Fabulous Fourth Grade
December 9, 2015
We have a few things coming up I wanted you to be aware of:
I am having knee surgery January 5th. I will be out the 5th-8th. Mrs. Amlong will be our substitute and I will have everything ready for her to start the year strong with the kids. I WILL be at school on the 4th to help get the kids all settled and back to their routine.
We will have a student teacher next semester -- Randy Feldmann. Randy is from Washington and is finishing his degree in Elementary Education. He starts out by simply observing and helping where needed. He will then transition more into a teaching role as the semester goes on. I think of it as the classroom eventually having 2 teachers. I am always here and the day to day mechanics of our classroom will remain the same.
We are beginning division in math. In Social Studies, we continue to learn about the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Branches of Government, and how a bill becomes a law. In reading, we are learning the difference between poetry, drama and prose. We are working on a fable and each student has a part. One focus is understanding the theme of a fable.
ONE MORE SITE TO REGISTER FOR...
I hesitated at first because I didn't want to throw yet another site at you to register for. However, I think it will be a great communication and organizational tool! I WILL CONTINUE TO USE HOMEROOM to post pictures. That is working well and I don't want to replace Homeroom.
Sign-in information is posted below. Thanks for your patience with me and for being open to new ways to communicate.
Dates to Remember:
December 18th - Modified Day - Dismiss at 11:45 a.m. LAST DAY OF SCHOOL BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS
January 4, 2015 - Welcome Back!
January 8th - Report cards go home.
January 18th - No School
January 19th - PTC meeting @ 6:00
January 22nd - Movie Night
January 27th - Modified Day (dismiss at 11:50 am)
January 30th - Planet Gym Night
You can order any time. I will submit your order with our class order.
Make sure your child picks a book that is in their reading level / zone.