FOURTH GRADE NEWSLETTER ST. PATRICK’S DAY EDITION March 17TH, 2017 MRS. CALLAGHAN
Top of the Mornin’ to ye all! I hope it is a GREEN day for all of ye and your day be blessed.
Speaking of blessings, let’s bless our PTL with getting our Science basket stuff in by next week so they can make the baskets for the auction. I recommend that you go to the American Science and Surplus store on Milwaukee and Foster in the little mall by the Dollar Tree Store. You don’t have to spend much to find really fun things to go in our basket. You can spend less than dollars for cool stuff and if most people buy a little something, we could have a great basket. If you don’t know what to get and you want to send a donation of $5.00 in, I will go and shop for you. BUT SEND IT IN MONDAY OR TUESDAY, PLEASE.
Spring pictures are THIS Monday. I am sorry for the mix-up, but only one child came dressed out of uniform.
ALL SPELLLING AND READING IS POSTPONED TILL THIS WEEK. So many kids were absent and with play practice, it was just not working to repeat and repeat the reading lesson.
Very interesting tidbit…..Your children tell me that you throw everything away that is in the folder and so that is why they don’t know about anything and parents haven’t a clue what is due when. True?
I doubt it. I think the kids just lose the stuff and blame the parents. I have had about five kids ask for copies of the Scientist Report today. Many were surprised the box is due THIS MONDAY. I told them it has been in my Friday newsletter, the date is on the board, and I have discussed it for about a month or more in my newsletter. We have looked at books, websites and written dates in two places in our planner….so no excuses.
I would love to have all the boxes on Monday. If for some reason you can’t turn it in on Monday, please turn it in on Tuesday. I need to have grades done. I also would like a note to accompany the box with the reason why it is late, so that I know.
The book reports have been a lot of fun to listen to. Good job. I think the kids enjoyed doing them and the class loved listening to them and were inspired to read a great many of the books.
The Social Studies tests were not so great. I am giving them a chance to redo the essay questions, using their books so that they can raise their test grade. They just need to answer on a lined sheet of paper and give it to me.
The States and Capitals that I had in last week’s newsletter will be on a test for this coming Weds.
Ask your child about our Science experiment. Very fun. The Alka Seltzer is a product I bought at the Dollar store called Picot…for only $1.00!!!
Math tests went home today, hopefully, I gave them out. (This is typed on Thursday)