A special note: There is a new tab on my blog! It is Acronyms for 4th Grade. This is a helpful page to review and see the meanings of acronyms we use in 4th grade.
BIG HEAD CAMPAIGN ENDS TODAY! Thank you so much for your generous donations! We were in the lead this morning!
25 Book Challenge -The six stickers for this quarter are due by October 15th! Remember, students can earn up to three stickers per book depending on how many pages it has and how many paragraphs they write. Check the 25 Book Challenge tab on this blog for more details. Please use this learning opportunity to review these organizers and help your child correct grammar and convention errors (conventions covers capitalization, punctuation, and spelling). This is a great way for you to help them with their writing skills!
Math-We are continuing to work on the addition and subtraction algorithm and also one and two step addition and subtraction word problems. There will be a SWYK this Friday on these skills. Also, the Week 6 Math 4 Today SWYK is Friday.
Reading – This week, we are reviewing making connections and questioning while you read in our whole group mini-lessons. In guided skills groups, we are practicing these skills more and locating text evidence in our Scholastic News.
ELA– Unit 1 Vocab SWYK Wednesday- had to move it from Tuesday because of our field trip. The online tools are great to help kids studying!
We’ll finish our Fox character writing this week. We have worked through the character writing for Dog together, and students are doing the character trait writing for a Magpie independently. They are using the CEEC strategy when formulating their constructed response: State your claim, locate text evidence to support your answer, explain how your evidence supports your answer, close your paragraph by restating your claim in a different way. A copy of this strategy will be put in the Reading/ELA INB this week. This is a strategy similar to RACE, but it works better when there isn’t a specific question to answer.
*Our writing time is cut short this week because of schedule changes for testing, our field trip, and the big head celebration Friday, so our final writing piece will be done after break.
Social Studies- This week in Social Studies we will explore geography of the United States. Students will learn about natural and man-made features that impact our land and history. Towards the end of the week we will begin our unit on Economics. To help reinforce our topics in class, students may watch the following BrainPop videos: Latitude and Longitude, Map Skills, Budgets, and Supply and Demand.
LEEP with Ms. Cunningham’s class– We are beginning our study of the book Fox. We will be discussing key vocabulary and characters’ actions, thoughts, and words, and how they help us learn about their character traits. This week, students will be working on character maps and vocabulary cards.
9/18 Field Trip to Cobb Youth Museum
9/20 Picture Day Makeups
9/21 Foundation Friday $1 College Team
9/24-9/28 Fall Break
10/4 PTSA Parent Support Night 6:30-8
10/8 STEM Night 6-7:30