I have changed the schedule a bit to make it easier on everyone. We will be pausing science and social studies until I return and then doubling up on those two subjects for a short period of time to catch up. This will allow Ms. Frankenthal to focus on just a few subjects, rather than all of them! Students will likely be completing Math Units 9 and 10 while I'm gone (they're both extremely short). I'd expect the first test in a week or so!
Please have a quick talk with your child about the importance of making mature decisions while I'm gone. (I will also talk with them tomorrow in school.) Just last week while I had the flu, several students made poor choices with technology. Some deleted other students' work. Some created a Google Doc to chat with their friends instead of doing schoolwork, etc. I need to know that each child will be making mature decisions while I'm out. Thanks! :)
Report cards are nearly done and will be completed on time. Report cards are emailed home on 3/15 by the district. I will also be giving students an envelope with supporting documents on 3/18 or 3/19 when I return (just like last trimester). In it, you will find data from IXL, Spelling City, writing pieces, a 21st Century Skills report card, etc. I hope you find this information useful.
Finally, thanks for all your support this year! Switching to a new grade has challenges I never anticipated (having taught the same grade for 19 years previously). You have all helped make the transition to 4th grade smooth and positive! Thank you so much!
Valentine's Day Party!
A HUGE thank you goes out the parent volunteers who organized the games, purchased the materials, and ran the groups on Valentine's Day!
Math - Protractors
We learned how to use our protractor in class. If your child is still struggling to use it correctly, feel free to have them watch this video: