Dear 4th grade parents,
The Fourth Grade Team wants to acknowledge the generosity of our parents. Everyday we receive more donations from the Giving Tree which was on display at Parents’ Night. We will be putting these supplies to great use throughout the school year. We appreciate your thoughtful and bountiful gifts!
One of the unique features at Marblehead Charter is the MAP goal. It is designed specifically with the child in mind; a goal that he or she really wants to work on to improve a skill. MAP goals range from organization to nutrition to learning something new such as computer programing or a foreign language. Students, parents, and teachers have been busy meeting to write the goals. If you have not met with an advisor to set a MAP goal, please contact Mrs. Solomon or Mrs. Boccia so we can help you.
Grade 4 Supply List
Please bring all of your supplies with you on the 2nd day of school
- 2-inch three-ring binder (not double sided)
- 1 inch white binder for writing
- 16 dividers with tabs -no pockets
- 2 erasers
- 4 highlighters
- 1 zippered pencil pouch with holes to fit in binder
- 2 composition books
- 1 8 ½ x 11 inch sketchbook
- 3 pocket folders
- 1 Ultra Fine Point Sharpie – black
- 1 box of tissues
- package eraser caps
- package (100 sheets) of wide ruled filler paper
- small package of glue sticks
- 1 box of colored pencils
- 1 pkg of #2 pencils
- 1 pkg of Black Pilot Frixion Ball, 0.7mm fine point erasable gel ink pens
- 1 container of disinfectant wipes
and our fourth graders are busy studying Ancient Greece and Animal Adaptations. Please check out the links for Ancient Greece and Animal Research on the right. The middle link in the Ancient Greece section is the same link Mrs. Solomon handed out in class this week. Friday in Science we watched the Scholastic “Study Jam” videos about Biomes and Animal Adaptations. Stay tuned for more information.
Thank you for so generously providing us all the boxes of tissues for our runny noses! Hopefully, the cold and flu season will soon be behind us and children won’t need as many tissues, and will be in school every day. Attendance is important for children to be able to maintain momentum in their learning.
The school year is flying by and the children have worked very hard this trimester. The ELA MCAS Reading and Long Composition tests are next month, and it is very important that your child gets in as much practice as possible. On Tuesday, March 18, 2014 all fourth grade students in Massachusetts will complete the Long Composition Assessment.
Students have been working hard and are eager to share their exhibition projects on March 11, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30. Students have transformed into number experts and ancient Egypt cartographers. We are sure you will be impressed and persuaded to learn something new.
During vacation we still encourage students to keep up with their skills by reading daily and practicing math facts or games. We look forward to and hope to see you often at school.
The Fourth Grade Team
If weather/temperature permits, students will go outside and play in the snow. Bringing snow pants is great, but snow is frequently getting inside boots and causing some very cold/wet feet…please have kids put an extra pair of socks or two into their backpacks.
Picture day has been re-scheduled for Thursday, September 26th.
Wow! We’ve had a very busy first week in 4th grade!
4th grade Integrated Arts schedule:
Monday: Music and “Exhibition Workshop”
Wednesday: Gym and Health/Wellness
Thursday: Music and CSL (Community Service Learning)
Friday: Gym and “Exhibition Workshop” (sign language for 1st term)
Please remember to sign the assignment books each night. It is a very important tool for communication. You may have noticed that the students are writing the same thing (even if they’ve already done it). We ask them to do this and check it off if it’s already done. If they are choosing which assignments to write, they may forget something important.
Friday, September 13th is our all school field trip to Children’s Island. This is an important day for us all because we are working on teamwork and community building. Please remember to pack a lunch, extra water and extra sweatshirt/warm clothes.
Parent’s Night (parents only please) is Thursday, September 19th at 6:30. We hope to see you then. Picture day is also September 19th.