Auvigne's 4th Grade Update
Friday, October 25, 2013
Celebrating 10 years...
Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present,
Looking to the Future
Thank you to all of the parents who attended parent/teacher conferences. I do appreciate the time that you committed to coming in and talking about all the successes of your student in our classroom.
On Tuesday, we are heading to the Wilderness Science Center. Please have your child dress in layers and wear clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Also, if you didn't order a lunch, please send in a sack lunch for your child. Thank you to all of the parents who have volunteered to come with us! Thank you to the PTO Take Stock program for funding this learning excursion.
On Thursday, October 31st, our Halloween parade will start at 2:00pm followed by the Halloween party. Your child will have plenty of time to change into their costume before the parade begins at 2:00. Please send their costume to school in a bag.
Thank you for signing and returning the report card envelope.
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming up. We will preview the Book Fair on Monday, Nov. 4 at 9:00am, and we will return on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 12:30pm to purchase. Please feel free to join us if you would like.
Check the homework section below to see next week's homework.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Cedar Hills is excited to welcome visiting author, Judy Young on Tuesday, November 12th. Judy Young is an award-winning author of children's fiction, poetry and nonfiction books. Judy is a frequent speaker at schools nationwide and her author visits include educational presentations for elementary and middle school students. She will be doing presentations with each grade level throughout the day. An order form will go home this week if you would like to order one or more of her books. She will autograph each book you purchase. All book orders are due Monday, November 4th. Please make checks payable to Judy Young. This very special and educationally beneficial program is made possible through Take Stock Donations and our CHE PTO.
Sumdog is back again this year!
Students will have the opportunity to play math games on this free website, as well as participate in BV District sponsored Sumdog contests throughout the year. In the meantime, Sumdog is a great website your child can play at school and at home. As your child answers math facts, it self-levels based on their accuracy and speed, so don't answer the problems for them. A great feature is signing up as an adult to gain feedback on your child's weekly progress! Bookmark Sumdog on your computers for your child: http://www.sumdog.com
Thank you for checking the Nut Safer List located on the CHE website under "Forms and Documents" for snacks in the classroom. We want our classroom to be a safe place for everyone!
Next Week's Learning Targets
The Student will learn to:
ELA (English Language Arts):
Reading: A Green Future
- make predictions.
- recall and retell what we read by referring to details and examples from the text.
- use a dictionary to find pronunciations and meanings of key words and phrases.
- use knowledge of prefixes that mean "not" to read and understand words.
- use knowledge of noun suffixes to read and undestand words.
- use correct capitalization when writing common and proper nouns.
- understand and use articles correctly while reading and writing.
Writing: Personal Narratives
- use life experiences, photographs, and objects to generate ideas for a personal narrative.
- understand and use personal narrative features in writing.
- narrow the writing focus for a personal narrative.
Math: Topic 4 - Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers
- apply a variety of methods to add and subtract whole numbers mentally. (4-1)
- round whole numbers to estimate sums and differences. (4-2)
- add numbers to hundreds and thousands with and without regrouping. (4-3)
- subtract numbers to thousands with and without regrouping. (4-4)
- subtract numbers with zeros to thousands. (4-5)
- use a picture or diagram to translate an everyday situation into a number sentence or equation. (4-6)
Social Studies: Earth Materials
- collect and organize data.
- describe and record properties of minerals.
- observe and describe the physical properties of rocks.
Week 9 Homework
This week's homework will come home on Monday, October 28th and is due on Monday, Nov. 4th.
- Practice Math Facts 5 minutes per night
- Practice Book Lessons 4-3 & 4-4.
- Read 20+ minutes per night
- Online Assignment - Watch Endangered Species Act Video and Edmodo reply
- Unit 3 Week 1
- Math: Comparing Numbers
Next Week's Special's Schedule
Monday - Day 2: Music
Tuesday - Day 3: Art
Wednesday - Day 4: Computers
Thursday - Day 5: Spanish/PE
Friday - Day 1: Spanish/PE
Monthly Book Orders
I will send Scholastic Book Club flyers home each month. If you would like to order books, you can do so one of the following two ways:
- send the order form back in with a check
- click the link below to order online with our class code - FZPKM
I will close out each order on the 15th of each month and the books should arrive about a week later. Thank you!