Mrs. Beaudry's Super News

September 23

Important Dates:

October 6: Book Fair 1:30
October 7th: Progress Reports sent home
October 12th: Mackinac Trip Parent Meeting @ 6:00 pm in T.H.I.S. Library
October 31st: AR Goals Due

What We're Learning...

Reading: Goal Setting, Choosing Just-Right Books, Picking up the pace of our reading, DRA Assessments
Writing: Selecting Topics, 6 Traits of Writing, (Ideas and Organization)
Math: Comparing Numbers to 100,000, Unit 1 Test, Mental Math: Rounding and Front-End Estimation
Science: Physical and Behavioral Characteristics of the Dwarf African Frog, Habitat Observations
Social Studies: Identifying Primary versus Secondary Sources (This is tough! Watch the video below for clarification!)
What is a Primary Source? by Shmoop

AR Goals

Due to an unforseen issue with Renaissance Place, several students were not able to take their STAR reading test until Thursday afternoon. Therefore, AR goals will be adjusted accordingly. Please Note: AR goals are due by Monday, October 31st. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Spelling

Our fourth grade team has been hard at work determining each student's individual needs regarding spelling to ensure that each student gets placed in the appropriate group. We will be switching classes for spelling on Mondays and Tuesdays. Students will practice their spelling words via spelling city (and at home) on Wednesday and Thursday, and take the spelling test on Friday. We should be set to begin on Monday, October 3rd.
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You're Invited: Mackinac Trip Informational Night

We will be holding a 4th Grade Mackinac Trip informational night for parents on Wednesday, October 12th from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Torrey Hill Library. Information regarding the trip itinerary, fundraising, costs, and accommodations will be presented. If you are unable to attend, a packet will be sent home with your child the next day. We hope to see many parents there!

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Field Trips

The trips below were recently scheduled:

Podunk House: Monday, October 17 (8:40 am!)

Henry Ford Museum- Thursday, February 9th

Greenfield Village- Monday, June 12th

Mackinac Island- May 3-May 5

Superhero of the Week

Congratulations to Ryan Barden, who will be our Superhero of the Week next week. He will enjoy a few privileges through the week!


Monday: Share Superhero of the Week poster

Tuesday: Show and Tell

Wednesday: Choose your own Sidekick

Thursday: Super Helper

Friday: 10 minutes free choice time on the computers

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Reminders:

The following items are past due...

  • Class shirt order form/$7
  • Scholastic News order form/$5
  • Recorder order forms
  • Student Handbook Acknowledgment

Wish List

  • Sharpened pencils
  • Candy for the candy stash
  • Bean Bags or body pillows to create cozy reading nooks