4th Grade News
December 2013 • Clarksville Elementary
December 4: Mrs. Johnson/Baldi Homeroom Quarter 2 Science Test
December 5: All homeroom classes rotate for Quarter 2 Science/Social Studies Instruction
December 18: Band/Strings Concert
December 19: 4th Grade Winter Craft
December 21-31: Winter Break- Please enjoy the time with your families!
Congratulations Mrs. Johnson!
English Language Arts
Mrs. Johnson and Ms. Baldi homeroom classes will finish up the second quarter science rotation with an owl pellet dissection and test on Wednesday, December 4th. A study guide has gone home with all students in these classes. Please continue to review biomes, ecosystems, adaptations, food chains/webs, transfer of energy, and changes in animal populations based on environmental factors. Mrs. Suknova and Mrs. Kwak homeroom classes will begin science instruction on Thursday, December 5th.
The health unit for second quarter is Child Abuse. The state of Maryland requires all students receive instruction on this content. These lessons will be taught during the month of December per homeroom class.
Just like science, Mrs. Kwak and Mrs. Suknova homeroom classes will finish up the second quarter social studies objectives including information about Maryland from the 1630's to the 1800's. Students should understand the earliest settlers, the establishment of slavery, the colonist feelings toward the British government, and the Revolutionary War. Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Baldi homeroom classes will begin social studies instruction on Thursday, December 5th.
DECEMBER COUGAR CLUB
The fourth grade teachers are looking for volunteers to participate in a Repeated Reading program. A few times per week we are hoping to solicit volunteers to read with each child in the homeroom classes. The focus of this program is to work on fluency, prosody, and reading rate. If you are interested, please look for an email from your child's homeroom teacher with a direct link to sign up online.
On Tuesday, December 3rd, Mrs. Johnson/Ms. Baldi homeroom classes will participate in owl pellet dissection. If you are able and interested in coming to watch your child in this fun lesson, please report to those classrooms at 2:15pm. The remaining classes will participate in this activity in January.
On Thursday, December 19th, all homeroom classes will participate in a Winter Craft activity. The children will create Snowman Snow Gauges. We would love to have parents join us during this time to celebrate the upcoming winter break and holiday season. The time for this activity will be from 3-3:45pm and will also occur in the homeroom classrooms.
Thursday, Dec. 19th 2013 at 3pm
12041 Maryland 108
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As the holiday season approaches the CES community has many things for which to be thankful. Over the past month we accomplished so many things that will continue to benefit our children. We want to thank all the parents who were able to come and participate in parent/teacher conferences. We also want to thank all the parents who joined us as chaperones on our Baltimore Aquarium field trip. Much learning was had by all and it was a fantastic learning experience that complimented our current research unit. Finally, we want to thank the parent volunteers who have given up their time to come in and read with students, help with clerical tasks, or have just been an "assistant" to the teachers.