The Extra Mile

Going the extra mile to support your son on his extra mile.

A note from the Ms. Phillips ...

Dear Parents,

Now that our second week of school is finished boy have we accomplished a lot. We have investigated, learned, explored and even created during our week together. The students not only worked hard but also had lots of fun doing it. Some of our favorite activities this week were learning about the geographic makeup of Florida, starting our SuperBowl Multiplication competition and creating our spin-a-copters.

At the end of each week, I will send out this newsletter that will review what we did this week, along with communicating what we will cover next week. Also, in this newsletter I will remind you of current events and happenings at Franklin Academy. Please remember that the class website is . I update the website almost daily.

Please remember we are partners in your son's education. I am here to help with anything I can. Do not hesitate to reach out to me through email or even a call.

Thank you,

Ms. Phillips

Important Dates

September 7th - No School Labor Day

September 10th Open house for 4th grade from 6:00 - 7:00

September 14th - No School
September 17th - Early Release
September 23rd - No School
September 24th - Interims issued
September 25th - Picture day

This Week we covered ...


  • We read "Because of Winn-Dixie."
  • Grammar we learned about subjects and predicates, (simple, complete and complex)
  • Our spelling words all had the short a and long a in common
  • Our vocabulary strategies consisted of prefixes (re-; un-; and dis-)
  • In Writing we are beginning to work on how to create sentences, this will continue next week.


  • Place value
  • Renaming numbers to the hundred thousand place
  • Rounding numbers
  • Greater than, less than or equal to


  • Scientific Method
  • Focus on experiments and observations
  • Experiment: Spin-a-copter

On Deck for Next Week ....


  • We will read "Stormalong"
  • Grammar we will work on types of sentences and punctuation
  • Our spelling words are homophones
  • Our vocabulary strategies is working with reference materials
  • In Writing we are beginning to work on how to create sentences, this will continue next week.


  • Adding and subtracting whole numbers; multi-digits
  • Continue working on knowing our multiplication tables, (3-6)


  • Scientific Method
  • Focus on what skills a scientist needs to have

Contact Information

Please contact me with any ideas, concerns or needs.