Parkside Elementary Fourth Grade

March 21st - 24th, 2016


Our week in literacy will include reteaching character analysis, text meaning and point of view. Students will be completing their menu items (extended assignments/practice that go with our standards). If a student did not finish the assessment from this past Friday s/he will get the chance to complete it on Monday. Cycle 4 test will be returned after spring break for test correction opportunities.

Nightly homework includes compass learning and reading and logging it into agendas. We are in week 2 of our two week challenge- looking for 100% completion of homework! Be sure to ask your child what day of the week their agenda check is and be sure they are prepared with their reading log listed (Friday's agenda check for this week will happen on Thursday).


This week in math we will continue our fractions unit. We will be identifying equivalent fractions and comparing and ordering fractions. This week, EOG prep homework will be due on Thursday! Below you will find a link of fun activities that you can do at home to help reinforce fraction concepts they will be learning in school.

Science and Social Studies

Students will be finishing up their Menu in class that includes items that will be graded. Concentration in science is about light and its properties. New vocabulary includes refraction, reflection, transparent, translucent and opaque.

Social Studies has the end of the Civil War and uniforms from the North and South, why the Cotton Gin contributed to more slavery and what states were involved in the war.

Field Trip

Final payment was due on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 for our NC Mountains trip.Thank you to all that have made payments toward our field trip. If your child is unable to attend the field trip we will have other activities for them to complete while at school on that day. Each classroom has the minimum number of chaperones needed- thank you to those that have taken on this responsibility. We will keep you posted with information regarding the trip right here in our newsletter.

Dates to Remember,,,

Mar 21

Coffee and Conversation, 8:00-9:00 am

Mar 24

3rd Quarter Ends

Mar 25 - Apr 1

Spring Break

Apr 5

PTA Board Meeting 6:30 pm

Apr 7

Ridge Road Visits Rising 6th Graders

Apr 8

School Store Open 7:45-8:10 am

Apr 13

In House Discovery Place for 2nd Grade

Apr 14

Beginner's Night from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Apr 20

Early Release 12:15 PM

Did you hear??

Ms. D's Block 2 Science Class earned something on Friday?? The hint is in the picture!!

Congrats to ALL students who turned in their International Project Paperwork!!

International Project

International Project

Planning Sheet Due on Thursday, March 17th!!

Students who turned in their “yellow sheet” on time will have the sheet returned on Monday so they may start their project. Fourth grade was given North America, but students were encouraged to choose their native or ancestral country. This is mostly an at home project, however students will be given time in class so I can help with the information. Make sure that you help make this a FUN project and a learning opportunity.

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