## Upcoming Events

May 10th- Boys to Gentlemen @6:00 (men/boys ONLY event)

May 12th- Field Day

May 13th- Career Education Day

May 16th- Monday Night with MOMs @6:30 (ladies/girls ONLY event)

May 19th- Mammoth Cave

May 24th- Middle School March Off @8:30am

May 25th-1/2 day-LAST DAY

## FIELD DAY- White T-shirts needed!

We are planning on making shirts for field day! SO if you have a white shirt already at your house or if you can donate a pack that would be fabulous!

Stay tuned for more information about our lunch menu for field day! We will need parents to send in items for our lunch. We will let you know specifics ASAP!

## TN was not READY!!!

Well in case you have not heard....TN was not ready once again!!!!! There are many mixed emotions, but in the big picture- we do not TEACH because our students have to take tests. We teach because we are preparing our students for 5th grade and the future! So please know we are excited to be teaching this week instead of sitting in silence watching your child TEST. We still have standards to master so that we can assure them and you, they are READY for 5th grade!!!

## ELA

Language

Writing

Spelling/Vocabulary

We will be reviewing

HOMEWORK:

Homework this week..

Word Study-

Monday - Sort and Write

Tuesday- SAW

Wednesday- 10 sentences

## Math Corner-

4.MD.1

Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a two column table. For example, know that 1 ft is 12 times as long as 1 in. Express the length of a 4 ft snake as 48 in. Generate a conversion table for feet and inches listing the number pairs (1, 12), (2, 24), (3, 36), ...

4.MD.2

Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale

4.MD.3

Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems. For example, find the width of a rectangular room given the area of the flooring and the length, by viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown factor.

Weekly reminders-

*Check their agenda daily and make sure they are completing their weekly & daily homework!

Weekly Homework: DROPS & GO MATH daily

Make sure your child is studying their Math 4 Today spiral review each Thursday night for their quiz on Friday

Fun online games to reinforce standards

GO MATH textbook and resources online https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do

You will have to fill in the country, state, district (Metro Nashville), and school

Then your child has their own username which is their firstandlastname (lowercase and no spaces) Password is their birthdate (Ex. 02102006)

*If you have an iPad- a great app I have found is the Go Math 4th grade. It is \$1.99 but is a great practice tool to use.

*If you have internet access have your child log onto his/her account and practice math fact fluency and math skills tailored to your child’s strengths and weaknesses

*http://www.worksheetworks.com/ allows you to personalize certain skills to practice.

*Another fun site to practice math on is http://mrnussbaum.com/math-for-kids/

## Social Studies/ Science News

SOCIAL STUDIES-

Creating a New Government & The New Nation's Westward Expansion (1790-1830)

LIFE SCIENCE-

Cells, Systems, and the Environment

Science book activities http://macmillanmh.com/science/2010/student/tn/grade4/

## Wish Lists Items

• EXPO markers
• Clorox Wipes!!

## Dear Parents & Students-

We are excited that we will be working with you and your child this year! We will work hard this year to meet each child’s needs, no matter their ability. We will do our best to help your child to develop socially, emotionally, and academically. We firmly believe each child can reach his or her potential if he or she is willing to do their BEST! We are looking forward to a very exciting year here at Shayne!

## Box Tops for Education

We are collecting box tops. Please cut and save these for our school. Place in a baggie and send in with your child. We will have two collection periods. So clip and save those box tops so our school can earn free money.