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WELCOME TO FOURTH GRADE!  This website will help provide parents and students with school and classroom information.


Homework October 23-31

Class work


During the next week the students in my class will be studying the skeletal system.  The students will be asked to learn the location of major bones and to learn to spell at least ten of them correctly.  A test covering both areas will be given on Friday, October 31st.



Minimum Day--Friday, October 31st

Homework Help

Homework Help

There were a couple of words on this week’s crossword puzzle that were not on the student’s list of bones.  Students who had their packets with them on Friday should have corrected these.  If they did not, here are the answers:

6 Down      Sacrum

9 Down      tallus

15 Across   calcaneus


Your child received information for their first book report today.  There should be two packets.  The first packet includes directions, the grading scale, and pages for their first draft of the report.  The second packet includes the pages for the final copy that will need to be assembled.

All due dates were written in your child’s planner.

1.       Book choice for report- due October 2nd

 (this can be a book already read this school year, but not from previous years.)

2.       Rough draft of report- due October 17th

3.       Final copy of report- due October 30th

Children have all month to complete this report, so their very best work is expected.    Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Homework Tonight
Math- none
Reading/Spelling- Packet 5 due Thursday
Reading Comprehension- The Bijou Ghost packet- due Thursday
Please note that there is now a reading comprehension packet each week that your child will need to complete.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Homework Tonight
Math- Lesson 11 Homework page--due tomorrow
Reading/Spelling- Packet due tomorrow
Math Tonight
Yes, your child has math homework tonight.  It is due TOMORROW.  They are to finish todays class assignment, which we did most of together in class.  This should not take them an absorbent amount of time and they should finish fairly quickly. 
Note:  Some children were struggling with explaining a pattern of numbers (problem 4).  The book wants children to understand that they are adding or subtracting in a pattern by 100, 1,000, 100,000, etc.  A correct explanation for problem ''A' would be:  I added ten thousand each time.
Extra Copies of Homework
Please note that with paper and budget constraints at Sonoma school, extra copies of homework are not always available for students.  It is important that your child is responsible for keeping their work in a secure place and returning it to school.
Ice Cream Social
Who doesn't love FREE ice cream??  Please mark your calendars for this Thursday's Ice Cream Social from 6-7 P.M.  This is a great opportunity to meet the Sonoma staff and P.T.A. as well as other wonderful Sonoma families.  I hope to see you all there!
**Notes were sent home with students today.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.
At todays staff meeting we were informed that all school field trips are on hold due to bussing issues.  Even classes such as ours that had secured grants or funding for bussing will not be able to use district busses.  The district is requiring that we try to secure a bus through Storer transportation at a much greater expense.  Unfortunately Sonoma has such a limited budget that we cannot accommodate this additional expense.  Mr. Willett will be updating us on this situation if it changes, but as it stands now,  fourth grade classes will not be able to go on any scheduled field trips.  I know that this is very disappointing news.  I will keep you all posted on any new information that comes my way, but wanted to keep you all informed.
40 Book Reading Challenge Help
Many of you asked for help in finding books of different genres for your child to read. Scholastic has a wonderful website where you can search books by genre and grade level. Thanks to the help of Mrs. Ulmer, the accelerated reader program is up and running at our school. Children will be able to take their STAR reading test this week so that we know their reading levels and can help them choose appropriate books. Here is the website: You can also use the A.R. book finder to search for books at different reading levels and genres. Use the link to the left.
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