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November 13, 2020


Dear Families,


Another fabulous week. Please work with and practice with your student on Google Classroom. This way you both know where to look for assignments, tests and readings, etc. 

This week in Language Arts we will begin our Wit and Wisdom Module 2: Extreme Settings. We will practice with everyone on Monday using the Great Minds In Sync videos for remote learning. After Monday, remote students will need to look carefully at the Weekly Schedule/Learning Plan and see if they need to attend a zoom or just follow the In Sync Video. 


Enjoy the weekend!

Thank you,

Tracee and Deb




4th Grade Weekly schedule/Learning Plan 11/15-11/20





November 6, 2020


Dear Parents,


We would like to say thank you to all of you who have been cautious keeping your children home when they are not feeling well. In order to support everyone, we are going to start assigning work to all fourth graders on Google Classroom. This just means, work will be available in case students need to access work from home. Students in person will not need to complete the work on Google Classroom. This will just allow greater flexibility if the need arises that your child needs to stay home. Everyone will now have access to the material that follows our Weekly Schedule and students can continue to stay on top of their assignments.


Thank you,

Tracee and Deb


P.S Remember that next Friday, 11/13, it will be very important to pick up the next set of books and the workbook for Module 2 Extreme Settings for language arts.



4th Grade Weekly schedule/Learning Plan 11/9-11/13



10/30/20


Dear Parents,

Happy Halloween. We had a blast doing pumpkin math, poetry readings, bat activities, decorating our rooms for Sleepy Hollow and watching the movie while eating our treats. Thank you to everyone who sent in items to make it a spooktacular day!

Tracee and Deb


Weekly Schedule 11/2-11/6




10/23/20


Dear Parents,


Congratulations to our wonderful 4th graders. They have now completed one-fourth of fourth grade! Great work!


Homework reminders:

Please remember to check in with your child nightly in math and language arts. 


Students should bring their Go Math workbooks home each night. When their homework is completed, have them share one problem from the front and one from the back to explain to you. If they cannot explain the problem correctly, check another problem. This is a quick way to learn about what your child is learning and help if they are confused about the new concept. Also verbalizing their new learning shows a greater understanding. 


Our Wit and Wisdom language arts program has fluency homework most weeks. This requires students to reread passages several times each night and have an adult listen and sign off on their reading practice. This week they needed to find a poem to practice for next week. If your child has not found one yet, please help them find one they would enjoy. Students will share these next Friday in class. I encouraged them to also bring props as they share, memorize it and even act it out if they can. 


30 Book Challenge: As the quarter checkpoint, your child should have at least 7 books completed. In order to meet the goal of 30 books, reading 30 minutes each night is highly recommended.  If your child needs another copy of the challenge packet it can be found on our Google Classroom.


Tracee and Deb


 Weekly Schedule 10/26-10/30


10/15/20

Dear Parents,


Thank you for attending our Zoom Conferences. It was so great to discuss the great progress of our wonderful fourth graders and set goals for the year. 


Pollyanna Day is Friday October 23. Students are invited to dress as their favorite character. In class ( and remotely) we will play the Glad Game, write Glad Notes, and compare and contrast the Movie with the Novel. 


Halloween will be celebrated at RMAE on Friday October 30.  Students can wear costumes ( following our school policy) , personal treats may be brought  for an afternoon snack, activities will be integrated with our regular learning day, and we’ll end with a final room decorating activity to transform our classrooms into Sleepy Hollow. Please look for more details from our amazing Classroom Coordinators. 


Please note the Remote Learning Plan is now listed as our Weekly Schedule. This document is available to ALL parents. This is our fourth grade schedule for the week which anyone can access if there is an absence or just to check in on what is happening in the class. Students know how to get onto Google Classroom and can participate on Zoom so they can keep caught up even on a brief absence. 


Also please note that all work for the first quarter needs to be turned in by Tuesday October 20 so we can get grades in for the quarter.


Enjoy the Fall Break!

Tracee and Deb


Weekly Schedule 10/20-10/23

 





10/9/20

Hello 4th grade families,


Monday, October 12, we start conferences.  Please use the following Zoom links to get to Mrs. Vickery and Ms. Carbone conferences:

Mrs. Vickery’s Zoom:

4th grade Core Subjects Zoom Link 


Ms. Carbone’s Zoom:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73636741971?pwd=RlVkK3RjVVJsaEJWRWVTaW1ZaWw5QT09

Meeting ID: 736 3674 1971

Passcode: 36XEwF

 

These are Student Led/Goal Setting Conferences. Students will begin the conference sharing their goals from their conference reports. They worked really hard reflecting on their learning so far this year. Please have these ready with your child for the conference. 


*Please find the Map Assessment report and conference report for Mrs. Vickery’s class stapled together in Friday folders.
*Please find the MAP report in Ms. Carbone’s class in Friday folders, with conference reports coming home on Monday.


Specials conferences:

The Specials Department will be available for conferencing over Zoom between October 12th and October 15th. Please email the Specials teacher you would like to speak with to arrange a 10 minute block to speak about your student(s).

 

Spanish- Patsy Lasater- plasater@rmae.org

K-5 Music-Susanna Jacobson- sjacobson@rmae.org

6-8 Music-Gretchen Moritz- gmoritz@rmae.org

5-8 Art- Brinda Pumphrey- blanepumphrey@rmae.org

K-8 PE- Lisa Best- lbest@rmae.org

K-8 Tech- Ian Dunbar-  idunbar@rmae.org

 

Remote Learning Plan link:

Remoter Learning Plan 10/12-10/15



10/2/2020

Hello fourth grade families,

Another wonderful week! We are working on getting grades entered in Infinite campus and preparing for Fall Conferences. Conferences  are 10/12-10/15/2020, and we have included a signup sheet below. Please choose a time and enter it on the spreadsheet.  A  yellow Pre Conference form has been placed in your student’s Friday Folder to fill out, and return it on Monday. A quick reminder, this newsletter contains our Remote Learning Plan calendar of the following week's teachings.This calendar is for remote learners, but is a great tool for everyone. If your child misses school for any reason, he/she can log onto Zoom and access Google Classroom to stay on top of their work.


