2017-2018 Supply List

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
4th Grade Supply List- Ms. Kearns

#2 Ticonderoga Pencils
2 12-packs
Adult Scissors
1 pair
Jumbo Glue Stick
Headphones/Ear Buds
1 pair
Plastic 3-prong folders
Ruler (inches/centimeter)
24-count box of Crayola crayons
12-count box of Crayola colored pencils
10-count box of regular Crayola markers
10-count box of fine line Crayola markers
Hi polymer eraser
3 boxes
Expo (Dry Erase) markers
1 pack
Index cards (lined)
2 packs
Water Color paints w/brush
1 pack
Geometric Tools- compass, protractor
1 each
Single subject spiral notebooks
Plastic Pencil Box (top-closing)
White copy paper
5 reams
Astrobrights colored copy paper
1 pack
Red correction pens
1 pack
Binder Paper (Filler Paper)- wide ruled
2 packs
Book Report Covers
Ultra Thin and Regular Sharpies
2 of each
Clorox Wipes

SBAC complete...ONLY 3 weeks to go!

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Hello families,

This week your children completed the SBAC test, and are now finished until this time next year. They worked really hard, and I am so proud of all they have accomplished this year!

Tomorrow marks 3 weeks until the last day of school. We still have plenty to do, but the time is certainly ticking! Here is a reminder of what is coming up in the last 3 weeks.

Science Chapter 8 Test
3rd- Monday, 5/22
4th- Thursday, 5/25

Wordly Wise 11 Test
3/4- Wednesday, 5/24

Math Topic 15 Test
3/4- Wednesday, 5/31

Social Studies Unit 4 Test
4th- Wednesday, 5/31

Field Day: Wednesday, June 7
Last Day of School: Friday, June 9 (1:00 p.m. dismissal) *Report Cards will go home on the last day of school.

Final Subject-Matter Tests for the School Year!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

3rd/4th---Spelling: Friday, May 5
3rd/4th---Wordly Wise 11: Wednesday, May 24
3rd---Science Chapter 8: Monday, May 22
3rd---Math Topic 15: Wednesday, May 31
4th---Science Chapter 8: Thursday, May 25
4th---Social Studies Unit 4: Wednesday, May 31
4th---Math Topic 15: Wednesday, May 31

Parent Workshop!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Northwood Parent Workshop Series:
Helping Your Child Succeed in Reading and Writing
3rd-5th grade parents are invited to join us in the Multipurpose Room on
Tuesday, April 11th
from 6:00-7:00pm.
Mrs. Shem will be providing information and resources that parents can use to help their child succeed.
Light snacks and refreshments provided.

Supplies Needed!

Happy Monday! We are in desperate need for copy paper in our class. If you could donate any, it would be greatly appreciated! We also need more pencils, preferably Ticonderoga #2 (they tend to sharpen better and last longer).

Thank you for your help!

Missing Homework

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Good Morning,

There have been some concerns lately with homework that I wanted to address with you all. I will be sending home a newsletter about this in this week's Friday Folder as well.

Some students are repeatedly missing homework. Everyday, the children have to read and complete a reading journal assignment. Unless otherwise specified on a handout or their student planner, the students are writing one page summaries in their reading journals, daily. If you find that your child is struggling to write a summary, have them use the 5W method (who, what, when, where, why, and how). This helps them collect their thoughts for writing the summary. Every other week is a spelling week, with a daily spelling assignment. On opposite weeks, the students have a Homework Book assignment. They should be reading the directions carefully on these assignments and fully completing them each day. They also have a daily math assignment, unless: it is a test review day/test day, or the math lesson in class is two-part. More often than not, they have math homework.

***If they forgot their math homework at school- you can access the textbook website Pearson Realize to download and print a copy of the homework. Their username is the last two digits of their high school graduation year first initial and last name. Example: 20tsmith (Their password is the same as their school e-mail.)

Some students are completing their homework, but not to the best of their ability. They should write as neatly as possible and turn in presentable work. Ripped paper, food stains, messy writing, are not examples of the students' best work. They have binders/homework folders that can keep their homework in nice condition upon bringing it back to school. More importantly, is the neatness of their work. If when checking your child's homework you notice they have written sloppily, feel free to have them redo it until you are satisfied with their work.

Having said that, please note that it is also important that your child isn't spending hours upon hours on homework. If you find that they are spending considerably too long on their homework, please e-mail me to let me know, and we can figure out how to adjust this to meet their needs.

As always, I appreciate all that you do, and thank you in advance for helping to ensure your child returns their homework daily.

Enjoy the rest of your week!
Miss Kearns

Third Trimester

Monday, March 20, 2017
It's hard to believe, but we are officially in the third and final trimester of the school year. With only 54 days left, we have much to do and learn! Please keep track of any important dates posted on the class website. Your child should be writing all test dates in the monthly calendar section of their student planner. Upcoming tests for the weeks of 3/20-4/14 are posted in the "What's Happening?" page of the site.

As you know, I sent home a newsletter in last week's Friday Folder, with information about the upcoming SBAC test. Remember, at this time, there is nothing additional you need to do at home to prepare your child for these tests. We will be working on accessing the testing website and taking online practice tests, here in class.

Have a wonderful week!
Miss Kearns