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  • Newsletter April 12-19

    Newsletter April 12-16

    I hope everyone had a great spring break!  

    We could really use eraser tops for pencils if anyone would like to donate.  Those who donated dry erase markers - thank you for your generosity!

    Please make sure you students are getting their homework turned in on time. Missed/late work hurts your student’s subject grade and Bible grade if they have to miss Bible class to complete unfinished work. I provide ample class time for most work. 

    Quiz and test schedule: 

    Tues: language test 10

    Wed: spelling quiz 23

    Thurs: history quiz 16

    Fri: spelling test 23, math test 10

    Looking ahead to April 19-23

    Mon:  History test 14 (over ch. 16)

    Tues:  science quiz 20

    Wed:  spelling quiz 24, language quiz 21

    Thurs:  history quiz 29

    Fri:  spelling test 24, math quiz 11 

    Spelling 23

    Advice

    Scissors

    Police

    Furniture

    Clothing

    Aisle

    Castle 

    Muscle

    Honest

    Delightful

    North Dakota (ND)

    Ohio (OH)

    Cheerfulness

    Evaluate

    Intelligence

    Interfere

    Khaki

    Precipitation

    Soldier

    Ukulele

    Vocab

    Achieve - to accomplish

    Artificial - man made, imitation

    Atheist - a person who does not believe in God

    Compromise - an agreement made by giving up demands

    Data - facts, information stored and used by a computer

    Flexible - easily bent, not stiff

    Persuade - to convince by reasoning

    Perturb - to disturb and annoy

    Trinity - one God in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

    Virtue - moral excellence, goodness

     

  • Newsletter March 22-26

    The kids are making sandwich book reports due on Tuesday.  We’ve had a lot of fun with them. Be sure to watch for them when they come home.

    Silverwood reading logs are due March 26. They will not be accepted after this date.  

    We have several big tests this week, please make sure your students are studying at home.  

     Upcoming quizzes and tests (tentative):

    Tues: Language quiz 19, history test 12, science quiz 19

    Wed:  Spelling quiz 22

    Thurs: Math quiz 10, Science test 7

    Fri:  Language quiz 20, spelling test 22, History test 13

    Spelling List 22

    Paragraph

    Prophet

    Transfer

    Laughter

    Coughed

    Dough

    Thoroughly

    Drought

    brought

    Trough

    New York (NY)

    North Caroline (NC)

    Attentiveness

    Error

    Excitable

    Importance

    Influence

    Instead

    Nutritious

    Prescription

    Vocab

    Correspond - to communicate by exchanging letters

    Haul - to pull or move something heavy

    Irrigate - to supply with water

    Mature - fully grown or developed

    Privilege - a special right or favor

    Prophecy - future events revealed by God to man

    Refuge - a shelter or protection

    Spacious - with plenty of room

    Variation - a change

    Yield - to give in

  • March 15-19

    Newsletter March 15-19

    Leprechaun Traps are due Tuesday, March 16.  If anyone would like to bring a St. Patrick’s day inspired treat on March 17, that would be great!  

    We need dry erase markers, if anyone can donate some that would be wonderful!

    Tests/Quizzes

    Mon: Language test 9 (part 1)

    Tues: Language test 9 (part 2)

    Wed: Spelling quiz, science quiz 18

    Fri: Spelling test, history quiz 26

    Looking ahead March 22-26 (tentative schedule)

    Tues: Lang. quiz 19, history test 12, science quiz 19

    Wed:  Spelling quiz

    Thurs: Math quiz 10, History test 13

    Fri: Lang. quiz 20, spelling test, science test 7

     

    Spelling Words 21

    Forgotten

    Committed

    Sobbing

    Quizzed

    Shipping

    Recreation

    Foundation 

    Collection

    Tradition

    Ambition

    New Jersey (NJ)

    New Mexico (NM)

    Admire

    Chaotic

    Museum

    Practical

    Prior

    Proceed

    Revised

    Visible

    Vocab

    Compliment - an expression of admiration

    Condemn - to declare guilty

    Defective - faulty, not perfect

    Deity - God

    Emblem - symbol, something that stands for an idea

    Excel - to do better than average

    Improvise - to use what is available

    Obligation - a requirement, a duty

    Rebellious - not respecting authority

    Thoughtful - thinking, considerate

     

  • Newsletter March 8-12

    We are making leprechaun traps for St. Patrick’s Day!  Traps are to be made at home and brought to school by Tuesday the 16th.  The goal is to catch a leprechaun!  Traps can be made out of anything you choose, but must not be bigger than the top of the students desks (about 24x18). Google has great ideas for making the traps! 

