Happy Friday, families!
Dismissal Request (Carpooling): When carpooling, please give the number for each of the students in the carpool. Due to filters in the classrooms, several students are not seeing a friend’s car number and do not know to go the porch for dismissal. More importantly, we also would not have a record that certain students have been dismissed from the building. Thank you for your help with this!

Valentine’s Day: The 4th grade will celebrate Valentine’s Day with classroom parties, including a Valentine Box contest for each class. Valentine boxes are to be decorated at home and brought to school on Monday, Feb. 14th. Each class will be judged on three categories:
1. Sweetest Box
2. Most Spirited Box (think school, sports, or house)
3. Most Creative Way to Receive a Valentine (How will the valentine actually enter the box?)
Participation is optional, but we always love seeing everyone’s creativity with this project! Your child’s homeroom teacher will send a class list so you have names to address valentines.

Spring Conferences: A half-day has been designated for conferences on Friday, February 18. Your child’s teacher will reach out for a conference request if one is needed at this time. Please know we are always here to communicate with you at any time throughout the school year!

What’s happening in fourth grade next week?
ELA:
Core Text- Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Focusing Question: How does setting influence character and plot development?
Writing- Narrative
Grammar- Prepositional Phrases; word study per (Quiz Friday)
Foundational Skills- Practice Plurals with (-s) and (-es); Review Suffixes -ly and -y; and Roots graph and rupt

Social Studies:
Studies Weekly 20, The North (test Friday)

Math:
-Review adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers (with like denominators)
-Focus: Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers (3 x 1/6)
-Weekly assessment on Thursday

Science:
-Weathering and Erosion (Allen)
-Day, Night, and Shadows (Akbari)

Have a wonderful weekend with your amazing kids. We are already looking forward to the week ahead!
Grace Akbari, Kate Allen, Emily Cary, and Jessica Morris