There are many events and happenings coming up in this last quarter of the school year!
The Entrepreneur Fair is coming up on Friday of next week (April 19)!
Here is a look ahead for April:
12 - Library
15 – 26 APEX Fundraiser
19 - VAPA and Entrepreneur Fair
23 - field trip to the Living Coast Discovery Center
26 - Library
This week, students will be diving head-first back into our learning!
Reading - We are continuing our journey into the question, "How do we respond to nature?" We will be looking at poetry and diving deeply into analyzing figurative language.
Writing - Students will be working on a project with 4 different types of figurative language, as well as continuing to practice this quarter's text type focus of informative writing.
Math - We have begun our next module on Angle Measure and Plane Figures. Please click here for more information on what your 4th grader will be learning for the rest of this quarter in Math.
Social Studies - We are starting our Explorers unit. Students will be learning about the first California Explorers and their influence on California.
Announcements and important dates:
We have survived Halloween week! This week will be back to business as usual. We will be going to the library to switch out books this Friday.
In academic news:
Reading - We are finishing up Unit 2, on characters' actions and reactions, answering the essential question: How do we reveal ourselves to others? We will start the next unit on observing nature on Wednesday.
Writing - We are well on our way in learning how to write an informative essay. We are writing about what traits in an animal help it adapt to its habitat.
Math - This week we will be finishing up our third module on multiplication and division. Topics learned will be division algorithm, factors and multiples, prime and composite numbers, and double-digit by double-digit multiplication. The Module 3 assessment will be next Wednesday, 11/14.
Science - We are continuing our life science unit on structures, function, and processing. We will be learning about the structures of the eye and how it works, as well as taking a close look at the structures of the gray wolf.
The results are in! Our silent auction basket theme is "Couch Potato". Please consider donating to our basket to help raise much-needed funds for our PTA. Examples of items would include:
Also, if you indicated that you would be willing to help put the basket together, keep an eye on your email!
Happy day! Thanks so much for placing your orders! We received the maximum number of rewards points and they will surely be put to good use for our class this year!
The time has come to put our learning caps on and dive headfirst into quarter 2! It is a normal day with dismissal at the usual 2:45pm.
For anyone who wasn't able to make it to curriculum night, here are the slides:
Curriculum Night 2018
Our VAPA program is having focus groups this year. VAPA will pull students out of class from small group instruction on a deeper level than the basic VAPA concepts taught in mainstream VAPA classes. This happens on Mondays in 45 minute blocks on VAPA weeks. In order for students to participate in the focus groups, they must be meeting all academic and behavior expectations, which I will determine. They also need to have parent permission as well. Please see the form below if your 4th grader is interested in participating. Please print, sign, and return to school TOMORROW if you would like your child to have a chance to participate. Thanks so much!
Hi parents! Here is your weekly update:
Have a wonderful weekend!