Miss Weldon's Class

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

Summer Work

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

Trade Fair

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

Tie-Dye T-shirts

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

Headphones

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

Math :

  • Students will start Chapter 8 Adding & Subtracting decimals (more information on this chapter can be found under the Math in Focus tab)

LA:

  • Students will be introduced to the next comprehension skill Character Analysis
  • They will be continuing their Science Fiction literature circle readings

Writing:

  • Students will be introduced to poems and will begin creating their own poem, which will be featured at Expo Night in April!

Social Studies:

  • 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.

Valentines day

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!

January Book Order due Friday 1/26

You can order online Click here our class code is P6Z9G

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

Saving Paper

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

Looking Ahead

No Spelling words this week 10/2-10/6

Picture Day Friday 10/6

Multiplication Quiz 3s and 4s on Friday 10/6

Homework Update

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.


Skywatch 9/28

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 mweldon@sau15.net.

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. :)