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4th Grade Teamletter



Dear Families,


We are very busy these days!  In grammar we are learning about adjectives. In math we have been working on our geometry unit. We will cover perimeter, area, and volume in the next couple of weeks. Due to PARCC testing, we won’t have normal reading classes until the last week of March. During that week, we will be reading a story called “Leah’s Pony.” We began a science unit on the Rock Cycle this week and will spend next week talking about this unit as well.


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.


We also request that students bring in a pair of headphones/ear buds. They will be using these for the PARCC tests and we also use them often with the Chrome Books. Also calculators are needed.


We will be going to New Salem in April. The dates are as follows: April 15 - 4C & 4R; April 16 - 4H.  Adults may accompany the classes on this wonderful day, but please do not bring young children.  This experience is meant for your 4th grade student only.   Each child will need to find an appropriate outfit. Girls will need to wear dresses and boys need to wear plain shirts and jeans. We will wear our coats for cold weather. Please ask around to borrow dresses if you need.


For 4th Quarter ARP prizes, students will be earning tickets for our end of the year carnival. The more ARP points your child gets, the more tickets he or she will earn for games! Additionally, students can receive up to 3 throws to dunk Mr. Kesler depending on the ARP point total for the year.


Technology/Mrs. Thomas:  This week students practiced keyboarding using Typing Master and spent the remaining time looking up important events that happened on the day of their birth. We will then be using these events to create a brochure after Spring break. 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 starting to put together a presentation on rocks.


>>Dates to remember:        March 20 - 2:00 Dismissal

                                            March 25-27 - PARCC Testing

                                            April 3-10 - Spring Break


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

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