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Mr. Eames - Grade 4

School Administrative Unit #7 Mission Statement

To prepare every SAU #7 student for success in whatever path they choose.


Week of February 17—21, 2020


I respectfully request that all fourth grade students plan to arrive in the classroom at 7:55 a.m. daily.  This will allow all students the opportunity to unpack their backpacks, read the daily morning message; and prepare/organize for the official start of their day at 8:10 a.m.  Your cooperation with this request is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.


I would like to remind all fourth grade parents that in order to be in compliance with the Colebrook Elementary School Handbook, written notes (explaining the absence) are required to be sent in with all students when they return from an absence from school.  Your diligent cooperation with this matter is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

I would also like to remind all fourth grade parents that I would greatly appreciate your child's assignment book being signed on a nightly basis.  Your diligent cooperation with this is also greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

I would like to encourage all fourth grade students to wear appropriate attire on a daily basis for outside recess (11:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.) as we endure the fluctuating weather.



The following topics are planned to be covered in fourth grade.  [Please note that plans are subject to change without notice based on student interest/need.]


Spelling – Unit 21 – "Multisyllabic Words" [Unit 21 words include . . . reaction; prerecorded; incorrectly; incredibly; disobedient; disagreeable; refreshment; unbreakable; declaration; retirement; misdialed; undefined; unhappily; watchfully; gleefully; sportsmanship; repayment; questionable; displacement; and midshipman.  Unit 21 challenge words include . . . multicultural; universally; understatement; outlandish; and inflammable.]  The spelling test for Unit 21 will be given on Friday February 21, 2020.

Math – Topic 3 — "Use Strategies and Properties to Multiply by 1-Digit Numbers  [All fourth grade students need daily practice with all basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts.  According to former CES math consultant, Professor Mahesh Sharma, a student knows the math fact if he or she is able to recall the math fact in three seconds or less.]


Reading/Language Arts – Story – "Smokejumpers: Life Fighting Fires" written by Mark Beyer [Genre – Expository Text/Skills – Conventions (Adjectives and Articles) and Author's Purpose (to persuade; to inform; to entertain; or to express ideas or feelings)/Vocabulary (concentrating; dedication; essential; method; parachute; steer; underbrush; and wind)]  

 

Social Studies/Science Scholastic News [February 3, 2020] "The Boy Who Started the American Revolution"  [ Topics include: (a) "The Road to Revolution"; (b) "The Fight for Freedom"; (c) "5 Big Questions About Running For President"; (d) "I Am a Lion Dancer"; (e) "This Car Runs on Sunlight!"; and (f) "Debate It: is txting ruining ur writing?"]


All fourth grade students are encouraged to read twenty minutes each night.  Research has shown, all children who read twenty minutes a day become better readers!

The following links have been provided for your information regarding Responsive Classroom, Playworks, and Study Island which have been school-wide initiatives in the elementary grades since the 2017—2018 school year.


Responsive Classroom ~ https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/about/


Playworks ~ http://www.playworks.org/about


Study Island ~ https://www.studyisland.com/about


The fourth grade specialty schedule is listed below for your information.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Music

10:15—11:00 a.m.

(with Mr. Stewart)


Gym

10:15—11:00 a.m.

(with Mr. Call)

Wear sneakers!


Art

10:30—11:15 a.m.

(with Mrs. Johnsen)

Gym

10:15—11:00 a.m.

(with Mr. Call)

Wear sneakers!

 

Coding

12:45—1:30 p.m.

(with Ms. Hall)

Library

1:30—2:15 p.m.

(with Mrs. Daley)

Remember library books!



LOOKING AHEAD IN FOURTH GRADE


Tuesday, February 11, 2020Monday, February 17, 2020
¨ National Random Acts of Kindness Week — Hosted by the CA&ES Middle School Kindness Club under the advisorship Mrs. Clogston [CA&ES Guidance Counseler for Grades 7—12] ~ "Because Kindness Is the New Cool"

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
¨ Crazy for Kindness ~ Crazy Hair Day

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
¨ Words That Hurt Can't Be Taken Back ~ Wear Your Shirt Backwards

Thursday, February 13, 2020
¨ Buddies Make the Difference ~ Dress Up Like Your Bestie

Friday, February 14, 2020
¨ Dream of Kindness ~ Pajama Day

Monday, February 17, 2020
  • ¨ Powered by Kindness ~ Dress as Your Favorite Super Hero

  • All inquiries regarding National Random Acts of Kindness Week may be directed to Mrs. Clogston [CA&ES Guidance Counselor for Grades 7—12] via email at cclogston@csd.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1105.

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    ¨ Lindsey Davis and Sandra Minigell [CA&ES Middle School Kindness Club members] will read to fourth grade [1:30—2:15 p.m.] for National Random Acts of Kindness Week.

