Team Hill News
DFES Title One, February 3, 2016
What's New in 4th Grade?
Our PTO fundraiser has kicked off this week and hopefully your child has had a chance to tell you about it as well as share the yellow flyer brought home Tuesday. Our goal for the fundraiser is to raise money to purchase books for our school!
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and the students may bring in valentines to share with their classmates on Feb. 12, Friday. We have 21 students and I will send home a class list of names Friday for students to address valentines if they wish to do so. I have bags for the students to decorate in class next week also.
Here are some important dates to remember:
Feb. 4 Early Dismissal 11;40 am
Feb. 8 Weather Unit Test
Feb. 9 "Canned" Book Projects Due
Field trip to Koger Center and Ryan's
Feb. 15 No School for Students
March 28- April 1 Spring Break
Another reason to read:)
It's in the Can!
Christyonna shared a new favorite book that she read called The Strawberry Girl. Book referrals by friends is a great way to try a new genre to read! We are looking forward to seeing all of the "Cans" arriving Feb. 9!
Just a little math humor
We've talked about figurative language, but puns are the best!
It's in the Can!
Reading through the Curriculum
What will the weather be? Well, we have a much better idea of how to predict weather as we have been collecting temperature, air pressure and humidity readings during the month of January and analyzing what that data really means. Students are also very tuned in to noticing clouds. This week students are researching types of severe weather and creating Google slide shows and posters to share their learning with each other.
We are nearing the end of a beloved read aloud " Wonder". We have not just loved this story, but also engaged in some really meaningful discussions about friendship and showing kindness to others. During shared reading time we are reading "Frindle". Look for your student to begin creating new vocabulary as a result of being inspired by Nick's creativity. We are also working on our critical reading skills and being able to cite evidence in what we read to support an answer. Writers are working on fine tuning sentences by using interesting language and correct punctuation.
You may have noticed that our reading log format has changed. The amount of time we encourage students to read each week remains 120 minutes per week. Students can divide that time up any way from Friday to Thursday that works for them and their family's schedule. Thank you for signing the reading log and encouraging students to writing a brief reflection on what they have read.