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4th Grade Teamletter



Dear Parents,


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 happened today. Students who went all of first quarter without receiving a demerit got to enjoy a morning of pancakes and games! Let’s all try for next quarter!

Technology/Mrs. Thomas: This week students practiced keyboarding using Typing Club and typed a Halloween story that they wrote in their classroom.  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. 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.  Next week we will be continuing to practice keyboarding and use their stories to incorporate a variety of options available in Microsoft Word (such as font color, font size, font styles, inserting graphics, and Wordart).


>>Dates to remember:

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. 30 – 4H Math test

Oct. 30 – Mrs. Rudd’s 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

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