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Weekly Update: February 9th, 2018

Winter Break is approaching!

What a jam-packed week! Our students enjoyed Spirit Week aswell as PBIS day and TMSA’s pep rally. Next week, we are workingon multiplying fractions in Math, unboxing the Louisiana Purchasein Social Studies, and will continue Scientific, Historical, and Technical text in Reading. Student’s scores from Fastbridge will besent home Friday. Please look at your child’s lexile scores. This willbe a great help in finding books that will match their reading level. Here is a link that provides options for your child’s lexile scores in Reading:

https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Documents/Georgia%20Lexile%20Map_8.5×11.pdf

***** WINTER BREAK STARTS THURSDAY, FEB.15th-TUESDAY, FEB.20th *****

Important Notices:
• Class Donations: Please donate the following items to our class ifyou can: PENCILS, glue sticks, copy paper, disinfecting wipes.

• 2 Million Pages Reading Campaign: Let’s emphasize theimportance of reading daily. Join our 2 Million Readers campaign.Reading logs are available online

(https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflvjPgNuI1hysr6NNWwYcLxKsyhwpHWfhrf4AlRvOdVZg93A/viewform) and copies areavailable in the front office. Happy Reading!

• Weekly Grades: Check out parent portal for our most recentgrades for quizzes and tests.

• Math Facts: We are working on fractions in math this week.PLEASE practice multiplication/division facts with your child EVERYDAY. It is so important we have these mastered in order to performwell!

• Chapter Books: Please purchase your child a copy of the bookTales of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. This is a requirement forclass.

• Lunch Charges: If your child owes money on his or her lunchaccount, notices have been sent home.

• Brain Breaks: Brain breaks will be held in the classroom if thetemperature is below 40 degrees. Students may bring boardgames for indoor brain breaks.

• Tutorials: Tuesday Tutorials are from 4-5 PM, Saturday School ison Feb. 10th,2018 and will pick back up on Saturday, February24th, 2018.

Upcoming/Important Events:
• 2/15-2/20 Winter Break
• 2/23/2018 Fun Friday
• 2/27/2018 Spring School Pictures
• 2/28/2018 Black History Program

Upcoming Assessments:
• Social Studies: Government/Presidents Test Tuesday, February13th, 2018
• ELA: Grammar Quiz Tuesday, February 13th,2018

What we’re covering:
• Science: Unbalanced and Balanced Forces
• Social Studies: Louisiana Purchase
• Math: Multiplying Fractions
• Reading: Technical, Scientific, and Historical Text
• LA: Grammar & Vocabulary

Weekly Update: Feb. 2nd, 2018

Hello Parents,

This week, we completed our Write Score testing for Writing and Reading. Next week, we are working adding and subtracting fractions in Math, learning about our Presidents in Social Studies, and Scientific, Historical, and Technical text in Reading. We will have a Math assessment on Thursday. In math students are diving deeper into fractions. This week we will be adding and subtracting fractions.

***** NO SATURDAY SCHOOL FEB.3rd, 2018*****

Important Notices:

  • Class Donations: Please donate the following items to our class if you can: PENCILS, glue sticks, copy paper, disinfecting wipes.
  • Weekly Grades: Check out parent portal for our most recent grades for quizzes and tests.
  • Math Facts: We are working on fractions in math this week. PLEASE practice multiplication/division facts with your child EVERY DAY. It is so important we have these mastered in order to perform well!
  • Chapter Books: Please purchase your child a copy of the book Tales of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. This is a requirement for class.
  • Lunch Charges: If your child owes money on his or her lunch account, notices have been sent home.
  • Brain Breaks: Brain breaks will be held in the classroom if the temperature is below 40 degrees. Students may bring board games for indoor brain breaks.
  • Tutorials: Tuesday Tutorials are from 4-5 PM, Saturday school begins on Saturday, February 10th, 2018.

Upcoming/Important Events:

  • 2/09/2018 PBIS Day
  • 2/15-2/20 Winter Break
  • 2/27/2018 Spring School Pictures
  • 2/28/2018 Black History Program

Upcoming Assessments:
• Math: Thursday, February 8th, 2018

• Spelling: Friday, February 9th, 2018
• ELA: Exit Ticket Quiz Friday, February 9th, 2018

What we’re covering:
• Science: Unbalanced and Balanced Forces
• Social Studies: Presidents
• Math: Adding and Subtracting Fractions/Multiplying Fractions
• Reading: Technical, Scientific, and Historical Text
• LA: Constructed Response, Modal Auxiliary Verbs & Progressive Verb Tenses

 

Weekly Update: January 29th, 2018

Welcome back!

