News from 4th Grade Team

Mrs. Carreon * Mrs. Kolodziej * Mr. Riggs *Mrs. Connary

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL SPEECH CONTESTANTS!

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FIELD TRIP THIS THURSDAY

Our field trip is this Thursday, February 18th from 10:00-1:00. We will be going to the Balboa Theater to listen to a Classics For Kids presentation on the book "Ferdinand the Bull". Please remember to bring a fully disposable sack lunch with name clearly labeled.

Dances with Wolves

Friday February 19 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm is our annual school dance – Dancing with Wolves. There will be dance games and prizes! Admission is $1.00. Grade levels will be selling snacks and drinks. And you won’t want to miss the teacher dance off!

***DONATIONS STILL NEEDED***

Thank you to all of those who have already donated items for our fundraiser opportunity during the Dances With Wolves dance this Friday, February 19th at 2:00. We will be selling drinks and glo-sticks. We are still looking for donations of juice boxes (Capri Suns), soda (small cans preferred) or Gatorade. We also welcome parent volunteers to help with this fundraiser that will help with the costs of our next field trip to Jamul for the gold rush.

Thank you

Thank you parents for all the gifts of love for Valentine's Day. We truly enjoy your children this year and are grateful for the supportive parent-teacher relationship. Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated!

Dreambox Expectations

Dreambox is assigned regularly as homework at least twice a week. Students are recommended to complete 5 lessons per week for maximum growth. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Kolodziej or Mrs. Connary.
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Math Support

Please see the link below for fraction support with the new math unit. It is a parent newsletter to help with math vocabulary and models. A hard copy was also sent home last week for your reference.

Field Trip

Our field trip will be on Thursday, February 18th from 10:00-1:00. We will be going to the Balboa Theater to listen to a Classics For Kids presentation on the book "Ferdinand the Bull". Please remember to bring a fully disposable sack lunch with name labeled.

Math Tutoring & Support

Mrs. Kolodziej: Tuesday afternoons 3:15-3:50 (need to arrange for student pick-up)

Mrs. Connary: Tuesday afternoons 3:30-4:00 (Mr. Riggs' class)

Wednesday afternoons 3:30-4:00 (Mrs. Connary's class)

This Week's Learning

Math: Students will use the AREA model, division, tape diagram and number line to show the equivalence of two fractions, .

Reading: Read and annotate, Identify the theme of a passage, summarize the passage, refer to details and examples in the text when explaining what happens next in the text, describe the main characters using details from the text, explain how the author uses dialogue to reveal the character and identify the point of view using story "The Wild Wood".

Writing: Review of all genres of writing.

Grammar: Use quotation marks correctly in titles and dialogue.

Science: Collaborative posters for Rapid Changes on Earth.

Social Studies: The Gold Rush.

Read Aloud: By The Great Horn Spoon

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Daily Schedule

MONDAY-THURSDAY

8:45-8:55 Morning School Meeting/Class News

8:55-9:25 Independent Reading/Reading Conferences

9:25-9:40 Vocabulary Review

9:40-10:50 Guided Reading

10:50-11:05 Recess

11:05-12:00 Rotation #1: Math/Science and Social Studies/Writing

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45-1:35 Rotation #1 continuation (1:10-1:35 P.E.)

1:35-3:10 Rotation #2: Math/Science and Social Studies/Writing (1:35-2:00 P.E.)

