I hope you all had a GREAT weekend. We have a busy week in the fourth grade.
Below is an outline of what's to come:
Monday, March 2nd: Talent Show Auditions
Tuesday, March 3rd: Crazy/Fun Socks Day
Wednesday, March 4th: Field Trip to Bouverie Preserve-Please review email reminders
Thursday, March 5th: Crazy/Fun Hat Day & Hillcrest Musical Field Trip & Report Cards Home
Friday, March 6th: P.J. Day and Business Day
This week, we have many exciting activities planned. Please read below for curriculum specific information!
This week, we are using our ELA block to focus on field trips and Clem Miller projects. Students are busy researching, typing, and presenting their animal and plant projects in preparation for our overnight adventure.
This week, we will continue reading Island of the Blue Dolphins. We are getting close to the end of our Novel Study.
This week, we will use our morning review block to review grammar taught during Unit 4.
This week, students will not have a spelling test or ELA packet. We concluded Unit 4 in ELA and will resume Unit 5 after spring break.
This week, students will make any final touches they need on their zoo essays and submit them for scoring (most students turned in their essays last week). We will begin an informational essay about the Donner Party after spring break.
This week, students will begin chapter 8 which explores multiplying fractions.
This week, students will finish our Exploration and Early Settlements Unit. They finished their presidios today, conducting a "speedy build" of the forts this afternoon. Students did a fabulous job with limited time. Tomorrow, students will finish up their note taking guides to turn in for grading. We will begin looking at California under Mexican Rule this week. Our studies switch to California and the Gold Rush after spring break!
This week, we will continue to focus our Science lessons around flora and fauna that are abundant in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Students are working on finishing their animal projects to present at the education center at Clem Miller. Many students are also working on an extra credit plant project to share during our field trip as well.
Our Social Emotional learning program at Gravenstein is called 2nd Step. Each week, students practice a different social/emotional skill in addition to participating in daily morning meetings as a class. Last week, we focused on avoiding making assumptions. Students will continue exploring that skill this week.
Our enrichments trimester 2 are as follows:
STEM with Mr. Science
P.E. with Mr. Carey
Art with Mrs. Ricciardi
Every Friday, I will send home a folder containing work your child completed the previous week. Additionally, I may send home office forms or other pertinent school information. The work in the folder is an opportunity for you to review assignments completed in the classroom. There is a place for you to initial that you have seen and reviewed the work sent home with your child.
All work should stay at home unless indicated otherwise in the folder.
Items coming home this week in the Friday folder:
1. No Friday Folder Coming Home this week-Mrs. B focusing on Clem Miller Amazingness
Each week, I will post items that I would love to have donated to our classroom for projects, etc. Please do not feel obligated to donate and only do so if you are interested and able! Many thanks in advance.
If anyone has an extra bottle or spray can of sunblock they can donate to the class, I would love to use it as back up at Clem Miller (in case it is needed). Thanks!
Thank you so much for all the lovely holiday gifts and cards that came my way before winter break. You are all so very thoughtful and kind!
If you need to get in touch with me for any reason, please don’t hesitate to do so! My email address is: Abrown@grav.k12.ca.us. I check my email nightly before 5 PM and will get back to you within twenty-four hours. Of course, you are always welcome to stop by after school with any questions or concerns as well.
I look forward to a wonderful year! Thank so much,