Friday, October 19, 2018

4th Grade News and Notes October 22nd-25th

Conference time sheets went home on Friday along with report cards.  Please sign and return the report card envelope this week.  
Your child will need to be present for the first half of the conference.  Then they will be dismissed to the hall while teachers have a few moments to check in with parents. Overall, the time will be about 20 minutes per student.  We look forward to preparing your student to lead us in a conference time as well as time to check in with you, as parents. 

SUGGESTED QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS FOR PARENTS DURING STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES

  • Can you tell me more about...?
  • How did you learn that?
  • Can you show me an example...?
  • I've noticed that you've learned...
  • Of what are you most proud?
  • It makes me proud to see that you...
  • How do you feel about...?
  • What's the most important thing you learned during this project?
  • What did you find most challenging about...?
  • I can see improvement in...
  • What are you working on now?
  • Tell me about what you want to learn.
Join us for the Scholastic Enchanted Forest Book Fair this week! Students are welcome to bring money to purchase books.  We will visit the book fair as a class on Tuesday, October 23rd.  Please see your child's take home packet for more information about the book fair.

Scholastic Book Order Forms went home with your child, if you do not have an order form you are welcome to shop the catalogs online.  Please place all orders online.  There is a link on the side of this blog.  
Scholastic Book Order Forms will be submitted Friday, October 26th.  Usually books arrive within a week of being submitted.  Also, be sure to check out the class wish list to add to our classroom libraries. 
Class Codes
4E: J3CX6
4G: PBGXF

Please enter your email address into email spot on the side of the blog to regularly receive updated posts.

We have our seventh spelling unit this week.  Any missed words will be on their spelling test on Thursday, October 25th.  Each student will need to have 20 spelling words from a list provided in class.  Every student has a copy of their list in their binder and a copy at school.  Also, students will add their lists to Seesaw this week so you have access to their spelling lists in multiple formats.  We will practice in class but please be working with your child during the week on their spelling.
The bonus word of the week is flabbergasted. It was missing on one side of the sheet.

Character Formation Story: God Calls Moses
At 80 years old Moses had to learn to trust God and lead his people through a time when Pharaoh had them in slavery.
Word of the Week: RESPONSIBILITY - God's power for you to be accountable to God and others.

Memory Verse: No memory work this week.

Focus Question: How can I be ready to trust God and obey Him when He gives me a special job?

Art: Students will complete the drawing and coloring of their optical worm tunnels art! Please see their latest Picasso inspired self-portraits hanging in the hallway.

Reading: Reading groups with teachers are going great!  We are working on reading comprehension and fluency.  You can see your child's work in their reading notebook behind the "Group Book" tab.  Sometimes your child will have an assignment that they will need to complete during the week.  Students should bring their reading notebook home to mark that they have spent time reading five out of seven nights for at least 20 minutes.  This weekend students will need a parent signature as part of a completion grade in reading.  There is a grading checklist your student has started in class, please help them use the checklist at home so they are ready to turn in notebooks on Monday.
Students are working on building their reading stamina. It is always helpful to talk about what they are reading at home.

Math: Students are encouraged to practice math facts at home, especially multiplication.  They should be able to say their multiplication facts as quickly as possible from memory.  Please work on these throughout the year. 
Students will work on math facts and various skills this week.  We will resume with test #3 and investigation 2 after conferences.

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In class, students were given a specific username and password to an online math program that aligns perfectly with our math curriculum.  Please have your student login at home using a computer, tablet, or a cell phone.  You will be able to download the app from your app store for free.  The usernames and passwords are in your student's planner and were sent home on Friday.

In case students forget to bring home their math book, here is an online version.  If there are measuring questions they will need to use their math book to complete those questions.

Here is the video we used last week in math to help teach elapsed time.  I suggest watching it with your student again.

Social Studies: Students will continue to practice map skills and take a look into St. Louis 250 year history.  

Science: Students will work with shrimp brine eggs; finding a variety of salt solutions to test for the best conditions for hatching. Students had to alter the salt solutions of their brine shrimp.  We will see this week if they were successful. We will discuss how other species adjust and produce different varieties of animals we have today: birds, dogs, etc. Be on the look for a study guide/review this week for Test on Wednesday.


