Wax /museum Project:
1. Start biography selection and reading - Week of April 16
2. Commit to a person and book (teacher approval) - Monday, April 23
3. Finish reading biography book and take notes - Tuesday, May 1
4. Note taking and timeline notes due - Tuesday, May 8
6. Rough Draft Due - Tuesday, May 15
7. List of Sources complete - Week of May 21
8. Final Draft DUE - Tuesday, May 22
9. Poster Due and practice presentations - Tuesday, May 29
10. Wax Museum - Thursday, May 31
5/11 Muffins with Mom before school in the MPR (Thank you PTSA)
5/9 SBAC testing
5/15 SBAC testing
5/16 SBAC testing
5/22 SBAC testing
5/23 SBAC testing
5/29 Blast Off to 5th Grade Countdown begins!
(more info coming soon)
5/31 Wax Museum (Parent/Family viewing at 9:30 – 10:00 am)
6/1 Donuts for Dads before school in the MPR (Thank you PTSA)
Picnic Lunch Day – Parents/Families invited
to bring lunches to school
6/6 Field Day (9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Grades 3-5)
The mystery word is transfer
6/12 Last Day of School (11:56 am dismissal)
Blast Off to 5th Grade Celebration
and Volunteer Appreciation Poetry Read
(tentative time: 11:15 am)
Families welcome….. we will just squeeze in for the fun!
Monday Take Home Folders/Return to School every Tuesday:
Review and Keep at Home: Math Practice Pages, Wax Museum Invitation
Sign and Return: student self-assessed updates, April Reading Logs (in binders)
Goal for the Week: Finish reading my biography sources and finish my Cornell notes.
Coming up this week in class: Continuing Walk-to-Math learning, practicing note-taking skills, starting a practice SBA Informational ELA task, creating Lewis & Clark timelines, and starting our science study of Speed and Energy!
Our state standardized testing (SBAC) for 4th grade begins in May.
Our testing dates are:
Wednesday, May 9; Tuesday, May 15; Wednesday, May 16; Tuesday, May 22; and Wednesday, May 23.
Please try not to schedule medical/dental appointments or vacations on these days! 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:
- Finding Main Ideas and Supporting Details
- Comparing and Contrasting
- Analyzing characters
- Using text evidence to make inferences
- Summarizing the text
- Examining descriptive details
- Describing events in a story
Writing: Students are writing opinions with an emphasis on supporting a position 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