Dear Parents and Students,
This is my first message to you since the end of Winter Break because today was actually my first day to return. I was taken very ill a few days before Christmas and had to spend a short time in the hospital, but I am doing much better now and I am so happy to be back. I have received many Emails and questions from parents and i was able to address a few things while I was gone, but I am hoping to now catch up and get everything addressed within the next few days. Please bear with ma as I am still going to be a bit slow and tired while my strength returns.
I was met by a very happy group of children this morning and we have a a whirlwind of a day! We went back a couple of lessons in Math and began on Eureka Math Lesson 19 today. We are still reviewing and refreshing our long division and will continue to work on it until the students are comfortable. Tomorrow we will do Lesson 20.
We are on Unit 12 in Spelling. The words have been added to the Word Lists on the Spelling page of the Blog. You can also find them in your child’s docket this week, or in their L.A. notebook where they should have written the words. Please study with them at home so they can get 100% on their Spelling test on Friday.
We began reading the book, Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief right before we went on Winter Break. It is a Read Aloud we will be studying along with our Greek Myth’s Unit for Reading/Writing/History. This is one of my very favorite units of the year and I like to spend a bit of time on it. I am excited to continue with the reading of this book and all that we do along with it today!
We will again be switching for the next round of Science Rotations soon. My class will rotate to Miss Cerny’s classroom for Weather. The Weather Unit is a big unit with a lot of very helpful information the students will use forever. They will learn to predict the weather, learns all about types of clouds and fronts, and the many, many tools that Meteorologists use. They will even get to make and try a few. I know they will enjoy this unit!
I am a little bit behind in updating grades into Aspire. I will work on it a bit throughout the rest of the week and then I will hit it hard over the weekend so you will see completely updated grades by Monday. If you have any questions before then i will do my best to answer them. Please feel free to contact me through Email at any time.
Thank you for all of your support. I appreciate all you do to support your children and I especially appreciate everything you do for me.
Mrs. Richelle Smith BSED
4th Grade Teacher
Ascent Academies of Utah