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3rd Grade April Newsletter

The third-grade students are doing exceptionally well, and it is such a joy to work with them as their excitement for spring blossoms into unending energy in the classroom!
 
This is a season when Value Time becomes even more fun than ever before.  Remember, Value Time is a little reward that the Third Grade has received permission to use as motivation for that grand majority of students who complete all of their work during any given week.  Those who need extra in-class time to complete their weekly studies are able to do so during Value Time; but most kids want to run outside and have fun!  Please help your child to qualify for Value Time every week by finishing everything due to their teacher.
 
This month, we will have yet another Reading Party for that massive number of the students who complete their daily reading assignment of 20 minutes or more.  Spring Break will take place on April 17 and 18.  Teacher Appreciation Week is the following week (the 21st - the 25th)--a great opportunity for you and your children to say thank you to the educators who work so hard to care for your child and prepare them for their challenges in the future.
 
This is a month to celebrate (no April-fooling :)!  Your children are wonderful, and we love to make them smile!  Let's join in that effort and help them rush into that happy summer to come.
 
Sincerely,
The 3rd Grade Team

4th Grade April Newsletter

Thank goodness that Spring has finally arrived.  It is so nice to be able to go outside and enjoy the nice weather.  But knowing the weather in Utah it could be spring one day, and back to winter the following day.

Our P.E. program is quickly approaching its end.  We have had fun doing this new program and as 4th grade teachers we are very appreciative for your support at home.  We will wrap up recording the passports by April 16th.   We will then send our data into the STEPS program and see what rewards we can achieve at the state level.   Hopefully, along the way, your child has learned the importance of keeping active and eating the right foods.  Please encourage this behavior throughout the rest of the year, and perhaps, this may become a lifetime habit.

We are wrapping up our science lessons this month.   Your child should know about the rock cycle, the water cycle, important facts about the weather, the different types of soil,  working with fossils, and the different biomes and habitats of Utah.   The science curriculum for 4th grade is a very exciting one and the students seem to enjoy learning about the different concepts.

Math should see us wrapping up our study of fractions.  We will have learned how to subtract and add fractions with like and unlike denominators.   We will have learned how to reduce fractions into the lowest terms.   We will also have learned the relationship between fractions and decimals.  Hopefully, we will be ready for the SAGE assessment the end of this month and the first part of May.

Again thank you for your continued support.   We do appreciate it so much.

Yours truly from your 4th grade teachers.

MOTTO: Aim to be a better me.
MISSION Statement: To develop lifelong learning skills which will enable us to direct ourselves toward a positive target in life by aiming to be the best we can be.