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2018-2019 Newsletter

Information for the Week:  

January 22 - 25, 2018

 

SCIENCE: Students will observe their mealworms on Monday with their K or 1st grade friend. 

"Mealworm Madness Monday/Tuesday!"

We will learn more about different types of waves. Students will be able to explain how we see light. Please look for notes on new science skills this week. We will also complete an observation on the refraction (bending) of light.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: We will review important information about the Revolutionary War. Your child will have pages listed in his/her  B-binder and/or SSCB-social studies composition book to study. They have a Study Guide which will help them study for an upcoming test. Please be watching in agendas. They did a fabulous job on their Revolutionary War vocabulary test!

 

Upcoming Events:

January 21 - MLK Day (no school)

Week of Jan. 28 - Kindness Week (more details to come)

January 31 - Future Chefs entry form due (Grades 3rd-5th)

February 5 - "Partner Up w/Parents"    Have a Donut & A Smile! A-J

February 6 - "Partner Up w/Parents"    Have a Donut & A Smile! K-O

February 7 - "Partner Up w/Parents"    Have a Donut & A Smile! P-Z

February 14 - Happy Valentine's Day! Celebrate friendship with a treat and a tine. (no parties)

February 15 - Parent Conferences 1 - 4

February 28 -  "Kick Off Your Boots! Fine Arts Night"

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Mrs. Julia Stock Carpenter

jcarpenter@colliervilleschools.org

 

 

 

 

 

Information for the Week:  

January 14 - 18, 2018

 

SCIENCE: Students will observe their mealworms on Monday with their K or 1st grade friend. 

"Mealworm Madness Monday!"

We will learn about light waves. Students will be able to explain how we see light. Please look for notes on this skill this week.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: We will learn about the battles of Lexington and Concord. We will also learn about the First and Second Continental Congress. Please have your child look over/read his or her daily notes. (B-binder and/or SSCB-social studies composition book). They have a Study Guide which that will help them study for an upcoming test. Please be watching in agendas.

 

Upcoming Events:

 

January 11 - School Spelling Bee  -Thanks  to Rose for being our representative!

January 21 - MLK Day (no school)

Week of Jan. 28 - Kindness Week (more details to come)

January 31 - Future Chefs entry form due (Grades 3rd-5th)

February 5 - "Partner Up w/Parents"    Have a Donut & A Smile! A-J

February 6 - "Partner Up w/Parents"    Have a Donut & A Smile! K-O

February 7 - "Partner Up w/Parents"    Have a Donut & A Smile! P-Z

February 14 - Happy Valentine's Day! Celebrate friendship with a treat and a tine. (no parties)

February 15 - Parent Conferences 1 - 4

February 28 "Kick Off Your Boots! Fine Arts Night

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Mrs. Julia Stock Carpenter

jcarpenter@colliervilleschools.org

 

 

 

 

Information for the Week:  

January 7 - 11, 2018

 

SCIENCE: Students will observe their mealworms on Monday with their K or 1st grade friend. 

"Mealworm Madness Monday!"

We will learn about waves. We will name different types of waves and explain how different waves are labeled and measured.There will be notes to study on this topic. Please check agendas daily.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: We will begin discussing the battles of Lexington and Concord. We will also learn about the First and Second Continental Congress. Please have your child look over/read his or her daily notes. (B-binder and/or SSCB-social studies composition book)

 

Upcoming Events:

 

January 11 - School Spelling Bee  -Thanks  to Rose for being our representative!

January 21 - MLK Day (no school)

Week of Jan. 28 - Kindness Week (more details to come)

January 31 - Future Chefs entry form due (Grades 3rd-5th)

February 5 - "Partner Up w/Parents"    Have a Donut & A Smile! A-J

February 6 - "Partner Up w/Parents"    Have a Donut & A Smile! K-O

February 7 - "Partner Up w/Parents"    Have a Donut & A Smile! P-Z

February 14 Happy Valentine's Day! Celebrate friendship with a treat and a tine. (no parties)

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Mrs. Julia Stock Carpenter

jcarpenter@colliervilleschools.org

 

 

 

Upcoming Events:

 

January 7 - Students Return to School 

January 7 - Field Trip Permission Slip Sent Home (due Fri.)

