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

 

 

Please send in an empty shoebox for our Babe dioramas by Thursday.  Students may also bring in any special art supplies they would like for their diorama. 

After Memorial Day weekend we will be starting our Greek mythology unit.  The students will pick one Greek god/goddess and all of the work will be done at school.  On Friday, June 7th  we will have our god & goddess day where the students can dress up as their god or goddess.  This is not a requirement.  This can just consist of a bed sheet that is wrapped around them to make a toga.   Or you can use an old, large white t-shirt.   This should be worn over their school uniform. There is no need to go and buy anything for this.  They can wear sandals with their god/goddess costume.   

 We need everyone to bring in at least one brown paper grocery bag or a paper shopping bag.  We use these to wrap our hardback text books in for the fall.  If everyone could please have a bag in by next May 31st that would be fabulous.

 

May

 

 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 22nd.  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 22nd .  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  a Vimeo account for everyone to use.  The site will be active starting May 7th.  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 Nationals game on May 16th.   Lunch is included in the price of the ticket.  Everyone gets a voucher for a hot dog, chips, & drink. Students may bring additional money for snacks or souvenirs.  We will be returning from school at 4:30 on that day.

Other things to look forward to are:  Grandparents’ Day May 13th , No school May 24th  and May 27th.

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 beach.

 

 

  

 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/