Brewer's Bytes

North Elementary 4th Grade October 14, 2016

A Peak at Next Week (Week 3)

In science we are learning all about the difference between food webs and food chains. We will also present our Biome/Ecosystem Projects on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Please come and look at all of our hard work.

In social studies we will be locating and plotting Missouri's largest cities, rivers, and lakes. We will also take a look into Missouri's overall climate.

In math we will continue to work on subtracting with regrouping with large numbers and identifying/continuing the pattern. We will begin the next unit in math next Monday.

In reading we will be working on identifying the theme of a story. We will also begin small group instruction.

In spelling we will be working on Unit 9. Students will be identifying long vowel sounds and making past tense verbs by changing y to i and adding -es.

A Note from the Teacher

Hello everyone! I just wanted to take a minute to reassure you that you aren't getting amnesia, some of the concepts that we covered last week are falling into place next week. October is a very busy month, and as a school we have to go with the flow. I'm not one to rush a concept through if students are still hesitant at figuring it out. So bare with us, we will get it done, and done right.

The Fun(d) Run was a success. We had beautiful weather and no injuries. Congrats to Drew Heller and Azaria Kocher who both won prizes for the contributions their friends/family made to North School.

We got an email the other day from the board office asking us to pass along the information that Birthday Treats and any Holiday Treats need to be store bought. The number of allergies in school is growing tremendously, and home-made goodies aren't printed with ingredients list on the container. Please note that this is a JCPS thing, not just North School.

I am excited to meet with each and every one of you for Parent/Teacher Conferences. This week, conferences will be on Thursday from 3:15-7:00 p.m. Please remember that there is a Book Fair going on in the library, so be sure to bring your wallets.

Upcoming Tests and Assignments

Monday, October 17: Math Challenge

Tuesday, October 18: Math Essential Skills Practice

Wednesday, October 19: 20 minutes of reading and a Lit. Response

Thursday, October 20: 20 minutes of reading and a Lit. Response
Thursday, October 21: Spelling Test Unit 9

Mark Your Calendar

Wednesday, October 19, 2016: 4th Grade to the MO State Capital (teachers and students only due to limited space)

October 20/October 24: Parent/Teacher Conferences from 3:15-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 26: Brag Tag Assembly at 10 a.m.

Thursday, October 27: Sk8 Zone ($6 per child)

Friday, October 28: No School

Monday, October 31: Please don't send any costumes or masks to school. North School chooses not to celebrate Halloween.

October Birthdays

Lilly Figo has a birthday on October 19


The students and I have been discussing AMAZING answers and what they consist of. I have started rewarding students who have AMAZING work with a little treat each time their papers are returned and in excellent condition. Ask your student if they have had any AMAZING papers.