Last week of School!!!!! June 3-7

It is hard to believe that we have gotten to the end of this school year.  It is difficult for me to say good bye to my group each year, especially when we have created a good bond among each of us. We have gone through so many experiences and adventures that have made us better people. We have learned from each other in so many ways.  It is so easy to get to love you and so hard to let you go. I hope you remember me as someone who was always willing to lend you a hand and give you good advice, in addition to all the academic knowledge we acquired in class. You guys have been great  in so many ways. It has been an honor to be part of your lives for a short amount of time. You brought out the best in me as a teacher and a person as well. I hope you have a restful and fun vacation and I hope that we will meet again (here in school) or any other part in the world! Who knows…?

Forever squirrels!!

Parents, thank you for all your support and understanding this year, you have wonderful kids! Good luck everyone!

This Week’s Activities:

IXL: None YAY!! =)

MATH SUMMER PRACTICE: THIS IS AN ONLINE BOOKLET WITH SOME MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION PRACTICE FOR THE STUDENTS WHO WANT TO PRACTICE OVER THE SUMMER AND MASTER THESE FACTS AND OTHER TOPICS LEARNED IN CLASS. FEEL FREE TO DOWNLOAD IT.

4thgradeMathSummerPractice

FLY-UP DAY – The elementary students will be visiting the grade they will be promoted to. The purpose of this event is to give our students an idea of what is in store for them as they enter the next grade. Our students will visit a classroom at the next grade level for an overview of that grade level and a question/answer period.

June 4- FAREWELL PARTY- Our end Farewell celebration celebration is this Tuesday June 4 in our school campus at 9:30 a.m. Our moms Britt Crose and Vanessa Rosa are kindly organizing this party. The idea is to make a potluck, so stay tune for more information in the fourth grade chat .

Math: In math the students will have a Cumulative Math Review using a series of fun games in which they will be able to interpret and make line graphs, locate and graph ordered pairs on a coordinate grid, and demonstrate all the math concepts taught throughout the year.

Reading:  In reading this week, the students will be finishing reading our read out loud novel Auggie & Me.

Writing: In writing class this week, the students will be presenting their sound and light waves informative booklet on the author’s chairs.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING: 

1. These three final school days are early dismissal days, and students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m. each day.

Monday, June 3, – AM schedule
Tuesday, June 4 – PM schedule
Wednesday, June – AM schedule

2. If you need transcripts for your child, please contact Ms. Carolina Matute to fill out a request form.

3. End of the year documentation (i.e. report cards, transcripts, MAP results, school supplies) will be ready on Friday, June 14.

4. The school will remain open all summer, with an 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and there will always be an administrator available.

This is it!!!

Good luck in fifth grade wherever you go! You all shine!

Ms. K

 

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May 27- 31

Welcome back to another great week in Discovery Fourth Grade!  There are lots of learning planned this week!

Thank you fourth graders for your outstanding job promoting the environmental recycling project. It has been  a total success! I am very proud of all of you!!!

**I want to remind you that we are asking students to bring their personal electronics to school until further notice.

**Next Tuesday, June 4 , we will have our End of the Year Party celebration here in school campus at 9:00 a.m.  Our moms Britt Crose and Vanessa Rosa are kindly organizing this party. The idea is to make a potluck, so stay tune for more information in the fourth grade chat .

MATH SUMMER PRACTICE: NEXT WEEK I WILL BE POSTING AN ONLINE BOOKLET WITH SOME MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION PRACTICE FOR THE STUDENTS WHO WANT TO PRACTICE OVER THE SUMMER AND MASTER THESE FACTS.

 

This Week in Fourth Grade

 

Math:    J.6 J.7                          Language: KK.1 & KK.2

Math: In math this week, we will be learning how to locate and graph ordered pairs on a coordinate grid, line plots, bar and pictographs. We will also take a look at reading, interpreting  analog and digital clocks and elapsed time.

Reading: In reading this week, we will recognize some types of adages and proverbs.

Language/Science: We will be finished our integrated science/reading/writing project in which students research about the effects of sound and light waves in the process of transferring information.

Grammar:  This week in grammar students will be learning about prepositions and  reviewing all of the concepts we have learned this year including parts of speech, punctuation rules, and capitalization rules.

