January Newsletter

4th Grade ~ Annistown Elementary

A Heartfelt Thanks to Mrs. Angela Fisher!

The backbone of a good school is not made from fancy classrooms and large campuses. It is made from the excellent education imparted by teachers like Mrs. Fisher.

We are proud to announce that Mrs. Angela Fisher has accepted the role of LSTC (Local School Technology Coordinator) at Minor Elementary. We are saddened to see such a great teacher, wonderful colleague, and phenomenal friend go, but we are thrilled that she will be pursuing her passion in technology while continuing to impact the leaders of tomorrow.

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Welcome Mrs. Human to our Fourth Grade Team!

Mrs. Human will be joining the Annistown Team in January. Please join us in giving Mrs. Human a warm Annistown welcome!
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Important Dates to Remember

January 1st - New Year's Day - Systemwide Holiday

January 4th - Winter Break

January 5th - Teacher Planning Day - No School

January 18th - MLK Holiday

January 21st - PTA Spirit Night - Jump Oasis

January 28th - Math & Science Night

Our Learning This Month

Social Studies: We will continue describing the major events of the Revolution and explaining the factors leading to American victory and British defeat.

Science: We will investigate how sound is produced and how it can be varied by changing the rate of vibration.

Math: We will continue working on fractions and introduce decimals.

Reading, Writing & Language Arts: We will explain the major differences between poems, drama, and prose. We will describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text. We will explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text. In writing, we will use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain a topic.

Back to School on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

2016 is almost here!

We look forward to welcoming you back! I hope you enjoy your much needed break. It’s hard to believe that half the year is almost completed! We are excited to have you back on Wednesday, January 6th ready to learn!

We appreciate all the support and would love your continued assistance in having our students read nightly and practice their math facts. We also would love for you to continue checking their agendas and eClass daily.

Its never to early to begin preparing for the Georgia Milestones!

 Review old assessments, class work, study guides, and even homework.

 Review math facts

 Read nightly and have your child write about what they read.

 Classworks

We anticipate another phenomenal 1/2 of the year!

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