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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.

The Eighteenth Annual Fourth Grade Brownie Ice Cream Sundae Social/Fundraiser is scheduled for

Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 6:00—8:00 p.m.

in the Colebrook Academy and Elementary School cafeteria. 

Each brownie ice cream sundae is $2.00.

The Scholastic Book Fair will be OPEN during the social for viewing and purchasing pleasures.


All proceeds from the ice cream sundaes will support the fourth grade's
end-of-the-year field trip and class treasury.

Week of November 11—15, 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 10 – "Words with ear, ir, our, ir"  [Unit 10 words include . . . return; courage; surface; purpose; first; turkey; heard; early; turtle; birthday; journal; courtesy; nourish; purse; furniture; search; curtain; burrow; hamburger; and survey.  Unit 10 challenge words include . . . turquoise; absurd; furthermore; flourish; and nourishment.  [The spelling test for Unit 10 will be given on Friday, November 15, 2019.]

Math – Topic 2 — "Fluently Add and Subtract Multi-Digit Whole 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 – "So You Want to Be President?"  by Judith St. George and illustrated by David Small [Genre – Expository Text/Skills – Conventions (Plural Possessive Nouns); Main Idea and Details/Vocabulary (Constitution; howling; humble; politics; responsibility; solemnly; and vain)]

Social Studies/Science – Scholastic News (October 21, 2019) "My Home Is on Fire" [Topics include: (a) "5 Big Questions About the Amazon Forest"; (b)"Cross At Your Own Risk"; (c) "A Costume Made Just For Me!"; (d) "This Frog Is As Big As a Cat!"; and (e) Debate It: Should Schools Celebrate Halloween?"; and Science Spin (November/December 2019) "Floating on Air" [Physical Science – Properties of Matter]

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!


Monday, November 11, 2019

¨ NO SCHOOL ~ Veterans Day Observed

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

¨  All Ice Cream Social supplies [except brownies] are due to be brought in today.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

¨  The Abbey Group is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Feast at the Colebrook Academy and Elementary School.  The menu will be roast turkey, house-made dinner roll, hearty stuffing, chef's mashed potato; turkey gravy, PJ's cranberry sauce, steamed green peas, fresh fruit, festive dessert, and milk.  The cost for adults is $3.90 and students is $2.70.  Exact change is appreciated.  Questions or concerns regarding Thanksgiving with The Abbey Group may be directed to Debbie Boivin [The Abbey Group Food Service Director] via email at dboivin@abbeygroup.net or via telephone at (603) 686-2795.  An accurate count is necessary.  Thank you.  [Fourth grade is scheduled to eat lunch from 12:00—12:30 p.m. although the time may change without notice based on how timely the previous lunch periods are.]

¨  All home-baked brownies [without nuts and precut into twelve squares] are due to be brought in today.

¨ Eighteenth Annual Fourth Grade Brownie Ice Cream Sundae Social/Fundraiser ~ CES cafeteria ~ 6:00—8:00 p.m.  [Complete details about this social can be found at the top of the page.]

Friday, November 15, 2019

¨  Mr. Eames's fourth grade homeroom is scheduled to visit the Scholastic Book Fair in the CES cafeteria lobby/foyer.  The Scholastic Book Fair will be open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. as well as Thursday, November 14, 2019 during the Fourth Grade's Eighteenth Annual Brownie Ice Cream Social.  [Details regarding the social is outlined above.]  Questions or concerns regarding the Scholastic Book Fair may be directed to Ms. Hall [CA&ES Library Media Specialist] via email at dhall@csd.sau7.org or via phone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1201.

Monday, November 18, 2019

¨  Colebrook Academy and Elementary School Student Council Food Drive ends today.  The Student Council's goal is to be able to feed 20 families for Thanksgiving.  The Border Patrol is willing to help with the cost of the turkeys.  Non-perishable items needed to complete the boxes include . . . cranberry sauce; canned or boxed potatoes; yams; vegetables; turkey gravy; stuffing; chicken broth; creme of mushroom soup, fried onions; Jiffy boxed cornbread or muffin mix; pumpkin puree; and items to make a desert (boxed cake, brownie, or cookie mix).  Since this is a school-wide food drive, the class that collects the most will win a party of choice!  Questions or concerns regarding the Food Drive may be directed to Ms. Brault [CA&ES Family and Consumer Science educator] via email at jbrault@csd.sau7.org or via phone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1133.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019—Friday, November 29, 2019

¨ NO SCHOOL ~ Thanksgiving Recess

Friday, December 13, 2019

¨ Learn to Swim/Learn to Skate Program 2020 forms and payment (made out to NCCRC) are due today.  Additional forms may be obtained in the Colebrook Academy and Elementary School office or at the North Country Community Recreation Center.  [Participating students in grades 2—5 are scheduled to have their first session on Thursday, January 9, 2020.]  All inquiries regarding these programs can be directed to the staff in the Main Office via phone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1100.  [Future dates include Thursday, January 16, 2020; Thursday, January 23, 2020; Thursday, January 30, 2020; Thursday, February 6, 2020; and Thursday, February 13, 2020.]

¨ Signed holiday notes due today.

¨ Boy/Girl gift for the classroom gift exchange due today. (Price limit = $5.00) 

The tag on the gift should read as follows: TO: Boy (or Girl)/FROM: Your child’s name


Any questions or concerns regarding the fourth grade holiday celebration and/or the classroom student gift exchange can be addressed with me directly at reames@csd.sau7.org or (603) 237-4801, ext. 1206.

Friday, December 20, 2019

¨ Fourth Grade Holiday Celebration (Celebration to include a student/teacher gift exchange; viewing a holiday-themed video; and healthy snacks and drinks.)

Monday, December 23, 2019—Friday, December 27, 2019 and Monday, December 30, 2019—Tuesday, December 31, 2019  –

¨ NO SCHOOL ~ Holiday Recess ~ HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 –

¨ NO SCHOOL ~ New Year's Day ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR!