Week of August 20th

We are rocking and rolling in 4th grade!  I’m so pleased with how well the students transitioned this week.

I wanted to let you know that Pitner lost an angel this past week.  Debbie Bernard was one of our former custodians and lost her battle with cancer.  She left an amazing legacy in all that knew her.  If you feel so inclined, here is the link to her gofundme page to help with expenses for her family: Support for Debbie.

Here are the updates for this week:


8/22 – Picture Day (individual photos) – forms came home on Friday

8/29 – Early Release day at 12:30pm



Math – We are finishing up our unit on place value.  We will focus intensely on rounding and estimation.

Reading – We are beginning a unit on the structure of narrative text (stories).  We will focus on the main components of a story, how to identify them, and how that aids in our comprehension of the text.  We will also begin guided reading groups this week.

Writing – We are finishing up our first writing.  This first writing focuses on ideas and purpose.  We will also begin a narrative unit this week focusing on hooking our reader and developing a story.

Grammar – We are going to continue looking at mentor sentences and the use of prepositional phrases.

Spelling – We are beginning sort 2 this week.  The students will remain in their same assigned “group” as last time.  Here are the words for sort 2: Spelling Homework Sort2

Science – We are beginning a unit on space.  We will focus this week on the moon, what makes day and night, how the Earth revolves and rotates, how seasons occur and begin looking at the planets.  We will have a quiz over the moon phases on Friday.  A study guide will come home on Monday.

I hope you have a wonderful week!

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