January 11 - School Spelling Bee

January 21 - MLK Day (no school)

Week of Jan. 28 - Kindness Week (more details to come)

January 31 - Future Chefs entry form due (Grades 3rd-5th)

 

I wish you a happy, hopeful, and loving new year. I truly love working with your children, and I am very blessed to be at Tara Oaks Elementary School!

 

Happy New Year!!! 2019

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Mrs. Julia Stock Carpenter

jcarpenter@colliervilleschools.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information for the Week:  

January 7 - 11, 2018

 

SCIENCE: Students will observe their mealworms on Monday with their K or 1st grade friend. 

"Mealworm Madness Monday!"

We will learn about waves. We will name different types of waves and explain how different waves are labeled and measured.There will be notes to study on this topic. Please check agendas daily.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: We will begin discussing the battles of Lexington and Concord. We will also learn about the First and Second Continental Congress. Please have your child look over/read his or her daily notes. (B-binder and/or SSCB-social studies composition book)

 

Upcoming Events:

 

January 7 - Students Return to School 

January 7 - Field Trip Permission Slip Sent Home (due Fri.)

January 11 - School Spelling Bee

January 21 - MLK Day (no school)

Week of Jan. 28 - Kindness Week (more details to come)

January 31 - Future Chefs entry form due (Grades 3rd-5th)

 

I wish you a happy, hopeful, and loving new year. I truly love working with your children, and I am very blessed to be at Tara Oaks Elementary School!

 

Happy New Year!!! 2019

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Mrs. Julia Stock Carpenter

jcarpenter@colliervilleschools.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information for the Week:  

December 16 - 20, 2018

 

SCIENCE: Students will observe their mealworms on Monday with their K or 1st grade friend. 

"Mealworm Madness Monday!"

We will continue to learn about  human impact on Earth, converting energy, and we will review some previously taught skills.  

Check agendas for updates.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: We will finish our study on TN objective 4.23: Explain how political, religious, and economic ideas and interests brought about the Revolution including: resistance to imperial policy (Proclamation of 1763), the Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts, taxes on tea, "taxation without representation", and Coercive Acts.

 

I do not have any planned tests or quizzes in either science or social studies this week. 

 

Upcoming Events:

December 21- 1/2 Day for Students

4th & 5th Grade Holiday Parties 10:15 - 11:15

December 24- Winter Break

 

Carpenter's Court Parents, if you volunteered to send in an item or to send in a donation towards the Chick-fil-A platter, then please send the donation or nonperishable item(s) in ahead of time. The kids and I are looking forward to our Holiday Party on Friday! The time of the party is 10:15 - 11:15, and all parents/ grandparents are invited. Friday is a 1/2 day for students, so no lunch will be served.

 

Since this will be the last update before the new year, I'd like to take this opportunity to say, "Happy Holidays" and

"Merry Christmas" to all of my students and their families. I wish you a happy, hopeful, and loving new year. I truly love working with your children, and I am very blessed to be at Tara Oaks Elementary School!

 

Have a great week and Happy New Year! 

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Mrs. Julia Stock Carpenter

jcarpenter@colliervilleschools.org

 

 

 

 

 

Information for the Week:  

December 9-13, 2018

 

SCIENCE: Students will observe their mealworms on Monday with their K or 1st grade friend. 

"Mealworm Madness Monday!"

We will learn about speed and motion, human impact on Earth, and review some previously taught skills.  

Check agendas for updates.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: Students have learned about the French and Indian War. We have also begun a discussion on how the French and Indian War led up to some of the colonists wanting their own freedom from Britain. This week we will concentrate on TN objective 4.23: Explain how political, religious, and economic ideas and interests brought about the Revolution including: resistance to imperial policy (Proclamation of 1763), the Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts, taxes on tea, "taxation without representation", and Coercive Acts.

