## Upcoming Events

December 18th- Holiday brunch & 1/2 day- dismissal at 11:30

December 19th-January 5th- Winter Break

January 6th- Students return for 2nd semester

## Week 18

WOW!!! We're having a heat wave.....can't believe this weather or the fact that this is the last week this semester! We hope you have received the class room sign up genius that we sent out the first of last week! If you have any questions regarding Friday's schedule of events, email Ms. Head or Mrs. Warbritton. We are going to stay in routines and on task as much as we can and then have our fun on Friday to close out the semester!

## GEARING UP for the BREAK!

A two week break will go by fast, but it is also a time that students fall out of school mode as well. We would like to suggest that your child read and get on Moby Max daily over the break! We are doing a school wide Moby Max challenge. It really does help your child if they do it consistently. SO don't just let those video games and toys take over the break! Take a break and work on those much needed skills that could use some practice!!

## ELA

Writing- L.4.3b Identify and use correct punctuation in writing to convey specific meaning

Language- L.4.1c *Recognize the correct and incorrect use of modal auxiliaries

L.4.1a *Recognize the correct and incorrect use of relative pronouns and relative adverbs in writing

Spelling/Word Study- L.4.4b Use common grade appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of unfamiliar words.

L.4.4c Consult reference materials to find the meaning of words

## Math Corner- FRACTIONS FRENZY

Build fractions from unit fractions.

CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.B.3
Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b.

CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.B.3.a
Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.

CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.B.3.b
Decompose a fraction into a sum of fractions with the same denominator in more than one way, recording each decomposition by an equation. Justify decompositions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model. Examples: 3/8 = 1/8 + 1/8 + 1/8 ; 3/8 = 1/8 + 2/8 ; 2 1/8 = 1 + 1 + 1/8 = 8/8 + 8/8 + 1/8.

CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.B.3.c
Add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators, e.g., by replacing each mixed number with an equivalent fraction, and/or by using properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.

CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.B.3.d
Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole and having like denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.

Weekly reminders-

*Check their agenda daily and make sure they are completing their weekly & daily homework!

NOTE: NO DROPS HOMEWORK THIS WEEK

They will have standard practice and review work as homework this week each night!

I would also like them to log onto Think Central if they have time, so they can work on their share and show assignments.

GO MATH textbook and resources online https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do

You will have to fill in the country, state, district (Metro Nashville), and school

Then your child has their own username which is their firstandlastname (lowercase and no spaces) Password is their birthdate (Ex. 02102006)

*If you have and iPad- a great app I have found is the Go Math 4th grade. It is \$1.99 but is a great practice tool to use.

*If you have internet access have your child log onto his/her account and practice math fact fluency and math skills tailored to your child’s strengths and weaknesses

*http://www.worksheetworks.com/ allows you to personalize certain skills to practice.

*Another fun site to practice math on is http://mrnussbaum.com/math-for-kids/

## Social Studies/ Science News

SOCIAL STUDIES- Settling the Colonies to the 1700s

Locate the first 13 colonies and explain how their location and geographic features influenced their development and settlement patterns

SCIENCE-

GL.0407.12.2

Observe that electrically charged objects exert a pull on other materials.

GL.0407.12.1

Explore the interactions between magnets.

GL.0407.12.3

Explain how electricity in a simple circuit requires a complete loop through which current can pass

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## Dear Parents & Students-

We are excited that we will be working with you and your child this year! We will work hard this year to meet each child’s needs, no matter their ability. We will do our best to help your child to develop socially, emotionally, and academically. We firmly believe each child can reach his or her potential if he or she is willing to do their BEST! We are looking forward to a very exciting year here at Shayne!

## Box Tops for Education

We are collecting box tops. Please cut and save these for our school. Place in a baggie and send in with your child. We will have two collection periods. So clip and save those box tops so our school can earn free money.