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Monday, October 9
Welcome Back!  I trust everyone had a wonderful Fall Break and that you are ready to begin Q2.
M-iReady Testing
T-F we will continue work on number and shape patterns.  There will be 2 graded tasks this week.  My goal is that students will be ready for the graded classwork and for the quiz on Thursday and Friday.
Look for homework on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.  Each night will be 2 problems that will be written into the math journal for completion at home.
Remember to have your son or daughter on iReady math for a total of 45 minutes per week.
Happy Fall!  Below are listed important upcoming dates:
  • Oct. 12-First Nine Weeks Report Cards
  • Oct. 17-Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Oct. 26-Early Dismissal
Monday, September 25
Welcome to another busy, busy week as we finish Quarter 1 and prepare for Fall Break!
M-finish multiples and factors
T-number patterns
W-number patterns
TH-Field Trip
F-complete number patterns and prepare for fall break.
Remember to use iReady for practice at least 45 minutes per week.
Monday, September 18
Thank you to everyone for your support of the Fun Run last week.  It was nice to see so many parents able to come out and support our major school event.
Our field trip is next week.  Please be sure to send in the permission slips and field trip money.  Also, let me know if you would like to join us.  Parents are welcome to come!
Monday:  Continued work on multiples and factors.  Homework has been assigned that is due on Thursday.
Tuesday:  Practice time on skills we have learned
Wednesday:  Prime and Composite Numbers
Thursday:  Practice time for skills learned, review factors, multiples, prime and composite number and homework due
Friday:  Graded practice set
Tutorial help from Khan Academy can be found in links.
Don't forget iReady practice.  Make it a goal to get in 45 minutes a week.
Dates to remember:
Thursday, September 28:  Field Trip, Walking Tour of Nashville
October 2 - 6, no school, Fall Break
Monday, September 11
We have another exciting and busy week planned for Grade 4!
Monday:  Review rounding numbers.  A study guide will go home for the quiz on Tuesday. 
Tuesday:  Quiz on Rounding Numbers
Wednesday:  Begin unit on Factors and Multiples
Thursday:  Early dismissal-10:45.  Please write in your child's agenda Thursday's transportation arrangements.
Friday:  Fun Run!
HOMEWORK:  iReady Math-45 minutes per week.
Dates to remember ahead:
Field Trip on Thursday, September 28th.  Walking Tour of Nashville. 
October 2-6, no school; Fall Break.
Tuesday, September 5
Welcome to SEPTEMBER!
We only have four days this week, but there is much to do!
This week in Math we will be building on our place value knowledge and working with rounding numbers. There will be a quiz on Monday.  Practice problems will go home on Tuesday for Norton's class and Wednesday for Myers and Culver.  The pages to practice are green on the top and are numbered 32-33. Especially work on problems 2, 4 and 5.  These are not homework, they are an overview of what we are learning and extra practice for students and parents who wish to use them.
We kicked off our character awareness trait of RESPECT this morning, as well as getting information about the Fun Run to be held on September 15th.  
Welcome to Fourth Grade!  I am thrilled to be teaching this year at Blackman Elementary where "Learning is NOT an Option; It's a Requirement!  After teaching in international schools in South Korea and Japan from 2007-2016, I am glad to be home in Middle Tennessee and part of the Blackman Family.  If you would like to contact me, my email is I respond as quickly as possible.  I rarely have time to check my mail during the day, so if you need immediate attention, please contact the school office.
*Our lunch time is 12:10-12:35.
*Please bring a healthy snack and a bottle of water to school each day!
Schedule for Mrs. Norton's Class
7:30 - 8:00 Bell Work, Announcements, Pledge and Activity Time
8:00 - 9:30  Social Studies/Science (Mr. Culver)
9:30 - 11:00 Language Arts (Mrs. Myers)
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:10 Math
12:10 - 12:35 Lunch
12:45 - 1:15 Special Area (Rotation through Music, PE, Library and Guidance Counseling) 
1:15 - 2:15 Math Continued
2:15 - 2:30 dismissal routine
Art is on Wednesday each week for our class.  Some days the schedule will vary due to testing, art or other additions to our daily plan.
Week of August 28
As we finish out the month of August, we are very busy in math.  This week we continue our work with place value adding and subtracting numbers up to 1,000,000.  Quiz 3 will be on Friday.
Please be sure to check your child's agenda each evening and initial it.  Students who do not bring their agenda to school with a parent signature may see an administrator before 7:20 to have their book signed.  
Be sure to check out Mrs. Meyers and Mr. Culver's pages to see what is happening in Language Arts, Science and Social Studies.  Have a great week!

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Volunteer Training Schedule Update

There was a mistake.  The next Volunteer Training will be on Friday, October 20, 2017, at 1:00p.m.  Thank You!!

Volunteer Training for Blackman Elementary

Volunteer Training will be held on the following dates.  

  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 8:00a.m.
  • Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 1
  • Monday, January 8, 2018, @ 8:00a.m.  

Parents Needed!

Dear Parents!  I am in need of parents who are willing to come on the field trip Thursday, September 28!  Please contact me for information asap.  The time is 8 am - 2 pm.  The cost for a parent to come is $4.  Please consider helping us.  I would like to have 5 more volunteers.