I can’t believe it’s December 5 already!  This school year is flying by (at least it is to me!).  Here are a few updates and new information/reminders.

MATH:  The students worked hard on Chapter 6.  Tests came home today and corrections are due by Friday (or Monday, when I’m back).  The students were required to complete a Benchmark Test today, covering material in chapters 4, 5, and 6.  We will begin chapter 7 on Patterns and Sequences tomorrow (Thursday).

Spelling:  Keep practicing.  Test 11 is this Friday.

ELA (Reading):   Students completed Unit 2 before Thanksgiving Break.  Tests were returned last week.  This month we are continuing to focus on Non-fiction text.  The first lesson dealt with fact and opinion.  We are working on learning different text structures (description, cause/effect, problem/solution, sequence, compare/contrast). 

Science:  They’re having fun continuing the unit on Physics/Magnetism. 

Social Studies:   We are learning about the 5 Themes of Geography. 

**Items are still being collected for Hambright’s Mitten Tree!**

I received numerous compliments from Mrs. Breneman, as she was my substitute the past few weeks.  I will be away again this Friday for a trip and then next week for another training day.  I expect the students to be as  respectful, hard-working, and kind to the other substitutes as they were with Mrs. Breneman.  

A reminder that December book orders are due Monday, and we have Book Exchange next Tuesday.

Thank you for sending your children to school ready to learn each day.  I am just loving this group of fourth graders this year!  

If you have any questions or concerns, remember that my door is always open.  Thank you!

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