4C News

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Feast of Favorites

On Tuesday, November 20th, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving with a Feast of Favorites! The feast will be our lunch. I will be providing tacos in a bag with all the fixings. The kids did some brainstorming. It's not as easy these days because the food has to be purchased or prepackaged. You'll notice that there is an "Other" slot just in case you come up with something that we forgot. Please click on the link below to contribute

Math

Mrs. Close's Class ~ We have been knee deep in multiplication for a few weeks now! Starting next week, the kids will be learning how to multiply a double digit number by a double digit number. Thank you for your patience as we continue to practice, make mistakes, and learn. All kids have been signed up to work in xtramath.org. Basic facts are not automatic for many students, which slows the multi-digit process down. There is a flyer in your child's Friday Folder that explains how you can access their school account and check their progress. The kids can access from home too. Every little bit of extra fact practice helps and will only make division that much easier. Clarification around Exit Ticket corrections.........original answers should not be erased or changed, corrections should be done on a separate sheet of paper stapled to the original task, no packets please. All exit ticket corrections up to and including Module 3 Lesson 13 are due by Friday November 16th. This allows me time to correct and update my grade book for report cards. Next week's exit tickets will be part of the next trimester, so those corrections can be turned in after the 16th. Let me know if you have any questions.

ELA

PAWS ~ The new PAWS has been assigned. Many kids were able to complete their plan before leaving school on Friday. It is very exciting to see so many kids doing so many great things with their essays before I even edit them!


Short Answer Questions ~ We are still working hard!


Small Groups ~ I have just about finished up the one on one F&P assessments with the kids. Now we can get back to our small groups!

Instruments

Kids will need to bring their instruments on Wednesday. They luck out this coming week as lessons fall on the first day of band/orchestra ensembles!

Dates to Remember

November 12 ~ Veterans Day Observed, No School

November 20 ~ Feast of Favorites

November 21-23 ~ Thanksgiving Break, No School

November 29 ~ Evening Parent Conferences

November 30 ~ Early Release, Parent Conferences

December 6 ~ Evening Parent Conferences

December 7 ~ Early Release, Parent Conferences

December 20 ~ Ornament Workshop - More Details Coming!

December 24 - January 4 ~ Christmas Break, No School