Week 18: Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Greetings, Rosebank families! Monday Jan. 19 is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.  Reminder that there is no school this day.  We will be learning more about this great man and his accomplishments this upcoming week.

Book Jacket Project – due Tues. Jan. 20 when we return.  See below for the sample again.

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On the front, students design and illustrate a book cover of their chapter book, write a summary on the inside left without giving away the ending, write an opinion/recommendation on the inside right with three reasons and details, and on the back, draw and label 3 or more important symbols relevant to the story.  Students should practice presenting their book jacket this weekend as they will be giving presentations to the class this week.  Here are again is a link to the Book Jacket Report.  Thank you for your help at home with this project.  I’m so excited to hear about the books they’ve read!  Please contact me if you have any questions or need any help.

AR – The class had a stellar week in AR last week.  They were taking and passing tests left and right.  I’m so proud of how well they are working and the reading improvement I see with most students.  Please take a moment to check their pink AR report stapled to the back of the Weekly Progress.  Many have met their goal, woo-hoo! And still many are very, very close.  They have this coming week to reach their personal or class goal so they may attend the Electronics Party on Friday.  Invitations will be sent home Tuesday.  If your child is a few points away, please give them the encouragement they need and check with them everyday about their AR test.  Thank you!

Achieve – 9 out of 27 students logged on this past week to work on articles.  What an improvement!  Thank you for reminding your child.  Let’s continue this trend and encourage your child if they haven’t gone on.  They should work Achieve for at least 20 minutes a day to build their nonfiction reading comprehension.  Did you know that much of what we read as adults is nonfiction?

Substitute – I will be out of the classroom Wednesday and Thursday this week for my mother-in-law’s services.  Thank you for your condolences and kind words.  Mrs. Kawamoto will be my substitute, and you can rest assured it will be business as usual.

Speech Contest Heads-Up – I will be sending home a packet this week explaining the next big fourth grade homework project coming up.  Basically, students will be writing a speech on a particular topic and presenting it to the class on Wed. Feb. 11.  The purpose of this assignment is to continue to develop speaking/presentation skills.  The 4th Grade Speech Theme/Topic: Using your imagination and creativity, how can you innovate to make the world a better place?  Speeches will be scored, and one speaker from each class in grades 4-6 will be chosen to compete in the Rosebank Speak-off on Feb. 18th.  The grade-level winner of the school speak-off will have a chance to go on to compete at the district speech contest.  What an honor it will be to be chosen to represent Rosebank!

Congratulations to Diego and Anthony, who made it to the Rosebank Soccer team! Thank you to all students who participated and did their very best.  I apologize, I don’t have the game schedule at this time; I will post when I have.  Go, Panthers!

Upcoming Events

Jan. 23 – Report Cards

Feb. 12 – Jump For Heart (more info to come)

Feb. 12 – Gold Rush Day (more info to come)

Feb. 13-16 – Presidents’ Weekend – no school Fri. Feb. 13 and Mon. Feb. 16.

Thank you, thank you for your help at home.  Parents make a world of difference! Have an awesome week, Panther friends! Stay healthy! ~ Mrs. King 🙂



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