Coming back from our unexpected snow week, 4th grade hit the ground running with our curriculum. This week, we completed our FastBridge testing for Reading and Math. Next week in social studies we will start learning about our government while in Science we are seeing sounds. There will be a Light and Sound test on Thursday. In math students are diving deeper into fractions. This week we will be adding and subtracting fractions. Please work with your child at home to ensure they are grasping these important concepts. We finished main idea and supporting details last week and this week we will review making inferences and understanding historical, scientific, and technical text in reading class.

Important Notices:

Class Donations: As we begin a new semester it is a great time to check student supplies. Please donate the following items to our class if you can: PENCILS, glue sticks, copy paper, disinfecting wipes.

Weekly Grades: Check out parent portal for our most recent grades for quizzes and tests.

•Science Donations: Ms. Kirksey will conduct a lab next week for Sound. If possible, please bring in the following items for Tuesday: Kazoos, tuning forks, colored paper, plastic cups, cotton string, aluminum foil, card stock, or plastic forks.

• Math Facts: We are working on fractions in math this week. PLEASE practice multiplication/division facts with your child EVERY DAY. It is so important we have these mastered in order to perform well!

• Chapter Books: Please purchase your child a copy of the book Tales of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. This is a requirement for class.

• Lunch Charges: If your child owes money on his or her lunch account, notices have been sent home.

• Brain Breaks: Brain breaks will be held in the classroom if the temperature is below 40 degrees. Students may bring board games for indoor brain breaks.

• Tutorials: Tuesday Tutorials will begin on Jan. 30th. Saturday school will begin Saturday, Jan. 27th.

Upcoming/Important Events:

◦ 2/27/2018 School Pictures (Spring)
◦ 2/28/2018 Black History Program

Upcoming Assessments:
• ELA: Vocabulary Test on Friday, February 2nd

• Science: Sound & Light Test on Thursday, February 1st Sound & Light Study Guide

What we’re covering:
• Science: Sound & Light
• Social Studies: Government of the People
• Math: Adding and Subtracting Fractions
• Reading: Inferences: Informational Text
• LA: Modal Auxilliary Verbs

Weekly Update: January 12th, 2018

Happy MLK Day!

Last week was our first week of instruction, and it was great to get back into the swing of things. Students enjoyed reviewing and studying “Light” in science this week. Stay tuned for an Intro to Sound next week. In Social Studies, we will be moving into the issues of slavery in the New U.S. We will have a test in Social Studies on Monday, January 22nd covering weeks 12-13. We are continuing our work with fractions in math. In ELA, we are working on Progressive Verb Tenses. Expect a Vocabulary Test Thursday and a Spelling Test Friday of next week.

***Report Cards: Sent home Friday 1/12***
**FastBridge Testing (Reading) 1/17**

Important Notices:

• Class Donations: As we begin a new semester it is a great time to check student supplies. Please donate the following items to our class if you can: PENCILS, glue sticks, copy paper, disinfecting wipes.

• Math Facts: We are working on fractions in math this week. PLEASE practice multiplication/division facts with your child EVERY DAY. It is so important we have these mastered in order to perform well!

• Chapter Books: Please purchase your child a copy of the book Tales of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. This is a requirement for class.

• Lunch Charges: If your child owes money on his or her lunch account, notices have been sent home.

• Brain Breaks: Brain breaks will be held in the classroom if the temperature is below 40 degrees. Students may bring board games for indoor brain breaks.

• Tutorials: Tuesday Tutorials will begin on Jan. 16th. Saturday school will begin Saturday, Jan. 20th with Reading.

Upcoming/Important Events:

◦ 1/15/2018 MLK Day (No school)
◦ 1/26/2018 Fun Friday (Wear jeans for $1)

Upcoming Assessments:
• ELA: Vocabulary Test on Thursday, Jan. 18th
• Spelling: Test on Friday, Jan. 19th
• Social Studies: Test on Monday, Jan. 22nd

What we’re covering:
• Science: Sound
• Social Studies: Issues of Slavery in the new U.S.
• Math: Fractions
• Reading: Inferences: Informational Text
• LA: Progressive Verb Tenses

Hope you all enjoy this great LONG weekend!

Weekly Update: Welcome Back! -January 9th, 2018

This week will be the start of a more normal testing and classroutine. The goal is to get the routines and expectations down, sowe can focus on Milestones. Thank you for all your support duringthis time. Please continue to reinforce problematic behavior athome as we continue to work through it here at school. Also seethe details below for upcoming events and information.

***Report Cards go home Friday 1/12***
***After school tutorials will resume Jan. 16th***

Important Notices:
• Class Donations: As we begin a new semester it is a great timeto check student supplies. Please donate the following items toour class if you can: PENCILS, glue sticks, copy paper, disinfectingwipes.

• Math Facts: Students will be introduced to fractions in math this week. PLEASE practice multiplication/division facts with your child EVERY DAY. It is so important we have these mastered in order toperform well!

• Chapter Books: Please purchase your child a copy of the book The Tales of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. This is a requirementfor class.

