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    Welcome JPEG

    Fourth Grade is going to be a great year!

    In Fourth Grade, we get to do many new and exciting things. You will use your creativity and have a chance to invent something unique and one of a kind, just like you. We are going to learn about Minnesota and the Mississippi River. You’ll get a “shock” out of learning about electricity and be “attracted” to learning about magnets. I am just so excited to be learning and growing with you this year.

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      Topic 1

      Homework Assignments

      Important Information:
      Sign Late card for May 24.

      CANCELLED - Lilydale Fossil Field Trip is Cancelled as of Wednesday, May 22.

      You can sell candy to help raise money for 5th Grade Eagle Bluff. See Mr. Nygren for questions or concerns.

      Grade Level Talent Show - June 3. Permission Slip to participate due May 31.

      Overdue Library notices were sent home Tuesday, May 28
      Literacy: Bring home sixth letter to Families. Please read and sign/write letter back, due Friday, May 22nd.
      Ms. Bernard's Math: none
      Ms. Eide's Math: none

      Ms. Kissel's
      Math: none
      Mrs. Struble's Math: None

      Number Corner:
      Dress appropriately for outdoor recess
      Everyone could use some more pencils for their desks
      The classroom could use another box or two of tissues

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        GETTING IN TOUCH with me:

        You can contact me in any of the following ways:

        Electronic Mail -

        Front Office - call the school's main office (952-431-8360) and the front office staff will take a message for me. I will return your call as soon as I'm available.

        Voice Mail - 651-683-6969, extension 94765

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          We will be using the math curriculum called
          Bridges in Mathematics

          Bridges in Mathematics is a comprehensive K-5 mathematics curriculum designed to meet the standards developed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and many states. The curriculum focuses on conceptual understanding and the development of efficient strategies for problem solving. Rather than teach one way to do things, Bridges encourages students to develop a variety of problem solving strategies by tapping into their own intelligence strengths-linguistic, mathematical, spatial, kinesthetic and interpersonal. Instruction in a Bridges classroom features a blend of whole-group, small-group, and independent activities so that children have opportunities to listen to and learn from everyone in the class.

          If you would like to learn more about Bridges in Mathematics, please visit their website for parents---

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            Our Tentative Daily Schedule
            2012 - 2013

            We all know as we begin the school year, things do change BUT this is our daily schedule for Fall, 2012.

            9:25 Morning Meeting
            9:45 Literacy
            11:15 Specialist (See cycle days below)
            12:15 Read aloud
            12:35 Lunch/Recess
            1:10 Number Corner/Math
            1:30 STEM Studies
            2:30 Math
            3:30 Assignment notebook/clean up/pack up to go
            3:40 Dismiss for home

            Specialist Cycle Day (4th Grade is on a 4-Day Cycle this year.)

            Cycle Day 1: Art with Ms. McDonough
            Cycle Day 2: Library with Mrs. Storms
            Cycle Day 3: Music with Mrs. Ploeger
            Cycle Day 4: Gym with Mrs. Banwart


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              Friday Folders

              Remember, we try to send information and paper work on Fridays. We are making a commitment to sending information to your youngest or only child. Please check your youngest child's Friday Folder for important information for the whole family.

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                KEEPING IN TOUCH with you:

                Each month a school wide newsletter will be sent home via the electronic mail list-service. It will provide you with information on what's happening at our school, and keep you posted on events in the weeks to come. If you haven't already done so, be sure to subscribe to my list-server by clicking the Backpack Online sign-up link below.

                "Backpack Online" which is Cedar Park's electronic mail list-service. By subscribing to Pathways, you will receive weekly mailings with timely news and information about our entire school.

                Click here to go to the Backpack Online Sign-up Page <> .

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                  Important Dates and Events:

                  For the most current and comprehensive listing of Cedar Park events,
                  visit the School Calendar page <