Groovy in 4th

Mrs. Tweten's Class Room 606

Learning to the Max! 4/4

WOW! What an amazing week back after Spring Break :) As you've probably notice this week we implemented a digital homework program. This is NOT mandatory!!! If your child doesn't have access to the internet they can request a paper packet. Some of the online homework IS REQUIRED even if students choose the paper homework packet. AR reading logs can ONLY be completed at school! This will continue to be a learning curve for both me and the students as we jump into 21st Century Learning with our homework.

Next week, we will be learning about the following:

Reading

*Story-Lost City

*Close Reading and Fluency Practice

Spelling Words-Syllable Patterns v/cv and vc/v

Vocabulary-curiosity, glorious, granite, ruins, terraced, thickets, torrent

Writing

*We will be working collaboratively with Desert Ridge Academy with Mrs. Amidei's students as writing tutors. We'll be writing using Google Docs and each student will have a real-time tutor to assist them in the development and editing process. I plan on blogging about it on my class blog at www.twetenedtechnerdo.wordpress.com.

Math

*We're completing our lessons on Fractions this week. This has been a difficult unit for the kiddos, so I'll continue to include practice in SMART START assignments.

Social Studies

*Missions-We've completed our mission reports and are reading, 'By the Great Horn Spoon! Written by Sid Fleischman. It's a gold rush adventure! This ties in very well with our unit on the Early History of California. The kids are getting excited to attend our Mission Field Trip. We are at our max for parent volunteers. Thank you for the support! Don't forget to get your child's money in before the last day $30.

Science

We're studying about scientists and experiments. Specifically, we're learning about rocks and minerals.

Technology

We're continuing on with our Genius Hour projects and we'll be scheduling a Genius Day for Parents to come and observe your child's Genius. I'll keep you posted.

Student-Led Conferences for 2nd Trimester April 14-17th minimum days Dismissal 1:07

ALL student conferences will take place at home. This will be the homework assignment for the week. *during min. days

Parents who would like to request a personal conference may e-mail me at tammy.tweten@desertsands.us to set one up. I appreciate your support!

RAD Calendar of Events for April

4/5

Math Field Day at Shadow Hills HS

*Good Luck to the Reagan team-Katie, Carson, Matthew, Keeley

4/7-28

SBAC Field Testing Begins (NEW CST test)

*Please make sure your child is in attendance daily and on time

4/11

PTO Volunteer Luncheon

4/11

Mrs. Tweten is out at the District office for Technology Integration Team Training

4/14-17

Early Release at 1:07

4/18

NO School

4/22

Earth Day-Wear Green!

4/25

Student of the Month Assembly




FIELD TRIP to Living Desert is scheduled for April 23rd

We'll be leaving on the bus at 8:30am from the school and should be returning to campus by noon. If you haven't sent in the updated field trip permission trip form, please do :) We'll be on a docent guided tour ~ Cahuilla Indians

http://www.livingdesert.org/docent_guided_tours.html


Thank you to the following Chaperones!!!

Meg~Julie~Marcy~Jennifer~Sherry~Sheenah

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