Hello Room 24 Students and Parents,
The order for Shiloh has been placed. If you ordered a copy of the novel through me, it should be delivered to your child on Tuesday. Thank you to everyone who acquired a copy for their child to use. It has always been a popular story among the 4th graders I've worked with, and it is my hope that your child will enjoy it as well.
This week we will be working with the word root graph, discussing the need for strong verbs and sensory detail in our writing, and reading an informational article about the sinking of the Titanic. In math, we will be wrapping up Chapter 1 in our book and taking our first chapter test before moving on to Chapter 2. (Our math test was postponed from last week, as it became clear that further reteaching and practice was necessary.) In social studies, we will begin creating slide shows about California's four regions. In science, we will be discussing the parts of a plant and how they help that plant survive.
This Thursday, September 14th, is picture day. A flyer will be sent home at the beginning of the week with more detail.
If your child is running for Student Council, this is election week. Students can start hanging their campaign posters on Monday. Speeches are due to Mrs. Oliver and myself by Tuesday. Speech practice will be Tuesday and Thursday during lunch. The election assembly, where students will present their speeches to their peers, will occur on Friday at 9:00 am in the cafeteria. (Parents are welcome to attend!) Voting will occur in individual classrooms directly after the assembly, and results should be announced by the end of the day. Best wishes to all of our candidates!
Important Upcoming Dates:
Monday, 9/11 - College T-shirt Day/Student Council election posters can be hung
Tuesday, 9/12 - Student Council speeches due/speech practice at lunch
Wednesday, 9/13 - Character Counts Day (wear blue for trustworthiness)/Modified Day
Thursday, 9/14 - Picture Day/speech practice at lunch
Friday, 9/15 - Student Council election assembly (9:00 am in the cafeteria)