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Room 208 Update – Week of December 2, 2013

Spring Street School
Mrs. Luby’s Class
I hope everyone enjoyed their
Thanksgiving break with family, friends,
food, and relaxation (or shopping!)
We had an awesome time measuring
during our Metric Olympics last week!
Olympic medals were distributed for all
events! Congratulations!
Many children have already begun
during extra chores to raise money for
Josepf’s winter coat and accessories. If
your child is participating, please have
them bring the money in sometime this
week so we can purchase the clothing and
deliver it to the Coats for Kids program.
Thank you again for participating in this
worthwhile endeaver!
Scootpad Math and reading
comprehension activities seem to be
keeping the children engaged and moving
forward with a variety of skills. Please let
me know your thoughts and/or suggestions
on this program.

Sharing week - Picture Book week!
Your child can bring in a favorite picture
book to share this week!

Math Club –Tuesday, 8 -8:30 AM – more
traditional multiplication (up to 3x2)

*Don’t forget sneakers for PE on Tuesdays!
*Immigration Man – Fri., Dec. 7, 2013

Date Assigned Due Date
Andrew Clements Literature Circle reading
(Ch 18-20) 12-2 12-4
Scootpad 10-15 minutes 3 nights/week
Nightly Reading approx. 20 min/each day
SpellingCity 12-2 12-5
Mult/Div facts – practice on-line or on
Math – extra chores for Josepf!

Spelling Quiz – Friday, 12/5
Division/Multiplication Quiz – Fri., 12/5

Language Arts
Literature group reading is due
Wednesday this week. We will continue
looking at character conflicts, falling
actions, and resolutions. In our Storyworks
this week, we will review the Orphan Train
and discuss whether backyard trampolines
are fun but could be dangerous. I am sure
the debate will be lively! We will focus on
synonyms and antonyms as well.

We will complete the
East Region informative essay
this week before moving onto
our trimester 1 writing piece to
review and improve.

We will review lattice and partial
products before heading into traditional
algorithm multiplication and BIG NUMBER
be found on-line this year! As in past years,
they contain unit vocabulary, activities, and
selected homework answers. You can find
these newsletters at:
grade/famlly-leLLers/ If you cannot access
them, please let me know.

Social Studies
This week the class will write an
informative essay to go along with their
East Region posters. We will also continue
with immigration by using the Ellis Island
Virtual Tours…on TeamLuby Blog. Great
site to explore!
Science - from the desk of Mrs. Liporto
During our short week we will be
reviewing what we’ve learned about the
rock cycle and soil. After Thanksgiving
break week we will begin looking at the
concept of work and simple machines. We'll
being with a quick overview of all six simple
machines and then being doing experiments
on each individual machine over the next
few weeks. To learn more about work and
simple machines you can visit the following
website with your fourth grader:

Class Tidbits!

Happy Birthday
December birthdays!

Mrs. Luby 12-18
Maxwell B. 12-25
Keerthana 12-31

Art: Monday, 9:15-9:55 AM
Physical Education: Tues., 10:45 – 11:25 AM
Music, Wed, 11:25 – 12:05 PM
Health: Thursday, 10:45 – 11:25 AM
Chorus: Friday 10:00-10:40 AM
Media: Every other Wed. 9:10-9:30 AM

As always, your comments are welcome.
Please drop me an e-mail at school or at
Barbara Luby