6/6 - Mrs. Blair's Class Field Trip to "Embracing Our Differences" at Gallup Park, 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
6/8 - Mrs. Blair and Ms. Alqamoussi Field Trip to Washtenaw Dairy
6/9 - Ms. Alqamoussi and Ms. Burnstein's Field Trip to "Embracing Our Differences" at Gallup Park, 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
6/10 - Last Day of School; Flag Lowering Ceremony, ends at ~11:39 a.m.
Be sure your student remembers to bring in GYM SHOES on P.E. days.
Please make sure your student dresses appropriately for the weather; we are going outside unless there is severe weather.
Please have your student bring an extra set of clothes to change if they get muddy or wet during recess.
Please remind students to bring their water bottles to school. It's getting hot outside!
Students finished writing their historical fiction diary entries, in which they took on the perspective of a Native American or early European settler. Students wrote very creative entries and storylines, and had a lot of fun during the process! This week, students will reflect on their growth as writers and celebrate their successes from the year.
Some students are still working on their end of the year assessment and should have it completed during the first part of the week. We will review our math strategies this week through math games and review packets.
It is still important for students to continue to practice all of their multiplication facts at home during the Summer and work on division. These are important math skills for 4th grade.
We are currently working on two separate writing projects: one is an integrated social studies project about Michigan’s early history, and the other is an integrated informational reading unit in which students work in groups to research two different animals and then compare and contrast them in their own Who Will Win? book. Updates for these two units will be shared in the social studies and the reading sections of this newsletter.
We wrapped up our "Who Would Win?" project for the informational research unit in reading and will share our project with students at Lawton this coming week. We will also spend time celebrating all that we’ve learned this year. Students will reflect on their growth as readers–thinking about their foundational understanding of characters; sleuthing skills as mystery readers; knowledge of how to use text features and structures to identify main ideas and supporting details to deepen their understanding of nonfiction texts; and their expertise as animal researchers.