Spelling: Beginning this week, spelling will be integrated into the rest of the subject areas.  Students will not be receiving a weekly list, but teachers will be conferring with students individually about their own personal spelling in their individual writing.  Spelling grades will be assessed based on this.

Science: In science we will learn how light travels through waves.

Have a great week,

Ms.K & Ms. Monse

 

May 20-24

Welcome back fourth grade families to a new week of learning at Discovery School.

**  This week we will hold our APPRECIATION BREAKFAST for our cleaning, maintenance, bus, and security staff on Thursday, May 23.  Students will be contributing food, decorating, making small gifts, and serving breakfast to the wonderful people that serve us all year long! We will begin setting up at 8:00am and start serving food at 9:00am.

** Also, this week we will have our SPRING CONCERT on Friday, May 24 at 10:15 a.m. where our students will showcase their advances in Music Class. We hope to see you all there! We will have an EARLY DISMISSAL following the concert which should end at 11:45 a.m.

(Fourth graders should come dressed like one of their favorite characters from the movie Star Wars)

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDENT COUNCIL FUNDRAISING – Over the next three weeks, our fourth grade students will be raising money for the Environmental Student Council’s recycling fundraising drive on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

 

This week’s activities

IXL Skills: Math:   N.4, N.6, N.7     Language Arts: S.1 & S.2

Math: In math this week we will be changing units and comparing measures. We will be having a quiz on Chapter 10 this Friday May 24.

Reading: In reading this week students will be presenting their final James and the Giant Peach T-shirt book report on the most important events in the story. Also, we will be learning about traditional literature—fables, myths, and legends.

Language/Science: We will be continuing our integrated science/reading/writing project in which students research about the effects of sound and light waves in the process of transferring information in-depth and create a “textbook” about it using different kinds of non-fiction text features.

Grammar: This week in grammar students will be studying Greek and Latin roots.

Spelling:  The focus of this week’s words will be important vocabulary words from our Math class along with our Science. Each week the students will receive their words and phonics lesson on MONDAY, they then have the rest of the week to complete their homework, which will be due Friday morning.  This week we will introduce students to the “Spelling Menu,” a list of practice activities from which they choose 2 to complete throughout the week.  Students must have one assignment completed on Wednesday to show to the teacher, but the rest of the activities are due Friday morning. Students may continue using the website Spelling City, http://www.spellingcity.com/kraudales, which includes several free games students can use to practice their spelling words (or even take a practice test!). This can be accessed from home, and is completely free! Feel free to check it out! their spelling homework and prepare for their quiz on FRIDAY.

Science: In Science students will be continue describing how waves  how sound travels through waves. Also, we will learn about light waves, their characteristics and properties.

 

Ms.K and MS. Monserrat

May 13-17

Hello everybody!!! We hope you had a great and relaxing weekend.

**I want to remind you that we are asking students to bring their personal electronics to school until further notice, since the computer lab will be unavailable due to MAP testing.  We are currently working on a couple of different projects which may require students to do online research.  Students who are unable to bring their electronics may share with others so that each student has access to online resources.

**This week, MAP testing continues.  Fourth graders will be taking the Language test on Tuesday, May 14 (at 8:30, to 9:45 a.m.)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDENT COUNCIL FUNDRAISING – Over the next three weeks, our fourth grade students will be raising money for the Environmental Student Council’s recycling fundraising drive on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

** We are requesting to please bring and old or used white t-shirt (in perfect condition)  for our James and the Giant Peach book report. Please bring it for next Wednesday May 15.

 

 

This Week’s Activities

IXL: Math:       N.1 , N.2 , N.3               Language: LL.1 & LL.2

Reading :This week students will finish working with their group on a final project showing their understanding the class novel James and the Giant Peach. Students are going to create a wearable book report with a plain white tee, describing the most important events in the story.

Math: This week we will be studying units of measurement for length in the U.S. Customary system of weight and capacity and fractions of an inch.

Language/Science: We will be continuing our integrated science/reading/writing project in which students research about the effects of sound and light waves in the process of transferring information in-depth and create a “textbook” about it using different kinds of non-fiction text features.

