## Welcome Ms. Groberski!

Ms. Groberski will be joining Mrs. Burns' class as the student teacher until the end of the school year. She will be graduating in May from UW Whitewater in Elementary Education with an adaptive education minor. We are looking forward to working with her fo the rest of the year!

## Save the Date!

Please mark your calendars. The 4th grade Madison Capitol Square tour is Tuesday, June 4th. This is an all day field trip exploring the capital building and surrounding area.

## Six Flags Reading Program! Due February 15th!

Please note: Six Flags does not allow 4K students to participate in this program.

Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Krahn, Rose Glen's coordinator for Read to Succeed.

#970-2451 or bkrahn@waukesha.k12.wi.us

## Math Workshop

Mathematicians have completed Unit 4, Equivalent and Comparing Fractions in the classroom. Please be aware of the family letter included in your mathematician’s mailbox today regarding the new unit that will be beginning Monday, Unit 5, Operations with Fractions. This unit will begin with mathematicians adding and subtracting fractions (with like denominators) and move into adding and subtracting mixed numbers (with like denominators as well). The unit will conclude with multiplying fractions by a whole number.

Lastly, a word regarding technology in the math classroom. Families may be aware of the newly shared Prodigy Math Game introduced to your mathematician. This is a nice, and fun, math resource for students. It should be understood, however, that if classroom work falls behind, or is compromised in any way, Prodigy may be not be allowed for your student due to lack of prioritizing their work. Prodigy may ALWAYS be worked on at home.

Talking Points in Math:

1. How do you manage your math work and the math game Prodigy within your day?

2. How does ⅘ compare to 12/15? How do you know?

3. Think of a situation where is good to know how to add fractions.

Readers continue to look for clues, find suspects, and discover a motive, in addition to identifying other elements of mysteries! We have also started learning about figurative language while looking for examples of it in our writing and reading.

Talking Points:

• What figurative language can you add to your realistic fiction story?

• What are one or two elements of a mystery found in your independent reading or LDG book?

## Science

We started a new unit on Energy. Our essential question is How does energy influence both living and nonliving things? Students are learning about about the relationship between speed and energy.

## Important Dates!

Thursday, February 21 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:30-8:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 28 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:30-8:00 p.m.

Friday, March 1st - Early Release - Elementary students released at 1:40 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6th - End of second trimester

Tuesday, June 4th - Field Trip to Madison