# Week of 12-9-19

## I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend.  Two weeks of school left and the winter break begins!

### I could really use some help in our computer lab with the students as we publish our nonfiction text essays.  You do not have to be computer savvy to help.  I will show you exactly what you need to do.  The days and times we are in the lab are below.  Please email me when you can come.

Monday (today) 11:00 – 12:00

Tuesday 10:00 – 11:00

Wednesday 11:00 – 12:00

Thursday 11:30 – 12:15

Friday 11:00 – 12:00

# Week of November 11th

I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend.

Happy Veterans Day and a huge THANK YOU to all of our military that served and continue to serve to keep us safe and free.

We have a field trip to the Cobb County Safety Village coming up.  More details will come, but I need to get a lunch count ASAP.  Will you all please click on this link and fill out your child’s lunch choice for our field trip day? LUNCH FORM

I think everyone enjoyed our “Sleepover” celebration on Friday.  The students were all snuggled up watching a movie and drinking hot chocolate.

Thank you to Mrs. Wallace for being our mystery reader on Friday.  It is always neat to see your child’s reaction when you walk in the door!  If you haven’t signed up, please do.  It really is a special moment and the students love to hear other people read to them.

Thank you to our volunteers (Mrs. Fujiwars, Mrs. Wallace and Mrs. Thigpen) on Friday for making our Veteran’s Day display look amazing!

Here is our curriculum for this week:

Reading:  Continuing our nonfiction reading using Story Works to identify text features and nonfiction structures.  We will also continue reading Three Times Lucky.

Grammar – Continuing frequently confused words – (your, you’re; then, than, affect, effect, its, it’s)

Math:  The students need a bit more time with 2 digit multiplication so we will be rsiting 2 digit by 2 digit multiplication and adding in word problems.  I will retest on Friday to only those that did not receive an A on the assessment last week.  For those that have already mastered the standard, I will be moving them on to 3 digit by two digit and three digit by three digit.

Science – Continuing Stars and Planets – Comparing and contrasting stars and planets and looking at how advancements in technology have allowed us to know more about our galaxy.

Writing – Continuing our nonfiction pieces – writing an introduction and conclusion and picking nonfiction text features to add to our pieces.

No vocabulary this week.

Dates to Remember:

 November 11-15 Fifth Grade Acts of Kindness Week November 15 CCYA Pajama Day – \$1 (or more!) donation November 22 STEM Day November 25-29 Thanksgiving Break

# Celebration tomorrow

Because the students have earned 10 compliments from other adults in the school, we have earned a celebration.

It is a “sleepover” celebration.  We are all going to snuggle down in our jammies, with our pillows and blankets and lovies (stuffed animals) and drink hot cocoa and watch a movie.

So, tomorrow…it is perfectly fine for the students to come to school in their pajamas.  (School appropriate of course)  They can wear slippers if they want to because we do not have PE.  They can bring a pillow and a blanket and any stuffed animal they would like.  However, If they can’t carry everything on their own, maybe think about dialing back a bit.  🙂

The kiddos have earned this and I am pleased to be able to reward them.  They make me so proud everyday.

# Week of 11/3/19

### We have our Cobb Youth Museum field trip tomorrow.  Please have your child wear their red Mt. Bethel t-shirt.  We will eat lunch before we leave so there is no need to send in a special lunch.  If you haven’t sent in the permission slip to attend the field trip, please do so tomorrow morning.  If I don’t have permission for your child to go, they will have to stay at school.

I hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween.  I can’t wait to hear about it from all the kids.

There is no school Tuesday, November 5th due to election day.

### Here is what we are learning this week:

Reading:  Continuing Three Times Lucky and Nonfiction Text Features

Writing:  Informational writing, body paragraphs 2, 3, and 4.

Vocabulary:  We started unit 6 last week but didn’t have much time to work on the words in class so I postponed the unit to this week.  We will continue with this unit with our test on Friday.

Math:  Double digit multiplication conclusion – word problems using double digit multiplication.  Test on Thursday.

Science:  Beginning our unit on Stars and Planets

## Dates to Remember:

 November 4 Tijuana Joe’s Spirit Night 5:00PM- 8:00 PM November 5 Election Day- No School REMEMBER TO VOTE! November 6 PTA Board Meeting November 7 PTA General Meeting and Principal’s Chat 7:00AM November 8 Breakfast With Dad 6:30-7:15 AM

# Week of 10/28/19 Halloween Week

## A new weeks brings new opportunities for your children to shine.

*Patron Drive – Our foundation does so much for our school, and they wouldn’t be able to do it without the help of our wonderful families. Each family is asked to donate \$125 per student. This money pays for instructor salaries, professional development for teachers, updated technology, and important STEM Lab and classroom instructional materials. Please donate today! The Patron Drive ends on 10/31 and our goal is to have 100% participation!

*Walton Cluster Family night – No homework -Wednesday, October 30

*Idiom Dress Up Day October 31 – Don’t go overboard!!!  Each student needs to dress up as their favorite idiom and display the phrase somewhere on their person (ex: a small sign with a string around their neck).  They will not have to wear the costume all day.  If they are comfortable and want to remain in their costume it is certainly OK but if their costume is cumbersome or uncomfortable, please send in a change of clothes and they can change after the activities.

*Cobb Youth Museum Field Trip November 4th

# Week of 10/21

What a great week of conferences!  I truly enjoyed getting to spend time with each of you to share your child’s progress so far in fourth grade!  You all have amazing children and I am so thankful I get to be a little part of their journey.

Reminders:
* Patron Drive – Our foundation does so much for our school, and they wouldn’t be able to do it without the help of our wonderful families. Each family is asked to donate \$125 per student. This money pays for instructor salaries, professional development for teachers, updated technology, and important STEM Lab and classroom instructional materials. Please donate today! The Patron Drive ends on 10/31 and our goal is to have 100% participation!

*STEM Fair this Tuesday, October 22 at 5:30

*Idiom Dress Up Day October 31

*If you have not returned your signed permission slip to go on our field trip to the Cobb Youth Museum, please do so this week.  Our trip is coming up soon.  We have a chaperone for this trip already scheduled.  We have three more field trips that we will need chaperones for so look for these opportunities as they arise.  Chaperones will be selected on a first come first serve basis.  I wish I could take all that wanted, but space does not allow me to do that.

Curriculum:

Math – beginning two digit by two digit multiplication (heads might be spinning just a bit :0 )

Reading – Continuing Three Times Lucky and we will study a nonfiction story from our StoryWorks magazine titled Our Beautiful Ton is Gone.  Students will read the article and identify key details that help them understand what people experienced during and after a devastating event.

Writing – We will be picking our nonfiction essay topic and begin gathering resources and conducting research on our topics.

Grammar – From now until Christmas Break, we will have an emphasis on grammar skills.  This week will be subjects and predicates as well as noun/verb agreement.

Social Studies – Finishing up battles of the American Revolution (Battle of Yorktown) and reviewing for our assessment which is FRIDAY.  I would suggest studying a little bit each night as to not overwhelm your child on Thursday evening.  A study guide will go home on Thursday.