food drive  

    Please consider donating canned goods to the food drive currently being held at Switlik. All donations benefit local residents.

    This week is American Education Week. Fourth grade visitation time is Tuesday from 9:30 - 10:00. Stop by our classroom to see what has been happening in Room 17!

    Here's what's happening in Room 17 this week (week of 11/18):

    Reading - We have finished our first reading unit. This week we will transition into the world of nonfiction. During this unit, students will learn strategies and skills necessary to successfully navigate various types of nonfiction. Students will also work in small groups to research various types of extreme weather. 

    Writing - Our first writing unit is "writing realistic fiction". We are wrapping up this unit this  week. We will then move on to persuasive writing. We all have strong opinions abput one thing or another. Students will work to help their reader see things "their way". 

    Math - We are now in Topic 4 - Multiplication of two-digit numbers. During this topic students will continue to memorize their facts and apply various strategies to multiply 2 two-digits numbers. Students will no longer be able to use their multiplication charts to complete assessments. 




    The best gift that you and I can give your child is the support that they need to MEMORIZE their multiplication facts. Memorization of facts frees up all of their working memory so that they can concentrate on the bigger task - solving the real problem before them. 



    Some important upcoming events:


     11/19 - American Education Week classroom visitations 4th grade - 9:30 - 10:00

    11,19, 20, 21 - Shortened days - parent/teacher conferences

    11/21 - PTN meeting 10:00 (in IMC)

    11/26 - Picture retake day

    11/28 and 29 - School closed - Happy Thanksgiving!

    12/2 - 12/6 - PTN Holiday Shop (a great place for little elves to shop)

    12/6 - PTN Family Night




    Our class is scheduled for last lunch, which is 1:00.  I believe that the class would benefit from a mid-morning snack to help the students maintain their focus during lessons.  Since we will be working through snack, I ask that you limit the snack to one healthy food item per day.  (some examples: one piece of fruit, carrot sticks, pretzels, crackers) NO PEANUTS OR PEANUT PRODUCTS OF ANY TYPE DUE TO PEANUT ALLERGIES IN THE ROOM. Thank you for your cooperation!


    I ask that you check our class page and class calendar on a regular basis.  I will update it weekly with information about our class and other important school announcements.