News from Mrs. Priebe's 4th grade class ...


I enjoyed meeting with you during Parent Teacher Conferences! Your partnership in your child's education is so important to me! I appreciate you!


The students are doing a fantastic job completing their weekly homework. Each day the students are assigned 30 math problems in class. As the math concepts get more difficult the students might be bringing home more homework. Please assist your child with any questions they might have on their daily work.

Here are the lessons we will cover this week:

Monday - Lesson 76: Division with Three-Digit Answers

Tuesday - Lesson 77: Mass and Weight

Wednesday - Lesson 78: Classifying Triangles

Thursday - Lesson 79: Symmetry

Friday - TEST #15

Also, please encourage a few minutes of daily math fact practice! IXL.com is a fantastic website to sharpen those skills!


Please continue to check in with your fourth grader on their Accelerated Reader progress. All students need to be reading for 20 minutes each night.

Also, stay connected with the skills, strategies, and stories we are learning in our Reading Program. Click the link to login - ConnectED McGraw-Hill Reading Series

(Your child will need to login with their unique username and password)

This week our class will focus on why we need government. We will also explore the foundation, structures, and functions of our country's government.

Weekly Concept: Our Government

Essential Question: Why do we need government?

Grammar: Pronouns and Antecedents

Genre: Narrative Nonfiction

Comprehension Skills: Cause and Effect

Comprehension Strategy: Ask and Answer Questions

Vocabulary Skill: Latin Roots

Phonics: Inflectional Endings


Continue to check your child's planner for their weekly spelling words and daily assignments.

This week's homework:

*** Spelling Packet will be given to the students on Monday. The entire packet is due on Friday.

Spelling List - Unit 4 Week 1

Encourage daily practice and be sure to check your child's planner for spelling homework. Also, take advantage of SpellingCity ... great resource and makes studying for spelling fun!

1. tasted

2. ripping

3. forced

4. flipping

5. tapped

6. flipped

7. scared

8. flagged

9. ripped

10. skipped

11. tapping

12. saved

13. skipping

14. scaring

15. flagging

16. discussed

17. saving

18. tasting

19. forcing

20. discussing

Children's Day Festival

Sunday, Feb. 9th, 1-4pm

1700 Market Lane

Norfolk, NE

* Free Family Fun provided by many local organizations

* Approximately 1,500 free books will be given away

* Hosted by Read Aloud Norfolk

Prime Time Reading Nights

Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 6pm to Tuesday, March 18th, 7pm

406 Cottonwood Street

Norfolk, NE

This FREE six-week program begins with a light meal followed by storytelling and enjoyment of literature. You are encouraged to attend Tuesday evenings beginning on February 11th through March 18th.

Bring a Friend Breakfast - Dr. Seuss Birthday!

Friday, Feb. 28th, 8am

406 Cottonwood Street

Norfolk, NE

More details to come...


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