Week of May 2nd

ZZ0EDFCC11Dear 4A Families,

I hope you all enjoyed the last weekend of April! May is here—and it will be a busy and exciting month in 4th grade.

I am looking forward to seeing the Flat Stanley projects that will be coming in Monday! Students will be selecting three sections to share with the class. We will also complete a wrap up entry at school. It has been our tradition to visit the 1st grade classes to share the journals as well. It is nice if the students can send in their Flat People with the journals as the first graders like to see the “real thing” while they see the journals.

ZZ41BDB97CRemember, our 4th Grade Bake Sale takes place on Thursday, May 12th. Our bake sale cannot take place without some wonderful parent volunteers to assist with set-up, monitoring/helping students with service and sales and clean up. Volunteers are needed between 10:00-1:00. Please email me ASAP if you are able to assist. Thank you!


Oral Biography: The students all had an initial lesson on how to write a bibliography last week in library. This week all students are asked to bring in at least one of their main biography books on Tuesday for the second part of the lesson and have chance to practice this skill. Presentation time is rapidly approaching! If you have any questions, please let me know.  The students have a copy of the bibliography form in their filer, and you can also access one here.  Please note, we are asking that the students write their own bibliography rather than type it.  They can use their index cards, or write them on a lined piece of paper.  The bibliographies should be turned in the day they present.

Homework the next two weeks will be very light to allow more time for the oral biography preparation. We will attempt to complete most math homework in class. Next week there will not be a spelling test. This week the test is Unit 17.

Social Studies: Washington Mountain and River Test: The test will take place next Tuesday May 11th. All students have a study sheet with one blank side to help with review. Remember, there is also an online site to review for this test. There will be a word bank for the test.

Math: Look for corrected fraction tests in your child’s filer. We have begun the second fraction chapter, which focuses on adding and subtracting fractions. Most math homework will be completed in class this week.

Reading: We got off to a great start on our new class novel, From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler last week. We focused on the main characters and initial vocabulary work.  This week the main characters will begin their adventure and the mystery in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Religion: We will complete our Beatitude studies this week in class. The students will use their notes and review in class for the test. No home preparation will be needed for this test.

I am expecting to get final confirmation for our end of the year field trip early this week.  The date should be Wednesday, June 8th.  As soon as we know, I will be sending out permission slips.



Have a wonderful week!