Spelling:  The focus of this week’s words will be important vocabulary words from our class novel James and the Giant Peach along with our Science. Each week the students will receive their words and phonics lesson on MONDAY, they then have the rest of the week to complete their homework, which will be due Friday morning.  This week we will introduce students to the “Spelling Menu,” a list of practice activities from which they choose 2 to complete throughout the week.  Students must have one assignment completed on Wednesday to show to the teacher, but the rest of the activities are due Friday morning. Students may continue using the website Spelling City, http://www.spellingcity.com/kraudales, which includes several free games students can use to practice their spelling words (or even take a practice test!). This can be accessed from home, and is completely free! Feel free to check it out! their spelling homework and prepare for their quiz on THURSDAY.

Grammar: This week in grammar students will learn to identify and make different conjunctions.

Science: In science we will begin our new unit on Sounds and waves. Students will, analyze describe how waves move and their characteristics along with discovering how sound travels through waves.

Have a great week,

Ms.K & Ms. Monse

May 6-10

Hello everybody! Welcome back to a new week filled with lots of fun and educational learning activities to work with our students.

**I want to remind you that we are asking students to bring their personal electronics to school until further notice, since the computer lab will be unavailable due to MAP testing.  We are currently working on a couple of different projects which may require students to do online research.  Students who are unable to bring their electronics may share with others so that each student has access to online resources.

**This week, MAP testing begins.  Fourth graders will take their test as follows:

MATH – Tuesday, May 7, 8:30-9:45
READING – Friday, May 10, 11:45- 152:55
LANGUAGE – Tuesday, May 14, 8:30-9:45

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDENT COUNCIL FUNDRAISING – Over the next three weeks, our fourth grade students will be raising money for the Environmental Student Council’s recycling fundraising drive on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

This Week’s Activities

IXL:  Math: W.5, W.6 & W.7 Language: OO.5 & OO.6

Math: This week we will be studying congruent figures and motion, identify and make symmetric figures along with perimeter/area.

Reading:  This week students will finish working with their group on a final project showing their understanding the class novel James and The Giant Peach.

Reading /Language/Science: We will be continuing our integrated science/reading/writing project in which students research about the effects of sound and light waves in the process of transferring information in-depth and create a “textbook” about it using different kinds of non-fiction text features.

Grammar: This week in grammar students will be reviewing Prefixes and Suffixes and capitalization and punctuation skills.

Science: In science we will begin our new unit on Sounds and waves. Students will, analyze describe how waves move and their characteristics.

 

Mrs. Crose Arts  & Crafts!!!

We are very excited about the visit of our dear mom Britt Crose this Wednesday May 8, who had volunteered to come to our classroom and create some arts and crafts with the students for Mother’s Day!! Thank you so much for your valuable collaboration with the fourth graders.

Thank you,

Have a great week!

Ms. K & Ms. Monserrat

April 29 – May 3

Hello everybody!!! We hope you had a great and relaxing weekend.

**I want to remind you that we are asking students to bring their personal electronics to school until further notice. We are currently working on a couple of different projects which may require students to do online research.  Students who are unable to bring their electronics may share with others so that each student has access to online resources.

 

Happy Birthday to our lovely Mateo! Have a good one my dear boy 🙂

This Week’s Activities

IXL: Math:  W.5, W.6, W.7   Language: OO.5 , OO.6

 

Math:  We will be studying perimeter/area, symmetry, and different types of lines.

Reading:  We will continue analyzing the plot of our new class novel James and The Giant Peach, along with learning about different  Reference Resources (dictionaries, glossaries, etc).

Writing:   In writing this week, students will c an informative “textbook” on Waves and Sounds. They will be using
different different text features learned in class for this project.

Spelling:  The focus of this week’s words will be important vocabulary words from our class novel James and the Giant Peach along with our Social Studies unit. Each week the students will receive their words and phonics lesson on MONDAY, they then have the rest of the week to complete their homework, which will be due Friday morning.  This week we will introduce students to the “Spelling Menu,” a list of practice activities from which they choose 2 to complete throughout the week.  Students must have one assignment completed on Wednesday to show to the teacher, but the rest of the activities are due Friday morning. Students may continue using the website Spelling City, http://www.spellingcity.com/kraudales, which includes several free games students can use to practice their spelling words (or even take a practice test!). This can be accessed from home, and is completely free! Feel free to check it out! their spelling homework and prepare for their quiz on THURSDAY.

