Monday 10/ 14 – school closed – no book fair
Tuesday 10/15 – book fair is from 2:30 to 5:00
Wednesday 10/16 – book fair is from 2:30 to 5:00
Thursday 10/17 – book fair is from 4:00 – 6:30 (during Fall Festival)
Friday 10/18 – book fair is from 2:30 to 5:00
Fall Festival and Cake Walk– is on Thursday starting at 4:30
Jamestown Field Trip- Permission form is being sent home today. We will be visiting Jamestown on Wednesday, November 13th. The cost of the field trip is $36.00 and we will be traveling by charter bus. We will start collecting money from Oct. 15 – Oct. 28. If you would like to chaperone please indicate this on the field trip form. We must have all interested chaperone names by Oct. 22nd so we can select chaperones. Please DO NOT pay for a chaperone spot until you have been contacted by me. I realize this is a popular trip to chaperone, however I am only able to take 4 chaperones per class. If you are interested in being a chaperone please make sure you have filled out the volunteer forms to be on the approved list Here is the link for information on how to fill out the volunteer forms: https://kaechele.henricoschools.us/volunteers/
4. Parent/Teacher Conferences- are right around the corner. Information will be coming home from Mrs. Patterson soon about signing up for conferences.
14 Student Holiday
15-18 Scholastic Book Fair- 2:30-6:00
17 PTA Fall Festival; 4:30-6:00 and book fair; 4:00-6:30
28 ½ day of school for students- dismissal at 11:00 AM
4/5 Parent Conferences 2:30-6:00 PM on 11/4 and 7:30-11:00 AM on 11/5
6 PTA Board Meeting in library 6:30-7:30 PM (Date Change)
8 9:00 AM Veteran’s Day Assembly
13 Jamestown field trip
12 PTA Spirit Night at Chipotle; 4:00-8:00 PM
18 ½ day of school for students- dismissal at 11:00 AM
20 Make up pictures (individual)
27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday; School closed
3 PTA Spirit Night at Bowl America (4:00-7:00) PM
3 PTA Board meeting in library at 7:30-8:30 PM
9 ½ day of school for students- dismissal at 11:00 AM
12 Winter Music Fest; 6:30 PM in gym
19 Jack Frost Jam (assembly during the school day) and winter parties KG-5
23-31 Winter Break- School Closed
Reading: This week we are focusing on context clues and non fiction text features. Students are reviewing previously learned Wordly Wise Words using them in context and illustrating their meanings. We have begun reading Blood on the River in preparation for our field trip and Jamestown unit. In small groups students will be sharing their readers’ responses and discussing the books they are independently reading.
Math: This week we will continue our decimal unit focusing on fraction and decimal equivalents. We will review all number sense and decimal concepts. A unit test will be administered next Tuesday, October 22nd.
Science: Our weather unit continues. Today students were given criteria for their weather projects. This is the one and only big at home project of 4th grade. All other projects will be primarily in school. The weather project is due October 30th and will count for a Science and Reading grade. Students should begin researching now.
English: Students are practicing using quotation marks correctly in their writing. They will also be answering a prompt about the narrative elements of our first read aloud, There is a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom. Greek and Latin stem test will be Thursday, October 17th.