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Week at a Glance-March 2-6, 2015

Tuesday and Wednesday will be benchmark testing days for STAAR Reading and Math.  Students may bring a mint flavored gum and fresh water bottle each day.  Two pieces of gum each day is sufficient.

Spelling Words-Sitton Unit 26-No Excuse Words

another

its

it’s= it is

miss

family

matter

fact

there

rains

nothing

certainly

weather

example

wild

size

don’t= do not

because

person

sixes

enough

lay

Spring Break March -9th through the 12th!

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Upcoming Events for February

It is hard to believe that the month of February has flown by so quickly!  Spring break will be here before we know it.  With that in mind, I wanted to share with you some upcoming dates to be aware of.   Writing Benchmark Testing will be on Tuesday, February 24 and Thursday, February 26.  This practice will be a model of how the STAAR test days will be in late March.  It is a long two days for these boys and girls, and we want to give our students as much of an understanding of how to use their time wisely on these days so that they will feel confident in their abilities when the real test arrives.  Writing is a lifetime skill, so please encourage your child to write often and talk to them about what they are writing at school and independently.

February 25th will be an early release day for our students.  Teachers will be in training that afternoon.

Spelling Words for February 17-20: Test on Friday the 20th.

suddenly

your

summer

everyone

begins

you’re = you are

possible

leaves

before

system

most

because

snow

rain

heard

such

you’ve = you have

there

among

carefully

easy

understand

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February 9-13, 2015

Spelling for this week includes words using the VCCV patterns from our Journey’s story, The Ever-Living Tree.

poster

secret

whether

author

rocket

bushel

agree

bucket

ticket

declare

chicken

clothing

apron

whiskers

degree

gather

achieve

rather

bracket

machine

 

Friday, February 13, the students will celebrate Valentine’s Day.  Each class will have special activities and then the students will exchange cards that afternoon.  Please remember to send your child’s box and cards by Thursday.  Also, each child is to bring their favorite soft drink or juice to enjoy while opening their cards and eating their treats.  download

 

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February 2-6, 2015

Spelling List:

spark

prepare

cheer

tear

scarf

scare

repair

earring

scarce

weird

sharp

rear

spare

gear

hairy

compare

alarm

harsh

upstairs

square

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January 19-23

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Monday-MLK Holiday.  No school.

This week’s spelling list comes from our Journey’s book.  It is a story about Dr. Martin Luther King titled My Brother Martin.  

west

steep

member

gleam

fresh

freedom

speed

steam

beast

believe

speck

kept

cheap

pretend

greed

shelf

least

eager

reason

chief

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New Year and Week of Jan. 12-16

Welcome back!  We are back in the full swing of fourth grade.  The kids came back ready to work.  I am so proud of how well we behaved and put effort into our work this first week.  

With that being said, let me take a moment to thank each and every one of the parents for their involvement and help in our Christmas party.   The party was a huge success!  A special thanks to Tina Millwood and Lauren Thompson for calling and getting everything assigned.  The kids had a blast!  I would also like to thank all of the parents and students for the many wonderful gifts.  Things were so busy during the party that I didn’t get to personally write thank you notes, and I apologize for that.  However, the gifts were all greatly appreciated!  

This past week our students started learning about Expository Writing and how to include SPLASHES to elaborate.  Each child should have brought home their notes to be signed.  Make sure you ask them what the How and Why CAFE’ means.

Spelling for next week comes from our Reading textbook and the story Me and Uncle Romie.  The following are our words.  They are already on Spelling City, so have your kids start practicing.

1. aloud

2. bald

3. hawk

4. south

5. faucet

6. proud

7. claw

8. tower

9. stalk

10. couple

11. howl

12. false

13. dawn

14. allow

15. drown

16. pause

17. fault

18. cause

19. amount

20. cloudier

In Science, we are learning about Earth’s Natural Resources.  We will be learning about renewable and nonrenewable resources and what we can do to conserve them.  We also will be talking about how we can recycle certain items to help our environment.

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