THE FOURTH GRADE FLYER
News from Room N312
Issue 3-September 28, 2015
What a fast week! September is flying by quickly. Your child brought home the first field trip slip of the year. We will be traveling to Culver's to kick off our big service project...more info to come about that. Then we will travel to Bubolz Nature Center for the rest of the day to study geocaching and rocks and minerals. It will be a super fun day! Please have your child's slip in by the end of this week.
Last week our class needed many reminders about chatting. We have been very loud in the hallways as we transition from class to class. The kids have also been working on transitioning within the classroom quickly and quietly. I will be moving desks around this week and hopefully this will help put an end to the chattiness as well. Please encourage your child to try hard at controlling the talking in the classroom. If we work together, we can continue to have a fantastic year as a strong team!
In science class we have been studying systems of the body. We are focusing on learning the main function and parts of six major human body systems. Ask your child what he or she has learned so far!
NEW READ ALOUD
Our new read aloud book is an excellent read from author Gordon Korman. It's about a boy who is swindled out of a valuable Babe Ruth baseball card and the adventure he and his friends have as they try to get it back. Gordon Korman is a great author for fourth and fifth grade readers.
This week we have focued on short cuts to learning multiplication facts. This picture shows some of the strategies we've been practicing.
NEW READ ALOUD
Our glass goal of walking in a quiet, single file line continues. We are now up to 10 points. This has been a slow process. Our class has needed many reminders to remain at a voice level 0 in the hallways. Please help your child understand why this is important for learning.
DARE TO CARE
Last week was bullying awareness week. We talked about what it meant to bully someone and how each of us could help put an end to bullying. Please encourage your child to try to solve their problems on their own first. Then if that doesn't work they should go to an adult at school and at home to help them.
GO TO A TEACHER FOR...
Last week our school also focused on the importance of going to an adult to talk or for help when necessary. We created a list of things the kids could talk to any teacher at Woodland about. They came up with a great list!
DARE TO CARE
- Sophia's birthday is on Monday, September 28!
- Our first book swap will be Wednesday, September 30
- The FUN RUN is Friday, October 2
- Field trip slips are due this week for our 1st field trip