Week of May 23-27

Dear 4A Families,

I hope you all had a great weekend. I had a lovely trip to Overland Park, Kansas for a family wedding–I am a little tired but ready for a great week ahead. I was able to watch the 4th graders in the Talent Show last Friday via the streaming option which was great fun. I was very impressed with the performances!

This will be a brief newsletter—

We are looking forward to seeing our final Oral Biography presentations on Monday. Once all the presentations are complete I will send home grade sheets with the students-which should be on Tuesday.  I have been so very impressed with he creativity and quality of the presentations so far.

REMINDER: Field Trips! Please return the Field Day (green) and Alki Beach (blue) permission slips in your child’s filer.

Field day is THIS FRIDAY May 27th. We will walk to Hiawatha to spend the morning playing in friendly competition. To keep things simple 4A’s colors on Friday will be any combination of green and blue. Please send a water bottle with your child. Goldfish will be provided as a snack. If your child cannot eat goldfish, please send an appropriate healthy snack. REMEMBER that Friday is also a NOON dismissal day. Enjoy your Memorial Weekend!

We have several end of year assessments taking place over the next two weeks including the required MAPs assessments. These will take place at various times throughout the week, so please let me know if your child will be missing any school so we can schedule a make-up time.


Religion: We will finish chapter 7 on the Beatitudes and add illustrations and bibles chapter/verse to each section. Students challenge themselves to name all eight beatitudes.

Math: Students have completed chapter 10. Monday night’s homework will be a review and the chapter test will be on Tuesday. Students will begin the math MAPs test on Thursday and continue next week.

Reading: We will be finishing up The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler! What a fun novel unit! They will take one final comprehension and vocabulary assessment this week. Students will also take the MAPs reading assessment this week.

Flat Stanley Project: Just a reminder to send in any Flat Person pictures with your child so we can work on the scrapbook this week and next.

Spelling: The spelling words were passed out last week  for the test will be this THURSDAY, MAY 26th. We will continue to review in class this week.

Science: Students learn about electrical energy and the terms: positive, negative, neutral, static electricity, attract & repel as we experiment with static electricity.

Social Studies: Students continue to learn about Washington state history.

Looking forward to a fun week ahead! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.