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4th Grade

Welcome to 4th Grade! On this group you will find all the information you need to stay informed this year. This includes homework posts, newsletters, weekly reviews, photos, conference sign-ups and any other information regarding field trips or special activities. We are excited to partner with you and watch the students learn and grow this year!

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Week in Review, June 3-7

Hello families,

As we come to the close of the year, we are both very busy wrapping up academics and also taking some time to “Sharpen the Saw” with fun activities to end 4th grade. Today, we celebrated Mrs. Taylor’s 20th anniversary at Bright Horizons, worked on crafts, and started our end-of-year math assessment. Work/fun balance!

Next week, there will be several opportunities for parents to join us. While we don’t expect every parent to be able to attend every event, we’d love for you to attend as you are able.

Monday: last day of rotations

Week In Review

Dear Parents,

As we enter the final couple weeks of school, there are a lot of events coming up you’ll want to know about:

·         CHAPTER Picnic - Sunday, June 2nd from 2:30-6:30 at Vasa Park *

Week in Review, May 20-23

Hello families,

Today marked another milestone in our fourth grader’s year- putting on their service learning assembly! Students learned about the Bright Horizons Foundation and planned a fundraiser to support their Bright Spaces- areas for kids to relax and play located in shelters and community centers. Out students wrote and performed a skit and a rap, created posters, sang a pop song acapella, read a poem, and told jokes in between. We are so proud of the job they did putting on a polished performance today!

Week in Review, May 20-23

Hello families,

Today marked another milestone in our fourth grader’s year- putting on their service learning assembly! Students learned about the Bright Horizons Foundation and planned a fundraiser to support their Bright Spaces- areas for kids to relax and play located in shelters and community centers. Out students wrote and performed a skit and a rap, created posters, sang a pop song acapella, read a poem, and told jokes in between. We are so proud of the job they did putting on a polished performance today!

Week in Review, May 20-23

Hello families,

Today marked another milestone in our fourth grader’s year- putting on their service learning assembly! Students learned about the Bright Horizons Foundation and planned a fundraiser to support their Bright Spaces- areas for kids to relax and play located in shelters and community centers. Out students wrote and performed a skit and a rap, created posters, sang a pop song acapella, read a poem, and told jokes in between. We are so proud of the job they did putting on a polished performance today!

Week In Review

Dear Parents,

We were very excited to be present this morning when Mrs. Springer found out she won the Janice Hill Award. She was very surprised to be celebrated by Mrs. Senaga, her husband and son, other CHA staff members, and the 4th grade students. Each student wrote an acrostic poem for Mrs. Springer, and impressively, they were all able to keep the secret about her award. Congratulations to Mrs. Springer for this well-deserved honor!

Fourth Grade Newsletter- IslandWood Edition!

Hello families!

Believe it or not, Monday is the big day! Christi, Derek, Jeryl and I are excited to spend a the week in the woods learning with your children. Even the weather looks cooperative- it’s predicted to be sunny and warm for our stay. A few last-minute details and reminders to keep in mind:

Week In Review

Dear Parents,

We’ve completed the ITBS this week, and we were proud of how seriously our students took the test. The tests will be sent to be scored by the company that created the test, and we should receive the results right before the end of the school year.

Prepping for IslandWood Environmental School

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Dear Parents,

If you’re leaving the area next week for Spring Break, we wish you safe travels, and whether you are staying or going, we hope you have a relaxing week with some fun activities.

The Leader in Me Measurable Results Assessment

Weekly Update- March 29, 2019

Hello Families,

What a week! Musicals require a lot of hard work, but the results are always well worth the effort put in by teachers, parents, and most of all, our talented students. I loved seeing the smiles on our fourth graders’ faces as they performed last night- their enthusiasm was palpable! Thank you again to all our families who supported our success by providing costumes, practicing lines, and changing their schedules to get kids to the theatre on time. We couldn’t do it without you!

IslandWood Paperwork

Week In Review

Dear Parents,

It’s been an exciting week as we tried on costumes and worked on finishing touches for our musical. The 4th graders are doing a fantastic job, and we know they’re going to put on an impressive performance for you on Thursday night!

Week In Review

Dear Parents,

We look forward to seeing many of you at the CHAPTER Gala & Auction tomorrow night. Thank you for supporting your children and the school. If you do not attend the auction, there will be an opportunity to sign your child up for our grade level experience, a Movie and Dinner Night on April 19th. The sign-up sheet should be available in the lobby next week.

Weekly Update, March 1, 2019

Dear parents,

After snow and mid-winter break, we attempted to get back into our normal routines this week, or as normal as possible with an assembly and musical rehearsals. For the first time in CHA history, all grades synergized to put on an assembly for African-American History Month. We learned about a wide variety of talent, from authors to inventors to activists to athletes from all six grade levels. It was a true community event.

Congratulations to our two Student Leaders of the Trimester, Christopher Dodge and Tomio Yap, who tied in student votes.

