Fourth Grade News

April 6-10

Important Dates (REVISED):

April 10 - Mark Twain Field Trip

April 17 - PTA Carnival

April 21 - Famous Missourian

April 23 - Field trip to Nelson Museum of Art

May 1 - Art Auction

May 8 - 4th Grade Music Program

May 18 - Field Day

May 19 - Field Trip to Mahaffie

May 20 - 4th Grade End of the Year Party

May 21 - Last Day of School - Early Release

MAP Testing

4th Grade classes will be doing MAP testing the week of April 27th through May 8th. Each class will be testing once the week of April 27th and once the week of May 4th. Stay tuned for more details about dates and times that your child will be tested.

Second Field Trip Planned

Fourth Grade students will be going to Mahaffie on May 19th. Please watch for more information to follow. Be aware that this is the same week as Fourth Grade Celebration and Field Day. So, please consider which days you would prefer to volunteer. We will need a lot of volunteers that week!!!! See dates below.

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Field Trip

On April 23, 4th Grade will be taking a trip to the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. Thank you for turning in the permission slips last week. Please remember to send your child with a sack lunch that day, if that is what you signed up for. Also, we suggest they wear tennis shoes and a Creekmoor Shirt (if they have one). We can only select one parent per class to chaperon and ride on the bus with us. However, parents who do not get selected are still welcome to drive separately and meet us at the museum for the day. We will leave the school at 9:00 and return around 1:30. We will be contacting chaperones to ensure they have applied for background check and all paperwork is complete.

4th Grade End of the Year Celebration Volunteers Needed

Please email your child's teacher if you are interested in volunteering for preparation or participation of the 4th Grade Party. It will be on the Wednesday, May 20th from 9-3.

Famous Missourian

A Famous Missourian was assigned to each student on Thursday, March 5, and a parent letter was sent home as well, describing all the details and deadlines for this unit. We hope that by providing this, you will be able to post it on your refrigerator and stay up to date with the weekly expectations. The Famous Missourian Event will be held on April 21st and the kids are so excited!

4th Grade Music Concert

The Fourth Grade students will perform on the evening of Friday, May 8th, in conjunction with the school's book fair. The performance is entitled "Mighty Minds." Please have your students dress in nice clothes and please keep your students with you until they line up at 6:50. Concert begins and 7:00. Due to safety concerns, please do not allow children to climb or play on risers before and after the performance.

Creekmoor PTA Carnival

Please join us for our Creekmoor PTA Carnival on April 17 from 6-8:30. A packet went home in your child's take home folder. Included in the packet were Wristband and Pizza Pre-sale form, donation slips, and our class theme basket suggestions. Below are the 4th Grade Class Themes:

Mrs. Hawley: Game Night Theme

Suggestion include board games, card games, Popcorn, Soda, Gift Certificates to Game stop, Itunes, and anything else fun that goes with this theme.

Mrs. Dodson: In the Garden Theme

Suggestions include gardening gloves, soil, seeds, potted plants, gardening tools, bird feed/feeder, gift cards to Home Depot, Lowe's, nursery or anything else that goes with this theme.

Mrs. Morrison: The Grill Master Theme

Suggestions include grilling utensils, spices, BBQ sauces, skewers, basting brush, cooler, BBQ cookbook, gift card to Jack Stack or Oklahoma Joes, portable grill, or anything else that goes with this theme.

Ms. Beck: Italiano Theme

Suggestions include flavored oils, bread, gourmet pastas or sauces, Italian cheese or cookbooks, gift card to Italian restaurants, or anything else you can think of that goes with this theme.

Next Week's Learning Targets:


I can describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details from the text. I can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in text.


I can draw evidence from research to build and present knowledge.


I can draw and identify lines, angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles.

I can solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a small unit.

Reading Logs/Tic Tac Toe

We wanted to remind everyone that the Reading Logs and Tic Tac Toes are an ongoing expectations. New logs are sent home each Friday in the Take Home Folder. We recommend the students read 120 minutes per week AND fill out the Tic Tac Toe questions on the back for continued improvement of their reading skills.