Important Dates

Thursday, October 25th: Early Dismissal at noon - Parent/Student Led Conferences all afternoon/evening

Friday, October 26th: No School

If you need to contact Mrs. Headrick, please email her at CHeadrick@ccls-stlouis.org

Mrs. Endorf
Mrs. Headrick (Mrs. Glackin)

Sunday, October 14, 2018

4th Grade News and Notes for October 15th-19th

Wow! Here we are the end of the 1st quarter!  Conference time request sheets went home on Friday.  Please return those to your child's homeroom teacher by Tuesday, October 16th.  Your child will need to be present for the first half of the conference.  Then they will be dismissed to the hall while teachers have a few moments to check in with parents. Overall, the time will be about 20 minutes per student.  We look forward to preparing your student to lead us in a conference time as well as time to check in with you as parents. 

SUGGESTED QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS FOR PARENTS DURING STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES

  • Can you tell me more about...?
  • How did you learn that?
  • Can you show me an example...?
  • I've noticed that you've learned...
  • Of what are you most proud?
  • It makes me proud to see that you...
  • How do you feel about...?
  • What's the most important thing you learned during this project?
  • What did you find most challenging about...?
  • I can see improvement in...
  • What are you working on now?
  • Tell me about what you want to learn.

Scholastic Book Order Forms went home with your child, if you do not have an order form you are welcome to shop the catalogs online.  Please place all orders online.  There is a link on the side of this blog.  
Scholastic Book Order Forms will be submitted Friday, October 26th.  Usually books arrive within a week of being submitted.  Also, be sure to check out the class wish list to add to our classroom libraries. 
Class Codes
4E: J3CX6
4G: PBGXF

Please enter your email address into email spot on the side of the blog to regularly receive updated posts.

We have our sixth spelling unit this week.  Any missed words will be on their spelling test on Thursday, October 18th.  Each student will need to have 20 spelling words from a list provided in class.  Every student has a copy of their list in their binder and a copy at school.  Also, students will add their lists to Seesaw this week so you have access to their spelling lists in multiple formats.  We will practice in class but please be working with your child during the week on their spelling.
The bonus word of the week is flabbergasted. It was missing on one side of the sheet.

Character Formation Story: God Protects Moses
Word of the Week: SELF-SACRIFICE - God's power for you to give up something to help others.

Memory Verse: Luke 9:23-24
23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.

Focus Question: How can you let go of someone or something God has given to you even though it is very difficult?

Art: Next up - Optical art - worm tunnels!

Reading: Reading groups with teachers are going great!  We are working on reading comprehension and fluency.  You can see your child's work in their reading notebook behind the "Group Book" tab.  Sometimes your child will have an assignment that they will need to complete during the week.  Students should bring their reading notebook home to mark that they have spent time reading five out of seven nights for at least 20 minutes.  This weekend students will need a parent signature as part of a completion grade in reading.  There is a grading checklist your student has started in class, please help them use the checklist at home so they are ready to turn in notebooks on Monday.
Students are working on building their reading stamina. It is always helpful to talk about what they are reading at home.

Math: Students are encouraged to practice math facts at home, especially multiplication.  They should be able to say their multiplication facts as quickly as possible from memory.  Please work on these throughout the year. 
Students will work on lessons 19-20 and Investigation 2; test #3 this week or beginning of next week. 
IXL.com
In class, students were given a specific username and password to an online math program that aligns perfectly with our math curriculum.  Please have your student login at home using a computer, tablet, or a cell phone.  You will be able to download the app from your app store for free.  The usernames and passwords are in your student's planner.

In case students forget to bring home their math book, here is an online version.  If there are measuring questions they will need to use their math book to complete those questions.

Social Studies: Students are learning about Pioneer Life to prepare for the field trip.  Friday we will be reviewing map skills.  Map skill review will continue until Mrs. Glackin returns to resume regions of the U.S.

Science: Students will work with shrimp brine eggs; finding a variety of salt solutions to test for the best conditions for hatching.

Our first field trip is coming up on Wednesday, October 17th.  Parents are needed to form small groups of students to explore and learn about the pioneer days of Missouri's history.  Please email Mrs. Endorf if you are able to join us for the day.

