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Week of November 7, 2016

There has been some concerns from parents regarding assignments not being written down or legible in the student's assignment book.  My assignments are written on the board every morning and stay up until the end of the day after dismissal.  Mrs. Moyer's are on her whiteboard during class to be copied.  That is the first thing students are to do when they enter either classroom.  Please encourage them to do so.

In my classroom, if an assignment isn't completed by a student due to fooling around, etc., that assignment becomes homework.  You won't see that in the assignment book or on homework helpline because that isn't an assignment for everyone, plus it was to be done in class during the allotted time.

The clocks have changed and so has the dress code.  Shorts are no longer to be worn to school until we spring ahead.  Please don't come on gym day in shorts; you will be sent to the office.  Also, leggings aren't to be worn as pants.  They may be worn under a skirt or dress, but not alone.

Coats should be worn to school.  We do go out for recess and we don't have the space or manpower to let students without coats to stay inside.

Field trip papers for the Symphony in December were sent home in Friday folders.  There are quite a few that have not been returned.  Please remember to turn those in.

Spelling for this week is to just review spelling everyday words, sounding new words out, clapping out syllables and learning the meanings of words as well.

Grammar test today on common and proper nouns.  This should have been an easy concept, as it has been covered for years in previous grades.  Children are still stuck on what is a noun?  Knowing the basic parts of speech is detrimental in being able to move forward in grammar.  Please practice with your child at home, in the car, in the grocery store, wherever you are.  We will be starting our Thanksgiving Expository writing assignment this week.  It will take days for us to finish this assignment.

Reading We will be completing the vocabulary and applying the words today.  Homework for tonight is to use all of the vocabulary words and write using the prompt at the bottom of textbook page 176. We will be completing workbook pages 109, 110, 111 in class today.  Test is on Friday.  Test is on the vocabulary words, cause and effect and comprehension skills.

AR Papers went home to be signed showing your child's progress from October.  There are a few that have not been returned.  Students are encouraged to read at home daily.  They have time in class as well.  All tests must be taken in class.  Until November 11, students are trying to earn a free ticket to see the WB Penguins hockey game.  Keep reading!!!

Have a great week!
Mrs. Herring



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Reading:  Review page 269 in the workbook.  We will be having a sequence assessment on Friday. There is nothing to study, just be sure you know your time order words and can follow directions.

Social studies bottle buddy is due May 11th.

AR goals need to be met.  Keep reading!

Friday is a dress up day for $1.00.  Information went home last week.

Have a great week!

Calendar of Events for May

May 1 and 8 school will be extended until 345.

May 1st is all day beginning band practice.  Students need to have a lunch from home if they have not turned in a slip for lunch from the school.  We will walk to the high school.  If it is raining, we will be bussed.

May 2-3 is science PSSAs.

May 4 is April's reward.  We will be walking over to the swimming pool.  Students must have a permission slip on file to participate.  Students also have to meet the requirements set forth on the behavior plan in the handbook.  If they haven't, they will stay back in a 4th grade classroom. Swimmers may bring goggles.  Be sure to have a towel or 2.  Rain date will be May 9th.

May 5 any chaperone going on the field trip and approved by PTO needs to have their money in.

May 8-12 is book fair.  Our day to shop is May 11, but students may shop throughout the week, time permitting.

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Friday May 5

Monday the students in 4th grade may wear gym clothes.  We will be walking around the high school track for an hour in the afternoon to benefit the American Lung Association Healthy Lungs.  Students are strongly encouraged to donate at least $1.  Students that raise the most money will receive recognition from the Lung Association later in the month.

Thursday May 11 is book fair, although students may shop at any time through the week.

Friday May 12 is a paid dress down day.

Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Herring