4th Grade – Bottema

March Newsletter

It is hard to believe that it is March already.  The school year is moving so quickly and the students are learning so much.  Here is what is happening in 4th grade and at Forest Academy during the month of March:

March is Reading Month: Our theme this year is Camping with Reading. A reading calendar will be going home at the beginning of the month. Each day on the calendar has an activity that your child can do at home that involves reading. There will also be special dress-up days during the week of March 20-24. More information about this will be coming home in a separate note from the school.

St. Patrick’s Day Party: We will be having a St. Patrick’s Day party in the afternoon on Friday, March 17th.  This will not be a center based party like others in the past.  Instead we will split the students up into two groups.  One group will be making a St. Patrick’s Day green treat, while the other group is completing a craft project.  Half way through the students will switch!  We don’t need donations or volunteers during this party.

 Parent/Teacher Conferences: Will be held the week of March 27th.  Please look for notes to come home.  We will do our best to accommodate families by scheduling siblings back to back.

Math Night: Come join us Thursday, March 9th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to receive information about the math your child is learning in school.  Students will play fun, interactive math games.  You can also visit the book fair during this time.

School Spirit Week: March 20-24th

  • Monday: Comfy clothes day (sweatpants, sweatshirts, yoga pants)
  • Tuesday: College sports day (wear your favorite college team)
  • Wednesday: Tourist day (dress as a tourist)
  • Thursday: Dress for success day (dress up what you want to be when you grow up)
  • Friday: rainbow day (our class wears yellow)

Tips For Parents:  Please work with your child on practicing multiplication and division math facts at home.  You can also have your child read to you every night and then ask questions on what he/she just read.

Any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to call us between 7:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at (269) 488-2315.

Thank You,
Mrs. Bottema and Ms. Grandy