Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thank you!

Dear Families,

The end is so close and I think we are all smiles about that! It was a challenging 4th grade year on all levels, and your young scholars have learned an incredible amount. It has been a very rewarding experience for me to be able to have all your children in my classroom.  They have each taught me a little something and have made teaching a much richer experience. I will never forget our crazy year together! I hope that you are pleased with all that they have learned. I know all the hard work and skills they developed will make next year run a little smoother.

I am very proud of how they persevered and stepped up to each challenge to reach their goals, individually and collectively! Thank you again for all your support and guidance.

I greatly appreciate how understanding and kind you all were. It was a pleasure meeting all of you. I enjoyed having the opportunity to work with you all, to create a caring and supportive team which helped each of your young scholars succeed to the best of their ability.

I wish you well in the years to come, and I hope that you and your family have a relaxing and calm summer! I will miss you all!

All the best,

Laura Frost

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Maine Maritime Museum









THE WEEK AHEAD

Hello Families,
I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.  We had such a fantastic field trip last week! I will be posting pictures on our class blog. Make sure to check them out!

MAP testing
4th grade will be taking spring MAP assessments ton Monday and Wednesday this week. The tests will be in the morning from 9:00 a.m.- 9:50 a.m. Students will have a break for snack, special and recess, then they will continue from 11:20-12:20.  Monday is the Reading test and Wednesday is the math test.  Please remind your child to get a good night's rest and eat a healthy breakfast.  


Salmon Release
As part of our scientific study of Atlantic Salmon, 4th grade classes will be visiting a tributary of the Royal River on Friday, May 11th.  Our goal is to release our salmon fry into the wild. We will not need chaperones for the this trip. The field trip will be 8:55-10:30 a.m. We will miss our ordinary P.E. time in the morning, but we will have P.E. in the afternoon at 1:30. Please have your child dress appropriately for the weather, and conditions as our activity will take place mostly outside. If you could have your child wear boots that would be great as the conditions may be muddy. Permission slips will come home tomorrow. Please sign and return it by Wednesday.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Thanks,
Laura

Friday, March 2, 2018

Hello Families,

We had a fantastic Friday and an overall great week back at school. 
This week we:
-learned to multiply two digit by two digit numbers using partial products
-Drafted and began revisions to our persuasive essays
-Studied salmon eggs and Alevin (baby salmon)
-Created and presented life cycle posters
-Celebrated Read Across America Day
-Listened to presenters from U.S. Fish and Wildlife who came to speak about the current state of salmon and the history of Native American tribes in Maine and their ties to the waterways and fisheries
-Wrote Dr. Seuss book reviews

Stay tuned:
In the next two weeks students will be posting their personal and persuasive essays up on SeeSaw.  If you have not signed up to SeeSaw to view your child's work, there's still time!
Please Sign Up Now
  1. Click on this link: https://app.seesaw.me/s/203-155-292
  2. Choose your child from the list
  3. Create your account
  4. Once I approve you, you can see content from your child
After you sign up, download the free Seesaw Family app and sign in. You can also access Seesaw from a computer at https://app.seesaw.me.
Attached are some photos of student work from this week.

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,
Laura




Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Valentine's Day

Hi Families,

Next Wednesday, February 14 is Valentine's Day.  If students would like to bring in Valentines,(this is optional) they must have one for every student. There are 23 students in our class.

We will also be decorating white paper bags to hold our Valentines.  If you would like to send in Valentine stickers to decorate the bags, please bring them in on Wednesday as well.  The stickers will be shared with classmates.

I understand that many Valentines come with candy attached.  Students will be reminded to wait until they are home to eat the candy. 

Thank you for understanding and helping make this a fun activity! ❤

Sincerely,
Laura


23 students

Sergio
Katya
Eliana
Sawyer
Aidan
Max
Mia
Jude
Mike
Olive
Lizzie
Will
Joey
Grace
Natalie
Nazmiya
Taylor
Sammy
Reed
Josh
Imogen
Madison
Lydia

Friday, January 12, 2018

Future Engineers

Hi Families,

It looks like we have some future engineers in room 306.  This week we started our Motion and Design unit in Science.  The students worked in groups to design and build a vehicle out of K'nex that would travel 100 cm.  This afternoon they used a technical drawing to build a vehicle.  I attached a few photos of their vehicles. 

At the end of this month I will be sending out a link to sign up for winter conferences. Conferences will be in February and I will be passing out report cards when we meet. 

50 degrees felt wonderful today! It was nice to see the kids running around at recess without hats and gloves the last few days. It's too bad this weather won't last long.

Enjoy the long weekend!

GO PATS!