The Ritenour Review

2017 - 2018 Fourth Grade Weekly News

Hello 2018!

Happy New Year! I hope y'all had a wonderful winter break and enjoyed your much needed time with family. My family enjoyed from quality time out in Colorado. Surprisingly, we had warmer weather than y'all here! Who knew!?

A restful two weeks off is needed as we hit the ground running bright and early Monday morning. This week, we will tackle all three NWEA testing. I expect the regular curriculum to continue as best as possible with slight gaps with the NWEA schedule peppered throughout our week. What's normal anyway?!

Here is a look at what's coming up academically:

Math: We spiral back into fractions and measurement. We will be adding computation of fractions into our skills set! Several students have been begging to learn this type of computing.

Writing: We still have a few friends needing to finish essays, so we will use this crazy week to allow time to finish and some creative free writing for those already finished.

Spelling: We will take our middle of the year inventory and I will be regrouping the class according to their spelling strengths. It takes me about a week to identify all 26 student's strengths, so we will not have a sort this week.

Reading: We will close out our non-fiction unit, practice summarizing and synthesizing our reading materials. Next week, we will move into our book clubs!

Science: We will have a short unit on heredity before we move into our bigger unit of Rocks, Landforms and Weathering.

Special's Schedule

  • Monday: STEM
  • Tuesday: Music
  • Wednesday: Art
  • Thursday: Wellness **bring/wear tennis shoes
  • Friday: Library

Upcoming Dates!

January 5th - School resumes!

January 8th-26th - NWEA Testing window

January 13th - Talent Show Sign-Ups Begin

January 15th - Martin Luther King, Jr Day (no school)

February 3rd - Talent Show!