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4th Grade Teamletter



Dear Families,


January is almost gone! In grammar we are studying about the different kinds of verbs. In math we will be finishing long division and moving to our fraction unit. You will notice in social studies the students are learning about Illinois. This is so that they can have a good foundation as they begin working on their Illinois projects. All information for the projects was handed out. The projects are due Thursday, March 5. This deadline will be here before you know it, so don’t delay working on it! While you are working on it feel free to have your students bring in questions that come up. It should all fit on one poster board.


Planners are a very important tool for 4th grade students. Students are to write ALL assignments in their planners. Please continue to sign planners nightly showing that you have checked to see that your student has completed their work.


This is a time of year when many students are in need of replenishing their school supplies. Pencils and erasers are ALWAYS in short supply it seems. In addition to those, students also need colored pencils for social studies map work. If you could please check with your student about the state of their supplies and see that they have what they need, we would very much appreciate it.


For Valentine collecting, students should bring a cereal box to hold their Valentines. Our party is February 12 at 12:50.


Spring conferences are right around the corner. If you would like to schedule a parent- teacher conference, please contact your child’s teacher to set one up. These will be held the evening of Thursday, Feb. 12 and the morning of Friday, Feb. 13.


Technology/Mrs. Thomas:  This week students practiced keyboarding using Typing Master and received an email account that will only be used at school.  We spent time discussing the responsibility of having an account and that it is for school use only at this time. If students are caught emailing others or using it inappropriately it will result in a demerit and loss of the account. By having an email account students are able to start projects with me or their classroom teacher and then continue to work on them in another location. 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 continuing to practice keyboarding and begin typing a poem and make the corrections needed so that it uses correct grammar.


>>Dates to remember:         Illinois Project Due March 5th

                                             10 Arp points needed by March 6th

                                             Progress reports February 6th

                                             2:00 Dismissal - Feb. 12

                                             Conferences February 12th and 13th



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

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