Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Author's Tea

It is going to be a busy week for the 4th graders!

We are working on our stories for Author's Tea next Friday (May 19th).  You are invited to come listen to your child read a small portion of their book.  

We will be finishing up a unit about Elisha in Bible.  The test will be on Thursday (18th) along with the memory verse.  I have decided to give them two weeks to learn this verse, due to the length of this particular verse.  (Isaiah 43:10)

We have been working with fractions and will be taking a chapter test on Thursday (18th) and the benchmark test on Friday, after the Author's Tea. 

We have been learning about matter in Science and that test will be on Wednesday.  Then we will be starting our unit over Okinawa in Social Studies.

We will be going on a Field Trip, to Chibichiri Gama, Shimuku Gama (these are caves), Zakimi Castle, and Ryukyu Mura, on May 22nd.  We will need parent volunteers for this event.    The students will also need a sack lunch.  

Have a Blessed Week!




Sunday, April 23, 2017

FIELD DAY!

Hello!

Just a couple of updates and reminders.

We are going to be working on cause and effect in Daily 5

We will continue editing and making fixes on our stories

We have two test this week:

Memory Verse test over 1 Chronicles 16:25-26

Social Studies test over our China unit (also on Thursday)

Field Day is Friday!  Please have your child wear sunscreen, a hat and sport shoes.  Don't forget, there is no school lunch for the students that day and your child will need a cold lunch from home.  You may pick up your child after field day, but please notify me when you are leaving with them.

Have a blessed week!



Sunday, April 16, 2017

Books and More!

Hello!

Blessings on this wonderful Easter evening!  Jesus Christ has Risen!
Here are a few updates!!

In writing, we are working on editing and developing our stories.  Please type your child's for them, but don't fix anything in it just type it just the way they wrote it on the paper.  This will save us a lot of time in class.  Encourage them to spend 20 minutes a night thinking about their story and how they can make it better.

We are also going to be working on text features, possessive nouns and spelling plurals.

In math, we are learning about equivalent fractions.  Please have your child explain factors and multiples to you to review.  They need this information to help them identify equivalent fractions.

Social Studies we are wrapping up our China unit.  Have them start reviewing for the test that will be at the beginning of next week.

Spelling and Memory Verse Test on April 21st.  

Field day is Friday, April 28th.   You are invited to come and are welcome to take your child home after lunch at the park, but please notify me when you are taking them.

Have a great week!


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Returning from Spring Break!

Welcome back from Spring Break!

I hope everyone enjoyed their time off school and did some relaxing while on spring break.

We have a spelling list this week.  I will send home a copy today (4/10)

Tomorrow is open house from 8:45-9:45.

I hope everyone worked on their books.  We will be doing a lot of editing and peer work this week.

We are starting fractions in Mathematics and continuing studying China in social studies.

Have a terrific week!

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