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Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five Bethune-Bowman Elementary School

Week of: March 26-March 30,2012 7 Issue 30


Fourth & Fifth Grade Team: Mrs. Jackson (Ms. Brown) Ms. Jeffords (Ms. Bodrick) Teacher Contact Information: Phone: 803-533-6371 Fax: 803-533-6373 Mrs. Jackson Room 109 Ext: 7541 dh383@orangeburg5.k12.sc.us Ms. Jeffords Room 110 Ext: 7537 tlj16@orangeburg5.k12.sc.us Friendly Reminders:
April 2-9 SPRING BREAK April 30 Interim Reports Issued May 8-18 PASS TESTING for 4th Grade

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LETTER TO THE PARENTS


Dear Parents, The information listed in this issue of our weekly newsletter will help you understand what standards will be covered this week in the areas of Reading, Writing, and Science. We will also cover some test-taking tips that will help your children on assessments. We will also give you some websites that we use as we cover these standards. While we study these standards, we will give the students plenty of notes, handouts, and study guides. Please make sure that they study. Thank you, Mrs. Jackson/Ms. Brown Ms. Jeffords/Ms. Bodrick

Fourth Grade Reading &Writing Standards:

4-3.1 Generate the meaning of unfamiliar and multiple meaning words by using context clues 4-3.4 Spell correctly words with prefixes and suffixes and multisyllabic words.
Fifth Grade Reading & Writing Standards:

Useful Websites for Parents and Students: www.studyisland.com www.s2smartsc.org www.superteacherworksheet s.com www.explorelearning.com www.testtakingtips.com www.hoodamath.com www.starfall.com www.internet4classrooms.co m www.explorelearning.com

5-1.1 Analyze literary texts to draw conclusions and make inferences. 5-2.2 Analyze informational texts to draw conclusions and make inferences. 5-1.2 Differentiate among the first-person, limitedomniscient (third person), and omniscient (third person) points of view

March is Music in Our Schools Month, National Nutrition Month and Womens History Month

Fourth Grade Science Standards:

4-3.7 Interpret the change in the length of shadows during the day in relation to the position of the Sun in the sky. 4-3.8 Recognize the purpose of telescopes.
Fifth Grade Science Standards:

5-4.7 Illustrate the fact that when some substances are mixed together, they chemically combine to form a new substance that cannot be easily separated.

Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five Bethune-Bowman Elementary School


Daily Reminders: Read daily for 20 minutes Wear uniform daily BE RESPECTFUL Bring all supplies and materials to class Study Notes and Study Guides nightly Complete reading logs Complete ALL assignments
Mrs. Jacksons Planning Periods Monday: 8:35-9:20 Tuesday: 8:35-9:20 Wednesday: 7:50-8:35 Thursday: 8:35-9:20 Friday: 1:05-1:50 Ms. Jeffords Planning Periods Monday: 8:35-9:20 Tuesday: 8:35-9:20 Wednesday: 7:50-8:35 Thursday: 7:50-8:35 Friday: 12:20-1:05

ATTENTION PARENTS! The 3rd-5th Grade students will be taking a trip to Carowinds Amusement Park in Charlotte, North Carolina. Please note that if your student does not display appropriate behavior in the classroom or does not pass the PASS Test this Spring, your child will not be allowed to go on the trip. Teachers will be making final decisions based on who will or will not be allowed to attend based on these two factors. Students have been reminded that their best behavior as well as their best work effort is expected at all times.

FRIENDLY REMINDERS
PASS Testing for 4th Grade and 5th Grade will be May 8-18. Please study with your child to prepare for this standardized test; all subject tests will be administered at this time. SPRING BREAK begins APRIL 2 and ends APRIL 9. Enjoy your break, students!
OCSD5 UNIFORM GRADING SCALES

Reading Homework Assignments for 4th and 5th Grade: March 5-9, 2012
Monday: Read 20 minutes daily and record book title on your reading log. Complete Frayer Model WS 5th GRADE- Complete worksheet and study notes Tuesday: Read 20 minutes daily and complete reading log. 5th GRADE- Complete worksheet and study notes Wednesday: Read 20 minutes daily and complete reading log. Complete Reading Passage WS 5th GRADE- Complete worksheet and study notes Thursday: Read 20 minutes daily and complete reading log. Study Notes 5th GRADE- Complete worksheet and study notes

A Superior.. 100-93 B Above Average.. 92 85 C Average... 84 77 D Below Average76 70 F Not Passing 69 and Below Classwork 60% Tests and Quizzes. 40%

Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five Bethune-Bowman Elementary School


Friday: Continue working on your reading log for next week.