Pontoriero, Cristina

Welcome to Miss Pontoriero's 4th Grade Class Website!
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Contact Information:
cpontoriero@pway.org
732-699-1563 x 5403

Literacy: We have rolled out the red carpet for a new unit on nonfiction reading. This month in school, most of our reading time will  be spent reading a variety of self-chosen, high-interest non-fiction texts. The students will learn strategies to read nonfiction well such as making connections and previewing the text for text features. We have discussed the importance of continuing to read fiction on the side – please encourage this at home!
In writing, your child will transition from the world of fiction to the exhilarating and challenging world of opinion/persuasive essays! As an essayist, your child will continue to grow his or her writing toolbox with new skills and techniques. Students will learn strategies for introducing their topics, coming up with a clear thesis, providing reasons to support their thesis, and using evidence to support their reasons. 


Social Studies:
 We will switch gears from map skills to learning about New Jersey. Students will learn about the four natural regions, landforms and bodies of water found in these regions, natural resources, and the first settlers of N.J. 

Click here to visit Mrs. McGee's page for math and science news.


Important dates to remember:

11/7, 11/9, and 11/10 = No School

11/22 = Half Day

11/23 and 11/24 = No School

11/28 = Report Cards Available  in Genesis 

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