Monday, April 16, 2018

A few more notes...

Thank you for sending in mints to the classroom.  If you are still sending mints in to share for the rest of the week that will be great!  Students will be testing all week in the mornings only.  Please help your child prepare for the tests by getting a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast.

If you are able to join us for the field trip on Friday, April 27th please let your child's teacher know as soon as possible.  We need about 7 adults to make small groups for the Magic House and Laumeier Sculpture Park.

Scholastic Online Book Orders Due Friday, April 27th
Use the link on the side of the blog to order or use the class code that is on the back of the catalog.

Grandparent's Day is next Thursday, April 26th 
Please see details from Mrs. Leet's email that was sent out last week.


Friday, April 13, 2018

News and Notes for 4th Grade April 16th-20th - Achievement Testing Week

Achievement Tests are coming up this week.  Please help your child be ready to take these tests by getting a good night's sleep and eating a healthy breakfast.  Also, to help them stay alert during tests we allow them to have mints.  If you would please send in a bag of wrapped mints to share during testing week that would be great - Peppermint Patties, mint Lifesavers, peppermints, etc are all good options.  Please give these to your child's teacher.

Many art projects are hanging in the hallways and posted on Seesaw.  Please walk the hallway to check them out or post a comment on Seesaw for your child to see.

Graded papers were sent home on Friday.  Please take a few moments to look over your child's graded papers with them to see how they are doing on their school work and read any important notes from school.  

Character Formation: The Dispute Over John Mark
Word of the Week: Diligence - God's power for you to focus on your work.
Focus Question: How can you finish your work well when you started it so badly?
No Memory Work this week.
Bible Story comes from Acts 15:36-41

Important Dates

Week of April 16th: Standardized Tests Monday-Friday
Please help your child get a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast each morning.

Thursday, April 26th: Grandparent's Day
7 pm Operetta at Webster Gardens Lutheran Church

Friday, April 27th: Magic House/Laumeir Sculpture Park Field Trip
Please email your child's teacher if you are able to join us.

Friday, May 18th: Field Day
Please email Mrs. Knost if you are able to help.

Friday, May 25th: Last Day of School
Closing Chapel at 8:45 a.m.
Early Dismissal 11 a.m.

Mrs. Endorf
Mrs. Glackin


Friday, April 6, 2018

News and Notes from 4th Grade - April 9th-13th

Achievement Tests are next week.  Please help your child be ready to take these tests by getting a good night's sleep and eating a healthy breakfast.  Also, to help them stay alert during tests mint has been proven to stimulate the brain.  If you would please send in a bag of wrapped mints to share during testing week that would be great - Peppermint Patties, mint Lifesavers, peppermints, etc are all good options.  Please give these to your child's teacher.

Memory Work Character Formation: The Jerusalem Council
Word of the Week: Responsibility - God's power for you to be accountable to God and others.

Memory Work - we will have two memory verses this week along with our character formation definition.
Acts 15:11
11 But we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will.” 

Romans 6:23
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Responsibility - God's power for you to be accountable to God and others.

Many art projects are hanging in the hallways and posted on Seesaw.  Please come in to check them out or post a comment on Seesaw for your child to see.

Graded papers were sent home on Friday.  Please take a few moments to look over your child's graded papers with them to see how they are doing on their school work and read any important notes from school.  

Math: Lessons 71-74
Link to online math textbook: 4th Grade Math Textbook
Don't have a math homework sheet? 
Please print a math sheet here: Daily Math Homework Sheet

Spelling: Grammar and Spelling quizzes on Monday, April 9th.
New spelling words will start 4/10 for week 12.

Reading: Students are working in their reading notebook to document their reading time. We are working on building reading stamina.  Students will be using reading logs to record the time and number of pages they are reading during one sitting.  Students are expected to record a reading time each day at school and five per week at home.  We expect them to read for at least 20 minutes (or longer) each time they log. By Monday of each week a parent needs to initial their student's reading log. Students should log at least 10 readings this week.

Science: We are still learning about Energy in class our focus is changing from circuits to magnetic energy.

