Auvigne's 4th Grade Update
Friday, October 4, 2013
Celebrating 10 years...
Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present,
Looking to the Future
We are having an all school balloon launch on Thursday, October 10th to celebrate CHE's 10 year anniversary. This will also be a CHE spirit day, so we encourage our community to wear CHE spirit wear or our school colors of blue and green.
On Tuesday, we are attending a Take Stock sponsored presentation of "Sum of Our Favorite Numbers" at 9:00. You are welcome to attend!
On Monday, your child will bring home the Week 6 Homework Packet that includes math practice. The reading portion will be done entirely online again this week. The students will go into our Weekly Homework assignment in Edmodo, open the reading homework link, and respond to the questions listed by clicking "turn in." They will also have the U2W3 spelling list attached to their pre-test. The spelling post-test will be on Friday, and all other homework will be due back the following Monday, Oct. 14.
We will have our Ch. 2-3 Native American Unit Test on Thursday, October 10th. Your child will bring home a study guide and their completed workbook packet to help them prepare for the assessment. We have instructed the students to keep their workbook packets in their binder in order to turn it in on the day of the test. We have also encouraged them to practice and study by using the online tutorial. You can find that link in the Social Studies folder on Edmodo.
There is no school on Friday, October 11th due to a staff professional development day.
Please make sure that you have signed up for your fall conference. The sign up process is quick and easy. Each of you will be able to sign up for your preferred appointment. The window to sign up closes on October 13th at midnight.
1) Go to my web page (under "Classrooms") on the CHE web page ( www.bluevalleyk12.org/che )
2) Click "Parent Teacher Conferences"
3) Click "Register" for the event button and follow the directions.
Please note: a visitor log-in is required - you can create one during the process (do not use your ParentVue code).
Beds for Everybody! CHE is collecting new bed linens for local children in elementary school who are less fortunate. Please join us by bringing any or all of the following items: new twin size sheet set for a boy or girl (any color), new twin size blanket (any color), or new pillow. We hope your donations will affect the children in need intellectually, physically and emotionally, while providing a safe and comfortable place to sleep. Items will be collected Sept. 30 - Oct. 10th. Please contact Jessica Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-484-2833 if you have any questions.
Join with friends or neighbors to help provide the needed items to help a child have sweet dreams. Thanks in advance for your generosity.
Be sure to check our calendar for important dates.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Our strings days are Mondays and Thursdays. Please help your child remember to bring his/her instrument on those days.
Sumdog is back again this year!
Students will have the opportunity to play math games on this free website, as well as participate in BV District sponsored Sumdog contests throughout the year. In the meantime, Sumdog is a great website your child can play at school and at home. As your child answers math facts, it self-levels based on their accuracy and speed, so don't answer the problems for them. A great feature is signing up as an adult to gain feedback on your child's weekly progress! Bookmark Sumdog on your computers for your child: http://www.sumdog.com
Thank you for checking the Nut Safer List located on the CHE website under "Forms and Documents" for snacks in the classroom. We want our classroom to be a safe place for everyone!
Next Week's Learning Targets
The Student will learn to:
ELA (English Language Arts):
Reading: A Green Future
- draw conclusions.
- monitor our comprehension by rereading, reading on, adjusting our reading rate, using images, and seeking help.
- show understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms).
- use knowledge of prefixes that mean "not" to read and understand words.
- recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms.
- identify and write simple and compound sentences, and combine sentences.
- use suspense in writing a mystery.
- follow the writing process during Writer's Workshop.
Math: Topic 3 - Place Value
- read and write 3-digit and 4-digit numbers. (3-1)
- explain how digits relate to each other by place value. (3-2)
- compare whole numbers through hundred thousands. (3-3)
- compare and order numbers using place value knowledge. (3-4)
- show how to use place value to round whole numbers. (3-5)
- systematically find and record all possible outcomes for a situation. (3-6)
Social Studies: Native Americans
- identify examples of cultural adaptations made by Native American tribes.
- describe some of the natural environments that Native Americans encountered in North America.
- identify selected environmental factors that promoted cultural diversity among Native American groups.
This Week's Homework will come home on Monday, October 7th and is due on Monday, Oct. 14th.
- Practice Math Facts 5 minutes per night
- Practice Book Lessons 3-3 & 3-4
- Read 20+ minutes per night
- Online Assignment - Drawing Conclusions Passage and Edmodo reply
- Unit 2 Week 3 Spelling List (Post-test Friday)
- No Study Island this week.
Next Week's Special's Schedule
Monday - Day 5: Spanish/PE
Tuesday - Day 1: Spanish/PE
Wednesday - Day 2: Music
Thursday - Day 3: Art
Friday - Day 4: Computers
Monthly Book Orders
I will send Scholastic Book Club flyers home each month. If you would like to order books, you can do so one of the following two ways:
- send the order form back in with a check
- click the link below to order online with our class code - FZPKM
I will close out each order on the 15th of each month and the books should arrive about a week later. Thank you!