4C News

Friday, December 4, 2015


The snail pull was so much fun! The children were truly amazed with the snail's strength. End of unit assessments have been graded and sent home in Friday Folders.


We have just begun a new social studies inquiry based on the Manhattan Purchase. So far the kids have looked at two different primary sources. They looked at a hand drawn map that illustrates New Netherlands' riches and text. Today, they worked to create an advertisement that would encourage other Europeans to make that trip across the Atlantic Ocean.


Mrs. Close's Class ~ I still have the Module 3 assessments as I am catching up with kids who were absent when the class took the test. I apologize about the delay. Those will be sure to come home next week. We have begun Module 4. During this unit the kids will take a break from crunching numbers and focus on geometry. So far they've learned about rays, line segments, lines, angles, perpendicular lines, and parallel lines. Today, the kids took the Topic A quiz. Measuring angles, drawing angles and triangles are the concepts/skills left in Module 4. My hope is to finish the unit before the holiday break.

Mr. Philipp's Class ~

This week the students reviewed the various methods for multiplying during our small group time. They were then given to choice to use any strategy they felt most comfortable with to solve word problems. Students also took a multiplication quiz to show off their new found skills. The students were then introduced to division. Students will learn division much the same way as multiplication – will various strategies.

Band & Orchestra

Next week the students will need to be prepared with their instruments on Tuesday and Thursday. On Tuesday, ensembles will meet and Thursday is the lesson day.

Spare Change Collection

Kids in the Primary - Elementary Complex will be collecting spare change for needy families until Monday, December 14th.

Ornament Workshop

On Monday, December 21st, we'll spend the lion share of the morning making ornaments! Please use the link below if you're interested in helping that morning. We'll be crafting from 10-12:30! The kids will be painting and using those fine motor skills! In addition, I'm asking each child to contribute $3 towards the cost of supplies. Thank you for your continued support!

Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 23rd will be our last day of school before the break. So, we might as well have a party! See the link below!

Holiday Spirit Days

December 21st ~ Candy Cane Day (wear red & white)

December 22nd ~ Warm & Cozy Day (wear PJs or a snuggly sweater/sweatshirt)

December 23rd ~ Holiday Fun Day (wear funky holiday clothes)


Many 4C students signed up to learn about robotics. Those kids will be meeting with Mrs. Coleates over the next two weeks. They are very excited and looking forward to this great opportunity!

Dates to Remember

December 15 ~ Geo Bee Finals (Good Luck Erik!)

December 21 ~ Ornament Workshop

December 23 ~ Holiday Party

December 24-January 1 ~ No School, Holiday Break

January 7 ~ Spelling Bee (for those kids who qualified)

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