Teal's Telegraph

May 15 - 19, 2017


Wednesday, May 17th - Book Talk Due

Friday, May 19th- Author's Tea Celebration (9:00-11:00)

Friday, May 19th- Harlem Wizards vs. TCE Thunderbolts Game at Bartram Trail HS - Doors open at 5:30. Game starts at 6:30.

Tuesday, May 23rd- Students' Bizarre Bazaar

Tuesday May 23rd- Lunch time change!!!!!! 11:30-12:00!!!!!

Wednesday, May 24th- Last Day of School

Sack Lunch ONLY from Cafeteria

Classroom Updates

Author's Tea
Students dress in their Sunday best for the Author's Tea celebration. (They are allowed to bring clothes to change into.) We will waltz into the cafeteria once all the parents have arrived in true Hollywood style down the red carpet. Parents are encouraged to take pictures of your star! We will stand as a class for a group picture, then be released to parents/friends for the "tea" part. Because all the classes are donating there will be breakfast-type goodies to snack on while you mingle with others. After a while we head back to our classroom to read our published pieces of writing. We can't wait to see you to celebrate our 4th grade accomplishments!

Bizarre Bazaar
Next Tuesday is our big trade/exchange day. If students are bringing any food, please make sure the items are individually-wrapped. Students will need a poster to explain their good/service. I encourage the kiddos to bring a small box or tray to carry items to the other classrooms. They'll need a container or bag to bring home their new items in as well. It's a fun day! Let me know if you have any questions.

Harlem Wizards
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Behavior/Classroom Expectations
As we near the end of the school year, some of us begin to forget proper classroom etiquette. We've reviewed the classroom rules and the expectations are the same as always: Listen & follow directions the first time; Do your work; Keep hands, feet and other objects to yourself; Have materials and assignments ready; Take turns when speaking & listening. Let's end this school year with a bang and WITHOUT a cranky teacher. ;)

Wish List

- 4 Tri-fold Science Project Boards - PLEASE!

- Individually-wrapped candy for treat jar

- Clorox Wipes - PLEASE!

Thank you to those who have sent in wish list items! I truly appreciate it.

Curriculum Notes

Reading -

Novel: Black Stallion

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Quarter 4 : Topic 2

Review of skills:

Summarizing historical, scientific & technical text, Interpret graphic information (maps, charts, etc),

Using Context clues; Summarize a text, Find a Theme, & drawing inferences based on evidence.

Conventions - progressive verb tenses.

Summative Test - Wednesday, May 17th

Cursive writing


STEM Fair project in teams!

Science -

Big Idea #17- Interdependence -

Students should read through chapters 3 and 4 in their textbook. They received a one pager to begin now.

Here are the specific standards and pages students can read for Big Idea #16.


Compare the seasonal changes in Florida plants and animals to those in other regions of the country. (Chp. 4; TB pgs.122-127)


Explain that animals, including humans, cannot make their own food and that when animals eat plants or other animals, the energy stored in the food source is passed to them. (Chp. 3; TB pgs.86-101)


Trace the flow of energy from the Sun as it is transferred along the food chain through the producers to the consumers. (Chp. 3; TB pgs. 98-103)


Recognize ways plants and animals, including humans, can impact the environment. (Chp. 3 & 4; TB pgs. 106-107 & 128-149)

Big Idea Test - Thursday, May 18th

Social Studies -

Chapter 9: Florida's Government
Lesson 1: Governing Florida
Lesson 2: Cities and Counties
Lesson 3: Active Citizenship
Summative Assessment: Wednesday, May 17th- This is the last Social Studies Test!

Field Trip to St. Augustine - Mrs. Teal and Mrs. Watson's Classes

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Day 1 - Music

Day 2 - Computer Lab

Day 3 - P.E.

Day 4 - Media

Day 5 - Art

Day 6 - Computer Lab

Day 7 - P.E.

Day 8 - Computer Lab with Mr. Hurt

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Congratulations to our Character Counts winner for Trustworthiness...Jasmine Din!

September – Fairness - Caden Worbington

October – Responsibility - Caitlin Howell

November – Citizenship - Riley Hofrichter

January – Respect - Shiloh Bezzam

February – Caring - Camryn Patterson

March – Trustworthiness - Jasmine Din

April- All Pillars