April 17

Mid April Update

Our Sports-a-Thon is on the 25th. Please remember to send your child with a change of clothes and a water bottle.

We will continue to review geometry and measurement standards and have a quiz next week on measurement. Please check the blog or your child’s agenda for the date. We did not want to assess on top of Milestones testing.

In ELA we are continuing with our book study and will be learning about poetry. Through poetry we will apply many of our 4th grade ELA standards. We will also be researching westward expansion to combine some social studies into our writing. Spelling started back today. Homework and a spelling test will be next Thursday the 26th.

Progress reports will come home next week. Please continue to check online for grades and email me any questions you have.

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April 8

Welcome Back

A Few Important Dates:

April 10th – 19th Milestones testing and make up dates. No visitors in the building.

April 16th – Last day to pre-order a yearbook

April 18th – Sports – A- Thon Pep Rally. Look for information to come home. This is our Field Day replacement.

April 19th – Mrs. Somerville turns 21, ha !

April 25th – Sports – a- Thon !!!  ( 3rd – 5th)

We will be finishing our measurement unit this week before math milestones next week.  We will spend the following weeks working on some extension math and assessing on measurement.  I love being able to apply their math standards to real world situations and see it all come together.

During testing weeks we will begin a class read aloud and review some reading standards.

In social studies we will pick back up with the New Nation unit and then begin Westward Expansion.

There will be NO HOMEWORK on testing dates, and spelling will pick back up on April 19th. Please continue to encourage at home reading so your child can complete the book bingo assignment.


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March 23

Next Week

There will not be a weekly report sent home today. Next week you will receive one with several graded papers. Some 4th quarter grades are in the gradebook, please email me if you have any questions.

We will continue reviewing writing strategies and working on extended responses. In reading we will look at paired texts and review constructed responses and how to include evidence in our answers.

For math we will be working on geometry. This unit is very vocabulary heavy. PLEASE review the geometry vocabulary nightly. The students have a notes packet that we will work on in class each day. This may also be used for review. There will be a math quiz on Thursday.



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March 21

Art Show

You Are Cordially Invited…

Our 4th & 5th grade students are having their annual Art Show celebrating world cultures and traditions.
Art works will be on display in the Main Hall beginning Thursday evening and running through April 13th. Please stop by and admire the exceptional artworks our students have created!

What: 4th & 5th Grade Art Show
When: Opening Night, this Thursday at International Night and on display through April 13th
Where: Main Hall

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March 12

A Few Reminders

This Wednesday is early release. Clubs will still meet at their normal times.

The Book Fair starts this week. Our class date is Tuesday, March 20th. We will go from 9:00 – 9:30


To help celebrate Read Across America Month, we will have some fun theme days this Friday and next week.

Friday 3/16: Green Eggs and Ham-Wear Green

Monday:  Best guess in the Learning Commons for the number of fish in the bowl will win a $5.00 book fair gift certificate.

Tuesday:  Fictional Character Dress Up Day

Wednesday:  Cat in the Hat, wear a hat to school

Thursday:  Fox in Socks, wear your silliest or mismatched socks to school

Friday:  Pajama Day



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