4K Weekly Update

5.10.16

Journeys

This week and next we will be working on a true story of an unlikely friendship between a hippo and a tortoise. The story is called Own and Mzee (em-zay). You can read this with your child on www.thinkcentral.com. The focus is on compare and contrast for comprehension. You can also find out more information at www.owenandmzee.com!

FAST Testing

Overall, FAST testing went really well! Please congratulate your child on their hard work throughout the school year! We had some AMAZING improvement!

Writing

We are working on our trimester writing assessments right now, but will be switching back to finishing up our country reports. The International Fest will be Friday, May 27th. Remember to be thinking about a recipe, traditional clothing, and sending a trifold board to school. I still have several students who have not brought one.

Math

We just wrapped up our unit on angles and division. The last complete unit we will be working on is fractions. This builds on the knowledge they developed in 3rd grade. We will also be working on the concepts of area, perimeter, and symmetry briefly.

Vocabulary Skits

Bike Ride

The bike ride will be happening next Friday, May 20th! Please be sure your child has a bike AND helmet! Also, it would be best to have your child ride their bike beforehand to make sure no repairs or adjustments need to be made. Please let me know if you have any questions about this.