Arts

Art

Tuesday

Math


Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Music

Wednesday

Science

Friction

PE

Thursday

Virginia Studies

A New Nation 
Library

Friday

 Preparing for end of school year and summer reading. 

Word Work

Do you have a Prince William County Library Card? If you don’t have one yet, work with a grownup in your house to get a library card this week. We are getting ready for summer reading and a library card will help you get more books to read! Visit the Sudley Library Summer Reading page for more information and directions. 

 

Soon, you will have an opportunity to return your library books to Sudley. Please look for all of your Sudley books and put them in a safe place together. Your backpack is a great spot to keep these. If you need a list of your library books, please email Mrs. Lunsford, lunsfosl@pwcs.edu. A list was also sent to your school email address. 

Word Work



Counseling




Week of May24th


Day

Subject

Activities

Encore

Monday

 

 Happy Memorial Day

Click on the link below to learn why we celebrate Memorial Day.

Importance of Memorial Day

Art

Tuesday

Math


Converting Fractions

Click on the above link to practice converting mixed numbers and improper fractions.  

Music

Wednesday

Science

Force and Motion

Force and Motion Puzzles

Click on the above links for your science assignments for this week.  

PE

Thursday

Virginia Studies

American at War

Click on the above link for your social studies assignments for this week.  

Library

Friday

Language Arts

Click on your reading group below to access your assignment.  

Megalodons   

Stars

Gucci

Fortnite

Then click on Word Work to practice word analysis. 

Word Work


Counseling





Way To Go Clipart
I would like to give a
shout out to the following students.  They did an impressive job on their solar system projects.  Way to go!!!

Emi Prescott Audrey Messenger
Noah Bevans Jimmy Carter
Oscar Johns

Schedule for the Week of May 18th
Click the links under activities and then encore

Day

Subject

Activities

Encore

Monday

Language Arts

LA Choice Board

Click
 on the above choice board to select your reading and writing assignment for this week.  

Art

Tuesday

Math


LCM and GCF

Click on the above link for your math assignments for this week.  



Music

Wednesday

Science

Solar System Wrap Up

Click on the above link for your science assignments for this week.  

PE

Thursday

Virginia Studies

Taxation without Representation


Click on the above link for your social studies assignments for this week.  

Library

Friday

Free Friday

Free Friday Choice Board

Click on the above link to access a variety of assignments you can choose from to complete.  

Counseling





Online Learning 

Click on the following links to access your lesson and assignments for 
the day.



 Monday
May 11th

Language Arts 

!. Reading: Click on your reading group.

Megalodons
Stars
Gucci
Fortnite

2. Writing: Choose one opinion writing assignment from the choice board.

Opinion Writing


3. Word Work

Music

Tuesday
May 12th

 Math

Fractions

 Library
Wednesday
May 13th



 Solar System Poster Project


Uses the links below for the poster project:

Week 4 Moon Phases Notes.pdf
Week 4 Revolution and Rotation Notes.pdf
Week 4 Earth Notes.pdf

Check out the art link for phases of the moon video.

Art

 PE

Thursday
May 14th 

 
More about Jamestown

Colonial Games

 Art
Friday
May 15th


 Virtual Field Trip

Nation Museum of African American History and Culture

Counseling

 






     
     
     
     
     

 
 
                                          Online Learning

Click on the following links to access your lesson and assignments for
the day.
 



 Monday
May 4th

 Language Arts

Language Arts Choice Board






Art


Tuesday 
May 5th

Math



Music




Wednesday 
May 6th




Uses the links below for the poster project:

Week 4 Moon Phases Notes.pdf
Week 4 Revolution and Rotation Notes.pdf
Week 4 Earth Notes.pdf





PE

Thursday 
May 7th
Jamestown!

