ZavTop News Christmas Edition!

December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas From The Kentop & Zavernik Families!

Jingle Down To Rooms 4 & 5....

We have been busy little elves wrapping up 2015 in 4th grade! Your children are working extremely hard to increase their independence when working, transitioning from tasks and following the directions the first time they're given! A few highlights from this past week:

*All classes took their chapter 3 math assessment. When we get back after break, we're diving into Unit 4 (Algebra) --Your child can get a head of the game by using the "Splash Math App" on their iPads and practice the "Algebra" category.

*Science: We assessed our knowledge on electricity! The class worked diligently on this unit and really embraced their problem solving skills. Many noticed that they need to work on patience, because it wasn't always easy to complete the tasks assigned each day. They had to persevere through the tough stuff!

*Writing: Over break Mrs. Z & Mrs. Kentop will be enjoying (several) cups of coffee while looking over your child's narrative pieces. Right now we're learning about the structure/format of an opinion essay. The hardest part is developing a thesis statement! Stay tuned!

*Reading: Over break, please encourage your child to read for at least 20 minutes each day.When break is over, we will be conducting the winter round of the "Running Record" to see your child's progress in his/her reading level.

We ended today with our Polar Express incentive and PJ Party!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

We hope you enjoy the holiday break with your family and are able to relax...(Even just a little!)

Mrs. Kentop & Mrs. Zavernik


If you have anything that we could use in our "maker space" --(stay tuned for more information after Christmas...) PLEASE send it in with your kiddo! BOXES, RIBBON, BOWS, TAPE, STYROFOAM, BUBBLE WRAP!

Absolutely anything that we can use to have the kids use their imaginations and create!


Mrs. Kentop

Mrs. Zavernik

4th Grade Teachers

Forest Glen Elementary