Happy last week of April. The students that participated in the singing of the Mercy song at Mass on Sunday sounded beautiful. It was a very special occasion.
Oral Biography presentation time sign up. Be sure to sign up for a time through email if you would like to attend your child’s presentation. If you have any questions about the project please let me know. Just a reminder, students should are not permitted to use a Power Point for this presentation.
Flat Stanley Journals are due next Monday, May 2nd. Students may turn them in earlier if they are complete, but they should take time to read through the journal—out loud—for a final edit. I look forward to seeing them. We will be setting up a time to share them with the 1st graders in the near future. If you need me to print out any pictures at school I am happy to do that. Just email them to me.
Mark your calendars!
4th Grade Charity Bake Sale on May 12th. We will be needing parent volunteers to help set up, price and monitor/assist with the selling from about 10:00-1:00. You can sign up to come in at any point during these hours. Please email me if you will be able to help out. All families are asked to send in some delicious baked goods to sell. More info coming next week.
At this point (Sunday afternoon) we do not have the final—official confirmation of our end of the year field trip—but we are pretty sure it will be Wednesday, June 8th. This trip consists of two parts that focus on our Washington State History and a celebration of a wonderful year. First, we head down under to the Underground Tour and learn about the early history of Seattle. Next we head to Alki Beach, where the Denny Party first landed to have lunch and play in the sand. We will be sending out permission slips once we have the date confirmed. Remember, if you want to drive/attend the on field trips your Called to Protect obligations need to be updated. You can check to see if you are up to date at this site: SETA NET. Often you will need to take an online refresher that generally takes less than an hour.
Spelling this week is Lesson 18.
Religion/Steps to Respect:
We will be finishing up our Beatitude studies this week. We will have a review and test early next week. We will do a test review in class, which will also serve as a study sheet for the test. Look for this sheet to come home next Monday to study for a test next Wednesday the 4th.
Social Studies: This week the students will receive a study sheet for the rivers and mountains of Washington State. The test will be May 11th. There is a link to the study sheet the student’s have here. Last year one of the 4th graders made a great online practice site for this test as well. You can link to this site here as well as on the 4A site under Washington State in the links. Our classwork will focus on a study of the features of Washington’s regions.
Science: We have a very exciting week in science. We will be finishing up our discussion on how water affects the Earth by looking at weather and climate. We will also be reviewing wind energy because beginning next week we will start our last EIE (Engineering is Elementary) project of the school year. This will finish our unit on the Earth. Look for more information to follow next week.
Math: We are reviewing our current chapter on fractions on Monday and Tuesday. The students will bring home a practice test (that will be a mirror image of the actual test) for homework on Tuesday. The students should also know the vocabulary for the chapter. They will have a study sheet and cards for these in their filers on Monday. The test will be on Wednesday.
Reading: We will begin a mystery novel this week—a classic you may have read as children yourselves—called From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. It is a wonderful mystery with rich vocabulary and quirky characters and a fun adventure.
Have a great week!