Wednesday, October 17th:
Students and parents joining us will need to bring a home/sack lunch and water for the field trip - we will eat at Shaw Nature Reserve.
Please watch the weather, as the day approaches, to plan accordingly for they type of shoes and jackets to wear/bring.  If it rains it could be muddy in the field.  Weather permitting we will try to have our field trip as planned. Hoping for a nice fall day. :) 
If students would like to wear jeans they may for this field trip, usual CCLS polo for their top.


Important Dates

Wednesday, October 17th: Field Trip to Shaw Nature Reserve
Parents please email Mrs. Endorf - KEndorf@ccls-stlouis.org if you would like to join us on the field trip.

Friday, October 19th: Fall Party Day at 2:00 PM 
Report Cards Released

Thursday, October 25th: Early Dismissal at noon - Parent/Student Led Conferences all afternoon/evening

Friday, October 26th: No School

If you need to contact Mrs. Headrick, please email her at CHeadrick@ccls-stlouis.org

Mrs. Endorf
Mrs. Headrick (Mrs. Glackin)

Friday, October 5, 2018

4th Grade News and Notes for October 8th-12th

Service Projects DUE Friday, October 12th!! End of 1st Quarter -- all work is due by Friday.

Scholastic Book Order Forms went home with your child, if you do not have an order form you are welcome to shop the catalogs online.  Please place all orders online.  There is a link on the side of this blog.  
Scholastic Book Order Forms will be submitted Friday, October 26th.  Usually books arrive within a week of being submitted.  Also, be sure to check out the class wish list to add to our classroom libraries. 
Class Codes
4E: J3CX6
4G: PBGXF

Please enter your email address into email spot on the side of the blog to regularly receive updated posts.

We have our fifth spelling unit this week.  Any missed words will be on their spelling test on Thursday, October 11th.  Each student will need to have 20 spelling words from a list provided in class.  Every student has a copy of their list in their binder and a copy at school.  Also, students will add their lists to Seesaw this week so you have access to their spelling lists in multiple formats.  We will practice in class but please be working with your child during the week on their spelling.

Character Formation Story: Joseph Forgives His Brothers
Word of the Week: INTEGRITY - God's power for you to honor Him and others.

Memory Verse: 
2 Chronicles 20:15b
‘Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God's.

Focus Question: How can you forgive with a forgiveness that lasts?
Joseph showed us what it means to forgive with a forgiveness that lasts when he forgave his brothers for selling him over 20 years ago. How can we act like Joseph in our own situations when others ask for our forgiveness?

Art: Students painting their Picasso-style self-portraits.  Next up is optical art!

Reading: Students will be working in small groups and individually with teachers as we work on reading comprehension and fluency.  Students should bring home their reading notebooks to mark that they have spent time reading five out of seven nights for at least 20 minutes.  This weekend students will need a parent signature as part of a completion grade in reading.  There is a grading checklist your student has started in class, please help them use the checklist at home so they are ready to turn in notebooks on Monday.
Students are working on building their reading stamina. It is always helpful to talk about what they are reading at home.

Math: Students are encouraged to practice math facts at home, especially multiplication.  They should be able to say their multiplication facts as quickly as possible from memory.  Please work on these throughout the year. 
Students will work on lessons 12-16 this week. 
In class, students were given a specific username and password to an online math program that aligns perfectly with our math curriculum.  Please have your student login at home using a computer, tablet, or a cell phone.  You will be able to download the app from your app store for free.  The usernames and passwords are in the student's planner.

In case students forget to bring home their math book, here is an online version.  If there are measuring questions they will need to use their math book to complete those questions.

Social Studies: Students are learning about Pioneer Life to prepare for the field trip.  Friday we will be reviewing map skills.  Map skill review will continue until Mrs. Glackin returns to resume regions of the U.S.

Science: Students will have a deer simulation to replicate changes in population over five years (one minute will equal one year).  We will learn about carrying capacity. There will be a quiz (investigation) this week on food chains and food webs.  A review will be sent home to help students prepare for the quiz.

Our first field trip is coming up on Wednesday, October 10th.  Parents are needed to form small groups of students to explore and learn about the pioneer days of Missouri's history.  Please email Mrs. Endorf if you are able to join us for the day.
Wednesday, October 10th:
Students and parents joining us will need to bring a home/sack lunch and water for the field trip - we will eat at Shaw Nature Reserve.
Please watch the weather, as the day approaches, to plan accordingly for they type of shoes and jackets to wear/bring.  If it rains it could be muddy in the field.  Weather permitting we will try to have our field trip as planned. Hoping for a nice fall day. :) 
If students would like to wear jeans they may for this field trip, usual CCLS polo for their top.


