Announcements 2015-2016


March 13, 2016

posted Mar 13, 2016, 9:25 PM by LeAnn Andrews

Upcoming Events

March 17 – No SEPs for our class
March 18 – No School
March 21 – Term 4 Begins
March 30 – Last Day of Keyboarding
April 4-8 – Spring Break

Grades have been updated and everything for this term is on them.  The last day of this term is next Thursday, the 17th.  Since I will be out of town that day, the last day to make up quizzes or turn in missing homework will be Wednesday, the 16th.  Please don't stress too much about making up homework that wasn't done, but do look around for any homework assignments that were completed but not turned in so your child can receive credit for the work they did.  Students will have a chance to make up missing quizzes in class on Monday and Tuesday.  If students want to study and retake a quiz they may.

Week 27

posted Mar 4, 2016, 4:34 PM by LeAnn Andrews

Upcoming Events

March 17 – No SEPs for our class

March 18 – No School

March 21 – Term 4 Begins

April 4-8 – Spring Break

I just found out about an exciting chance for your family to do some exploring together.  Because of an exciting new initiative, every 4th grader has access to a pass that provides free access for them and their families to national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and more!  This is especially fun because of all the great national parks to explore here in Utah.  Your child is coming home with their pass today, but if you have any other questions or lose your pass and need a new one, here are some links.

The official Every Kid in a Park website - https://www.everykidinapark.gov/

The rules and instructions for your free pass - https://www.everykidinapark.gov/rules/

A list of the places that will trade your printed paper pass for a more durable plastic one - http://goo.gl/8DKiRL

 Happy exploring!

February 19, 2016

posted Feb 19, 2016, 3:11 PM by LeAnn Andrews   [ updated Feb 19, 2016, 4:00 PM ]

Upcoming Events

February 24 – Early Out Day – Students leave at noon

March 4th - Dads & Donuts

March 14-17  - Spring Bookfair BOGO

March 18 – No School


Thanks to all the parents who have signed up to help in our class.  You have been life savers!
The kids love having you here and it helps them to be able to have more one-on-one time with an adult.

if you have not helped in our class and would like to see this appointment calendar.


Thank you for those who were able to visit our walking Rock display on Thursday.  The kids loved sharing all the things they have learned in our geology unit for science.

We have been learning about fractions, equivalent fractions and comparing fractions this week.  You could play a game of fraction war with your student and have them show you all 6 patterns for comparing fractions.

February 13, 2016

posted Feb 13, 2016, 10:27 AM by LeAnn Andrews   [ updated Feb 19, 2016, 3:10 PM ]

Sorry I am such a slacker at this lately.

Upcoming Events

February 15 – No School – President’s Day

February 17 – Spring Pictures for students with picture packets

February 18 – Walking Rocks Presentations for Parents – 2:45

February 24 – Early Out Day – Students leave at noon

March 18 – No School


     Spring picture packets came home yesterday. 

       - The only students who will be having their picture taken this time are those who bring back a picture packet.

 

        We are finishing up our geology unit this week.  Your student has learned a lot about rocks & minerals, soil, weathering and erosion.  For the past few weeks we have been working on our "walking rocks" presentations, which you've probably heard some about at home.  We are inviting you parents to com tour our "walking rock" museum on Thursday the 18th at 2:45.  Picture a set up something like a science fair.  You are welcome to come "tour: the museum that afternoon, hear all about the kid's rocks.  Feel free to invite grandparent, aunts, uncles and older siblings.  Younger sibling are welcome as long as they stay right with you.  Your 4th grader can leave with you that afternoon as long as you check them out with me first.

        We are learning more about fractions and are getting really good at making equivalent fractions.

Week 11 & 12

posted Nov 8, 2015, 4:19 PM by LeAnn Andrews   [ updated Nov 8, 2015, 8:42 PM ]

Upcoming Events
Nov. 16th-20th . . . . . . . Book Fair
Nov. 25th-27th . . . . . . .Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 7th . . . . . . . . . . . . Utah Symphony
Dec. 18th . . . . . . . . . . . Last day before break
Dec. 21- Jan. 1 . . . . . . .Holiday Break

Jan 4th . . . . . . . . . . . . . First day back for 2016



Information to pass on if you are interested.

Celebrate Veterans Day  With America’s Freedom Festival

Enter national essay, speech, storytelling, art, and video contests

 

Theme:  “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”  —Sir Edmund Burke

 

All entries are submitted online  Deadline:  November 16, 2015

 www.freedomfestival.org/contests

 

 Interactive link:    http://www.freedomfestival.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/AFF_2015-16EducationalEvents_interactive-poster.pdf  



Week 10

posted Oct 26, 2015, 2:01 PM by LeAnn Andrews

Upcoming Events
Oct. 26th-30th Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 30th Halloween Parade 2:45 pm
Nov. 16th-20th Book Fair
Nov. 25th-27th Thanksgiving Break

Sorry that I am so far behind with updates.  I am recovering well.  Thanks to my great substitutes and kids.

We have finished our Addition and Subtraction Unit and started our Multiplication & Division Unit..
We have finished our Realistic Fiction reading groups.
We have a good start on our Meteorology Unit for science.

Information to pass on if you are interested.

