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 Updated 5/21

Students need to bring in an empty shoebox to school on Wednesday, May 23.  We will be making our Babe dioramas that afternoon.  If students want any special art supplies, they should bring those to school that day as well.  

We have our final field trip next Tuesday, May 29th to Fort McHenry & a boat tour of Baltimore's Inner Harbor.  Room 7 could use one more chaperone.  Room 8 has several opening for chaperones.

Our Beatitudes test is on June 1.  Students should memorize the Beatitudes.  They will be given half of the Beatitude & they will need to complete the rest.

Weather Reports are due on Thursday.

We will soon be starting our Greek gods & goddesses project.  All of the work will be done at school.  Students should bring in a large white poster board or $1 to purchase a poster board from me.



 Well here we are already in the merry Month of May!  I can’t believe how fast the year has flown.  We still have a lot of work to do before summer vacation starts.

In Religion we are studying the Beatitudes.  We will be tested on these at the end of the month.  It will be a similar format as the Ten Commandment Test.

We are beginning to read our novel Babe: The Gallant Pig.  Every student needs to bring in an empty shoebox by May 23rd.  We will be building dioramas at school when we finish the story.   Then we will move on to reading some plays I have about the Greek Myths.  After Memorial Day we will begin our Greek projects, a highlight for the 4th grade. 

 In math we will be working on geometry.

In science we are finishing up energy and will then learning about weather.  Our weather project is due May 24th.  I know this is a project that involves some work, but in the end it is so worthwhile.  Every year in the yearbook most of the 8th graders that were here in 4th grade list their weather report as their favorite school project.  The kids love this project.  The children may work independently or with one or two partners.  I have tried to make getting the videos to me a bit easier.  I have created and paid for a vimeo account for everyone to use.  The site will be active starting May 4th, as I personally pay for a month long subscription.  You log in using my email address and our password is 4thgrade.  I have created a video on how to post your video using your smart phone that I will email to everyone.   I’m hoping this will be easy for you to post and easy for me to view with the class. We used this site for the past few years and it seemed to go well. If you have any difficulty in getting these recorded please let me know.     Since there will be a big project for weather we will not have a big chapter test at the end our chapter. 

In Grammar we have are working on adverbs and prepositions.   We will also be doing some writing to go along with reading Babe.

We have our field trip to the Orioles game on May 16th.   Students can either bring in their own lunch or purchase a lunch.  Please do not send in the giant metal water bottles for our field trip. Students may bring additional money for snacks or souvenirs.  We will be returning from school at 4:00 on that day.

We also have a field trip to Fort McHenry and a boat ride of the Inner Harbor on May 29th.  If you are interested in chaperoning please let me know.

Other things to look forward to are:  Field Day May 4th      No school May 25th  and May 28th.

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






Children need to bring their recorder to school on Thursdays for music class.  It is a good idea to just keep their recorder in their backpack.  They lose points each class period they don't bring the recorder and they will get behind in learning the songs. 

 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/NTc4MDYwMTE2NVpa

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


 If you are interested in viewing our Shutterfly account please click the following link.  The password to just view the photos is mickey.  If you want to contribute photos you will need to create a shutterfly account and join our page.





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





 Important reminders

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


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


Our Classroom code is  GXL2B




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

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




 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/