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Mr. Eames - Grade 4

School Administrative Unit #7 Mission Statement

To prepare every SAU #7 student for success in whatever path they choose.


Week of January 13—17, 2020


I respectfully request that all fourth grade students plan to arrive in the classroom at 7:55 a.m. daily.  This will allow all students the opportunity to unpack their backpacks, read the daily morning message; and prepare/organize for the official start of their day at 8:10 a.m.  Your cooperation with this request is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.


I would like to remind all fourth grade parents that in order to be in compliance with the Colebrook Elementary School Handbook, written notes (explaining the absence) are required to be sent in with all students when they return from an absence from school.  Your diligent cooperation with this matter is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.


I would also like to remind all fourth grade parents that I would greatly appreciate your child's assignment book being signed on a nightly basis.  Your diligent cooperation with this is also greatly appreciated.  Thank you.


I would like to encourage all fourth grade students to wear appropriate attire on a daily basis for outside recess (11:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.) as we endure the fluctuating weather.


The following topics are planned to be covered in fourth grade.  [Please note that plans are subject to change without notice based on student interest/need.]


Spelling – Unit 16 – "Contractions" [Unit 16 words include . . . don't; won't; wouldn't; there's; we're; you're; doesn't; I've; here's; wasn't; shouldn't; couldn't; where's; hadn't; aren't; they're; it's; we've; when's; and haven't.  Unit 16 challenge words include . . . it'; who'll; might've; mustn't; and we'd.]  Please Note: The spelling test for Unit 16 will be given on Thursday, January 16, 2030 due to no school on Friday, January 17, 2020—SAU #7-Wide Administrative Day at the Pittsburg School.)


Math – AIMSweb Math Testing with Title I Staff and Topic 3 — "Use Strategies and Properties to Multiply by 1-Digit Numbers  [All fourth grade students need daily practice with all basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts.  According to former CES math consultant, Professor Mahesh Sharma, a student knows the math fact if he or she is able to recall the math fact in three seconds or less.]


Reading/Language Arts – AIMSweb Reading Testing with Title I Staff and Story – "The Case of the Gasping Garbage" by Michele Torrey and illustrated by Barbara Johansen Newman [Genre – Realistic Fiction/Skills – Conventions (Singular and Plural Pronouns) and Compare and Contrast/Vocabulary (analysis; beaker; hollow; identity; lecture; microscope; precise; and relentless)]  

 

Social Studies/Science – Trout in the Classroom presentation by Mrs. Mary M. Jolles [Retired CES Principal]; Science Spin (November/December 2019) "Floating on Air: [Physical Science – Properties of Matter]; and Scholastic News [January 6, 2020] "Do You Ever Feel Like This?" [ Topics include: (a) "It Takes Guts"; (b) "How to Go From Anxious to Relaxed"; (c) "5 Big Questions About Montgomery, Alabama"; (d) "The New Moon King"; (e) "Can You Spot the Zebra?"; and (f) "Debate It: Should Students Be Rewarded for Perfect Attendance?"]


All fourth grade students are encouraged to read twenty minutes each night.  Research has shown, all children who read twenty minutes a day become better readers!

The following links have been provided for your information regarding Responsive Classroom, Playworks, and Study Island which have been school-wide initiatives in the elementary grades since the 2017—2018 school year.


Responsive Classroom ~ https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/about/


Playworks ~ http://www.playworks.org/about


Study Island ~ https://www.studyisland.com/about


The fourth grade specialty schedule is listed below for your information.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Music

10:15—11:00 a.m.

(with Mr. Stewart)


Gym

10:15—11:00 a.m.

(with Mr. Call)

Wear sneakers!


Art

10:30—11:15 a.m.

(with Mrs. Johnsen)

Gym

10:15—11:00 a.m.

(with Mr. Call)

Wear sneakers!

 

Coding

12:45—1:30 p.m.

(with Ms. Hall)

Library

1:30—2:15 p.m.

(with Mrs. Daley)

Remember library books!



