4th Grade News

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Greetings from Fourth Grade!

Well, I must say, as I walked down the hall today at lunch time, I thought to myself, “I’m not missing Second Grade at all!” While I treasure my fourteen years as a second grade teacher, I am truly enjoying working with your fourth graders! They have learned to do so much in the year away from me, and it is exciting to see their growth! They have continued to bless me with their wonderful behavior as well. It is going to be a great year!

By the way, if you come to the door in the morning and the classroom is dark, that is because we have picked up a 4th Grade tradition started by Mrs. Dahle. Each morning with nice weather (except Wed.), we will walk laps together to start the day. If you have a few minutes, feel free to join us for a great start to the day! We are always done by 8:30!

What a fantastic response to beginning band! Twelve of our sixteen fourth graders are joining band. We will be a cozy group of four on Monday and Thursday mornings!

We will pick up our Bible memory verse in the next week, and your child will need to be able to write it out from memory by Friday morning bellwork. It is included at the end of this letter.

AR Update: Your child’s ZPD was recorded in their assignment book on Tuesday. I have included the AR Chapel award schedule in your e-mailed Friday note. Please have your child bring in his/her lanyard, and we will keep them in the classroom, so that they always have them here for lanyard days-they like to get those treats from Mrs.Stender!!

Those lovely binders !! We are all still getting a feel for the binders and assignment books. This is a big deal and it takes a while. The children are struggling a bit with neatness, and remembering to circle their specific homework assignments—I know it was probably confusing to you at times! I am trying to remind often and clearly, so I am also holding them accountable for following (or not) following through. Pray for us as we work through this—they are really trying! Here is a reminder of the main items:

  • Assignment book : Please sign each night to show that you have looked over it with your child. You did a great job this week! Thanks so much!
  • Discipline sheet- Please glance at this every night, and sign the appropriate space at the end of each week to indicate that you are aware of your child’s weekly behavior.
  • Eureka! Look at This! Folder-This is where you will find flyers, school communications, and any other pertinent information that I would like you to know. Your child’s spelling list  will be in this folder each week.
  • Still Workin’ Folder- This will contain work in progress and homework. You will know if an assignment is homework if it is circled on the assignment book page. Otherwise, you can assume it is ongoing class work.
  • Ready to Go!- This will contain completed work. If your child has completed work in class that is due the next day, it will be in this folder. This is also where your child will place their completed homework, so that it is ready to turn in first thing the next morning.
  • Subject dividers-As graded work is returned, your child will place it behind its appropriate divider. It should remain there until your child is notified to remove it.

Puzzlemania: This is a great magazine put out by Highlights. Even if you are not interested, please sign and return it with “no” marked on it, and we can still earn free items for the classroom. Thanks!

 Book Orders:  If you will be ordering any books for your child, orders are due.  If you are not ordering online, please make sure to write a check for each order-I am unable to accept cash. Order forms were handed out at orientation.

Parent/Teacher Conferences:  Sign-ups are on the classroom window for conferences.  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be minimum days with dismissal at noon.

Science Notes: Hooray! Classes 1st-5th have cast their votes and we now know our new class pet will be a bearded dragon (BD). The BD will be brought into the class when students fill up the marble jar. Students can earn marbles through good behavior, answering questions, and bringing information on caring for our new class pet.

Bible Verse: “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.” John 10:14&15

Have a blessed weekend!

Mrs. Wacker, Teacher

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