This is the last week before Thanksgiving break and it will be yet another busy week in fourth grade! We have our Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday at 12:05 to 12:50. I hope to see all of you there!
On Friday, I sent home the optional “Holiday Gift” form that we will be creating in class, please make sure to send in your child’s money by Friday if they wish to participate. The kids are so excited to begin creating the gift and I can;t wait to see their end results!
Also Scholastic Book Orders for November are going to be due this FRIDAY, so that we can get in your order before winter break.
In other news, we spent the week working on multiplicative comparisons, wrapping up the unit on Early European Explorers, and continuing to work on our weather forecasts. The kids are so creative and full of excitement when it comes to their weather forecasts! I can’t wait to watch their final products!
Units of Study:
Math – we will be working on double digit multiplication. Students will use either area model or partial product to solve. Homework this week will be a review type sheet, which has 20 problems on it. Please have your student complete 5 problems each night. I have also assigned the kids to work on Conceptua math to build on their Multiplication fact knowledge so that our lessons this week will be easier for them.
Writing – We’ll be starting our unit on Persuasive writing. We will begin to formulate ideas and develop topics. Students will not have spelling or vocabulary homework this week.
Reading – This week we will be working on our Scholastic Magazine and Close Reading Strategies. The Scholastic magazine and all worksheets will be due on Friday. We will also have our regular reading comprehension SWYK on Friday. Students are going to have online homework on ReadTheory this week. Students should take 2 ReadTheory quizzes and write their scores in their agendas to show me the next morning.
Science – This week will be the final crunch to get our Weather Forecast Project completed. Students will be working on collecting data, writing their script and filming all throughout this week. All projects are due this Friday.
Social Studies – We will begin our unit on the Colonies and discuss the New England colonies this week.