Thursday, February 6, 2014

February 6, 2014

We have almost made it through a whole week! It has been a while!
Some updates:
  • Remember that tomorrow is the Spelling Bee. We go at 8:45.
  • All Math-a-thon pledges are due tomorrow, if possible.
Today we attended the River Bandits Reading Program assembly. I always use this program as a reading program for the Iditarod Race. This takes place in March. We will have reading goals for that and the prizes will be awarded as they reach those goals. Information will be coming about that later.
We are working on writing opinion papers in Language and Reading.
Students are continuing their work on their Independent Reading Contracts.
We continue our work on division in math.
In Social Studies we are working on chapter 7. They turned in their notes for chapter 6. After chapter 7 we will begin our study of the Midwest Region.
  • Our 4A Mass is on February 19. 
  • Today in Religion we were discussing Works of Mercy. The class has decided that they would like to participate in Kids Against Hunger for their service project. My class did this two years ago and really enjoyed it.  I think it meant a lot to them, since it is very hands on. We will need to raise $350 for each 4th grade class to be able to bag food for 2 assembly lines. We are discussing  holding a free dress day, and other ways to raise the money. They may approach you about doing chores to earn money. We will collect money until we have enough, so we will aim for the end of April to reach our goal. Go the the Kids Against Hunger website for more information on this great program. 

Meet Your Teacher:

Welcome to 4th grade. I am Mrs. Susan Smith. This will be my 24rd year teaching at Lourdes Catholic School! I can hardly believe it. I taught 5th grade, 1st grade, and now, this is my seventh year in 4th grade. I love teaching and every year brings new and exciting challenges.I am a graduate of Drake University with a degree in elementary education and a minor in social studies. I believe that every student is special and brings their own uniqueness to our classroom. I look forward to a great year.