I can’t believe it is the week before Thanksgiving Break! There will be a lot going on this week in 4th grade. Monday is the Veteran’s Day Ceremony, then Tuesday is our Feast Day, and finally on Wednesday is our class performance of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”! We will be working hard this week in our studies as well. We presented our Simple Machines projects this past week and will continue to present them this week as well. I am amazed and impressed at how well the kids did with their projects!
Our class is also in first place for bringing in the most items for the canned food drive in the Fourth grade. If you are able to donate to this great cause, please do so by Thursday this week.
We have another field trip happening later this month! We will be going to the Fire Safety Village on November 29th. Permission slips and waiver will be sent out Monday of this week and are due back ASAP or by this Friday the 16th.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Break next week and safe travels for those of you traveling. I am beyond blessed to be teaching your child this year and I have really grown to love each and every child. They are truly an amazing class that make my job so worthwhile and thank you for your continued support in your child’s endeavors and success in Fourth grade this year.
Dates to Remember:
- Monday, Nov. 12th – Veteran’s Day Ceremony
- Tuesday, Nov. 13th – Feast Day from 12:00 – 12:45 please arrive 10 minutes early
- Wednesday, Nov. 14th – Sleepy Hollow Performance in our classroom
- 1st showing: 11:05 – 11:35
- 2nd showing: 11:45 – 12:15
- Thursday, Nov. 29th – Fire Safety Village Field Trip
Units of Study:
Math: This week we will continue o revisit multiples, factors, prime and composite numbers. We will also begin multiplying large multi digit numbers. Students will begin to investigate using the area model and revisiting multiplying numbers by 10, 100, and 1,000. We will have a quick quiz on Friday reviewing the skills we have been working with this week. To study for their quiz, kids need to be reviewing their notes in their INB, completing their math packet and practicing their skills on Prodigy.
Homework: Students need to complete 1 page in the math packet each night and work on Prodigy for at least 10 minutes a night.
Reading: This week we will be focusing on first and secondhand accounts and the elements of drama, poetry, and prose. Students will have a quick quiz over the topics on Friday this week, students should take home their INB to study for their quizzes on Friday.
Homework: Read 30 minutes nightly. Complete and pass 3 ReadTheory passages by Friday.
ELA: This week we are going to finish our thematic unit of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” with our play. We will also be working very hard to complete our personal narratives this week as well. We will be focusing on strong verbs and word choice, strong leads and endings. Students will be working in groups to revise and edit their pieces towards the end of this week and we will publish our final piece when we return from Break. The annual Spelling Bee is coming up, so this week we will have our class bee to see which students will compete in the school bee. The practice spelling list was sent home a few weeks ago, please have your child practice their words this week. Since this week we will be jammed packed with activities, students will not have spelling or vocabulary homework. We will pick back up with vocab and spelling when we return from Thanksgiving Break.
Social Studies with Mrs. Fleming:
In Social Studies this week we will discuss the Constitutional Convention and the development of our Constitution. Students will understand the rights of the states to govern themselves, The Great Compromise between plans to establish our Constitution, and the Three-Fifths Compromise. Students need to bring home their INB to review these notes at least twice a week.
Science (Mrs. Plunkert’s Homeroom):
Our focus this week will be on Force and Motion and Simple Machines. Students will be working with technology this week to further their understanding of content. Your child will need their earbuds/headphones this week for our lessons in science. Our lessons this week will work with a learning contract that has virtual lessons, informational videos, INB lessons, and workbook activities. Students are able to bring home their Learning Contract and work on some of their lessons at home for review and the contract will be due when we come back from Thanksgiving Break. There will be a quick quiz on Friday over Simple Machines & Force and Motion. Students were given the Simple Machine Take Home Project last week and their projects are due on NOVEMBER 27th.
Homework: Work on Learning Contract at home and at school. Continue working on Simple Machine Project.