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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 January 27—31, 2020


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 18 – "Consonant Digraph /sh/" [Unit 18 words include . . . nation; special; lotion; mansion; precious; creation; vacation; tension; especially; motion; tradition; gracious; extension; addition; caution; official; solution; suspension; politician; and portion.  Unit 18 challenge words include . . . comprehension; physician; artificial; contraction; and competition.]  The spelling test for Unit 18 will be given on Friday, January 31, 2020.


Math – Topic 3 — "Use Strategies and Properties to Multiply by 1-Digit 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 – "Navajo Code Talkers" by Andrew Santella[Genre – Expository Text/Skills – Conventions (Pronouns and Antecedents) and Sequence/Vocabulary (advance; developed; exhausting; headquarters; impossible; intense; messages; and reveal)]  

 

Social Studies/Science Science Spin (November/December 2019) "Floating on Air: [Physical Science – Properties of Matter] and Scholastic News [January 6, 2020] "Do You Ever Feel Like This?" [ Topics include: (a) "It Takes Guts"; (b) "How to Go From Anxious to Relaxed"; (c) "5 Big Questions About Montgomery, Alabama"; (d) "The New Moon King"; (e) "Can You Spot the Zebra?"; and (f) "Debate It: Should Students Be Rewarded for Perfect Attendance?"]


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.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Music

10:15—11:00 a.m.

(with Mr. Stewart)


Gym

10:15—11:00 a.m.

(with Mr. Call)

Wear sneakers!


Art

10:30—11:15 a.m.

(with Mrs. Johnsen)

Gym

10:15—11:00 a.m.

(with Mr. Call)

Wear sneakers!

 

Coding

12:45—1:30 p.m.

(with Ms. Hall)

Library

1:30—2:15 p.m.

(with Mrs. Daley)

Remember library books!



LOOKING AHEAD IN FOURTH GRADE


Monday, January 13, 2020—Friday, January 31, 2020 

¨ During this period of time, the winter testing window for STAR math and reading testing is open.  Question or concerns regarding this testing may be directed to Mrs. Wheelock [CA&ES Principal] via email at kwheelock@csd.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1104.  Please Note:  STAR math testing was completed on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 and the STAR reading testing was completed on Thursday, January 23, 2020.


Monday, January 27, 2020

¨ Signed second quarter report cards are due to be returned [with the original report card envelope].


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

¨ 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.]


Thursday, January 30, 2020 

¨ Skiing and Snowboarding is scheduled to continue for participating students in Grades 2—12 at Burke Mountain [Burke, VT].  Participating students will depart from CA&ES at 11:00 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m.  [Future dates include February 6, 2020; and February 13, 2020.] Questions or concerns regarding this event may be directed to Mrs. Clogston [CA&ES Guidance Counselor for Grades 7—12] via email at cclogston@csd.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1105.


¨ The Learn to Swim and Learn to Skate programs are scheduled to continue for participating students in Grades 2—5 at the North Country Community Recreation Center.  Participating students will be released from classes at approximately 12:00 p.m. and return at approximately 2:15 p.m. in order to meet the regular bus, car rider, and walker dismissals.  [Future dates include February 6, 2020; and February 13, 2020.] Non-participating students will participate in activities at the school.


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

¨ Mrs. Kenny [SAU #7 Literacy/Reading Specialist] will visit fourth grade with a group of first graders who will present a 15-minute Reader's Theatre [9:15—9:30 a.m.].  Inquiries regarding Reader's Theatre may be directed to Mrs. Kenny via email at lkenny@csd.sau7.org.


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

Thursday, February 6, 2020 

¨ Skiing and Snowboarding is scheduled to continue for participating students in Grades 2—12 at Burke Mountain [Burke, VT].  Participating students will depart from CA&ES at 11:00 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m.  [Final date is February 13, 2020.] Questions or concerns regarding this event may be directed to Mrs. Clogston [CA&ES Guidance Counselor for Grades 7—12] via email at cclogston@csd.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1105.


¨ The Learn to Swim and Learn to Skate programs are scheduled to continue for participating students in Grades 2—5 at the North Country Community Recreation Center.  Participating students will be released from classes at approximately 12:00 p.m. and return at approximately 2:15 p.m. in order to meet the regular bus, car rider, and walker dismissals.  [Final date is February 13, 2020.] Non-participating students will participate in activities at the school.


Thursday, February 13, 2020 

¨ Skiing and Snowboarding is scheduled to conclude for participating students in Grades 2—12 at Burke Mountain [Burke, VT].  Participating students will depart from CA&ES at 11:00 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m.  Questions or concerns regarding this event may be directed to Mrs. Clogston [CA&ES Guidance Counselor for Grades 7—12] via email at cclogston@csd.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1105.


¨ The Learn to Swim and Learn to Skate programs are scheduled to conclude for participating students in Grades 2—5 at the North Country Community Recreation Center.  Participating students will be released from classes at approximately 12:00 p.m. and return at approximately 2:15 p.m. in order to meet the regular bus, car rider, and walker dismissals.  Non-participating students will participate in activities at the school.


Friday, February 14, 2020

¨ Fourth Grade Valentine's Day Celebration (10:45—11:30 a.m.)  Healthy snacks and drinks will be enjoyed along with the sharing of valentines.  [If students are sharing valentines, it will be required that students share valentines with all members of the fourth grade.  Thank you.]


Thursday, February 20, 2020

¨ 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.]


Monday, February 24, 2020—Friday, February 28, 2020 –

¨ NO SCHOOL ~ Winter Recess


Monday, March 2, 2020 –

¨ CES Staff and students return to school today.