Library

 


 Friday
May 8th 


Virtual Field Trip


Counseling





Monday

April 27th

Megaladons

Stars

Gucci

Fortnite


Art

Tuesday

April 28th

Math

Music

Wednesday

April 29th


Science.docx 

PE

Thursday

April 30th



Social Studies 

Counseling

Friday

May 1st

Log onto I-Station and take the reading ISIP test.  It will automatically take you to the test when you log onto the reading portion.

Library

 








 
Week of April 20th
 
  Monday April 20th
Language Arts:  Select on your reading group to access
your assignments.


Megalodons

Stars

Gucci

Fortnite

PE: https://sudleyes.pwcs.edu/class_pages/specialists/Welcome

https://sudleyes.pwcs.edu/class_pages/specialists/Welcome/virtual_national_field_day_-_may_8__2020
___________________________________________________________________________
 

 Tuesday April 21st



Math:Math Assignment Week of April 20th.docx

Library: Library Week of April 20th.pdf

___________________________________________________________________________

Wednesday April 22nd


Science:Science Assignments for Week of April 20th.docx

Art:
https://sudleyes.pwcs.edu/class_pages/specialists/art_-_beth_patterson 
___________________________________________________________________________

Thursday April 23rd


Social Studies:Social Studies Week of April 20th.docx

Music: https://sudleyes.pwcs.edu/class_pages/specialists/music_-_theresa_reiner

___________________________________________________________________________


Friday April 24th

 
Virtual Field Trip: American Revolution Museum
http://www.scholastic.com/beyondthebattlefield/

Counseling: https://www.smore.com/h0z1dk


If your child receives additional instruction from any of these teachers, please visit their website.

Mrs. Saunders - https://sudleyes.pwcs.edu/class_pages/specialists/special_education

Mrs. Vasilkov - https://sudleyes.pwcs.edu/class_pages/e_s_o_l

Mrs. Cooke - https://sudleyes.pwcs.edu/class_pages/reading__title_i/phyllis_cooke

Ms. Cabrera: https://sudleyes.pwcs.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=411175&pageId=5587474

Although my office hours for reaching me are Wednesday and Thursdays from 11:00 to 11:30, you can reach me at anytime by email me at puchalem@pwcs.edu.  Or call me at 703-409-1869.

Previous Lessons


 
Week of April 13th Schedule
 Day Subject
Tuesday, April 14th Math:
Math Assignment for Week of April 13.docx

PE:
https://sudleyes.pwcs.edu/class_pages/specialists/Welcome



Wednesday, April 15th 
_____________________________________________ 


Science:
Weatherworks.docx

Art:
https://sudleyes.pwcs.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=411175&pageId=5587399
______________________________________________




Thursday, April 16th



Social Studies:
Social Studies Assignment Week of April 13th.

Music: 
https://sudleyes.pwcs.edu/class_pages/specialists/music_-_theresa_reiner 
______________________________________________


Friday, April 17th



Virtual Field Trip to Colonial Williamsburg


Colonial Williamsburg



If your child receives additional instruction from any of these teachers, please visit their website.

Mrs. Saunders - https://sudleyes.pwcs.edu/class_pages/specialists/special_education

Mrs. Vasilkov - https://sudleyes.pwcs.edu/class_pages/e_s_o_l

Mrs. Cooke - https://sudleyes.pwcs.edu/class_pages/reading__title_i/phyllis_cooke

Although my office hours for reaching me are Wednesday and Thursdays from 11:00 to 11:30, you can reach me at anytime by email me at puchalem@pwcs.edu.  Or call me at 703-409-1869.  





Previous Messages

I miss you all!  I have been so happy to touch base with many of you over the past week, and I am excited to start our online learning after the break.  In the meantime I have included the PWCS home learning page for more academic resources, suggested free apps, offline activity ideas, optional daily schedules, and parent tips.  Check it out!

PWCS HOME LEARNING PAGE

 
Hello Sudley Families,

I hope everyone remains safe and healthy.  Each week I have been adding resources students can access from home.  I have included more reading and math resources this week, along with some science activities below.  Once again your healthy and well-being is the most important thing during this time.  These resource are only suggested, and are by no means required nor will they be graded.

