A few reminders:
Box Tops are still needed. Please send them in. We are so close to winning the competition. I like to WIN!
We are still on a testing schedule on Monday and Tuesday this week. Our regular schedule will resume on Wednesday 9/20.
Hearing and vision tests will be done on Wednesday the 20th.
Our Mad Dash Pep Rally is Thursday. The Mad Dash and silent auction is Mountain View’s BIG fundraising event. This is our chance to raise money to support all our extra programs. PLEASE help us reach our goal. There will be prizes in class as well as the school provided ones for fundraising. The 4th grade teachers are all auctioning off a breakfast, PJ, cartoon morning before school. How cool will it be for you to invite friends and have the teachers provide breakfast before school one day. Each of us have one in the auction, so when the bidding starts, be sure to outbid your competitors if you are interested.
Reading: We have worked on writing summaries all last week and will continue this week. I’m impressed with the progress I am seeing. Some students still want to include too many extra details, but I am proud of their hard work in reading this week.
Writing: We continue to work on our narrative writing. This week we will re-visit introductions, work on endings and spend some more time learning how to show and not just tell in writing. After the fall break, the students will write a narrative piece from start to finish to measure growth.
Grammar / Spelling: We have started our mentor sentences and they are going great. I love to see the creativity when we get to the Wednesday or Thursday lesson and they are invited to imitate. I hope within the coming weeks those lessons start to show in their writing and we can lift the level of their narratives. This week we will be using a sentence from Cloud Dance and focusing on Personification.
Math: We will finish our adding and subtracting unit on Tuesday with a summative test. We will do a mini unit of perimeter and then revisit that measurement standard later in the year when we talk about area. When we return from the break, we will start with multiplicative comparison, factors, multiples and then multiplication.
Science and Social Studies: We are going to continue our weather unit in science this week. Vocabulary terms and weather concepts should be studied each night. We will not have a formal pencil and paper test, instead the students will complete a performance task. They will create maps, including pressure systems and fronts and record a weather forecast predicting the following days weather based on their maps. To do well, they need to know the terms used in this unit.