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4th Grade Teamletter



Dear Parents,


 This week in reading we read the story “Whales”, a nonfiction selection which gives factual information about different types of whales. In grammar we are talking about types of sentences, as well as subjects and predicates. In math we are moving on to addition and subtraction through the millions, as well as reviewing our multiplication facts. Nightly practice of multiplication facts is very helpful. In science we are learning about different types of organisms and how they are classified. You will have noticed in social studies the students have been learning about an overview of the regions of the United States.

Next week, students will be taking their Stanford Tests.  We ask that students come prepared with several No.2 pencils, be well rested, and eat a good breakfast each day so that they may do their best.  Students may also bring a nutritious snack and drink to eat on test days.  No candy, cookies, or drinks in glass bottles please. 

During this first quarter, fourth grade students are reading books to take ARP tests on the computers here at school.  There are 3 levels of achievement that students are striving for.  In addition, the first quarter no demerit party will be held in late October.  The students will be having pancakes and playing board games.  Good luck to all! 

During the Open House families were given an opportunity to sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences.  If you were unable to attend this, please contact your child’s teacher to make an appointment for a conference.  The times fill up fast.

Mrs. Thomas/Technology:  This week students practiced keyboarding using Typing Master, discussed Troublshooting problems and solutions along with Shortkeys and played a game to reinforce these solutions. Here is my website where students can go to practice keyboarding at home or access a variety of other web links that we use during school: http://protopage.com/portatech#Untitled/4th_grade. Next week we will be keyboarding and learning about creating outlines in Microsoft Word.


>>Dates to remember:

Sept. 19 – Progress Reports

Sept. 19 – 2:00 Dismissal

 Sept. 22-26 – Stanford Testing

Sept. 25 – ALL 4th grade classes – Chp. 1 Science Test

Oct. 9 – Mobile Book Report due


Mrs. Conklin, Mrs. Howard, Ms. Reed, & Mrs. Rudd

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