• Good Afternoon,  

    I really enjoyed having the opportunity to visit with everyone during conferences this week.  Thank you so much for your continued support at home.

    A Sunflower Award Essay form came home on Wednesday.  Please have your child complete the Sunflower Essay and turn it back in by Wednesday, Feb. 20. 

    The students are working on a project in Computers class.  If they could bring in a recipe next week, that would be great.

    Lunch Time Change:  We will be eating lunch on Thursday, 2-21 from 11:30-12:00pm.


    Here are the dates for our upcoming Kansas Assessments:



    2/20, 2/22, 2/28 @ 12:40pm



    3/4, 3/6, 3/12 @ 12:40pm


    A Note from Mrs. Bowden,

    Hello 4th Grade Students and Parents!  Our performances at The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, and at Cedar Hills are approaching.  There has been an overwhelming amount of students wanting to practice outside of school, so I have added audio files to my website for you to practice at home.  Follow these steps to find the practice page; don't forget to add it to your favorites once you are there!   


    1.  Go to Cedar Hills Elementary web site

    2.  Click on, Classrooms, on the left hand side.

    3.  Click on, Performing Arts.

    4.  Click on, Carey Bowden - General Music.

    5.  Click on, Class Projects.

    6.  Click on the number, 4. 

    7.  username: bowden

     password: music

    8.  ** Add to favorites** 


    Enjoy the three day weekend!


    Worth Repeating:


    All Fourth and Fifth grade teachers are now using an on-line grade book through Blue Valley's Student Information System which gives you access to viewing your student's progress throughout the quarter.  In addition to reviewing quarter grades, you will be able to view your child's grades on individual assessments, assignments, and projects via ParentVUE.  This is the same online tool where you add money to lunch accounts and/or pay fees for the school year.  Grades will be updated every 3 weeks.   Attached are two handouts which include directions for logging on to ParentVue and on how you can view grades in the grade book screen.


    Study Den, the after school study club, is offered on Mondays and Thursdays. This is an opportunity for students to receive assistance on school work, prepare for tests, or work on Study Island. 


    Our strings days and times are Mondays at 2:50 PM and on Wednesdays at 11:20 AM.   If your child is involved in this program, they will not be missing out on instructional time :)

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Next Week's Learning Targets

  • The Student will learn to:

    ELA (English Language Arts): Unit 3: A Nation's Beginning 

    Rereading "A Tour of the Atlantic States" p.132-160 & Henry and the Kite Dragon p.161-190

    • demonstrate understanding of connotation and denotation in word meanings.
    • use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
    • paraphrase and summarize by using his/her own words to tell the most important details and events from a story.
    • use knowledge of homophones to determine or clarify the meaning of unknown words.


    • use knowledge of prefixes that tell when to read accurately unfamiliar words in context and out of context.
    • use knowledge of inflected endings -s and -es to read accurately unfamiliar words in context and out of context.
    • use and understand reference materials, encyclopedias, almanacs, and an atlas.
    • follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry our assigned role during inquiry.

    Math: Customary Measurement 

    • identify and use customary measurement tools and vocabulary to determine length, weight, temperature, volume, and time.
    • demonstrate understanding of unit conversions for length, weight, temperature, volume, and time.
    • calculate word problems using customary measurement.
    • making reasonable estimations of length, weight, temperature, volume, and time in real-life situations.
    • justify customary measurement of length, weight, temperature, volume, and time in real-life situations.

    Social Studies: Explorers

    • explain several factors that led to European exploration of the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries.
    • categorize artifacts of exploration.
    • explain how the voyages of Christopher Columbus encouraged the major powers of Europe to explore the Americas between the 15th and 17th centuries.
    • identify areas in North America claimed by explorers.
    • describe the impact of expeditions.


Weekly Homework

  • This week's homework is due on Friday, February 22nd.


    • Math Practice #20
    • Practice Math Facts 5 minutes per night


    • Casey at the Bat
    • Read 20 minutes per night


    • U5W3 Spelling Lists

    Study Island

    • Practice your lowest skill

Next Week's Special's Schedule

  • Monday - Day 3: Art

    Tuesday - Day 4: Spanish/Music

    Wednesday - Day 5: Pe/Spanish

    Thursday - No School

    Friday - No School

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: 

    1. send the order form back in with a check
    2. click the link below to order online with our class code - FZPKM 

    I will close out each order at the end of each month and the books should arrive about a week later.  Thank you!