    Please check to be sure your students are finishing and turning in their work on time. Late work greatly affects their grades.  We have a multi chapter science test Tuesday that students should study for over the weekend. Song of the Brook summaries through chapter 15 are due Friday, March 12. 

    Do your students need assistance with their math homework at home?  If you are not sure how to help them, check out KhanAcademy.org  This is a very helpful website for math concepts from K - college. It will walk you through problems and has some great videos to illustrate the steps for solving problems.  

    We are running low on dry erase markers.  We use them daily in math and language.  If anyone has extras to donate, we would very much appreciate them. 

    Tests & quizzes

    Mon.- Math quiz 9, History quiz 24

    Tues. - Science Test 6

    Wed. - Spelling quiz 20

    Fri.- Language test 9, History quiz 15, Science quiz 17

    Looking ahead:  

    Monday March 15:  Math test 9

    More to come…

    Spelling List 20

    Observing

    Injured

    Surviving

    Pleasurable

    Believed

    Generous

    Margin

    Imagination

    Apology

    Original

    Nevada (NV)

    New Hampshire (NH)

    Affection

    Agreeable

    Ancient

    Antique

    Distress

    Persuasion

    Seize

    Surrender

    Vocab

    Camouflage - to disguise

    Cleanse - to make clean, to purify

    Contradict - to go against, to disagree

    Historical - happening in the past

    Prevail - to overcome

    Reluctant - unwilling, slow to act

    Resource - an available supply of something

    Ridiculous - silly, having no purpose

    Selfless - putting others ahead of oneself, generous

    Triumph - a victory, success


     

  • Newsletter March 1-5

    I hope you all enjoyed your break! There will be some changes to grading procedures in the third quarter.  Due to the high number of students not turning in work on time, any work that is not turned in on the due date will be reduced by one grade level each day it is late. I will deduct points from there for incorrect problems.  

    As we move forward in math, many students still do not know their multiplication/division facts.  While we work on these daily in class, memorization still requires practice at home for mastery.  This is a critical skill in math. If multiplication/division facts are not memorized, computation is slowed down tremendously, adding another layer of difficulty to solving problems.  I encourage everyone to add multiplication and division flashcards to nightly study routines.  

    Your students are independently reading a chapter book in class and doing a summary per chapter in preparation for the upcoming book report.  They will have to bring the books home on weekends to finish summaries in time for the book report.  

    Quiz/Test Schedule

    Tues:  History test 9 (students took home the study guide to practice over break)

    Wed:  Spelling quiz 19, science quiz 16

    Fri: Language quiz 17, spelling test 19

    Looking ahead to March 8-12:  

    Mon: Math quiz 9, History quiz 24

    Tues:  Science test 6

    Wed:  Spelling quiz 20, 

    Thurs/Fri:  Language test 9, history quiz 25, science quiz 17

     Spelling Words 19

    Emphasis

    Damaging

    Described 

    Arrival

    Expensive

    Citizen

    Certificate

    Cyberspace

    Announce

    Cancel

    Montana (MT)

    Nebraska (NE)

    Achievement

    Favorite

    Measure

    Perseverance

    Repetition

    Sentence

    sequence

    Suitable

    Vocab

    Contribute - to give

    Convenient - easily done, easy to reach

    Dwindle - to gradually get smaller

    Enthusiasm - eager interest, zeal

    Gracious - kind, courteous

    Marvel - to wonder

    Mercy - lovely withholding

    Mimic - to copy

    Obvious - easy to be seen

    Wisdom - knowledge and judgement based on God’s word

     

  • Off-Week Feb 22-26

    Hello Parents!

    Off-Week Feb 22-26; no school; daycare available

    School resumes March 1 - enjoy the break! 

    Mrs. Young 

  • Newsletter Feb. 16-18

    Newsletter Feb. 16-19

    Thank you to everyone who donated so generously to our Valentine’s Day party!  We had a lot of fun!  I really appreciate your generosity. 

    Don’t forget to send your student with hats and gloves during this cold weather.  

