4C News

Friday, April 20, 2018

Upcoming Field Trips

On Tuesday, May 22nd the entire 4th grade will be traveling to Genesee Country Village & Museum. Student admission is $7 and adult chaperones are $11. Please contact me ASAP at closege@canandaiguaschools.org if you need financial assistance for your child's admission. Parents who are joining us will need to meet us there. Kids have to ride the bus to the field trip site, but can leave the museum with you if proper permission slips are returned prior to the field trip date. This paperwork will come out the first week of May.

We'll be visiting Aqueduct Park in Palmyra on June 1st. Our class will be going with Mrs. Gleason's class. We'll leave school around 9:15 and arrive at the park around 9:45. This is a rain or shine event. We'll start our day at the park watch how the lock operates. Then we'll all walk the trail that goes along part of the original Erie Canal that takes us into the village of Palmyra. At that point, we'll visit the museums. The trip will end with lunch. The buses will pick us up at the museums around 1:15. This trip is free through a grant.

Monday, June 18th will be our grade level trip to Onanda. The same procedures apply to this trip. Kids have to ride the bus to the park, but can be dismissed from the park with parents if appropriate paperwork is complete prior to the field trip to date. I'll let you know about the cost as we get closer to the trip date.

I'll keep this information in the newsletter for the next few weeks. Please check out the google form below. You only need to fill it out if you would like to chaperone.


Mrs. Close's Class ~ The kids took the Module 6 assessment today. During the upcoming week our focus will be on reviewing for the upcoming NYS Assessment. I'll also throw some games, iReady work, and problem solving into the mix. The kids played fraction golf this week and seemed to enjoy the competition!


Picture Book Friday ~ Chloe will be our guest reader on Monday and Patrick promises to entertain us next Friday!

Revolutionary War ~ The war has started for us and we've begun to learn about strengths and weaknesses of both forces. We also watched a music video called "It's Too Late to Apologize." It's a cool way to start thinking about the Declaration of Independence.

Read Aloud ~ We finished A Wrinkle in Time this week. I'll admit, the ending surprised me! Now w're on to the historical fiction book called Spy!

PAWS ~ There will be no assigned PAWS for the next two weeks. I am slated to score the ELA next week and I won't be able to get all of the editing done for the kids. The following week is the NYS Math test and we'll lose our Chromebooks for several days that week.


Kids will need to bring their instruments three of the five days during the upcoming week.... Monday for ensembles, Tuesday for lessons, and Friday for ensembles.


Friday, April 27th is our first day of swimming! Students need to be prepared with a bathing suit. Please remember those plastic bags to carry home wet suits and so they don't drench everything in the backpacks.

Book Orders

Interested kids took orders today. All orders need to submitted by Friday, May 4th. If you're planning to order online, please do so by noon that day.

Square 1 Art Orders

Kids are bringing home orders today. All orders, online and those sent into school, need to be placed by May 4th.