May 26, 2017


Hello 4th Grade Families,

This will be the last B-118 Bulletin of the school year!  Look for final envelopes and various other items to come home in a manila envelope on Friday of next week… the LAST day of 4th grade!!  Report cards will be prepared ELECTRONICALLY for Oak Crest--please let me know right away if you would like a paper copy.


Thanks for a fantastic school year!!

Mrs. Kalal



B-118 Bulletin

Math: Last chance: email to let me know if you’d like a summer math practice packet for your child.  It will be combination of games, worksheets, websites, and activities to keep math skills sharp.


Science: We will finish the year with some various engineering challenges.  It’s been a great year in 4th grade science!


Social Studies with Mrs. Endres:  The 50 states/capitals test will be on Wed., May 31st.  It is always fun for the kids to try to remember all 50! Reminder it is an effort grade so please don’t have your child stress too much over it!  Let me know if you have any questions.


40 Book Challenge: We will celebrate on Thursday with kids who have completed the challenge!


Movie and Treat:  Weds. and Thurs. of next week, students are welcome to bring a treat and beverage of their choice to enjoy while watching a movie with the rest of 4th grade.  ANY beverage is allowed since the B-wing is on pace to WIN the pop tabs competition!




End of the year ‘recycling:’ I am happy to accept donations of leftover school supplies in good shape.  Please have a quick conversation with your child about what he/she might be able to recycle for next year's supply closet: glue sticks, glue bottles, colored pencils, crayons, markers, whiteboard markers, scissors, and pencils are all items I'd love to keep if your family plans to buy new for fifth grade.


Free book!  Students are going to bring home a Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Journal.  If your family is interested, just stop by a local Barnes & Noble store when the form is completed, and your child gets a free book, no strings attached!  The Burnsville, Eden Prairie and Mankato locations are all participating!


Summer Reading Routine:  Perhaps the MOST important thing your can do to help your child hit the ground running in 5th grade is to make sure reading is a part of most summer days!  I strongly believe ANY reading is good reading… Newspaper, picture books, magazines, chapter books, etc.  Bring books on road trips, visit the library, create a reading routine, set reading goals, talk to your child about his/her current book, and try to find time to read together whenever you can (trust me… Your kids at NOT too old for this--and it still benefits them in many ways!).  


Career Day:  We are finalizing our plans for Career Day. THANK YOU to our 20+ parents who have volunteered to come!  I send emails this week with details for volunteers.  If you did not receive one (and you are coming Tues or Thurs), please let me know!


Ney Nature Center Field Trip: The trip was AWESOME!  Remember to peek at the tips for mounting your new bird house!  I put the handout on your child’s Schoology account.



Monday, May 29: No School, Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 30: Day 1, PE, Music, Coding 1

Wednesday, May 31: Day 2--Music, PE, Spanish

Thursday, June 1:  Day 3--Art & BOOST

Friday, June 2: Day 4, STEM 2, Coding 2

Mark Your Calendars:

May 29th – No School (Memorial Day)

May 30 & June 1 -- 4th Grade Career Days

June 2 -- Last day of 4th Grade!!  Walk to DQ and All School picnic - BRING A LUNCH

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