Friday, February 6, 2015

Ms. Howell’s 4th Grade Class 
February 6, 2015
Dear Parents,

Ms. Tone and I have begun using a system called Class Dojo.  Students receive positive points for making positive choices. They can also receive negative points if they choose to make a negative choice.  At the end of each week, we will reward students according to the points that they receive each week.  You will see a letter for Class Dojo in your child’s Friday folder which will show you how you can access your child’s account to view their progress daily.  Your child also has a password that they can access and they will be able to change their avatar.  This has been a great tool for us to recognize the outstanding choices that the kids make each and every day. 

Below are just a few reminders/notes for the week:
  • Midterm Progress Reports are included in this week’s Friday folder.  Please review your progress with your child.
  • Parent-teacher conferences are just around the corner.  You can sign up for your conference slot via the parent resources tab on the Burnette website or via the following link:
  • The Media Center February bookmark was in last 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
  • 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!  Deadline to return the form is Wednesday, February 11th. 
  • E-class:  Do you still have questions about eCLASS and how your student is using eCLASS in the classroom? Do you want a better understanding of the eCLASS Curriculum and Instruction tool? Click here to find handouts and resources for elementary, middle, and high school. 
  • Book Fair will be coming up the last week of February.  Included in this week’s Friday folder is a flyer detailing some of the books that your child can choose from. 
  • 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 last week’s Friday folder for how you can contribute.  

School Wide Information 
  • 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
  • Friday, March 6thBurnette Spring Carnival

Next Week at a Glance

Reading – Comprehension Strategy – Tough Questions
Writing/Grammar – Prepositions; Subjects and Predicate Review
Word Study  aquarium, terrarium, library, factory, laboratory, dormitory, aviary, lavatory, auditorium, sanctuary
Fry Words: million, molecules, money, morning, music
Social Studies – Begin American Revolution with 2nd Group; Vocab Test February 18 and Unit Test February 19
Science –Sound; Vocabulary and Unit Test on Tuesday, February 17th
9:00 Group Decimal Fractions Unit
12:45 Group Mixed Numbers, Improper Fractions, Adding and Subtracting Fractions;
Test Friday, February 13th

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

Friday – Music

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