IslandWood

With the goal of “Begining with the end in mind,” I wanted to post some information about our trip to IslandWood!  Students will be voting on the design for our class sweatshirt soon, so I wanted to reach out to parents before they start coming home and talking about it.

Miscellaneous Information

Dear Parents,

As I write this, I’m optimistic that we’ll be able to see your children this week. We hope you’re enjoying the snow, aren’t snowed in, and we’re look forward to hearing about the fun your children are having.

Lunar New Year

Thank you to the parents who organized our Lunar New Year celebration on Friday. We had a great time trying the various activities, learned a lot from the multi-media presentation, enjoyed seeing the students dance, and were thrilled by the lion dancer. We appreciate you sharing your culture with us!

Math

Week In Review

Dear Parents,

Musical scripts, icy conditions at The Summit, and the Spelling Bee have made for an exciting week in Fourth Grade!

Spelling Bee

4th Grade Newsletter for Week Ending 1/25/2019

Dear Parents,

This has been an action-packed week, even with Monday off for the holiday! Wednesday was a tough skiing day, with the weather and conditions not fully cooperating with us. Our fourth-graders headed out with smiles and determination, even in the rain. Friday was our school-wide Family Math Night, and I was pleased to see a strong representation of our students there, soundly beating me (Jessica) at the mental math games! Thank you to all the volunteers who made it a success.

Newsletter for Week Ending 1/11/2019

Hello families,

This week, it really felt like break was over and we were back to our fast-paced schedule here in fourth grade! On Wednesday, we had a great day on the slopes, with lots of fresh snow in the afternoon. On Friday, students started auditioning for our spring musical, Go West! 

Please check Campus Updates for information about our upcoming school-wide events!

Have a great week,

Jessica Springer and Christi Taylor, fourth-grade teachers

Upcoming Events:

Jan. 14 – Student Lighthouse Mtg.

Jan. 16 – Ski Day

Week In Review

Dear Families,

Happy New Year! We’ve been enjoying the stories about your children’s Winter Break adventures throughout our short week back at school, and we’re looking forward to having the rest of our students back next week.

Make-up Work

Week In Review

Dear Parents,

With only a week until Winter Break and two big school events coming up, it’s been a busy week in Fourth Grade!

Applying Out

4th Grade Week in Review

Hello 4th Grade Parents,  

What a wonderful treat to see so many of you at conferences this week. We were especially happy that several students accepted our invitation to attend as well; we will offer this opportunity again in the spring.  It’s a nice way to start the new trimester with fresh goals and renewed parent-teacher-student partnerships on everyone’s minds. Students seemed to return from break recharged and ready to go into trimester 2!

Week In Review

Dear Fourth Grade Families,

As we take our week off to celebrate Thanksgiving, we want you to know we are very thankful for the opportunity to teach your wonderful children and partner with all of you. We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving, a relaxing week off from school, and safe travels.

Week In Review

Dear Fourth Grade Families,

A huge shout out to MJ Fosdick and all the parents who volunteered their time and/or donated treats and activities for games. The students are still talking about how much fun they had. Thank you!

4th Grade Newsletter

October 26, 2018

Hello 4th Grade Parents,

We had a wonderful week, including our field trip to Seattle Art Museum to see the First Nations handicrafts collection. Students enjoyed creating the “bent wood box” art project and seeing the same kinds of masks and costumes up close that we were used in the performance at Tillicum Village. Thank you to our Halloween Party volunteers, who have signed up to bring items and share their time with us. It seems that there is always something going on in fourth grade this time of year, and we appreciate your support from home.

Week In Review

Dear Parents,

What a beautiful fall week we’ve had! The weather was perfect for our trip to Tillicum Village on Thursday. Finding some treasures in the gift shop was the highlight for several students, while nearly everyone enjoyed the delicious food, the story telling on the boat, and the dancers we saw after lunch. It was a nice way to introduce our class to Pacific Northwest tribal culture before we begin discussing the tribes in Social Studies.

Week In Review

Dear Parents,

Assemblies, conferences, and field trips are great, but we must admit that it’s been nice having a week where we get to follow our regular schedule without interruption. The fourth graders have been very productive this week, as you’ll see from the large volume of graded work coming home in today’s Friday Folder.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Science- Unit 1 Energy

Today we began our first Science unit by observing a marble run. Students were asked to explain how energy was being used. Where in the process was energy being transformed? What types of energy could we observe? Rather than GIVING these answers, students will continue with activities over the next few days to learn more about energy, and then revise their initial answers about the marble run.

Learning by doing!

Week in Review

Dear 4th Grade Parents,  

We’ve had a wonderful time getting to know your children during the past couple weeks. Our initial assessments are complete, and we’ve now placed students into their groups for academic rotations. They will begin following their new schedule on Monday. Please see your Friday Folder for your child’s academic schedule and a letter about their group placement.