    Test/Quiz Schedule

    Wed:  Math test 8, Lang. quiz 16, Spelling Quiz 18, History quiz 17

    Fri:  Lang test 8, History test 9, Spelling test 18

    Spelling Words 18 (Review List)

    Scrubbed

    Immature

    Capture

    Automatic

    Frequently

    Boundary

    Often

    Type

    Personality

    Remarkable

    Admiration

    Author

    Business

    Convince

    Curiosity

    Explanation

    Important

    Incredible

    Perfection

    Significant

    Vocab

    Authority - a position of leadership and responsibility

    Commitment - a promise, a pledge of faithfulness

    Courtesy - polite and kind behavior

    Humility - without pride

    Perilous - dangerous

    Reliable - dependable

    Sovereignty - supreme authority to rule

    Stature - height

    Urgent - calling for immediate action

    Wages - payment for work

  • Newsletter Feb. 8-12

    Newsletter Feb. 8-12

    Valentine’s Day party is this Friday, February 12 in the afternoon.  Please post on either Facebook page if you can bring any treats, drinks, or healthy snacks.  I sent home name lists for students to address Valentine cards.  I will attach the list to the newsletter in the private Facebook group.   

    Please check your students homework folders every day and check to see if they are studying for quizzes and tests. Check if they are bringing home and finishing their homework as well.  Additionally, 15 minutes a day is all it takes to improve reading fluency.  A structured study hour each night will greatly improve grades in all subjects. 

    Tests & Quiz Schedule:

    Monday:  History Test 8

    Wed: Spelling quiz

    Thurs:  Language quiz 13, Science quiz 15 (if ready) 

    Fri:  History quiz 16, spelling test, PARTY 

    Spelling Words

    Completely

    Genuinely

    Enforcement

    Blameless

    Wasteful

    Starry

    Marvelous

    Pharmacy

    Remarkable

    Artery

    Missouri (MO)

    Cannot

    Democracy

    Description

    Exclamation

    Incredible

    Invitation

    Microwave

    Persevere

    Satellite

    Vocab

    Contentment - peaceful happiness

    Dynamic - energetic

    Efficient - able to do a job without wasting time or energy

    Meddle - to mind someone else’s business

    Miracle - something only God can do

    Urgent - calling for immediate action

    Valuable - worth a great deal

    Valentine's Day Class list

    Alayna

    Arianna

    Aurora (Rory)

    Elijah

    Emmett

    Ezekiel

    Holden

    Kaelynn

    Kyara

    Lillian

    Lilly

    London

    Lucy

    Lyla

    Madalyn

    Peyton

    Presten

    Troy

    Warren

     

  • Newsletter Feb. 1-5

    I hope you all enjoyed the week off!  We will have a Valentine Day party Feb. 12.  Please send a small box to school with your student to decorate as a mailbox for cards.  I will post a sign up sheet for treats soon.  

    Quizzes and Tests:

    Tues:  Language quiz 14, History quiz 14, Science quiz 14

    Wed:  Spelling quiz

    Thurs:  Language test 7, history quiz 15, Science test 5

    Fri: Math quiz 8, spelling test

    Looking ahead to the week of Feb. 8-12

    Tues:  History Test 8

    Wed: Spelling quiz

    Thurs:  Language quiz 13

    Fri:  Science quiz 15, History quiz 16, spelling test

    Spelling Words

    Quality

    Consequence

    Inadequate

    Technique

    Equation

    Technology

    Column

    Design

    Answered

    Whistle

    Minnesota (MN)

    Mississippi (MS)

    Business

    Campaign

    Explanation

    Loose

    Lose

    Schedule

    Sympathize

    Tropical

    Vocab

    Consecrate - to dedicate

    Courtesy - polite and kind behavior

    Disciple - one who chooses to follow the teachings of another

    Imposter - a deceiver or pretender

    Intention - a purpose

    Taunt - to tease or make insulting remarks

    Universal - having to do with all the world

     

  • Jan. 18 - 22

    Newsletter Jan. 18-22

    Hello fourth grade families.  Please encourage your students to read a few minutes every night at home. Good reading skills help them tremendously with their school work.  

    Don’t forget Jan. 25-29 is an off week. 