Social Studies: Students will take a "tour" of the states in the midwest.

Operetta Practice: Mrs. Killian sent home parts for the operetta. Please help your child prepare for their part in the operetta.


Important Dates

Week of April 16th: Standardized Testing Week
Please help your child get a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast each morning.

Thursday, April 26th: Grandparent's Day and Operetta 
7 pm at Webster Gardens Lutheran Church

Friday, April 27th: Magic House/Laumeir Sculpture Park Field Trip
Please email your child's teacher if you are able to join us.

Friday, May 25th: Last Day of School, Closing Chapel 8:45 a.m.
Early Dismissal 11 a.m.

Mrs. Endorf
Mrs. Glackin

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter and Notes from 4th Grade

Have a very happy Easter as we celebrate the resurrection of our Savior!
School resumes on Tuesday, April 3rd.

Many art projects are hanging in the hallways and posted on Seesaw.  Please come in to check them out or post a comment on Seesaw for your child to see.

Thursday, April 5th Lutheran High School South has invited the 4th grade to see their production of "The Little Mermaid."  We will be leaving Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. and arrive back to school around 11:15 a.m. 

Thursday, April 5th is Literacy Night.  Mrs. Leet sent an email with more information about the evening and how to RSVP.  Teachers are excited to offer fun and games with literacy.  This is a family event - please join us from 6-7:30 p.m.


Graded papers were sent home on Thursday. Please take a few moments to look over your child's graded papers to see how they are doing on their school work and read any important notes from school.

Character Formation Lesson: Peter and Barnabas at Lystra
Self-Sacrifice: God's Power for you to give up something to help others.
Read Acts 14:8-23
Focus Question: How can you make sure God gets the credit no matter how much people are praising you?

Memory Work (ESV): 
Acts 14:15
15 “Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men, of like nature with you, and we bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.

Math: Lessons Investigation 7 and a test
Link to online math textbook: 4th Grade Math Textbook
Don't have a math homework sheet? 
Please print a math sheet here: Daily Math Homework Sheet

Spelling: Grammar and Spelling this week.
Quiz next Monday, April 9th
Spellings Words starting 4/3 are Week 11

Reading: Students are working in their reading notebook to document their reading time. We are working on building reading stamina.  Students will be using reading logs to record the time and number of pages they are reading during one sitting.  Students are expected to record a reading time each day at school and five per week at home.  We expect them to read for at least 20 minutes (or longer) each time they log. By Monday of each week a parent needs to initial their student's reading log. Students should log at least 10 readings this week.

Science: We are still learning about Energy in class our focus is changing from circuits to magnetic energy.

Social Studies: Students will take a "tour" of the states in the midwest.

Operetta Practice: Mrs. Killian sent home parts for the operetta. Please help your child prepare for their part in the operetta.


Important Dates

Friday, March 30th: No School - Good Friday
Monday, April 2nd: No School - Easter Monday

Week of April 16th: Standardized Testing Week

Thursday, April 26th: Grandparent's Day and Operetta 
7 pm at Webster Gardens Lutheran Church

Friday, April 27th: Magic House/Laumeir Sculpture Park Field Trip
Please email your child's teacher if you are able to join us.

Friday, May 25th: Last Day of School, Closing Chapel 8:45 a.m.
Early Dismissal 11 a.m.

Mrs. Endorf
Mrs. Glackin

Friday, March 16, 2018

Happy Spring and Happy Break!

Have a wonderful Spring Break!  When we return to school on Monday, March 26th it will be Holy Week.

The 4th graders will prepare to lead Maundy Thursday Chapel on Thursday, March 29th. You are invited to join us for worship at 8:30 a.m. 

Mrs. Endorf
Mrs. Glackin

Important Dates

March 19th-23rd: No School - Happy Spring -- Happy Break!

Thursday, March 29th: Maundy Thursday Chapel - 4th Grade is leading the chapel service at 8:30 a.m. 

