Weekly News

December 7-11


Division of Thousands, Hundreds, Tens, and Ones

  • Represent and solve three-digit dividend division with divisors of 2, 3, 4, and 5 numerically.

  • Represent numerically four-digit dividend division with divisors of 2, 3, 4, and 5, decomposing a remainder up to three times.

  • Interpret division word problems as either number of groups unknown or group size unknown.

  • Interpret and find whole number quotients and remainders to solve one-step division word problems with larger divisors of 6, 7, 8, and 9.

  • Explain the connection of the area model of division to the long division algorithm for three- and four-digit dividends.



E. 9-11

We will work on these assignments in class, but students are welcome to work at home, too. :)

Videos and practice links to Module 3 (This is helpful for parents and students.)

Language Arts

Spelling/Root Study: Express Yourself. For the next several weeks we will focus on root words, their meaning, origin, application, and spelling. There will be ten words on this list. You child may also choose to participate in the challenge list. This is open to any student who wants to put in extra effort. The test will be on Friday, as usual. Students will practice words through Spelling City and a word study sheet. This sheet is due on Thursday. At the end of the root study unit we will have a Spelling Bee.

1. dictate
2. edict
3. contradict

4. dictionary

5. graph
6. autograph

7. script
8. geography

9. transcript

10. description

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Wax Museum

Essays are complete. Stamps are complete. This week we begin talking about and modeling public speaking skills and preparation. Though the speeches do not need to be entirely memorized, knowing the speech inside and out, helps with the overall effect. Notecards are fine, but practicing each day is the best way to prepare.

Students received scoring guidelines for all components of the project.

Posters are completed at home. See guidelines below.

Poster Requirements

· Must use the paper provided

· All information must be able to be read from 3 feet away

· Name of Topic

· Student’s name

· 5+ images

· Captions for each image

· A chronological list of 5+ highlights, accomplishments, important life events etc. (See Timeline)


· Colorful

· Creative

· Correct grammar and spelling

Due Dates:

  • Poster: Monday, Dec. 7
  • Practice speech for our class only (no costume): Girls on Dec. 7 Boys on Dec. 8
  • Dress Rehearsal for third grade classes and fellow 4th grade classes: Dec. 9
  • Evening performance for our class: Dec. 9 (Students arrive at 5:45. No parents in auditorium until the Wax Museum opens at 6:00 p.m.)

The performance is 30 minutes.

Science: Slow Changes

The surface of Earth goes through constant gradual changes. Theses changes include weathering and erosion.

Think Win-Win

We spend the next few weeks discussing, modeling, and role playing habit #4: Think Win-Win
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Baby clothes, Books, and Blankets

ECC is collecting these items this month for families in San Diego that are in need.

New baby clothes and gently used books and blankets are the 3 B's to remember. It would be great if each child could participate. I know I will be bringing in some books and a sweet little baby outfit. Thank you for taking time to consider this worthy cause.

ECC’s Holiday Charity has officially started! Your classroom’s collection box is ready to accept the following donations any time between November 30th and December 10th:

New OR Gently Used

Children’s books (age baby – young adult)

Blankets (esp. full & queen sizes)

Booster seats

Car seats


High chairs


Diapers (sizes 1-6)

Baby food




Clothes (size newborn – 3T)



If you would like to donate larger items, there will be volunteers ready to collect them at the back gate before school on Thursday, December 3rd and Wednesday, December 9th.

Thank you for your participation in this wonderful program!

Room 207's Holiday Party

We are eagerly looking forward to our holiday party! It is a book exchange with a compliment card (as well as treats and fun crafts). Look for an email from our room parents for more details.

On Friday, students will receive a name of a student in our class. They will not share this name because it is surprise! The card will have the types of books the student likes. Books should not exceed $10. In addition to the wrapped book, students are to write three genuine compliments for the student. We have been writing compliment cards in class so they will know what to do! :) Please put the gift recipient's name on the gift. The giver's name will remain a surprise.

Students can start bringing in wrapped books and cards on Monday, Dec. 14. We will open the gifts during our holiday party.

Box Tops

Please save your Box Tops. This is a great way to earn money for our school. Send them in whenever you'd like. We have a collection envelope by the front door.
Students have been preparing to run the mile in P.E. Please be sure to wear appropriate shoes on Mondays for P.E.

Treasure Box Items

Our treasure box auction is coming up. If you come across little treasures that you'd like to donate, we will happily accept them. :)

Coming Up

  • Dec. 7 Arts Attack Lesson
  • Dec. 9 Wax Museum (ECC Auditorium)
  • Dec. 14 P.E.- The Mile Run
  • Dec. 17 Holiday Party
  • Dec. 18- Jan. 3 Winter Break

Have a wonderful week!

~ Mrs. Jones