Wow! We’ve made it to the final round!
We would like to thank all of you for yours and your children's appreciation last week - the flowers, snacks, supplies and notes were the best!! Our hearts were quite filled by your kindness :)
Some important dates:
BYOD Bring Your Own Device Meeting will be tonight at 6pm in the media center. Please bring your completed form to the meeting if your child has not already turned it in. If you are unable to attend please send in the pink sheet with your child.
Chorus Musical: May 26th 6pm
Memorial Day: May 30 – no school
Registration for the Fall Season of Girls on the Run begins June 6! Girls on the Run is a life changing character development program. It combines lessons intended to enhance self-esteem, promote positive and useful problem-solving strategies, and foster healthy relationships with developmentally-appropriate training for a 5k event. A GOTR team consists of 15-20 girls, led by trained coaches. Registration costs include all curriculum materials, entry in the end of season 5k, program and event t-shirts, water bottle and finisher medal. Scholarships available at all locations! Register online at www.gotrtriangle.org. Registration has changed to a lottery system. You can find more information at www.gotrtriangle.org. The Fall Girls on the Run Season runs from September 19th - December 15th. At TCE we have both Mon/Wed and Tues/Thurs sessions. All sessions run 4-5:15pm. Please contact Jennifer Burdette (4th Grade Teacher, Track 1) at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
EOG dates: June 21st – 23rd
Field Day: Tuesday June 28th (please volunteer to help if you can!)
June 30th – Last day of 4th grade!
As the weather gets warmer please be sure your child is prepared with a bottle of water that they can keep with them in the classroom.
What’s happening in the classroom?
Social Studies – We are learning about North Carolina culture including the people who live here and their heritages. Our current research project involves a city/town in NC and the region it is located in. Check your child’s google classroom account to see project instructions and rubric. Students are encouraged to research at school and at home.
Math- 4th quarter topics include customary and metric measurement, decimal fractions (tenths and hundredths), and reading and recording data in line plots. Students should be reviewing in their math journals each night for a minimum of 10 minutes – there are many topics that will return on the End of Grade test and I would love for your child to be comfortable and well prepared to do their best.
Word Study – 4th quarter is dedicated to the multitude of 4th grade content vocabulary found in Language Arts and Math. We have posted the words and their definitions to Quizlet.com (search egilewicz) for students to practice with. We are not encouraging students to memorize definitions, but would like them to interact with the terms, recall their meanings, and be able to apply them in different situations.
We are reading The Tale of Despereaux and exploring theme, character development, new vocabulary and comprehension strategies. In our guided reading groups we are working on Literature Circles; students are assigned specific roles to examine text, vocabulary, and connections and then share with the whole group. Writing this month is a continuation on Persuasive Writing. Students are sharing their research to independently publish a travel brochure on a historical North Carolina town or city. At the end of this project, students will work in small groups to create and record a commercial for their assigned region.
Thank you for all you do for us and for your children at home!
Sue & Ed