Happy first week of school. I am thoroughly enjoying this new group of great fourth graders who are full of energy and excitement. It is very refreshing to ask a question and have the majority of hands fly up so quickly, willing to participate and add to the class discussion.
This week we begin chapter one in Math which focuses on a review of basic addition and subtraction and extends through the millions. We will focus on place value and rounding, too. The fourth graders are expected to know the basic multiplication facts through the 12's. Therefore we will be having times quizzes throughout the first weeks of school.The first one will be on Friday, the 30th. Before that, the students will have a take home practice quiz for you to administer and correct on Thursday night. We will start out with timing for five minutes and then gradually, over time, go down to three minutes. Homework, usually given 3- 4 nights a week, is a review of what we are currently working on or a review of previously learned material.
Our Religion class consists of the use of the fourth grade book, Bible stories, going to Mass on Fridays, and spending time with our pre-school prayer partners. There is time during class for reflection, intentions, and prayer.
We have Spelling everyday and we begin this week with Unit I and will have a test every Friday on the lesson. Handwriting will also be practiced in homeroom, usually on Fridays.
Any thoughts and concerns, please let me know. I am available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for extra help if you want to send your child in at 7:30.
Thanks and have a great week.