January 9, 2014
Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night (5-8pm)
January 15 (Wed) - Science Fair Project Plan #11-12 due
January 20 (Mon) - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, School Closed
January 21 (Tues) - Teacher Work Day, No school for students
January 24 (Fri) - Report Cards Issued
January 27 (Mon) - Science Fair Projects due (please don't put your child's name on it)
January 30 (Thurs) - STEMs Night (6:00 - 7:30)
February 20 (Thurs) - Field Trip to Leaphart Elementary (more info coming soon)
March 18-19 (Tues/Wed) - PASS Writing
March 27 (Thurs) - Middleton Place field trip (more info coming soon)
This week’s stems:
· bene = good; examples: benefit, benefactor, benediction
· son = sound; examples: sonorous, dissonance, sonnet
· nov = new; examples: novice, nova, innovation
· sangui = blood; sanguine, sanguinary, consanguinity
· cogn = know; cognizance, incognito, cognoscenti
This week I finally explored a website that I stumbled upon a while ago. The name is Khan Academy. I am including the link and I highly encourage you to sign your child up for it. It has many different subjects available, but I focused on Math. You can find practice problems and videos for every math standard we have. In addition, you can challenge yourself with standards in other grades. In 4th grade AGP, we not only cover the 4th grade state standards, but also several of the 5th grade standards. Please check it out. I will be using it in class this coming week.
Science & Social Studies
Because of MAP testing and the delayed starts to school, we were not able to get very far in Social Studies. However, the children were given a long list of People to Know for this chapter. I have recommended that they create study cards for each person on the note sheet.
Please make sure your child is studying the notes in their History Alive and Super Science notebooks regularly. The best way to do this is to have conversations about it with you. This will allow them to discover the things that are still unclear for them.