The Week Ahead: March 18-22, 2019

Two more weeks until Spring Break!  We can make it!  

Please come out to see The Lion King this week.  The show will be outside on the back playground.  $5 admission, show times are listed below under Upcoming Events.  Ms. Ford and I will be at the Saturday night show!  We hope to see you there!

Help!  We need: Lysol wipes (or any other brand will do) and Lysol spray.  We are still trying to keep germs away so we can end the year healthy.  Thank you!  

Math: Decimals and Fractions continue.  The kids are doing a great job with decimals!

Reading: We will be prepping for Milestone testing in groups this week, and we will be reviewing theme and point of view.

Writing: We will continue to focus on preparing for the Milestone by looking at practice questions and scoring our writing with the Milestone writing rubrics.

ELA: Our spiral grammar review really helps the kids practice many grammar skills at one time.  We will continue this the rest of the year.

Social Studies:  We will dive deeper into the Civil War.

Enjoy your evening!

-Mrs. Gibson

Upcoming Events:
March 18    7:00  The Lion King
March 20   Walk to School Wednesday, 7:00  The Lion King
March 22    Report Cards Go Home, 8:00  The Lion King
March 23    8:00  The Lion King
March 25 – 29  Celebration of the Arts Week
March 26    Opera Performance
March 27     Spring Picture Day , Papa John Night
April 1 – 5   Spring Break

The Week Ahead: March 11-15, 2019

 

March continues to march on, Daylight Savings Time and all!  We have a busy week ahead. 

Monday is our field trip to the Fire Safety Village.  Remember, if you bring a lunch from home please pack it in a bag that can be thrown away.  No Tupperware or water bottles on the trip.  Thank you!

Wednesday is an Early Release day, so students will be dismissed 2 hours early.

Math: We will be hitting decimals this week, and reviewing the fraction standards we have learned thus far.

Reading: We will continue to practice looking a two texts on the same topic, and compare and contrast the information from both and answer questions regarding both.  This will prepare the students for the upcoming Milestone testing.

Writing: We will focus on preparing for the Milestone by looking at practice questions and scoring our writing with the Milestone writing rubrics.

ELA: Our spiral grammar review really helps the kids practice many grammar skills at one time.  We will continue this the rest of the year.

Social Studies:  We will begin talking about the causes of the Civil War.

See you tomorrow!

-Mrs. Gibson

March 11    4th Grade to Fire Safety Village Trip
March 12     Student Banking, Chick-fil-a Night
March 13     Early Release Day – 12:30 Dismissal
March 14     School Store
March 15    End of 3rd 9 Weeks
March 18    7:00  The Lion King
March 20   Walk to School Wednesday, 7:00  The Lion King
March 22    Report Cards Go Home, 8:00  The Lion King
March 23    8:00  The Lion King
March 25 – 29  Celebration of the Arts Week
March 26    Opera Performance
March 27     Spring Picture Day , Papa John Night
April 1 – 5   Spring Break

Important: Lunch for Monday’s Field Trip

Monday is our field trip to the Fire Safety Village, and we are all so excited!

If your student buys a lunch at school, they will receive a sack lunch on this day to eat at the Fire Safety Village.

If your student usually brings a sack lunch, please pack their lunch in a paper bag that can be thrown away.  No lunch boxes or Tupperware, please.  No water bottles or thermoses.  Only things that can be thrown away after lunch.   This will make our lives so much easier on the trip.  Thank you!!!  

If you have any questions, please let me know!

-Mrs. Gibson

The Week Ahead: March 4-8, 2019

We are in our first full week of March, which means that we are in the last few months of the school year.  We’ve got this, and I am so proud of the kiddos and all the success they have already achieved!

Our Fire Safety Village Field Trip is March 11th.  Thank you to everyone for getting their permission slips in quickly.  We are excited for our trip!   

This is the last week to sell raffle tickets!  We’ve got some great prizes including $1,000 cash, Xbox, and an Apple iWatch. So far Mrs. Rowan’s class has sold the most tickets but there is still time! Make sure to get your tickets in next week. All tickets are due by Friday, however, tickets will be sold at the Sock Hop Friday night.

Raffle tickets may also be purchased at www.kincaidfoundation.org/raffle.

Please make sure to include the following when turning in raffle stubs and money:

            -Student Name (First and Last)

            -Teacher Name

*Please turn money in for siblings separately so each class gets credit. 

Don’t forget to preorder your Sock Hop tickets! Prices go up an additional $5 at the door.  The raffle ticket winners will be announced at the Sock Hop. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win.

Math: We will be continuing fractions and bringing in decimals.  The kids are doing a great job with this difficult topic.

Reading: We will practice looking a two texts on the same topic, and compare and contrast the information from both and answer questions regarding both.  This will prepare the students for the upcoming Milestone testing.

Writing: In our writing groups we will write on topics and grade ourselves using the writing rubric that will be used on the Milestone.  This will help the students understand the expectations and what to do to be successful.

