4th Grade News
Mrs. Crain's Class: January 11-15, 2016
Upcoming Dates and Events
Thursday, Jan. 14: Vocabulary quiz
Friday, Jan. 15: Comprehension test: "Mountain of Fire"
Monday, Jan. 18: No School (MLK, Jr. Holiday)
Tuesday, Jan. 19: County math benchmark
Tue/Wed, Jan. 19-20: Writing benchmark
Wednesday, Jan. 20: End of 2nd quarter
Thur/Fri, Jan 21-22: Teacher Workdays
**Plan ahead! Our first semester awards assembly will be held on Friday, February 5 at 11:30. We will present attendance and honor roll awards for 1st and 2nd quarter.
Our BIG Field Trip!
Language Arts News
We will have spelling words and a reading response selection this week.
Our next unit will be on area and perimeter of polygons. We will learn the standard formulas for finding the area and perimeter of squares and rectangles, as well as strategies for other polygons.
We will be completing our writing benchmark in science next week. Students will choose to write an informative essay on electricity or magnetism. They will be allowed to use their notes and textbooks to complete this assignment. This essay is a portfolio piece (part of their work samples which will be sent to fifth grade).
Data Notebooks and Missing Work
Despite posting lists, giving numerous extra copies, verbal reminders, and dojo notes, every week I have several students who are missing multiple assignments. Some of the missing work is due to absences, which I've addressed in a previous newsletter. Thank you for helping me keep on top of that! However, some students simply do not follow directions and complete/turn in work. There is a designated place in our classroom to turn in assignments, and this place has not changed since the first day of school! Responsibility is a key component of being prepared for the next grade level. Students should not have to be reminded on a daily basis to follow procedures that have been in place since Day 1.
"The time is always right to do what is right". ~Martin Luther King, Jr.