Fantastic 4th Grade Weekly Updates

Week of March 2, 2020

March Madness is Here

Over the next 8 weeks, we will begin our all-intensive March Madness review for Reading/ELA and Math Standards in order to prepare for the GA Milestones Assessment. There will be small group instruction happening to reinforce the Prioritized Standards that have been previously taught. Please see your child's homeroom teacher to see what skills he/she will be working on each week!

GA School Climate Survey.

Georgia Schools Climate Survey

Parents if you have not done so already, PLEASE complete the GA Schools Climate Survey.

Be reminded, that this rating is open to the public and helps to establish the overall climate rating for our school and our local community. These survey results often "paint the picture" of our residential areas and impact the story for prospective home owners. We want to ensure that we are supporting our school in the most positive way. As shared in our results from last year, we had an awesome 2018-19 school year and want to do even better this year! We are just .80 points away from 4 STARS. If there are specific school concerns, we ask that you contact the school directly and allow the school to address those concerns locally. Copies of the 2018-19 results are available in our Parent Resource Center.

All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey. The data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. Results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.

For more information on school climate ratings:

Week at a Glance

Big picture

Social Studies

SS4H3: Explain westward expansion in America.

a. Describe the causes and events of the War of 1812; include the burning of the Capitol and the

White House and the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

b. Describe the impact of westward expansion on American Indians; include the Trail of Tears, Battle of Little Bighorn and the forced relocation of American Indians to reservations.

c. Describe territorial expansion with emphasis on the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark

expedition, and the acquisitions of Texas (the Alamo and independence), Oregon (Oregon Trail),

and California (Gold Rush and the development of mining towns).

Important Information

We would like to ask that you ensure that your child has his or her supplies restocked and replenished. We also ask that you check with your child's teacher to see if there are any classroom supplies that he/she may need.

Upcoming Events

February 19 - March 6: Spring Book Fair

March 2- March 31: March Madness Instruction

March 2- Read Across America Day: Living Legends Grandparents Read Aloud- Volunteer sign up will be available.

March 11- Spring Picture Day (Individual and Group – Payment in advance required.)

March 13- No School for Students: Teacher Workday

March 16- No School for Students: SLC Release Day

March 24- No School for Students: Digital Learning Day

Contact Us

Please connect with your child's teacher on ClassDojo. You can also reach his/her teacher via email:

Mrs. Flowers

Mrs. Lillard

Ms. Petty

Mr. Walker

Mrs. Watson

Ms. Jackson (EIP)