    Mon:  Math quiz 7

    Tues:  History test 7

    Wed:  Spelling quiz

    Fri:  Lang. quiz 13, science quiz 14, spelling test 14

    Spelling Words

    Frequently

    Request

    Required

    Quotation

    Squint

    Impression

    Confession

    Permission

    Compassion

    Discussion

    Massachusetts (MA)

    Michigan (MI)

    Curiosity

    Effort

    Entertaining

    Immense

    Important

    Miserable

    Suspicious

    Vocab

    Annual- occurring once every year

    Diligent- working hard to complete a task

    Discern - recognize clearly, understand, tell apart

    Perilous- dangerous

    Reliable - dependable

    Sufficient - as much as needed

    Temptation - an influence or desire toward wrong

     

  • Newsletter Jan. 11-15

    Newsletter Jan. 11-15

    Please turn in your yearbook and drama camp forms this week.  They were due Friday the January 8th. 

    Please work with your students to help them memorize their multiplication facts.  This is a critical skill in math.  We have daily timed tests on multiplication facts, but additional study time is needed at home.  Flash cards work great and five minutes a night is all it takes to boost fact memory.  

    Quizzes and tests: 

    Monday:  History test 6, Math test 6, Science quiz 11

    Tues:  Language quiz 12

    Wed: Spelling quiz 14

    Thurs:  Language test 6

    Fri:  Spelling test 14, history quiz 13. science quiz 12

    Spelling words

    Electric

    Fantastic

    Automatic

    Allergic

    Mechanic

    Ability

    Community

    Opportunity

    Territory

    Personality

    Maryland (MD)

    Affliction

    Convert

    Eventually

    Forgiveness

    Nickel

    Pause

    Recital

    Spaghetti

    Tragedy

    Vocab

    Allegiance - loyalty

    Gorgeous - beautiful, splendid

    Irresponsible - not reliable

    Occasional - happening once in a while

    Stature - height

    Wages - payment for work

    Worship - to express love and respect for God

     

  • Jan. 4-8

    Newsletter January 4-8

    I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays over break!  Wishing you all a happy and healthy new year. 

    Upcoming tests and quizzes: 

    Tues: math quiz 6

    Wed:  spelling quiz, 

    Thurs: language quiz 11, history quiz 12

    Fri:  spelling test, science quiz 11

    Looking ahead to Jan. 11-12:  math test 6, history test 6, language quiz 12, language test 6, history quiz 13, science quiz 12

    Test/quiz dates are not set in stone and are subject to how fast the curriculum is moving.  Students are always prepped for quizzes and tests in advance, and made aware of date changes. 

    Spelling Words

    Terrific

    Organic

    Arctic

    Athletic

    Magnetic

    Oxygen

    Symptom

    Cylinder

    Typical

    Symbolic

    Maine (ME)

    Accessible

    Admiration

    Arena

    Assembly

    Disguise

    Greatness

    Orchard

    Significant

    Vegetable

    Vocab

    Adorable- very likeable, cute

    Adorn - to decorate

    Advent - the coming of Christ

    Astonish - to surprise, shock, or amaze

    Commitment - a promise, a pledge of faithfulness

    Dilemma - a difficult choice

    Fundamental - basic, a necessary part


     

  • Dec. 14-18

    Newsletter Dec. 14-18

    Christmas party is Dec. 18!  If anyone would like to bring treats or a craft to do  with the kids you are welcome to join us!  

    We will have our party after lunch starting at 1:00 and it will last until 2:30.  We will have regular school work in the morning.  Our class auction will be during the party. 

    Thank you all for your generous support!  Wishing you all a blessed holiday.

    Quizzes & Tests

    Monday:  History test 5 

    Tues:  Science quiz 10

    Wed:  Spelling 12, Language quiz 10

    Thurs:  History Quiz 11, Science test 4

    Fri:  Math quiz 6, Language test 5

    Spelling words week 12

    Literature

    Immature

    Capture

    Agriculture

    Adventure

    Type

    Goodbye

    Hypothesis

    Reply

    Multiply

    Louisiana (LA)

    Champion

    Congratulations

    Conversation

    Convince

    Discipline

    Mayonnaise

    Missionary

    Sugar

    Whistling

    Vocab

    Absorb - to soak up or take in

    Beneficial - helpful, producing good

    Career - a profession or occupation

    Hinder - to get in the way of, to prevent

    Humility - without pride

    Trials - difficulties in life

    Unanimous - showing complete agreement

  • Newsletter Dec. 7-11

    Newsletter Dec. 7-11

    Thanks to everyone for the auction donations! 

