Good Monday Morning!!
Who can believe we are a week away from break and less than a month away from 2018?! Thank you for your continued support and for sharing your amazing students!!
+Monday: Computer Lab with Mrs. Roe, begin in class projects (posters)
+Tuesday: Chapel, finishing our literature Circles, begin "board exams" in Science. The board exams are based off student project sheets over each system. Your student only has to take the exam for their assigned system and can retake for mastery.
+Wednesday: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Test, Music, Library
+Thursday: Math Test, Special Surprise for Students, Art, Science Projects Due
+Fri: Half Day, Potluck Party! We will be playing games, making crafts, and watching The Best Christmas Pageant Ever movie.
Homework this week:
+"Elf Book Exchange" Sheet- Students will match descriptions with genres of books (realistic fiction, mystery, etc) . I have noticed some students struggling in this area. This sheet also requires critical thinking . Please continue to have students READ 20 minutes each night. I will issue a Christmas Break Reading Challenge on Thursday :) (optional)
+Math: Pages 391/392, 397/398, and study for test on Thursday. I will post a sample test per usual.
+Other: Rest, enjoy time with family, learn a new hobby, solve a problem, show kindness to others :)
Thank You Parents!!!
Good Afternoon Parents!!
What a fun, busy week it has been! I have many updates and much information to share with you all <3
Progress Reports go out today!! Please contact me with questions. As you know, these grades are NOT FINAL! Many of the grades have changed since report cards: content difficulty levels have increased. The students will have plenty of time to improve grades. As always, please let me know if you have questions. I am confident students can succeed if they put their mind to it and I am here to facilitate their learning/growth.
Today, students will have a SCIENCE PROJECT sheet in their Friday Folders. The project will be due the last Thursday before break (12/14). Students will be making models (the sheet provides more details). As I know this is a busy time of year, please let me know if you have questions or concerns. Miss Sorley and myself know the project will be a fun, memorable experience for kids.
There will be an open-book test on Monday in Social Studies over the Middle Ages. Their test will include page numbers and will cover what we have covered in class. I would like to see what they have retained and how they are able to draw information out of the text (which we have already read together/discussed). It will be a great way for students to show what they know!
Homework next week will be a little different as we have the Christmas Program and Science Project. Students will have 3 Math Pages,a new reading sheet, studying for a Bible Test, and the Science Project. There will be no Spelling or Bible Memory. The new reading sheet is a “book overview” for students to complete for a book they are currently. It asks author’s purpose, the point of view, setting, “wonderlings” (thoughts on the story) and characters. The students will have to determine 5 vocabulary words. While challenging, this will be a little less time consuming than the Reading Log for this busy week!! I will give students all Math homework on Monday so they are able to complete at their own pace.
MONDAY is Christmas Program rehearsal. STUDENTS WILL NEED A SACK LUNCH!!!!
Wednesday is a HALF DAY (12:30) and the Christmas Program!!! Dress code is “dressy!” Students have worked SOOO HARD and will do FANTASTIC!!!
Thursday, we will participate in the international Hour of Code!
Friday will be the SAMUEL Bible test.
We will continue with long division, Samuel, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and begin our study of the Human Body. Much of our work will be project based and cumulative :)
Friday, December 12th will be our ½ day and Christmas Celebration. We will be playing games, making crafts, watching The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! I will provide pizza for the class, as there will be **NO SCHOOL LUNCH** It would be wonderful if we could have parents donate fruit, veggies, paperproducts, and waters or juices.
THANK YOU PARENTS!!!
"The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, 'Samuel, Samuel!' Then Samuel said, 'Speak, for your servant is listening.'"
Thank YOU 4.2 Families! As I reflect on my blessings, I count you all :)
Thank you to all parents who were able to bring in pies! The kids seemed to enjoy taste testing and learning about some American Thanksgiving traditions!!
Next week will be great!! We will begin working on our official story presentations in the computer lab. Please let me know if you have questions or concerns about typing the stories. We will begin literature circles and reading The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!
There will be a Spelling Test on Friday (December 1,2017) along with Spelling Pages 33-36. In Bible, we will start our unit on Samuel. There will be a Bible Memory test Friday. I will send home the exact translation on Monday for 1 Samuel 3:10. In Social Studies, we will cover Joan of Arc!! In Math, we will begin DIVISION!!!
Our Christmas Program will be the next week... December 6, 2017.
I hope you all have a wonderful break!!!!
We are excited to participate in Hour of Code!
Good Morning 4.2 families!!
Hope you enjoyed a very restful weekend.
We will have a busy, productive week this week!
Our Spelling Test will be Friday! Spelling pages 29-32 are also due on Friday.
Our Math test (chapters 4&5 combined) will be tomorrow! it will cover problems
such as :
5X100, 100X3, 36x11, and 91X73.
Students will have review sheets and a practice page tonight. IT will also have a vocabulary section with the terms: decompose, Distributive Property, estimate, factor, multiple, partial product, and regroup.
Our Bible test will be on Friday. It will cover Ruth and I will upload a study guide. There will be no Bible Memory tests.
Final Drafts of our realistic Fiction stories will be due Friday! Students will have ample time in class and my bring home after our in class writing conference. After papers are graded, I will pass them out on Monday, November 20th. I would like for students to type them into Google Drive. I will create folders and documents for them. You may assist students or allow them to do this themselves. I would like for this to be complete by November 27th. We will then work with Mrs. Roe to "publish" in Google. If you have questions or concerns, please let me know!!
We are continuing to work on our awesome castles in Social Studies!!
Thank you for all you do parents!!! The Walkathon was GREAT!!
Hope you all had a fantastic, restful weekend.
