Can you even believe how lucky we have been with this weather? I have been soaking up the sun this weekend! I hope you and your family have gotten to enjoy it as well! We will keep the sun for the next few days, not the 70-degree temperatures. I will still take it!
This week, we will finish the novel Sign of the Beaver at school. The class has enjoyed the adventures of Matt and Attean. If you are unfamiliar with the story, the main character, Matt, is not much older than your fourth grader. But back in colonial times, it wasn't unheard of to leave a twelve-year-old alone at a new homestead while the father returned for the rest of the family. We have been reading about how Matt has matured and even become friends with a Native American tribe. It is inspiring and endearing!
In math, we will continue to practice long division. If your child needs a fun reminder on the steps, please click this hyperlink for a good video to watch at home. A story and song behind a process are always helpful! The test will be Wednesday or Thursday this week.
In social studies, we will be studying the beginning of the American Revolution with some fun activities. We will explore the Boston Tea Party through a STEM challenge and examine the first 13 colonies. We hope to make the events come alive for the class!
And in science, the class did well on the Fossil Quiz Friday! We will have some fun with fossils this week before moving on to rocks and minerals. Mrs. Oboczky has stations planned where the students can investigate everything from million-year-old trees to how feathers evolved. It should be interesting!
Halloween was fun last week. It was so lovely seeing families lined up outside. The class enjoyed the parade, and we even had time afterward to relax with some Bingo during our snacks! Thank you to everyone who donated food, drinks, and goodie bags!
Important Dates to Know:
11/7/22 - Girls' STEM/Coding Clubs (Note needed if you're staying!)
11/7/22 - Dewey's Night - 20% of purchases donated to BES
11/8/22 - Student Council Elections
11/10/22 - Parent-Teacher Conferences
11/11/22 - Veteran's Day
11/14/22 - Girls' STEM/Coding Clubs (Note needed if you're staying!)
11/16/22 - PTA Meeting and Parent-Teacher Conferences
11/18/22 - Bath Team Hero Shirts / Popcorn Friday
11/24 - 11/28 - Thanksgiving Break
11/30/22 - Gaming Club (Note needed if you're staying!)
12/5 - 12/9 - PTA Holiday Shoppe