Mrs. Brown's Bulletin
Back to School Edition- September 2016
Finding our Groove!
On Fridays, we reward students who keep their positive Dojo percentage about 85% with Makerspace time! Students create and collaborate with during free exploration with our Makerspace supplies. They LOVE it!
Leader in Me projects
Students worked together to create a project that explained one of the 7 Habits of Happy Kids. We presented these projects to the class.
DOT day, September 15th
Inspired by the book by Peter Reynolds, The Dot, 4th graders made their mark by creating original "dot" works of art. Everything is ART!
Leader in Me projects
What We Have Been Learning...
- Social Studies- North Carolina geography, important cities and physical features of NC, 3 regions of NC
- Math- Reading and writing big numbers (numbers up to 999,999); Showing a number in expanded form; understanding how each place value is related to other places (comparing the value of the digits); comparing and ordering large numbers and rounding numbers up through the hundred thousands place
- Reading- Summarizing fiction and nonfiction using important details/information only; learning specific strategies for summarizing fiction (story elements and Someone Wanted...) and nonfiction (table- main idea is the top and legs are the important details); learning the difference between summarizing and retelling; focus on character traits; differentiate between physical and character traits; using text evidence to infer character traits; using the text and what you already know to make an inference; and learn that an inference is information the author doesn't directly explain in the text.
Homework on the Lighter Side
All 4th graders should be spending time reading for enjoyment each night. Please continue to support your child by helping them find books they enjoy reading. They have opportunities to check out books from our classroom libraries as well as our school library. If they are enjoying reading they will do it more often therefore increasing their vocabulary and building their reading skills.
Salt Dough North Carolina Maps coming soon!
Students are welcome to bring their own water bottles. They should bring them home on Fridays for a good cleaning.
- Friday, October 7th- Green Valley Fall Festival from 5:00-8:00
- Parent Conferences will be offered beginning the week of October 17th through October 28th. Keep an eye out for an email linked to a sign up sheet.
- Vocabulary Day is Monday, October 31st. Dress up as a new-to-you word for our Vocabulary parade and celebration!