## Upcoming Events

January 6th- Students return for 2nd semester

January 11th- 2nd Report Card Issued

January 18th- NO SCHOOL- MLK holiday

January 22nd- Oliver MS tour

January 26th- Symphony Field Trip

## Welcome Back!

We hope you and your family had a restful, relaxing, fun filled, blessed winter break! We continue to hope that everyone stays well! Please continue to make sure we wash our hands and cover our mouth to keep from spreading any unwanted germs. We are ready to hit the ground running and get back in the swing of things. Please make sure your child is ready to kick off this semester by having all necessary supplies. Stay warm...... and welcome back!

## CD or DVD's wanted for ART class!

The art teachers have asked that students bring in a cd or dvd (old, new, no longer used, scratched, ...) for an art lesson.

## ELA

Reading- RF.4.7 Explain information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively contributes to a text

Writing- W.4.8 Gather relevant information from print

Language- L.4.2d Use reference materials to check and correct spelling

Spelling/Word Study- L.4.4b Greek and Latin affixes and roots

## Math Corner- Fraction Recap & Line Plots

NF.1 & 2 Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.

NF.3 Build fractions from unit fractions.

MD.4 Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8). Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions by using information presented in line plots.

Weekly reminders- GET back in the habit!!!

*Check their agenda daily and make sure they are completing their weekly & daily homework!

Weekly Homework: DROPS review and daily standard review practice

Make sure your child is studying their Math 4 Today spiral review each Thursday night for their quiz on Friday

GO MATH textbook and resources online https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do

You will have to fill in the country, state, district (Metro Nashville), and school

Then your child has their own username which is their firstandlastname (lowercase and no spaces) Password is their birthdate (Ex. 02102006)

*If you have an iPad- a great app I have found is the Go Math 4th grade. It is \$1.99 but is a great practice tool to use.

*If you have internet access have your child log onto his/her account and practice math fact fluency and math skills tailored to your child’s strengths and weaknesses

*http://www.worksheetworks.com/ allows you to personalize certain skills to practice.

*Another fun site to practice math on is http://mrnussbaum.com/math-for-kids/

## Social Studies/ Science News

SOCIAL STUDIES- Recapping colonization and moving into the war for independence

SCIENCE- Physical Science- Electricity and Magnetism recap and moving into matter, energy, motion and forces.

## Wish Lists Items

• Shipping Labels
• Cap Erasers

## Dear Parents & Students-

We are excited that we will be working with you and your child this year! We will work hard this year to meet each child’s needs, no matter their ability. We will do our best to help your child to develop socially, emotionally, and academically. We firmly believe each child can reach his or her potential if he or she is willing to do their BEST! We are looking forward to a very exciting year here at Shayne!

## Box Tops for Education

We are collecting box tops. Please cut and save these for our school. Place in a baggie and send in with your child. We will have two collection periods. So clip and save those box tops so our school can earn free money.