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    Believe, Understand, Achieve


    Miss Claiborne's Class News 



    Our room parents are planning a fun and exciting Halloween party for 4th grade. If you are willing to donate a roll of Duck tape for a party on the 31st, please send it to school with your child.

    Also, please make sure that you send in your Halloween party goodies. They are looking to have everything sent in except for the healthy snack by Monday, October 24th. We have a drop bucket in our classroom if you just want to send the items in with your children.

    I am still looking for 3 parents to accompany our class to the Wilderness Science Center on November 2nd. Please let me know if you can join us!

    Report cards went home Friday, please sign and return the envelope.

    We will be having a math test over perimeter, area, angles, and lines next Monday. A study guide was sent home on Friday.


    Due to conferences next week, students will not have school on Thursday and Friday. I look forward to meeting with everyone over the next week!



    Please please make sure to send your Field Trip form back, I am still missing a few!


    Don't forget to read the CHE newsletter!




    Worth Repeating...

    On Wednesday, November 16, 2011, award-winning children’s book author Tammi Sauer will be at CHE to celebrate reading and writing with our students.  Tammi will share her books and perform magic tricks to illustrate where she gets her ideas. She will also take the students through an interactive, behind-the-scenes look at getting a story published and share her top ten writing secrets. We are looking forward celebrating reading and writing with Tammi Sauer.  This activity is sponsored by our CHE PTO with Take Stock Funds


    Our library day will be Mondays, please help to make sure that your child remembers to bring back books every Monday. I have quite a few children forgetting to bring back books.


    Due to the response of 4th graders who wanted to participate in strings, we will have a minor change in our schedule:

    Cedar Hills 4th Grade String Days



























    Please be sure to send a note if your child is going home a different way from their normal routine. Bus drivers require a note from a parent to ride home with a friend. 

    Thank you for having your child at school and in their seat by 8:35! We are working on establishing a routine in the morning and having them here promptly so they can begin is great.

    Please remember to send a healthy snack from the approved snack listing and a closed top water bottle with water only.




     Thank you all for your support! I am so lucky to be working with such great families this year! 

    Ami Claiborne 



    This Weeks Learning Targets




    • use suspense in writing a mystery.
    • choose an idea about which to write with an occasional use of a teacher prompt.
    • develop one clear main idea that is supported with relevant details.
    • use pre-writing strategies independently to organize ideas on a topic or prompt and complete a draft.


    This week's list:

    • By the Shores of Silver Lake


    • identify and use the root words tele- and -rupt.
    • use guide words in a dictionary to locate words.

    Reading Story: Tomas and the Library Lady

    • Predict/Infer
    • Summarize and Question

    Math: Unit 3

    Identify and write four number sentences for a fact family

    Identify properties of multiplication and addition

    Identify the place value of a digit and name the value of a digit from the hundredths place through the hundred thousands place

    Identify and write numbers using numerals, words, models and expanded notation

    Solve one two step real world problems.

    Social Studies

    Native Americans

    • List seven Native American cultural regions
    • Identify environmental factors that divided cultural diversity among Native Americans
    • Describe examples of cultural adaptations made by Native Americans
    • Research and describe a Native American tribe


    Next Week's Specials


    Monday:  PE/Music

    Tuesday: Computer

    Wednesday: Art

    Thursday: No School

    Friday: No School