Below I have also provided a link to the 3rd quarter standards your child has already learned.  This can be used as a guide when knowing what your child is expected to already know.

Instructional Calendar.docx

As always, please contact me with any questions, concerns, or comments.  I miss you all and would love to hear from you!

In a continuing effort to provide online learning opportunities I have included websites and suggested activities.  Please note.  Although many of these are approved websites, access them at your own risk.

 

Suggested Reading Activities

 

Benchmark Universe

Access Benchmark Universe through your Clever account.  The site is listed under “favorites.”  Once logged on, go to assignments.  Here you will find posters explaining how to summarize nonfiction texts.  Here you will also have several opportunities to practice your summarizing skills while reviewing important content we have learned in social studies. 

 

Read Works

Follow the link below to access this website.  This site has large selection of different genres to choose from.  I listed below my favorites along with suggested writing prompts or activities.

https://www.readworks.org/

Suggested reads and activities from Read Works.  Don’t forget to answer the questions at the end of each passage.

1. Who Wants a Spiny Snack?

Activity: Draw an illustration of the Puffer fish and label the body parts that are used to protect itself against predators.  Then create a new sea creature.  What adaptations will it need to protect itself?  Label the body parts and explain how they are used to shield itself against predators.

2. The Magic Glasses

Writing Prompt: Describe a time you were embarrassed.  Compare your situation to Violet’s experience

3.Your Recycled House

Activity: Create a house out of recyclable items from your house.  Items might include cereal boxes, plastic water bottles, or glass jars.  The possibilities are endless.  Take a picture of your creation.  I would love to see it!

 

K12 Reader

https://www.k12reader.com/subject/reading-skills/reading-comprehension/4th-grade-reading-comprehension-worksheets/

This site provides numerous free opportunities to practice reading comprehension skills such as main idea, summarizing, story elements, etc.  This week my suggested focus is cause and effect.  Follow the link above and then on the left-hand side under “Reading Skills” choose “cause and effect”.  There are several worksheets that will pop up. I recommend the following.

Cause and Effect Match Them!

Find the Cause and Effect.

Other focused areas I recommend is main idea, fact and opinion, character traits, and context clues

 

World Book Online

This can be accessed through your clever account.  Check out the following.

Ebooks: Choose a book to read.  Write about what you read.  What is the most important thing you learned?  What surprised you the most?  What else would you like to learn about the topic.

 

Kids: Here there are many activities to choose from.

  • Click on Compare Places”.  Choose two continents and create a Venn diagram comparing them.

  • Click on “Important People”.  Choose someone you want to know more about and write down five interesting facts you learned about your person.

  • Click on “World of Animals”.  Compare and contrast different reptiles or different bugs.

  • Click on “Pictures and Videos”.  Here you will find interesting information and beautiful pictures on a variety of subjects.  Watch the video on Polar Animals and Glaciers.  What did you learn?

 

Fun Brain

This is also a free website that has a large selection of books you can access and read.  Challenge your self by reading different genres.  I would love to hear about a myth or biography you read.

https://www.funbrain.com/books

 

Suggested Writing Activities

Book Review: Do a review on a book you just read.  A book review is similar to grading an assignment.  What did you think about the book?  What did you like or dislike about it?  What genre is it?  Would you recommend it?

Letter to the Author: Write a letter to the author of a book you just read.  Explain what you liked and disliked about the book.  Think of three questions to ask the author.

Story Boards: Create a story board of a book just read.  Story boards are similar to comic strips.  Draw six boxes on paper and in each box capture an important event that happened in the story.  This activity is best to use for fiction stories.  Make sure your boxes are in chronological order.

 

Suggested Writing Activities

If you could have any super power for a day, what would you choose?  Describe what a day would be like with this super power.

 

Pretend you are an animal for a day.  Which animal would you choose? Describe what your day would look like.

