Watson's Weekly News

May 15-19th

Announcements




Book Talk Due - Wednesday, May 17th



Author's Tea Celebration - Friday, May 19th @ 9:00am - 11:00am


Harlem Wizards vs. TCE Thunderbolts Basketball Game - Friday, May 19th, information on TCE website and in previous Tuesday Folders. You may purchase tickets online.


Bizarre Bazaar!- May 23rd - Information is in the Tuesday Folder about this exciting day of trading and bartering between the other 4th grade classes.


Tuesday May 23rd- Lunch time change!!!! 11:30am- 12:00pm!!!!


Wednesday, May 24th- Last Day of School

Bagged Lunch ONLY from Cafeteria



Classroom Updates


Author's Tea Celebration

In your child's Tuesday folder you will find an invite to our 4th Grade Author's Tea. Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 9th. We want to make sure that all parents are cleared to come and enjoy a beautiful morning, with breakfast and students reading their published pieces.** We still have a few parents that we need to hear from.**


Author's Tea
Students dress in their Sunday best for the Author's Tea celebration. (They are allowed to bring clothes to change into!) We will waltz into the cafeteria once all the parents have arrived in true Hollywood style down the read carpet. Parents are encouraged to take pictures of your star! We will stand as a class for a group picture, then be released to parents/friends for the "tea" part. Because all the classes' donate there will be breakfast type goodies to snack on while you mingle with others. After a while we head back to our classroom to read our published pieces of writing. We can't wait to see you to celebrate our 4th grade accomplishments!


** Please make sure you RSVP for this event. All parents/grandparents must be cleared to enter. Thank you!


Donations:

Parents we are asking each class to donate some items for our Author's Tea breakfast. Mrs. Watson's Class will be donating cookies. Please sign the form in your child's Tuesday folder and return. Thank you for you support and making this day very special for our 4th Graders.


Bizarre Bazaar
Next Tuesday is our big trade/exchange day. If students are bringing any food, please make sure the items are individually wrapped. Students will need a poster explain their good/service. I encourage the kiddos to bring a small box or tray to carry items to the other classrooms. They'll need a container or bag to bring home their new items in as well. It's a fun day! Let me know if you have any questions.



Behavior/Classroom Expectations
As we near the end of the school year, some of us begin to forget proper classroom etiquette. We've reviewed the classroom rules and the expectations are the same as always: Listen & follow directions the first time; Do your work; Keep hands, feet and other objects to yourself; Have materials and assignments ready; Take turns when speaking & listening; keep candy and gum at home. Let's end this school year with a bang!


Harlem Wizards

Buy your tickets online at...
http://www.harlemwizards.com/schedule-tickets/

WISH LIST---

Lysol Wipes


Secret Phrase- Summer is around the corner!

Curriculum Notes


Novel: Black Stallion

Genre: Realistic Fiction


Quarter 4 : Topic 2

Review of skills:

Summarizing historical, scientific & technical text, Interpret graphic information (maps, charts, etc),

Using Context clues; Summarize a text, Find a Theme, & drawing inferences based on evidence.

Conventions - progressive verb tenses.

Summative Test - May 16th


MATH:-

Reviewing standards, incorporating a STEM Fair activity.


*It is more than important that your multiplication facts are now MASTERED...ALL OF THEM! If you need practice please use Front Row or download an app (Mad Math Lite is a good one! Here's a cool site that helps with certain numbers http://www.multiplication.com/games/play/quick-flash-ii )





Writing -


Grammar Skills

Cursive



Science -



Big Idea #17- Interdependence -

Students should read through chapters 3 and 4 in their textbook. They received a one pager to begin now.

Here are the specific standards and pages students can read for Big Idea #16.


SC.4.L.17.1

Compare the seasonal changes in Florida plants and animals to those in other regions of the country. (Chp. 4; TB pgs.122-127)


SC.4.L.17.2

Explain that animals, including humans, cannot make their own food and that when animals eat plants or other animals, the energy stored in the food source is passed to them. (Chp. 3; TB pgs.86-101)


SC.4.L.17.3

Trace the flow of energy from the Sun as it is transferred along the food chain through the producers to the consumers. (Chp. 3; TB pgs. 98-103)


SC.4.L.17.4

Recognize ways plants and animals, including humans, can impact the environment. (Chp. 3 & 4; TB pgs. 106-107 & 128-149)


Big Idea Test - Thurs. May 18th




Social Studies -


Financial Literacy


Thanks for reading the updates this week. If you ever have questions about ANYTHING, please don't hesitate to ask. I truly believe the teacher-parent partnership is a crucial part of a school year, and I know this year is going to be great!




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Character Counts Monthly Focus




  • September – Fairness - Annie B.
  • October – Responsibility - Paris P.
  • November – Citizenship- Haylie W.
  • January – Respect- Baylie M.
  • February – Caring- Meila R.
  • March – Trustworthiness - Andrew I.
  • April- All Pillars
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