Miss Weldon's Class
May Book Orders Due 5/20
This will be the last book order placed for the school year. You may order online using our class code: P6Z9G or send in your order form with a check. This would be a great opportunity to purchase some books for your child to read over the summer!!
Letters of Encouragement
Information will be coming home with students about a parent letter of encouragement to help students do their best with our upcoming testing. Please read the information sheet and send back your letter by 5/23. Please feel free to email me with any questions/concerns!
Be on look out for information being sent home about Market Day. Students are beginning their economics unit in social studies where they will be learning about how to run a business. Market Day will be held on Monday, June 10th. All products for the Market Day can be sent in by 6/10. Students should use recycled materials, but may spend up to $5 on materials. Please email me with any questions!
Students will begin NH-SASS testing next week on Wednesday, May 8th. They are encouraged to bring in their OWN headphones!
Important Dates in May
5/3 Progress Reports
5/8 NH-SAS Reading
5/9 NH- SAS Writing
5/15 NH- SAS Math
5/24 NWEA- Reading
5/27 No School: Memorial Day
5/28 Head School Field Trip
Be on the lookout - Construction zone Area, Perimeter & volume-
coming to 4w
Geometry in the Classroom
Students have been learning about area and perimeter. Today, they used tape measurers to find the area and perimeter of classroom objects. Students enjoyed measuring real-world examples to practice their new mathematical skills! Check out the "Questions to Ask at Home" tab for more information & pictures!
Important April Dates
4/8 - National Library Week- students will participate in a breakout EDU activity in media center this week
4/15- Book Fair- students will be able to attend the book fair during homeroom and dismissal. The book fair will also be open on expo night.
4/18 - Expo Night 5:30 - 7pm
4/19- Fitness Friday
4/22 - 4/26- No School, spring vacation
Students have been working hard, creating a town using many geometric figures. Check out the "Questions to Ask at Home" tab for more information & pictures. These projects will be on display at Expo Night on 4/18
4th Grade expo Night -
Thursday, April 18th 5:30 - 7pm
Character Traits Bulletin Board - Check out the "Questions to Ask at Home" Tab for more info!
Skywatch Wednesday 3/27 at Cawley Middle School @ 7pm.
Cawley Musical Permission Slip
Students will be visiting Cawley Middle School on Thursday, April 4th to see The Beauty & The Beast musical performance. Permission slips went home on Friday 3/22. Please sign and return the permission slip. Students WILL NOT be allowed to attend if the permission slip is not signed.
Students participated in math lesson today about how to strengthen their math talk. You can find more information about the activity and pictures by clicking on "Questions to Ask at Home" tab.
All tabs have been updated, please click around for NEW updated information!
As always, please feel free to email me with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Dates in March
3/12 - No School : Professional Development for Teachers
3/13 - State House Field Trip @ 10:30 (please bring a bagged lunch)
3/15 - Trimester Ends
3/18 - GOTR begins
3/22 - Report cards sent home
3/27 - Skywatch at Cawley Middle School @ 7pm
State House Field Trip
Students will be attending a field trip to the Capitol building in Concord, NH on Wednesday, March 13th. Please fill out the field trip form that was sent home with students before vacation. These forms should be returned to school by Monday, March 11th.
February Vacation 2/25 - 3/1
Enjoy your time off from school. Have a safe and joyful break!
The "Decimal Diner" arrived in 4W today! Students were excited to use this activity as a fun way to review for their upcoming assessment. Students completed a series of activities that included adding decimals, subtracting decimals, comparing decimals, and rounding decimals. Students completed an activity packet that will be sent home at the end of the week. Be sure to check out your child's hard work
Aislynn & Gianna participated in the Invention Convention and created a tool to help students stay organized!
Jacob created a tool for parents to use to find appropriate toys for their babies to use.
ELA NWEA testing has been rescheduled to Monday, February 4th. Math NWEA will be on Wednesday, February 6th. Students should wear their star t-shirts. They may also bring in a fluffy friend, slippers, and/or extra snack (gum or hard candy is allowed).
Our class will be having a testing celebration on Friday afternoon. Students may bring in a device during this time as a reward with parent approval. Feel free to email me with any questions : email@example.com
HMS BLOCK PARTY
Students spent the afternoon participating in different activities to get them pumped and excited for next week's testing! Students also created their own t-shirt that they should wear next Thursday, January 31st.
Monday, January 28th - DIBELS flunecy testing
Tuesday, January 29th- NAEP testing
Thursday, January 31st - NWEA ELA testing
Awesome job to our class rep Dameon. He did a fabulous job representing 4W at the spelling bee! We are so proud!
