It was great seeing all of you at Open House! We hope that we answered all of your questions and showed you all of the wonderful experiences that fourth grade holds for your children. We are going to have a great year, full of learning and exciting new adventures. Picture day is on Wednesday this week. A flyer came home in the red folders for you to look over. Additionally, the accountability sheets are in the red folder. Please sign and return the sheets on Monday. If you have any additional forms that need to be signed, please return those on Monday.
We enjoyed having a full week to get into the swing of school. Students discovered their new science textbooks and began to annotate information in their consumable books. In Math, we discussed place value and began Math 4 today. In Reading, we discussed how to choose a book that is just right for our individual reading styles. In Writing, we focused on how to write a fourth-grade paragraph. Finally, in Social Studies we wrapped up our discussion on the man-made and physical features of the United States.
New Units of Study:
Math: We will review the expectations of Math 4 Today: showing our thinking with evidence, using our resource which is modeled during the week. We will continue our study of Place Value through the millions by using mental math to multiply and divide by 10. Students will have a deeper understanding by explaining with complete sentences using math language. Homework: Mon. – My Math pages 15/16, Tues. – Value to value worksheet, Wed. – Place Value Understanding worksheet, Thurs.- My Math pages 21/22
Science: We will begin our study of The Water Cycle, with active reading and hands-on experiments.
Homework: review with the following websites, make observations outdoors and have conversations with parents. Study Jams http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/weather-and-climate/water-cycle.htm BrainPOP – Username: fordes Password: mustangs https://www.brainpop.com/science/earthsystem/watercycle/
Reading: We will begin to discuss using our senses to better understand reading and create mental images while reading. Students will also work on their Scholastic Magazine focusing on answering the questions on the back and the Think and Review Questions. Homework: Read 30 minutes nightly, please sign the agenda to reflect that your child has read.
Writing: We will continue to focus on writing paragraphs. Students will work on creating a multi-paragraph essay by the end of the week. Homework: None
Social Studies: We will wrap up our map skills unit this week with a SWYK. Students will then begin to discuss basic economic principles while reading Lawn Boy. Homework: Monday & Tuesday – None, Wed. – List 10 goods and 10 services, Thursday – None