Dear 4B Families,
Happy June and second to last newsletter of the year!
The link to the Summer Letter was placed in my email sent to you. A hard copy will also be in your child’s filer tomorrow. Next week you will find tabs above where I have added the Summer Links for Math, Reading and Writing that I mention in the letter. Please use them if you are in need of ideas or inspiration for summer review.
Mystery Book Reports: The students will be making their mystery book report presentations this week. Students should be prepared to present with a clear order and organization to their talk. The rubric for the presenation is here. If you have Power Points or Google Docs send them to me, or send in a flash drive and I will have them set up for the Smart Board.
Social Studies: The Washington Feature test will take place this Thursday. Last week we learned all about Mother Joseph and her role in the development of the NW and the Denny Party. This week the students will learn about the building of early Seattle and the crazy events that led to the reason we have an Underground Tour, which will lead us to the Great Seattle Fire and the Klondike GoldRush. Lots of great history!
Spelling: The final spelling test of the year will be on Friday. The words are contractions. Students also need to know the words that the contractions replace. For instance: she’ll replaces she will. The word list was passed out last Friday and can be accessed here.
Pray for sun!! Our final field trip of the year will take place next Wednesday June 12th. Hopefully the weather will cooperative and give us a rain free day. We will learn about the early history of Seattle on the very entertaining, and historical Underground Tour. For those of you that have been on the public tour before, please know that this tour is geared for school age students and very appropriate! Following the tour we will we will head to Alki to eat our lunches and have some playtime together on the same beach that the Denny Party landed on in 1851. I do encourage students bring a water bottle, especially if it is hot. If you signed up to drive/chaperone you will be getting an email later this week with some specific information.
Cleaning Days next Tuesday and Thursday! All students are asked to bring in a sturdy bag or two on Tuesday, so that they can bring home the contents of their desk and locker, as well as some rags for cleaning. Thank you! . The majority of desk items will be sent home on Tuesday. I have been keeping a portfolio of some of the bigger and more “special” projects and assignments this year. These items will come home on Thursday in a separate large “portfolio folder” the students will make. Don’t throw away this portfolio without taking out what you would like to save!
Our classwork this week will consist of finishing up units of study and tasks. The work we do this week is important and will be included in their final grades. Thank you for helping keep your children rested and ready to do their best to finish out the year. Look for math homework each night this week that will be a reivew of tasks from the year to prepare them for a final math test on Friday.