LOOKING AHEAD IN FOURTH GRADE


Monday, January 13, 2020 

¨ Fourth Grade is scheduled to complete the winter session of the AIMSweb Plus reading testing with support from the CA&ES Title I Staff in the classroom from 8:30—10:00 a.m.  Questions or concerns regarding this testing may be directed to Mrs. Blais [CA&ES Title I Project Manager/Teacher for Kindergarten—Grade 5] via email at mblais@psd.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1214 [Mondays and Tuesdays].  Mrs. Blais can also be reached via telephone at (603) 538-6536.


Monday, January 13, 2020—Friday, January 31, 2020 

¨ During this period of time, the winter testing window for STAR math and reading testing is open.  Fourth grade's testing dates and times will be announced in advance.  Question or concerns regarding this testing may be directed to Mrs. Wheelock [CA&ES Principal] via email at kwheelock@csd.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1104.



Tuesday, January 14, 2020 

¨ Fourth Grade is scheduled to complete the winter session of the AIMSweb Plus math testing with support from the CA&ES Title I Staff in the classroom from 8:30—10:00 a.m.  Questions or concerns regarding this testing may be directed to Mrs. Blais [CA&ES Title I Project Manager/Teacher for Kindergarten—Grade 5] via email at mblais@psd.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1214 [Mondays and Tuesdays].  Mrs. Blais can also be reached via telephone at (603) 538-6536.


Wednesday, January 15, 2020 

¨ Mrs. Mary M. Jolles [Retired CES Principal] will visit fourth grade to a presentation on the Trout in the Classroom program. [Mrs. Overhoff's (CA&ES Grades 6—8 Science Educator) and her seventh grade homeroom will join fourth grade for this presentation.]  For more information regarding the Trout in the Classroom program, please visit www.troutintheclassroom.org.


Thursday, January 16, 2020 

¨ Skiing and Snowboarding is scheduled to continue for participating students in Grades 2—12 at Burke Mountain [Burke, VT].  Participating students will depart from CA&ES at 11:00 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m.  [Future dates include January 23, 2020; January 30, 2020; February 6, 2020; and February 13, 2020.] Questions or concerns regarding this event may be directed to Mrs. Clogston [CA&ES Guidance Counselor for Grades 7—12] via email at cclogston@csd.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1105.


¨ The Learn to Swim and Learn to Skate programs are scheduled to continue for participating students in Grades 2—5 at the North Country Community Recreation Center.  Participating students will be released from classes at approximately 12:00 p.m. and return at approximately 2:15 p.m. in order to meet the regular bus, car rider, and walker dismissals.  [Future dates include January 23, 2020; January 30, 2020; February 6, 2020; and February 13, 2020.] Non-participating students will participate in activities at the school.


¨ Quarter 2 grades close.  (Quarter 2 report cards are scheduled to go home with students on Friday, January 24, 2020.)


Friday, January 17, 2020

¨ NO SCHOOL ~ SAU-Wide Administrative Day at the Pittsburg School


Monday, January 20, 2020

¨ NO SCHOOL ~ Civil Rights Day Observed


Tuesday, January 22, 2020

¨ Third quarter begins.


¨ Mr. Alan Farnsworth will visit fourth grade from 1:30—2:15 p.m. to do a second book talk.  He plans to summarize various books suitable for a range of reading abilities as well as promote the New Hampshire Downloadable Books Consortium.  For information regarding the New Hampshire Downloadable Books Consortium, please visit www.nh.overdrive.com.


Thursday, January 23, 2020 

¨ Skiing and Snowboarding is scheduled to continue for participating students in Grades 2—12 at Burke Mountain [Burke, VT].  Participating students will depart from CA&ES at 11:00 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m.  [Future dates include January 30, 2020; February 6, 2020; and February 13, 2020.] Questions or concerns regarding this event may be directed to Mrs. Clogston [CA&ES Guidance Counselor for Grades 7—12] via email at cclogston@csd.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1105.


