September is here!

Hello Everybody
Can you believe that September 1st is tomorrow? Three weeks into the school year, and I have to admit that I’ve come to the conclusion that our 22 4th graders are a great bunch of students. They are friendly, hardworking, and genuinely a wonderful group of learners. I feel quite lucky to spend my days with them as we continue to work on grammar, math, our novel study, spelling, and so much more. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for us in September.

Please keep an eye on the sign up for Fall Conferences on Monday, September 24 and Tuesday, September 25. This task is on my to-do list for the weekend, so stay tuned and sign up for when you would like to talk about your student’s progress. Also, our first field trip is Friday, September 28 to the Fire Safety Village. Permission slips will be coming home soon along with all of the details for this great trip.

Academically, we will continue to work on the lessons in math, grammar, word skills, and read more about Peter and Fudge in our novel, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. Subjects and Predicates will be the focus for the next several lessons in grammar. By the way, your student should have their spelling test and vocabulary grades in their Friday folder. I was quite pleased with the grades, and I hope you are, too. Please return the Friday folder on Tuesday, so it’s ready for the next set of papers on Friday.

We had a pretty good turn-out for the first math-help session on Wednesday. We practiced rounding, place value, and making change. We hope more students can join us next Wednesday as we get ready for the Check Your Progress quiz, Chapter Test, and Cumulative Review test all happening the week of 10th. We will definitely keep you posted with the dates for those upcoming assessments in math.

We met our Book Buddies today for the first time and it was awesome. This is one of my favorite things we do at our school. Seeing our 4th graders and kindergarteners read and hang out together is just so cute and special to watch. Before we know it, both groups have a great respect and admiration for each other and that is priceless.

Thanks for your time, and I hope your Labor Day weekend is loaded with fun no matter what you are doing. My husband and I are heading to Athens to watch the Bulldogs play against Austin Peay and hopefully there will be a little bit of R&R this weekend.

My best to one and all.
Cheryl Leagan
4th grade lead teacher