The Fourth Grade 4-1-1

Week of May 16, 2016

The teachers say...

We went to visit Villa Esperanza on Friday and delivered our special gifts. They were especially happy to see the weighted blankets. We were so proud of our fourth graders for all of their hard work.

Delivery Day!

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Important Dates:

May 16-20 - Art Show!

May 25 - Service Learning Showcase

Friday, May 27 - California Travel Journals due, Blue and White Day

May 31-June 3 - Social Studies Creative Project presentations


Math: We have begun one of our most challenging chapters: relating fractions to decimals. Students are learning how to convert 6/10 or 15/100 to 0.6 and 0.15. Next step: converting 3/12 into a decimal! Stay tuned!

English: The rough drafts are almost finished. A few more paragraphs and we will move on to the final drafts!

Science: This week the fourth graders are presenting their keynotes projects to third grade classes. They will also be giving out sea creature trading cards that they made on the computers. I am so proud of how hard they have worked on this extensive project!

Reading: We are more than halfway through Island of the Blue Dolphins now. Karana is living alone on the island but now has a adopted one of the wild dogs as her pet. Ask your fourth grader about the devilfish!

Social Studies: California History Project: Update for Parents

This week I will be checking in with the kids regarding progress on creative projects. The children will be working on finishing up rough drafts and beginning final drafts in both social studies and English classes. If you run into any questions, please have your child write down the question to ask in class the next day. More exciting news--your kiddos have begun brainstorming ideas for 3D printing in technology class! Ask your child about his/her ideas.

Spelling/Writing: Lesson 25 words; test on Friday, May 20th. You can find a printable copy of the list on the 4th grade page of the MJS website.

Lower School Talent Show Try-Outs !!

Please download the attached form if your child is interested in participating in this annual event. Please note:

  1. First through third graders are allowed to do solos only, fourth graders may do group numbers.
  2. No one may rehearse at school.
  3. Acts must be shorter than 2 minutes long.
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Religion Corner

Pentecost: May 15, 2016
The End of the Easter Season

This Sunday brings the celebration of the Easter Season to a close. Pentecost is the celebration of the Holy Spirit coming to the Apostles. The Spirit gave them courage to go out and proclaim the word of God. The Holy Spirit can give us courage, too, when we need it.

Outside Reading Logs-only 2 weeks left!

The goal for the second semester is 600 minutes. Log sheets are located on the fourth grade website and in the classrooms. The due date to submit minutes is May 31st. Don't wait until the last minute!

Student of the Week 4G

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Self-Defense Class for 3rd and 4th Graders