Mrs. Skelly

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Happy February!!!!

Fourth graders have been working hard on reviewing and practicing the skills needed to be successful on the New York State ELA and Math exams.  The children will be taking their exam in March.  We would like to ask for your support as we prepare the students.  Please stress the importance for doing a good job with homework.  All writing should be their best effort.  Proofreading is essential!!!  We realize that the continued practice can be tedious, but quality practice helps to produce quality performance.

            We are beginning Colonial Times in New York.  We will be planning a day of Colonial Crafts in March.  More information will be coming.    We will be making candles, stenciling, making horn books, playing Colonial games, and drying apples. 

In Science, electrical circuits will begin.  This is a chance for our students to “Shine Brightly”!

            In Math, students have been working on long division.  This skill requires much repetition and a strong knowledge of multiplication and division facts.  Students are also working on geometry and measurement.  

Valentine's Day

We will have a small Valentines Day celebration on Friday, Feb. 14th.  If you would like to send in juice, cheese, crackers, fruit, or veggies, we would really appreciate it.   Please remember we do have food allergies.   On the back of the newsletter is the class list.  If your child would like to bring in Valentines, please make sure there is one for every child and that they are in a plastic or paper bag with your child’s name on it.  They can be sent in anytime and we will hold them here until the celebration.