Fourth-Grade Class News

Deborah Callaghn, Fourth-Grade Teacher

Friday
May172019

 Fourth Grade Newsletter   May 17, 2019   Mrs. Callaghan

 

DON’T FORGET THAT THIS MONDAY IS OUR CULTURAL EVENING EVENT.  I HOPE I HAVE GIVEN THOROUGH DIRECTIONS.  REMEMBER TO LABEL ANY SERVING UTENSILS, PLATES, ETC.  I HAVE HAD DONATIONS OF NAPKINS AND PLASTICWARE.  I STILL COULD USE SOME PLASTICWARE OF KNIVES AND FORKS.  IT SHOULD BE THE STRONGER ONES.  ALSO DESSERT SIZE PLATES, FOIL, PLASTIC TO WRAP UP LEFTOVERS.  I WILL BUY THE TABLECLOTHS.

I ONLY HAD ONE RESPONDER TO HOW MANY FOR MONDAY.  I WILL ASK YOUR CHILD ON MONDAY HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE COMING.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Spelling Words for lesson 28

there, they’re   their  sent  scent  hour  our  seam  seem  plain  plane  piece  peace  two  too  to

                        whole  hole  pail  pale

Vocabulary words are:  behemoth  cordially  hearty  colossal  illusion  scenic  fanciful

HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY:  SPELLING WORKBOOK PAGE 113 

          

Going home today will be a Reading test and Math test 15a.  Many students have to take a retake which will be one day next week to be decided.  Please review this test with your child.  This will be the last test to get a retake.  After that, all tests taken are a measure of their ability.  Errors made are because they do not read carefully or do not know multiplication facts or what kind of operation to use for a problem.

TITLE 1 IS OVER NEXT WEEK THURSDAY.  YOU MIGHT WANT TO WRITE A NOTE OF APPRECIATION TO THE TEACHERS WHO HAVE WORKED WITH YOUR CHILD.

A permission form for the Wendella boats will be sent home next week with more information about it.  I have three chaperones already.  Thank you for your responses.

 I need the money beforehand from the chaperones for the boat trip.   Please send the money in an envelope with your name on it and name of your student.

Have a great weekend!  We are looking forward to our celebration on Monday evening.  If the front door is locked by some chance Monday, enter through the extended care door.

Thanks,

Mrs. Callaghan

 

 

 

Thursday
May162019

Fourth Grade Newsletter   May 10, 2019              Mrs. Callaghan

Happy Mother’s Day, to all Mothers, aunts, and Grandmas!  The kids are excited to present you with all of the goodies that they made for you. 

I promised I wouldn’t give homework so I won’t.  BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT THEY CAN’T WORK ON THEIR POSTER OVER THE WEEK-END on Friday or Saturday.

THE COUNTRY POSTER IS DUE THIS COMING FRIDAY, MAY 17TH.

Please have your child fill it in neatly, in their best printing.  Please try to get color pictures to go on it or have your child draw a picture and color it in with colored pencils. NO MARKERS…THEY BLEED THROUGH THE POSTER.

********* Our Cultural Dinner will be Monday, May 20th.

Thank you for turning in the survey.  The 20th is the date the majority chose for first and second choice.

It’s basically a potluck.  It’s a lot of fun!  You get to mingle with the other parents in this class and the kids have a great time eating together and serving you.  I hope everyone makes every effort to be there as we have such a small class.  If it turns out that I only have four families participating, I will cancel it and just have the kids do it in the classroom by bringing ethnic food to the class and we will eat it for lunch.  From the responses, I have five families who can make that date.  I have not received responses from three families. PLEASE RESPOND VIA EMAIL OR BY MONDAY.

Spelling words for next Monday: 

respect  inspect  spectacle  spectator  spectrum  specific  construct  destruction  instruct

structure  autograph  photograph  phonics  telegraph  paragraph  visor  visitor  visual  visible  television

vocabulary:  embedded  distant  cascading  ancient  eroding  glistens  sentries  weary

I will decide on a date for the Science test which will probably be at the end of the week of the 20th.  Since there won’t be further tests in Science, I can give them extra time to study for the unit on Matter.

Reading tests, Science tests and math test went home in folder.  Please check midterm grades and let me know that you saw the grades.

Have a blessed weekend,

Mrs. Callaghan

 

Friday
May032019

Fourth Grade Newsletter   May 3, 2019   Mrs. Callaghan

 

Please remember to bring a clean, no label jar to school on Monday so we can do a Science experiment.

It doesn’t have to be big, it can be the size of a jam jar, olive jar, salsa jar.  Be sure it is liquid tight and if you have an extra to spare, send it as well.

We will be working on our country report posters information but the poster can’t be completed until all of the information is ready to go on it.  If your child messes up, it is $1.00 to replace it.  More information will be sent home.

We will have an end of the year Cultural Day party in the evening.  We traditionally have it on a Monday evening, which would be May 20th. It starts at around 6-6:30 and is over at 8pm.  You may invite family but bring enough of your own food to feed them.  It is a taste of other countries and a chance to look at the kids posters. We may be able to have the Fellowship room another day during that week, if this I won’t work out for most of the class.  In my experience this week of May and that Monday is the best date.  I’ll send home a survey for the class to pick the date.

It is a pot luck and usually we ask students families to bring a dish from the country their child is studying if possible or any other ethnic dish of your choice.

Information on the country poster is:  location, capital, population, continent, area, elevation, language, national anthem, exports.  Currency can be brought from the country with approval.  They will have to know names of animals, artists, trees and plants found in the country, traditional clothing, musicians, amous places, famous citizens.  You may print pictures from the internet.  Color is best.

The poster will be due May 17th.  You might go to the library to get information, look in the back of magazines for ads for these countries your child is studying to get pictures.  Come to the rummage sale to find books you can cut up.

HOMEWORK:   

SPELLING WORKBOOK PAGE 104 for lesson 26, “Dragons and Dinosaurs”

VOCABULARY WORDS ARE:  submerged  contraption massive  eerie  roamed  obstacles  elegant  complicated

SCIENCE  lesson 4--

 

By the way, I cannot give back the Science test until one student completes it.  Then I will enter grades on the computer, which will be this week.

Enjoy the weekend!

 

 

Tuesday
Apr162019

Easter Newsletter

Friday
Apr122019

FOURTH GRADE NEWSLETTER    April 12, 2019    MRS. CALLAGHAN

 

We really enjoyed the rock museum and hopefully they learned about rocks and how we use them in our world and that rocks are everywhere.

 

Next week will be a short week.  Please note that Thursday is a HALF DAY.  According to the lunch menu it looks as if there are two days off but that is not correct.  There is no lunch on Thursday due to early dismissal.

Our Reading test on “Mangrove Wilderness” will be on Tuesday.  The kids have homework on this reading lesson.  Students with odd numbers do the odd numbered questions and evens do the even questions.  Student 401 does odds and 402 does evens, and so on and so forth.  This homework is due on MONDAY.

We will have a Science test on Wednesday on Rocks and Minerals.  The kids have a Science worksheet to do at home, and there should be homework returned so they can study for the test.

Coming home is an experiment that they can do at home to make sugar crystals.  We are trying this at school and we will be making more crystals.

Tuesday they can bring one lego toy to show at school.

If you will not be here any day next week particularly Thursday please let me know.  I already heard from one parent.

I only heard from two parents that they saw their child’s report card.  Please let me know by writing a note in the planner that you saw this report card.  If you need me to make a copy of one for you, let me know.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Callaghan