“I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.” John 13:34
August 23, 2019
We are off to a great start! I would like to thank those of you who generously volunteered to be our Homeroom Moms this year. I had so many offers, I had to pick names out of a hat (literally!) The lucky winners are Mrs. Andreu, Mrs. Santos and Mrs. Ashmore. I know they can count on your support this year.
The children will be bringing home 3 textbooks over the next few days. All hardcover text books must be covered with brown paper or fabric book covers. Please do NOT use sticky contact paper. Check out “How to Cover a Book with a Brown Paper Bag” on YouTube if you need some pointers!
This year’s Spelling Lists are linked below for your convenience if you would like to print out a copy for home.
ACCELERATED READER (AR):
Students are required to read and take a minimum of 3 Accelerated Reader (AR) Tests and corresponding Vocabulary Quizzes (if available…not every book as one.) within his/her assigned reading level range, striving for 80% accuracy, by Tuesday, Oct. 8. Your student’s Reading Level Range will be written in the back of the Planner and is adjusted throughout the school year. Please encourage your student NOT to wait until the last minute to complete this AR requirement. Be sure to check out arbookfind.com for book recommendations and AR levels.
Students should take a few minutes each day to practice Multiplication Facts. Our goal is to complete 100 facts in less than 5 minutes. Sing them, write them, practice them….anything to KNOW THEM! There are tons of math fact drill and game websites and free apps available.
Opportunity (Help) Sessions for Grade 4 are held on Wednesdays from 2:50-3:30 for students struggling with Math and/or Reading. Please write a note in the Planner if you would like your student to attend. Opportunity Sessions will begin Wednesday, August 28.
English: Tuesday, Aug. 27, Nouns
Math: Thursday, Aug. 29, Chapter 1 Quiz (Lessons 1-4)
Reading: Friday, Aug. 30, Louis Braille’s Gift to the Blind
Spelling: Friday, Aug. 30
Aug. 27: Open House 6:00
Aug. 30: Dismissal at 12:15
Sept. 2: No School
Sept. 3: Individual Picture Day
The following websites are available for additional practice:
Religion: religion.sadlierconnect.com *click on We Believe Grade 4
Math: www.sadlierconnect.com *scroll to “Student & Family Resources”; *click “Let’s Go!” in the purple box; *click Sadlier Math Grades K-6; *click Sadlier Math Grade 4 (orange text)
Vocabulary Workshop: www.sadlierconnect.com **scroll to “Student & Family Resources”; *click “Let’s Go” in the purple box; *click Vocabulary Workshop Grades 1-12; *click Vocabulary Workshop “orange”