Monday, Feb. 9, 2015
Dear 4th grade families,
     Sorry it's been so long since this announcment page had been updated.  Report cards were sent home on Friday.  These are in a new format this year, so please don't hesitate to ask questions.  We are now starting the 3rd marking period. Recently your child also took the NWEA (MAP) test again. This is the online test that replaced edperformance tests from last year.  We are looking at the progress made since the beginning of the year and setting goals for where we want to be at the end of the year. 
   This Thursday, students who met their Accelerated Reading goal will be getting Root Beer Floats.  New goals will be set for the 3rd marking period so be sure your child is reading and finishing AR books and testing on them.  I think most of the Global Reading challenge books have an AR test.  Global reading challenge is coming up in March, so encourage your child (if they are on a team) to start reading books a second time to really KNOW that book inside and out. 
  In writing, 4th graders are starting a unit on Informational Writing.  They will be picking a topic they know a lot about and would like to teach the rest of the class about.  They will be conducting research and writing a book with chapters about this topic.  
  For those of you in Mrs. Fritz and Henley's room - just to keep you updated, Mrs. Henley has a herniated disc in her back and has been out for a couple of weeks.  She is doing physical therapy and working on pain management to get back to school as soon as possible.  Mr. Harrington is her intern and has been communicating daily with her on student progress both behaviorally and academically.  Encourage your child to do their best with him and the guest teacher.  


Mrs. Henley, Mrs. Fritz and Ms. LaBelle, and Ms. Elzinga