Mrs. Eske's Team: Building Leaders

4th Grade Newsletter * Week of October 18-21

From the Desk of Mrs. Eske:

Tomorrow is the official first day of 2nd Quarter!!! First quarter flew by fast!!! I hope that the students enjoy their day off from school today, and are able to recharge their "BATteries!"

I have certainly enjoyed having the opportunity to be your child's teacher this school year!! Each child has made so much progress, since our first day of school! I look forward to sharing each child's accomplishments and areas for growth during Parent Teacher Conference Week, next week!!! I will be sending out conference reminder notices tomorrow. 1st Quarter grade cards will be sent home at the time of our scheduled conference. I will also be sending home your child's beginning of the year IREADY scores for reading and math. Together we can review strengths, weaknesses, and suggestions for ensuring that your child is where they need to be by the end of the school year!


Thank you for all you do to support your child each day!!


Mrs. Eske

Building LEADERS one subject at a time!!

Reading: This week we will read the nonfiction text, Bats about Bats! We will review nonfiction text features, and identify what we wonder and what we learn about this fun book about bats. We will also continue to meet for small group skill and comprehension instruction. Students started reader's workshop rotations last week. We have five rotations that are part of our reading schedule at this time. The stations include: writing about our reading, Lexia practice, independent reading, partner reading, and small group reading. We are doing a really nice job of staying on task and transitioning quietly!


Writing: In writing, we will continue working on personal narratives.


Math: This week we will review multiplication properties and division rules and the associative property of multiplication. We will wrap up the unit with identifying factors and multiples of whole numbers.


Content: We are currently in the process of constructing a 5 Regions Lap Book for our Project Based Learning Unit: On the Move/Regions and Exploration. We have been researching landforms and waterways for each of the 5 regions and writing down examples, while identifying what regions that the examples were found.

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PTA Important Information, SPS 2016-2017 School Calendar, and Jeffries Important Dates and Upcoming Events

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Important Dates

Thursday, Oct. 20- Great American Earthquake Shake-out Drill 10:15AM

Oct. 24-28- Red Ribbon Week

Monday: “Red-y to be Drug Free!” (wear red)

Tuesday: “Orange YOU Gonna Be Drug Free?” (wear orange)

Wednesday: “It’s No Sweat to Live Drug Free!” (wear sweats)

Thursday: “Go Green! Don’t let Drugs Pollute Your Life!” (wear green)

Friday: “I Pledge to be Drug Free!” (wear red, white and blue)


Monday, Oct. 24- Parent/Teacher Conference Week


Oct. 27- 5th Grade Field Trip to the Springfield Art Museum (Mendenhall & Rogers from 9:30-10:30AM); Mrs. O'Dell & Mrs. Eberhart's Class (12:30-1:30PM)

Happy birthday, Joyce Hood!

Jeffries Skating Party at Skateland 6-8PM with a Halloween Costume contest ($5 per skater).

Friday, Oct. 28- SPS R-12 "Pink Out" day- wear your pink!

Saturday, Oct. 29- Happy birthday, Kristie Martin & Dody McDaniel!

Sunday, Oct. 30- Happy birthday, Cherie Norman

Thursday, Nov. 3- Fall Fundraiser Pick Up (tentatively 3-6PM in the cafeteria)

Monday, Nov. 7- No School

Tuesday, Nov. 8- No School for Students (Teachers have Professional Learning all day)

Wednesday, Nov. 9- Jeffries Student Flu Clinic (for those desiring one and complete paperwork- see Nurse Laura Smith)

Monday, Nov. 14- Watch DOGS Chick Fil A Benefit Night- please eat at Chick Fil A (place receipts in the black box on the counter). Our Watch DOGS will be working that night!

Tuesday, Nov. 15- Fall Picture Retakes; PTA Mtg. with 3rd Grade Performance at 7PM

Have a great week, Jaguars!!! More to come...

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