ELA: Our spiral grammar review really helps the kids practice many grammar skills at one time.  We will continue this the rest of the year.

Science:  We will have our weather test on Wednesday, and we will begin the Civil War on Thursday.

Have a wonderful rest of the day!!

-Mrs. Gibson

March 11    4th Grade to Fire Safety Village Trip
March 12     Student Banking, Chick-fil-a Night
March 13     Early Release Day – 12:30 Dismissal
March 14     School Store
March 15    End of 3rd 9 Weeks
March 18    7:00  The Lion King
March 20   Walk to School Wednesday, 7:00  The Lion King
March 22    Report Cards Go Home, 8:00  The Lion King
March 23    8:00  The Lion King
March 25 – 29  Celebration of the Arts Week
March 26    Opera Performance
March 27     Spring Picture Day , Papa John Night
April 1 – 5   Spring Break

 

The Week Ahead: February 25-March 1, 2019

I hope you have all enjoyed your week off, and you spent some quality time with each other, which is truly what matters most!  I am excited for the week ahead, and I have missed your kiddos so much!  Let’s see what’s planned for the week!  

Math: We will be exploring fractions further and introducing decimals!

Reading: We will continue to work on summarizing and finding main idea.

Writing: In our writing groups we will focus on the writing rubrics for the Milestone, look at what is expected of our writing, and we will practice our writing skills.

ELA: Our spiral grammar review really helps the kids practice many grammar skills at one time.  We will continue this the rest of the year.

Science:  We will finish up weather this week in Science.

Can’t wait to see all the kiddos tomorrow!

-Mrs. Gibson

March 4 – March 8 Book Fair
March 6       National Walk to School Day
March 7     Book Fair open until 6:15pm, 6:30 PTA Meeting/2nd Grade Performance
March 8       Book Fair closes at noon, 8:00 – 9:00  Coffee Chat, 6:00 – 8:00  Foundation Sock Hop

 

The Week Ahead: February 11-15, 2019

This is the last week before our February Break!  Woo hoo!  I know everyone is excited and ready to enjoy a week of relaxation.  

Valentine’s Day is Thursday, and we will do our valentine exchange on Thursday at the end of the day.  If your student is participating, please bring enough cards/treats for every student in the class.  We are a nut free classroom, so please make sure any treats are nut free.  We have 21 students in all.  Our class list of names were sent home in the Thursday folders.   If you need another copy just let me know.  Thank you!  🙂

Friday is STEM Expo Day!  The kids have worked very hard to prepare something amazing to share.  If you would like to come by, 4th grade will be presenting in our classrooms from 9:30-10:15.

Math: We will be multiplying fractions this week.

Reading: Responding to texts will be our focus, and we will work on summarizing and finding main idea.

Writing: We will continue our writing focus groups.  We will focus on informational and opinion writing.

ELA: Our spiral grammar review really helps the kids practice many grammar skills at one time.  We will continue this the rest of the year.

Science:  Weather is our next unit in Science. We will have science lab on Tuesday and will explore clouds!

Enjoy your weekend!

-Mrs. Gibson

Upcoming Dates
February 12  Student Banking, Zaxby Night
February 15  STEM Expo
February 18 – 22  Winter Break

End of Grade Milestones Schedule for 4th Grade

Hello Parents!

Please mark your calendar as you are making appointments/plans –

This year the EOG Milestone Test given to grades 3-5 will be taken entirely on laptops over a period of weeks.  

4th  grade will take the EOG Milestone Test on the following days:

Monday, April 29th  

Tuesday, April 30th

Wednesday, May 1st

Monday, May 6th

Tuesday, May 7th

Testing will begin promptly at 8:00am each day.  Please have your student come to school each testing day on time, well rested, and with a full belly.  Thank you!  

-Mrs. Gibson

The Week Ahead: February 4-8, 2019

Thank you for participating in Kindness Week.  I was so proud to see our students showing such kindness to others.  We have an amazing group of kids!  

We have had a very exciting and fun filled week!  With our “snow” day on Tuesday, and Oregon Trail Day moved to Thursday, I am looking forward to a normal week next week with the kiddos!  Here we go! 

Math: We will be talking about improper fractions, mixed numbers, and adding and subtracting fractions!

Reading: We will continue to focus on Theme this week.

Writing: We have started our writing focus groups, and I am excited to see how much the kids writing will improve as we focus on structure and formulating great ideas.  We will still focus on informational writing.

ELA: Our spiral grammar review really helps the kids practice many grammar skills at one time.  We will continue this the rest of the year.

Social Studies/Science:  We will text on Westward Expansion on Monday.  Then we will move back into Science with our Water Unit.

Enjoy your weekend!

-Mrs. Gibson

 

Upcoming Dates
February 4 – 8  Enrichment Teacher Supply Drive
February 7   7:30  PTA Board Meeting
February 12  Student Banking, Zaxby Night
February 15  STEM Expo
February 18 – 22  Winter Break

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