Welcome to the 4th Grade!
A GREAT PLACE TO BE!!
Finally fall is here! November has started pretty cold and windy. I can’t believe we already have two days to makeup at the end of the year. I hope everyone has power now. November is a crazy month with lots of short weeks and half days.
We’ve started our first Science/Technology project. This is a big project on rocks . The students will be expected to do research to develop their project. They will be finding “treasure” words and them putting the ideas in their own words. We are working hard to teach them how to avoid plagiarizing through cutting and pasting. This will be the first time they will be expected to cite their sources also.The rubric on the homework page and the long term assignments as well as a timeline for completion. You child will be expected to keep up and following the timeline will be of great benefit.
I have made a number of assignments on Study Island and will be expecting students to finish them by the due date. We spend some time on it Friday mornings, but some kids will need to also work on it at home. They can log on as long as they have access to the internet. The same is true of the science. Some of the kids have also started to use the online student book. If they can get online, there is no excuse not to have their homework!
We have lots of opportunities to earn Spirit Points this month. Wednesday, November 15th is crazy sock day. On November 28, 2017, “Fast Food” will be running for us in the pig race. Lastly, we are collecting non-perishable food items for the less fortunate. We earn spirit points for every item we collect as a class. Please make sure the item’s expiration date has not passed.
Thank you all for attending the fall parent conferences. It was terrific to put faces with names as well as share your child’s progress with you. Grades will be closing December 1 with report cards coming out on the 14th. We will be having a few more opportunities for kids to improve their grades.
If you haven’t sent me an e-mail, please do. Then I can put you on my contacts list and will be able to keep you in the loop on what is going on in the fourth grade!
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call using the school number and leave a message. I usually respond with in 12-24 hours.
Have a great November!