¨ The Learn to Swim and Learn to Skate programs are scheduled to continue for participating students in Grades 2—5 at the North Country Community Recreation Center.  Participating students will be released from classes at approximately 12:00 p.m. and return at approximately 2:15 p.m. in order to meet the regular bus, car rider, and walker dismissals.  [Future dates include January 30, 2020; February 6, 2020; and February 13, 2020.] Non-participating students will participate in activities at the school.


Friday, January 24, 2020

¨ Second quarter report cards are scheduled to be sent home today.  Please review, sign, and return (with the original report card envelope) with your child on Monday, January 27, 2020.


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

¨ Colebrook Public Library Monthly Visit — 1:30—2:00 p.m. [We are scheduled to depart from CA&ES at 1:15 p.m. to walk to the Colebrook Public Library and return at 2:15 p.m.]


Thursday, January 30, 2020 

¨ Skiing and Snowboarding is scheduled to continue for participating students in Grades 2—12 at Burke Mountain [Burke, VT].  Participating students will depart from CA&ES at 11:00 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m.  [Future dates include February 6, 2020; and February 13, 2020.] Questions or concerns regarding this event may be directed to Mrs. Clogston [CA&ES Guidance Counselor for Grades 7—12] via email at cclogston@csd.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1105.


¨ The Learn to Swim and Learn to Skate programs are scheduled to continue for participating students in Grades 2—5 at the North Country Community Recreation Center.  Participating students will be released from classes at approximately 12:00 p.m. and return at approximately 2:15 p.m. in order to meet the regular bus, car rider, and walker dismissals.  [Future dates include February 6, 2020; and February 13, 2020.] Non-participating students will participate in activities at the school.


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

¨ Early Release Day ~ 12:00 p.m. Student Dismissal


Thursday, February 6, 2020 

¨ Skiing and Snowboarding is scheduled to continue for participating students in Grades 2—12 at Burke Mountain [Burke, VT].  Participating students will depart from CA&ES at 11:00 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m.  [Final date is February 13, 2020.] Questions or concerns regarding this event may be directed to Mrs. Clogston [CA&ES Guidance Counselor for Grades 7—12] via email at cclogston@csd.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1105.


¨ The Learn to Swim and Learn to Skate programs are scheduled to continue for participating students in Grades 2—5 at the North Country Community Recreation Center.  Participating students will be released from classes at approximately 12:00 p.m. and return at approximately 2:15 p.m. in order to meet the regular bus, car rider, and walker dismissals.  [Final date is February 13, 2020.] Non-participating students will participate in activities at the school.


Thursday, February 13, 2020 

¨ Skiing and Snowboarding is scheduled to conclude for participating students in Grades 2—12 at Burke Mountain [Burke, VT].  Participating students will depart from CA&ES at 11:00 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m.  Questions or concerns regarding this event may be directed to Mrs. Clogston [CA&ES Guidance Counselor for Grades 7—12] via email at cclogston@csd.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1105.


¨ The Learn to Swim and Learn to Skate programs are scheduled to conclude for participating students in Grades 2—5 at the North Country Community Recreation Center.  Participating students will be released from classes at approximately 12:00 p.m. and return at approximately 2:15 p.m. in order to meet the regular bus, car rider, and walker dismissals.  Non-participating students will participate in activities at the school.


Friday, February 14, 2020

¨ Fourth Grade Valentine's Day Celebration (10:45—11:30 a.m.)  Healthy snacks and drinks will be enjoyed along with the sharing of valentines.  [If students are sharing valentines, it will be required that students share valentines with all members of the fourth grade.  Thank you.]


Thursday, February 20, 2020

¨ Colebrook Public Library Monthly Visit — 1:30—2:00 p.m. [We are scheduled to depart from CA&ES at 1:15 p.m. to walk to the Colebrook Public Library and return at 2:15 p.m.]


Monday, February 24, 2020—Friday, February 28, 2020 –

¨ NO SCHOOL ~ Winter Recess


Monday, March 2, 2020 –

¨ CES Staff and students return to school today.