Awesome Mission Models!
End of the Trimester is this Friday 3/11 - report cards will go home next Friday 3/18.
Green Free Dress next Thursday 3/17 for St. Patrick's Day! Students have PE that day so they should wear athletic shoes with their green attire.
Island of the Blue Dolphins novel study - We are currently working on an interactive book report to culminate our novel study of Island of the Blue Dolphins. The students have been able to connect their learning about California Native Americans, explorers, and missions to this beautiful novel by Scott O'Dell. Unfortunately, some of the students did not take care of the books that I loaned to them and they will need to be replaced. You will receive a note in your child's Wednesday folder today if this is the case.
Mandatory Parent Informational Meeting next Tuesday, March 15th at 6:00 PM in the 4th grade classroom. This is in preparation for our 4th grade overnight field trip coming up this spring. It is very important that each of you attend this informational meeting. You may want to bring a pen and a checkbook to fill out forms while you're here.
School Wide Reconciliation is next Tuesday. We are preparing for this in class this week and students will be quizzed on the process next week in preparation.
Wednesday Writing Journals - For the 3rd trimester, students are expected to write a minimum of 2 paragraphs each week in their journals. 4th grade paragraph expectations are glued into student journals- they should review this before writing their prompts next week.
More on Writing- The class is finishing up publishing their "opinion writing pieces". They've done a really beautiful job going through the entire writing process. Please have your child share their writing with you (it is on their iPads :-)
Science- we've moved on to our next unit of study in science: physical science. Chapter 12 is very short (just 2 lessons). Students will be tested on chapter 12 on Thursday next week.
Don's Field Day -
Please see letter below for information on this event!
My name is Sydney Strong, and I am a senior at Cathedral Catholic High School. As a part of the National Honors Society at CCHS, we are putting on a free field day for 6-12 year olds. We are working in conjunction with K.I.D.S. Therapy Associates, Inc. to have a day of fun games for both special needs and mainstream children. K.I.D.S. has connected special needs families with our event, but we are looking to bring in mainstream children from the local schools. My younger brother, Drew Strong, is in seventh grade at St. James, and I was wondering if there would be any way to get information about our event out to the St. James Academy parents and students. I have attached a picture of our flyer for more information. Please let me know if this would be possible.
iPad Projects- Now that we're half-way through the school year, we are doing a lot more on the iPad in 4th grade. Check in with your child and have them show you some of the great work that they've been doing! :) Last week we assisted first grade in creating cultural heritage screencasts.