March 19th, 2020

Hi Friends, hope everyone is staying well.

IXL.com has been extended for another 90 days for Mrs. Chandroo’s class. All other students may use the program as a guest each day for about 10 minutes. Great practice for multiplication tables.

Also, passing on some information from the principal and district office: Imagine Learning can be accessed from home. Students may complete one (1) lesson each day.

ENGLISH TEMPLATE FOR SCHOOLS TO SEND TO PARENTS

Dear (PARENT/GUARDIAN), 

We know that learning can happen anyplace at any time. As we strive to secure a safe learning environment for our students, we are partnering with Imagine Learning.

Your child can log in and continue learning while outside of the classroom and at home with this program(s). To get started, please visit this website, www.imaginelearning.com/at-home and watch the quick introduction videos—available in English and Spanish. You can also download the parent letter (available in various languages) with brief log-in details.

If you have questions or need help, feel free to reach out directly to Imagine Learning’s Customer Care Team at:  

Imagine Learning Customer Care
Monday-Friday:  6 am – 6 pm MT
support@imaginelearning.com
866.457.8776
support.imaginelearning.com

Enjoy using the Imagine Learning at home. Stay safe!

Sincerely, 

(4th Grade Team)

SPANISH TEMPLATE FOR SCHOOLS TO SEND TO PARENTS

Estimado (PADRE/TUTOR), 

Sabemos que el aprendizaje puede suceder en cualquier lugar y a cualquier hora. A medida que nos esforzamos por garantizar un entorno de aprendizaje seguro para nuestros estudiantes, nos estaremos asociando con Imagine Learning.

Su hijo(a) podrá ingresar a este programa(s) y continuar su aprendizaje mientras está fuera del aula y dentro del hogar. Para poder iniciar, favor de visitar el siguiente enlace www.imaginelearning.com/at-home y ver los videos de introducción disponibles en inglés y español.  Usted también puede descargar la carta para padres de familia (disponible en varios idiomas) con breves detalles para iniciar sesión.

Si usted tiene alguna pregunta o requiere de ayuda, favor de comunicarse directamente con nuestro Equipo de atención al Cliente de Imagine Learning disponible en:

Imagine Learning Equipo de atención
Lunes a Viernes:  6 am – 6 pm MT
support@imaginelearning.com
866.457.8776
support.imaginelearning.com

Le deseamos que disfrute del uso de Imagine Learning. ¡Manténgase a salvo!

Sinceramente, 

(4th Grade Team)

March 18th, 2020

Good Morning 4th grade students and parents. We hope you are well. In an effort to continue communication with you, please spread the word among our 4th graders/parents to check the blog for updates. Our 4th grade teachers are staying in communication with each other and are concerned about our students. Efforts are being made to call/communicate with parents.

Though not mandatory, many parents are keeping kids on a schedule: reading a book, KidBiz for reading comprehension and writing, various math websites, IXL.COM for language arts and math. Please feel free to continue what your teacher recommended for your class. DEFINITELY practice multiplication tables for ALL students. If you know all of your multiplication tables, practice multiplying 2-digit by 2-digit . You can check it by using the area model. What an accomplishment if EVERYONE sets this as a goal.

Mrs. Kolodziej’s students – continue with KidBiz and don’t forget to check Edmodo for updates and classroom activities.

Mrs. Paranada’s students – continue with KidBiz and math writing journals.

Ms. Wachowiak’s students – continue with Kidbiz and websites that were suggested to you.

Mrs. Chandroo’s students – continue with KidBiz and IXL.com for Language Arts and math.

DON’T FORGET: All students can go to CAASPP on the student interface to practice and training for both language arts and math (as stated on the previous blog).

For our students, these are historic times we are living in….students may begin a daily journal to share what’s happening in their world and how they feel about what’s happening, their concerns and thoughts……………….just a suggestion.

As we get updates, we will keep you informed.

Blessings,

4th grade Team.

March 14th

Hi Parents, as you are aware school is closed for the next 3 weeks. We hope and wish everyone to be safe.

Many parents have been asking about what should students be doing to continue the learning process during the upcoming weeks?

Although academics are not mandatory for students, we have recommended to our students that they continue to read a library book, work on at least 2 KidBiz articles for the week (including the thought question), and continue to review multiplication tables, fractions (adding /subtracting, and multiplying fractions by whole numbers) and decimals. Upcoming math topics: renaming fractions and mixed numbers and adding mixed numbers.

LOOKING AHEAD

Quarter 4: UPCOMING MATH- We will end the school year with Geometry (Two-Dimensional Figures), Measurement (Angles and Degrees, Customary and Metric Units of Length, Weight, and Volume), and Data (Line Plots and Elapsed Time).

GRAMMAR: Figurative Language -Review similes, metaphors, adages and idioms as well as relative pronouns, adjectives, and modal auxiliary verbs.

Students have access to their KidBiz accounts from home as well as all other accounts on their ‘single sign-on’ on the cvesd student page.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:

Finally, students also have the option to go to the CAASPP.org website for ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND MATHEMATICS PRACTICE:

[No username or password required or should be used]

Go to CAASPP.org

click: Practice and Training

click: Students Interface Practice and Training Tests

click: Sign In (for Guest User)

Select Grade: 4th

click: Start Grade 4 ELA Practice Test or Start Grade 4 Math Practice Test

[Students have 99 opportunities to practice activities 🙂 They may practice everyday if they wish]

Mrs. Chandroo’s students may continue practicing language arts topics and math concepts on IXL.COM

All other 4th grade students may visit IXL.COM as a guest user (no username or password required) for about 10 minutes each day before being blocked.

