Mrs. Gagnon's News - February 28, 2017

website: http://goo.gl/53VWw
email: pat.gagnon@springfield.k12.or.us

Important Dates:

Mar. 3 - Early Release, 12:30
Mar. 10 - Grading Day - No School
Mar. 17 - Early Release, 12:30
Mar. 27-31 - Spring Break, No School
Apr. 3-13 - Swimming (click for more info)
Apr. 5 - PTA Meeting at 6 pm
Apr. 10-13 - SBAC Testing, ELA in pm
Apr. 20 - PTA Skate Night at Skateworld

Party

  Our Valentine's Day Party was a blast! Thank you to our two parent volunteers who gave their time to serve our kids snacks. Thank you to the many food and drink donations. Our students had a grand time passing out Valentine's cards and enjoying healthy snacks. We also shared student to student written compliments.

  Inventions and Opinions

    In social studies/writing, students have been reading about a variety of inventions, from ice plates to scratch and sniff menus to stilt crutches. They wrote opinion pieces on their chosen invention. 
  
Illness

   If your child is running a temperature, please keep them home. They need to be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. If they are out more than 3 days, they will need a doctor's note. For further policy on when to send to school, click here (or see attached flyer).

 Self-Manager Assemblies

   During the last 2 months, we've had several students earn self-manager badges: Perrin, Nicki, Mikenna, Kyle, Kennya, Elidia, Carmen, Amelia, Aurora, Bella, Angel, Perla, and Tayla. It takes hard work to earn this and to keep it. Congratulations to these students! 

Math

 We've been working on Geometry and Angles. Soon we'll be working on fractions. Starting out, we will work on equivalents and comparing. Like all 4th grade math, it requires lots of multiplying and dividing of facts. Thank you for helping your child with these skills!



Math Homework

       For the 20 minutes of math homework this month, do 15 minutes of mult/div practice daily and work for 5 minutes on these facts:
               
March: Area and Perimeter - Have child find the area of different 4-sided objects (length times width = Area). Then have them find the Perimeter by adding all 4 sides together.

Keep working on September's focus of inches, feet, yards and miles, October's focus of pounds, ounces and tons, November's focus on time, and December's focus on counting change from $10. In January and February, Metrics were the focus (Kilo, Hecto, Deka, Base, Deci, Centi, Milli).

"Having parents and teachers working together will help a child tremendously!"

Book It!

  The following students earned Book It! certificates for the month of Feb.: Aisha, Alex, Angel, Aurora, Bella, Beth, Carmen, Kyle, Mikenna, Nano, Nicki, Perla, Perrin, and Tayla. These certificates entitle them to an individual sized pan pizza (no purchase necessary) at Pizza Hut. Certificates expire in one month.

Art in the Classroom
   
    Check out these scenes from the Lewis and Clark Passage (link1link2, link3, link4)
    Students created Pony Express self portraits (link1, link2)
    Check out our revolving Art Wall! Students may hang artwork form home for three school days.
    Check out this kid-inspired behavior contract.
    (links are available online)

Book Orders

  I'm sending out Book Orders today. They are due on Mar. 9. If you'd like to order online, go to: orders.scholastic.com/GPX8C

 Swimming

  Our class will be split between the 2 swimming sessions. I'll have a list out by March 17 so you know what time your child is going.


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