Saturday, September 14th, 2019
Scholastic Orders are now Digital!
Each student is bringing home a packet of September orders. You can also access them using the link below! All orders due September 23rd!
Mrs. Close's Class ~ We are up and running! This year my math class and a couple other 4th grade classes will take part in a pilot of the Everyday Mathematics program. I am teaching the same exact standards as the rest of the teachers, just using different materials. The kids took a baseline fact quiz on Monday. Many were disappointed with the results. This type of quiz has two scores. The one minute score takes into account only the questions answered within the first minute up until a question is skipped or missed. So, if the first question is missed or skipped, the 1-minute score is a 0%. The 3-minute score accounts for all the correct answers on the quiz. The kids graphed their results and will continue that graphing throughout the beginning of the year so they can track their progress. Fact quizzes will be given on Fridays!
Please look for the Remind invitation (Mrs. Close's Math Class) in your child's Friday Folder. This math group allows me to send out information directly to the families of my math kiddos.
Mr Hart ~ This week in math we started to complete the I Ready diagnostic test for math to determine where the students are in relation to grade level. this will help me close any gaps the kids might have with regards to our curriculum. We also started module 1. This module teaches the kids about the importance of place value, addition, subtraction and solving multi step word problems. In your child's Friday folder is a sheet asking you to sign them up for Xtra Math a computer based fact improvement program. If your child is already signed up please sign them up using my code so that I get notified of their progress. I will be speaking with them today about an incentive for learning their facts. My math class will have some type of homework in math two to three times a week. With that being said, I do not expect the kids to spend more than a solid 20 minutes finishing the assignment. We will always have time in class to begin assignments, so that I can assist students if they are not sure how to complete the work.
GEOGRAPHY BEEOn Monday, Mrs. Coleates presented information to the students regarding the Geography Bee. A few kids have shown interest. Please see the embedded flyer for more information.
Another extra opportunity will be the Spelling Bee. Mrs. Coleates will be sharing information regarding this competition during the coming week.
Mrs. Coleates will share information with the students about robotics in October.
I chose out of a bowl.....one adult from the Oster family and one adult from the Brzesinski family are invited to join us. Thanks in advance for meeting us at Ganondagan! I apologize to the families who weren't chosen. There will be more opportunities!
This week I'll teach the kids a lot about the Haudenosaunee. Be sure to ask them later in the week about Dekanawida, otherwise know as The Great Peacekeeper.
Great Things that Happened this Week.........
- kids helping other kids when a water bottle, or two, spilled
- the sharing of markers and colored pencils
- math students proud of their progress from Monday to Friday on multiplication facts
- all of the hugs, smiles, and high fives
- kids reminding me to keep my glasses on :)
- kids showing manners and kindness by holding the doors for others
September 19 - First day of Instrument Lessons!
September 20 - Ganondagan Trip