Well testing is now finally behind us and we are free to continue our learning and enjoying the remaining time that we have left in Fourth Grade. Last week we complete our poetry anthology and sent it off to the publisher. Now we are just waiting on those books to come back to us! The kids did some excellent work int he garden last week on Thursday and Friday! We also enjoyed our pizza party for winning the Grade level competition for BoxTops.
I want to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you that donated snacks during testing! It definitely made taking the tests easier knowing that they had some wonderful snacks afterwards.
This week will be a busy one for learning! We will be wrapping up our New Nation and Government and beginning our journey west into Westward Expansion. In Science we will be wrapping up our study of the moon and its phases this week. The kids are cruising right along in our final novel study too. We will also be having a guidance lesson with Mrs. Ruddell on Thursday. If your child is wanting to audition for the News Team for next year their application deadline is rapidly approaching and the deadline is this Wednesday.
To continue our study of poetry for the month, students will be having a poetry slam on Friday. Today a “PRESENT A POEM” sheet was sent home with your child. please read over it with them and help them to memorize and recite their poem. Also make sure that you sign off on the bottom portion of the sheet that your child will be turning in to me. The kids are pretty pumped up about the activity and I can’t wait to hear their poems.
Next week is the beginning of PENNY WARS fundraiser for RELAY FOR LIFE. This is such a fun and great way to raise awareness and money for Relay For Life. If you have any loose pennies or silver coins that you would like to donate please send them in for your child to participate in the fundraiser that will be running from MONDAY, APRIL 30TH THROUGH FRIDAY, MAY 4TH. Our class goal is to collect the most pennies in the entire fourth grade and using silver coins to place on the other classes. Below is information provided from the Relay For Life Team:
Ford’s Relay for Life “Penny War” begins on Monday, April 30. This is a great way for all students to get involved! We will be competing with the other classrooms on our grade level to collect the most pennies. Students can bring pennies or even silver coins to help their class win. Please send in coins with your students this week to help support a great cause.
Next week on Tuesday is the Evening in the Garden Event. See below for details provided by Mr. Hurley about the event.
Evening in the Garden – Tuesday, May 1 6:00-8:00
(Rain date May 3)
6:30 – Knd/1st grade performs
7:00 – 2nd/3rd grade performs
7:30 – 4th/5th grade performs
7:40 – Finale for ALL grades
Please plan to park at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church one hour before your performance time.
For the best seating BRING A BLANKET
Units of Study:
Math: We will be continue our study of geometry this week. Students have been working on the Geometry math menu in class and is due this Friday. Students will have a SWYK over geometry on Friday this week. Homework will be the spiral math skills worksheet and will be due on Friday.
Reading & ELA: Students will continue their novel study on “The Tale of Despereaux” or “The BFG”. This week we will go back to working with vocabulary. This week we are working on Unit 13 and the SWYK will be on Friday. We will also be continuing our study of poetry through next Monday. Poetry Portfolios are due next Monday as well. This week for homework, students will need to be studying their vocab along with completing ReadTheory passages and memorizing their poem for the poetry slam on Friday.
Science: This week we will wrap up our study on the Earth and Moon and then begin our study of the planets and stars. Friday we will be doing a lab on the phases of the moon.
Social Studies: On Monday and Tuesday we will wrap up our study of the New Nation and branches of Government. Wednesday through the rest of the week we will be learning about Westward Expansion. Please make sure that your child is working on their Final At Home Social Studies Project on Westward Expansion. Their project is due on this upcoming MONDAY, APRIL 30TH.