If the HW board says, "Study"..., then there is a good chance of a "Pop Quiz" the next day.

 

Upcoming Events:

December 21 1/2 Day for Students

4th & 5th Grade Holiday Parties 10:15 - 11:15

December 24- Winter Break

 

Thank you for your $1 snowball donations for the Collierville Angel Tree project! The trees outside the cafeteria look amazing!

 

Have a great week! 

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Julia Stock Carpenter

jcarpenter@colliervilleschools.org

 

 

 

Information for the Week:  November 26 - 30, 2018

 

SCIENCE: Students will observe their mealworms on Monday with their K or 1st grade friend. 

"Monday Mealworm Madness!"

We will learn about potential and kinetic energy. There will be a quiz on Thursday over the definitions of these two terms, and students should be able to look at a picture or read a phrase and tell whether something is/has either kinetic or potential energy.  Check agendas for updates.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: Students will continue the Unit: Settling Tennessee. We will review facts about the leaders who founded the 13 colonies. We will also begin learning about the French & Indian War.  Check your child's agenda this week for page numbers to study, and if the HW board says, "Study"..., then there is a good chance of a "Pop Quiz" the next day.

 

Upcoming Events:

Mon. - Fri., Nov. 19 -23 Thanksgiving Vacation

Tues., Nov. 27 - The Tiger Tones Perform at the Collierville Tree Lighting Ceremony

Thurs., Nov. 29 - Class & Group Pictures

 

PINK PALACE: Thanks to all of you who were able to join us for the Pink Palace FT!

I LOVED seeing the kids' faces when they saw something they learned about in science and/or social studies! If you have a couple of pictures you'd like to send to my email from the FT, please do so, and I will try to share them on this site later in the week.

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES!!!  


Please let me know if you have any questions/concerns.

 

There are many things to be thankful for...

I am especially thankful that I am able to work at such an awesome school!  :)

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Julia Carpenter

jcarpenter@colliervilleschools.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information for the Week:  November 12 - 16, 2018

 

SCIENCE: Students will observe their mealworms on Monday with their K or 1st grade friend. 

"Monday Mealworm Madness!"

We will take a quiz on Tuesday over natural resources, both renewable & nonrenewable. Check agendas for updates.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: Students will continue the Unit: Settling the Colonies to the 1700s. We will continue to work on new facts about the leaders who founded the 13 colonies, so please study a bit each night to learn this information. Information will be found in both the B (binder) and the SS CB (social studies composition book). Check your child's agenda this week for page numbers to study.

 

Upcoming Events:

Friday, Nov. 9 - "Daddy/Daughter Dance" Have fun! TONIGHT!

Tuesday, Nov. 13 - PTA Barnes & Noble Book Fair

Wednesday, Nov 14 - PTA Citizenship Entries Due

Friday, Nov. 16 - 4th Grade Visits Pink Palace FIELD TRIP THIS FRIDAY!!!

Mon. - Fri., Nov. 19 -23 Thanksgiving Vacation

Tues., Nov. 27 - The Tiger Tones Perform at the Collierville Tree Lighting Ceremony

Thurs., Nov. 29 - Class & Group Pictures

                           

Please let me know if you have any questions/concerns.

 

Have a great weekend and a wonderful week! There are many things to be thankful for...

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Julia Carpenter

 

 

 

 

Information for the Week:  November 5 - 9, 2018

 

SCIENCE: Students will observe their mealworms on Monday with their K or 1st grade friend. 

"Monday Mealworm Madness!"

We will also learn more about natural resources, both renewable & nonrenewable. Check agendas for updates.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: Students will continue the Unit: Settling the Colonies to the 1700s. Students will take a test over the geographic features of the 13 Colonies on Wednesday, November 7. We will continue to work on these facts this week, so please study a bit each night to learn this information. Information will be found in both the B (binder) and the SS CB (social studies composition book). Check your child's agenda this week for page numbers to study.

