Thursday, December 7, 2017

Welcome to the storm before the holiday break! We have been very busy, and will get a lot more accomplished before we get to enjoy our well deserved time off. We have finished sound, and moved on to light in science. We will test sound and light together late next week. We have been working on comparing and contrasting in writing, students should be finishing their five paragraph essays early next week. We had our assessment on text structure in reading yesterday. We will be working on DRAs, and reading about drugs and alcohol in health next week. In math we are continuing area array model and box method multi-digit multiplication. Three links to videos were added to Love That Link, they show how to multiply using expanded form (each link begins with letter B). The steps are not identical to the way we teach, but they are very similar, and the concept is the same. We will test multi-digit multiplication next Thursday. The students will be able to choose what strategy they use to solve the problems (box method, area array model, bow-tie, or the standard algorithm).
We will be doing a multiplication timed test this week.

Students who were interested brought home information about our first science fair. The science fair is completely optional. This is from the top of the form:

Important Dates:

·      Dec. 8: Intent forms Due
·      Jan. 12: Science Fair Entries Due
·      Jan. 16: Judging for Science Fair Entries
·      Jan. 18: STEAM Night/Science Fair from 6:00-7:30
·      Feb. 10: County Level Science Fair @ Kennesaw Mountain High School

This is a copy of the intent form students will need to return by Dec. 8:
(Please cut this portion to return to your child’s teacher)
Intent to Participate Form
Please return this Intent to Participate Form to your child’s homeroom teacher by Friday, December 8, 2017.
Student name: _______________________      Homeroom Teacher: ___________    Grade: _____
______ I am interested in participating in Addison Elementary School’s Science Fair.
Parent Signature: ______________________________ Parent email address: ____________________

Student Signature: _____________________________

The PTA Holiday Shoppe is this Saturday from 8:00 - 12:00. Our homeroom moms were very pleased with your donations: Thanks to all who participated in sending donations for the basket. There were so many contributions, we made 2! It made our job pretty easy! 

The fourth grade teachers are asking students to bring in a one dollar donation for a holiday project they will complete at school. All we can tell you is that you will love it!

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