4th Grade News: Final Edition

Mrs. Crain's homeroom

Class Celebration Update: Tuesday, June 9th

Thank you to those of you who are sending party items in and/or helping out! Fifth grade promotion is scheduled for that day, so parking will be tight first thing in the morning. If you have not already volunteered to send in something for our party but you would like to, please send me an email. If you'd like to come, we'd love to have you! See schedule below!

Our schedule:

8:00 - 9:00: Memory Books, karaoke (both classes)

9:00 - 10:00:

  • Crain's homeroom - memory books, karaoke, games, snack
  • Brame's Homeroom - Scavenger Hunt

10:00 - 11:00:

  • Crain's homeroom - Scavenger Hunt
  • Brame's Homeroom - memory books, karaoke, games, snack

11:00 - 12:00: Superlative Awards (both classes in Brame's room)

12:00 - 12:30: Picnic lunch (weather permitting - bring a towel/blanket and lunch)

12:30 - 2:15: Movie selected by students, snack

Upcoming Dates and Events

  • Monday, 6/8/15: Last PAW celebration (Toy Story 3 at 12:30)
  • Tuesday, 6/9/15: Class celebration, Alamance vs. Pleasant Garden basketball game
  • Wednesday, 6/10/15: BOGO Book Fair at 9:20, Celebration of Excellence at 11:00 **Bring a board game to play after the awards ceremony if you're staying!
  • Thursday, 6/11/2015: Field Day (flyer sent home Friday regarding what to bring)
  • Friday, 6/12/15: Rain date for Field Day
  • Monday & Tuesday, June 15 & 16: Early Release - dismiss at 12:25
  • Tuesday, June 16: Report cards sent home

Bacon the Hamster

Bacon is available for ONE last week-end before going home with Mrs. Crain for the summer...first one to respond gets him (or her).


I am very proud of the amazing growth our scholars made this year, especially in reading! I would have for any of their hard work to slip away over summer break. According to the interesting read article below, reading over the summer is the number one way to prevent loss of reading achievement: students who do not read over the summer can lose up to three months of reading achievement! My recommendation: Read anything and everything, anywhere and everywhere! If your child wants to read it, go for it! Now is not the time to worry about reading levels (although your scholar shouldn't always read picture books).

Information regarding Guilford County School's summer reading program was sent home on Friday. Your child will have access to Guilford County School's EBook collection, as well as Moby Max and Sum Dog. I have included information regarding events from our local public libraries below.

The Loop: 17 Ways to Help Avoid Summer Learning Loss

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/moms/article23179221.html

Though the term “Summer Slide” sounds fun and innocuous, it actually refers to learning loss. Learning loss is inevitable when young, developing minds are idle for 3 months. Reading skills and levels are particularly impacted with research indicating that kids who do not read over the summer can lose up to three months of reading achievement. In addition, this learning loss is cumulative over the years, which is a daunting obstacle to overcome as children get older.

It’s expected that anytime you stop practicing a skill for several months, there will be some catching up when you pick up the skill again. Reading every day is vital to combating “Summer Slide”, but there are also other innovative and interactive methods parents can apply to keep summer fun while stimulating young minds at the same time.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/moms/article23179221.html#storylink=cpy