Week of May 31st

untitledDear 4A Families,

 I hope you all enjoyed the Memorial Day Weekend.  It is hard to imagine we only have 9 days of school left this year! This week we will be wrapping up some units of study and taking some end of the year assessments. No studying will be required for most assessments other than math.

Math Homework: Tonight the students will have a corrected practice test for the decimal fractions test that will take place on Wednesday. They will also have a review sheet to practice adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing of larger numbers. The students will have a final math test on Friday covering these concepts.

Science: Our final project is taking what we have learned in sail design and applying it to building a working windmill that will successfully pick up a cup full of lego people.

Social Studies: The Washington City test will take place on Wednesday, June 1st. All students have study sheets in their filer, and they can also practice online at this website. Our classwork will include an “open note” test on the regions of Washington State and the early history of Seattle to prepare for our field trip next week!

Reading:  We will be finishing up our novel From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler this week!  Our final reading event will be a fun reader’s theater performance of a comical story called Blame it on the Wolf!  We are also doing some final running records to chart the oral reading progress of the students this year.

alkiPray for sun!! Our final field trip of the year will take place next Wednesday June 8th. Hopefully the weather will cooperative and give us a rain free day. We will learn about the early history of Seattle on the very entertaining, and historical Underground Tour. For those of you that have been on the public tour before, please know that this tour is geared for school age students and very appropriate! Following the tour we will we will head to Alki to eat our lunches and have some playtime together on the same beach that the Denny Party landed on in 1851. Along with their sack lunches, students may want to bring a water bottle, especially if it is hot. If you signed up to drive/chaperone you will be getting an email later this week with some specific information.

I forgot to ask for an extra two or three dollars to help cover the parking costs on the field trip if you are not driving. We would appreciate any donations to help cover this cost for our drivers. Thank you!

Cleaning Days next Tuesday and Thursday! All students are asked to bring in a sturdy bag or two so that they can bring home the contents of their desks, as well as some rags for cleaning. Thank you! Many of the items the students will bring home like scissors and rulers can be used next year. I have been keeping a portfolio of some of the bigger and more “special” projects and assignments this year. These items will come home in a separate large “portfolio folder” the students will make. Don’t throw away this portfolio without taking out what you could like to save!

 ZZ02684493Have a great week—I know it is busy—for everyone, but it is so important for the students to remain focused and attentive to their work for a few more days. Thank you for your assistance.  Don’t forget the Book Fair is on!