Friday, August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014

Ms. Howell’s 4th Grade Class
August 29, 2014
Dear Parents,

As we move through the first few weeks of school please make sure to check your child’s agenda and homework assignments. Every day I write the days homework on the board and the students also write it in their agenda. I also post the homework on our class blog: as well as upcoming tests, vocabulary words, and study guides.

As you check your child’s Friday Folder, if there are any grades on the left hand side that are 73 or below, please initial the chart AND go over the assignment with your child. Then send the actual assignment back to school, so that I can keep it.

We have had lots of conversation this week about the importance of listening and following directions.  The 4th grade as a whole has had some issues in classroom as well as in specials classes.  Fourth grade requires lots of responsibility and we expect students to be sure they are responsible for their materials and their learning.  Thank you so much for your help and support! I hope that you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend J

Below are just a few reminders/notes that you will find in the Friday folder:
·       On the left hand side of the Friday Folder you will find the Media Center bookmark for September.  All bookmarks are due Friday, September 26th.  Your child can count the 30 minutes that they read each night towards the appropriate books on the bookmark.   Thank you to all of the students who returned their August bookmark today!
·       There is a flyer regarding PTA reflections. The deadline is September 29th, September 30th, and October 1st

School Wide Information   
Monday, September 1 – Labor Day Holiday
Wednesday, September 3- Skate County Spirit Night
Friday, September 5th-Label Ladies

Next Week at a Glance
Reading –Contrasts and Contradictions
Writing –New journal will be given at the end of the week
Grammar: Types of Sentences Test on Thursday, September 4th; Subjects/Predicates
Word Study descend, depress, deposit, deviate, deflate, deformed, degrease, defrost, defogger, declaw, also, always, among, angle, anything
Social Studies- Native Americans/Study guides due M/W group on Wednesday, September 3rd T/Th group study guide due on Tuesday, September 2nd
M/W group: Test September 10th
T/Th group: Test September 9th
ScienceWater Test M/W group on Wednesday, September 10th
Water Test T/Th group on Tuesday, September 11th
Math Class 1 (9:00-10:30) Addition and Subtraction
Class 2 (10:30-11:30) Place Value Test Thursday, September 4th

Specials Rotation:    
Tuesday – PE
Wednesday – PE                         *Please be sure to wear appropriate shoes for PE.
Thursday – Art

Friday – Music

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