February 8th, 2016
Thursday, February 11th, 2016- Valentine's Day Dance
Monday, February 15th, 2016- Valentines Day Breakfast and Pajama Celebration- More info in flyer!
Monday February 15th, 2016- DEADLINE for Biltmore Permission Forms and Money ($25)
Thursday, February 18th, 2016 - Biltmore Field Trip
Thursday, February 18, 2016- Family Voices/Community Outreach Night at the Montford Center
Monday, February 22nd, 2016- Teacher Workday
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016- FINAL Raleigh payment of $30 (or remaining balance) due.
Thursday, February 25, 2016- Tea & Talk with the Superintendent for Claxton Families
Index cards for projects and notetaking
SNACK ITEMS FOR THE CLASS
Individually bagged snack is preferred.
Students like Cheeze-It's, Goldfish, popcorn, fruit snacks, cheese sticks, etc.
Somebody always has a paper cut! :)
Biltmore Field Trip
After a long wait for paperwork, we finally have a date scheduled and permission forms sent home for the Biltmore trip! We will be visiting Biltmore on Thursday, February 18th. That is next Thursday! Because we are on such a tight schedule for this deadline, all Biltmore permission forms and money must be turned in by Monday February 15th. The cost of this trip is $25. This covers everything, including your child's lunch at the Biltmore House. If your child has any dietary restrictions that I don't already know about, please let me know so that I can ensure we have a meal option for them!
If you have any questions or concerns about this field trip, please contact me! We do have partial scholarships available. If you think you may need a scholarship, please contact me as soon as possible so I can make arrangements.
I can bring up to 2 chaperones on this trip. This is ALL that Biltmore allows us to bring. If you would like to chaperone, the cost of the trip will be $30 for you and $25.00 for your child, making it a total of $55.00. The first two parents to send checks or cash for that amount will get to go, I cannot hold spots for this trip.
On this trip we learn about historical NC landmark, the Biltmore house. Students in 4th grade are learning about North Carolina history, specifically landmarks and people important to NC history. The Biltmore house is located right in our back yard and a wonderful opportunity to learn more about George Vanderbilt and the house he built.
Students will have a guided tour through the Biltmore house and learn more about the "how" and "why" of the house that Mr. Vanderbilt built. They will experience North Carolina living before a time with the amenities we have now. Students will be able to ask tour guides questions as they walk through the house.
After we tour the house, students will eat lunch at Deerpark Restaurant and use the skills we learned in our etiquette lesson with Ms. Dechant.
The dress code for this trip is nice clothing that students would wear to a play, show or other big event. Please no athletic shorts, shirts or sweat pants on this day! We love dressing up and having fun and want to teach kids the importance of looking nice in public and at a "fancy" location.
Thank you for your support, we are so excited about this awesome field trip opportunity!
Please do not send your child with special gifts for friends as this may make students who are unable to purchase special gifts or students who did not receive special gifts feel bad. Our goal is to have an inclusive classroom community where everyone feels welcomed and appreciated.
Please see attached list for names.
- Jake Henry
What we're learning this week
Math: In math this week, we are continuing our unit on fractions. Be on the look out for a lot of resources over the quarter to support your child in this area.
Language Arts: We will continue accountability in daily five this week! Each day, the students will track their choices and what they accomplished during each round. Students will have the option to listen to reading, read to someone, read to self, work on words, and work on writing.
-We are focusing on how to determine the main idea of an informational text, as well as, how to effectively summarize a text.
In writing, we will be starting a new creative writing narrative unit.
Social Studies: We are going to be learning about the history of the three regions of North Carolina.