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221 | 4th Grade | Mrs. Sosa

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  Dear Parents and Guardians,

         My name is Maytee Manas-Sosa, and it is such a privilege to be your child’s teacher this year.  I am beginning my seventh year at LaSalle II and my 12th year of teaching in the Chicago Public School District.  This year will be my Fourth year teaching 4th grade. My years of teaching experience include teaching 1st-5th grade.  From my teaching experience, I have a good grasp of the skills 4th graders come to me with and know the rigor of what they will need to know in the following intermediate years.  I hold a Masters of Science in Elementary Education from Northern Illinois University as well as an additional 51 credit hours of graduate level coursework in education.  Included with my teaching certificate, I have a Bilingual and ESL Endorsement, and 18 credit hours of coursework focused in Middle School Science from the University of Chicago’s SESAME program. This past summer I completed 6 2/3 credit hours of Middle School Math coursework at the University of Chicago’s Polk Bros. Program. These classes help me provide students with the foundation and enrichment to prepare them for future academic content. 

One of my big initiatives is the social emotional health of all students and to promote a culture of community. I look forward to working with you to ensure your child has a successful academic experience in 4th grade.  I hold all of our students to the same high expectations and will work with your children at their academic levels to support them in reaching their full potential.  Please feel free to email me with any questions, concerns, or to set up a conference at I am confident that this school year will be a rewarding experience for me and your children!

To view or/and download posted documents please scroll all the way to the bottom of this class page


     Monday-  Library           Tuesday-  Art        Wednesday- P.E.       

Thursday- P.E.      Friday- Computers          

Specials Time Slots:

Monday - Friday 11:00am-12:00pm

RECESS: 10:15am-10:35am  Lunch:  10:35am-11:00am
                                                         Click on the link below to order books for your child while earning free books for our classroom!


Wednesday September 20th--Band Registration 3pm-4pm

Monday September 25th-   Field Trip Fee is due

Friday September 29th-   Field Trip-Fullersburg Woods- Students will go Geocaching 

                              and experience removing invasive plant species.



Reading:  Common Core Reading Street-Scott Foresman

      Readers Workshop integration - Reading is Thinking


          Grammar/Spelling-Reading Street

          Common Core Writers Workshop/ 6+1 Writing Traits



Common Core Envision Math- Includes online component

·      Each student receives a login

·      Online practice Tests and Homework

·      Students can watch math videos aligned to each lesson/skill

·      Parents have online access and create their own account

·      Extra practice can be assigned by the online program or by the    


·      Online Textbook!


Science:  FOSS Science/Scholastic Reader


Social Studies:  Pearson-My World: Regions of Our Country/Scholastic Reader


Weekly tests or quizzes will be given in Reading, Spelling and Math.



This week in 4th grade...


Lewis and Clark and Me

Historical Fantasy

Word Structure

Author’s Purpose

Answer Questions

Students will have a Reading and Spelling test on Friday.  All vocabulary and spelling words are listed below.  Students can login to or/and to build their comprehension skills from home.


Book clubs begin later on in the school year.

Students will eventually have a weekly assigned number of chapters to read. Students write a Student Choice Board Response for each chapter read.  Book Club assignments are due every Wednesday and are entered as a Participation grade. Students are given 30 minutes every morning to read and respond to their Book Club books. Student Choice Board hand out is attached at the bottom of the class page. Just keep scrolling to find helpful documents. Some weeks students will have a literature circle assignment.

IN THE NEAR FUTURE:    Students will complete IXL skills that align to our weekly literacy skills at school. Assigned skills that are not completed at school must be completed at home by Sunday night each week in order to receive full credit. 

                                     Teacher Name: mmanasa            Password: Student Initials

                                                                 Password: Reading221



Writing: Students will work on grammar, conventions and paragraph writing. 

Math:  Students are working on Topic 2. They will have the Topic 2 test on Wednesday September 20th.


Students will complete IXL skills that align to our weekly math skills at school. Assigned skills that are not completed at school must be completed at home by Sunday night each week in order to receive full credit. 

   Students are given IXL skills in grades 3-7th for differentiation for each math topic.   

                                           Has your child mastered their multiplication facts with automaticity?

     Students who have not yet mastered the basic multiplication facts are at risk of falling behind in 4th grade math.   Our topics lead into long division and fractions.  Mastery of multiplication facts is crucial to be successful in these future math skills. If your child is still struggling they should login to daily to catch up.  It's an additional 10-15 minutes of practice that will help your child meet and/or exceed the standards in 4th grade math.


Social Science:    

Social Science topics:

Geography of the United States

Hispanic Heritage Month- 

The Hispanic Heritage Month project will be given this week. The sheet will be uploaded to the class page for your convenience. 

 Students are also exposed to current events around the world through 

Scholastic Weekly Readers that focus on Social Science topics.




Topic:  2

Generate and Analyze 


2-1 Repeating Patterns

2-2 Number Sequence

2-3 Extending Tables

2-4 Writing Rules for 


2-5 Geometric Patterns

2-6 Problem Solving:

     Act it out and use reasoning

            Topic 2 Test


Fourth Grade Scott Foresman
Reading Street Unit 1-Week 2

Lewis and Clark and Me

Historical Fantasy

Word Structure

Author’s Purpose

Answer Questions





























Amazing Words






  Social Science

My World: Regions of Our Country

Regions of our Country: 

  1. Geography of the United States
  2. Americans and Their History
  3. Government in the United States
  4. The Nation's Economy
  5. Regions: The Northeast
  6. Regions: The Southeast
  7. Regions: The Midwest
  8. Regions: The Southwest
  9. Regions: The West

Features and Benefits

  • Engaging and Fun – Developed with the input of kids, the myStory System brings meaning and fun to each stage of instruction. Engaging videos will hook students and activities provide creative, fun ways for them to demonstrate their learning.
  • Reinforce literacy instruction - Reading and writing assignments focus on target reading skills proven to increase reading comprehension.
  • Comprehensive instruction support - Detailed lesson plans and audio podcasts


Student Worktext

The interactive Student Worktext promotes active learning, supports students who are learning to read in the content-areas, and promotes active reading strategies. The Student Worktext encourages greater interaction with the content and more active reading leading to long term retention of skills and concepts. Your child will love writing, drawing, circling and underlining content as they connect, experience and understand the world of Social Studies.

Each chapter incorporates a real life story that relates to the lesson providing the basis for discussion. Lessons feature a variety of activities providing your child an opportunity to interact with the material to apply their knowledge. Checkpoints are featured throughout to ensure that your child understands of the material.

Maytee Manas-Sosa,
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