Yesterday was a great Monday! We began the day working on our *Google Slides. Students began to edit and revise their drafts wither their new "re-vision" glasses. We started an in depth look at castles. We worked with 4.1 to package our Operation Christmas Child boxes.
Spelling Test will be Friday!!! As usual, students are responsible for their 4 lesson pages. They are welcome to finish at home or school.
Bible Memory test will be this Friday!
We begin Christmas Program practices this week.
We will have a Math test on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.
New Friday Folders will go out on Friday.
Walkathon is Saturday!! Wahoo!
No School on Monday, November 13,2017!
Thank you parents for all you do!!
* Check out Our Google Work:
Parents and Guardians, you are wonderful!
I am looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.
I recently found a helpful "4th Grade Guide!" If you would like to view it at home. It is not from OCSI, though we cover many of the listed skills and topics.
Happy Monday! Hard to believe this week starts NOVEMBER!!
Parent Conferences are Friday (Nov 3)!! Please feel free to message me with questions! I am looking forward to sharing your student's progress with you.
School pictures are IN! Please let me know if you would like to pick up at conferences or send home on Thursday in Friday Folders.
There is no school Friday (Nov 3). We will not have Spelling or Bible Memory as a result. We *will* have a Bible test on Thursday. I will upload the study guide.
Thank you to all families who are able to support the Walkathon!! It will be a wonderful event.
This week we will talk about setting and identifying simple vs complex subjects/ predicates. We have BRAND NEW BOOKS in class for Daily 5!!!!! Students will begin to draft their realistic fiction stories in Writing. In Math, we begin a new chapter in multi-digit multiplication. In Social Studies, we begin the Middle Ages and in Bible, we will wrap up our study of the book of Judges.
Thank you for all you do!!
Please let me know if there's any way I can support you!!!
Good Morning 4.2 Families!
It is a wonderful Monday!
Here are some quick updates:
+Thank you for turning in Walkathon and Conference forms! Contact me with questions
+Thank you for your wonderful generosity with Operation Christmas Child!!! I am blown away!! We are still taking donations
+NO Spelling test this week! Spelling pages will be a review.
+Bible Memory Test on Friday will be over last week's verse again :)
+We will continue working on Realistic Fiction Stories in Writing! Can't wait to share them with you all.
+We will continue working with multiplication and division in Math!
+ We will combine our SS & Science Units this week to create 3D maps
+FRIDAY is the end of the quarter!
Happy Friday 4.2 Families!
This week was short, fast, and productive! Thank you for all of the work you are putting in at home :)
Next week will be a FULL week!
We will continue analyzing characters in Daily 5 and using "textual evidence!" We will have a Spelling test on Friday. We will begin WRITING and writing notebooks!! Math will cover more multiplication and division foundation lessons. Check out our fun Multiplication Song for more details. MyMath also has helpful resources. In Bible, we will continue learning about the Judges and God's faithfulness to deliver us from our hardships and brokenness.
Bible Memory test will be Friday!! We will finish our SS unit on Maps with a test (students have study guides... please email for questions) and review ecosystems in Science. Next week, we will combine our Science and SS learning to make 3D maps of ecosystems.
I will be absent a few days next week. I will be in constant contact with our sub and will be available if you have questions or concerns.
Friday Folders have MAP Scores, Information on the Walkathon, and Information on operation Christmas Child (will learn about in Chapel Tuesday). Please let me know if you have questions!!
Thank you for all you do!!!
Hello Parents! Here are some helpful spelling apps! Please also check out this week's Spelling List.
It's been a wonderful week!
Bible and Spelling tests will be tomorrow!! Please wear Friday Shirts tomorrow!! They will be going home today.
Math test is Monday.
Here are some fast facts about CAMP:
-Students will need indoor shoes (I will send home school indoor shoes on Monday!)
-Please also wear Friday Shirt next Tuesday, the first day of camp
-Cameras are up to parent's choice. Disposable cameras rock!
- We will be playing "sneaky" games involving scripture. If you would like to help your child memorize some scripture, here is a great playlist for scripture songs.
-Students WILL have PE/JAPANESE/LITERACY on TUESDAY!! No PE/JAPANESE/LITERACY Friday!
-Cabin groups will go out next week:)
Hello parents! Here is a copy of the Bible Study Guide! We will go over it in class this week. (We did not start it today :) ) Our test will be Friday!
Happy Friday wonderful 4.2 families!!!
We had an AWESOME time on our trip today. I will upload pictures this weekend :)
Here are some quick updates:
+Picture Day will be Tuesday, the 26th! Order forms went home in Friday Folders.
+Beach Day permission slips also went home in Friday Folders. Please let me know if you have any questions!
+Progress Reports went out this week! Please check them! They are not final. Thank you for your support!
+Scholastic Book Orders have been extended until the 29th for cash and the 30th for online purchases. Here are some directions :)
++Next Week: September 25-29++
We will have spelling!
We will also have Bible Memory! Our Bible chapter test will also be Friday.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday will be MAPS testing.
10/2 Math Test
10/6 Beach Day!!
THANK YOU PARENTS AND FAMILIES!!! Your support is wonderful!!!
I pray God blesses you this weekend! He is so good!!!
Please contact me with questions!!
Words to Live By:
"In all your ways acknowledge HIM and He will make straight your paths." Proverbs 3:6
Japanese / P.E. Classes
Mon. Tues. Wed.
(12/11, 12/12, 12/13)
Japanese - B, C, E classes
P.E. - A, D, F classes
Japanese/Boys' Literacy - A,D,F classes
P.E. - B,C,E classes
No Japanese/PE Friday 12/15