Weekly News

September 14-18

4th Grade T-shirts

T-shirts are in! Please have your child wear the school spirit shirt each Tuesday. I look forward to seeing a classroom full of fourth grade school spirit tomorrow! :)

Math: Place Value, Rounding, Addition and Subtraction Algorithms

Last week we took our mid-module assessments. These test should have come home in the Thursday folder. We continue with our first module. We use Ten Marks, IXL, and ST math regularly. In addition, students take mixed review quizzes on Fridays.

Math groups went really well! The students took to the structure quickly. It is great to be able to work on specific skills and closely monitor student progress.

To access IXL on the iPad, student will need to use the following link. It is specific to our district's account.

This week, students are to work on A.3 (Word Names for Numbers) and A.6 (Rounding).

Video and practice links to Module 1

Language Arts

Writing: Opinion Writing

Grammar skill: Common and proper nouns

Reading: By the Shores of Silver Lake

Root Words: Aqua

Spelling: /e/, /a/m abd vowel sound +r

Spelling City

We upgraded our membership to premium on Spelling and Vocabulary City! Thank you PTA!

Now students can unlock more spelling practice games. You can find the spelling list on our webpage below. Click on the story of the week (By The Shores of Silver Lake). Extra practice and accelerated lists are available. Students know what list to search depending on need.

Book Reports

Book Reports with presentation are due on September 30. Please encourage your child to be proactive in setting aside time to complete the reading, project completion, and presentation practice.

Social Studies

We build maps of California on Wednesday! Thank you parent volunteers for your time, resources, and energy! :)

Keynote on a California region are due on Thursday.

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Be Proactive

We spend the next few weeks discussing, modeling, and role playing being proactive.


We have a full and exciting year of Arts Attack lessons. We need helpers to make it a success. Please take a look at the dates and lessons and join us. Thank you parent docents and helpers! You are very appreciated. :)
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Field Trip: Gemology Institute

Please return the field trip permission slip this week. If you are interested in joining us and chaperoning, please contact Gina O'Leary.

Thank you. :)

Coming Up

Sept. 16 California Clay Maps (Parent helpers needed.)

Sept. 17 Picture Day and CA Region Keynote due

Sept. 28 Gemology Institute Field Trip

Sept. 30 Bag Book Reports Due

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Have a wonderful week!

~ Mrs. Jones