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Classroom Newsletter

The Classroom Newsletter is more of an update of what is going on in each of our subject areas so you, the parent or guardian, can help your student better understand the concepts.

General Notes
Every day, students are expected to write down all of their assignments on an Assignment Sheet. Students should use this Assignment Sheet to stay organized and remember what assignments are due the next day. Assignment Sheets should go home to the students' Take Home Folder. This folder should be used to bring any Worksheets, Assignments, or any other important information home such as the Monday Memo. 

I appreciate all the students and their abilities. I can't believe that there is little over a month until the school year is done. Continue to encourage your child to do the best they can to finish the 4th quarter and 4th grade strong!

The school has been using the app, Remind, to let all the parents know about upcoming events. I have used that app to create a 4th-grade classroom. I hope to use this to update you on events or projects coming up in the 4th-grade classroom. If you are not already added to the group, please text me your number. My cell phone is (928) 961-3825.

Please look at the following headings to read about each of our classes.

Christ Light
The 4th graders have continued to study about Jesus' ministry. Students are now beginning to recite their memory work to me. Please help your child study. If your child lost their Memory 
Work sheet, you can visit the download page and click on the New Testament Unit2. This week the students will be reciting 9B - 1 Corinthians 10:31.

Math
The 4th graders have been learning Algebra by working with variables and solving equations. The class will continue to learn this through the end of April. In May, the class will study fractions.

Reading
The 4th graders are currently reading their 4th and final novel of the year, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. The assignments are either reading some chapters or answering questions based on the readings. 

Science
The 4th graders are learning about the structure of Earth. They have also learned about earthquakes and will soon learn about volcanoes.

Spelling
I give the students a word list on the first day of each week along with a Worksheet for the students to practice. If the student loses his or her Word List, you can click on the download page under 4th Grade Spelling Lists. We will be 
on unit 30 on April 8th. On Wednesday, we have a Pre-Test. I have made a deal with the students that if they study hard and get an A+ on the Pre-Test, they don't have to take the Test on Friday. 

Geography
In World Geography, the fourth graders learned about countries in Europe, Asia, and Australia. The fourth graders now have a project with a partner on countries in Africa. The students are expected to create a Google Slide presentation and present it to the class. Parents and Guardians, you, are encouraged to help your child do research.

In U.S. Geography, the students learned about the states in the Southwest, Pacific Coast, Rocky Mountains, and the Midwest Region. Students, now are working with partners to give mini-presentations on states in the Northeast Region. Students will present to the class using some kind of presentation. They can do a Google Slide, a poster board, a trifold, or any other presentation tool.

English 
The 4th graders just finished a unit on Pronouns and will end the rest of the year studying adverbs and prepositions.

Writing
The fourth-graders are currently writing a story that is completely their own. They are working on trying to add detail and write in complete sentences. After they have written a complete draft, the students will type their paper out and I will print them off and read them to the class.

Music
In Music, Mrs. Dietrich has taken over the 1st-grade classroom due to Ivan's receiving a baby boy. I will try my best to teach students as well as Mrs. Dietrich. 

Art
The students' last projects have included painting fish scales and drawing and coloring overlapping rings.

Computer Class
In computer class, students were working on Code.org and learning how to code. Thanks to a generous donation and work put in by staff, the school has a working computer lab. The students are able to go in and work on typing.

Physical Education
We have P.E. every Tuesday and Thursday. I like to do a sport for the students to learn. The last couple of weeks, the students have learned and played soccer. The next sport will be lacrosse.

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