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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 March 16—20, 2020


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 24 – "Latin Roots" [Unit 24 words include . . . dictionary; abrupt; predict; import; locally; verdict; locate; portable; transport; bankrupt; dictate; location; erupt; passport; export; contradict; rupture; interrupt; disrupt; and dislocate.  Unit 24 challenge words include . . . stethoscope; xylophone; cacophony; microorganism; and microbe.]  The spelling test for Unit 24 will be given on Monday, March 23, 2020 due to the early release day on Thursday, March 19, 2020 and the administrative day on Friday, March 20, 2020.

Math – Topic 4 — "Use Strategies and Properties to Multipy by 2-Digit 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 – "Antarctica Journal: Four Months at the Bottom of the World" written by Jennifer Ownings Dewey [Genre – Journal/Skills – Conventions (Time Order Words) and Main Idea and Details/Vocabulary (anticipation; continent; convergence; depart; forbidding; heaves; and icebergs)]  

 

Social Studies/Science Science Spin [March 2020] "Cat Allergy Cure?" [Life Science — The Scientific Process]; and Scholastic News [March 16, 2020] "The Game That Changed My Life" [Topics include: (a) "A Place to Call Home"; (b) "What You Need to Know About Refugees and Immigrants"; (c) "How This Little Goldfish Can Cause Big Trouble"; (d) "More Unwanted Guests"; (e) "Back to a Booster?"; (f) "A Unicorn Puppy"; and (g) "What Happened to Amelia Earhart?"]


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.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Music

10:15—11:00 a.m.

(with Mr. Stewart)


Gym

10:15—11:00 a.m.

(with Mr. Call)

Wear sneakers!


Art

10:30—11:15 a.m.

(with Mrs. Johnsen)

Gym

10:15—11:00 a.m.

(with Mr. Call)

Wear sneakers!

 

Coding

12:45—1:30 p.m.

(with Ms. Hall)

Library

1:30—2:15 p.m.

(with Mrs. Daley)

Remember library books!



LOOKING AHEAD IN FOURTH GRADE


Tuesday, March 17, 2020 

¨ Skiing and Snowboarding is scheduled to continue for participating students in Grades 2—12 at Burke Mountain [Burke, VT].  Participating students will depart from CA&ES at 9:45 a.m. and return between 4:00 and 4:15 p.m.  Questions or concerns regarding this event may be directed to Mrs. Clogston [CA&ES Guidance Counselor for Grades 7—12] via email at cclogston@csd.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1105.  Please note that this is a make up day for a weather-related cancellation.


Thursday, March 19, 2020

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


Friday, March 20, 2020

¨ NO SCHOOL ~ SAU-Wide Administrative Day at the Pittsburg School


Tuesday, March 24, 2020 

¨ Skiing and Snowboarding is scheduled to continue for participating students in Grades 2—12 at Burke Mountain [Burke, VT].  Participating students will depart from CA&ES at 9:45 a.m. and return between 4:00 and 4:15 p.m.  Questions or concerns regarding this event may be directed to Mrs. Clogston [CA&ES Guidance Counselor for Grades 7—12] via email at cclogston@csd.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1105.  Please note that this is a make up day for a weather-related cancellation.


Thursday, March 26, 2020 

¨ Skiing and Snowboarding is scheduled to conclude for participating students in Grades 2—12 at Burke Mountain [Burke, VT].  Participating students will depart from CA&ES at 11:00 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m.  Questions or concerns regarding this event may be directed to Mrs. Clogston [CA&ES Guidance Counselor for Grades 7—12] via email at cclogston@csd.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1105.  Please note that this is make up day for a weather-related cancellation.


¨ Colebrook Public Library Monthly Visit — 1:30—2:00 p.m. [We are scheduled to depart from CA&ES at 1:15 p.m. to walk to the Colebrook Public Library and return at 2:15 p.m.]


Friday, March 27, 2020

¨ Quarter 3 grades close.  [Quarter 3 report cards are scheduled to go home with students on Friday, April 3, 2020.]


Monday, March 30, 2020

¨ Fourth (and final) quarter of the 2019—2020 school year begins today.


Friday, April 3, 2020 –

¨  Third quarter report cards are scheduled to be sent home to parents today.  Please, review, sign, and return (with the original report card envelope ~ manila envelope) with your child on Monday, April 6, 2020.


Monday, April 6, 2020 –

¨  Signed third quarter report card and report card envelope (manila envelope) are due back.


Monday, April 27, 2020—Friday, May 1, 2020 –

¨  NO SCHOOL ~ Spring Recess


Monday, May 4, 2020 –

¨  CES Staff and students return to school today.