Thursday, April 12, 2018

End of the Year Activities

The students celebrated as they finished their end-of-the year writing test this week! Wahoo! They all worked hard! Now we are focusing on Language Arts.

Language Arts Testing:

Red Class- April 20, 23,
Blue Class- April 23, 24

Science Testing:
April 25-30

Math Testing:
May 7-14

Benchmark Reading Testing:
April 26 and May 15

Also, our 4th grade track meet is on May 2nd! I am excited to cheer on our little track stars.  Any parent who would like to watch are welcome to come to the Springville High School on this day to support our 4th grade athletes.

Thank you so much to everyone who has collected and brought Box Tops! The student are so EXCITED to see who wins on Monday! This is a fabulous way to earn money for our school and it has been a delight to watch the students work as a team on this.


Friday, April 6, 2018

Testing Begins!

I sure hope everyone had a FABULOUS Spring Break! I hope everyone is ready to jump back into this busy and exciting time of the school year. We want to finish it off strong!

On Monday, the students will be receiving their homework packets. Each student will be receiving their "How To" Book Report Foldable as well. Please remember that each child needs to read a book on how to make something. Then on their foldable the child will write and illustrate what they learned from their book. There is no page requirement for this book. This "How To" book report is due on Friday, April 27. Please keep the foldable in a safe place because I do not have many extras.

On Wednesday, April 11 both classes will be taking their end-of-the year writing tests! Each child will be writing 1 essay on this day. It will either be an Opinion Essay or an Informational Essay. The topic is randomly assigned on the computer. Please make sure your child gets a good night sleep and a big breakfast. Please make sure that they are at school on time as well. Thank you! They will do a great job. Also, on April 11 is Spring Picture Day at the school if you are interested.

Enjoy the weekend and I look forward to seeing each of the students on Monday and hearing about their wonderful week that they had.


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

4th Term Begins!

Thank you so much to all those who came to SEP conferences. It was such a pleasure to meet with each of you. Also a very BIG thank you to those who gave our classes new books to read from the book fair. The students were thrilled!

This week and next week, my student teacher, Mrs. Cowley is teaching. She is doing a great job! We are currently finishing up the Metric Conversion unit in math. The unit test will be sent home today. Please make sure that your child corrects this. This is super essential to correct misunderstandings. We had the conversion chart on the board to help but some of the students still need more practice on this concept. Please have them return it to school as soon as possible. They will also have a quiz sent home tomorrow that they will be able to correct.

We are also working hard on writing opinion and informational essays. IMPORTANT DATE to mark on your calendar:  Wednesday, April 11 both classes will be taking their end-of-the year  writing test in the computer lab. If your child has a journal please have them write a couple sentences each night about their day to help them practice correct spelling, punctuation, using descriptive words, and capitalization. Writing definitely needs to be practiced on a regular basis. Thank you for your help with this!

For our 4th term book report, I am asking that each child find a "How To" book. This type of book will teach them how to makes something such as how to make a kite, cookies, oragami, etc. I will be sending home a little brochure foldable where the students will have to explain to me how to make what they read about. There is no page limit on this book. This should be a simple assignment to complete. I will send home the book report form on Monday, April 9th. The book report is due on Friday, April 27.

This time of year is super busy. Please mark these dates on your calendar.

March 23: Last Day of Keyboarding
April 2-6: Spring Break
April 11: End-of-the year Writing test for both Blue and Red classes
April 20: End-of-the year Language Arts test for Red Class
April 23: End-of-the year Language Arts test for both Red and Blue classes
April 24: End-of-the year Language Arts test for Blue Class
April 26: I will be testing students on their reading.
April 27: "How To" Book Report Due
April 25-30: Science Testing
May 2: 4th Grade Track Meet
May 7-14: Math Testing!
May 15: I will be testing students on their reading.
May 25: Half day of school and the last day. Students will be dismissed at 12:00.

I can't believe this time of year is here! We are very busy with testing. PLEASE make sure to let us know if your child will not be at school. We have a tight schedule trying to get everyone tested in the school. Also, please make sure they are at school on time and get a good nights rest. We appreciate your help with this! We have sure enjoyed teaching all of your darling children this year!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Happy March

The students are having fun celebrating Dr. Seuss week by dressing up each day. Tomorrow is dress like your favorite Dr. Seuss character!

Just a reminder to bring your box tops! We are having a March Madness Box Top Competition between the classes, so we need your help!

Please mark on your calendar:

TOMORROW, Friday, March 2: Fiction Book Report Poster is due!

Monday, March 5: Half Day of School! Students are dismissed at 12:00. It is a Staff Development Day!

Next Wed., March 7: Field Trip! 4th Grade is going to see the Utah Symphony at Salem Hills High School. Students are asked to wear their best clothes to look as nice as they can. The permission forms were already signed at the Open House at the beginning of the year. We will return to the school at 12:00, so the students will be eating their  lunch at school.

Wed., March 14: Multiplication Olympics Class Parties

Thursday, March 15: SEP Conferences, This is our last conferences for the school year. I look forward to meeting with each of you!

Friday, March 16: No School!!

April 2-6: Spring Break!

Please continue to work with your children on customary measurement. We will begin metric measurement next week. Also please make sure your child knows their multiplication facts fluently!

We love your children! They are working hard and it is so fun to watch them make progress!


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Fun Valentine's Celebration!

Thank you so much to all of the wonderful parents who came to help with the Valentine's parties! The students had a fantastic time sharing valentines with one another, eating cookies, and playing fun games. We appreciate your help in making it a successful day!

Just a reminder to keep saving your Box Tops! Please have your child bring any box tops to school to help our classes in our school-wide competition.

Please mark on your calendar that the Science Fair boards are due back next Tuesday, Feb. 20! Also, the 4th Grade Science Fair will be held on Thursday, Feb. 22. Parents are welcome to visit the classroom and talk with the little scientists about their projects from 2:00-3:00. 

In class, we are finishing up our fractions and decimals unit. Next week we will be starting on Customary Measurement. Please help your child correct anything they have missed on their quizzes and Unit Test so they understand what they missed. Please have them return it for a higher score. I am not having many students bring their corrected tests back lately. This is a simple way to receive a higher score.

Please continue to work with your child on their multiplication facts! We want everyone to be able to reach their goal!

The students are continuing to work on the nonfiction animal essay and are doing a fabulous job!

The school year is flying by! Please mark these important class dates on your calendar.

Feb. 19: No School, President's Day
Feb. 20: Science Fair Boards Due
Feb. 22: 4th Grade Science Fair; Parents can visit to see the projects from 2:00-3:00.
March 2: Fiction Book Report Due
Mon. March 5: School Dismissed at noon; Staff Development Day
Wed. Feb. 7: Field Trip! Students will need to wear best dress. We will be going over to Salem Hills High School to watch the Utah Symphony.
Wed. March 14: Multiplication Olympics Party
Thurs. March 15: SEP Conferences (End of 3rd Term)
Friday, March 16: No School
April 2-6: Spring Break; No School

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Class News!

What a fun field trip today! The students enjoyed watching the UVU Women's basketball game, dancing to the music, getting the cheerleaders autographs, and giving a high-five to the Wolverine mascot!

Next week we are looking forward to our Valentine's parties. Please have you child make a Valentine box to bring with their name printed on the front. Thank you so much to all of the parents who have signed up to help with this!

Also, we are so lucky to have Mrs. Cowley join our classroom for a few weeks. She will be a student teacher in our classroom until the middle of April. She is going to school at BYU and is from China. We welcome her and are so excited to have her with us!

We are still working on our Multiplication Olympics. It has been a delight to watch the students improve each time. They are working so hard and it is so fun to see their big smiles as they accomplish their goals. PLEASE practice these multiplication facts with your child. We want 100% to accomplish this goal and we need your help!

Thank you for your support and sharing your darling children with us each day! It is a pleasure to teach them!

Please mark on your calendar:
Feb. 14: Valentine's Day
Feb. 19: No School, President's Day
Feb. 20: Science Fair boards are due back to school
Feb. 22: 4th Grade Science Fair Day
Mar. 2: Student Fiction Book Report Due
April 2-6: Spring Break

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Happy February!

We will begin a new month tomorrow and we have many things to look forward to! First, next Thursday, Feb. 8 is our field trip to UVU. Please send a home lunch with your child if they signed up to bring one. We will be leaving at 9:30 and returning to the school at 1:30.

Right now the students are learning about adding and subtracting fractions with common denominators. They are also learning about improper fractions, mixed numbers, how to simplify fractions, and multiplying fractions. We are also working on informational writing. The students have chosen an animal and are researching and writing about it.

We have many things happening this month! Please mark on your calendar!

Feb. 8: Field Trip
Feb, 14: Valentine's Day! (Please have your child decorate a Valentine box or bag.) Please make sure their name is printed clearly on the front. Please make sure your child brings a Valentine for EVERYONE in the class. I have a list of names on a previous blog post.
Class Parties 2:00-3:00!! Thank you so much to all of the parents who have signed up to help!
Feb. 19: No School! Presidents Day!
Feb. 20: Science Fair Boards are due back at school!
Feb. 22: 4th Grade Science Fair Day!
March 2: Fiction Book Report Due

Please remember that we are still working on our Multiplication Olympics. Please review the multiplication facts with your child. It is exciting to see each of them progress each week! Keep up the good work! The Multiplication Olympics party will be held on March 14.