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?