This year there will be only 2 student council representatives for each classroom. We will be having a class election next week. Students need to have the application completed by Monday, October 1st. They will give a speech to the class on Wednesday. Then we will have the class election. The application is below.
We just took our first wordly wise test and have our second one coming up this Thursday. If there is a Wordly Wise test grade that you or your student is unhappy with, they can always do test corrections. Students have the opportunity to make up half of the points they miss. To do this they need to
1. use lined notebook paper with a correct heading (name, subject and date in the right hand corner).
2. For each question they missed they need to provide the number and write a sentence of two explaining why they missed the question. These reflections should be honest and try to target the thinking that led to the mistake. Mistakes are good when we can learn from them!
3 Provide the correct answer and show the work on how they got to that answer
All three steps must be complete to get the half credit back. Corrections are due a week after the test goes home. So corrections from this last Wordly Wise test are due Friday.
We do a lot of field trips in fourth grade. Wonderful parent volunteers are what enable us to do so many. There is a new process this year for chaperones to complete. Please follow the steps below.
The Volunteer Process
Volunteer Programs at 773-553-1544 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hopefully you had a wonderful summer and are ready to head back to school. I can’t wait to meet each of you and learn more about who you are and what we can do to make 4th grade a success for you. I’m looking forward to hearing about your summer adventures. I really enjoyed the summer reading challenge and can’t wait to hear about all the great books you've read this summer.
This week we will spend time learning about class routines and building a strong learning culture. There will be a variety of lessons including group activities that focus on working and supporting each other, lessons that help you learn how you learn and lessons that focus on helping you build independent learning skills. This should be fun and help us get the school year off to a good start.
A few reminders for the start of the year:
· Bring a water bottle. It could be a very hot day.
· Dress for the weather.
· Dismissal is at 3:30 p.m. at the Belle Plaine Entrance.
Homework this week will be light as we ease back into the school routine. For reading work you should be reading 20 minutes each night. We will be using picture books this week in class so the nightly assignments will be your choice. However, you may want to read over Hello Universe so it is fresh in your mind.
Attached below is the questionnaire. Please complete and return so I can learn more about your child.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.