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STUDENTS + PARENTS + COMMUNITY
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Mrs. White Grade 4 has been activated.
2016-17 School Year
Juneteenth: A Day to Celebrate
The 4th grade students of room 307 will perform a short play entitled,"Juneteenth: A Day to Celebrate.
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. On June 19th, 1865, the soldiers from the North (called the union soldiers) landed at Galveston, Texas. They came with news that the war had ended and that the slaves were now free. This was 2 1/2 years since President Lincoln gave his famous address to set the slaves free all across America. Since there were a minimal number of Union troops to enforce this order of freedom for all slaves, it was not really enforced in Texas. But when General Granger arrived with his troops, the order was read that slaves were free.

So, every year Juneteenth is celebrated in the US and in other countries around the world. Juneteenth celebrates the fact that all people can live together and enjoy freedom.
Bud, Not Buddy
The 4th grade students will host a Literary Chat & Chew with their parents on Monday June 19th. They really enjoyed reading the novel by Christopher Paul Curtis. Looking forward to a great time of sharing knowledge!
Mock Trial Elementary Style!
It is with great pleasure that I congratulate my 4th grade students for being selected to be recognized and receive awards at the Annual Law Day Student Award Ceremony in May. The students will be performing their rap song about the 14th Amendment. Many of the students Art work will be on display as well. The event will take place at the Essex County Historic Courthouse in Newark.
Special thank you go out to Yameenah's dad, Mr. Laboo for working with the students and giving so much encouragement and support.
The 4th graders will also be performing a Mock Trial Case on May 5th in the morning at Jackson Academy. Our guest will be the Honorable Judge Stephen L. Petrillo and Attorneys Jessica Diamond and Andreya Dimarco.


I also want to congratulate my 3rd grade Quest students in Ms. Peer's class for a job well done too! They placed 2nd out of 80 schools in writing their first ever Mock Trial Case. It's called, "The Case of the Pokemon Go Trespassing Incident: State v. Jessica". Special thank you to our parent supporters, Ms. Akinyele, and Mr. Pullins. Attorney Robert Taylor also supported our students by coming in and talking with our 3rd/4th graders about Mock Trial Procedures and the law.
Homework
Students, don't forget to:
• Write down your assignments correctly.
• Bring your books, papers, worksheets and necessary materials home with you.
• Do all of the reading assigned.
• Find a quiet, well-lit place to study.
• Don't wait until the last minute to start homework or big school projects.
• Try your best.
• Don't be afraid to ask for help.
• Always do your own work; that's the only way to gain knowledge and
understanding of all you need to know to do well in school.
Homework
Parents please remember to check your child's Homework Planner every night. All homework should be written in Planner before your child leaves school. All homework must be signed by a parent before student returns to school the next day. Thank You.
Scientist of the Week
Each week a different student from our class will have an opportunity to be our guest scientist. He or she will prepare an experiment or demonstration to teach the class about any science concept. The week before the student’s assigned day, he or she will take home our special “Scientist’s Kit”, which will include a folder with sample experiments.
The student may choose one of those ideas or come up with something on their own. Experiments or demonstrations can be related to what we are studying in science, but that is not a requirement. Students will practice at home and then come to school with the materials necessary to present the experiment to the class. There are no specific guidelines. However, students should be able to explain to the class what they did and what they learned. Since we are learning about the scientific process, students need to complete the form they will be given in the folder that they bring home.

Please make sure that you are not selecting an experiment that has already been demonstrated.

Most importantly, the student should have fun and learn something new!

Classroom Community Expectations for Grade 4
Students are taught to respect and celebrate individual differences. Our classroom is a community of leaders where each member is important and valued. I believe in creating a safe environment for our students to take risks, solve problems, make healthy decisions, and assume increasing responsibility for their actions.


Mrs. White

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Class Specials 2016-17

Monday:  Music

Tuesday: PE

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: Spanish

Friday: Technology