Mrs. Lynch 4th Grade Class
Tell me I forget. Teach me I remember. Involve me I learn.
Dear Parents and Caregivers:
I can't believe that we are still seeing snow in April but here we are. Please keep sending your child to school with winter clothing for outside play. We still have quit a bit of snow on our playground and as it melts it becomes wet.
These last two weeks back from Spring break have been great. I have seen some great accomplishments in the classroom. I have uploaded all your child's assignments into power school so if you notice anything missing please note that any child that wants to make up missing work has the ability to do so. They just need to come ask for it.
Please make sure to look at the blue paper packet. It details a fun event that our PTO is offering to our students. It is called the Fun Run and the information is located in this Friday folder.
Last Friday was our Day of Play and it was very successful. This weekend I will be working on a video that showcases the day. I will send it out to everyone through classdojo.
As we make our way through April we will begin standardized testing soon. I have many online application that your child could use at home to help them become prepared for their test. If you have internet access they should be practicing at least 10 minutes a night. Studies have shown that a child that also works at building their academic skills outside the classroom is more likely to increase their scores by an additional 40%.
This Week At A Glance:
Your child has been very busy. We finished our unit in magnetism and electricity. Their test is located in their folder. We also finished chapter 6 in math and that test is also in their folder. I was very pleased at how well they did on both these units.
During Reading we have been reading and analyzing Historical Fiction. I think they really like making the connections between the stories and real life historical events that has happened. We have been discussing the dust bowl, the great depression, and the gold rush. Go a head a ask your child how they are connected they might surprise you!
In writing they have been working really hard on their wax museum piece. I will be looking over their first two paragraphs this weekend. I hope they all finished them and turned them in. We start on paragraphs 3 and 4 on Monday. The final project and wax museum is May 17th and you will be invited so mark your calendar.
We have began our new units in:
Math- Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Reading- Historical Fiction
Science - Sound and Light Waves
Our Classroom Community
Here is Whats Coming Up
Spring Pictures: April 18th
Half Day: April 26th, Dismissal at 11:15 am
NWEA Testing Dates: April 30th, May 2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th, and 21st