Wacky Weather=Wonderful Weekend

Hello Everybody,

Yes, the weather this weekend is rather weird, but it made for a great day of grading and getting my school work done. Tomorrow, my daughter is taking my mother and me out for Mother’s Day because my husband’s birthday is ON Mother’s Day. We are celebrating my husband’s birthday on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway from McCaysville, Georgia to Copperhill, Tennessee. I promise that my fun is coming very soon when I spend time with my family.

This past week, I pushed all of our 4th graders towards doing the best they could on their reading assessments and they certainly did a great job. You’ll see the results when everything comes home on Monday. For this coming week, they all have their BOOK REPORT PRESENTATIONS on MONDAY, MAY 6, and I am sure they have been practicing, so their last test grade in reading is PERFECT-O!

Also, in Grammar next week, they will be tested on many grammar terms and parts of speech that they have learned all year long. Their study guide is with them and should be completed by TUESDAY because the test is on WEDNESDAY!! In addition, a test on Unit 4 on Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases will be on Tuesday as well. We’ve been reviewing constantly but a little extra practice would be a great idea.

Math lessons are moving along nicely and we should be done with the two chapters on fractions very soon. More information later when I have a better feel for when the assessments will be the following week. We will work on Geometry until the school year ends, so that means we will be busy until the End of the Year Party on Thursday, May 23.

I hope you read about the upcoming fundraiser our eighth graders are having on Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 21. If you have any gently used books, games, and puzzles that you would like to donate, please bring them soon and your student will get a raffle ticket for every six books or items donated. That ticket could be a winner for one awesome prize. Thanks for participating and sharing the love of reading and learning.

I think that’s all for now. Enjoy the rest of your weekend because I know I definitely will.

See you on Monday.
Cheryl Leagan
4th grade lead teacher
Wood Acres School