4 TH French Creek Elementary School GRADE Pottstown, PA NEWSLETTER Week of September 12th Classroom Newsletter Language Arts During language arts the children have been learning how to choose “just right” books. They have selected “just right” books to read independently. Students wrote narratives about small snippets of their lives. They are being exposed to quality literature with good writing traits being modeled daily. A spelling assessment was administered to group the children by need. Word study will begin soon. Science News In science, the children have been learning about the scientific method. They have had the opportunity to conduct several experiments and record the results following the steps of this method. Ask them about their first experiment, Ball Drop. Assessment Info Look for Rocket Math Placement Probe sheets to come home. Students were timed for 15 seconds on their multiplication facts. Scores determine their Rocket Math levels. Unit 1 Math Test will be on Tuesday. Upcoming Events Back to School Night is September 16th Message about Math Unit one in Everyday Math focuses on geometry. The children are working with polygons. Vocabulary is very important and they will continue to learn the properties of polygons during games such as “Polygon Match-Up”. Student usernames and passwords are inside their assignment books to Everyday Math Online.