Mrs.Myers' Weekly Newsletter
Notes from Mrs.Myers
I hope everyone had a restful weekend and is refreshed for a FULL week of learning! It's going to be a busy one and the key is going to be lots of rest and review. :)
I hope that everyone got a chance to look at last week's "I Can" Self-Assessments. As I walked around, it seemed pretty true to what I was noticing in class, with even a few students popping up on my radar that I missed during the lesson. It was the perfect opportunity to pause for a moment and re-explain it to make sure that nothing was slipping past us! If you notice that your student has a lot of yellow on one standard, we are going to start reviewing those yellow standards in the morning during morning work time. This week's "I Can" Self-Assessment is ready to go with a rich list of things we are covering this week! Make sure to take a look at it tonight to see what we are covering in the most specific words! :)
Report cards come out this Friday! In the report card folders will be last year's Milestones Score Report. Please look through the information provided with the Milestones Score Report because it is our expectation that promotion this year in 4th grade will be based on passing each domain of the Milestones Assessment that is coming up in April!
Below are some other miscellaneous announcements for this upcoming week! :)
Our Daruma Doll
We are working to have 100% of our reading logs turned in for 15 weeks! Please remember to complete that reading log to be turned in on Monday! :)
Our student council representatives, Isam and Nick, talking to the class to get their ideas for school improvement. Thanks for representing us at school meetings, boys!
Last week we used instruments to learn about sound and how it is created by vibrations, travels in waves, and how there are different pitches that we can hear! Coming up this week, we will hopefully be Skyping with an "expert" on sound- my favorite musician by trade, Mr.Myers! The kids have prepared questions about sound, music, and music recording that will help us apply our learning in a real-world context! :)
Our Daruma Doll
Other Announcements and What We are Covering This Week
Science Fair Update (for those participating) from Mrs.Bradley
Science Fair News
I can’t wait to see your projects!! Let me know if you need anything to prepare your board or if you have any questions!
Projects are due –
January 11 – 5th Grade
January 12 – 4th Grade
January 13 – 3rd Grade
Please bring your projects to the STEAM LAB
between 7:45 – 8:15 am on the date listed above.
Make sure your name and teacher’s name are on the BACK of your board and in the back of your science fair log.
Students will share their projects with judges and other students during specials on January 14.
Students will be able to share their projects with parents on January 21 from 6:30-7:15pm. Winners will be announced at 7:15pm.
Book Clubs 3rd 9 Weeks
Topics We Are Covering
Mentor Sentence: Pronouns vs. Proper Nouns
Writing: Informational Writing (Guided)
Grammar: Prepositional Phrases
Math: Multiplying fractions
Word Work: per- and auto- prefixes
Mentor Text: Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson (If you would like to pick up a copy for your child to read along with us during this time, it is a great way to keep engaged and excited about our mentor text! We read a little aloud every day!)
Here is a great link to find the book for cheap! : http://www.rainbowresource.com/proddtl.php?id=043022