 

Upcoming Events:

Friday, Nov. 9 - "Daddy/Daughter Dance"

Tuesday, Nov. 13 - PTA Barnes & Noble Book Fair

Wednesday, Nov 14 - PTA Citizenship Entries Due

Friday, Nov. 16 - 4th Grade Visits Pink Palace

Mon. - Fri., Nov. 19 -23 Thanksgiving Vacation

Tues., Nov. 27 - The Tiger Tones Perform at the Collierville Tree Lighting Ceremony

Thurs., Nov. 29 - Class & Group Pictures

                           

Please let me know if you have any questions/concerns.

 

Have a wonderful week! 

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Julia Carpenter

 

 

 

 

 

Information for the Week:  October 20 - November 1, 2018

 

 SCIENCE: Students will observe their mealworms on Monday with their K or 1st grade friend. "Monday Mealworm Madness!"

We will also learn about natural resources, both renewable & nonrenewable.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: Students will continue the Unit: Settling the Colonies to the 1700s. Students did a wonderful job locating and labeling the 13 Colonies. This week we will describe the geographic features of the 13 Colonies. We will continue to work on these facts this week, so please study a bit each night to learn this information. Information will be found in both the B and the SS CB. Check your child's agenda this week for page numbers to study.

 

 

QUESTION TO ASK YOUR CHILD: Do you have all of the school supplies you need?

(pencils, scissors, highlighter, red checking pen, etc.)

  

Please let me know if you have any questions/concerns.

 

Have a wonderful week! 

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Julia Carpenter

 

 

 

 

Information for the Week:  October 22 - 26, 2018

 

 SCIENCE: Students will observe their mealworms on Monday with their K or 1st grade friend."Monday Mealworm Madness!"

We will also learn more about fossils. Quiz Thursday - Fossils (study notes in CB and/or B) composition book/binder

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: Students will continue the Unit: Settling the Colonies to the 1700s. We will locate and describe the geographic features of the 13 Colonies. We've already learned the N.E. Colonies. This week we will take more notes on these colonies as well as learn the Middle Colonies. Your child should be practicing on his/her maps in the SS B (social studies binder). Your child may also study maps from the SS text. There will be a map test of the N.E. (New England),  Middle, & Southern Colonies on Friday. The following week we will take a test over the facts from the 13 colonies. We will begin these facts this week, so please study a bit each night to learn this information.  

 

Student's Binder: Parent(s), please take a moment to go through your child's binder (B) with your child. Some of the binders look fabulous, but some of them need to be organized because papers are not being placed in the correct subject area. All SC & SS WS (worksheets) in the B (binder) are labeled with a highlighted letter in the top left-hand corner to keep them organized. 

(A,B, C, D, etc.)

 

NOTE:  binder, agenda, purple folder, and three CBs (Composition Books) math, science, and social studies, should go home nightly. LA notes are in binders.

 

QUESTION TO ASK YOUR CHILD: Do you have all of the school supplies you need?

(pencils, scissors, highlighter, red checking pen, etc.)

 

POWER SCHOOL: This week is the beginning of the 2nd Nine Weeks. Your child will begin with a "fresh" start. He/She will begin with a clean conduct sheet and a brand new set of grades for the 2nd Nine Weeks.

 

Your kids work really hard when they are at school. I am very proud of the way they've transitioned in to 4th grade. 

 

Please let me know if you have any questions/concerns.

 

Enjoy your week! 

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Julia Carpenter

 

 

 

Information for the Week:  October 15 - 19, 2018

 

I hope you all had a nice Fall Break! Welcome back!

 

SCIENCE: Students will observe their mealworms on Monday with their K or 1st grade friend."Monday Mealworm Madness!"

We will also learn about renewable and nonrenewable resources. There will be vocabulary and notes given early in the week, so please check your child's agenda nightly.

