Friday, April 21, 2017


Dear 4T Families,

I hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing spring vacation!

We've had a great week in 4T especially with our field trip to Lowell. The kids had a wonderful time and were excited to share their learning when we returned to school. Thank you to all the chaperones that helped make the trip a success!

In Social Studies, we started to learn all about government. We had Senator Innis visit as well as three Representatives.  We studied all about laws, the Bill of Rights, the Constitution and the three branches of government. The kids performed skits to demonstrate what life would be like without laws. They were funny and informative!

We also learned about electrical circuits and students were tasked with lighting a bulb with a battery, wire, and light bulb.

Happy spring vacation!

-Ms. Tingle

Sunday, April 9, 2017


Happy Sunday!

This week we will begin the Smarter Balance test. We will be testing each morning starting at 9:00. Please make sure your child arrives to school on time each day.

We have a half-day on Wednesday for parent teacher conferences.

Next Thursday, we will be traveling to Lowell Mills.

We have been learning all about energy in science. We made rubber band racers, roller coasters, and students chose one type of energy to research with their group and teach the class about. I was so impressed with their presentations.
 In reading we finished our unit on social issues. Students made informational brochures to demonstrate what they learned about their social issue. We will begin historical fiction book clubs next week!

In math we just finished our first fraction unit.  We will begin our second fraction unit this week. We will focus on adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and you were able to enjoy the sunshine!


Friday, March 31, 2017


Here are some important reminders for the upcoming weeks.

On 4/5 there is an early release for parent teacher conferences. If you haven't signed up and would like a conference, please use the link below.

4/6- We are heading to the Red Sox! Please make sure your child is at school by 7:15 with a bagged lunch. I would also suggest they wear layers because it may be a cold day!

We will begin Smarter Balance testing on April 10th.

On 4/12-We have an early release again for parent teacher conferences. 

On 4/20- We will be heading to Lowell Mills. 

Please let me know if you have any questions about the next few weeks! It will be very busy!


Friday, March 10, 2017


Dear 4T Families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful February vacation! We had a great week in 4T. Here is a peek at some of the learning we did.

Reading: We began our second round of social issue book clubs. Again, please encourage your child to talk about their reading at home with you. The issues they are reading about are problems that everyone experiences and provide great opportunities for discussions.

Science: We spent time exploring light and sound.  We created sound waves with jump ropes and explored how light travels through a variety of materials.

Math: We began learning all about fractions. This week we used manipulates and number lines to investigate equivalent fractions. We also used Skittles to help us understand fractions!

Writing: Students are in the middle of writing books all about the Industrial Revolution. Students are working with a partner on their book and I am excited for their finished product. They will upload them to Seesaw for you to see!

We had a Mystery Skype with a class from Texas.

We also did our first Breakout EDU which is an educational version of the popular Escape Rooms. Be sure to ask your child about their experience!

Please remember to send in the Lowell permission slip forms.  

Have a wonderful weekend!
Ms. Tingle