Thank you so much to our PTA for sponsoring the brain games yesterday afternoon. Students enjoyed participating in a fun and interactive assembly.
Book Tasting Success
Students participated in their first "Book Tasting" and picked a new book for our next literature circle! Check the "Questions to Ask at Home" tab for more information & pictures!
Book Tasting- Jan 8th
Your child will be "tasting" books for their next literature circle. They were formally invited today and have a ticket to use at the entrance. Be sure to ask your child about their experience. Pictures will be posted as well!
HMS Winter Block Party
On Friday, January 25th we will be participating in our HMS Winter Block Party. Students will be participating in activities to get them excited for winter testing. One of our activities will involve decorating t-shirts to wear on the day of testing. Please send in a white t-shirt for your student to decorate. If you would like to donate fabric markers for the class to use and additional white t-shirts it would be greatly appreciated!
Upcoming Important January Dates
1/17 - Brain Games
1/18 - Spelling Bee 9:30 am --- our class representative is Dameon!----
1/22 DIBELS testing
1/25 - Testing Celebration
1/25- Progress Reports
1/31- NWEA testing - ELA
12/20 - Spelling Test
12/21 - Division Practice due, Holiday book musical chairs, and pajama day!
12/24- 1/1 Winter Vacation
Holiday Book Musical Chairs
Please check your child's homework folder for information about our class activity on Friday, December 21st. Please email me with any questions/concerns!
Hour of Code
Homework Week of 12/3
Students will have a spelling test on Friday, December 7th. They have a list of words in their homework folders. It is composed of misspelled words from their Narrative writings.
They will also have a math multiplication and division review sheet. This is also due on Friday, December 7th. We talked about splitting up the review sheet by completing three problems a night, so they are not overwhelmed with completing the entire sheet in one night.
December Books Orders
Will be due on Thursday. December 13th. Remember that our class earns points for every dollar you spend, which leads to books being purchased for our classroom library!
Rube Goldberg Machines
Students learned about Rube Goldberg Machines today and even tried to create their own!
Recess Alert- Winter Weather
Winter is coming. Please make certain to send your child to school ready for the weather, with coats, hats, gloves/mittens, boots, and snow pants (if they want to play in the snow).
Health Safety Assessment
The students have established some safety rules in Health, presented their assigned safety topic to the class, and acted out a safety skit based on their topic.
Their assessment on Safety will be project based and will be completed on or by Friday, November 30th. Students will create their own safety town using as many of the safety rules (from all the topics - not just their own) as they can.
Wastewater Treatment Plant
Students went on a field trip on Friday to Hooksetts wastewater treatment plant where they learned about how wastewater is cleaned and used.
Important November Dates
11/9 - Reschedule Field Trip - Wastewater Treatment Plant
11/ 12 - Veteran's Day - No School
11/13- Parent/Teacher Conferences- No School
11/21 - 11/23 Thanksgiving Break
11/30 Trimester 1 Ends
Fire Prevention Week
Students attended an assembly about fire prevention and got to take peak inside an fire truck!
Unlock the Haunted House
Students participated in a math review game where they were given multiple challenges. Each challenge helped them get closer to escaping the haunted house. Ask your child about their favorite challenge - or - how our room looked like a haunted house.
Check out the new "Questions to Ask at Home" tab.
I will include pictures of students working on skills during the week with questions you can ask them.
Biography "Pop Bottles" Project due Friday, November 2nd
Information has been sent home about your child's biography project. This packet included directions for the Pop bottles, questions that should be answered in complete sentences, and the rubric in which students will scored with. Below are some examples of previously made Pop bottles.
Picture Day will be Wednesday, October 3rd.
Ice cream social & open house - Wednesday, September 26th from 5:30 - 7pm!
PTA Reflections - Heros around me
This year's theme for the PTA reflections is "Heros Around Me." This is a student outside school created project. Click on the link above for official entry rules, prizes, etc!
Way to go BRODY!
Congratulations to Brody for being recognized as a PBIS All-Star. He, as well as, many other students were caught being SAFE, RESPECTFUL, and RESPONSIBLE. He earned mustange money and was entered into a grade-level drawing. He was chosen today as a 4th grade winner!!
Social Studies - Flag Project
Students received the following sheet on Friday 9/7 explaining their first project. Students will be learning about NH History, so this project is for students to learn about their history. Projects are due Friday, September 21st. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions/concerns.
SEPTEMBER book orders due 9/20
Order online using class code: P6Z9G or send in your order form with a check made out to Scholastic Reading Club!
