Auvigne's 4th Grade Update
May 10, 2014
Celebrating 10 years...
Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present,
Looking to the Future
We will be taking our Math MAP test on Tuesday, May 13th at 12:20pm.
Thank you so much for all of your generosity during Teacher Appreciation Week. I feel so blessed to be a part of this great community.
The 5th Grade is sponsoring a Canned Food Drive for Harvesters for the week of May 12th. If you would like to be involved in this community service project you can bring in canned food items to school and place them in the Harvesters bins located in the front hallway.
Growth and Developement lessons will be on Monday at 1:00pm.
We will be heading to the Wilderness Science Center on Monday, May 12th to make up our rain out date in October. We need 3 more parent helpers to join us, please e-mail me if you would like to attend! We will be leaving at 8:40am and returning at 2:20pm.
If your child is interested in performing in the talent show, forms are available on the CHE webpage under eDocuments or from the office. These are due on Friday, May 16th.
Be sure to check the Upcoming Events section below to see a full listing of activities.
Also be sure to check the May events in the CHE E-Update.
Have a great week!
We want to express our appreciation for your prompt completion of the 2014-2015 on-line registration process as this helps with staff planning for next year. If you have any questions, please contact the office.
You child's individual pictures came home this week. You may choose to purchase any portion of the package, and return whatever portion you do not wish to purchase. We would like to collect all payments and/or returned packages by Friday, May 16th.
As we get closer to the end of the school year and excitement builds, we seem to be struggling a bit more with self-control and following directions. Many routines and directions we have had in place since August are being forgotten. Any discussions you can have at home with your child as reminders would be appreciated. Thank you.
Next Week's Learning Targets
The Student will learn to:
Reading: Unit 6: Nature's Neighborhoods
- compare and contrast themes, topics, and patterns of events in a text. U6W3-4
- make connections while reading. U6W3
- use knowledge of word Greek and Latin roots to understand the meaning of a word or phrases. U6W2-3
- demonstrate understanding of comparatives and superlatives in phrases and word meanings. U6W3
- correctly use and understand adverbs that tell how, when, and where in reading and writing. U6W2-3
- identify appositives and correctly use commas to punctuate appositives & appositive phrases in writing. 3.14-3.21
Writing: Informational Reports
- correctly choose a singular or plural pronoun to match the antecedent. 3.12
- effectively hook the reader with a strong lead in an informational report. 3.13
- effectively use techniques for establishing their own voice in an informational report. 3.17
Math: Topic 12 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers with Like Denominators
- use models to add fractions with like denominators. 12-1
- use computational procedures to add fractions with like denominators and solve problems. 12-2
- use models to subtract fractions with like denominators. 12-3
- use computational procedures to subtract fractions with like denominators and solve problems. 12-4
- use the number line to add and subtract fractions with like denominators. 12-5
- identify and write mixed numbers as improper fractions and improper fractions as mixed numbers. 12-6
- use models to add and subtract mixed numbers. 12-7
- use models and computational procedures to add mixed numbers. 12-8
- use models and computational procedures to subtract mixed numbers. 12-9
- decompose fractions and represent them as compositions of fractions in a variety of ways. 12-10
- draw a picture and write an equation to solve a problem. 12-11
Social Studies: Colonial Times
- describe the settlements, key challenges, and successes of Roanoke, Jamestown, and Plymouth.
- distinguish among New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies.
- list key features of the colonies of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Georgia.
Week 32 Homework
- Rock and Roll Fractions Project (Due 5/19)
- Practice Math Facts 5 minutes per night
- Online Assignment - U6W3A Home Connection - Make Connections - Edmodo post
- Read 20+ minutes per night
- U8W1 Spelling Lists
- Math: Adding and Subtracting Fractions
- Monday, 5/12 - 4th Grade Growth & Development @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm
- Tuesday, 5/13 - Math MAP @12:20pm
- Monday, 5/19 - Wilderness Science Center Learning Excursion (Auvigne & Kenney)
- Tuesday, 5/20 - 5th Grade Farewell
- Thursday, 5/22 - PTO Eat-N-Earn at Salty Iguana
- Friday, 5/23 - Field Day
- Monday, 5/26 - No School, Memorial Day
- Wednesday, 5/28 - Talent Show
- Thursday, 5/29 - End of the Year Assembly and Slide Show, 2pm & Last Day for Kindergarten
- Friday, 5/30 - Last Day of School Gr. 1-5 - Dismissal at 11:45am
Next Week's Special's Schedule
Monday - Day 1: Spanish/PE
Tuesday - Day 2: Music
Wednesday - Day 3: Art
Thursday - Day 4: Computers
Friday - Day 5: Spanish/PE
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!