Monday, February 20, 2017

Week 21 Newsletter

What a great trip to Fort Clatsop we had on Friday!  It was great to see where and how the Lewis and Clark Expedition lived during the winter of 1805/1806.  I hope this will remain as a highlight of their year in 4th grade.  Our next field trip will be to the Aurora Colony on Thursday, March 23 (the day before Spring Break).  This will be another way the students can experience authentic history right in front of them.  

Just to keep you in the loop, we are a little behind in writing our Wax Museum speeches.  Don’t worry, they will finish in plenty of time.  We are beginning to write our rough drafts this week and they will turn it into me for a grade next week.  This part of the project is done entirely at school.  You can support them at home by asking how it is going and what they accomplished each day.  I take them through a slow and purposeful process to learn how to take proper notes, create a rough draft, edit it, and create a final draft.  On Friday, March 3, the corrected rough drafts will be sent home to be typed into a Final Draft.  They will start this process at school, but it will need to finished at home.  The rough drafts are due (electronic copy only) on Tuesday, March 7.  

Hoop-a-thon pledge information was sent home last week. Hopefully students have already started getting pledges.  Remember that the pledges can be “turned in” online this year.  Click here to find out more!

Capture the memories of the school year by ordering your West Hills Christian School Yearbook today! Yearbooks are $20, and for only $5 more, you have the opportunity to customize them. Click HERE to jump to Jostens website to order! Deadline for ordering (customized or not) is this Friday, Feb. 24.

This week's bible verse:   Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.  Jeremiah 32:17

What we are studying this week:
Bible: God is omnipotent
Grammar:  Verbs
Math: Ch. 4 - Division, test on Friday
Science:  Magnet and Electricity Unit - batteries, Unit Test on Tuesday
Social Studies:  Lewis and Clark Unit - What did they eat? / Review
Writing:  New unit:  6+1 writing traits: Voice

What's coming up:
Feb. 20 - No School - Presidents Day
Feb. 21 - SCHOOL DAY - Teacher Development Day (Due to snow day)
Feb. 24 - School Spirit Day - wear RED and BLACK! (Rescheduled from snow day)
Feb. 27 to Mar. 3 - Spirit Week
  • Monday - Pajama Day
  • Tuesday - Sports Day
  • Wednesday - Lumberjack Day
  • Thursday - Disney Day
  • Friday - TBA
Mar. 3 – Hoop-a-thon (Fourth Grade shoots from 9:30-10:15)
Mar. 17 - Patriotic Performance and Wax Museum (7:00-8:30pm)
Mar. 23 - Aurora Colony field trip (9:15-12:30)
Mar. 24 - No School - Grading Day
Mar. 27-31 - No School - Spring Break

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