Well our first full week of Fourth Grade is complete and it went really well! Thank you to those of you who came to open house this week and if you need any refreshers please feel free to check out the Parent Resource page on the blog. The kids really enjoyed our first Science Lab day on Friday and we are excited to see if our hypothesis is correct.
Units of Study for the week:
Math: This week we will continue our study on Place Value with a SWYK on Friday. We will be working with standard form, word form, expanded form, comparing numbers, rounding numbers and powers of ten this week. Students will receive a Review Sheet to help them study on Thursday, we will work on some of the problems together in class and they are to finish the rest at home for homework. Nightly homework is the Spiral Math sheet that the students receive on Monday and we check over the previous nights homework in class the following day. Please encourage your student to get on Prodigy to help them study and to refine skills.
Reading: In Reading this week we will be working on how authors use Details in their writing. We will also have our Learning Commons Orientation this week and students will be able to check out books. In writing, we will be talking about summarizing and I will be working with the kids on how to write a 25 Book Challenege Organizer as well this week. Students daily homework is to read for 30 minutes each night.
Writing: This week we will be working on paragraph writing and writing summaries. Students will also get to meet with their “Writing Buddies” for the year with Mrs. Miller’s class on Tuesday. We will be working on writing with out “Writing Buddies on a bi-weekly basis.
ELA: Students will be working on reviewing parts of speech this week. Students will also be working on Vocabulary Unit 2 this week. The SWYK (Show What You Know = Test) will be on Friday. Students can study and practice with their vocab words at home on the online version of the Vocabulary Workbook, which is in the Class Links section of the Blog. Students are only allowed to complete the synonyms / antonyms page for homework on Tuesday and Wednesday night, the other pages for the unit will be taken as a grade in class.
Science: We will be wrapping up our unit on the Water Cycle. Students will have a quiz on Friday over th water cycle, please remind your child to bring home their Science INB to review for Friday. We will also begin to collect daily weather data this week to lead us into our upcoming unit on weather.
Important Announcements for the week:
- Monday: 4th Grade Class T-shirt Money orders due
- Monday – Wednesday: Chorus Auditions in the morning for students
- Tuesday: We will be meeting up with Mrs. Miller’s class to begin “Writing Buddies”
- Wednesday: Fall Picture Day please make sure to submit your child’s payment before Wednesday if you wish to purchase.