Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Happy Fall!

What a fantastic week it has been! Right now the students are being trained on how to be a good reading tutor. Each Monday, the 4th grade students will have the wonderful opportunity to tutor a first grader in reading. I look forward to seeing what wonderful fourth grade tutors we have! This is a very enjoyable and exciting experience for these students to teach and make a new first grade friend.

Today the students logged on and got familiar with Aleks math website. This is a website that the students can review the assigned topics that we have been studying in class. We will be using this a lot this year.

Just a reminder that homework is due this Friday. However, each child has one more week to complete the book report. The fiction book report is due on Friday, September 29. There will be no paper sent home to record English reading minutes for next week. This allows the students more time to focus on their book report.

Also, we are excited to have a 4th grade storm water assembly next Monday!

Just a reminder that the weather is getting a little cooler now. Please make sure that your child has a jacket or gloves so they are not too cold during recess.

Thank you for all your support! We appreciate each and every child.  They have darling personalities and it is such a pleasure to work with them!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Fourth Grade Friends

This week has been busy and productive. All the students were able to get their school picture taken on Monday. Also, each of the students were tested on their reading this week! In math, we have been working on addition and subtraction with regrouping. For writing, the students are writing an opinion essay on if they would rather have a vacation at the beach or in the mountains. I would recommend having a journal or notebook for your child to write a couple of sentences about their day each night. Please remind them that they need to use capitals to begin each sentence and punctuation at the end of each sentence.

Tomorrow each child will get their book report poster sent home with their homework packet. The book report is due in 2 weeks on Friday September 29. If students finish it early, they are welcome to bring it back to school.

First vocabulary test will be tomorrow. Please review these definitions with your child.

Have a relaxing and delightful weekend!

Please mark on your calendar:

Monday, September 18: School Dismissed at 12:00 - Staff Development Day
Monday, September 25: Fourth Grade Storm Water Assembly
Friday, September 29: Fiction Book Report Due: The book must be at least 100 pages
October 19, 20: Fall Break
October 26: SEP Conferences


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Great Week!

What a fabulous week! We all enjoyed going up to Salt Lake City this week to the Discovery Gateway museum. A BIG THANK YOU to all of the parent helpers that came with us. We couldn't have done it without you!

Just a reminder that the homework is due tomorrow. Your child will be getting a new homework packet. Next week they will be receiving a vocabulary paper. Next Friday the students will have a vocabulary test where they will match the words with the definitions. They do not need to know how to spell these words. (On the paper it says to learn how to spell the words. Please ignore that.) So for the rest of the year they will rotate and have a vocabulary test on a Friday and then the next Friday it will be a spelling test etc. Also, included in the homework packet is only one math page. They also have a timed test multiplication page. Your child needs to complete one side on their own. Then on the other side you need to time them for 2 and 1/2 minutes to see how many problems they can complete. Please have them stop when the time is up.

Today the students took  Chapter 1 Unit Math test. Not all of the students have completed it yet, so they will finish it up on Monday. If your child did finish the test it will be in their homework folder for them to correct and hand back in for a higher grade. I appreciate you discussing the missed problems with your child so they can have a better understanding. Please have them return it by next Friday for a higher score with your signature on it.

Just a heads-up, I will be sending out my first classroom parent-helper sign-up shortly. I will be asking for any parents who would like to volunteer helping children with math on the Mondays of September 25, Oct. 2, and Oct. 9. It will list which class I will have in the morning and which class I will have in the afternoon for each day. The morning times are from 10:00-10:40 and the afternoon times are from 12:35-1:15. I will happily have as many helpers who would like to sign up. The more the better in my opinion because each child will get more individualized help. I will then be able to plan my lesson according to how many people are interested in coming in. Please watch for an email to sign-up.

We are in full swing of things now and it has been such a delight to work with your child!

Please mark on your calendar:

Monday, September 11: School Picture Day: Picture Packets were sent home yesterday.

Friday, Sept. 8 and Wed. Sept. 13: Mrs. Crook will be testing your child on their reading.

Monday, Sept. 18: Half Day of School; Staff Development Day: School is Dismissed at Noon

Thursday, August 31, 2017

September!

This has been another fantastic week with an amazing group of children! We have thoroughly enjoyed it! The students are working hard.

Just a reminder that the first homework packet is due tomorrow! Please help remind your child to bring it. They get extra tickets for our class auction if they return their homework on time. Also, our first spelling test is tomorrow as well. Please review the spelling words with your child.

Second, I gave both classes their first extended response math quiz today. It is worth 40 points. The goal of this quiz is to have them think and explain to me their reasoning. Each child received a grade for this quiz. I have stamped each of the quizzes and it is recommended that each child correct what is missed at home. If they correct it, have a parent signature, and return it to me they will have half of the missed points added onto their score. My goal is for the students to learn the material so please review it with them. Those students who receive a 100% will not be bringing their quiz home yet. It goes up on our Good Work wall.

Next Wednesday is our Field Trip. Please make sure that your child has a home lunch if they signed up to bring one.

Also, enjoy the three day weekend and the beautiful weather! No school on Monday because of Labor Day. We'll see everyone back on Tuesday, September 5.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email either one of us.
louise.crook@nebo.edu or wanqi.zhang@nebo.edu

Thank you for all of you help and support! We sure appreciate working with such wonderful people!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fabulous First Week!

It has been such a delight to get to know each of the students this week! What a fabulous group of children! We want to send a big THANK YOU to everyone who has donated class supplies.  It is so appreciated! We are so grateful for your kindness.