Friday, March 30th: No School - Good FridayMonday, April 2nd: No School - Easter Monday

Week of April 16th: Standardized Testing Week

Thursday, April 26th: Grandparent's Day 8:15-lunchThursday, April 26th: Operetta 7 pm at Webster Gardens Lutheran Church

Friday, April 27th: Magic House/Laumeir Sculpture Park Field TripPlease email your child's teacher if you are able to join us.

Friday, May 25th: Last Day of School, Closing Chapel 8:45 a.m.Early Dismissal 11 a.m.

Friday, March 9, 2018

News and Notes from 4th Grade March 12th-16th

Graded papers were sent home on Friday. Please take a few moments to look over your child's graded papers to see how they are doing on their school work and read any important notes from school.

Character Formation Lesson: Peter Denies Jesus
Courage: God's Power for you to overcome fear.
Read Mark 14: 26-31; 66-72
Focus Question: How will you develop the courage not to deny Jesus under any circumstance?

Memory Work (ESV): 
Psalm 16:8 "I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken."
Psalm 16:11
"You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore."

Math: Lessons 66-69 
Link to online math textbook: 4th Grade Math Textbook
Don't have a math homework sheet? 
Please print a math sheet here: Daily Math Homework Sheet

Spelling: Five spelling words were given on Tuesday, on the back of the grammar calendar. There will a test on Tuesday.  On their test, students will be required to correctly write a meaningful sentence using each spelling word; spelling and grammar will be checked for each sentence.  They can practice and prepare sentences before Monday.  We are glad to proofread and discuss sentences with students if they have them prepared by Friday of each week.
Monday's Test is Week 9
Spellings Words starting 3/13 are Week 10

Reading: Students are working in their reading notebook to document their reading time. We are working on building reading stamina.  Students will be using reading logs to record the time and number of pages they are reading during one sitting.  Students are expected to record a reading time each day at school and five per week at home.  We expect them to read for at least 20 minutes (or longer) each time they log. By Monday of each week a parent needs to initial their student's reading log. Students should log at least 10 readings this week.

Science: We are still learning about Energy in class our focus is changing from circuits to magnetic energy.

Social Studies: Students will take a "tour" of the states in the midwest.

Operetta Practice: Mrs. Killian sent home parts for the operetta. Please help your child prepare for their part in the operetta.


Important Dates

March 19th-23rd: No School - Spring Break; Happy Spring!

Thursday, March 29th: Maundy Thursday Chapel - 4th Grade is leading the chapel service.
Friday, March 30th: No School - Good Friday
Monday, April 2nd: No School - Easter Monday

Week of April 16th: Standardized Testing Week

Thursday, April 26th: Grandparent's Day and Operetta 7 pm at Webster Gardens Lutheran Church
Friday, April 27th: Magic House/Laumeir Sculpture Park Field Trip
Please email your child's teacher if you are able to join us.

Friday, May 25th: Last Day of School, Closing Chapel 8:45 a.m.
Early Dismissal 11 a.m.

Friday, March 2, 2018

News and Notes from 4th Grade March 5th-9th

Graded papers were sent home on Friday. Please take a few moments to look over your child's graded papers to see how they are doing on their school work and read any important notes from school.

Character Formation Lesson: Jesus Notices a Widow's Giving
Self-Sacrifice: God's Power for you to give up something to help others.
Read Mark 12:41-44
Focus Question: How can you give when you don't have enough? 

Memory Work (ESV): 
Mark 12:43
43 And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box.

Matthew 6:4
so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Math: Lessons 63-65 and a Test this week. 
Link to online math textbook: 4th Grade Math Textbook
Don't have a math homework sheet? 
Please print a math sheet here: Daily Math Homework Sheet

Spelling: Five spelling words were given on Tuesday, on the back of the grammar calendar. There will a test on Tuesday.  On their test, students will be required to correctly write a meaningful sentence using each spelling word; spelling and grammar will be checked for each sentence.  They can practice and prepare sentences before Monday.  We are glad to proofread and discuss sentences with students if they have them prepared by Friday of each week.
Monday's Test is Week 8 
Spellings Words starting 3/6 are Week 9

Reading: Students are working in their reading notebook to document their reading time. We are working on building reading stamina.  Students will be using reading logs to record the time and number of pages they are reading during one sitting.  Students are expected to record a reading time each day at school and five per week at home.  We expect them to read for at least 20 minutes (or longer) each time they log. By Monday of each week a parent needs to initial their student's reading log. Students should log at least 10 readings this week.

