Monday, April 23, 2018

Quarter 4 Week 6

Dear 4C Parents,

I have been encouraged by how seriously the students have been taking AIMS and AZ Merit testing. They have been taking their time on the tests and checking their work. I'm glad they are practicing the skills now that will help them later. 

Important Dates:

Wednesday, April 25th - AZ Merit - Day Two of Reading and Math
Thursday, May 3rd - Archway Art Show
Friday, May 4th - no school - grading day
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Academics this Week:

In Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, we’ll follow Nat as he continues to travel around the world and begins to discover his life work: writing a guide for sailing that any common sailor could read.

This week in Math, we will explore area and perimeter. We’ll start with a review of area and perimeter of rectangles and squares. We will then discuss finding the area and perimeter of composite figures.

We will begin our unit on plants in science this week. We will look at the difference between vascular and non vascular plants and learn about photosynthesis. 

In history this week we will review for our test on Thursday. Study guides will be filled out in class on Monday and can be used to study each night. We will review in class on Tuesday. On Thursday, Students will also receive their rubric, outline and more information about their 5-paragraph essay on a historical figure from the American Revolution. 
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Monday, April 9, 2018

Quarter 4 Week 4

Dear 4C Parents,

The children did a great job at the Spring Concert! It was a joy to hear them after all the practice they put in.

Important Dates:

Saturday, April 14 - Feed My Starving Children Service Event 
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Academics This Week:

As we read through Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, we have had some thoughtful discussions on how Nathaniel Bowditch handled the suffering and hardships of his life (of which there are many). He is truly a marvel and tremendous example of hard work, resilience, and perseverance.

In math this week, we will be defining and identifying quadrilaterals and different kinds of triangles. We will also identify and make lines of symmetry. 

We have been having so much fun learning about and exploring magnetism. This week, we will begin to see the relationship magnetism has with electricity. The students will need a 9-volt battery for Tuesday.

This week in history we will continue our study of the years leading up to the American Revolution. We will focus on the taxes imposed on the colonists, the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. 
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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Quarter 4 Week 3

Dear 4C Parents,

It's already April! I hope you had a good holiday break. This week will be full with the AZ Merit writing portion and the Spring Choral Concert.

Important Dates:


  • Tuesday, April 3rd - AZ Merit Writing
  • Thursday, April 5th - Spring Concert
  • Saturday, April 14 - Feed My Starving Children Service Event   

Concert Information:

Thursday, April 5th at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts located at 4132 E. Pecos Road Gilbert, AZ 85295.
The K-2 concert will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. with students arriving at 5:00 p.m.
The 3-5 concert will be 7-8 p.m. with students arriving at 6:30 p.m.
The attire for concerts is as follows:
Boys: Black pants, white dress shirt, black dress shoes, and black socks. Hair should be combed neatly.
Girls: Black skirt (black tights optional), or black dress pants, white top, and black dress shoes. Hair should be styled neatly.
Working with your children is a delight and privilege. We look forward to enjoying this beautiful event with you.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us at
rboswell@archwaylincoln.org or srockmaker@archwaylincoln.org
Thank You,
Rachel Boswell and Sharon Rockmaker
K-2 Music Teacher and 3-5 Music Teacher
Archway Classical Academy │Lincoln


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Academics This Week:

We will continue reading Carry On, Mr. Bowditch. There will be a vocabulary quiz on Chapters 1-6 on Wednesday.

In math we will learn how to recognize and draw perpendicular and parallel lines.

This week in science, we will learn about the properties of magnets and do some demonstrations to show the magnetic field. At the end of the week, we will begin to see how magnetism and electricity are related.

This week in history we will learn about the years before the American Revolution and the events that would eventually spark the war. We will look at the French and Indian War, Proclamation of 1763, and the British taxes imposed on the colonies. 
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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Quarter 4 Week 2

Dear 4A Parents,
We had a good week back from Spring Break. The fourth quarter tends to fly by. I hope we continue to enjoy the learning process, as we have many interesting things left to learn this year. In April, we have all the AZ Merit tests. Please look at the previous post for the dates for those. 

Important Dates:

  • Re-Enrollment Period 3/1-3/29
  • March 28AIMS Science - 4th Grade only
  • March 30 - No School - Spring Holiday
    **Save The Date**
    Archway Lincoln’s Spring Concert
    Higley Center for the Performing Arts
    Thursday, April 5th 
    K-2   5:30-6:30 pm
    3-5   7-8 pm 
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    Academics this week:

    In Literature, we will continue reading Carry On, Mr. Bowditch. Please have your student continue to study vocabulary words at home, as we will have a quiz next week.

    This week in math, we will focus on measuring and drawing angles. Please make sure your child has a protractor, as they will need it every day this week! If you are not able to find one, you can print one out from this link: protractor.

    On Monday and Tuesday, we will review some concepts from science this year. We will take the AIMS test in science on Wednesday, and on Thursday, we will begin our unit on magnetism and electricity.

    This week in history we will begin our study of the American Revolution. We will focus on the founding of the colonies, daily life for colonists and the feuds between the British and the French for control of North America. 
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    Update

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Your child will be taking the AIMS Science Test and AZ Merit Reading, Writing, and Mathematics Tests in the coming weeks. Testing will begin promptly at 8:15am and students will have until the end of the day to complete the scheduled exam. Upon completion of testing each day, students should engage in a quiet activity like reading a book or solving word puzzles, so please send your child to school with something to do when s/he finishes. Instruction in the classroom will continue as normal upon completion of testing each day, and neither homework nor tests will be scheduled on AIMS, nor AzMERIT testing days. Just as we always encourage healthy habits, during testing week we especially stress the importance of a good night’s rest and eating a well-balanced breakfast. We also ask that students come to school with a water bottle and healthy snack to eat between tests. 

