Newsletter November 13th

Dear 4B Families,

I hope you all enjoyed the Veterans Day Weekend.  The class prayer service on Friday honoring the veterans the students wrote about on their flags was very special.  It was incredible to see how interested the students were in learning about other students’ relatives. Thank you for assisting your child with this project.  The flags will be proudly displayed in the classroom this week and next.  Some families like to bring their flags home to give to the veteran it honors.  You are welcome to bring home your flag after your conference if you like.  Otherwise I will add them to your child’s portfolio and they will come home at the end of the year.

Conferences: We are very busy finishing up projects to prepare for conferences next week. Your child will be making introductions at the door, leading us in prayer, sharing some of their work, and discussing goals for 2nd trimester.   I look forward to meeting with you all as we discuss your child’s progress and goals.

Religion: The students will be taking a test on our chapter related to the Saints in class this week.  We will review and discuss in class.  This will be an open book text evidence test. We will then move into a study of the Corporal Works of Mercy, which ties in nicely with the spirit of giving during Advent.

Second Step:  Our lesson this week will review the word empathy. Having empathy helps students be respectful and act in thoughtful ways toward others.

We will be meeting with our Faith Families on Thursday to make thank you cards for the Holy Rosary Tree Lot.

Spelling: Study sheets for Unit 8, long “i” sounds, were sent home last Friday.  The test will take place this Friday as usual.

untitled Reading:  Make sure you are checking your child’s filer for recent corrected reading tests.  The students will be receiving a Charlotte’s Web vocabulary sentence assignment that will be due on Friday.  We will go over the assignment in detail at school, but we ask the parents also read over the directions.

Math: Corrected math tests from last week will be in your child’s filer by Friday. Our class work is building up to the skill of multiplying two and three digit numbers.  Students will use models to demonstrate understanding of multiplication of larger numbers before we move into the algorithm.   Thank you for your support of regular fact practice at home. 

Social Studies:
  Our next map test will be a combination review of the Midwest/NE/SE states.   This test will take place November 29th.  You can also access the online practice for both  the locations and abbreviations of these states with the link. Our class work continues with the Coastal and Plateau People of Washington State.


  • Spelling test on Friday, worksheet Wednesday.
  • Charlotte’s Web vocabulary sentences due Friday.
  • Math homework Tuesday and Wednesday if not completed at school.  Nightly fact practice on Xtramath. 
  • Social Studies NE/SE/Midwest Statemap review for November 29th test.
  • During the Thanksgiving break students should continue to read regularly and review math facts!  A week with no practice can cause significant setbacks on progress.

I look forward to seeing you next week during conferences.

I also want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

I am so thankful for all of my 4th grade families!

Wishing you a blessed holiday full of joy!

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