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The Food Drive for Assumption Parish Outreach Program food is due 11/18. If you could please hold off sending the food in until late next week that would be a huge help.
For our science fair experiment this year we have germinated apple and lemon seeds. I purchased a pot and saucer for every student. Every child needs to please send in $3 to cover the cost of the pot and saucer.
Our KidsPost feature was in the October 6th edition of The Washington Post. Here is a link to the web version of our story. http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/st-jane-de-chantal-has-a-class-of-kidspost/2013/10/03/bf496d0c-29dd-11e3-b139-029811dbb57f_story.html
I posted photos on our shutterfly classroom photo page. Be sure to check those out. If you didn't get an email invite please let me know.
We've been watching the new baby panda. I told the kids I would put a link on the webpage so they could vote at home. You can vote daily until Novemeber 22. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/specialreports/name-the-panda/
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
Several of you have asked me at conferences about math fact practice websites with games. Here are a few that I like.
In Religion we will begin to learn about the Ten Commandments. Each child will be required to memorize the Ten Commandments. We will also begin practicing for the Christmas Program. Don’t forget shoeboxes will be due in December.
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.
In our reading book we are reading great stories about China and Ben Franklin.
In math we are starting on one digit multiplication problems. The first step to success in math is to know all of your math facts well and to be able to recall them quickly. You child should spend some time every day working with flash cards to help them memorize their facts. We have been doing Mad Minutes every day to help with this. Next up is 2 digit multiplication, so fact mastery is essential.
In science we are the earth and rocks. I have several cute activities for the children to do where I may need donations of supplies and I will also need a couple of parent volunteers for a very special project.
In Grammar we are working on nouns – singular & plural, common & proper, possessive. We have also been writing paragraphs in our writer’s notebook.
Other things to look forward to are: Thanksgiving Vacation November 27th – December 2nd.
Time sure flies when you are as busy as the 4th grade is!