This Friday, we will be sending the first homework packet  home with your child. Please remember that it is due back next Friday. Please look over your child's homework and make sure they understand. There will also be a blue book report paper in their folder. We have 1 book report due each term. For the first term, each child will need to choose 1 fiction book that has at least 100 pages to start reading at home. On September 15, I will send home the fiction book report form. Then each child will need to complete it and it will be due on Friday, September 29. If your child completes it earlier, they are welcome to bring it back to the school.

Also, in the homework folder is a scholastic book report order. Any who are interested in ordering books, please have your orders in by Friday, September 1st.

Next, there are a few of you who will be receiving back your Field Trip form that you signed at the Open House. Will you please initial the back side of the paper and return it on Monday, August 28?

In math, we are working on Place Value. We are practicing reading numbers correctly up to the millions place. We are also working on writing numbers in expanded form and being able to tell the place and value of each digit. Example: Read 3,456,719 What is the place of the digit 6? (Thousands) What is the value of the digit 6? (6,000) Expanded Form? (3,000,000 + 400,000 + 50,000 + 6000 + 700 + 10 + 9) Please write 5, 6, or 7 digit numbers and have your child practice. We will also be practicing ordering numbers from greatest to least. 

There will be no parent helpers for next week. I will keep you informed when I begin parent helper sign-ups to help in class.

Thank you so much for all your help and support! We love having the opportunity to teach such a top-notch group of children.

Please mark your calendar:

Friday, September 1: First homework packet is due; Students will receive extra tickets if they return their homework on time. 

Monday, September 4: No School- Labor Day

Wednesday, September 6: Gateway Field Trip

Friday, September 8 and Wednesday, September 13: Mrs. Crook will be testing the students on their reading

Monday, September 11: School Picture Day!

Friday, September 15: Fiction book report form will be sent home

Monday, September 18: Half Day of School; Students are dismissed at noon- Staff Development Day






Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Welcome to Fourth Grade!



Hello Everyone! We are so excited to begin this school year and get to know each of you! We would like to introduce ourselves.

My name is Louise Crook. I have four children. My oldest daughter, Cassidy, is at BYU. My son, Josh, is serving an LDS mission in Brazil. My daughter, Kylee, is a Junior at Spanish Fork High School, and my daughter, McKenna, is a 9th grader at Spanish Fork Junior High. I love to travel, go four-wheeling up in the mountains, read, watch BYU men’s volleyball, and spend time with my family. I love being at Sage Creek and having the opportunity to teach 4th grade! I look forward to a fabulous school year!

My name is Ms. Zhang. I come from northeast China, and I finished my Masters Program at University of Utah. My hometown is called Dalian, which is a beautiful city by the sea. I like Utah so far. It is a peaceful, quiet, and friendly state. I love reading, exercising and dancing. I look forward to seeing you very soon in our fourth grade classroom!

Please mark these dates on your calendar:

Monday, August 21: School Open House 1-3 p.m. Optional 4th grade Parent Meeting at 2:00 in Mrs. Crook’s room
Tuesday, August 22: First Day of School! Wahoo!
Monday, September 4: No School- Labor Day
Monday, September 11: School Picture Day

School Hours:
Each Monday is Early Out Day: 9:00-2:30
Tuesday-Friday: 9:00-3:15

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at:
wanqi.zhang@nebo.edu 
louise.crook@nebo.edu

Also, please bring a baby picture of yourself to Mrs. Crook’s class on the first day of school for our fun Guess Who activity! Don’t show anyone because we want the class to guess who you are. It can be any size but please make sure your name is on the back of it. I will be sending a reminder letter to bring your picture at the Open House. I will send the baby pictures home again at Parent Conferences in October. Thank you for your help with this!

Here is a calendar of Birthday Celebrations for the year! Since we have so many classmates, I scheduled some of the summer birthdays on their Half Birthday and some others in May. If a birthday was during the weekend, I either scheduled to celebrate it on the Monday after or the Friday before. You are welcome to send a birthday treat with your child to share with the class if you would like, but it is not required. Any treats need to be store bought. Pencils, stickers, and erasers, etc. are some other options other than treats. Red Class has 27 students and Blue class has 27 students.

Calendar of days that we will celebrate birthdays in class. If this day does not work for you, please email us and we will happily switch the day!

Blue Class:
Lauren- Aug. 22
AnnaSophia- Aug. 25
Oliver- Sep. 1
Joseph- Sep. 15
Allen- Oct. 31
Mason- Nov. 7
James- Dec. 4
RiKell- Dec. 8
Macie- Dec. 11
Logan- Jan. 5
Maci- Jan. 11
Kyler- Jan. 16
Keira- Jan. 22
Tegan- Jan. 23
Spencer- Jan. 31
Priya- Feb. 14
Eislee- Feb. 20
Easton- March 12
Alek- March 13
Delanie- March 20
Makaelynn- April 12
Halle- April 30
Colin- May 17
Florence- May 18
Bethany- May 21
Saira- May 23
Elizabeth- May 25

Red Class
Aspen - Sept. 22
Madeline - Sept. 25
Max- Oct. 4
Maycee- Oct. 6
Kylie- Oct. 10
Charity- Nov. 3
Gage- Nov. 27
Tess- Nov. 29
Bradley- Dec. 1
Siena- Dec. 4
Mia- Dec. 7
Trey- Dec. 7
Anson- Dec. 19
Xander- Jan. 17
Sophia- Jan. 18
Max C.- Jan. 30
MaKensey- Jan. 16
Forrest- Jan. 19
Jasmine- Feb. 9
Malea- Feb. 12
Juliette- Feb. 23
Rees- Feb. 26
Matthew- Feb. 28
Khloe- March 5
Hadley- March 30
Preston- April 25
Brigham- May 22

We look forward to meeting each of you!