4th Grade Teamletter
First quarter is quickly coming to an end. Please continue to check planners nightly and see that homework is completed. The planner is a great communication tool as well.
We have been doing Mastering Math Facts (multiplication facts) since the beginning of school. Some students are struggling with this. Please practice facts so this will come easily for them. They need to know the facts quickly and this will help for future math areas such as two-digit multiplication and long division.
As a study skill enhancement, we are allowing students to correct poorly completed assignments. Grades below a 75% can be corrected and turned back in for up to a 75% C for a grade. This is only for the first semester. Please reinforce with your child not to rush and to check over their work.
On Friday, October 31 all 4th grade classes will be doing pumpkin science in the morning. For this, we would love to have parent volunteers join us, as well as donations of pumpkins for this project. If you are able to help or are willing to donate a pumpkin, please let your child’s teacher know. All classes will begin carving/working at 8:30.
Our first quarter No Demerit Party will be happening soon! Students who go all of first quarter without receiving a demerit will get to enjoy a morning of pancakes and games!
Technology/Mrs. Thomas: This week students practiced keyboarding using Typing Club and continued to work on research skills with a partner. They also took a keyboarding assessment to determine how much they have improved on their keyboarding since the first week of the quarter. The goal for 4th grade is 20wpm by the end of the year. I can tell which students are really putting in extra time and effort on mastering their skills as it shows in the assessment. Keyboarding is a lifelong skill that students need to become proficient at and the only way to do it is by practicing. Any assignments that have not been completed can still be turned in by Friday, October 17th. I will grade them as late. 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 continue to practice keyboarding and start a Halloween Story that uses various tools in Microsoft Word.
>>Dates to remember:
Oct. 21 – 4C and 4R—state location quiz
Oct. 22 – 4C & 4R & 4H - Chp. 2 Science test
Oct. 23 – 4H States and Capitals Quiz
Oct. 23 – 2:00 Dismissal for conferences
Oct. 24 – No School due to conferences
Oct. 28 – 4C and 4R—States and Capitals Quiz
Oct. 31 – 2:00 – Parade and parties for Halloween
Oct. 31 – All 4th grade classes will do Pumpkin science
Mrs. Conklin, Mrs. Howard, Ms. Reed, & Mrs. Rudd