I will post the most current newsletter here.
It’s that time of year again! Bartering Day is an annual event and a fourth
grade tradition. The date is yet to be
determined, but we will let you know soon!
Permission slips for this day will be come home and the students will be
given an introduction to what this day involves. Please return the permission slip as soon as
possible so that your child may participate in this fun and hands on day of
trade. Your child should be able to
answer your questions, but if not, feel free to contact me.
Next Wednesday, February 14, we will
have a small Valentine’s Day celebration in the morning during snack time. Students may bring in Valentines to
exchange. This is optional, but if they
do bring them in, we ask that they make sure they have one for each child so
that no one is left out.
social studies, we are learning all about Colonial New York. We have been
discussing the Dutch origins of our state, when it was the colony of New
Netherland! The students are enjoying the journey back in time. Next in social studies will be our study of
the Revolutionary War. We will cover New
York’s role in the conflict, as well as important people and battles.
Next in science we will do our life
science units on plants, and vertebrate animals and their adaptations.
In math, we will be studying fractions,
but please don’t stop practicing those facts!
I am very proud of how well the students tackled long division. It is not an easy process!
Our guided reading groups are going
well. The students are enjoying their
realistic fiction novels. We make
connections with the characters and situations in these stories. We are also working hard our ability to
answer text based questions and define unfamiliar words.
The students have published their own
realistic fiction stories that they worked hard to author. Next we will be writing persuasive pieces on
an opinion topic.
is all the news for now!
Mrs. Teall, Miss Discepolo, and Mrs. Cesani