 

AGENDA NOTE:  If you are having difficulty reading and/or understanding what your child writes down, please leave me a note in your child's agenda, (a sticky note would be fine, or use a different colored pen) so I can check more carefully when I initial each day there's a HW assignment.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: Students will continue the Unit: Settling the Colonies to the 1700s. We will review the "Lost Colony of Roanoke" and Jamestown-"the first permanent English settlement. 

We will also learn about the cooperation that existed between the colonists and the Native Americans as well as the competing claims for control of land.

 

We begin our studies on the first "13 Original Colonies" either at the end of this week or next week.

 

Student's Binder: Parent(s), please take a moment to go through your child's binder (B) with your child. Some of the binders look fabulous, but some of them need to be organized because papers are not being placed in the correct subject area. All SC & SS WS (worksheets) in the B are labeled with a highlighted letter in the top left-hand corner to keep them organized. 

(A,B, C, D, etc.)

 

NOTE:  binder, agenda, purple folder, and three CBs (Composition Books) math, science, and social studies, should go home nightly. LA notes are in binders.

 

QUESTION TO ASK YOUR CHILD: Do you have all of the school supplies you need?

(pencils, scissors, highlighter, red checking pen, etc.)

 

OPEN HOUSE was fabulous! Thanks to all of you who were able to come out and share some time both inside and outside of the classroom. The kids REALLY love "showing off" what they do in class!

 

             4th Grade Field Trip - Friday, November 16   

Field Trip $$$ was due this past Friday (before Fall Break).     

                       

POWER SCHOOL: This week is the last of the 1st Nine Weeks. If you have not checked your child's PS account, please do so. It's important for you to know how your child is doing in each class. If you are having trouble logging on to your child's account, please get in touch with our vice principal, Mrs. Scharf ,so she can give you the information you need. Teachers do not have access to PS passwords. 

 

jscharf@colliervilleschools.org

 

Please let me know if you have any questions/concerns.

 

Enjoy your week! 

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Julia Carpenter

 

 

 

 

Information for the Week:  October 1 - 5, 2018

 

SCIENCE: Students will test over the four layers of the Earth.

There will be a quiz over students' notes on the four layers of Earth on Tuesday.  (vocabulary and notes) SC B (science binder section) and

SC CB (science composition book)

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: Students will continue the Unit: Settling the Colonies to the 1700s. We'll review with the "lost colony" of Roanoke, as well as the first permanent English settlement, Jamestown.  Students will learn how European nations fought for control of North America and locate the colonization efforts of the English, Dutch, French and Spanish on a map.There is a great deal of information in this unit, so please have your child study his/her notes a short time each night. 

We will also begin our studies on the first "13 Original Colonies".

 

TIGER WALK: Thank you again for your generous contributions to our school, and a huge "THANK YOU!" to our awesome PTA!!!

Carpenter's Court will be participating in the "Water Blast" because our HR met its goal. 

 

NOTE:  binder, agenda, purple folder, and three CBs (Composition Books) math, science, and social studies, should go home nightly. LA notes are in binders.

 

QUESTION TO ASK YOUR CHILD: Do you have all of the school supplies you need?

(pencils, scissors, highlighter, red checking pen, etc.)

 

OPEN HOUSE is Thursday, October 4

5:15-6:00      Classrooms are Open

6:00 Outside PTA Meeting 

6:00-7:00 .    Food & Fun (Food Trucks on Campus) 

Come and visit your child's classroom(s) and let him/her show off what happens at school! Then, join us outside for a picnic/tailgate. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Buy something from the food trucks, or bring something from home. There's also a contest for grandparents! See PTA information on TOES site. Come join the fun, and let your child show off what he/she has been working on in class! 

 

             4th Grade Field Trip - Friday, November 16    Field Trip $$$

 is due this Friday (before Fall Break)     

                         4th Grade will visit the exhibits at the Pink Palace Museum and go to the IMAX to see "Dream Big", which is about 

                         engineering and the engineering design process. 

