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Week of November 16th, 2015


Upcoming Events

November 18th-Progress Report issued

November 19th- Literacy Night with the Zoo at 6:30

November 20th- Spirit Day (wear SSA bottoms and Shayne shirts)

November 24th- Etiquette Field Trip

November 25th-27th- Thanksgiving Holidays

Cambridge Open House @Oliver Middle School

You're invited! November 23rd from 6-8 at Oliver Middle School.

Find out what Cambridge options are available for your incoming 5th grader.

Visit www.olivermiddlecambridge.weebly.com for resources or questions


Make sure if ordering online you use Ms. Head's class code HFF7L

Week 14

November is going way too fast! We have 1 full week to get in before the rush of the holiday season kicks off! This is a huge time to make sure we keep the kiddos on track and focused as they have a tendency to lose momentum and their attention and excitement start sidetracking them. Progress reports go home this Wednesday. Please look over those and return them with your child's Show and Tell folder. Talk to your child about what goals they have as we finish out this second nine weeks.


We are continuing with reading The Sign of the Beaver

Reading- RL.4.1 Make inferences using text evidence and background knowledge.

RL.4.3 Describe events in the story, including the characters involved and the setting in which the events take place.

Writing- W.4.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

Language-L.4.1- Form and use the progressive verb tenses (e.g., I was walking; I am walking; I will be walking)

Spelling/Word Study- L.4.4b Use common grade appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of unfamiliar words.

L.4.4c Consult reference materials to find the meaning of words

Math Corner-

We are going to continue division and area once again this week. We want to make sure we have a good solid foundation with these standards before moving on.

4.NBT.6- Find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Students should be able illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.

Fun Website to practice division http://illuminations.nctm.org/Activity.aspx?id=4197

4.MD.3- Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems. For example, find the width of a rectangular room given the area of the flooring and the length, by viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown factor

Weekly reminders-

*Check their agenda daily and make sure they are completing their weekly & daily homework!

*On Thursdays, make sure your child is studying and looking over their Math 4 Today, especially any that they had difficulty with. We do 4 boxes a day and check at the beginning of our block.*** The actual weekly quiz is on the back of our daily Math 4 Today. I hope this is helping students study more carefully. They need to be reviewing those problems that they have not mastered.

GO MATH textbook and resources online https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do

You will have to fill in the country, state, district (Metro Nashville), and school

Then your child has their own username which is their firstandlastname (lowercase and no spaces) Password is their birthdate (Ex. 02102006)

*If you have and iPad- a great app I have found is the Go Math 4th grade. It is $1.99 but is a great practice tool to use.

*If you have internet access have your child log onto his/her account and practice math fact fluency and math skills tailored to your child’s strengths and weaknesses

www.mobymax.com and www.xTramath.org

*http://www.worksheetworks.com/ allows you to personalize certain skills to practice.

*Another fun site to practice math on is http://mrnussbaum.com/math-for-kids/

Social Studies/ Science News

We are going to continue with Social Studies this week until Wednesday and then pick back up with Science.

Settling the Colonies to the 1700s

Locate the first 13 colonies and explain how their location and geographic features influenced their development and settlement patterns

Wish Lists Items

  • Shipping Labels
  • Cap Erasers

Teacher + Parent + Child Working Together = A Successful Year in Fourth Grade

Dear Parents & Students-

We are excited that we will be working with you and your child this year! We will work hard this year to meet each child’s needs, no matter their ability. We will do our best to help your child to develop socially, emotionally, and academically. We firmly believe each child can reach his or her potential if he or she is willing to do their BEST! We are looking forward to a very exciting year here at Shayne!

Box Tops for Education

We are collecting box tops. Please cut and save these for our school. Place in a baggie and send in with your child. We will have two collection periods. So clip and save those box tops so our school can earn free money.