Dec. 19, 2017

Thank you to everyone that sent money for the cafeteria ladies!  You are very generous!  Some of you sent way more than necessary and we are very grateful.  I know money can be tight this time of year!  My family is dealing with job loss and I totally understand how hard this time of year can be for families.

Remember to bring the items assigned to you by Ms. Steele to the party tomorrow at 9:00 am.  The kids are excited and ready to party…and EAT!

I hope you enjoy your holidays!

December 11, 2017

We have a busy week and a half ahead of us!  Today is Christmas hat day, Wednesday is Pajama Day and Friday is dress as a Who or wear Red/Green.

Tomorrow will be the Reading Common Assessment and after the test, students may spread out around the room to read.  They may  bring books/blankets/pillows.

My homeroom still needs to bring $1.00 for the cafeteria worker that we are “adopting” for Christmas.  This money is due by Monday, Dec. 18th so we can give her the gift card on Tuesday.  As of now, we have no money collected.

Next week reminders:  Tuesday and Wednesday are early release days.  Wednesday is our party day!  Ms. Steele will be calling to assign you an item to bring for that day.

We have several students out sick today, so let’s use hand sanitizer and STAY WELL!

Nov. 8, 2017

Please make sure your child is reading each night and recording it on the reading log.  Each week I receive several logs that are incomplete.  The front and back must be filled out completely.  Students earn a free night off from reading when they turn in 4 reading logs complete.

Next week, I will not give out a reading log.  This is due to common assessment testing and it is my Thanksgiving gift to myself…not to have to check reading logs next Friday!

One more week of school and we are out a week!  We all have much to be thankful for!

Nov. 8, 2017

Good morning,

Remember there is a canned food driving going on right now.  The grade with the most items will earn an extra recess, so get those items here for 4th grade.

Also, there is not a pep rally this week due to the game being so far away and the boys leaving early.

Please remember to check your child’s planner everyday.  That is our best line of communication.  If your child is not bringing it home or showing it to you, it may be because there is a note they may not want you to see. Call or email their teacher if you aren’t seeing the planner!

Thanks for all your support!

October 11, 2017

Thursday we are having a Reading Common Assessment.  Remember to eat a good breakfast!

Friday we are having a DEAR Day where we drop everything and read.  Students can bring a beach towel, a healthy snack, and lots of reading material.  We are going to read and relax after our test day.

We are almost finished with our novel, Because of Winn Dixie.  With this novel, students have learned theme, point of view, predicting and make inferencing.  We will be watching the movie next week to compare and contrast the book to the movie.

Remember next Friday, October 20th is a holiday for students.

The week of October 23rd will be Red Ribbon Week so there will be lots of fun activities going on that week.

Sept. 19, 2017

Once Upon A Time…there was a 4th grade class reading Fairy Tales!  That would be us!  We began our Fairy Tale unit on Monday and will continue it throughout next week.   Our goals are to compare/contrast the characters, make inferences and predictions, and possible write our own silly fairy tales.

We are continuing to read Because of Winn Dixie, also.  We will also be analyzing characters and practice visualizing what is happening in each chapter.

We have library this Friday so encourage your children to finish those books and be ready to turn them in!

Sept. 11, 2017

Listed below are a list of the current vocabulary words we are working on:

  1.  immediately – right away
  2. missionary – someone who preaches in a foreign country
  3. distracted – too busy to pay attention
  4. fortunate – lucky, well off
  5. constellations – patterns made by the stars
  6. congregation – people who are part of a church

The next list we will begin to work on later in the week is listed below:

  1.  positive – certain
  2. grand – wonderful
  3. expensive – costly
  4. irritating – annoying
  5. trustworthy – honest
  6. identical – alike

We will be matching the words with the definitions, illustrating the words, and playing charades with the words.