News from 4th Grade Team

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

Welcome to Quarter 2!

Sleeping in...family game days...we hope you all had a great fall break relaxing and spending time with your loved ones. We also hope you are ready to get back to work for 2nd quarter!
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MINIMUM DAY

We will see you Tuesday, October 6th where we will be on a minimum day schedule. Dismissal will be at 1:45.

PLEASE SET UP ACCOUNT ASAP!

Great news! CVESD has provided your child an OFFICE 365 account at NO COST to you! OFFICE 365 PRO PLUS includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and One Note. This Student Advantage Program is a WONDERFUL opportunity and teaching tool. This account will allow your child to begin assignments in class and continue to work on them at home. Currently, all digital assignments are confined to the laptop they are begun on in class and not able to be worked on at home. We need ALL students to set up their 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 birthdate 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.

Math Tutoring & Support

Math tutoring will begin week of October 12th. Please look for notice from your child's teacher this week for day and time it will be offered. Also, please see the links at end of newsletter for additional math support.

This Week's Learning

Math: Multiplying by tens, estimating products, and investigating the area model and partial products.

Reading: Narrator's point of view, infer author's purpose, and identify the theme of the text as well as evidence supporting the theme within the text.

Writing: Informative newspaper article writing and summary writing using I.V.F.

Social Studies: Unit 2; Early European Explorers (Cortes, Cabrillo, Drake, Cermeno, Vizcaino)

Science: STEM activity, "Can You Save Fred?"

Read Aloud: Island of the Blue Dolphins

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



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

Upcoming Events

Oct. 12: Picture Make-Up Day

Oct. 12: K-Kids @ 12:00

Oct. 12: SSC Meeting @3:30

Oct. 13: PTA General Meeting @7:00

Oct. 14: GLEE Club @12:00

Oct. 14: Peace Patrol Training @3:30

Oct. 14: Family Dinner Night @5:00

Oct. 16: Mad Science Assembly @10:00

Oct. 19-23: RED RIBBON WEEK!

Oct. 19: K-Kids @12:00

Oct. 19: Peace Patrol Training @ 3:30

Oct. 21: GLEE Club @12:00

Oct. 21: Peace Patrol Training @3:30

Oct. 23: Law Enforcement Day!

Oct. 26: K-Kids @12:00

Oct. 27: ELAC Meeting @3:30

Oct. 28: GLEE Club @12:00

Oct. 30: PTA Fundraiser Assembly @10:00

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

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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