Locke's Letter

What's Happening in Room 313?

Dates to Remember

Monday, March 16- Family Night at Hillcrest

Friday, March 20- Individual Picture Day

Tuesday, March 24- Chicken Dinner and Math Carnival

Friday, March 27th- Raleigh FINAL payment due. I will send home letters with what is owed this week.

What We're Learning

Reading- We will continue our focus on nonfiction and informational text. Students will be placed into new strategy groups on Tuesday.


Math- This week in math we will continue learning about Fractions. Our focus this week will be on the Fraction standards 4.NF.2 and 4.NF.3.

4.NF.2 Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole.

4.NF.3 Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b. Understand addition of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.


Writing- We will continue working on our Informational Books. We will begin "publishing" them into an ebook before Spring Break.


Social Studies- In social studies this week we will begin learning about the Cherokee Native Americans.


Science- We have a student teacher coming from UNC-A to observe science Monday and Wednesday. His name is Mr. Aisthorpe. We are learning about magnets this week!

B.Y.O.T Update

Please fill out the BYOT form that went home with your child this week. Your child MAY bring his/her technology from home to school.

As we enter a new age of digital learning our kids are considered "digital natives." Children are welcome and encouraged in my classroom to use technology to learn. Here are some examples of learning with technology going on right now:

  • Research for informational books on NC History
  • Publishing of informational books on NC History
  • Creating "Stopmotion" videos to demonstrate their understanding of Area and Perimeter
  • Listening to fluent readers on "MyOn" and "Tumble books"

Students can use technology to continue and enhance learning! If you have questions, please let me know.

Contacting Mrs. Locke

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. You all have a wonderful, sweet and talented group of students!

Thank you for your support as they continue to learn and grow!