Thursday, March 16, 2017

March and April Updates 3/16

Dear 4th Grade Parents,

Wow! What a crazy March it has been so far. We hope you enjoyed playing outside in all of the fresh powder we got this week!

Crazy Hair Day!
Field trip to check out the local solar panels

In reading we are currently reading "dog" themed stories to go along with the reading Iditarod. We are focusing on point of view and using evidence to predict what will come next. When you come in next week you will have a chance to see some of the work students did with our Asian reading unit.

In writing we are wrapping up our unit on literary fiction. Students are using a variety to techniques to elaborate on authors craft, theme's and the morals of short fiction stories. They used their work from the previous persuasive writing unit to provide evidence and examples to support their thesis about these stories. You will enjoy seeing your students work when you come in for our Student Celebrations!

In math we are digging deep into fractions and decimals. We have been using arrays to understand fractional parts and are now beginning to use this understanding to add fractions together. When you visit next week you will have an opportunity to play some of the math games your students are enjoying to become more comfortable with fractions.

We will be sending home book talk forms and an orange permission slip for the History Fair mentors tomorrow. Be sure to ask your students for them and return the slips! Mark your calendars for History Fair on May 11th. The groups will be assigned soon!


  • Pinball Tournament-Rescheduled to Tuesday, March 21st at 7:30am
  • Book Talks-dueApril 14th
  • 4th Grade Student Celebrations- March 20th and 22nd *sign up here
  • 4th Grade Concert-March 22nd at 6pm
  • Spirit Week- 
    • Switch the Seasons-Thursday, March 24th
    • Dress for WES-Thursday, March 30th
  • Quarter 3 Grades close-March 31st
  • Show Your Stuff Dress Rehearsal-April 10th 2:50-6pm
  • Show Your Stuff-April 14th
  • Spring Break-April 17-21st
  • History Fair-May 11th
Have a great weekend!

Kelley & Cindy

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