First Day of School:
Thursday, August 30th, 2018. I'm looking forward to meeting all of my new students! I can't wait for all the amazing things that will be happening in our classroom this year!!! Enjoy your last few days of summer. : )
Future Fourth Graders-
My name is Miss Weldon and I will be your fourth grade teacher next school year! Mrs. Sousa will be your Science teacher and I will be teaching the remainder of the subjects. I am looking forward to a busy summer with my family and I hope you are as well!
Over the summer I have some jobs for you! Make sure that you do a lot of reading and can recommend some great books to your peers in the Fall! Keep a list of what you read and you can take the AR quizzes in the fall. Keep a journal of your activities, things you wonder about, or write a poem about your best day this summer. Review your multiplication facts in the car, play games with your family and friends, just keep your brain working! Any or all of these activities will help you to be ready for fourth grade.
The new school year will be here before we know it and I want you to be prepared for all the exciting things you will be learning in fourth grade. I recommend that you purchase some of these items before the first day of school.
Supply List for 4 Weldon
Looking for a way to help your child grow in math over the summer? Try Khan Academy Mappers! This site helps your child work on their individual strengths and areas in need of improvement. For each individual student, I have entered their NWEA scores. Your child can visit this link and complete activities and watch videos to help them grow in math.
To log in - your child will first need to access their Google account. Once logged into Google, they can go to khanacademy.org/mappers and click login with google. This will bring them directly to their personalized activities.
Just 10 - 20 minutes a day on this site can help your child grow tremendously! Help your child stay on track and develop new skills with Khan Academy Mappers!
Important Dates in June
6/4 Brain Games
6/5 DIBELS Testing
6/6 Math NWEA Testing
6/8 Trade Fair
6/12 Wildlife Encounters Assembly
6/14 Field Day
6/18 Report Cards
6/19 Last Day of School - Early Release
Upcoming NWEA testing will be Wed 5/30 and Wed 6/6
Information was sent home on Friday about our upcoming Trade Fair. Students are learning about Economics in social studies and this fair will be a fun way to wrap up our unit. Below is a picture of the information sheet that was sent home. The bottom half of the sheet is due back by this Friday, May 25th.
May book orders are due Friday, May 18th.
You can send in an order or submit an order online. Our class code is P6Z9G
Students will be making tie-dye t-shirts on Monday, May 14th from 10-10:45. Our class is looking for some volunteers to come and help us! Be on the lookout for a form being sent home today if you're interested in helping out our class! : )
Question & Concept board research paragraph due Friday, May 11th
Our new LA unit is "A Changing America" and we had a class discussion about how things like clothes, houses, and cars have changed over time. They chose a topic to conduct short research on, so they could write a paragraph about how that has changed over time.
If you haven't already, please bring in pringle cans with tops and a metal hanger for a future science experiment!
Important Dates in May
5/1 NH SAS Testing - Math
5/4 Progress Reports
5/24 HMS Spring Concert
5/28 No School: Memorial Day
5/29 EMS Week
Reminder EXPO NIGHT tomorrow Wednesday, April 18th from 5:30 - 7. Don't forget to check out the BOOK FAIR as well! : )
Important Dates in April
4/5 Cawley Musical
4/11 NH SAS Assessment- ELA
4/17 NH SAS Assessment - Writing
4/18 Expo Night from 5:30 - 7:00
4/23 - 4/27 April Vacation
Max & Miles at the Invention Convention State Tournament
Students will be beginning keyboarding next Friday, March 30th and are encouraged to bring their own headphones. We will also be needing them for upcoming testing in April.
What's Happening in March
- Students will start Chapter 8 Adding & Subtracting decimals (more information on this chapter can be found under the Math in Focus tab)
- Students will be introduced to the next comprehension skill Character Analysis
- They will be continuing their Science Fiction literature circle readings
- Students will be introduced to poems and will begin creating their own poem, which will be featured at Expo Night in April!
- Students will be introduced to the regions of NH and begin to explore each region
Important Dates in March
2/26 - 3/2 February Vacation
3/12 No School: Teacher Workshop
Mar. 15th Thurs. - Wellness Night @HMS 5:30-7:30PM
Congratulations to Max & Miles for finishing 2nd place at our Invention Convention. They will be headed to Regionals on March 25th at SNHU!
Let's Celebrate 100th Day of school
Date: Thursday, February 15th
Please help us with our celebration of 100th day of school by having your child dress up as if they were 100 years old! Be as creative as you would like.
