Raggio`s Weekly News 

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 ANNOUNCEMENTS--------------------------------------------------------------------.

STUDENTS MUST ARRIVE AT SCHOOL WITH NECESSARY SUPPLIES SUCH AS PENCILS, GLUE STICKS, AND ERASERS.  OUR CLASSROOM SUPPLY IS DEPLETED, THEREFORE STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING NECESSARY ITEMS FOR CLASS.

***THE MYON CHALLENGE CONTINUES!  OUR CLASS HAS MOVED UP TO 3RD PLACE IN THE 4TH GRADE RANKINGS.  MORE IMPORTANTLY, STUDENTS ARE READING ON A REGULAR BASIS.  PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD READ FOR AT LEAST 25 MINUTES PER NIGHT.

**STUDENTS ARE ALLOWED TO AND ENCOURAGED TO BRING THEIR OWN ELECTRONIC DEVICE (OTHER THAN A PHONE OR IPOD) TO READ ON FOR THE MYON CHALLENGE.  WE MUST HAVE A PERMISSION SLIP FOR THIS DEVICE THOUGH.  EARBUDS ARE a MUST for much of the technology that we are using.  Please have your child bring a pair.

**WE HAVE STARTED TO COMPILE ON COMPOSITION LANGUAGE ARTS JOURNAL.  SEVERAL STUDENTS DID NOT HAVE ONE.  PLEASE SEND ON IN ASAP.  PENCILS, SCISSORS, AND GLUE STICKS ARE ALSO NEEDED.

**Dress Code Alert-Girls, please remember that when wearing leggings, skirts, or shorts, the length of your blouse/top MUST come to a dollar-bill's height above the knee.  It is very inconvenient to have to call and have parents bring a change of clothes, so please abide by the rules.  Boys, don't forget that unless it's a jersey, or a shirt is underneath, shirts must be tucked in and a belt worn.  This HAS been addressed in class, so students should know what is expected.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP WITH THIS!

*Yea!  Due to the nicer weather, we are finally being allowed to get outside for RECESS!  Be sure to wear appropriate clothing (ie: a light jacket) in order to go outside and play.

                 

THIS WEEK IN CLASS................................................................................

                   April 7-11

ELA (English/Language Arts)

This week we are beginning our final unit entitled "Literary Heros".  We will be discussing and writing about heros.  A cold read will be given, as well as previous skill review.  We are compiling a notebook in order to reinforce and review skills.  Students need to have scissors and glue sticks in order to complete this book.

GRAMMAR-We are focusing on writing in various forms, such as opinion writing and informative writing.  Commas and quotation marks are our grammar focus.  Students should study guides sent home.  There will be a quiz on commas as well as quotation marks later this week Student SHOULD be practicing skills for reading and grammar on Study Island ELA Language Arts. There is no better way at home to practice and absorb the skills that to practice. 

**A new word study list was given last week.  A spelling test will be given on Thursday.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES-Current Event due on Friday.  (Students should choose appropriate material for this free of violence.) 

We are wrapping up our study of Native Americans, and beginning to focus on heroic people.

 

MATH-Chapter 11-Measurement

Homework will be given nightly.  Daily grades taken as needed.  S

**STUDENTS SHOULD BE WORKING ON IXL REGULARLY TO ENFORCE THE SKILLS THAT HAVE BEEN TAUGHT as well as current skills.  FRACTIONS, IN PARTICULAR, WERE DIFFICULT FOR MANY STUDENTS.

**Multiplication and division fluency checks will be administered weekly.  Your child needs to consistently practice these skills, and build speed.  

SCIENCE-CHAPTER 12

Space and Earth  Cold Reads given.  Test on Friday.

Let's have a great week!

Mrs. Raggio

Don't hestitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns.  My e-mail is suzanne.raggio@dcsms.org, or you may call the office.  If your child has a note for me, please direct him or her to give it to me at the beginning of the day so that I have time to respond.  E-mail is the quickest way to reach me, and for a response.  Phone calls will be returned within 24 hours, as I may not have a planning time in which to contact you during the day.

WISH LIST-

Expo Markers

Manila File Folders

Candy (Smarties,Small Wrapped)