Monday, April 22, 2019

April 22 - April 26

In science class this week we will be working on finishing Chapter 5.  We will also be reviewing for the science PSSAs that will be next week, May 1st and May 2nd. 

Reminders:  

  • Please fill out your child's field trip lunch form if you have not done so already!  They are due Tuesday, April 30th!
  • Please sign and return your child's report card envelope if you have not done so already!

  • April 29th and 30th: Math PSSA
  • May 1st and 2nd: Science PSSA 

Monday, April 1, 2019

4th Grade Field Trip Information


 4th grade field trip Friday May 17, 2019
Indian Echo Caverns, Hummelstown
·         Students and chaperones will be boarding the busses as soon as announcements are over.  Students do NOT need to come to school earlier than usual.  Students will also be back in time to go home at the end of the day for regular dismissal.
·         Lunches need to be packed in throw away materials.  The busses will not be nearby, so after lunch, we need to be able to throw everything away.  School lunches will be in brown paper bags marked with the child’s name. 
·         Backpacks are discouraged on the trip for the safety and ease of walking on the Cavern tour.  Teachers and staff may carry them on the tour.  All others may put their backpacks in the pavilion area.  It is a safe environment area, and the Caverns personnel say they haven’t had a problem with this.
·         A good walking sneaker is recommended. 
·         It is always 52 degrees in the Cavern, so layering clothing is recommended.
·         There is a gift shop available if anyone is interested.  Space is limited in the gift shop, but this is not the priority of the trip.
·         Chaperones:  If you have been approved by PTO and have told the homeroom teacher you are interested in going on our field trip, please sign off and return to your child’s homeroom teacher by Monday April 8th . The cost of the trip is $20 (bus/cavens).  Include your child’s name on the envelope and please make check payable to NSE PTO.  Payment is due by Monday May 6th.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Week 28: March 11 - March 15

This week we are learning about how changes to the environment can affect ecosystems.  We will discuss the difference between Natural Events and Human Activities.

**Book Order due next Friday, March 22!
**Year Book order forms are due Friday, March 22!

Monday, February 25, 2019

Week 26: February 25 - March 1

This week in science we will be learning about producers, consumers, and decomposers.  While learning how these three things work in an ecosystem, we will discuss herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores.  We will be writing our vocabulary definitions, reading in our book on pages 148 - 153, and completing 2 worksheets to review Chapter 4, Lesson 2.

**Wednesday, February 27: Good Touch, Bad Touch presentation in science class

**Scholastic Book orders due: March 22, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Week 25: February 18 - February 22

We will be continuing to learn about ecosystems in science class.  In class we will discuss what an ecosystem is, the types of ecosystems, and the living and non-living things that interact within the specific ecosystems.  We will be doing an interactive notebook activity that will help us review the parts of the biosphere (organism, population, community, ecosystem, and biosphere). 

**Scholastic Book orders will be sent home in Friday folders.  Orders are due on Friday, March 22, 2019.

**Reminder: Keep a Clear Mind activity books can be signed and handed in for a special prize!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Week 24: February 11 - February 15

This week we will be starting Chapter 4: Ecosystems.  We will be learning about what an ecosystem is, the different types of ecosystems, their climate, where they are located, and the types of animals that live in them.

February 15: Valentine's Day Party (2:00 - 3:00)
**Please bring in party money ($5.00) if you have not done so already!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Week 23: February 4 - February 8

This week in Science we will be finishing Chapter 3.  We will be reading and discussing lessons 5 and 6, learning about inherited traits/characteristics and learned behaviors, and completing a Monster Lab.  The Monster Lab will allow students to use their imagination to create a parent and offspring monster that share similar traits.


**February 15: Valentine's Day Party and $1.00 Spartan Dress Down Day