State standardized testing (SBAC) for 4th grade begins this week. Our testing dates are: May 9; 14; 15; 21; and 22.
Please try not to schedule medical/dental appointments or vacations on these days! Thank you!
5/9 ELA SBAC testing
5/10 Morning with Mom (Sponsored by PTSA)
5/14 & 15 ELA (performance task) SBAC testing
5/21 & 22 Math SBAC testing
5/23 12:45 Larson & Thomas Potlatch
5/24 School is in session – First snow make up day
5/27 No School – Memorial Day
6/5 4th Grade Day of Science (volunteers needed in 4 shifts)
6/6 Tie-dying T-shirts
6/7 Family Picnic Day (our lunchtime is 12 noon - 12:35)
6/7 Wax Museum 1:00-2:00 pm
6/7 Parent Preview of Health Videos at 8:15 am and 3:45 pm
6/10 Health Video for Students
6/11 4th grade Day of Art (sponsored by PTSA in lieu of Camp W)
6/12 Field Day - 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Grades 3-5
6/14 Last Day of School with early dismissal
Take Home Folders / Return to School every Tuesday:
Review and Keep at Home: Math practice pages, Museo Art travel sketches
Sign and Return: May Reading Logs (in binders), weekly tracker, signed math tests (Larson math)
Volunteer Opportunities: http://signup.com/go/UZYqOEz
5/23 Potlatch set up and clean up
- email for volunteers and supply donations coming soon
6/5 4th grade Day of Science.
Four volunteer shifts needed: 10, 12:40, 1:35, 2:40
- Please use the class Signup to claim your spot!
The mystery word is cedar.
6/6 T-shirt tie-dying (volunteers welcome -
spots available on the class Signup)
6/7 Wax Museum set up 12:30 pm
- Please use the class Signup to claim your spot!
6/12 Field Day: 9:30 -11:30 a.m. for grades 3-5
- Watch for signup information from the PTSA coming soon
Goal for the Week: Go to bed early Wednesday and eat a healthy breakfast Thursday morning.
Coming up this week in class: Continuing measurement or geometry in Walk to Math, reading a fictional story called Lunch Money, writing opinion essays using information from provided sources about zoos, reviewing math and ELA skills from earlier in the year, learning about the early people of the Pacific Northwest Coast through our Storypath, and taking our first SBAC test of the year!
Wax /museum Project:
1. Start biography selection and read - Week of Apr. 22
2. Commit to a person and book (teacher approval) - Monday, April 29
3. Finish reading biography book and take notes - Tuesday, May 7
4. Note taking and timeline notes due - Thursday, May 9
5. Rough Draft Due - Tuesday, May 17
6. Bibliography / List of Sources complete - Week of May 20
7. Final Draft DUE - Wednesday, May 29
8. Poster Due and practice presentations - Tuesday, June 4
9. Wax Museum (1-2 pm) - Friday, June 7
No Bus Passes for the Rest of the Year: We are down to one bus combining both of our routes so there is no space for extra kids to ride home with friends until the end of the year. Please let your families know about this. If kids are going home with a friend, parents will need to pick them up at school.
Larson Walk-to-Math: Topic 16 - Geometry. Line types, measuring and classifying angles, classifying quadrilaterals, classifying triangles, and line symmetry.
At-home Reading: Students are expected to read 20 minutes a night, with a goal of 100 minutes each week. Your signature is required on their weekly minute totals every Monday evening. I will be checking for signatures every Tuesday morning.
Social Studies: We are starting our Storypath study of the early people of the Pacific Northwest coast! Our classroom will become a village as students learn how people met their needs for food, shelter, and culture using the natural resources available in the Coast environment.
Reading: We are reading a fictional text called Lunch Money. Reading skills to focus on include: character analysis, inference, summary, figurative language, and theme.
Writing: Students are working on opinion writing, with an emphasis on stating an opinion clearly, using evidence from multiple sources to support that opinion, and editing/revising.
Conventions: We are working on correct punctuation for quoted text and using transition/linking phrases.
Making Up Instructional Time Lost Due to Snow Closures
- February 4 (will be made up on Friday, May 24)
- February 5 (will be made up on Friday, June 14)
- February 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 (waiver request days)
- Converting 10 Early Release Fridays into full school days, beginning March 29 through June 7; and
- Adding 12 minutes to the end of EVERY school day, starting Monday, March 25, and extending through Thursday, June 13. (See the Revised School Start & Dismissal Times with extra minutes added, which will be effective March 25.)
Math Facts: Fourth grade students must be fluent in all multiplication and related division facts up to 12. Please use our on line program REFLEX https://www.reflexmath.com/go (username: firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the 4th grade blog to learn strategies and interactive ways to practice math facts at home.
Volunteer Opportunities: Thanks, again, for all you do to support children, teachers and learning! Our class Signup can be viewed here: http://signup.com/go/UZYqOEz
Please visit our 4th grade blog…. http://cves4.weebly.com/
In our partnership to ensure success for your child, good communication is critical. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me at email@example.com. I’d love to hear from you and look forward to working with you this year.
4th Grade, CVES