Ms. Bachhuber's Bulletin

February 12, 2016

Everyday Math

We just finished our Unit 6 and Tests will be sent home graded on Monday.

What you can expect for Unit 7:

  • Naming fractions of regions or collections and find the whole
  • Show more than one way to break apart a fraction into the sum of two or more fractions
  • Writing equivalent fractions and draw a model to show why they are equal
  • Ordering and comparing fractions
  • Adding and subtracting mixed numbers
  • Making a line plot of fractional measures

This week we learned how to solve "Fraction of" problems.

Ask your child...

What 1/4 of 24 is? (6)

What is 2/3 of 36? (18)


Writer's Workshop:

We finished publishing, sharing and reflecting on our animal reports this week. They have turned out GREAT. I suggest if you are stopping by Purdy, coming in and looking at your child's writing that hangs outside our classroom. They are printed in color and look professional!

*Ask your child to see his/her animal report!

Reader's Workshop:

We have begun analyzing the characteristics of an argumentative speech.

*Ask your student - What are the characteristics of an argumentative speech?

(has an opinion statement, has supporting reasons and details, speaker is passionate and expressive, sometimes will use visual aids to enhance understanding)

A Message from the School Nurse

We have been seeing a few cases of head lice in our schools. Head lice are small, flat, grayish insects that lay eggs (nits) at various places in the hair. Nits are pearly, white eggs that look like teardrops and are glued tight onto the hair shaft. The areas around the ears and at the nape of the neck are especially prone to infestation- be sure to check here.

Lice, while a nuisance, do not spread disease. Primary symptom is intense itching.

With so many students in this district, we need your help in this matter!

Please check your child(ren) for head lice several times a month.

If your child(ren) ends up with lice:

  •  It is the parent/guardian's responsibility to treat and remove (pick) the nits
  •  Keep them home until they have been treated and you do not find any live lice
  •  Once treated the child may return to school but will be rechecked as needed at school if more nits are found OR live lice are present you will be contacted and your child will be sent home immediately for further treatment.

Tips for your child on how to avoid getting head lice:

  • Encourage them to put their hats and scarves inside their coat sleeves when they take them off.
  • Discourage sharing of clothing items, hats, scarves, combs/hair brushes, and hair scrunchies/headbands and other personal items.
  • Children with long hair are encouraged to wear their hair in a braid or ponytail.

Questions? Call the school nurse office at 563-7805. Thank you for your cooperation!

Interpretive Reading Class Competition

Our class competition for the Interpretive Reading Contest will be on Monday, February 15th. Readers interested must have the permission slip filled out and have their reading section ready that day.

February Conferences

Thank you to you AND your child for coming in during conferences. Each student did a wonderful job presenting his/her reflections of quarters 1 and 2. These are skills that students can apply to their future! Thank you for the honest conversations we had, each conference gives me more information about your child and how I can better meet his or her needs!

Bowling Field Trip

Our Physical Education teachers have planned a field trip to Rock River Lanes on Monday, February 8th. The kids were so excited for the trip and we had a blast! Shout out to Mr. Jensen for setting up this neat opportunities for each student.

Valentine's Day

Thank you to the families who so generously volunteered to donate items for our classroom party! We had fun making cards, bags and playing bingo.

Science Fair Projects

Thank you so much for working with your child on their science fair projects. They did such a fantastic job and couldn't have done it without your help. When they brought them in they were beaming with excitement and so proud of what they have accomplished. Thank you for making this project a success. By next week, all science fair projects for fourth grade will be displayed in the IMC for you to view. Come in and check them out!


Keep up the great work with filling out your 20/20 Reading Calendars and reading every night!

Important Dates to Remember

February 15th - Interpretive Reading Class Competition

February 19th - Crazy Hair/ Wear Green Day

February 19th - 11:50 Dismissal