Mrs. Chesworth's Fourth Grade Class

Week of March 21, 2016


We are working on short reading passages and using text evidence to support our answers. We will not be doing a longer story this week due to the shorter week. There are no spelling words and no test this week. Please remember to read every day over break-I will be sending home a reading log.


I will be sending home a few writing samples for students to do over spring break. The goal is for each student to work on some writing each day. Let me know if you have any questions/concerns:)


Fractions!! Fractions!! Fractions!! We are getting the hang of decomposing fractions and making equivalent fractions! Remember the more practice we do the easier it becomes! Below are some videos for the lessons we are doing this week.

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Lesson 7:
Lesson 8:
Lesson 9:

I will be sending home a review packet for over break. We will be taking the smarter balance test in early May so we need the practice.

Field Trips

April 22: Old New Castle: We will be taking a trip to Old New Castle to learn about the history of Delaware

May 13: DSWA Recycling Center: Since we are a green school our whole school will be taking a field trip to see how the recycling center works.

June 4: End of the year swimming trip to the JCC!!!!!

Important Dates

3/23: Award Ceremony starts at 12:00. If your child was receiving an award a notice went home with their report card!
3/23: BSD REFERENDUM-Come out and vote:)
4/1: Chuckee Cheese night with the PTA.

News from the PTA

Dear MPE Families,

The BSD referendum vote will take place on Wednesday (3/23). Voting will take place at many locations throughout the district from 10 am - 8 pm. MPE is one of the locations that you may go to cast your vote. You must be a resident of BSD. More details can be found at

Please let us know if you are available to help hand out flyers to the car line on Tuesday afternoon (3/22) by sending an email to The postcards will have details about where to vote. I need to let the district know by tomorrow morning if we have volunteers available. We only need 3-4 people starting at approximately 3:15 pm.

We will be holding a spirit night on the last day of Spring Break. The Chuck E Cheese fundraiser will be held on Friday April 1st from 3-9pm. MPE PTA receives 15% of all sales during this event. Look for the Flyer with coupons and sticker for free tokens which will be sent home this week. Also teachers bring your school id and get a free individual pizza or all-you-can-eat salad bar and a drink for free.

We hope everyone has a great spring break and hope to see you at one of the remaining events for the year.



We have been working on a very exciting stem project over the past month. We have been working on researching, designing, and building bird houses for outside of our school. If you have any of the materials below please save and send in anytime between now and the second week of April.
-popsicle sticks
-2 liter plastic soda bottles
-plastic water bottles
-small stones/rocks (pebbles)

Also, if your child is interested in STEM we have a wonderful summer camp. Go to to learn more about it. Feel free to contact me with any questions about the camp. It does fill up quickly.