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T.E.A.M. 204 News October 18, 2013
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,
I’m looking forward to meeting with you all at conferences next week. Your confirmed time is in the Friday folder. Thanks also to those of you who have already been checking in with me regarding any questions you may have. I’ve appreciated your concern and comments.
We enjoyed our first Art Reach lesson today with Alice’s father, Mr. Roberson. Thank you for sharing this program of art appreciation with us.
We have had a packed week. Lots of learning taking place at SHA! Next week we begin our MAP testing at SHA with the high school. The fourth graders will be testing in November. We will test in math and language arts areas.
Again I’d like to extend an invitation to join us for Mass on Thursday mornings at 8A.M. when you are available.
Mrs. McMahon will take charge of the Halloween classroom activities. See the schedule to note your assignments for our classroom celebrations.
Person of the Week
Ayuusha M. was Person of the Week a few weeks ago. She is a high school exchange student from eastern Russia. She is my student aid and helps out in the classroom at the end of each day. Students really enjoyed learning about her big family and way of life in her home town. She shared a difference between here and there regarding public transportation, which is the way she gets around in her town in Russia. We wish her a good year in America and a great experience at SHA!
Here is the date of your child’s week to be Person of the Week – P.O.W.
Week of ____________________________________
RELIGION – We began learning about the Ten Commandments in lesson 3 this week.
We are taking notes on the Mysteries of the Rosary and will have our first quiz on Monday over the Joyful Mysteries.
MATH – Results of ch. 2 test are in the Friday folders. I’ve been reminding students to use their books when doing an assignment because the book often has more examples that the worksheets follow. As we begin ch. 3 I’ve already had some good questions that tell me that students aren’t looking back in their books. …COMING SOON… a link and password to an online version of the math book!
SPELLING – In fourth grade we work a lot on what happens to the base word when a suffix is added. We copied the five main rules in our spelling notebook before completing our take home task. I hope you enjoyed some of the sayings. Parents, were there some that you weren’t familiar with?
READING – We will be testing on Cherokee Summer next week. Please enjoy a discussion about family traditions over the weekend.
Here is an update on your child’s AR progress. I have been trying to plan a few more minutes of AR reading time in my day. Some students have AR tested poorly, below a 70%, so I’ve asked them to reread the book before starting a new one.
AR#1 ______________________ AR#2 __________________________
ENGLISH – Sentences have two parts: subject and predicate. Ask your child the difference. If they get stuck say “chop”!
We also touched on common and proper nouns in our Cherokee Summer activities.
SCIENCE – We have been looking at models, discussing a model in relation to a scale model, and making a scale model of the moon and Earth. I hope your child is sharing our activities with you. They should be using the terms volume, distance, and relative size in their explanations.
SOCIAL STUDIES – The handbook will be tested on on Monday.
COMPUTERS- We began keyboarding lessons using the program Type to Learn 3. We may be giving up our computer time the next few weeks due to the lab being used for MAP testing.
Let us pray: Lord of Life, each life is precious in your eyes.
May we treasure the lives of all people and work to protect the powerless from harm.
We ask this through CHRIST, our Lord. Amen.