Mrs. Lantz’s 4th Grade News Dec. 13th-19th

Hope you have enjoyed the snow days!!!!

Winter Party update: 
Mrs. Raper sent a link for parent volunteers and supplies to be sent in.  For the past couple of years, our class Winter Party is over a two day period.  I’ve had the kids make fleece blankets to donate to a homeless shelter.  This year I would like to send them to St. Jude’s.  Afterwards they enjoy Krispy Kreme Snowman donuts and juice boxes.  I also have a pizza party ($3-$4 per child) and watch Home Alone.  I will send a slip home the next day we return to school with more information about the pizza party! 
Here is the link to sign-up to send items in or volunteer:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4facaf283-winter2

Math – 
Students will begin a short unit on probability focusing on:
   -determining the likelihood of an outcome of a simple event;
   -representing probability as a number between 0 and 1, inclusive; and
   -creating a model or practical problem to represent a given probability
**There will be a Quiz on Wednesday, December 19th!**

 

Science-
We will continue with our unit on the Solar System focusing on:
-the planets in the solar system;
-the order of the planets in the solar system; and
-the relative sizes of the planets.
**There will be a quiz on Tuesday, December 18th!**

Next week we will begin Earth, Moon, and Sun focusing on:
  -the motions of Earth, the moon, and the sun;
-the causes for Earth’s seasons;
-the causes for the phases of the moon;
-the relative size, position, age, and makeup of Earth, the moon, and the sun; and
-historical contributions in understanding the Earth-moon-sun system.

Important Community Events & Reminders:
Dec. 17th                        Blanket Making; PTA Cookie Exchange
Dec. 19th                        Holiday Pizza Party                 
Dec. 20th -Jan. 2nd     Winter Break
Jan. 3rd -Jan. 4th         Watershed Lessons
Jan. 10th                        Young Scientists (Force & Motion)
Jan. 18th                        Muffins with Moms (7:30 am)
Jan. 21st                          MLK Holiday
Jan. 28th                        Student Holiday

 

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Mrs. Lantz’s 4th Grade News

Friday folders have been a success this first few weeks.  I will continue to send all graded papers home on Friday.  Please review any papers below a 70 with her child and sign and return along with the envelope on Mondays.  If you have any questions about an assignment, please contact me.

Math –
Students have continued with their long division unit, including 2 and 3 digit dividends by 1 digit divisors.  They have really picked up quickly on this concept!
Acronym to remember division steps:
Does                                   Divide
McDonald’s                      Multiply
Sell                                     Subtract
Burgers                             Bring Down
Regularly                          Remainder

They have been challenged with the introduction of 2 digit divisors and have enjoyed the enrichment!
Students will be working on an in class division project, called Movie Marathon.  Today we talked about it in Math rotations and they chose whether they wanted to do one digit divisor or two digit divisors.

**There will be a 2 X 2, 3 X 2 digit multiplication, long division with 2 & 3 digit dividends by 1 digit divisors Thursday, December 6th.**

 Virginia Studies-
Students are continuing to learn about Colonial Life in Virginia:
 -how agriculture influenced the increase in slavery in Virginia
-how culture reflects beliefs, customs, and architecture
-where various cultural groups settled
-why the capital moved from Jamestown to Williamsburg and then Williamsburg
to Richmond
-what forms of exchange were used for goods and services
-how was everyday life different for different cultures
-how did natural resources influence food, housing, and clothing in Colonial
Virginia

**THERE WILL BE A TEST ON VS.4 COLONIAL LIFE FRI, DEC 7TH!**

Science
We will begin our next Science unit on Wednesday,  the Solar System and Earth, Moon, Sun.  Students will learn:
-order of the planets closest to farthest from the sun
-order of the planets largest to smallest
-terrestrial planets vs gas giants

-Earth-centered (geocentric) vs Sun-centered (heliocentric) model of universe
-rotation vs revolution
-moon phases (8)
-similarities and differences between Earth, moon, and sun

Important Community Events & Reminders:
Dec. 5th                         Young Scientists (Solar System)
Dec. 7th                         Cubs Night In (5:45 pm – 8:30 pm)
Dec. 17th                       PTA Cookie Exchange
Dec. 20th -Jan. 2nd    Winter Break
Jan. 3rd -Jan. 4th        Watershed Lessons
Jan. 10th                       Young Scientists (Force & Motion)
Jan. 18th                       Muffins with Moms (7:30 am)