 

You just found a mysterious treasure box in your back yard.  Describe the contents of the box.

 

Pretend you just traveled to the year 3000.  Describe what life is like?  How is similar and different from life today.

 

Create a story from the perspective of a child who cannot stop growing.  What are the pros and cons?


*In a continuing effort to provide online learning opportunities, I have included websites and suggested activities. Please note. Although many of these are approved websites, access them at your own risk.

 

Suggested Math Activities

 

Online Resources – most of these support number sense, computation and fractions. These websites were suggested by the PWCS Math department.

 

• OrigoOne Videos – OrigoOne one-minute videos for review of content and strategies

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7UfkfoUOW3FmTAuhx9upSA

 

• Origo – Focus on Fractions (grades 1-6) Intended for home use. This would be an excellent resource to use to spiral back to the fraction unit.

https://www.origoeducation.com/resources/focus-on-fractions-activities-grades-1-6/

 

• SPLAT! – Fun, very powerful, highly interactive number sense activities. Students must find the mystery number that has been covered by the splats.

https://stevewyborney.com/2017/02/splat/

 

• Esti-Mysteries – Estimation Meets Math Mysteries. Each image invites students to wonder what number is represented by the image. As you click through the each Esti-Mystery, clues will appear that will allow the students to use math concepts to narrow the set of possibilities.

https://stevewyborney.com/2018/11/esti-mysteries-estimation-meets-math-mysteries/

 

• Math Words and Ideas – short sequences, in English and Spanish, for students to review and practice content, grades K-5. Includes interactive manipulatives, etc.

https://media.pk12ls.com/curriculum/math/Investigations3/MWI/english/index.html#/Grade:4/

 

• Games for Review and Practice – some of these are linked on the curriculum unit guide as a pdf and can be printed for off-line practice

https://media.pk12ls.com/curriculum/math/Investigations3/gamecenter/english/index.html#/Grade:4/

 

 

Activities and Games

These are links to VDOE lessons that provide review to some concepts that were not addressed in the above links. At the top, it lists the items that you will need in order to complete the activity. Most of these items can be replaced with common household items. The instructions are included for each lesson.

 

 

*In a continuing effort to provide online learning opportunities, I have included websites and suggested activities. Please note. Although many of these are approved websites, access them at your own risk.

  

Suggested Science Activities

 

www.solpass.org – SolPass has great activities for review of 4th grade Science Standards taught so far this year (measurement, motion, weather, solar system and natural resources). 

User name:  Sudley;  Password:  Sudley

 

 

https://our.pwcs.edu/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=5419201 – Study guide for Science Standards taught so far this year (Scientific Investigation; Force and Motion; Virginia’s Natural Resources; Measurement; Solar System including Earth, Sun and Moon; and Weather.  Answer the questions within each section.

 

This is the same resource in Spanish: https://our.pwcs.edu/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=7441411

 

Benchmark Universe

Access Benchmark Universe through your Clever account.  The site is listed under “favorites.”  Once logged on, go to assignments.  Here you will find the book, Waterworks.  Read the book and choose two or more experiments to conduct.  Write a conclusion for each experiment you complete.

 

Online Resources

Use these resources to review concepts taught this year.  Choose two or more videos to summarize.

 

Mineral identification

https://www.brainpop.com/science/earthsystem/mineralidentification/

 

Natural resources sorting game

https://www.brainpop.com/games/sortifynaturalresources/

 

Moon Phases

www.brainpop.com

 

Causes of Seasons

www.brainpop.com

 

Galileo, Copernicus and Aristotle

www.brainpop.com

 

What is Weather

http://glencoe.mheducation.com/sites/dl/free/0078778026/161752/00044688.html

 

Cloud Types and Associated Weather

http://glencoe.mheducation.com/sites/dl/free/0078778026/161752/00076701.html

 

What is a Watershed-video that explains what a watershed is and why it is important.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f63pwrMXkV4

 

 

Virtual Field Trip

 

