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Updates throughout the month will be added in bold font. Please be sure you read through the entire newsletter.  There is important information about the Christmas Program.  

Shoeboxes are due early this week.  If you haven't sent them in yet please do.

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

 

***Save the Date Mrs. Cooper's Science Camp will be held June 12-14 & 17-18.  Registration and details will be sent home towards the end of January.***

December

 

Hard to believe we’ve already had our Thanksgiving vacation and that the festive Christmas season is upon us.

In Religion we are learning about Advent.  We are also practicing for the Christmas Program.  Don’t forget to bring in your shoeboxes and your money for the helpers gifts.  

  In the 4th grade the children will either be narrators, signers, or members of the angel choir.  Here is a little more information about the Christmas program costumes. 

*Most 4th graders are a part of the angel choir.  We have white angel gowns the children will wear over a white turtleneck.  The angel choir will also need to wear their school shoes, and for the boys their navy school pants.  The girls should wear their school jumper and navy tights under their angel costume.   These costumes will come home at least one week before the Christmas Program to give you time to iron them.  

*If your child is a signer, they will need the following items for both boys and girls:  black turtleneck, black pants, and their school shoes.  I have white gloves that I will give them the day of the show. 

*If your child is a narrator, they should wear what they would wear if they were invited to a holiday party at the White House.  Girl narrators should all be in dresses or skirts.  Absolutely no pants for girls.  Dress shirts, and dress pants are fine for boys.  Holiday sweaters are ok for boys and girls.

If you have any questions about the Christmas Program, please send me an email or a note.

 

As the weather is getting cold, please send in the sweatpants for PE day on Wednesday.  PE gets out right before recess.  I don't want to make everyone get redressed before recess, because that takes a while.  If they had sweatpants handy to pull on then their legs wont be cold at recess.  If they don't have sweats they will have to put their uniform back on before they go to recess. 

In our reading book we are reading our biography novel, Who Was Alexander Hamilton?  We will also being doing some research and writing about our founding fathers.

In math we are working on the chapter on multiplication.  Then we will be moving on to division.  Please keep working on those math facts.

In Grammar we are working on verbs.  I will be sending home the questions for our grandparent books before break.  For those of you new to 4th grade we write biographies of our grandparents.  Our stories are published into real books by a company called Student Treasures.  The interviews do not need to be completed over Christmas vacation, but I know many of you will be seeing grandparents over the holidays and like the opportunity for the children to interview their grandparents in person.  We will order our manuscripts right when we get back from Christmas vacation.  Everyone must complete one book.  You have the option of doing two books one for each set of grandparents.  If your child doesn’t have a grandparent they can write about they can write a biography of a special family member or friends

Every year in we have an Advent Angel Gift Exchange.   The children really love doing this.   The children draw names. They will need to bring in one small $1-2 gift for their Angel by December 7th & one by December 12th.  We will do our final gift exchange on Friday December 14th.  Please do not spend more than $5 for the final gift.  There will be a note going home soon to explain this in greater detail. 

In science we are learning about the earth.  Students can build and erupt a model volcano for extra credit this quarter.   Baking soda and vinegar works best, but many student enjoy eruptions using Diet Coke and Mentos.  I would like all volcanos brought in before we leave for Christmas break. 

I would like to take this time to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas & the Happiest of New Years!

 

 

 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 Santa.

 

 

  

 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/