Students worked so well together to create a new creature that could camouflage into different two environments. Graded papers will come home on Tuesday. It is hard to believe that this week is our last full week of school!
Monday May 15th, 2017: 4th grade yearbook signing
Where: Chick-fil-a, 3100 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna , Ga 30080
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
May 16th: Bella's Spirit Night
May 18th: Cultural Arts Day
May 19th: Career Day
May 23rd: Awards Day- Invitations will be coming out soon; ice cream social; yearbook signing at school*; half day
May 24th: Last Day of School!; half day
*anyone that does not have a yearbook will be given autograph pages to get signed
From the lunchroom: Please make sure that your child has lunch money as there will not be any charges for the rest of the year.
Library: All library books need to be turned in ASAP
I would like to thank my class for the birthday gift and celebration on April 19th. I am enjoying having the red cactus and succulents to look at each day.
I appreciate your support at home and having your child to school each day for testing.
Milestone testing finished up today and I’m extremely proud of the students for their hard work.
This week all classes will continue reviewing previous concepts that were covered at the beginning of the year in math and reading.
Just a reminder that extra credit timelines for Social Studies are due by Thursday.
Graded papers will go home today and I will send home another set on Friday with the progress report. Please sign and return take home folder. These grades are recorded for the 4th nine weeks.
A few reminders:
· Spring Fling April 28th 6-9pm
· Field Day- May 5th
*Feb. 14th- students are welcome to give out Valentines, but need to make sure they have one for each person in our class. I gave out our class list last week.
Students should also bring in their valentine holders tomorrow. I handed out paper bags and decorating supplies for anyone that was not already making a bag at home.
Please make sure you are checking your child’s agenda each night. Progress reports come home tomorrow with graded papers. Please check take home folders sign and return.
Read Across America is coming up!! We will be having a Read Across America essay contest again this year. Essays will be due Friday, February 17th. The essay topic is "My Favorite Dr Seuss Book". Students should write a one-page essay telling us what their favorite Dr Seuss book is and why. Winners will be announced on March 2nd.
Also, our Read Across America event will be Thursday, March 2nd. Students will be allowed to dress as a Dr Seuss character and volunteer readers (including firefighters and police officers) will come to the school and read to the students that morning. More details will be provided on the times they will be visiting classrooms.
If you have any questions, please contact Trudi Sakowitz at email@example.com.
*“Wordy 30”challenge- Here is a link to the Wordy 30 site. http://kingsprings.typepad.com/challenge/
*Six Flags reading log- due Feb, 27th
*Jump Rope for Heart money due- March 3
This week during specials students are practicing and preparing for their Recorder Concert Thursday night. They will need to bring their recorder every day this week.
In Social Studies, students will continue to learn about The New England Colonies. Students are encouraged to bring home their journals throughout the week to review the notes in preparation for a quiz next week.
A few reminders:
4th grade Recorder Concert! Thursday, Feb. 2nd – 6:30 pm (after the PTA meeting)
*Students must report to their classroom by 6:15 pm
*Students need to wear nice dress clothes
*Bring: recorder with neck strap and all your belts, and a pair of sunglasses for the big finale!
*Pizza & drinks will be sold at 5:30 pm, proceeds to go towards the Melody Makers
“Wordy 30”challenge- Here is a link to the Wordy 30 site. http://kingsprings.typepad.com/challenge/
The Sweetheart Dance is Saturday, Feb. 11.
Six Flags reading log- due Feb, 27th
*Please remember that weekly graded papers (red) folder should be returned by Thursday. If you need me to make a copy of an assignment so that you have extra time to look over something, return the paper with a note.
If your child is participating in the science fair, all projects are due Tuesday morning in the media center.
We are offering the “Wordy 30”challenge one more time this year. It includes extra days at the end to give students time to make up any days missed. The prize will be a “book of their own choice” from the great stash earned for us by the Jonquil Golden K and retrieved from the Scholastic Warehouse. Sheets went home last week.
Here is a link to the Wordy 30 site. http://kingsprings.typepad.com/challenge/
*Just a reminder to check the blogs of all of the teachers that see your child for other information relating to that subject.
Have a great week!
We are offering the “Wordy 30”challenge one more time this year. It includes extra days at the end to give students time to make up any days missed. The prize will be a “book of their own choice” from the great stash earned for us by the Jonquil Golden K and retrieved from the Scholastic Warehouse.
Your child received the sheet today so they have them to begin on Thursday, January 19th .
Here is a link to the Wordy 30 site. http://kingsprings.typepad.com/challenge/ Please include this in your parent communications so no one gets left out.
Welcome back! I enjoyed my days off with Wyatt, but I am ready to begin teaching again and resuming a normal schedule.
From Mrs. Powell- The science test was supposed to be Tuesday, however, due to us being out on snow-cation, I have decided to give the students the option of when they wanted to take the test. Some have studies hard over the break and wanted to do it right away. Some felt like they needed one more night of studying. So, you can ask your child whether or not they took the test today or are planning on taking it tomorrow.
Annually, the Georgia Department of Education requests parent input regarding the climate at each Georgia School. They collect this input through Parent Surveys. You may complete this 24-item survey on a computer, smart phone, or tablet. Your participation in this survey helps King Springs. Thank you for taking time to answer the questions.
We have been reviewing the scientific process with students this week to prepare them for the science fair project. I completed a mini experiment to get students thinking about ideas, we also visited the media center to look at examples from last year. If students complete a science fair project they will receive extra credit through one classwork grade of 100 percent added to their average. The extra-credit science fair project is due Tuesday, Jan. 24. STEM Night is Thursday, Jan. 26, and the complete Science Fair projects will be on display that night in the Media Center.
Please see the attached information about a Relay for Life fundraiser next week!
Happy New Year!
Tomorrow is the first day back from the holiday break. I hope that you were able to enjoy some time with family and friends.
Things to know:
Donuts with Dads- January 18 (A-N) and January 19 (M-Z)
STEM Night- January 26
The Jr. Beta Club needs your help to make our service project a success and help the homeless veterans in the Atlanta area. A box will be placed in the front lobby of both schools to collect donations. Let’s see how many donations we can collect before the Holiday Break.