Fourth Grade News

For the Week of February 8, 2016

This week's focus:

Reading - We will continue to practice making inferences as we finish reading Because of Winn-Dixie. This week we will make inferences regarding the author's word choice and title, as well as how the characters' feelings relate to themes in the text.

Writing - Students will continue to practice their persuasive writing.

Math - Students will continue to solve for perimeter and area, solve real-world math problems, and multiply multi-digit numbers.

Science - We will be continuing to research and understand nonrenewable and renewable resources.

Social studies - We will continue to research states for our Northeast/Southeast states project.

Valentines Day and Camp Read Aloud will be celebrated on Friday.

On Friday, the school has a day full of fun camping activities to kick off February vacation! The bell area will be the camp ground! There will be crafts, read alouds, a hike, songs, and more. Of course, we will also be fitting in a Valentine's celebration as well. For Mrs. Peterson's class, a notice will be sent home on Monday with the Valentine's day celebration details and a classroom list. Ms. Connors' class received this notice last week. We are really looking forward to this exciting day at school and we are sure the students will enjoy it!

This week's spelling words:

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Education in action!!!

Upcoming dates to be aware of

Spelling test - Friday, February 12

There will be NO extra help math this week.

FYI - (For Ms. Connors' students) Mrs. Peterson has extra help math on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 3:00. Anyone, in either class, is welcome to attend. Just slip a note in the agenda or let me know through the classdojo that your child will be attending. You may pick your child up at my outside door, come in through the main doors, or I can walk your child to the after school program. If your child typically attends the after school program, they will need to have a note for Mrs. Toomey letting her know they have permission to come to extra help math.

Both Ms. Connors' and Mrs. Peterson's book orders are due Friday, February 12.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book club meets Thursday from 2:30 to 4:00. The only requirement to attend the book club is that you must have read the book.

Starting next month, Ms. Connor's class will be invited to attend the book club as well. The book for next month will be determined at the next book club, and I will post it shortly after for everyone to see.