Ms. Foster's Class News

May 4, 2015

Fairmount - Where Effort Leads to Excellence.

Important Notes

* This week we will focus on reviewing for the MAP test. We will also take the District Math Test and the final Quarterly Math Facts Quiz.

* MAP testing is starting this week for other grades. This will cause some changes in our schedule. We will have library on Thursday at 1:45.

* The expectations for hallway behavior will increase. There will be no talking or silliness allowed.

Curriculum Notes

Reading: We have started a new book called, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Students will be expected to keep up with the daily reading assignments. See 4th Grade Newsletter for Objectives.

Writing: In writing, we reading and writing poems.

Spelling: This week we are continuing List 30. The test is Wednesday. See 4th Grade Newsletter for list of words.

Math: In Math, we are starting Topic 14 on Measurement. The study guide and flash cards have been sent home. The test will be next week.

Health: We are discussing body systems.

Our Hero's Quests

Mrs. Hendricks graciously helped us record our Hero's Quest. Once they are uploaded, you can view them on Fairmount's webiste. Go to the Learning Commons and look for our class.

Google Accounts

  • Students will be using their Google Accounts. Their email address will be: first name initial, last name, last 3 digits of student number @ g,
  • ex. sfoster456@g, The password is: fh student number ex. fh123456
  • Extra copies of Math Topic Study Guides and Reading Logs can be found in your child's Google Account.
  • Students do not have email accounts. The email is used just for a username.

Preparing for the MAP test!

The 4th grade students at Fairmount will be taking the MAP test this spring. The test is completely computerized. It incorporates a variety of types of test questions and addresses many different math, reading and writing concepts. In the weeks to come, students will be shown examples of the different types of questions and asked to practice them. Fortunately, Study has test questions written in the new format. Please encourage your child to get on Study and practice.


Several students created a digit project using a program called Voicethread. If you would like to view them, please go to:

The username is your child's lunchcode and the password is francis.