## Upcoming Events

April 14th- Family Art night (ONLY for those who RSVPed)

April 27th- Progress Reports

May 12th- Field Day

May 13th- Career Education Day

May 16th- Monday Night with MOMs (ladies/girls ONLY event)

May 19th- Mammoth Cave

May 24th- Middle School March Off

May 25th-1/2 day-LAST DAY

## 6 and 1/2 weeks left....AHHHHHHHH!!!

So much to do and so little time left! Cambridge applications came home last week for those interested in the program next year at Oliver Middle. All applications will need to be mailed or delivered to Oliver. Also it is very important that you return the Mammoth Cave field trip permission slips ASAP and let us know if your child will be going or not. We are sorry for having to put a limited amount of chaperones, but we simply do not have \$1200 to get another bus just for chaperones. If you are planning on driving, we will still need you to send your payment in for cave tickets to ensure you a ticket with our group tour.

## ELA

RI.4.2

Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details: summarize the text

RL.4.2

Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text

Language:

L.4.1

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking

Writing:

L.4.3

Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening

Spelling/Vocabulary

L.4.4a

Use context as a clue to the meaning of word or phrase

HOMEWORK:

Main idea practice due Friday

Word Study HW- Monday-Thursday

Inference practice pages (RL.4.1)

A front and back practice page that is due Friday

## Math Corner-

4.G.1

Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.

4.G.2

Classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines, or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size. Recognize right triangles as a category, and identify right triangles

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

• Articles of Confederation
• Shay's Rebellion
• Lost State of Franklin
• Constitutional Convention
• Great Compromise
• Bill of Rights

What are the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a constitutional democracy?

PHYSICAL SCIENCE-

Review Physical Science key concepts and vocabulary

## 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.