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Our Final Days as 4th Graders…

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  • 5/20  GAME Day & Last day to bring book bags

On Monday, please bring in your snack to share with the class for Movie Day. On Movie Day, we wImage result for movie dayill have sweet and salty snacks to enjoy! Here are some ideas:

– popcorn, Cheez Itz, cookies, individual bags of chips, Halo oranges, and cupcakes…We have 24 students.

  • 5/21   EARLY RELEASE, no backpacks
  • 5/22  EARLY RELEASE, no backpacks, Movie Day &  LAST DAY of SCHOOL!!
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THANK YOU!!

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Dear Parents,

How can I thank you enough for showing me so much love and appreciation last week?!

I appreciated all of the cards, flowers, snacks, and gift cards. You made me smile and feel loved. This has been a very special class! I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching your children and working with you. Your support has been wonderful! Thank you for all that you’ve done this school year to help me help your child to be successful.

Love,

Mrs. Rutherford

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May Calendar of Events

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Mark your calendars…

  • 5/6-5/10 Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 5/6  Math Section 1 Milestone
  • 5/7   Math Section 2 Milestone
  • 5/10  All books due to library
  • 5/10  Career Day and Color Run
  • 5/12   Mother’s Day
  • 5/13  Field Day 4th/5th grade
  • 5/17  Autograph Day & Talent Show @ Palmer Middle 7-8 pm 
  • 5/20  GAME Day & Last day to bring book bags
  • 5/21   EARLY RELEASE
  • 5/22  EARLY RELEASE, Movie Day &  LAST DAY of SCHOOL!!

 

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News for the Week of 4/29/19

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Progress Reports will go home on Tuesday; please sign/return them on Wednesday.

TEST DATES FOR the EOG (Milestone)

  • Monday, April 29th – ELA Section 1
  • Tuesday, April 30th – ELA Section 2
  • Wednesday, May 1st – ELA Section 3
  • Monday, May 6th – MATH Section 1
  • Tuesday, May 7th – MATH Section 2

Testing Tips:

·       bedtime 8:30pm

·       eat a healthy breakfast

·       share words of encouragement

·       be on time for school

·       It is important that all students come to school on time during testing. If your child arrives late to school, they will make it up on another day with a different teacher. 

A Note from Administration about Lunch Visitors:

Due to our testing schedule, the following days are reserved for eating lunch with your child on Fridays only:

  • May 3rd and 10th
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News for the Week of 4/15/19

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We had an awesome time last week at Sparkles! I hope you enjoyed the pictures that I sent you.

This week we will be learning about the following:

READING: We will wrap up our unit on drama, poetry, and prose. Students have been learning about the elements of each of these. They are able to explain major differences between them.

  • Elements of Drama- plot, characters, setting, stage directions, description, dialogue, and theme
  • Elements of Poetry- rhyme, meter, mood, line, stanza, repetition, theme
  • Elements of Prose- characters, setting, dialogue, plot, POV (point if view), mood, theme

Students will have an assessment on knowing elements of each on Wednesday. For the remainder of the week and next week, we will learn how to interpret visually presented information through graphs, charts, data tables, and timelines. Students will be able to identify how this information enhances the text in which it appears.

WRITING: Students are still learning how to analyze a writing prompt and determine the genre (narrative, informational, or persuasive). They are also working on creative writing, and answering constructed responses using the RACE strategy.

GRAMMAR: Consulting reference materials to look up information and clarify pronunciations and meanings of key words and phrases; using a dictionary, thesaurus, atlas, almanac, and encyclopedia. 

MATH: We have begun our geometry unit. Students will be learning the following for the next two weeks: points, lines (ray, line segment, parallel lines, intersecting lines, perpendicular lines), angles (right, acute, obtuse), symmetry, and classify 2D figures.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Explain the causes, major events, and consequences of the Civil War.

 

 

 

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News for the Week of 4/8/19

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  • April 8th – Color Run Kick-Off (see information packet in your child’s folder)
  • April 11th – Spirit Night @ Big Pie in the Sky and ZOYO Yogurt
  • April 12th – SPARKLES Field Trip (wear socks)
  • April 25th – STEAM Night 6-8pm
  • May 6th-10th – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 10th – Color Run

TEST DATES FOR the EOG (Milestone)

  • Monday, April 29th – ELA Section 1
  • Tuesday, April 30th – ELA Section 2
  • Wednesday, May 1st – ELA Section 3
  • Monday, May 6th – MATH Section 1
  • Tuesday, May 7th – MATH Section 2
  • Standardized Testing Info.- We have added a Milestone page on the Pitner website for parents and students.  Click on the link below to view details:  http://www.cobbk12.org/pitner/testing.aspx

A Note from Administration about Lunch Visitors:

Due to our testing schedule, the following days are reserved for eating lunch with your child on Fridays only:

  • April 12th, 19th, and 26th
  • May 3rd and 10th
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New Schedule after Spring Break…

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Due to the End of Grade Assessment, we’ll have a new daily schedule for the rest of the school year.

