4C Newsletter

Friday, May 17th, 2019

This week, I loved when......

  • a student held the door open for their classmates to enter the gym, and in return kids stopped and said thank you.
  • the excitement over orange floats!
  • every student paired up for science review and all kids worked so well!
  • I received a positive note from a substitute.
  • all the kids worked together to clean up the classroom.

Monday......Field Testing

Yes, we (Canandaigua 4th Graders), were "lucky" to be part of the NYS Field testing. Tomorrow morning the kids will answer 1 ELA question. It will be a constructed response question. I don't have all the details, but this is what I'm imagining it will be like. The kids will be required to read one passage and then answer 1 question that will require a claim and two details. It should be pretty quick so we can get back to our regular routine.

Tuesday's Field Trip

First, I'm thrilled with the weather forecast! Let's hope it really turns out to be sunny and 62 degrees!

All parent chaperones should have received an email from me on Thursday and a packet of information from your child's Friday Folder. Please contact me ASAP if you didn't receive the email or packet.

I hope you had the opportunity to read Mr. Amesbury's letter regarding lunches for the trip. Please note that the lunches will sit outside in a pavilion for a few hours. It would be a great idea to include ice packs in lunches.

Last, please make sure your child wears sneakers and apply sunscreen prior to the trip. It's going to be a a great experience!


Mrs. Close's Class ~ The kids have been busy building bridges. The plan is to test the bridges tomorrow! Stay tuned to the Math Class Remind for pictures!


Picture Book Friday - Nathan did an awesome job entertaining us with Gilbert the Great! The story had many messages.

Reading Interviews - I am just about done with the interviews. I love to see the growth the kids have made since the fall!

Revolutionary War Assessment - If your child finished, you found his/her graded assessment in their Friday Folder. A few kids need to finish up tomorrow!

PAWS - I am really enjoying the new rubric for PAWS. It's a great way for kids to focus on a particular area of the assignment. The middle column is the sweet spot, right where 4th graders should be at this time of the year!

Big picture


We have been scheduled for the "hands-on" portion of the NYS Science Assessment. On the morning of May 31st, the kids and I will head to the Link gym where they will rotate through three science stations and show off their skills!

On Monday, June 3rd, they will take the written portion.

Important Dates

May 21 - Genesee Country Museum Trip

May 27 - Happy Memorial Day ~ No School

May 31 - Hands-On Science Test

June 3 - Written Portion of the Science Test

June 11 - Erie Canal Trip - more details coming as we get closer

June 24 - Onanda Trip - more details coming as wet closer

June 25 - Half-Day for Kids

June 26 - Half-Day for Kids & Last Day of School