Week 18 (DEC 17 – 21, 2007)

Merry Christmas and happy new year to all my fourth grade parents and students. I’ll be checking my email occasionally during the break, so don’t be shy if you have concerns about your kiddo.

Friday Folders. A second packet will go home Friday containing progress reports (and their anticipated grades in those subjects for the 2nd quarter), science fair project results, and completed work through the end of 2007. And, yes, I did not send home a newsletter this week. Sorry for the confusion.

Science Fair. The 2nd annual Legacy Academy science fair was held Friday, December 7. Fourth grade winners were Levi Walters, Abigail Davis, and Caroline Campbell. Grades earned on their projects were determined using the scoring rubric results compiled by the judges during the science fair.

Market Day was held last Friday and was a huge success. Several students donated a portion of their sales proceeds to Legacy Academy’s food drive. Good show, fourth graders.

Our holiday party begins at 10:30 a.m. this Friday. As a result, there are no Fun Friday Snack Helpers this week.

Absolutely no nuts, raspberries, pineapple, or baked goods containing milk in the classroom at anytime. This includes products your kids bring in daily for their snack. Airborne particles and residue on hands, clothing, desks, and in waste containers are of dire concern. Thanks for your help.

Math 54. Problem sets 64 – 67 will be due as homework this week. They will test this Friday.

Shurley Grammar. Students will be classifying pattern 2 sentences and working with synonyms and antonyms. There will be no quiz this week.

Open Court. There will be no testing in Open Court this week. As noted previously, this was a tough quarter for a lot of students dealing with expository text. All comprehension tests through “The Bridge Dancers”will be used in determining their final grade with the exception of the first examination–their initial exposure to expository text–covering the story “Henry Wells and William G. Fargo.” Purging of the first test results either improved or left unchanged all current student grades for the quarter. A low C class average for that test indicates that something may have been lacking in my instruction (thankfully assessment results have improved since that time). Beware: the rest of Unit 3 and most of Unit 4 contains many expository text stories.

All testing in my classes will occur this Friday as follows:

  • Daily Oral Language (DOL). They’ll test on the sentences edited each morning in class. Click on the links for:
  • Practice sentences
  • Answer key (available now)

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