Room 18 Updates

February 16th, 2016

Math

The Chapter 6 test (fractions) is tentatively scheduled for Friday of this week!


Just because the fraction unit is almost over, fractions are still a VERY important 4th grade skill. For this reason, please continue to look for graded math assignments that are coming home. I highly encourage students to "fix up" their work and resubmit it for a better grade!


We are also noticing that our Math notebooks that we use to take notes and practice our skills in are RUNNING OUT! Most students are in need of a second notebook for math... check with your kiddo! (It doesn't have to be blue!)

Math Facts

Math facts are an important tool that help us become more efficient in our math practice. Please continue to study math facts on a regular basis. Using old quizzes that come home in the Data Binder are a great way to start!

Reading

I recently came across a helpful tool for helping our kiddos look up AR books at home! They won't be able to take tests at home using this tool, but now they can read at home knowing they are working toward their goal!

Use this link to look up level, points and AR info about books you have at home!

AR Book Finder US

Inquiry

We have been enjoying listening to the Esperanza Rising audiobook! We should be able to complete the book this week (or next), as well as the novel study packet. We are doing a majority of the novel study together; however, there are important pieces the students are required to complete on their own. Please ask your 4th grader if they are caught up in their novel study packet!

Data Binders

It really puts a wrench in our routine when we party on a Friday and miss a Monday!

The spelling test and multiplication table test were cancelled on Friday, due to the Read-A-Thon, as well as our usual Monday data collection and math fact practice.

There won't be very much new data this week, but still please review AR points, reflect on last week, and create new goals for this week!

Valentine Read-a-Thon

We had a great time during our Read-A-Thon on Friday!
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Scholastic Book orders!


I was recently able to purchase a class set of our current read aloud Esperanza Rising and 6 of those copies were FREE because of bonus points earned by our classroom!


Encouraging reading is one of the most important things we can do to help your child succeed. It can be tough finding the right books to keep them interested, which is why I am so excited that our class is participating in Scholastic Reading Club!

With Scholastic Reading Club:

  • Every book you buy earns FREE Books for our classroom library
  • You can choose from handpicked, grade- and reading-level-specific books for your child
  • You'll find the best values on a variety of formats


Thank you for your support!



Miss Chittick's class Scholastic Book Order link!

Dates to Remember

Fri 2/19- Popcorn Friday! and Chapter 6 math test :)

Tues- 2/23- AR point PRIZE DAY (funded by PTO!!)

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