4th Grade News

May 15th, 2016

Reminders and Updates

On Tuesday, we experienced a little local history at the Parks-Bentley Place. We learned about what life would have been like during the time period when the Park and Bentley families resided in the house. We toured the one-room schoolhouse, the summer kitchen, the original "cabin", and the tool shed. The highlight of our trip was climbing down into the cellar that historians believed once held escaping slaves on the Underground Railroad.


It is so exciting to experience history first hand and to be so lucky to have these treasures all within driving distance!


The weather is looking good for this week. Please send in a WATER BOTTLE every day with your child.

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Writing Celebration

We really enjoyed the sunshine while reading and celebrating the publication of our beautiful Revolutionary War Books. We hope that you enjoy reading your child's book as well.

MATH UPDATE

Believe it or not, but we are almost done with our unit on decimals! We will be finishing the last lesson this week and plan on giving the END MODULE TEST on WEDNESDAY! Keep your eye out for the review sheet coming home on Monday.

Science

THANK YOU so much to the parents that came in to help with our practice science centers on Thursday. It was a great review of the skills that our students will need to use this coming Thursday on PART I of our NYS Science Test.


We'll be finishing our experiment called "Friction, Don't Slow Me Down" early this week and then do one final practice using a balance scale, a ruler and a beaker on Wednesday.

Historical Fiction Book Clubs (Reader's Workshop)

Many groups are moving on to their 3rd book this week! Their discussions are getting better and they are learning how to listen to each other.


You should be seeing their "Book in a Bag" come home EVERY night! In addition, please ask your child if they have Reader's Workshop HW. Many students have been forgetting to complete their homework.

Science Performance Test

Thursday, May 26th, 9am

Moreau Elementary School, Fort Edward, NY, United States

Fort Edward, NY

On this day, all of the 4th grade students will be taking the "hands-on" state science test in the carpeted gym. Each student will rotate through three stations - measurement, magnets & electricity and ball and ramp. It's a test they usually enjoy!

Written Science Test

Monday, June 6th, 9am

Moreau Elementary School, Fort Edward, NY, United States

Fort Edward, NY

The second part of the science test is the written part. It is comprised of multiple choice questions and extended response questions.

Spirit Day

Friday, June 10th, 9am-3pm

Moreau Elementary School, Fort Edward, NY, United States

Fort Edward, NY

All parents are welcome to join us on our school wide Spirit Day!

Fort Ticonderoga

Wednesday, June 15th, 8:30am-2:45pm

100 Fort Ti Road

Ticonderoga, NY

Mark your calendars ... ask for the day off! This is a field trip you can't miss! Join us for a day at Fort Ti exploring the fort and participating in an educational program.

Class Picnic

Friday, June 17th, 11:30am-2:30pm

Lenox Boulevard

Fort Edward, NY

All parents are welcome to join us for our end of the year picnic!