Science: We are still learning about Energy in class our focus is changing from circuits to magnetic energy.

Social Studies: Students will take a "tour" of the states in the midwest.

Operetta Practice: Mrs. Killian sent home parts for the operetta. Please help your child prepare for their part in the operetta.


Important Dates

March 19th-23rd: No School - Spring Break; Happy Spring!

Thursday, March 29th: Maundy Thursday Chapel - 4th Grade is leading the chapel service.
Friday, March 30th: No School - Good Friday
Monday, April 2nd: No School - Easter Monday

Week of April 16th: Standardized Testing Week

Thursday, April 26th: Grandparent's Day and Operetta 7 pm at Webster Gardens Lutheran Church
Friday, April 27th: Magic House/Laumeir Sculpture Park Field Trip
Please email your child's teacher if you are able to join us.

Friday, May 25th: Last Day of School, Closing Chapel 8:45 a.m.
Early Dismissal 11 a.m.

Friday, February 23, 2018

4th Grade News and Notes February 26th-March 2nd

**Parents we need your help**
Magic House is presenting to the 4th graders with hands-on activities about electricity.
We need 10 parents to help from 8:00-10:00 am on Monday, February 26th.  Please email us if you are able to help that morning.
We have five parents signed up to help as of now.
Thank you!

Graded papers were sent home on Friday. Please take a few moments to look over your child's graded papers to see how they are doing on their school work and read any important notes from school.

Character Formation Lesson: Jesus Heals the Blind Man
Diligence: God's power for you to focus on your work.
Read Mark 10:46-52
Focus Question: What do you need to let go of to follow Jesus with determination? 

Memory Work (ESV): 
Hebrews 12:1
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us"

Mark 10:45 
"45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Math: Review and a Test on Tuesday along with Lessons 61-63. 
Link to online math textbook: 4th Grade Math Textbook
Don't have a math homework sheet? 
Please print a math sheet here: Daily Math Homework Sheet

Spelling: Five spelling words were given on Tuesday, on the back of the grammar calendar. There will a test on Tuesday.  On their test, students will be required to correctly write a meaningful sentence using each spelling word; spelling and grammar will be checked for each sentence.  They can practice and prepare sentences before Monday.  We are glad to proofread and discuss sentences with students if they have them prepared by Friday of each week.
Monday's Test is Week 7 
Spellings Words starting 2/27 are Week 8

Reading: Students are working in their reading notebook to document their reading time. We are working on building reading stamina.  Students will be using reading logs to record the time and number of pages they are reading during one sitting.  Students are expected to record a reading time each day at school and five per week at home.  We expect them to read for at least 20 minutes (or longer) each time they log. By Monday of each week a parent needs to initial their student's reading log. Students should log at least 10 readings this week.

Science: We are starting a new unit on Energy.  We will be looking at circuits, electricity, magnets, and more!

Six Flags Reading Logs were sent home.  They are due Friday, February 23rd. 

Awesome job during Jump Rope for Heart week.  Kindergarten - 4th Grade raised a new record of $14,777 -- that's 294 lives saved!!  Give your kids a great big hug for all their hard work!

Operetta Practice: Mrs. Killian sent home parts for the operetta. Please help your child prepare for their part in the operetta.


Important Dates

March 19th-23rd: No School - Spring Break

Thursday, March 29th: Maundy Thursday Chapel - 4th Grade is leading the chapel service.
Friday, March 30th: No School - Good Friday
Monday, April 2nd: No School - Easter Monday

Week of April 16th: Standardized Testing Week

Friday, May 25th: Last Day of School, Closing Chapel 8:45 a.m.
Early Dismissal 11 a.m.