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This Week in Fourth Grade!

Welcome back! I hope you all had a nice, relaxing Spring Break and are ready to begin a great 4th quarter! We are back to our normal specials schedule, so we will have PE on Tuesday and Thursday as usual! Here’s what’s going on this week:

Math: This week we will be doing a mini-unit on geometry! We will be talking about similar and congruent polygons, naming polygons, classifying special quadrilaterals and triangles, and naming and drawing 3D geometric solids! We will be having a Geometry quiz Monday, March 30th. Look for more information about the quiz later this week!

Reading: Our selection this week is called How Fast Do You Eat Your Ice Cream? and highlights the process of conducting and publishing an article. It might just inspire us to do our own ice cream investigations! The vocabulary terms this week are pace, common, previous, major, randomly, publication, questionnaire, and rejected.

Language Arts: We are continuing our study of adverbs this week by finding them in written work and comparing them to adjectives. We will have an Adjective and Adverb quiz on Friday, March 27th.

Science: This week we will finish our study of the ocean! In lieu of a chapter exam, we will have a graded chapter review on Thursday, March 26th. This review will take the place of a normal chapter test, but will not be taken as a test grade. On Friday, we will begin to look at types of rock and how they are formed! This exciting investigation will carry on next week!

Social Studies: We will have a Landforms Quiz on Thursday, March 25th. This quiz will cover various types of landforms we began to study before Spring Break! We will also continue in our BizTown curriculum, moving from the financial literacy portion to the community portion. We will look into the circular flow of an economy and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship!

Religion: This week we will be celebrating the Annunciation with All School Mass on Wednesday, March 25th. We will also be learning about the first three of the Ten Commandments. We will have a short quiz over these three commandments on Monday, March 30th. 

Spelling: Our spelling words this week are compound words: everyone, sideways, laptop, playground, bathtub, swimsuit, mailbox, goldfish, upstairs, blueberry, heartbeat, teaspoon, popcorn, birthday, fireplace, keyboard, yearbook, rainbow, wheelchair, and townhouse. The bonus word this week is geometry!

 

Important Dates:

3/25          All School Mass- the Feast of the Annunciation. Students should be in Mass uniforms

3/26         No All School Mass- students do not need to wear Mass uniforms on this day

3/27         Last day for discounted pre-registration for the 5K/1 mile kids’ dash on Saturday, April 18th

3/27         School Play, 6pm in the gym

3/28         School Play, 1pm in the gym

4/2           Holy Thursday, 11:30 am dismissal

4/3          Good Friday, No School

4/6          Easter Monday, No School

4/12-13     BizTown field trip for grades 4-6

 

Thank you for all you do!!

Spanish Classes for the Week of March 23, 2015

Welcome back from Spring Break!  Here’s what is planned for Spanish classes this week:

Pre-K through 2nd Grade:  We will have abbreviated Spanish classes this week due to All-School Mass on Wednesday.  We will only have time to complete our normal conversation routine, along with calendar and weather.

3rd Grade & 4th Grade:  We got back into our Spanish routine after a few weeks off for ITBS Testing.  In both classes, we continued our normal conversation and calendar routines.  In third grade we also reviewed some vocabulary from third quarter by playing hangman, and in fourth grade, we began Lesson 8, discussing how to tell time.

5th Grade:  We will do a quick review of our Lesson 10 vocabulary and the verb ser before starting Lesson 11 and conjugating regular -ir verbs.

6th Grade:  We are finishing up Unit 4, with a brief lesson on the Spanish word “de” and contraction “del.”  We will conclude the unit with some reading comprehension practice.

7th Grade:  We will learn how to conjugate regular -ar verbs in the preterite tense.  There will be a quiz on this topic on Monday, March 30.

8th Grade:  This quarter we will review all Spanish concepts covered, in preparation for the comprehensive Spanish exam in May, which will also prepare students to take the high school Spanish placement exam.

SJV Wildcat 5K – Registration Still Open

Our races are this Saturday, April 18 at 8:00 am.  You are still welcome to register online, or the morning of the event from 7:00 – 7:30.  This is a fun morning where families can have fun and enjoy a healthy activity while supporting SJV!  Please join us, and invite your friends and neighbors as well.  Walkers are welcome too!  2015 5K Registration

Thank You from the SJV Student Council

 

 

 

The SJV Student Council would like to pass along these words of thanks to all families who helped them feed hungry children in Sumner County!Student Council Thank you 2015 001

Iowa Assessment Week

We have finally finished our Iowa Assessments! We are glad to be finished, and I am very proud of the students’ hard work throughout this week, especially with the “speed bump” we encountered with the snow on Thursday and Friday! We managed to have some fun last week, separating the tests with “brain breaks.” Some of these were little games we played together, and some were “Minute to Win It” games (from the TV gameshow) that challenged us a little bit physically instead of mentally!

Our first Minute to Win It game was called “A Bit Loopy,” where students had to hold a popsicle stick in their mouths and balance 6 fruit loops on the end of it. Try it at home; it’s not as easy as it looks! IMG_2617     IMG_2615     IMG_2618

 

 

The next Minute to Win It game was called “Noodling Around,” during which students had to hold a spaghetti noodle in their mouths and, without touching any of them with their hands, string 6 penne noodles into the spaghetti noodle! This one was tricky, but many of us were successful!

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On Wednesday, we played “M&M Smile.” Students had to pick up M&Ms by sucking through a straw. They then had to move the M&Ms into a smile pattern on a paper towel. This one was much easier, and provided a nice break for us mid-week!

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These games were great fun this week! Feel free to try them at home, or ask about the other “brain breaks” we used! Hope you all enjoyed your four-day weekend! We look forward to a great four-day week to finish out the quarter!