Dear Parents and Students,
We have a very exciting and full January. What a great way to start the New Year and the third quarter of school. January will include a field trip, spelling bee, Literacy Night and MAPS testing.
The Spelling Bee will be held on January 10 at 10 a.m. in the Jr. high auditorium. Class and grade spelling bees will be held during the week before to determine who will go on to the finals. Copies of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade lists will come home with your student on Tues. Unlike other years these are just study lists. The words on them may or may not be part of the spelling bee. You can also find the lists on the 3rd and 4th grade websites. I am having difficulty adding attachments right now, so please check the other teacher's websites for the lists.
The 4th grade is also taking a Field Trip on Wed. Jan. 11th to the Natural History Museum of Utah. Students will be receiving a permission slip on Tues that must be returned so they can take part in this event. Each teacher needs 4 to 5 volunteer parents to go on the trip with us. Parents will need to drive to the museum and meet our classes there. Please email me is you would like to attend and have a small group of students to explore the museum with you.
Literacy Night will be held on Monday Jan. 23rd, so put it on your calendar. More info will be coming. Please help your students to record their reading on the snowmen that were given out before the Holiday break. Our grade has set a goal of 20,000 minutes of reading.
MAPS tests will be conducted on the week of Jan. 23 - 26, Students should be extra careful to a get good night's rest to ensure they can do their best work on the tests. These tests are used by the teachers to determine your students growth so far this year.
The Poem for the Month of January is "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost. Students will be given a copy of the poem and it will be on the website soon.
The genre for the monthly book report is Fantasy. Each L.A. teacher will send home book reports with their students.
In Science 4th grade will be studying Weathering, Erosion, and Soil this month. In History we will finish our study of Native Americans and move on to Mountain Men.
I hope you all had a wonderful break and are ready to get back to the incredible joy of learning!