Week of November 12th

Dear 4A Families,

I hope you all enjoyed the Veterans Day Weekend.  I was told the class prayer service on Friday honoring the veterans the students wrote about on their flags was very special.  Thank you for assisting your child with this project.  The flags will be proudly displayed in the classroom this week and next.  Some families like to bring their flags home to give to the veteran it honors.  You are welcome to bring home your flag after your conference if you like.  Otherwise I will add them to your child’s portfolio.

untitled2.jpgConferences: We are very busy finishing up projects to prepare for the conferences next week. Your child will be making introductions at the door, leading us in prayer, sharing their goals and some of their work.   I look forward to meeting with you all as we discuss your child’s progress and goals. Last week I sent home a goldenrod “Conference Survey” for you to fill out prior to conferences. Please turn in these sheets by this Wednesday. Thank you!  If you have not yet signed up for your conferece please click on the link and sign up as soon as possible.  Thank you.

Religion: The students will be taking a test on our chapter related to the Saints in class this week.  We will review and discuss in class.  This will be an open book text evidence test. We will then move into a study of the Corporal Works of Mercy, which ties in nicely with the spirit of giving during Advent.

Second Step:  Our lessons this week will review what we have learned about recognizing, reporting and refusing bullying, bystander power and responsibility and a discussion of cyber bullying.

We will be meeting with our Faith Families on Thursday to make thank you cards for the Holy Rosary Tree Lot.

Spelling:  Study sheets for Unit 8, long “i” sounds, were sent home last Friday.  The test will take place this Friday as usual.

untitled Reading:  Make sure you are checking your child’s filer for recent corrected reading tests.  The students will be receiving a Charlotte’s Web vocabulary sentence assignment that will be due on Friday.  We will go over the assignment in detail at school, but we ask the parents to also read over the directions.  Students are encouraged to complete three sentences each night to be finished by Friday.

Math: Corrected math tests from last week will be in your child’s filer. Our class work is building up to the skill of multiplying two and three digit numbers.  Students will use arrays and models to demonstrate understanding of multiplication of larger numbers before we move into the algorithm.   Thank you for your support of regular fact practice at home.

Social Studies:
  Our next map test will be a combination review of the Midwest/NE/SE states.   This test will take place November 29th.  You can also access the online practice for both  the locations and abbreviations of these states with the link. Our class work continues with the Coastal and Plateau People of Washington State.

Homework:  Spelling test on Friday.  Charlotte’s Web vocabulary sentences due Friday.  Math homework Tuesday and Wednesday if not completed at school.  Nightly fact practice on Xtramath.    NE/SE/Midwest State map review for November 29th test.  During the Thanksgiving break students should continue to read regularly and review math facts!  A week with no practice can cause significant setbacks on progress.

I look forward to seeing you next week during conferences.

I also want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

I am so thankful for all of my 4th grade families!

Wishing you a blessed holiday full of joy!