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Weekly Newsletter – April 1, 2013

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    Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

    On Friday, April 5th there is no school for students due to a parent conference day. This is a day to come and see what progress your child has made, areas that need attention and what needs to be done to ensure the greatest amount of progress. I have walk in appointments from 8:15-12:15 and 12:45-2:45. If you are unable to come on this day I can send the report card home for you to review and we can either schedule a conference at another time or hold a phone conference. I look forward to seeing you then.  Also available is the scholastic book fair on Friday.

    Also, on Thursday, April 4th at 9am- 9:45 is the 4th grade award assembly in the multipurpose room. Families are welcome. I will send a note home if your child is receiving an award.
    Today you will get permission slips for our field trip to Joshua Tree National Park.  We are going to “White Tank” to learn and explore.  Please have permission slips back by Thursday, April 4, 2013.

    Let’s have a wonderful week!

    Your choices can change the world,

    Mrs. Dahlberg

    Sections

    Reading/Language Arts
    Spelling
    Math
    Word of the Week
    Weekly Events/Reminders
    Website of the Week
    Donation of the Month
    Habit of the Week
    Homework Check

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    Reading/Language Arts

    1. Reading Log: Read for 20 + min. – a “Just Right” book
    2. Weekly Paragraph: #11 Become an Inventor- due this Thursday (4/4/13)
    3. Reading Comprehension Sheet: “The History of a Toy”
    4. Grammar Practice: Review & Assessment: Capitalization
    • Think Tank: Write a summary of  “History of a Toy” 20 words

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    Spelling: Test on Friday!

    1. Write each missed word 3X
    2. Use each spelling word in a sentence.
    • Think Tank: Write each spelling word forwards and backwards.

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    Math: Division

    1. Pgs. 123/124,  125/126
    • Think Tank: Pg. 127/128

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    Word of the Week: coast

    The noun coast describes the area where the land meets the sea — the seashore.

    Coast also has a verb form that describes an effortless movement, like when you’re riding your bike down a hill and you don’t have to pedal at all. It can also be used figuratively to describe something that’s gained without much difficulty. You might coast to victory in the playoffs when your team wins 8-0 and is never threatened.

    • Think Tank: List 5 synonyms for the word of the week.

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    Weekly Events/Reminders:

    1. Yearbooks are on sale now. ($18)
    2. Thank you for all of the box top donations! Keep saving for our next competition!.
    3. K-Kids Shoe donation table on Fridays
    4. Thursday, April 11, 2013 Field Trip to Joshua Tree National Park
    5. Spring Break April 22-26, 2013
    6. Awards assembly Thursday, 4/4/13 at 9 am
    7. Scholastic Book Fair April 1-5, 2013
    8. Spring Conferences Friday, April 5, 2013.

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    Website of the Week: Books about Character Traits

    http://charactercounts.org/resources/booklist.php
    The Character Counts website offers a list of books that focus on one of the six pillars of character.

    http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2012/02/75-childrens-books-that-build-character.html
    All these books build character, teach lessons, have messages or open the floor for discussions with your child.

    http://www.oprah.com/packages/kid-reading-list.html

    • Think Tank: List three books you would like to read from one or more of these sites.
    • ALL AGES
      Use this  guide from the American Library Association to select books that match abilities and interests of your child.
      Think Tank: List three titles from one of these sites that you would like to read.

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    Donation of the Month: Tissues


    Tissues are in high demand in room T8.

    Any brand or type will do. We appreciate your support!!

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    Habit of the Week: Emotional Control Habit #5

    Read Stories That Have Characters You Admire

    By reading books and stories that have characters you admire, you can get ideas on how to handle certain tasks and situations.  These role models can have a positive influence on the choices you make in your everyday life.

    • Think Tank: A character I admire is …… _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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    Homework Check

    I have reviewed my child’s homework for this week_________ (Initials).

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