Jungle News to Use

April 7-11, 2014

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Field Trip to Dubois County Museum on Wednesday. Wear an HFS spirit shirt!

Voting deadline for our Final 4 in the 4th/5th grade Tournament of Books is Wed, April 9.

No School on Friday, April 18: Good Friday.

ISTEP testing: April 28- May 7

HFS Holiday World trip: Wednesday, May 21.

This week's verse:

Hebrews 11:1 What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see.

What's Happening This Week?

Math: adding/subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators, changing fractions to decimals/percents, QUIZ over adding/subtracting fractions with LIKE denominators THURSDAY

English: finish chapter 4, TEST Friday, DOL quiz FRIDAY, Greek/Latin roots quiz FRIDAY,

figurative language (simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification)

Writer's Workshop: publish Fractured Fairy Tales, poetry

Reading: Lit Circle Tuesday/Thursday, Literacy Stations M-W-F, poetry

Spelling: double consonant spelling patterns in multi-syllable words, Test Friday

Science: force/motion, simple machines

Indiana History: field trip to Indiana Heritage Days on WEDNESDAY 8:45-11:00

Religion: verse to be memorized by Thursday

4th Grade Character Corner

We are focusing on RESPECT this month: respect for our friends, teachers, parents, anyone! We are having some good dialogue about the topic, and I have various activities planned throughout the month. Our goal is to leave the 4th grade as better Christians.

ABCs to Get You from Crayons to College: A is for ATTITUDE. Build a strong bridge between your feelings and your actions with an upbeat attitude and an open mind.

What Can You Do At Home?

  • Teach self-control through discipline.
  • Don't tolerate mistreatment of others and consistently applying negative consequences.
  • Reward your child for improvement in behavior.
  • Teach your child to treat others the way they want to be treated.
  • Teach your child that mistreatment and kindness are powerful – creating memories.
  • Hold family meetings to teach empathy, sensitivity and values.
  • Teach child to control his/her anger.
  • Discuss models of acceptance (newspaper stories, television stories, movies, etc.).
  • Discuss bullying scenes you watch on television or in movies.
  • Teach your child to say, “I’m sorry.” “Please forgive me.” and then to be kind to the person. Source: www.bullyfree.com
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