4th Grade Teamletter
March 06, 2014
Dear Families of 4th Graders,
The 3rd quarter ends on March 14! In grammar we are learning about types of adjectives. In math we are still in our Geometry unit learning about polygons, symmetry, lines, angles, and perimeter. In science we will be learning about changes to the Earth’s surface. You will have noticed in social studies the students have been 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 have been handed out so students should be working on these as they are due in a few weeks – March 27 will come fast! If you have any questions, please be sure and let us know.
This is a good time of year to check with your student about needed school supplies. Colored pencils seem to be something many students need. We use these for many things, including map work in social studies.
This week we took the ISAT tests. Most of the students worked really hard and tried their very best. It was great to see them putting forth effort to show what they can do.
Technology/Mrs. Thomas: This week students practiced keyboarding using Typing Club, did Speak Like a Geek presentations, and completed the Welcome to the Web packets. 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 will be discussing Internet Safety using Router’s Birthday Surprise.
During the first week of April the classes will be going to New Salem. The students will spend the day participating in a scavenger hunt, going to “school”, playing games from the time period, and making a craft. As part of this experience, we ask that the students dress in period clothing. This entails the boys dressing in jeans and long-sleeved solid colored or flannel shirts. They may also wear a hat – straw, coonskin, etc. The girls should wear dresses with long skirts. They may also wear an apron and a bonnet if they wish.
>>Dates to remember:
March 14 – Math test for ALL classes
March 17-21 – Spring Break
March 27 – Illinois Projects are due
April 2 – 4C & 4K – New Salem trip
April 3 – 4H – New Salem trip
Mrs. Conklin, Mrs. Howard, Mr. Kelly, & Mrs. Rudd