Important Dates

Wednesday, October 10th: Field Trip to Shaw Nature Reserve
Parents please email Mrs. Endorf - KEndorf@ccls-stlouis.org if you would like to join us on the field trip.

Friday, October 12th: End of the 1st Quarter
Service Projects are DUE by 3 pm.
Friday, October 19th: Fall Party Day at 2:00 PM 
Report Cards Released

Thursday, October 25th: Early Dismissal at noon - Parent/Student Led Conferences all afternoon/evening

Friday, October 26th: No School

If you need to contact Mrs. Headrick, please email her at CHeadrick@ccls-stlouis.org

Mrs. Endorf
Mrs. Headrick (Mrs. Glackin)

Friday, September 28, 2018

4th Grade News and Notes for October 1st-5th

Wow!  Here were are at the end of another month - September flew by!  Students are getting into the routine of class nicely.  We hope they have an excellent weekend at the CCLS Carnival @ Lutheran South!

Scholastic Book Order Forms went home with your child, if you do not have an order form you are welcome to shop the catalogs online.  Please place all orders online.  There is a link on the side of this blog.  
Scholastic Book Order Forms will be submitted Friday, October 26th.  Usually books arrive within a week of being submitted.  Also, be sure to check out the class wish list to add to our classroom libraries. 
Class Codes
4E: J3CX6
4G: PBGXF

Please enter your email address into email spot on the side of the blog to regularly receive updated posts.

We have our fourth spelling unit this week.  Any missed words will be on their spelling test on Thursday, October 4th.  Each student will need to have 20 spelling words from a list provided in class.  Every student has a copy of their list in their binder and a copy at school.  Also, students will add their lists to Seesaw this week so you have access to their spelling lists in multiple formats.  We will practice in class but please be working with your child during the week on their spelling.

Character Formation Story: Joseph Sold by His Brothers
Word of the Week: Responsibility - God's power for you to be accountable to God and others.

Memory Verse: Ephesians 2:8-9
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Focus Question: How can you stay responsible when circumstances seem unfair?

Art: Students are sketching self-portraits.  Next, they will be painting them.

Reading: Students will be working in small groups and individually with teachers as we work on reading comprehension and fluency.  Students should bring home their reading notebooks to mark that they have spent time reading five out of seven nights for at least 20 minutes.  This weekend students will need a parent signature as part of a completion grade in reading.  There is a grading checklist your student has started in class, please help them use the checklist at home so they are ready to turn in notebooks on Monday.
Students are working on building their reading stamina. It is always helpful to talk about what they are reading at home.

Math: Students are encouraged to practice math facts at home, especially multiplication.  They should be able to say their multiplication facts as quickly as possible from memory.  Please work on these throughout the year. 
Students will work on lessons 12-16 this week. 
In class, students were given a specific username and password to an online math program that aligns perfectly with our math curriculum.  Please have your student login at home using a computer, tablet, or a cell phone.  You will be able to download the app from your app store for free.  The usernames and passwords are in the student's planner.

In case students forget to bring home their math book, here is an online version.  If there are measuring questions they will need to use their math book to complete those questions.

Social Studies: Students will have a test on Tuesday on Chapter 2 - Regions of the United States.  They have been reviewing with a study guide - please look for that at home too.  After the test students will spend some time learning about Missouri's history and reinforcing map skills.  

Science: The isopods have arrived!  Students will be experimenting to find their preferred living environment.  Students will have an investigation or a quiz this week on Superworms and Isopods.

Our first field trip is coming up on Wednesday, October 10th.  Parents are needed to form small groups of students to explore and learn about the pioneer days of Missouri's history.  Please email Mrs. Endorf if you are able to join us for the day.
Wednesday, October 10th:
Students and parents joining us will need to bring a home/sack lunch and water for the field trip - we will eat at Shaw Nature Reserve.
Please watch the weather, as the day approaches, to plan accordingly for they type of shoes and jackets to wear/bring.  If it rains it could be muddy in the field.  Weather permitting we will try to have our field trip as planned. Hoping for a nice fall day. :) 
Important Dates

Wednesday, October 10th: Field Trip to Shaw Nature Reserve
Parents please email Mrs. Endorf - KEndorf@ccls-stlouis.org if you would like to join us on the field trip.