A list of student names was sent home on Tuesday afternoon. If your child plans on passing out Valentine's Day cards they need to make one for every student in class. We will be having an extended snack celebration on Wednesday, February 13th.
Help Make a Difference!
Our class has created a new project on the website Donors Choose Click this link to learn more about our project and how you can help our class. Just helping us spread the word is enough! There were forms sent home with students last week explaining our project. They are very excited to spread word. Thank you for your help!
Question & Concept Board Homework Assignment
Students were introduced to Unit 4: Science Fair. They all came up with a scientific question that they were wondering about. For example, Why do bees sting? Why are clouds white? Their homework assignment is to research the answer to their question and try to find an answer! Students should write up a short paragraph explaining the information they learned and included a picture about their question/answer. This homework assignment is due on Wednesday, February 14th. No late assignments will be accepted.
Congratulations to our classroom spelling bee champion: Camila! She did a wonderful job in our school spelling bee and we are so proud!!!!
Fraction Pizza Projects were a success!
Fractions are everywhere...
Students researched how we use fractions in our everyday lives. They shared their findings with their classmates and we made a class anchor chart of some of the ways we found!
Important Dates in January
1/15 No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1/16 Title 1 Before School Program Begins
1/19 Fraction Pizza Project Due
1/24 Spelling Bee
1/25 Spelling Bee Snow Date
1/26 Progress Reports
1/31 NWEA Reading
Math Fractions Project
Students will be receiving information about an upcoming math project about fractions. Students will be creating pizza box fractions with a key. These projects will be due Friday, January 19th.
Important Dates in December
12/6 Holiday Concert
12/8 Report Cards are sent home
12/11 December Book Orders Due
12/12 CMS comes to HMS to perform Holiday Concert
12/13 Canned Food Drive Ends
12/22 Holiday Assembly & PJ day in my class
12/23 - 1/1 Winter Vacation
As a way to save paper, reading and math logs will no longer be sent home. I am asking that parents initial their agenda book nightly. Students will be writing down their reading and math log info in their agenda books daily, as well as, other important information as it comes up.
Important Dates in November
11/10- No School: Veteran's Day
11/14- No School: Parent-Teacher Conferences
11/17- Picture Re-Take Day
11/20- Biography Project Due (More information will be coming home regarding this project)
11/22-11/24- Thanksgiving Break
October Book Orders
October book orders will be due Wednesday, October 18th. No late orders will be accepted. Feel free to place your order online using our class code: P6Z9G
No Spelling words this week 10/2-10/6
Picture Day Friday 10/6
Multiplication Quiz 3s and 4s on Friday 10/6
Students will only be required to read 20 minutes a night, as well as, continue to study their basic multiplication facts until further notice. Spelling will be assigned at the beginning of each story. Be certain to check your child's agenda book on Monday nights for this information.
Week of 9/24
Homework this week will include a reading log and a multiplication log. I would like students to continue to focus on practicing their multiplication facts. Students should be practicing their 0 - 12 tables to become more fluent!
Information was sent home on Thursday, September 21st about Accelerated Reader (AR) and student's lexile levels. Please sign and return the second half of the sheet by Thursday, September 28th.
At Cawley Middle School on Thursday, September 28th from 7:30 - 9 pm. Students can arrive anytime between 7:30 - 9:00 pm to walk around and look in the different telescopes. The astronomers will be focusing on different celestial objects so they will want to go to all the telescopes.
Week of 9/10
Homework packets will begin tomorrow Monday, September 11th. I will review the entire packet with students, so they understand the expectations. There is a homework tab on this website that has more information. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me at email@example.com.
Parent signatures will be required nightly in their agenda books, as well as, their reading and math fluency pages. Students are responsible for obtaining a parent signature each night. This will keep them accountable for their nightly homework.
September Book Orders
Scholastic Book orders were sent home last week. They will be due on Friday, September 22nd. You may place an order online using our class code P6Z9G. Remember you will be helping our class when you order: Scholastic matches each order you place with FREE BOOKS for our classroom to share!
Social Studies Heritage Project
Social Studies project! Students were given their first social studies project, which is to create a flag with pictures and words to describe themselves and their family members. There was a paper sent home with further instructions and requirements. This project is DUE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22.
First day of School!
We had a successful day in 4 Weldon! Students learned about the routines and procedures that take place during arrival and dismissal times. As a class, we made our classroom rules and expectations to follow for the year! We read the book "How To Be A Bucket Filler" and completed an activity of ways students could be bucket fillers in the classroom, at lunch, and recess!! I look forward to a wonderful year with my new students. :)