## Upcoming Events

January 11th- 2nd Report Card Issued

January 18th- NO SCHOOL- MLK holiday

January 22nd- Oliver MS tour

January 26th- Symphony Field Trip

## Report Card Day!!

We had an awesome 3 days back!!! We are looking forward to a full week despite old man winter deciding to visit! Today your child will be bringing home their report card home reflecting the second nine weeks. Please look over these and discuss them with your child. Discuss with them their academic goals for the new nine weeks. In class they are making SMART goals based on areas they need to work on. I encourage them to discuss their weaknesses at home too and work on these SMART goals.

## EARBUDS needed

We are so excited we now have access to 2 more additional laptop carts!!! Which means we have more time to incorporate these into our daily routines. We would like students to make sure they have personal earbuds that they keep in their pencil pouch.

## CD or DVD's wanted for ART class!

The art teachers have asked that students bring in a cd or dvd (old, new, no longer used, scratched, ...) for an art lesson.

## MOBY MAX SHOUT-OUTS!!

We want to give a shout out to our top 3 students over the winter break who got on Moby Max over the break!! Way to go!! Let's keep it up. We are working on a school wide challenge. The PTA will be rewarding the classes with the highest percentage of usage!

*BECCA

*GIO

*ERIN

## ELA

Reading- RF.4.7 Explain information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively contributes to the understanding of the text.

Writing- W.4.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and event sequence

Language- L.4.1e Recognize the correct and incorrect use of prepositional phrases in oral language and writing.

Spelling/Word Study- L.4.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain specific words and phrases

## Math Corner- Line Plots & Multiplication of Fractions

MD.4 Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8). Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions by using information presented in line plots.

NF.4 Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction by a whole number.

Weekly reminders- GET back in the habit!!!

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

Weekly Homework: DROPS review and daily standard review practice

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

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- The War for Independence (1760-1789)

Describe the various contributions made by Benjamin Franklin to the development of a unique American society, including his scientific experiments and inventions, the development of the Albany Plan and political cartoons.

PHYSICAL SCIENCE- Distinguish among heat, radiant, and chemical forms of energy

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## 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.