The Rigsby Reader 3.23.15

Updates from Room 311

Healthy Snacks

We are all out of snacks! If you are able to send in something healthy for us to munch on- we would appreciate it!

Dates to Remember:

  • March 24th: Chicken Dinner & Math Night Click to View the Save the Date
  • March 26th: Raleigh Field Trip Information Night
  • March 30th- April 3rd: Spring Break!
  • April 8th: Report cards go home
  • April 24th-26: Claxton School Play!

Parent Conference

If you'd like to schedule a parent conference to discuss your child's progress and growth in 4th grade- please call the classroom 828-350-6525, or send me an email at karen.rigsby@asheville.k12.nc.us . I have some great MAP data for Math and Reading that we could look at together.

Math Carnival & Chicken Dinner This TUESDAY!

Our annual FREE chicken dinner and Math Carnival is this TUESDAY, March 24th from 5:30-7:00pm! Dinner will be served the whole time and you may do the math carnival first and then enjoy dinner or you may enjoy dinner first and then have a BLAST at the math carnival.

Raleigh Information Night

We will be holding a 4th Grade Parent Meeting THIS Thursday from 6pm-7pm. This meeting is for any parents (not just chaperones!) We will be giving you a packet of information and will cover the following information

  • What your child needs to wear
  • What your child is allowed to bring on the trip
  • What our detailed itinerary looks like
  • How to fill out the Medication Form

If you cannot attend the meeting, we will be sending home copies of everything with your student next Friday- and you can contact me with any questions or concerns. Room assignments will not be given out until right before the trip.

*Chaperones will have a separate meeting on April 9th from 6pm-7pm to discuss expectations, room lists, and detailed schedules.

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What We Are Learning

  • Reading- We are going to be talking about how to find the Main Idea- and supporting details of a non-fiction passage for the next few weeks. Our Strategy Group Focus will dig into this deeper. We are also working on finding the meaning of new words by using Context Clues.
  • Math- We have launched into our Big Fractions Unit! We will be working in math rotations to learn about comparing fractions with a different bottom number. We will also discuss that a fraction is a sum of parts (3/8 = 1/8 +1/8 +1/8)
  • Writing- We are researching and publishing our "Bringing NC History to Life" mini books. The topics that each student chose come directly from our Social Studies standards.
  • Social Studies- In Social Studies this week, we will be learning about the Native Americans that settled in WNC (Cherokee!)

Missing Chromebook was found on campus!

Finding Mrs. Rigsby

If your child has a change in how they are going home- please send a note with your child or call the classroom and leave a message. I try to check my email often- but once I'm teaching, I don't stop! Please let me know how I can help your student be successful.