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March 22 = 3rd Quarter Report Cards

March 22 = Regional Science Fair in Oxford

March 22-23 = 4th Grade Spotlight Field Trip

March 30 - April 2 = EASTER break :-)



 *Sign up for REMIND if you have not done so already. Text @frain2017 to 81010 for ELA information AND @mrsconlee to 81010 for math information. 


*Please write your name and phone number on any checks you send to the school.   


Click on 'Class Schedule' link above for lunch & activity times.


Red Graded Papers will come home every MONDAY unless otherwise noted.  

They should be signed and returned by Wednesday.


Don't forget to join LES PTO!!!


*Please use the school form for your child’s absences.  You can print this directly off the school website.  Please limit absences and check-outs as much as possible…attendance is important!  And remember our PATRIOT PERFECT ATTENDANCE monthly incentives! We highly encourage attendance, but we know occasionally absences occur for various reasons.  Please send a note for every day your child misses school including check outs.  If your child visited the doctor, it is always best to have a doctor's note.  Sending a note could keep you off of the truant list.  Details are always available in your child's agenda in the handbook section. 


*If you have not signed up for parent portal, I strongly encourage you to do so.  Check with the front office to receive your login information.  Grades are posted as soon as I have them graded, so this way you will know immediately what is happening with your child and his/her grades.


 *Sign up for ‘Notify Me’ on our school webpage in order to receive important updates through text or e-mail.





Overcoming Obstacles

Please stress the importance of this with your child at home.  



Weekly Objectives

March 19-23

HW due Wed

Spelling/Grammar Quiz Friday



Guided Spelling

1. ourselves

2. potatoes

3. lives

4. sheep

5. except 

6. beginning

7. happened

8. remembered

9. difficult

10. maybe

*Quiz over these 10 words will be Friday, March. 23. Spelling quizzes will be every other Friday over 10 words (on same days as grammar quizzes).


Mentor Sentences/Grammar


Focus Skill: modal auxiliary verbs


*Quiz over the focus skill will be Friday, March 23. Grammar quizzes will be every other Friday over specific focus skills and review skills (same days as spelling quizzes).


Vocabulary: Making Meaning

  1. plunge  - to dive or fall suddenly 

  1. vigilant – watchful and alert, especially for possible harm or danger 

  1. dense – thick or crowded 

  1. uniform – consistent or always the same; all alike or not different from one another 

  1. alternative – an option or something you can have or do instead of something else 

  1. dazed – confused or unable to think clearly 

  2. raises eyebrows - something that raises eyebrows is surprising or shocking 

  3. reputation- the opinion people have of someone or something.  Your reputation is the way others think of you and the way they judge your character. 

  4. desperate- extremely difficult, serious, or dangerous 

  5. precarious- perilous, dangerous, or risky 

  6. feat- act or achievement that shows great courage, strength, or skill 

  7. hazard- a danger or a risk 


Quiz over these 12 words will be Thursday, March 29.  Vocabulary quizzes will be every other week over the 12 words from the past two weeks (6 words per week).


Reading: Making Meaning

The Making Meaning program is a reading comprehension curriculum that is the first of its kind to combine research-based best practices in reading comprehension with support for fostering your child's growth as caring, collaborative, and principled people.


Unit 8 - Determining Important Ideas and Summarizing

Week Mentor Texts - Flight

Comprehension Focus

*make inferences to understand a narrative nonfiction story

*think about important ideas and supporting details

*explore elements of narrative text structure, including point of view and plot

*read independently

Social Development Focus

*develop the skill of giving reasons for their opinions

*make decisions and solve problems respectfully


Writing: Being a Writer

The Being a Writer program provides a writing-process approach to teaching writing that interweaves academic and social-emotional learning into daily instruction. Using authentic children’s literature, the program provides support for creating a Collaborative Classroom environment where teachers facilitate student discussion, provide a model for the respectful exchange of ideas, and help students develop their own voice.


Test Prep Writing

 Mentor Texts: variety of texts

Writing Focus

*analyze a variety of types of written response questions and appropriate responses


Social Development Focus



Social Studies 

Social Studies will be integrated through language arts lessons.  Grades will be taken throughout the quarter.