Thank you,
Tracee Vickery and Deb Carbone


Remote Learning Plan 10/5-10/9

RLP 10/5


Vickery Conferences 10/12-10/15/2020

Mrs. Vickery's Fall Conference Link


Carbone Conferences 10/12-10-15/2020

Ms. carbone's Fall Conference Link



9/25/2020

Howdy families,

Another fabulous week with your kiddos! We were so impressed with the fourth graders while taking their World Mountain Performance Assessment. They worked so diligently to write very detailed paragraphs in the same style as they are learning in the Wit and Wisdom Language Arts curriculum. Way to go! We are now onto science and learning Structures and Functions of Living things. Ask your child about the celery experiment. Just a quick reminder for remote learners to please return their Social Studies books from Maps and Mountains. 

Enjoy the beautiful weekend!

Tracee and Deb

 

Link to Remote Learning Plan:

RLP 9/28 

*This can also be accessed on google Classroom.

 



Weekly Class Newsletter for 9/18/20

 

Hello 4th grade Families,

So great to see you at our first ever Zoom Back to School Night on Wednesday. Below are the links for the Zoom video if you were not able to attend:

 Remoter Learners: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/0mpzHZlfhCxPyyiH5MVCZw_I5KtKEoU0pgkzx6XjnpaZIfBHv-Bz3dmqdoH-4wdk.WAGCvJflmEiT2rGA 

 In Person Learners:

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/oLjzgD86JNI8P-gkTn5N2Lt9O-lvnJqK0lu6VpHON91LJng2V0bRCqA8EXpfVHyc.ULUg4e_9pQguRW8w 

Here is the link to the Core Knowledge book that we referenced at one of  the Back to School meetings. This is an excellent resource for all parents at RMAE especially for remote learners. 

https://www.google.com/books/edition/What_Your_Fourth_Grader_Needs_to_Know/IpMcSHlNMuoC?hl=en&gbpv=1&printsec=frontcover 

Enjoy the Weekend

Mrs. Carbone & Mrs. Vickery


Link to Remote Learning Plan:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AjGJS5zTW17nI1SxK3J9aVIGDgqA4yABapXJv14Vfuk/edit 

*This can also be accessed on google Classroom.





Weekly Class Newsletter for 9/11/20

 

Hello 4th grade Families,

Our 4th grade scheduled switch has been implemented with ease. Your students are so flexible.We will discuss and answer any questions on the schedule switch at our Zoom back to school night on Wednesday September 16. 

 Remoter Learners 5-5:30  

 In Person Learners 6-6:30.

 Please join us with the following Zoom 4th Grade Zoom Link.4th grade Zoom 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Carbone & Mrs. Vickery

Link to Remote Learning Plan:

Remote Learning Plan

*This can also be accessed on google Classroom.



Weekly Class Newsletter for 9/4/20

 

Dear 4th grade families,

The first two weeks has been great with your children on campus.  They are full of wonder and eager to learn.  We’ve also been very impressed with their kindness.  Thank you for raising such wonderful kids.

The past two weeks have gone smoothly.  Yet we continually reflect to improve.  In order to best meet the needs of our students, we are making a slight change to the fourth grade schedule.  Starting on Tuesday, Mrs. Vickery will teach both classes language arts and Mrs. Carbone will have math.  This is the same model as fifth grade.  We’ve attached the new schedule times to this newsletter.

The students will remain in their core classroom and the teachers will switch.  This allows the students to stay comfortable in their own environment and be at their own desk.  

We are excited to implement this model to better meet the needs of our students.  

Sincerely,

Mrs. Carbone & Mrs. Vickery

Dr. Hudson & Mrs. Grose



Link to Remote Learning Plan:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRk4v3SXTkhhlpSiFW0yc9dCyutyUoqqVdsflqntDVg/edit


*This can also be accessed on google Classroom.



Weekly Class Newsletter for 8/28/20

 

 Hi Parents,

 It’s been an exciting week! We are learning our schedules, we’ve learned to keep our masks on, we washed our hands at least 4 to 5 times a day,  things have just been groovy! Your kids are adapting well, to the new adventure we call school! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


Respectfully,

Tracee Vickery

 Deb Carbone


Link to Remote Learning Plan 8/31

This can also be accessed on google Classroom.


Weekly Class Newsletter for 8/24/20


Dear Parents,

 

We are so excited to have met our students at orientation and can’t wait to start teaching them on Monday!  We are attaching a 4th Grade Guide for you to reference filled with all the important information you will need to support your child this year. Each Friday we will send you an email with our newsletter letter and the weekly Remote Learning Plan for our remote learners.


Welcome to 4th Grade!

Mrs. Vickery and Ms. Carbone 


P.S. Remote learners need to make sure to accept their invitations to Google classroom which was emailed to their gmail accounts. 


To access their email:

User name:  First initial last name 25@rmae.org

Password: Student ID number

Example: 

Sally Swivl:  sswivel25@rmae.org


4th grade Remote Learning Plan

*This link includes links to Google Classroom. Once students accept their invitation, they will have access by logging into their gmail accounts.

* The RLP ( Remote Learning Plan also has our 4th grade class Zoom link in it.


4th Grade 2020- 2021 Guide.

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