The Fourth Grade 4-1-1

Week of November 16, 2015

The teachers say...

This week we are learning more about our friends at Villa Esperanza, a school for students with developmental disabilities. 4th graders will learn more about autism and other developmental disabilities. 4S and 4H will visit the school this week. 4G visited last Thursday and had a wonderful time! A big thank you to all of our parent volunteers who make this trip possible. We appreciate you!! More to come on this exciting service learning project!

Important Dates:

Tom Sawyer Camp: On November 18-19, the 4th graders will be taken to Tom Sawyer Camp in La Canada (boys on Wednesday and girls on Thursday). This will be an opportunity for students to play and learn about teamwork and listening to each other. We attended this day camp last year and it was a great experience. Students will be wearing their P.E. uniforms on their camp day. Please remember there will be no hot lunch for your child on Tom Sawyer days and they will need a sack lunch and a water bottle for the trip.

Fourth Grade Feast: Next Monday, November 23rd will be each class's Fourth Grade Feast. Please remember to send in the item your child is signed up for. The kids will enjoy the feast during lunch time, so please remember there will be no hot lunch on this day.

Fourth Grade Hosts Prayer Service: The fourth grade is in charge of the all-school prayer service on November 24th at 2:00pm in the gym. The kids selected the music, will read the readings and prayers, will act out the Gospel, and provide the reflection. We hope you can join us!


Math: Topic 4 Test this Tuesday, November 17th. (4.2-4.6)

Reading: We are reading Me and Uncle Romie. Students will focus on figurative language, idioms, and informative writing. Collage items due Tuesday. Please see email from Mr. Hemak and your child's reading folder for more info.

Spelling: Words focus on the /ou/ and /ô /. Test: Friday, November 20th.

English: We will work on writing a poem based on the gospel from our Thanksgiving prayer service.

Science: There will be a science test on Monday, November 23rd. This will cover fresh water adaptations and the life cycle of the salmon. Up next: ocean life!

Social Studies: It's times to learn about California missions! This week we start learning about the Spanish Influence in California.

Keyboarding!! We are learning a new keyboarding program in technology class called TypingClub. The program is fully web-based, so students can use it to practice keyboarding in class, at home, or anywhere an internet connection can be found. We highly encourage practice at home! Even 15-20 minutes a day can make a big difference. The most important thing for your child to focus on while practicing is to avoid looking at the keyboard while typing and proper posture.

To log in to your child's TypingClub account, go to the following login URL:

Username: whole first name and first letter of last name (ex. leahw) Password: mayfield

Safety First!

Please remember to email the teachers if your child is going home with a friend at the end of the day...especially if they are in another class. Having this information helps avoid chaos at the end of the day and is ultimately for your child's safety. Thank you!