The Fourth Grade 4-1-1

Week of January 11, 2016

The teachers say...

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but studying multiplication facts ensures present and future success in math.

Homework folders are going home today, January 11.

Important Dates:

January 14 - Cornelia Connelly Mass (Concert Dress)

January 15 - Spelling Test

January 18 - No school

January 19 - Math test on multiplying with 2 digit numbers (topics 7&8)

January 20 - Field Trip: Walt Disney Concert Hall

January 26 - Social Studies Presentation with PBS host Joel Greene

January is Mosaic Month !


Math: This week will focus on Topic 8, which covers multiplying with two-digit numbers

Spelling/Writing: Compound words - test this Friday, January 15

English: We will continue with our informative paragraphs and begin an informative essay on Autism. QUIZ on Tuesday, Jan. 12: Commonly confused words.

Science: We have learned about baleen whales last week. This week we will focus on toothed whales and echolocation.

Social Studies: This week we will continue our focus on California ranchos and the Mexican War for Independence. Next test will be Thursday, January 21st.

Hour of Code

Countdown to MJS Hour of Code

The MJS Hour of Code is this week, January 11-15th! Middle School students will all be coding on Wednesday, 1/13 during advisory. Students in grades 2-4 will be participating during one of their technology class times.

We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. That's why we are participating in Hour of Code; a global movement to introduce and reinforce computer science to students.

See for more info on the movement.

Grandparents' Day 2016

Please mark your calendars! It may seem early, but Mayfield’s annual Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ day is right around the corner. We look forward to welcoming the ones we love on February 12, 2016. This is a special tradition, a day when Grandparents or Special Family Friends join students on campus for Mass and classroom activities. To insure we get an invitation to your child's special guest, please fill out the form here if this is your first year at MJS (or there are changes to the addresses from last year's invitation mailing):

Thank you,

Nicole Dixon & Tina Yates

Medical Information

It is still the time for colds, coughs, and the flu! Please remember to keep your child home if they exhibit any symptoms. Children MUST be fever-free for24 hours before returning to school. Thank you for your cooperation!

Safety First!

Please remember to email the teachers if your child is going home with a friend at the end of the day...especially if they are in another class. Having this information helps avoid chaos at the end of the day and is ultimately for your child's safety. Thank you!

Social Studies Gallery Walk

Student of the Week 4G

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Drama: Vaudeville

Christmas Party!

Thank you to all fourth grade parents who helped with our craft and party. The kids had a blast!