    Quizzes & tests

    Monday: history quiz 9

    Wed: Spelling, Science quiz 9

    Thurs: History quiz 10

    Fri:  Science quiz 10, language quiz 9, math test 5, spelling test

    Looking ahead Dec. 14-18:  History test 5, science quiz 10

    Spelling words:  

    Scripture

    Creature

    Structure

    Signature

    Temperature

    Asthma

    Often

    Epistle 

    Solemn

    Island

    Kansas (KA)

    Kentucky (KY)

    Applause

    Emphasis

    Function

    Happiness

    Memorial

    Mirror

    Reputation

    Volume

     Vocab

    Amendment: a change or addition

    Disastrous - causing much damage or suffering

    Excursion - a short trip

    Frigid - extremely cold, freezing

    Reimburse - to pay back

    Sacrifice - a selfless action done for someone else

    Sovereignty - supreme authority to rule

     

  • Newsletter Nov. 30-Dec 4

    I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving break!  I enjoyed meeting with everyone during conferences.  Don’t hesitate to reach out to me any time with questions or concerns.   

    Remember to get your Eagle Cruise sign up form and money in before Friday Dec. 4

    Please have your students study for history test 4. It goes over all the chapters we have covered so far.  The study guide sent home with students before break covers everything they need to know. 

    Quizzes:  Wed:  Language, spelling

              Thurs:  Science quiz 8

    Tests:  Thurs:  History Ch. 4 1-7

                Fri:  Spelling

    Looking ahead to Dec. 7-11:  History quiz 9 & 10, science quiz 9, Math test 5, language quiz 9.

    Spelling words

    Propeller

    Admittance

    Equipped

    Offering

    Scrubbed

    Ounce

    Doubting

    Thousand

    Boundary

    County

    Iowa (IA) 

    Associate

    Binoculars

    Brilliant

    Caterpillar

    Criticize

    Haphazard

    Individually

    Perfection

    Vacuum

    Vocab

    Authority- a position of leadership or responsibility

    Dependability - trustworthiness

    Exhale - to breathe out

    Guarantee - promise

    Horizon - a line where the sky meets and earth seem to meet

    Thorough - complete

     

  • Off-Week (Nov 23-25)

    OFF-WEEK NOV 23-25

    NO SCHOOL/NO DAYCARE NOV 26-27

    School resumes Nov 30

  • Newsletter Nov. 6-20

    Please sign up for parent/teacher conferences if you have not already.  Available time slots are viewable on our class Facebook page.

    Our feast this Wed. the 18th from 11:00 to 11:30am.  You may take your student home afterwards or leave them at school as usual. We are still in need of families to sign up to bring: green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, and (2) 24 turkey slices each. Please bring items ready to serve.

    Due to the short week we will have no spelling test this week! 

    Tuesday:  math test, history quiz 8

    I hope you can all attend our feast.  We look forward to seeing you Wednesday! 

     

  • Newsletter Nov 9-13

    Hello fourth grade families!  Eagle Cruise forms went home on Friday. Please fill out and return.  

    I have some families signed up for conferences Nov. 18,19 & 20. Please sign up if you have not already.  The available times are on our Private and regular fourth grade Facebook pages. 

    I will be posting a sign-up sheet for our Thanksgiving Feast this week. Please watch for it. 

    Thank you to all who donated to the class auction.  We are still in need of more auction donations.  Anything new or slightly used is appreciated! 

    Monday - History quiz 7, Science Ch. 3. test 

    Thurs: Language & spelling quiz. History test Ch. 5-6. 

    Friday - Spelling, Science Ch. 1-3 Tests

    Spelling Words (review list)

    Experience

    Receipt

    Neighbor

    Victorious

    Studying

    Volcano

    Breathe

    Galaxy

    Truly

    Doubtful

    Abbreviation

    Attendance

    Believable

    Carelessness

    Develop

    Emergency

    Muscle

    Stomach

    Surprise

    Transparent

    Vocab (Review)

    Anxiety - fear about what may happen

    Compel - to force, to make to do something

    Courageous - brave

    Delete - to remove, to take out

    Extraordinary - very unusual, remarkable

    Immutable -unchanging

    Impulse - a sudden desire to change

    Omnipotent - all powerful

    Precept - a principle to live by

    Requirement -something needed or demanded

     

  • 4th Grade Newsletter Nov. 2-6

    Hope you are all out enjoying the beautiful weather!  Parent/teacher conferences are taking place Nov. 18,19 and 20th. I will be posting a sign up sheet soon.  We are still looking for donations for our auction. Anything you can send is appreciated! 

