The Rigsby Reader 3.16.15

Updates from Room 311

Healthy Snacks

We are all out of snacks! If you are able to send in something healthy for us to munch on- we would appreciate it!

Dates to Remember:

  • March 15th- Family Night at Hillcrest
  • March 20- Picture Day!

  • March 24th: Chicken Dinner & Math Night Click to View the Save the Date
  • March 30th- April 3rd: Spring Break!
  • April 24th-26: Claxton School Play!

Parent Conference

If you'd like to schedule a parent conference to discuss your child's progress and growth in 4th grade- please call the classroom 828-350-6525, or send me an email at karen.rigsby@asheville.k12.nc.us . I have some great MAP data for Math and Reading that we could look at together.

Raleigh Trip

This week we will be sending home some Important paperwork for the Raleigh Trip. Please be on the lookout. Don't forget- the last payment is due before Spring Break!

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What We Are Learning

  • Reading- We are going to be talking about how to find the Main Idea- and supporting details of a non-fiction passage for the next few weeks. Our Strategy Group Focus will dig into this deeper. We are also working on Antonyms
  • Math- We have launched into our Big Fractions Unit! We will be working in math rotations to learn about comparing fractions with a different bottom number. We will also discuss that a fraction is a sum of parts (3/8 = 1/8 +1/8 +1/8)
  • Writing- We are researching and publishing our "Bringing NC History to Life" mini books. The topics that each student chose come directly from our Social Studies standards.
  • Social Studies- In Social Studies this week, we will be learning about the Native Americans that settled in WNC (Cherokee!)
  • Roots and Wings- Students continue to work on their Balobby Project. Now that students have designed their land- they will write a constitution for it!

Missing Chromebook

We are very fortunate to have a class set of Chromebooks which we share within our grade level. However, recently one of these Chromebooks have gone missing. These Chromebooks are not currently allowed to be signed out to go home. We are currently missing #15. Please check with your student and in their backpack. We would appreciate a safe return of the Chromebooks to our classrooms, so they can continue to be used to support our student’s learning. Thank you for your attention to this matter!

Finding Mrs. Rigsby

If your child has a change in how they are going home- please send a note with your child or call the classroom and leave a message. I try to check my email often- but once I'm teaching, I don't stop! Please let me know how I can help your student be successful.