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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. 

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
4th grade has wrapped up the lives of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We will be studying the life of Moses.
Memory Work is given out every Monday and Thursday. Students are expected to recite their Memory Work passages before 1st recess the following day. The Memory Work the students will be working on is from our Christmas Service. Look at the Downloads section to find the sheet of Christmas Memory Work.

Math
Students took a test about number sense and pre-algebra. Students have a mini-unit on the Metric system.

Spelling
I give the students a word list on the first day of each week and students need to come up with a memory cue. The memory cue can be a picture or phrase using the spelling word. In the middle of the week, I will hand out a worksheet for the students to complete. On the last day of the week, there will be a test on the spelling words. Students will be taking a test on Unit 16.
 
Reading
We have been reading short stories from our Reading Street book. We will be reading our second novel, How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell.

English 
The class continues to learn more about adjectives. We have learned how to compare using adjectives and how some adjectives need more or most.

Writing
We have started the prewriting stage of our descriptive essay. We have narrowed down our topics using the senses. We will then organize our thoughts and put them on paper.

Science
4th grade just learned about cold and warm fronts and how they impact the weather. We will continue to discuss weather, specifically what causes thunderstorms and other natural disasters and how to be protected around them. 

Geography
In World Geography, we just finished learning about some countries in Southern Europe such as Spain, Italy, Greece. We will learn about some countries in Western Europe such as France, Germany, and Switzerland.

In United States Geography, students wrapped up their group projects about different states in the Pacific and Rocky Mountain regions. All the students did very well. We will be taking a map quiz on all of the states we have covered so far. 

Music
Students have learned about some different hymns such as A Mighty Fortress is our God written and I walk in Danger All the Way. Now for music, we are practicing for our Christmas Service.

Art
Students have made paper plate masks, drawn patterns inside different animals, and made a thankful turkey.

Computer Class
Students have been going to the library/computer lab to learn how to type.

Physical Education
We have P.E. every Tuesday and Thursday. I like to do a sport for the students to learn. The sports include Softball, Flag Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer, and many other games.

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