Friday, January 30, 2015

Newsletter 1-30-15

 Ms. Howell’s 4th Grade Class 
January 30, 2015

Below are just a few reminders/notes for the week:
  • The Media Center February bookmark is included in this week’s Friday folder.  Bookmarks are due on Friday, March 6th 
  • Six Flags Read to Succeed forms were sent home a few weeks ago.  If your child would like to qualify for a free ticket to Six Flags, please complete the form (minutes read for reading bookmark count here too!).  Students need to read and log a total of 6 hours.  Forms need to be completed and returned by February 25th
  • Don’t forget to return forms if your child plans to attend Gwinnett Gladiators Night and sing with the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade chorus.   Forms are due Monday.
  • Included in this week’s Friday folder is information regarding the Spring Carnival and our class spring basket.  We have been assigned a Coffee Lovers Basket.  See details in Friday folder for how you can contribute.  
  • Forms for GA PTA night with the Atlanta Hawks are included in your Friday folder.  Please return if you plan to attend…the Hawks are having a GREAT season!

School Wide Information 
  • Thursday, February 5th: Skate Country Night
  • Friday, February 6thMidterm Reports go home
  • Monday, February 9thStudents swap Social Studies/Science class
  • Monday, February 16thStudent Holiday/Teacher Work Day/Snow Make-up Day 1
  • February 23-27:  Book Fair
  • February 25-26:  Early Release Days/Parent-teacher conferences

Next Week at a Glance

Reading – Comprehension Strategy – Aha Moments
Writing/Grammar – Historical Biography Writing; Simple, Compound, Complex Sentences; Homophones
Word Study –theology, musicology, geologist, gerontologist, technology, zoology, biologist, astrology, ecology, climatology
Fry Words: major, matter, measure, members, method
Social Studies – Government Test – Monday, February 2nd; Begin Westward Expansion
Science –Ecosystems Vocabulary and Unit Test Friday, February 6th
9:00 Group Multiplying Fractions Test Monday February 2nd; Begin Decimal Fractions Unit
12:45 Group Mixed Numbers, Improper Fractions, Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Specials Rotation:
Monday- Media           
Wednesday -PE
Thursday – Art

Friday – Music

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