Old Salem is fast approaching! We will send out more details the week before the trip, but we want to let you know that all students must be at school at 7:15am the day of the trip. The buses pull out at 7:45. If students get here after that point, they will be at school for the day. We will be back in time for students to go home via their regular transportation.
So far, here are the chaperones that we have signed up:
Burdette – Shanta Jeffreys, Sheila Foster, Julie Moghadam, Amy Rutledge, Joe & Gretchen Zinger, James Cappola, Shauna Shackleton.
Schmedding – Christy Burkemper, Tara Bridgeman, Kara Cvijanovich, Karla Bonczkowski, Elvessa Logan, Amy Rutledge, Laurie Singh
Seating on the bus will be limited, so carpooling with other chaperones is encouraged. We ask that you please arrange this amongst yourselves before the day of the trip.
Chaperones must be registered volunteers at the school. If you are not yet registered, please come in on a Monday to fill out the online form.
If you are interested in chaperoning and your name is not listed above, please let us know. If you are on the list above and cannot attend, please let us know also. Chaperone admission is $21.35 (includes tax) and must be paid at the Old Salem Welcome Center.
If you’re interested in having an end of the year conference, please let us know!
In reading we are continuing our novel study of The Tale of Despereaux. We are more than halfway through the text and we’ve reviewed character traits, signposts (important universal points in fiction texts to stop and think about), vocabulary and themes including betrayal, love, and light vs. dark/good vs. evil. We will review nonfiction reading strategies after we finish this fiction unit.
In writing, students are deep into imaginative narratives based on the text The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. We hope to finish drafts up this week and then revise, edit and publish next week. Then we will complete a short research report on a science topic related to magnetism and electricity.
In math, we are completing our unit on decimals. We have studied numbers in the tenths, hundredths and thousandths place. We have also compared them to fractions, ordered decimals, and added and subtracted decimals. Our next unit is measurement. We will be learning about metric and customary measurement. We will study mass, capacity, and length.
In Science we are investigating the impact that magnetism and electricity have on our world. We have learned about the north and south poles on a magnet, and how to induce magnetism to form a temporary magnet. We will be learning how electricity works and how magnetism and electricity work together.
April 24th Online due date for School Supply Orders
April 30th Old Salem Field Trip
May 14th Symphony Field Trip
May 16th SATURDAY snow make up day, half day
May 19-20 EOGs
May 30th SATURDAY snow make up day, full day
June 2nd Last day of 4th grade, report cards, Field Day