Fourth-Grade Class News

Deborah Callaghn, Fourth-Grade Teacher

Sunday
Jun022019

Fourth grade Final newsletter   May 31, 2019

 

Well, this is it!  The kids are growing up and will be moving on to fifth grade!  Academics are harder and I do recommend that they pursue good study habits as they will get more and more tests.

I have enjoyed the kids and watching them grow physically, spiritually and academically has been a joy.  I have noticed such a change in them this last quarter as they grow up.  They are far more considerate of one another and show friendship to one another and are trying to accept the differences in each child.

Please enjoy the picnic on Sunday!

I WILL NOT BE HERE MONDAY, HOWEVER MRS. GILBERTSON FROM TITLE 1 WILL BE MY SUBSTITUTE.  THE KIDS LOVE HER.  She will follow all of my lesson plans, but not give any tests.  We are done with any reading lessons and spelling tests. 

Please remember that the hot lunch program is over for the year and the kids need to bring a lunch and drink daily.

 

HOMEWORK:

SPELLING WORKBOOK:   PAGE 116 due Monday.

( FINAL SPELLING TEST WILL BE ON TUESDAY.)

 

Final Reading test on John Muir will be on Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY WILL BE OUR PIZZA PARTY THAT WE WON FROM THE LIBRARY, SO DON’T PACK A LUNCH.

WE WILL BE WATCHING “JURASSIC PARK” THAT AFTERNOON. 

 

THURSDAY will be clean out the room day!  Send a bag so your child can bring home their stuff.  Any crayons or glue or pencils they don’t want, can be donated to a charity.

FRIDAY IS OUR LAST DAY AND IT ENDS AT 10:30AM.  Please be prompt in getting your child.

Continue checking your child’s planner for any homework and updates.  Send in any fines that are due.

God’s blessings on your summer,

Mrs. Callaghan

 

 

Tuesday
May282019

newsletter for june 2

Friday
May242019

FOURTH GRADE NEWSLETTER   May 24, 2019   MEMORIAL DAY ISSUE      MRS. CALLAGHAN

 

THANK YOU, EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING IN OUR CULTURAL NIGHT!  THE KIDS HAD A GREAT TIME SERVING YOU AND PERFORMING FOR YOU.  FROM WHAT I HEAR THEY ENJOYED SAMPLING FOOD FROM OTHER CULTURES.  I hope you enjoyed this fourth grade annual event.     

Wendella Boat trip:   We are still going unless there are thunderstorms and lightning in the morning.  Mrs. Mackie and I are going to keep a close eye on all of this and try to make the best possible decisions we can.  Prepare as if we are going and please check Fast Direct for messages.

Dress for the weather and wear long pants, even the girls, or wear leggings with your skirt or dress.

Reading test:   For “the Bunyans” has been postponed to Tuesday or Weds.  I am missing two kids today and missing part of the test so it is best to give it next week.

Science test:   will be on Friday on “Matter”

*******We want to make oobleck which is in our Science book.  It contains borax.  I intend on having the kids wear safety glasses for this experiment.  If you do not want your child participating let me know.

I have done this project many times and no child has ever had a negative incident.  They know not to eat the compound.  OOBLECK bounces unlike slime, which makes it really fun to make.  It’s neither solid or liquid according to our book.

HOMEWORK SPELLING:  PAGE 117   due on Tuesday.  Hopefully we will have time for a pretest on the words but they should be studying.

SPELLING PRETEST ON WEDS.

SOME CHILDREN WERE TOLD TO REDO THEIR PORQUOIS.  IT IS TO EXPLAIN SOMETHING IN NATURE AND START WITH “LONG, LONG, AGO”  AND END WITH “AND THAT IS WHY TODAY….”

Math homework:  lesson 86  1-12  Your child had time to do this in class.

Have a wonderful long weekend, stay safe and don’t forget to give God the glory!

MEMORY:   “Have mercy on me, Oh God, according to your steadfast love, according to your abundant mercy and blot out my transgressions.”   Psalms 51:1

HAVE A SAFE WEEKEND!

 

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