September 16

Updates for the Week of 9/16/19

Happy Monday to all! The boys and girls are very excited about working on their 1st quarter book project (Book in a Box Project). Information, guidelines, and rubrics for this project were sent home on Sept. 9th. Please make sure that your child does not wait until the last minute to begin their project. They must read the entire chapter book that was chosen. I’ve extended the deadline; it is now due on Friday, October 4th.

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Field Trip: October 8th  is our trip to the Fire Safety Village; please return your signed permission slip ASAP. Thank you.

Here’s what we’re learning:

Writing: W3– We’re writing fictional narratives about imagined experiences.

Reading: RL2–  Students will learn how to determine theme in a text.

Science: SCI.4.S4E2 Students will learn to identify and demonstrate the Phases of the Moon. Study guides for the Earth and Space unit test went home today; test is on Friday, October 4th. Please study a little each night.

Math: 4.NBT.4 Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

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We’d like to give a HUGE Shout Out to Tristan, Kylie, and Easton for buying books from our class wish basket at the Book Fair. We are very grateful for your donations to our classroom library!

We’d also like to thank Emma’s mom, Mrs. Colquitt, for doing our copying and laminating when needed. You ROCK!!!

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  • 9/18 Star Lab/Planetarium (lesson on the constellations)
  • 9/19 Last Day of Book Fair
  • 9/20 Earth and Space Test
  • 9/20 80’s Dress Up Day
  • 9/23 – 9/27 FALL BREAK – No School

 

 

September 9

BOOK in a BOX PROJECT is due on Friday, October 4th

  • Students will be responsible for reading a chapter book on their level in order to complete the Cereal Box Book Report. I am sending home the directions and rubrics for the Cereal Box and for the Oral Presentation this week. Your child will earn two summative grades for this project (oral report – ELA & completed cereal box – reading). This project isn’t optional. It is due on Friday, October 4th. Late projects will be deducted 10pts. for each day it is late.

***Please note:

  1. Do not choose books that have been made into a movie.
  2. Do not choose graphic novels (comic book type novels).
  3. Do not choose books that I have read aloud to the class.

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*Please return your signed Progress Report by 9/10

*Please return Fire Safety Village / field trip forms by 9/11

* Scholastic Book Fair 9/12 – 9/19

September 3

Week of 9/2/19

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  • 9/2 Labor Day – No School
  • 9/6 Progress Reports 
  • 9/6 Deadline for 4th grade t-shirt orders ($6) 
  • 9/9 Step it Up Fundraiser Assembly
  • 9/12 Curriculum Night 6:00pm – 7:30pm
  • 9/13 College Shirt Day
  • 9/20 80’s Dress Up Day
  • 9/23 – 9/27 FALL BREAK – No School

 

Here’s what we’ll be learning about for the next few weeks:

Writing: W3– We’re still working on writing personal narratives about real or imagined experiences.

Reading: RL2–  Students will learn how to determine theme in a text.

Science: SCI.4.S4E2 Students will learn to identify and demonstrate the Phases of the Moon.

Math: 4.NBT.4 Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

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August 21

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Related imageYour child will be working on their multiplication and division facts using the following website: www.xtramath.org   Parent letters with directions can be found in your child’s HW Folder. Also, they have pasted their personal Pin# on the front page of their agenda. Please make sure that your child is practicing their multiplication and division facts daily. I will be checking student usage each week. Thanks for your support!

August 19

Week of 8/19/19

Reading: RL3 We have started our whole group novel study entitled Lemonade WarImage result for lemonade war. Students will use specific details from the story to describe a character or setting in depth. We’ll also be completing comprehension quizzes, journal entries, and activities along the way.

ELA: W3 We will continue to work on writing personal narratives.

Math: NBT.1 Students will use place value strategies to round and compare numbers.

Social Studies: SS4G1a,b Students will use map skills to locate major geographical features in the U.S. We’ll have our map skills assessment on Friday. Study guides went home on Friday; please help your child to study a little each night. Here’s a copy of the study guide below:

https://cobbk12org-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/r/personal/desiree_rutherford_cobbk12_org/Documents/Map%20Skills%20Study%20Guide.docx?d=wc3140db1c4c445ccb987bddfada255ec&csf=1&e=BSbOT4

                                                     

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Don’t Forget:

*Please remember to turn in your child’s Emergency Dismissal form and the T-shirt order form with the $6 fee.

*Picture Day is on Wednesday, August 21st at 10:45 am.

 

August 17

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Absences: If your child is absent, you have 3 days to submit an excuse note. After the 3 days, it becomes an unexcused absence.

ParentVue: Please be sure to obtain your username and password from the front office. ParentVue allows you to view your child’s grades and current averages in all subject areas. You should be accessing this information weekly. Being aware of your child’s current averages will help you to avoid surprises when progress reports/report cards are given.

Remind Text Alerts: Please, Please, Please sign up to receive my text messages. Many parents haven’t signed up and I would love 100% participation. Many of your questions can be answered if you are taking advantage of the text messages and reading our class blog. Click on the link on the orange sticky note to the right of this page and join. It is super easy and free!

August 5

Week of 8/5/19

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Happy Monday! This week, we will continue to learn and practice our classroom rules and procedures. We are also getting to know one another through class discussions and activities.

Spelling: I’ve added the Spelling List tab/link to the right of this page. Your child also has a spelling list in their HW folder.; please help them to study a little each night. Spelling test will be bi-weekly on Thursdays. The 1st spelling test will be on Thursday, August 15th. 

Math: Students are to study multiplication facts 0-5 for a quiz on Friday (this should be a review for all). We will begin our unit on Place Value. NBT.3- Use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place. NBT.2- Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using <, >, = to record comparisons.

ELA: ELAGSEL1.f- produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting rhetorically poor fragments and run-ons. ELAGSE4W10, 8, and 3- Write narratives

Social Studies: SS4MG1a-j- Use the following: cardinal/intermediate directions,  a map scale, map key/legend, and latitude/longitude. Define and know the difference between political and physical maps. Identify physical features on a map.

August 1

Please View the Open House PowerPoint

Hello parents! We had an awesome first day back to school! If you were unable to attend Open House, please click on the link below to view our classroom procedures, information about homework, grades, etc. Also please sign up to receive REMIND text alerts; a form was sent home with directions. You can also click on the yellow sticky note ( REMIND text alerts )on the right to sign up.

Click on the link below to view:

Welcome to Open House 2019-20

 

July 21

Welcome Back My Friends!

Hello to all of my 4th grade friends! My name is Mrs. Rutherford and I’ll be your teacher this school year. I hope to see you all at Open House / Sneak a Peek! This is also a great time for you to drop off your school supplies. We will take off like busy bees during our first week of school!

To learn more about me, click on the tab entitled: “Who is Mrs. Rutherford?” (see the yellow sticky note on the right)

Important:

  • Open House / Sneak a Peek is on Tuesday, July 30th from 4 pm – 6:45 pm. There are 3 sessions beginning at 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00 pm – each session is 45 minutes long.
  • Drop off school supplies if you wish
  • First day of school is Thursday August 1st
  • School begins promptly @ 7:45 am (you are tardy after that time).
  • Share your child’s method of transportation for dismissal
  • Sign up to receive REMIND text alerts (see yellow sticky note on the right)
  • We will have conference week in October.