Also available on the single sign-on is Khan Academy for math help.

4th grade teachers may try to contact you in the upcoming days. If you wish to meet, we can reschedule for a conference when we return to school next quarter. You may always contact us via email:

sharon.chandroo@cvesd.org

jessica.kolodziej@cvesd.org

rosemary.paranada@cvesd.org

claire.wachowiak@cvesd.org

Secret Idiom: “……sink your teeth into something” When Jenny got promoted, she sank her teeth into her new job.

Also remember, …………when life throws us lemons…………….we can make lemonade.

We love you and wish each and every family good health and blessings during this time.

-4th Grade Team

March 9th – 13th

Conferences begin this Thursday, March 12th. These will be student-led conferences followed by a 5-minute report card check-in with the teacher. Students are excited to showcase their learning.

All conference days will be minimum days-Students are dismissed at 12:45pm.

Our Scholastic Book Fair will be open during conference days.

Bring in your own earbuds in a zippy bags for SBAC practice at school. They will be kept at school.

We are continuing with our dedication and hard work as we end this quarter. We wish to maintain the rigor of our work and end the quarter on a strong note. As teachers, we are ‘rounding down to the last lap’ as we prepare our students for 5th grade. Please encourage your child to come to school prepared and ready to learn.

Language Arts – Continue our work reading ‘My Breaking In’

  • Describe the setting and the plot events in depth.
  • We are learning to: read to annotate, identify key facts, determine the main idea, and summarize. Students will also make inferences based on evidence from the text about the characters and how their actions relate to the theme.
  • Compare and contrast the point of view in the story.
  • Answering questions using the R.A.E.E.  –  Restate, Answer, Evidence, and Explain. Focus on what the text says and how the text works.
  • Grammar: Prepositional phrases

Math – Fractions and Decimals: Expressing money as a decimal, solving money problems, use an area model and number lines to compare decimals. Chapter test will be this week.

Writing Students are working on an opinion / informational piece of writing.

Social Studies – The California Missions

Students will be learning why the mission system came about in Alta, CA and the effects of the mission system on Alta, California.

Science – Transfer of Energy/Electricity – How is energy transferred?

Electrical Currents: Students will work with circuitry boards and circuit clay to investigate how energy travels to light a light bulb.

Remember these dates

:March 12th – 19th  Minimum Days for Parent Teacher Conferences/Book Fair

March 20th –  Last Day of Third Quarter

 Idiom of the Week: “The sky’s the limit.”       What does the idiom mean?

March 2nd – 6th

March 2nd – Tomorrow is Pajama Day as we ‘Read Across America’ – Bring your favorite book to read and share in class.

Family STEAM (Science) night on March 5th beginning at 5:30pm – You will be able to visit all activities with your child in any of the open classrooms. [If you can, we are still in need of AA batteries as well as coin batteries. Thank you for your continued support for all of our 4th graders.

Quarter 3 “student-led” conferences: Please be sure to return your conference slip as soon as possible.

Conferences begin on Thursday, March 12th, 2020. All conference days will be minimum days-Students are dismissed at 12:45pm.

We are continuing with our dedication and hard work as we end this quarter. We wish to maintain the rigor of our work and end the quarter on a strong note. As teachers, we are ‘rounding down to the last lap’ as we prepare our students for 5th grade. Please encourage your child to come to school prepared and be ready to learn.

Language Arts – Continue our work reading ‘Birtwick Park’ (an excerpt from Black Beauty)

  • Describe the setting and the plot events in depth.
  • We are learning to: read to annotate, identify key facts, determine the main idea, and summarize. Students will also make inferences based on evidence from the text about the characters and how their actions relate to the theme.
  • Compare and contrast the point of view in the story.
  • Answering questions using the R.A.E.E.  –  Restate, Answer, Evidence, and Explain. Focus on what the text says and how the text works.
  • Grammar: Prepositional phrases

We will also be beginning a new article: My Breaking In

Math – Fractions and Decimals: Expressing money as a decimal, solving money problems, use an area model and number lines to compare decimals.

Chapter 9 test will be on Friday.

Writing Writing a narrative essay: Write a story about your 4 hour adventure with Ginger. (horse)

Social Studies – The California Missions

Students will be learning why the mission system came about in Alta, CA and the effects of the mission system on Alta, California.

Science – Transfer of Energy/Electricity – How is energy transferred?

Electrical Currents: Students will work with circuitry boards and circuit clay to investigate how energy travels to light a light bulb.

Remember these dates:

March 5th – STEAM Night at 5:30pm

March 12th – 19th  Minimum Days for Parent Teacher Conferences/Book Fair

March 20th –  Last Day of Third Quarter

 Idiom of the Week: “Don’t bury yourself.or “Don’t jump ship yet.”

” What does the idiom mean?

Field Trip Tomorrow

For our field trip tomorrow, please have students wear comfortable walking shoes. Have your sack lunch and water will be a good idea. Sweater or sweat shirt will be advisable as well since it is cold on mornings. They can be tied around the waist if the weather warms up.

We will be leaving school at 9:00am and then leaving the Indian Hills Campground at 1:00pm.

SCIENCE NIGHT ON MARCH 5TH

We need your help……………please

4th grade is responsible for donating batteries: AA batteries and coin batteries for the science night activities. We would be most thankful for any donations.