"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -- Benjamin Franklin
*Some parents had mentioned allergies for birthdays and we do have some allergies in the class. We have a gluten/wheat allergy and an allergy palm oil *
4th grade- We are working on fractions. Students will be able to write fractions in: simplest form, provide an equivalent fraction, mixed and improper fractions.
Something you can do at home is purchase or make your own 3X5 note cards and have your child make their own multiplication cards (2-12). You can help your child learn their basic facts!
5th grade We are working on variables and expressions. This will lead us to graphing coordinates as well.
students will have some sort of math homework every night. If you have questions please check out the visual tutorial. Your child will be able to guide you through the visual tutorial.
http://www.multiplication.com/games Here is a link for multiplication games to make learning their basic facts fun!
Important Dates for the Month of March
we are continuing to work on Mavis Beacon which is a keyboard skill. Students will also be working with Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel (graphs) this year.
Here is some fun keyboarding games I found for your child to practice at home
(also if you click on the grade 4th or 5th you will find some spelling games, cool math and a fun science site that scholastic has provided).
WE have been talking about online safety education. Fourth Graders know how to navigate through the site. http://www.netsmartzkids.org/
We have been learning a variety of games that will be helping us with our five components of fitness. We will be adding to the components of fitness this trimester, Health and Nutrition.
Lit Circles will be wrapping up, students will have some sort of project with their lit circle groups. We will then move on to another book and different groups from grades 4-6.
We are looking at Human Body. I am hoping the nurse will be able to come in and share information with us on bones this month. Check out the link below to explore what your child is learning and let them play the foss kit games
Our classroom is a big support of Scholastic Books and I want to keep you current with our link and the books that with your purchases help make our classroom library grow!
Please check our site frequently, because we will be adding things to it as the month goes on.
1st- Reading Across America will start and ends the 29th
1st- Family Movie Night 6:30pm, The Lorax
6th- Field Trip to the Clark Public Utilities
8th- End of Second Trimester
15th- Early Release
20-22nd- Early Release for Conferences
22nd- Book Orders Due
28th- Spring Academic Showcase, 6:30 pm
8:35-9:55- 4th/5th Math
10:15-11:00-4th (Science, Tech-Tuesday/Thursday)
5th (Science and Social Studies)
1:20-2:00-4th(Social Studies, Writing Focus-Tuesday/Thursday)
PE (Monday, Wednesday, Every other Friday)
GMS Library (2nd and 4th week on Fridays)
Art/Health (Every other Tuesday)
Class Meeting and Second Step (Thursdays)
WE ARE A BUSY CLASS, SO PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS AND CHECK YOUR CHILD'S PLANNER
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