Mr. Wallace’s Monthly Herald:
Happy New Year! I sincerely hope you all had an opportunity to enjoy the holiday season and I want to extend a huge THANK YOU to each parent for helping to make your child’s success and accomplishments of the past year a reality! Now that the 2015 school year is underway, I anticipate many exciting challenges and opportunities for students to partake in during the coming months.
As we turn our attention toward state testing later this spring (now known as Smarter Balanced Assessment), students are continuing to focus on developing effective organization skills and successful study habits. In the area of language arts, students will soon become familiar with writing literature response essays while further grasping parts of speech and the creative writing process. Math is taking us into the exploration of number theory and fractions.
We are wrapping up the study of erosion in science and will be focusing on electricity, while in social studies we will soon be examining the onset of the Spanish settlement of California.
Technology Note: I am encouraging students to improve their keyboarding skills by using their typingweb.com account three times per week. Typing proficiency will greatly benefit students as we near 5th grade and beyond!
*Date change: 4th Grade Honor Roll Assembly has been moved from Thursday, 1/15 to Thursday 1/22 @ 8:30am in the MPR
* Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Monday, 1/19
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have at (951) 696-1402 ext. 2133 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great week!