Our class's individual pictures are Wednesday, Oct. 2nd at 11:15. Paper order forms went home on Friday, and digital copies are attached.
- Walk-a-thon is THIS Thursday!! Please turn in your fundraising envelopes as soon as possible!
- Please send your child to school wearing as much purple as possible and ready for the weather on Thursday.
- It would be great if you would also send a change of clothes, especially extra shoes and socks. Sometimes it gets very wet and muddy out on the field. The current forecast calls for up to 1/3 inch of rain on Thursday! The mystery word is latitude.
- Please send a labeled water bottle to school on walk-a-thon day. Thanks so much!
10/2 Individual Photos, Grade 3-5
10/3 Walk-a-thon: Rainbow theme with
4th graders wearing as much purple as possible!
10/14 No School for Students - Teacher Work Day
10/16 Nature Vision Lesson: Pond Dipping (thank you PTSA!)
10/17 Nature Vision Walking Field Trip: Pond Dipping
(thank you PTSA!) - save the date - volunteers needed!
11/11 No School - Veteran's Day Observed
11/13 Individual Photo Retakes
11/22 & 25 – 27 Conferences (12:05 Dismissal)
11/28-29 No School - Thanksgiving Break
12/23-1/3 No School - Holiday Break
1/6 School Resumes
Take Home Folders / Return to School every Tuesday:
Review and Keep at Home: Math practice pages, Figurative Language notes, Science Journals, Stemscopedias, math newsletters
Sign and Return: weekly tracker, sign and return reading test, sign and return science test, reading log (in binders)
Goal for the Week: I will practice self-control and make improvements in my behavior
Coming up this week in class:
Starting math Topic D: Multi-digit whole number addition, reading Mary Anning: The Girl Who Cracked Open the World, continuing research and informational writing, starting our study of Washington State Geography, learning about the parts of our brains and how they learn, creating repousse art in our first Museo Art Lesson of the year, and raising lots of money for our school at the Walkathon!
Homework: This year, your child will be keeping track of assignments and homework in a weekly tracker. At home, please check the weekly tracker (located in the front of the binder) to support your child’s homework habits. It is also posted on our classroom blog daily. (http://cves4.weebly.com/ms-larson )
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: email@example.com) or visit the 4th grade blog to learn strategies and interactive ways to practice math facts at home.
Math: Module 1, Topic D: Multi-digit Whole Number Addition
Coming up next:
Topic E: Multi-digit Whole Number Subtraction
Topic F: Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
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.
Reading: Our reading lessons focus on:
- Using details and examples from the text as evidence to support comprehension
- Identifying main ideas and supporting details
- Identifying non-fiction text structures
- Determining the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text
- Engaging in collaborative discussions
Writing: Students are working on research and informational writing focused on stating a main idea (using a topic sentence) and providing supporting details.
Social Studies: Our Geography lessons focus on:
- Map-reading skills
- Geography vocabulary
- Washington state water bodies, land forms, climate, and human-created features
Science: Coming Soon!
Volunteer Opportunities: To see the calendar or to sign up to volunteer for Museo Art Lessons, use the Signup link here: https://signup.com/login/entry/477023421096088038
Thanks, again, for all you do to support children, teachers and learning!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you and look forward to working with you this year.
4th Grade, CVES