As the snow melts off of the playground and out of our minds, fourth grade is ramping up for a strong final quarter.
Winter sports have ended. Students have more time to work on and complete their assignments. In math class we have really focused our efforts. The students are helping one another remember to do the following: 1) Carefully read the problems. 2) Decide how to find the answer that they are looking for. 3) Work the problem accurately. 4) Check their answers and 5) Double check their answers’ labels. With these, our math scores and our understanding are improving.
We continue to do a lot of reading. We recently finished reading Mister Popper’s Penguins and soon we will be wrapping up our next book Owls in the Family. Students will also be reading books of their own choosing for credit this quarter.
With the warmer weather we are all looking forward to more field trips and more playing outside, but let’s not forget that there is still a quarter of the school year left. Let’s finish the year strong!
I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer! I am back in the classroom every day in July, thinking about my future students and getting ready for next year. Here are a few things you can be doing to make sure you are ready to learn and participate on Day 1:
READ! Out loud, to others, with others, quietly, or just listening to someone else reading. It's ALL good for you!
Review your math facts. Find some apps on your phone or tablet and practice multiplying and dividing so you're not rusty.
Play! Get outside, run around, go to the pool, explore the park, ride your bike, skate, climb something, play sports, dance, do ANYTHING active. We will be doing a lot in physical education classes and if you just sit all summer long it will be tough to join in and succeed right away.
Most importantly - Go to church! Read your Bible! Talk about God's Word with friends and family. It will get you ready for the awesome lessons and discussions that I've been planning for you.
God bless the rest of your summer. It will be over before you know it, and I can't wait to see you all again!
-1 Juan 3:1
(2018-2019 St. John theme passage)
We once again are utilizing the application "Seesaw". Seesaw serves as a digital portfolio which will follow each student year after year, if a subscription is purchased. Some of the benefits gained from its implementation are that students are able to see the progression of their language acquisition, families are connected to what is happening in the Spanish classroom, and it makes it possible for me to save instruction time for individual assessment by grading the uploads outside of class. Furthermore, the students appreciate having an audience of loved ones for their academic accomplishments! God has blessed them with the opportunity to learn another language and He has given them the skill set to achieve! (Please download your child(ren)'s projects before the new school year commences in order for them to be saved for your own enjoyment for years to come.)
Check out these fun websites to keep your child(ren)'s brains engaged throughout the school year:
Duolingo; (I created individual accounts for all third-eighth graders before summer vacation. If your child has misplaced his/her username and/or password, please contact me and I will send them to you.)
This list is just a start. Youtube also has many great thematic videos on various topics in Spanish.
The faculty and staff at St. John hope that you have an amazing summer! No matter what happens in life, we are assured and confident in our loving Savior and all that he has done for us. "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” - Deuteronomy 31:6
This month in third grade, we are busy studying our new novel "The Boxcar Children" In this novel, students have the opportunity to get to know our beloved family of four and how they survived living in the outdoors all on their own. As we explore this new book, we are also looking forward to finishing up our science unit on the Solar System. We look forward to our Easter/ Spring break when we will celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior.
St. John Lutheran School 2018-2019
Welcome back! It has been awesome to meet so many of you the past few weeks! It is going to be a great school year! School begins on Monday, August 27th @ 8:25am. Please join us for our worshiping service in the cafeteria at 8:40am. God bless our year!
Please join us at St. John for a Hog Roast on Sunday, August 26 beginning at 12:00pm.
Other games and activities will be available as well. Bring a friend and join us for some fun fellowship!
In Christ, Miss Jensen
"See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God. For that is what we are!"
1 John 3:1
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we may be called children of God. And that is what we are!
1 John 3:1
We have a lot of learning and fun in store for this week! We are studying word problems, multiplication, and finding missing numbers in math class. We are analyzing maps and learning about their distortions in geography. This week in reading we are using our understanding of characterization to compare and contrast characters and texts.
While we have a busy week of learning in front of us, we are overjoyed at the opportunity to learn God's word together and to grow in our knowledge and understanding. To God be the glory this week and always!