Social Studies: Fourth graders have been working very hard with their marketing teams to promote donations for the recycling school project. Students are creating a variety of digital and print promotional materials. Please pay close attention to this advertisement and most of all support us with your contribution. This week the groups will be presenting as well in front of the office Tuesday 30, and Thursday  May 2. Please pay close attention to this advertisement and most of all support us with your contribution.

MAP Test Practice: We have found a great resource for students to practice for the Math MAP Test. Students may punch in their scores from the last MAP testing session and Khan Academy will provide alternative activities to practice with. Go to the following link:

https://www.khanacademy.org/mappers

 

 

Have a great week!

Ms. K & Ms. Monse

April 23- 26

Welcome back Fourth grade family! We hope you have had a restful and relaxing easter week.

This Week’s activities are:

 

Math:           W.1, W.2, W. 3

Language:   V.1, V.2, V.3

 

 

Math:  We will start the week by learning to distinguish the difference between a two-dimensional and a three-dimensional shape. Also, we will learn to identify and classify polygons, important geometric terms relating to lines, parts of a line, and angles along with classifying quadrilaterals and triangles.

Reading:  We will continue analyzing the plot of our new class novel James and The Giant Peach, along with learning about different  Reference Resources (dictionaries, glossaries, etc).

Writing:   In writing this week, students will create an informative “textbook” on Waves and Sounds. They will be using different different text features learned in class for this project.

Art:Students will learn about the biography of Jackson Pollock and his famous painting strategies.

Grammar:  Students will be learning about Synonyms and Antonyms.

Social Studies: In social studies, students will be working on a variety of choices of creative advertising to promote our recycling project in school.
All the best for this week,
Ms. K & Ms. Monse

 

 

 

 

 

Week of April 8 – 12

 

 


Our Easter’s Day celebration is scheduled for this Friday, April 12, at lunch time.  Our dear mom Vanessa Rosa has organized parents in order for them to bring different ingredients for the sandwiches and sundaes for the celebration. Also, we are kindly requesting if you want to donate 10 plastic eggs (or more if you want) with any type of candy or chocolate inside each egg for our easter hunt. If you have problems finding them, please don’t hesitate and contact me to see how can we solve.  Thank you all for always support and collaborate to make our fourth grade celebrations the best!

Here is what’s happening in fourth grade this week:

IXL: Math: T.1, T.2, T.3, T.4.                 Language: R.1, R.2 

Math:  We will start the week by learning the steps to rewrite fractions as decimals. We will also learn  solve word problems involving fractions.

Reading:  We will continue analyzing the plot of our new class novel James and The Giant Peach, along with learning different strategies to read Non-Fiction and Text features.

Writing:   In writing this week, students will continue with our writers workshop, discussing  examples of good sentence fluency and bad sentence fluency.   Then students  will look through some writing prompts and choose a topic in which they will be required to write about and use a pre-writing strategy we’ve used in class to improve their writing.

Spelling:  The focus of this week’s words will be important vocabulary words from our class novel James and the Giant Peach along with our Social Studies unit. Each week the students will receive their words and phonics lesson on MONDAY, they then have the rest of the week to complete their homework, which will be due Friday morning.  This week we will introduce students to the “Spelling Menu,” a list of practice activities from which they choose 2 to complete throughout the week.  Students must have one assignment completed on Wednesday to show to the teacher, but the rest of the activities are due Friday morning. Students may continue using the website Spelling City, http://www.spellingcity.com/kraudales, which includes several free games students can use to practice their spelling words (or even take a practice test!). This can be accessed from home, and is completely free! Feel free to check it out! their spelling homework and prepare for their quiz on THURSDAY.

Art:Students will learn about the biography of Jackson Pollock and his famous painting strategies.

 

Grammar:  Students will be learning about Prefixes and Suffixes.

Social Studies: In social studies, we will identify  the characteristics of good entrepreneurs and understand that these are people who use resources to produce innovative goods and services. They will also learn about profit.
All the best for this week,
Ms. K & Ms. Monse

 

Week of April 1-5

Welcome Fourth grade family to a new week f fun and learning at Discovery School!

