Ms. Foster's Class News

April 27, 2015

Fairmount - Where Effort Leads to Excellence.

Important Notes

* MAP testing is starting this week for other grades. This will cause some changes in our schedule. We will have library on Thursday at 1:45.

* The expectations for hallway behavior will increase. There will be no talking or silliness allowed.

Curriculum Notes

Reading: Last week we finished reading City of Ember. Great book! We will watch the movie this week. Please return permission slips! Our reading skills this week will be main idea and details, See 4th Grade Newsletter for Objectives.

Writing: In writing, we are finishing our opinion piece on the best new energy source for our community.

Spelling: This week we are addressing List 30. See 4th Grade Newsletter for list of words.

Math: In Math, we are finishing our topic on Geometry. The test is Tuesday. The study guide is due Tuesday. We will start our unit on Measurement next.

Science: We will identify the properties of waves.

Our Hero's Quests

Mrs. Hendricks graciously helped us record our Hero's Quest. Once they are uploaded, you can view them on Fairmount's webiste. Go to the Learning Commons and look for our class.

Google Accounts

  • Students will be using their Google Accounts. Their email address will be: first name initial, last name, last 3 digits of student number @ g,
  • ex. sfoster456@g, The password is: fh student number ex. fh123456
  • Extra copies of Math Topic Study Guides and Reading Logs can be found in your child's Google Account.
  • Students do not have email accounts. The email is used just for a username.

Preparing for the MAP test!

The 4th grade students at Fairmount will be taking the MAP test this spring. The test is completely computerized. It incorporates a variety of types of test questions and addresses many different math, reading and writing concepts. In the weeks to come, students will be shown examples of the different types of questions and asked to practice them. Fortunately, Study has test questions written in the new format. Please encourage your child to get on Study and practice.


Several students created a digit project using a program called Voicethread. If you would like to view them, please go to:

The username is your child's lunchcode and the password is francis.