4-H Trees-The Renewable Resource

https://www.sites.ext.vt.edu/virtualforest/

 

 

Hands on Activities

 

How to make a barometer-

https://sercc.com/education_files/barometer.pdf

 

How to make an anemometer-

https://www.education.com/science-fair/article/make-anemometer/

 

Demonstrating Air Pressure (parent oversight required)

https://www.asme.org/topics-resources/content/5-ways-to-demonstrate-air-pressure-to-children

 

Demonstrating Forces, Motion and Gravity – Egg Drop Activity

https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/egg-drop-inertia-trick/

 

 

Research Activity

 

Planets Research Activity

https://pwcs-intranet.ss9.sharpschool.com/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=5358542

 

  


Hello parents and students,

I hope everyone is doing well.  I miss seeing everyone, but know I am always thinking of you and wishing you the best.

I am sharing some more links below that you can access to keep up with your reading and math.  I also had posted some sites last week, so be sure to scroll down to access them as well.

I would love to hear from my students even if it is just to say "hi".  My email is puchalem@pwcs.edu.  If you have any questions and/or concerns don't hesitate to contact me.

I-Station is a fabulous way to practice your reading and math, and the good news is you can access it from home!  Here are the directions to access it from home. 

Go to www.istation.com - click on Download & Technical Info
Choose what platform you are on: (iPad, Windows, etc.)
Choose and download
After downloading you will be asked for a domain – enter Sudley


Through the Sudley library page, I challenge you to go to the "DK Findout" link.  Click on Science.  Then click on Human Body.  Then click on Staying Healthy.  Read the article and let me know what you learned.  How much sleep should you be getting nightly?  What types of food provided the body with the most energy and nutrients?  Email me at puchalem@pwcs.edu.

Also don't forget to scroll down to my posting from last week.  The Virginia Department of Education has released SOLs you can take for practice.

Miss you all!  Love Mrs. Puchalik


Dear Sudley Families,

With the upcoming school closings (and maybe more to come) please ensure your child reads daily for 45 minutes.  I have also included below other options for students to continue their academic studies at home.

 

All students should have study materials with them for our upcoming Reconstruction test.  Please study.

 

The below link will allow students to take practice reading, math, and social studies (Virginia Studies) SOLs.  This is great practice.  Our SOLS start in the first week of May.

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/released_tests/

 

The link below will take you to some of Sudley’s favorite reading sites.

https://sudleyes.pwcs.edu/library

 

Thank you for your support at home.

 




November News

 

In reading we will finish our novels this month.  Our focus has been character traits and theme while integrating compare/contrast, cause/effect, and sequence of events. 

Don’t forget to encourage your child to read nightly for at least 30 minutes to improve their reading stamina.  Your child should be reading at least 15 to 20 pages a night.  Like anything else, practice makes perfect.

Most students met their AR goal during the first quarter.  Now, during the second quarter, students will start all over again with a new goal.

 

In writing we will finish writing using sensory details.  We have also been focusing on incorporating figurative language (idioms, similes, metaphors, and personification) into our stories.

 

In math, we just started our geometry unit.  This is a short unit with lots of vocabulary.  Right before Thanksgiving we will revisit multiplication and division (unit 4).  I can’t stress enough how important it is for each child to be able to recall their multiplication facts quickly.  Please have your child practice nightly.  If they would like to make flashcards, I can supply them with index cards.  Rapid recall will help students successfully master multi-digit multiplication and division, which is typically a struggle for many.

 

As usual, students get homework on Monday.  It is due on Thursday.  Any corrections, are then due on Friday.

 

In social studies this month we are finishing our Jamestown unit 3.  We will test on Friday, November 15th.  I also plan to start colonial life this month.  All handouts in your child’s binder serves as their study guide.  Once we test on a unit, please have your child keep all handouts as they will also serve as study guides for their SOL.

 

In science we will start our solar system unit.  We will touch on the eight planets in our solar system and do a fun hands on activity.

