Monthly Archives: March 2011

Fourth Grade Animal Reports

Fourth grade animal report….

Every year, each student in my class does an animal report on an animal that is native to Oregon. Students will be given a packet containing the information that they will need to be able to find on the animal of their choice. For example, students will need to look up info on their animals description, habitat, eating habits, young, and other interesting facts.

Students will be able to use any resource for information on thier animal including encyclepedias, wikepedia-internet, books, magazines, etc. The students will also participate in an oral presentation on their animal to the class as part of the state benchmark in speaking.

I encourage you to assist your child outside of the classroom with this process and ask your child questions about what they’ve learned about their animal. Most of all, I want you to have fun with your child while learning!!!

Info for Spring!!!

Hello all,

Welcome to Spring! I wanted to let you know that in the Spring the Malabon track team gets ramped up and started and I encourage you speak with your child about running with the Malabon team. Mrs. Kampfer and I have been the Malabon track coach for the last five years and we love what we do. The team consists of both fourth and fifth grade students, and it’s a wonderful oppertunity for your child to have some fun, socialize, and exercise too! Come check it out!

This is just a little tid bit about the state OAKS math and reading assessment coming up soon for students in my class in the next couple weeks. I wanted to make sure to let you know that its very important that your child completes their assignments and that they receive plenty of sleep and excercise as Spring arrives.

Furthermore, the class and I are beginning to study and learn about the planets for the next couple weeks. Each student will be placed in a group and they will be responsible for researching their planet, doing a class presentation about their planet, making their planet out of a ballon, water, paper, flour, and finally painting their planet.

I hope that you encourage your child to teach you about what they’ve learned, and to share any information you may have about the planets with your child. The Spring is a fun and exciting time of year for students and I’m very excited about more activities to come!!!

Kindly, Johnny