Celebrate Veterans Day  With America’s Freedom Festival

Enter national essay, speech, storytelling, art, and video contests

 

Theme:  “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”  —Sir Edmund Burke

 

All entries are submitted online  Deadline:  November 16, 2015

 www.freedomfestival.org/contests

 

 Interactive link:    http://www.freedomfestival.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/AFF_2015-16EducationalEvents_interactive-poster.pdf  

Week 7

posted Oct 2, 2015, 6:27 PM by LeAnn Andrews   [ updated Oct 2, 2015, 6:32 PM ]

Upcoming Events
Oct. 15-16th Fall Break
Oct. 20th Picture Make-Up Day
Oct. 22nd Reflections Awards Assembly
Oct. 26th-30th Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 30th Halloween Parade 2:45 pm

Nov. 16th-20th Book Fair
Nov. 25th-27th Thanksgiving Break

We have had a great week!
Thanks for all you do as parents and students.
I can't believe it is already October.

In Math we are learning about adding and subtracting multi digit numbers and it going great!

In science we are finishing up with Water Cycle

We can sing about it...


Make it in a jar....

                


Draw a diagram of it...

      

Thank you shout-out to Abigail for helping your friends.



Week 6

posted Sep 27, 2015, 9:01 PM by LeAnn Andrews   [ updated Sep 27, 2015, 9:33 PM ]

Upcoming Events
Week of September 28 - No TV Week
October 2 - PTA Reflections Due
October 15 & October 16 - Fall Break - No School
October 20 - Picture Make Up Day
October 22 - SEPs (sign ups coming soon!)
October 23 - No School
October 30 - Halloween Celebration and Parade

Our field trip Tuesday was a great success! We had so much fun and learned all kinds of things about birds and animals that live in the river. Thanks again to our great chaperones!

In we have been rounding numbers and talking about the water cycle this week. We did a fun experiment yesterday with the water cycle in a big bottle. See if your student can describe to you all the parts of the water cycle we saw.

We started doing small groups in reading this week. Ask your student about the book they are reading, they are doing some fun ones this time. ;) Also, watch for a drop in reading participation scores that may be a hint your child needs to work on focusing and completing their work during class instead of wasting time or getting distracted. Please let me know if they share ideas with you on what they might need to focus more.

This next week is the PTA’s No TV week.  Return the weeks log on Monday, October 5th.

I hope you all noticed the page that came home describing how to create a parent account that gives you access to important information about your child’s XtraMath progress. For a sample of the information you receive with a free parent account see the picture on our class website under Homework. Students MUST use the student account created for them by me this year so that I have access to their practice and progress information.

Thank you!

Mrs. Andrews

         
         
    

Week 5

posted Sep 17, 2015, 10:50 PM by LeAnn Andrews   [ updated Sep 18, 2015, 4:22 PM ]

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, September 22 - Diamond Fork Field Trip
Tuesday, September 22 - Sonic Night (5-8)
Week of September 28 - No TV Week
Friday October 2 - Reflections are due at the front office.
October 15 & October 16 - Fall Break - No School
Tuesday, October 20 - Fall Picture Make-Up Day
Thursday, October 22 - SEPs (sign ups coming soon!)
Friday, October 23 - No School

I have been having problems with XtraMath so ALL Usernames have been changed to be your class number then your first name with no underscore or space.  I will also be sending home a note that will help you to connect with your students XtraMath account so you can see their progress.

Fact practice is kind of like brushing your teeth, it does more good when you do it every day instead of tons at once.  :)  Because of that, XtraMath practice only counts as once a day.  To get all three points, students must complete a full session on three separate days.

We are looking for parents to help with our field trip on next Tuesday, September 22nd.  To accompany us, parents must be able to stay for the entire trip (9:00 to 2:00ish) and may not bring any siblings.  Please let me know by Monday if you are interested in chaperoning this field trip.  Spaces will be filled at a first come first served basis.  You will also need to provide your own lunch for the day.

In Language Arts...

     We are did our first "40 Book Challenge" sheet.  For more info see our webpage.

     We are learning to be more fluent with grade level texts, by reading together.

     We are learning to be more effective writers by studying mentor texts.

 

In Math...

     We can solve Multi-step word problems.

     We can generate number patters that follow a rule.

     We can understand and use the terms digit, place and value.

     We can read and write multi-digit whole numbers.

     We can use the pattern of powers of ten to solve problems

     We can compare two multi-digit numbers.

 

In Science...

     We can observe, infer and predict like a scientist.

     We can do science experiments.

     We describe the water cycle.


 A special shout out to Emma Lopez for all her hard work this week as my best translator!

Week 4

posted Sep 10, 2015, 3:35 PM by LeAnn Andrews

I am sending this out on Thursday instead of Friday because I will be out of town on Friday.

Take time to visit our school website and see what resources are there for Parents.  See the principal's Monday Message and stories from our school.

If you are on Facebook you can to the website and "Like" our page and you can get updates and stores sent right to you on Facebook.

Upcoming Events
Friday, September 11 - School Pictures
Wednesday, September 16 - 1/2 day - Students leave school at noon
Tuesday, September 22 - Diamond Fork Field Trip
Week of September 28 - No TV Week

Thank you Brianna for helping so well in our class this week!  Every day she worked with other students to help them understand and complete their work,

We have been working on being part of a group.  Some of us are still having a hard time being patient with one another.  We are doing readers theater with another class on Friday.  This helps us with our fluency practice and working with others.

In Reading...
     We are finishing Fourth Grade Rats by Jerry Spinelli.  Next week we will start reading groups.
     We are learning to be more fluent with grade level texts, by reading together.

In Social Studies...
     We are learning about the Preamble.
     We are learning about our American history and some of America's symbols.

In Writing
     We can write lots of cursive letter neatly.

In Math...
     We can generate number patters that follow a rule.
     We can understand and use the terms digit, place and value.
     We can read and write multi-digit whole numbers.

In Science...
     We can observe, infer and predict like a scientist.
     We can do science experiments.  (Most days)

We are hoping that everyone remembers to bring their homework this week, so that Grandma can bring us another treat!

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