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 Sept. 7, 2018

        Your child’s schedule is as follows:
9:00-Science or Social Studies
10:05-PE
10:40 Mon.-Thurs-Skills-Friday Chorus
11:45- Recess and Lunch
12:30 – Mon. Library, Tue. Music, Wed. & Thurs Band, Fri. Art
1:15- Math
2:30- ELA
        Students are welcome to have a water bottle in class as long as it does not become a distraction.
        If you want your child to celebrate his/her birthday in class, that is fine but please have the treat here by 9 as I only get the children for a short time each day. If your child has a summer birthday, it can be celebrated whenever you wish.
        Questions or concerns, please e-mail, send a note or give me a call.
                                                                                      Sincerely,
Lana Blum
 
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             If you have a 4th grader, you can get a one year National Parks Pass. To get started go to Every Kid in a Park initiative.  Enjoy our National Parks!
February 14th
Dear Parents,
  We will have a Valentine’s Day party on February 14th. The students are welcome to bring in Valentines starting Monday February 11th. I will supply the food for the party.
 
Dereck
Kayleigh
Zack
Trevor
TaKoda
Cayla
Natalie
Isaac
Lorelai
Kees
Alexandra

 
              


            


            February 16, 2018
Dear Families,
   Students have worked on colonial research projects this week to really show what they have learned from all the research they have been doing in class.  They had a choice to create a flipbook, poster, Google Slide presentation, report, multiple diary entries in the perspective of a colonial person, or brochure to show all the things that they have learned about their    colonial trade.  They had a chance to share all their research with their classmates this week as well. 
   We are still working on Colonial America in Social Studies. Then we move on to the Revolutionary War. The students will gain understanding of the major events that led up to the American Revolutionary War.  We will be reading about the Revolutionary War through our SS book, a skit and also playing Revolutionary War Bingo. 
   This week in math, students worked on analyzing and classifying angles. They also had a review session on how to find missing angles by finding "friendly angles," and worked on drawing images with a line of symmetry. Students have also been working on their 100 Day of Math mini video project where they teach you how to do an aspect of 4th grade math. You can find all the videos here: https://flipgrid.com/4d2ca4dc. We finished off the week with an end of module test. Happy 100th Day of Math!
   A couple of reminders for next week: The students will have no school for winter break from February 16-24.  This is a great time to read and practice math facts!  AR goals for the third quarter are due on April 5.  We will also have a presentation from Jared Campbell when we return from break on Monday, February 25.   Finally, scholastic book orders are due on February, 28.      
 If you have any questions or concerns you can email any of us and we will respond as soon as we can.  Have a fantastic and relaxing winter break!
 
                                                            Mrs. Creeden       acreeden@southseneca.org  
                                                                Mrs. Blum             lblum@southseneca.org
                                                                Mrs. Nguyen-Vo   mnguyenvo@southseneca.org
 
 




   February 8, 2019
Dear Families,
     Students have continued to become “experts” at their trade and becoming more knowledgeable about the trade they are researching.  We have been reading different texts and learning how to take notes from the text, make summary paragraphs about our trade and even take evidence from the text to support inferences we make about our colonial trade. We even listened to a podcast and took notes.  We started to show how much we have learned about our trade in our Colonial Research Projects that we started creating at the end of this week.  
     This week in math, students have been working on their symmetric portraits and 100 Days of Math activities. Students used their knowledge of parts and wholes to find missing angles and adjacent angles by locating "friendly angles" such as a right, straight or a complete (full circle) angles. They should be able to represent such information in a tape diagram and solve. Students are also working on classifying different types of triangles and should expect an end-of-module test by the end of next week. Please help your child review all their work so that they are prepared to show what they know.
     We will be reading about life in the English colonies in Social Studies. The students will be comparing it to our life today. We will be reading books, using our chrome books and reading articles to help with this comparison. 
      A couple of reminders for next week: Valentine’s Day is on February 14.  All 4th grade classes will have a little party and exchange valentine’s in the afternoon.  Look for a class list in the Friday folder.  The students will also have no school for winter break from February 16-24.   Lastly, the new book orders are due on February 28.     
 If you have any questions or concerns you can email any of us and we will respond promptly.  Have a wonderful weekend!
 
                                                            Mrs. Creeden       acreeden@southseneca.org  
                                                                Mrs. Blum             lblum@southseneca.org
                                                                Mrs. Nguyen-Vo   mnguyenvo@southseneca.org
 
 
           






    February 1, 2019
Dear Families,
     Students are continuing to learn more about different trades in colonial times.  We have been categorizing information in our research and learning how to take notes when we look up and read different information.  Students were also placed into “expert” trade groups for the remainder of the unit.  Students have started to research more information on this trade and will become more knowledgeable about how this job was important in colonial times.   
    This week in math, students focused on identifying and drawing symmetrical lines. They've also worked on some small assignments in celebration of the 100th Day of School (be on the lookout!). We practiced using tape diagrams to see angle relationships in terms of parts and whole. Students should be able to identify "friendly angles" to help them find missing angles. If you have a protractor at home, a good game is to play Acute of Obtuse: 2 players or 2 teams, one goes first and draw a random angle, both make an educated guess of what it measures in degrees, measure the drawn angle, and compare to see who is the closest!
     We are leaving Science and going back to Social Studies. This unit is about the impact of the Colonial and Revolutionary War periods on NY and the New Nation. Our first lesson is Peter Stuyvesant's Impact on New Netherland. Our goal is that students will understand and evaluate life in New Netherland before and after Peter Stuyvesant became governor.
     A couple of reminders for next week:   The new extended day cycle will begin on Monday, February 4. We have an early dismissal day on Tuesday, February 5 for teacher workshops.  The students will be dismissed at 1:45.  Our next D.E.A.R (drop everything and read) day is on Thursday, February 7.  The students will be able to read at a specific time in the day.  The Elementary Coffee House is next Friday, February 8. 
 If you have any questions or concerns you can email any of us and we will respond promptly.  Have a great weekend!
 
                                                            Mrs. Creeden       acreeden@southseneca.org  
                                                                Mrs. Blum             lblum@southseneca.org
                                                                Mrs. Nguyen-Vo   mnguyenvo@southseneca.org