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CAASPP Testing
Our class will be taking the CAASPP test once a week, for 4 weeks, on Fridays beginning on April, 29, 2016. The first two weeks will be ELA testing and the last two weeks will be math testing. Please make sure that your student is at school on time as we will be testing first thing in the morning. Your student should come to school well rested after eating a good breakfast.
Active April
On Monday, April 4, 2016, Active April began! Your student was given an Active April calendar to keep track of the days that he/she completes at least 30 minutes of physical activity. Students are asked to be active at least 3 days a week for the entire month. At the end of the month, your student needs to return his/her Active April calendar on May 2, 2016 to the P.E. coach.
End of Trimester 2
Due to the end of Trimester 2, ALL late work (including homework) will be due no later than Friday, February 19, 2016.
EngageNY Help
Mrs. Wiley shared a link for YouTube videos for the EngageNY module on fractions. The link below will take you to the first lessonin Module 5. All other lessons are listed on the menu on the right hand side of the screen. Happy viewing!

Chapter 3 Science Test
We have finished Chapter 3 in science. Students should have completed a total of 17 flashcards for the academic vocabulary words in this chapter. Please review the chapter as well as the academic vocabulary words with your student for the upcoming test. Students will complete the chapter test on Tuesday, January 26 and Wednesday, January 27. The words for this chapter are listed below:
mineral, luster, cleavage, streak, hardness, Mohs' hardness scale, ore, magma, lava, igneous rock, sediment, sedimentary rock, fossil, pressure, metamorphic rock, geologist, rock cycle

Academic Vocabulary Card Format:
FRONT: word +picture
BACK: definition +sentence
Hour of Code
Did you know that this week, December 7-13, is Hour of Code Week? The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to expose your student to code and show that anybody can learn the basics. I challenge you and your student to try computer coding this week. You can use http://khanacademy.org (an account is required) or http://code.org to get started! Happy coding!
A BIG thank you to our fabulous parent helpers for creating our winning Red Ribbon Week door!
Renaissance Home Connect
A letter was sent home with your student today that contains information on how to connect to Renaissance (Accelerated Reader). You can use the website, username, and password to connect to your student's AR account. This will enable you to receive an e-mailed report every time your student takes an AR quiz.
TENMARKS-Online Math Program
We will be using TenMarks, an online math program to provide your student with opportunities for additional math practice. On TenMarks, your student can practice and master math concepts one topic at a time. They can work on assignments I make, or choose to practice on their own, anytime. While they are practicing, your student will have access to hints if they get stuck, as well as a short video tutorial if they need more detailed explanation. I have set up your student with their own individual account. He or she can access TenMarks from any computer to continue working on the program at their own pace. The TenMarks password/login information sheet was sent home, Tuesday, September 8, 2015.
Binders & Organization
On Monday, August 17, 2015, students assembled their binders during class time. Your student should have a 1" binder with 5 tabs that are labeled as follows:
ELA, math, science, S.S., and homework. This binder will be used daily for the entire school year. If your student did not have his/her supplies or was absent, he/she can bring in his/her supplies and I will help him/her get set-up during morning recess.

I look forward to working with you and your student this year!

Joining School Fusion
In order to "Join This FusionPage," you will need your student's school ID number to create your account. This can be accomplished by clicking the "Parent Resources" tab on the left hand side of Wildwood's homepage
and then selecting "Create Parent Online Account" on the left hand side of the "Parent Resources" page. Once your account has been created and approved, then you will be able to join my page. Please contact me,
melissa_kumanski@ycjusd.us, if you need your student's ID number. Joining this page is the best way to stay informed about what is going on in class!

Supplies & Donations
This is the recommended 4th grade supply list:
  • 2- highlighters
  • 2-composition books
  • 1- 1 inch 3 ring binder with 5 tabs
  • pencils
  • colored pencils-12 count
  • 2- small black dry erase markers
  • 1 pack 3x5 white lined index cards
  • 1 roll paper towels
  • 1 box of Kleenex
  • 1 package of baby wipes
**I would also recommend that your student bring in an individual pencil sharpener with a cover for his/her own use.**

Our classroom can always use donations of Kleenex boxes, paper towels, & reams of copy paper.
Thank you for your support!!!

Class Dojo
I use a classroom behavior management system called Class Dojo. Each student is able to earn points based on classroom choices/behavior. Each student can also lose points for not making good choices.

Your student received the sign-up sheet for Class Dojo on Monday, August, 17, 2015. This sheet contained the information needed to access your student's account. By using this code, you will be able to sign-up to receive behavior reports and monitor your student's choices in the classroom.
Help Wildwood!
You can help our FABULOUS school this year by donating any of the following items:
*water bottles and aluminum cans for recycling (ALL money goes towards 5th grade science camp.) NO glass please!
*Box Tops for Education for use by our PTA
*aluminum pull tabs for Ronald McDonald house charities
All of these items can be turned in to our classroom. There are prizes for the classes that donate the most, so help us win!
Discussion Topics
 Agenda Notification-WES.pdf
Homework Agenda Notification Letter
 B2S Nite 2015.pdf
Back to School Night Presentation
 birthday 2015-2016.pdf
Birthday Celebration Letter
 classroom library rules A.pdf
Rules and Parent Agreement for My Classroom Library
 Hawk Reading Log.pdf
Weekly Reading Log
 Nonfiction book report-Trimester 3 2015-2016.pdf
Trimester 3 Nonfiction Book Report
 Parent E-Mail Address Letter.pdf
E-Mail Address Request
 Reading Log Letter.pdf
This letter was sent home with your student on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.
 Spelling Lists by Unit.pdf
ALL 4th grade spelling homework lists by the unit and the week
No "Homework" exist(s)
P.E.-Tuesday & Thursday 8:45-9:35
Music-Monday 9:20-9:50
Computer Lab-Wednesday 1:55-2:45
Library-Wednesday 10:30-11:00 beginning September 2, 2015
+ Kumanski, Melissa
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