November 19

Quick Reminders…

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  • Cobb Youth Museum trip on 11/20/19…Please wear your red 4th grade t-shirt.
  • 11/20/19 Progress Reports (please sign and return)…Be sure to view your child’s grades weekly on Parent Vue. Keeping abreast of your child’s grades, will help you to avoid surprises. 
  • 11/21/19 American Revolution Test
November 12

American Revolution Test on 11/21/19

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American Revolutionary War

Study Guide Test Date: Thursday – 11/21/19

  • The colonists were upset about the new taxes because they didn’t have representation in parliament to help decide the taxes.
  • “The shot heard ‘round the world” took place at Lexington.
  • General George Washington and his troops spent the winter of 1777 at Valley Forge.
  • King George III taxed the colonies.
  • Benedict Arnold began fighting for the Patriots and later switched to the British side for money and a higher ranking.
  • Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense.
  • Boycott– the refusal to buy, sell, or use certain goods.
  • Quartering Act– colonists were forced to provide food, housing, and supplies to British soldiers.
  • Sugar Act– placed on many goods; the first tax placed on the colonists.
  • Intolerable Acts– this law closed Boston Harbor until all the money from the tea dumped into the harbor was paid.
  • Boston Massacre– Crispus Attucks and 5 other colonists were killed.
  • Tea Tax– British East India Co. sold tea at a low price, although the tax was very high.
  • Boston Tea Party– colonists dressed up as Native Americans and dumped British tea chests in the harbor.
  • Townshend Acts– taxed lead, paint, glass, and tea.
  • Stamp Act– taxed most paper goods.
  • The Declaration of Independence– was a document that freed the colonies from British rule.
  • Treaty of Paris– was a document that ended the Revolutionary War.
  • Yorktown– Gen. Cornwallis surrendered at this battle.
  • The first fighting began at Lexington and Concord.
  • The first major battle of the Revolutionary War was at Bunker Hill.
  • Battle of Saratoga- was the turning point of the war.
  • Trenton– was where Washington crossed the Delaware River and surprised the Hessians.
November 8

News for the Week of 11/11/19

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  • Nov. 11th – Veteran’s Day
  • Nov. 15th – PTSA Dance Sock Hop
  • Nov. 20th- Cobb Youth Museum Field Trip 11am – 2pm
  • Nov. 20th – Progress Reports
  • Nov. 25th-29th – Thanksgiving Break

Here’s what we’re learning…

Reading: RI.1 I can use details and examples from a text to explain and draw inferences. Please be sure that your child is reading every night for 20-30 minutes and that their agenda is filled out each night with the book title, minutes, and your signature.

ELA and Writing: 4.W.1a I can organize my writing to support an opinion. I can write using reasons and information to support an opinion.

Math: NBT.5 I can use strategies to multiply large numbers. I can illustrate and explain the calculation by using rectangular arrays and areas models to solve multiplication. Your child should know their multiplication and division facts to 12. If they are still struggling with these, please have them to practice each night using flashcards, memorizing, writing them down, or use

Social Studies: SS4.H.1 I can explain the causes, events, and results of the American Revolution.


November 1

News for the Week of 11/4/19

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Important Dates:

  • Nov. 5th – NO SCHOOL / Teacher Work Day
  • Nov. 7th – Day of Awesomeness
  • Nov. 15th – PTSA Dance Sock Hop
  • Nov. 20th – Cobb Youth Museum Field Trip…Please return your permission form and $20 fee.
  • Nov. 25th – 29th – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

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Reading: We’ll be reading  fiction and nonfiction text in guided reading groups. Students will  summarize a text and tell the main idea, using key details to support it.

ELA and Writing: Students will learn to use a comma before a conjunction in a complete sentence. We will also continue writing opinion pieces. Students will state their opinion on topics/texts and support their point of view with reasons.

Math: Multiplying a whole number up to 4 digits by a one digit number using strategies based on place value. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using rectangular arrays and areas models to solve multiplication.

Social Studies: Explain the causes, events, and results of the American Revolution.

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We’d like to send a HUUUUGE thank you to Tristan’s mom for being our Mystery Reader on Halloween! She read Sulwe by Lupita Nyongo and also gifted us the book. We all enjoyed her visit! 

We’d also like to thank Caden Burgos for bringing in Halloween goodie bags for all of his classmates!