  • 8:00-9:30 Math
  • 9:30-10:30 Reading
  • 10:30-11:30 Writing/Grammar
  • 11:30-11:50 RECESS
  • 11:55-12:25 LUNCH
  • 12:30-1:15 Specials
  • 1:20-2:10 Science / Social Studies
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News for the week of 3/25/19

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Please sign and return the report card envelope that went home on Friday.

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MATH: We will continue to review multiplying fractions by a whole number. We will also learn the following: how decimals & fractions are related and how to compare decimals.

READING: We will wrap up our unit on compare/contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (good/evil) and pattern of events in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.

GRAMMAR / WRITING: This week we’ll conclude our lesson of figurative language. Students have learned about similes, metaphors, idioms, alliteration, personification, hyperboles, etc. Test on Thursday. In writing, we are learning how to analyze a writing prompt- (What is the prompt asking you to do?) We will complete several activities as a class and with a partner in order to practice this writing skill.

SCIENCE: This week, we will conclude our weather unit. Students will create a weather map with symbols and a weather report for their assessment of this unit. This will be done in class.

Here are the NOTES for THURSDAY’S Science QUIZ (PLEASE STUDY!!!!!!):

  1. LOW PRESSURE means rain or storms.
  2. HIGH PRESSURE means fair weather.
  3. Temperature measures in degrees C or degrees F.
  4. Rain & snow are measured in inches.
  5. Wind speed is measured in mph (miles per hour).
  6. Wind is moving air.
  7. Wind direction is measured in north, south, east, and west. 
  8. Data – pieces of information, including words and numbers.
  9. Weather Data- helps study, compare, and understand weather conditions.
  10. Draw the symbols for a warm front, cold front, and stationary front.

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  • Field trip to Sparkles is on April 12th.
  • Sign/return permission slip and send in $14 fee by Friday (this pays for admission & bus).
  • Students must wear SOCKS!!
  • Yes, they may bring their own skates.
  • DO NOT bring money or cell phones!
  • Students will have a STEM lesson on Light & Sound (4th grade standard), skate, eat lunch, and have fun in the playground area. Each 4th grade class will rotate through these areas after the whole group STEM lesson.
  • Thank you to Mrs. Martin for volunteering so quickly to chaperone our class!!!

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NO SCHOOL April 1st – 5th!!!!

 

 

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Week of 3/18/19

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Today marks the 1st day of the 4th quarter. We have so much more learning to do in order to get ready for 5th grade!

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REPORT CARDS will go home on Friday. Please sign/return the envelope by Monday. Remember to view grades weekly on ParentVue in order to avoid surprises. Remember: You should always be aware of your child’s current averages.

 

4th Quarter: What We’re Learning…

*Writing: We have been writing short and extended constructed responses to text using the RACE strategy. Students are expected to read a passage or two and answer 1-2 questions in an essay format. They must use the RACE strategy in order to cite evidence in order to support their answers.

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READING: RL.4.9 Students will compare/contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (good/evil) and pattern of events in stories, myths, & traditional literature from different cultures.

GRAMMAR: Students will learn about figurative language (similes, metaphors, hyperbole, idioms, alliteration) and the difference between literal and figurative language.

Math: NF4.a,b Multiplying fractions by a whole number…all students should practice X and division facts using www.xtramath.org. In addition to that, all students should be logging onto www.ixl.com to practice the current fraction standards for extra practice. These websites can be used on the days that your child doesn’t have written math homework. These free websites are very beneficial and should be used as much as possible to sharpen math skills. (Your child’s username and password for these sites are glued in their agenda.)

SCIENCE: We have started our weather unit. Students have been learning about weather instruments, weather symbols, clouds, and they’ll learn how to read a weather map.

 

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News for the Week of 3/4/19

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Important Dates:

  • 3/4-3/8 Scholastic Book Fair
  • 3/5  Fire Safety Officers will visit our class for a lesson
  • 3/7  Bedtime, Books, & Brownies 6-8pm
  • 3/12 Field Trip to the Fire Safety Village
  • 3/13 EARLY RELEASE
  • 3/15 End of 3rd Quarter
  • 3/22 State Fair
  • 3/22 Report Cards

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Standardized Testing Info.- We have added a Milestone page on the Pitner website for parents and students.  Click on the link below to view details: 

 http://www.cobbk12.org/pitner/testing.aspx

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