Mrs. Gooch's Newsletter

Room 118

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Happy Monday Parents! I hope everyone had nice weekend! The weather was PERFECT, especially for a Chiefs victory!


Reminder: There will NOT be 'Early Release Thursday' this week!


This Friday will be our Winter party! I know it is tough around the holidays, but we would love to have some snacks at our party.


Here is a list of some ideas: Remember nothing containing nuts or that has been packaged in a factory that also contains nuts.


Little Debbie's-Winter/Holiday shaped cakes

Candy Canes

popcorn

pretzels

capri sun



UPDATED! Here's the link to our website: https://sites.google.com/site/crestviewwilliams/

**Check out new Class Blog under the Student Resource tab. This is a tool for students to use to record reading and writing responses about books they are reading or to respond to a prompt. Students are encouraged to leave positive comments to each other. ONLY positive post are allow. Posts or comments are pending until I submit them for approval to be posted on the Blog. Students know the expectations of appropriate posts and if they choose to not follow these expectations they will no longer be allowed to use our Class Blog.


Please have your child visit the website and use the Student Resource tab to review math skills.- This can count toward math folder minutes.


Check out the Parent Resource tab for videos of myself in the Crestview refresh sessions!


Donations please: Thank you to everyone who donated tissues! We are truly blessed to have supportive parents! :)

Reading

This week we will be finishing our Main idea and Theme unit. Students will be reviewing all the learning standards by participating in various reading stations. Students will be given the district ELA benchmark covering all of the first semesters learning standards. This is assessed on Study Island. Students can prepare for this by practicing on study island ELA at home.


Don't forget to have your student read every night, even over Winter Break! Its important that students do not lose important reading skills and stamina.

Math

This week students are going to be learning about symmetry and constructing figures that are perfectly symmetrical.


Math Folder: Folders will be coming home today. Please work with your student every night to help improve their math fact fluency!!

- I have added in a multiplication timed test that you can give your child. Set a time for 4 mins and have them answer as many as they can. Go over it with them and review the ones they missed.

Writing

This week we are continuing to work on our Literary Essay. Students are using research note-cards to find specific evidence from their book to support their main ideas and supporting details.


When we finish this unit the Literary Essays will be published on our Blog.

Spelling

This week in spelling we are working on the oo sound. Check out the spelling list and all the different ways we spell this sound.


http://www.zaner-bloser.com/media/zb/zaner-bloser/spellingconnections/pdfs/grade4/spelling4_english008.pdf

Please don't hesitate to call or email if you have questions or concerns! I hope you enjoy the Newsletter!