Mrs. Williams

welcome November 13, 2018

Dear Students & Parents,

November has started off strong for Class 4-2! Our students have combined their selflessness and 'MACHO'ness to put others needs before there own and donated over $80 in loose change! We've also selected our first M.A.C.H.O student of the month (Congratulations Sophia!). 

Two weeks ago, interim progress reports were mailed home to all students. Please sign and return the tear-off attached to the letter so that we know you have received them. Thank you!

To support our Thanksgiving Food Drive, 4th graders have been asked to bring in canned green beans. All donations are due by the end of the week.  

Last week we enjoyed a great day at the Bronx Zoo. Click below to see photos from our day.

Important Things to Know This Week
1. Wednesday is a special Dress Down Day. All proceeds will support the Blue Star Mothers' Program - students are asked to bring in at least $1. Sneakers must be worn as we do have gym today!
2. The Chapter 3 Math Test will be given on Thursday. Extra Help will be available at 7:30a.m. on Thursday.
3. November Scholastic Book Orders are due by Friday if you are planning to order this month. 

In math this week we will be:
-finishing and reviewing Chapter 3 - Multiply 2-Digit Numbers. Our essential question - What strategies can you use to multiply 2-digit numbers? - will be the driving force of each lesson. This chapter will rely upon the strategies we've previously learned (distributive property, expanded form, partial products). Students will bring home their blue spiral notebooks to use notes when needed to complete homework. 
This week students will continue to practice multiplying 2-digit by 2-digit numbers using the standard algorithm (how we were taught years ago!) by solving word problems. We will also review all strategies presented in this chapter to prepare for the assessment on Thursday. Homework will also serve as a review. 
**Pictures from last months Halloween Escape the Room activity can be found in our photo gallery!

In science this week we will be: 
-continuing our in-class STEM project: Zoo Enclosure Challenge! Students will be working in small groups to design a zoo enclosure for their chosen animals. This week they will be using their approved blue prints and peer suggestions to improve their plans as they build the models for their enclosures. Enclosures will include areas for playing, eating, sleeping, receiving medical care, viewing for 'zoo visitors', etc. It was so nice to see them apply their knowledge of safety and adaptations during our visit to the Bronx Zoo last week! The zoo staff was quite impressed! 

In religion this week we will be:
-starting Chapter 5 - Celebrating Penance and Reconciliation.
In Chapter 4 the students learned about the formation of conscience. In this chapter, they will learn about the peace and unity that comes from receiving God's forgiveness and love through the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. 
The following topics will guide our lessons:
-Jesus tells us about God's forgiveness and love.
-We receive God's forgiveness in the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. 

For news about Reading, ELA and Social Studies, please click HERE to go to Ms. Grant's website.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me at any time or call/leave a message at school (516-432-8900).  

Mrs. Williams

Mondays -  MUSIC
Tuesdays - LIBRARY

Wednesdays - SPANISH/GYM

Thursdays - COMPUTER
Fridays - ART