 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions and comments.  Thank you for all your support at home.

 





October News

Reading – We just finished reading nonfiction texts in a small reading group setting.  Shortly, each group will start a novel.  During this novel our focus will be character development.

Writing – We are continuing to write with details.  Over the next two weeks we will incorporate figurative language into our writing.

Math – Last week we started our second unit in math: multiplication and division.  This is a huge unit which requires a lot of repetition and practice.  Please have your child study his or her multiplication facts at home nightly.  Once they are able to quickly recall each fact, division will be a breeze! 

Homework is sent home on Mondays and due on Thursday.  Homework is only on content already taught; thus, it should not be a difficult task.

Science – We are finishing our weather unit this week and testing.  Students hopefully have been studying a little each night.

Social Studies – We are finishing our Native American unit this week and testing as well.  I typically don’t give study guides because students can use the handouts as a way to prepare for tests, however, I have provided a study guide for this unit because students did not receive many handouts. Students should be studying each night.

After our weather and Native American test, we will start unit 3 in social studies: Jamestown.

 

Conferences: Conferences are schedule on November 5 from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Please be on the lookout for a letter this week asking you to sign up.

 

As always if you have any questions or concerns, please email.  I would love to hear from you!  puchalem@pwcs.edu




Week of the September 23, 2019 and September 30, 2019

Reading: Over the next two weeks we will finish our book, The Jacket, by Andrew Clements.  This novel has served as a support for our 30 day “reading skills” introduction.  Each week students are introduced to two new reading skills, then apply that skill to our novel.  It is a quick introduction designed to give students a snapshot of what each skill entails.  Once we complete our 30 day plan, we will then circle back to each skill and spend more time integrating it into our reading.

Writing: We will continue to write using descriptive details that appeal to our senses: sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste.  Students have been, and will continue to, practice integrating details into their writing that gives a clear visual of what is happening in his or her story.

Math: This week we will finish our first unit - place value, addition and subtraction.  We will test on this unit on Tuesday, October 1st.  Our next unit is multiplication and division.  It is important for students to be able recite their multiplication facts quickly.  Thus, please have your child study each night at home. If you would like me to send home some index cards so your child can make flashcards, please let me know.

Homework is given out weekly on Monday and it is due on Thursday.  Corrections are then due on Friday.

Social Studies: We started our first Virginia Studies unit, Virginia Geography.  We will test on this unit on Tuesday, October 1st.  Students are expected to study the handouts each night to prepare for the test.  We will also have several quizzes this week as well.

Wednesday, September 25th – bordering states of Virginia and major bodies of water

Thursday, September 26th – regions, products, and industries of Virginia

Other important dates

Back to School Night from 7:00 to 8:00 on Wednesday, September 25th



2019/2020 School Year

Our first two weeks of school have been very productive.  Students know the procedures, routines and expectations of the classroom.  I was happily surprised how little time it took them to adjust.  I am looking forward to a very successful year.

Week of September 9th and 16th

Reading: Over the next couple of weeks we will do a quick review of text features, main idea, and making inferences, and drawing conclusions.  Students will receive a snapshot of these skills during this time, then starting in October we will revisit each skill more in depth.

Reading homework has started.  Students are expected to read each night for 30 minutes, Monday through Thursday, and fill out their reading log.  Please sign the log each night.    

Writing: Over the next couple of weeks our focus will be writing in complete sentences with proper capitalization and punctuation.  Slowly we will delve into writing with details that appeal to our sense of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch.

Math: During these two weeks our focus will be on rounding whole numbers, estimating sums and differences, and adding and subtracting using multiple strategies.

Math homework will be given every Monday starting on September 9th.  Homework will not be due until Thursday.  Encourage your child to start working on their homework on Monday night.  Typically students who wait until Wednesday to work on their homework tend to rush and make careless mistakes.  Once students turn in their homework on Thursday, I will check it and return it to them to correct any mistakes.  The corrections are then due on Friday.

