The Ritenour Review

2017 - 2018 Fourth Grade Weekly News

Veterans's Day Celebration

The Boone Meadow students and staff look forward to celebrating our American heroes from 1:00-2:00 on FRIDAY, November 10th*, 2017

· From 1:00-1:25, our honored Veterans have the option to be escorted to our café for light treats and drinks. We hope you will be able to join us!

· If you choose to attend the celebration and presentation from students, our program will begin promptly at 1:30 in our gymnasium.

We look forward to celebrating our military heroes next Friday from 1:00-2:00.


Click here to complete pre-registration check-in for each attending adult. It's quick and easy!

· Page 1: Select the green “Next Step” button.

· Page 2: Enter your name & birthday when prompted. When it asks for "Building" select Boone Meadow Elementary. Select the green “Next Step” button.

· Page 3: When prompted for “Person Visiting” use the student’s name, then type “Veterans Day” when it asks for your “Reason for Visit.”

· It will then ask for the date of the visit. Please use the date of the actual event, November 10, 2017.

· Disregard the “If you’d like to notify anyone portion…” on this page and hit Next


Be sure to sign in at the front desk when you arrive. Your pre-registration will assist

Culminating Week

I try to separate culminating activities; however, this week seemed to have a BUNCH! We finished our math unit, our energy unit, we are 99% finished typing our final essays in narrative writing AND we revised our end of the unit reading assessments - WHEW! As we ended the week, we closed a lot of chapters in our fourth grade year on a high note. We challenged ourselves and we are all exhausted, but better in the end.

In math,

In reading, we kicked off our Non-fiction reading unit. We initially discussed the typed of non-fiction in the world. After several students mentioned topics of informational books, we started to identify different types of reading material that are also in the non-fiction category: menus, billboards, brochures, tombstones, recipes, how-to books, etc. As we opened our minds to this type of literature, we realized we read this style more than we realize.

In science, we finished up our Energy unit. We had a lot fun this week building PPT to help us review all of the information we learned along our journey. Note to self, nine-year-olds creating PPT takes longer than expected. They learned SO much about the process. I will schedule more time for them to explore this avenue in the future.

Coming up next!

  • Math: We jump into fractions and decimals!
  • Reading: We will learn to read informational texts with vigor and depth.
  • Science: We will kick off our Motion and Design unit.
  • Writing: We will review Boxes and Bullets from last year.

New Reading Log Voting!

The class voted on the preferred reading log for the remainder of the year. The results are in and the Quick Check style will be continued! Their feedback was invaluable.
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Special's Schedule

  • Monday: STEM
  • Tuesday: Music
  • Wednesday: Art
  • Thursday: Wellness **bring/wear tennis shoes
  • Friday: Library

Upcoming Dates!

November 9th - PTO Meeting

November 10th - Veterans Day Program

November 13th - School board meeting

November 22nd-24th - Thanksgiving break

December 14th - Boone Meadow Voices concert in the BME cafe at 7:00 PM

December 25th-January 5th - School closed for winter break