Thies Times

May 15, 2017 - May 19, 2017


Thursday, May 18th - Book Talk Due

Friday, May 19th- Author's Tea Celebration - DRESS NICE :)

Friday, May 19th- Harlem Wizards vs. TCE Thunderbolts Game at Bartram Trail HS Doors open at 5:30. Game starts at 6:30.

Tuesday, May 23rd- Students' Bizarre Bazaar

Tuesday May 23rd- Lunch time change!!!!!! 11:27-11:57!!!!!

Wednesday, May 24th- Last Day of School

Sacked Lunch ONLY from Cafeteria- must preorder with me by Thursday the 18th

Classroom Updates

Author's Tea
Students dress in their Sunday best for the Author's Tea celebration. (They are allowed to bring clothes to change into!) We will waltz into the cafeteria once all the parents have arrived in true Hollywood style down the read carpet. Parents are encouraged to take pictures of your star! We will stand as a class for a group picture, then be released to parents/friends for the "tea" part. Because all the classes' donate there will be breakfast type goodies to snack on while you mingle with others. After a while we head back to our classroom to read our published pieces of writing. We can't wait to see you to celebrate our 4th grade accomplishments!

Bizarre Bazaar
Next Tuesday is our big trade/exchange day. If students are bringing any food, please make sure the items are individually wrapped. Students will need a poster explain their good/service. I encourage the kiddos to bring a small box or tray to carry items to the other classrooms. They'll need a container or bag to bring home their new items in as well. It's a fun day! Let me know if you have any questions.

Harlem Wizards
Who is coming to see me take down the Wizards? ;)
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Wish List

Curriculum Notes

Reading -

Novel: Black Stallion

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Quarter 4 : Topic 2

Review of skills:

Summarizing historical, scientific & technical text, Interpret graphic information (maps, charts, etc),

Using Context clues; Summarize a text, Find a Theme, & drawing inferences based on evidence.

Conventions - progressive verb tenses.

Summative Test - Tuesday, May 16th


STEM Fair activity in teams

Writing -

Grammar Skills


Science -

Big Idea #17- Interdependence -

Students should read through chapters 3 and 4 in their textbook. They received a one pager to begin now.

Here are the specific standards and pages students can read for Big Idea #16.


Compare the seasonal changes in Florida plants and animals to those in other regions of the country. (Chp. 4; TB pgs.122-127)


Explain that animals, including humans, cannot make their own food and that when animals eat plants or other animals, the energy stored in the food source is passed to them. (Chp. 3; TB pgs.86-101)


Trace the flow of energy from the Sun as it is transferred along the food chain through the producers to the consumers. (Chp. 3; TB pgs. 98-103)


Recognize ways plants and animals, including humans, can impact the environment. (Chp. 3 & 4; TB pgs. 106-107 & 128-149)

Big Idea Test - Thursday, May 18th

Social Studies -

Financial Literacy

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Monthly Focus

Congratulations to our newest rep!

September – Fairness - Josh Mann

October – Responsibility- Allie Hildebrand

November – Citizenship- Gina Faunce

January – Respect- Will Barkoskie

February – Caring- Emma Webb

March – Trustworthiness- Cole Allen

Resource Schedule

Day 1- Computer Lab

Day 2- P.E.

Day 3- Computer Class

Day 4- Music

Day 5- No Day

Day 6- P.E.

Day 7- Media

Day 8- Art