B6 - Weekly Newsletter

Monday, November 13 -  Friday, November 17, 2017

B-6 Parents and Students:
Be sure to look through your student’s white envelope! This week there are several flyers and student work samples. Graded items include the Chapter 2 science test, and the module 5 math test.

This week students got to visit their kinder buddies, and assist them with a Thanksgiving project! It is a super opportunity for our class to model expected behaviors and learn to teach others.

Also, if at all possible, mark your calendar for a parent meeting for ALL fourth grade parents, Tuesday 12/5 from 1:15-2:00 in B-6 ... it is time to begin planning for Gold Rush! As many of you know, a tradition at Graystone in fourth grade is Gold Rush Day, an all-day event “re-enacting” activities from the gold rush. The event will occur May 18. This is a parent-run event; we have LOTS of supplies, information, history, and props, but will need a cadre of volunteers to make this event a success! The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the event, share and explain what resources we have available, and begin to fill volunteer positions.

This week’s agenda included:

Math

Students began Origo Module 5.

Writing

Students began a unit on Text Structure, understanding how non-fiction texts are organized and practiced writing with various methodologies.

Literature

Students began “Island of the Blue Dolphins”.  Focus is Text Structure: identify problem/solution & cause/effect, compare/contrast ideas, and sequencing.

Science

Students completed Chapter 2, Magnetism.

Social Studies

Students began Chapter 5, Spanish Colonial California.

Agenda for Monday, November 20 - Wednesday, November 23:
**Tuesday is a full day, dismissal 2:50; Wednesday is a minimum day, dismissal 12:50**

Math

Students will continue Origo unit 5.

Literature

Students will complete “Island of the Blue Dolphins”.  Focus is Text Structure: identify problem/solution & cause/effect, compare/contrast ideas, and sequencing.

Writing

Students will collaborate to create a research project relating to Island of the Blue Dolphins.

Science

Students will continue Chapter 5.

Reminders and Looking Ahead:

Tuesday, November 21, full day, dismissal 2:50
Wednesday, November 22, minimum day, dismissal 12:50
Thanksgiving Break, November 23 & 24

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