Monday, June 18, 2018

Last Post of the '17-'18 School Year!

Dear Families,

As we say goodbye to the '17-'18 school year, I want to thank you for all you do to support your child in their school experience. It's always amazing for me to see the change in each child in just one school year. 

On Monday, we will have Kinderbuddies, Sandy's BBQ, play Minute-to-Win-It and test ourselves in a game of classmate trivia.

On Tuesday, we will have Move-Up Day at 8 am, followed by games at the rec field and boat races with our new class for the Boat Regatta. The incoming 5th graders will make a team with Ms. Keir. Tuesday afternoon we will clean, sort and pack things up to go home. 

Wednesday is Wicked Fun Day from 12-2. 

Fourth Grade Recognition is Tuesday at 6:00 pm.

It's going to be a fun week! Please remember to send your child with sunscreen on Wednesday.

Have a great summer!

Mrs. Carter  



Sunday, June 10, 2018

Monday News

Dear Families,

The June Book Project is to bring in a food that is related to a book your child read at home. Your child may bring the food anyday that works best for you.

The students will have their final science assessment for our Structure and Function unit. Students will conduct an experiment using different "bird beaks" to pick up different kinds of "food".

In writing, students are working on "showing, not telling" their true story. The stories will be made into books this week.

I will be out on Wednesday and Braedy Stone will be the guest teacher.

Sandy's BBQ is on Monday and 4th grade recognition is Tuesday at 6pm.

Please click here to watch a short video of Circus Smirkus at BPMS!

Enjoy your week,

Mrs. Carter

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Monday News

Dear Families,

Please click here to watch a video from the 4th grade track meet.

While the 4th graders were at the track meet, the third graders spent the morning with Mark LaBarr, an ornithologist from the Audubon, catching birds in mist nets and banding them. Ask your child about this great experience!

Big picture

Important Dates
Monday, June 4th-Friday, June 8th, Circus Smirkus, Artist in Residence
Friday, June 15th, Class Placement letters mailed home
Monday, June 18th, Sandy's BBQ at lunchtime!
Tuesday, June 19th, Move Up Day, 8:00-8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, June 19th, Fourth Grade Recognition, 6:00 pm
Wednesday, June 20th, Wicked Fun Day 12:00-2:00 pm, Last Day of School


Monday, May 28, 2018

Monday News

Dear Families,

The last book project of the school year will go home on Tuesday. For the June Book Project, students will bring in food that is related to their book. There is not a written part to this project, but it will be expected to give the title, the author AND explain to the class why the particular food was chosen. This is our end of the year celebration of our book projects! We will have 2 - 3 students bring food each day from June 11 - 19. A sign-up sheet will go home next week.

Our field trip to Audubon was very successful! The students found lots of macroinvertebrates and were able to compare the brook to the beaver pond. Ask your child what they found in each habitat!



On Friday, the third and fourth graders went on a walking field trip to the cemetery to plant flags for Memorial Day.




Thursday, May 31st, Fourth Grade Track Meet at MMU
Friday, June 1st, Move-up day for 4th graders at CHMS
Thursday, May 31st, Grand Opening of "the Hive" outdoor classroom, 5:30-6:30
Monday, June 4th-Friday, June 8th, Circus Smirkus, Artist in Residence
Monday, June 18th, Sandy's BBQ at lunchtime!
Tuesday, June 19th, Fourth Grade Recognition, 6:00 pm
Wednesday, June 20th, Wicked Fun Day 12:00-2:00 pm, Last Day of School

Enjoy your week,

Mrs. Carter

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Monday News

Dear Families,

We will have SBAC testing on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings this week. Please send in headphones or earbuds if you have a pair at home. Children may chew mint gum or have mints. A good night sleep will help your child be successful during testing.

Specials (PE, music, art, guidance) will be moved to the afternoon and we will do science and social studies in the afternoon.

Enjoy your week,

Mrs. Carter

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Monday News

Dear Families,

Does your child have headphones or earbuds? We do not have enough headsets for all the third and fourth graders during SBAC testing. If your child has a pair, please have him/her bring the earbuds or headphones to school. There is a very short listening section on the SBAC test. I will send out a reminder email the day before we need them. Thanks! We will practice for SBAC testing on Tuesday and Wednesday this week for 45 minute sessions. 

May 9 - Late Start 
May 15-18 - SBAC testing in the mornings
May 24 - Audubon field trip with a focus on aquatic ecosystems
May 28 - Memorial Day (no school)
May 31 - Grand Opening of "the Hive" outdoor classroom from 5:30-6:30
June 1 - Move-up Day for 4th graders ONLY
June 4 -June 8 - Circus Smirkus for our Artist in Residence
June 8 - We lead All School Morning Meeting


Enjoy your week,
Mrs. Carter

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Monday News

Dear Families,

Welcome back! We are in our final stretch of the school year.

The students will be presenting their biome projects to each other during social studies. Each student has become an expert on one biome and they will present their information to the class.

We are finishing up our opinion unit and will be starting another narrative unit in writing. Our focus in reading will be on the genre, mystery. This genre is very fun and the students will have the opportunity to read lots of mysteries in class.

During the next couple weeks, the students will be practicing for SBAC testing. They will become comfortable with the computer format of the testing and composing an essay on the computer.

Before break, the students made large paper flowers with their kinderbuddies. They are hanging in the school gym.

Important Dates:

May 3 - 9:30-11:00 - Flynn Theater to see Machine de Cirque  
May 9 - Late Start 
May 15-18 - SBAC testing in the mornings
May 24 - Audubon field trip with a focus on aquatic ecosystems
May 28 - Memorial Day (no school)
May 31 - Grand Opening of "the Hive" outdoor classroom from 5:30-6:30
June 1 - Move-up Day for 4th graders ONLY
June 4 -June 8 - Circus Smirkus for our Artist in Residence
June 8 - We lead All School Morning Meeting

Enjoy your week,
Mrs. Carter