Mrs. Faccio's 4th Grade Newsletter

January 22, 2015

What's Up in the Classroom?

Spelling - We did not have our spelling sort groups this week due to no school tomorrow and a Bazinga Day on Tuesday. Instead, we've been working on removing words from the "no excuse" word list. Students are doing a nice job knocking words off their lists. We even have a few who have all 500 done!

Reading - This week we've been doing a lot of research reading. Students are looking for information regarding their writing topics. Most are using the internet but some are using a combination of internet sources and books from the library.

Math - We are wrapping up our math unit on measurement and will be moving onto fractions next Wednesday. We will take Monday to review and Tuesday to test the students.

Social Studies - Students have been busy with their "Wisconsin Era's" lessons. Not only are they watching videos and answering focus questions, they are also creating a Google Slide Show to display their knowledge. It's a lot of work but it's coming along nicely.

Writing - Students are continuing on with their informational/explanatory writing pieces. They should be done by next week. Along with the report, they will make a Kahoot to play with the class. A Kahoot is basically a test that the students make to quiz each other on their knowledge of what they've learned.

Report Cards

Report cards will be done by January 30th. An email will be sent out letting you know when they can be viewed online. Conferences are scheduled for February 12 and 17. Again, you will get an email letting you know when it's time to sign up. If you are not able to make the scheduled days, just let me know. I can work out a different time to meet. We will be discussing the transition to Lineville and, of course, student progress.