3:10-3:15 Clean Up and Dismissal

3:15 Dismissal


TUESDAY:

8:55-9:35 Kolodziej/Connary classes to art/music

9:35-10:15 Kolodziej/Connary classes to art/music

10:15-10:50 Carreon/Riggs classes to art/music

10:50-11:45 Carreon/Riggs classes to art/music


FRIDAY/MINIMUM DAYS:

8:45-8:55 Morning School Meeting/Class News

8:55-9:25 Independent Reading/Reading Conferences

9:25-9:40 Vocabulary Review

9:40-10:50 Guided Reading

10:50-11:05 Recess

11:05-12:00 Rotation #1: Math/Science and Social Studies/Writing

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45-1:45 Rotation #2: Math/Science and Social Studies/Writing

1:45 Dismissal

Yearbooks On Sale Now

Cost is $36.00 and must be placed ONLINE using school code 10245916. Please see flier below for more information.
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Music & Art Corner

Our music/art schedule is as follows:
  • 8:55-10:10 Mrs. Kolodziej and Mrs. Connary to music (40 min.) and art (40 min.)
  • 10:10-11:45 Mrs. Carreon and Mr. Riggs to music (40 min.) and art (40 min.)
  • {recess 10:50-11:10}
  • Mrs. Adamos, our art teacher, has requested help with needed art supplies. Please consider donating:

    • paper plates
    • baby wipes

    Upcoming Events

    Feb. 23: Spring Picture Day

    Feb. 29-Mar. 4: Literacy Week

    Mar. 3: Literature Comes to Life Assembly 3-6 @10:00

    Mar. 10-18: Parent/Teacher Student Led Conferences

    Mar. 11: Awards Assembly 3-6 @10:00

    Mar. 15: PTA General Meeting @7:00

    Mar. 21-Apr. 1: SPRING BREAK

    TEACHER WISH LISTS

    We are so thankful for our generous 4th grade families. We appreciate the offers for help with supplies that we may need and below are our Wish Lists. Any items are GREATLY APPRECIATED and we THANK YOU in advance!


    KOLODZIEJ:
    student whiteboard markers (color: black)
    CONNARY: hand sanitizer, small prizes for treasure box
    RIGGS: prizes for prize box
    CARREON: hand sanitizer, prizes for prize box

    OFFICE 365: POWERPOINT

    There are still many students who have yet to set up their FREE Office 365 account. Below is the link (Student Advantage Program) and follow this formula for signing in. NOTE: Student ID# is the same number used for Achieve 3000 username. Password should be the same as well, except first initial needs to be CAPITALIZED for Office 365.


    • Username: ID#@live.cvesd.org
    • Password: Upper case first letter of first name, lower case of last name, followed by the 8 digit birth date in the mmddyyyy format


    For example:

    Student Name: Adam Green

    ID#: 222333

    Born: May 4, 2004



    Once you are signed in to OFFICE 365, click on the Office 365 logo in the top left corner of the page, click INSTALL NOW and you're ready to go! We appreciate your support in student success this 2015-2016 school year and thank you for enrolling your child over this break.

    4th Grade Teachers

    Mrs. Carreon : Room 304: Writing/Social Studies

    Mrs. Kolodziej: Room 305: Math/Science

    Mr. Riggs: Room 306: Wiritng/Social Studies

    Mrs. Connary: Room 503: Math/Science

    HOW TO CONTACT US

    Any questions or concerns? You may contact teachers directly at:

    moki.carreon@cvesd.org

    jessica.kolodziej@cvesd.org

    zachary.riggs@cvesd.org

    windi.connary@cvesd.org

    Math Support

    In an effort to best support your child at home with the math, examples of correct models and methods will be sent home for each chapter. Copies are also included below for your reference.
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    4TH GRADE BENCHMARKS

    Achieve 3000:


    • 740 Lexile by the end of the year

    Fluency:


    • 120 words per minute


    Typing:


    • 20 words per minute


    AR Level:


    • 4.5-5.0 range


    Writing:


    • Narrative-write 3 to 5 paragraph essay
    • Opinion-write 3 to 5 paragraph essay
    • Informative-write 3 to 5 paragraph essay


    Mathematics:

    • 75% or higher average in all math quizzes/tests
    • Complete all 8 math fluency tests

    Keyboarding Skills Practice

    Your child has been set up with an account with typingweb.com. Please log in and have them practice keyboarding skills throughout the week.

    http://www.typingweb.com

    GATE Resources

    Below are some online resources for gifted learners and parents (Gifted And Talented Education).
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