Just a few reminders. . .

Monday is Ugly Sweater Day! Come dressed a little festive! 🙂

Wednesday is Mrs. Suydam’s Weather and Cloud Test.  Thursday is Mrs. Gwyn’s Weather and Cloud Test in Science.  Be sure to be reviewing the purple study guide paper that was sent home a few weeks ago!

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Chapter 6 Math Practice

Today we worked on the Chapter 6 math practice packet.  If you would like to do additional practice with your child, feel free to work through problems on pages 401-403 in the math workbook.  I am happy to check the work in the morning!

Have a nice evening!

Mrs. Suydam

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December 3rd – Weekly Reminders

Happy December!!! Here are some upcoming reminders:

Math–The students will test on Chapter 6, Long Division, on Wednesday and Thursday this week.  We have been working on this skill for a few weeks.  Your child continues to receive math homework Monday through Friday.  Please take time to briefly look over each assignment to make sure your child has completed it to the best of his/her ability.  If you notice your child is struggling to grasp any particular concept, encourage his/her to seek help or please email me.  The concepts in our math curriculum build on previously taught concepts so it is important that your child understand what is taught in math class each day in order to grasp future lessons.  

Reading – This week, the students began Unit 3- Understanding Non-Fiction texts.  We have had fun learning about all different text features.  I encourage you to read a magazine, almanac, newspaper, or any other informational book with your child and have them point out the text features we’ve been discussing!  The lesson we are working with this week is Lesson 16  – So You Want to Be an Inventor? We will focus a lot on inventions and how they affect our everyday lives.  Lesson 16 vocabulary quiz will be on Friday.  

Science–We are becoming meteorologists as the fourth graders learn about weather!  Ask your child to sing the CLOUD SONG to you. 🙂  A purple study guide has been given to each student to review for the upcoming weather test.  4S will take their test on Wednesday, December 12 and 4G will take their test on Thursday, December 13.  This week they will learn about the components of weather and various weather instruments.  Next–we move onto weather maps and how to understand/read them!

Social Studies – Students are creating Native American stories that are a hybrid of words and symbols! 4S stories are due on Wednesday, and 4G stories are due on Thursday. 

Writing–Please ask your child to sing the PREPOSITION SONG to you.  We have been working on identifying prepositions and prepositional phrases in class.  The students read THE GINGERBREAD PIRATES and went on a preposition hunt in the book.  Next, the students will create their own prepositional phrases drawing/hunt using different holiday pictures and phrases.

Spelling – Lesson 10 – This week is a review week.  If your student received a 100% on lessons 6-9, he/she will not participate in spelling this week as a reward!

***December 7 is the middle of the marking period.  Please check Sapphire at the end of the week to stay current with your child’s grades.  If there is an area of concern, you will be notified by Mrs. Suydam or Mrs. Gwyn.  

Please remember we are in this educational journey together! Please email or call us with any concerns or questions!

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Discover the Spider-Verse

Today, all 4th graders had an opportunity to participate in a virtual field trip through Discovery Education.  It was a STEM and literacy packed adventure that unveiled a sneak peek into the new movie, Spider-man: Into the Spider Verse. Be sure to ask your child how it was and their favorite part!

Click the link to find additional family extension activities:

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November Letort Lions–Students of the Month

Congratulations to Camden Beakes, Autumn Groff, Eliza Myer, and Kellen Kreider for receiving the November Student of the Months awards in 4th grade!

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Early Dismissal Today – 12:15pm

All Penn Manor schools will dismiss early Thursday, November 15. Secondary schools will dismiss at 11 a.m.; elementary schools at 12:15 p.m. Lunch will be served at all schools. After-school and evening activities are cancelled.

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Weekly Reminders for 11/12-11/16

First of all, it was an absolute pleasure meeting with you to speak about your child.  We are very blessed to teach such a wonderful group of students.  Please know that we are always a phone call or email away, if you ever have a question, etc…

In math the students have begun to take their chapter 5 test on 2 digit multiplication.  Some students finished today; others will finish tomorrow. On Wednesday we will begin Division! 🙂

This week the students are completing Lesson 8 in spelling.  Activities and test are this Friday.

The students will be quizzed on the water cycle the next two days, depending on which homeroom they are in.  Please remind your child to read over his/her notes.  Then we are moving onto clouds and weather!

Have you heard that we’ve been practicing main idea everyday for the past few weeks in reading class?  This is the last week!  Unit 2 – Getting the Main Idea will conclude next week.  Students will be tested on this unit next week.  

The Native Americans test for 4G will be Monday, November 19th. 4S will take their Native Americans test on Tuesday, November 20th. Students are expected to be studying at least 5 minutes every night.  Quizzing your student on the information in their Native American packet is a wonderful way to study.  In addition, students can review the following video that we watched in class – 

PICTURE RETAKES are on Wednesday, November 14!

PTO Meeting is this Thursday at 6:30pm in the library. 🙂 

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We look forward to seeing all parents this Wednesday and Thursday for parent teacher conferences.  Due to our large amount of conferences, we ask that you arrive promptly.  In order to be respectful of everyone’s time, we do not want to get behind.  Thank you for your consideration.  If you are unsure of your child’s conference time, please be in contact with your child’s teacher. *We will have students write a reminder in their planners tomorrow!* See you this week!  

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Harvest Party 4S

THANK YOU so much to our parent volunteers for making our Harvest Party tons of fun today! What a great way to bring on November! We had fun making space leaves, enjoying yummy treats, and partaking in mummy relays!  Congratulations to Nathan Nduva and Camden Beakes for guessing the most accurately at the Estimation Station!

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Harvest Party 4G

Thank you to our phenomenal parents who coordinated, donated, helped out with our Harvest Party.  It was a huge success!  The kids agreed that this was a great way to welcome in November!

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