Uva Updates

May 15, 2017 - May 19, 2017


Thursday, May 18th - Book Talk Due

Friday, May 19th- Author's Tea Celebration - secret phrase: dress nice for Author's Tea

Friday, May 19th- Harlem Wizards vs. TCE Thunderbolts Game at Bartram Trail HS Doors open at 5:30. Game starts at 6:30.

Tuesday, May 23rd- Students' Bizarre Bazaar

Tuesday May 23rd- Lunch time change!!!!!! 11:27-11:57!!!!!

Wednesday, May 24th- Last Day of School

Sacked Lunch ONLY from Cafeteria

Classroom Updates

Author's Tea
Students dress in their Sunday best for the Author's Tea celebration. (They are allowed to bring clothes to change into!) We will waltz into the cafeteria once all the parents have arrived in true Hollywood style down the read carpet. Parents are encouraged to take pictures of your star! We will stand as a class for a group picture, then be released to parents/friends for the "tea" part. Because all the classes' donate there will be breakfast type goodies to snack on while you mingle with others. After a while we head back to our classroom to read our published pieces of writing. We can't wait to see you to celebrate our 4th grade accomplishments!

Bizarre Bazaar
Next Tuesday is our big trade/exchange day. If students are bringing any food, please make sure the items are individually wrapped. Students will need a poster explain their good/service. I encourage the kiddos to bring a small box or tray to carry items to the other classrooms. They'll need a container or bag to bring home their new items in as well. It's a fun day! Let me know if you have any questions.

Harlem Wizards
Who is coming to see me take down the Wizards? ;)
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Behavior/Classroom Expectations
As we near the end of the school year, some of us begin to forget proper classroom etiquette. We've reviewed the classroom rules and the expectations are the same as always: Listen & follow directions the first time; Do your work; Keep hands, feet and other objects to yourself; Have materials and assignments ready; Take turns when speaking & listening. Let's end this school year with a bang and WITHOUT a cranky teacher. ;)

Wish List

- Clorox wipes

Curriculum Notes

Reading -

Novel: Black Stallion

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Quarter 4 : Topic 2

Review of skills:

Summarizing historical, scientific & technical text, Interpret graphic information (maps, charts, etc),

Using Context clues; Summarize a text, Find a Theme, & drawing inferences based on evidence.

Conventions - progressive verb tenses.

Summative Test - Tuesday, 16th

Financial Literacy Unit
Cursive writing


STEM Fair project in teams!

Science -

Big Idea #17- Interdependence -

Students should read through chapters 3 and 4 in their textbook. They received a one pager to begin now.

Here are the specific standards and pages students can read for Big Idea #16.


Compare the seasonal changes in Florida plants and animals to those in other regions of the country. (Chp. 4; TB pgs.122-127)


Explain that animals, including humans, cannot make their own food and that when animals eat plants or other animals, the energy stored in the food source is passed to them. (Chp. 3; TB pgs.86-101)


Trace the flow of energy from the Sun as it is transferred along the food chain through the producers to the consumers. (Chp. 3; TB pgs. 98-103)


Recognize ways plants and animals, including humans, can impact the environment. (Chp. 3 & 4; TB pgs. 106-107 & 128-149)

Big Idea Test - Thursday, May 18th

Social Studies -

Financial Literacy

Thanks for reading the updates this week. If you ever have questions about ANYTHING, please don't hesitate to ask. I truly believe the teacher-parent partnership is a crucial part of a school year.

Scholastic Book Club Orders

Class Code - Q9YKY. Look for the FIRST TIME HERE? PARENTS button!


Students can use this site to practice their Math Skills

Study Island

Students can use this site to practice Math and ELA skills.

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Character Counts Monthly Focus

Congratulations to our Character Counts winner for Trustworthiness - Nicolas Collins.

September – Fairness - Davis Rascoe

October – Responsibility - Sawyer Blackney

November – Citizenship - Ryland Simanoff

January – Respect - Abigail Evans

February – Caring - Addision Strumlauf

March – Trustworthiness - Nicholas Collins

April- All Pillars

Resource Schedule

Day 1 - Computer Lab

Day 2 - P.E.

Day 3 - Media

Day 4 - Art

Day 5 - No Day

Day 6 - PE

Day 7 - Computer Lab - Mr. Hurt

Day 8 - Music