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Mr. Eames - Grade 4

School Administrative Unit #7 Mission Statement

To prepare every SAU #7 student for success in whatever path they choose.

Week of September 16—20, 2019

I respectfully request that all fourth grade students plan to arrive in the classroom at 7:55 a.m. daily.  This will allow all students the opportunity to unpack their backpacks, read the daily morning message; and prepare/organize for the official start of their day at 8:10 a.m.  Your cooperation with this request is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

I would like to remind all fourth grade parents that in order to be in compliance with the Colebrook Elementary School Handbook, written notes (explaining the absence) are required to be sent in with all students when they return from an absence from school.  Your diligent cooperation with this matter is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

I would also like to remind all fourth grade parents that I would greatly appreciate your child's assignment book being signed on a nightly basis.  Your diligent cooperation with this is also greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

I would like to encourage all fourth grade students to wear appropriate attire on a daily basis for outside recess (11:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.) as we endure the fluctuating weather.

The following topics are planned to be covered in fourth grade.  (Please note that plans are subject to change without notice based on student interest/need.)

Spelling – Unit 2 – "Long a and i"  [Unit 2 words include . . . sigh; right; weigh; eight; detail; height; spray; braid; bait; grain; slight; thigh; tight; raisin; trait; highway; frighten; dismay; freight; and sleigh.  Unit 2 challenge words include . . . eighteen; mayonnaise; campaign; daylight; and twilight.  [The spelling test for Unit 2 will be given on Friday, September 20, 2019.]

Math – Place Value Understandings with Numbers to 1,000,000 (to include comparing and rounding numbers)  [All fourth grade students need daily practice with all basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts.  According to former CES math consultant, Professor Mahesh Sharma, a student knows the math fact if he or she is able to recall the math fact in three seconds or less.]

Reading/Language Arts Story – Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog's Tale by Laurie Myers and illustrated by Michael Dooling [Genre – Historical Fiction/Skills – Conventions (Imperative and Exclamatory Sentences); Author's Purpose (to persuade; to inform; to entertain; or to express); Skim and Scan/Vocabulary (docks; migrating; scan; scent; wharf; and yearned)]; Goal Writing; and 3-Dimensional Personality Spheres

Social Studies – Constitution Day [Tuesday, September 17, 2019] — We will view The U.S. Constitution video  as well as It's Constitution Day information at www.sn4.scholastic.com.  We will also listen to and discuss a nonfiction book entitled, If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution written by Elizabeth Levy and illustrated by Joan Holub.  This book will be read and discussed in several chunks throughout the entire week.]

All fourth grade students are encouraged to read twenty minutes each night.  Research has shown, all children who read twenty minutes a day become better readers!

The following links have been provided for your information regarding Responsive Classroom, Playworks, and Study Island which have been school-wide initiatives in the elementary grades since the 2017—2018 school year.

Responsive Classroom ~ https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/about/

Playworks ~ http://www.playworks.org/about

Study Island ~ https://www.studyisland.com/about

The fourth grade specialty schedule is listed below for your information.







10:15—11:00 a.m.

(with Mr. Stewart)


10:15—11:00 a.m.

(with Mr. Call)

Wear sneakers!


10:30—11:15 a.m.

(with Mrs. Johnsen)


10:15—11:00 a.m.

(with Mr. Call)

Wear sneakers!



12:45—1:30 p.m.

(with Ms. Hall)


1:30—2:15 p.m.

(with Mrs. Daley)

Remember library books!


Thursday, September 19, 2019 –

¨ CA&ES School Picture Day [Preschool—Grade 8] ~ All homerooms are scheduled to have individual student pictures and a class picture taken.  Students purchasing school pictures are to bring their completed school picture envelope and payment.  All students are asked to dress accordingly as individual student pictures will be taken for the cumulative records in the Main Office and as well as the class picture.  [Please note that for best results, the school picture company suggests that students not wear the color green.]

¨ Colebrook Public Library Monthly Visit — 1:30—2:00 p.m. [We are scheduled to depart from CA&ES at 1:15 p.m. to walk to the Colebrook Public Library and return at 2:15 p.m.]

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 –

¨ CA&ES [Colebrook Academy and Elementary School] Open House for PreK—Grade 5 ~ 6:00—7:00 p.m. [CA&ES Classrooms]


Thursday, October 3, 2019 –

¨ CA&ES [Colebrook Academy and Elementary School] Open House for Grades 6—12 ~ 6:00—7:00 p.m. [CA&ES Classrooms]

Thursday, October 10, 2019 –

¨ Early Release Day #1 ~ 12:00 p.m. Student Dismissal 

Friday, October 11, 2019 –

¨ NO SCHOOL ~ SAU #7-Wide Administrative Day