• Lunch Charges: If your child owes money on his or her lunch account, notices will be sent home this week. Please check your balances before Friday so you can receive your child’s report card.

• Brain Breaks: Brain breaks will be held in the classroom if the temperature is below 40 degress. Students may bring board games for indoor brain breaks.

Upcoming/Important Events:

◦ 1/15/2018 MLK Day (No school)
◦ 1/26/2017 Fun Friday (Wear jeans for $1)

Upcoming Assessments:
• Science: Light Quiz on Friday, Jan. 12th
• Math: Quiz on Friday, Jan. 12th

What we’re covering:
• Science: Light Light Study Guide 1-12-2018
• Social Studies: Plans for a New Government
• Math: Intro to Fractions
• Reading: Making Inferences with non-fictional text

Hope you had a great holiday!

Weekly Update: December 16th, 2017

We only have 1 week until Winter Break! (But who’s counting, right?)

This is our final week before the break and it is going to be busy one.

***Science Project due Monday, Dec. 18th***

***Grade-Level Spelling Bee Tuesday, Dec. 19th***

 

Important Notices:

  • Weekly Grades: Check out parent portal for our most recent grades for quizzes and tests.
  • Science Project: All periscopes are due Monday, Dec.18th!
  • Tutorial: Math & Reading Tutorials are every Tuesday (4-5pm) with Mr. Robinette (Math) and Ms. Kirksey (Reading). We will not have Saturday School on the 23rd.
  • Book Study: We have already begun reading “The Tales of Despereaux”, by Kate DiCamillo. Please make sure your child has the book.
  • Class Donations: As the semester winds down we are running low on supplies. Please donate the following items if you can: glue sticks, copy paper, hand sanitizer, wipes, and notebooks.
  • Math Facts: We are continuously studying our multiplication facts and division facts at school. PLEASE practice these facts with your child over the next few weeks. It is so important we have these mastered in order to perform well!

Upcoming/Important Events:

  • 12/19/2017 Grade Level Spelling Bee (1:15-2:15 PM)
  • 12/22/2017 Fun Friday
  • 12/25-1/8    Winter Break

Upcoming Assessments:

  • ELA : Test Tuesday the 19th
  • Social Studies: Test Wednesday the 20th

What we’re covering:
• Science: Light
• Social Studies: Plans for a new government
• Math: Reviewing Multiplication & Division
• Reading: Making Inferences in non-fictional text
• ELA: Types of Sentences

Enjoy your evening!

Weekly Update: December 8th, 2017

It’s time for the countdown:  10 school days until Winter Break!

The students really enjoyed understanding The Power of Light in our in-class field trip this week. Thank you to all of our parents who volunteered this week. It was very much appreciated!

***Science Project due Monday, Dec. 18th***

 Important Notices:

  • Weekly Grades: Check out parent portal for our most recent grades for quizzes and tests.
  • Science Project: Students are required to build and design a Periscope. Ms. Kirksey would like to plan a day next week (Wednesday) to work on their project in-class. She is requesting donations of cardboard, cereal boxes, tissue/paper towel rolls, mirrors, and duct tape, so that students may work on their projects.
  • Tutorial: Math & Reading Tutorials are every Tuesday (4-5pm) with Mr. Robinette (Math) and Ms. Kirksey (Reading). Saturday School is on December 9th with Ms.Kirksey teaching Reading.
  • Book Study: Next week, we will begin reading “The Tales of Despereaux”, by Kate DiCamillo. Please make sure your child has the book by next week.
  • Class Donations: As the semester winds down we are running low on supplies. Please donate the following items if you can: glue sticks, copy paper, hand sanitizer, wipes, and notebooks.
  • Math Facts: We are continuously studying our multiplication facts and division facts at school. PLEASE practice these facts with your child over the next few weeks. It is so important we have these mastered in order to perform well!

Upcoming/Important Events:

  • 12/13/2017 K-4 Winter Program
  • 12/15/2017 PBIS Day
  • 12/22/2017 Fun Friday
  • 12/25-1/8    Winter Break

Upcoming Assessments:

  • ELA : Vocabulary Test Thursday the 14th
  • Math: Quiz Thursday the 14th
  • Social Studies: Test Wednesday the 13th

What we’re covering:
• Science: Light
• Social Studies: Plans for a new government
• Math: Division
• Reading: Making Inferences in non-fictional text
• ELA: Types of Sentences

Enjoy your evening!

Let’s Build a Periscope! (Project Information)

Let’s Build a Periscope! The project information sheets are coming home this week! The due date for the project will be Friday, Dec. 15th. It is very simple and you have three options on how to do it:

1. Take photos and write directions of your process (like a “how-to”) and turn it into a book, a blog, or a poster board.