Science: We alternate between science and social studies.  Thus, we will learn the first unit in science, and after we test on it, we will then start the first unit in social studies.  This schedule provides us more time to focus on each subject and do more hands-on activities.

In science during these two weeks our focus is Virginia resources.


Welcome Sudley Family

Our first two weeks of school have been very productive.  Students know the procedures, routines and expectations of the classroom.  I was happily surprised how little time it took them to adjust.  I am looking forward to a very successful year.

Week of September 9th and 16th

Reading: Over the next couple of weeks we will do a quick review of text features, main idea, and making inferences, and drawing conclusions.  Students will receive a snapshot of these skills during this time, then starting in October we will revisit each skill more in depth.

Reading homework has started.  Students are expected to read each night for 30 minutes, Monday through Thursday, and fill out their reading log.  Please sign the log each night.    

Writing: Over the next couple of weeks our focus will be writing in complete sentences with proper capitalization and punctuation.  Slowly we will delve into writing with details that appeal to our sense of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch.

Math: During these two weeks our focus will be on rounding whole numbers, estimating sums and differences, and adding and subtracting using multiple strategies.

Math homework will be given every Monday starting on September 9th.  Homework will not be due until Thursday.  Encourage your child to start working on their homework on Monday night.  Typically students who wait until Wednesday to work on their homework tend to rush and make careless mistakes.  Once students turn in their homework on Thursday, I will check it and return it to them to correct any mistakes.  The corrections are then due on Friday.

Science: We alternate between science and social studies.  Thus, we will learn the first unit in science, and after we test on it, we will then start the first unit in social studies.  This schedule provides us more time to focus on each subject and do more hands-on activities.

In science during these two weeks our focus is Virginia resources.

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My name is Mrs. Puchalik and I am thrilled to be your child’s 4th grade teacher this year.  I have been at Sudley Elementary for seven years.  The first five years I taught fifth grade, and this will be my second year teaching fourth grade.  I have listed some important information below to help guide you through the beginning of the year.  I try to update my class page weekly, so be sure to log in to see the wonderful things that are happening in room 313.  Last but not least, I believe communication is vital in the success of your child.  With that said, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.  Email is the best way to get a quick response, however, if you need to contact me by phone I will call you back by the end of the day.  I am looking forward to a fun and productive year.

 

First Week of School Agenda

Getting to know one another             Establishing Goals

Team building activities                      Reading assessments

Reading assessments                           Building reading stamina

 

Also in writing we will be reviewing capitalization, punctuation, and complete sentences.

In math we will start our first unit, place value.  The first week of school will be focusing on reading, writing, and determining place value of numbers.

 

Important Dates

Meet the teacher – Thursday, August 22 between the hours of 1:00 to 2:30.  Feel free to bring your school supplies.

Back to school night – September 25th 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

 

Homework

Students will have reading homework Monday thru Thursday.  They are expected to read for 30 minutes each night and fill out their reading log.  I require students to have a parent/guardian sign the log each night to ensure they are reading.  This will most likely start the second week of school.

Students will also have weekly math homework.  I hand out the math homework on Monday and it is due on Thursday.  I suggest students do a little each night and not wait to Wednesday to complete it.  Once they turn it in on Thursday, I check the homework and return it to students for corrections.  Corrections are then due on Friday.  This will most likely start the third week of school.

 

Contact Information

Email: puchalem@pwcs.edu

Phone: 703-361-3666


Our Class Schedule

9:00 to 9:30 Silent Sustained Reading/Core Extension
9:35 to 11:00 Math
11:05 to 12:05 Lunch/Recess
12:10 to 1:35 Language Arts
1:40 to 2:45 Science/Social Studies
2:45 to 3:30 Language Arts (Sloane)
3:35 Dismissal



Encore Schedule
Day 1  Lib/Comp/Guid
Day 2  Art
Day 3  PE
Day 4  Music
Day 5  PE