Happy (Rainy) Sunday!
I have a few updates for all...
1. Pictures went home last week. If there is a problem with any of the orders, please follow the instructions in the packet and I will notify you of the retake date.
2. Our Halloween Parade is scheduled for 1:00 on Tuesday, and our class party will follow the parade. Our room mom, Mrs. Vaughn, had sent out a sign-up genius and we have everything we need. Please let me know if you didn't receive the sign-up genius e-mail from Mrs. Vaughn. Perhaps I had given her incorrect e-mail addresses. You are all welcome to join us on Tuesday!
3. Don't forget about our pep rally held at the end of NOVEMBER! Please visit my weebly site and look in the UPCOMING EVENTS page.
The unit 2 math test will be given on Thursday and Friday this week. The students have been working on the study guide and will be bringing it home tomorrow night. We will be correcting it together, and they know that any areas circled in green pen should be the areas for them to focus on. Please ask them to show you their study guide tomorrow night!
I am asking that you spend a few minutes each night asking your child to study their multiplication facts. Fluency is key and will be especially needed in the upcoming math units (as well as upcoming YEARS of math study!).
Well, ANOTHER goal has been reached in this classroom! The students have surpassed the October reading goal and have read over one million five hundred thousand words in this month ALONE! I owe them TWO cartwheels and a free recess! They love the idea, "If we work hard, we get to play hard!" They continue to amaze me with their reading progress.
Speaking of reading, last week (and this week) was the first week of assigned letters. Ask you child to tell you about this. If you still have any further questions, please feel free to call me at 487-2211 ext. 356. These letters are key to book discussion as well as finding new exciting stories to read.
In science, we have just completed yet another roller coaster experiment that ties into energy and motion! The students simply LOVE these experiments, and I love watching the teamwork that is taking place in the classroom! We will be spending approximately the next two weeks in this unit before moving into social studies.
Thank you for your continued support at home. I am so very proud of each and every one of your children. They are all respectful and working hard together in 4th grade.
Enjoy your week,
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