Fourth Grade

March 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Goodbye February and HELLO March!

This month brings the one-year mark since we first had to face the changes that COVID brought to our school community. During this time, it is important to remember that your children have been experiencing something that none of us can relate to. Some adults are still having a hard time coping with how the world has changed in the past year.

This month also brings along warmer weather and longer days. It brings hope for the children, and really hope for all of us. We are all going through this experience together and we will continue having grace with ourselves and with those around us.

Communication is important to us, and we want to keep you updated on your child’s progress at school. Please make sure that you check the Class Dojo messages daily. Please do not hesitate to call us at the school, send us an email/Dojo message, or schedule a virtual meeting if you ever have any questions!

*Virtual meetings occur on Monday through Friday from 2:00 pm-2:20 pm.

Thank you in advance for your continued help and support!

Dates to Remember:

3/1/2021 - 100th day of school

3/2/2021 - Dr. Suess day

3/4/2021 - Early dismissal (11:00am) for Parent Teacher Conferences – please schedule a time to meet with your child’s teacher

3/29-4/2/21 Spring Recess

Sincerely,

Mrs. Spencer, Mrs. Rose-Lantigua, Mr. Rice

Rigorous Instruction

Instruction is customized, inclusive, motivating, and aligned to the Common Core. High standards are set in every classroom. Students are actively engaged in ambitious intellectual activity and developing critical thinking skills.

Units of Study:

Reading- Literature: Character Traits

Writing- Writing in Response to Reading

Math – Using Operations with Whole Numbers to Solve Problems

Science – Earth’s Features

Supportive Environment

The school establishes a classroom and school culture where students feel safe, supported, and challenged by their teachers and peers.

Our focus this month is to help the children develop a learning mindset of seeking challenges through the following key messages:

  • Having a growth mindset means taking risks, trying new things, and not being afraid to fail (or look silly in front of new friends)

  • Do not give up when something is challenging—challenges are a part of learning.

Strong Family-Community Ties & Collaborative Teachers

School leadership brings resources from the community into the school building by welcoming, encouraging, and developing partnerships with families, businesses, and community-based organizations.

Parent Workshops:

Date: March 23, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm- 2:20 pm

Topic: Writing in Response to Reading

Location: Virtual Meeting on https://meet.google.com/

Meeting Nickname: 4thGradeParents

Teachers Contact Information

Teacher: Mrs. Spencer

Email: mcorder6@schools.nyc.gov

Teacher: Mrs. Rose-Lantigua

Email: Krose2@schools.nyc.gov

Teacher: Mr. Rice

Email: JRice6@schools.nyc.gov