2. Build your periscope and write the process with details and drawings in your Science notebook.

3. Build your periscope and film it! Create a video describing how to build your periscope.

Choose ONE of the three options. The materials required to build the periscope are: cardboard (cereal box), small mirrors, and tape.

Students will recieve more information regarding the periscope on Wednesday and Thursday.
You heard it here first! See the attached ppt for more details.

Happy Building!

BuildaPeriscopeScienceChallengesSample (1)

Weekly Update: Dec. 1st, 2017

We completed our first week back, but we only have 15 school days until Winter Break!

This was a busy week! We jumped right back into learning and testing. Also, Progress Reports were sent home on Friday. Please review with your child.

***Progress Reports were sent home! ***
***High Touch High Tech In-School Field Trip Tuesday-Wednesday!***

Important Notices:

• Weekly Grades: Progress Reports were sent home. Check out parent portal for our most recent grades for quizzes and tests.

• In-School Field Trip: We will have an in-school field trip on Tuesday, December 5th and Wednesday, December 6th. Two classes will attend each day. Please send in the permission slip and $10 by Monday. The permission slips were passed out on Wednesday and are also attached.

• Tutorial: Math & Reading Tutorials are every Tuesday (4-5pm) with Mr. Robinette (Math) and Ms. Kirksey (Reading). Saturday School is on December 9th with Ms.Kirksey teaching Writing.

• Book Study: Next week, we will begin reading “The Tales of Despereaux”, by Kate DiCamillo. Please make sure your child has the book by next week.

• Class Donations: As the semester winds down we are running low on supplies. Please donate the following items if you can: glue sticks, copy paper, hand sanitizer, wipes, and notebooks.

• Math Facts: We are continuously studying our multiplication facts and division facts at school. PLEASE practice these facts with your child over the next few weeks. It is so important we have these mastered in order to perform well!

• Parent Volunteers: Our 4th grade team are looking for parent volunteers to serve as substitutes to the classroom on Dec.15th or Dec. 18th. This will take place from 7:30-4:00 PM. We need two parents in each classroom at all times. Please let your HR teacher know if you are interested in volunteering. It is a great way to get your volunteer hours in!

Upcoming/Important Events:

• 12/4-12/5 The Power of Light- HTHT In-School Field Trip (High Touch High Tech Power of Ligh Permission Slip)
• 12/13/2017 K-4 Winter Program
• 12/22/2017 Fun Friday
• 12/25-1/8 Winter Break

Upcoming Assessments:
• ELA : Vocabulary Test Friday the 8th
• Math: Quiz Thursday the 7th

What we’re covering:
• Science: Light
• Social Studies: Constitution
• Math: Division
• Reading: Making Connections
• ELA: Order of Adjectives & Descriptive Writing

Enjoy your evening!

Weekly Update: December 1st, 2017

We completed our first week back, but we only have 15 school days until Winter Break!

 

This was a busy week! We jumped right back into learning and testing. Also, Progress Reports were sent home on Friday. Please review with your child.

 

***Progress Reports were sent home! ***

***High Touch High Tech In-School Field Trip Tuesday-Wednesday!***

Important Notices:

 

  • Weekly Grades: Progress Reports were sent home. Check out parent portal for our most recent grades for quizzes and tests.
  • In-School Field Trip: On Wednesday, we sent home a field trip permission slip form. We will have an in-school field trip on Tuesday, December 5th and Wednesday, December 6th. Two classes will attend each day. Please send in the permission slip and $10 by Monday.
  • Tutorial: Math & Reading Tutorials are every Tuesday (4-5pm) with Mr. Robinette (Math) and Ms. Kirksey (Reading). Saturday School is on December 9th with Ms.Kirksey teaching Writing.
  • Book Study: Next week, we will begin reading “The Tales of Despereaux”, by Kate DiCamillo. Please make sure your child has the book by next week.
  • Class Donations: As the semester winds down we are running low on supplies. Please donate the following items if you can: glue sticks, copy paper, hand sanitizer, wipes, and notebooks.
  • Math Facts: We are continuously studying our multiplication facts and division facts at school. PLEASE practice these facts with your child over the next few weeks. It is so important we have these mastered in order to perform well!
  • Parent Volunteers: Our 4th grade team are looking for parent volunteers to serve as substitutes to the classroom on Dec.15th or Dec. 18th. This will take place from 7:30-4:00 PM. We need two parents in each classroom at all times. Please let your HR teacher know if you are interested in volunteering. It is a great way to get your volunteer hours in!

 

Upcoming/Important Events:

 

 

 

Upcoming Assessments:

  • ELA : Vocabulary Test Friday the 8th
  • Math: Quiz Thursday the 7th

What we’re covering:

  • Science: Light
  • Social Studies: Constitution
  • Math: Division
  • Reading: Making Connections
  • ELA: Order of Adjectives & Descriptive Writing

 

Enjoy your evening!