News From Mrs. Clay

4th Grade, Central Elementary

News for January 18-22, 2016

This week in our classes we have been learning about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the impact he made on equal rights. We have had a lot of good class discussions on what life might have been like for him as a young child and how it compares to our lives today.

I have not heard yet if we will continue with the indoor recess or not. Please make sure your children are prepared to go outside on Tuesday in case this is allowable.

What's Next

Reading - This week we will be reading My Brother Martin. A story about Martin Luther King as a child. Our skills that we will be working on this week are cause and effect and conjunctions. The top five AR readers for this week are: Alex, Hannah, Katelyn, Zach, Daniel. These students may eat lunch with me in our room.

Spelling Words -

conclude - to decide after thinking about it (verb)

data - facts, figures, and other information (noun)

evidence - proof (noun)

investigate - to look for information (verb)

method - a way of doing something (noun)

observe - to study (verb)

possible - when something could happen (adj)

proceed - to go ahead (verb)

prove - to show something is true (verb)

vary - to be different (verb)

Core Words






Math - We will be wrapping up Topic 16 on Thursday with our test. On Friday we will be working on Topic 16 in the 4th grade book on lines, angles and shapes, and area a perimeter.

Science and Social Studies - In Science this week we will be wrapping up lesson 1 on the Earth's surface. We will be taking our test on Thursday. In Social Studies we will be learning about Martin Luther King.

Related Arts

Monday - Art

Tuesday - Library

Wednesday - Music

Thursday - Gym

Friday - Art

Important Dates

Sunday 1/10 - Reading Makes Cents Read-A-Thon starts. Ends January 31. Students

brought home information this week.

Tuesday 1/12 - Parent only preview of Body Safety program @ Clarks Creek 6:30-7:30


Thursday 1/14 - Science - Unit 3, Lesson 1 test

Math - Topic 16 Test

Friday 1/15 - Central Celebration 9:00-9:30 a.m.

Monday 1/18 - No School in observance of MLK Day