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Mrs. Lantz’s Fourth Grade News Nov.26th-30th

What Are We Learning?
Math –
Students will continue to review multiplying 2 X 2 digit numbers and  3 X 2 digit, including estimation and word problems (multi-step).  They will begin long division with 2 digit dividends by 1 digit divisors, with and without remainders.
Acronym to remember division steps:
Does                                   Divide
McDonald’s                      Multiply
Sell                                     Subtract
Burgers                             Bring Down
Regularly                          Remainder

 Virginia Studies-
We had a fabulous time at Jamestown.  The students were actively engaged and should their knowledge of the importance and impact of the first permanent English settlement.
We will continue our Virginia Studies unit with Colonial Life in Virginia.  Students will learn:
     -how agriculture influenced the increase in slavery in Virginia
-how culture reflects beliefs, customs, and architecture
-where various cultural groups settled
-why the capital moved from Jamestown to Williamsburg and then Williamsburg
to Richmond
-what forms of exchange were used for goods and services
-how was everyday life different for different cultures
-how did natural resources influence food, housing, and clothing in Colonial
Virginia

Important Community Events & Reminders:
Dec. 5th                       Young Scientists (Solar System)
Dec. 7th                         Cubs Night In (5:45 pm – 8:30 pm)
Dec. 17th                       PTA Cookie Exchange
Dec. 20th -Jan. 2nd    Winter Break
Jan. 3rd -Jan. 4th        Watershed Lessons
Jan. 10th                       Young Scientists (Force & Motion)
Jan. 18th                       Muffins with Moms (7:30 am)

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Jamestown Field Trip Dos and Don’ts

Jamestown Field Trip
Monday, November 19th

**Students & chaperones need to arrive at school at 7:15 am!!**
****We have to leave on time to get there for our program start time!!!!****

What Should I Bring?

  • A small backpack for jackets, umbrella, etc.
  • Lunch (NO GLASS CONTAINERS/BOTTLES)
  • Snacks (2: 1 for the morning and 1 for the afternoon)
  • Water/Drinks (NO SODA!!!)
  • Camera (NO ELECTRONICS OR PHONES)
    *If you have a “G” rated movie you would like to share, we will send it home that day.
  • Money for gift shops
    *Students will be allowed to go to the gift shop during lunch.  They will go with their assigned chaperone. Each child is responsible for keeping up with all items they bring (including money).  No “play” weapons, guns, knives, bow and arrows may be purchased in the gift shop (school rules still apply).

What Should I Wear?

  • All 4th graders need to wear their class t-shirt for the trip. Comfortable shoes (There will be lots of walking today) and layers.  Right now the weather is looking to be mostly sunny and temperature in the mid 50s.
  • Jacket
  • Hat

We will be returning to school on time so students will take their normal route home.  If there are any changes in transportation for Monday, November 19th, please send them in on Friday, November 16th,  so we will have that information in advance of the trip. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

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Room 218 Fourth Grade News Nov. 12th – 16th

What Are We Learning?
Math –
Students are continuing with their unit on Computation and Estimation.  They are continuing with multiplying 2 X 2 digit numbers and will begin 3 X 2 digit and 3 X 3 digit numbers this week, including estimation and word problems (multi-step).

Virginia Studies –
Students are continuing study the reasons why the English wanted to set up a colony in North America and the reasons why Jamestown was chosen as their site for settlement.

**Our first field trip will be Mon., Nov. 19th to Historic Jamestown.  This is the week of Thanksgiving Break. *Permission slips and money is due Fri.,Nov. 16th*
If you are interested in chaperoning, please complete  bottom of permission slip.  I will randomly draw names out of a hat to be fair.  The cost is $25  for students and $25 for parents that chaperone.  We will leave school at 7:30am and return by 2:30pm.  Students will go home their regular way.**

Reminder about Late Assignments
MP2 through 4- 5 points off each day late; 2 Points for no name and for capitalization, punctuation & spelling if on an assessment.