 

POWER SCHOOL: If you have not checked your child's PS account, please do so. We are well past the 1/2 way point in the first nine weeks, and it's important for you to know how your child is doing in each class. If you have not been able to log on to your child's account, please get in touch with our vice principal, Mrs. Scharf, so she can give you the information you need. Teachers do not have access to PS passwords. 

jscharf@colliervilleschools.org

 

Please let me know if you have any questions/concerns.

 

Enjoy your weekend! 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Julia Carpenter

 

 

 

 

Information for the Week:  September 24 - 28

 

SCIENCE: Students will learn the four layers of the Earth.

They will also learn the Engineer Design Process through making their own design.

"Mealworm Madness" will begin this week, where students will get their own mealworms to observe and learn about ta mealworm's life cycle.

There will be a quiz over students' notes on the four layers of Earth. Please check agendas nightly.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: Students will begin the Unit: Settling the Colonies to the 1700s. We'll begin with the "lost colony" of Roanoke, describe the competition between European nations for control of North America, and locate the colonization efforts of the English, Dutch, French and Spanish on a map.There is a great deal of information in this unit, so please have your child study his/her notes a short time each night.

 

TIGER WALK on Friday was both fun and successful! 

Thank you VERY much for our Room Parents, Patrick's & Aiden's moms, for helping so much with this event. These parents are also the ones responsible for the "Carpenter's Court" Class Directory (yellow) that went home on Friday attached to your child's purple conduct sheet.

 

Thank you for your generous contributions to our school, and a huge "THANK YOU!" to our awesome PTA!!!

 

NOTE:  binder, agenda, purple folder, and four CBs (Composition Books) should go home nightly.

QUESTION TO ASK YOUR CHILD: Do you have all of the school supplies you need? (pencils, highlighter, red checking pen, etc.)

 

Friday, September 28 - All Fall Picture $$$ is Due

 

Save the Date: 4th Grade Field Trip - Friday, November 16       

                         4th Grade will visit the exhibits at the Pink Palace Museum and go to the IMAX to see "Dream Big", which is about 

                         engineering and the engineering design process. I will let you know when field trip forms are sent home.

 

POWER SCHOOL: If you have not checked your child's PS account, please do so. We are past the 1/2 way point in the first nine weeks, and it's important for you to know how your child is doing in each class. If you have not been able to log on to your child's account, please get in touch with our vice principal, Mrs. Scharf, so she can give you the information you need. Teachers do not have access to PS passwords. jscharf@colliervilleschools.org

 

Please let me know if you have any questions/concerns.

 

Enjoy your week! 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Julia Carpenter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information for the Week:  September 17 - 21

 

SCIENCE: Students will continue to work on this skill:

Use a model to explain how the orbit of the Earth and sun cause patterns of day and night and changes in length and directions of shadows.

Vocabulary will be found in SC CB (science composition book) and/or B (binder). 

Quiz Friday over vocabulary and notes.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: Students have learned a great deal about European explorers and their routes. They will have a test on Wednesday over these routes, plus explorer information. The SS B (social studies section in binder) has all information, plus maps in sheet protectors in order for students to draw and erase maps over and over again for practice. (use Expo/dry erase marker).

 

NOTE: Each afternoon, your child is supposed to pack up his/her binder, agenda, purple folder, and four CBs (Composition Books). That way, the notes can be looked over for a brief time each night instead of going in to "panic mode" over a quiz or test. This is a good habit to get in to in the 4th grade to help teach your child good study habits for the future.

 

SPIRIT WEEK IS THIS WEEK!!!

Tuesday = "Red-Out Day" (wear red)

Wednesday = "White-Out Day" (wear white)

Thursday = "Blue-Out Day" (wear blue)

                   "Go, Jim, Go Day!"  Jim Jaggers rides his bike in the front loop of Tara

                    Oaks, as we cheer him on. We collected money for LeBonheur

                    Children's Hospital through your generous donations.

Friday = TIGER WALK (wear class t-shirt + tennis shoes)

 

Friday, September 28 - All Fall Picture $$$ is Due

 

Save the Date: 4th Grade Field Trip - Friday, November 16       

                         4th Grade will visit the exhibits at the Pink Palace Museum and go to the IMAX to see "Dream Big", which is about 

                         engineering. 