    Students should be bringing home a homework folder every night. Please encourage them to finish homework and turn it in the next day.  A handful of students consistently have missing/unfinished work.  All students receive study guides for science and history quizzes and tests. These come to school every day to be filled out as we read, then go home every night for study.  After the test/quiz students turn their study guide in for points.  Please keep all of these for future study of comprehensive tests coming up. 

    Upcoming quizzes and tests:  

    Tues:  Math test 

    Wed:  Language test, spelling quiz

    Thurs:  Science quiz 7 (pgs. 56-68)

    Fri:  Spelling test

    Please study over next weekend for Chapter 3 science test and history quiz 7 (pgs. 56-68) taking place on 11/9.  I heavily prep students in class for tests/quizzes but additional studying is always recommended.  

    Spelling Words

    Annoying

    Employer

    Stayed

    Joyous

    Delayed

    Surrounded

    Announcement

    Discount

    Towel

    Doubtful

    Illinois (IL)

    Indiana (IN)

    Abbreviation

    Attacked

    Budget

    Clearance

    Factual

    Leopard

    Particular

    Spinach

    Vocab

    Anxiety - fear about what may happen

    Competition - a contest

    Eliminate - to get rid of, omit

    Generosity - willingness to give to others

    Grace - undeserved favor

     

  • 4th Grade Newsletter Oct. 23-30

    Hello fourth grade families!  Please note the 5 things students need to go outside starting Monday:  Coat, boots, hats, gloves, and snow pants.  

    Your students will be using study guides we create in class for history and science quizzes and tests.  Please encourage them to study throughout the week. 

    I will be posting a conference sign up form on Facebook soon, please watch for it.  :)

    We have had a few more donations roll in for our auction.  Thanks to those who donated.  We are still in need of more to ensure all students have something to bid on during the auction.

    This week’s test/quiz schedule:  

    Test:  Tues: history Ch. 3 & 4, Fri: spelling

    Quiz:  Wed: Science (pgs. 46-52) & Language, Fri:  History (pgs. 46-53) and spelling 

    Spelling Words:  

    Dictionaries

    Holiness

    Healthier

    Easiest

    Librarian

    Frugal

    Truly

    Cruelty

    Raccoon

    Duty

    Hawaii (HI)

    Idaho (ID)

    Actively

    Chimney

    Humanity

    Obedience

    Regrettable

    Successful

    Surprise

    Transparent

    Vocab

    Concentrate:  to focus thoughts and efforts on one thing

    Extraordinary:  very unusual, remarkable

    Prayer:  talking to God

    Strenuous:  requiring much strength

    Wrath:  very great anger

     

  • 4th Grade Newsletter Oct 19

    We still need donations for our class auction!  Only a few have come in. Anything fourth graders will enjoy (new or slightly used) is appreciated!  Students earn points by showing responsible learner behaviors such as bringing homework folders to class, turning in work on time, being on task, etc.  They will spend those points at the end of semester class auction. If every family can send at least one item that would be wonderful! 

    Struggling to help your student with their math homework?  Here is a helpful link:  https://www.khanacademy.org/  Khan Academy is a free online resource.  It walks students and parents through math problems and concepts in all grade levels. Check it out!

    Please be sure to check homework folders every night.  Some students are struggling to complete homework and turn it in the next day.  If they come home with an ungraded blank page, it is most likely unfinished homework which is due the next day. 

    Tests & Quizzes for Oct. 19-23  Students should use their skill sheets, notebooks, maps, and past quizzes/tests for studying.  Flashcards are a great study tool!  

    Quizzes:  Wed. - Spelling (every Wed.)

                     Thurs.- History 

                      Fri. - Science 

    Tests:  Tues. - Language

                 Fri.- Spelling (every Fri.) 