**This Friday, April 5, we will have our Elementary and Early Childhood Science Fair.  Students will be visiting the Early Childhood Science Projects 10:50-12:20, and then will begin presenting their own projects at 1:20.  Parents are welcome to come, but must not be present during judging. We will pack things up at 2:30 and have our final awards presentation at 2:45.
This Week’s Activities
IXL Skills: Math:             Q.6, Q.7 & Q.8                          
Math: In math this week we will learn to subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators. Also we will be adding Fractions with 10 and 100 as denominators and multiplying a fraction by a whole number.

Reading: We will continue canalizing the plot of our new class novel James and The Giant Peach.
Spelling:  The focus of this week’s words will be important vocabulary words from our Science unit about Energy. Each week the students will receive their words and phonics lesson on MONDAY, they then have the rest of the week to complete their homework, which will be due Friday morning.  This week we will introduce students to the “Spelling Menu,” a list of practice activities from which they choose 2 to complete throughout the week.  Students must have one assignment completed on Wednesday to show to the teacher, but the rest of the activities are due Friday morning. Students may continue using the website Spelling City, http://www.spellingcity.com/kraudales, which includes several free games students can use to practice their spelling words (or even take a practice test!). This can be accessed from home, and is completely free! Feel free to check it out! their spelling homework and prepare for their quiz on THURSDAY.
Writing:  Students will finish writing their research paper for their science project and be ready to present it with their experiment this coming Friday.
Social Studies: In social studies, we will identify  the characteristics of good entrepreneurs and understand that these are people who use resources to produce innovative goods and services. They will also learn about profit.

All the best for this week,
Ms. K & Ms. Monse

 

 

Week of March 25-29

Welcome back, and thanks for checking in!  We have lots of learning planned for this week!  Don’t forget, this Friday is a half day and A.M. schedule for students. Classes will dismiss at 11:45 am.

We also, want to welcome the new member of our fourth grade family! Ms. Monserrat Chinchilla. She is a great teacher with lots of experience. We our very fortunate to have her with us. She will be working with me and our kids.

Happy Birthday to our lovely María Fhernanda!!!. Tomorrow Tuesday March 26, we will be celebrating María´s birthday in school during lunch time. Mom will bring Cajita Feliz from Mc. Donald´s (Chicken fingers and French fries), cake and drinks for everybody.

 

This Week’s Activities
IXL Skills: Math:       Q.1, Q.2, Q3                                   
Math: In math this week we will learn some problem solving strategies, adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators.
Reading: We will continue canalizing the plot of our new class novel James and The Giant Peach.
Spelling:  The focus of this week’s words will be important vocabulary words from our Science unit about Energy. Each week the students will receive their words and phonics lesson on MONDAY, they then have the rest of the week to complete their homework, which will be due Friday morning.  This week we will introduce students to the “Spelling Menu,” a list of practice activities from which they choose 2 to complete throughout the week.  Students must have one assignment completed on Wednesday to show to the teacher, but the rest of the activities are due Friday morning. Students may continue using the website Spelling City, http://www.spellingcity.com/kraudales, which includes several free games students can use to practice their spelling words (or even take a practice test!). This can be accessed from home, and is completely free! Feel free to check it out! their spelling homework and prepare for their quiz on THURSDAY.
Writing:  Students will continue writing their research paper for their science project.
Social Studies: In social studies, we will begin our new unit on Economics. Students will understand that supply and demand is the foundation of economics.

FINAL WEEK FOR OUR ANNUAL READ-A-THON: Please encourage your child to read! read! read this final week! Reading Logs will need to be submitted on Friday, March 29. The DPTO, as usual, has a very special prize ready for the winners in every grade!

SCHOLASTIC NEWS:
Scholastic Book Club leaflets were given out last week. This is an optional activity offered by the school, because we know you want to motivate your child to read at home.  With your purchase, our library will accumulate points to redeem more books for the benefit of your children in our school. The due date to purchase the books online is April 5, 2019. The books will arrive to the school in one single delivery, and we will distribute them to the students according to their orders, approximately three weeks after the purchase due date.

SCIENCE FAIR Our teachers and students have been working very hard in preparation for the Science Fair. This event will take place on Friday, April 5, beginning at 11 a.m. Parents are welcome to visit the projects in grades K – 6, but may not be present when their child is being judged for the competition (grades 3-6). Awards will be given in an assembly before the end of the day.

Have a great week!
Ms. K & Ms. Monse