    Your children may naturally be curious about the test. If prompted, simply give them a few words of encouragement to try their best and to enjoy the challenge. To learn more about this test, please click http://azmeritportal.org/ to be brought to the AzMERIT website. You can find the testing time table below. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Marzulo or Mrs. Stecker. 


    Fourth Grade Testing Schedule 

    AIMS Science 3/28/18 AZ 
    Merit Writing: 4/3/18 AZ 
    Merit Reading & Math Day 1: 4/20/18 
    AZ Merit Reading & Math Day 2: 4/25/18
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    ALSO

    There was a mistake on the school’s calendar on the website.  It said we have a Parent Positive Speaker with Toyin doing Growth Mindset.  This was cancelled about a month ago. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

    Monday, March 19, 2018

    Quarter 4 Week 1

    Dear 4C Parents,

    I hope you had a fun and restful Spring Break. Josh is away at training for the military. I enjoyed spending time with my parents and sisters this week. I'm looking forward to all of the things we will learn in the fourth quarter.

    Important Dates:

    • Re-Enrollment Period 3/1-3/29
    • March 22 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Parent Positive - Growth Mindset with Mrs. Atolagbe
    • March 28AIMS Science - 4th Grade only
    • March 30 - No School - Spring Holiday
      **Save The Date**
      Archway Lincoln’s Spring Concert
      Higley Center for the Performing Arts
      Thursday, April 5th 
      K-2   5:30-6:30 pm
      3-5   7-8 pm 

      Academics for the week:

      On Monday, we start Carry On, Mr. Bowditch in Literature. This week the students will write a diary section and an opinion paragraph. We will also discuss superstitions.
      Link to amazon: Carry on, Mr. Bowditch ISBN: 978-0-618-250745


      This week in Math, we are starting a new unit on Geometry. We will learn about different types of lines and angles and learn how to measure angles. Please have your child bring in a protractor; we will begin using them on Friday.

      We will review many of the areas we have studied so far this year in science. We will also introduce forms of energy and conservation.

      This week in history we are continuing our study of Arizona. We will focus on the transition of Arizona from territory to state. We will also examine the 5c's and other factors that led to the settlement of the Arizona territory. 

      Tuesday, March 6, 2018

      Quarter 3 Week 9

      Dear 4C Parents:

      This week is going to fly by. I have a feeling everyone is ready for Spring Break. I hope it will be a fun and restful time for us all!

      Important Dates:

      • Re-Enrollment Period 3/1-3/29
      • Thursday, March 8 Athletic Field Day - I will send an email with information about this event so you and your child will know how to prepare.
      • March 12-16 - Spring Break
      • March 16 - Report cards will be posted at 3:00 pm
      • March 22 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Parent Positive - Growth Mindset with Mrs. Atolagbe
      • March 28AIMS Science - 4th Grade only
      • March 30 - No School - Spring Holiday
        **Save The Date**
        Archway Lincoln’s Spring Concert
        Higley Center for the Performing Arts
        Thursday, April 5th 
        K-2   5:30-6:30 pm
        3-5   7-8 pm 

        MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONCERT BELOW!!
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        This Week in Academics:

        We will finish up Wizard of Oz on Tuesday and take the final assessment on Friday. We will also review theme, cause and effect, and inferencing.

        This week in math, we will wrap up our study of the four operations of decimals. We’ll discuss special cases in decimal division, practice word problems with a mix of the four operations, and conclude with a unit test on Thursday (test day) and Friday (corrections day).

        In science this week, we will learn about common cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

        This week in history we will continue our study of Arizona history. We will focus on the Spanish influence in Arizona starting with the conquistadors searching for the fabled Seven Cities. We will discuss the major Indian people the Spanish encountered and how their relationships developed. We will end the week by learning about the Mexican War for Independence and the Mexican-American War and how they shaped our state. 

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        Best,
        Mrs. Sarnataro

        **(below is a message from our music teachers)
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        Greetings Archway Lincoln Parents
        and Guardians,
         
        Believe it or not, the third annual mandatory Archway Lincoln Spring Concert is fast approaching. It will be held on
        Thursday, April 5th at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts located at 4132 E. Pecos Road Gilbert, AZ 85295.
         
        The K-2 concert will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. with students arriving at 5:00 p.m.
         
        The 3-5 concert will be 7-8 p.m. with students arriving at 6:30 p.m.
         
        The attire for concerts is as follows:
         
        Boys: Black pants, white dress shirt, black dress shoes, and black socks. Hair should be combed neatly.
        Girls: Black skirt (black tights optional), or black dress pants, white top, and black dress shoes. Hair should be styled neatly.
        Working with your children is a delight and privilege. We look forward to enjoying this beautiful event with you.
        If you have any questions, please reach out to us at
        rboswell@archwaylincoln.org or srockmaker@archwaylincoln.org
        Thank You,
        Rachel Boswell and Sharon Rockmaker
        K-2 Music Teacher and 3-5 Music Teacher
        Archway Classical Academy │Lincoln