We Are... Room 304!

Miss Anderson's Weekly Scoop

February 1-5, 2016

Don't Forget...

February 1st ~

  • Happy Birthday Mya F.!
  • Happy Birthday Sehaj V.!
  • Tiger of the Week - Aimen K.

February 1st - 29th

  • Book Donations Being Accepted for the Titus Book Swap

February 2nd ~

  • Happy 1/2 Birthday Wyatt M.!
  • Happy Groundhog Day!
February 4th & 5th ~

  • Professional Development Day for Staff
  • No School for Students
February 8th ~
  • Tiger of the Week - Andrew L.
February 9th ~
  • Home & School Association General Meeting - Titus Dining Room - 7:00 PM
February 10th ~
  • Happy 1/2 Birthday Mark E.!
February 15th ~
  • President's Day - School Holiday
  • Tiger of the Week - Madison L.
February 16th & 17th ~
  • Grade 4 - Human Growth & Development

February 19th ~

February 22nd ~
  • Tiger of the Week - Isaiah L.
February 29th ~
  • Tiger of the Week - Lauren M.

Box Tops... Box Tops... Calling All Box Tops!

We remain in 1st place overall for the year... so keep on clippin'!

Don't forget to send in your Ziploc bag full of Box Tops by February 24, 2016.

Music & Recorders

Just a friendly reminder... Students need to remember to bring their recorders for music every Thursday! Spotlight on the Arts will be here before we know it!

4th Annual Titus Book Swap . . .

In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, we will hold our 4th Annual Titus Book Swap on March 2nd. We ask that you search your book shelves for gently used trade books, chapter books, children’s cookbooks, etc. to donate to this event. Beginning Monday February 1st, boxes will be located in the rotunda labeled by grade/reading level. Please deposit the books in the appropriate boxes.

We ask each child to donate between 2-4 books. We are looking forward to another successful year of swapping out our favorite titles!!!

Valentine's Day is coming...

Exchanging Valentines is a time-honored tradition in elementary school, and by 4th grade students are valentine veterans. In honor of Valentine's Day, students will be asked to participate in a Valentine's Day project competition! Using a cereal box or shoe box students should create a valentine container, being as creative as they want!

On Friday, February 12th we will use the containers to collect our valentines from our classmates. As a friendly reminder, it is not necessary to send in valentines, but if your child does, they should bring a valentine for every classmate (we don't want to leave anyone out)! It is also important to remember that we are a PEANUT AND TREE NUT FREE classroom when choosing your valentines!

Thank you in advance for helping with this activity to make Valentines Day in room 304 special!

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A few quick things about this week...


This week we will be wrapping up our unit on historical fiction. Students will be completing a comprehension quiz and open-ended response to demonstrate their comprehension of their novels.

Ask me about: What are elements of historical fiction? What is the theme of your book?

Writing & Spelling

This week we will be wrapping up our Informative Non-Research Expository piece. Students will be conducting peer conferences to provide feedback to each other, proofreading/editing their work, and finalizing their written pieces to create a published informative piece.

Ask me about: How do good writers enhance their writing? What are "tell more" sentences? How do good writers improve their style and content in their writing? How do good writers proofread their writing?

Spelling Homework - NONE


We will be continuing Unit #6 this week. This week, students will continue to review division, but we will also be working with protractors to measure and draw angles. We will also be reviewing various problem solving strategies and how good mathematicians explain their thinking of the problem solving process.

Students should be reviewing their math facts through the use of xtraMath (www.xtramath.org) in order to reach mastery of all functions!

Ask me about: How do you use a full circle and half-circle protractor to measure angles? What are the types of angles? How do you use a coordinate grid?

Social Studies - "Welcome Aboard!" We're Taking a Boat and Bus Tour of the Southeast!

We are continuing our tour of the Southeast this week with visits to Jamestown, a coal mine, Memphis, and New Orleans. At the end of our unit, Mrs. Dowd and I will be showing students how to create and narrate a tour of the Southeast using Google Earth and MovieMaker. It will be a project that is done in school, and we can't wait to share it with you! Students will be sharing everything they are learning about the Southeast while learning how to use valuable technology tools!

Ask me about: What is something surprising that you learned? What social scientist (geographer, economist, political scientist, or historian) would be most interested in that site and why? What is the land used for in the Southeast? How has the culture of the Southeast changed over time? What are the different types of music heard in the Southeast?

We are... a PEANUT & TREE NUT safe classroom!

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