Mrs. Lantz’s Fourth Grade News Feb. 11th – 15th

Math –
Students will continue studying geometry focusing on:
-classifying quadrilaterals as a parallelograms, rectangles, squares, rhombi, and/or trapezoids
-classifying figures as quadrilaterals and/or parallelograms

Virginia Studies-
Students will continue studying about the American Revolution,  focusing on:
-identifying the reasons why the colonies went to war with Great Britain, as expressed in the Declaration of Independence;
-identifying the various roles of American Indians, whites, enslaved African Americans, and free African Americans in the Revolutionary War era including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, the Marquis de Lafayette, and James Lafayette;
c) identifying the importance of the American victory at Yorktown

*Test will be Tuesday, February 12th.*

Students will begin studying the Constitution focusing on:
-explaining why George Washington is called the “Father of Our Country” and James Madison is called the “Father of the Constitution”
-identifying the ideas of George Mason, as expressed in the Virginia Declaration of Rights and Thomas Jefferson as expressed in the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
-explaining the influence of geography and technological advances on the migration of Virginians into other states and western territories in the first half of the 1800s

Important Community Events & Reminders:
Feb. 11th                         Report Cards go Home
Feb. 14th                         Young Scientists
Feb. 18th                         Full Day
Feb. 21st                          Multicultural Night 6:30-7:30pm
March 1st                        Field Trip to St. John’s Church
April 1st-5th                   Spring Break

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Go Nuts for Reading!

The Richmond Flying Squirrels are pleased to announce that the Flying Squirrels Reading Program, “Go Nuts for Reading!” is back for its tenth season! This year’s program, which will run through Wednesday, March 20th 2019, is open to all CTES to participate! After reading 8 books and signing your child’s bookmark, your child will receive a FREE baseball voucher to the 6:35 pm April 18th baseball game. It will be a fun-filled night, beginning with a school parade around the diamond and ending with (fingers crossed) a win for our Flying Squirrels!! Look for more information in the Cub Chronicle and lets “play ball!”

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Spring After School Enrichment

2019 Winter After School Enrichment Classes
Classes will begin the week of February 11 and will run through the week of March 18. 

If you have a PTA Membership, you will have first “choice” on ASE Classes!! 

  • ASE registration for PTA Membership begins January 22nd – 24th. 
  • Regular ASE registration begins Friday, January 25. 
  • Registration deadline is Monday, February 4, 2019. 
  • Please see link below for more information on classes and to register online. 

https://colonialtrailpta.membershiptoolkit.com/ase

 

 

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Mrs. Lantz’s Fourth Grade News Jan. 22nd-Feb.1st

Math –
Students will continue studying fractions, focusing on:
-compare and order fractions and mixed numbers, with and without models
-represent equivalent fractions
-identify the division statement that represents a fraction, with models and in context
-adding and subtracting fractions, including mixed numbers with like and unlike denominators

**There will be a Test next week, Thursday, January 31st**

Virginia Studies-
Students will continue studying about the American Revolution,  focusing on:
-identifying the reasons why the colonies went to war with Great Britain, as expressed in the Declaration of Independence;
-identifying the various roles of American Indians, whites, enslaved African Americans, and free African Americans in the Revolutionary War era including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, the Marquis de Lafayette, and James Lafayette;
c) identifying the importance of the American victory at Yorktown

Important Community Events & Reminders:
Jan. 24th                         Mid-Year Math Benchmark Day 1
Jan. 25th                         Mid-Year Math Benchmark Day 2
                                            End of 2nd Quarter
Jan. 28th                         Student Holiday
Jan. 29th                         Friday Folders Returned to School
Feb. 14th                         Young Scientists
Feb. 18th                         Full Day
March 1st                        Field Trip to St. John’s Church
April 1st-5th                   Spring Break

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Mrs. Lantz’s Fourth Grade News Jan. 14th-18th

Math –
Students will continue fraction unit focusing on:
-compare and order fractions and mixed numbers, with and without models
-represent equivalent fractions
-identify the division statement that represents a fraction, with models and in context
-adding and subtracting fractions, including mixed numbers with like and unlike denominators

**There will be a Test next week, date TBD!**

Virginia Studies-
Students will begin the American Revolution unit focusing on:
-identifying the reasons why the colonies went to war with Great Britain, as expressed in the Declaration of Independence;
-identifying the various roles of American Indians, whites, enslaved African Americans, and free African Americans in the Revolutionary War era including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, the Marquis de Lafayette, and James Lafayette;
c) identifying the importance of the American victory at Yorktown

Important Community Events & Reminders:
Jan. 18th                         Muffins with Moms (7:30 am)
Jan. 21st                          MLK Holiday
Jan. 22nd                       Mid-Year Reading Benchmark Day 1
Jan. 23rd                        Mid-Year Reading Benchmark Day 2
Jan. 24th                         Mid-Year Math Benchmark Day 1
Jan. 25th                         Mid-Year Math Benchmark Day 2
                                            End of 2nd Quarter
Jan. 28th                         Student Holiday

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Muffins with Moms

We are excited to welcome Catava Burton, HCPS Educational Specialist, to Muffins with Moms, January 18, from 8-8:30am.