    Monday Oct 26:  History Test 

    Spelling Words:

    Studying

    Tries

    Batteries

    Missionaries

    Mysterious

    Awkward

    Taught

    Caution

    Lawful

    Psalm

    Florida (FL)

    Georgia (GA)

    Absence

    Disappearance

    Exactly

    Fidgety

    Machinery

    Misspell

    Naturally

    Seldom

    Vocab:

    Catastrophe - a sudden and terrible happening, disaster

    Endeavor - to try hard, to strive

    Faith - firm belief, trust

    Rejoice - to be filled with joy pleasure, or satisfaction

    Valor - bravery




     

     

  • Off-Week (Oct 12-16)

    OFF-WEEK OCT 12-16

    No school

    Daycare available for those signed up

    See Miss Mindy to see if you are registered for daycare.

    ENJOY THE BREAK! 

    Mrs. Young :) 

  • Newsletter Oct. 5 -9

    Hello fourth grade families! Things to remember this week:  

    *Picture day Monday Oct. 5. No PE this day.

    *Field Trip $9 due Friday.  Students with incomplete work will not be allowed to participate. Please make sure students are turning in their work when it is due. 

    The Abeka curriculum is rigorous. Please be sure your students are studying for their quizzes and tests.  In fourth grade we have an in class prep session prior to every test and quiz.  This should be followed up with studying at home.  Please encourage and help your students study the material for tests.  They take notes in Science and history with all the information they need for the exams.  

    I will post test/quiz times each Monday morning on our Facebook pages.  

    Spelling words Oct. 5-9

    cozier

    heaviest

    victorious

    hurrying

    difficulties

    dynamite

    hydrant

    analyze

    encyclopedia

    tyrant

    Connecticut (CT)

    Delaware (DE)

    appetite

    biscuit

    burrito

    gigantic

    lasagna

    literacy

    miniature

    restaurant

    Vocab

    compel - to force, to make to do something

    courageous - brave

    delete - to remove, to take out

    patriot - a person who shows great love for and loyalty to his country

    righteousness - goodness

     

     

     

  • Newsletter Sept 28-Oct.2

    Hello fourth grade families!  We are getting into the school groove and have our first round of tests taken this week.  Your students are becoming more responsible learners every day!  They are learning to take notes in history and science.  These notes provide a study guide for quizzes and exams.  Please continue to monitor their homework folders for unfinished work and graded material. 

    We are still looking for donations to our end of semester auction!  Students are earning points by showing responsible behaviors in the classroom every day.  They will use earned points to buy items from our class auction at the end of the semester.  Have a blessed week!  :)

    Spelling words Sept 28 - Oct 2

    wrapped

    planning

    controlled

    begotten

    preferring

    social

    only

    solar

    though

    approach

    Colorado (CO)

    accompany

    Christian

    fourth

    ministry

    musician

    narration

    physician

    stomach

    treasure

    Vocab

    accurate - correct, without error

    honesty - truthfulness

    impulse - a sudden desire to act

    precept - a principle to live by

    requirement - something needed or demanded

     

  • Newsletter Sept 21-25

    Fourth Grade Newsletter Sept. 21-25

    Hello fourth grade families!  We are working on organization skills in fourth grade.  All students have a folder designated for homework.  They should be bringing this home every night.  The folder contains unfinished work to be completed and sent back the next day, along with completed/graded work.  Please be vigilante in checking their folders to ensure they are completing work.  Many students are not returning work to be graded.  Missing work is a zero in the gradebook until completed and turned in.  When checking your student’s homework folder, please pay attention to the quality of their work and areas where they may need assistance.

    Students are earning points in class by showing positive behaviors such as checking their inboxes, returning homework folders, and staying on task.  These points equate to “money” students will use to by items from our class auction at the end of the semester.  Donations to the auction are greatly appreciated!  Any new or lightly used items fourth graders would enjoy are welcome. I will be collecting auction items until the end of the semester. 

    Students can earn ”Fun Friday” in class by turning in all their work for the week.  This is a struggle area in our class.  Please make sure your students are doing their work and turning it back in the next day. This should improve each week as students get back into the school groove. 😊

    Spelling & Vocab Words Sept.21-25

    neither

    protein

    foreign

    height

    weird

    elementary

    balcony

    ability

    galaxy

    capacity

    California (CA)

    athlete

    attendance

    captain

    envelope

    finally

    intersection

    package

    pedestrian

    vehicle

    Vocab

    Faithful – loyal, trustworthy, steadfast

    Immutable – unchanging

    Laboratory – a room or building where scientific is done

    Permanent – fixed, unmoving

    Predicament - an unpleasant, difficult situation

  • Fourth Grade Newsletter Sept 14.

