4C News

Saturday, September 30th, 2017


Mrs. Close’s Class – The kids have been busy solving multi-step word problems! They have had to round to arrive at a “ballpark” answer. Then find the exact answer. The last step is to compare their ballpark with the exact number to determine if the exact answer is reasonable. Initially, these steps were challenging for the kids because of all of the work involved at each stage. They have risen to the challenge and are doing very well! The plan is to finish Module 1 next week. You’ll find two corrected topic quizzes in your child’s Friday Folder. Keep those Exit Ticket corrections coming my way, but please remind your child that the corrections have to be on a separate sheet of paper. The original answers shouldn't be changed.

Mr. Hart's Class - We have been working on rounding numbers up to thew nearest hundred thousand. In addition we have been adding numbers to the with and without regrouping using the place value chart as a reference tool. The past few days we have worked on subtracting numbers and borrowing up to three times. This concept always seems to have the kids struggle. We will continue to work on subtraction next week before we focus on solving multi-step word problems using the Read Draw Write (RDW) method. Next week we will take the I-Ready diagnostic assessment. This will help me determine your child's strengths and weaknesses. I can then use the information to provide help during our intervention time.


This week we started our book groups. We have four groups and four books the books are Fantastic Mr. Fox, Hatchet, Sign of the Beaver, and Danger on Panther Peak.

Next week, the kids will be taking a mid-unit assessment for our first integrated ELA/SS unit. The kids will be using their reading skills and working with Haudenosaunee based text.

I just started a new read aloud - Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech. We'll be depending on this story as we continue to work on making inferences, characterization, story elements, and theme.

Mrs. Eagan visited us on Thursday and shared three Iroquois stories with our team. Be sure to ask your 4th grader to tell you about his/her favorite story.

Spelling Bee

Ten 4C spellers have signed up to compete in the Spelling Bee! Word lists will come home Monday!

Friday Folders

Be on the lookout for a flyer about.....
  • The Screen Free Challenge ~ Starts Monday!!!
  • The PTSA Martial Arts Program
  • Girls' Youth Basketball Sign-Ups

Farmers' Market

On Tuesday, October 3rd, our class will visit the Annual Farmers' Market which will be set up in front of the Elementary Building. Students are welcome to bring in a few dollars to buy local produce.

Open House

Thursday, October 12th will be our Annual Fall Open House. Parents are invited to come tour the school from 6-7:30pm. There will be no parent conference and/or party sign-ups that evening. The conference sign-ups will come embedded in next Friday's Newsletter as a link to SignupGenius. Party sign-ups will come the same way as we approach each holiday.

Dates to Remember

Tuesday, October 3rd ~ Farmers' Market

Wednesday, October 4th ~ International Walk to School Day

Friday, October 6th ~ Evacuation Drill & Early Dismissal (11:45)

Monday, October 9th ~ Columbus Day, No School

Thursday, October 12th ~ Open House, 6pm-7:30pm

Contact Information

Email is the best way to get in touch with me. Sometimes I don't receive the notifications on my phone that a parent has sent me a message through remind.


Genial :)