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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 October 21—25, 2019


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 7 – "Irregular Plurals"  [Unit 7 words include . . . videos; feet; potatoes; themselves; lives; leaves; cliffs; men; halves; moose; radios; sheep; cuffs; beliefs; patios; children; tornadoes; tomatoes; hoofs; and loaves.  Unit 7 challenge words include . . . portfolios; embargoes; handkerchiefs; calves; and lassoes.  [The spelling test for Unit 6 will be given on Friday, October 25, 2019.]


Math – STAR Math Testing; Topic 1 — "Place Value Understandings" (Rounding Whole Numbers to the nearest hundred thousand); and Topic 2 — "Fluently Add and Subtract Multi-Digit Whole 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 – STAR Reading Testing and Story – "Coyote School News"  by Joan Sandin [Genre – Fiction/Skills – Conventions (Regular Plural Nouns); Drawing Conclusions/Vocabulary (bawling; coyote; dudes; roundup; and spurs)]


Social Studies/Science Scholastic News (September 23, 2019) "I'm Fighting for Clean Water" [Topics include: (a) "I'm Saving My Community"; (b) "What You Need to Know About the Flint Water Crisis"; (c) "Home Sweet Home"; (d) "We're Moving In!"; (e) "He Grew Up to Be . . . A Symbil of Peace"; (f) "World's Ugliest Dog"; and (g) "Should Schools Teach Cursive".] and Scholastic News (September 9, 2019) "Would You Visit the Titanic?" [Topics include: (a) Journey to the Titanic"; (b) "From Ship to Wreck"; (c) "I Honor Brave Heroes"; (d) "What You Need to Know About 9/11"; (e) "It's Constitution Day!"; and (f) "Should Kids Be on Instagram?".]


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, October 23—Thursday, October 31, 2019 –
¨ National Red Ribbon Week — The 2019 National Red Ribbon Week theme is: Send a Message. Stay Drug Free.  "Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States."  For more information about National Red Ribbon Week, please visit www.redribbon.org.

Monday, October 21, 2019 –

¨ Detailed Halloween Celebration parent letters will be sent home with each fourth grader.  If you should have any questions and/or  concerns, please do not hesitate contact me via email at reames@csds.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1206.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 –

¨ In celebration of Red Ribbon Week [October 23—31, 2019], Ms. Amy Caron is scheduled to visit fourth grade from 1:00—1:45 p.m.  The fourth grade students will participate in an Escape Room activity.  Inquiries regarding the Escape Room activity may be directed to Ms. Amy Caron [Colebrook School's School Assistance Program Coordinator] via email at acaron@csd.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1107.   


Friday, October 25, 2019 –

¨ Signed Halloween Celebration parent letters due.  If you should have any questions and/or  concerns, please do not hesitate contact me via email at reames@csds.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1206.
¨ Border Patrol Canine Demonstration [Kindergarten—Grade 6 — 9:00—9:45 a.m. (CA&ES gymnasium)]  Inquiries regarding the Border Patrol canine demonstration may be directed to Ms. Amy Caron [Colebrook Schools School Assistance Program Coordinator] via email at acaron@csd.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1107. 
¨ Quarter 1 grades close.  Quarter 1 report cards are scheduled to be sent home on Friday, November 1, 2019.

Monday, October 28, 2019 –

¨ Quarter 2 begins.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

¨ Fourth Grade Halloween Celebration ~ 1:30—2:30 p.m.  If you should have any questions and/or  concerns, please do not hesitate contact me via email at reames@csds.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1206.


Friday, November 1, 2019

¨ First 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, November 4, 2019.