• Welcome Back,

    Our Metric measurement science test will be Wednesday, April 3rd.  Study guides were sent home today.

    We will have our Multiplication Math Assessment on Friday, April 5th.  Target quizzes to use as a study guide will be coming home early next week.

    3rd Quarter report cards are coming home today.

    Our Spring Learning Fair is April 11th, 5:30-7:00pm.  This is a great opportunity for you to come out and see the wonderful things that your child has done during his/her 4th grade year.  We are looking forward to seeing you there.

    A Music Note from Mrs. Bowden...This is a reminder that your child's performance is approaching on April 30th, at 2:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  This performance is what we have been working toward this entire school year with reading music on the staff and performing on instruments.  With spring time and sports schedules, please remember that students need to be in attendance at this performance.  It should be about 30 minutes in length.

    Explorer Research Project - Your child will be putting together a presentation for their explorer research.  They will bring home their explorer research and flipbooks with instructions for their final project.  This is a homework project that will be due on April 9th.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Here are the REVISED dates for our Kansas Assessments:


    4/3 @ 12:40pm



    4/5 @ 2:00pm

    4/9 @ 12:40pm


    I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!


    Worth Repeating:

    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** 


    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 4: Patterns in the Sky 

    Reading:   "Exploring Space" Chapter 3-4 (p.210-222)

    • distinguish fact and opinion by using details and examples in the text .
    • demonstrate understanding of synonyms and analogies in word meanings.
    • use knowledge of noun suffixes to read  accurately unfamiliar words in context and out of context.
    • follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry our assigned role during inquiry.

    Writing: Personal Narratives

    • identify personal narrative genre features.
    • analyze the sequence-of-events text structure and recognize signal language use in sequence-of-events text structure.
    • use a tone of conviction when writing a personal narrative.
    • use quotations correctly when writing dialogue.
    • use knowledge of comparative and superlative adjectives when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
    • demostrate proper use of contractions, subject pronouns, object pronouns, and possessive pronouns when writing and speaking.

    Math: Multiplication

    • multiply 3 and 4-digit by one digit numbers.
    • mentally multiply numbers ending in zero.
    • multiply 2-digit by 2-digit numbers.
    • estimate products.
    • solve multi-step real-world problems using multiplication.

    ** Multiplication Assessment on Friday, 4/5

    Science:   Metric Measurement

    • identify and use metric measurement tools and vocabulary to determine length, weight, temperature, and volume.
    • demonstrate understanding of metric unit conversions for length, weight, temperature, and volume.
    • make reasonable estimations of length, weight, temperature, and volume.

    ** Metric Measurement Assessment on Wednesday, 4/3

Weekly Homework

  • This week's homework is due on Friday, April 5th.


    • Math Practice #24
    • Practice Math Facts 5 minutes per night


    • Antarctic Facts 
    • Read 20 minutes per night


    • U6W3 Spelling Lists

    Study Island

    • Math - Estimate Measurement
    • Science - Object Properties

Next Week's Special's Schedule

  • Monday 3/25 - Day 4: Spanish/Music

    Tuesday 3/26 - Day 5: PE/Spanish

    Wednesday 3/27 - Day 1:  PE/Music

    Thursday 3/28 - Day 2:  Computers

    Friday 3/29 - Day 3: Art

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!