Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Conferences and an Update

Hello 4th grade families!

It was nice seeing you all at our student led conferences on Monday!  We want to encourage our students to take charge of their learning.

End of third Quarter is this Friday (March 24th, 2017)

Terra Nova Testing- Please send a healthy snack each day, of testing, for your child to enjoy (March 29th, 30th, and 31st).

We will begin brainstorming for our books next week.

Please encourage and help your child to start writing their first draft of their story during Spring Break...more information to follow.

We will be sending home report cards next Friday (March 31st, 2017)


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thank You!

Hello Parents and Families! Here are some Friday Facts: 

No School Monday (3/13/17)

Mr. Spencer will be with students on Tuesday (3/14/17)

Mrs. Cleek returns Wednesday! (3/15/17)

Culture Fair is FRIDAY!!! (3/17/17)

STUDENT lead conferences are on Monday, March 20, 1017. Students will have a sheet in their Friday Folders today.

There will be NO Spelling Test or Bible Memory Verse test next week. Please make sure students keep up their reading logs.

Thank you parents for sharing your students with me!! I have enjoyed getting to know each and every one of them. I look forward to seeing you all next year as I join the staff full time. Thank you for your kindness and involvement!

Have a very happy weekend,

Mrs. Daniel 


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Friday Tips and Tidbits

Greetings parents and families! I pray you have had a wonderful week.

Here are some Friday Tips and TidBits:

+There will be an EXCELLENT seminar hosted by Gail Tripp tonight regarding strategies for children with ADHD. I attended her training Monday and found it very beneficial. 

+Students will come home with a letter about the Culture Fair Luncheon on Friday, March 17.

+SS Projects are due Friday, March 10th

+No School Monday, March 13th

+Mrs. Cleek returns the week of March 13th. Next Friday, March 10, will be my last day subbing for Mrs. Cleek's class. I have LOVED serving 4.2 and am thankful I will see them in the halls subbing for other classes.

+Please make sure you continue to practice math facts with students!

+Psalm 24:1-2 in the Bible Memory Verse Next Week

+Spelling words are compound words: yourself, whoever, doorknob,headache,firefighter,horseback,everlasting,cardboard,countryside,earthquake,watermelon,thundercloud,strawberries,grandparents,ancient,structure,overcome,overgrown,supermarket,superhighway,humidity, and anemometer  

+ We will start a new chapter in Bible discussing DAVID! We will also continue in Science with weather. 

+Student Lead conferences are coming! Look for dates and invitations :) 

Please feel free to contact me! mattiedaniel@ocsi.org 

Have a SUPER weekend!!

Mrs. Daniel 

Thursday, February 23, 2017



Hello! Happy Friday Fourth Grade Families!!!

Hope you've had a wonderful week... we have certainly had a fun week at school.

Next week, we will resume Spelling. The list is here on the blog and also on SpellingCity.com (search for Cleek, OCSI).  We will determine an author's purpose in Reading.

In Math, we will being sequences, rules, and patterns. Students did well on Benchmarks. Please continue to have them practice multiplication and divison facts at home. Check Jupiter for videos and games.

We will begin the Water Cycle in Science and finish project boards in Social Studies.

Next week's memory verse is Matthew 28:19-20.

Have a blessed weekend! Mrs. Daniel




Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Service Week Review/ President's Day Weekend

Hello Parents and students!

Happy Thursday! The students have had a GREAT week with Service Week and Valentine's Day. Thank you for all of your kindness and generosity.

 I will be out tomorrow, so I would like to update you on a few things before the long weekend :)

Friday Folders went home today. The folders have next week's reading log as well as enrolment papers for next year. The packets also contain a flyer about an excellent seminar in March on how to help students. Even if your child may not have ADHD, the seminar will discuss best practices to benefit all students. We'd love to see you there!

Please continue to encourage students with their reading! We started a new read-aloud and are continuing to work in Daily 5! This week our strategy has been "inferring!"

The Math test is tomorrow (Friday Feb 17th!) We will review tests next Tuesday. The Chapter 4-6 Benchmark will be on Wednesday.

In Social Studies and Bible, we continue our focus on Missions and other cultures. The models are due in March.

There will be no Spelling or Bible Memory  with the short week next week.

Student-Lead Conferences will begin in March.

Praying you have a safe and enjoyable weekend!

Mrs. Daniel
mattie.daniel@ocsi.org


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Hello Students and Parents,

Hope you have had a wonderful week! We have a week of growth and learning.

Tonight, Friday the 10th, is reading night at the school. If you bring in the heart from the Friday Folder, you will receive a free book :)

This week's Friday Folder will have several important papers and we also have some upcoming events. I have delineated some important pieces of information below:

1. Missions/Culture Month Permission Slip- Culture Fair will be March 17th. Students will have much research on their African Country at home and school. They will be working on a tri board (school) and cultural model (home) next week.  A research paper will come later. (Friday Folder)

2. Clothing Drive for the Philippines- We are accepting donations.  (Friday Folder)

3. Valentine's Day- Please bring in empty boxes and cards (if desired). All 4th graders will get Valentine Grams Tuesday.  (Friday Folder)

4.  Next week is Service Week- No Japanese/PE/Music/Art

5. No spelling or memory test next week

6. Math Test (Chapter 6, Divison) will be on Friday

7. Student Lead conferences are coming up in March- please encourage your students to take responsibility of their learning :)

8. March 3rd- A researcher from OIST will present information on strategies to help students (more details to come)

9. Next week we will complete persuasive essays!

Hope you have an excellent weekend with your family!

Mrs. Daniel







Thursday, February 2, 2017

Happy Friday!

Hello 4th grade families! What a whirlwind week... whew!

This week, students began long division. Here are some helpful links and fun games.





Monday students will perform their role plays in Social Studies before we kick off our Missions/Culture week (this will include Bible). The students have been assigned countries: please be on the look out for an informative paper next week.

Spelling words are up on Spelling City. Students will also publish their persuasive essays... they have some wonderful thoughts and ideas! We are working on making connections to text... this is a skill you can practice with them at home :) The 4th graders are delightfully insightful! 

Please also be on the look out for a Valentine's list. We have 8 girls and 10 boys. 

Thank you for all you do for your students!!! Have a blessed weekend. Always feel free to contact me. 

Mrs. Daniel

Next Week's Verse: 1 Chronicles 16:23-24