SJA Annual Christmas Pageant will take place on Thursday, December 17th. The program starts at 7 pm in the church, but students should be dropped off at 6:30 at the front of the school. My room moms will help with costumes so all other parents should go straight to the church.
Students need to bring in their costumes this Friday to be checked. The costumes are as follows:
4th Grade will dress in any combination of black and sparkly silver for the Christmas pageant
Girls: Long pants or skirt/dress (not too short!) with with black tights. Any combination of black with sparkly silver or black sequins or silver metallic fabric, accents or accessories. Sleeves long or short, with shoulders covered. Shoes: Black or silver
Boys: Black long pants with black crew neck quality t-shirt. Silver chain around neck optional. Shoes: Black or dark. SJA will provide a vest with silver stars.
Saint of the Month drawing contest is due on December 10th
Birthday Treats- if your child is bringing in treats (non-edible) for their birthday, please make sure that they are ALL THE SAME. It causes a lot of drama when there are variety and choices. Thank you!
End of Native American Studies Unit Celebration- the 4th grade will celebrate the end of our California Native American Studies Unit this Tuesday after mass. Students will have a chance to showcase their work and view the work of their peers. If you'd like to come see our gallery, please come to the 4th grade classroom after mass on Tuesday.
Fluency Practice - I've been working with the class on self monitoring their reading. Part of that is choosing books at the right level for them. Another part of it is reading fluently with expression. I'd like students to practice reading for fluency once a week and record their "Word Count Per Minute" on a table that I am sending home with them tomorrow. The sheet has all of the directions. I will collect this at the end of the trimester as part of their reading grade.
Noon Dismissal this Friday
Newspaper Book Report is due Next Friday 12/11
Mid Chapter Math Quiz next Friday 12/11
Academic Areas of Focus this Week
Reading Genre: folktales
Reading Skill: ask and answer questions
Vocabulary Strategy: root words
Science: animal adaptations
Social Studies: California Native Americans- finishing up