Mrs. Faccio's 4th Grade Newsletter

April 23, 2015

What's Up in the Classroom?

Reading - We are, and will continue to be, learning about poetry. Students have gotten really good at picking out the different rhyme schemes of various poems and are about to begin learning about stanzas (the paragraphs of poems).

Writing - We should be done with our poetry writing as of next Friday. We will be moving onto choice writing within all three of the benchmarks (informative/explanatory, narrative and persuasive). Students will have the opportunity to decide which type of writing they'd like to do and their purpose for it.

Math - We continue to learn about geometry and how it relates to the world around us. Students will be testing on this skill late next week or early the following week.

Science - Control systems has been the unit of study for science. Students are learning about the nervous system and all it does to make the body run.

21st Century Skills Assessment - We finished this test as of today. The students did a very nice job of taking their time and problem solving.

Important Date

This Monday (April 27), is the parent meeting for 4th grade parents entering Lineville next year. The meeting is scheduled from 6:30-7:30. Please attend if you'd like to learn more about the transition to Lineville or simply have questions you'd like to have answered by the Lineville staff.

Madison Itinerary

Our Madison itinerary is as follows:

5:45 a.m.

Students/Chaperones arrive at Forest Glen

6:00 a.m.

Depart for Madison!

* Buses leave promptly at 6 a.m. Please be on time!

9:00 a.m.

Capital Tour

10:00 a.m.

Classroom photos on staircase

10:15 a.m.

Explore observation deck/museum with chaperones

10:40 a.m.

Board Bus for Camp Randall

11:00 a.m.

Camp Randall Tour

11:55 a.m.

Board Bus for lunch at Union South

12:15-1:15

Lunch

1:15 p.m.

Board bus for Babcock Hall

1:30 p.m.

Babcock Hall Tour/Ice Cream

2:30 p.m.

Board bus for departure home

5:30 p.m.

Arrive back at Forest Glen


I HAVE A PRINTED COPY OF THIS ITINERARY FOR ALL CHAPERONING PARENTS RIDING THE BUS AND THOSE WHO ARE DRIVING. I WILL ALSO HAVE A COPY OF THE CHAPERONE RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ALL CHAPERONES RIDING THE BUS!! DRIVING PARENTS WILL NOT BE ASSIGNED A GROUP OF STUDENTS.