GO 'FOURTH' AND LEARN
News from Mrs. Priebe's 4th grade class ...
IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP!
NE STATE WRITING TEST
Next week is the STATE WRITING ASSESSMENT!
On Wednesday and Thursday (27th and 28th), the students will respond to one writing prompt in the narrative mode. They will spend 40 minutes working on the preliminary draft on the first day and revise and rewrite the draft on the following day, again within a 40 minute time period. The students’ actual writing will be sent to a regional site for scoring. Score will be reported to the state and be available on the Nebraska Department of Education website at http://www.nde.state.ne.us/ at a later date.
How can you help?
Please make sure your child....
* Gets to bed on time
* Eats a healthy breakfast*Ask your child about what they are writing and talk about their experiences and details to help them elaborate. Just talking about the event will help them with their writing.
Student-Led PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
On Friday, your child will bring home their scheduled time for conferences. We understand schedules change from season to season, so we are more than willing to make changes. Please contact the school if the scheduled time will not work for you. Thank you.
Monday, February 8 - 2:00 Dismissal (4-7 Conferences)
Tuesday, February 9 - 2:00 Dismissal (4-7 Conferences)
Wednesday, February 10 - 2:00 Dismissal (No Conferences)
Thursday, February 11 - 11:30 Dismissal (1-4 Conferences)
Friday, February 12 - NO SCHOOL!
The students are doing a fantastic job completing their weekly homework. Each day the students are assigned 30 math problems in class. As the math concepts get more difficult the students might be bringing home more homework. Please assist your child with any questions they might have on their daily work.
Here are the lessons we will cover this week:
Monday - Lesson 69: Milliliters
Tuesday - Lesson 70: Word Problems - Fractions of a Group
Wednesday - Lesson 71: Division Answers Ending with Zero
Thursday - Lesson 72: Finding Information to Solve Problems
Friday - Test 12
Also, please encourage a few minutes of daily math fact practice! IXL.com is a fantastic website to sharpen those skills!
Also, stay connected with the skills, strategies, and stories we are learning in our Reading Program. Click the link to login - ConnectED McGraw-Hill Reading Series
(Your child will need to login with their unique username and password)
This week our class will focus on why we need government. We will also explore the foundation, structures, and functions of our country’s government.
Weekly Concept: Our Government
Essential Question: Why do we need government?
Grammar: Pronouns and Antecedents
Genre: Narrative Nonfiction (Informational)
Comprehension Skill: Ask and Answer Questions
Comprehension Strategy: Cause and Effect
Vocabulary Skill: Latin Roots
Phonics: Vowel Team Syllables
Prime Time Reading Nights
Monday, Jan. 25th, 6pm to Monday, March 7th, 8pm
406 Cottonwood Street
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