    Thursday, February 20, 2020

    ¨ Colebrook Public Library Monthly Visit — 1:30—2:00 p.m. [We are scheduled to depart from CA&ES at 1:15 p.m. to walk to the Colebrook Public Library and return at 2:15 p.m.]


    Friday, February 21, 2020

    ¨ CA&ES Winter Carnival ~ Grades K—2 and 3—5 students will participate in various classroom activities, gym activities, and outdoor activities.  Grades 6—8 are scheduled to participate in a Winter Wilderness Survival Day guided by members of the NorthWoods Stewardship Center and Appalachian Mountain Club on the CA&ES Ball Fields.  Grades 9—12 are scheduled to travel to Coleman State Park in Stewartstown, New Hampshire for their annual Winter Carnival activities.  All inquiries regarding the CA&ES Winter Carnival activities may be directed to Principal Wheelock via email at kwheelock@csd.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1104.


    Monday, February 24, 2020—Friday, February 28, 2020 –

    ¨ NO SCHOOL ~ Winter Recess


    Monday, March 2, 2020 –

    ¨ CA&ES Staff and students return to school today.

    Monday, March 2, 2020—Friday, March 6, 2020 –

    ¨  National School Breakfast Week — The NSBW 2020 theme is School Breakfast: Out of This World. ~ CA&ES parents are invited to join their child(ren) for breakfast [7:30—7:55 a.m.] providing that a "RSVP" sheet was returned by Friday, February 21, 2020.  All inquiries regarding National School Breakfast Week may be forwarded to Debbie Boivin [Food Service Director] at dboivin@abbygroup.net or at (603) 237- 4801, ext. 1217 or by cell at (603) 686-2795.

     

    Tuesday, March 3, 2020 –

    ¨ Skiing and Snowboarding is scheduled to continue for participating students in Grades 2—12 at Burke Mountain [Burke, VT].  Participating students will depart from CA&ES at 11:00 a.m. and return between 5:15 and 5:30 p.m.  Questions or concerns regarding this event may be directed to Mrs. Clogston [CA&ES Guidance Counselor for Grades 7—12] via email at cclogston@csd.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1105.  Please note that this is a make up day for a weather-related cancellation.


    ¨  The Colebrook School District will be holding its annual meeting regarding the 2020—2021 budget beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the CA&ES Cafeteria.  All inquiries regarding this meeting can be forwarded to Mr. Bruce Beasley [SAU #7 Superintendent of Schools] via email at bbeasley@sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-5571, ext. 15.


    Wednesday, March 4, 2020 –

    ¨ CA&ES staff and students will celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday by wearing red, black, and white.  Students in K—5 will gather in the CA&ES cafeteria at 1:30 p.m. for a treat [provided by Mrs. Brault's (CA&ES Family and Consumer Science educator) foods class] and to watch The Lorax.


    Monday, March 9, 2020—Friday, March 13, 2020 –

    ¨ Children's Stage Adventures is scheduled to return to CA&ES to work with interested students and performing the musical play The Fisherman and His Wife for the entire CA&ES student body at 1:00 p.m. and for the community at 6:00 p.m. in the CA&ES gymnasium.  All inquiries regarding this event may be directed to Mrs. Clogston [Children's Stage Adventures Liaison/CA&ES Guidance Counselor for Grades 7—12] via email at cclogston@csd.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1105. 

    Tuesday, March 17, 2020 

    ¨ Skiing and Snowboarding is scheduled to continue for participating students in Grades 2—12 at Burke Mountain [Burke, VT].  Participating students will depart from CA&ES at 9:45 a.m. and return between 4:00 and 4:15 p.m.  Questions or concerns regarding this event may be directed to Mrs. Clogston [CA&ES Guidance Counselor for Grades 7—12] via email at cclogston@csd.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1105.  Please note that this is a make up day for a weather-related cancellation.


    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    ¨ Early Release Day ~ 12:00 p.m. Student Dismissal


    Friday, March 20, 2020

    ¨ NO SCHOOL ~ SAU-Wide Administrative Day at the Pittsburg School


    Thursday, March 26, 2020 

    ¨ Skiing and Snowboarding is scheduled to conclude for participating students in Grades 2—12 at Burke Mountain [Burke, VT].  Participating students will depart from CA&ES at 11:00 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m.  Questions or concerns regarding this event may be directed to Mrs. Clogston [CA&ES Guidance Counselor for Grades 7—12] via email at cclogston@csd.sau7.org or via telephone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 1105.  Please note that this is make up day for a weather-related cancellation.


    Friday, March 27, 2020

    ¨ Quarter 3 grades close.  [Quarter 3 report cards are scheduled to go home with students on Friday, April 3, 2020.]