week of 2/18-2/22

This Friday, February 22nd, students are invited to wear clothing that represents careers that they may be interested in exploring as an adult. We just ask that the clothing is appropriate and will not distract them or others from learning.

Special Reminders:

*Monday – No School

*Tuesday – We have Art today. Monday folders will come home today as well

*Thursday – Landforms test, please study!

*Friday – Kids at Work Day!

Looking Ahead…

*March 1 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*March 8 – PTO Family Movie Night (more information coming soon!)

*March 11 – PTO meeting

*March 22 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*March 29 – This is a snow make-up day, we are IN school today!

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:   Students will be working through and practicing the tenths and hundredths place value while working with decimals this week.

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins:  This past week we learned and practiced how to write a summary for fiction stories using the “Big 5” (Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then). This week we will be learning how to make inferences (using your prior knowledge on a subject and information you gained from your reading to draw a conclusion). In grammar we will be wrapping up our unit on verbs and moving on to adjectives.

Word Study with Mr. Jones:  Please check your child’s planner for homework and word study test dates.

Science:  We began talking about magnets on Friday!

Social Studies: We will be having our landform test on Thursday, February 21st. Their study guide is their green shutter book that we made in class.



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week of 2/11-2/15

A class list came home last week for students who would like to participate in our Valentine exchange on Thursday, February 14th.

Special Reminders:

*Monday – Monday folders will be sent home today.

*Monday – We have Music today, don’t forget your recorders!

*Wednesday – Restaurant Night at Friendlys from 5-8 PM

*Thursday – PTO Candy Sale starts

*Friday – School is now in session for today (snow make up for 1/31)

*Friday – landform test (please look for your child’s green shutter book which is their study guide for this test)

Looking Ahead…

*February 18 – Presidents’ Day Vacation Day (No School)

*February 22 – Kids at Work Day (kids dress as their favorite or future career)

*March 1 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*March 8 – PTO Family Movie Night (more information coming soon!)

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:   Chapter math test corrections will be due this week!

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins:  This past week we wrote our TDA two column notes on our story, “Because of Winn-Dixie”. They did a great job as they learned how to dig deeper into analyzing their evidence to their prompt. This week we will be learning how to write a summary to a story, and begin to learn more about inferencing. In grammar we will continue talking about action, linking, and helping verbs.

Word Study with Mr. Jones:  The students took their test on Friday. Please be on the look out for new words/lists coming your way shortly!

Science:  We will be taking a break for now as we learn more about landforms.

Social Studies: Mrs. Foster came into our class on Friday and taught us how to find and pin landforms on our Google maps. They really enjoyed this lesson and had a lot of fun pinning landforms on their map! We will be having our landform test on Friday, February 15th. Their study guide will be their green shutter book that we made in class.



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correction!

The PTO meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 11 at 6:30, NOT Thursday, February 7th as stated in my BLOG. Thank you!

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week of 2/4-2/8

Report cards were sent home on Friday. Please keep your child’s report card, then sign and return the envelope with the parent comment sheet. Thank you! I was very proud of their hard work, keep up the great work 4W!!!!!

A class list will be coming home on Monday for students who would like to participate in our Valentine exchange on Thursday, February 14th.

Special Reminders:

*Monday – Monday folders will be sent home today.

*Tuesday – Kindergarten Information Night 7PM at Hambright

*Wednesday – Math test on fractions

*Thursday – PTO meeting in the library at 6:30

*Friday – Word Study Test

*Friday – “Freaky Friday”…To help promote the high school musical (March 1st, 2nd, 8th, and 9th), kids can dress as adults and adults can dress as kids!

Looking Ahead…

*February 13 – Restaurant Night at Friendlys from 5-8 PM

*February 14 – Candy Sale starts

*February 15 – School is now IN SESSION for this day (snow make up for 1/31)

*February 18 – Presidents’ Day Vacation Day (No School)

*March 8 – PTO Family Movie Night (more information coming soon!)

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:   There will be a math test on Wednesday!

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins: We have been spending a lot of time learning and discussing point of view and perspective when reading fiction stories. This week we will be wrapping up our story on “Because of Winn-Dixie” and working on creating two column notes for our TDA and how to also write a summary. In grammar we will continue talking about action, linking, and helping verbs.

Word Study with Mr. Jones:  Continue to study your words! Your word study test is scheduled for Friday.

Science:  We will be taking a break for now as we learn more about landforms.

Social Studies: This week we will be learning about landforms. The students will be creating their own study guide as we move through this unit. We will be wrapping up our unit on Friday with a Google lesson on landfoms with Mrs. Foster.



