Thank you so much for all of the thoughtful gift cards, ornaments, treats, kind holiday wishes, and especially my beautiful tree! I'm looking forward to yummy treats and putting all of those gift cards to use!
Getting into the holiday spirit, your kind, compassionate children brainstormed all kinds of different ways they can "light up the world with kindness". In the grand tradition of not getting the lights down until well into January (February?), I think these should stay up on the wall outside our room for a while. :-)
Thankfully yours, Emily Larson
Hello Fourth Grade Families,
I hope you enjoy a festive holiday full of laughter with friends and family. I look forward to starting 2019 with your amazing children!
Please see the attached update regarding our holiday giving program! Thank you for all the donations for the JOY of Giving campaign.
Spelling Bee: Round 1 for 4th graders will be held at lunch time on January 15. More information and a list of words to practice can be found on the PTSA website's Spelling Bee page: http://www.cvesptsa.org/spelling-bee
Holiday Giving begins
12/18 Holiday Giving Ends
12/19 School-wide Pajama Day (4L students may bring a small stuffed friend)
12/20-1/1 No School - Holiday Break
1/2 School Resumes
1/14 Spelling Bee Round 1 for 1st and 4th Grade (at lunch)
1/22 Spelling Bee Round 2 for 1st and 4th Grade (at lunch)
2/5 Camp Waskowitz outdoor field trip - rain, snow or shine (Partially subsidized by a grant from the PTSA)
2/6 PTSA hosted Spelling Bee 6 pm
2/13 Nature Vision lesson: Geology Rocks (Thank you PTSA!)
3/21 Toymaker Workshop - afternoon (Partially subsidized by a grant from the PTSA)
3/27 4th Grade Music Concert
5/30 10:45 – 11:15 am Wax Museum (tentative)
Take Home Folders / Return to School every Tuesday:
Review and Keep at Home: Math practice pages, November bike entry letters, Science Design packets
Sign and Return: weekly tracker, December Reading Logs (in binders), ELA Test
Goal for the Week: Work with a parent to fix my convention errors on the ELA test. The mystery word is haiku.
Coming up this week in class:
Starting division in Walk to Math, editing and revising, sharing student-written tall tales about a child with special abilities, making holiday art and cards to share with families, finishing our science topic on Rock Layers, planning to welcome a new student after the holiday break, and celebrating school-wide cub card success with a PJ Day!
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.
Larson Walk-to-Math: Continuing Extension Project: Collecting, displaying, and working with data; Topic 9: Division
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.
Writing: Students will work on writing narratives that include descriptive details for the setting, dialogue between characters, a clear sequence of events, and a problem and solution.
Conventions: We are working on correct punctuation for dialogue.
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
If you'd like to volunteer and are not yet on the calendar, please let me know!
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
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
To volunteer, use the class Signup
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.