Friday, December 15, 2017

Week In Review

Welcome to our Week in Review! 

Please take the time to check the important calendar dates below and learn more about what we learned in 4th grade this week.

With Winter Break right around the corner we'll be celebrating with two spirit days next week.

Wednesday, December 20th
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Wear your favorite Holiday Sweater!

Thursday, December 21st
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Pajama Day! Students are also encouraged to bring blankets to sit on during our 4th Grade Story Teller at the Holiday Party.

Important Calendar Dates

  • Thursday, December 21st - Winter Parties (11:45am) & Early Dismissal (1:05pm)
  • December 22nd - January 3rd - Winter Break
  • Thursday, January 4th - School Resumes
  • Wednesday, January 10th - Late Start
  • Monday, January 15th - No School
  • Friday, February 9th - Mrs. Wood's Birthday & Baby Wood's Due Date :)

Week in Review

I recently found an awesome new format for kids to record their Week In Review. To learn more about what we're doing in 4th grade, click the week you're interested in and you'll have access to all of the student created videos.

We do have a test coming up in Social Studies . Be on the lookout for Study Guides coming home in the next few weeks. 

  • Social Studies Assessment - Monday, December 18th
    • Study guide came home this week

Home Learning

Looking for ways to help your 4th grader at home? Here's a list of activities that will help them in the classroom.
  • Read 30 minutes per night.
  • Complete 1 session of Xtra Math per night. 
  • Practice Accountable Spelling Words

Parkway STEM Fest

Southwest Middle School on March 2-3, 2018

  • Join us for interactive family fun with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  All ages are welcome!
    • Friday, 3/2, exploration stations open from 4-8 pm
    • Saturday 3/3 exploration stations and design & building challenges open from 10 am-3pm.  
    • Special guests like Parkway’s Early Childhood Center and The Science Center will be joining us for the fun.   

  • Science Fair Schedule
    • Digital Projects Due - Tuesday,2/27 by 10:00 PM
    • Project Placement - Friday, 3/2 from 4:00-6:00 PM
    • Exhibit Viewing - Friday, 3/2 from 6:00-7:00 PM
    • Judging - Friday, 3/2 from 4:00-10:00 PM
    • Judging - Saturday, 3/3 from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    • Exhibit viewing and Project Pick Up - Saturday, 3/3 from 4:00-6:00 PM

  • Science Fair Project Categories
  • K-2 Experiment or Observations
  • K-2 Model or Collection
  • 3-5 Experiment or Observation
  • 3-5 Model or Collection
  • K-5 Engineering or Invention
  • 6-8 Experiment
  • 6-8 Engineering or Invention

All projects must be registered by February 22, 2018.  

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