Newsletter for the Week of June 1st

Dear 4B Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It’s really starting to feel like summer! I know this isn’t how we wanted to spend our last two weeks of the school year, but I’m ready to make the most of it! Let’s keep the momentum going and have a strong start to summer! I’m so impressed with the work that all of you have been doing. It is inspiring to be a part of such a wonderful 4B Family.

Zoom Meetings: Next week’s Zoom schedule is as follows:

Whole Class:
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 11:00am

Whole Class Mandatory Math:
Monday, June 1st @ 2:00 (We will go over homework for Chapter 13, Lesson 1.)
Tuesday, June 2nd @ 2:00 (We will go over homework for Chapter 13, Lesson 4.)
Thursday, June 4th @ 2:00 (We will go over homework for Chapter 14, Lesson 1.)
Thursday, June 5th @ 2:00 (We will go over homework for Chapter 14, Lesson 2.)

Theme Days: On Tuesday, June 2nd, the theme is animals/animal print. The very last theme day is Wednesday, June 10th, and the theme is Facemask/”Masq”erade Ball.

Happy NumbersHappy Numbers is a valuable program for students. In a normal classroom setting, students are doing daily math review of critical skills. During the remote learning period, Happy Numbers is a great way for students to continue this important practice. We are asking students to complete just 45 minutes of Happy Numbers per week. Please encourage your child to continue her/his work on Happy Numbers.

Reading: (From Ms. Corrigan) We are in the final stretch! We have the last couple chapters of our novel to finish during these last two weeks. Encourage your child to stay on top of daily work and finish strong! I can’t tell you how proud I am of everyone! The grit and determination are impressive! We are getting stronger and smarter every day!!!

As usual, I will be providing OPTIONAL summer reading packets for those who find them useful. I plan on posting these packets in Google classroom for your convenience. If you need a PAPER copy of the packets, I ask that you email me directly by this FRIDAY so I can have them copied and ready for the pick-up/drop-off date.

If you have any questions at all about reading or your child, please do not hesitate to contact me. Parents, you’re doing an incredible job and I am humbled by your dedication and love for your children and our community.

Thursday Fun Day!  4B Talent Show at 11:00: I’d love everyone to share some “talent!” It can even be a joke!  Students can choose to perform live. Otherwise, if students would like to film their talent ahead of time and send to me by Thursday morning, we can show that instead.  It is ok to get the family or pets involved.  Have fun–be creative.  Keep talents under two minutes.

Virtual “Bake Sale” Looking ahead to next week, on Wednesday, June 10th at 11:00 we will watch the 4B end of the year slideshow I am attempting to put together. Since we didn’t get a chance to have the 4th Grade Bake Sale this year, I thought it might be fun if the students did some baking at home for the family instead. Students could bake what they might have baked for the bake sale, but just for the family instead. Each student could share their creations and enjoy a little treat as they watch the slide show.


Have a wonderful week!

Ms. Benson

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