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May Happenings

May 15th Ė Tropicana Speech County Competition

May 13rd-Veteranís Field Trip

May 22nd Ė Classroom Awards at 12:30

May 23rd Ė End of Fourth Nine Weeks and the Last Day of School!

Awards Ceremony

You are cordially invited to celebrate your childís accomplishments in 4th grade on May 22nd, from 12:30 -1:30 p.m. in our classroom!


Owl Pellets

As part of our science curriculum during the week of May 5th-9th, the students will get to play the part of scientist when we dissect owl pellets. We will be discussing the life processes of animals during this time. It is a fun, awesome experience for the students. They will get to work with a partner for the project and will be graded on participation in the dissection, completion of the packet, and the completed skeleton.

Words cannot express how blessed I have been to have such wonderful, caring students and parents. Each student has brought their own unique quality to our class making it an exciting place to learn. I would like to thank the parents for all of your support, and for allowing me the privilege of teaching your child. Itís hard to believe an entire school year has flown by us. Iím truly not ready to send this group up to fifth gradeóIíd like to keep them forever. However, Iím told it is time to continue to let them grow and have new experiences. I know that starting a new school year is very exciting; however, it is also a somewhat scary adventure. Please reassure your children that Iím always here for themósometimes all that is needed is a hug and a smile along with a few words of encouragement from the teacher they have known most recently. Thank you all for making this school year an incredible experience! Have a safe and happy summer!


  In an effort to be better stewards of our resources parents will no longer be receiving AR TOPS reports.  To view your child's progress towards their goals you can visit the website listed below.  It is easy to get signed and ready to use this great service.  You will receive emails to your personal address when your child has tested.  It is a valuable tool to use in keeping in touch with your child's progress.

  Parents, please make sure that your child is taking advantage of the ThinkCentral website.  This is a valuable tool to use for practice in both reading, math, and science.  Your child has been given a username and password for this website.  The information is located in their binders.  Also, the McGraw-Hill website for Social Studies and Reading.

  Students will be getting acquainted with Spelling activities that will help them be successful on Thursday tests.  We have created a link to Spelling City which provides games and printables for each week's spelling words.  Please go to and find our state, school, and then Mrs. Yancey's name (she has it set up for all of fourth grade).  Students will need to choose the list of words we are working on that week.  Happy playing.   

 Please make sure to check binders nightly for important information, weekly assignments, and tests.  Please make sure that your child is reading every night.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me, jot a note in the planner, or email me at anytime. 

Thank you,

 Ms. McCranie 

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Anecdote Model - Anecdote Model
Behavior Plan - Beavior Plan
Expository Benchmark Model - Expository Benchmark Model
Expository Pre-Write Frame - Expository Pre-Write Frame
Expository Prompts for Home - Expository Prompts for Home
Grocery Shopping List - Grocery Shopping List
Grocery Shopping Parent Letter - Grocery Shopping Parent Letter
May Newsletter - May Newsletter
Narritive Story Map Frame - Narritive Story Map Frame
Reading Log - Reading Log
Scholastic Parent Letter - Scholastic Parent Letter
Scholastic Parent Online Ordering Letter - Scholastic Parent Online Ordering Letter
Valentine's Day Letter - Valentine's Day Letter
Volunteer Application page 1 - Volunteer Application page 1
Volunteer Application page 2 - Volunteer Application page 2
Writing Rubric - Writing Rubric
Year Book Order Form - Year Book Order Form

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