Thursday, May 22, 2014

Things to come...

Field Day
Remember that field day is tomorrow. Students need to wear comfortable clothes, sunscreen, and BRING THEIR LUNCH (if one was not already ordered through the cafeteria).

Math Project

As a way to tap into the “creative genius” in your child, I am asking students create a math board game to close out their 4th grade year. There has been wonderful success with this in past years, especially when parents point out the importance of producing work that the students are proud of. Your child will work in partners and be given four class periods to complete the assignment. They will draw to determine what concept their math game will cover. Most supplies (construction paper, glue, tape, etc.) will be provided, but some students may want to furnish other supplies from home (poster board, recycled board games, etc.) to the game. Games will be due on Monday, June 2. I think your kiddos will really enjoy doing this project, but may need some parental assistance to get their thoughts and supplies organized. The project guidelines are listed below.

Project guidelines:
  • Game must revolve around the math concept given.  
  • Game must include directions and all needed supplies. 
  • Game must be neat.
  • Game must be playable; students will “test” their game before the final due date to work out any issues. 
  • Game must be turned in by Monday, June 2nd
  • Students will write critiques of other students’ games, using constructive criticism. 

These are some examples of previous years projects.

Science Activity

We will be expanding our knowedge of technology by completing an augmented reality scavenger hunt about life cycles on Wednesday, May 28th. A specific app (Aurasma) needs to be downloaded on student technology to be able to access the information. As always, this is a free app to download. I have included a QR code that leads to the Aurasma app. All you have to do is scan the following QR code and set up an account through Aurasma. When your kiddo brings their technology to school on Wednesday, they will scan the app again and begin their augmented reality hunt. I know they will really enjoy this activity!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Important Dates

The end of the year is near and we have many dates/events on the calendar. We will post here for your reference. 
Friday, May 16- Career Day 
Professionals will be visiting our classes to discuss different jobs available to them in the future and what education it takes to accomplish this goal. 
Tuesday, May 20- Transition tour to Harrison Intermediate
Please have students wear his/her grade level t-shirt (Green Lantern shirt)
Friday, May 23- Field Day 
Please pack a sack lunch for your child or send a note to purchase a sack lunch in the cafeteria.
Monday, May 26- Student Holiday- Memorial Day 

Please mark your calendars: 
Friday, June 6th -Fourth Grade Graduation  8:30 in the cafeteria 
***Please join us in Mrs. Milot and Mrs.Christian in our classrooms after the main ceremony for individual student awards. Class parties will follow. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Just an FYI...

Harrison Parent Meeting
A paper went home in Thursday folders regarding a parent meeting on Monday, May 12, 2014. This meeting is just to give you a preview of what to expect at Harrison Intermediate School. Please be aware of the date of this meeting.

Sack Lunch Order Form
A sack lunch order form was also sent home on Thursday. This one (I know there have been MANY lately), is for Field Day on May 23rd. Please be sure to fill it out and return it if you want your kiddo to purchase a sack lunch from the cafeteria that day since no hot lunches will be served.

We will be doing some research for Social Studies on Monday, May 12th. Please allow your kiddo to bring their devices to further our ability to research!

Teacher Appreciation Week
Mrs. Christian and I were moved by the generosity that was shown by parents and students this week. We are truly blessed to be able to do this job and spend time with your wonderful children! Thank you so much!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Paperwork and More Paperwork!

Sack Lunch Order Forms
A couple of sack lunch order forms were sent home today in Thursday folders. One is for the Rodeo field trip on May 6th and the other is for the Rachel's Challenge picnic on May 9th. If you are needing to order a sack lunch for your child on either day, please fill out the form and return it to class ASAP.

Harrison Visit
Your kiddo will be bringing home a permission slip regarding our trip to Harrison Intermediate School on May 20th. Please be on the lookout for this form!

Science Fair
Science Fair projects are due on Tuesday May 6th. They will be judged that afternoon, so don't be late! We have done some fun experiments in class and have worked our way through the scientific method. Our class projects will be on display in the gym on Parent Engagement night, May 8th. Thank you to all who supplied materials!!