December 20th: Early Release
December 21st: Early Release
Christmas Break: December 22nd – January 6th
School resumes: Monday, January 7th
PARENTVUE Accounts– ParentVUE is a website the offers secure, private access to school and student information, including grades and attendance. If you currently do NOT have a ParentVUE account for your 4th or 5th grader, please stop by the office to create an account and receive the activation key. ASK FOR LAURA ALVES.
Weidner/Wilder: Recess equipment for the blacktop
DeBusschere/ James: Dry Erase Markers
Check out what we are learning in the B-Hive:
Math– This week we will focus on dividing large numbers. Fourth graders are expected to divide 4 digit by 1 digit numbers using the partial quotient strategy. The standard algorithm for division is NOT taught in fourth grade. See an example below of partial quotient division.
Students will continue to practice how to multiply large numbers using the partial products and area model strategies. See the chart below for examples of each method.
Science: We will continue our unit on ECOSYSTEMS. This week we will focus on food chains. The following are great videos for you and your child to watch together to learn more about this topic: http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/ecosystems/ecosystems.htm
Online Science Textbook and Resources for Students:
Social Studies: This week we will begin learning about the constitution.
ELA/Writing– This week in Writing we will be finishing typing our informational writing papers. The students are doing a great job! In grammar we will be focusing on comparative adjectives.
Reading- This week in Reading we will be continuing to focus on main idea/details/summary of nonfiction texts.
Things to remember:
Please check your child’s agenda for daily updates such as homework, study guides, and quizzes.
Please sign your child’s Thursday folder every Thursday night.
Please make sure that your child is reading at least 20 minutes (Monday – Thursday) and indicate this in their reading log folders.
We will check reading logs and Thursday folders every Friday morning.
During our Reading time on Mondays, we will be going to the Learning Commons for check-out. Your child will be checking out two books on their independent reading level.