News from 4th Grade Team

Mrs. Carreon * Mrs. Kolodziej * Mr. Riggs *Mrs. Connary

NO SCHOOL: SPRING BREAK MARCH 21-APRIL 1

There will no vacation homework assigned for this break. We hope you enjoy your family time but if your child is looking for something to do we encourage logging onto Achieve 3000 (lexile will be adjusted on March 31st), Dreambox, noredink.com, typingweb.com, Reflex Math and of course, READ READ READ.

PARENT CHAPERONES

Thank you to all of our wonderful parent chaperones for joining us for a great trip to Indian Hills Camp last week.
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MINIMUM DAY SCHEDULE ALL WEEK: DISMISSAL 1:45

Spring Photos

Please return payment or the photo package by Friday, March 18th.

PARENT CONFERENCES

If you are unable to make your scheduled conference, please let your teacher know ASAP. Thank you for your support and we look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child's progress.

NO MATH TUTORING THIS WEEK DUE TO PARENT CONFERENCES

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CHALK WALK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Please consider helping for our wonderful chalk walk event on May 26th. Each class will need 3 to 4 volunteers for this event. Please let your child's teacher know if you are able to help on this day and we thank you in advance.
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Dreambox Expectations

Dreambox is assigned regularly as homework. Students are recommended to complete 5 lessons per week for maximum growth. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Kolodziej or Mrs. Connary.
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Math Support

Please see the link below for fraction support with the new math unit. It is a parent newsletter to help with math vocabulary and models. A hard copy was also sent home last week for your reference.
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This Week's Learning

Math: Students will complete MARS task, review for and take Chapter 9 Test on Decimals and Fractions.

Language Arts: We will read, annotate, and determine main ideas/theme in short reading, Your Coat of Arms.

Grammar: Spiral grammar review.

Science: Understand how ice and wind shape the land.

Social Studies: The Gold Rush wrap-up.

Read Aloud: By The Great Horn Spoon

Daily Schedule

MONDAY-THURSDAY

8:45-8:55 Morning School Meeting/Class News

8:55-9:25 Independent Reading/Reading Conferences

9:25-9:40 Vocabulary Review

9:40-10:50 Guided Reading

10:50-11:05 Recess

11:05-12:00 Rotation #1: Math/Science and Social Studies/Writing

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45-1:35 Rotation #1 continuation (1:10-1:35 P.E.)

1:35-3:10 Rotation #2: Math/Science and Social Studies/Writing (1:35-2:00 P.E.)

3:10-3:15 Clean Up and Dismissal

3:15 Dismissal


TUESDAY:

8:55-9:35 Kolodziej/Connary classes to art/music

9:35-10:15 Kolodziej/Connary classes to art/music

10:15-10:50 Carreon/Riggs classes to art/music

10:50-11:45 Carreon/Riggs classes to art/music


FRIDAY/MINIMUM DAYS:

8:45-8:55 Morning School Meeting/Class News

8:55-9:25 Independent Reading/Reading Conferences

9:25-9:40 Vocabulary Review

9:40-10:50 Guided Reading

10:50-11:05 Recess

11:05-12:00 Rotation #1: Math/Science and Social Studies/Writing

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45-1:45 Rotation #2: Math/Science and Social Studies/Writing

1:45 Dismissal

Music & Art Corner

Our music/art schedule is as follows:
  • 8:55-10:10 Mrs. Kolodziej and Mrs. Connary to music (40 min.) and art (40 min.)
  • 10:10-11:45 Mrs. Carreon and Mr. Riggs to music (40 min.) and art (40 min.)
  • {recess 10:50-11:10}
  • Mrs. Adamos, our art teacher, has requested help with needed art supplies. Please consider donating:

    • paper plates
    • baby wipes
    • empty shoe boxes

    Upcoming Events


    Mar. 10-18: Parent/Teacher Student Led Conferences

    Mar. 11: Awards Assembly 3-6 @10:00

    Mar. 15: PTA General Meeting @7:00

    Mar. 21-Apr. 1: SPRING BREAK

    Apr. 5: Mad Science Lunch Time Visit

    Apr. 6: GLEE Club @12:15

    Apr. 8: APEX Assembly @8:45

    Apr. 11: SSC Meeting @3:30

    Apr. 12: PTA General Meeting @7:00

    Apr. 14: Film Festival @6:00

    Apr. 19: DAC/DELAC Meeting @12:00

    Apr. 20: GLEE Club @12:15

    Apr. 21: APEX Fun Run Event

    Apr. 21: 2nd Grade Musical @6:30pm

    Apr. 22: 2nd Grade Musical Assemble @9:00

    Apr. 26: ELAC Meeting @9:00

    Apr. 27: GLEE Club @12:15

    Apr. 29: GLEE Assembly @10:00

    June 1: Volunteer Tea

    TEACHER WISH LISTS

    We are so thankful for our generous 4th grade families. We appreciate the offers for help with supplies that we may need and below are our Wish Lists. Any items are GREATLY APPRECIATED and we THANK YOU in advance!


    KOLODZIEJ:
    student whiteboard markers (color: black)
    CONNARY: hand sanitizer, small prizes for treasure box
    RIGGS: prizes for prize box
    CARREON: prizes for prize box

    OFFICE 365: POWERPOINT

    There are still many students who have yet to set up their FREE Office 365 account. Below is the link (Student Advantage Program) and follow this formula for signing in. NOTE: Student ID# is the same number used for Achieve 3000 username. Password should be the same as well, except first initial needs to be CAPITALIZED for Office 365.


    • Username: ID#@live.cvesd.org
    • Password: Upper case first letter of first name, lower case of last name, followed by the 8 digit birth date in the mmddyyyy format


    For example:

    Student Name: Adam Green

    ID#: 222333

    Born: May 4, 2004



    Once you are signed in to OFFICE 365, click on the Office 365 logo in the top left corner of the page, click INSTALL NOW and you're ready to go! We appreciate your support in student success this 2015-2016 school year and thank you for enrolling your child over this break.

    4th Grade Teachers

    Mrs. Carreon : Room 304: Writing/Social Studies

    Mrs. Kolodziej: Room 305: Math/Science

    Mr. Riggs: Room 306: Wiritng/Social Studies

    Mrs. Connary: Room 503: Math/Science

    HOW TO CONTACT US

    Any questions or concerns? You may contact teachers directly at:

    moki.carreon@cvesd.org

    jessica.kolodziej@cvesd.org

    zachary.riggs@cvesd.org

    windi.connary@cvesd.org

    Math Support

    In an effort to best support your child at home with the math, examples of correct models and methods will be sent home for each chapter. Copies are also included below for your reference.
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    4TH GRADE BENCHMARKS

    Achieve 3000:


    • 740 Lexile by the end of the year

    Fluency:


    • 120 words per minute


    Typing:


    • 20 words per minute


    AR Level:


    • 4.5-5.0 range


    Writing:


    • Narrative-write 3 to 5 paragraph essay
    • Opinion-write 3 to 5 paragraph essay
    • Informative-write 3 to 5 paragraph essay


    Mathematics:

    • 75% or higher average in all math quizzes/tests
    • Complete all 8 math fluency tests

    Keyboarding Skills Practice

    Your child has been set up with an account with typingweb.com. Please log in and have them practice keyboarding skills throughout the week.

    http://www.typingweb.com

    GATE Resources

    Below are some online resources for gifted learners and parents (Gifted And Talented Education).
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