4th Grade News

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February Facts

Valentine's Day is February 14th, which happens to be on Sunday this year. Friday, Feb. 12th is an inservice day, so we will celebrate Valentine's Day on Thursday, Feb. 11 from 3:10-3:40!

  • Richard Cadbury invented the first Valentines Day candy box in the late 1800s.

Black History Month- February is Black History Month. The students have explored several individuals who have impacted this world. Now it is time to research and find out the how/why these people left their stamp on the world. After the biography is written, it will be time to get messy!!!! Stay tuned for the next step of our project!

As we research, we use this safe site: SafeSearchKids

State Assessments- Yes, we will be taking State Assessments. We will take the writing part of the assessments as well as the math performance part before Spring Break. The math and ELA portions will wait until the end of March!

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Redesigning Schools

You may be hearing people talk about changes that are taking place in education. You may have even attended the showing of the movie, Most Likely to Succeed at CHS in January. One of the new buzz words that is floating around is Project-Based Learning. What does this mean????

Good question! Basically, educators are constantly striving to find what is best for all students. The world is constantly changing, jobs that we are preparing students for now likely haven't even been invented yet. How do we prepare students for this ever-changing world? Is the classroom setting that was set up in the 1800's appropriate for students in this new technology world? What is the best way to prepare students to be successful?? By preparing students to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, collaborators, innovators in this ever changing technology driven world, we can send them out in the world best prepared to flourish and thrive.

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Internet Safety

We continually talk about Internet Safety here at school. This month we are taking time in class to have discussions and lessons on how to be safe on the internet. This link is a good place for parents to get some tips to help your kids to be safe on the internet at home.



Friday, February 11- No School- Teacher Inservice

Monday, Feb. 15th- No School- President's Day

Parent Teacher Conferences- March 8, March 10th

Spring Break- March 11-20.

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