# Thanksgiving Break

I hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving break.  We return on November 29th.  Please have safe travels and don’t eat too much.

Mrs. Lowe

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# Race for Education~ Rain Date

The Race for Education date changed to our rain date.  It will take place Monday, October 24.  Fourth grade will walk from 10:30-11:30.  We hope to see you there!

# Back to School Night

I hope you are able to join us for Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 13th.  You will have an opportunity to visit your child’s homeroom, language arts, and math classroom(s).  In addition, you are able to sign up for a conference time.  Below is our schedule to visit your child’s classrooms.  You do not have to attend both the 5:30-6:15 and the 6:45-7:30 sessions- pick one that fits your schedule!

5:30-6:15

6:15-6:45

Please report to the gym to meet your child’s specialist teachers and to hear about what’s new at New Holland Elementary!

6:45-7:30

Hope to see you there!

# December Update….Language Arts

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It’s hard to believe we are in the beginning of December!  Our reading log schedule and spelling test schedule will vary slightly this month due to our holiday breaks.  Below is a schedule of the dates for each:

• Due 12/4  Read 150 minutes and no written response
• Due 12/11 Read 100 minutes and write a response
• Due 12/18 Read 100 minutes and write a response

Spelling Tests:

• Test 12/9
• Test 12/18

Mrs. Lowe

# Math Update-Module 1 Test

This week we are reviewing a Module 1 Review Guide for math to prepare for the module 1 test.  The past few weeks have been extremely busy!  Students rotated between direct instruction, collaborative and independent stations studying the skills and concepts for the current unit of study.  Students are striving to use their learning to:

• Demonstrate an understanding that in a multi-digit whole number (through 1,000,000), a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right
• Read and write whole numbers in expanded, standard, and word form through 1,000,000
• Compare two-digit multi-digit numbers through 1,000,000 based on meanings of the digits in each place
• Round multi-digit whole numbers (through 1,000,000) to any place.
• Add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers (limit sums and subtrahends up to and including 1,000,000)
• Estimate the answer to addition and subtraction using whole numbers through six digits

The test is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.

# Language Arts

We are settling into our weekly routine for language arts.  Each Friday a home reading log is assigned and due the following Friday.  The assignment includes reading 100 minutes and writing a response.  The home reading log has multiple parts that need to be completed such as the title of the book, the number of pages read and the number of minutes read.  All reading logs require a parent signature.

Spelling words are sent home Thursday or Friday and the test is the following week, usually on Wednesdays.

# Ice Cream Social

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The Ice Cream Social is August 20th.  Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend because I am celebrating my father-in-law’s 85th birthday.  Have a wonderful time!  I can’t wait to meet you on Tuesday!

Mrs. Lowe

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