May Class News

Miss Barnard's 4th Grade Class

If you would like to order from the May book order catalog, please place your order online using code P7JYY or bring in the order form with cash.

We are learning about...

Math: Our geometry test is Friday, April 29. After geometry, we will study measurement and data: conversions, line plots, area and perimeter, and relative measurement. The measurement test will most likely be Tuesday, May 10.



Reading: We are reading By the Great Horn Spoon. Social studies will be integrated into this novel study as well.


Writing: We are researching and writing about peacemakers who have won the Nobel Peace Prize. We will be having an exciting Peacemaker performance on May 9.


Vocabulary: New Wordly Wise words will be taught Monday, 4/25. The next spelling test will be Thursday, 5/5 and the vocabulary test will be Friday, 5/6. Our last Wordly Wise packet will be given out 5/9 with the spelling test on Thursday, 5/19 and the vocabulary test on Friday, 5/20.


Social Studies: We are continuing to study the Gold Rush and integrating social students with our novel study on By the Great Horn Spoon.


Science: We are continuing a fun unit on electricity and magnetism. Students will build circuits and explore magnetism.

Important Dates

Friday, April 29: Geometry test, students present memorized poem

Wednesday, May 4: McDonald's night

Thursday, May 5: Spelling test

Friday, May 6: Vocabulary test, April reading logs due

Monday, May 9: Peacemaker performance 10:40 am

Tuesday, May 10: Measurement test

Week of May 16-20: 4th grade state testing

Thursday, May 19: Last spelling test

Friday, May 20: Last vocabulary test

Wednesday, May 18: Science Fest (minimum day)

Monday, May 30: Memorial Day (no school)

Wednesday, June 1: Wax museum 8:30 am (more info to come)

Friday, June 3: General music concert 8:10 am-8:50 am

Thursday, June 9: Last day of school! (minimum day)

Peacemaker Presentation

Monday, May 9th, 10:30am

29001 Sienna Parkway

Ladera Ranch, CA

Our Peacemaker presentation is on Monday, May 9 in the Hall of Fame at 10:40 am. The students are doing an amazing job preparing for this very special presentation, and I hope you can be with us! Please encourage your student to practice at home.


We have discussed in class what to wear for the presentation. Since most of the boys are statesmen and former presidents, it would be nice if they wore pants, a collared shirt, and a tie if they have one.


The girls can wear a special dress or get creative with dressing up. They are from different countries around the world so they can wear colorful sarongs over t-shirts and shorts, long dresses, or anything else that would be festive and appropriate for a presentation.


Please do not purchase anything new! Thank you. Hope to see you there!

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