In her “Are You Smarter than Your Child’s Smart Phone?” workshop she will share the latest texting slang, secret apps, and social media tricks.  Information will also be provided on bullying/cyber bullying, human trafficking, internet safety, and psychological impact of these issues.  Strategies will be provided to help parents keep their children safe.  Bring your smart phone!

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Multicultural Night

Who: All students at Colonial Trail Elementary

When:  Thursday, February 21 from 6:30 – 8:00.

What:  Starting in January, all students will begin a schoolwide writing prompt at school.  They will write about a person, place, thing, feeling, or idea that is important to their family.   This could be anything, such as pizza on Friday nights, your religion, a tradition, a grandparent, a significant family story, a piece of furniture, a family recipe, etc.  The students will also draw or take a photograph of whatever family artifact they chose.  Through their writing, the students will describe the artifact and explain its significance.

How:  The students will be writing for an authentic audience – families and staff of CTES. They will go through the entire writing process of Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Refining, and  Publishing.

Why: Every students’ writing and picture of their idea will be on display so all of our families can see the rich diverse school community that makes Colonial Trail a special place.

Where:  Every students’ writing and picture will be displayed on walls and/or on tables on the first floor only.  First grades’ work will be on display in the gym since they are performing this night.  A sampling of food/desserts from around the world will be available in the cafeteria as well.

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Mrs. Lantz’s Fourth Grade News Jan. 7th – 11th

Welcome Back!  Hope you all had a wonderful winter break!

Math –
Students will continue fraction unit focusing on:
-compare and order fractions and mixed numbers, with and without models
-represent equivalent fractions
-identify the division statement that represents a fraction, with models and in context
-adding and subtracting fractions, including mixed numbers with like and unlike denominators

**There will be a Test on Wednesday, January 16th**
**Math Masters applications due Monday, January 14th!**

Science –
Students will continue Earth, Moon, and Sun unit 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
-historical contributions in understanding the Earth-moon-sun system.

**There will be a test on the Solar System and Relationships between Earth, Moon, and Sun on Friday, January 11th**
**Planet Brochure due Tuesday, January 15th!**

Important Community Events & Reminders:
Jan. 10
th                         Young Scientists (Force & Motion)
Jan. 18th                         Muffins with Moms (7:30 am)
Jan. 21st                          MLK Holiday
Jan. 26th                        End of 2nd Quarter
Jan. 28th                        Student Holiday

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Math Masters

Henrico County Public Schools
Gifted Education Programs

Math Masters I
Math Enrichment for gifted 4th graders

Parents and Guardians,
The MathScience Innovation Center Saturday program, Math Masters I is being
offered to students in Grade 4 who are identified gifted in Mathematics or General
Intellect . Your student is eligible to apply for this program. Forty-eight slots in this
class have been allocated for those fourth-grade students who qualify. Consideration
will be given to geographic distribution among schools throughout the county. When
submitting an application please be aware of the following:
● Only fourth-grade students identified in Mathematics or General Intellect may
apply (submitting an application does not guarantee a spot in the program).
● Please return the form to your classroom teacher by the date indicated on the
application. Classroom teachers must complete the Teacher Recommendation
section on the back of the flyer under Registration.
● Each participating school will rank their students in an order determined to be in the
best interest of the student population at that school. Please ask the Gifted
Identification Coordinator at your school for more details if needed.
● Ranked applications are forwarded to the gifted programs office where program
slots are allocated based on the school rankings and a geographical distribution of
the applicants from across the county . 48 program participants and 15 wait list
names will be forwarded to the MathScience Center. The MathScience Center will
notify participants of their ability to register as program space is available. Students
will be notified of their status by the gifted programs office as well.
● DO NOT return applications directly to the MathScience Innovation Center, as
they have no way of ranking the applicants.
● Do not include payment with your application. If your student is selected to
attend, you will pay the MathScience Center directly when you register.

If you have any questions about the program in general, please call Carrie Persing athe
MathScience Innovation Center, at 343-6525 ext. 80245.

Henrico County Gifted Programs
asnevetral@henrico.k12.va.us
(804) 652-3792

Math Masters Application Spring 2019

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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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