Rooney & Hassman's Tribune

Week of May 16th - May 20th

3rd Grade Visits Thursday and Friday!

It is hard to believe that a whole year has gone by since our current 4th graders visited Horizon as 3rd graders for a tour of the school. Now, it is their turn to be the tour guides.

On Thursday and Friday (5/26 and 5/27), we are asking that our students bring lunch from home rather than take a hot lunch. On these days, classes of third grade students will be joining us to become familiar with the school, and that includes lunch time. So that every student can enjoy lunch without an exceptionally long line and being rushed, please plan to have your child bring their lunch on those days.

Thank you so much for your help in making our job as 4th grade hosts run smoothly!

What is going on next week?

The week's schedule:

Monday, 5/23: Day 4 (Hassman PE- Guidance ) (Rooney - Music) Music Selection Sheets Due; Volunteer appreciation breakfast

Tuesday, 5/24 Day 5 (Hassman- Music and PE) (Rooney- Spanish and Music) Library Field Trip (Don't forget your library card!)

Wednesday, 5/25 Day 1 (Hassman- Art), (Rooney--PE) Library

Thursday, 5/26: Day 2 Rooney (Spanish, PE) / Hassman (Music, Spanish)- Library 3rd Grade Visits- bring lunch from home

Friday, 5/27: Day 3 (Hassman -- Spanish and PE ), (Rooney -- Art) 3rd Grade Visits- bring lunch from home

**If your student forgot to turn in his or her reading notebook, please be sure to do that on Monday!**

**Student Council members are selling smencils (smelly pencils) this week**

**Please be sure students are completing the weekly requirement for DreamBox (30 minutes at home by Sunday)

**Please remember, on days that students have Music class, they need to be sure they have their recorder at school. Mrs. R's class needs recorders this week Monday (Day 4) and Tuesday (Day 5).

---- From Mrs. Barootian: Students have 5-10 minutes of recorder practice each night that they should be recording on their calendar.

Thank you!

A big thank you to Mrs. Wildman and Mrs. Reeves for being with us while Mrs. Rooney was recovering. Mrs. Rooney is excited to be back on Monday!

Shark Tank!

The students will "jump" into the Shark Tank Tuesday, May 31st and Wednesday June 1st! The sharks are eager to hear all of their great ideas that have been months in the making!

Wax Museum!

Thank you to all who were able to make it to our Wax Museum! We hope you learned something new and were able to enjoy "meeting" some important people of our past and present!

What's Going on in Fourth Grade?

Math: Students continued their work with comparing fractions by finding common denominators or benchmark fractions to compare two fractions. Be sure to ask them all about it!

Please continue to practice those math facts at home to keep them fresh in our minds!

Looking for a video on some of the strategies we work on in 4th grade? Please scroll to the bottom of this newsletter for the videos!

Need some advice and resources for how to sustain a love of math within children? Check out this information from Jo Boaler (Professor of Math at Stanford & Creator of youcubed).


Looking for ways to encourage and sustain a love of math within your child? Check out these steps you can take at home. There is also a variety of resources provided: including math tasks to try at home, recommended apps/games, parent resources, and a lot more!

Science: Students have loved creating circuits! They even created their own schematic drawings just like real engineers do! Be sure to ask them all about it!

Reading & Writing:

This week students continued work in our reading history unit and are hard at work on their persuasive essays! Students worked to develop an attention getting introduction!