Greetings, Rosebank families! I hope you all had a nice weekend and Mother’s Day to those who celebrated. Thank you for all the gifts and treats last week for Teacher Appreciation Week. I am thankful to be your child’s teacher. And I’m so proud of all their hard work during CAASPP testing last week. I know they gave it their best shot!
AR Assembly – Our AR Awards Assembly will be May 27. The cut-off for AR points for this assembly will be this Friday May 13. 4th graders must earn a total of 60 or more AR points for the year to receive special awards. Many students in our class have already met this goal! We continue to monitor and cheer on our fellow students who are below but close to 60. Keep reading, Panthers, and keep taking your tests!
Library – The school library is now closed for check-outs for the rest of the school year. Students may only return their library books at this time. Notices for overdue or lost/missing books will be sent out soon. If you have a library book, please turn it in as soon as possible. Students are encouraged to visit the public library to check out AR books to continue to read and earn points. The information desk can help determine if books are AR or not.
AR Electronics Party – We will have our final AR Electronics Party next Friday May 20. Students who have reached or exceeded their INDIVIDUAL GOAL for 4th quarter will be invited to attend. Permission slips will be sent home soon. Way to read, Panthers!
Homework This Week – 1) 2 or more Achieve Articles at 88% or higher on First Try 2) One Thought Question 3) Read 45 minutes every night (Reading Log for those under 60 points) 4) Science Project…
Science Projects/Science Fair – Most students have turned in their Topic Form that was due last Friday. Only a very few need to revise their Question or Hypothesis. I will send home the topic forms tomorrow. This week, students should begin conducting their experiment and recording their results or steps. Drawings or photographs would work best to put on their tri-fold presentation board. Next week should be for putting the tri-fold together and practicing their presentation. Projects are due May 23 for in-class presentations. Science Fair in the auditorium is Wed. May 25. It’s going to be awesome seeing everyone’s projects!
Owls Presentation – 4th graders will be having the Raptor Institute visit next Thurs. May 19 and do a presentation on birds of prey. We will also have a special activity: owl pellet dissection! Please see letter to be sent home tomorrow. We are asking for a cost donation of $6.00 per student by next Wed. May 18. Thank you for your support of learning activities that we would not be able to do otherwise!
Compliment Party – The students have earned 20 compliments. Hooray! We will have a little party this Friday May 13. Students may vote for the type of party they would like to have on edmodo.
Photos – Check out some photos I recently posted on the Photos page!
Reading – Shared Reading novel Loser, Houghton-Mifflin stories, review
Writing – cursive, 3 text types review, grammar
Math – review, problem-solving
Science – electricity and magnetism, Scientific Method
Social Studies – California Gold Rush to modern day
PE – folk dance, games, running, soccer squares
Thank you parents for all your awesomeness. Can you believe we only have 18 school days left in 4th grade? Please email me if you have any questions. Have a terrific week, Panthers! ~ Mrs. King 🙂