Mrs. Dickau's Classroom News

MAY 13

Reading Unit 4 week 3

Upcoming Dates

May 14 - 2 hour Late Start
May 14 - Book Projects Due (They will be presented over a period of 4 days.)
May 17 - Fun Run
May 20 - Mrs. Koch visits
May 23 - Peacemakers gathering
May 28 - Our class program (tentatively set at 10:00 and 1:00)
May 29 - All School Read
May 30 - 4th grade trip to the Science Museum (chaperones needed)
May 31 - Author visit to Kennedy
June 4 - Field Day
June 6 - Last Day

The end is in sight!

We can see June from here. There are many activities planned at school and in our classroom. Some of the activities are things we must finish up and some of them are just plain fun.

We have a class program scheduled on May 28th. Our program will focus on the regions of the United States. This has been our topic in Social Studies. We have learned some very cool songs for this program. The programs are tentatively scheduled for 10:00 and 1:00 on the 28th of May in our classroom. We hope you can come!


The last Book Project for the year will be due May 14th. Presentations will be on the 14th thru the 17th. We will start the summaries in class, students will finish them up at home. This has been a fun project and I've been amazed at the creativity of our class.

What's Happening in Math Right Now?

We have started Unit 11 and will squeeze Unit 12 in before the year ends. Unit 11 will discuss volume and measurement. Both topics are things we have discussed earlier in the year, but this will take it to a little different level.

Unit 12 will introduce rates, graphing data, and unit pricing.

Science Museum Field Trip

Both 4th grade classes will be going to the Science Museum on May 30. The PTO has generously offered to cover the cost of the bus. We are asking for a $5 donation to cover the entrance fee of the museum. Students will also see the Omni Theater presentation on tornadoes. I would like to take a few parents with us. If you are interested, please let me know.


Spelling Core Words Unit 31: gold, build, glass, rock, tall

Unit 4 Week 3

Reading Theme: The Power of Oil

Reading Vocabulary Words: electrical, globe, fuels, decayed

Reading Strategy: Evaluate

Reading Skills: Persuasion

Grammar Skill: Pronoun Verb Agreement

Writing Lesson: Organize Information