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Updates throughout the month will be added in bold font. Please be sure you read through the entire newsletter.   

 

Desparate call for chaperones for our field trip to Fort McHenry & the Inner Harbor on Monday, April 15.  Room 7 has 2 chaperones.  Room 8 has none.  Please email me if you can help.  We leave at 8:30 & will be back at 2:45.

 

The grandparent books look great.  If your child's grandparents will not be attending Grandparents' Day & you will be seeingn them over spring break, just email me & I will send the book home.  

April

 

I know everyone is looking forward to Easter vacation.  Hard to believe we are in the final stretch of the year.   

This month we will be continuing reading a novel The Titanic Sinks.  We will be doing all sorts of interesting things in school to learn about this historic ship.  We will also be doing some writing and research on its passengers. 

In May we will be Babe the Gallant Pig.  If you have a copy of Babe at home from an older sibling please bring it in before Easter vacation, so I know how many copies of books to order.   If you don’t have a copy you can send in $6.75 to purchase one.  I want to start the novel after we return from Easter break. If everyone could save shoeboxes to come in late May we will be building dioramas. Please do not send in any shoeboxes yet, as I have nowhere to store them. 

In math we are working on algebra. 

In science we are studying space. I am planning on having our Space Station de Chantal on Monday, April 8th.  We will need parent volunteers to help with our Space station.  If you are able to help from 12:45 until 2:30 please send me an email.  I still a couple more volunteers between the two classes to do this activity.  I also still need some supplies donated, we can use a few more hammers and flashlights, and we need a container of Tang.  Here is the sign up sheet.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NNW2CQrN2A-JwF6LlnJ2WQ_DMl2LyqvXgsJ5JTlasdg/edit                          If you could please send items in by Friday, that would be fantastic.  We also have our model of a planet due this month.  Click on Planet project on the top of the page for more info.  These will be due April 10th.   

In Grammar we are working on adjectives and adverbs.  After that we will be moving on to prepositions. 

In Religion we are finishing up the Ten Commandments. We will be having a test where the children need to memorize the Ten Commandments towards the end of the month. Next up are learning about the Beatitudes.  We are also reviewing terms and preparing for the Archdiocesan Religious Education Scantron this month.

 We have an upcoming field trip on Monday, April 15th to Fort McHenry and a boat tour on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.  Room 7 has 2 chaperones.  Room 8 has none.  If you are able to help chaperone please email me.  On May 16th we will be going to the Nationals Weather Day.  In the morning one of the TV stations do a weather presentation and in the afternoon we will stay for most of the ballgame. Our return time to de Chantal will be 4:30.  Please let me know if you would like to chaperone for this field trip.   I have enough chaperones for Room 7, but none for Room 8.  Please email me if you would like to join us.

Time sure flies when you are as busy as the 4th grade is!

 

 To encourage parents to check the web page weekly, I may place a secret word on the web page.  Write the secret word in your child’s organizer & they will get a treat on Fridays.  The secret word is spring.

 

 

  

 Important Information

 

 Here is the link to our Google Classroom Page.   Your child will be able to show you how to access this page

https://classroom.google.com/c/MTU0MTAyMjI5NTJa

 

Here is the website for our math book in case you forget your workbook or need extra practice.  http://www.eduplace.com/math/mw/practice/lp_4.html

 

 I do Scholastic Book Orders for both classes.  If you want to order Scholastic Book Orders here is the link.

http://clubs.scholastic.com/bookclubs

Our Classroom code is  GXL2B

 De Chantal is participating in the National Geographic Geography Bee in January.  Start preparing by downloading the app and visiting the study corner.

http://nationalgeographic.org/bee/study/quiz

http://nationalgeographic.org/bee/study/apps

 

If your child is out sick or going to be late due to an appointment please call or email Mrs. Hayzlett.      Ph # 301-564-0125

 

 Review games for science book, just click on the chapter and lessons we are working on for vocabulary games.

https://www.macmillanmh.com/science/2009/student/na/grade4/index.html

 

 

 Some of the children have difficulty making change.  Here are a few math games to help.  http://mrnussbaum.com/cashout/           http://www.funbrain.com/cashreg/index.html

 I have also created a spelling city account.  This is an online tool your child can use to help them prepare for their test.   Here is the website:   http://www.spellingcity.com/cooper4thgr/