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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 are working on fractions and will be moving on to geometry when done.  In science we just finished learning about energy transfer. We will begin a unit on New Salem in social studies and will spend the next couple of weeks learning about it.  In reading we are still reading Fair Weather and will be finished up with this novel at the end of next week.


Illinois projects are due next week!  Students should be hard at work on these and should be to the point of fine-tuning their projects.  Feel free to turn them in early if they get done.  No need to store them at home until the due date!


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.


Technology/Mrs. Thomas:  This week students practiced keyboarding using Typing Master and finished finding the errors in the poem that they typed a couple of weeks ago. This activity helped students see that just because spell check doesn’t show a misspelled word there can be errors in a document. If they did not get all of it typed this week in class they need to find time to type it either in study hall, at home or before school with me in the lab. Students received a rubric on how this will be graded. It can be accessed at home through their Google Drive. The Prize poem and the corrections are due by Friday so please ask your child if they have it done or not. The poem can be accessed through their gmail  - Google Drive account. 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, take a timing and talk more about Internet Safety.


>>Dates to remember:

March 3- Fair Weather Vocab Quiz #2--All Classes

March 5- 4R Math Test

March 5- Illinois Projects Due!

March 6- Jump Rope for Heart

March 6- End of 3rd Quarter



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

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