New this 9 Weeks:
Friday FolderAll grade papers will come home on Fridays.  We will start this week!  I will have a manila  envelope with a sheet attached to sign off that you have reviewed all graded assignments with your child and they are to return the manila envelope on Monday’s.  All other important papers will come home as needed (i.e., letters from PTA, field trip information/permission slips, etc.)

Important Community Events & Reminders:
Nov. 13th                      Young Scientists (Weather Lesson)
Nov. 19th                      Jamestown Field Trip
Nov. 2oth                      Report Cards go Home
Nov. 21th  – 23rd         Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 5th                        Young Scientists (Solar System)
Dec. 7th                         Cubs Night In (5:45-8:30)
Dec. 17th                        PTA Cookie Exchange
Dec. 20th -Jan. 3rd    Winter Break

 

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Mrs. Lantz’s Fourth Grade News Nov. 5th-9th

What Are We Learning?

Math – Students are continuing with their unit on Computation and Estimation.  They are reviewing addition and subtraction, including single and multi-step word problems and will begin multiplying 3 X 1, 3 X 2, and 3 X 3 digit numbers.

Virginia Studies – Students will begin their Jamestown unit.  They will study the reasons why the English wanted to set up a colony in North America and the reasons why Jamestown was chosen as their site for settlement.

**Our first field trip will be Monday, November 19th to Historic Jamestown.  This is the week of Thanksgiving Break.  Permission slips will be sent home on Wednesday, November 7th.  If you are interested in chaperoning, please complete  bottom of permission slip.  I will randomly draw names out of a hat to be fair.  The cost is $25  for students and $25 for parents that chaperone.  We will leave school at 7:30am and return by 2:30pm.  Students will go home their regular way.**

Reminder about Late Assignments
MP1- Learning period
MP2 through 4- 5 points off each day late; 2 Points for no name and for capitalization, punctuation & spelling if on an assessment.

New this 9 Weeks:

Friday Folder-All grade papers will come home on Fridays.  I will have a manila  envelope with a sheet attached to sign off that you have reviewed all graded assignments with your child and they are to return the manila envelope on Monday’s.  All other important papers will come home as needed (i.e., letters from PTA, field trip information/permission slips, etc.)

Important Community Events & Reminders

Nov. 5th            Parent Teacher Conferences 3-6pm
Nov. 6th            Parent Teacher Conferences 8-10:30am
Nov. 6th            Student Holiday
Nov. 12th          Veteran’s Day Assembly 9am
Nov. 13th          Young Scientists (Weather Lesson)
Nov. 19th          Jamestown Field Trip
Nov. 21st – 23rd     Thanksgiving Break

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Fall Book Fair

Book Fair:
Friday, October 26— 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Monday, October 29— 3:00 pm- 6:30 pm

Tuesday, October 30— 3:00 pm- 6:30 pm

Wednesday, October 31— (All school day) 7:50 am- 4:00 pm

Thursday, November 1— 3:00- 6:30 pm

Friday, November 2— (All school day) 7:50 am- 4:00 pm

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Picture Day

Reminder that Fall Picture Day is tomorrow, October 12th!!!!

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PTA Accounts & Membership

Thank you to all parents who have registered an account on the PTA website!!!!  We currently have 17 out of 27 families registered.  Out of the 17 families, 7 families have joined the PTA!!!!

We are currently in the lead for 4th grade for registering an account, but Mrs. Mehfoud’s class is in the lead for PTA memberships.  I would love if our class had 100% of registering an account and 100% PTA membership.  Your support truly makes a difference here at CTES!!!!

 

 

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What’s Going on in Room 218 9/24-9/28

Math 5/6
Students will begin a unit on Odd/Even/Prime/Composite Numbers.  They will differentiate between the characteristics of even vs odd numbers and prime vs composite numbers.
There will be a quiz on Friday, 9/28

Math 4
Students will begin a unit on Decimals.  They will identify and represent decimals through the thousandths place, round decimals to the nearest whole number, and compare and order decimals.
There will be a quiz on Identifying Decimals Thursday, 9/27.

Virginia Studies
Students are continuing to study the importance of the water features of Virginia and how the five geographic regions of Virginia are different.
There is a quiz on the Regions of Virginia (physical features & products and industries) Tuesday, 9/25.

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