 

 

 

 

 

Information for the Week:  September 10 - 14 (1/2 Day for Students on Friday due to Parent Conferences in Afternoon)

 

SCIENCE: Students will use a model to explain how the orbit of the Earth and sun cause patterns of day and night and changes in length and directions of shadows.

Vocabulary will be sent home. 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: Students will learn what happened when European settlers came to the Americas and the impact it had on Native American culture. We will learn about different explorers and the routes they took to  get to the "New World". Students are expected to trace the routes, as well as explain the routes of each explorer. We will practice a great deal in class, but this information must also be practiced at home. I will introduce about two explorers per day, and the kids will have a quick assessment on the two routes when they return to school the next day. There will be a quiz on the explorers later in the week. Specific information (of course) will be in agendas.

 

NOTE: Each afternoon, your child is supposed to pack up his/her binder, agenda, and purple folder. As a parent, I would get my child in to the habit of bringing home their four CBs (Composition Books). That way, the notes can be looked over for a brief time each night instead of going in to "panic mode" over a quiz or test. This is a good habit to get in to in the 4th grade to help teach your child good study habits for the future.

 

Save the Date: Friday, November 16      4th Grade Field Trip 

                         4th Grade will visit the exhibits at the Pink Palace Museum                                     

                         and go to the IMAX to see "Dream Big", which is about 

                         engineering. 

 

 
Please check your child's agenda daily to keep up with what we are doing in class. 
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UPCOMING DATES:
9-11   Tara Oaks Remembers
9-12   We "mustache" you if you are ready for Tiger
          Walk!" (wear a mustache)
9-14  1/2 Day for Students for Parent Conferences 
          Notes went home Friday with Conduct Sheets
9-18  SPIRIT WEEK!!! (more info. to come)
 
Enjoy your weekend! 
 

 

 

 

 

Information for the Week:  September 4 - 7

 

SCIENCE: We have learned about "W.E.D." = weathering, erosionand deposition, as well as sediment (sand, soil, small rocks, etc.).

On Tuesday, we will add the terms vegetation and region. 

There will be a quiz on Wednesday over the vocabulary words above.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: Last week we learned a great deal about "The First People" of North America. Your child drew a time line, took a picture of it, and made a "body" time line in class. We discussed four main prehistoric (before written records) tribes: Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian + Historic Tribes . There will be a quick quiz on Wednesday over the timeline. Students will have a word bank and blank places to fill in the timeline. We will then begin work on the Modern Indian Tribes: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, & Shawnee. Your child will always have notes in either the SSCB (Social Studies Composition Book) or their B (Binder) to study. I am planning a quiz on Friday over the tribes, but it will depend on how much we are able to cover in class.

 

NOTE: Each afternoon, your child is supposed to pack up his/her binder, agenda, and purple folder. As a parent, I would get my child in to the habit of bringing home their four CBs (Composition Books). That way, the notes can be looked over for a brief time each night instead of going in to "panic mode" over a quiz or test. This is a good habit to get in to in the 4th grade to help teach your child good study habits for the future.

 
Please check your child's agenda daily to keep up with what we are doing in class. 
If you have not subscribed to my webpage yet, please do so. Then, you will receive a weekly email from me at the end of each week letting you know what is coming up without having to go to the school's site.
 
HAPPY LABOR DAY! 

 

 

 

 

 

 Information for the Week:  August 27 - 31

 

SCIENCE: We will learn about "W.E.D." = weathering, erosion, and deposition

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: We will finish up our geographic features on Monday and have our quiz Tuesday.

Students were assigned to study their SSCB (Social Studies Composition Book) last week as we added new features.
 
Please check your child's agenda daily to keep up with what we are doing in class. 
If you have not subscribed to my webpage yet, please do so. Then, you will receive a weekly email from me at the end of each week letting you know what is coming up.
 
We have had a wonderful start to the new school year!