     

    Hello fourth grade families!  We survived the first week!!!  I hope all your students are feeling more comfortable with our class and schedule.

    Open house Sept. 15 from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm.  I would love to meet you all.  Please don’t forget to turn in your registration paperwork to Mrs. Young this week.

    The weekly spelling quiz will move to Wednesdays so the kids have a chance to practice missed words before the Friday exam.  We have a history test on Monday.  Students should study their notebook terms over the weekend. 

    Please help your students practice their spellings words and assist with homework. Each student should bring home their homework folder every night with work to be returned the next day. Hello fourth grade families!  We survived the first week!!!  I hope all your students are feeling more comfortable with our class and schedule.

    Please remember our open house Sept. 15 from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm.  I would love to meet you all.  Please don’t forget to turn in your registration paperwork to Mrs. Young this week.

    The weekly spelling quiz will move to Wednesdays so the kids have a chance to practice missed words before the Friday exam.  We have a history test on Monday.  Students should study their notebook terms over the weekend. 

    Please help your students practice their spellings words and assist with homework. Each student should bring home their homework folder every night with work to be returned the next day.

    I strongly encourage students to read the directions on their homework pages and try to figure things out for themselves before asking for help. When they ask for help, guide their thinking so they discover the solution for themselves as much as possible.  This helps them become more independent learners.

    I also encourage guided reading of anything and everything at home to improve fluency.  Reading with your kids ten to twenty minutes a day can make a huge difference!  😊

    SPELLING WORDS SEPTEMBER 14-18

    1.  Mischief

    2.  Receipt

    3.  Reign

    4.  Eighty

    5.  Neighbor

    6.  Redeemer

    7.  Decent

    8.  Steeple

    9.  Breathe

    10. People

    11. Arkansas (AR)

    12. Arizona (AZ)

    13. Argument

    14. Bargain

    15. Believable

    16. Definition

    17. Develop

    18. Familiar

    19. Involve

    20. Principle

    21. Gratitude- thankfulness

    22. Omnipotent – all powerful

    23. Quotient – the answer to a division problem

    24. Security – protection from risk or danger

    25. Utensil – a useful tool

     

  • 4th Grade Newsletter Sept 8

    4th Grade Newsletter:
    Welcome to Fourth Grade!

    Hello and welcome fourth grade families. I am excited to spend this year with your students! My name is Wendy Calvert. I am a certified K-8 teacher in Idaho and Arizona. I am an Idaho native and have worked for the Lakeland School District the past seven years. I have a professional background in behavior modification programs, students with disabilities, coaching, and instruction. I was a county 4H instructional leader for many years as well.

    I hope to meet you at our Open house Sept. 15th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Please feel free to contact me at: wcalvert4th@gmail.com or via phone/text: 208-818-5457. My phone is open for communication from 8 am to 7pm every school day. Messages received outside of these times will be answered the next school day.

    Classroom Information

    Students will be provided enough time in class to complete their homework most of the time. However, the program is rigorous and therefore some homework should be expected 2-3 nights a week.

    Spelling words will be posted Sunday in the weekly newsletter. Students will receive the words Monday in class. I encourage everyone to practice the words at home for the weekly spelling test on Fridays. Practice time in class is limited.

    Homework Policy: Homework is due the next school day. Missing assignments will be counted as a zero in the gradebook until the work is complete. All weekly assignments will be sent home in the Fri

    Fourth Grade Spelling Words

    Sept 8-11, 2020

    1. Relief

    2. Experience

    3. Friendliness

    4. Ceiling

    5. Deceive

    6. Volcano

    7. Dangerous

    8. Stained

    9. Creativity

    10. Breakable

    Challenge words

    11. Alabama (AL)

    12. Alaska (AK)

    13. Actually

    14. Carelessness

    15. Knowledge

    16. Minute

    17. Necessary

    18. Occur

    19. Principal

    20. Recess

    Vocabulary

    21. Brief – not long

    22. Emergency – a sudden need for immediate action

    23. Eternal - having no beginning or end

    24. Organize- to arrange in good order

    25. Respectful – feeling or showing ho

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