Ms. Mac's News

Fourth Grade


Principal’s Perch…………………..

By Todd Langley

It was an amazing week at Alcova. Information will be coming soon regarding our 2014-2015 Milestones test. If you have any questions after you receive your child's scores feel free to contact us.

Please see the schedule for Candle light luncheon. We hope you can attend.

Thanks for the great turn out at our parent meetings so far this year. The link between home and school is very important and keep us on the same page when utilizing our resources to reach your child's highest potential.

I hope you have a great weekend and as always it is a pleasure to serve this community.

Candlelight Lunch Schedule

Adult Lunches $3
Your child’s teacher has the exact time that they will be in the cafeteria.

Monday, Dec. 7th

4th Grade 11:00-12:00

2nd Grade 12:15 – 1:15

Tuesday, Dec. 8th

5th Grade 11:00-12:00

1st Grade 12:15-1:15

Wednesday Dec. 9th

3rd Grade 11:00-12:00

Kindergarten 12:15-1:15



Week at a Glance….
Dec. 7th -11th: Santa’s Secret Shop will be open for shopping

Dec. 7th: Candlelight Lunch for 2nd

and 4th grade

Dec.8th: Candlelight Lunch for 1st & 5th

Dec. 9th: Candlelight Lunch for Kindergarten & 3rd

Dec. 10th: Alcova Chorus Holiday performance

Dec. 18th: End of 2nd Nine Weeks

Dec. 19th – Jan. 5th: Winter Holiday Break

HOUR of CODING Challenge

Dec. 7th – 11th

We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.

That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13).

Every student K-5th grade is being asked to give coding a try for ONE hour during this week. Alcova students will pick up or print out an Hour of Coding pledge. They will login to their eCLASS and try some of the coding games for at least ONE hour during the week. Students will ask you, their parents, to sit with them and learn with them as they try coding. When your child has completed their hour of coding, they will return their pledge form signed by you to Ms. Curlew for a surprise! We hope to have all of our 1227 students to complete the pledge! GET CODING!!!



Math: We will be working on making equivalent fractions when we come back from Thanksgiving break. What are 3 equivalent fractions for 1/2?

This is a fun game to play to work on making equivalent fractions:

http://www.mathplayground.com/Triplets/Triplets.html


Continue working on your division using The Quotient Cafe Game:
https://illuminations.nctm.org/Activity.aspx?id=4197

Writing: We will be revisiting opinion pieces.

Reading: We will be discussing point of view.

Social Studies: We will be continuing to learn about the Road to Revolution.

Science: We will be continuing to learn about light. Have your student show you how to reflect light into a shoebox using mirrors!


Our Langley Leader

Sameria!!

Please join Mrs. Warzon and the Alcova Chorus for their holiday show!

Thursday, Dec. 10th @6:30

Important Dates for Ms. Mac's Class:


December 7 10:40 - Social Studies Interim

December 7 11:20 - Candlelight Lunch

December 10 1:00 - Santa Shop

December 11 12:30 - Language Arts Interim


*With our interims coming up, it is important to make sure your students get plenty of rest the next two weeks!