I hope you all had a nice weekend. I am excited to see the special Valentine boxes the students will bring in on Thursday. We will be doing several math related activities with the boxes. Be sure that the planning sheet comes in with the boxes on Thursday. Friday is free dress/Valentine theme. Students may wear pink, white, red. No face paint or hair dye. Thank to our room parents for planning our party. All students should bring in their valentines on Friday. If your child will not be here Friday, the box and planning is still required. They should also send in their valentines early, we will be sure they get passed out. Thank you.
BINGO BASH: It’s back!! Mark your calendars for Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 pm. It’s your chance to drop off your kids for a night of fun while you enjoy a break. Kids enjoy pizza, snacks, prizes, music and, of course, lots of BINGO!! The sign-up link Sign up here is live via the efc.
Holy Rosary students look forward to this event all year. “Bingo with the Teachers” has been the highest grossing auction item for the past 10 years!!!
The last day to sign up is February 15th.
Do you have questions about Girls on the Run? Are you wondering what the program is all about? Are you wondering how much running is actually required? Come to the Girls on the Run Informational Session!
Who: Any girls/families who are interested in GOTR or have already signed up for GOTR
When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:15-4:00
Where: Holy Rosary Classroom 4B (2nd floor all the way back)
What: Come to learn more about Girls on the Run! We will learn about the program, go through a typical lesson, and you can ask any questions you might have.
Religion: Last week all students filled out a study sheet for the Sacraments that should be in their filer and can also be accessed under the Religion tab above. The students will need to be able to name each Sacrament and place them in the correct category. Perfect spelling is not required, but students will receive extra credit in spelling if they are able to spell the sacraments correctly. This test will take place on Friday, February 21st.
Reading/LA: Our reading focus continues to be on biographies and the traits that make people successful. The students will be doing a writing project in class related to biographies as well. As part of the “mini-bio” writing project, the students will get a chance to practice selecting important information and speaking in front of the class which will aid in their preparation for their large biography project. Our story from our anthology this week is about Sacagawea, which ties in perfectly with our Social Studies lessons.
The spelling list for Lesson 20 was sent out last Friday. This test will be this Thursday the 13th.
Oral Biography: Students need to have their biography choice selected and approved by this Friday at the latest. The approval includes the selection of an appropriate book. Once the students have their biographies approved the next step is to read—and take notes. I will be talking with the students about time management suggestions for this big project in class this week. To begin, students might want to have a pad of sticky notes to mark pages/passages that they would like to include in their reports. They can then come back to these pages later and take down specific notes. Students should write a little reminder on the sticky note as to what they wanted to remember on that page. As they read they should focus on the facts of their subject’s life—of course—but also look for fun stories or anecdotes to include in their presentations. Students should write out more detailed notes after each chapter or section in their books, while the information is fresh. The presentations should be both informative and fun! As students read, building a timeline can also be helpful.
Remember, presentations will be made from March 26-April 3rd. At this point, students should be putting most of their effort into reading and learning all they can about their chosen person and writing notes following each chapter. Books should be read more than once if at all possible.
Math: As mentioned, our math this week will include work with area, perimeter and volume as related to our Valentine boxes. We are continuing our work with long division. Thank you again for your support at home as the students as the students learn this new and challenging skill. Look for math homework Monday and Thursday this week.
Social Studies: The date of the 50 state test has been changed to next Thursday, February 20th. In class we will continue along the trail with Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea to the Rocky Mountains.
Science: This week, we will begin our Project Lead the Way module on the Brain. Students will start with activities which help them visualize the input and output systems of the brain. They will also engage in tests of memory and explore the capacity of their brains’ abilities. The end-of-module project will have students create a video or podcast to spread awareness about concussions.
- There will be a spelling test this Thursday the 13th. Words were sent out last Friday for Lesson 20. There will not be a spelling test next week due to the winter break.
- Valentine boxes are due on Thursday the 13th Don’t forget grid model sheet as well.
- Look for math homework Monday, and Thursday
- 50 State test on Thursday, February 20th.
- Review the February 21st Seven Sacraments
- Review for 50 State Test Thursday February 20th. This is a date change.
- Oral Biography selections and reading
That is about all for this week. Lots of great learning will be happening in 4th grade in the coming weeks. Thank you for helping to keep your child organized at home with his/her studies. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any assistance.
Enjoy your winter break.