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week of 1/28-2/1

Special Reminders:

*Monday – Monday folders will be sent home today.

*Friday – Report cards come home today!

Looking Ahead…

*February 2 – Sweetheart Dance (CM girls K-6th)

*February 5 – Kindergarten Information Night 7PM at Hambright (Snow Date is Feb. 6)

*February 7 – PTO Meeting

*February 7 – 4th Grade Math Bowl

*February 8 – Freaky Friday (in support of PM High School Musical) Spirit Day (Students dress like teachers, teachers dress like students)

*February 13 – Restaurant Night at Friendlys from 5-8 PM

*February 14 – Candy Sale starts

*February 15 – Weather Make Up Day if needed

*February 18 – Presidents’ Day Vacation Day (No School)

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:   This week students will add and subtract mixed numbers and find the fractional parts of a group. Please stay tuned to your child’s planner as the test will be coming up quickly. This is a short chapter!

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins: This past week we began to really dig into first and third person point of view. This week we will be reading an excerpt from the story, “Because of Winn-Dixie”. We will be incorporating point of view, story elements, story structure, and the STEAL acronym for characterization. In grammar we will continue talking about action, linking, and helping verbs.

Word Study with Mr. Jones:  Continue to study your words!

Science:  We will be taking a break for now as we learn more about the Five Themes of Geography and landforms.

Social Studies: This past week we learned about the five themes of geography, and how we can remember the themes from out friend “MR HELP”. Yes…we even got a little help from Fortnite! 🙂 This week we will be wrapping up our five themes and moving on to landforms.



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week of 1/21-1/25

Special Reminders:

*Monday – Martin Luther King Day, No school!

*Tuesday – Please look for your child’s Monday folder. There are quite a few tests to sign and return as well!

*Friday – 1:30 Early Dismissal

Looking Ahead…

*February 1 – Report Cards come home

*February 2 – Sweetheart Dance (CM girls K-6th)

*February 5 – Kindergarten Information Night 7PM at Hambright (Snow Date is Feb. 6)

*February 7 – PTO Meeting

*February 7 – 4th Grade Math Bowl

*February 8 – Freaky Friday (in support of PM High School Musical) Spirit Day (Students dress like teachers, teachers dress like students)

*February 13 – Restaurant Night at Friendlys from 5-8 PM

*February 14 – Candy Sale starts

*February 15 – Weather Make Up Day if needed

*February 18 – Presidents’ Day Vacation Day (No School)

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:     Students will continue to learn about fractions as they add, subtract and find fractional parts of a group in their next chapter. This is a short one! They will continue to use the CRA approach to learning fraction concepts.

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins:  Your child will be bringing home their Unit 3 Assessment in their Monday folders this week. Please look over and sign their test. I was extremely proud of them!! We will begin Unit 4 on Tuesday. This unit will focus on the key elements of a fiction text such as: direct and indirect characterization, character motivation, plot, conflict/resolution, setting, theme, text evidence, inference, drawing conclusions, and point of view. In grammar we will be spending this week talking about action, linking, and helping verbs.

Word Study with Mr. Jones:  New lists should be coming home soon!

Science:  Please look for your child’s science test in their Monday folder. I was very proud of them for all of their hard work!

Social Studies: We will begin the Five themes of Geography on Tuesday!



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week of 1/14-1/18

BOX TOPS – We will be collecting box tops this week (week of January 14th) This is a quick and easy way to earn money for our school!

Special Reminders:

*Monday – Please look for Monday folders to come home today.

*Monday – PTO Meeting at 6:30 in the library

*Tuesday – ELA Unit Assessment today

*Wednesday – Science test on Matter (study guides were given last week and should be in their homework folder)

*Thursday – Word Study Test

*Thursday – Math test on fractions

*Thursday – Sweetheart Dance papers are due back today!

*Friday – No School for students, Teacher In-Service

Looking Ahead…

*January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)

*January 25 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*February 1 – Report Cards come home

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:    Students will be taking their Chapter 8 math test on Fractions this Thursday.

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins:  We have spent a great amount of time in class learning about text features, and the 5 types of text structure. This past week, the students answered a text dependent analysis prompt and set up their two column notes. I was very proud of their deep thinking and perseverance through this process, way to go! We will be taking our Unit 3 Assessment on Tuesday. In grammar we will be wrapping up singular and plural possessive nouns and moving on to verbs.

Word Study with Mr. Jones:  Students will be taking their word study test on Thursday. Don’t forget to study!

