Lanham Lowdown

4th Grade News

September 4, 2015

Important Dates

No School - Labor Day

Monday, September 7th


Curriculum Night (3 sessions available)

6:10-6:35

6:50-7:15

7:25-7:50


PTA Cookie Dough Orders Due

Wednesday, September 16th


Our first spelling test

Friday, September 4th

Reminders

Parent Contact Information - Please make sure to complete the Parent Contact Information Form that can be found on my webpage. Directions were on the yellow half-slip of paper that was picked up at Open House.


Kleenex - We also are in need of Kleenex, which was omitted from the school supply list this year. At your convenience please send in a box of Kleenex for our classroom. Thank you to those of you that have already sent some in.

National Parks Free Passes

Click on the link below to learn about how every 4th graders can earn free passes to National Parks!

http://www.nationalparks.org/ook/every-kid-in-a-park

Our First Week

We had a great first full week of school! We have enjoyed using the Chromebooks and are excited to continue learning more about them! Next week stay tuned for newsletter articles written by our class!


Math - We are learning all about geometry and the properties of different shapes. Students are also practicing and memorizing their multiplication facts.


Literacy - We worked on qualities of a good reader this week! We had some fun sharing stories with one another and learning fun ways to practice words. The class is very excited about writing realistic fiction stories. We started working on them today, and will finish next week!


Science - Our class is learning all about adaptations of animals and how important they are for their survival. We focused on camouflage for a few days. Everyone had a lot of fun making a moth that had to camouflage with something in our room. The students did an amazing job making them difficult to find!