Friday, September 12, 2014

Newsletter for September 12th

Ms. Howell’s 4th Grade Class
September 12, 2014
Dear Parents,

In your child’s Friday Folder you will find a mid-term progress report. These are your child’s grades in each academic area thus far for the 1st 9 weeks.  Please be sure to sign and return it in your child’s Friday Folder on Monday. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s grades please let me know. Also, remember to review and of the papers on the left side of your child’s Friday with them and initial the form.

If your child brings home a zip-lock bag full of math manipulatives today please take a look at the handout and direction sheet. These manipulatives are to be kept at home to help with homework and hands-on practice. I hope that you find these beneficial. Please take care of these manipulatives so future students can benefit from them too! If you have any questions please let me know.  

Below are just a few reminders/notes that you will find in the Friday folder:
·       You will find a Book Fair Flyer. The Book Fair will be held September 22nd-26th. This is the week of parent-teacher conferences.
·       Our Class Directory is on a purple sheet and I will also email you an electronic copy. Thank you to Mrs. Garber (Elizabeth’s mom) for compiling this for our class!
·       Parent-teacher conferences are coming up very soon (September 24-25).  Please look for directions in this week’s Burnette Blast.

School Wide Information   
Thursday & Friday, September 24-25 – Early Release/Parent Conferences
September 22-26 – Book Fair
September 26- All Pro Dads Breakfast at 7:30 am

Next Week at a Glance
Reading – Allusions in Greek Mythology; Test taking strategies
Writing –Narrative Writing
Grammar: Subjects and Predicates; Fragments and Run-ons
Word Study – Unit 1 Review: immigrate, deemphasize, inmate, collusion, decode, collapse, proclaim, insert, combine, and propel. Fry Words: become, began, behind, believe, below
Social Studies- Begin Explorer Unit
Science – Weather (Weather Vocabulary Test M/W on September 17th; T/T on September 18th)  
Math    9:00 Class will begin Multiplication (2 x 2 digits, 3 x 1 digit, and 4 x 1 digit)
10:30 Class will continue with solving multi-step problems using addition and subtraction (Test September 19th)

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

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