The Fourth Grade 4-1-1

Week of October 12, 2015

The teachers always say...

Multiplication and division facts should be known at lightning speed! This will greatly help with the understanding of all new concepts in math. Please practice nightly with your child.

A message from Mrs. Kennedy: Math Olympiad information, including weekly homework assignments, can be found on Ms. Kennedy's website, accessed through the LS Resource Page. Math O homework is optional but highly encouraged for participants in Math O.

Important Dates

Nurse Kathy Larson, Family Life Education specialist, will begin visiting fourth grade classes on October 13th. We hope you all enjoyed the parent presentation last week. She is a wonderful educator!


Thursday, October 15th: Founders' Day Mass @ 9:00am. Concert Dress. All are welcome.


Friday, October 16th: Fourth Grade Parent Coffee @ 8:15am. Come and learn about a typical day in fourth grade as well as tips for preparing your child for middle school. Meet some of your child's enrichment teachers too!


Wednesday, October 21st-Thursday, October 22nd: Parent/Teacher Conferences. Parents attend this 20 minute conference with your child's teacher. Students do not attend the fall conference, but will be leading their conference in the spring! Please remember to sign up through the MJS website.

Academics

Math: We are working on place value, comparing numbers, and rounding numbers to the hundred thousands' place.


Reading: We are reading The Power of Wow, a play about how children can contribute to their communities.


Spelling: Words focus on the long O and short O sounds. Test Friday, October 23rd.


English: We will be focusing on cause and effect as well as how to write dialogue.


Science: We will be learning about watersheds and how it is important to protect them.


Social Studies: We will have a quick quiz Wednesday 10/14 on pages 31-36 of the packet. (Early California Tribes: "How did Early People Live in California?") Please review the bold vocabulary words, comprehension questions/answers, and paragraphs.

Strep Throat Notice from Nurse Rita

There has been a reported case of STREPT THROAT in your child's grade.Strep throat is spread through contact with drainage from the mouth and nose.

If your child develops a sore throat, fever or any signs of illness within the next week, consult your physician immediately. If your child is diagnosed with Strept throat, please notify the school nurse.

He/She may return to school as soon as he/she has been on antibiotic therapy for 24 hours.

We are requesting a “Return to School “release from your physician is brought to the health office upon returning to school.

Please notify the school nurse if your child has been diagnosed with this disease.

Hooray for us!

The kids had a fabulous week of ERB Testing. They were cool, calm, and collected! Results will be available in 6-8 weeks. Great job, everyone!