4th Grade News: March 7th, 2014

Mrs. Gibson's Class

Important Information

ISTEP Testing

ISTEP will be given NEXT WEEK, March 11—21. We will be testing March 11, 12 and 13. Make-ups will be given the following days. This portion of the test will involve writing, reading, math problem solving, and science. There will be another portion of ISTEP at the end of April.

To set your child up for success on testing days, please make sure they get plenty of sleep and have a good breakfast in the morning. **The breakfast line will stay open in our cafeteria until 9 am on testing days, if your child would prefer to eat at school those mornings. NO DEVICES WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOM DURING ISTEP TESTING, SO THEY SHOULDN'T COME TO SCHOOL TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NEXT WEEK.

Silent Auction and Candy Bar Bingo

The PTO Silent Auction event is scheduled for next Friday, March 14th from 6:00-8:30 in conjunction with Candy Bar Bingo night. Fourth grade teachers will be calling out BINGO numbers from 7:20-7:40 that evening.

The 4th grade teachers have also donated a Teacher Experience for the silent auction. The student from each class with the highest bid at the silent auction will get to bring 1 friend and stay after school for pizza and a movie with the 4th grade teachers.

TCE School Yard Nature Center Club

We are in the process of partnering with the Dad’s Club on creating a club that will develop our TCE grounds into an area that can be utilized as an extension to our classrooms. The club will be open to 3rd and 4th grade students only. A permission slip is being sent home today for those that are interested.

Fourth Grade Field Trip to Corydon/Squire Boones

Information is coming home about the field trip to Corydon/Squire Boones today. We are only allow 7 chaperones per classroom, so if you are interested in chaperoning, please make sure you send in a separate check for yourself. Seven chaperones will be randomly selected from those that send in checks. Let me know if you have any questions.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

TCE’s Spring Book Fair is April 8th – 14th. More information is coming soon! Many volunteers are needed to make our Book Fair a huge success! If you can work a shift or even donate an item for our events, please visit: http://vols.pt/7sANe6 to sign-up! Thank you!

Items Needed for the Classroom
We are almost out of dry erase markers, so if you would like to donate some, it would be greatly appreciated!

Next Week’s Curriculum

In reading, we will continue reviewing constructed responses and finding evidence to support our answers. We will begin our historical fiction genre study with the book Number the Starts. In word study, we will be working on Wordly Wise Lesson 9. We will still be learning new vocabulary words next week, but we will not quiz over it on Friday.

In math, we will review equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, adding and subtracting fractions, improper fractions and mixed numbers. We will also review our problem solving skills. We will have a test over Fractions next Friday, March 14th.

In social studies, we will continue our unit on wars focusing on Indiana in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.

In writing, we will continue our research project. We are taking the facts that we have researched and beginning to make paragraphs for our headings.

Tests and quizzes for next week:


1. Topic 12 Math Test over Fractions

Pictures from this Week

Specials for Next Week & Upcoming Events

  • Monday: Day 6 Art
  • Wednesday: Day 2 Library & Music
  • Thursday: Day 3 Art
  • Friday: Day 4 PE

  • March 11– 13: ISTEP Testing
  • Friday, March 14: Candy Bar Bingo 6:00—8:30
  • March 21: 3rd Grading Period Ends

  • Tuesday, March 25: 4th Grade Musical 6:30pm
  • March 26: Market Day Pick Up

  • March 28-April 4: No School - Spring Break