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Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Big Bite

The first full week of school was very successful and we accomplished a great deal! We have continued to master routines in reader's and writer's workshop. The students have spent quality time with their independent reading books and are starting to write in their reader's notebooks. Each student has written individual goals for fourth grade, a bio poem, and now has a writing partner. We are learning about context clues and word parts (suffixes and prefixes) and will take the first of many English tests this week. We studied polygons in math and practiced using a compass to draw circles. The first math test will be this week, on Wednesday. In Open Circle we discussed "non negotiable rules." A parent letter was sent home on Friday for you to read. We enjoyed a presentation from the music department on instrument lessons, it was very exciting! I enjoyed seeing so many of you at Parent Orientation. If you were unable to make it, the curriculum information was sent home with your child on Thursday. If you have any pictures of your child participating in an extra curricular activity, at a fun place, or just one that you would like to share, please send it along to me and I will post it as a Spotlight entry. So far we have featured Hayley and Patrick. This week Cate is featured in the Spotlight. Also, the Kennedy Playground committee has sent home information about the Ladybug 5k and Children's Fun Run on October 29th. You never know who might be there! Mrs. Merten has been working dilligently to update the JFK website, check it out! Have a great Sunday!
Mrs. Williams

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