Friday, May 18, 2018

News and Notes for the Last Week of 4th Grade

Thank you for sharing your students with us for their 4th grade year.  We have all learned so much from each other over the year.  We pray the students continue to grow spiritually and find ways to share God's amazing love with others.  We know they are well prepared for 5th grade! Good luck next year!

Mrs. Endorf
Mrs. Glackin

Memory Test - Field day activities were so much fun so the final memory test will be on Monday.
Jeremiah 9:23-24
Courage

ALL 4th Quarter Service Project Forms are DUE by Friday, May 25th at 11 a.m. 

Friday, May 25th: Last Day of School
4th Grade Book Showcase/Author Signing
8:45-9:30 Chapel
9:30-11 am Author Reading and Signing of Books
See flyer in take home papers or posted on Seesaw

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Notes for the last few weeks of school

ALL work is DUE by Monday, May 21st.  Late work will not be accepted after that date. 

Please send in $1 for Ted Drewes Ice Cream that we will eat in the afternoon of field day.  Please give to your child's homeroom teacher by Friday, May 18th.

ALL 4th Quarter Service Project Forms are DUE by Friday, May 25th at 11 a.m.
Please let your child's teacher know if you need help finding a service project to complete by the end of the school year.

4th Grade families please join us for an end of the year author celebration with the 4th graders.  The students have proudly selected a piece of writing they would like to share on the final day of school.  After the readings, you may purchase their autographed copies for a free will donation for our class sponsored students at CCLS-Uganda.
Friday, May 25th right after chapel-11 am. 


Important Dates

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

Friday, May 25th: Last Day of School
4th Grade Book Showcase/Author Signing
Closing Chapel at 8:30 a.m.
Early Dismissal 11 a.m.

Mrs. Endorf
Mrs. Glackin

Friday, May 11, 2018

News and Notes from 4th Grade: May 14th-18th

Graded papers and school notes 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.

Please send in $1 for Ted Drewes Ice Cream that we will eat in the afternoon of field day.  Please give to your child's homeroom teacher. 

ALL 4th Quarter Service Project Forms are DUE by Friday, May 25th at 11 a.m.
Please let your child's teacher know if you need help finding a service project to complete by the end of the school year.

Field Day, Friday, May 18th: Please have your child dress in their team's color clothing.  They should also bring a change of clothes, socks, and shoes for the afternoon in case they are too wet from the morning's activities to be comfortable for the rest of the day.

Christians Character Formation: Paul on Mars Hill 
Reference: Acts 17:16-34 
Word of the Week: COURAGE - God's power for you to overcome fear. 
Focus Question: How can you find courage to make Jesus known?

Memory Work: Jeremiah 9:23-24
23 Thus says the Lord“Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, 24 but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”
Courage: God's power for you to overcome fear.





Friday, May 4, 2018

News and Notes from 4th Grade - May 7th-11th

Monday, May 7th: 4th Grade will be visiting the middle school campus for lunch/recess and class time.  We will return at the end of the day on the bus around 3:30 pm.  You may pick your child up where the bus drops off, at the front entrance.
If your student needs to stay at the middle school campus please email your child's teacher to let them know or else everyone comes back to the elementary building.

Lunch choices at the middle school have a little more variety.
They may choose to order:
Chicken Drumstick with Roll
Grilled Ham and Cheese
Cheeseburger
Chicken Tenders
Deli Wrap
Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza
Salad

Graded papers and school notes 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.

Character Formation: Bereans 
Word of the Week: INTEGRITY - God's Power for you to be true to Him and yourself.
Focus Question: How can you recognize and stay true to God's message?
This week's Bible story comes from Acts 17:10-15.

Memory Work:
Isaiah 26:4 "Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock."
Romans 1:16 "16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek."
INTEGRITY: God's Power for you to be true to Him and yourself.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Library Reminders

Parents -- Just a reminder this is our last week to check out books at the library.  All books must be returned next week or your TADS account will be charged for a lost book.  

Here are the prices of lost items:
Hardback book - $15.00
Paperback book - $8.00
Magazine - $3.00

Thank you for helping your child return all library books over the next few weeks.

Mrs. Endorf
Mrs. Glackin 

and your favorite librarian, Mrs. Sullivan :)

Friday, April 27, 2018

News and Notes from 4th Grade

Wow - What an amazing week!  The "Kidz Under Construction" Operetta was beautiful and inspiring.  Our field trip weather was impeccable and The Magic House challenged the students' knowledge of building circuits with no wires! We have 4 weeks of school left in 4th grade.  Please help your child stay focused and come to school prepared with their materials for the remaining weeks.

Character Formation: Paul and Silas in Prison
Word of the Week: JUSTICE - God's Power for you to do what is right according to His Word.
Focus Question: When are you prepared to seek justice - and to endure justice - for God? 
Bible Story comes from Acts 16:16-40

Memory Work: Acts 16:30-31 ESV and the definition of 
30 Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” 31 And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
Justice: God's Power for you to do what is right according to His Word.

Math: Students will be working on 2-Digit by 2-Digit multiplication.

Spelling Test Monday.  Students have 7 spelling sentences/words to prepare for this week. No grammar quiz.


Important Dates

Monday, May 7th: Field Trip to the Middle School Campus
We will eat lunch with the 5th/6th grade, work on locks for lockers, and have class time with the 5th grade teachers.  Students will ride the bus back to the elementary campus and arrive at 3:35 pm.  If your student needs to stay at the middle school campus please email your child's teacher to let them know or else everyone comes back to the elementary building.

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 20, 2018

4th Grade News and Notes April 23rd-27th

Parents Needed for Upcoming Field Trip: Our final field trip of the year is Friday, April 27th.  We need about 7 parents to lead small groups while we are at the Magic House and on a scavenger hunt at Laumeier Sculpture Park.  Please email your child's teacher if you are available.

Students will need to bring a lunch from home or order a sack lunch from school.  Please send water with them as well.  Students should wear their regular Friday uniform.  We will leave at 9 am and return around 2:45 pm.

Website Updated/Link to Classroom Blog: You may want to bookmark our 4th grade classroom blog to easily access the blog.  The CCLS website has gone through some updates; you can still access the blog through the website or bookmark our blog on your addresses bar.  Enjoy!
https://bglackin-kendorf.blogspot.com/ 

Graded papers and school notes 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.


Character Formation: The Call to Macedonia/Conversion of Lydia
Word of the Week: RESPECT - God's Power for you to honor Him and others.
Focus Question: How can you recognize the people God wants us to help?
No Memory Work this week.
Bible Story comes from Acts 16:6-15

Writing: Students will need to complete a draft of their Nonfiction book using Google Docs this weekend so they will need access to a device to type their work.  Students have a checklist of what needs to be in their draft. If they did not finish in class this week, the rest is homework due on Tuesday.  
Students can log in by doing the following:
1. gmail.com or google.com
2. sign in
3. enter their email address example: 22studentname@ccls-stlouis.org
4. enter their individual password (same as their school Chromebook)
5. find their document in their Google Drive  


Important Dates

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

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