Star News in 4th Grade Mrs. Haug [email protected] 899-8219 September 13, 2013 From the Teacher's Desk Peek of the Week Writing–Students have kept busy with writing their All About Me poster that will be displayed at Open House. Thank you parents for helping to provide pictures for this project. Math– The Unit 1 tests are coming home today and I am very well pleased! I am also confident about our Unit 2 material as they seem well versed with place value and graphing! Please keep reminding your child to practice math facts at home daily. Science–We loved seeing the parents in the classroom this past week to view their child’s science experiments. We’ll continue through Tuesday of next week with more experiments! The students were in awe of what their peers did to confirm or reject their hypothesis Social Studies–In our Illinois unit, students have learned about the geography, early Indians, and settlers of our homeland. We have so much more to learn before we begin our Illinois board games. Students have been given a reading quota. This first quarter, they will need to read 3 books and take 2 AR tests to check comprehension. Fulfilling the quota and doing well on the AR tests, guarantees them in getting a 4 score for independent reading on their progress report. All other quarters, they need to read 4 books per quarter and take 3 AR tests. They will constantly be reminded about AR tests. Important Dates for Sept. 16th – 20th: Book Fair 17th: PTO meeting 6:30pm 19th: Open House 6pm 23rd : No School-Teacher’s Institute Coming Soon Open House is September 19th from 6 – 7:30. There will be lots of things to see around the classroom and in the hallways to show what your child has learned so far this year. This will also be a time for you to sign up for Parent/Teacher conferences. I look forward to seeing all the families again in a couple of weeks! Star News Page 2 Students will begin to take reading assessments on fluency and The Learning Corner We are looking forward to our upcoming field trip! I am really excited for those students who have never been on a farm. Not only 1 farm are we visiting, but 3 farms! We are grateful to DeKalb County Farm Bureau for the grant to pay for our bus and for our chaperones that will be assisting the groups of students. Let’s hope for great weather! Online Resources One or two websites that are recommended are: http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/childr en/kids/factstable.html Find out some cool and interesting facts about our state of Illinois. Will be a good resource when seeking out information for Illinois State board game. Reminders to Students Birthdays Show our core values each and every day! When tardy, be sure to stop by office before coming to classroom. Earn stamps by getting assignment notebook signed, completing homework and reading each day. No September birthdays in our classroom! Featuring Kayla for doing so well on her Aimsweb fluency assessment. Avery for being a great leader in her experiment group. Brayden for keeping up with his reading log in his journal .