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No School Friday, February 14 and Monday, February 17.



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4th Grade News February 10-13

In Focus


This week, our In Focus lessons centered on managing stress. We reviewed many of the calming techniques we have learned throughout the year: belly breathing, mindfulness, progressive body relaxation. We also wrote and talked about situations that cause us stress and learned to identify the level of stress those situations bring as well as how to notice when we start to feel stress in our body.

Behavior Focus

This week, we worked on controlling our impulses and focusing on teacher instruction. As content becomes more difficult, it is important your student be able to attend and focus on the content being taught. Students are given many brain breaks throughout the day to help them attend and stay engaged in their school work. Discussions at home regarding behavior at school are enormously helpful and supportive to your student. 😀

Reading


Whole-Group Lessons: This week, we read two texts about space rocks, their destructive potential, and what can be done to protect Earth from being hit by one. Key skills we worked on were vocabulary, compare and contrast, and synthesizing. 


Small-Group Lessons:  Students are working with leveled text in small groups during our guided reading lessons. During guided reading, all students are engaged in independent literacy activities.

Writing


This week in writing, we continued our unit on opinion and or persuasive writing. Students are researching various debates over relevant topics. After choosing a side, they will use a thinking map to help them write an organized piece.


Our word study focused on Latin word roots: ped, numer, act, port, art.

PBL


In PBL this week, we learned about the importance of the fur trade as Colorado’s first industry and how trappers and mountain men shaped our history.

Other Stuff

Upcoming Field Trip 

Fourth grade will be going to the History Colorado Center on Friday, February 28th. Please look for the payment and permission form that will be emailed to you on Tuesday, February 18th. Each class will need one parent chaperone. Chaperones will be riding the bus with us and their ticket to the museum will be included. Chaperones will be responsible for helping to supervise children. If you would like to be a chaperone, please email me by noon on Tues, Feb. 18th. If there is more than one parent interested in chaperoning, I will randomly select a volunteer Tuesday afternoon. 

While we only need one chaperone per class, parents are welcome to purchase their own ticket and meet us at the museum. District policy requires all students to ride the bus to and from the field trip. 

 

 

Winter Clothing and Illnesses

We have had many students out due to illnesses such as the flu, strep throat, and pneumonia. Please make sure to keep your students home when they are sick. We will be sure to help them to get caught up on schoolwork when they are well enough to return.

Additionally, some students are coming to school without coats and proper winter clothing. It is imperative that your student comes prepared for the low temperatures. This is for the safety of your student should we need to be outside for an extended period of time in case of an emergency. As teachers, we do everything we can to protect your child from the elements, however, we could use your support in keeping them warm.  

 

CMAS Testing

State testing for English language art, math, and social studies will take place beginning the last week in March. 

 

Variety Show

Calling all talented Timberwolves!  It is time to start thinking about TTE's spring Variety Show. Closed auditions will be held after school from 3:45-5:45 on March 24 and 25. This year, the show will be on Wednesday, April 29th, with a performance for staff and students at 1:45 and another at 6:00 pm for families.  If you are interested in auditioning, please click this link for more details!  All audition forms are due to Ms. Jester by Tuesday, March 3.

 

King Soopers Community Rewards Program

 

Please sign up for the King Soopers Community Rewards Program. It is free money for TTE. The steps to enroll are easy and it only takes a minute or two:

 

1.  Visit www.kingsoopers.com/communityrewards

2.  Click “Enroll Now”

3.  Sign in to your online account, or create an account 

** If you have the app, you’ve already created an online account

4.  Find and select Timber Trail PTO (Organization # LX481) and click “save”

Math
This week we will continue our work on equivalent fractions and comparing fractions. The kids will use their knowledge of multiplication and division throughout these lessons.

We will have facts testing on Wednesday during class as well as Thursday at the beginning of lunch recess. Thank you for your support in practicing these math skills at home.


Specials
Our special this week (2/18-2/21) is ART.


Our Class Pledge   

As a 4th grade Timberwolf, I promise to be the best I can be by being responsible, respectful, and honest.
Being smart with my words and actions, using my manners, and showing empathy will help me to display my Pack PRIDE.



General Information


This classroom website is a great resource for finding out what we are up to weekly and throughout the year.  Please refer back often.

Our classroom is on the lower level-room L12; it can get chilly at times.  Feel free to send in a sweatshirt that your child can keep at school.

The kids eat lunch from 1:00-1:20, so we have snack time in the morning.  Please send in a healthy snack or two each morning as well as a water bottle.

Email is the very best way to reach me: jeannette.proctor@dcsdk12.org.  You can also send me a note or write a message in your child's agenda.