Friday, December 5, 2014

Newsletter December 5, 2014

Ms. Howell’s 4th Grade Class 
December 5, 2014
Dear Parents,

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break.  It is hard to believe that we have only 10 school days until the end of the year.  We will be very busy over the next two weeks as we finish units and projects, take benchmark tests, and have holiday parties. 

Below are just a few reminders/notes for the week:
  • The Media Center December bookmark is due Friday, December 19thIf you need another copy of the bookmark, you can print one from my Ms. Tone’s website.  
  • Our class-wide spelling bee will be on Wednesday, December 17th.  A practice list went home many weeks back.  If you have misplaced the list and need a new copy.
  • We will begin our end-of-nine weeks Benchmark testing next week.  We will have Reading/ELA on Wednesday and Math on FridayThe Science and Social Studies test will be the following week. 
  • Remember you can always keep up with your child’s grades by looking at the parent and student portal.  As we end the nine weeks, keep in mind that most grades will be entered by December 19th.  However, some assignments may be graded and input during the holiday break.  Be sure to check the portal after January 5th for updated grades as a few assignments could be added on our teacher work day in January.

School Wide Information 
December 10 – 2nd Nine Weeks Reading Interim
December 11 – PTA Meeting/ 4th Grade Chorus Performance
December 12 – 2nd Nine Weeks Math Interim
December 15 – 2nd Nine Weeks Science Interim
December 16 – 2nd Nine Weeks Social Studies Interim
December 17 – Classroom Spelling Bee
December 19 – Holiday Party at 12:00
December 23 – January 5 – Student Holiday Break

Next Week at a Glance
Reading – Reading Non-fiction; Novel Studies; Benchmark on Tuesday; F&P Assessments
Writing/Grammar – Verbs – Test on Wednesday December 17th

Word Study  automobile, autograph, automat, autobiography, autoharp, autopilot, automatic, autocrat, autobiographer, autohypnosis, flowers, forest, friend, general, happy
Social Studies- Begin Road to Revolution Unit – Vocabulary Test on Friday, December 12th
Science –Earth, Sun, Moon Test Friday, December 12th; Light Vocabulary Test Wednesday, December 17th; Light Test Thursday, December 18th
9:00 Group Fraction Equivalents and Comparing Fractions Test Thursday, December 11th
12:45 Group Division (With up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors; illustrate and explain using equations, rectangular arrays, and area models) Test Thursday, December 11th

Specials Rotation:    
Wednesday -Music
Thursday – Counseling

Friday – PE

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