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Weekly Homework March 20th – 24th

Here is the homework for the week of March 20th through March 24th.

  • Monday 3/20/17 – Reading worksheet
  • Tuesday 3/21/17 – Reading worksheet
  • Wednesday 3/22/17 – Reading worksheet
  • Thursday 3/23/17 – Reading worksheet

We also have some special events happening this week. Our class and Spring pictures will be taken on Wednesday, March 22nd.  Please dress to impress.  On Friday, March 24th BGE will host Career Day from 9-11. Thank you to our students’ families for helping make this day possible!

Report Cards

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,

Report cards will be sent home on Thursday, March 16th. Please sign and return the envelope to your child’s homeroom teacher. You may keep the report card itself.

Science Test Notification

Dear Parents and Students,

There will be a science test on Monday, March 27th. The test will require the children to know the terrestrial from the gas giant planets. They will also be required to know and manipulate the planets in order from closest to the sun to farthest. Also can you name the planets from largest to smallest? What sentences help you?

What is the difference between rotation and revolution? That is correct, one causes day and night and the other causes the seasons.  Can you name the seasons on a diagram based on the axial tilt?  You will also need to know characteristics that make the sun, moon, and Earth distinct.  Don’t forget our astronomers.  Aristotle and Ptolemy believed that the earth was in the center making a geocentric universe. Copernicus and Galileo believed that the sun was in the center giving us the heliocentric model of the universe.

Now we come to moon phases. Can you name all 8? Can you place them in order in a line and and in circle?  We will be practicing.

Weekly Homework March 15 – 17

I hope everyone has enjoyed their extended weekend. This will result in some adjustments to our homework, and pacing with classwork. Here is the homework schedule for this week.

  • 3/13/17 – No School = No Homework
  • 3/14/17 – No School = No Homework
  • 3/15/17 – Reading worksheet + study for your spelling test
  • 3/16/17 – Spelling Test Today + Reading worksheet for HW
  • 3/17/17 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Teachers VS. Students

Please come and join us at the middle school on Thursday, March 9th for our Teachers VS. Students Basketball Game.  The proceeds will benefit Hoops for Heart.  Ms. Lander hopes to see you there.

Weekly Homework Mar. 6th – Mar. 9th

Here is the homework for the week of March 6th through the 9th.  Please note the irregular pattern due to the benchmark schedules.

  • Monday, March 6   –   No homework your math benchmark is tomorrow
  • Tuesday, March 7   –  Reading worksheet + study for spelling test
  • Wednesday, March 8   –  No homework your VA studies benchmark is tomorrow
  • Thursday, March 9   –  You still have your spelling test today please be ready.

Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is here.  Your children previewed the book fair on Friday, February 24th.  When can my child make purchases at the book fair? Any child that brings money will be able to shop from 11:45 – 12:00.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Please help us celebrate Dr. Seuss Week this week.  Watch your Remind messages for updates.  Join the school and your 4th grade teachers for Dr. Seuss’s birthday celebration on Thursday, March 2nd. We will be reading Oh’ the Places You’ll Go with activities to follow + birthday cake.

  • On Monday, wear your crazy socks for Fox in Socks
  • On Tuesday, wear green for Green Eggs & Ham
  • On Wednesday, wear mismatched clothing
  • On Thursday, dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character
  • On Friday, wear you favorite vacation t-shirt – Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Weekly Homework Feb. 27th – Mar. 3rd.

Here is the homework for the week of February 27th through March 3rd.  Please be advised that this will be a busy week.  Dr. Seuss week is also this week in addition to the book fair and benchmark testing commencing on Friday, March 3rd.

  • Mon Feb. 27  –  Reading worksheet and review for grammar test
  • Tues Feb. 28  –  Reading worksheet
  • Wed Mar. 1    –  Reading worksheet + spelling test tomorrow
  • Thur Mar. 2    –  Get a good night’s rest! We believe in you!

Benchmark Testing Schedule

Spring Benchmark Testing Schedule

  • Friday, March 3rd – Reading Benchmark
  • Tuesday, March 7th – Math Benchmark
  • Thursday, March 9th – VA Studies Benchmark

Please be sure to get a good night’s rest and partake of a decent breakfast.  Our fourth graders have been practicing their SEAL qualities.  It stands for Strategies/Stamina, Effort, Attitude, and Level Zero.  I firmly believe our students are capable of their best when our best efforts and positive attitudes align.