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Fourth Grade Newsletter

Redwall Jubilee Feast THIS Friday, March 25!

We did it! We finished our Redwall novel unit! To celebrate our reading success, we will have a class party on Friday, March 25. I have E-mailed a SignUp Genius list to all parents. Please kindly sign up for an item or two for your student to bring to the event.


The FIRST Period Class Link is Here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4badaa2aa7fb6-redwall


The FOURTH Period Link is Here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4badaa2aa7fb6-redwall1


At the feast, I will be giving the students a mini quizlet (not for a grade) about the book. Each student who receives a 100% on the quizlet will win a small prize. These students will also be entered into a drawing to win a larger grand prize!



***Parents, you are invited to join us for the celebration if you wish; we would love to have you!


The FIRST period party will take place from 8:10-9:00 a.m.


The FOURTH period party will take place from 11:25 a.m. -12:15 p.m..

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Redwall Book Report Project: VERY IMPORTANT!

Now that we have completed our Redwall novel unit, there are several factors that will be weighed into the grade:


1. AR quiz for the novel


2. Self- and Teacher-Scored rubric (will be based on participation, discussion, and following directions/rules in class during the unit).


3. Book Report Project (the majority of the grade will be based on this, so please make sure you TAKE YOUR TIME and do a NICE project that demonstrates knowledge, thoughtfulness, and effort).


4. Extra Credit Recipe. Students have the opportunity to earn extra credit by making a traditional Redwall recipe and bringing it to share with the class for our Jubilee Feast. The recipe options will be sent home in a separate E-mail, so look out for it if you would like to try one!


Book Report Project (Due Monday, April 11):


Students were given the project choices last week, and were given the instructions for the specific options they chose in class today. If they want to choose a different project, they are more than welcome to do so. If you print it from FSA Connect, please note that it is MANY pages long; you should find the project and select only the page numbers you need before printing! For each project, you will need: the title page, the book notes page, the correct project instructions page, and the correct rubric.


There are two rubrics on the rubric page. One is for the student to complete a self-evaluation, and the other is for my evaluation. Students should fill out the top one only.


Because the due date for the project is so far out, it may not show up in your "Upcoming Assignments" list yet; please make sure you look out for it if it isn't there!


*I have given the students ample time to complete the project before spring break if they are traveling or simply prefer to be done. If you know you will be traveling or otherwise won't have time over spring break, please make sure you work on it from now! If you would rather wait and spend time working on it over break, then please do.


We will present our projects the Monday and Tuesday after break.

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Scholastic Book Orders Due THIS FRIDAY, March 25!

I sent Scholastic book fliers home today. They are due THIS Friday, March 25. This is a little less time than I normally give for the orders, but it is the only way for students to get their books before spring break.


To Order:

Online: Visit www.scholastic.com/readingclub and enter the class code NCNYH. If you do not enter the class code correctly, I will not receive your order, so please make sure it says Mrs. Khan!


In School: Write down your list of books and simply bring payment to me. There are many fliers I have compiled into one, so it is impractical to fill out the individual order forms.Students may pay in cash OR check; either is fine. Please write checks out to Scholastic Reading Club, NOT to FSAPS.

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Unit FOUR Exam Next Thursday and Friday, March 31-April 1

On Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1, we will have our Unit Four Exam!


The optional exam review packet is already available on FSA Connect, so you may use it as a study guide for the exam. Please remember, even if you do not want to do the extra credit, you should still keep the review packet for studying. I will send home printed packets this Wednesday. The unit's homework packets are also a great tool to use for studying, especially the vocabulary words!


In order to complete the unit before spring break and not have an exam the first week back, we are combining two sections of the unit into one. Because of this, you will find two lists of vocabulary words in this week's homework packet.


There will be NO weekly quiz this week; however, please study the vocabulary words and make sure you are familiar with them! Any vocabulary words from the unit may be on the exam.


***If you already know that your student will be absent on one or more of the exam dates, please E-mail me so that we can arrange for them to take the exam before you leave!

March Accelerated Reader Log Packets are Due Friday, April 1!

The March AR logs are due on Friday, April 1.


Students should read three books for this log: one fiction, one non-fiction, and one student's choice. If they are reading a particularly lengthy or advanced level book, they may count it as two with my prior approval.


Some classes were not able to do AR in class last week on Friday, so we will make that time up and have an extra session this week. Since we also have the party this Friday, we will have this week's in-class session on Thursday. I will also add in a few sessions next week before the packet is due!