The Pathfinder Team will be having their Halloween Party from 1:30 to 2:15pm on Wednesday, October 31st.
The class was divided into thirds and the first group met to discuss which items they would like to bring. These students brought notes home on Friday.
At 2:15 students will be heading out to recess and will have an opportunity to put on costumes, should they choose to do so. We will be parading with the rest of the school after recess.
If you would like to pick up your child after the parade (before the end of the school day), you may do so. I will be asking students to clean up the classroom before they may leave and will also ask you to sign them out on a sheet that I will provide. If you would like to have your child go home with another parent, I need to have a note stating that fact.
Below you’ll find Costume Parade information that was shared in last week’s Roosevelt Reporter.
Our costume parade will be next Wednesday, October 31.
The parade will start at 2:25 pm in the lower el. Wing. The parade will walk through each classroom, picking up classrooms as they go along.
As stated above, we’ll start in the west wing and then proceed to the ZQuest wing; then through the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade wing. The students walk out the back door and walk along the sidewalk right next to the building. We re-enter the building on the west end and drop classrooms off as we go through the building!
The best place to view the parade is outside on the lower el playground!
We ask that you DO NOT stand by the classroom doors, as that makes it too congested for the parade to get through the hallway.
Parents may come in to help their child get into their costumes and help with make-up if necessary. You may do this at the afternoon recess time — lower el is 2:00 to 2:15 and upper el is 2:15 to 2:30.
Students should NOT come to school with their costume and make up on!
Please join the Roosevelt Family for the
Fourth Grade Parents
Please save the date
Monday, October 29, 2012
4th Grade Parent Night
Mrs. Chamberlain & Mr. Holland-Anderson will be sharing information about fourth grade expectations and ways to help our fourth grade readers and mathematicians at home.
We hope to see you there!
Parents, please consider taking a few moments to complete this survey. I'll reward your son or daughter with 10 bonus tickets in class. :>)
Over the course of this week, we spent over six hours working on MEAP tests. This week's tests were in Reading and Writing. The questions were both multiple choice and written answers.
The most exciting thing about our week was that we were able to get out the set of iPads. We used the iPads for both Social Studies and Math. In Math, we took a short quiz and watched a few videos on math concepts. In Social Studies, we used several digital maps to locate physical features and landforms in the U.S. Then we used the Pages App to create our own maps of the U.S. landforms.
In Science, we have been thinking about day and night. We learned the Earth rotates once on its axis every 24 hours. We also read that it spins 1000 miles an hour! That's 14 times faster than the Moon spins. We created a model of the Earth and Sun using a styrofoam ball and a lamp to see what causes day and night. We could also see what sunrise and sunset looked like on our model.
This was the Pathfinder Team's week in review. Please stop back again soon to see what we're learning next.
Dear Pathfinder Families,
As you probably know, I just finished three days of Jury Duty in a federal court in Lansing. As you can imagine, between being in Lansing all day, the commute from Holland, and making sure sub plans were ready for the next day, I’ve been putting in some long days this week. Life has continued here in the classroom, so I’m quite behind in paperwork, grading, responding to emails, etc. I’ll be working on getting caught up over the next week. That said, please don’t hesitate to contact me if I’ve overlooked something or to remind me to check on something for you.
MEAP Testing Schedule
Following is our MEAP testing schedule for the next two weeks. Please make every effort to make sure your son or daughter is in school at these times. If a student misses a portion of the test, they will be pulled from class at a different time to make it up and therefore miss valuable class time.
Thanks for your help in this matter!