We are almost into May!!!
Please remember that we are going on a Field Trip next week-on Tuesday. We will take a bus to The Little Red School House. I still need some returned forms and the $6.00. Parents go free. Please come if you can and let me know!!! Thanks. Also, your child should bring a lunch-we will picnic there. Remember that your child should wear comfortable shoes and clothing-it is a nature center and we will be outside walking!!
This week we have our last MAPS Testing of 4th grade. We take the Reading this afternoon. We will take Math this Thursday and this Friday we will take the Science part of the MAPS Test. I will share with you and your child their results-actually, your child knows to look right when they finish each test to see how they scored-remember to ask them!!! They can see their gains!!!
We will have regular gym tomorrow and I will take the kids out for an extra gym time on Thursday because they will be taking their Maps Math Test during their regular gym time.
Language Arts: We will continue with Beowulf this week. We will not have a long language arts class everyday this week, so I will not assign extra homework for Beowulf.
Homework: Please remind your child that they should be reading each night at home. How are they doing with their reading at home? Thanks for your help!!
Math: We will not have math class today, no Homework for Monday night.
Tuesday through Thursday we will complete Lessons 8.5 through 8.7. We will complete lesson 8.8 on Monday. We have go on our Field Trip next Tuesday and our Unit 8 math test will be next
Lessons 8.5-8.7 are all about Area of a Rectangle, Area of a Parallelogram and Area of a triangle.
Homework: Tuesday through Thursday evening. Thanks. Plese work extra with your child each night if they need help with the formula for an area of each of these shapes. Ask them each night what the formula is and how to get it. Thanks for the extra help.
Social Studies-We will have a lesson this week that will focus on Illinois again.
Art: Have you heard about their Closet Full of Crazy Critters? We will complete these this week.
We have a busy week that I am looking forward to. We are all excited about the testing this week-keeping a very positive atmosphere in being proud of our accomplishments and test scores!!!
Have a great week. Jean Clement