This week we're starting our study of Lewis & Clark's "Voyage of Discovery". Students will be working in teams and individually to earn miles toward the Pacific!
Dear 4th Grade Families,
Reminder: This Tuesday night is our 4th Grade Concert. I hope you received my previous message and are planning to attend. Please arrive around 6:45pm. Concert dress is nice attire. The show begins at 7:00pm and should last approximately 40 minutes. See you there!
CVES Wheels Unit has been extended through April 6!
Helmets REQUIRED for participation in PE.
Students will be riding unicycles, ripsticks, razor scooters, and go go pedal rollers. (The unicycles and ripsticks are for 3rd-5th grade.) If your child has forgotten their helmet, there will be a box in front of the gym. Please make sure your child’s helmet is labeled with their name. The office will not call into the classrooms. Thank you for your support.
3/19 – 4/6 Wheels Unit in PE
(all students MUST have a bike helmet in order to participate)
3/27 Fourth Grade Music Concert
3/30 Yearbook and Brick Order Deadline
4/2&3 Museo Art Lessons 1:10-1:55 - volunteers needed!
4/9-4/13 No School - Spring Break
4/27 Class Pictures (date change)
5/9 SBAC testing
5/15 SBAC testing
5/16 SBAC testing
5/22 SBAC testing
5/23 SBAC testing
5/25 No School: Memorial Day Weekend (1st make-up day if needed)
5/28 No school: Memorial Day
5/31 Wax Museum (tentative at 9:30 – 10:30 am)
Monday Take Home Folders/Return to School every Tuesday:
Review and Keep at Home: Math Practice Pages, binder clean-out papers (papers from previous trimesters that never made it into portfolios), scored Wind Runner Opinions
Sign and Return: student self-assessed updates, March Reading Logs
Goal for the Week: explain the 3 main purposes of the "Voyage of Discovery"
Coming up this week in class: Starting/continuing measurement learning in Walk-to-Math, writing an opinion about the best parts of CVES, Reading In Their Own Words: Lewis & Clark, the mystery word is expansion, and sharing music learning at the 4th grade concert!
Brown Paper Grocery Bags Needed: I’ve asked the students to check with you at home about bringing in brown paper grocery bags for an upcoming art project. If you have any to spare, we’d love to have them!
Art Volunteers Needed: We'd love to have 2 or 3 volunteers for each day of our next Museo art classes on April 2nd and 3rd! Please visit our class volunteer Signup to volunteer. You can join us for one day or the other, or both! http://signup.com/go/bKMtZZx Thanks, again, for all you do to support children, teachers and learning!
SBA Morning Math Practice
Starting on Thursday, March 1, Mrs. Gose will be offering a weekly SBA math practice class in her classroom (room 19) every Thursday morning from 8:40-9:00. This is meant to be a review class for students who need a bit of refreshing on key 4th grade math skills. It is open to all children who may need extra practice regardless of who their teacher is. Please reach out to Mrs. Gose at email@example.com if you have any further questions. Thank you!
Social Studies: We are reading Lewis and Clark (In Their Own Words) by George Sullivan. Drawing on the explorers' journals and other primary sources, this book recounts the story of the Lewis and Clark expedition, exploring the uncharted western wilderness. Students will understand the historical context, and the importance of Lewis & Clark’s journey while practicing their non-fiction reading comprehension skills.
Reading: As we read about Lewis & Clark, we'll be practicing:
Writing: Students are starting opinion writing with an emphasis on supporting an opinion using reasons, details, and examples.
Volunteer Opportunities: Our class volunteer calendar: http://signup.com/go/bKMtZZx Thanks, again, for all you do to support children, teachers and learning!
Please visit our 4th grade blog…. http://cves4.weebly.com/
Homework: Please check the binder reminder (located in the front of the binder) to support your child’s homework habits. It is also posted on our classroom blog daily.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you and look forward to working with you this year.
Emily Larson, MIT, NBCT
Cascade View Elementary School
34816 SE Ridge Street
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Weekly Specialist Rotation
Mon. - PE
Tues. - Coding
Wed. - Library
Thurs. - Music
Fri. - Rotating Specialists
Art 11:20-12:05: Sept 30 & Oct 1; Nov 18 & 19; Jan 13 & 14; March 23 & 24; April 27 & 28
Contact: In our partnership to ensure success for your child, good communication is critical. Email (email@example.com) is the best way to reach me. I am also happy to make an appointment for a meeting or a phone call.
At-Home Reading: Students should be reading 20 minutes a night. Monthly reading logs should stay in students' binders, and will be checked every Tuesday. Two nights a week students may use Lexia as their 20 minutes of reading.