Friday, October 12th: End of the 1st Quarter
Service Projects are DUE by 3 pm.
Friday, October 19th: Fall Party Day at 2:00 PM 
Report Cards Released

Thursday, October 25th: Early Dismissal at noon - Parent/Student Led Conferences all afternoon/evening

Friday, October 26th: No School

If you need to contact Mrs. Headrick, please email her at CHeadrick@ccls-stlouis.org

Mrs. Endorf
Mrs. Headrick (Mrs. Glackin)

Friday, September 21, 2018

News and Notes from 4th Grade - September 24th-28th

This week was a great week!  Students (and teachers!) loved hearing from author, Barbra O'Connor, at the author visit this past Tuesday.  She had wonderful writing advice for students - "Show, Don't Tell" when writing a story.  We use this same idea when teaching students during writing time so it was nice for them to hear that same message from a published author too!

Scholastic Book Order Forms went home with your child, if you do not have an order form you are welcome to shop the catalogs online.  Please place all orders online.  There is a link on the side of this blog.  
Scholastic Book Order Forms will be submitted Friday, September 28th.  Usually books arrive within a week of being submitted.  Also, be sure to check out the class wish list to add to our classroom libraries. 
Class Codes
4E: J3CX6
4G: PBGXF

Please enter your email address into email spot on the side of the blog to regularly receive updated posts.

We have our third spelling unit this week.  Any missed words will be on their spelling test on Thursday, September 27th.  Each student will need to have 20 spelling words from a list provided in class.  Every student has a copy of their list in their binder and a copy at school.  Also, students will add their lists to Seesaw this week so you have access to their spelling lists in multiple formats.  We will practice in class but please be working with your child during the week on their spelling.

Character Formation Story: Jacob Wrestles with God
Word of the Week: Courage - God's power for you to overcome fear.

Memory Verse: Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Focus Question: How does trusting God give you courage to face the fears with which you are wrestling with?

Art: Students are continuing to learn about Pablo Picasso and creating their won work inspired by his art.

Reading: Students will be working in small groups and individually with teachers as we work on reading comprehension and fluency.  Students should start bringing home their reading notebooks to mark that they have spent time reading five out of seven nights for at least 20 minutes.  This weekend students will need a parent signature as part of a completion grade in reading.  There is a grading checklist your student has started in class, please help them use the checklist at home so they are ready to turn in notebooks on Monday.
Students are working on building their reading stamina. It is always helpful to talk about what they are reading at home.

Math: Students are encouraged to practice math facts at home, especially multiplication.  They should be able to say their multiplication facts as quickly as possible from memory.  Please work on these throughout the year. 
Students will have their first math assessment on Monday.  They have a review that we worked on in class, please help them study at home too.  Then we will work on number lines and continue on with the next lesson.

Social Studies: Students will be finishing up map skills this week.  Study guide should come home by the end of the week.  Students will have a social studies test around the first week of October.

Science: We have introduced fish to the classroom.  Students did a few observations and have been discussing food chains and food webs. Isopods should be arriving any day!  

Our first field trip is coming up on Wednesday, October 10th.  Parents are needed to form small groups of students to explore and learn about the pioneer days of Missouri's history.  Please email Mrs. Endorf if you are able to join us for the day.

Important Dates

Friday and Saturday, September 28th/29th: CCLS Carnival at Lutheran South - Homecoming Weekend for Lutheran South - come out and support the Lancers!

Wednesday, October 10th: Field Trip to Shaw Nature Reserve
Parents please email Mrs. Endorf - KEndorf@ccls-stlouis.org if you would like to join us on the field trip.

Friday, October 12th: End of the 1st Quarter

Friday, October 19th: Fall Party Day at 2:00 PM 
Report Cards Released

Thursday, October 25th: Early Dismissal at noon - Parent/Student Led Conferences all afternoon/evening

Friday, October 26th: No School

If you need to contact Mrs. Headrick, please email her at CHeadrick@ccls-stlouis.org

Mrs. Endorf
Mrs. Headrick (Mrs. Glackin)