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Mr. Eames - Grade 4

School Administrative Unit #7 Mission Statement

To prepare every SAU #7 student for success in whatever path they choose.

Week of September 9—13, 2019

I respectfully request that all fourth grade students plan to arrive in the classroom at 7:55 a.m. daily.  This will allow all students the opportunity to unpack their backpacks, read the daily morning message; and prepare/organize for the official start of their day at 8:10 a.m.  Your cooperation with this request is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

I would like to remind all fourth grade parents that in order to be in compliance with the Colebrook Elementary School Handbook, written notes (explaining the absence) are required to be sent in with all students when they return from an absence from school.  Your diligent cooperation with this matter is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

I would also like to remind all fourth grade parents that I would greatly appreciate your child's assignment book being signed on a nightly basis.  Your diligent cooperation with this is also greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

I would like to encourage all fourth grade students to wear appropriate attire on a daily basis for outside recess (11:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.) as we endure the fluctuating weather.

The following topics are planned to be covered in fourth grade.  (Please note that plans are subject to change without notice based on student interest/need.)

Spelling – Unit 1 – "Short Vowels VCCV"  [Unit 1 words include . . . admire; magnet; contest; method; custom; rally ; soccer; engine; sudden; finger; accident; mitten; intend; fabric; flatten; rascal; gutter; mammal; happen; cannon.  Unit 1 challenge words include . . . dungeon; magnify; festival; thunderstorm; and injury.  [The spelling test for Unit 1 will be given on Friday, September 13, 2019.]

Math – enVision Mathematics Grade 4 Readiness Test [enVision Mathematics is a new math program that was purchased in third and fourth grade for the 2019—2020 school year.]; Equations, Expressions, and Place Value Understandings with Numbers to 1,000,000 (to include comparing and rounding numbers)  [All fourth grade students need daily practice with all basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts.  According to former CES math consultant, Professor Mahesh Sharma, a student knows the math fact if he or she is able to recall the math fact in three seconds or less.]

Reading/Language Arts Story – Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo [Genre – Realistic Fiction/Skills – Conventions (Declarative and Interrogative Sentences); Research and Study Skills (Map, Globe, Altas)/Vocabulary (grand; memorial; peculiar; positive; prideful; recalls; and selecting)]; Goal Writing; and 3-Dimensional Personality Spheres

All fourth grade students are encouraged to read twenty minutes each night.  Research has shown, all children who read twenty minutes a day become better readers!

The following links have been provided for your information regarding Responsive Classroom, Playworks, and Study Island which have been school-wide initiatives in the elementary grades since the 2017—2018 school year.

Responsive Classroom ~ https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/about/

Playworks ~ http://www.playworks.org/about

Study Island ~ https://www.studyisland.com/about

The fourth grade specialty schedule is listed below for your information.







10:15—11:00 a.m.

(with Mr. Stewart)


10:15—11:00 a.m.

(with Mr. Call)

Wear sneakers!


10:30—11:15 a.m.

(with Mrs. Johnsen)


10:15—11:00 a.m.

(with Mr. Call)

Wear sneakers!



12:45—1:30 p.m.

(with Ms. Hall)


1:30—2:15 p.m.

(with Mrs. Daley)

Remember library books!


Wednesday, October 2, 2019 –

¨ CA&ES [Colebrook Academy and Elementary School] Open House for PreK—Grade 5 ~ 6:00—7:00 p.m. [CA&ES Classrooms]


Thursday, October 3, 2019 –

¨ CA&ES [Colebrook Academy and Elementary School] Open House for Grades 6—12 ~ 6:00—7:00 p.m. [CA&ES Classrooms]

Thursday, October 10, 2019 –

¨ Early Release Day #1 ~ 12:00 p.m. Student Dismissal 

Friday, October 11, 2019 –

¨ NO SCHOOL ~ SAU #7-Wide Administrative Day