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Updates throughout the month will be added in bold font. 

 Please make sure your child does IXL each week.  The students are responsible for playing 20 minutes a week.  They receive 10 points each week for doing this.  When they miss weeks of IXL it lowers their math grade.

Could everyone please send me an email from the email they want to receive emails from me this week?  I had been using email addresses out of the directory, but I know that information is over a year old and I have had difficulty in reaching some parents.  I really appreciate you doing this.  Thank you to the 8 parents who have done this.  My email is

There are lots and lots of opportunities to lunch angel in Room 7.  Please volunteer!  Mrs. Cooper's favorite parents are lunch angels.  :)

Thursday, October 18th the third and fourth grade will have an in-school field trip presentation from the Baltimore Zoo.  There will be a permission slip and a $6 fee for this presentation. A note will be going home this week.

Don't forget to schedule your conference using the pickatime website.

We will be making posters in school to go with our animal reports.  Students will need to bring in a large white poster board or they can bring in $1 to receive a poster board by 10/19.

 

October

 

We are well on our way into fall.  The weather will be getting cooler, the leaves will be changing, & the 4th grade is as busy as ever.

In Religion we are learning about Jesus and the Beatitudes.  We will also be doing our child protection unit.  We will also be talking about our Saints project which will be due this month.  Our saint report will be due on Friday, October 26th.  The children can dress as their saint & we will do our presentations on November 1st.  The children will be wearing their costumes to church for the All Saints Day Mass.  We will be processing in.  If you would like to join us for the all school Mass, it will be at 9:30.

In our reading book we are reading great stories about living near the river, baseball, immigrants, & China.  We are also reading Bunnicula for our book club this quarter.

In math we are working on adding & subtracting.  I have noticed that some students are weak on their addition and subtraction facts.  We have been doing Mad Minutes to help increase speed of fact recall.  The first step to success in math is to know all of your math facts well and to be able to recall them quickly.  We will then move on to multiplication & division.  With multiplication & division also the students must have their facts memorized.  

In science we are moving on from the kingdoms of life after our test to just the animal kingdom.  There is an extra credit opportunity in their textbook where students can make a model of a lung.  This is completely optional.  We will also be working on a report about an animal.  We will do this at school.  We will also be having a presentation by the Maryland Zoo of some animal ambassadors on October 18th in the afternoon.  The third grade will be joining us for this presentation in the cafeteria.  There will be a small fee for our in-school field trip.

In Grammar we finished up sentences.  After that we will be moving ahead into nouns.  We have also been writing paragraphs in our writer’s notebook and letters.    We have just finished our letter writing project that is similar to a Flat Stanley, but we will be sending out Dukes to our friends and family who live out of state.  Hopefully, Duke will have some great adventures! 

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 vampire.

 

 

  

 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/