Whew! We made it through another busy week in fourth grade and are anxiously awaiting Thanksgiving break. We have another busy week of learning mixed with family and fun. On Monday we will be celebrating Veteran’s Day. Students will view the program through our Ford TV. We are very thankful for the service of our Ford parents and those throughout the world. Thank you for your service! Our Thanksgiving feast is on Tuesday. We hope to see all of you there as it is a great time to spend time at school enjoying the feast. We are still collecting cans for our canned food drive, please consider sending in cans to donate to those in need. You can always bring them with you to the feast. Please label the bag with your child’s name and his homeroom teacher.
Fire Safety Permission slips will be coming home this week. Please return the permission slips and the waiver as soon as possible. We will be going on the field trip the week we return from Thanksgiving break.
We hope you have a safe, restful holiday break. We will miss the kids while we are away. We are very thankful that you have entrusted your children to us. We are blessed to have them in our lives. Thank you for your continued support!
New Units of Study this Week:
Please have EARBUDS at school every day.
Put earbuds in a ziplock bag with your child’s name.
Science – We will continue our study of Forces and Motion with Simple Machines. We will be viewing some Brain Pop videos and taking quizzes (which they can view at home for more support). They will also have an assignment on Discovery Education (access is easy through MacInvia on Ford’s homepage) on Friday and can continue with it over the holiday break. We will have our final test the week we return. Students may gather items for their STEM challenge all week. Please don’t spend more than $10.00. Homework: Begin to gather items for STEM challenge, Study Vocabulary by “Sketch noting” on the WOW page. Answer the following question.
What weather conditions did you experience this past weekend? Explain why by writing some complete sentences on notebook paper with your name. Turn in by Tuesday morning before the bell rings (or Garrison bring to class by Tuesday AM). Worth 2 DOJO points
Math – We will finish up prime and composite factors with divisibility rules and multiples. Finish green and blue packets. Introduction into multiplying larger numbers with multiples of 10, 100, 1,000. Discovery with area model and manipulatives.Homework: Monday –Finish green and blue packets. Tuesday – My Math pages, Wednesday – My Math pages. Thursday – Prodigy & prepare for Timed Fact Test. You may also work on your math projects.
Reading: We will continue with our unit on traditional literature. This week we will focus on Greek Myths. Studies weekly think and review questions are due on Friday. We will have a spelling test this Friday. Words will come home on Monday. Please check the Office 365 notebook if you do not have a copy of the words. Words are also on Spelling city. Homework: Read 30 minutes nightly and PASS 2 read theory quizzes by Friday.
Writing: We will wrap up our Personal Narrative this week by selecting strong verbs and writing an ending to our story. We will then revise our piece in groups. We will publish these stories upon our return from break.
Social Studies: We will take an SWYK on Thursday on the New Nation Part One. Please check quizlet for a review activity, you can access this through the Class Resources page and Symbaloo. Students will work on a review sheet in class and will bring this home nightly. Students will need to write/say the Preamble. Please watch the SchoolHouse rock video on the Preamble.