Salmon Week 32 Update

May 9th - 13th

Overview of Week

Reading - We have completed the SBAC tests in Reading and Math. This was extremely comprehensive and LONG!!! We are continuing our reading with a myth "How the Night Came from the Sea". Focus will be on generalization (summarizing) and the imagery that the story presents to the reader.

Writing - We will be finishing up our Poetry Unit. I'm in need of a parent that is will to help with collating and binding the students work. This can be done on your schedule and may take a few hours. I would like to have them completed to go home with the students at the end of the year.

Social Studies - We are learning about Lewis and Clark's Travels.

Science - This week in science we started our unit on geology which we’re calling “The Birth of Rocks.” We learned about volcanoes and where they exist in the world. Below I’ve included a link to some amazing pictures of active volcanoes. Show these to your child; it’s guaranteed to be a conversation starter about what they learned!

Important Dates and End of the Year Events:

May 11: 4th Grade to Farm Fair - wear appropriate clothing

May 19: Field Day (Rain Date May 24th)

May 20: PTC Movie Night

May 24: 4th Grade Visit and Tour to the Middle School

May 24: Instrument Testing Event (Belgrade Middle School-more info to come)

May 27: Talent Show (AM time to be determined)

May 30: Memorial Day (no school)

May 31: 4th Grade Bubble Ceremony 2:00

June 2: Early Release Last Day of School

FARM DAY - Wednesday, May 11th


Wednesday, May 11th we will be attending FARM DAY with all Gallatin Valley 4th Graders. This is a rain or shine event for us and lunch will be provided. Please dress for the weather that day and we will be on a farm so appropriate footwear is necessary. If your child has a specific dietary concern (ie: allergy or food restriction) please provide a lunch that is completely disposable. Permission Slip went home on Tuesday, May 3rd - Please return by Friday, May 6th.

PILLOW CASE - Monday, May 23rd


Please send in a plain white pillow case by Monday, May 23rd. We will be Tie-Dying on Friday, May 27th in the afternoon. If there is a parent willing to help with the actual tie-dying I would appreciate the assistance (especially if you are a professional tie-dye artist).

Bubble Ceremony - Tuesday, May 31st


This is a informal way to celebrate the moving up to Belgrade Middle School for our “rising 5th graders”. You’re welcome to attend this ceremony on Tuesday, May 31st at 2:00PM.

COOK OUT - Thursday, June 2nd


We will be having a cook-out on Thursday, June 2nd (the last day of school) for our class. We are in need of a parent willing to bring a grill and cook hotdogs for us that day. I will be sending home a “Sign-up Genius” for items as we get closer. Please let me know if you are interested in attending so I can figure out food. Classroom Awards to be presented to students.


Dear Students and Parents,

We are happy to announce plans for the annual Ridge View Fourth Grade Talent Show. There will be two different shows; one on Wednesday May 25


and one on Thursday May 26


starting at 8:30 AM. Participating children will be notified of their performance date by Monday, May 16. Fourth grade parents are welcome to attend.

We encourage a variety of talents including: singing, playing musical instruments, dancing, magic acts, comedy acts, etc. A piano and microphone will be available. If necessary recorded music can be provided by the school. We appreciate your efforts at ensuring the type of song, comedy act, and attire is age appropriate – the more “wholesome” the better. Students may participate in only one act. Performances should be limited to two to three minutes. If students go over a little, that will be okay. Thank you for your understanding with these requests.

Students will be practicing their performances with staff members at noon, or after school if attending Panther’s Den. A piano and microphone will be available. There will be a final run through on Monday or Tuesday (May 23rd or 24


). This will provide an opportunity for practice as well as a chance for us to make arrangements for equipment.

Ridge View students and staff are looking forward to this enjoyable event. Thank you for your cooperation.