Science:  We will have our science test this Wednesday on matter. Please look for your child’s study guide in their blue homework folder. This is a big test, and I have reminded the class to study a little each night and to not wait until the last minute. Thank you for all of your support at home!



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week of 1/7-1/11

It was great seeing everyone back from our long (why do they go by so quickly though???) break. We hit the ground running, and I couldn’t be more proud of this group!!!!

With the cold and flu season upon us, we are in need of a few items. If you are willing or able to donate, we would be grateful for tissues and clorox wipes. Thank you in advance!

Don’t forget…If you want to go out for Envirothon, the qualifying test will be given this week. Those of you who requested the study guide were given the information before the holiday break.

BOX TOPS – We will be collecting box tops the week of January 14th. This is a quick and easy way to earn money for our school!

Special Reminders:

*Monday – Phys. Ed

*Tuesday – Monday folders will go home on Tuesday this week instead of Monday

Looking Ahead…

*January 14 – PTO Meeting 6:30 in the library

*January 17 – End of the 2nd marking period

*January 18 – In-Service Day (No School)

*January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)

*January 25 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*February 1 – Report Cards come home

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:    Students will continue to learn about fractions this week and
how to find equivalent fractions using a set based model. Thank you for your support with math homework each night, it is appreciated!

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins:  We will be using the upcoming week to apply everything we have learned about text features, text structure, close reading, and setting up our two colunm notes to answer a TDA, or text dependent analysis question. We will be taking our Unit 3 Assessment early next week. In grammar, we will continue to understand and apply singular and plural possessive nouns, and how we know when to use a plural noun vs. the singular or plural possessive noun in a sentence.

Word Study with Mr. Jones:  Keep studying and practicing your words and sort!

Science:   Last week we introduced the concept of the Law of Conservation of Mass which states that you cannot create or destroy matter, you can only change matter into a new form. This week we will dive deeper into the physical and chemical changes of matter. A physical change is when matter temporarily changes states and CAN change back to its original state. A chemical change is when matter changes into a NEW substance and CANNOT change back into its original form. We will be wrapping up our unit this week, and a study guide will be sent home. Please look for this to appear in your child’s homework folder and a test date in their planner.



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week of 1/1-1/4

Happy New Year! I hope that you had a wonderful time off with family and friends! I can’t wait to see everyone’s smile, and I’m looking forward to a great 2019!!

School is back in session on Wednesday, January 2nd. If you drop your child off at school in the morning, don’t forget the NEW drop off located on the other side of the building near the Central Manor garden.

Our camping day was a HUGE success! Thank you to everyone who donated items to help make our camping trip extra special! We made snowmen s’mores and forts!

Special Reminders:

*Tuesday – Happy New Year!

*Wednesday – School is back in session

Looking Ahead…

*January 14 – PTO Meeting

*January 18 – In-Service Day (No School)

*January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)

*January 25 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:    
The students will continue with fractions after the holiday break.

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins:  During our short week in ELA we will be reviewing text features and text structure, while completing a short writing assignment. We will also dive back in to our grammar lessons by beginning to talk about plural vs. possessive nouns.

Word Study with Mr. Jones:  We will be picking back up with word study and a new set of words.

Science:   This week we will continue our discussion on atoms, the periodic table, and the three forms of matter.



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week of 12/17-12/21

We will be enjoying some camping fun this Wednesday, and would love your help.  Please follow the link to the sign-up if you are able to donate items to our class.  Please have all donations to school by Tuesday, December 18th.  Thank you for your help! 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A4DABA82DAAF94-camping

Special Reminders:

*Monday – Central Manners Monday!  Dress your best for a formal luncheon! 

*Tuesday –  Tacky Sweater Tuesday 

*Wednesday – 4W is going camping!  Students can bring a flashlight and a blanket to add to our theme for the day! (Please send donations from our sign up genius in as soon as you have them, but no later than Tuesday!  Thank you!)

*Wednesday – Wear red and green

*Thursday – Wear your PJs!

*Friday – 10:30 Shine Time and Carol Sing

*Friday – Holiday Hats!

*Friday – 1:30 Early Dismissal

Looking Ahead…

*December 24 – January 1 – Holiday Break

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:    
The students will begin fractions after the holiday break.

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins:  This week in ELA we will be reviewing text features and text structure.  Text features help readers determine what is important in the text while also helping readers to better comprehend what they are reading. Text structure refers to how the information within a written text is organized.  

Word Study with Mr. Jones:  Keep studying!

Science:   This week we will continue our discussion on atoms, the periodic table, and the three forms of matter.

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