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Puzzle Piece Project - The students were assigned this project today.  Coming home this week, you will find the parent letter, information sheet for their book choice, and the rubric used for scoring this assignment.  Their book outline was due Friday.  I wanted to give them enough time to read the book and AR test on it, so that they can complete their projects without feeling rushed.  These projects are due on Book-o-Ween, which is Friday, October 31st.  As per the handbook, no late projects will be accepted, so if you know that your child will not be here that day, please make sure they turn it in early.  I have uploaded the documents pertaining to this assignment.   

Buffalo Basket Auction is here! On Saturday, November 8 at Lake Miona Recreation Center this fundraising event will occur. The parent letter has been sent home in your child's Monday Folder, but is also available as a PDF on my website. Please turn in all African Safari themed items to me by October 23. If you have no time to shop, you can also send in cash and I will shop for our basket. Turn in all receipts to receive PI. Thanks! *I have extended the deadline so please turn in any items you may have picked up while out and about this weekend!! Your donations are greatly appreciated.

Our Field Trip is almost here!  On Friday, November 19th our Fourth Grade Classes are going on a field trip to St. Augustine! Remember, if you would like to volunteer, the slips with a Volunteer Application Form must be received by Friday, September 5. A copy of your driver's license is required, as well. I will pick 5 names on Monday, September 8 and let you know either way if you have been chosen or not. Permission slips are due Friday, September 19th along with a deposit of $40. The balance is then due on Thursday, October 16. Don't forget to notarize the permission slip. We are going to have a great time!  

This year Language Arts and Social Studies are connected together online under Our focus skill is on main idea and detaila and our vocabulary strategy is using context clues to figure out words we do not know. Our comprehension strategy is ask and answer questions. Weekly Language Art Assessments will take place on Fridays. Spelling tests will be on Fridays, unless other wise noted, and our skill this week is review on r-controled vowels /ar/ & /or/, such as overact and stretching. In writing we will begin to focus on informative essay writing, which will encompass expository writing skills. Students will be able to explain why about a topic and use details to prove the main ideas about the topic. *This week will be focused on informative writing. There will be no weekly reading test this Friday.

Math and Science are connected together on  In math we will continue with multiplying one-digit, two and three-digit numbers. We will also focus on dividing. Continue memorizing those multiplication facts from 0-12. Please practice these nightly. We also have timed fact practices each day, with a timed quiz on Thursdays. Your child will have fact homework Monday-Wednesday. Chapter 5 will start with a review of factors and multiples. Our Chapter 5 math test will be on Friday, October 31. Keep practicing your facts nightly!!

Science will continue with Unit 9: Life Cycles and Growth.  The big idea for this unit is heredity and reproduction in plants and animals. We will have Unit tests that will be posted ahead of time and also written in the agenda by your child. All science tests are open book. 

In Social Studies we will learn and study all about Native American Tribes in Florida, which ties right in with our St. Augustine Field Trip. We will then continue right into Unit 2, which is all about Spanish Colonization. Our Unit 2 test will be in November. Your child will also continue to learn about the tribes of Florida.

Our class is collecting box tops and soup can labels.  Please send any you may have in with your child anytime.

To track your child's progress on AR, the website is:

Thanks! Mrs. France





PDF documents
Anecdote Model - Anecdote Model
August Newsletter - August Newsletter
Buffalo Basket Parent Letter - Buffalo Basket Parent Letter
October Newsletter - October Newsletter
Pre Write Frame - Pre Write Frame
Puzzle Piece Poster Project Rubric - Puzzle Piece Poster Project Rubric
Puzzle Piece Project Directions - Puzzle Piece Project Directions
Puzzle Piece Project Information Sheet - Puzzle Piece Project Information Sheet
September Newsletter - September Newsletter
St. Augustine Parent Letter - St. Augustine Parent Letter
St. Augustine Permission Slip - St. Augustine Permission Slip
Story Map - Story Map
Writing Rubric - Writing Rubric

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